Happy Camper for Sept 21, 2016

Congratulations to Arthur Brun (that blue piece was stunning!) on winning the Finest Barong Saturday at the 52nd annual Terno Ball hosted by the Kauai Filipino Women’s Club at the renovated Aqua Kauai Beach Resort Ballroom. Renz Aldrick Umotoy was the first runner-up and Nick Solatre got second runner-up honors.

Faye Tangonan’s corn husks did the trick to winning the Most Beautiful Terno award with Aleah Yano (she’s the Miss Kauai Filipina 2016’s sister) and Senchen Villanueva getting first and second runner up honors, respectively.

Mason and Shyla Chock captured Most Elegant Couple honors with Efren and Quinn Jeannalyn Visaya Mapalo getting first runner up honors.

Kaleo Carvalho was doing more than Protocol Officer duty as he was invited to join the Kauai Dreamgirls on stage, and Mel Rapozo was able to do an afternoon of football broadcasting and still make it to the ball on time. He was up early Sunday, too, doing more football announcing at the Kauai Pop Warner Football League games before joining his family to honor his mother at Lydgate Park.

Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. got to wear his kimono and geta to welcome the Ukulele Paradise group who performed Monday — Naoka Takashima was comparing her feet to the mayor’s, and Art Umezu thought it was hilarious that some of the ukulele players were wearing rubbah slippahs.


Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. got to wear his kimono and geta as he hosts Naoka Takashima and the Ukulele Paradise group from Tokyo, Japan, Monday at the Moikeha Building, Lihue Civic Center.

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Kaleo Carvalho waits his cue as he joins Juno Apalla of the Kauai Dreamgirls during the entertainment phase of the 52nd annual Terno Ball Saturday hosted by the Kauai Filipino Women’s Club at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort.


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