From Above.

It’s quiet up there, compared to the somewhat chaotic ground below. Sharing the night sky with friends, above the images of writhing bodies on dance floors, drinkers at bars, smokers engaging in conversations on the street. We were above it all, exchanging stories, reciting histories and predictions of this island we call home. There were mentions of ghosts, memories long gone and a quietness in these moments. We shared a beer with the universe that night.

There we were on the rooftops of Chinatown, wheeling with the stars.

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Hawaii for ever & ever, amen.

Eating Sunday.

Mmm, I love a sunday spent with friends driving to the north shore to eat and be merry. The weather was poops so we concentrated on making our bellies happy. We literally ate all day. It was awesome! I love spending time with Lucky and Mandy, two of my favourite people in Hawaii and the world. Bradley and I had a great day and so did, Vito – one of my favourite furry friends. Fun was had by all. Thank you, Hawaii, for all the wonderful moments and memories.


Yesterday, I was very blessed to be asked to help work in the Lo’i Kalo (Taro Patch). My friend, Andi asked me if I wanted to join and of course, I said yes immediately. It was such a beautiful experience and I loved the feeling of being one with the land. Such an incredible, spiritual time. Not only did I get to interact with the land but I also got to meet some extraordinary people. The kind of people who change the world. Auntie Ku’uipo and Uncle Steve own and run the farm and they are such beautiful souls and so welcoming. Andi is also a teacher at Waialua and I got to meet her fellow colleagues and kids. Everyone was so amazing. It’s really nice being around children and see the way they look at the world and how they are learning such important life lessons when they get to do things like cleaning the taro fields.

Hawaii is that kind of place. The kind where you meet amazing people every day. People who are passionate about their aina, their culture and their nation. People who are passing down their knowledge – cultural practitioners. People who understand how fragile and important it is to teach the future generations about traditional practices.

Working in the taro patch beside all of these amazing people reinstated how healing and important the idea of community is and how much you can get done when you work together.

Hawaii No Ka Oi.

mix bag of recent photos i’ve taken….

every photo is like family to me. i love them all, equally and for different reasons.

there’s a fire burning in my heart.

if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me. – pablo neruda

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