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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, (more…)

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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?

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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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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?

Mrs. Peter (more…)

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When announcing the closure of her firm, Bright Light Marketing, Lynette Lo Tom explained that she was reducing her time spent working in public relations to pursue a passion for cooking in the culinary industry. Her cookbook, A Chinese Kitchen, was a fruit of this passion. Another included a Punahou74 classmate.

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Mele Meyer takes a break from kitchen work to smile for the camera. (Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Craig T. Kojima)

Lynette’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser column is called “Back in the Day.” It’s a compendium of stories and recipes that feature old-fashioned foods. The focus on May 17? Mele Meyer’s (more…)

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100 years ago today, January 16, 1916 a new tradition started at Punahou School: the school lunch.

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When school lunches were made available to Punahou day students, a new accounting system had to be implemented. Tickets covering $5.00 worth of lunches were used first but were replaced by coupon books in 1932. Punch cards, like Rosalyn Won’s (1990) pictured above, were first issued in 1954 in $10 increments. In September 1985, cashiers began charging lunches to student IDs, the charges upon which are billed monthly.

While a noontime meal has been a daily practice since the first Punahou students hung their dinner pails in a closet adjoining the schoolroom, it was not until January 16, 1916 that boarding and day students could (more…)

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In January 2015 Lynette Lo Tom began writing a monthly column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:  Back in the Day. The column spotlights old-style dishes of various cultures and traditions. This effort represents a change from Lynette’s many years in journalism and public relations, a change towards her love of food, cooking, and the culinary arts. And who among us wouldn’t love a career change at this stage in our lives?!? Lucky Lynette.

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Lynette’s new cookbook.

As many of you know, I’m someone who has a passion for food, from beginning to end! I like thinking about recipes, looking for new ingredients, comparing notes with other cooks, cooking up dishes and most of all, sharing it with family and friends. Cooking has been a passion, all my life, passed through some terrific cooks, starting with my mother, Lorna Lee Lo.

Guess what I just finished? My very first (more…)

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Excellent news has been received! Carrie Chang Talwar has ended her seventeen month recovery in California and is back home in Hawaii to continue her recuperation. More news on how you can cheer Carrie on as it becomes available.  

During the Friday night reunion party Punahou74 classmates signed a poster offering wishes for the recovery of Carrie Chang Talwar. Yuriko Wellington volunteered to take that poster and a reunion shirt to Carrie. Here’s Yuriko’s report of what happened when she delivered the items to Carrie last summer.

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Yuriko Wellington shows the lily pond poster that was signed by Punahou74 Friday night at our 40th reunion to both Jay and Carrie Talwar.

I got back a little while ago from a trip down to San Diego to visit Carrie Talwar. Jay, and his mom were also there, so we had a nice little (more…)

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