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Day 2 Hilo to Hokkaido — Furano and Biei

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Despite going to bed at around 1ish, my strong body clock still got me up around 5 a.m. My roomies slept in a bit longer so while they slept, I did some work… Continue reading

Only from Japan: Beauty Finds 2019

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By Misty I. July 10, 2019 During a recent trip to Hokkaido with some friends, I bought and tried the following products: Uma (Horse Oil) Cream (¥3000) – I had never heard of… Continue reading

Day 1 Hilo to Hokkaido—Sapporo, Here we Come!

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We started our trip on a Thursday from Hilo International Airport. We saw friends at the airport who were headed to Boston. I asked my friend’s teenage son to take our picture and… Continue reading

Only up Mauka: Pu’u O’o Trail

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By Misty I. July 3, 2019 It’s summer, are your kids going crazy at home yet? Get them off their devices and force, I mean encourage them to go on a hike with… Continue reading

Girlfriend Trip to Hokkaido — What to pack?

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My friends and I decided to take a trip to Japan. Since it is summer, we wanted to avoid the humidity that is expected in Tokyo so we decided to go to Hokkaido… Continue reading

Only Easy: Baseball Player Greek Pasta Salad

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By Misty I. June 26, 2019 If I let my son pick a “snack” before or after baseball he often wants to go to Island Naturals for their Greek Pasta Salad. It’s good,… Continue reading

Mohala’s Bayfront Fish and Chips

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One Saturday, my daughter wanted a sandwich from Makani’s Magic Pineapple Shack. I wasn’t quite in the mood for a sandwich and right next door is Mohala’s Bayfront Fish and Chips. It used… Continue reading

Only Easy: How to Make Boba Pearls

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By Misty I. June 19, 2019 I’ve loved lemonade since my favorite song was “My Sharona.” Recently my son had a lemonade stand project in his class. His wonderful teachers Ms. Shimizu and… Continue reading

When Brother Visits Hilo

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My brother and his family came to Hilo to help celebrate Steven’s graduation from Hilo High School. We had a great time hanging out with my nephew Max! After the graduation ceremony, we… Continue reading

Only In Puna: Puna Hongwanji’s Temple Chef Cooking Contest

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By Misty I.June 12, 2019 “Alleze Cuisine!!” Do you remember that phrase? It’s from Iron Chef Japan. I used to love watching that show. This past weekend Debra Ching-Maiava, Mike Miyahira and I… Continue reading