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Morimoto Waikiki

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I went on a quick weekend getaway to Oahu recently.  My friends and I decided to eat at Morimoto Waikiki since it was right at The Modern Honolulu where we were staying. We shared… 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

Civil Air Patrol-Hilo Cadet Program

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My middle-school aged daughter expressed interest in joining the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program.  Some of her peers from school and soccer are involved in this program and sparked her interest in it. Civil… 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

Volunteer to Help HOPE Services Hawaii

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Would you like to get a better understanding of the homeless population on Hawai’i Island? HOPE Services Hawaii is looking for volunteers to join us for the upcoming Homeless Point In Time Count.… 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

Hot Dog Jam in Hilo to support Music Education

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February 20, 2016 Do you want to support the East Hawaii band programs in the public schools?  Do you want to eat as many hot dogs as you can eat? Do you want to… 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