On the Scene
ACUW 75th Diamond Jubilee
THE GOVERNOR IS CHINESE, TOO:
Hawaii's former first lady Vicky Cayetano, center, greeted Gov. Linda Lingle and Dr. Lawrence Tseu at the Associated Chinese University Women's 75th Diamond Jubilee at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom July 1. Cayetano is the 2006 recipient of the ACUW Lotus Award for her accomplishments as a businesswoman and community leader. Lingle was the keynote speaker of the evening, and Tseu was the major sponsor and underwriter. The crowd gave the emcee, Queenie Chee, a big laugh when she commented while introducing Lingle that "being Jewish, she is an honorary Chinese woman."
THE FASHION SHOW:
Leilani Keough and her husband, Ed, dressed to impress Chinese-style and were one of the best-dressed couples. Leilani helped plan the elaborate event, and the dinner and decor made it a party to remember.
A DISTINGUISHED WOMAN:
Yun Soong Chock Jim, center, one of this year's recipients of the ACUW Distinguished Woman Award, was congratulated before the start of the program by Takeo and Honorary French Consul Patricia Lee.
LOVE THAT SHIRT!:
Al and Charlyn Masini attended the gala in Chinese-themed attire. Al got lots of compliments on his red-and-gold silk brocade shirt. He said he had it made in Hong Kong because "women shouldn't have all the fun with colors."
THE WONDER WORKER:
Owen Ho, center, did a fabulous job redesigning the ballroom into a Chinese wonderland dominated by hanging lanterns and gigantic red roses. Ho talked with Dale Young, left, and Kensei Takeda as they stretched their legs after dinner.
Kristi Sue-Ako, left, 2006 Narcissus Queen, greeted state Rep. Corrine Ching. Sue-Ako wears her gloves at public appearances but removes them while eating because "they're almost new."
NO, THAT'S NOT MUFI!:
Honolulu Medical Examiner Kanthi de Alwis represented Mayor Hannemann. Her fiance, Buz Tennent, sang "The Impossible Dream" as part of the evening's entertainment.