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POSTED: Tuesday, February 10, 2009

ENTERTAINMENT

Narcissus Queen's talent lands her on TV

Narcissus Festival Queen Lisa Wai Hah Wong will be a guest on “;Ellen”; today, demonstrating the speed-painting talent that won her the crown.

Wong's segment with host Ellen DeGeneres was taped yesterday in Los Angeles and airs at 3 p.m. today on KITV-ABC.

A spokeswoman for the local pageant said Wong came to the attention of the show through a video of her performance that was originally broadcast on KHON-TV and is now getting attention on the Internet.

At the Jan. 10 pageant, Wong performed a piece called “;Enter the Flower,”; involving a combination of kung-fu dance and painting, in which a series of seemingly unrelated brush strokes came together to reveal a portrait of Bruce Lee.

Wong, 26, presided over the recent Narcissus Festival celebrating Chinese New Year.

 

Give a valentine and help out pets

Remember when you were a kid and gave a valentine to everyone in class? Here's a way to send a similar greeting to all your grown-up friends.

The Hawaiian Humane Society will pass on your Valentine's greetings in exchange for a donation of at least $5 made through Sunday.

For each donation, the society will mail a card featuring classic animal images from the Bishop Museum, with a notation that a donation has been made in the recipient's honor.

Visit SupportHHS.org to order your cards.

 

Ward shop joins 'Naked' launch

Lingerie shops nationwide are staging parties during Valentine's week to help launch a book with the intriguing title “;Getting Naked Again.”;

Morgan Beret in Ward Center is among shops offering champagne, chocolate and special offers pegged to the theme of Judith Sills' book (subtitled “;Dating, Romance, Sex, and Love When You've Been Divorced, Widowed, Dumped, or Distracted”;).

Women and men who fit in those categories are invited on Friday evening. Call 589-2580.