Travaasa Hana on Maui

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Travaasa Hana

 

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Miss Saigon on Maui – Don’t Miss on Aug 22, 23 & 24

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Last NIght of The World

Photo by Jack Grace

It’s 11:17 pm. I am supposed to be in bed, asleep, by now. Yet I know I had to write a blog post to tell you how fabulous Miss Saigon on Maui is, and that if any of you are still on the fence and not sure wether to go or not, I highly suggest you buy your tickets now because it’s worth it and it might sell out soon. The show is spectacular, emotion packed with excellent performance. My daughter went to see Miss Saigon Maui this afternoon and we were both well pleased along with the hundreds of people in the theatre who gave the show a standing ovation. Excellent production, kudos to all the cast and crew.

Fall of Saigon

Photo by Jack Grace

I am assuming that by now you already know what Miss Saigon is about. In case you don’t, I highly suggest you read about it here on this Wikipedia page of  Miss Saigon. I know there are other articles about Miss Saigon on the internet, so yes, please Google about it if you still don’t know the story.

I knew about Miss Saigon way back in 1988/89 bck in the Philippines when Lea Salonga was discovered and chosen to play the role of Kim.  I bought the sound track and knows the lyrics to every song. Sang most of them a hundred times (ok, maybe less), of course mostly in the shower or when I am alone in the house.  However, I have never seen Miss Saigon in a live stage performance until today. It was truly a treat watching it live on stage. It was intense, I cried a lot, and in the end I am glad we we watched it.

I am not a critic and I won’t even try reviewing the performance of this Maui version of Miss Saigon as a critic would.  All I can say is  it is a must see. As the hashtag would say #MustWatch

I have many favorite songs and scenes in Miss Saigon and I want to share some of them with you … are these your favorites too? If not, which one is your favorite? I couldn’t find a video of the song “Movie in My Mind so I chose the Youtube version with just the logo and it’s original version playing in the background.

I was planning to write more about each song but it’s getting pretty late and I must log off. I hope you enjoy each video. Not the best quality video but it’s all that we got – just focus on Leah’s voice and it’ll be all right.  I am hoping these videos will motivate you to go and buy the tickets to the play (if you have not done already).

THE LAST NIGHT OF THE  WORLD

I STILL BELIEVE

THE MOVIE IN MY MIND …

I’D GIVE MY LIFE FOR YOU

Here are the remaining show dates and time.

Fri., August 22- 7:30PM
Sat., August 23- 7:30PM
Sun., August 24- 2:00PM

Get your tickets by calling 242-SHOW or online at mauiarts.org

 Visit and LIKE the MISS SAIGON MAUI Facebook Page and

see many of the photos take by Jack Grace of  Jack Grace Photography

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Musings on Maui

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Calm after the storm

KULA  “Calm After The Storm” Photo via @ErikBlair of www.erikeverywhere.com

Musing on the storm before, during and after.

It was interesting the amount of preparation people on Maui did for these hurricane Iselle and Julio.  It was quite entertaining seeing so many photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter about long lines at Costco and empty shelves at Safeway. Even my boss who usually does not post on social media channels posted about it. What a hoot!   There was a bit of a panic buying, but then again, everyone wants to be prepared.

The school were cancelled.  Many of the offices sent their employees home early as well.

Then we waited, and waited.  It did not even rain in Kihei till the day after Iselle was supposed to hit Maui. Later we found out that Upcountry had a lot of rain and crazy wind that night, and there were some damages in Ulupakalua area. Considering what the Big Island Hawaii had experienced, Maui’s storm experience was mild. For that we are thankful. Now praying for quick recovery of the Big Island.

So was the 2 days cancellation of school a fail? Was the storing up of food ad water a fail?  In my book, it’s absolutely not.  Storms and hurricanes are have a mind of their own. It’s hard to precisely predict what is going to happen.  I remember one year when DOE did not cancel school, then it rained hard in the middle of the day, and then there were power outages, and there were chaos among parents trying to pick up their kids from school. That was a disaster.  So canceling  the school due to a weather forecast saying that a hurricane is hitting Maui is good in my opinion.

Musing on my new job.

Well, it’s not so new anymore. I have been with Wailea Realty for 3 months now.  Sometimes I still can’t believe that his hobby/passion of mine turned into a career/job. Friends always ask, how’s your new job? Are you still liking it? The answer is yes. My new job is great and yes I am still liking it. Who wouldn’t want to get paid  cruising Facebook and the Internet? ha ha.  OK, this job is not for everyone, and not everyone will enjoy what I am doing.  For me it’s great to be able to talk about Maui as part of my job. Of course I do more than cruise the internet, but it’s a fun part of the job. It is quite fulfilling too. Check out the comments on this Facebook Post when you get a chance and see how friends on the internet appreciates what I do :)

Musing on my kids and family.

When I started blogging, my kids were little  and  young. Now they are tall and teenagers.  Will I still be blogging when they turn into adults and then have a kids of their own? Ha! I would be a grandma blogger.  The question is, would blogging still be existing by then?  I wonder what other technology with come up.

Musing on Blogging.

Speaking of blogging, did any of you noticed that there was no “Best Local Blog on Maui” category in the recent Best Of Maui 2014?  I initially wanted to ask why, but then the more I thought about it, the more I feel I shouldn’t ask why.  I decided to apply the wisdom of Yoda as in this scene:

Luke: But tell me why I can’t… Yoda: No, no, there is no why. Nothing more will I teach you today. Clear your mind of questions.

 

Well, there goes the musings. Thank you for reading along. Hopefully this will jumpstart the blog and I will regularly blogging again.  However, if at any point in time I become MIA again, know that you will find me at Wailea Realty’s Maui Blog.

A hui hou!

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Mahalo Amanda Brooks for your comment.  This inspires me to continue blogging.  Love hearing how A Maui Blog helps readers enjoy Maui.

 

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