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Bob Okasaki grows bromeliads at his Kaimuki home. It wasn't until after he retired in 1972 that he took up growing the plants.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

Finding his green thumb
Bob Okazaki didn't start growing bromeliads until he was well into his 60s. Now he spends each morning in his Kaimuki yard, tending the thousands of bromeliads that have become the passion of his life.
Bromeliad guide has tips for growing your own

'Baywatch' return to Hawai'i still undecided
With would-be Hawai'i staffers eager to learn whether they'll have work in 2001, and potential strikes looming for film-industry writers and actors, the pressure is building to decide whether "Baywatch Hawai'i" remains here.

Lomilomi shop plays to canoe theme
A little bit of Hawaiian culture is finding its way into Waikiki. It's right on Kalakaua, at the Lomi Shop's Keiki Wa'a, a store at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa.
'Survivor' gang back from Australian Outback
Will it be the Harvard Law School student, the Army intelligence officer or maybe a couple of bartenders? They are among the 16 contestants in the Australian edition of CBS' "Survivor" game.
John Loring of Tiffany to speak at Hawai'i Theatre
A Hawai'i public appearance of John Loring, Tiffany's design director and the company's voice of good taste, is set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16.
Tube Notes
Wayne Harada
• Show Biz
'Lion King' player back home to get married
Christine Yasunaga, who has been in Broadway's "The Lion King" ensemble since its inception three seasons ago, is home to get married to drummer Darryl Pellegrina.

• Island Sounds
Keiki choir sings its own rainbow
Wayne Harada reviews the following albums: Na Keiki O Kamehameha's self-titled album, Around Again by Nohelani Cypriano and Billy Gonsalves' and his Paradise Serenaders' self-titled album.

An audio clip of the song "We Make a Rainbow" by Na Keiki O Kamehameha, from their self-titled album, available as an mp3 or RealPlayer file

An audio clip of the song "Livin' Without You" by Nohelani Cypriano, from her album Around Again, available as an mp3 or RealPlayer file

An audio clip of the song "Nanakuli" by Billy Gonsalves and his Paradise Serenaders, from their album Paradise Serenaders, available as an mp3 or RealPlayer file

Joan Namkoong
• Market Basket
Holidays bring new products for gift-giving
Gift-giving is year-round in Hawai'i, so if you’re still looking for Island treats to send to Mainland friends and family, here are a couple of ideas.
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