Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Race for the Cure in Washington D.C.


This year, I am making a big impact on the fight to end breast cancer by participating in the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. I am participating in the 5K with my family members coming from Hilo, Hawaii and my fellow hula sisters in the DC metro area.

Tens of thousands of people will gather on the National Mall on June 5 to take a stand and prove that individuals have the power to change the world.

I hope you will support me. If you would like to make a donation, click the link to visit my personal page.

My company, Ipolei, will donate $5.00 for every lei sold in May and June 2010 to the Race for the Cure.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Snow on Monday and Crocuses on Saturday

Unbelievable weather this week, here are a few crocus pictures I took this morning. They are one of my favorite flowers that has a burst of color when Spring first arrives, then the daffodils start to spark up and bloom and the hyacinths.

Monday, March 2, 2009

It Snowed!!!

We received a few inches of snow last night and this morning. Here are pics I took today on my lunch break. My commute by Metro bus and train was the best way to get into Washington, D.C. and back home.

A peek at the Washington Monument from Pennsylvania Avenue

White House with Snow from Pennsylvania Avenue

Pics of the walking trail by my home.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How Does Prune Mui Sound?

I was given a wonderful box of dried fruit from my friend Adam for the holidays. I did not take a before picture because I was too excited to make prune mui.
This batch of dried fruits include prunes, apricots, cherries, pears, and I exercised my creative license and threw in persimmons and pineapple. I found a recipe on Honolulu Weekly and used a little more of the whiskey than it called for. Yipeee.
Ono yeah!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year

I've been in hibernation and very introspective these past few months. Well, it's 2009 and I am excited to be alive.

Along with the strong sense of living are my odd cravings. Well tonight's supper was chicken livers and I wanted to dress it up so I seasoned them, pan-fried the livers then added chopped water chestnuts and diced garlic. I pan-fried a jalapeno pepper for more kick and garnish. It was wonderful over rice. Here's a pic.

Last nights supper was pan-fried Brussels sprouts with roasted almonds, yum.

By the way if you happen to be a vampire fan, I highly recommend the Charlaine Harris vampire novels. I am on book four of the Sookie Stackhouse series.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

LiNK's Weight-Loss Challenge & Nutrition Class

Hi Gang. Class begins on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 6:30PM to 7:30PM at Lakeshore Towers in Salt Lake. We will be running for another 8 weeks of interesting, informative and educational facts and tips on health and wellness, with strong emphasis on NUTRITION! Want to lose weight, learn more about nutrition and WIN THE CASH PRIZE? Good, then you'll have to be a challenger in LiNK's Weight-Loss Challenge and Nutrition Class. Come alone or bring your family and friends. All are welcome.

See my website in "Upcoming Events": www.bodyfitconcepts.com

Looking forward to see you in class.

Much aloha,


Thursday, December 11, 2008

What do you think?


Like my gift certificates? I am marketing them as a one-hour massage gift certificate at $55. Yes, this is a sale. However, the value ($65) can be applied to a fitness training session or Herbalife products.

T'is the season, but can it be the season for good health? I'd like to make it so.

Best in health,


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Greek Salad

Mai and I are off to a holiday party, the theme is Mediterranean cuisine. We lucked out and will be bringing greek salad. Tell me about your holiday parties for this year. Okay we know Konagirl brings the whole restaurant and wait staff when she parties but what's one or two of your famous dishes that you get called upon to make.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A great story from Lisa

Konagirl said:

Ok. Let me try to blog. It doesnt have too many nutritional info and stuff but I know it will make u laugh. Hope its not too long. 

Jus' like share one funny rainy adventure my kids and I had yesterday during this rain.

I got home around 3a Friday night. And no... not from one bar...LOL

I went to help out at McKinley HS where our church was preparing and cooking a Thanksgiving meal for 5,000 people to be delivered on Saturday all over Oahu. The rain didnt start to come down until 4a from where I live. Got up at 6:30a to take Jon to work and it was still raining. On the way home, I was hoping to find a few garage sales but I guess they got canceled. Shux! I was hoping to find some treasures like last weekend.

Got home, started cooking 15 cups rice for one birthday party. Than took my daughter where she needed to go by 8a. We was pau by 930p and it was still raining. Went back to McKinley HS to unload someone's car with donations of household goods that was being donated to a building community in Kalihi near Robello Lane. It was part of the churches outreach they were cooking for. Than I swung by Kewalo's to drop off my tent, tables and chairs. And yes it was still raining.......

Than hurried home to bake a cake, make my turkey chili and slap togedda my potato salad. Loaded up the truck with a 20X20 tent and everything else including the kitchen sink. JJ

Off to Kewalo's we go. And its pouring at this point. Crazy as it seems... we could barely see the road at times. My kids thought this entire idea was nutz. But where mom goes... they go. We get to Kewalo's and everyone is like "waiting under my smaller tent". Did I mention it was raining? ha ha So we start scrambling to put togedda this 20X20 tent trying to figah out da corners. If you dont place the corners in the right place that tent will neva go up. Know what I'm talking about eh? Everyone's freezing, its raining, I trying to stay dry but cannot, kids not fully cooperating for some reason cause they still think dis is nutz... and their cold. We finally get the tent up and situate our ukana (stuffs) under the big tent. Now water start to pile up and drip here and there causing the tarp to sag - if u no wat I mean. We start to McGivah the tent as best we can with whatever we had to help divert the water to drip away from the tent. And we did pretty good. Extra bungies and ropes is a must!

Once the tents were secured (because it was our home in the rain for the next 9-10 hours), we sat down and started laughing and laughing. We couldn't figure out wat idiots would picnic in pouring rain. We were all soak down to the undawea and socks. By than the kids were freezing and grumpy. The birthday girl was feeling bad cause was raining and everyone was wet. After changing clothes, we started to cook and the kids just hung out around the fire drinking cocoa and talking story. We could barely see DH and Waikiki.

We manage to start the hibachi so we could cook lunch which included beef kabobs, shrimp and bacon kabobs, salad, veggies, pulehu steak and chicken, sauteed shrimp and Puerto Rican stew. My friend Donna makes the best No. 1 Puerto Rican stew. Talk about broke da mouth........ Did I mention it was still raining small kine????
Drip drip drip everywhere. 

We could see Ala Moana and had some crazy people picnicing ovah dea too. See... other people no mind the wind and rain. Thats what makes these outings so fun. We have to get out of our comfort zone and do what most people would not do. I know one thing for sure ~ had choke parking. We had Kewalo's to ourselves and only a few surfers went out. They all looked at us like we were crazy and we looked at them like they were crazy. We had hoped for a sunset of some sort and we got it. It was just a little orange sunset down near the west side out on the horizon. Enough to be satisfied that we saw a sunset after all that rain.

So we survived this cold rainy November day. My 21 year old niece had a good time. She enjoyed her reggae cake I made and the present I gave her. Which was five of Bob Marley's LP's that I found at a garage sale years ago. Although she doesn't have a record player, she loved her 5 LP's. Wasnt sure how she was going to feel getting one 2nd hand present but she knew that this present was better than anything brand new. I not giving anyone anymore of my treasured LP's das 4 sure!

As we started to clean up at 7P, Waikiki was clear in sight, some stars was out and the rain had stopped. We wanted to clean up early so we could load up the cars & just sit back and enjoy the rest of the evening before Harbor Patrol ush us out at 10p wen the gates close. They kept patrolling in and out of Kewalos as though they wanted us to leave but we knew had to 10p. We're the type to stay until the bitter end.

We had a great time today ~ as usual. As the kids would say... our moms are crazy. It was jus' us wahines who put togedda this picnic for my niece and us "moms" showed our daughters and my son that we can have fun no matter what. Life is too short ~ we need to live life to the fullest and enjoy. Even if it means picnicing in the pouring rain. 

And as we drove home.. my son looked at me and said... mom.. I had fun today. Nuff said.....

November 23, 2008 1:55 PM

Lisa - keep those stories coming.  Noe

Monday, December 1, 2008

Squirrel Update

I read a Washington Post article that says the squirrels are eating pumpkins, bird seeds, rummaging in trash because their natural food like acorn and hickory are in short supply. The scientists are not sure what may be the reason but it was an interesting article.

Okay this entry is a lil off track but its informative. Have a good day.