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Category Archive: people

LUNAFEST, Jackie Reys, Moon & Turtle, and Temple with Marla

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Wow! What a Friday night it was! It was so much fun, I forgot to take a picture with Marla, who I was hanging out with all night long! Marla was visiting from… Continue reading

Stoked for the Release of Stoke

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Did you know that a movie filmed on the Big Island will be released on August 6? I talked with Zoe Eisenberg (ZE), a Kalapana filmmaker who shared some background about her project,… Continue reading

Poonam, Donn, James, and Anne–Hilo High Vikings Reunited in Napa!

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I love Christmas cards with photos. These family photos keep me in touch with close and faraway loved ones. I often try to keep in touch with these friends by sending a greeting… Continue reading

Hawaiian Style Cafe–Anna, Lechon, and Lilikoi

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Yay!  I got a text from Anna, a former student of mine.  She is visiting from Portland and had some time for dinner with me.  We decided to go to Hawaiian Style Cafe… Continue reading

Russ, Peanuts, and Life

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I went to a funeral for a friend of mine who had a long, full life. He recently passed away at the age of 89. There is a long list of contributions he… Continue reading

Only Easy: Mini Hot Dog Pizzas

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By Misty I. This recipe may look familiar to you. If you have the iconic cookbook Pupus: An Island Tradition by Sachi Fukuda, this recipe is similar to her Portuguese Mini-Pizza. I didn’t… Continue reading

Pleasant stop at KTA for Hot Pot Ingredients

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I have a busy afternoon/evening today but still wanted to have a semi-healthy home-cooked meal for dinner.  I decided to make a hot pot dish loosely based on a sukiyaki recipe so that… Continue reading

Finding Friends at Seaside Restaurant

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One weekend, my husband and daughter were out of town and my son and I were at home in Hilo without dinner plans. We decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants,… Continue reading

Cherry Blossom Festival in Waimea

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By Hiromi W. Chung In Japan, cherry blossoms are symbolic of Japanese culture. Cherry blossom season occurs from the end of March to the beginning of April and in Hokkaido, it occurs much… Continue reading

Empty Nesting, part II

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. So. We were full on delicious, locally sourced food. Not overfull, but too full to order that lilikoi bar on macadamia nut crust that was beckoning my name.… Continue reading