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52 Years - Memories: July 12

52 Years - Memories: July '12

Apologies in advance if you have received this in error, if so, please inform me to be removed from the list

If you don't recognize some of the names of classmates below...
well, that's what yearbooks and reunions are for :

http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/khs60lv02
( KHS '60 & '61 reunion pics )

Please pass this email on to other classmates.
I'd like to keep this going, adding their responses to this list or one of yours...
as a reminder that hopefully for all of us, we have many years ahead to reunite again.

Mahalo,
Hal Oshiro

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Below are a few of the classmates believed to have been receiving the email 'memories'...
either directly or through one of the classmates listed below.
Apologies to those inadvertently mis-named, misspelled or unlisted.

Alfred Won,Alvin HIrokane,Alvin Kajioka,Alvin Kotake,Alvin Shimokawa,Amy Higashi,Amy Morioka,
Amy Murakami,Amy Nakashima,Andra Dean,Andrew Nakano,Ann Miyamoto,Ardel Honda,Arlene Yamagata,
Arline Hirahara,Avis Gima

Barbara Baptist,Bessie Shimabukuro,Bert Maedo,Betty Ing,Beverly Davis,Brenda Ignacio

Calvin Ishizaki,Calvin Kang,Carl Yasuda,Carol Hamasaki,Carole Kunishige,Carole Masuda,Caroline Andrade,
Carolyn Amoy,Carolyn Chock,Carolyn Eugenio,Charlene Mau,Chester Otani,Clarence Fung,Clarence Shibuya, Clifford Ching,Clifford Young,Clifton Yoshida,Clinton Chung

Dave Sato,Dennis Sakaguchi,Dennis Shibuya,Dolly Afalava,Donald Hiramoto,Douglas Abe.Duane Aguiar

Edward Inea,Edwin Matsui,Edwina Ahn,Elsie Awa,Elsie Oshiro,Elsie Tanaka,Elwood Lim

Frances Mise,Frances Takasaki,Francine Song,Francisco Tambunting,Frieda Taniguchi

Gary Tsukamoto,George Takamiya,Geraldine Barcenas

Irene Rocha

Jane Mock,Jean Nakamura,Jeanette Sumida,John Rodrigues,June Yanazawa

Karen Fukuji,Karen Iha,Karen Morisawa,Kathryn Mabe,Kenneth Ginoza,Kenneth Morimoto,Kenneth Taira,
Kenneth Yoshioka

Lance Ishihiro,Lillian Tarumoto,Lorene Watanabe,Louise Lung,Lynne Zane

Madge Stibbard,Mae Nakanishi,Manuel Mattos,Marian Tarumoto,Marjorie Mau,Martin Buell,Matilda Muraoka,
Michael Tang,Michael Yamaguchi,Muriel Masumura

Naomi Kuramoto,Norman Ginoza;Nathan Chong

Pamela Machida,Pamea Kim,Patricia Kiyabu,Patricia Yamaguchi,Paul Kimura,Pearl Chun,Pearl Shimooka, Phyliss Tanabe

Ralph Yamasaki,Raynor Tsuneyoshi,Rebecca Paresa,Richard Shinn, Richard Shintaku, Richard Yawata,
Rick Nakamura,Robert Gore, Robert Mito,Robert Moriyama,Robert Nukushina,Robert Yoshimura,Roger Kobayashi,
Ronald Higa,Rosemary DeJesus,Roy Morihara, Roy Okano,Roy Takamatsu,Ruth Kinoshita

Samuel Pang,Sandra Ishimoto,Sanford Murata,Seda Deguchi,Sharon LaTraille,Sheila Espindola,Shirley Tamashiro,
Stanley Miura,Stella Okamoto

Thomas Okuhara,Thomas Takushi,Thomas Yamada,Timothy Choy,Tony Ballesteros,Tremaine Lui

Velma Kekipi,Vernon Wong,Violet Chung-Hoon,Virginia Kakazu,Vivian Hirahara

Wade Morikone,Wayne Kanai,Wayne Yamasaki

Xavier Ching,Xavier Ikei

Yolinda Agaria,Yvonne Tachino

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JULY 2012 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:

http://www.pbase.com/halinhi/memblogs

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July 31, 2012
You're more than welcome Vern, as I'm sure Clint would have said too.
Same for everyone else... whatever helpful info, tips, or even questions specific to each other, please
do send them in... along with the usual memories and communication.
Got it Pearl... no fo-get people, Thursday, 9/6/12, 6PM at Unity House for the next reunion committee
meeting... all invited to drop by... will post another reminder before that meeting.
Well said Roy... though others might differ from your opinions and thoughts, I'm sure they respect them.
I feel the same way about Doug as you do... he amazes, inspires and leaves me with a deeper, better
appreciation and understanding of my own life and of those around me.
Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Vernon Wong
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 6:45 AM
Subject: Marine Varnish

Hal - Mahalo to you and Clint Chung for the info.
I tried what you guys recommended and got very good results.
Applied the varnish after rubbing down the bubbles with fine steel wool.
Best Regards, Vern - See you in October.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Mori
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: 7/27/12

Hal, please post for committee.
Next meeting Thursday 9/6/12 6pm Unity House.

PEARL MORI

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----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: 7/27/12

First, I want to thank those who viewed my photo and left kind words of support.
I may sound arrogant (not intended) but, that is what an artist craves; to be noticed and appreciated.
When one of my photos can move a person "to tears", I feel I have succeeded.
It does not happen often, but when it does, the feeling is ... there is no word for it.
As I get along in years, I question my existence.
I want to leave something of my own creation behind to show that I did at one time exist.
I know that sounds egotistical.
I am not afraid to admit that I am egotistical as I am not afraid to admit that I'm an atheist.
To paraphrase Musashi, "I believe in my own strength and rely only upon that strength.
Do not depend on gods."
I still have a long road ahead, but I hope it will be a smooth one and that I'll have the strength to
finish the journey.

I'm glad Doug Savage has his own email address.
He is a strong individual; strong in heart, mind and spirit.
I enjoy our talks when I visit.
He enjoys photos and videos of our class events.
His senses are acute.
Though we have differences, we can still laugh about them; religion, women, food, etc.
Whenever I visit Doug, I come away feeling good.
He has a presence about him.
Though I knew little about him in high school, I've come to know him better in the few short months.
His Pastor, Warren Nakano, has been a strong influence on Doug.
I'm glad that more and more of our classmates are making contact with him through letters, phone
calls and visits.
Doug really craves that.
He beams when he talks about our classmates.
I was really moved by his comments of how Hawaii had changed when I showed him photos and
videos from my photo shoots.
He had me photograph the entrance of the care center because he had never seen it in all the years
he had been there.
His world is his room.
But, Doug does not feel self-pity.
His closeness to his god gives him strength, peace and contentment.
He is a tougher guy than I am.
Chester Toma's death affected him.
After making first contact with Chester (since 1962) only months ago, he learned that Chester had
stage 4 cancer.
They talked by phone.
It was ironical that on the one morning that Doug wanted to talk with Chester, his brother-in-law told
me that Chester had passed away a few hours before.
Life is so finite.

P.S. I miss Nuk's mini-novels.
We're going on the same Alaska Cruise this Fall.
Everyone is invited to join us.
Of course, you'll have to pay your own way unfortunately.

"The years teach much which the days never knew." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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July 27, 2012
There was a technical glitch on the website where copies of the reunion newsletter and other documents reside.
Acutally it was a human error... the human being me, the error being apparently inadvertently changing the state
of the viewing privileges from 'people with the link' to 'private'.
All of the links at the page bottom are working properly now, or should be... inform me if still otherwise.
Note that one of the voluntarily posted website copies is of the KHS Bulldog Bulletin that is dated April 24, 2012.
Muriel's update information for that bulletin was actually within her email that I posted on the last blog.
I've reposted below, a segment of that email with the update information :
"There also seems to be some confusion about the tour packages as some of the information in our newsletter
was either lacking or in error.
If you are traveling with the Omni package, there is a baggage fee that was implemented on 1/1/12, at $20
PER bag each way (maximum 2 bags per person), not to exceed 50 pounds.
If one of the two bags is a golf bag, itís still $20.
A third bag will cost $100.
If you are traveling with the Hawaiian Air package at an additional cost, there is a seven night stay required
( you depart on Oct. 10 and return on Oct. 17) including 2 meal vouchers daily.
Vacations Hawaii will provide an escort.
Both packages will use California Hotel accommodations.
The signup deadline for the Las Vegas reunion events and shows is AUGUST 30, 2012, Thursday.
As previously noted, the Celine Dion show is being replaced by Elton John."
You and me both Roger... Wow !
Received an email from Doug Savage Yoshimura's pastor, Warren Nakano, notifying us on Doug now having an
email presence... note that Doug is physically unable to personally read and respond to emails and relies on
assistance from friends and relatives, hence the mention of 'weekly rather than daily' by Pastor Warren.
Doug never ceases to amaze and inspire ( email me for Doug's email address ).
Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 3:43 PM
Subject: Fw: KHS reunion info

Harold, I'm forwarding this to you.
I'm not attending the Las Vegas Reunion and did not attempt to get onto the website.
Thanks. Roy

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Roy,

I read the latest blog from Hal around July 16.
It says to get Muriels updated reunion events form.
I at that time I could not get in the website.
I just an email from Elsie Awa Tokuhara and she wanted me to send her the docs form and she too cannot
get in the website.
I could not click on the website so I cut and paste and when I did that it says "not found."
I guess we are having some tech problems.
Can you send me the form? Sorry to bother you on this matter.

Thanks
Charlene Mau Kanemoto

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----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Kobayashi
To: Jean Worley
Cc: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 9:06 AM
Subject: Wow!!

Jean:
I'm glad that I asked about Rosie's Aloha Grill.
I'm tempted to visit Skagway again, just to eat at Rosie's.

Harold:
Thanks for posting.

Roger

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----- Original Message -----
From: Warren Nakano
To:
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2012 11:02 PM
Subject: Doug-Savage has an e-mail address!

Hi Everyone!

Doug-Savage has done it again! He got an e-mail address: doug*****@gmail.com

He canít read it or reply daily, but may get to it once a week or so. E-mail him!

Bless you all!
Pastor Warren

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July 16, 2012
Got it Muriel... TUESDAY - JULY 17... DEADLINE... tour package payment balance due.
Whoa Jean... makes me want to sign up for a trip to Skagway before Rose leaves, just for some of that
great food.
Here's the link to the recent Bulldog Newsletter with the Las Vegas reunion information... don't forget,
Muriel's information below should supercede what's in there.
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B_xOzakcmnnQUWdWZmVwVERQZFE
Good find Roger... I'll post it on a website as I've done for Sonny, Doug, Manny and others... as you know,
I don't/won't post pictures on the blog... well, I did just once a couple of years back... anyway, here's the
link to the picture and caption below.
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B_xOzakcmnnQLUZQZFpmU2toTUU
Sonny, sorry to burst bubbles again... seems like I'm always doing that to you and others.
There are several reasons why I don't 'publish' these types ( humor, anecdote, inspiration, etc.) of emails,
unless they are actual classmates' experiences or are directly related to them or school memories.
Most of them are usually large files and combined with the other posts would make a blog much too large
as a whole to send, and more importantly to receive, for a lot of the recipients.
Most of them have already been around for a long time or circulated extensively... in the 'Rose' case, I do
recall reading this story around ten years ago, I think in a Reader's Digest article... I've also been sent
this item a dozen times or more via email over the years... as have, I'm sure, a lot of the classmates.
Out of all the emails I receive that are of this type ( 2,000+ as of this date, this year alone ), it would be very
difficult to select and/or justify one or more over the others to 'publish' in a blog.
Hence, to be fair and to avoid choosing, I don't/won't 'publish' any of them.
What I can do and have done for other classmates though, and after careful consideration, is to provide a
link to the item much like your 'Makati SouthWest', or Doug Savage Yoshimura's 'testimonial', or Manny
Matto's 'Canoe' fund raiser.
Below is the link to the 'Rose' story... there are also hundreds more of those type of emails on this site.
http://chainletters.net/chainletters/life-by-rose/
Here's another link that may be useful to those planning to attend the LV 70th Birthday celebration reunion.
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B_xOzakcmnnQWnhmb3l0V3JUSWs

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----- Original Message -----
From: Muriel Masumura
To: 'Hal-KHS60' ; 'Pearl Mori' ; 'Bobbie Hanoa'
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:26 AM
Subject: RE: 7/11/12

Would you please post a reminder about the tour package balance deadline being July 17th, Tuesday.

There also seems to be some confusion about the tour packages as some of the information in our newsletter
was either lacking or in error.
If you are traveling with the Omni package, there is a baggage fee that was implemented on 1/1/12, at $20
PER bag each way (maximum 2 bags per person), not to exceed 50 pounds.
If one of the two bags is a golf bag, itís still $20.
A third bag will cost $100.
If you are traveling with the Hawaiian Air package at an additional cost, there is a seven night stay required
( you depart on Oct. 10 and return on Oct. 17) including 2 meal vouchers daily.
Vacations Hawaii will provide an escort.
Both packages will use California Hotel accommodations.

The signup deadline for the Las Vegas reunion events and shows is AUGUST 30, 2012, Thursday.
As previously noted, the Celine Dion show is being replaced by Elton John.

Thanks much,
MURIEL

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----- Original Message -----
From: Boyd C. Worley (Jean Nakamura)
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2012 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: Aloha

Hal: When my sister, Rosie Nakamura, found out that Boyd and I were finally retiring from U.S. Customs
and Border Protection, she decided to follow her dream and open a Hawaii-style restaurant in Skagway.
Her main focus group were the Filipino crewmembers on the cruise ships.
She cooks pork adobo, adobo fried rice, tilapia, lechon kawali (crispy fried pork belly), lumpia, pancit,
pineapple puto sponge cakes mainly for them.
She also cooks mochiko chicken, chicken katsu, shrimp/ vegetable tempura, teriyaki beef, teriyaki fried rice,
fried rice with char siu and Chinese sausage, California roll, Spam musubi, teriyaki sushi, seasoned tuna
sushi, loco moco, and makes her own wonton and saimin with from scratch broth and also from scratch
gravy for the loco moco.
The locals are liking her food, too.
Oh, they also have 36 flavors of shave ice.
She makes her own avocado ice cream.
Her grandkids have to go back to school on August 29th so she has to close on August 6th for cleaning and
then get on the ferry to Bellingham with her mini-van on August 13th.
She is getting knee replacement surgery next year and her two grand-daughters are graduating from high
school so she has to cook graduation dinners in Las Vegas and then in Hilo so she can't afford to fly back
and forth from Skagway twice in the same month.
If her surgery goes well, she wants to return the following May in a bigger place so that she can have seating.
Right now, she only has two small tables in the restaurant and 2 picnic tables outside.
When the weather is windy, cold and rainy, it's difficult to accomodate the patrons who also like to sit and
use the free WIFI.
This is the first picture I have seen from the many Hawaii people who have come to eat at her place.
My house is a wreck since I have been helping Rosie since April 28th.
I don't even know where my newsletter for the reunion is hidden.
What are the dates of the reunion?

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----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Kobayashi
To: Jean Worley
Cc: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2012 4:53 AM
Subject: Aloha

Jean/Boyd:

This appeared in the morning paper.
Please send a comment to Harold so that he can share with our classmates.

Roger

The Search for Signs of Hawaiian Life
For Sunday, July 15, 2012

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----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny (Francisco) Tambunting
To: hal
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:29 AM
Subject: Rose ( Hi handsome, my name is Rose )
Please publish the rose I just sent you.
Many thanks my friend.

Sonny Tambunting

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July 11, 2012
Pearl has confirmed the passing of a classmate... there were also two more unfortunate losses that I somehow missed
seeing and making note of.
http://obits.staradvertiser.com/2012/07/09/barbara-ann-kela/
( Barbara Ann Sweeney Kela )
http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/561496/Lorna-Emi-Saito--69.html?nav=13
( Lorna Emi Horiuchi Saito )
http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=DOUGLAS-OSHIRO&lc=4873&pid=154950544&mid=4914322
( Douglas Oshiro )
Thanks Clint... forgot about that good tip... unlike J. Bond, stirred not shaken, to avoid air bubbles.
Bing, saw the news on TV of the storm damage throughout the Eastern U.S., unimaginable scene for us in Hawaii.
The area where my daughter and her husband live in Maryland was also pretty hard hit but their place suffered
relatively little damage, luckily they were out of town at the time too... still have that heat wave to face though.
Your great comments on Siberia should add a bit more to the bucket lists of some of the classmates.
Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2012 8:00 AM
Subject: Re: Barbara Sweeney

This is our Barbara.
Bobbie Hanoa also mentioned it to me last week.

PEARL MORI

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----- Original Message -----
From: clinton chung
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2012 3:59 AM
Subject: Re: 7/6/12

When using varnish, don't shake the can to mix it, but stir it with a stick slowly .....Clint

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----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Bing (Betty Ing)
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2012 12:31 PM
Subject: RE: 7/6/12

Hi Classmates,

July 4th. I thought of you all when Carl Yasuda sent me incredible pictures of the fireworks by the Aloha Tower
taken by Milton Hee.
The pyrotechs in Hawaii are awesome.
They made the fireworks resemble blazing coconut trees.
I guess you saw them so you didnít need pictures.

Hank and I stayed home and watched the DC fireworks on television.
We have watched the 4th of July fireworks while picnicking on the White House lawn many times.
It is now time for the younger presidential staff to enjoy the privilege.
Otherwise, people will call us ďhoitoĒ.
It was also too hot for us senior citizens to go to back yard bar-b-qs which we used to do in the past.

East Coast Storm. This past week, the storm and power outage in the DC area affected about 2 million people.
At least 70,000 people in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland remained without power yesterday,
six days after fierce winds struck across the mainland United States.
The front was 200 miles across with winds registering to 90 MPH.
So far the death toll is only 17 people.
The private electricity company Pepco, which serves approximately 738,000 customers in the two areas, announced
Thursday morning that it had restored power to 400,000 customers, or 90 percent of those who were cut off.
They hope to restore power to the rest by tomorrow.
The high temperature this week hovered between 95 to 102 degrees F.
The high income DC neighborhoods Maryland suburbs were the most affected because many of the beautiful old
trees were knocked down by the winds which, in turn, smashed into the roofs of homes, cars, and knocked down
telephone poles.
Hank and I live in a low to moderate neighborhood where there are no telephone poles because the electrical wires
are buried underground.
Also, Hank had the city trim the trees on our block two weeks ago so some limbs are down, including in front of our
house, but none have hit any homes.
So we thankfully were hardly affected.
Instead, family and friends have come to hang out at our house because we have air conditioning and food
(the refrigerator and freezer are working fine. So is the stove).
We also volunteered to take in the pets of our family and friends because the cooling centers would not take pets.
However, no one has had to take us up on it yet.
Hopefully it will all be over tomorrow.
The reason Iím telling you all this is to warn you, donít visit DC in July or August.
It is becoming a pretty miserable time of year.
We were told not to wash clothes, water plants and try to conserve on electricity because the city is worrying about
an electrical black out from over use.

Roy Okano, we loved your Smithsonian picture of the hibiscus.

Brenda and Robert, my mother and I visited Siberia a long time ago in the summer of 1980.
The caviar from the sturgeon in Lake Baikal was incredible.
It was considered the best caviar in the world.
It was the most important reason my mother wanted to visit Siberia.
Unfortunately, the Baikal sturgeon is now on the endangered list and the caviar is no longer available commercially.
Lake Baikal is near Irkutsk, Siberia on the Trans Siberian Railroad.
This is a charming town to site see.
I learned from the internet that in the early 19th century, many Russian artists, officers and nobles were sent into exile
in Siberia for their part in the December revolt against Tsar Nicholas I.
Irkutsk became the major center of intellectual and social life for these exiles, and much of the city's cultural heritage
comes from them; many of their wooden houses, adorned with ornate, hand-carved decorations, survive today, in
stark contrast with the standard Soviet apartment blocks that surround them.
Another charming city was Almaty (then called Alma Ata, i.e., the apple capital) in Kazakastan.
Korean Christian missionaries settled in Almaty and it was from there that the Russian nationality ethnic Korean olympic
skater Dennis Ten comes from.
The mosque with the blue dome was incredible.
Other incredible cities in Siberia along the ancient Silk Route were Samarkand and Tashkent both in Uzbekistan.
You two are in for a wonderful adventure.
Before you go, learn as much about each city as possible.
Siberia is full of wonders.

Oh, oh, three cars on a Green Line Metro train have derailed near the West Hyattsville Metro station in Maryland.
It wonít affect me directly.
I use the Blue and Orange Lines Metro trains daily.
Gotta go.

Bing Bradshaw

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July 6, 2012
Vernon brings up a good point... this email blog is not only for memories and classmate communication, but
also, much like a forum, a place where classmates can leave their questions & answers, tips & hints.
This could be pretty much anything to do with our everyday lives ( within reason ! ) and which is not anything
unduly religious, political or brand/self promotional ( casual referencing OK ).
Not a paint-guy myself but from what I've picked up over the years, avoiding bubbles has a lot to do with the
brush quality and application method... a very good brush obviously liberally coated with slightly thinned
varnish and brushed on lightly and smoothly without overworking... then 'tipped' by holding the brush almost
perpendicular to the surface and very lightly stroking and breaking most of any bubbles still present... any
small bubbles left should self-level before the varnish hardens.
I'm sure someone who's far more familiar with painting will chime in and point out where I'm wrong... Manny
Mattos is an accomplished woodworker and should be very familiar with wood finishes.
I'll assume that Pearl's message is for anyone who may have submitted payment for the Celine Dion show.
Contact Pearl as to your choice of the alternates or if a refund is in order... or contact me and I'll pass on your
reply-response.
Dobraye utro Brenda and Robert... never thought of Russia as a 'destination'.
This might become one for the 'bucket list' for some of our classmates.
And you're right about running into people in odd places and situations.
Just back from a trip myself and found out we had around 10 tour group mates who were '59 to '61 Honolulu H.S.
grads ( KHS, MHS, RHS )... all this during the trip as we talked and got to know each other better.
Small dakine world.
Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Vernon Wong
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 6:00 AM
Subject: RE: 7/3/12

Hola, Uncle Hal - Maybe I can get something going on the blog.
If anyone who saw the knot board I made with the KHS60 photo, someone may have noticed the bubbly finish in
the varnish.
Anyway, does anybody know how to apply marine varnish to wood, and not wind up with all those tiny bubbles?
I am not a paint-guy.
Any helpful guidance would be appreciated.
Tanks, Uncle Charlie

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----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 4:14 PM
Subject: Celine Dion Show

Just advised her last show will be in August 2012.

Our 2nd choice was KA $120/each
Elton John will also be playing $82/each

Please select between Elton John or KA.
Let me know or I will refund the Dion money to you.

PEARL MORI

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----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio Gore
To: hal
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 8:38 AM
Subject: Re: 7/3/12

Aloha, Hal and classmates.
Happy 4th, and blessings from the Ignacio-Gores!
Hal, we feel for you having bare cupboards of input, so we will get the juices flowing for sharing........here goes:

Just got back from Moscow, Russia, (I learned that is isn't pronounced "Moss cow," as we like
to say...........it is pronounced "Moss KO," where I taught a Hawaiian Healing Intensive.
The Russians are so hungry for healing of their historic DNA.
A Russian woman who was visiting Oahu called me for ho'oponopono a couple years ago, which led to my being
invited to Russia, (although like Japan, Russians are in love with everything Hawaii stands for.)

Robert had been there several times, so he was very comfortable with going and excited for us to share the experience.
We were treated so very well, as it makes a big difference if one goes as a tourist or as invited guests.
The workshop was amazing, with 30 students eating up every word of our island philosophy, history and the healing
touch of lomilomi.
They also were incredible hula dancers!
I taught them "Pua Hone" female and male style.
We had a blast, and have now been invited to return, this time to Siberia at the end of August!
Robert showed his skill at healing with his warm hugs and willingness to allow those who didn't
have positive father experiences to hear the words they yearned to hear.
His innate grasp of forgiveness was the perfect match to the work that is my passion.
Wow, we felt so committed, fulfilled, and as though God, the universe, our dads in heaven, or any other wonderful
guidance conspired to bring us together to do this work.

We have many funny stories about our experience in Russia that we might remember () by October when we see
many of you in Las Vegas!
We do know that stories are like slideshows,......boring and intrusive unless there are interested parties who ask,
so we will remember this also!

Oh, met an Aiea High School song leader of our vintage there, and she and I did a football song in the middle of a
historical park in Moscow!
Was that ever fun!

Lots of love from two old farts living like keiki wahine and keiki kane.

Brenda and Robert

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July 3, 2012
Tomorrow is Independence Day... here's wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Reminder from Pearl below on the deadline for the payment of the balance on the LV travel package
for those who will be going with the Unity House group... please submit on or before July 17th.
The KHS '60 70th B'day Reunion at the California Hotel in LV is just 15 fast approaching weeks away.
Doug 'Savage' Yoshimura has wanted to be involved with classmates in some way and asked Roy Okano
to convey his 'thought for the day' to be shared on this blog.
Having kept within my informal blog policy of no strong religious or political content in postings, I'm more
than happy and willing to post his 'tips' and encourage others to do so if they wish.
There was a great 'picture of the day' posted on the Smithsonianmag.com website a couple of months ago.
The photographer just happened to be one of our classmates :
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/photo-of-the-day/?c=y&date=04%2F23%2F2012
Still very few posts being sent in the past couple of months... hopefully it's just classmates busy with family,
trips, and other things for the summer.
Without your emails this email blog can't really be written.
Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 4:35 PM
Subject: KHS DEADLINE FOR TRAVEL BALANCE IS 7/17/12

Please note on blog.

PEARL MORI

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----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2012 9:36 PM
Subject: "Wisdom tips" from Doug-Savage Yoshimura

Harold,

One of Doug's "Wisdom Tip" for your blog.

"Love is not self-serving. It finds joy in another's happiness"


"It is always the best policy to speak the truth - unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar"
-- Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

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