- friday was my mom and grandma's birthday (my mom was born on her mom's birthday). family and friends stopped in to say "hello"... my cousin brought over a delicious cake from elvin's bakery...stawberry shortcake to be exact:
- on friday night we celebrated the spirits of our ancestors-- with friends at the bon dance in my hometown. in hawaii we celebrate obon season from june through august. with various temples hosting a bon dance each weekend. the temple that held the festivities is right down the street from my house. I have been going to it every year since I was born!
young and old dance in circles around a high wooden tower (bandstand) called a yagura -- some wear traditional japanese costumes, some wear "happi coats" -- short jackets, and many dance in regular clothing. it was packed-- the food lines seriously took an hour...
we ended up going again on saturday night. em kept saying dance, again...dance, again!
- on saturday, we spent the day at the made in hawaii festival. I didn't buy too much but did score two roberta oaks (which I plan on blogging about soon) dresses for $60!
- on sunday we had a birthday lunch for my grandma at assagio's. the cake my aunty ordered was hilarious. you'll see why:
who's "granda", and why do we have her cake??? haha.
another fun, but busy weekend...