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Category Archive: people

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

Not All Nightmares Are That Bad

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. Chiara M., grade 8 Every teenager’s worst nightmare is to have to spend a night out in public with their mother and her friends. Especially if your mother… Continue reading

I Found It!

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. Living Hilo Style led me to what looks like will be a long-term commitment. I’d been looking for the perfect combination of variables to work out and I… Continue reading

My Takenoko Sushi Addiction

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As I was driving around Hilo while doing my errands, I reviewed what was coming up for the rest of the day. I smiled as I remembered that I am joining friends for… Continue reading

808.935.0677

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. 808.935.0677 is the phone number 2,440 people of all genders and ages from our island called last year for help related to sexual assault. 808.935.0677 is the number… Continue reading

Smelling Like Book Club

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. That’s what my girls tell me when I come home from a night out with either my book club girlfriends or my other group of girlfriends – I’ll… Continue reading

Aloha Spirit Lives in Hilo

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. A dozen roses. Five gift bags stuffed with local snacks. Twenty-four cupcakes. Six balloons in the colors of the Italian flag. These generous gifts might be expected at… Continue reading

How to Embarrass Your Teenage Daughter in Three Easy Steps

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. 1) Show up at her (new) work place My teenage daughter got her first job this summer at a local drive-in, which for non-Hawaii readers is not a… Continue reading