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October 17, 2012
“What’s this gonna be?” I ask the hard-hatted construction worker, as I walk by on the Ilikai ramp after my morning swim in the ocean. He looks up at me from his perch on the low scaffolding. “A weddi... full post
October 28, 2012
It’s Saturday morning, and I’m just about to head out the door to the weekly Ala Moana Farmers’ Market. It finishes at 12pm and it’s already 11am, so I can’t stop and start writing on this.... full post
November 27, 2012
It was the morning after Halloween and I was returning from my early morning swim to my new digs, # 639, which had a marina and city view. The elevator fills up quickly, mainly with seniors at this ea... full post
July 21, 2012
She came in, solo Japanese gal. The bartender, Nicholas, who is very excellent I’ve discovered, which is why I come here, says: Happy Hour just finished. Would you like to see our regular menu? I just... full post
May 19, 2012
They exhort and cajole me to come with them to Hula’s Bar, Honolulu’s definitive and extremely popular gay and lesbian dance club, where Josef likes to hang out with other pooftas and doesn’t mind an ... full post
April 30, 2012
Thinking that I really must get a wireless speaker soon, I amble over to my computer to check out the name of the artist and song and add it to my Grooveshark playlist called ‘@ The Ilikai,’ so that I... full post
July 19, 2012
It’s a Saturday and I’m walking to Ala Moana Farmers’ Market, which operates from 7am–12pm next to Sears’ car park. As I head down the Ala Wai Canal ramp, I see a homeless man sitting on a lawn chair ... full post
July 01, 2012
‘Nice tan,’ he says, as I come out of the water. ‘Do you tan in the nude? There’s a nude beach off Diamond Head.’ ‘No,’ I say to the stranger, a surfer dude. ‘I don’t have to. It’s an all over tan, al... full post
August 10, 2012
Later, as I emerge from the outdoor showers of The Modern hotel, I see her, sans parents, sitting in the garden lanai of The Ilikai. Feeling a tad bad about earlier, I smile at her and she smiles back... full post
August 17, 2012
Woke up, opened the lanai doors, looked out at the ultramarine glitter of the sea, everything sunlight-drenched and jewelled, and offered silent gratitude for what I have received: the life I’ve been ... full post
August 27, 2012
I burst out laughing. Both her utterances were so perfectly apt for this delightful little slice of sunshine on a Hawai’i beach.... full post
September 16, 2012
Walking along the shore line, I pass a black Labrador puppy, peeing, his ears flapping in the wind. He looks up at me, and I grin. His owner, a beefy islander (you know da kine, eh), has stopped a lit... full post