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My Honolulu

I Spent a Year Writing About 15 Ethnic Festivals in Hawai‘i

Shot put, grass skirts, Korean pancakes and andagi.
2020.01.07 07:00 AM

My Honolulu: Trying (and Failing at) Traditional Hawaiian Sledding

Letting things slide isn’t always a good way to go.
2019.11.20 04:58 PM

MY HONOLULU: Demanding, Blunt and Still My Favorite Teacher

A shout-out to Richard Kiyonaga in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.
2019.05.07 03:35 PM

Before Tinder There Were Bars and Clubs to Meet Up, Drink Up and Hook Up

Ocean’s. Liquid’s. Shipley’s. If you know, you know. If you don’t, you probably weren’t gettin’ jiggy with it.
2019.02.14 05:55 PM

My Honolulu: Crack Seed Stores From Small Kid Time

Right when I walk into a crack seed store, it hits me—the sweet-sour-salty aroma of li hing mui. My mouth waters, and instantly, I feel like a kid in a candy shop again.
2018.11.30 05:25 PM

My Honolulu: Sandy Beach’s Manapua Man

Breakfast at Sandy’s—after getting whomped by shorebreak for a couple of hours—wasn’t for the faint of heart, or stomach.
2018.10.19 09:34 PM

My Honolulu: What the Mai Tai Means to Me and 8 Places You Can Mai Tai One On​​

It’s the best way to properly toast Kona’s 10th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival while staying home here in Honolulu.
2018.08.17 05:49 PM