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Dear Frances – More Thoughts on Surviving Loss

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, Funny (but not ha-ha funny) that you would bring this (February’s column on “To Help Us Make It Through”) up now about our loved ones who are no longer here. Just yesterday, the once-a-week mow-and-blow guy asked, “How’s your mother?” I must have looked stricken because he immediately....
67th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants: Kayla Ueshiro (left), Lauren Sugai (center), Katrina Shimomura (right)

67th Cherry Blossom Festival – Queen Contestants (part III)

KATRINA EIKO SHIMOMURA Parents: Karen and Arnold Shimomura High School: Mililani High School College/Degree: University of Hawai’i at Mänoa, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering candidate Occupation: Student and Part-time Security What or who drives you to keep moving forward? “What inspires me to keep moving forward is my family. They’ve shown me strength from....
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Dialogue – Remembering an Extraordinary Team

Karleen Chinen Commentary We are reminded almost daily of how quickly we are losing our World War II veterans — the people that broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw called “The Greatest Generation.” In Hawai‘i, we see their names in the “Honor Roll” and “In Memoriam” columns in the newsletters of the various veterans groups. No one....
Moku Kitchen: fries, pizza and green beans. (Photos by Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – The Happiest Hour

RYAN'S TABLE By Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist I’m not sure when this transformation began, probably sometime around when we entered our fourth decade of life. It started with simple expressions like, “These kids nowadays . . .” or “When I was your age . . .” That’s when you begin to realize that you’ve....
67th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants: Jaimee Sambrano (top left), Ariel Lee (bottom left), Reeann Minatoya (top right), and Kalei Kagawa (bottom right)

67th Cherry Blossom Festival – Queen Contestants (part II)

ARIEL KWAI YING KIYOMI LEE Parents: David and Gail Lee High School: Lutheran High School of Hawaii College/Degree: Hawaii Pacific University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Occupation: Behavioral Health Outpatient Program Coordinator and Therapist What or who drives you to keep moving forward? “My mom has....

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