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Joy To The World and Happy New Year!

Photo Credit: Marilyn of @MauiFarmTours

Photo Credit: Marilyn of @MauiFarmTours (photo linked)

How was your Christmas 2013? For me it was wonderful.  On the eve of Christmas I posted this musing and after I hit the publish and share button, I had doubts.  Maybe it’s too personal and I shouldn’t have shared it on this blog.  Maybe it’s too melancholic for Christmas.  After musing back and forth I decided it was a good thing. It’s a good thing to be authentic even though it will make me more vulnerable. It is good to be personal on this blog because that is what sets this apart from other blogs that promote Maui.  I am not here to promote Maui, I am here to talk story about life on Maui, and most likely that will be my life that I am talking about.
While browsing through my Facebook stream, I saw this link to Brene Brown’s post The Magic Is In The Mess that validated my previous post.  I was not just me that feel that way on Christmas Eve.  Joy and peace abounded even more.
And talk about joy and peace.  On Christmas Eve our refrigerator died!  Our family plan of going to the beach and enjoying Maui was changed. We ended up gathering coolers, buying ice, calling repair man, etc. etc. On the upside, we realized how much food we have on the refrigerator and how blessed we are that way, on the downside, it will take probably two weeks for the parts needed to arrive to Maui so we will be a house with no refrigerator for two weeks! Because we are so accustomed to having a refrigerator, this is not going to be easy.  One option is to buy a new one, but this one we have is only 3 years old. We shouldn’t be buying  a new one (not to mention that will be an expensive buy and it’s not in the budget!).
The interesting thing is that that throughout this ordeal, I was very peaceful and joyful even.  We could have had a different reaction of being anxious, bummed or upset about this, but we took it in stride.   We did the best we can to stuff everything in coolers and off we went to a Christmas Eve Service at Hope Chapel.  I sat throughout the service with peace and joy.  And that is wonderful.
Hubby dear posted something about the death of our refrigerator on Facebook. Lo and behold, one of our friends, Kim of KLC commented saying they have an extra refrigerator in their garage that we can borrow!  How cool it that? Very cool in my opinion. What are the chances of having friends with someone who has an extra refrigerator for us to use for two weeks? Slim. And so I take this as a little Christmas miracle.
Now that Christmas 2013 is over, I look forward to Christmas 2014. In the meantime, I also look forward to a brand new year.  Are you excited about the coming new year? I am. I am very excited!
Tomorrow I will be sharing something exciting. It will give you a chance to win $50,000 dollars. And I am not kidding. It’s for real.  So stay tuned!  A hui you!




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And This Is The Reason Why My Post About My New Year Reflection Is Not Yet Uploaded….


Instead of staying at home to have my quiet time or reflection, goal setting, and blog posting (which I all love doing on a New Year’s Eve), I decided to stay at the party my family attended so that I can watch the fireworks that my husband enjoy putting together.   The details are not bloggable -you have to be there to understand how spectacular it is and why he thoroughly enjoys doing it.  I also had a good time at the party connecting with some of our friends in real life. The party hosts were wonderful (they host this every year), and the party was really fun. A good spread of delicious food (potluck) and they had the cutest “pupu” in town:

So let this be my first post of the year.

I’d say I gain a point for being a supportive wifey.

Hello 2012 – welcome. We’re glad you’re here!

(Update:  I lost my “good wifey points. Hubby saw me browsing through Facebook at  2AM. He was not pleased.   ;)


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Happy New Year Maui Style – Fireworks In The Neighborhood and at the Grand Wailea

This is so far the best video I had watch on “New Year Fireworks at the Grand Wailea” uploaded on Youtube. It’s definitely Maui Style. There are many posted on Youtube but I chose this one for A Maui Blog because it’s kinda local style :)

Are you going to watch the fireworks tonight? Where are you going? There are three public firework displays in Maui County this year including shows at the following locations: Hana, below Fagan’s Cross; Kihei, on a barge offshore fronting the Grand Wailea Hotel; and on Lanai at the Manele Bay Hotel.

And if you are looking for “where to eat on New Years Day and Eve”, go to Go Visit Hawaii and “where to party on New Years Eve” go to  Maui Now.

Be safe, have fun, have a Happy New Year!

P.S. Don’t “drink and drive”. Mahalo!

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