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The woes — and whoas — of trying to get pregnant

By On November 23, 2015

I never thought getting pregnant was going to be easy. But really? This hard? Back in May I went through the absolute high and low of pregnancy: I discovered I was pregnant… Read More


I eat, I cook, I write, that’s it

By On November 2, 2015

I wouldn’t call myself a food authority. I like what I like, and while I’ll try almost anything, there are some foods — oh, like durian and canned peas — I’ll likely… Read More


It’s the year of #OpaeInTraining

By On October 12, 2015

Yesterday was the annual Pet Walk, a fundraiser for the Hawaiian Humane Society. And it was another year that my dogs stayed home. It’s not that we don’t support the nonprofit’s efforts.… Read More


Imagine your house burning down

By On September 16, 2015

It’s not the kind of text you want to get. “My house burned … We’re OK but it looks like we lost everything.” That’s what my friend Sonya texted me a couple… Read More


Why I went back to the Gridiron Show

By On August 31, 2015

Back in July, I ran into Roslyn Catracchia, director of worship and performing arts at a local church who happens to be Portuguese and Hungarian, just like me. (That combo is a… Read More