Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Mottainai - don't waste what Nature gives you..."

Don't waste what Nature gives you. Words to live by!
"Mottainai - don't waste what Nature gives you..."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Some Maui History from Royal Guard

Paulo Faleafine belongs to the Royal Guard on Maui. He gave a presentation on the history of some of the queens and princesses of Maui during an event called Ho'ike'ike Hawaiian Heritage and Environmental Sustainability at Kamehameha iki park in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.
It's some interesting quick moving information.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

That in mind, here is a bit on Maui and Google. Awhile back I saw Google initially going around Maui with the car/camera setup and can't find that picture, but a search shows someone spotted them back in April 2919 in Pukalani, but it was probably earlier than that in Kahului.

Their new camera looks more like a ball or helmet than the old flat disc shaped one they had. This new camera has more angles that it can look at.

The cameraman Eric from Google, with his laptop installed and the car built to run this camera, is off to Hana today. So smile up on the Hana Highway and in Hana, you may be on Google Street View.

Eric, despite cloudy looking weather, will have to press on to get Maui done today. His next stop is Molokai. So be kind to him on Molokai and show them your the friendly isle.

I get caught up posting on my other blogs and facebook, I don't get back here often enough. I hope to keep the type of content more organized based on the blog that I'm posting on. Farm related on, music on and soon In the meantime some MauiPonics content is on a page of MagicMauiFarms.
Then of course EmpowerMaui is on youtube, twitter, facebook under JimHall and not doing audio shout outs on cut me slack on the audio, it"s not my speacialty, but is a great one for musicians, voice talents and people to sell their custom recording for greetings and such.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Last night's Wailuku Town 1st Friday for August was a blast as usual. Between break dancing to a multitude of bands with a jazz them to most of them, arts, crafts and plenty of food, not to mention all kinds of people. Hmm? Guess I did mention it.

Here is some video on a magician I had not seen before. If anyone has info on him, please leave me a comment.

There are more videos on the bands at or just Stop by that site and leave info on anyone you recognize or band names.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quiet Maui Sunday Morning shattered by Pawn shop burglary

Luckily Maui doesn't seem to have too many "in your face" type crimes going on, but living close to the Kahului Police Department and Hospital, I definitely get to hear all the activity.
This Sunday morning after picking up coffee and a paper, I came across a bunch of police cars around the First National Pawn shop in the Kahului industrial area.

I generally have my camera with me at all times and detours through the "less traveled" roads are my preference, which makes an industrial area on a Sunday one of those routes. It's the detours and side trips that always seem to present the photo ops.

I would rather take pictures of the scenery and wild life, but this is a sample of some of the wilder life on Maui, so here it is.

Maui July Rains

July on Maui was a pretty dry month, at least in Kahului, where my yard really showed it. Friday night, the 29th brought some pretty good rain to Kahului, enough to tell me how bad my roof leaks anyways. The day looked pretty much like all the cloudy days we seem to get now, (See or http://MagicMauiFarms for more on the chem trail theories), but I wouldn't have put money on it raining.

The rains went on into the next morning. Despite the rainfall, these pictures of Kanaha Pond show just how dried out the pond has gotten. The tradewinds and cloud cover are keeping Kahului from directly baking, but I wonder how much of the heat is trapped close to the surface by the blanket of clouds.

Friday, July 29, 2011

I bet dancing in the sand is a bigger workout. Good Jobs Kids!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Maui film "Get A Job" is a winner at the Las Vegas Film Festival!

Way to go Brian Kohne, Willie K Kahaialii, Eric Gilliom and the whole cast and crew of "Get a Job" for winning the jury award Las Vegas Film Festival. Helping to shine the light on Maui and it resource of talent.

Mahalo to Jayne Jeffrey for capturing the event on video.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Maui's Barrio Fiesta May 29, 2011

Maui's Barrio Fiesta is held on Memorial Day weekend at the Wailuku War Memorial's Soccer Field. According to one of the organizers, the Fiesta is held purposely on Memorial Day each year to remember that Filipinos have an important role.

In Hawaii, there is no doubt that part of our mixed plate of cultures includes a heavy dose of the Filipino culture. It can be seen daily in many ways and is emphasized each year though events such as Maui's Annual Barrio Fiesta.

Beyond the variety of entertainment and events, I know many look forward to indulging in the large selection of foods offered by many non profits. Most of them supported through events such as the Annual Barrio Fiesta on Maui.

Trying to be helpful, as well as keep any extra "seasoning" out of the food, Maui County Council  Member Mike Victorino wipes the hard working chef on duty, while he helps prepare the food for the traditional last day free feast that is offered up to the volunteers and the public.

Some of the non profits got pretty creative with their booths.

While I missed the rest of the entertainment and can't compare, I thought this young lady was really good and would be curious to know more about here and here performance. Any one know and want to comment?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Kikiada back to the rescue at the Maui Matsuri 2011

The Maui Matsuri Japanese Cultural Festival held on Maui is always a major event. One that is always pulled off so smoothly, at least from the publics view.

The Maui Matsuri is one of the public events held by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui (JCSM).
The JCSM was started back in 1969 by Nisei (first generation children) women that wanted to keep the heritage going. The Issei were the first generation of immigrants to Hawaii, so educating and creating awareness for their children the Nisei, the grandchildren the Sensei, their great-grandchildren the Yonsei and these days the Gosei, the fifth generation born to at least one Yonsei parent.

Mrs. Edith Izumi, the Society's first President and the member defined their objectives for the JCSM.
They are:
  • To promote and encourage the preservation and perpetuation of the Japanese culture in Hawaii;
  • To work for the common good and general welfare;
  • To promote and cultivate good fellowship among the members; and
  • To participate in activities which would enhance and enrich the life of the community.

The Maui Matsuri was held on Market Street in Wailuku Town when I first attended it. Since then they have successfully pulled off several of Matsuri events, including this years, at the now University of Hawaii-Maui Campus.

Always a highlight of the event is the visit of Kikaida and his brother Kikaida 01. Doing battle on stage to protect Maui from the Kikaida brother's longtime foes always has the kids cheering and rooting the Kikaida along. This year was no exception. For more on the Maui Matsuri you can visit their site at

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hawaii Farmers United Hosts It's First Locavore Cook-Off Contest

The highlight of the March Hawaii Farmers United meeting was the new Locavore Cook-Off Contest. With some great judging by Chef Justin Pardo of Market Fresh Bistro and fellow judge Mellisa Panzirini, as well as the wonderful cooks that enters some great food, not only did three people win great prizes from Whole Foods, Down To Earth, Hawaiian Moons and Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine, but we all got to partake of the wonderfully delicious pot luck after the contest and before one of our best meetings with around 100 people in attendance.

For some pictures and video of the contest portion, visit my Magic Maui Farms website and leave any comments or suggestion here or on Magic Maui Farms about what you think we can do to make the meetings even more informative and fun, tough shot considering how fun and educational they already are,

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Maui Farmers United One Year Anniversary Spring Equinox Meeting

Maui Farmers United One Year Anniversary Spring Equinox Meeting
Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 6 - 9:00pm

Pukalani, Tavares Center Pool Room

Localvore Potluck, Produce & Seed Swap:
Bring your home/farm grown produce for display- >>>>> For more on this meeting and it's schedule, go to Magic Maui Farms by clicking the link or this shortened url
While at the site checking out the schedule for the meeting, take a look at the Chef's Corner video with Makawao's Chef Justin Pardo of the Market Fresh Bistro. Always a favorite part of the meeting.
See you there!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Maui and Arizona Come Together For Some Music

Johnny & Jim
Sitting in front of Ross's while waiting to give his son a ride, Mr. Johnny Felipe, a name I've heard since I was a teen, was playing harmonica with his makeshift boombox/guitar pickup and a harmonica.

Before long Mr Jim Doeden, a visitor from Arizona happened up and borrowing Johnny's guitar joined Johnny in some impromptu entertaining for the people lucky enough to be around and graciously allowed me to film them.

Jim Doeden is a performing musician and has recorded CD's back home. Anyone interested can contact me and I can put you together. As for Johnny, you can catch him many days out front of Ross's just enjoying a tune or two waiting for his son. For video on the two visit my Magic Maui Music blog at


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tweeting and Posting on Twitter and Facebook from the Beach in Maui.

Are you tweeting on twitter? Posting on facebook? Do you do it just for fun?

Well, maybe you should be doing it as a career. Why not call yourself a "Social Media Manager" make about $50k a year to post on walls and tweet?

Check this story about people that are doing it and why companies are actually seeking people qualified to do this all day long. With smart phones and notebooks, there no reason you can't do it from the beach all day too!

Leave me a comment. 
Is this something you would do? 
Use the share buttons and pass it on to someone you think might.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The #1 Thing That Keeps You From Getting Results


I have powerful video for you to
watch from the free pre-event video series for the
upcoming 2011 Tapping World Summit.

Tapping World Summit 2011 - Cheryl Richardson Video

This video is with international known expert Cheryl
, a best-selling author of 5 books who is
best known as one of the world's foremost personal
coaching pioneers.

Cheryl has appeared on shows like The Oprah Winfrey
, Good Morning America and The Today Show
just to name a few.

You can see this free video by going here:

The Tapping Solution

In this video Cheryl talks out the #1 thing that locks
, anxiety and an inability to take positive action
into place…

I think this video hits on a really important topic for
most people because as I'm sure you'd agree with
me, taking action on information you learn is just
as important as learning the information in the first

If you feel like you'd like to be implementing more
of what you learn to get better results in your life
then I suggest watching this video.

It's the 3rd in the free Tapping World Summit Video
series that has been released over the last week.

Over 120,000 people have watched the first two
videos with experts Jack Canfield and Bruce Lipton.

There are also nearly 3,000 comments of praise
and appreciation for the amazing videos on the
blog that is hosting them.

I think that what is going on with this video series
and the upcoming 2011 Tapping World Summit
is something very special and unique that is
worth checking out.

Enjoy the video with Cheryl and if you haven't
yet seen the videos with Jack Canfield and Bruce
Lipton make sure to watch those also.

Here's the link again:

The Tapping Solution

Jim Hall

P.S. - I want to emphasize that this is one of the
most valuable events you''ll ever attend online. I
highly recommend you check out what's going on
here as this event only happens once per year…

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P.P.S - And if you want to learn more about the
2011 Tapping World Summit itself which starts
on February 21st then make sure to click on the
"Learn About the Tapping World Summit" button
in the navigation bar when you get to the blog. :)

Tapping World Summit 2011 - Cheryl Richardson Video

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Moving the Middle Class Worker Down the Scale

Back in October of 2009, the middle class labor was already taking a beating as the corporate world pushed ahead with not only their years of profit taking, but in many areas they were being "bailed" out by the government and ultimately the taxpayer that worked for them. So in many ways the average worker took less money, payed more of what they did make to bail out major corporations and in the end thousands were thanked by laying them off.

This clip is from one I posted then about the Carpenter's Union protesting the use of non local contractors at the Walgreens store, not only in Kahului, but the state.

Below this clip is the same protest going on Today, almost unnoticed by hundreds of Maui citizens that pass the intersection of Puunene and Kamehameha each day. The fact that people are willing to stand up for others and give their time up day after day, is something that should not become common place. The more we as the working class people are willing to accept this sort of treatment, the more likely it will be to see any one of us, family or friends walking the street in protest AND working multiple low paying jobs to get by.