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The Truth About Summer Bodies

I’m so ready to have a good summer. I’m excited to eat more watermelon, maybe find a good shave ice place in Utah, and, above all, get fit. Of course the idea situation is that you would want to get fit before summer hits, but hey, better late than never right?   What are your… Continue reading The Truth About Summer Bodies

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Joys and Woes of Polynesian Dads

  I think pretty much all dads are the same: tough on the outside but having soft spots inside. The way they show that soft spot is different for each dad. This Father’s Day I decided to focus mostly on Polynesian dads, because they are very much like other dads, except there are a few… Continue reading Joys and Woes of Polynesian Dads

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A Few Thoughts on Mainland Luaus

I actually think it’s really cute and fun when people have “luaus” or Hawaii-themed parties on the mainland. I’m a Hawaiian girl through and through, and even though these kind of events are pretty fake (involving synthetic leis and overly bright aloha shirts) and not even culturally accurate, I love that the concept of “Hawaii”… Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Mainland Luaus

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How I Got Through School Debt-Free in Hawaii

I wouldn’t normally write about a topic like this, but it has everything to do with Hawaii. And it would be useful for many Hawaiians, both in Hawaii and on the mainland. So I’ve been trying to figure out what to write about today, and it literally came in the mail. When I got home… Continue reading How I Got Through School Debt-Free in Hawaii

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The Real Reason I Started this Blog

I think a lot of people wonder what’s the point of this blog? Who’s going to read it? Why even try creating a blog for locals when they’re so diverse? Also, how can you make money off of a blog? “You can’t make money off a blog like this.”   To be completely honest, these questions… Continue reading The Real Reason I Started this Blog

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hawaiians and Iosepa

If you don’t know what I’m talking about when I say Iosepa in Utah, don’t worry. I didn’t know about it either. Iosepa is a ghost town located in Skull Valley, which is northwest of Salt Lake City. With a hot, dry wind and a flat, marshy landscape, it’s the least-expected place for a group… Continue reading 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hawaiians and Iosepa

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Triggers of Hawaii Fever & Nostalgia

It’s snowing today. It’s the middle of May and it’s snowing. The weather is crisp and cold, and small drifts of snow fall from the sky. WHY is it snowing… especially right now? We’re almost halfway through the year and it’s snowing. Well, it definitely makes me miss the warm, and appreciate the nice weather… Continue reading Triggers of Hawaii Fever & Nostalgia

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Sweet Tooth Delights You Can Get on the Mainland

Have you ever craved the taste of the islands? It’s not fair when you see a picture of family members back home drinking guava juice or boasting they got to have some kulolo. When they talk about the chi chi dango they just had, or the coconut mochi they tasted at a wedding, you can’t… Continue reading Sweet Tooth Delights You Can Get on the Mainland