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Angels All Around You

Do you believe in angels? Aunty kind of did.  Some friends knew they were real, even saw them and heard from them.  But Aunty wasn't sure - until meeting Estelle Small at a recent "Angels, Intuition, and Making Sense of it All" talk, and then a subsequent private consultation ($95) to learn the particulars of the team (!) of Aunty's own angels that help fulfill Aunty's purpose in life. Some people have 1 or ...

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Aunty’s Googling day

Firstly, Aunty wants to share her current favorite granola bar - 18 Rabbits.  This bar has been in Aunty's purse for ages - carrying it around in case of hunger attacks while away from home, but never trying it - yet.  During the very (very) long car ride to Google's Mountain View corporate offices, Aunty needed something to eat and opened this stored bar without any expectations.  It is rather flat (thus b ...

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And da winnah for Aunty’s SUV is……

This is the first time that Aunty took so much time and effort in finding her perfect next vehicle.  Usually, it is a one stop deal for a car that catches Aunty's fancy, and then surprising Uncle and kids with it in the driveway. This time Aunty wanted a compact SUV that had a power lift gate, looked good, smelled good, drove well, and was quiet.  Also, it had to have a lane change assist feature that would ...

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Compact SUV reviews- part 2

2016 Mazda CX-5 (2017 not available yet) Mazda of Honolulu is located on Ala Moana Boulevard where the go carts used to be for a short time.  A friendly young man waved as Aunty drove in to test drive a CX-5.  This was the instantly likeable Leo Kim, who was more than happy to let Aunty check out their vehicles and ask a lot of questions.  The first question was, "Does it have a power lift gate?"  Answer, " ...

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Aunty’s compact SUV reviews, part 1

Aunty has bought cars.  A lot of them, because for some reason or another, Aunty's current vehicle becomes outdated or lacking, and then the search is on for another vehicle. 2 years ago, Aunty bought a Subaru XV Crosstrek from Jace Sadowski at Kaimuki Subaru.  It was just the right size, super cute and cool looking.  Also, it was a Subaru - known for its reliability and high resale value.  It was a smart d ...

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Mai’s Beauty is Aunty’s top stylist

Our youngest daughter Rosie used to go to a hair stylist that she thought was the best, but we were never impressed.  One day she decided to cut her hair to shoulder length.  It was so bad, she went to her boyfriend's barber/stylist, Mai at Mai's Beauty & Barber to get it fixed.  For less than half the price, Mai styled her butchered bad cut into something really cute and flattering.  Each time she went ...

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Consignment Center in Kahala, Sweet!

The old Tony Roma across from Kahala Mall was never the same after it left.  A few failed businesses and a lot of vacant months seemed a shame, for such a prime location.  Recently, a bright lighted sign would catch Aunty's eye every time she drove by on Waialae Avenue, "Consignment Center - Furniture, Art & Antiques", Ola! It was a gotta-check-out kind of place, and one day, Aunty drove into the very l ...

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Sugru, like Super Putty on steroids!

Aunty loves Sugru.  It can fix almost ANYthing.  It air hardens to a tough flexible rubber in a day.  It is like super glue, polymer clay, and Playdoh, all rolled into one little package.  It is a bit pricey and comes in little bitty blister packages to keep the air out.  It can attach to wood, metal, rocks, plastic, rubber, glass, paper, and almost everything, except air and water. Aunty will update in ano ...

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Good looking and cool = KunkleWorks.com!

For years, we parked in our driveway with power, telephone, and cable lines overhead across the entire length of the driveway from utility post to a garage that was not usable as a garage.  Being parked in the sun was not great, but it was okay, since we had eclipsesunshades.net retractable windshield covers that helped to keep cars cooler during the day. However, it was the dang birds' poop that was not ok ...

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Kahai Street Kitchen = Yum!!!

Remember the old Guri Guri place on the corner of King and Coolidge, then it was HK Drive Inn, then a couple of other places that didn't make it?  It is located just past First Hawaiian Bank and across the Moiliili softball park. Well, it is now the Kahai Street Kitchen, and the food is DA BOMB!  Prices are a little higher than regular plate lunches but it is like eating the top chef local food on styrofoam ...

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