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#CatChat: Manju and Moiliili Fest

By On June 21, 2013

When I heard that the reverend at the Moiliili Hongwanji Mission makes his own manju, I had to meet him. Turns out, there’s a lot more to Rev. Earl Ikeda than manju!… Read More


#CatTravels: Quick jaunt to Kona

By On June 14, 2013

Growing up, I wasn’t a huge fan of Kona. I used to dread the drive from Hilo — yes, I never flew into Kona until I was in college — and when we got… Read More


#CatTravels: Daytripping in Odawara, Hakone

By On April 28, 2012

One of the things I love about Japan — and no, not the tonkatsu ramen or strange Kit Kat flavors — is how easy and convenient it is to take daytrips to other… Read More


Maui Revisited, Day 1

By On June 9, 2011

Last summer I went to Maui with my mom for an eating frenzy that I swore I’d never repeat. Then I booked a trip to the Valley Isle — only to return to… Read More