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!