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Thursday, September 5, 2013

"Kapa'a, Da Prettiest Town..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen

Forbes magazine recently named Kapa'a town one of the 15 prettiest
of our nations towns?  You be the judge.

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/efel45fhdf/kapaa-hawaii/
Kapa'a, Da Prettiest Town.

I was wondering if I read the recent  article  in Garden Island news correct, it said," Forbes Magazine named Kapa'a as one of the nation’s 15 prettiest towns, the only town west of the Rocky Mountains to make the list."   Are they talking about  my Kapa'a town?
http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/kapaa-earns-pretty-distinction/article_ebd923ac-145d-11e3-9d4d-001a4bcf887a.html

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy living in Kapa'a and it is my choice to live there, however it is anything but pretty, unique and different, yes,  but not pretty.

Everyday I walk and ride my bicycle through Kapa'a town with overgrown bushes  on the sidewalks making pedestrians move into street, litter on the shoulder of the roads, traffic congestion and some  of the worlds ugliest architecture I have ever seen.

Have you ever heard the expression people tell friends about the not so good looking girls they want to fix you up with,  they say she sure has a good personality, meaning she really isn't eye candy so to speak. 

 I do admit Kapa'a has a great personality.The expression goes, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder!"  Maybe Kapa'a could be named,  "Miss Congeniality."

Behold Kapa'a!


Check out my opinion article in the 09-04-13 edition of  the Kaua'i Garden Island News, "Kapa'a the Beautiful?"

http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-wednesday-sept/article_943572c6-152b-11e3-bb9c-001a4bcf887a.html

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6 comments:

KimoRosen said...

this blog also appeared as an opinion article in yesterdays Kaua'i garden Island news, "Kapa'a the beautiful" http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-wednesday-sept/article_943572c6-152b-11e3-bb9c-001a4bcf887a.html

Renee harden said...

Perhaps it was a misspell; Kapa, Kapaa, Kaapa, or Ka'a'apa! (G)...

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Kapaa could be beautiful if you can get rid of the politicians

KimoRosen said...

Renee & Chester (Unc) Both right on!

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Let Kapaa residents beautify Kapaa back to the old Hawaiian ways,no sky scrappers,all grass huts,nice farmlands & fruit trees etc,build da highway under ground or around Kapaa ,no cars allow...for your health,WALK !!!

KimoRosen said...

Unc, dat would be dakine wonderful!