MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!

MY INTRO

ALOHA AND WELCOME TO MY PERSONAL BLOG!!! I THOUGHT WHY NOT SHARE MY PERSONAL GAINS & STRUGGLES THAT LIFE PUTS OUT TO EACH AND ONE OF US. I FEEL THAT THROUGH THE GIFT OF "GIVING & SHARING", THERE IS NO WAY BETTER THAN START THIS BLOG WHICH IS ALL ABOUT ME, MY OHANA (FAMILY), HOALOHA (FRIENDS), AND EVEN ENEMIES WHICH ARE THE VERY ONES I NEED TO LOVE AND ACCEPT.


I'LL SAY THIS STRAIGHT UP, I DON'T HOLD BACK MY FEELINGS FOR ANYONE AND IT'LL COME OUT OF MY MOUTH ON HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU AND OTHERS. I DON'T GO BEHIND ANYONE'S BACK AND START RUMOURS WITH HOPES THAT IT WILL CIRCLE AROUND AND FINALLY HIT ITS TARGET. WHY TAKE THE LONG ROUTE WHEN I CAN GO STRAIGHT TO THE POINT. PERSONALLY, I THINK THAT IS THE "REAL" WAY OF LIVING LIFE, "BE REAL" AT ALL TIMES EVEN WHEN THE WORLD IS WATCHING.


ON THE OTHER NOTE, "I AM" THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE FROM THE WAY "I SEE IT". I AM NOT SPEAKING FROM OTHER PEOPLE'S FEEDBACK OR "CONCEITEDNESS". "THIS IS" WHAT I CHOOSE TO SEE MYSELF EVERYDAY WHEN I WAKE UP FROM MY BED AND THANK "AKUA" (GOD) FOR GIVING ME ONE MORE DAY TO LIVE, REGARDLESS OF REGRETS FROM THE "YESTERDAYS" TO THE FEARS OF "TOMMOROWS".


IN MY EYES, LIVING A "BEAUTIFUL LIFE" CAN ONLY BE ATTAINED BY "CHOICE" AND IT REQUIRES "INTEGRITY", "HONESTY", "UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE", "FORGIVENESS" AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, "LOVE".


AS MY BEAUTIFUL ANCESTORS HAVED ALWAYS BELIEVED:


'Ike aku, 'ike mai, kokua aku kokua mai; pela iho la ka nohana 'ohana.


WHICH MEANS, RECOGNIZE OTHERS, BE RECOGNIZED, HELP OTHERS, BE HELPED; SUCH IS A FAMILY RELATIONSHIP.


SO ONCE AGAIN, "WELCOME TO MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!"


AWWWRITE!!!


WAIPA



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Saturday, August 21, 2010

MAKAHA'S HIDDEN TALENTS - UKULELE JAMS WIT DA WESTCOAST GANG.

UKULELE HAS TAKEN THE WORLD BY STORM.  BROUGHT IN BY THE PORTUGUESE PLANTATION WORKERS DURING THE HAWAIIAN PLANTATIONS YEARS, PERFECTED AND MASTERED BY THE LOCAL PEOPLE OF HAWAI'I AS TIME PASSES BY.

HERE'S ONE OF THOSE UNKNOWN HIDDEN TALENT, BRADDAH MARCUS!!!

BACKYARD JAMS DOESN'T GET ANY MORE AUTHENTIC THAN THIS.  ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS ADD ON TO DA OCCASION.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA


SUSHI & SA'KE WITH HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATES!!!




WHILE I WAS DOWN IN HONOLULU, HAWAI'I, I WAS ABLE TO REUNITE WITH SOME OF MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATES AND HAVEN'T SEEN THEM SINCE GRADUATION 1990!!!

WHAT A WAY TO MEET UP, SUSHIS & SA'KES!!!

MY "YING & YANG"

THANK YOU LAURA, TERRENCE, SCOTT, SCOTT'S WIFE.  WE WILL MEET AND ADD MORE TO THE ROSTER NEXT YEAR!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Friday, August 20, 2010

KAHEALANI'S 1ST LIVE MMA EVENT - "JUST SCRAP" IN HILO, HAWAI'I - SUMMER 2010



THIS IS MY LAST NIGHT WITH KAHEALANI BEFORE I FLY OUT TO O'AHU, HAWAI'I.  WHAT BETTER WAY TO END THIS "FATHER & DAUGHTER" MOMENT BEFORE I DEPART.  I TOOK KAHEALANI TO HER FIRST "LIVE MMA" EVENT.  IT WAS LOUD AND IT WAS FUN.  BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, KAHEALANI AND I WILL BE TOGETHER FOREVER VERY SOON AS I AM COMING HOME TOO!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA 

KAHEALANI EATING SHAVED ICE ON A HOT DAY IN HILO, HAWAI'I!!!



AFTER DECORATING FAMILY GRAVEYARDS WITH FRESH FLOWERS, ME, DAD, AND KAHEALANI STOPPED AT "KAWATA'S SEED SHOP" WHICH ALSO SELLS SHAVED ICE, A FAVORITE OF KAHEALANI'S.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

KAHEALANI & THE BANANA SPLIT!!!



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WAIPA

ANOTHER DAY AT THE BEACH AFTER SCHOOL!!!


WE WENT TO ANOTHER FAVORITE BEACH OF OURS CALLED "4 MILES" AND IT WAS PERFECT AFTER ANOTHER HOT DAY IN HILO, HAWAI'I.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

KAHEALANI'S 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL IN HILO, HAWAI'I!!!



KAHEALANI WAKES UP BEFORE MOST OF US AND IS SHE'S READY FOR SCHOOL.  SHE ATE HER BREAKFAST AND OFF SHE GOES TO SCHOOL WITH "NO FEAR".  AS USUAL SHE MADE A WHOLE BUNCH OF NEW FRIENDS AND ENJOYED HER FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.  WE WENT TO THE BEACH AGAIN AFTERWARDS, GOTTA COOL OFF SOMEHOW.  THANK GOD FOR ICE PONDS ALONG THE COASTS OF KEAUKAHA BEACHES.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

KAHEALANI'S SUMMER VACATION COMES TO AN AWESOME AND BEAUTIFUL ENDING IN KEAUKAHA, HILO, HAWAI'I!!!


THE DAY IS STILL YOUNG AND YET WE STILL HAVE MORE THINGS TO GET DONE AND TO MENTION THE DAY AFTER IS KAHEALANI'S 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!  I'M A HARD DRIVEN FATHER AND WILL PUSH WHEN IT'S NEEDED TO GET THINGS DONE.  LETS SEE HERE:

SCHOOL CLOTHES - CHECK
SCHOOL SUPPLIES - CHECK
GO SWIMMING AT THE BEACH - CHECK
8:00PM BEDTIME - CHECK

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA 

CRASHED OUT IN AIEA, HAWAI'I AT GRANDMA'S!!!



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SO HERE'S THE SCHEDULE SO FAR:  AT 6AM SATURDAY MORNING BETHEL, ALASKA TIME, KAHEALANI AND I ARE AWAKE GETTING READY TO CATCH THE FIRST FLIGHT OUT TO ANCHORAGE, ALASKA.  WE LAND IN ANCHORAGE AT 11AM DUE TO A DELAY BUT AT 2PM WE JUMP ONTO ANOTHER FLIGHT TO O'AHU HAWAI'I WHICH IS ROUGHLY AROUND 5-6 HOURS.  WE LAND IN O'AHU, HAWAI'I AT 8:30PM ALASKA TIME AND GET QUICK DINNER BITE AND HEAD OVER TO GRANDMA'S BECAUSE THE NEXT FLIGHT OUT  TO HILO, HAWAI'I IS 5:55AM WITH A "CHECK IN" NO LATER THAN 5:00AM WHICH MEANS THAT WE HAVE TO WAKE UP AROUND 4:00AM TO GET READY!!!  TOTAL SLEEP HOURS SINCE BETHEL, ALASKA = COUPLE HOURS HERE AND THERE.


JET LAGGED TO DEATH, BUT KAHEALANI AND I ARRIVED IN HILO, HAWAI'I AT 6:45AM AND HEADED STRAIGHT  TO THE FAMOUS "KEN'S HOUSE OF PANCAKES" FOR BREAKFAST.  WHAT A TRIP!!!


AWWWRITE!!!


WAIPA

LANDING IN O'AHU, HAWAI'I!!!



HAWAI'I HAS GROWN INTO SOMETHING THAT I CANNOT IMAGINED POSSIBLE.  THE ISLANDS ARE GETTING CROWDED BY THE HOUR.  AMAZINGLY HAWAI'I ARE STILL ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE ALL THESE WANTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.  30 YEARS AGO, LOOKING OVER THE SAME AREAS IN THE VIDEOS WOULD SHOW MORE PLANTATION FIELDS AND LESS CONCRETE JUNGLES AND HIGHWAYS.

OTHER THAN THAT, KAHEALANI IS ONE MORE TRIP AWAY FROM HER NEW HOME IN HILO, HAWAI'I.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA 

KAHEALANI LEAVES ALASKA - ALOHA OE, ALASKA!!!


KAHEALANI LEAVING BETHEL, ALASKA FOR GOOD TO GO LIVE AND STUDY AT HILO, HAWAI'I. 


KAHEALANI LEAVING ANCHORAGE, ALASKA.  NEXT STOP IS HONOLULU, HAWAI'I FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY WITH GRANDMA NEVADA THEN ONTO HILO, HAWAI'I!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA