Happy Camper for Wednesday, September 26, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Rev. Alex Tychkin, right, is joined by a leader of the Tongan Ministry in breaking bread “in remembrance of me,” Sunday during the Order for Installation of the Rev.. Alex Tychkin as pastor and teacher of Lihue United Church.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Janech and Mikayla Alonzo of Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani work on their hula skirts with their hula sisters in preparation for competition at the Mokihana Festival, starting Thursday evening at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

Barbara Oki said saimin was invented in Hawaii because when the first immigrants (the first Portuguese arrived in Hawaii on Sept. 30, 140 years ago!) arrived, there was no saimin. Barbara said she wants to resurrect the tradition of old-style saimin with won ton and the saimin stand style saimin like her uncle had, starting Wednesday at her shop at the Kukui Grove Center. OK, gotta go check that one out.