Monday, April 23, 2012

Kenny Endo & Part Four: My Husband Looks Like Someone Else

No, my husband does not look like Kenny Endo. The Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble was presented by the Young Adult section at Hawaii State Library this past Saturday for a performance as part of National Library Week. This was an energetic, 45-minute taiko drumming set, and we had over a hundred attendees - you should have joined us!

We only found out that my husband - who was taking photos - Looks Like Someone Else when one of the taiko ensemble members asked to take a photo with the husband. He looked at her in surprise, and she rather shyly said, "Because you look just like my father!" The husband did not know whether to be embarrassed or shocked! Now I'd like to know what the father looks like!

For the other blogposts on the DH Looks Like Someone Else, check here, here and here.

For another great library program, please have your teen children, neighbors, relatives come to Hawaii State Library on Saturday, April 28th at noon for an informative program on the ABCs of credit by Rodney Kimo Wong from Bank of Hawaii. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Topless Neighbor

Yes, really!

Since I'm occasionally awake at 2 am in the morning, I get to enjoy the neighbors above us, who are playing bad (OK, may not be bad, just not to my taste) music. I am not quite WIDE awake, but I can hear they are partying. Last night there was some kind of hammering of metal on metal going on at 1 am. And I can often hear high heels clacking down the hallway.

Ah, the joys of condo living!

No, I have not seen the neighbor topless. Or bottomless, for that matter.

The DH has. One afternoon he came back from taking a cigar for a walk, when he happened to glance up at the stairs. The neighbor who has a cab driver pick her up was casually sitting at the top of the stairs of the top floor.

Completely nekkid on top.

Poor DH does not want to be in the same elevator with her. He was driving up our street when he saw her coming up the sidewalk, and was visibly shaken. He calls her the "Weirdo".

I've never seen ANY of our neighbors naked.

Except the Complaining Chicken.

Even Rosie the Maltese wore clothes!

Previous  Post About Bad Neighbors

Monday, April 2, 2012

I hate VOG

I didn't check out whether it was out and lingering today, but the damage was already done from the previous days.

What is vog? Volcanic smog. Particulates in the air too numerous to list. One of them is sulphur.

Before I knew any better, I visited Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii. They have these sulphur pits - cracks in the earth where the fumes seep out. The closer I got, the harder it was to breathe.

What's the solution to the effects of vog? Use the 2 inhalers. Stay in rooms with a/c. Take allergy medication.

And hope for tradewinds.