The nation’s premier high school taiko program will take the stage with a showcase of student, faculty and guest talent on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 4 p.m. at the Pearl City Cultural Center. The theme of Pacific Buddhist Academy’s 14th Annual Taiko Festival is Aspirations.
“When people come together and aspire to be the best they can be, they will be able to connect to each other in ways that inspire others to reach greater heights,” said Festival Director and Taiko Sensei Jay Toyofuku who... Read More
Hawaii is a top travel destination among tourists among worldwide. The first things we think of whenever Hawaii is mentioned are the resorts, the mountain ranges, and the magnificent golden sand of the beaches that glimmers in the sun. Indeed, Hawaii is a tourist hotspot but what if one seeks to backpack around the island rather than do the usual tourist stuff?
A rule of thumb is that every city has an area that is specifically designed to suck money out of tourists. The visual appeal, the... Read More
Seeing straws that are made of materials other than plastic has become pretty common in the current century that we’re living in. Coffee shops are selling reusable straws with cleaners near their registers, drink vendors are offering paper straws, and online influencers have started encouraging others to stop using plastic straws.
Large companies such as Starbucks have made a commitment to eliminate as many plastic straws as possible. Their “forward thinking” goal is to eliminate all plastic... Read More
Posted by Warner Onuma on Thursday, April 18, 2019
From behind the TV screen alone, it may be difficult to view Gordon Ramsay as anything other than a constantly enraged madman. As his loud and proud personality is served up in the entertainment industry as the main course instead of his raw talent as a chef, it becomes increasingly more difficult to get to know and understand the well accomplished chef that he truly is.
It is easy to assume that Ramsay has simply forced his way into the cooking industry kicking and screaming, but that... Read More
Note: After a long hiatus, the puzzles have returned… Sorry to keep you waiting, but I’ve been very busy. Let’s continue with the story...
You walk out of the room. In the hallway, you run into her again.
“How’s it going?” she says.
“Not bad, you know…”
You show her the mysterious pages you found.
“I found this… it’s very interesting.”
She smiles, as if she’s impressed.
“Wow, you’re good.”
She starts reading it. As she continues reading, however, her smile starts turning into a frown... Read More
Posted by Lyla Gonsalves on Friday, February 15, 2019
For most students at PBA, lunch is probably what we all look forward to during the school day. During lunch you can hang out with your friends, take a break from school work and EAT!
At PBA, we have two lunch providers: 1132 Cafe and Bangkok Chef. It seems that the majority of the students enjoy both caterers but only a few seem to actually enjoy their lunch. Why is that? Could it be the short amount of time we are given to eat or is it the food? It could be both, but seeing all the leftover... Read More
Posted by Warner Onuma on Thursday, February 7, 2019
In the last couple of years alone, the genres of music have been evolving and expanding at a rate never seen before. In the time that we live in, if you were to stop listening to new music for just a few months, it wouldn’t be surprising to see you totally lost when you got back into it. In fact, put someone on an island without new music for one year and, by the time they got back, their previous ideas and expectations associated with music as a whole would be outdated and no longer accurate... Read More
Posted by Evelyn Wong on Thursday, January 10, 2019
Poke (pronounced POH-kay) has never been easier to get in Hawaii as well as on the mainland United States. You can find it as the cubes of raw fish that you eat at a beach picnic, part of a pu pu platter, at the grocery store, or even while sitting on the tailgate of a truck.
Poke, in all its forms, is indeed the unofficial food of Hawaii, consisting of marinated raw ahi tuna. The simple dish gained popularity within the last three years but has a rich history.
The word “poke” means “to slice... Read More
Everyone has a goal in their mind that they want to do every day. Some succeed because of how committed they are to doing everything they can do to get to their goal.
According to junior YM Foo, even the simple act of trying can lead to great things.
Sebastian Wind confidently gets ready to go to class.
“It’s better to try new things because it gives us a chance to have new experiences even if they’re bad,” he said. “Trying your best and being not successful is way... Read More
Posted by Evelyn Wong on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
This year marks the second year that PBA has participated in the Honolulu Pride Parade and, although nothing can top the amount of positivity and support from all the participants, the parade itself has a rich history that not many people know about.
It all started with a police raid on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn located in New York City. The city’s police raided the bar since it was operating without a liquor license and revelers inside were arrested while patrons were handcuffed... Read More