My alma mater held their semi-annual Bazaar Fair. All the Hongwanji from all over the island comes together to raise money to help support all the Hongwanji temples. If I had to compare it to something, it would be to a church’s building fund–kinda, sorta. It’s nice to see the community come together, especially for a good cause.
KC Waffle Dogs is a must! This hot dog covered in waffle batter is a cult classic that can still be found after the beloved KC Drive Inn closed down back in 2004. I wished I took a picture of it, but after a 10 minute wait, I just had to eat asap.
Underneath the temple is a “concert hall” that holds a very special place in my heart. In this room, this is where I experienced my first boy-girl dance. Anyway, I digress. There was a lot of stuff from toys to appliances. Most items were priced as low as $0.50.
This brings back even MORE memories! I used to have the exact same Hawaii Kai Dolphins pogs or as Tania likes to call them, bottle caps. I really wanted to buy this bag, but I figured that it would be a waste of money.
I’m always on the look out for cool old cameras. I find old cameras are a nice way to decorate a home. This would’ve been a great buy, but my dad talked me out of it. Here is a quick tip: don’t go shopping with your father. HAHA
These cookbooks are the best local cookbooks. I used to have the yellow and green book, but through the years I started losing pages and next thing I knew, my mom threw it away. The first volume (the yellow book) was print back in the 1975 and now there is a total of five books.
On the other side of the temple there was a feeding frenzy. For $5.00, any clothing that can fit into a bag is all yours. I found a couple cool tops, but I didn’t get anything (thanks, dad). It was quite hard to sift through the clothing. It was so disorganized. I wished each box was labeled “Women Tops”, “Men Bottoms”, etc.
I did buy one thing, which I’m super stoked about.
After the bazaar, we went and visited Valley of the Temple. It wasn’t too long before I got hungry. My dad LOVES all you can eat salad bar, his favorite salad bar (is a tie) The California and Sweet Tomatoes/Souplantation. Since we don’t have those establishments, I figured Ruby Tuesday at Windward Mall would have to do. Naturally, he got the salad bar and I got the Avocado Bacon Turkey Burger and fries.
It was a pretty good turkey burger. It wasn’t dry and the avocados gave it a nice touch.
Windward Mall is a relatively small mall, which is never crowded. Out of all the days that we had to be there, it turned out to be one of their most busiest day. We were pleasantly surprised to find a motorcycle show and contest. Hogs, choppers, bikes were EVERYWHERE. It was inside, outside, and even down the road.