Derrick Low's Hawaiian tattoo scores in Sports Illustrated
IOLANI GRAD and Washington State basketball star Derrick Low
dominates a page in this week's Sports Illustrated under headlines reading: "NCAA Body Art," "The History Boy" and "Derrick Low's elaborate tattoo speaks of his Hawaiian heritage." Luke Winn
's story, with photos, mentions Derrick's "long surfer's hair and traditional Hawaiian tattoo running from his left ankle to his hip." The story says the tattoo, which took four hours to apply, represents the Low family's guardians and the eight ocean channels that run through the Hawaiian Islands. It also explains the design process Keone Nunes
used to tap the tattoo into the skin with "finely sharpened hippopotamus tusks." Derrick's father, Kenneth
, is quoted as saying, "Basketball will come and go. He'll always be a Hawaiian" ...
THE IRISH love to party on St. Patrick's Day and fortunately they don't mind the rest of us joining in. The Murphy's-O'Toole's area was the place to be Saturday. Parts of Nuuanu and Merchant streets were blocked off and party people in colorful attire, much of it green, jammed the area. Some danced to lively music by the Piranha Bros. Theo Jones, a KITV morning show producer, and Moanalua Middle School English teacher Alex Kendrick were at one of the many beer stations, drawing brew from kegs. Alex has worked in restaurants and admires Murphy's owner Don Murphy's effort to give back to the community. Others working beer stations were KITV morning show anchors Dan Meisenzahl and Mahealani Richardson, and Dan's wife, Board of Water Supply's communications chief Su Shin ...
ALAN WONG HOLDING 'SHARE YOUR TABLE' EVENT
"Share Your Table" event will held be Sunday April 15 in the Pineapple Room on Macy's third floor. Take a look at the guest chefs for this stand-up pupu party: Deena Nichols, Pamela Young, Greg Gomes, Charlie Higa, Duane Kurisu
and Alton Kuioka
. The cost is $125 and wine, beer and music are included along with the food. Call 949-2526 for reservations. This event always draws a big crowd ... Danny Kaleikini
blesses the new Ruth's Chris Steak House on Waikiki Beach Walk at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Hawaii franchise holder Randy Schoch
is here for the event ...
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