Saturday, November 28, 2015

Hawaiian Holidays: Experience Unforgettable Kauai Festivals (part 2 of 2)

The Coconut Coast area was a strategic area for growing rice, pineapple, sugarcane and coconut when the Western explorers discovered the island. Groves of coconut trees were planted and cultivated along the coast to produce copra or dried coconut meat that produces oil. You can still see old plantations along Kuhio Highway. Activities to enjoy in the Kauai festival include cooking demonstrations, food, games, shopping and contests.

The Solo Auana Hula Award Finale is a cultural festival in Lihue founded by Nathan Kalama wherein solo hula dancers compete for the ultimate award. The event starts at 12:00 noon and it is recommended to buy tickets in advance due to seating reservations.

This is an indoor program featuring contemporary Hawaiian culture, music and hula. The festival actually lasts one whole week with great highlights like the Kauai Composers Contest & Concert, workshops and other live performances. There are 3 evenings of hula competition plus a special honor given to cultural contributions by important Hawaiian figures.

More Fun Festivals

The Kauai All Girls Rodeo is a sporting event in Poipu held at CJM Country Stables starting at 10:00 a.m. You get to see the finest cowgirls on the island compete in various horse-related activities like horseback riding, team roping and barrel racing. Competitors’ ages can be anywhere from elementary kids to grandmothers. There is a large parking area, free admission with open air bleacher seating arrangement and shops where you can buy food, logo t-shirts and other souvenir items.

Kauai Powwow – Honoring the Drum is a cultural Kauai festival featuring great traditional songs from all areas of Hawaii. The event is held at Kapa’a beach park where you get to see live drum entertainment, food and gift booths, hula and other fun games and activities.

Hawaiian Holidays: Experience Unforgettable Kauai Festivals (part 1 of 2)

Hawaii is one state bustling with tradition, history and culture dating back thousands of years even before the United States was discovered. Since Kauai is the oldest of all major islands, it has a lot of practices and events handed down from generation to generation. Kauai festivals offer you the experience of a lifetime unmatched by any other in the Pacific. Find out the best places and schedules.

Frequent Kauai Festivals

Every tourist can expect to witness at least one festival while visiting Kauai. The Waimea Historic Walking Tour at West Kauai Visitor Center is a weekly event held every Monday starting at 9:30 a.m. This is an outdoor occasion requiring individuals to register to participate and avail of special group tours. You walk through some great landscapes and structures that define the early lifestyle of Kauai villagers.

You get to see the exact spot where Captain James Cook first landed in the 1700s as well as agricultural landscapes featuring corn, rice and taro plantations and a sophisticated ditch system. You also get to learn about some great Hawaiian kings, citizens and foreign missionaries including a number of landmarks that these important people of the past left behind. The entire tour lasts about 2 hours.

The annual Kauai Coconut Festival started in 1996 presented by Bob Bartolo from KBA or the Kapa’a Business Association. The main mission of this grand event is to promote, preserve and enhanced the quality of life and business along the Royal Coconut Coast. The association aims for people to have a new respect for a very important fruit in Hawaii’s history.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Kids’ Birthday Party Themes (part 2 of 2)

If you plan to conduct the party at home, make room to decorate it with items or backdrops related to the character or theme of the party.  For dining utensils, party packages like dining utensils, hats, costumes, decoration items and novelty items are available from party stores, which you can use for the party.

If possible, you can also ask guests to come wearing costumes related to the theme, this will add a more exciting and fun atmosphere for the party.

Always make sure to plan ahead for the party, there are no fast or hard rules for  kid’s birthday parties, all you may ever want to consider is have fun.

However, you may yet enjoy the fun as long as you conduct the party well-prepared. Also make sure to set a budget for your kid’s birthday party since you need to be careful not to overspend and fell bad about the party.

You do not have to spend so much on things you need for the themed party, since you can innovate the theme by making use of common household items or have a friend to ask you to make the party decorations and backdrops. Lastly, you can try to prepare some of the food you hope to prepare, especially if you want to save money.

You can bake cookies, cupcakes, pizza slices, tortilla or nacho chips, anything you can make on your own to help defray costs of catering or costly party fare.

After all, your primary aim is to have fun so try out kid’s birthday party themes for a change and enjoy the party.

Kids’ Birthday Party Themes (part 1 of 2)

One of the most exciting and fun parties for children are making use of kid’s birthday party themes children can relate to. As you may notice, children are more attracted to themed birthday parties, especially since kids are at a stage where they relate everything with characters that they either see on television or read in books.

There are innumerable themes to choose from, especially with the number of cartoon or fantasy shows in television, which can be a cause for joy among kids, especially when their birthday party is patterned from characters or story plots of their most enjoyed book or television show.

Wanting to establish what kind of birthday party theme to adopt, you need to do one simple thing to get started – ask your child what he wants and how he or she wants it. This is by far the best thing that you could ever do to get started.

Not only will this allow you to know what your child wants, but will also serve as your guide what party theme to play on, be it a favorite cartoon character, a comic hero or a character from a book. This will save you the time to go through voluminous information about party themes and best of all, you know what will make your child happy.

Next, if you feel the need to research more on the character, give time to immerse yourself with the characters for the themes.  You can spend watching three or more episodes of a cartoon show your children love or read the book he wants to portray for the party’s theme.

Another good resource is research the theme over the internet, surely, you will find thousands of key details, profiles and any information related to the character your child wants to have for the party.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Difference Stone and Pavers Landscapes Can Do (part 2 of 2)

Some of the best materials in landscaping your living quarters are assortment of weathered, textured, and smooth landscaping stone pavers. These will allow you to design a better designs and/or patterns. Of course, you have to consider the size of the house and the garden or lawn before you proceed to the paper works. Using your photographic memory right before starting the laying out will also help in the consistency of the design that you want your target area to embody.

Landscaping as a career or hobby, you are to know the basics of landscaping. Learn how to use the symbols when designing a landscape so as to figure out how nice and airy it can be when lad out in paper, rather than using texts in making a layout which will surely cloud up your plans.

There are too many things to consider when you are trying to lay out a landscape. First and foremost are the basics of the area to be landscaped. Ensure that the color, size, and shape of the house as well as the lawn, garden, swimming pool, if there is any, will be contrasting or matching with the planned landscaping design. Then it will be very important to lay out the design. Using symbols than specifications I texts will be more favorable so as not to crowd the design.

It will also help make the appearance of the lay out good as when physically laid out in the lawn, garden, or swimming pool. Also ensure the proper materials to be used, the texture and specification. As soon as everything is already laid out, you can start the task or hire the help of professionals on the job.

End result will be just how you planned it.

The Difference Stone and Pavers Landscapes Can Do (part 1 of 2)

Landscaping is not all about adding greeneries like plants and trees in your lawn or background; it also involves the use of more innovative materials like processed stones and pavers. When used altogether, it offers fresher and better surroundings. But it will still all depend on how you like your exterior design to appear. You can choose between simple and elaborated landscaping of your patio, garden, or swimming pool.

You can do the landscaping by stone or pavers, whichever makes a better appeal on the entire appearance of your home.  Landscaping with stones can be done on patios and gardens as well as lawns inexpensively, while pavers use more costly materials like paving stones, bricks, concrete pavers, stone tiles, and stamped concrete.

When landscaping with stones and pavers, bear in mind that the size and shape of your landscaped outdoors will either enhance or dramatically change the appearance of your home, even the interior so it is very important that you lay the plans out first. If you wish to mix pavers, plants, and stone tiles for your front lawn or garden, make sure that it will have a good effect in how the house do appear from the outside point of view.

Also, check or picture how it will look from the inside view of your home. You can mix and match it anyway you want but just make sure that it will still be for the better pleasures of hose that living in the place. It must not be cluttered and looks crowded so as to look fresh and breathy always.

Some of the best materials in landscaping your living quarters are assortment of weathered, textured, and smooth landscaping stone pavers. These will allow you to design a better designs and/or patterns. Of course, you have to consider the size of the house and the garden or lawn before you proceed to the paper works. Using your photographic memory right before starting the laying out will also help in the consistency of the design that you want your target area to embody.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Learn Bass Guitar Playing (part 2 of 2)
The neck of the guitar should be supported by your left or right hand. Place your thumb on the E string. This string is located midway of all the strings on the guitar. Your index and middle finger should be on string D. This is found two strings down the E. try to pluck each string in succession. Don’t expect to get this lesson right away. It may take awhile before you can master it. If you’re patient, you learn this much faster.

How are you going to learn these things? You can have several options. You can buy a DVD program that focuses mainly on bass guitar playing. Aside from that, you can also sign up for guitar lessons but this is a bit expensive. If you want to learn playing bass guitar inexpensively or even for free, start surfing the net and find some information regarding bass guitar playing.

If you’re really into bass guitars, it would be best learn at an early age. So if you have kids who are interested in bass guitars, give them lessons right away. However, it’s never too old to learn. If you want to give it a shot, you may do so. Just make sure that you are motivated enough, confident, and patient. You should also devote enough time to it so that you can master the lessons.

Playing guitar together with other people is a very fun activity. It can help you relax and you can meet a lot of people. If you know how to play a bass guitar, you can perform songs and make it more interesting especially when played with other guitarists, just like that of the bands. Learn bass guitar now; start with the basics and then try to learn the advanced notes as well.