Monday, October 29, 2012

Big Island: day 2

Lunch at Sam Choy's.

L-R: Tropical Itch for Arlete complete with complimentary back scratcher, Blue Hawaii for Ade.
At the end of our meal, our server brought us a treat. We were instructed to scrape the flesh off the little red Miracle Fruit, then bite into the lemon.  The lemon was incredibly sweet.  There's something in the Miracle Fruit that affects your taste buds and makes sour or bitter food very sweet.  The effect can last from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

In the evening, we went to

to watch a hula performance by a local halau (hula school).

Uh-oh, audience participation time and Ade and I were invited onto the stage.  


  1. Lucky you to get invited to do the hula. I would so love to learn it. Alas one needs beautiful hands and mine are so rickety these days. Being an ex belly-dancer though, I might be able to manage some hip moves. Trust Dick is continuing to improve..........Marion

  2. You are an ex-belly dancer? Wow! I'm not very good at hula but I love it. Wouldn't it be fun to exchange dance moves someday?

  3. The old miracle fruit trick.
    We have these fruit in Qld , and have been known to offer to others while drinking a beer.
    The unaware can get quite upset at the funny sweet beer taste after.
    Those frys look yum.
    ps Keep your balance Dick.