The measurement parameter regarding my vital functions will be blood pressure (BP) and pulse rate (PR), for this relationship will be the focus in Part 3. For details about BP/PR, click on two of my previous postings:
First, I thought I'd walk through downtown Honolulu and keep reviewing all the better restaurants. Recently, I have tried Mandalay, a Chinese Restaurant, and Lucky Belly, a boutique fusion establishment. Previously, Duc's and Brasserie du Vin. The walk is all downhill, so I would not expect any changes to my BP/PR. For today, I selected Epic (1246: 141/85 63) and had their famous braised beef, with a split of Chandon sparkling wine:
At the end of my meal I measured at 1312: 163/86 67. The 163 should have been 125, but it takes at least half an hour period for the drop to occur. If you clicked on my earlier postings, you would have read that my blood pressure jumps when I'm hungry, actually increases during the meal, but drops almost to normal in an hour. Anyway the meal was excellent, and I walked to City Hall:
- Don't use an x or check mark: fill in the entire box.
- VOTE FOR ONLY ONE PARTY!!!
- Sign your name on the outside of the envelope...or maybe this is only for mail-ins.
The largest and finest collection of Hawaii artists are featured here. In particular, the koa bowls are fascinating:
In the meantime, what about those two hurricanes threatening Hawaii? First, Iselle hit the Big Island yesterday, but at just below hurricane strength. I find it astonishing that no hurricane has ever made landfall over this island in recorded history (although 1950 was mentioned as when reliable records were kept). In fact, I think I heard on TV that this might have been the first tropical storm to directly impact the Big Island since 1950. Only Kauai has been visited by a hurricane. Oahu and Maui may NEVER have experienced a head-on tropical storm or hurricane. This looks like a van Gogh painting, but is, instead, Hurricanes Genevieve, Iselle and Julio around Hawaii:
The bottom of course is Starry Night from the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
Hurricane Julio, still at 100 MPH, remains a possible threat, but is currently predicted to move on sufficiently north of Hawaii:
Currently, Genevieve is at 120 MPH, but sufficiently west of Hawaii:
In the West Pacific, now Tropical Storm Halong is just about striking Shikoku, and flooding will occur: