Sunday, August 17, 2003

more aloha

so i think we're a-ok, we found a nice furnished place this week, got our digital cable working, might have even found a car. alas all this "stuff" has left little time for the real reason we're here, suntanning and surfing, but i guess the ocean will still be there once we're finished setting up shop. we (i) did have the most amazing gyoza the other day, the guy was just right there making it and he just fried up some up. so good. it's like tokyo + west palm beach here. i love it. have you heard of pidgin, the jamaican-style english the locals speak? we got "da jesus book" - the new testament - in pidgin. a big hit. "jesus feed four thousand guys: an he take da seven bread an da fish, and tank God fo um" or "jesus get love an aloha fo all da peopo inside jerusalem". can't wait to show you.

Sunday, August 10, 2003


well, we made it, 0 warnings, 0 errors. the trip cross-country was a bit rushed but still a ton of fun. it was crazy hot through south dakota and later through idaho and nevada, but wyoming's rockies more than made up for it. we spent the last week in california visiting friends and family before the flight out here 2 days ago...

so i guess i see what the fuss is all about, it really is ridiculously beautiful here. and we haven't even left waikiki yet. the ocean is as crystal clear as advertised and somehow the throngs of people don't seem to get in the way. today we're headed to visit the university and the neighborhoods we've been thinking of living in, hopefully we'll have a place sometime this week. school starts the 25th, so we want to have some time to settle in before then. cell-phone is working great and we have internet access in the room so i'll be checking email and on AIM from here on out.