ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Calling pineapple alumni
Are you one of the many who worked the pineapple fields or cannery?
Students from Pacific Buddhist Academy will be interviewing past pineapple pickers in the historical display tent at the Wahiawa Pineapple Festival, taking place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wahiawa District Park on California Avenue. Besides talking about the fruit, you can eat it, too — Alan Wong, Fred DeAngelo and Elmer Guzman and Randal Ishizu will be serving treats.
Also on the program: plantation games (remember geta races?), free trolley tours and lots of old-time photos on display.
— ADVERTISER STAFF
CRAZY FOR KUKUI
This just in from an Advertiser reporter recently returned from Paris: Fashionistas in the City of Light have discovered kukui nuts. Teens and twentysomethings on both the Right Bank and Left Bank wear the nutty lei.
While Los Angelenos wear the Hawai'i-designed pretty-inpastel Ginger 13 version, the French opt for the neutral, natural brown and black. They're wearing them stacked, either several lei together or a single strand paired with chunky beaded necklaces. Can you say "kukui noix"?
— PAULA RATH
"We're only 19. By 21 we could be working in the supermarket."
Andy Nicholson | the bassist for the latest British pop sensation, Arctic Monkeys, in Blender magazine