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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 Continue Reading »

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Having been available across the mainland, it was finally time for Richard Botkin’s movie to make its Hawaii premiere.

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Ride the Thunder Movie Poster

Ride the Thunder tells the heroic true story of the friendship between American military legend and Navy Cross recipient, John Ripley, and South Vietnamese war hero, Le Ba Binh. The movie is based upon Richard Botkin’s 2009 book by the same name.

The story required years of research, in person interviews, and trips to Vietnam and Cambodia. It tells the war’s untold story. Saying that “everything Americans know about the end of the Vietnam War is wrong,” Richard sees¬†Ride the Thunder as Continue Reading »

And the Winners Are!

Imagine my surprise when I opened the invitation! You will be surprised too. … or maybe not too surprised.

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Punahou Alumni Association Awards Ceremony

Created in 1976, the Old School Award recognizes those who support Punahou in many ways. Its winners exemplify the spirit of Punahou through outstanding service to the school. This is the one award that is open to both living and non-living alumni and non-alumni.

The award is one of four offered by the Punahou Alumni Association (PAA). The other three alumni awards, and the years in which they were first offered, are the “O” in Life (1954), the Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Award (1993), and the Charles S. Judd, Jr. Humanitarian Award (2003). Certificates of Appreciation are also conferred.

Before this year Punahou74 had two Old School Award Winners: Alan Continue Reading »

Congatulations, congratulations, congratulations to Lorraine Akiba for whom March 2017 was a month of recognition.

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Punahou74 Power Couple: Robert Pennybacker and Lorraine Akiba pose with HMSA COO and President Mike Stollar. Akiba and Stollar were fellow 2017 Hawaii Business “20 for the Next 20” Honorees.

The recognitions stemmed from Lorainne’s work promoting the growth of renewable energy and for serving as a female role model.

The month started with her being honored by Pacific Business News as one of Hawaii’s “Women Who Mean Business.” The award is given to women who demonstrate Continue Reading »

Since 2009 I have posted an thank you to those who have volunteered during Punahou74’s annual shift at the Punahou Carnival. This year a second thank you is given, a thank you to our most reliable volunteers.¬†

Punahou calls them the “True Blue Buff ‘n’ Blue” donors, those who reliably give each year when asked. These donors are the gems. Those who form the nexus of solid support upon which future plans and dreams can be built.

Punahou74 has its own “True Blue” malasada workers. The workers who solidly support the class effort on a regular basis. Those who enter the tent when called, ready to get their hands doughy.

Time to recognize them.

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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!”

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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 Continue Reading »

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?

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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, Continue Reading »