“Community for Keiki” Month at the NCO (April 2014)

In an effort to diversify conversations at the Neighborhood Board meetings, the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) dedicated April 2014 as “Community for Keiki Month.” For the boards’ first-ever monthly theme, the NCO gave a call to action for all 33 neighborhood boards to incorporate keiki through the invitation of keiki groups, schools, and relevant organizations. […]

HELP! the Kalihi YMCA

Last November 2013, I joined the Kalihi YMCA Board of Managers. When a friend and Kalihi Y staffer asked me to join, I was over the moon by the opportunity to work with a sterling organization that has done so much for Kalihi. Even my own mother went to the Kalihi Y as a student […]

Saving the Ham for Portuguese Bean Soup

“I know this sounds lame but do you have traditional Hawaiian food at Thanksgiving?” wrote a New York buddy of mine in a text message. “What?” I replied back. I knew what he meant. I chuckled. “You know…like the pork and the poy. All that stuff,” he wrote. “Ohh. Actually no. We do Turkey/Ham/Mash. The […]