Ed, Art's old Air Force buddy invited us to join him for Qigong and Tai Chi exercises and a luncheon buffet in a Mililani park. We didn't participate in doing the exercises because they are far more advanced in their learning than we are. However, we really enjoyed watching them go through the peaceful sequences.
It was so beautiful to watch them all moving in unison.
Their Qigong/Tai Chi teacher is 83 year old Master Fong (front of photo). Loved and respected by all his students, he passes on his knowledge for free.
Watching his grace, strength and dexterity, we see that Master Fong himself is a testament to the benefits of this ancient Chinese exercise.
The luncheon buffet from Tanioka's was fantastic! Sushi, sweet pork, corned beef hash, fish paddies, salad... yummm... I'm embarrassed to admit that I was so anxious to dive into the food that I didn't take any photos of it.
What a surprise to see Daryl who was perfecting his photography expertise when we left Hawaii 35 years ago, now working as a professional photographer. He and another friend took our wedding photos when Art and I were married.
I was hesitant to go and meet him again after such a long time. I wasn't sure he'd remember me. He did! His wife did too even though we'd only met her a couple of times at best 35 years ago. He also told me that he's seen my brother since they are both in related professions.
It really is nice to be back in Hawaii (despite the aphids, termites, rust, etc.).
We added our name to Mr. Fong's long waiting list for another beginner class.