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Tannya Joaquin
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...

Tannya Joaquin
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...

Tannya Joaquin
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...

Tannya Joaquin
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...

Tannya Joaquin
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...

Tannya Joaquin
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...

Tannya Joaquin
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...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // A Weighty Topic For TV Folks
You name it, I’ve heard it. “Wow, the camera really does add 10 pounds.” “You look fat on TV.” “OMG, you’re skinny.” I try to...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Shipping Woes Change Over Time
I clearly remember the moment: standing in front of a Matson container ship, holding up a toilet paper prop purchased from Daiei. You know, the...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Entering The Rhelm At Aloha Tower
Looking up at the luxury high-rises that dwarf Aloha Tower today, it’s hard to believe this 10-story lighthouse was once the tallest structure in Honolulu....

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // It’s All Happening At The Fair
Note to self: This is it. The last chance to enjoy the rides, racing pigs and deep-fried goodness that is the 50th State Fair. It...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Discovering ‘MommyLovesTech’
I bawl like a baby every time I watch Toy Story. Seriously. I need to keep a Costco-sized supply of Kleenex handy when Andy casts...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // A Mom’s Musings On ‘Dada Day’
In the spirit of Father’s Day, here’s something all dads can appreciate. The first word my son said at 6 months old was “dada.” To...

Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // That Preschool Drop-off Drama
Editor’s note: MidWeek is happy to introduce our newest columnist, Tannya Joaquin, though she really needs no introduction. The Hawaii News Now anchor, who also...


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