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Another day in Paradise & a little of Toro Nagashi

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urbanguy    0

Alrighty, well for Memorial Day I went over to the Main Honolulu Police Station to have a little BBQ with some of Honolulu's finest, It was such a perfect day for BBQ'n and a great start to a wonderful day. :D

Here's part of the Main Honolulu Police Station, I'm actually on top of the rest of the building, they basically turned the roof into a park.

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Downtown Honolulu thru the trees

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...and again

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A little of the Midtown "Kaka'ako" Skyline

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Octopus legs on the grill....mmmmmm ;)

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Hehe my little plate of food...a little mixture of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hawaiian, etc food hey I even had some Pasteles! Its normal to have a mixture of different ethnic cuisines for a bbq/pot luck in Hawaii, its just one of the many things that make it special and trully multicultural.

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BBQing some Kalbi (Korean short ribs)...Yum!

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Alright now off to Ala Moana Beach to see the Toro Nagashi Floating Lattern Ceremony one of Hawaii's many many many cultural events, btw this is my neighborhood beach I live like several blocks up from here.

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A little about the Toro Nagashi

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The Lantern floating is a time-honored Buddhist rite originating in Japan and conducted in order to pay respects to our ancestors and comfort the spirits of the deceased. During this Toro-Nagashi, or "lantern offerings on the water," candle-lit lanterns are individually set afloat on the ocean and are said to ferry spirits "from the shore of delusion to the shore of salvation."

During the ceremony of the Toro Nagashi or "lantern offerings on the water," lanterns containing lit candles on wooden bases are set afloat.

These lanterns carry our heartfelt prayers for victims of wars, water-related accidents, natural disasters, famine and disease, as well as for our loved ones and ancestors. It is through this ceremony and the Water Consolatory Service held the day before at Shinnyo-en Hawaii that the sincere prayers of everyone are united

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Neo    199

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Octopus legs? What do they taste like...I'm not so sure I'd eat one...but interesting to say the least!

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urbanguy    0

You know its actually pretty good but i grew up eating a lot of these different things so i'm used to it. However, i dont think there is anything that you could really compare it to, we usually slice it up and eat or add some shoyu etc :D

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