Are you ready to let Punahou Carnival be the Aladdin to your Jasmine, and show you the world? We’re not just talking about the gorgeous view from the top of the Century Wheel. This year’s theme, “A Worldwide Ride,” promises a trip around the world with every food and game booth you visit. Here’s what else you need to know about the school’s annual carnival.
As a New Yorker now, I was hopeful when poke shops began proliferating on the mainland a couple of years ago. I even found one to love, Sons of Thunder in Midtown Manhattan, whose owners have family roots in Hawaii. But elsewhere, the prevailing assembly-line, build-it-yourself model baffled me; there were too many mix-ins and toppings, including oddball interlopers like corn and kale, and the marinades were more like heavy sauces.
What finally sent me over the edge was a highly lauded poke spot in Los Angeles. The fish was dropped into a bowl of marinade, and then the whole bowl was tipped over the rice. The dark stain of soy sauce soaked through, turning everything to salt.
The new BBC Pidgin service is the first new language offering in the biggest expansion of the BBC World Service since the 1940s. Eleven more language services will be launched soon.
In order to standardise Pidgin, here in the BBC Academy we took on the challenge of creating a news style guide – a big challenge in a language which changes every day and is held together without formal grammar or spelling. But accuracy and impartiality in news depend on consistency in language so we felt that this was the moment to create a guide for the use of Pidgin in BBC news output.
Two new stamps launched by the U.S. Postal Service for the new year have connections to Hawaii.
The Year of the Dog Forever stamp — the first stamp of the New Year to be issued Jan. 11 — was created by Hawaii graphic design icon Clarence Lee. The Byodo-In Temple Priority Mail stamp featuring the local landmark in Kaneohe will be issued Jan. 21 and available for sale nationwide Jan. 22.
It’s a long shot, but scientists are about to listen very closely for radio signals from our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor
WORCESTER, Massachusetts — In a most unlikely location, a stately building 40 miles from the nearest seaport in a gritty former industrial city, there’s an astonishing stash of centuries-old memorabilia and historical curiosities from Hawaii.
A large collection of early Hawaiian books, pamphlets and engravings is housed and lovingly preserved at a modern archive bearing the old-fashioned name American Antiquarian Society, located on the fringe of downtown Worcester.
“Worcester is not a place people think of as a hotbed of Hawaiiana, but it is!” said Elizabeth Watts Pope, curator of books for the society, a 205-year-old institution that is one of the largest repositories of early printed materials in the Americas.