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MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Helping People Help Themselves
By Dorian Nakamichi, communications/development specialist, Helping Hands Hawaii In 2004, Mary Anne experienced the lowest point in her life. Embarrassment and negative stigmas surrounding mental...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To Rasta Fari!
Lovebird Rasta Fari will melt your heart by tweeting sweet melodies. He already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals are available...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Lance Kosaka
Top of Waikiki always is looking to give back to the community. The revolving restaurant partnered with Hawaii Agricultural Foundation (HAF) for the monthlong Localicious...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Anxious Cookie Wasn’t So Sweet
“Bye bye, Daddy, I love you.” Closing the door behind me, I paused for a full 10 seconds then slowly peeked back into the house....

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // The TV Generation Gap Widens
I thought it odd at one time that my son doesn’t watch TV. Then I realized he’s part of a generation that finds TV unnecessary,...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Jennifer Yahata Wins A $150 Spree At City Mill
Jennifer Yahata wanted to surprise her boyfriend by building some shelves in his closet, so she took a trip to City Mill on Nimitz Highway...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Magical Disappearing Act At The Mall
I must have sucker written all over my face. Either that or I look like a tired mom who needs a pick-me-up. To be fair,...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Melveen Leed
It was a Miss Hawaii pageant that made Melveen Leed realize her love for performing. Representing Molokai, she sang Moon River as her talent. The...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Where Are You Inspiring?
People often think they need to be at some level of “perfection” or “standard” to be an inspiration to others, when in fact, accepting yourself...

Pamela Young
Applause // Making The Day A Bit Easier For Mom
Dear Pamela, I would like to send APPLAUSE out to Lynn Takahashi, senior vice president, First Hawaiian Bank, Private Banking division. I had to venture...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Rock-solid Foundation At UHWO
Building the Second City of Kapolei required a lot of hard work, collaboration, sacrifice and patience from many key stake-holders, residents and workers in the...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Mood Lighting
The older I get, the more I need to rely on good lighting. As it is, I have to wear glasses to read and to...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Sending Money To Facebook Friends
Last week Facebook rolled out its free Messenger Payments feature that lets you send and receive money. To begin a transaction, you start a message...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Fred Ota Wins A $150 Shopping Spree At Shirokiya
On a recent Wednesday, Fred Ota went to Shirokiya for lunch, but he also bought some books. At 1:50 p.m., MidWeek‘s representative spotted Fred standing...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // For Delicate Tropical Flowers, It’s Cold
Don’t call me a wimp. But I am wearing sweatpants, a long-sleeve shirt and the ugliest pair of fuzzy house slippers ever recorded in house...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Johnny Kai
The key to rebuilding Hawaii’s entertainment industry and the ability to earn a musical livelihood, Johnny Kai will argue, is in its youth. Current entertainers,...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To Melody!
MELODY is both adorable and loving. She delights in going out for walks, cuddling and giving affection. She already may have been adopted, but more...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Be Inspired By What You Do
If you want to own your own business, make sure the services or products you offer inspire you. If you do it simply for the...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // The Languages Of Love
It doesn’t take a bestselling book to know what motivates your children, but it helps. Even without my mother’s intuition, it’s easy to see that...

Pamela Young
Applause // Answering A Doctor’s Desperate Call
Dear Pamela, You cannot imagine my desperation at the prospect of opening my new office with no phone and no Internet. I called Mr. Hiapo...

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