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Vanessa Lum

Joined Kanu Hawaii Feb 4, 2011
Hometown: Kapolei, HI
Analyst by trade, seeker by heart.

About me

A sixth generation person of Chinese descent, my ancestor ventured out from the known rice paddies in Southern China, following his dream of a better life in a far off mystical place called Gold Mountain. Lucky for me, California was not to his liking and he ventured off to the Hawaiian Islands, while his brother took a steamer ship to Ecuador. I am part of a family of over six hundred descendants that live in Hawaii and the Mainland. My fathers career choice in the military gave me the opportunity to see for myself how special these Islands are and why it is called Paradise! I have traveled to many places and cultures - and have a deep connection and citizenship to the rest of the seven billion souls that call this Earth home!

Why I love Hawaii

It is home. I feel connected and at peace with the energy and spirituality of this place!

My interests

Too many to count!



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Any current projects planned?

Posted on Feb 4, 2011 | Comments 2

Are there any 2011 projects in the works? Would love to join you the next time you have a gathering.



Supporting Local, Eat Local

Posted on Feb 4, 2011 | Comments 1

Our island is only four days away of having no food because of shipping disruption or panic buying. We have more than enough ag land to be fully sustainable. I am supporting local farmers by buying local, it just makes common sense!


Would you kokua and log in? All features are turned on when logged in. Mahalo!