"ALEEEEEE'EEEEEE!" exclaimed Fredrick, the owner of the Spirit of Aloha Botanical Gardens. As we were descending down the hill, I was captivated by a beautiful ocean view with dense foliage, an amazing first impression. When we got to the lower part of the garden, all I saw were graceful white birds and this elegant and dazzling peacock. On demand from Fredrick, Ali'i ruffled out his feathers with boldness. I was amazed! Fredrick took us into his dwelling to receive a little background of the garden. Fredrick handed out a brochure to each of us, which had 12 small and different features of the garden; all associated with one virtue. We all had to pick a certain virtue that matches our personality. After, we started our tour with my favorite quote from Fredrick, "Here is Grandmother Tree. Ask a question and she will answer." I asked a question and I did not receive an answer because I was not centered enough to hear her answer. The gardens were so gorgeous! I wonder how Fredrick managed to care for such a large area! Every time Fredrick whistled, the doves would come. It was amazing. At that moment, I knew I had come to a new realm of a positive perspective. To top that off, we reached the area where we gazed at the great blue ocean. There was no railing, it was a cliff. I felt that this area related to the limitless life we're living. It was so beautiful. I was sad that this tour had come to an end. There was more to discover, spiritually. I would like to thank Fredrick for giving me a positive outlook on life and for giving us the opportunity to "live" in his gardens.
Frank Hill asked the eighth grade girls to create an iMovie about our iPad project to showcase at the auction that will be located at the Pioneer Inn on April 5th. Before creating the movie, we had to take pictures of how the iPads are being used. We also interviewed a few students from grades 4 and 5 and asked what kind of benefits they receive from the iPads. The iMovie was finished today and I really hope the people at the auction will support the iPad project.