The Hawaiian word of the day is
hale ipu kukui
Hale is house.
Ipu is gourd (container).
Kukui is the candle nut tree which produces oil for light.
Together, they make lighthouse.
|Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai|
A lighthouse guides those in need of a safe haven. Nicholas Sparks' SAFE HAVEN is coming to the big screen on February 14. From the book cover,
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.
But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.
NCM® Fathom Events and Relativity Media are presenting “A Night with Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven: Filmmakers, Author and Stars Bring the Book to Life.” This one-night event (at select theaters) will feature a live discussion and Q&A with Nicholas Sparks, appearances by director Lasse Hallström and stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough, and exclusive clips and behind-the-scenes footage of the much anticipated film. For more information, please see the press release here. You can also purchase tickets at this link.
To celebrate this event, Grand Central Publishing is giving away a print copy of the movie tie in edition of SAFE HAVEN to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about lighthouses - do you have any in your area? Oahu hosts the Diamond Head Lighthouse and Kauai has the Kilauea Lighthouse.
2. Grand Central's giveaway is open to US residents only. For international readers, I'll giveaway a "Hawaiian lighthouse souvenir" to one randomly selected commenter.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, January 12, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, January 13.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Nicholas, his books, and the upcoming movie, check out his website at nicholassparks.com.
|Diamond Head Lighthouse|