Honolulu Night Market at Kaka’ako

HNLNIGHTMARKETFEB2013Yeah, I know. It’s a week late to be posting this but this week has been so hectic! Last weekend I went to the Honolulu Night Market at Kaka’ako con mis amigos LJ and Chris. It was unlike any other HNL Night Market they’ve held in the past! There were more food booths (more like an Eat the Street meets fashion meets the club), the usual pop-up shops, live art, a live band, a bar and a DJ booth with Harlem shakers. It was pretty awesome. I gather it coincided with the new happenings with Pow Wow Hawaii and the Kaka’ako businesses.

Just take a drive down Kaka’ako, you have everything from cafes to auto-tinting businesses covered in beautiful murals by artists all over the world. It’s raining paint, HONOLULU! I love it and can’t get enough of the ever-changing buildings. Hawaii is full of color and culture and this art movement represents all that is “Hawaii.”

Unleash your inner Korean Dragon

There’s this funny inside joke going around in my family. I think I started it a few years back. My mother’s family is a mixture of Chinese, Portuguese, French and Korean. Although they are all completely different, there’s one trait that they all share: a low tolerance of bull… My mom’s family is mostly made up of the strongest women I know, mostly because they all exhibit the true nature of a hot-headed, always-right, never-mistaken, Korean woman. Every time someone gets angry, stressed out or loud, we say “the Korean dragon lady is coming out.” (You may think it’s odd, since the dragon is typically associated with Chinese culture, but it works well within our family of mixed Asians.) It’s a silly joke we play to lighten the mood and also make fun of how we all easily become irate.