Happy Camper for Monday, December 28, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Akemi Dizol holds her own against the cold wind blowing through the tent outside Deja Vu Surf Hawai‘i Saturday at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Hannah Huang of Glory Farms shows off freshly-harvested cauliflower Saturday at Puhi Park Produce that was belted by blustery weather overstaying its Christmas Day arrival.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    “Make sure you get the Buckeyes,” said Erika Kleinfeld of Pacific Fireworks Saturday. Kleinfeld, in addition to being from Ohio, celebrated her birthday with special flowers being delivered by Mogo Gomes (he did the same thing when Pono Coffee and Bakery opened) at the shop in Hokulei Village Shopping Center in Puhi.

Happy birthday, Erika Kleinfeld, who opened the Pacific Fireworks shop on her special day — “I had to take the phone call from my dad,” Erika said between customers at the fireworks outlet that celebrated its 20th anniversary on Kaua‘i, at Hokulei Village Shopping Center in Puhi.

Mogo Gomes not only delivered special birthday flowers (he also had that special puakenekene pie when Pono Coffee and Bakery opened), he bought a bunch of pyrotechnics for “Puhi Action.”

Erika had to quarantine, but was glad because she now found a new place other than the resort bubbles to stay on Kaua‘i.

Stacie Chiba-Miguel had the whole family in tow when she picked up her pyrotechnics for the Chinese New Year (welcome, Year of the Ox!) Feb. 12 at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.

Mayette Loseto got wiped out of her kadomatsu (she said she’ll be making for for the Pau Hana Market today at 3:30 p.m. at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e) and Hannah Huang had some gorgeous cauliflower heads coming out of Glory Farms during the Saturday Puhi Park Produce, where the blustery weather kept the shoppers serious (Happy New Year, Tess and Trent Shimabukuro!).

Akemi Dizol was “freezing” doing tent duty at Deja Vu Surf Hawai‘i at Kukui Grove Center, and coach Peter Rayno had his celebrity cards (even the ones when he coached the Kaua‘i High School JV basketball team with Lenny Rapozo) available, and Duane Miyasato was parting with some of his clothing collectibles. And was that Vance Pascua doing Ainofea’ duty at the gems and crystal table?

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