[ SUNDAY TRAVEL ]
THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF
IN THE UNIVERSE
Lauren Hong sent in this picture of the "Big Pineapple" on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. "I was studying abroad in Australia for a year, and this is one of the attractions I visited," she said. "I guess the Hawaii pineapple moved to Australia."
James Iwamura took two photographs of his wife, Susan, on their trip to the town of Paihia, North Island, New Zealand, in October. "It was very interesting to have two places in the same town with Hawaiian names," James said.
Christopher Mason of Kaneohe found another Hawaiian name in New Zealand, in Richmond, South Island.
Ron Li of Mililani found Hawaiian Shaved Ice at the Outlet Mall in Georgia. Li reports that the shave ice, which comes in Styrofoam cups in three sizes, outsells the lemonade.
More than 100 people attended the 18th annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association Convention on Oct. 14-16 in Joliet, Ill. The next convention will be Oct. 13-15 at the Joliet Holiday Inn.
After a trip to Fresno, Calif., in November to support the University of Hawaii football team, the Pangs detoured on their way home to Honolulu to visit some family. They ended up in Dana Point, Calif., and found Momilani's Island Traditions. At right is Evelyn Pang, with her daughter Lisa of Costa Mesa, Calif. Reflected in the window is Evelyn's sister Rosalyn Eng of Anaheim.
Judy Pieklo and Laure Hilden of Honolulu posed in front of a photo shop in Val de Gardena, Italy, last month on their way to Cortina de Ampezzo in the Tyrolean Alps.
"The Search for Signs of Hawaiian Life in the Universe"
is just that: We're looking for evidence of Hawaiiana everywhere but Hawaii. Send snapshots and a description to TSFSOHLITU, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 500 Ala Moana, Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813; or e-mail JPEGs or TIFFs to HiLife@starbulletin.com