Lanikai Pillbox Hike

IB Lanikai Pillbox copyI’m not the kind of girl that hikes. I don’t look like a hiker nor act like one. But FoodographyHI is one of those people that make anything treacherous or physically painful seem exciting and adventurous. She convinced me to do the Lanikai Pillbox Hike with her yesterday and we died many times before making it to the top. We had a little spat about making it up that last part because I didn’t want to fall off the cliff and get killed. But again, she convinced me with the “we made it all the way up here, what’s another five minutes?” speech. As terrified as I was, I managed to climb my way to the top with her and we sat atop the pillbox and enjoyed the view of Kailua, Lanikai and Waimanalo. It was worth it.

The hardest part of the hike was actually going down. I think I fell a good six times due to the worn out traction on my sneakers. I got some cuts and scrapes to prove it!

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Inside of the pillbox, there were some tags and this awesome artwork. I didn’t get a good photo of the outside (which had a snowman and some Christmas designs), but the inside was pretty cool.

Thanks to FoodographyHI for pushing me to the top. It’s awesome to feel that fear inside you once in a while, it makes you feel alive! That’s my take on the last adrenaline rush for 2012. Peace.

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On my way home from work…

…the sky was turning purple and lucky thing I had my DSLR in my trunk. This is one thing I love about working in Kaneohe. It’s country, it’s a little ghetto and you really can’t beat the beautiful scenery. These shots, however, were taken on my drive home through Waimanalo.

 

I usually listen to island music on my long journey home to unwind, but Frank Ocean made his way onto my playlist and paved the mood for the rest of the way.

You may be wondering why the sequencing of the photos don’t make any sense. Well, that’s because I was chasing the sunset towards Hawaii Kai. It was dark in Kaneohe and Kailua by the time I made it to see the sun go down from my house.

 

#INSTALIFE >>> Lolita & escargot

Me and my buck teef, trying to show off my somewhat new fringe earrings.

I just bought Lolita en español and Isabel Allende’s El cuaderno de Maya >>> summer reading is in full effect.

I took this photo at Whole Foods in Kailua. I was so tempted to make my own escargot but I decided to just eat it at a nice restaurant instead. We all gotta splurge once in a while. Besides, I don’t think I can stomach separating the poor snails from their shells. I’d rather just see them in mini bubbly butter, garlic and cheese jacuzzis at a French restaurant.