At that point there was a slight jostling of the ground and I asked someone what day this was. There was no response, although my impression was a sense that I was in San Francisco just before the 1906 earthquake. However, like my boxing match, I woke up before anything happened. Here is City Hall today, which is an entirely new structure built a couple of blocks away from the original.
Today I return to Honolulu and, if I get back in time, will join my 15 Craigside dining outers at Sarento's, an Italian restaurant with Greek undertones at the Top of the Ilikai. The owner is Aaron Placourakis, who was my neighbor a third of a century ago. His wife, Tina, was a Miss Hawaii and later became a black belt martial artist. Fifteen years ago, their son, Jesse, was a judo star:
Typhoon Noul is at 120 MPH with gusts up to 150 MPH, and will further strengthen into a Category 4 hurricane. The track shows the eye making landfall far north of Manial, then heading for the east coast of Taiwan:
This type of storm could well in a little more than a week from now get to Japan.