Aunty Fung’s house burned down last year from a fire that completely wiped everything out. She lost it all but recovered with strong resilience as friends and family surrounded her with love. She didn’t lose her bonsai garden, the koi fish pond or her vitality for life. And despite the insurance company struggle, Aunty Fung and Uncle Mike rebuilt her House of Bonsai in less than a year and the “Phoenix has Risen.” Her home is beautiful. It has a usable covered lanai (porch) now that overlooks the bonsai garden. They added a mini Liliuokalani Park red bridge over the koi pond and she now has a meditation room with tatami mats and all.
My sister Julie, my good friend Dove and I got to stay over in the connecting Ohana suite. We did Tibetan Rights exercises in the morning then had fresh papaya and a breakfast casserole that we couldn’t stop eating. If you’re thinking of visiting the Big Island of Hawaii and want to stay near Volcano National Park, look her up and you could get a taste of the experience too. Aunty Fung’s place is going to be available as a vacation rental again. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/230529?s=5lz5