By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Most people visit Hawaii’s Big Island to see its volcano. But I wasn’t interested in trekking over lava and mud, as this was my third visit to the Island. What took me there recently was my desire to recuperate after a stressful month in February. All I wanted was […]
By Ivy Ashe Hawaii Tribune-Herald HILO, Hawaii (AP) — On the second-story porch of his Papaikou home, Mike Longo poured steaming tea from a small glass pitcher into a set of cylindrical porcelain cups painted pale yellow. “You don’t want to waste a good oolong,” Longo said, passing the cups — called aroma cups — […]
By Melissa Tanji AP Wire Service WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — In a single-car garage on Vineyard Street in Wailuku, a young Iola Caldito learned the hula. Taught by the late Elizabeth Lum Ho, the 6-year-old found a passion and never let go. “I loved hula from the very start,” said Iola Caldito Balubar, now 68, […]
By Cathy Bussewitz and Juliet Williams Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii’s Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Kapoho, Memoir of a Modern Pompeii By Frances H. Kakugawa Watermark Publishing, 2011 Frances Kakugawa was only 5 years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Despite still being quite young, she quickly learned what that meant for her and her Japanese American family living in the […]
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s tourism industry has long touted the islands’ native culture as a selling point to prospective visitors — such as leis, luaus, and the “aloha spirit.”