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We cleared out of the condo in Waikiki yesterday and headed to the airport with a stop at Rainbow Drive-in for lunch. Rainbow Drive-in is a local favorite with several locations. We visited the one on School Street in Kalihi, justt down the hill from Kamehameha School. Rainbow serves plate lunches—lots of carbs and protein. …

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Sunset on 6/19/21 Yesterday was awesome. We got an early start because the kids were still on CDT. They were up at 5:30. Breakfast at Zippy’s. I had a Hawaiian breakfast—two fried eggs, Portuguese sausage, Spam, two scoops rice. Grandson had Korean chicken with fried rice and scrambled eggs, Granddaughter had french toast made with …

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Got in, picked up the car and made it to the condo. Went to Outrigger Reef Kanikapila Bar (Kanikapila means let’s make music). Heard a great rio, E Nei. Sadly, they ban people from dancing because of covid. Part of the fun of live Hawaiian music has always been the audience participation. No matter who …

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Well in this time of global pandemic and self-isolation, I am going to learn a new Hawaiian song each week. Why not? The world needs more aloha and what’s better than Hawaiian music? This song is “Henehene Kou ‘Aka.” The words and chords can be found in He Mele Aloha, A Hawaiian Songbook by Carol …

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