Hawaiian Eyes is about a Hawaiian family who learns the detriments of the Western lifestyle and the benefits of Eastern holistic medicine and the plant-based diet.
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Just before my education at Brockhurst University comes to a close, I receive a disturbing letter from a land I thought was just a memory. Unsure of whether or not to answer this letter, I talk to my friends and go within and realize something important needs me. It breaks my heart to think of leaving these special people who have been part of my life for more than four years, but then I remember something important. As a young girl, poppa said to me, "Amanda, listen to your heart", when I was confused. Respecting ancient wisdom, I answer this letter and prepare to return to Pacific Islands, where magic is God.
As I leave the airport to meet this mysterious messenger, I'm overcome with emotional overwhelm. It feels like this place has been in a time warp. Everywhere I look I see heart-stopping emerald palm trees that seem to extend in every direction and touch the sky. The fruit trees are also abundant and fill the air with aromas of pineapple, guavas, and coconuts. All I can think to myself is I'm home and I wonder what took me so long to return. I meet David Lee, the owner and manager of Aloha Hotel. He tells me he sent the letter and explains that he knows the truth about the disappearance of my father. I learn about the turmoil the Pacific Islands endured and that my father was tortured because he was a Shaman. David then tells me that after my father helped him and healed him, he disappeared. At first, I feel vengeful and want to find Poppa and make everything good again. Then, I realize there's not much I can do except live my life and try to find him, but accept it if I can't.
Suddenly, Jenevie had a keen sense that she was no longer alone and grew somewhat nervous. But the nervousness disappeared as she turned around and found herself face to face with her oldest sister, who was smiling sheepishly and admiring her from head-to-toe. Jenevie nearly fainted after slumping against the counter. She didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
"Oh my God! A-a-a-a-a-a! Amanda, oh my God! Oh my God! Um-uh!" Amanda started to laugh at Jenevie's reaction and leaned over slapping her legs. Then, Amanda made an attempt to remain calm and serious.
"Well, that's a fine way to greet your sister, little girl!" Jenevie was now slumped against the kitchen table, crying tears of joy. Amanda covered her mouth and shook her head. "I'm sorry I scared you so much, Jenevie. That was not my intention." Then, she said with remorse, "but I guess that's the reaction I should have expected after not seeing you for that many years. Jenevie now walked to her and held her in a tender embrace. She was still crying.