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So you think the Carnival was over when the clock struck 11 p.m. on Saturday, February 3? Well it wasn’t. Not if you lived in Southern California that is.

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And the Punahou74 blog is writing about this because … read on to find out!

The Punahou Alumni Association Southern California (PAASC) is one of the PAA’s regional chapters. It is the largest chapter outside of the state of Hawaii with more than 3,000 members living in Santa Barbara and to the south.

It’s an active chapter. Looking at its facebook page, it has regular events that include pau hanas, beach clean-ups, Hawaiian music concerts, and visits from the big guy (Dr. Scott). And, this year, there was a new event on the calendar, Continue Reading »

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We’re all familiar with the saying, “Join the Navy and See the World.” Even the Navy sells this as an enlistment benefit noting that “the vessels that you will serve on will sail to the corners of the Earth and you will stop in many different ports.” Of course, that’s because the Navy member is serving on the ship itself. I didn’t know that there were incidental benefits for family members!

View from Bridge

VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE of the USN Richard E. Byrd at Apra Harbor in Guam.

Truth be it, the family member to whom I am referring is in the Merchant Marines, not the United States Navy. But it’s still a job that takes you to the four corners of the Earth. Right?

And as to the incidental benefits? In this case they relate to the service of Continue Reading »

As promised in the malasada mahalo post, here are the pictures that go with the story. Scenes shown here were taken during the malasada shift on Friday night, February 2 and haku lei making at Dole Cafeteria on January 30. Mahalo to Gaye Miyasaki and Catherine Tompkison for their photographs.

Thanks again to all who made a Punahou74 impact at Carnival. You are among the 4,000 volunteers who made Carnival happen.

See you in 2019!

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“What, me worry?” Yes. Me worry plenty! Going into Friday there was a concern that Punahou74 would not meet its malasada shift commitment and would be about 15% short of the people we needed. And many of these volunteers were “tentatives.” When it came to shift time, would the malasadas have to be make themselves?

Taj Malasadas 2018

TAJ MALASADAS is the name of this year’s Ewa Malasada booth. As the Taj Mahal is one of the world’s architectural wonders so too is a Punahou’s malasada one of the world’s culinary wonders!

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Time to take a ride, a worldwide ride. Time for an event of international renown: Punahou Carnival 2018! It’s the Olympics of school fundraisers and a real destination event. Read more to learn how you can punch your ticket for fun, food, and a fantastic 2018 Punahou Carnival.

2018 Punahou Carnival

Dates and Times

February 2 and 3, 2018. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily on the lower Punahou School campus (1601 Punahou Street in Honolulu).

Weather Forecast

Sure the Carnival’s known far and wide for its rain and mud. In fact, Continue Reading »

As I’ve said before … they don’t make themselves, you know.

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Alton Komori, Patti Look, and Leslie Ching Allen making the malasadas at Punahou Carnival 2017. Definitely hands-on work!

Sad to say, we need a few more volunteers to fill the tent on Friday. How about you?

Who: Punahou74 classmates, spouses, family, and friends. Yes, ask everybody you know. Pedigree will not be checked at the tent entrance! Punahou74 will once again be sharing the shift with Punahou70.

What: Ewa Malasada Shift

When: Friday, February 2, 2017 from 4:45 pm to 8 pm

Where: Ewa Malasada booth (between Pauahi and Montague Halls)*

Why: Because we are the great Punahou class of 1974!

To volunteer please comment on this blog, on the Punahou74 facebook page,  or email Nancy Dew Metcalf.

Thanks to the following Punahou74 classmates, family, and friends who have already volunteered. See a familiar name? Great time to reconnect! See an unfamiliar name? Great time to make a new friend!

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And who do you identify with? The child or the parent? David or his mom?

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OOPS! THE SCREWS WERE LOOSE!! 1964 Na Opio take on riding the Scrambler.

Thanks to my mom and Punahou moms everywhere who put up with the annual madness …

MOM RIDES HERD ON FOUR IN HECTIC DAY AT CARNIVAL (Butwin, David. The Honolulu Advertiser. 8 Feb. 1964.)

Think you could keep up with four little boys at a carnival?

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