Hawaii (XIII)

Pearl Harbor

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The outside and inside of a battle ship:

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The USS Arizona:

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It’s hard to describe how I felt standing above the sunken ship, seeing schools of fish passing by… Time passes like those fish. The names of the fallen, stone heavy. And the love of peace remains… May they rest in peace, may we all reflect, and may the world be blessed with global peace…

This was where I was standing, Hawaii, Earth… I love our planet and may we all be blessed.

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Hawaii (XII)

A bit late in the afternoon, we decided to go to the Polynesian Cultural Center. It was really kind of late and some of the shows were already closed for the day. So, we only saw two of them. But still, it was so much fun!

Beautiful waterfall at the entrance:
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Coconut cracking… part of a very fun show. The man on the stage is no ordinary person! His humorous performance already captured all of us and, then, at the very end of the show, he told us that he just got an art degree from the U and was having his own exhibition right here in the museum. And, LOL, what I like the most was what he told us about his culture: the men capture food and cook for the women, and the women just enjoy life. That’s really cool! ^___^

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Dance…

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A hibiscus flower:
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A temple — it is a real temple that’s in use and beautifully structured.
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Sculptures:
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It was late and so we decided to call it a day. Next time we visit Hawaii, we’ll for sure arrive early and participate in all the activities!