a. The first ceremony was a personal one on 10 August2009 at Rainbow Falls:
This ceremony was repeated a year later.
c. We honeymooned when the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel first opened, so that became site #3. Then, I went on to the Four Seasons Hualalai, which became the fourth:
#5, and #6 was at the Halemaumau Crater at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park:
d. #7 was on my apartment roof, in a pot of sunbursts, which bloom every year in July, the month of her birth and death.
e. My first international ceremony was on 8February2010 at the Taj Mahal, #8:
g. On 17January2011 I visited the north side of Kauai, where I tossed her ashes, #11, into Hanalei Bay:
our waterfall in Kilauea, #12. This is where we lived soon after we were married. Our backyard was the scene from the film, South Pacific, where you can click on France Nuyen and Happy Talk. Honestly, Pearl looked like France.
real estate on sale. I think this view costs $3 million.
Then, in Japan, there were several Sakura sites, starting on 26March2011 at the Kumamoto Castle, #14:
Of course at the Peace Park in Hiroshima on 30March2011, #16, from where her ancestors came:
In Kyoto, #17 on 1April2011 at either Yasaka Shrine or Murayama Park, where there is the oldest Sakura in the city:
#18 on 8April2011 outside the Park Hyatt Tokyo, her favorite hotel:
Of course, I will need to again stop at Jindaiji:
for I failed to lay her ashes here, I was just stunned.
The Dow Jones Industrials fell 118 to 12,263, with world markets also all down. Oil prices tumbled, NYMEX now at $106/barrel and Brent $121/barrel. Goldman Sachs predicted that petroleum could drop by $20/barrel (into the Spring), so investors are getting out. This means airline stocks should jump up. GS predicted in 2008 that oil would reach $200/barrel. It did not not, but the $147/barrel price in July was a shock to the system. Gold today dropped $4/toz to $1455.