What we're about

E komo mai. Welcome to ELOO. If you are looking to share enjoyable experiences with others, to have an opportunity to meet and connect with quality people (maybe meet new best friend, partner or spouse?, and/or perhaps learn something that helps increase your enjoyment of life, this group may be for you.

I host a variety of events but some favorites are: beach days, leisure hikes, photography events, book discussions, and social events over food or drinks . . . but if you have an idea for an event you'd like to share with others, I welcome your suggestions.

Family, friends and guests visiting O'ahu are welcome to join any of the events. As a member, you're welcome to bring anyone you think will add to the event and you're also welcome to network with others. Aloha

Upcoming events (5+)

Meaningful Connections and Deeper Conversations w/Sunset & Fireworks

For this event, I want to welcome and allow members to have an opportunity to get to know other each other on a more personal level. With such a great group of members, who knows what can come out of it. Any topic is open for discussion and members are welcome to share anything that is on their minds or happening in their lives. Have something you want to celebrate with others, or maybe want feedback, advice or a different perspective on a unsolved problem or issue in your life, or perhaps just want to vent? For those planning on attending, I ask you bring an open mind and non-judgmental attitude. The goal is to learn from each other. If people enjoy the event and find it of value, I plan on doing it on a bi-monthly basis. You're welcome to bring friends/non-meetup guests. *Bring paper and pen/pad * Depending on # of attendees, but I might divide people into smaller groups to share. *Suggest you bring something comfortable to sit on and BYOB. *At start of event, we'll do a 5 minute meditation and a couple enjoyable "shell breaker" games. *Fireworks at 745pm for anyone who wants to stay until then. We'll watch them from near Kaimana beach.

Free SUP Clinic @ Ala Moana Beach

Ala Moana Regional Park

Interested in learning to SUP, or thinking of buying a SUP board but not sure what size or type to get? This is a great opportunity to try different boards as well as get tips from experienced paddlers. I've done this once before and had an enjoyable time and it helped me determine what is the best board to use. Maybe we grab breakfast at a tasty spot afterwards? ***Event is Free but you must go to Blue Planet Surf @ 540 Ward Ave" to signup and get your pass. You can also get a second pass for friend. *** Other key things to know. * You must bring ID to the beach and leave it with Blue Planet Staff * Must sign in before 8am * Event ends at 945am sharp If you have questions, contact Blue Planet directly or visit their free clinic website page here: https://www.blueplanetsurf.com/service/free-sup-clinic/

Friendly Pre-Thanksgiving Social at Barefoot Bar

Hale Koa Barefoot Beach Bar

For all of us staying on the rock this Thanksgiving holiday, let's get together at Barefoot Bar at Hale Koa Hotel. Bareboot bar is outdoors and set alongside the beach walk - making for a wonderfully chill ambiance. Come and share a relaxing time sipping a favorite drink, listening to quality live music and meeting new friends and getting reacquainted with old ones.

Leisurely Meditation Hike

Kapiolani Paki Ave Parking lot

$5.00

We’re off on a short road trip (I drive or you can meet us at Gardens - $5 if you ride with me) to escape the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and to enjoy the wonderful natural beauty of O’ahu while on a silent and leisurely 1.8 mile hike at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens. Upon arriving at the park, you'll be taken through a guided meditation that will allow to you to become more aware of your body, it’s senses, and your surroundings, to help you stay in the present moment. On the hike, we’ll take our time exploring and viewing some beautiful sights, and if you want, feed some ducks and fish along the way. Afterwards, we’ll have a quick debrief/optional group share before heading back to Honolulu. For clarity on what is meditation - recommend you read: http://thewayofseeing.com/article_harboring-thoughts.html There are numerous benefits to meditating and spending time in nature: reduces stress, improves mental clarity, increases creativity, increases energy and sense of well being, as well as rediscovering a peace and love for life. Let’s experience them all while doing the hike together. Wear footwear you don’t mind getting muddy and/or wet. If you want a ride, meet me at the parking lot at Kapiolani park located at 3840 Paki Ave. I'll be driving a black Suburban LTZ. Recommend you bring water bottle, hat, sunglasses. Since space is limited and respect for others, please no late cancellations and be on time. Must be 16 yrs or older to attend.

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