Catherine Toth

Taipei and Shanghai: My top 10

It took a while, but here’s my wrap-up of my trip to Taipei, thanks to Hawaiian Airlines, who launched direct service there and invited me along on the inaugural flight. With so many Taiwanese in Hawaii, there’s no reason not…

Aloha Taipei! Last bites

I should be finished with my blog series by now, if not for connectivity problems with Verizon. Ah, technology!I was fortunate to have had not one, but two last days in Taipei. My first round of last bites was with…

Aloha Brisbane! Hawaii: In Real Life

Yes, I’m blending the two by making today’s trip blog about meeting people in real life. We actually met Hawaii girl Lisa Yanger (LisaYanger on Instagram, no Twitter), who had just moved to Brisbane the week we arrived. She’s going…

Fukuoka faves

When people head to Japan, most times they think of going to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka — but many don’t realize that there’s a strong Hawaii tie to Fukuoka. Gov. George Ariyoshi, one of many local residents whose family is…

Aloha Fukuoka! Let’s go shopping!

Performers emulating Naruto at Canal City's Anime/Manga FestivalI apologize for being so late with my Fukuoka blogs — since I got home, it’s been nonstop for Nonstop, but there’s still so much more to show!When you get to Japan, there…

Cat Chat 29: Treat your dogs

Confession: I don’t brush my dogs’ teeth.I don’t. I know. And that’s bad.Apparently, about 80 percent of dogs suffer from periodontal disease by the age of 3. And not brushing teeth doesn’t help.Luckily, there are dental chews that help.My favorite…

Did this: Okinawan Festival 2011

Taco rice, taiko, calligraphy and the biggest bon dance of the summer.Oh, and we did mention 100,000 andagi?These were some of the highlights at this year’s 29th annual Okinawan Festival at Kapiolani Park.What started as a one-day cultural event at…