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Jun 27 2010

The Bon Dance Experience in Hawaii

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin’s Annual Bon Dance. You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend; in fact this was the second Bon Dance I have attended! There was music, food booths, Taiko drums, great parking, and a very family-friendly atmosphere. If you are not […]

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May 07 2010

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Published by under Global View,Hawaii

Saturday May 8th, the National Association of Letter Carriers will be collecting non-perishable food to help families in our communities. People are turning to food banks and distribution agencies for the first time due to the economic climate.  Many face hard choices, having to choose between food and rent or medical needs. It is estimated […]

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Mar 24 2010

Heiva I Honolulu 2010 Celebration of Tahitian Culture

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Last year I took one Tahitian dance class with my friend Simone.  She told me it was a beginner class “no experience necessary”.  Without a doubt, our skills were shocking as we horrified the teachers and other students.  It was so much harder than I thought.  I have such respect for anyone who can make […]

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Mar 02 2010

Family Fun at the Holi Festival

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As an elephant lover, this colorful fête caught my eye. Holi known as the Festival of Colors is a spring gala celebrated by Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the month. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka and can […]

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Feb 27 2010

Making the Most of the Hawaii Tsunami

Published by under Global View,Hawaii

At 5am the moon was full and beautiful, and my cat Mr. Squeakers was acting stranger than usual. As I turned on the news it was clear this tsunami was serious. By 5:30am I was leaving the gas station and heading over to the Safeway grocery on Kapahulu Ave. Even at that early hour the […]

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