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Aloha kekahi i kekahi – Love one another.

This saying from Mary Kawena Pukui’s ‘Ōlelo No‘eau book simply sums up what the world needs more of at the moment. Every country and culture, including Hawai’i, is facing its own set of challenges and obstacles. No event is more or less important than the other, we are all human and have resilience as part of our genetic make up. So let’s listen to Theodore Roosevelt and “do what we can, with what we have, where we are” and we think that starts with love and aloha.

Mari’s pondering:

  •  The Hawaii International Film Festival is back in town! I just love watching independent films and the variety of movies the festival exposes us to. This year I really want to see Dear Thalia.  It’s a documentary that follows the life of a Hawaii family who has a 3 year old daughter and became homeless after the father had a heart attack. It seems very relevant, especially after Governor Ige declared a state of emergency for the homeless situation here in Hawaii last month.  We’re trying to do our part in helping in little ways too and do have a few of October’s boxes left in our shop which support Pono Soaps, a company that donates a portion of their proceeds to the homeless here in Hawaii
  • My family enjoyed a relaxing staycation in Waikiki this weekend, the first so far with baby!  While we were there, we tried out the new Tommy Bahama restaurant that just opened a couple weeks ago. They have a really great rooftop bar, complete with a sand lounge and fire pits! You feel like you’re sitting right up against the beach rather than on top of the Tommy Bahama store and the trending chefs that are shaping the industry.
  • Will you be doing some black Friday shopping next week? I might not get in the store with baby but am planning a little Cyber Monday shopping myself. Stay tuned for next week’s email for details about our Cyber Monday special. A box of gifts packaged and sent to all your friends–definitely a simple way to get all your shopping done!

Anuhea’s pondering:

  • Hidden Brain is my new favorite podcast to listen to because it aims to “reveal the unconscious patterns that drive our behavior, biases that shape our choices and triggers that direct our relationships.” I love the weekly challenges!
  • I can now add another language to my resume– Hawaiian Pidgin is now considered an official language. Chee hoo!
  • Spent some of my Sunday with my older brother watching football at the Kahala Mall Whole Foods bar– Puka’s. They have an excellent beer selection and some of the best bloody marys! If you are feeling adventurous try the Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout.
P.S. You already know that we will be participating in Cyber Monday but if you follow us on social media, we may just surprise you with something for Black Friday. (*hint hint) 😉
Ponderings in Paradise: Aloha Always