A Helpful Group Ensures Success

Pamela Young
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Wednesday - May 04, 2005
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Dear Pamela,
The recent Spring New Products Show could not have been as successful without the help of Obun Hawaii Group, who always does an awesome job with the beautiful program book and brochures; Scott Mackenzie of Cox Radio, who came to the show sick against his doctor’s advice; Malcolm Lutu and Tenari Ma‘afala with SHOPO, who did an outstanding job with the Third Annual Hawaii’s Teen Competition and 14th Annual Hawaii’s Strongest Man Competition; and Rich Olsen of ICES, our show decorators who are always so flexible with last-minute changes. Mahalo all!

Tara Chanel Thompson
Pacific Expositions

Dear Tara,
“This is a fun project for us,” says Eldon Miura of Obun Hawaii Group. “Tara is wonderful to work with, and we love to get involved with projects involved with the community. It keeps us on our toes.”

Dear Pamela,
My family usually gets together at Easter, but due to conflicting work schedules we decided to do something different this year. We took a break from the normal routine to visit the North Shore. Even with rain, the ocean and the Koolaus are lovely.

On the way back, we stopped in Kaneohe at the Windward Orchid Show. Returning to the car we found the anti-theft system beeping and the motor locked. We had no idea what to do. It was getting late and the rain was pouring.

Two gentlemen, I believe from the Windward Orchid Show, helped us unlock the motor and turn off the alarm. I can only hope that if these two gentlemen ever need help people will be as forthcoming as they were. Their help is very much appreciated.

Shirley Raj

Dear Shirley,
If it happened once, it can happen again. “The main thing is to use the master key,” says Fred Kitajima of Servco Automotive Customer Services Division in Mapunapuna. “Depending on the system, you might be able to unlock the door and start the car manually. Since car manufacturers have different systems, it would be best to call your service department and find out the specifics on how you can get in and at the same time keep thieves out.”


Dear Pamela,
Nearly every day on my way to work I see an elderly gentleman picking up trash along King Street near Isenberg. He does not carry a bag, but just picks up cups, papers and leaves and deposits them in the cans near the park. One day I had to go to the health food store nearby and saw him walking past. His name is Geoffrey Liu, and I thanked him for being such a Good Samaritan, but I’m writing this letter because I think everyone should know about this considerate man.

Melanie Tabor

Dear Melanie,
Geoffrey Liu is a retired postal worker who likes to keep in shape by walking the neighborhood. “I used to go to the high school football games at the old Honolulu Stadium,” he says, “so it’s nice to walk around the park and remember the old days. It’s not a bother to pick up garbage to make sure the park looks nice.”

(If you know someone who deserves some Applause, send your letters to Pamela Young, MidWeek Applause, KITV, 801 S. King St., Honolulu, HI, 96813 or e-mail pyoung@kitv.com. Include your name, phone number and, if possible, the phone number of your “applaudee” so we can contact him or her.)

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