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Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Live Consciously
Let’s strive to live consciously in each moment — with every decision, every greeting, every conversation, and every bite of every meal. Remember, it serves...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Sophie Hatakenaka Wins A $150 Spree At Kmart
While looking at the Kmart advertisement insert in MidWeek, Sophie Hatakenaka saw some plastic storage drawers she wanted, so Wednesday she took a trip to...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Google: It’s All About Android
Last week, Google held its seventh annual Google I/O developer conference, and as expected, it was an Android-centric show. The biggest emphasis was to take...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Short Story Long
I have always been a believer of balance. Philosophically, I guess I mean Yin and Yang. My marriage is Yin and Yang. My wife of...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Family Fireworks Fun On The 4th
This time last year, we were bundled up doing the Disney Cruise around Alaska with Mickey Mouse and company. It was an unforgettable family trip,...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Cousins Accepted To Rival Academies
Military academies are viewed as some of the most prestigious institutions around, so you can imagine what scholar-athletes Toese Gaoteote Tia and Adam Tagovailoa Amosa...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Feel Good
If you want to feel good more of the time rather than less of the time, affirm things that are true for you. Rather than...

Pamela Young
Applause // A Lesson In Caring
Dear Pamela, A big thank you to the employees at The Wiz Kids Learning Centers in Pearl City. I forgot my purse in the women’s...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Melodee Noni Haole
Families with children who have special needs understand the feeling of searching and coming up with no answers. This is a problem Melodee Noni Haole...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Iraq’s Civil War Is All Obama’s
Last week I rewatched the movie Pearl Harbor with four grandchildren, ages 10 to 16. Not surprisingly, they knew little about the start of World...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Volunteers Are The Key To Ronald’s House
By Jerri Chong, President, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii It has been more than 27 years since Hawaii’s Ronald McDonald House opened its doors...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Kitty!
KITTY is a frisky feline who adores attention and belly rubs. She already may have been adopted, but more than 100 other animals are available...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // The Trouble With Saying God’s Name
Jews, Christians and Muslims are religious siblings who claim to believe in the same God. But do they really? The Quran makes it clear that...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Auction Block
My wife and I enjoy the privilege of being invited to many charitable functions, and it’s always impressive to see the generosity of our island...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Fire Phone Heats Up The Competition
Amazon’s highly anticipated Fire Phone officially was announced last week. Arriving in the middle of a heavy smartphone war, the Fire comes in with a...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Richard Burns
Gone are the libraries of the past — where technology was not much more than a fanciful concept of the future seen only in the...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Mrs. Rae: One Terrific Toddler Teacher
Rewind to my opening lines in my first MidWeek column one year ago. “We have a morning drill in my house. It’s the race to...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Shari Inter Wins A $150 Spree At Simply Organized
Shari Inter recently moved into a new place and needed some things for the house, so she took a trip to Simply Organized in Kapolei....

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Kara Izumi Wins A $150 Spree At HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts
Kara Izumi needed stickers for her baby shower thank-you cards and some supplies to make cake pops, so Thursday she took a trip to HouseMart...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Anna Winnicki
Anna Winnicki, who just graduated from Punahou School, has been a regular volunteer for the after-school program at Kauluwela Elementary School on Aala Street. Three...


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