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Lifestyle :: Food :: The Tasty Island

The “Ultimate” Filipino Beef Mechado
Rated 5.0 Stars
Filipino Beef Mechado is a Spanish-influenced Tagalog stew dish I learned about from a coworker from the Philippines who would bring it to the office, and every time I was absolutely FLOORED at how delicious it tasted. I swear, when done right as she did it, you'll swear this is the ULTIMATE BEEF STEW. Seriously. More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Safety & the Art of Tattoo

Snap?  NO NO NO!!!
A recent tattoo article published in our area ended with a customer's comment about "love to hear the snap of the gloves" at his studio of choice. While it's nice to know his tattooer wears gloves it's disconcerting to think about that "snap" business. More »

Lifestyle :: Food :: Creative Recipes

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Rated 5.0 Stars
In this recipe I combine crab with breadcrumbs and top with melted cheese to create a favorite classic recipe. You can serve as an appetizer or make a meal with a side of crusty toasted bread or a salad. This recipe takes about an hour from start to table ready. More »

Lifestyle :: Health/Fitness :: HMSA's Island Scene

Badminton? Seriously?
Wide-eyed disbelief. That's the typical reaction when Americans learn that badminton is one of the most popular sports in the world. An Olympic event since 1992, it has flourished since the late 1800s in Asia, Canada, Australia, and parts of Europe. More »

Lifestyle :: Around Town :: World Wide Ed

Bubble Tea Mania - The Hunt for Hawaii's Best Bubble Tea - Part III
Rated 5.0 Stars
Not to be outdone by their "townie" counterparts, this collection of merchants all make the claim that the westside is the bestside when it comes to serving up ono bubble drinks for us country bumpkins. Let's take a looksee for ourselves shall we? More »

Lifestyle :: Computers :: Technology In Plain English

The Best Things In Life Are Free
...why not take advantage of all the free apps, programs, utilities etc. that are out there. OK... start by signing up with the following two freebies... I have quite a few of their daily offered programs and they are super! More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: The Freedive Camera

The Two-Step
I live and work on Oahu and spend a lot of time on the reefs here, but I have to admit that one of my favorite places to explore is the Big Island. At the top of my list of favorite places on the Big Island is Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, or the Place of Refuge. More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Picture This

Portraits On A Perfect Hawaiian Day at Pu'u Ualaka'a
Janelle and AJ picked a location for their photo shoot that fit them to a "T". This couple were a lot of fun to work with, adaptable to the situation at hand and adventurous. The locals refer to this spot as "Tantalus". The formal name of the location is Pu'u Ualaka'a State Park. Try to say that five times fast! More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Energy Tips

Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer
As the weather heats up, here are some tips to keep cool this summer without using a lot of electricity. Maximize ventilation: Take advantage of the trade winds by letting them enter windward windows and push warm air out of leeward or upper windows and operable skylights... More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Hawaii Auto Repair Advice

Fuel Injectors
...The concern is that over time, the fuel injectors get clogged. Symptoms of a clogged fuel injectors would be starting issues, poor idle, failed emissions, poor performance, engine won't reach full RPM, increased fuel consumption, rough engine performance... More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Energy Tips

Be a Star with an Energy-Saving TV
Today's high-definition flat-screen televisions feature a variety of new technologies and a wide range of sizes. As the size and capabilities of these electronics increase, so does their energy use. However, the federal government's ENERGY STAR program is aiming to change that. More »

Lifestyle :: Food :: Creative Recipes

Lollipops Made with Aloha
Rated 5.0 Stars
Miz Liz Riz Lollipopz is a household name in some parts of Honolulu. Miz Liz Riz did her sugar magic at Kamehameha Schools in the Paki Science Department from 1993 to 2003; for 10 years of fun memories. If you were lucky enough to be her student helper you probably haven't forgotten all the lollipops she made and shared. More »

Lifestyle :: Travel :: Small World

Trekking Around Truckee
'Ski trip' and 'baby' are two things that don't really go well together. What started out as an optimistic spring ski trip with our baby, ended up being more of a family vacation in snow territory. It's ok; like so many other things about having children, it forced us to switch gears and appreciate life from a different perspective. More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Picture This

Holiday Gift Giving Should Be FUN and Personal
Everyone enjoys getting gifts during the holidays but there are few things that are as personal as a photo of you. What's more, photographs are a real bargain... More »

Lifestyle :: Health/Fitness :: Speed Training

Tiger's Release Revisited
Rated 5.0 Stars
People still have a lot of questions about Tiger's Release and how to perform it. Despite doing an earlier article on this, it is still being misunderstood and that makes it even more difficult (or impossible) to do. So maybe taking a new look at this process is in order and that's what we've got. More »

Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Jewels of the Isle

Engagement Ring Jewelry Trends
Rated 5.0 Stars
Jewelry trends come and go. Some jewelry items are extremely popular in certain cities but not in others. Hawaii generally does not follow mainland trends. At present there is no hot current trend going around in the fine jewelry arena. More »

Lifestyle :: Travel :: Small World

Bedbugs Hitch Free Ride on Travelers
If you grew up in post-World War II America, you probably never encountered bedbugs. In fact, if you've heard the saying, "Sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite," you might have laughed it off as an old wives tale. But it's not anymore! More »

Lifestyle :: Health/Fitness :: Healing Hands

Treatment After a Groin Strain
Groin strains usually occur through trauma/injury and/or overuse. Muscles involved include: the adductor muscles (inner thigh), most commonly adductor longus; rectus femoris; iliopsoas; and, occasionally the lower abdominals. More »

Lifestyle :: Computers :: Tech Tips

You're Not on Facebook?
Rated 3.5 Stars
What, you're not on Facebook? According to InsideFacebook.com as of May 1, 2010, there were over 120 million active Facebook users. So that approximately one in three people in the US have a Facebook account. Facebook was launched in 2004 but has only really taken off in last couple of years. More »

Lifestyle :: Computers :: Technology In Plain English

FORE!!
Rated 4.0 Stars
When I first saw the swing tip analyzer at the International Consumer Electronics Show, I thought it would make a interesting column for all you golfers, but since I haven't played for a long, long, time, I asked the folks to send one to my son, David. More »

Top 5 Rated Articles

The “Ultimate” Filipino Beef Mechado
Rated 5.0 Stars
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Bubble Tea Mania - The Hunt for Hawaii's Best Bubble Tea - Part III
Rated 5.0 Stars
Not to be outdone by their "townie" counterparts, this collection ...
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Rated 5.0 Stars
In this recipe I combine crab with breadcrumbs and top ...
Bubble Tea Mania - The Hunt for Hawaii's Best Bubble Tea - Part II
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We continue our epic bubble tea journey with 5 more ...
Recipe for Pet Weight Loss
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