Living on Hawaiian Time
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September 17th, 2007 – by: mahoney
Once we got past the ABC Stores we ventured in and out of the many little malls along the streets. Everybody is very polite and friendly, all part of that Aloha Spirit.
Emilia purchased a silk dress from a nice girl that was doing a summer work/internship from Poland. These little kiosks that are everywhere are not the best deals but mostly are manned from non native Hawaiians.
I bought some sandals and a few souvenirs. We walked over to the Moana Surfrider Hotel. This was the first hotel in Hawaii, built in 1901, now refurbished and owned by Sheraton. A beautiful hotel with a gorgeous view of the beach and ocean. It is also the only hotel ever to sink a ship. Google it!
While in the hotel, there was a young Japanese couple getting married. It appeared it was just the couple and their parents. They were taking group shots in the lobby of the hotel. I offered to take some photos for them, so that they could all be in the photo. They were very appreciative. We saw many weddings at this hotel during the time we stayed in Waikiki.
Late afternoon we decided to take a drive to the east side of Oahu, near Diamond Head.
We stopped at a Kapiolani Beach Park near the Aquarium to wait for the sunset. We had heard this was the spot to be for the sunsets. Many sunset dinner cruise boats were out in the ocean, we also saw at least 150 surfers and even one guy who was swimming back and forth along the beach. I got tired just watching him.
Again it was a little cloudy, but we were able to get a few good shots of the sunset. The colors are amazing here.
We just sat back and took it all in. Enjoying the fresh breeze off of the ocean. Basking in the disappearing sun. The smell of salt in the air. No rush to go anywhere, no need for anything other than the company of each other. This is what Hawaiian Time is all about. It will get done when it gets done.
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