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Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // All Jammed Up
The training started weeks ago. I’d set my iPhone alarm earlier by 15 minute increments so I could build up to getting up at 4:30...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Stool Pigeon
Well, it was that time of year again when I needed to make an appointment for our pet dog Buddy to get his annual checkup...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Knot So Smart
What is it about the Nagasawa women and knots? There is a phenomenon in my house that, for some reason, I haven’t been able to...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Inspector General
I don’t know about you, but my weekends are for relaxing. I purposely try not to schedule anything that will require my physical labor, although...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Concentration Interruptus
In case there is any doubt, I love my wife. She is the best thing that ever happened to me. And, of course, the result...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Thinking Outside the Box
I’m at the age where I have few pleasures in life. I’m not talking about my family and friends, which of course are my greatest...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Grand Theft Auto
I work in Honolulu in the Star-Advertiser Tower at Waterfront Plaza. I feel pretty lucky to be working in a modern, sleek office, but feel...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Shake Down
A lot of people ask me what I do on the weekends. Well, I don’t have an exclusive membership at any private golf course, nor...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Acting Up
I may not seem like it, but I enjoy watching live theater and musicals. My wife and I, and sometimes our daughter, will attend one...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Fan Base
I have to say that I work with a really great staff here at MidWeek. We all get along great, which is cool when you...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Bachelor Party
These past few weeks, while my wife and daughter were on the Mainland, I found myself to be kind of lost without them. Yes, my...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Excess Baggage
I may have mentioned in previous weeks that my wife and daughter were going to take a trip to the West Coast, as our daughter’s...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Judged By My Cover
This month, I’ve had the honor of being asked to be a judge for two prestigious pageants. The first was Miss Oahu Filipina 2013 and...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Flower Power
With the exception of numerous apologetic gestures to my wife over our years of marriage, I don’t think I’ve seen or had the need for...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Card-carrying Idiot
Now that it’s been a few weeks since Mother’s Day, I’ve finally mentally recovered enough to write about it. This year, the month of May...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Nailed It
Most of you know that my 78-year-old mother lives with my family. It’s been a nice arrangement for us, especially when our kids were young,...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Hair Apparent
Among many things, our 15-year-old daughter is a hula dancer. As her dad this will come across as biased, but she is a gifted dancer....

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Germaphobia
Seems like everything these days is focused on sanitation. That’s a good thing, as far as I’m concerned, and it’s nice to see that technology...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Stainmaster
I’ve been told that I’m a pretty fashionable dresser. It might be because my mom was a seamstress/tailor and my dad used to dress like...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Permitting Stress
Last year I wrote a column about my experiences in renewing my driver’s license. It was not pretty, and I seemed to have struck a...


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