Entries Tagged as 'hoku'

Hanging out on the North Shore

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments

On Friday I did my gym/ABC Store/Honolulu routine again. After that Dallas and I went shopping. He was planning on wearing shorts and slippers for the wedding, so at the very least I wanted him to go buy some nice shorts and slippers. At Macy’s they had a bunch of really nice Quiksilver shorts. Dallas ended up getting a few pairs.. and a new pair of Scott Hawaii (his favorite brand) slippers with leather straps. Ohhh la la. Not to be left out of the shopping spree, I got a new pair of Quiksilver/Roxy slippers. And we randomly passed by this cell phone accessory store where we each got a new iPhone case. Mine was all cracked! And Dallas has always hated his big, bulky case.

Jen and Kristin were on a spa retreat so after shopping Dallas and I met up wtih Chad and Cousin and had lunch at the Curry House, another one of our favorite Honolulu restaurants. Check out a couple previous visits to Curry House: 2007, 2009.

After lunch we drove up to Oahu’s north shore to Waimea Valley. Dallas’s friend Hoku works at Waimea Valley. We strolled our way to the back and took a dip in the waterfall like we did last time we visited. So much fun!

Hmm.. let’s see a close up of that one….

Lulz. They look like drowned rats! Doing the Shaka!

On the stroll back out, away from the waterfall, I took all of these beautiful photos of Waimea Valley:

When Hoku was done with work we stopped at Foodland and then went back to his house for a barbecue. Jen and Kristin met us there too. We ate so much! Chicken, steak, sausage, ahi, maui chips, mac nuts and two kinds of poke – limu and shoyu. Yum!

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Luau After Party in the Dorms

June 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

As it got later in the night of the luau and nobody wanted to leave again. Everyone was having such a good time.

Back row: Garmon, Alika, Dallas, Kilo, Alan, xxx, Koa (and son), Lisa, Brandy
Middle row: BJ, Nalani, Donovan, Jacque, Roxanne, Monte, Rachelle, Jay, xxx, xxx, Hoku
Front row: Sheri, Kamu

The band Kapena was playing again. They’d played the night before at the Gordon Biersch party.

Kapena, Kamehameha Schools, Oahu

The girls danced a lot and the guys stood around with their hands in their pockets trying to look cool. Just like high school.

Back row: Alika, Jay. Front row: Haunani, Sheri, Jacque.

These guys all lived together for years when they boarded at the school.

Dallas, Jay, Kamu, Donovan, BJ, Alika, Kilo

Monte, Dallas, Jay, Kamu, Donovan, Alika, BJ, Kilo

After the luau a bunch of people went up to the dorms where there was a big party going on. We passed by this bench where all of the boarders used to always hang out, so everyone got there photo taken there for old times sake.

Back row: BJ, Dallas, Nalani, Kilo, Jay, Kamu, Monte.
Front row: Alika, Hoku, Roxanne, Donovan, Jacque, Sheri, Brandy

Nobody can remember what spurred this, but everyone was going crazy in this next photo.

Back row: BJ, Dallas, Nalani, Kilo, Jay, Kamu, Monte.
Front row: Alika, Hoku, Roxanne, Donovan, Jacque, Sheri, Brandy

Dallas loves this fruit punch. Probably 0% fruit. He stole a whole bunch of it to bring back to the dorms.


Walking through campus for the first time in 15 years was quite a trip for a lot of people. When we got to the dorm there was food and drink as far as the eye could see. Many stories to be told and memories to be shared. There were at least 1 or 2 rounds of everyone singing the Kamehameha Schools fight song. Everyone stayed and hung out well into the morning hours.



It was kind of sad to finally leave. And to think the next day how far it was in between the last time Dallas saw his friends til now and how long it may be til we see them again. But if we all make an effort we will stay in touch, even if it’s just online. A hui hou!

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Kamehameha Class of ’94 Reunion

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments

On Friday night, each Kamehameha class that was in town for reunion activities had a class party at a different location. Class of ’94 was celebrating at Gordon Biersch on the harbor at Aloha Towers. We were outside, on the water, a local band called Kapena was playing and Dallas was reconnecting with all his old friends. It was so great to see him back with a lot of people who meant so much to him growing up and still mean a lot now. I feel like we have a whole new set of very close friends. And everyone was so nice and welcoming to me. I didn’t feel much like an outsider at all. We had such an awesome time that the night just flew by and before we knew it the band stopped playing and Gordon Biersch was closing.

Here are my many photos from the Class of ’94 Kamehameha Schools reunion (for a good laugh, don’t overlook Dallas’s yearbook photo!):

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Alan, Kekoa. Lisa, Brian, Kuai

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Alika, Sheri, Nalani

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BJ, Keoni, Brian, Dallas, Alika, Hoku

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Dallas, Aaron

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Dallas, Dave, Joe

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Dallas, Joe, Kilo

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Dallas, Nalani, Jacquie, Maile, Brandy, Kilo

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Dallas, Shane, Rachelle

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Hoku & Keoni dancing.

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Nalani & Sheri dancing.

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Dave, Dallas, Joe, BJ, Keoni, Hoku

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Donovan, Jay, Dallas

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Faye, Kamu

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Faye, Melissa, Keoni

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Hoku, Keoni, Alika

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Jay, Hoku, Kamu, Dallas, Joe, Chris

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Joe, Dallas

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Dave, Dallas, BJ, Sheri, Donna

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Joe, Dallas, BJ, Pam, Sheri, Donna

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Joe, Dallas, BJ, Sheri, Donna, Alyson

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Kavet, Kelaula, Alan, Shana, Shane, Kanani, Dallas, Peter

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Laura, Dallas, Keoni

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Laura, Dallas, Keoni, BJ

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Maile, Kirah, Jacquie, Roxanne, Brandy

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Nalani & Donovan

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Pam & BJ

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Rachelle & Dallas

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Rachelle & Monte

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Shane & Dallas

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Sheri & Nalani

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