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Had a GREAT night in the organic garden. Thisshangri la is directly behind the Chinese Cemetary, in the back of Manoa Valley. Interesting feng shui, but the garden and the people seem to be thriving. They felt the Chinese chose the cemetary for the auspicious site about100+ years ago and for that reason, it doesnt […]

Macrobiotic Meetup in Manoa

Today we had our first Vegan/Macrobiotic Meetup Group activity in Manoa at Kathy Maddux’s Great Life Bento place. At first I thought it would be just Kathy and myself, but I was so happy to see 3 more people come, all of whom are vegan. It was a lot of fun for me to talk […]

Fish Pond

P4070124 Originally uploaded by macro808. Here is a sacred fish pond from the Place of Refuge on the Big Island. The Hawaiians raised fish in ponds like this one, a significant part of their culture. However, today, there are very few active fish ponds left. On Oahu, the most significant one is now Pearl Harbor.

Tiki

P4070119 Originally uploaded by macro808. This was a tiki overlooking the ocean from The Place of Refuge. In ancient times, if a Hawaiian person broke a law or did something bad, they could be killed. However, if they made it to the sacred refuge before their enemies found them, they would be blessed by a […]

The world is a beautiful place

Today was such a busy day full of running errands. I went into Manoa in search of a place called Great Life Bentos that sells macrobiotic lunch boxes, but she was closed today unexpectedly. Despite being disappointed at the closure, I was so happy to know that she is there and that I have more […]

Tofu and frolicking

This past week I have been on the Big Island of Hawaii enjoying the Kona side of the island. It was a shock, but I didnt find a single place to eat brown rice. What a relief that I took some precooked things with me for breakfast so that I could enjoy it still at […]

No TV

Now that I am back in the US I am surrounded by my American culture. It is a relief to be able to speak my own language whenever I want! It was hard not being able to express myself fully. Before when I would come back to Hawaii for vacations and visits, I wanted to […]

I have arrived!

To my lovely friends,I just wanted to let you all know that I am here in Hawaii, and I made it safely, sort of. I overstayed my VISA accidentally by one day, and they kind of freaked in Immigration. I got sent over to this scary side room where I thought I would be interrogated […]

Beautiful cake, beautiful friends

P3280110 Originally uploaded by macro808. Look at this gorgeous cake that my friends surprised me with! I couldn’t believe my eyes, and it was so delicious. It really touched my heart. Thank you.

Sayonara Macrobi Garden

P3270109 Originally uploaded by macro808. On Saturday night, I went to Macrobi Garden for the last time (until who knows when). I was so happy to see Anri and Eiko. Eiko just got back from America where she was living and cooking for Michio for 3 months. It was fun to eat dinner with everyone […]