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Signs of Hawaiian Life

FRANCIS WONG / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Joy Graham of Kapahulu found the Aloha Coiffure hair salon in Biarritz, France. The shop’s owner has never been to Hawaii, but told Graham’s traveling companion, Francis Wong of Kahala, he “dreams” of the islands. The tikis displayed in the window help provide the desired atmosphere.
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Making his dreams come true

FRANCIS WONG / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Joy Graham of Kapahulu found the Aloha Coiffure hair salon in Biarritz, France. The shop’s owner has never been to Hawaii, but told Graham’s traveling companion, Francis Wong of Kahala, he “dreams” of the islands. The tikis displayed in the window help provide the desired atmosphere.
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                                SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO:
                                Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the picture was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned.
Joy Graham of Kapahulu found the Aloha Coiffure hair salon in Biarritz, France. Read More
HELEN TAKEUCHI / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Toyoko Takeuchi of Kapolei poses outside the entrance of Kau Kau Aloha Cafe near Shin Kamagaya station in Chiba prefecture, Japan.
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Hungry for home

HELEN TAKEUCHI / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Toyoko Takeuchi of Kapolei poses outside the entrance of Kau Kau Aloha Cafe near Shin Kamagaya station in Chiba prefecture, Japan.
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                                Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the photo was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned.
Toyoko Takeuchi of Kapolei poses outside the entrance of Kau Kau Aloha Cafe near Shin Kamagaya station in Chiba prefecture, Japan. Read More
ALEX LEE
                                Laos: Alex Lee traveled with daughter Ava Lee, 4, and wife Liz Erickson to Vientiane, Laos, in January where they saw a Pizza Aloha cart. Lee said it was “exciting to see signs of Hawaii that far away.”

Signs of Hawaiian life in 2016

ALEX LEE
                                Laos: Alex Lee traveled with daughter Ava Lee, 4, and wife Liz Erickson to Vientiane, Laos, in January where they saw a Pizza Aloha cart. Lee said it was “exciting to see signs of Hawaii that far away.”

Updated on  January 1, 2017 at 1:48 am
Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers got around in 2016, and it seems wherever they went they saw reminders of home. Read More
Reid Mizue, center, and Dyan Kleckner, right, and their son Liam were bound for Legoland in Carlsbad, Calif., on Dec. 8 when they spotted a beach-ready Santa outside Ohana Creations, a store selling local- style goods. The Honolulu residents stopped to commemorate the island life encounter with a photo.
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                                Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the photo was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned.

Aloha, Santa!

Reid Mizue, center, and Dyan Kleckner, right, and their son Liam were bound for Legoland in Carlsbad, Calif., on Dec. 8 when they spotted a beach-ready Santa outside Ohana Creations, a store selling local- style goods. The Honolulu residents stopped to commemorate the island life encounter with a photo.
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                                SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO:
                                Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the photo was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned.
Reid Mizue, center, and Dyan Kleckner, right, and their son Liam were bound for Legoland in Carlsbad, Calif., on Dec. 8 when they spotted a beach-ready Santa outside Ohana Creations, a store selling local- style goods. Read More
RINSEI HAIMOTO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Honolulu residents Rinsei and Sue Haimoto found multiple signs of Hawaii on a November trip to Tokyo. Just outside the Shingawa Prince Hotel, Sue Haimoto posed for a photo at Big Honu Trading, a shop that sells Hawaii merchandise. Inside the hotel the Haimotos were reminded of home at the Coffee Lounge Mauna Kea and Hapuna Luxe Dining restaurant.
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                                Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the photo was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned.

Right at home

RINSEI HAIMOTO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Honolulu residents Rinsei and Sue Haimoto found multiple signs of Hawaii on a November trip to Tokyo. Just outside the Shingawa Prince Hotel, Sue Haimoto posed for a photo at Big Honu Trading, a shop that sells Hawaii merchandise. Inside the hotel the Haimotos were reminded of home at the Coffee Lounge Mauna Kea and Hapuna Luxe Dining restaurant.
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                                SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO:
                                Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the photo was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned.
Honolulu residents Rinsei and Sue Haimoto found multiple signs of Hawaii on a November trip to Tokyo. Read More
While on vacation in July in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the Grindell family of Kaneohe took a day trip to the small fishing village of Jalapa. “Right there on the dock was this beautiful sign of aloha, proving that you can find aloha in even the smallest villages of the world,” said Melissa Grindell. Pictured are the Grindell children, Chloe, 6, left, and Billy, 3.
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                                Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, when and where it was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned.

Well-known watchword

While on vacation in July in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the Grindell family of Kaneohe took a day trip to the small fishing village of Jalapa. “Right there on the dock was this beautiful sign of aloha, proving that you can find aloha in even the smallest villages of the world,” said Melissa Grindell. Pictured are the Grindell children, Chloe, 6, left, and Billy, 3.
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                                SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO:
                                Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, when and where it was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned.
While on vacation in July in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the Grindell family of Kaneohe took a day trip to the small fishing village of Jalapa. Read More
RONALD NAKAMURA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Rainbows and fall colors

RONALD NAKAMURA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Read More
 
COURTESY ALISA KONDO

So near, so far

COURTESY ALISA KONDO
Sisters Julie Kuwaye, left, and Alisa Kondo were browsing in a mall in Hiroshima, Japan, earlier this month when they suddenly seemed much closer to home. Read More
COURTESY PETER BOYLAN
                                At the old (rice) ball game! 
                                Nicole Rino of Manoa shared a shaka before picking up Spam musubi at Aloha Eats in Chicago to take into Game 5 of the World Series on Oct. 30.
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                                Email “Signs of Hawaiian Life” photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the photo was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned.

At the old (rice) ball game!

COURTESY PETER BOYLAN
                                At the old (rice) ball game! 
                                Nicole Rino of Manoa shared a shaka before picking up Spam musubi at Aloha Eats in Chicago to take into Game 5 of the World Series on Oct. 30.
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                                SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO:
                                Email “Signs of Hawaiian Life” photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the photo was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned.

Updated on  November 20, 2016 at 12:33 am
Nicole Rino of Manoa shared a shaka before picking up Spam musubi at Aloha Eats in Chicago to take into Game 5 of the World Series on Oct. 30. Read More
 
LORI BIANCHIN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

All aboard for aloha

LORI BIANCHIN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
Email “Signs of Hawaiian Life” photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the photo was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned. Read More
PETE BOOLUKOS/ SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Thirsty travelers

PETE BOOLUKOS/ SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the photo was taken and the name of the photographer. Read More
GERALD KURASHIMA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Dutch treat 
                                Lynne and Gerald Kurashima of Hawaii Kai had just arrived in Leidesplein, a square in central Amsterdam, and were walking to the Rijksmuseum when they came across a sure-fire sign of Hawaiian life. He snapped a photo of her in front of Poke Perfect, a restaurant on Prinsengracht Street which calls its fare “Hawaiian-inspired food.”

Dutch Treat

GERALD KURASHIMA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Dutch treat 
                                Lynne and Gerald Kurashima of Hawaii Kai had just arrived in Leidesplein, a square in central Amsterdam, and were walking to the Rijksmuseum when they came across a sure-fire sign of Hawaiian life. He snapped a photo of her in front of Poke Perfect, a restaurant on Prinsengracht Street which calls its fare “Hawaiian-inspired food.”
Lynne and Gerald Kurashima of Hawaii Kai had just arrived in Leidesplein, a square in central Amsterdam, and were walking to the Rijksmuseum when they came across a sure-fire sign of Hawaiian life. Read More
ANN MIZOKAWA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Inspired by the isles

ANN MIZOKAWA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
Email “Signs of Hawaiian Life” photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the photo was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned. Read More
KATHY WASHBURN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Aloha adventure

KATHY WASHBURN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
Email “Signs of Hawaiian Life” photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the photo was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned. Read More
NORM WOOD / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Kamaaina-kine clean in Canada

NORM WOOD / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
Email “Signs of Hawaiian Life” photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, when and where it was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned. Read More
DEREK BRYANT / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

What’s Spanish for ‘mai tai’?

DEREK BRYANT / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Updated on  September 25, 2016 at 1:17 am
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GLENN AND CARLEEN ARITA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Highway of history

GLENN AND CARLEEN ARITA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Updated on  September 17, 2016 at 8:27 pm
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COURTESY PAT P.

Welcome sign of home

COURTESY PAT P.
Email “Signs of Hawaiian Life” photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, when and where it was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned. Read More
CAMILLE MICHEL / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

All juiced up in Edinburgh

CAMILLE MICHEL / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Updated on  September 3, 2016 at 7:23 pm
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LARRY ZIMMERMAN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Molokai on the Med

LARRY ZIMMERMAN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
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CHRIS IMOTO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Flavors of the islands found across the sea

CHRIS IMOTO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
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