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July 29, 2006

Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu.

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Flickr


Hawaii Flickr Meetup II, Kahana Bay, Oahu. So, lacking a big Flickr logo
banner, we improvised...

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July 26, 2006

Chinatown


The girls join me for an evening adventure in Chinatown. Lights, camera,
fireworks, lion, action!

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Chinatown


The girls join me for an evening adventure in Chinatown. The Chinese lion
strikes a pose.

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Chinatown


The girls join me for an evening adventure in Chinatown. The director
demonstrates how the "funny man" should dance.

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Chinatown


The girls join me for an evening adventure in Chinatown. There's a lot of
waiting involved in showbusiness.

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Chinatown


The girls join me for an evening adventure in Chinatown. This Canon 5D will
be what captures the magical scene.

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Chinatown


The girls join me for an evening adventure in Chinatown. The crew hangs a
long string of red paper firecrackers from the Bank of Hawaii building (101
N. King).

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Chinatown


The girls join me for an evening adventure in Chinatown. A lion dance
troupe prepares for the shoot.

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Chinatown


The girls join me for an evening adventure in Chinatown. Here Katie and Jen
await a tasty dinner at Little Village Noodle House.

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July 24, 2006

Kekauluohi


The Kekauluohi Building, home of the Hawaii State Archives, on the grounds
of 'Iolani Palace. I stopped in to research the "urban fossil" at S. King
and Fort streets. Resourceful staffer Jason (at left) helped me find area
tax maps from 1959, but no name for what building or business stood there.

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Kekauluohi


The Kekauluohi Building, home of the Hawaii State Archives, on the grounds
of 'Iolani Palace. I stopped in to research the "urban fossil" at S. King
and Fort streets. Resourceful staffer Jason helped me find area tax maps
from 1959, but no name for what building or business stood there.

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Kekauluohi


The Kekauluohi Building, home of the Hawaii State Archives, on the grounds
of 'Iolani Palace. I stopped in to research the "urban fossil" at S. King
and Fort streets. Resourceful staffer Jason helped me find area tax maps
from 1959, but no name for what building or business stood there.

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Chalkboard


Katie and her cousin Kayla conspire to write a love note to my step-brother
Eathan. He is cute, sure, but I think they're a bit young for him.

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July 22, 2006

Temple


At Waipahu Soto Zen Taiyoji for the one-year service for my paternal
grandmother, Hanako Ozawa, and the 33-year service for my grandfather, the
Rev. Gijo Ozawa, who helped build the temple.

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July 21, 2006

Urban Fossil?


Another angle on the red-brick building"fossil" revealed in the east wall
of an otherwise nondescript concrete building at the corner of S. King and
Fort streets in downtown Honolulu. This shows its location relative to
Pioneer Plaza (900 Fort Street).

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Urban Fossil?


Another angle on the red-brick building"fossil" revealed in the east wall
of an otherwise nondescript concrete building at the corner of S. King and
Fort streets in downtown Honolulu. This shows its location relative to
Macy's (formerly Liberty House).

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Urban Fossil?


For the history sleuths at HawaiiThreads, here's a shot from the corner of
Bethel and S. King streets, looking east at the makai block between Bethel
and Fort steets. The historic building on the corner is the McCandless
Building (925 Bethel St.), build in 1906. The unmarked ground floor office
is home to Group 70 International, an architectural firm. The mystery
building at Fort St. is visible on the left.

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Urban Fossil?


Another shot of the gutted building at S. King. and Fort streets. The red
brick "shadow" inside the east wall seems to be only skin deep, as the rest
of the structure seems to be your basic steel and concrete cube.

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July 20, 2006

Urban Fossil?


This drab, square annex to Pioneer Plaza (at Fort and S. King streets) in
downtown Honolulu is being substantially renovated. Curiously, inside the
concrete east wall, the profile of a smaller, slant-roofed brick building
has been revealed. I wonder if this is the "shadow" of a building that once
stood against another, or if the concrete structure was built on top of the
shell of the brick one.

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Palace


Iolani Palace, Iolani Barracks, and the State Capitol, as viewed from the
third floor of the Richards Street YWCA. Smartphone crosspost test to
Flickr, Buzznet, TextAmerica, and Vox.

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July 16, 2006

Ride


Alex and my mom go cruising in a little Jeep.

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Ride


Alex and my mom go cruising in a little Jeep.

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Ride


Alex and my mom go cruising in a little Jeep.

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July 14, 2006

Fridge


Since someone asked... Our new Kenmore refrigerator, a side-by-side
29-cu.-ft. model in basic white. In-door ice and water (Pur filtered),
Acceler-Ice mode and removable bucket (for those hopping parties), 'Ultra
Chill Zone' (a door shelf blasted with air from the freezer compartment),
digital thermostat, nifty 'Fresh n Ready' fruit bin (tip-out with
removable, strainer-base compartments), and various other touches both the
kids and I are mesmerized by. Don't expect it will be this clean for long!

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Fridge


Since someone asked... Our new Kenmore refrigerator, a side-by-side
29-cu.-ft. model in basic white. In-door ice and water (Pur filtered),
Acceler-Ice mode and removable bucket (for those hopping parties), 'Ultra
Chill Zone' (a door shelf blasted with air from the freezer compartment),
digital thermostat, nifty 'Fresh n Ready' fruit bin (tip-out with
removable, strainer-base compartments), and various other touches both the
kids and I are mesmerized by. Don't expect it will be this clean for long!

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Fridge


Since someone asked... Our new Kenmore refrigerator, a side-by-side
29-cu.-ft. model in basic white. In-door ice and water (Pur filtered),
Acceler-Ice mode and removable bucket (for those hopping parties), 'Ultra
Chill Zone' (a door shelf blasted with air from the freezer compartment),
digital thermostat, nifty 'Fresh n Ready' fruit bin (tip-out with
removable, strainer-base compartments), and various other touches both the
kids and I are mesmerized by. Don't expect it will be this clean for long!

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Fridge


Since someone asked... Our new Kenmore refrigerator, a side-by-side
29-cu.-ft. model in basic white. In-door ice and water (Pur filtered),
Acceler-Ice mode and removable bucket (for those hopping parties), 'Ultra
Chill Zone' (a door shelf blasted with air from the freezer compartment),
digital thermostat, nifty 'Fresh n Ready' fruit bin (tip-out with
removable, strainer-base compartments), and various other touches both the
kids and I are mesmerized by. Don't expect it will be this clean for long!

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Fridge


Since someone asked... Our new Kenmore refrigerator, a side-by-side
29-cu.-ft. model in basic white. In-door ice and water (Pur filtered),
Acceler-Ice mode and removable bucket (for those hopping parties), 'Ultra
Chill Zone' (a door shelf blasted with air from the freezer compartment),
digital thermostat, nifty 'Fresh n Ready' fruit bin (tip-out with
removable, strainer-base compartments), and various other touches both the
kids and I are mesmerized by. Don't expect it will be this clean for long!

Posted by Moblog at 9:45 PM | Comments (0)

Fridge


Since someone asked... Our new Kenmore refrigerator, a side-by-side
29-cu.-ft. model in basic white. In-door ice and water (Pur filtered),
Acceler-Ice mode and removable bucket (for those hopping parties), 'Ultra
Chill Zone' (a door shelf blasted with air from the freezer compartment),
digital thermostat, nifty 'Fresh n Ready' fruit bin (tip-out with
removable, strainer-base compartments), and various other touches both the
kids and I are mesmerized by. Don't expect it will be this clean for long!

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Fridge


Since someone asked... Our new Kenmore refrigerator, a side-by-side
29-cu.-ft. model in basic white. In-door ice and water (Pur filtered),
Acceler-Ice mode and removable bucket (for those hopping parties), 'Ultra
Chill Zone' (a door shelf blasted with air from the freezer compartment),
digital thermostat, nifty 'Fresh n Ready' fruit bin (tip-out with
removable, strainer-base compartments), and various other touches both the
kids and I are mesmerized by. Don't expect it will be this clean for long!

Posted by Moblog at 9:42 PM | Comments (0)

Fridge


Acceler-Ice mode and removable bucket (for those hopping parties), 'Ultra
Chill Zone' (a door shelf blasted with air from the freezer compartment),
digital thermostat, nifty 'Fresh n Ready' fruit bin (tip-out with
removable, strainer-base compartments), and various other touches both the
kids and I are mesmerized by. Don't expect it will be this clean for long!

Posted by Moblog at 9:39 PM | Comments (0)

Fridge


Since someone asked... Our new Kenmore refrigerator, a side-by-side
29-cu.-ft. model in basic white. In-door ice and water (Pur filtered),
Acceler-Ice mode and removable bucket (for those hopping parties), 'Ultra
Chill Zone' (a door shelf blasted with air from the freezer compartment),
digital thermostat, nifty 'Fresh n Ready' fruit bin (tip-out with
removable, strainer-base compartments), and various other touches both the
kids and I are mesmerized by. Don't expect it will be this clean for long!

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July 12, 2006

Wireless


The city, in a pilot project with Earthlink, plans to offer free Wi-Fi in
Chinatown for a year. It's supposed to be up and running later this summer.
Even before they're up and running, though, wireless signals abound in the
neighborhood. At least 13 SSIDs are broadcasting near N. King and Smith
streets. More than half, I'm happy to say, had some form of security (WPA,
WEP, etc.). Not all neighborhoods are so cautious. See the Secure 'IKE
wardriving report at SecureIKE.org.

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July 11, 2006

Lunch


Lunch with my dad at Brew Moon. Nice and quiet, as it wasn't busy, but
perhaps there's a reason given the so-so service. But, I don't get the
feeling people go there for the service, or the food, anyway. Sure is
snazzy looking.

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Lunch


Lunch with my dad at Brew Moon. Nice and quiet, as it wasn't busy, but
perhaps there's a reason given the so-so service. The food was okay... I
had the BBQ pork sandwich, my dad had the bacon burger, and we traded
halves.

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Lunch


Lunch with my dad at Brew Moon. Nice and quiet, as it wasn't busy, but
perhaps there's a reason given the so-so service. But, I don't get the
feeling people go there for the service, or the food, anyway. Sure is
snazzy looking.

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July 9, 2006

Fridge


Our 16-year-old refridgerator died today. We realized it was dead at 5
p.m., and by 5:40 p.m. had bought its successor at Sears. Only thing is,
delivery is on Wednesday. We're going to be eating a lot of egg salad
sandwiches this week!

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Books


The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale at the McKinley High School
cafeteria.

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Books


The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale at the McKinley High School
cafeteria.

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Books


The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale at the McKinley High School
cafeteria.

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Books


The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale at the McKinley High School
cafeteria.

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July 8, 2006

TCM


ArtSpree 2006 at The Contemporary Museum. Our friend Jean is the mermaid in
the middle.

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TCM


ArtSpree 2006 at The Contemporary Museum.

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TCM


ArtSpree 2006 at The Contemporary Museum.

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July 7, 2006

Surfboards


The surfboards I spotted last week in the McClain's Auctions space at 1 N.
King Street were quite a draw today, as a surf shop's inventory was
liquidated. A line formed over the prospects of a Spider surfboard for
under $300. I guess that's a good price. Surfboards downtown... another
reason to love Hawaii.

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Surfboards


The surfboards I spotted last week in the McClain's Auctions space at 1 N.
King Street were quite a draw today, as a surf shop's inventory was
liquidated. A line formed over the prospects of a Spider surfboard for
under $300. I guess that's a good price. This satisfied customer was kind
enough to pose for me. He said he wears his board shorts under his dress
slacks... and I'm not sure he was kidding.

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Surfboards


The surfboards I spotted last week in the McClain's Auctions space at 1 N.
King Street were quite a draw today, as a surf shop's inventory was
liquidated. A line formed over the prospects of a Spider surfboard for
under $300. I guess that's a good price. "Please pay before picking up your
board." I'd never seen this room before.

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Surfboards


The surfboards I spotted last week in the McClain's Auctions space at 1 N.
King Street were quite a draw today, as a surf shop's inventory was
liquidated. A line formed over the prospects of a Spider surfboard for
under $300. I guess that's a good price. Limit five boards per person.

Posted by Moblog at 2:39 PM | Comments (0)

Surfboards


The surfboards I spotted last week in the McClain's Auctions space at 1 N.
King Street were quite a draw today, as a surf shop's inventory was
liquidated. A line formed over the prospects of a Spider surfboard for
under $300. I guess that's a good price.

Posted by Moblog at 2:25 PM | Comments (0)

Surfboards


The surfboards I spotted last week in the McClain's Auctions space at 1 N.
King Street were quite a draw today, as a surf shop's inventory was
liquidated. A line formed over the prospects of a Spider surfboard for
under $300. I guess that's a good price.

Posted by Moblog at 2:23 PM | Comments (0)

Surfboards


The surfboards I spotted last week in the McClain's Auctions space at 1 N.
King Street were quite a draw today, as a surf shop's inventory was
liquidated. A line formed over the prospects of a Spider surfboard for
under $300. I guess that's a good price.

Posted by Moblog at 2:22 PM | Comments (0)

Surfboards


The surfboards I spotted last week in the McClain's Auctions space at 1 N.
King Street were quite a draw today, as a surf shop's inventory was
liquidated. A line formed over the prospects of a Spider surfboard for
under $300. I guess that's a good price.

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July 4, 2006

Haleiwa


A 4th of July treat, getting shave ice at Aoki's in Haleiwa.

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Haleiwa


A 4th of July treat, getting shave ice at Aoki's in Haleiwa.

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Haleiwa


A 4th of July treat, getting shave ice at Aoki's in Haleiwa.

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Haleiwa


A 4th of July treat, getting shave ice at Aoki's in Haleiwa.

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Haleiwa


A 4th of July treat, getting shave ice at Aoki's in Haleiwa.

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Haleiwa


A 4th of July treat, getting shave ice at Aoki's in Haleiwa.

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Haleiwa


A 4th of July treat, getting shave ice at Aoki's in Haleiwa.

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Haleiwa


A 4th of July treat, getting shave ice at Aoki's in Haleiwa.

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July 3, 2006

Evening


My office is hosting a rooftop reception for Independence Day to watch the
fireworks at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

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Evening


My office is hosting a rooftop reception for Independence Day to watch the
fireworks at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

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Evening


My office is hosting a rooftop reception for Independence Day to watch the
fireworks at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

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Evening


The sun sets over Honolulu Harbor, as Aloha Tower stands watch over the
Pride of Hawaii. My office is hosting a rooftop reception for Independence
Day to watch the fireworks at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

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Evening


The sun sets over Honolulu Harbor, as Aloha Tower stands watch over the
Pride of Hawaii. My office is hosting a rooftop reception for Independence
Day, to watch the fireworks at Aloha Tower Marketplace and, in a way, to
mark a period of great change at our small, tight-knit company.

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Evening


The sun sets over Honolulu Harbor, as Aloha Tower stands watch over the
Pride of Hawaii. My office is hosting a rooftop reception for Independence
Day, to watch the fireworks at Aloha Tower Marketplace and, in a way, to
mark a period of great change at our small, tight-knit company.

Posted by Moblog at 8:40 PM | Comments (0)

Centennial


The city of Honolulu celebrates its centennial. A couple of years late, but
who's counting? The Honolulu municipal grounds near City Hall hosts rides,
games, food booths, live music, and more. In the courtyard of Honolulu
Hale, a birthday cake to serve 10,000.

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Centennial


The city of Honolulu celebrates its centennial. A couple of years late, but
who's counting? The Honolulu municipal grounds near City Hall hosts rides,
games, food booths, live music, and more. In the courtyard of Honolulu
Hale, a birthday cake to serve 10,000.

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July 2, 2006

Centennial


The city of Honolulu celebrates its centennial. A couple of years late, but
who's counting? The Honolulu municipal grounds near City Hall hosts rides,
games, food booths, live music, and more. In the courtyard of Honolulu
Hale, a birthday cake to serve 10,000. Here, KITV's Daryl Huff interviews
Katie about the festivities.

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Centennial


The city of Honolulu celebrates its centennial. A couple of years late, but
who's counting? The Honolulu municipal grounds near City Hall hosts rides,
games, food booths, live music, and more. In the courtyard of Honolulu
Hale, a birthday cake to serve 10,000. Here, KITV's Daryl Huff interviews
Katie about the festivities.

Posted by Moblog at 1:42 PM | Comments (0)

Centennial


The city of Honolulu celebrates its centennial. A couple of years late, but
who's counting? The Honolulu municipal grounds near City Hall hosts rides,
games, food booths, live music, and more.

Posted by Moblog at 1:25 PM | Comments (0)

Centennial


The city of Honolulu celebrates its centennial. A couple of years late, but
who's counting? The Honolulu municipal grounds near City Hall hosts rides,
games, food booths, live music, and more.

Posted by Moblog at 1:21 PM | Comments (0)

Centennial


The city of Honolulu celebrates its centennial. A couple of years late, but
who's counting? The Honolulu municipal grounds near City Hall hosts rides,
games, food booths, live music, and more.

Posted by Moblog at 1:19 PM | Comments (0)

Centennial


The city of Honolulu celebrates its centennial. A couple of years late, but
who's counting? The Honolulu municipal grounds near City Hall hosts rides,
games, food booths, live music, and more.

Posted by Moblog at 1:10 PM | Comments (0)

Centennial


The city of Honolulu celebrates its centennial. A couple of years late, but
who's counting? The Honolulu municipal grounds near City Hall hosts rides,
games, food booths, live music, and more.

Posted by Moblog at 1:07 PM | Comments (0)

Centennial


The city of Honolulu celebrates its centennial. A couple of years late, but
who's counting? The Honolulu municipal grounds near City Hall hosts rides,
games, food booths, live music, and more.

Posted by Moblog at 12:59 PM | Comments (0)

Centennial


The city of Honolulu celebrates its centennial. A couple of years late, but
who's counting? The Honolulu municipal grounds near City Hall hosts rides,
games, food booths, live music, and more.

Posted by Moblog at 12:56 PM | Comments (0)

Mass


Sunday morning Mass at Sacred Heart Church on Wilder Avenue (across
Punahou). To mobilize the whole family in Mililani for an 8 a.m. Mass in
town is a weekly adventure.

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July 1, 2006

Birthday


Taking grandma to Tony Roma's in Pearlridge to celebrate her birthday.

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Birthday


Taking grandma to Tony Roma's to celebrate her birthday. Nothing says love
like public embarrassment in the form of a chorus of restaurant employees.

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Birthday


Taking grandma to Tony Roma's in Pearlridge for her birthday.

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