Monday, November 12, 2018

The One That Got Away

I remember a long time ago when I overheard my dad telling my mom about what happened on a fishing outing. 

He had tossed out a line and was dunking some bait on a pier at Pearl Harbor.


There was a huge strike, and he rushed to the pole. 

In his excitement his top front partial dentures fell into the water. He dove into the water to try to retrieve them but wasn't able to find them.

I've kept that story in my memory banks for over 50 years. 

When I called my mom a little while ago to confirm that he did dive in after the teeth, she said, "Yes he did dive in to look for them. They fell out after he bit into an apple."

Whaaaaaaat??!!  After he bit into an apple??

I like my story better.

Saturday, November 10, 2018


It rained all night. Sump thing worked good!!


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Charcoal Sketches

We did charcoal sketching in our last drawing class. I enjoyed it. I liked the loose, cannot erase, you-get-what-you-get feel. 



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Keto Bread

Wendell and Landon are on a keto diet. It's a low carb, high fat thing where you can eat a lot of meat, so it's not for me.

Wendell made this keto bread yesterday. The recipe is from Two Sleevers website and can be found here. It's kinda bland to me, but you can slather on the buttah and eat it with your bacon, lamb, alligator, ostrich, or kangaroo meat.

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds (white if you can get them or black if you can't)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or water
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Grease a 4-cup loaf pan (8 x 4 inch) and set aside. Do not use a larger loaf pan as the bread will be very flat. You might choose to bake it in two mini pans if you want your bread to rise more.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir until the batter is well mixed and not lumpy. 
  4. Pour into the greased loaf pan and bake for 30 minutes. Allow the bread to rest in the pan for 10 minutes, and then remove and place on a rack if you intend to fully cool it. Otherwise, if you just can’t wait for it at all, get out some butter and have at it!

Sunday, November 4, 2018


We just had the house termite treated.  I'm in the process of putting the food stuff back to where they belong, but I'm tired so am taking a break.

All the food in the freezer and 'fridge had to be double bagged. We tossed a lot of old and expired stuff.

Technically, anything that still had the manufacturer's seal could be kept in the house, but we packed mostly everything and put it in our tool shed or left in our cars.

I found an Airbnb in Kaimuki that allowed pets, so me, Wendell and Kona stayed there for one night. Landon camped out in front of the house to stand guard against thieves. 

We checked out at around 8:00 a.m. but couldn't return into the house until 4:00 p.m. so we spent the whole time just waiting.

Me and Kona were soooo happy when we were finally able to get back into the house.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Memories of Hiram Lane - 2

One day a long time ago me and my mom were hanging out . . . she was ironing and I was just playing. I think I was maybe 2 years old or so . . . because there were no other kids around yet.  

It was lunchtime so my mom went into the kitchen to prepare our lunch . . . corned beef hash patty sandwiches. Before leaving she told me to not touch the iron because it was hot. I nodded.


While my mom was in the kitchen, I kept looking at the iron. I wondered how it could be hot when there were no flames. 

She returned with my sandwich and went back into the kitchen to make hers.

I decided to touch the iron. 

That's when I found out just how hot irons are.

I started bawling. My mom rushed back into the room. I showed her my finger. She said, "Awwwww . . . I'm sorry . . . is the sandwich too hot?"  I said, "Yes."

She put some ointment and a bandaid on my finger, and I was relieved that I didn't get busted.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Trunk or Treat at Lunalilo Home

Some of the staff at Lunalilo Home put on a Trunk or Treat event today.  It was such a "treat" for the kupuna with loads of fun and laughter.









Monday, October 29, 2018

Fook Yuen

My brother and his wife treated us to lunch at Fook Yuen to celebrate my mom's 85th birthday. 

We had Fish Maw with Crabmeat Soup.

Deep Fried Stuffed Tofu

Choy Sum  

Dungeness Crab


We also had fried rice, noodles, chicken salad and ong choy, but my mind musta blanked out when the crab and lobster came out, and I forgot to take more photos. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018


I only have a photo of cute, little chicks for you today. There are around nine of them at the Day Care.


Friday, October 26, 2018

Goma Tei Ramen

Me and friend Cleta met at Goma Tei this past Tuesday. We both opted for ramen with a shoyu-based broth.

This is my Vegetable Ramen ($10.95). It tasted a lot healthier (not as flavorful) than my favorite Tan Tan broth. 

Here is Cleta's Shredded Pork and Szechuan Pickle Ramen ($11.25).