Swinging to heaven.
If you’ve ever heard of Hawaii’s Stairway to Heaven hike, you know two things: 1. It’s gorgeous. 2. It’s completely illegal. Now, a new addition to the hike is making quite an impression on Instagram: a makeshift swing that looks like a really bad idea, to be quite honest. HuffPost: Someone put a flippin’ swing on Hawaii’s most illegal hike.
2. Ramen, your way.
Personalization is everywhere and the the build-your-own concept that has been applied to burgers and tacos, has made it’s way to soup and noodles. Upon entering, get your table assignment, then grab a plastic bowl and start filling it with your favorite ingredients. Next, head to the cashier and take your pick of noodles, soup base and meat. The line for the cashier can be long, but your finished bowl arrives remarkably fast given the crowds this restaurant is seeing. StarAd: Noodle soup your way at Aunty’s.
- #ICYMI: A peek at Japan Village Walk, Ala Moana (StarAd).
3. Festival of life.
“Obon has been translated loosely as ‘festival of the dead,’” said Derrick Iwata, education specialist at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. “But there are a few people, including myself, who actually like to say ‘festival of life.’ During the time of bon, your family and ancestors come back to visit you.” Obon season is back and you can get the full calendar here from the StarAd.
“We know that being home in Hawaii, he’s going to thrive. He’s going to get better faster, eating local food, going to the beach. We cannot swim in the ice cold waters of California.” After being away for more than a year, 7-year-old Kupono Kahapea is happy to be home. KHON2: Kapolei boy returns home after year of life-threatening medical emergencies.
5. Be gone, smelly pits!
“The human race might exist today due in part to sweat and body odor, which our ancestors found sexy and alluring. To a certain extent, studies have shown some of the attraction remains today, but for the most part, unsightly and malodorous perspiration is an undesirable fact of life in humid climates, and some people will do anything to avoid breaking a sweat, including removing their sweat glands once and for all.” StarAd’s Nadine Kam explores a new treatment that keeps underarms dry and odor-free.
6. Call me, or a sideways shaka.
Officially, it’s not a shaka.But it’s close enough, and people who use emojis will soon be able to send a hand gesture emoji instead of typing m/ when saying “shaka” in text messages. StarAd: Call me, a shaka-like emoji, is coming soon.