Monday, January 26, 2009

The Faces of China Town

The Year of the Ox is here! Mayor Mufi Hannemann came to China Town to celebrate.

Feel free to feed the animals. (The lions eat dollar bills).
The Lion Dance teams drum in the new year.
Those are not devil horns...they are Ox horns.

Miss China Town 2009 showed up.
Those with Chinese roots, and those who wish they had, marched and displayed their exciting culture.
All gave blessings and wishes for prosperity this year.
The culture is alive and thriving in China Town.

Faces from all different places celebrate the Year of the Ox

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2009 is the Year of the Ox. The Ox, or the Buffalo sign symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work. Those born under the influence of the Ox or Buffalo are fortunate to be stable and persevering. The typical Ox is a tolerant person with strong character. Not many people could equal the resolution and fearlessness that the Ox exhibits when deciding to accomplish a task. Ox people work hard without complaints at work or at home. They know that they will succeed through hard work and sustained efforts, and do not believe in get-rich-quick schemes.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Glenn Beck's Story

Here is an interesting conversion story of Glenn Beck. It is called "An Unlikely Mormon" Check it out if you have some time.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Upstanding Youth - CD Release Concert

Upstanding Youth, a ska band from Laie/Kahuku, whose members consist of several BYU-Hawaii Alumni, held their CD release concert on October 11th at Coffee Talk in Honolulu, Hawaii. Their newest album is entitled "A Sense of Urgency" and we recommend you give it a listen.

Check out the vid:

For the latest on Upstanding Youth, check out their blog.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

BYU-Hawaii Music Club helps Kahuku celebrate

Kahuku library turns 40 years old and BYU-Hawaii music club is there to help celebrate 4 decades of service to the public.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Tomorrow night, OCTOBER 29, 2008...

Mike Hansen, the president of the club, wrote me, and all the members of the music club, an email announcing the event. Here's what he wrote:

"Hey everybody.

OK, here we go, we're gonna do this open mic thing again this Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm in the little theater. We have had some cool folks sign up already to play some great songs. PLEASE BE ON TIME if you can (7pm, 7pm 7pm!!!!!!!).

We are going to have the playing order on the white board on stage, if you are late and miss your turn, you may have to wait until the next open mic to play. There were a lot of people who didn't get a chance to play last time because of time constraints, so we are just laying down a few ground rules so that everyone will get a fair chance to perform. If you are interested in playing and haven't emailed us yet, please do so before Wednesday, ok?

To sum up:

1. sign up (email)

2. be on time!

3. have fun.

ONE MORE THING: I had a few people ask me if you have to be in the music club to perform. the answer is yes. if you are not a club member, please join music club so you can use the music club gear that our other members have paid for the right to use. thanks!


Check out the video from last open mic night, put on by the music club (audio and video are a bit out of sync, something went wrong, but it's still good audio).