Thursday, May 13, 2010

Words That Inspire #3

"Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends"
Courtland Milloy

Being separated 3,000 miles from most of my family in the mainland is difficult and sometimes I do miss having my old friends and family close by to visit and share some time with.

In Hawaii we have our own version of family we call our Ohana ( a non-familial extended family) these become our adopted family of friends who live on the island and we spend most of our time socializing with our Ohana family.

Most of our gatherings are always focused on food activities, in fact my ohana is part of the Big Island International Cooking group and we always put together amazing dinner parties.

There's always plenty of delicious dishes and something new to try. How would you like to join us for some of these meals?

Or how about something sweet like these?

I am blessed to see that I also do have a wonderful Ohana here in East Hawaii and life is very special here...thank you my ohana.

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 Next week's quote is:

May 21 - "Instant gratification takes too long". Carrie Fisher


  1. A wonderful post Noel. You have some great friends, and the food looks absolutely delicious.

  2. Oh Noel! You DID get InLinkz! And me with NO Photo!!Hahaaa..oh well, Next time!
    There's Nothing that can replace good friends!!

  3. Hi Noel, the food looks to good to eat! I say, good friends, good company, good food and good wine, can one ask for more? Happy weekend!

  4. Wonderful food! I am getting hungry!...Christine

  5. Living in Israel we too are many thousands of miles from our family so we too have developed our own ohana family, and couldn't be closer if we tried. (It's great - we get all of the love and closeness of family holidays without any of the drama LOL.)

    My photography is now available for purchase - visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!

  6. Heisann!

    Where do I link my post?
    Nice firends and family you have.. with great humor!

  7. Lovely photos of happy faces. Having wonderful friends in life is rewarding.

    Sorry wasn't able to visit your photo hunt last week. I'm making it up now.

  8. lovely photos...when I visit a country..the first think taht I TO EAT...HAHAHHAHAHA

    great shots, Noel...
    have a nice day

  9. You have a very beautiful Ohana! Good food too!

    Today I am going to meet my fellow Negrosanon and hope to come back with some photos to share.


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