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Pet Friends Forever // Say Hello to Diamond!
DIAMOND IS a curious gal who loves to explore. This 3-month-old sweetheart is seeking a friend to go on adventures with. She already may have...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // A Pumpkins On The Brain Treat-ment
The scene: Las Vegas Mc-Carran International Airport The scenario: My red-eye flight back to Hawaii (traveling alone with my two sleeping kids) has been delayed...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Quick, Spatchcock A Chicken — Or Not
I read an article in a national newspaper that was billed as a “home-cooking manifesto.” At first I was agreeing with the premise of the...

Susan Page
Susan's Page // Plenty Of No-Brainers In The News
The other day, while sitting in on my huband’s neurology appointment, where the subject was his brain (he recently had a stroke, see, Coffee...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Wet Blanket
The other evening, as my wife and I headed for bed, she paused and asked me where Buddy’s blanket was. First of all, with the...

Dr. John Kaya
The Wild Side // Problems With Pets While Pregnant
You don’t have to go to the movies to see horror shows of zoonotic diseases that jump from animals to humans. Just watch the news...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The Jack Lord Only His Secretary Knew
It was all about the music, serious acting, his hair and that dramatic Waikiki wave that opened every Hawaii Five-0 episode, which paralleled Jack Lord’s...

Alice Inoue
A Mindful Moment // Accept Yourself As You Are
Are you familiar with the Law of Attraction? There are many Universal Laws, and one of my favorites is The Law of Relativity. It states...

Pamela Young
Applause // One Quick Phone Call Can Save A Life
Dear Pamela, One day last week, a Good Samaritan found me slumped over my steering wheel, engine running, parked in a stall near American Savings...

MidWeek Staff
Proof Positive // Investing In Youths And The Future
By Deborah Spencer-Chun, President and CEO, Adult Friends for Youth Leadership and confidence can sometimes take time to instill in a young person. Our islands...

Alison Young
Click Chick // Place For Everything Around The Waist
FlipBelt is my latest marathon-training buddy. Granted, it’s not a tech product, but it holds my tech stuff while I’m running. When I’m out for...

Jay Sakashita
Misfit Spirit // How Different Faiths Deal With Tragedy
The atomic bombs dropped on Japan in Au gust 1945 killed more than 200,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most were Japanese (foreigners also were...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Cathy Iwai
Japanese Women’s Society Foundation celebrated 60 years in July, and it continues to raise awareness about and assist Hawaii’s elderly. Board member Cathy Iwai has...

MidWeek Staff
Mystery Shopper // Kim Kikkawa Wins A $150 Spree At Safeway
On a recent Wednesday, Kim Kikkawa needed some groceries for dinner, so she stopped at Safeway in Waimalu. As she made her purchase at 12:45...

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...


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