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The shift started out apprehensively. The class with which we had shared malasada duty for the last two years was moving to another shift. Given this development we needed twice as many class members to fill the tent. With Punahou74 starting its seventh decade of life could such a quota be filled? To quote from Punahou’s signature cheer the answer was “Yes! Yes! Yes!”


AFTER THE SHIFT: Some of Punahou74 classmates who attended the Punahou74 Carnival Shift After Party. Pictured are (front row, L-R) Cindy Li, Babs Miyano Young, Renee Ahuna Cabrinha, Haven Young Rafto, and Warren Loui, (back row, L-R) Jan Bertram, Sheree Lum Orsi, Cliff Halevi, Lynne Gartley Meyer, Ian Sandison, Alvin Cabrinha, Landis Lum, Ralph Aona, and Lyallyn Temple.

That Punahou74 consistently fills its shift quotas is a testament first to our dedication to (more…)

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The text came in shortly after I returned home from a long Friday at the Punahou Carnival. “Renee and I may be on the KITV 4 news.” Huh? Then this: “Just got home–they showed us on the news.” What? When did this happen?


Babs Miyano Young and Renee Ahuna Cabrinha show their media prowess when featured in a KITV news story about the Punahou Carnival.

Punahou’s iconic malasadas are always an item of interest to the news media when covering the annual Punahou Carnival. Such was the case on the Friday, February 3 KITV late newscast.

As luck would have it, (more…)

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June 9, 2016 was a day to party on the Punahou campus; a day that would include one of the last celebrations of the 175th anniversary year.

Punahou 175th Party

Can you name all of the Punahou74 party goers pictured above? Hint: One person is a mystery guest. This person is not a class member but is and is known by all Punahou74 classmates. Answers below.

The night included a variety of distractions: (more…)

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Thanks to Gaye, the celebration continues.

60 Kanreki

For those lucky enough to reach their 60th birthdays, Japanese tradition celebrates the idea of growing older and rebirth in the form of a kanreki.

During this time of 60th birthday celebrations for many classmates Gaye has been using the term “kanreki” to describe the festivities. If you’re like me perhaps you’re wondering what kanreki means. I looked it up:

Kanreki is a celebration held on a man’s 60th birthday. Kan means “return” and reki means “calendar.” At 60, according to the Chinese zodiac, a person has returned to the calendar sign under which the person was born. … the person is beginning his or her life all over again. (www.crosscurrents.hawaii.edu)

After February and April’s celebrations, it’s time to continue the beginning of our lives all over again. Here’s the invitation from Gaye: (more…)

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Thanks to Gaye Miyasaki we now have a plan for the karaoke night described in the last blog post.

Wang Chung's Karaoke Bar

Wang Chung’s Karaoke Bar is located at 2424 Koa Avenue in Waikiki. You can reach them at 808-921-9176. The bar is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Here’s what Gaye wrote: (more…)

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In the interest of marking their 60th birthdays in a big way, three Punahou74 classmates are traveling to Honolulu to celebrate. They asked if it was possible to get together with other classmates while in town. I thought, “Why not?” And, while not missing a beat, Mary Jane Markoskie added, “What about karaoke?” What about karaoke indeed. Better yet, what about you singing karaoke right alongside us?

Neon KaraokeWe did this Before

Yes, I know we tried karaoke at our 24th reunion. Remember?

We had just finished putting on the Alumni Luau. Punahou graciously provided us with a “thank you” party for this major effort. After finishing our work on lower field, we concluded the evening by trekking up to the cafeteria for what, given our zombie-like state, promised to be a subdued and highly shortened affair.

But there was some hope. Upon arriving, a (more…)

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If you missed your chance to volunteer Punahou74’s recent Community Day at Lanakila all is not lost. Why? Because it’s time for the Punahou Carnival. Guess what? Volunteers like you are needed!

Carnival Logo

2016 Punahou Carnival Logo

If it’s January it’s time for the annual appeal for Punahou74 volunteers for the Ewa Malasada tent. Can you help out?

The theme tag line this year pays homage to Punahou School’s 175th anniversary: “Rewind the Time: the Punahou Journey.” That fits right in for Carnival volunteering … because during one shift you’ll find that there’s plenty of time to rekindle old acquaintances!

Once again we will be sharing the tent with members of the Punahou School class of 1970. They were a great bunch to work with last year and I am sure they will be there in force again. Thankfully, because this is a joint effort, I only have to beg 25 of you to come forward to get your hands doughy.

But … Nancy Dew Metcalf is again our fearless leader and she tells me that she still needs (more…)

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