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40th birthday with sharks in Hawaii

40th birthday with sharks in Hawaii

I’ve been busy lately! I was in Santa Monica for a presentation at Apple Store few weeks ago, I hosted a Sumo wrestling birthday BBQ party and I just came back from Hawaii!

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I was in Oahu for 5 hours last year to meet a cancer survivor, Amber and my friend, Kimi. We had such a great time doing underwater photo shoot but it was too short! I’m glad I’m back on the island for 5 days this time. On my birthday, we did a PELAGIC MARINE ANIMAL RESEARCH DIVE to see sandbar sharks! I was so excited!

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They came so close to us! We were super lucky to have 100ft visibility!

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so beautiful…

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They love to play with the bubbles from the boat! So cute!

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I felt like I was in a dream, swimming in the deep blue and seeing 20 sandbar sharks.

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I’m so happy with this shot!

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Juan and Ocean are so knowledgeable, confident and humble about sharks and the ocean conservation. Please check out their site to learn about them! http://www.oneoceandiving.com

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AND Ocean is a captain, scuba instructor, freediver, and everything ocean! Super woman!! It’s so cool to see a female captain!

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We stayed at a condo with a beautiful ocean font view in Haleiwa. We snorkeled every morning!

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We drove to Honolulu to see my friend, Kimi Werner at Ocean Expo! I see her every year for 4 years now. Since I missed her in January, I feel it’s complete!

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Thank you, Kimi-

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It was so coincident to have her painting from 10 years ago at our condo!! So crazy!

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AND the expo had a crazy popcorn maker! First time eating frozen popcorn!!

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We also got honey do flavor…

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After we came back to Haleiwa, we wanted to see sunset on the beach.

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We got to see my friend, Amber and George!

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She gave me so much Aloha love!

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last day…We were so sad leaving this beautiful island… we drove everywhere!

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Rainbow! I remember seeing it when I was leaving Maui in January too!

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Forgot to mention… I found Don Quijote ドンキーホーテー in Oahu!! I actually never knew how to spell that in English until now…

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and a peacock hanging out … aloha…

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My usual last meal before I leave Hawaii. Poke and popcorn!

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I got home at 5am and went back to work that day. I was happy to share my aloha spirit with my co-workers. Donkey balls were popular!

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I’m missing the ocean already. I’m sure I’ll be back there soon!! I have to search for a cheap flight!

 

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