Hai Sai! Welcome to my Blog.

Hello, my name is Tom Corrao and I am the blogger behind the Okinawaology Blog. I created this blog to share and discuss all things Okinawan. I’m also the Public Relations Officer and Minkan Taishi to the Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai. My experience with Okinawa is derived from the time I spent there during the 1980's and 90's (10 years) when serving in the United States Air Force. I've also been married to an Okinawan woman for 30 years now and have been immersed in many things Okinawan through both friends and family. I do not claim to be all knowing about everything Okinawan but I try hard and study the history and culture. I welcome everyone that is interested in Okinawa and hope that I can provide useful information to those uchinanchu that may be curious about their culture and heritage. I also welcome those who are not of Okinawan heritage but have experienced, or are experiencing, the islands culture while stationed there with the United States Military. Comments are welcomed and will be published as long as they are in good taste and on track with the purpose of this blog. My hope with this blog is to bring Uchinanchu people around the world a little closer to their cultural roots by expressing information that has started to fade in light of a more modern world. We should never forget our culture or the people who came before us and through the Blog my intentions are to meld the old with the new and implant knowledge that will help maintain the traditions and culture of an island people.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Finally Summer a time for bitter-melon

As some of you already know I like to grow GOYA or if you prefer bitter melon. I did a post last year about it if you dig back through the archives. This year I was a bit worried because the spring was exceptionally cool this year here in Wisconsin and goya like hot weather. We planted seeds from last ears planting around mothers day but nothing sprouted. Ithen replanted more seeds from last year and when the weather began to warm into the 70's we saw sprouts bust through the soil. The seedlings look very healthy this year so we are hoping the grow fast and produce fruit. Here are some pictures I took over the past few days. There is a warm front moving in today that is suppose to take us into the 90's and upper 80's so we're hoping for a growth spirt from our plants. I'll keep you posted.

Be back soon!

1 comment:

  1. It is a big deal to have fruits or herbs that has medicinal value in your garden. You can have them any time that you need them most.