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52 Years - Memories: January '12

Apologies in advance if you have received this in error, if so, please inform me to be removed from the list

If you don't recognize some of the names of classmates below...
well, that's what yearbooks and reunions are for :
( KHS '60 & '61 reunion pics )

Please pass this email on to other classmates.
I'd like to keep this going, adding their responses to this list or one of yours...
as a reminder that hopefully for all of us, we have many years ahead to reunite again.

Hal Oshiro


Below are a few of the classmates believed to have been receiving the email 'memories'...
either directly or through one of the classmates listed below.
Apologies to those inadvertently mis-named, misspelled or unlisted.

Alvin HIrokane,Alvin Kajioka,Alvin Kotake,Alvin Shimokawa,Amy Higashi,Amy Morioka,Amy Murakami,
Amy Nakashima,Andra Dean,Andrew Nakano,Ann Miyamoto,Ardel Honda,Arlene Yamagata,Arline Hirahara

Barbara Baptist,Bessie Shimabukuro,Betty Ing,Beverly Davis,Brenda Ignacio

Calvin Ishizaki,Calvin Kang,Carl Yasuda,Carol Hamasaki,Carole Kunishige,Carole Masuda,Caroline Andrade,
Carolyn Amoy,Carolyn Chock,Charlene Mau,Chester Otani,Chester Toma,Clarence Fung,Clarence Shibuya,
Clifford Ching,Clifford Young,Clifton Yoshida,Clinton Chung

Dave Sato,Dennis Sakaguchi,Dennis Shibuya,Dolly Afalava,Donald Hiramoto,Douglas Abe.Duane Aguiar

Edward Inea,Edwin Matsui,Edwina Ahn,Elsie Awa,Elsie Oshiro,Elsie Tanaka,Elwood Lim

Frances Mise,Frances Takasaki,Francine Song,Francisco Tambunting,Frieda Taniguchi

Gary Tsukamoto,George Takamiya,Geraldine Barcenas

Irene Rocha

Jane Mock,Jean Nakamura,June Yanazawa

Karen Fukuji,Karen Iha,Karen Morisawa,Kathryn Mabe,Kenneth Ginoza,Kenneth Morimoto,Kenneth Taira,
Kenneth Yoshioka

Lance Ishihiro,Lillian Tarumoto,Lorene Watanabe,Louise Lung,Lynne Zane

Madge Stibbard,Mae Nakanishi,Manuel Mattos,Marian Tarumoto,Marjorie Mau,Martin Buell,Matilda Muraoka,
Michael Tang,Michael Yamaguchi,Muriel Masumura

Naomi Kuramoto,Norman Ginoza

Pamela Machida,Patricia Kiyabu,Patricia Yamaguchi,Paul Kimura,Pearl Chun,Pearl Shimooka,Phyliss Tanabe

Ralph Yamasaki,Raynor Tsuneyoshi,Rebecca Paresa,Richard Shinn, Richard Shintaku, Richard Yawata,
Rick Nakamura,Robert Gore, Robert Moriyama,Robert Nukushina,Robert Yoshimura,Roger Kobayashi,Ronald Higa,
Rosemary DeJesus,Roy Morihara, Roy Okano,Roy Takamatsu,Ruth Kinoshita

Samuel Pang,Sandra Ishimoto,Sanford Murata,Seda Deguchi,Sharon LaTraille,Sheila Espindola,Shirley Tamashiro,
Stanley Miura,Stella Okamoto

Thomas Okuhara,Thomas Takushi,Thomas Yamada,Timothy Choy,Tony Ballesteros,Tremaine Lui

Velma Kekipi,Vernon Wong,Violet Chung-Hoon,Virginia Kakazu,Vivian Hirahara

Wade Morikone,Wayne Kanai,Wayne Yamasaki

Xavier Ching,Xavier Ikei

Yolinda Agaria,Yvonne Tachino


JANUARY 2012 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:


January 30, 2012

Hope the family/wife count is correct this time Sonny.

Gerri, looks to be another all-out good times at Tsukiji... judging from the Bulldog Newsletter of 50+ years
ago, Bing was stuck upon the McKinley statue's pedestal and not the flagpole as she related nor upon the
roof as you had her... then again, maybe someone's next post might have her being stuck in McKinley
High School's statehood tree.

Manny, when I spoke to the assistant librarian at KHS, she told me almost the exact same thing about the
'time capsule'... but added that this was only what she had heard from others... you got it from the ones
who were directly involved... shows you that police/detective training involves far more than hand and
arm waving at traffic intersections.

Bing, I realized and remembered that after I had sent out the email 'blog'... had your involvement mixed up
because you were the one who recruited me to participate in the pep squad tryouts... luckily, for the other
guys who were then able to make the squad, I backed out at the last minute.

Will be great to see you at Tsukiji again Edwina... and at the next reunion(s).


----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Bobbie Hanoa ; Carl Yasuda ; hal ; Muriel Masumura ; Pearl Mori ; Ron Higa
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 9:30 PM
Subject: Lets bond

Today our traditional family sunday lunch time. .5 kids and 15 grand kids. .our time to bond with each other
and heal all wounds and hurts. .to insure that our lord is the center of our lives. .we are now having a
speaker from unity re unlimited prosperity. .flor took her seminar from hawaii. .love you all. . .

Sonny Tambunting


----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: Lunch @ Tsukiji's

Mahalo, I spoke w/ Karen Yabui, look forward to seeing our pals. gerri


----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal ; Sonny Tambunting ; Brenda Ignacio
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: 1/25/12 - TSUKIJI, TUES. JAN 31, 12 NOON

Aloha Harold, Sonny, Brenda, Robert eta.
YEP! Super News, great response at this short notice to visit with old friends Doug Okada, Pam Machida or
anyone else who is visiting.
Our Master Archivist, and world traveler, Chesta just popped back in town and it always is such a delight to
be able to go through Chesta's comprehensive collection of photos that never fails to jog the stored up
grey matter of our innocent youthful days of yore that Chesta generously provides from the heart.
Great fun, I never tire of reliving these memories so do look u charming Chesta and digest the wealth of his
amazing organized compendiums to see how cute we all were once upon a time.
If looking at these archives stir up funny tales, do share them with us, all in fun of course.
Forgive me Bing, but I cannot forget the story of you being abandoned and stuck on McKinley HS's roof after
the dirty deed was done(LOL).
Perhaps we could document some of these hilarious tales somewhere to share with classmates.
Chest's cousin Marge Miura will be there too along w/Karen Yabui and Edwina Ahn, Wally Nakaoka Roy
Okano, Manuel Mattos and more.
If anyone runs late, not too worry, many of us have full plates in our lives we do not need to sweat the small
stuff, life is much to short to waste.
Many of our retired classmate do not keep computers at home so if you see any of them, please invite them
to our luncheon.
SONNY, Another songleader pal to add is Rebecca Kaneshiro fyi.
You must also tell us when you will be in town.

Must add sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies to the families of classmates that have left us, did
not know Clifton well,remember that he always had a quiet smile, Norbert Correia, Nick Perez, Littleman
John Gomes, Haroldine Chun among others, our prayers are with them.
Keep well friends.

Gerri Barcenas Digmon


----- Original Message -----
From: Manuel Mattos
To: hal
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:03 AM
Subject: RE: 1/25/12

Aloha fellow classmates.
Sorry to hear about our fellow classmates passing.
Gary Gomes was with me at St. Patrick's from the first grade.
Brenda and Bob, sorry about not being at your wedding.
It was my fault for not being there, my wife asked me if we were going that morning and I said no.
I guess with all that I am doing nowadays, my mind gets caught up in too many things.
Know some old news.
I went to Kaimuki High School about two weeks ago to pick up some paper work.
When I parked in the circle fronting the flag pole, a janitor was standing there.
Having a policeman's mentality, I asked him his name and how long he worked at the school.
Turns out that he was the younger brother of our class mate Frank Lopes, and he has been working there
for 28yrs.
So I turned around to the Monkey Pod trees in the turn around area and asked him, which of them was
the youngest tree there when he first started.
He said, the ugly one on our left.
So that told me, that stupid looking tree is our long lost State Hood tree.
Maybe Hal can take a picture of that tree and show all our classmates.
It looks like all our classmate in our yearbook picture, didn't have a green thumb.
Now about our time capsule.
When I asked him about a time capsule buried by the flagpole, he related that he and his boss dug up a
capsule in the early 90's and said that it was buried there in the early 80's.
I said how did he know about it being buried in the 80's.
He said that over the capsule was a black plastic marker and items in it came from that time.
If you turn to our senior year book page 2, about 3/8 " above James Kekahuna's head, that is where the
capsule was found.
So, that means our capsule, if there is one, is still some where inside that rockwall.
Here's the plan, one Sat. we all bring our pick and shovels and dig up that whole area.
Or Carol Gouviea and I will go and when we find it we will keep everything that we find for ourself.
All this policework work done in one hour.
By the way, I was born on Nov. 27, 1941, and made 70 last year.
That makes me the oldest person with the youngest mind.
Last note, Brenda, I didn't lose out, Mr. Obama lost out.
To all our classmates and all our pure souls that have left us,

God bless you all, Manny


----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Bing (Betty Ing)
To: Hal
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:22 AM
Subject: RE: 1/25/12

Hi Hal,

I was prep chairman, not a songleader.

Bing Bradshaw


----- Original Message -----
From: Edwina Ahn
To: hal
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: Lunch @ Tsukiji's

Aloha Hal! forward to Geri Digmon - Please add Karen Fukuji Yabui to list of attendees for the luncheon.
Mahalo & see you all there!!


January 25, 2012

First, condolences to the families of Gary Gomes, Clifton Teraoka and Norbert Correia.

Give me a 'K'... give me an 'a'... give me... OK, OK... give you a break.
Sonny, I believe Bing (Betty Ing) was once also a song leader... can't remember if there was anyone else.

Anyone with contact info for Karen Thurston, Karen Bertram or any other 'missing' classmate, please do
contact me or the reunion committee to pass it on.

Looks as if there'll be a 'full house' at Tsukiji, Gerri... will see you and the others there.



----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Brenda Ignacio ; Gerri ; Hal ; Bobbie Hanoa
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:50 AM
Subject: Fwd: Re: Lets bond. .

Many thanks for your reply. . .the girls . .brenda barbara baptiste elsie tanaka gerri and elaine miyahara. . .
me robert alex hill noel chan edward fujimoto consist of the boys. . .the above was supplied to me by brenda
Sonny Tambunting

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Hal"
Date: Jan 25, 2012 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: Lets bond. .
To: "Sonny Tambunting"


I'm assuming the 'tongue-sticking' was meant for Gerri ; )

I believe some of the cheer-song leaders were KHS '61 grads:
Becky Kaneshiro - lives in California,
Elaine Miyahara - lives in Hawaii,
Ed Fujimoto - lives in D.C. (according to Bing)
Of the KHS '60 cheerleaders, those I haven't seen at recent reunions:
Alexander Hill - although he was at the 40th, lives on the Big Island
Noel Chung - lives in California

Yes, Karen Thurston Jeffcoat's sister is Vikki Thurston Mesa (KHS '61).
Tried to locate both of them when they both had an address in Florida... no luck.
Vikki's last location was in California, but that trail turned up cold.
Hopefully someone out there may know the whereabouts of Karen Bertram (Young ?)
I'll try to post some of this on the 'blog'.



----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal ; Gerri
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:32 AM
Subject: Fwd: Lets bond. .

Sonny Tambunting


----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: bobbie hanoa ; hal
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2012 8:49 PM
Subject: Lets bond. .

Brenda sent me one photo of five lovely song leaders. . . Also five cheer leaders who i like to believe is 30 lbs
overweight. .. Pls pls try to locate all asap so we can have a get togeher while we can still do a cheer. .
love you all.

Sonny Tambunting


----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2012 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: Lets bond. .

Thanks for the input. .karen has a sister who was a junior. . .maybe thru her we can find karen. .
again many thanks.
Sonny Tambunting

On Jan 23, 2012 12:05 AM, "Hal" wrote:


I've mentioned this before on the 'blog' but repeating it in case you missed seeing it.
I met and talked to Karen Lynn Thurston Jeffcoat a few years after, I believe it was, our 30th class reunion.
She had come to Honolulu to get her Mom after her Dad had passed away.
I was a business-related acquaintance of her Dad and had called his number on a question I had.
When Karen answered and subsequently told me of her Dad's passing, I told her I'd drop by to give my condolences.
I gave Karen a copy of our reunion group photo and we talked for a few minutes about her Dad and high school.
She mentioned the names of classmates that she could remember and yours was one of them.
She also mentioned that Karen Bertram lived in Texas where she also lived.

Last I saw somewhere, Karen Bertram's married name is/was Young... can't be certain if that is, or is still, correct.
Tried over the years to locate a Karen Ann Bertram or a Karen Ann Young to match our classmate with no success.
Will keep trying as hopefully better resources become available and more info comes up.

By the way, have been trying to locate Karen Thurston with no real success.
Each time I think I've tracked her down, even by phone, she's no longer at that location.
Last location I had her at was in Texas... which just happens to also be where Marian Ruth Kirkpatrick Jones
currently resides... no, Karen Thurston's name didn't ring a bell with Ruth when I mentioned it in the phone
conversation I had with her a few months back... yours did though.



----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: hal ; Sonny Tambunting
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2012 7:19 AM
Subject: Re: Lets bond. .

Oh, dear, so sorry to hear that. I am still hoping to find Karen Bertram,....she was such a light.
Last night I found a petite blonde on Facebook named Karen Bertram and got all excited, until I realized that
she wouldn't be Karen Bertram anymore, especially since the hunk of a husband shown had that last name.
Duuuuhhhhhhhhhh ;-)

Thank you once more, Hal.

----- Original Message -----
From: Hal
To: Brenda Ignacio ; Sonny Tambunting
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: Lets bond. .

Brenda, Sonny,

Sorry to say, but I believe our classmate Gary G. Gomes passed away a few years ago.
Was aware of his possible passing some time ago, but only recently was able to access and utilize
better resources to try to confirm this.


Gary Gomes
Birth Date: 22 Jul 1940
Death Date: 7 Oct 2005


----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: hal
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: Lets bond. .

Hal, you are such a kind blogger!
Just heard from happy Sonny that he did hear from two classmates he asked about!
He is also looking for Gary Gomes, and I'm not sure if Gary is in touch with the blog or classmates??
If you know, perhaps you can say something?
Happiness is spreading all over the world, and this is good.

Nostalgia is alive and well from Hawaii to the P.I. and beyond!
"Let's Bond!"



----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: Tsukiji

Harold, Roger Kobayashi counted.

Mahalo, gerri


----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 7:12 PM
Subject: Re: 1/19/12

Mahalo Harold, have added Edwina and Roy Okano,and Tillie Seichi.

Aloha, Gerri


----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: hal ; Pearl Mori
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 4:17 PM
Subject: Lets bond

Jane and sharon reponded. . Pls pass to the two plus to our class mates my facebook sonny tambunting. .
So l can meet their family and they mlne. . .as a backgrounder right after graduation i took pres wilson and
sailed 20 i lost my virginity and now have 6 kids and 18 grand kids. .or is it 6 wives and 18 kids. . .
let me email you later. .terry read the last sentence and she getting the shotgun. . .have to hide,

Sonny Tambunting


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: FYI - Ruth and Jeanne

Thanks Hope they can make it in Oct.


From: "Hal"
To: "Pearl Mori"
Date: 01/20/2012 06:42 AM
Subject: FYI - Ruth and Jeanne


Below is a word-for-word (that I could make out) transcript of a voice mail I received from Ruth...
thought it might be of interest.


1/19/12 8:50AM
Hello, this is Ruth Jones in Texas.
My legal first name is Marian spelled with an a. Just a friendly call.
Jeanne Stewart and myself, used to be known as Rick Kirkpatrick
Were in Hawaii, but it was just a very short time before we got on a cruise ship but were with someone else,
so there wasn't any possibility.
Did get your reminder of the various events for the Kaimuki High School Class of 1960 and do appreciate that
and Jeanne and I are talking about it.
She travels a lot. Don't know if she has that time available, in October but keep it coming and I just want to
tell you we really do appreciate it.
Thank you.


----- Original Message -----
From: Jane Pang
To: Hal ; Sonny Tambunting
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 6:19 AM
Subject: Re: Lets bond. .

Aloha Hal & Sonny,

Mahalo for asking for contact information.
Jane Ka`ala Mock Pang, now lives in Huntington Beach, CA.
If in the area, let's get together....we're meeting at Ten Ten in Cerritos (Artesia) this Sunday with KHS `60 folks:
Chester Otani, Jane Higa-Kamiya, Elsie Awa, Charlene Mau, Sam Pang and a couple others, in celebration
of Chinese New Years.
If, in the area of LA-OC, email us and we'll give you details and include you for dinner...mahalo for your
interest to connect.
TALK SOON! Kung Hee Fat Choy!

Aloha no,
Jane Mock Pang, `60


----- Original Message -----
From: Edwina Ahn
To: hal
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: 1/19/12

Aloha Hal & Geri!
Happy New Year Everyone!
Please count me in on the Tsukiji Lincheon (Tuesday, Jan. 31 )
Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

Edwina Ahn


----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 12:28 AM
Subject: Re: Lets bond. .

Ah ok. . .many thanks . .i really appreciate you taking time out to explain the rules. .

Sonny Tambunting

On Jan 20, 2012 4:08 PM, "Hal" wrote:

Hello Sonny,

You might remember my once saying that I can't/won't pass on email addresses or any other personal contact/other
info of the classmates unless they have specifically given an OK to do so... somewhat like what you've shown/given
by requesting contact along with your full email address.
So I'm sending this reply to you with your email address intact, but to Sharon and Jane on the Bcc: line with the hope
that they will respond directly to you.
Please understand that if they don't, it may not mean that they prefer not to... I can't be sure that any of the classmates
that I email definitely do receive those emails unless they reply in kind... nor can I be sure that the email addresses
I have are correct or currently valid.
Anyway, hoping it works out for you and they respond... let me know if there are others you'd like to contact and I can
send out that request in the same manner also.
Thanks again for your hosting offer, that's extremely generous of you to do so.



----- Original Message -----
From: Carl Yasuda
To: Sonny Tambunting
Cc: Hal ; Pearl Mori
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 8:48 PM
Subject: Request for Email Address

You will have to get their email address from either Pearl Mori or Hal.


----- Original Message -----
From: clifford young
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:21 PM
Subject: RE: 1/19/12


Thanks for the is so nice to look back in time and see our classmates...before and

Make it a great year and 2012...OWN IT!!!



----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:26 PM

Wife called me today, Norbert passed away last year (forgot to ask what date)



----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Kobayashi
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 2:33 PM
Subject: Tsukiji

Ask Geri to count me in.


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Mori
To: Harold and Chiyo
Cc: Hal
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 11:31 AM
Subject: Re: Kaimuki Class of 1960

On behalf of the Class of 1960 our condolences to you and your family. I know he will be missed.
Thanks for letting us know.


From: "Harold and Chiyo"
To: Pearl Mori
Date: 01/19/2012 07:18 AM
Subject: Kaimuki Class of 1960

Aloha Pearl,
We regret to inform you that our Dad Clifton Teraoka passed away on August 28, 2011.
Dad was an amazing man to say the least.
We hope everyone has a blast at the "Silver Seventies" Celebration.



----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Bobbie Hanoa ; Carl Yasuda ; hal ; Muriel Masumura ; Ron Higa
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:28 AM
Subject: Lets bond. .

Can you pass on sharon latrell jane mock email address. ,many thanks. .

Sonny Tambunting

January 19, 2012

Wow Gerri, if you can triple your previous tripled head count, this geriatric crowd may take over the
whole place : )
I definitely would like to be there... great reasonably priced food in a great setting with good old friends.
Any other classmate wishing to be there also, let me know and I'll pass it on to Gerri.

Got it Pearl... John is on the list.
Welcome John ! Good to have you here.

Pearl also sent a reminder on the next reunion committee meeting: Thursday, February 23 at 6PM.

Brenda, Sonny... someone did mention the Philippines as a suggestion for our 70th birthday reunion on
the reunion survey we had earlier last year... perhaps that could be a serious consideration for the next
reunion... mini, informal or whatevah it is... while we're still capable physically and of course mentally
sharp enough to at least remember each other's faces if not names.



-----Original Message-----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
Date: Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: Doug Okada, Pam Machida & who else is visiting, Jan 31,2012, Tues 12noon lunch scheduled
To: hal

pam etal, You are so right, that's what happens when you rush at our ripe fine age.

Mahalo nui nui. Gerri

-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Machida Halford
To: gerri digmon
Sent: Wed, Jan 18, 2012 2:19 pm
Subject: RE: Doug Okada, Pam Machida & who else is visiting

Hi Gerri,

You are so swift and efficient putting this online so quickly.
Best way to get everyone!!!
I don't think I saw the date of the lunch though.
I remember you said in your call on Jan. 31 which I believe is a Tuesday.
Will call Bobbie and Patty and others I know.

Take care. Love, Pam


-------- Original Message --------
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
Date: Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Subject: Doug Okada, Pam Machida & who else is visiting
To: hal

Aloha Harold and dear classmates and friends.
Although this is on short notice our classmates Doug and Pam are in town and would love to visit with
other classmates and friends.
Believe Doug departs on Feb. 7 and Pam a little later.
Love to get together with everyone again especially with visiting classmates.
We have scheduled a 12noon lunch at Tsukijii Fish Market and Restaurant at Ala Moana Shopping Center,
4th floor mauka side, Hookipa Terrace.
Senior discountis 25% so the $22.68 ($18.95 plus T&T) regular price lunch will be at the discounted Sr.price
of $17.01 (including tax and tip).
As you are aware Tsukijii's have an exceptional yummy Japanese lunch buffett so plan on coming "hungary".
We had a great turnout(tripled my reservation count) last year seeing so many old friends.
Do try to join us and let us know so that I can keep a count, email me or use this blog to help us out at this
short notice (mahalo dear Harold).
Also if any of you know of anyone who wish to join us for lunch, ask them and give me a count.

Mahalo nui nui, Gerri Digmon


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: John Rodrigues
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:59:09 -1000
From: Pearl Mori
To: hal
CC: john rodrigues

Herkey had him call me - no contact since 8/92.
Just mailed him our newsletter.
Please add to email/blog.



-------- Original Message --------
From: Brenda Ignacio
Date: Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: 1/15/12
To: hal

A P.S. from the Ignacio/Gores:
After reading Sonny's THREE invitations, I am laughing out loud that he says for all to consider visiting him
"before we forget our names," but how about our memory and repeating ourselves??!! Ha!

As far as their "small" home, how does 16,000 sq. feet sound to any of us with homes in Hawaii??
Sonny's daughter RC is an Interior Designer, a Registered Nurse, and some other amazing stuff.
Anyway, she had to change the design of their new home to be blessed on April 2, (Sonny's 69th birthday)
on the golf course, because it was too far from his bed to his water closet!!
He is so funny!

And his wife IS the Treasurer of all their companies, so he always has to ask her for he says,
although he does look well fed and cared for.
And his "goodnight message" before he climbs the stairs to his private castle is "don't bother me, and I
won't bother you!"
What a guy.

Had to share that, because we can attest to the fact that he is the best host and friend any Kaimuki classmate
could wish for.
He is also sentimental and kind.
Go now, Kaimuki.

Over and out.


January 15, 2012

Can do Pearl.
Below is a link to the latest newsletter in Google Docs.

A very short summary of the newsletter:

April 19, 2012, Thursday, around 11AM golf tournament - location to be determined
April 20, 2012, Friday, Polynesian Cultural Center tour & dinner show - details later
April 22, 2012, Sunday, 10:00AM brunch at Pearl Country Club - Honolulu

October 12 & 15, 2012, Friday & Monday golf tournament - LV, details later
October 13, 2012, Saturday, 6:00PM banquet - LV, Ohana Room, California Hotel
Slot tournament and Vegas tours details to be announced later

As you know and others can see Brenda, Sonny is very serious about having classmates visit.

Yep Vernon, Miss Nunes' first name is Haroldine... and also for our classmate Haroldine Chun.
For some reason I never could forget that first name and who it belonged to.


------ Original Message --------
Subject: Newsletter
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:25:31 -1000
From: Pearl Mori
To: Hal

This is the newsletter going out in the mail tomorrow.
When you have time, can you post on blog.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: 1/9/12
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 02:24:25 -0500 (EST)
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: hal

Hi, fellow classmates!! Happy New Year! Robert and I arrived in Manila on New Year's Eve,
were met by Sonny Tambunting and driver, and arrived at their beautiful home, joining with
children and grandchildren for the fireworks and dinner at midnight.
WOW What an experience!
Neighbors set off the kind of fireworks that we see at the HHV or the big displays we get at
magic island or flat island in Kailua.
Big time.

Sonny, his beautiful wife and family are the warmest, most loving hosts, and we were totally
Since I had only one brother, lost both my parents too early, this adopted family has just
fulfilled a dream of mine for a big family, with their 6 children, 18 grandchildren, and
spouses.....yes, a bus load!
Every Sunday they spend lunch together, such a close family, with enormous talents, and all
extremely lovable.

Sonny has a sense of humor that is delightful and sincere.
He is gifted, witty and generous.
We laughed so much, our sides hurt.
We also ate only one meal a day, ....from 8 a.m. to midnight.
Such fun to experience the Philippines for the first time with a family.
My son, who is with Hawaiian Air, has visited, but was blown away with our stories today when
we got together for dinner as he only knows the crew hotel.
He will definitely call Sonny for a golf match.
Robert and I just arrived yesterday afternoon, so this is our first day home, and we couldn't wait
to tell you all how sincere Sonny's invitation is for Kaimuki High classmates to visit.

We didn't know that Sonny had a huge crush on Bobbie Baptist.
He thinks she is an angel, warm and wonderful. (We agree)
Her kindness to him when he was new to Hawaii really touched him.
We didn't know there was no one to attend his graduation, as his mother had returned to the PI,
and he was alone.
We felt so bad about that.
Oh, his mother is the best known actress of the PI, Mila del Sol.
She is still gorgeous at 89 years old!
I taught her "Lovely Hula Hands" to dance for her senior group, and her facial expressions are
Her laugh is also heaven-sent.

Promise to return calls and get together more this year.
Thank you so much for all the good wishes and love.
Robert and I truly appreciate it.
Feels like we are reborn and starting over with friends from our youth.
Gerri, we will call soon for that birthday dinner with Jack.

Love and good health to each and all.

Brenda and Robert Ignacio-Gore

From: Sonny Tambunting
Date: January 10, 2012 20:47:30 GMT + 08:00
Subject: 1/19/12

Hi classmates.. My wife lent me money so I can buy this thing to get in touch with you..
Am suppose to tell you that life is great.. I can accomodate three couples at a time.
Pls visit me while we all can still go shopping.. Love you all.

Sonny Tambungting

From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 4:42AM
Subject: Visit me

Life is getting shorter.. Come visit me. I can house three couples in my home.
Men play golf, wives shop till they collapse.
Let's enjoy each other while we can still remember our names.. love you all..

Sonny Tambunting

From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:57AM
Subject: Visit me

Was able to borrow money from my wife to buy this thing called samsung tab.
Pls find time to visit me while we can remember our names.
I can house three couples at a time cause my home is small.
Men to play golf, ladies shop till you collapse.

Sonny Tambunting

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: 1/9/12 - E
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:09:35 +0000
From: Vernon Wong
To: Harold Oshiro

Aloha Brudda Hal - The name "Haroldine" rang a bell, but, if Im not mistaken (?),
it was the first name of one of our teachers: Haroldine Nunes.

Uncle Charlie

January 9, 2012

Hope all had a good start to the new year and will have a great rest of the year.

REMINDER - reunion committee meeting on 1/12, Thursday, 6PM at Unity House... they'll need the
help with prepping the reunion newsletters for mailing... drop by to help out and chat.

A possible sad note for the start of this year, if anyone could confirm, please do so:
From the Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Haroldine Aulani Chun Adams, 69, passed away on December 14, 2011
Believe she was our classmate up to at least our sophomore year at KHS.

More holiday greetings below from our classmates.

Come to think of it, you're right Gerri ! Don't hear those good old gems much any more.

Will be at CES and will try to post a report on the event from there if possible and if time permits.



----- Original Message -----
From: Dennis Sakaguchi
To: hal
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 2:56 PM


Happy New Year!


----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2012 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: 12/31/11

Harold, Junie, Bing and friends.
Wishing all an incredible and rich New Year of the best things in life to you, your family and friends.
Junie and Bing re garaans barbans, just remembered, when you are in Honolulu, Foodland stores
sell plastic food bags one of which has a black background with many of the old local lingo, i.e.,
Bambucha, No can, kalakoa, hemajang, ahanakokolele, minahs, kalakoa,kuleana, akamai, an'den,
li'dat, holo holo,manini, mo'bettah,no shame, Fo' real etc.
It's a good looking grocery sack, the wording is comprised of many attractive colors.
So unless you are a keiki o'ka'aina, the malihini will be clueless.
A great fun gift items for mainland kama aina pals.
Dear Gores, did not intend to have a roast on old Jack, but he did love his first car very much and at
the time Jack would clearly open the "red sea" at the slightest indication of a car problem and I
had to validate his devotion to his beloved "petunia" in the frigid 30 degree Seattle weather and
having me wait almost hours then rush to nourish his starvation.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gore, wishing you a fun filled visit in the Philippines with charming Sonny and
his beautiful wife who are the best hosts ever.
Spoke with my dear friend Elwood Lim, retired and lives in Kaneohe, hope to somehow get together
with him and his lovely wife.
Happiness to all.

Gerri Digmon


----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Roy Okano
Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2012 12:36 AM
Subject: Happy New Year!

Another year has come and gone.
It seems only a month ago I wished all a Happy New Year and I'm doing it again.
This summer, I'll hit the "Big 70". What happened?
As I age, however, I've come to accept a lot of things and getting old is one of them.
I've been fortunate to have my health, family, friends and a comfortable existence.
I will miss those who have passed-on and friends who have moved far away.
Our lives are finite. We need to live it to the fullest.
I wish you long life, happiness and days filled with laughter and joy.
Happy New Year!



----- Original Message -----
From: Carole Hajime Kajihiro (WIS '57 - MHS '60)
To: Hal
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 5:37 AM
Subject: Re: 12/31/11

It has been a very memorable year.
Thanks for all your help, and I wish you much happiness and good health in the new year so you can
continue your mission to keep in touch.

Mahalo, Haji


DISCLAIMER: This is not an 'official KHS '60 newsletter' but merely a voluntarily provided vehicle to pass on
information from the reunion committee, as an aside to the primary purpose of providing a focal point for your
classmate 'memories' and communication. Please refer to the Bulldog Bulletins mailed out by the reunion
committee for definitive 'official' information ( most recent issue dated September 16, 2010 ) .

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