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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

From Duke’s on Sunday; to Duke’s 121st Birthday; to Duke’s on Sunday…. =)

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Aloha amigos—my last writing was of a man known for his “Aloha Spirit” Henry Kapono who has been performing music in the islands since the early 70’s.  This post brings us full circle with the Oceanfest Celebrations we had this past week, celebrating our first Ambassador of Aloha, Olympic medalist, Duke Kahanamoku.  He would have celebrated his 121st birthday last Wednesday, the 24th of August.

Duke's Ohana (Family)

Our mayor, Peter Carlisle went out surfing in Duke’s honor on Wednesday along with the Australian mayor, Michael Regan, of Warringah, which is across the harbor from Sydney.  Duke Kahanamoku first introduced surfing to Australia in this little town at Freshwater Beach, back in 1915.   As serendipity would have it I arrived on the beach just as they finished their “Goodwill Surf Session”….

Afterwards there was a lei draping ceremony at Duke’s statue on the beach in Waikiki which I put into a little video here for you to enjoy.  But the fun didn’t end there, since the weekend had everything from house blessings for friends in their new home, to a birthday celebration, to a fantastic brunch off Diamond Head on Sunday and where did we all wind up at?  Duke’s Restaurant of course!  With Mr. Henry Kapono bringing his aloha to the end of another wonderful Hawaiian weekend.  Here’s a link to the video with Henry playing some new music, a song entitled quite appropriately “Across the Sea”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvdlg2WCV-c

I know there are friends in some 26 countries around the world now checking in on Polly’s Pals postings.  I want to know if you’ve heard any of Henry Kapono’s music beyond what I’ve shared so far.  If so what is your favorite song?

In the meantime…ahoy & aloha!

Polly Pondering…

Monday, August 1st, 2011

A new week ahead with so many wonderful possibilities on so many levels!  Amazing things can happen when you hold on to your dreams in spite of what may appear as “setbacks”, when in reality they are just opportunities to explore new paths.  I wish each and every one of you wonderful pals; a week that brings you much happiness, adventure, and most importantly–FUN!  A hui ho! =)

Pollyroger’s Planetary Pursuits….

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Pals what can we say other than it’s been quite a busy summer and past couple of months since our last post.  But fear not, Pollyroger has been making pals in some amazing planetary places! =)  So we will bring you up to speed, so to speak, of some of her planetary adventures, places she’s been spotted, and fun she’s been having.

She was last written of while in Europe in Vienna, Austria with pals Kathi & Conny.  Well she made a few more stops while in this fantastic continent, starting with her pal Gitte in Prague!

Gitte & Pollyroger in Prague

Astronomical Clock & Pollyroger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 But Pollyroger’s Eastern European time was not over there.  She went on to the fantastic city of Berlin, Germany where she took it all in with a panaroma view at sunset (her favorite time of day) from the TV Tower building in Alexanderplatz.  Here is Berlin with the lovely river Spree running through it’s amazing city and Pollyroger taking it all in…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Berlin she headed up as far north as this sun loving spirit would venture to Scandanavia, where she set sail on yet another body of water, The Baltic Sea!

Ahh, but dear pals, she had something ahead even more amazing in store…a wonder of the world–The Taj Mahal.  Unfortunately upon arrival to said palace she was not permitted to enter the grounds.  Why you ask?  Was there fear of espionage? Fear of a pirate?  Fear not–Pollyroger persevered… =)

Taj Mahal at a side glance...with Polly pride!

 So you ask, “a wonder of the world, great cities of Europe, another sea set sail upon, what more???”  Pollyroger being the adventurous spirit she is knew she was heading to the highest mountains in the world, the Himalayas of Nepal.  So what does she decide to do?  She goes paragliding off of a mountainside in Pokhara, Nepal!!  You can see the city in the distance with Lake Fewa below.

Paragliding Pollyroger

Got FUN?!

Hell yeah…….

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

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