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Hilo MiniBig Indoor Soccer Tournament

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Hawaii Rush Big Island Soccer and Ha’aheo Soccer clubs hosted the annual MiniBig Indoor Soccer tournament on January 23-24 and 29-31, 2016 at the Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium.  Fifty-five teams with athletes ranging… Continue reading

JCAH Dinner Honoring KTA SuperStores

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I recently attended the 3rd Annual Japanese Community Association of Hawaii (JCAH) Nikkei Kigyo Recognition Banquet.This year, the JCAH honored KTA Super Stores who you may have noticed is also celebrating their centennial anniversary… Continue reading

Pau Hana at Moon & Turtle in Downtown Hilo

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A dear friend recently celebrated a birthday. A birthday is a calendar entry that reminds me to spend time with those we cherish. What a good excuse to get together for a quick… Continue reading

Wahine Hikers in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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One of my friends is an avid hiker and she coordinated a wahine hiking adventure to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for a group of us. I packed my backpack with water, protein bars,… Continue reading

Visiting Hilo? Need Omiyage? KTA is a One-Stop Omiyage Shop!

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Some colleagues of mine visited Hilo recently for a meeting. Before going back to the airport, Scott asked if we could make a stop at KTA so he could buy some omiyage. Boy,… Continue reading

Family, Friends, Fitness, Food, Fun in 2016

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The year is off to a great start.  As I reflect back on 2015 and think ahead about my priorities for the year 2016, a lot of words that start with the fantastic… Continue reading

New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

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We rang in 2016 with family and friends in Las Vegas! A group of our friends stayed together at the Orleans Hotel and Casino. On the first night we were there together, we… Continue reading

Honolulu with the Family

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After the yummy, decadent dinner last night, I slept very well at my brother’s house. I felt refreshed in the morning and got ready to get a quick workout in before getting on… Continue reading

Takenoko Sushi in 2017???

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I went out to dinner tonight with some friends to my favorite Hilo sushi restaurant, Takenoko Sushi. Each time we go, we take a #TakenokoSidewalkUsie after the dinner. I had my favorite deluxe… Continue reading

Latkes, Menorah, Dreidel, Gefilte Fish, Challah, Matzo Ball Soup=Hanukkah

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Every year, my friend invites us to her home to celebrate Hanukkah.  Like many other holidays, religious and not, this one gives us another excuse to get together and spend time with those… Continue reading