The TENTH ANNUAL celebration of creativity, curiosity, and family! The Hawaii Geek Meet returns to Magic Island, bringing together an energetic and eclectic mix of people who have a passion that they love to share.
It's a free, fun, casual, family-friendly, grassroots gathering that exemplifies a very inclusive, positive definition of the word “geek.” Gadget lovers, coders, designers, makers, artists… and you!
Thanks to my dad Walter and Stanford Yuen, former Admiral’s Senior Advisor at Pearl Harbor, we were able to take a special tour of Pearl Harbor, traveling by boat around Ford Island and getting a new view of many landmarks. It ended with a visit to the Arizona Memorial, for once nearly empty, and a moving reflection spot heading into Memorial Day weekend.
My dad, with logistical support from my stepmom Gayle, treated our three kids (and my wife Jen and me) to a two-day trip to The Garden Island. The mission? To show us around Kauai and to teach us about our family history on the Ozawa side.
My grandfather came to Hawaii from Japan to serve as a Buddhist minister in Hanapepe. He was put in an internment camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and my dad was actually born in Tule Lake, California. But they returned to the islands continue to diligently serve the Japanese community, my dad growing up on Kauai before the family moved to Waipahu on Oahu.
Beautiful. So nice to be reminded of what unites us despite our differences, of the differences that make ours a better community, and why, sometimes against reason and against the odds, we call Hawaii home. #hawaii#hawaiialoha#hawaiianmusic
Snapchat is huge. Snapchat is also a confusing and sometimes frustrating app to use. Some say it's badly designed specifically to keep old people like me out. But I've still developed quite a fondness for it. The challenge? Finding other Snapchat users to follow. Sure, I can find celebrities behaving badly, but what about everyday people? What about fellow Snapchat users in Hawaii?
After starting a list of local Snapchat users just to be able to recommend them to people new to the app, I decided to just put the list online so anyone can follow local Snapchat Stories. @hisnaps on Instagram or Twitter (so far) is a Hawaii Snapchat Directory. Just point your Snapchat camera at the snapcode to add them!