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Ponikaa Girl
Isle Sanctuary
P.G. is a writer, mom of five, a sales rep, teacher, tutor, partner, and a part-time worker at the chocolate shop who loves all things with a beautiful design.
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By NED POTTER (@NedPotterABC) June 9, 2011 Guitar chords, eh? The Google homepage logo this morning doesn't look much like the word "Google," but no matter. The Google Doodle today is a stylized guitar in honor of Les Paul, the legendary musician who would have turned 96 today. Click here to continue abcnews.go.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 9, 2011 at What I Learned at the Chocolate Shop
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Here's two free treats for you: 1. June calendar wallpaper of Kula Lodge and Restaurant View this photo 2. And if the fireplace doesn't suffice, you're going to love this YouTube link. Turn the lights down, click on the link, even has the crackling fire sound in background! Enjoy! Your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at The One Less Traveled By
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Another must stop while in Makawao, Maui, is Komoda's Bakery known for their cream puffs (which my mom always makes me bring some back for her) and their buttery butter rolls. It's frequented daily by the locals as well as the tourists. The bakery/general store has a very old fashion... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at The One Less Traveled By
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Aren't you afraid sometimes? When you enter a new restaurant, you love the ambience, you see dishes being served which pulls you to sit taller in order to catch a glimpse, and then the moment hits you: you don't want to miss the signature dish of this new place. How... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at The One Less Traveled By
Ponikaa Girl is now following Marcokirchner
May 26, 2011
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At first I was skeptical. The hostess at the restaurant checked us in. The website listed our room as "No TV," and we were going to be here for three nights! But I must admit, the place had character. It was quaint, clean, and the fireplace made all the difference.... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at The One Less Traveled By
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Persistence...Goes a long way. We have children accompanied by their parents who come into the chocolate shop. At first, they put on the angelic face, and oh and ah at the all the chocolates. And then...when their parents limit how many pieces they can get....well, then, it gets ugly. But if a child cries long enough, whines loudly enough, eventually the parents will give in. Usually. Why am I telling you this? Because it applies to people who depend on sales and having new numbers. Persistence. Goes a long way. 1. Set a routine It's important to set up a... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at What I Learned at the Chocolate Shop
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I love tragic love stories. To me, they are much more memorable. You hardly remember a movie if the boy gets the girl at the end. It’s done. Tied up neatly. Life goes on. With tragic couples, you replay parts of the movie, imagining the what-if’s and why couldn’t they….? Frintstance, Bridges of Madison County, Titanic, Broke Back Mountain, and Autumn in New York (not necessarily in that order). Click here to continue: ponikaagirl.wordpress.com Continue reading
Reblogged May 19, 2011 at What I Learned at the Chocolate Shop
Ponikaa Girl is now following X'sie
May 19, 2011
With cheat sheets like this, how can they not understand us? lol
Love the Now because every moment the Now just passed us by. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Post the Love
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Have an hour to spare on Kauai before checking into your hotel? Duke's Restaurant (named after Duke Kahanamoku) is five minutes from the airport or a fifteen minute walk from the port of Nawiliwili Harbor if you're coming via cruise ship. It provides open-air seating, a mix of local foods... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at The One Less Traveled By
Love is Sunday-morning kisses over two cups of coffee. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Post the Love
Ponikaa Girl is now following Channing Tatum
May 17, 2011
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Psychics, fortune tellers and predictions. Why do they tug at our curiosity? Does the power of your horror-scope motivate, intrigue, or caution you for the day? My partner admits he will occasionally read my horror-scope so he can figure out how his day will go. And I admit. I sometimes go to Susan Miller's site to compare dates and events from the previous month. Are her predictions a coincidence? I don't know. At the chocolate shop, we sell chocolate-dipped fortune cookies and can customize them for weddings, showers, everything. Here's the odd thing. People consistently ask me if there's a... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at What I Learned at the Chocolate Shop
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One of my favorite places to grab a quick booster upper Thai iced coffee is Bangkok Chef in Nuuanu, Oahu. It's a sit-down restaurant in a remodeled garage. There are two or three parking stalls in front, but there's more behind the restaurant. The menu is typical Thai, but the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at The One Less Traveled By
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A quick view of the evolution of the RSS Feed icons. I get the orange and radar/transmitting curves, but once the icon changes colors, then I guess anything goes. But how identifiable will it be? Perhaps it's a good thing that captions don't go out of style. In the beginning: Paper Feed SEO Your Blog Hacker WP Very Icon Billboard RSS Feed Windows Guides Feed Most appropriate for me when I read my RSSs by Very Icon again: Hudson Horizon Cacophony Software, Gadgets & Blog Design: Download Software: And of course, Google's Feedburner: Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at What I Learned at the Chocolate Shop
Ponikaa Girl added a favorite at vol.25
May 13, 2011
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Funny thing about having a part-time job. You have to check the schedule. I'm so used to running my own business, owning my own schedule, that this is sort of an oddity to me. So I'm on the schedule for this weekend: Friday (Yay! Get to eat some chocolates) Saturday (Yay! Get to eat some chocolates) and Sunday (Hmm...should I be worried about gaining weight?) I've discovered I'm now addicted to chocolates! I crave it even late at night. I will scrounge around the cupboards and snack bags for possible left-overs from working a previous shift. Perhaps I'll make a... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at What I Learned at the Chocolate Shop
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Wow! I'm inspired. I want to do this for my next vacation trip except I can't imagine how many shots it's going to take. Check out Tropicana Flip Book. It took me 90 shots to do Walking Wailea Blue course and when it was done, I wished I taken more... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at The One Less Traveled By
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Who has 103 minutes of free time to watch a movie on Zune on a week night, right? This rare phenomenon happened tonight, and we watched The Last Airbender. The graphic effects were pretty amazing--like Photoshop but animated in 3D--and I thought, "Ooh, I want to learn that!" But after the movie was done, I looked at the film's total time: 103 minutes. Hmm....isn't that a bit short for a movie? Has our attention span decreased so much over the years? For me, I looked at the length of time because I like to see how guilty I should not... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at What I Learned at the Chocolate Shop
Martha Graham, the American dancer and choreographer whose name became synonymous with 'modern' or 'contemporary' dance, is celebrated in Google's latest doodle today, marking her 117th birthday. via www.guardian.co.uk Continue reading
Reblogged May 10, 2011 at What I Learned at the Chocolate Shop
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Once in a while, I do stop working and get out in public--like to go the Post Office to buy stamps for work! LOL! Well, just wanted to share that you can go green even with stamps. Issued April 14, 2011, they illustrate simple things we can do each day by making a few small changes in the way we live. I know, you're wondering, "Stamps? Really? Who sends anything via snail mail these days besides Amazon." Well, that's why as a small business owner, I think it's a nice personal touch to drop in the mail a hard copy... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at What I Learned at the Chocolate Shop
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I get this all the time: "Hey, guess what? We're coming to Hawaii and we want to know if we can see Pearl Harbor and the Polynesian Cultural Center, what's the best way to do those? How much time do we need?" photo by Randi M. photo by Orange.Ink.Creative. photo... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at The One Less Traveled By
The South Pacific island nation of Samoa is to jump forward in time by one day in order to boost its economy. Samoa will do this by switching to the west side of the international date line, which it says will make it easier for it to do business with Australia and New Zealand. Click here to view post: BBC News - Samoa to jump forward in time by one day (My question: What happens if your birthday falls on December 29th? Do you have less hours to celebrate or is that entire day skipped on the calendar?) Continue reading
Reblogged May 10, 2011 at What I Learned at the Chocolate Shop