I live in a townhouse in Hawaii Kai now, and when I moved from a big house facing Hawaii Kai Golf Course, one of the biggest reasons to choose this place was its garden. I have always liked gardening, and a few years after moving in, I worked on my garden with rocks and tiles, hoping to make it into a Kyoto style stone garden. Nurturing and enjoying the greenery in my garden has become a part of my happy life.
What I also like to do is water color painting, which I started doing 15 years ago. I enjoy painting Hawaiian landscapes, seascapes, flowers, plants, marine creatures, and for the last few years, I have expanded to abstract, reflecting my thoughts and feelings onto the paintings. It has been 8 years since I started painting our company and my own personal Christmas cards. Painting is certainly refreshing for me and helps my mind relax and eliminate any distractions.