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

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


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?


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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Prayers and aloha to Albert’s family and friends.


ALBERT HONDA as pictured in the 1974 Oahuan. The picture was captioned as follows: “If you’re looking at my picture and remembering me, chances are I’ll be looking at yours and remembering YOU!”

Albert Honda passed away in Honolulu’s Saint Francis Hospice on Continue Reading »

Want to get together with Punahou74 classmates? Want to help the Punahou Carnival cause but feel that the malasada booth is not your cup of tea? Like a cooler setting, a place to sit, and a the susurrus of quiet conversation? Read on!

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Catherine Tompkison models one of her floral lei. She says that she made more than 30 lei for Punahou Carnival 2017. 100% sold, of course!

After years of hearing, “I’d like to help but, gee … the malasada booth? Can’t we do something else?” Now you can.

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They don’t make themselves, you know.

Waiting Malasada Customers

A common sight at the malasada booth: anxious customers waiting for their malasadas.

It’s a recognized problem. One that was known even 45 years ago when Punahou74 was running the show. Continue Reading »

Already expanding with a second office? It was just a little while ago that the business opened!

Greenwich Harbor Partners

Congratulations to Ted Pryor and his firm, Greenwich Harbor Partners, on the recent opening of its San Francisco office at 995 Market Street.

As the worlds of traditional business confront rapidly developing new technologies, Greenwich Harbor Partners is expanding its ability serve customers in the SF Bay Area and recruit technology savvy candidates to our nation-wide client base. Customers are increasingly demanding a seamless and intuitive end-to-end experience and building this requires a mix of traditional and digital skills. Many companies are looking for a blend of skills that includes digital transformation to modernize general management, marketing, sales and customer service. In addition, Silicon Valley-based companies are increasingly looking at the nationwide talent pool for seasoned executives with industry experience who are used to managing growth at scale.

Says Ted about the expansion, “We are Continue Reading »