You are alive!!!! How are ya?
Yes, years ago I bought a kamaka pineapple at island bazaar and took lessons at seal beach music. Just getting back into it again. Newport will always be home, but love Hawaii. I went there dozens of times my dad had flight privileges with United Airlines. I was even baptized at a church on Diamond head. Wish I could get saimin soup at the McDonald's here. Going to Maui in about a year and a half for my parents 50th anniversary. Definitely love it in Hawaii and could definitely retire there later in life. Tropical weather,diving,fishing, more Asian food and curries. Love it there. Nice to meet you.
Aloha and Welcome!
I just saw your post on the username thread. I'm from Newport too, I moved to Huntington after UCI, and now I live in Hawaii, but Newport is still home to me.
Check out Island Bazaar on Gothard in Huntington if you haven't been there yet. www.ukuleleparadise.com