While waiting for the next post:
Busy on Paradise sounds like an oxymoron isn’t? For the visitors, Maui represent paradise, a place to relax, renew and rejuvenate. For the guests on the island, it’s a place to enjoy and to be carefree. And all these are true. Maui is all that.
However, for those of us who live here, life can get so busy that we neglect to enjoy this place we call paradise. And we don’t want that to happen, do we?
Maybe this is why I love talking story about Maui, and I love interacting with the readers who dreams of visiting Maui and some dreams of moving here. It keeps that I am so lucky to live here feeling alive
Photo: Blue Water Rafting (and our family is going to try this out soon! fun!)
I love the Hawaiian word ALOHA, especially after learning about the deeper meaning of Aloha. Next to aloha, there is another Hawaiian word that I truly like, and that is KOKUA. To me, Kokua means ”aloha in action” . And here’s what the dictionary says about it:
I have been very busy lately (actually not just lately but almost always). There are many events, projects and activities on Maui that I want to write about to show my KOKUA. The thing is I can’t find the time to focus and write a full post for each of them (this busy working mama’s plate is full).
However, these events, projects and activities are all with a good cause and I will feel bad if I neglect to share them with you. So I am just going to lump them all together here on this post and hope that you will be able to attend and support at least one, better yet all these.
BUY BACK THE BEACH
GO RED GARDEN PARTY
VOTE FOR PAIA
Aloha Logo courtesy of Project Aloha. Find out more about Project Aloha.
Have you heard that there is going to be a huge town party happening in Kihei on December 28 (yes, this Friday!) starting at 6m at the Azeka Shopping Center Mauka Side? I bet you already have, but if you haven’t you do now. I encourage you to come, it’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone!
Our friend Erik Blair is the social media coordinator for this event. Since the social media peeps on Maui support each other, here I am blogging about Kihei Fourth Friday …
And it’s all good.
So, why should you come to this Kihei Fourth Friday event? There are 101 reasons why. Let’s discuss a few: (if you are not n Maui right now, I request that you share this on your Facebook page as well so your friends who are here can will know about this. Mahalo!)
- For the residents of Kihei Town, you’d want to come out to show support of your town. It’s that simple. It’s the inaugural event and we are hoping to make an impact. It’s a great way to support your community.
- For the non- residents of Kihei – we invite you to come and party with us – make it your Pau Hana event for Friday. There will be 3 designated “beer gardens” if you like to chill out with a couple glass of beers. And for those with family, there is a designated safe ”Keiki Zone” with loads of fun activities to do!
- For the tourists and visitors, you’d want to come to experience a local event. There will also be Hula for you to enjoy and locally made arts and crafts will be available.
- For the family oriented, this is a great event to go to on your family night. Kihei Town Party will have a Keiki and Youth Zone – a safe zone for them to enjoy. A lot of surprises and fun activities are planned! (Photo from The Kihei Fridays Public Event Invitation on Facebook)
- For the Foodies, you’ll be in heaven! The Kihei Town Party has a wide selection of Food Vendors with a variety of food to choose from!
- For the Music Lovers, and for those who enjoy live music, Erin Smith and The Throwdowns, and The House Shakers, featuring Lenny Castellanos from Mick Fleetwood’s Blues Band, will rock the event! You won’t want to miss this! (Credit: Photo of Erin and the ThrowDowns is from their Facebook Page)