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Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Parents Pay Price For Procrastination
I speak from experience, and I’m sure other parents who have learned this lesson the hard way will agree. You know the saying time is...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Patricia Tam
When Patricia Tam was named general manager of Halekulani Corporation’s Waikiki Parc Hotel in 1987, she was the first woman in the state to hold...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // The Beauty Of What Is
Have you ever thought, “My life is not supposed to be like this!”? During challenging times, while it’s natural to complain, if you get so...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Spot!
SPOT is full of curiosity and lives for warm, sunny days. He already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals are available...

Pamela Young
Applause // Pleasantly Surprised By Teen Samaritans
Aloha Pamela, I just wanted to take a few moments for a big mahalo to the guys who really helped get me out of a...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // The Uncertainty Of Buddhist Souls
Buddhist souls are a confused lot. They are not certain where to go or if they should even exist. There are the three characteristics of...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Wendell Chun Wins A $150 Spree At Fisher Hawaii
On Thursday, Wendell Chun wanted some treats to give to the homeless as part of a weekly outreach, so he made a stop at Fisher...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Mr. Mom Puts Family Ahead Of Career
In the 21st century, it is not uncommon for gender roles to be split right down the middle, as they relate to household chores and...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Apple’s iPad Air 2: Thin Yet Powerful
Following the release of its iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus a few weeks ago, last week Apple released the long-awaited iPad Air 2, the thinnest and...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Sharing The Magical Power Of A Wish
By Siana Austin Hunt, president and CEO, Make-A-Wish-Hawaii We can’t cure the very conditions that bring Hawaii keiki to our doorstep, but we can offer...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Judy Keith
Judy Keith is an active follower of Hebrews 13:2, which states: “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // A Harrowing Halloween Tale
As All Hallows Eve approaches, I reminisce about the many harrowing events that have taken place in our veterinary hospital. People think we spend our...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Being Realistic In Our Scary World
I’m in New York City, staying in a hotel smack in Times Square amid the teeming masses and a mere 15-minute cab ride from the...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Drop In The Bucket
Although the weather really sucked with the passing of Hurricane Ana, the good news is no one was seriously hurt. Still, there was a lot...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Google Enters The Phablet Market
It was just a matter of time before Google entered the phablet market, and sure enough, last week it announced the release of the Nexus...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Cydney Nakama
Cydney Nakama has been a mentor for many interns at Kiewit Building Group Inc. since she started at the company nearly nine years ago, but...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // A Heartfelt ‘Letter To My Parents’
Permit me to share a portion of the winning entry in the first “Letter to my Parents” contest in Hawaii. I could give you my...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // You Are Important
Have you ever noticed that you lose your sense of self when you meet someone and see them as being “better” than you in some...

Pamela Young
Applause // Lost And Returned
Dear Pamela, In today’s world, everyone is so busy. I must have dropped my magnetic shaded lenses at Marukai. I am so grateful someone picked...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Lehua Matsuoka Wins A $150 Spree At Kmart
On Wednesday, Lehua Matsuoka wanted to pick up some things for her new grandson, so she took a trip to Kmart on Nimitz Highway. As...


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