According to the Pacific Business News, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network recently registered a business, “Oprah’s Farm LLC” with the Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs.
In January, several websites quoted a National Enquirer article that reported that Oprah is considering a move to Hawaii. A source told National Enquirer magazine: “It’s always been a dream of Oprah’s to operate a farm in Maui if her life were ever to slow down.”
“Oprah’s in for the long haul to make OWN a success. But if it doesn’t work out she’s ready to slap on the overalls and start a new life as a farmer in Hawaii.”
Maybe Oprah can host a Hawaii-based talk show in between her farm work?
According to this report by Inman News, Hawaii ranks #8 among 10 U.S. hot spots for global home-buyers. The majority of the markets are recognized as tourist destinations.
The markets in this report were chosen based on the percentage of all homes sold in the area from May 2011 through January 2012 for which a foreign mailing address was listed for the buyer on the property deed.
Canada, the largest source of foreign buyers in the U.S., is experiencing their own real estate boom fueled by foreign investment.
I was fortunate to get close enough to see Emperor Akihito’s plane when he visited last week, and I also got to see him disembark. But unfortunately, I couldn’t capture a clear image of the Emperor and Empress.
The 28-story missile X-Band defense radar is designed to work with ground-based missile interceptors on the island of Kauai to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles during their final phase of flight. The radar is described by Lt. Gen Trey Obering (director of United States Missile Defense Agency) as being able to track an object the size of a baseball over San Francisco in California from the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, approximately 2,900 miles (4,700 km).
In the event we’ll need to use the missile defense system, let’s hope they hit this one out of the park.
Woke up early Saturday morning to walk for another good cause, The Hawaii Visitor Industry Charity Walk. This year’s walk raised $925,000 for local charities. Some of those local charities includes: Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, Mental Health Kokua, Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald Charities and more totaling 190 different charities.
土曜日に早起きをしてちょっと社会に貢献していきました The Hawaii Visitor Industry Charity Walk. 毎年恒例のこのイベントは今年は$925,000もローカルチャリティーグループに貢献しました。 例としてHabitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, Mental Health Kokua, Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald Charities など合計で190以上のチャリティーグループがこの恩恵を受けました。
It’s been a while since I visited Waikiki Beach, I was a little surprised to see how crowded it was. There were thousands of people lounging on the sand, surfing, and taking the catamaran tours. If there’s a recession, there was no sign of it in Waikiki.