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May 2014 Blog Posts (5)

How to Make a Hawaiian Plumeria or other Flower Lei

Sharing Aloha

Lei giving is part of living in Hawaii. Leis represent the aloha spirit. They are given for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, graduation, weddings, anniversaries, for special guests at meetings on Sunday, and of course, when tourists arrive or family comes to visit.

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on May 21, 2014 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Changing Climates in Retirement

Bees buzzed around basil blossoms and passionfruit tendrils. Our little raised bed garden boasted chives, cherry tomatoes, lettuce and green peppers amidst rosemary and thyme. Then we retired and moved to the desert in the valley of the Rocky Mountains. I grieved for all our little plants we had left behind.It was late October and autumn leaves were scattered all around the sidewalks as trees shed their glory.…


Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on May 20, 2014 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Otai An Unforgetable Watermelon Drink

Origin of 'Otai

ʻOtai is a fruit drink, which originated in Tonga. They make variations of the drink with scraped mangos and vi (which is a native Tongan fruit). In Tonga they don't usually have half and half, but instead use freshly squeezed coconut milk, that is the most delicious to me. This is not to be mistaken for the juice of the…


Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on May 19, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Take a Day Cruise in Hawaii

There are a few day cruises you can take when you are on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Perhaps you live on the island and just want a short getaway from the hectic pace of work and traffic. Or you may be visiting from another island or the US mainland. Visitors from all over the world come to Hawaii and take a day…


Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on May 17, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The world never sleeps.

The world never sleeps.

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on May 15, 2014 at 8:53am — No Comments

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