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Entries from July 29th, 2008

Tweet-Up with Seesmic’s Sukhjit

July 29th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Technology, The Web

If you’re not on Twitter, you may not have heard: a member of the Seesmic team is in Honolulu, and several local geeks are turning out to welcome her and enjoy some terrific tech talkstory. Sukhjit, who hosts the Seesmic video show “Unboxing,” will be at the Aloha Tower Marketplace food court at 5 p.m. […]

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‘So Sari!’ Art Party This Friday

July 22nd, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Art, Events, Food, Music, People

This month’s Art After Dark is not to be missed. On Friday, the Honolulu Academy of Arts presents “So Sari! Bollywood Nights.” The soundtrack to the evening will be provided by New York’s famed D.J. Rekha, and E&O Trading Company will provide some flavor. You can wander the courtyards of the Academy, where major Indian […]

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Hele On to Comic-Con

July 21st, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 7 Comments · Lost, Media, People, Podcasting, Pop Culture, Television

My wife Jen and I will be attending Comic-Con International 2008 in San Diego this week. Dubbed by some as the “Geek Prom,” Comic-Con is no small gathering of basement-dwelling nerds. Everyone from Hollywood’s biggest guns to aspiring web cartoonists shows up for Comic-Con, which sold out last week. Over 120,000 people are expected to […]

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Get Ready to Celebrate Palolo Pride

July 15th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Family, Food, Music, People

How well do you know Palolo Valley? I’d wager you don’t know it half as well as its neighbors, Manoa, Kaimuki and Kahala. Once filled with farms, then home to a rock quarry and even a World War II airfield, today’s Palolo is a country-style neighborhood in the middle of the city. Palolo Valley’s rich […]

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Rediscover Makiki at ‘Sunset in the Park’

July 15th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Events, Family, Food, Hawaii

Makiki is one of Honolulu’s most densely populated neighborhoods, making Makiki District Park a green jewel in a crowd of high-rises and busy streets. We used to live a block away, and the park was a life saver for our young family. Plenty of people used the park, and its had its share of bumps […]

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‘Orchids for Everyone’ This Weekend

July 15th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events

For orchid lovers, there’s only one place to be this weekend: the Kaimuki Orchid Society‘s annual orchids show, “Orchids For Everyone.” Kalani High School’s gymnasium and cafeteria will be bursting with color with exotic orchid exhibits, oshibana art, bonsai plant displays and ikebana arrangements. This year’s show also features a hand-crafted miniature Japanese village created […]

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Mermaids and More at Art Spree

July 7th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Art, Events, Family

This Saturday brings the “Art Spree” at The Contemporary Museum” in Makiki. In addition to great art, demonstrations, and hands-on crafts for kids, there’ll be live performances… including two shows by Mermaids Hawaii in the museum’s reflecting pool. Other performers include Ringmaster-MC See of Ong King Arts Center, Wally Amos (storytelling), Samadhi (aerial acrobatics), Giinko […]

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Father Damien to Attain Sainthood

July 3rd, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, People

Father Damien, whose work with Hawaii leprosy patients in the 1800s earned him worldwide respect, is on the brink of being named a saint. Hours ago, Pope Benedict XVI validated a miracle attributed to Father Damien, clearing the way for him to be canonized. (He was previously beatified in 1995 by Pope John Paul II.) […]

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