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Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Daisy!
DAISY, a 2-year-old babe, has sparkling eyes and a happy disposition that will always brighten your day. She is searching for an energetic, loving companion....

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // Journey Of Life And Rites Of Passage
I turned 50 this year, and when you look at my photograph, I know what you are thinking — wow, he’s still so sexy! Yes,...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Pronto Is Much More Than Just A Pet
Regular readers of this column will recall mentions of and stories about my two children. I’ve neglected to bring up my first baby until now:...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Evan Leong
Two things are certain about Evan Leong: He likes business and he likes to give back. After he and wife Kari quickly achieved success with...

Pamela Young
Applause // A No Go! Vacation Saved By Hawaiian
Dear Pamela, During their visit here, my parents were treating us with a quick vacation to Kauai with them to see the Na Pali Coast....

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // The Right Domestic Violence Questions
If I say, “Ray Rice,” what’s your first thought? Your answer would depend on your views on and your knowledge of domestic violence. If you...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Mother’s Love Knows No Boundary
(Note: Sarah, Gina and John’s names have been changed for privacy.) It was August 1971 when a young mother gave birth to a baby boy,...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Joy Waters
Sharing is caring, and according to Joy Waters, our Islands are the perfect place to instill a sharing economy. Waters believes in sharing goods and...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Live Your Life Fully
Give yourself permission to fully live your life. We often lose our center when we get caught up in doing what others think is best...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Janice Low Wins A $150 Spree At Foodland
On Wednesday, Janice Low needed some vegetables for Taco Ole Day at work, so she stopped at Foodland in Dillingham Plaza. As she made her...

Alison Young
Click Chick // The Big Apple News: iPhone 6, Watch
Apple’s much-anticipated announcements about its iPhone 6 and Watch finally were made last week. So much to say, so little space … First off, the...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // A Safe Place For Keiki To Study And Play
By Natalie Pawluk, clubhouse director, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii parent Jennifer always gets a little teary-eyed when...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Sweat Shop
I recently celebrated my 56th birthday. Right, I celebrate fiber. Seriously, lately I’ve really been feeling older than my age although my body feels like...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Samsung Unveils New Notes, Oculus
Samsung is expanding its galaxy with last week’s revelation of two new Note smartphones and a co-branded Oculus virtual reality headset. The Galaxy Note 4...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Grandparents Going Gaga Over Keiki
Moving from protecting President Obama to diaper duty may sound like a serious demotion, but I don’t think my father-in-law Al Joaquin would see it...

MidWeek Staff
A Mindful Moment // You Are Magnificent
You are a magnificent human being. You make up a vital part of this amazing world that we live in, and your presence on this...

MidWeek Staff
Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Pumpernickel
PUMPERNICKEL is a 4-year-old pooch with an irresistible smile. This loyal pooch charms everyone he meets. He already may have been adopted, but more than...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Dorothy Tong Wins A $150 Spree At Simply Organized
On Thursday, Dorothy Tong wanted to buy a Pack and Roll cart for carrying heavy things, so she stopped in at Simply Organized in Kahala...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Why Picking Up Doggie Doo-doo Is A Health Issue
My son Jake was 4 on the day I whispered to him, “The bathroom is really dirty, just go pee in the water.” I watched...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Reece Nakamoto Farinas
Reece Nakamoto Farinas always knew he would end up at his family’s flower shop, but that day came sooner than expected for Beretania Florist’s sales...


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