Honolulu - How to spend a Saturday in Paradise :-)

There are so many great ways to make a day into a wonderful day - we did several of them on Saturday!
Starting off with a visit to the Japanese Cultural Center which is not too far from our Hawaiian home. It has a little museum with a very interesting exhibition about the history of the Japanese immigrants in Hawaii. Some of it is rather sad... But they are a very important ethnic group here and have been for a long time.

Kendo practice

Ceramics exhibition

As we walked back, we passed by “Teddy’s Bigger Burgers”. OK, so we had already eaten quite some hamburgers here, in various degrees of refinement.... But this place was recommended to us, so we went in and got some burgers and fries - and I can really recommend them!

I had what they call a Teri burger - which means that it has Teriaky sauce (one of the Japanese things that have definitely made it into every day life in Hawaii is the food!). Delicious! teddysbiggerburgers.com/

Then Willow and me went to the Island Oasis dance studio which is situated in the Aloha Tower mall. I taught a choreography workshop there with some lovely students. It’s always a joy to spread my knowledge and see how the students enjoy it.

To end this nice day, Oli and I dressed up and Willow drove us to Waikiki for a Saturday night stroll.

Actually, we started it with a round of shopping at the big “Forever 21” store there. (some H&M style shop). 

A wave of denim!

Strange fashion...

Then Willow went back home while we looked for the famous Duke’s bar to finally drink a Mai Tai - which is just so much better if you are sitting on the terrace of a bar right by the beach!

We could hardly hear the waves though, because the place was so packed with people, and they had live music too. We shared a “Hula pie” which turned out to consist mainly of ice cream. And of course it was huge! 

As we slowly headed home, we dropped into Armani Exchange (they are open until midnight!) where Oli bought a pair of pants. Oh yeah, don’t go shopping under the influence of alcohol if you don’t really want to spend money :-)

All that was left to do was get on a bus and drive home...