Verdant paradise found on 50th state

Tho I'm a Californian by pedigree (got the anvils to prove it), both my older sister and younger brother were both both born in Honolulu, and consequently I spent the first seven years of my childhood in Hawaii. Went back in November (Honululu) and February (Maui). Doug works the yum yum magic behind the scenes at Alan Wong's restaurant, when he's not found peering off the lava ridden coasts of O'ahu.