NYE in Mauka

It’s been a longstanding tradition to celebrate New Year’s Eve with amazing friends in Mililani Mauka. It’s always a great time!

One year, the neighbors brought in a truckload of snow.

Another year, the neighbors’ friend “Buddah” came riding in on a motorcycle. Bald, wearing leather, and covered with tats, he held two rolls of firecrackers (5000s) in his hands, lit them, and spun around in the middle of the cul-de-sac.

One year, I tried relighting a string of “bombs” at the top of the firecrackers.

Something that I’ll try not to do anymore….

The New Year’s feast is always amazing.


After dinner, we play a little fireworks. “Pyro time.” After midnight, we have ozoni (mochi soup.)

But mainly, it’s all about celebrating life with great friends. So blessed to have these guys in my life.
Happy New Year!

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