Masami's Hawaiiaｎ Adventure
March 30, 2003
Yesterday I came to Hawaii and Angelika &
Joel picked me up at the Honolulu airport
with their dog, Smurf.
Their house is in the bamoo forest on a mountain
in central, O'ahu. They have a pottery studio
just outside of their house. Joel is a potter,
and, Angelika makes mermaid sculptures. Today,
she is going to give me a lesson in clay.
Joel & Angelika are also profesional
musicians. Joel took me with him to his job,
playing music, at the Turtle Bay Resort Hotel
on the north shore. I listened to Hawaiian
music & the songs are very wonderful
and impressive for me!
Wile I was waiting for Joel to finish his
job, I walked on the beach where the water
was very clean and beautiful. Also, I stopped
and talked to some porters at the hotel.
I spoke to them in English! They were very
kind to me. I had a very pleasant time!
March 31, 2003
Today I went to a chicken farm behind the
house with Angelika. We rode bicycles to
the farm in the morning to buy eggs. First,
I couldn't tide the bicycle because I haven't
ridden one in a long time! Eventually, I
became more skilled and enjoyed the ride
very much! The air was very warm & comfortable
here, making the ride pleasurable.
This was my first visit to a chicken farm.
After we bought some eggs, I saw many chickes
and to horses in a pasture. The mother horses's
name is, Peppy, and the babies name is Bozo.
I fed them grass while we were there. I want
to have a horse at my house, too!
When we got home, I made a flower plate and
a small heart article out of clay. I'm looking
forward to completion, but, there's not time
to finish them here, so Angelikas & Joel
will have to ship them to Japan.
Later, we went to Dole Plantation with Smurf
in the car. I found many kinds of pineapples
from Brasil, and China, and, other exotic
I ate Lau Lau for dinner for the first time.
It was very delicious and the food tasted
very good. After dinner, I listedned to Joel
and Angelika performed some music. They performed
skillfully on the violin, and the banjo,
and they sang very well as well! The harmony
was wonderful too.
April 1, 2003
I went to the Farmer's Market with Angelika
in the morning. There were many vegetables
and fruits. The Famer's Market is so interesting
because there is food from many different
Later, we went to a birthday party. I desceded
the stairs of the house and the wonderful
sea unfolded bfore my eyes! Then I saw turtles
in the ocean right in front of the house;
one was a baby turtle that was swimming ten
feet away from us.
Later, we made masks, and decorated them
with feathers, beads, and paint. I felt mysterious
with the mask dryin on my face, but I enjoyed
making it very much!
After we made the masks we had a polynesian
tea ceremony. That was my first experience
of such a tea ceremony and I dound it to
be very interesting. Then afterward, we ate
delicious meals and gad home made cake. I
had a good time at the party!
April 2, 2003
It is a fine day!
I went to te pottery class with Angelika
in the morning. I made a flower vase out
of clay and Angelika made a mermaid. The
mermaid was very cute. I attached hearts,
stars, and, fish on the vase.
After the class we went to McDonalds for
lunch. While we were there we ate fish burgers.
I found that American siza fush burgers are
a bigger size than Japanese, but they had
a very good taste.
Next, we drove to the Dole Platation so that
I could buy souveniors. I can give a lot
of pepople in Japan gifts now. I hope that
they like them!
Later, I cooled chicken curry and salad for
dinner. The dinner turned out very well and,
we all loved the taste of the cooking!
April 3, 2003
Today, I went to Waikele shopping center
with Angelika. I developed my film and cought
more souvenirs. We ate sandwiches and read
magazines at lunchtime. The sandwiches were
very delicious. After an hour I went to pick
up my pictures. They were very nice. When
I bought the souveniors I felt at loss about
how to pay for them, however, the casher
was kind emough to teach me. It was a learning
experience for me.
As we were driving home in the car, we saw
a large yellow tree. The name of the trees
are, shower Tree. Also, we saw African Tulip
trees, Jack O Randas, and Orchid trees in
bloom. Thy were all very beautiful.
That evening, I went to a restaurant with
Joel and Angelika. Then we ate dinner with
their friends, Brie, and, Berny. Brien is
a potter from Scotland, and, Berny is an
artist from France that moved to Hawaii.
At iner they showed us photographs of their
art. It was very wonderful to see their work!
Our diner was very good as well.
April 4, 2003
I got up at 6:30and and the weather was very
stormy. I went to the mountains with Angelika
and her friend, Mary. It took us an hour
by car to het there. When we arrived at the
mountain we met two instructors of Hawaiian
Culture. Their names were Butch and, Howard.
They Taught us so much about the Hawaiian
Culture. It was difficult for me to understand
so much English. I thought to myseld that
I have to study the Eglish language very
When we hiked up into the mountains, the
weather turned out to be very fine. It was
a pleasant climate. We saw streams and very
beautiful mountains. The murmer of the stream
and the chirping of birds was very impressive
for me. All day I had a beautiful view of
the mountains nature and, the ocean.
On the way home, we stopped at the beach,
looked at the shells and coral, and played
in the surf.
April 5, 2003
Today I went to the Farmer's Market with
Angelika. There were lovely clothes and beautiful
soaps as well as cute accessories! I bought
a bracelet for my arm. It is my favorite!
Then, we met Angelika's friend, Suzune, who
sells herbal goods. Everyone at the market
is very friendly.
Later, we took my film to get it developed
at the store in town. While we were waiting
for the film tobe developed, Angelika took
me out to lunch and I ate a sandwich and
drank some iced tea. The sandwich was too
big for me, but I ate it all anyway and it
was very delicious.
After an hour, we went to pick up the pictures
from the store where I also cought a pretty
photo album. I think that the pictures will
look very nice in the book I've written about
my story of my adventures in Hawaii!!
We got onto the bus to return home and I
think that it would be difficult for me to
ride the bus allby myself.
Well, I have to go now to get ready to go
to a movie with my new friend, Robbie whois
from Vermont. He is Suzanne's son and they
are here on vacation while his father is
building a house for someone on the north
shore. I am looking forward to going!