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Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // The Art Of The Family Christmas Card
I don’t know who gets credit for turning the Christmas card into the ultimate family portrait, but I relish receiving photo cards every year from...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Instilling The Spirit Of Giving
Dear Santa, I am a good boy. That’s part of my son Kaimana’s first official letter to Santa Claus. He’s asking for a present from...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Enjoying Thanksgiving For What It Is
Thanksgiving means so many things to so many people. For some, it’s a day to kick back and watch football. Others make a date with...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // The Senator Only His Son Knew
Aloha from our nation’s capital. I am in Washington, D.C., this week to cover the Presidential Medal of Freedom honors that will be awarded posthumously...

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Tannya’s Take // Taking A Healthy Look At Snacking
Most homes still have mounds of fun-size candy hanging around after Halloween – unless perhaps you overdid it on the leftover treats or while “inspecting”...

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Tannya’s Take // A Playcation With Visiting Friends
A lot of people joke that you suddenly have lots of family and friends when you move to Hawaii. It’s true. Now I’m not talking...

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Tannya’s Take // Reconnecting With An Old Friend
I found a pleasant surprise in my Facebook inbox recently: word that my high school friend and UCLA college roommate Nicole was coming to Hawaii...

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Tannya’s Take // Kindergarten Application Angst
I must preface this week’s column with a confession. I’m fighting through a minor case of writer’s block because I’m preoccupied with another writing assignment....

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Tannya’s Take // Weekend Expo Is All About Ohana
You know how everyone’s always saying how quickly children grow up? The same can be said about the Oh Baby! Family Expo. This popular event,...

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Tannya’s Take // Dealing With Five-0’s New Night
Monday nights with McGarrett used to be must-see TV in the Joaquin household. Before you jump to conclusions, I’m still a huge Hawaii Five-0 fan....

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // The Trick To A Stress-free Halloween
It’s starting. Everywhere I go these days, it seems I’m greeted by endless rows of Halloween candy. That’s a scary thought! I’m not talking about...

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Tannya’s Take // What’s To ‘Like’ About Negativity?
Call it a coincidence, but twice within the past week I’ve been asked about my pet peeve. What bothers you? Some would say punctuality. I’m...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Honolulu, Home Of Awful Drivers
As a reporter, I’m always intrigued by interesting questions. Here’s one I was asked recently: What’s your pet peeve? Several others answered “bad drivers.” Perhaps...

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Tannya’s Take // Picturing The Perfect Collage
I was the type of student who would get upset with an A-minus. I always turned in my homework on time and never procrastinated on...

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Tannya’s Take // Forgetting Sunscreen
Perhaps the humidity and heat got to me. I don’t know how else to explain my epic fail. Before I come clean about my lapse...

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Tannya’s Take // A Glimpse Behind ‘Gridiron’ Scenes
The Society of Professional Journalists’ popular Gridiron show is locked and loaded with plenty of ammo after a one-year break. Anyone and anything is fair...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Helping A Toddler Get Toilet Trained
There’s a different back-to-school rush playing out around the state. Or perhaps I should say, back-to-school flush? Right now, parents are racing to potty train...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Lizard Enlivens Drive To School
A loud thud jolted my car as I was driving my son to preschool. At first, I thought pothole. I mean, it wouldn’t be the...

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Tannya’s Take // Things Our Cars Should Tell Us
I used to think Knight Rider’s sweet talking ride KITT would be the ultimate. (Please forgive the ’80s David Hasselhoff reference.) Now, I’m not so...

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Tannya’s Take // Cruising For A Big Mickey Hangover
These days, whenever a newscaster is talking about a cruise, it usually involves horror stories. You know, norovirus, overflowing toilets, no food – or seasickness...

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