A full year has passed and as 2010 rolls to an end I can't help but be thankful for the year's experiences and lessons. I feel another year... well, FULLER!;)
The comic book is close to being finished (writing wise) and will be off to the illustrator -- stokey, stoke stoke. This week saw a star tour with Todd Duncan where, from the beach in Kahala, we saw the Andromeda Galaxy -- the closest to our own, a mere 2.5 million light years away. It put life in easy perspective and helped me to stop stressing small kine stuff.
There'll be some shooting stars the next few nights (a bit of a misnomer, actually. Todd says they're dust particles burning up as they come into our atmosphere, but for our inner hopeless romantic's sake, let's call them by their whimsical name.) The moon is waxing, so before it gets too bright, check out the Leonids (called so because they appear to originate from the constellation Leo) which peak on or about the 17th of this month, I encourage you to go out and make a wish on a shooting star (or as Justine sings it "Shooting Sta-aar!".. there is an entire song. One word: epic.). Have a picnic at Makapu'u, lay back in the sand up country, drive up to Tantalus, anything to get your eyes away from the lights of town. The only thing you'll have to worry about is coming up with enough wishes for all the stars. ✪
The pre-opening of Teddy Bear World Museum was last Friday and I was pleasantly surprised. The fact that their first exhibit transported me back to NYC (in teddy bear form) probably had a hand in the enjoyment factor. It wasn't just a huge Korean version of Build-A-Bear (as I had incorrectly anticipated), it was a museum with lots of movement, creative scenes, and educational value peppered into the mix. From the humble to the fantastical, there were bears of all sorts culminating in a recreation of Elvis' famous '73 "Aloha from Hawaii" concert. Toe-tapping could not be resisted.
8th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza: November 13
Chocolate and various edible delights for dipping into said chocolate... in Kailua. 'nuff said.
Third Annual Restaurant Week Hawai’i: November 15 – 21
For a fraction of their regular prices you can check out delectable dishes at town, watch a brilliant Waikiki sunset while noshing on pupus at Tikis, tasting decadence at brand new Morimoto Waikiki, and tons more.