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Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Egan Inoue
Before Egan Inoue won two racquetball World Championships, he almost quit. For a year, Inoue traveled throughout the United States, competing in matches and losing...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // It’s All About Toys, Games And Parties
I suppose you can either thank or blame the organizers of Hawaii Toy & Game and Party Expo for scoping out the next craze. They...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello To Ralph!
RALPH is an energetic feline who loves attention. This 2-month-old boy is seeking a playful partner to entertain him. He already may have been adopted,...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // An Artist’s Career ‘Fitted’ His Passion
Hats off to a young designer who is an “old sole” in a “fitted” world. I am describing 28-year-old senior graphic artist for Fitted Hawaii,...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Patrick Okubo
When Patrick Okubo appeared on MidWeek‘s May 2, 2012, cover, he had just received his master sommelier certificate. At the time, he was one of...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Windows 10 Is Here — Technically
You now can download Windows 10, Microsoft’s new unified operating system for PCs, phones and tablets in a technical preview form. As many people disliked...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Helping Teen Girls Be ‘Bella’ For Their Prom
By Valerie Schmidt, President, The Bella Project The Bella Project is a nonprofit organization that provides prom attire to low-income, special needs or critically ill...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Tiffany Richardson Tucker
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, event planning and production company Current Affairs will host a screening of Legends of the Knight, which relays the story...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Judith Shinsato Wins A $150 Spree At INspiration
Judith Shinsato was shopping for a display cabinet, so Saturday she stopped at INspiration in Pearlridge. As she made her purchase at 1 p.m., MidWeek‘s...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Ebola Just One Plane Ride From Hawaii
My husband and I are planning to go to Dallas and a few other places in Texas later this month, partly for business, partly for...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Love Yourself
When you think you need to be a more perfect version of yourself, you close down your life to opportunity. Embrace your value and you...

Pamela Young
Applause // Roadside Signs Of True Aloha
Dear Pamela, Accolades and kudos to Cecile Sebastian, DDS. While sign-waving for a candidate, Dr. Sebastian was summoned by a young Japanese national with a...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // In The Moment
I would like to commission some doctors and scientists to do a study on the way my wife thinks. The problem with that is I...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Saying Good-bye To A Part Of The Family
I’ve run through a long list of “what ifs” over the past week. But none of them can bring back my dog. I never imagined...

Pamela Young
Applause // A Tip Of The Hat To Two Helpful Siblings
Dear Pamela, I was about to unload my very heavy shopping cart at Kapolei Costco. I had a 50-pound bag of rice, 20 5-pound bags...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Getting To The Bottom Of Aiona Support
I rarely wade into local politics in my columns, but this cycle I’m inclined to dip my currently un-pedicured toe into the pool of political...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Blanche Suematsu Wins $150 at City Mill
On Wednesday, Blanche Suematsu needed lumber for some home-remodeling projects, so she took a trip to City Mill in Waimalu. As she made her purchase...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Learning To Live In An Empty Nest
I looked back at a column I wrote a couple of years ago and had a little chuckle. It was all about my fears as...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Sheryl Siu
For the eighth year in a row, Hyatt Regency Waikiki hosts its Swing for Wishes golf tournament, which takes place each October, to benefit Make-A-Wish...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Josh Feldman
Guests recently gathered at a private residence in Nuuanu to honor actress Mariska Hargitay during a “resort chic” picnic dinner celebrating Joyful Heart Foundation’s 10th...


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