Saturday, August 11, 2012

Voted and Beef Teriyaki Skewers

Earlier today, I voted at the polls in Hawaii's primary election for Senator and Honolulu mayor. Later, stopped by the Waikiki Bon Dance. It use to be held in a large parking lot. The Waikiki Bon Dance was then probably the largest bon dance on the island by square footage. From what I know, the hotel that owned the parking lot was sold and the new owners discontinued the annual bon dance which had become a yearly tradition around my neighborhood. Today the Waikiki Bon Dance is held in front of the Pacific Beach Hotel, that's the hotel which has the restaurant with the huge aquarium (oceanarium) in it, but the space that the dance is now held on is the size of a postage stamp without the paper envelope. There's minimal space for the stage and the dancers, much less, room for the people watching the festival. But then, the bon dance is held Friday & Saturdays for three consecutive weekends, whereas, the other local bon dances, only for a single weekend. Unfortunately, this Waikiki venue lacks the pièce de résistance in the food department .... teriyaki strips of meat on bamboo skewers, that's ubiqutious at local bon dances.


Kay said...

This is so cool. I like the lady with the purple hair. I still haven't been to a Bon dance this year. What happened to Mufi anyway?

RONW said...

Kay- Mufi ran for one too many office. People tired off him. Might have made a difference if he finished up his term as mayor, dunno. However, Tulsi is sorta an insult to Mufi becoming the first soli (Samoan) in Congress. I personally feel he deserved the distinction more than Tulsi who really hasn't been around dat long.