Monthly Archives: December 2008

A bumpy ride with Hawaiian Airlines

Storms. Trade swells. Power outage at Oahu. Runway light failure at Maui airport. Go! Airlines’ pilots napping in the cockpit. (Yeah, local newspapers were still talking about it.) You name it. They all made my Christmas vacation exceptional this year. But … Continue reading

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Things to do (not to do) in Kauai, Hawaii

Here is a summary based on my 3-day observations of Kauai, Hawaii. Of course there are the usual “camera moments” and must-see spots that I intend not to repeat. And there are to-dos/not-to-dos that are not particular to Kauai. Snorkeling? You … Continue reading

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Kauai day three: North shore

This is the last day of our stay in Kauai and we explored the north shore. The Kilauea Lighthouse offers great views. But our GPS led us the wrong spot; it took us a quite fix to find the lighthouse. … Continue reading

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Kauai day two: South shore

Yesterday we tried snorkeling on the east side of Kauai: the Lydgate. The experience was disappointing. Today we thought maybe we would have a better luck in the south side of Kauai. So we drove to the Salt Pond beach. Never mind. This so-called … Continue reading

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Christmas day at Lihu’e

Never thought Kauai’s weather so different from other islands. In the morning we were having breakfast under the thatched hut, all of sudden, it rained cats and dogs. For 5 minutes. 🙂 The breakfast menu is pleasant. One should definitely … Continue reading

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Thomas L. Friedman of New York Times: The Great Unraveling

New York Times published an article by Thomas L. Friedman — NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author — that I found insightful. The following is the original article with the original link provided. The Great Unraveling Thomas Friedman New … Continue reading

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Why has speaking Chinese become a Hollywood fashion?

The first time I watched the original “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951), the special effect was completely out of date even at that time, and the story was simple in some degree even naive. But after so many years I still remember … Continue reading

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