Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The bill is on its way to Mayor Mufi Hannemann, who has said he supports the measure, which bans the use of text messaging and paging devices, personal digital assistants, laptop computers, video games and digital photographic devices. The only exceptions to the rule are for on-the-job taxi drivers and commercial-vehicle drivers, as well as for police, fire-fighting and emergency-response personnel.
The good new is that the bill does not prohibit hands-free cell-phone use, such as with earphones or speakerphones, or devices such as Bluetooth headsets - so if you don't have a headset, its time to head to Ala Moana Center and purchase one! For those of you who are travelling to Hawaii, keep this in mind while driving, as the last thing you need is a ticket to spoil your vacation.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Kona Village Resort - Kailua-Kona, Big Island (pictured here)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
There is good news: Even though Sunday Brunch on the Beach is on hold, the WIA are still organizing a number of other great events, including a clean-up of Waikiki Beach for Earth Day (April 22), on April 25. Click on this link for more information.
Friday, April 10, 2009
These are some of the many great Hawaii blogs out there. Reading these blogs is a great way for me to keep up with current stories and trends, and to work out who is influential in the digital space. Happy Friday and have a great weekend - Aloha.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Now that we live together and have been married for over 3 years, maybe its time to give up the shirt. The only reason I guess I keep it now is it reminds me of Hawaii. Perhaps when we finally move back, I will wear it for one last hoorah on the one way flight to Honolulu - then it can go to a better place - goodwill!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I was lying in bed last night wide awake, thinking about many things, but one thing in particular: what is it about Hawaii that makes me want to live it, breathe it, share it? The top things that came to my mind were:
The warm sun that you see and feel almost every day of the year
The smell of the ocean
The fresh local produce, especially the seafood
The feeling of peace and harmony, that is always with you
Being content with the way of life in the Islands
The people that you meet every day - I have met very few unhappy people in Hawaii
Isolation from the rest of the world
And its for those reasons that I would jump on a plane and move back to Hawaii - in a heartbeat.