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Polly Personification

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Well my friends, near and far—it’s been quite some time since our last writing.  Pollyroger needed to take a breather from her world-wind year of travels to be honest.  She’s now rested and ready to go out meet some new folks once again.  Since that is what Pollyroger thrives on is friendships… =)

Her “mom” got the opportunity to dress as a pirate for her company’s annual awards banquet a couple of weeks ago.  The event was held at the Halekulani Hotel (the only remaining 5 star property on Oahu) from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.  The invitation read “Attire- Pirate Bling”…oh if they only knew!!  So in broad daylight we invitees go strolling in our pirate bling costumes—what a hoot!  Talk about some looks from the hotel’s guests….

Polly Personified

The event was first class and FUN!!   Did we ever pick the right company to go to work for or what?!

But the fun didn’t end there, when “Polly” is getting out of her car in the parking garage where she lives, along comes a man and his little 3 or 4 year old daughter, just as Polly is getting out of the car.  “Arrghh, little girl” she says, “Would you like some goodies from me booty bag?!”  The little girl stares at her with eyes wide open in fear, Polly pulls a chocolate gold coin from her booty bag and hands it to the little girl.  The father asks, “Is that chocolate?”  “Arrgghh, yes it be!” Polly replies.  The little girl lights up with a grin from ear to ear as we step into the elevator together…she believes she’s met a real live pirate woman!! =)

Got FUN?!  You betcha….

Pirate Pillage

Lucky live Hawaii

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Henry Kapono & Reef

Aloha amigos!  Another week ahead and another one just gone by… 

I ended last week yesterday at a local institution known as Duke’s Restaurant in Waikiki.  It’s become an institution in many ways due to a local performer that has played there every Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m.; his name is Henry Kapono.  I’m not sure how many years he’s been playing at Duke’s but I would guess going on 10 years.  I first heard Henry back in the day when there were still “Crater Festivals” at Diamond Head Crater.  My brother who had gotten stationed in Hawaii back in 1971 “turned me on” to C & K, or as they were known then “Cecilo &  Kapono”.  They in my opinion modernized Hawaiian music in a way no one had until then. 

 They still play together on different occasions for different events such as the one recently to aid the victims of Japan’s tsunami disaster relief, held at the Hilton in Waikiki.  It was a pretty star studded line up from the likes of Michael McDonald, Mick Fleetwood, Willie Nelson, the list goes on and on–with Henry bringing his special mana to share in the aloha spirit for the people of Japan.  Henry has done many solo albums since his days with C&K, Michael McDonald has done several cuts with him on some of his work.  Henry’s newest album was just released about a month ago, it’s entitled simply, “Henry” it’s great!

I want to dedicate this post to a man who in my humble opinion is the true meaning of aloha.  He is a Hawaiian gem of an individual.  Here’s a picture of him with a little regular star these days, “Reef” who sings, “Don’t Worry About a Thing”, by Bob Marley, when his mom brings him down to Duke’s.  Henry has no problem with Reef stealing the spotlight for his one song, of course.  Because when you are at Duke’s on Sunday….well here is Henry singing it. 

 The song says it all…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIx-tcj7z94

Pondering possibilities…

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Aloha Amigos!!  Such a great week gone by, which ended with celebrating Leo family & Leo friends…

In the spirit of a very well known Hawaiian singer fondly called “Brother Iz” I want to share this picture taken on a Friday night sail last weekend,  I call it “Over the Rainbow”…… 

Where I’ve chosen to live there are rainbows in abundance, but we still do not take them for granted.  It speaks to people around the world of something sort of magical coming down from the heavens, sending us blessings, putting smiles on faces that see it. 

With that said, I wish you all a wonderful week ahead–even if you don’t see a beautiful rainbow like this one I’ve shared with you…know there are blessings in abundance all around you.  Just take a minute to think about it and you’ll find your very own rainbow right where you are.

Have a fantastic week friends & FUN!!

Polly Sails on the Nile!!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Pollyroger has set sail on The Nile River in Aswan, Egypt no less… =)  There is some very special significance to her latest connection on several levels.  Let’s begin with, she now sails with Abraham on his vessel “The Sea Serpent”, which in fact is Abraham’s father’s boat, Mohammed, I guess you could say her journey has now some “biblical significance”!  Here is Polly in all her glory with Abraham.

Abraham & Pollyroger Sunset Nile Sailing

Pollyroger is in very good hands I believe.  You should have seen how happy Abraham was to have Pollyroger flying from his rigging.  When I later had an opportunity to talk with Abraham’s dad, Mohammed, I shared some pictures with him of Polly’s Pals in Hawaii and also of my family.  Family is very important to the people of Egypt.  Family is such a blessing in so many ways, even with the ups and downs that may come along in the path of life–it’s family that means so much in the end.  With that said, here are a few other pictures of Polly’s latest Pals.  Abraham’s dad Mohammed in the first picture, Abraham’s friend or perhaps a relative I’m not sure, and of course just of Abraham sailing his felucca.  Look at that smile….

The other interesting thing about Pollyroger’s newest sailing destination is the the temple that exists near Aswan, it is known as Philae’s Temple, where the ancient Egyptian god Horace came to life.  Horace is depicted as a hawk in Egyptian writing or heiroglyphics, as it is better known.  What is truly amazing though is this temple to Horace was halfway submerged under the Nile River.  When the High Dam was being built the modern Egyptian engineers, were able to move it to higher ground, stone by stone perfectly.  The temple was constructed originally, so that on the day of Horace’s birth the sun would enter the temple and hit directly on the altar at sunrise–today it still does just one day later!  I may not have recited this 100% acurately, but our guide extordinare, Mayer can comment and let me know what I got wrong… =)  Thanks for EVERYTHING, Mayer!

Philae's Temple

A Panamanian Polly!

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Hola amigos y familia!  Yes, Polly is picking up some Spanish and some Spanish dialects too (for better or worse).  She was last spotted in the city of Panama, in Casco Viejo (Old Quarter of town) with her newfound friend, Didi, seen here with her.  I hear she’s also roaming around in the outer provinces of Panama–keep a look out for her! =) 

Panamanian Polly with a Casco Viejo View...

Panamanian Polly with a Casco Viejo View...

There have also been sightings of her back in Argentina, trying to catch up with her “mom”.  Who is to say where Polly with pop up next?  Stay tuned and please share her adventures with others on the planet you think might like to play along with her as well.   Hasta luego, ciao-ciao y suerte!! =)

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