Monthly Archives: January 2014

Visiting Uncle Fish

Today’s urban ramble took us along a familiar route that started with a visit to Uncle Fish at the Pagoda Hotel. The Pagoda Hotel is a landmark in the K Streets and a beloved spot among local folk. Everyone has … Continue reading

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Of Crab Legs and Condoms

I’ve written before of how my lovely spouse has, from time to time, been confused by English phrases. Over the holidays there was another incident. It all started when Wifey’s good friend and fellow AJF (alpha Japanese female) telephoned her … Continue reading

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あけましておめでとうございます

The title says “Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu,” the formal version of “Happy New Year” in Japanese. In our mixed ethnicity household we celebrate New Year’s in a “shared style” which means mostly that my Japanese wife makes the rules and sets … Continue reading

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Maxie’s Park at Christmas

Here are a few photos of the Honolulu City Lights festival, an annual event much beloved by residents. It takes place in a part of Honolulu that we call “Maxie’s Park”. This is a fascinating neighborhood, rich in history and … Continue reading

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