Hanamoku Family’s Christmas Cookies of 2021

Siddhartha Gautama himself. I was going for a hint of Santa Claus. Mrs. Hanamoku and I usually make more cookies, but we're both on a diet. We will partition these out through Christmas Day. For the Eternal Fishnu, I tried out a Jackson Pollock-ish technique for the "glitter" of a mahimahi. The Eternal Fishnu. I … Continue reading Hanamoku Family’s Christmas Cookies of 2021

Mrs. Hanamoku’s Special Salmon Misoyaki for Bodhi Day Dinner

Butterfish Misoyaki. My favorite meal for pretty much my entire life. Butterfish Misoyaki has always been my favorite dish, as well as Mrs. Hanamoku's. It's a Hawaii favorite. But not living in Hawaii anymore, having this dish isn't as easy as picking up a bento from Times Supermarket or the neighborhood okazuya. A variation of … Continue reading Mrs. Hanamoku’s Special Salmon Misoyaki for Bodhi Day Dinner

It’s About 3 Months Until Bodhi Day 2021

The "vacation" place where my early and unexpected Bodhi Season for 2021 began. The somewhat reddish sunrise is an effect of smoke from forest fires cleaning out the accumulated debris. When the smoke clears, those forests will continue on with a new trajectory. Bodhi Day 2021 is a little over three months from now - … Continue reading It’s About 3 Months Until Bodhi Day 2021

Kintsugi – 10 Days Until the Lunar Bodhi Day

This chunk of rhyolite cracked and patched with green jasper. How many would have picked up this chunk of rhyolite if not for that contrasting green band? Life cracks us in many ways, but when we heal, the scar leaves us more interesting than before. When we inconveniently discover a gap in our skillset, the … Continue reading Kintsugi – 10 Days Until the Lunar Bodhi Day