My Chair RocksBy Conchita C. Razon
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.
By Pam Pastor
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.
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.
By Johnathan Libarios Rondina
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.
Tessa!By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
From the sun-kissed, white-sand beaches and clear, blue waters of Hawaii and Bohol, our holiday vacation was truly blessed with wonderful weather, unforgettable memories and exciting adventures. “Island life” was the theme of our Christmas holiday.
Mama Says MercyBy Mara Coson
“You say goodbye, and I say hello.” To use the Beatles line to talk about awkward social interactions is to take it very much out of context, but it’s a good reminder that social codes are not natural to us.
The all-encompassing Hawaiian term “Aloha” can mean both hello and goodbye, making it an apt phrase this weekend in Honolulu where the welcome for an Asia-Pacific summit is wearing thin.
By Anne A. Jambora
While the Philippines is made up of some 7,200 islands, this pocket of nirvana is a cluster of eight jewels located in the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean. This is Hawaii, the 50th state of America that is synonymous with sun, surf, beach, and washboard abs. And you can enjoy a piece of that [...]
By Anne Jambora
Feast on the “Obama” burger made famous by President Barack Obama, the one he always orders when he’s in town: the half-pound cheeseburger at Kua ‘Aina at the Ward Center and in Haleiwa. Definitely one of the best burgers in Hawaii. The Honolulu Cookie Company, for pineapple-shaped shortbread cookies excellent for pasalubong; in Chocolate Dipped [...]