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Bamboo Hale Gourmet Luncheon with JCCIH

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The Bamboo Hale restaurant is run by second-year culinary program students at Hawaii Community College (HawCC). Delicious gourmet dishes are created and served by students while the culinary instructors work very hard to… Continue reading

Learning How to Risotto at HawCC

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As an employee of Hawaii Community College, we are encouraged to sign up for professional development.  Sometimes the PD opportunities are serious and sometimes they are less serious.  I count the cooking workshops… Continue reading

Tennis Team Potluck = Soba Salad

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My daughter is playing tennis for Hilo High School these days and loves it.  She loves the sports as well as the people on the team with her. This is my first experience… Continue reading

Oden Cooking Class

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My friends and I love food. We love to eat it and we love to try to learn how to cook it.One evening, we got together at a friend’s house to learn how to… Continue reading

Nashville–Achieving the Dream

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A group of UH Community college educators headed to Nashville to attend a student success conference called Achieving the Dream where we discussed and learned about strategies for student success. I caught the… Continue reading

Hilo Pals in Korea. Day 3 and Olympic Adventure!

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For our last day, we decided to go to an Olympic event.  When we first realized that we were going to be in South Korea while the Winter Olympics were going on, we… Continue reading

Hilo Pals in Korea. Day 2

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We woke up early at about 4 a.m. on this day since we had gone to sleep around midnight.  Plus we were still on Hawaii time since it was only our second morning… Continue reading

Hilo Pals in Korea. Arrival and Day 1.

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My travel-loving friends and I recently went on a trip to South Korea. We came across a pretty good fare on Hawaiian Airlines and booked it. A couple of months after booking our… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Reflections in March

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Here is a late post that I started during the 2017 holidays but didn’t have time to finish until 2018. My friends and I rotate holiday gatherings at our homes.  One friend hosts… Continue reading

Meetings Sometimes Means Food

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At work, I have been finding myself attending a few meetings lately. When my meetings are on Oahu or another island, I try to bring some Big Island treat–anything from something homemade or… Continue reading