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Catching Up on the Week in Hawaii

rain 24 °C

Biggest news for today is that we attended the "Lost" Season 2 premiere last night down in Waikiki at Sunset on the Beach. I can't remember if I explained what Sunset on the Beach is in an earlier post... but in a nutshell: They have a large, 30-foot screen that the city of Waikiki uses to put on public events! They premiere movies and tv shows that are filmed here in Hawaii.... and last night was the showing of the new "Lost" Season 2 opener!

The events started around 5pm with games and food vendors. We couldn't go that early, as C had to work his regular day. The actors from the show arrived and did the red carpet thing, gave autographs and spoke to the crowd... all before we got there.

We showed up shortly after 7pm, and the weather was NOT cooperative!! It was pouring down rain, and we had no umbrellas or chairs or anything. I had envisioned sitting either in the grass or sand and enjoying a nice sunset on the beach before the movie. It didn't work out that way AT ALL. So many people had their umbrellas up, that we couldn't see anything! We were cold and wet and unable to see a thing, so we ended up leaving... so I didn't see the show!! It airs on TV next week, so we'll have to wait like the rest of the world to see it.

Another girl here in Hawaii got some good pictures, though! She got there much earlier than we did, and also got her chairs in a spot so she could actually see the screen. These pictures were taken by Nicole:

The big screen just as the show was about to begin:

A rainbow over the white food vendors tents:

The screen seen from a distance:

The cast of the show standing on the stage at the bottom of the pic, and the mayor of Waikiki seen on the big screen, welcoming everyone:

Jack, Charlie, Sawyer and Jin:


Like I've said, rainbows abound! Something else that's cool about them, a LOT of times, they're full rainbows here! Full arcs from one end to the other!

This was yesterdays:

At the same time, N was riding his bike, getting more and more daring. The neighbor kids have built a small ramp that they love to jump, and N has joined in with them. Here he is, on the approach:


Posted by Brazen 13:32 Archived in USA

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Your log entries give me a little more appreciation for what Oahu has to offer, which makes me feel good, because as a last resort, if I cant get a job on little bitty Kaua'i, I may have to transfer to Tripler Army in Oahu. So, even though Oahu is too populated, at least I would have lots of things to do. So thank you for giving me an idea of what life on Oahu is all about. Would love to see pics of your post housing interior, to see how you decorated! Hopefully island style? Big Hawaiian hugz to ya! And tell da DOG i said "Howzit!"...Krissy da Kauai-wahine

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