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Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Letting Keiki Find Their Own Passion
I’ve pictured the day I could enroll my daughter in dance classes since … well, in 2011 when I first found out I was having...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Merena Markham Wins A $150 Spree At Tamura’s
On Saturday, Merena Markham and her family were on a drive around the island when they decided to stop at Tamura’s in Hauula for some...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // The Sin Of Teaching Intolerance To Keiki
In the religion department at UH-Manoa, we have T-shirts that read, “Sin Is Our Business.” But sin — wherever it is and in whatever form...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Jay Hartwell
Even after spending 10 months in Vietnam, Jay Hartwell can speak barely a word of the country’s language. But the one thing he can say...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Spirit Of The Duke Is Alive In Waikiki
He was the true and official Ambassador of Aloha. Universally put on a pedestal by his fans for his love of the ocean and its...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Toast Of The Town
I think because I write in such a public forum, people assume that I am a good public speaker. I do all right, I guess,...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Robin Williams, Suicide And Survivors
There was a picture circulating right after Robin Williams’ death that disturbed me. Williams, in his Genie character, and Aladdin hugging. The caption: “Genie, you’re...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Iselle, Julio: Flashbacks of Iniki, Iwa
Iselle and Julio were predicted to be the one-two punch couple that was to dance and whip its way through Hawaii. We’re not talking about...

Alison Young
Click Chick // How To Snap a Perfect #Selfie
HISY is a Bluetooth remote control that you can use for your iPhone’s camera to take the perfect selfie without the awkward angle. You may...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Roxane Kimura
Roxane Kimura embarked on her journey to help others 21 years ago when her 6-year-old daughter Danica passed away. “She’s my drive to leave that...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // ‘Aging In Place’ At Palolo Chinese Home
By Kevin Wu, HINOA Director, Palolo Chinese Home Palolo Chinese Home (PCH) will honor Eddie Flores Jr., president and chief executive officer of L&L Restaurant...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // A Few Lessons From Young Voters
I’ve always had a fascination with the 1960 presidential election. It was before my time, but the effect of the first televised presidential debates between...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Dogs Have Canine Best Friends, Too
Uurban Dictionary defines a best friend as a very special person in your life. Wikipedia says best friends share extremely strong interpersonal ties with each...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Reading Skin On Bodies Of Faith
“And the Word became flesh.” This well-known biblical passage conveys not only a central Christian belief, but also underpins wider notions of skin and self....

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Allan McAngus Wins $150 Spree At Safeway
On a recent Thursday, Allan McAngus needed to prepare for the recent storms, so he took a trip to Safeway in Ewa Beach. Before leaving...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // You Make A Difference
Remember that every single thing you do and say makes a difference. You are an intricate and vital part of this world, so do not...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Mojo
MOJO is an outgoing adventurer who will keep you on your toes. Nothing will slow down this 5-year-old kitty. He already may have been adopted,...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Deal With ISIS Killers Now … Or Later
You can call me a warmonger, but if ever there was an enemy to fight with all our Captain America might, it would be the...

Pamela Young
Applause // Outstanding Staff At Kaimuki Library
Dear Pamela, Kaimuki Library is no ka ‘oi! The staff, under the leadership of Maile Davis, needs to be recognized. Not only has librarian Roberta...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Hero Is A Sandwich
We had the pleasure of a major family visit last week: my wife’s sister and her family, plus my wife’s older brother and his family,...


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