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Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Nolan “Alika” Kaahanui
As a senior at Aiea High School, Nolan “Alika” Kaahanui was lost. Dabbling in substance abuse and far from receiving his high school diploma, he...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Natalie Ai Kamauu
Natalie Ai Kamauu’s personality is as charming as her music, which has entranced and entertained fans with each new venture. Last year, she released Eia...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Lee Donohue
For most people, retirement means shedding a busy schedule to make way for free time to spend recreationally. But 10 years after retiring as Honolulu...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Ignace “Iggy” Jang
Ignace “Iggy” Jang’s musical career began at an age when most can only dream of what to become when they grow up. Inspired by recordings...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Lama Karma Rinchen
The scene at Kagyu Thegchen Ling in Nuuanu is serene. Outside, the wind gently rustles branches in large trees that surround the Tibetan Buddhist meditation...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Hudson Hott
Hudson Hott’s lively personality has been hard to miss for listeners tuning in to Star 101.9 during their morning commute since she first joined the...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Danny Kaleikini
The crinkles at the corners of his eyes that appear with every burst of laughter speak of the decades Danny Kaleikini has spent as an...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Marilyn Moniz-Kaho’ohanohano
Had it not been for the perseverance of those who paved the way for women’s athletics and the passage of Title IX, Marilyn Moniz-Kaho’ohanohano may...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Deena Dray
It began in 1915 with a small group of women who convened to read plays. Now, it welcomes 40,000 theater patrons annually. One year before...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Lanai Tabura
Last year, viewers across the nation tuned in to Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race as eight teams traveled more than 4,000 miles to...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Jim Nabors
At Jim Nabors’ sprawling Diamond Head beachside retreat, photos with silver screen legends such as Debbie Reynolds and Carol Burnett are scattered throughout his house,...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Dr. Geoffrey Bannister
After working for 10 years with one another under an affiliate agreement, Hawaii Pacific University completed a merger with Oceanic Institute Jan. 1. This and...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Takeo Kobayashi
Having arrived in Hawaii in the 1970s, fashion designer Takeo Kobayashi will bid adieu to the Islands next month when he and partner Eric Chandler...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Anne Namba
In fashion, nothing is static. “You have to keep changing in order to keep current,” says Anne Namba, president of Anne Namba Designs. “You can’t...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Peter Carlisle
While others are gearing up for the approaching election season, former Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle says he has no plans to re-enter the polls –...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Makua Rothman
More than a decade after successfully conquering a 66-foot wave, surfer Makua Rothman hopes to ride a different swell of success as a musician. His...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Shawn Ching
It has been less than a year since Shawn Ching left his job as anchor for Hawaii News Now, choosing to focus on a career...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Phil Abbot
Nearly three decades after appearing on MidWeek‘s Oct. 16, 1985, cover with then-KPOI morning co-host Robert “Rabbett” Abbett, Phil Abbot has returned to Hawaii’s airwaves....

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Tadd Fujikawa
Several years since becoming one of the youngest players ever to qualify for the Sony Open, Tadd Fujikawa is getting back into the swing of...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Ronald Moon
For 17 years, Ronald Moon served as Hawaii’s Chief Justice, and for his more than 30 years of work serving the state and its people,...

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