Photographer Sergio Goes spent a year documenting how we commemorate life, Island style.


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Punahou Carnival

Punahou Carnival

UH freshman Elijah Isaac, 18, enjoys the carnival revelry while representing his hometown of Waimanalo with its ZIP code painted on his cheek. On the first Friday and Saturday of every February, Punahou School hosts its annual carnival to benefit the financial aid program and student activities.

Kalani High Reunion

High School Reunion

Kalani High School class of 1977 alumni, clockwise from bottom, June Shimabuko, Janice Kondo, Lisa Hiraoka, Arlyne Morikawa and Dorin Yamauchi pose for raucous reunion photos at the Ala Moana Hotel.



Stephanie Y. Kim passed away on June 4, 2007, while traveling in Mexico on a field survey for her doctoral dissertation at the University of California, Berkeley. Kim had been planning on returning to the Islands in two weeks. Previously she had been a program director at Hui Malama O ke Kai in Waimanalo. Here, some of her close friends offer a quiet homage to her life at one of her favorite surf spots at Diamond Head early in the morning.

New Years

New Year's Eve

Karly Lyman and 1-year-old son Kamiela ring in the New Year away from dad David Lyman, a soldier from Schofield Barracks who has been stationed in Iraq since August 2006.


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