Carol Yap marks her 86th birthday at Kahaluu party
It was a culinary and musical feast at Carol Yap's
86th birthday luau on Memorial Day at the Yap family's home at Kahaluu Fish Pond. "Karate Kid II" was filmed on the property in 1986. Guests were welcomed in the Aloha Ke Akua Chapel on the grounds. There was singing and hula there and later in the family house. Danny Kaleikini
and friends performed. Besides Danny, taking part were: Jimmy Borges, Rene Paulo, Bill Kaiwa, Stuart Featheran, Momilani Balutzki, Walter Kau
and Gus Hannemann
. Gus also read a congratulatory message from his brother, Mayor Mufi Hannemann
. Kanoe Cazimero
and Linda Wong
, the birthday girl's daughter, danced hula. Sen. Donna Kim
did a Samoan dance to "Siva" as Nephi and Gus sang. Kalua pig and turkey were dinner highlights, along with Haagen-Dazs treats from Don Kim
and son, Jason
. Christopher Wong
, Carol's grandson and Linda's son, flew in from L.A. for the party ...
Cheers to Jimmy Borges whose 71st birthday was Thursday. He and wife Vicki had a quiet dinner at Kahala's Plumeria. Then they went upstairs to the Veranda, where they were joined by Carolyn Berry, and Jimmy sang for a couple of hours with the Betty Loo Taylor Trio. Jimmy and Betty have been pals for longer than they want to remember. It's been an interesting week for Jimmy. Besides the birthday, both he and Cha Thompson of Tihati Productions resigned as members of the Honolulu Police Commission ...
Volleyball coaches like Star-Bulletin's Cindy Luis
Let's hear it for Star-Bulletin sportswriter Cindy Luis
, who this week was named print category winner of the American Volleyball Coaches Association's media award. Cindy was also among four finalists for the overall award. She has been with the Star-Bulletin for 25 years ... A total of $251,000 was raised for Rehab Foundation by Wednesday's First Hawaiian Bank Rehab Golf Challenge at the Hawaii Prince. That certainly made foundation Prez Ko Miyataki
happy. A record 300 golfers turned out ... Chef Hiroshi Fukui
will prepare 10 new dishes for a Contemporary Kaiseki Dinner at Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas Tuesday. Price is $75 or $100 with six selected wines. Call 533-4476 for reservations ...
, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things every Wednesday and Saturday. E-mail him at email@example.com