We walked around the shopping street in the Hilton Village to get some souvenirs in the afternoon. After much consideration, we picked "Honolulu Cookie" up, as they were light. I heard that they were really popular just now. I tried to eat some, and they were nice. Then, we headed for the Ala Moana Center, which was the huge shopping mall, by trolley bus. The information board which was posted inside was written in English and Japanese. I'll show you the Japanese version below. Our destination was a local supermarket next to the Ala Moana Center, where we got some meat for steak and a bottle of red wine. My wife tried to cook beef steaks using American cooking utensils and the sizzling steaks were really delicious. Viewing the ocean at sunset, our dinner was enjoyable. Though dinner-out was costly, self-cooking was reasonable. We've made up our mind to prepare "bento" to save money when going out. I assume that the Japanese word "bento" had already become worldwide like "sushi", "kimono" and "tofu", but "bento" means a light meal packed in a lunch box.
"Bento" reminded me of a funny episode which had happened up the mountain in Whistler, Canada. I was staying in a condominium in the world-class ski resort of Blackcomb and my friends prepared several rice balls with leftover rice from the previous night and we brought them up the mountain for lunch. When we were eating them in a lodge, we noticed that people on both sides' tables were gazing at what we were eating, a black baseball-sized mass. That was a rice ball wrapped with dried seaweed. Dried seaweed, called "Nori", is very common in Japan and is served as a part of a Japanese style breakfast. However, the black ball would be seen as a mysterious object to them. Their eyes were full of curiosity and that was fun to us.