Category Archives: Arts, Entertainment and Leisure

Behind Those Eyeglasses

  The family's medical insurance afforded me a new pair of eyeglasses delivered today. My optometrist pre-arranged it a couple of months ago to cover a huge portion of my supposed co-pay. After a series of visits with my retinal specialist, my left eye can now see better, needing a combo of upgrade and downgrade with…
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Emotional Attachment and Letting Go

  I rolled my hands in a feather light touch over the baby clothes in front of me. Oh, how little they were! I could not believe my boys used to be this tiny. My firstborn is now eight and his younger brother, seven. These baby clothes were barely worn. I kept them in the closet, in one of the…
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Flapping and Blessing

  My family was 45 minutes early for my doctor’s appointment. It was a little over five in the afternoon. We walked around the mall where the optometrist’s office was located to kill some time. On our way down to the ground floor, my youngest saw the slow-moving train packed with giggly kids stationed between…
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Welcoming Fall Without the Scary Feel: 7 Alternatives to Halloween in Honolulu

  If you choose not to observe Halloween as a matter of religious belief or personal preference, the county offers various fun and family-friendly alternatives to enjoy. Below are seven events that opt-out from Halloween's scary feel, which can be a bridge to build a positive, relationship-building experience. 1.) Fall Harvest 2014. Every Saturday and Sunday…
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Top Three Gifts for Film Fans for Under $50

    Okay, you are in the season of spending cutback, and you want a not-so pricey but not cheap-looking film-related gifts. I understand, we are on the same boat. I have listed at least three gift items, which I believe will not burn a hole in your pocket, but can be appreciated by any…
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