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Beside them, but not in their way


I arrived here on a Sunday and traffic was light, even at the airport. We had blue skies with patchy clouds, much like I loved seeing in Hawaii. Ah, but my Hawaii is fairer by far.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

What you see is what you get


One of the joys of writing a column is getting feedback from readers. I am grateful to those who take the time to comment. Good, bad or indifferent, it is proof that someone out there reads my thoughts, and it feels good. Thank you all.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Hidden corners of the world

MOROCCO;Oahu; Malta

2013 was a great year for travel, as what our Facebook feed indicated. The adventures of our travel-loving friends stood out in a sea of memes, rants about the pork barrel scam and BuzzFeed links. There were family trips, honeymoons and solo journeys; as well as old favorites and explorations off the beaten path.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Obama ringing in new year in low-key fashion

President Barack Obama shakes hands with people waiting to meet him as he holds his shave ice outside Island Snow, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The first family is in Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama closed out 2013 in low-key fashion Tuesday, hitting the beach with his family at a popular Hawaii snorkeling spot before making a stop for shave ice, a favorite treat of the island-born president.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am artist Clarence Chun makes waves in Hawaii

Clarence Chun’s “Until You Can’t See Land

Tacloban-born Oahu-based painter Clarence Chun is literally making waves in Hawaii. His renderings of Oahu’s majestic waves have earned him the top prize in the Honolulu Museum of Art’s prestigious “Artists of Hawaii” exhibit.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »