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Running, Walking and Watching Maui Sunset

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The other day my daughter  asked me why I have not been running lately. I told her that I couldn’t find time.  Morning run I can do on the weekend but it’s hard to do it on work days.  “How about after work?”  she asked.  I told her when I come home  after work, I cook dinner for our family, then we eat as a family, and by the time we are done cleaning up it is already dark and I didn’t want to walk/run in the dark.  She said “Since I do not have work tonight, I volunteer to cook dinner for our family so you can run.” Appreciative and grateful, I accepted my daughter’s loving offer. And so that late afternoon I walked/ran.  And what a great treat that was.  Not only did I get my exercise but I got to a beautiful sunset up close that day/night.  I used to watch the sunset from our lanai and kitchen window as I was cooking, but that day I was able to see it from the beach!

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First I walked down Keonekai Road.  As I was walking and running I can see that the sun is about to set and I had a feeling it is going to be an awesome one.  Well. almost all Maui Sunsets are awesome in my opinion but there are days when it is extra ordinary, when the sky turns into a beautiful hue of green, orange, pink and purple on an afterglow. I had a feeling that was going to be the case that day. And my feeling was right.

At the end of Keonekai Road, I crossed the street and went to Kamaole Beach III to take some photos of the Maui Sunset ….

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Aside from watching the sunset, I love love watching people watch sunset.  There’s something magical about it. It’s an de-stresser in my opinion.

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I already took several shots of people watching Maui Sunset but I had to take another one when I saw this couple.  Isn’t this sweet?

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As I was watching the sunset I remembered  that my goal that day (and my agreement with my daughter) is to run and walk and get exercise. I proceeded to walk back to the sidewalk.  As I was walking back  I took more photos of people watching sunset at Kam III.

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And there are more.  At the time I was taking this photos many people were still coming in. At first I thought the poor people coming in late missed a beautiful sunset but I was wrong ….

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As I was walking on the sidewalk on the other side of the street across from Kamaole Beach III Park, I can see that a new twist is going on the Maui Sunset …

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I tried to concentrate on walking and running. As I passed by Hale Kamaole entrance I was mesmerized by the beautiful bougainvillas that I once again took photos of it. One of our Real Estate Team at Wailea Realty has many listings in that Hale Kamaole neighborhood I thought I can use this photo later for work.

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As I continue to walk I continue to see the beautiful Maui Sunset from the other side of the road.  When I looked and saw the scence above I knew I had to go back to he beach and get more Maui Sunset pics. I run towards the Mana Kai parking lot to try to capture the actual setting of the sun. Oh I had to run fast, really fast!

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Upon entering the parking lot, this is what I saw….

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And as I get closer,  this is what I saw. Oh what a beautiful sight!

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On both sides from where I am I can see people … lots of people watching the beautiful Maui Sunset.  We are so blessed to be able to see this marvelous event….

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And after the sun had set, I run again. I run back to home feeling grateful, feeling “healthy”, feeling appreciative of everything I’ve got.


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Maui Sunset Love Never Gets Old


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I took my teenage son for a driving practice yesterday. He is actually pretty good and is ready to take the test but I am just happy to go with him driving as I get to take photos while he drive.  While we were at Hope Chapel, I saw that a beautiful sunset is about to happen.  My son drove to a beach nearby so I can  take my sunset photos. Ahhh,  the calming effect of Maui Sunset never gets old.  I have to admit that as much as I love holidays, the holiday problems that come with it also stresses me out. Watching Maui sunset is one of the many ways I combat the stress. Something about it reminds tell me that Gods is in control and everything is gonna be all right….

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Whale Day 2013 on Maui

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For more photos of the Whale Day Parade, please go to A Maui Blog Facebook Page.  And while you are there, I suggest you like the page too :) Mahalo!


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In Kihei Town … We’re Gonna Have A Party!

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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)
Our friend Peter Liu blogged about Kihei Fourth Friday too. Go check it out on this link to  Peterliu47.com
Worried about PARKING?
Pi‘ikea Avenue will be closed from the traffic circle down to South Kihei Road (between Longs Drugs and Stella Blues Café), providing plenty of room for the festivities. Plenty of parking is available at Azeka Shopping Center – Makai, Kihei Plaza, and St. Theresa’s Church.
This Kihei Town Party will be live streamed at http://www.kiheifridays.com/live/
For quick Updates, make sure you LIKE the Kihei Fourth Friday Facebook Page 
 And other information can be found on the Kihei Fourth Fridays Website
Kihei Fridays is also on Twitter and the official HASHTAG for the event is #Kihei
I heard there are over 50 volunteers right now spending an enormous amount of time planning and organizing this event to make it  successful. People like Pat and  Sol from Kre8tive Khaos,  Jen Tempchin, and many more.  We appreciate them all, and we appreciate all the sponsors too, like Java Cafe who will provide the wifi of the social media peeps :)
Here’s are the video and  copy of the Kihei Fridays poster for more information:

I would truly  appreciate it if yu can help spread the word about this event.  You can hit one of the buttons below – LIKE on FB, Google Plus, LinkedIn or Pin it on your Pinterest.  Mahalo and see you there!
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