Services Rendered Shout-Out (chp.6)

“No influence is so powerful as that of the mother”- Sarah Josepha Hale On the top of a hill, at 1728 Kaahumanu Ave., Suite D, Wailuku, HI, is a small store that holds the big heart of a fine woman. Marife Cendana owns Frances Nathan Designs, a store named after her ten-year old son. In 2009, Marife and her husband, Freddie, started the store because she wanted to settle down and care for.. Read More

Services Rendered Shout-Out (chp.5)

“Men are born to succeed, not to fail”-Henry David Thoreau If I had not seen it for myself, I wouldn’t believe that customer service could still be found even on the island of Maui. This act of kindness started with Edward Parsons, a Ctrlcenter Service Expert at OfficeMax. At 270 Dairy Rd. in Kahului, HI, Ed greeted and shortly recongnized me from a previous appointment a month ago. This subtle gesture made it easier to approach.. Read More

Love the Land (G and G part 3)

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” During the month of January, I started a personal event called gratitude and giving. It is my way to give back to others for the blessings I’ve received. Through this volunteer program came another challenge. In the next series of events and through Hawaiian Islands Land Trust and group leader, Scott Fisher, I completed another goal. James.. Read More

Services Rendered Shout-Out (chp.4)

“Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always intresting.”- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe On the island of Lanai, is a cool, upbeat boutique called, The Local Gentry. Located in the town square at 363 7th St., is a gem of a find. During an early morning browse, I  had scanned the stores’ window displays and could not wait for it to open. There is no.. Read More

Volunteer Your Services (G and G part 2)

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”-James Baldwin In this month of gratitude and giving, I used my time earlier this week to volunteer. Hale Kau Kao food kitchen has a saying, “Feeding with compassion and Aloha.” The building, at St. Theresa’s’ Church, 25 West Lipoa Street in Kihei, is celebrating their twenty-third year serving food to those in need. They are also.. Read More

Go Lila, it’s your Birthday!

“Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty”-John Finley A busy birthday The party may be over, but the memories will never end. This has been one of the best days of my life and it all started with some very special people. All you need is love Prior to the actual birthday, so many other things have gone on. Moving for the third time, working with the Pacific Whale Foundation, attending a one.. Read More

It’s my Birthday, Hey!

“If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens.”- Fay Weldon The Chipmunks It’s not my official birthday yet but I’m celebrating the month of, anyway. This is an ongoing treat that I started many years ago. It started with gifts to myself and then major trips around the world. This month, as stated on my other website, Roadway News 2, this month is of gratitude and giving. Instead of taking, I’m giving of.. Read More

Gratitude and Giving (chp.1)

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”- Emily Dickerson Happy Birthday to me! This is my birthday month. A new year, a new day with many possibilities. I have racked myself trying to figure out what to do or where to go to celebrate this passage of time. After all, I will be a speed limit this year (55) and there are so many things to do. I’ve decided to.. Read More

Services Rendered Shout Out (chp.3)

“A people free to choose will always choose peace.”-Ronald Reagan In the town of Makawao, Maui HI, there stands a small treasure. Jewels of the White Tara, 3682 Baldwin Ave., fills you with delight, color and calm. Eight years ago, Chandra, the owner, met and befriended her future co-partner of her first store, Mandala in Pa’ia. When the relationship ended, she began to look for a new store to heal her lost and.. Read More

Send a little love my way

“Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest…It’s about who came, and never left your side.”-Unknown During the holiday season, there are many people who haven’t anyone to spend these special moments with. In fact, its assumed that during this time of year, suicides and depression increase. According to several studies including one by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, “Researchers found that depression rates and suicides actually drop during the winter months and peak in the spring.”.. Read More

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