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8/31/2015 Greek Festival

September already? Well, almost. Time continues to fly...

August 30th (Sunday): Hawaii Greek Festival
While not quite as unexpected as the Scottish Festival, the fact that there's a Greek festival here in Hawaii surprised me when I first attended last year (see the August 24th entry). While I certainly enjoy all the Asian festivals, these European ones are a nice change of pace. Like last year, there was plenty of Greek music and dancing. You know, now that I think about it, it's kind of interesting that virtually every culture developed some type of circle dance. Just about every European, Asian, and Middle Eastern country I can think of has one of some kind...
Anyway, there was also plenty of Greek food, of course. I tried ouzo sorbet, which was good and really refreshing. For some reason, I had it in my head that ouzo was citrus based (guess I got it confused with kitron), so the taste completely caught me off guard. For the record, ouzo is a liquor made with anise, giving it a liquorice flavor.
Next year, I'm kind of tempted to go to the festival in the evening instead of early afternoon, since it may have more of a party atmosphere later in the day. On the other hand, it's probably a lot more crowded and I bet that they'll have sold out of a lot of the food by then (I arrived an hour after the festival opened and they were already out of a couple things), so maybe not...


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8/28/2015 Weekend activities

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Seems like there's something going on every weekend for quite a while. Last weekend was the Made in Hawaii Festival and that mini anime convention. This Sunday is the Greek Festival and the one after that is the Okinawan Festival. After that? The Hawaii 5-0 premiere on the beach. Then Connie comes the same weekend as a comic convention. And the weekend after that is the Chinese Moon Festival. Expect travelogue entries for at least some of those.

Anyway, things could potentially get pretty busy for me in another couple of weeks (it's still a bit up in the air), but there should still be plenty of fun stuff to look forward to this fall as well.


8/26/2015 Long day

I took my car in yesterday for some basic maintenance. The kind that usually takes an hour or two. But, despite having an appointment, they got really backlogged and I was stuck there for around five and a half hours. Which wouldn't have been quite so annoying had I brought something to keep me busy. Sigh... My fault for not being prepared I guess. Next time, I'm definitely bringing something, even if I don't expect the appointment to take very long.


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