Forget Christmas, it’s New Year’s, said Erika Kleinfeld (last day for firecracker permits is Friday at 4 p.m.!) who set up the fireworks at the Kukui Grove Center (Naja and Fehryn Pungan went to Starbucks and never came back) before Christmas even arrived.
Glenna Ueunten said it’s “Happy Holidays” because we’re in between Christmas and New Year’s, and Eric Wu said the Chinese New Year (he doesn’t know what year it is — just that he’s a Dragon) is on Jan. 28 (Stacie Chiba-Miguel said she’s already commissioned the Chinese lion for the event).
Kenn Firestone was impressed with the performance of shoppers Pamela Corpuz, Kaikoa and Cruz Racca who stopped to try some kata with the sensei.
Kudos to Kirk and Dallas Correa on setting up the Garden Island Baseball Clinic at the Lihue Baseball Park that earmarked a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Hawaii. Melanie Okamoto said the Kauai Ho‘ohui ‘o Recreation (they just donated food to the Kauai Economic Opportunity homeless outreach program) provided some scholarships for youth wanting to participate.