Monthly Archive: January 2011

Shawn Ching Returns to TV News

Shawn Ching Returns to TV News

After more than two years out of the public eye, Shawn Ching is returning to the news business. Hawaii News Now announced that he will join Stephanie Lum at the anchor desk for its...

Dancing Matt in Hawaii

Dancing Matt in Hawaii

“Where the Hell is Matt?” It’s a question for the ages. Or at least those of an age to remember the earliest days of web video. Who The Hell is Matt? Six years ago,...

Lunch at Padovani’s Grill

Lunch at Padovani’s Grill

I wish I was enough of a foodie to say that I was always familiar with the background and talents of award-winning chef Philippe Padovani. But apart from knowing that he was one of...

ONA Parachute Training

ONA Parachute Training

The Online News Association was founded in 1999, and I signed up pretty early in its history, full of ideas for Islenews.com (which became HawaiiNews.com which is now HawaiiStar.com). My dream of building a...

Bookmarks for January 26th

Bookmarks for January 26th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on January 25th: Hawaii falls behind nation in science knowledge: Hawaii fourth and eighth graders performed below national scores on...

Avatar Reality Changes Course

Avatar Reality Changes Course

Earlier this month, Jim Sink, CEO of Honolulu-based game firm Avatar Reality, announced that the company was shifting its strategy for Blue Mars, once touted as a next-generation virtual reality environment that would challenge...

iPhone App: Hawaii Aloha Travel

iPhone App: Hawaii Aloha Travel

There is no shortage of big-name travel apps for mobile devices, and there are already more than a handful of Hawaii-specific apps out there. But the Hawaii Aloha Travel app was one I was...

Bookmarks for January 18th

Bookmarks for January 18th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on January 18th: Ocean FEST forms new partnership with Na Pua Noeau: Ocean FEST has formed a new partnership with...

Satellite Radio Coming to Hawaii

Satellite Radio Coming to Hawaii

Offer not valid in Hawaii and Alaska. Prices may be higher in Hawaii and Alaska. And yes, Sirius Satellite Radio is not available in Hawaii and Alaska. But that may change. The FCC has...

My Seoul Adventure

My Seoul Adventure

I returned to Honolulu from Seoul today, twelve hours before I left. Spending three days in South Korea was an incredible experience, and I can’t wait to return. Thanks again to Hawaiian Airlines for...

Next Stop: Korea

Next Stop: Korea

Hawaiian Airlines is launching its new service between Honolulu and Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea. And I’ll be among the people aboard the inaugural flight, leaving shortly after noon today. I’ll be...

Bookmarks for January 9th

Bookmarks for January 9th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on January 9th: Honolulu water is safe, health director stresses: The level of a toxic chemical in Honolulu's drinking water...