Do you consume energy drinks, or do you need caffeine in the afternoon to pick you up? Unfortunately you just need to look at the counter in your supermarket, gas station, or even school vending machines to see that energy drinks and supplements are everywhere.
Good job and kudos to Aaron and Natsumi (she was really stepping up when Aaron became ill!) Yamasato and all the volunteers (Chuck Brady said he was really working for his money!) for the first comic convention that transformed the ballroom at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club into a fabulous scene of pop culture!
This Sunday is Father’s Day and June is Men’s Health Month. This is a great opportunity to recognize the men in our lives, but it is also a reminder of the many health challenges men face. These include lower life expectancy, lower likelihood of visits to the doctor, and higher risk of being overweight or obese.
Kudos to Lyah Kama-Drake, The Royal Order of Kamehameha (Chad Schimmelfennig was busy running water to Josh Fukino and Mark Rossi’s ku‘i group!), the Kauai Museum, and Wallis and Shana Punua and their halau in hosting the King Kamehameha Day Celebration that was streamlined to include the significant procession and protocol at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club (mahalo to the Kauai Marriott crew for running all that extra water needed to beat the heat — and it’s not even summer yet!).
Could the model sailing canoe being worked on by Keala Kai be the child of Hokule‘a and Namahoe? Keala (you never know the treasures you find on side trips while on assignment) said the sailing canoe model (it was created using wood upcycled by people who “put it in his bucket” while working on the Hokule‘a and Namahoe) was part of his shop’s decorations, and he was convinced by a visitor from Kentucky to let it go.
Puhi kauila the Hawaiian dragon moray eel looks ferocious with its giant clear teeth, but the three-foot-long fish is actually quite docile, and I have never seen one try to bite a human! Its Hawaiian name means “leopard” after its spotted pattern.
• Roane Kailea Rivera Snay • Audrey Leilanipu‘ilikeolakupono Ka‘ahanui • Anale’a Hilina’iikahaku Griep-Ching • Lincoln Grant Lambrix • Ahrhe Ka‘iulani Amor Cappadonna Domingo • Pax Toby Erum • Jesiah John Stone • Aleah K. Barreira • Evelyn Mireya Adella Okinaka
Charlmaine Bulosan (Miss Kauai Filipina scholarship pageant coming up Saturday, June 15!) was one busy lady, starting with the 30th Taste of Hawaii presented by the Rotary Club of Kapaa (great job, Rotarians!) at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua (great job with the garden decorations, Wendee Van Geisen, and Pat Gegen and John Harder of Zero Waste Kauai had a real workout!).
The Rev. Kosen Ishikawa is getting excited about the special guests from Japan he’ll be hosting when the Koloa Jodo Mission (the Jodo Shu in Hawaii celebrates its 125th anniversary and five generations of members this year!) hosts its bon dance Friday and Saturday (traditional bon dance starts at 7:30 each night).