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To Tattoo or not to Tattoo

Have you ever seen someone’s tattoo design and thought, “What were they thinking?” Or maybe you have a tattoo and questioned your choice of ink art. Now have you ever gone to someone’s house or seen one on TV and…

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A bomb?…No, just cheese.

“Sir, is that a bomb in your bag?” “No, it’s my cheese.” I’m sure the conversation wouldn’t be quite so cordial, but that’s a situation I potentially faced at the airport. I was bringing different gourmet-type cheese from Oahu to…

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Eliminating Vampire Power Costs

No, it’s not the title of the latest Twilight movie. It’s the reason we shell out billions of dollars without even realizing it. With the cost of oil and gas prices on the rise, everyone is looking for ways to…

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Surviving Small Spaces

How much would you pay for 86 sq. ft. of living space? Probably not much, but a young woman on “House Hunters International” on HGTV toured that studio apartment in Paris. The list price…about $140,000! Can you believe that?!? Sure…

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Predictions at Punxsutawney

Spring is just around the corner, or so says Punxsutawney Phil who did not see his shadow during today’s Groundhog Day festivities. While we may not understand the significance of an early spring in Hawaii, it’s music to the ears…

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Defeating Goliath

Talk about an edge-of-your-seat, nail-biter! If you didn’t catch the University of Hawaii men’s basketball game against Utah State, you missed out on one of the greatest moments in the program’s history. No it may not have had your typical…

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State of the Housing Market

President Barack Obama spoke to the country last night to inform the American people about his vision for the future of this nation in his State of the Union address. The economy was the main focus of his speech as…

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Millions of Dollars Unclaimed

An article in today’s StarAdvertiser focused on the millions of dollars in unclaimed property that the state of Hawaii acquired in the last fiscal year, nearly 18 million dollars to be exact. This money comes from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed…

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Finally on Facebook

With “The Social Network” movie about the rise of Facebook winning four Golden Globes this past Sunday, it highlights the importance of social media. Anyone can see the significance and almost dependence on social media in our personal lives. Millions…

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A New Year!

Happy New Year! I can’t believe a year has passed since I started this adventure of opening my own business. Now that it’s been a year, it’s time for me to reflect on 2010 and the challenges and rewards I…

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