Services Rendered Shout-Out (chp.6)

Posted on April 11, 2013

“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 …Read More

Services Rendered Shout-Out (chp.5)

Posted on March 18, 2013

“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 …Read More

Love the Land (G and G part 3)

Posted on March 3, 2013

“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 …Read More

Services Rendered Shout-Out (chp.4)

Posted on February 24, 2013

“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, …Read More

Volunteer Your Services (G and G part 2)

Posted on February 5, 2013

“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 …Read More

Go Lila, it’s your Birthday!

Posted on February 5, 2013

“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 …Read More

It’s my Birthday, Hey!

Posted on January 23, 2013

“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 …Read More

Gratitude and Giving (chp.1)

Posted on January 9, 2013

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 …Read More

Services Rendered Shout Out (chp.3)

Posted on December 25, 2012

“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 …Read More

Send a little love my way

Posted on December 19, 2012

“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, …Read More