I met my friends from NY Wayland and Desiree for dinner tonight at Champa Thai. It was delicious! I had a great time–seeing them was like a little bit of home. Wayland is originally from Hawaii so it was great to get his perspective on alot of things like art and community on the Island. They told me to check out Makapu’u Beach Park/Waimanalo and Sea Life Park.
We had pad see yew and fried tofu with garlic sauce. YUUUM. Oh yes and I drove myself to dinner for the second time. Which again, is very exciting. If cars weren’t one of the leading contributors to global warming I’d want to drive everywhere.
I picked up Honolulu Magazine recently. The current issue is 50 reasons to love this city. The two things that stuck out were Waimanalo Beach and plate lunches at The Rainbow Drive-In. Seeing Wayland and Desiree made me miss NY a bit.
I’m going to attend a Bamboo Ridge meeting tomorrow. It’s interesting because part of why I wanted to come to Hawaii was to get some distance from things including community–to discover a new world. But I find the more that I meet people here that anonymity is something you have to consciously maintain. I’m not sure how I feel about that right now.