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52 Years - Memories: February '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,Jeanette Sumida,John Rodrigues,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


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


February 29, 2012

As I said in my response to Avis, I did nearly fall off my chair when I saw her name... let's see, 52 years or so since
I last saw or heard from her... Aloha and great to have you join in, Avis.

Wow Bing, knew you said there was quite a bit of damage from the earthquake and hurricane incidents last year
but didn't realize they were that severe... hopefully everything goes as planned for you and Hank, and yes we
will be sending you pictures.

Thanks for the heads-up Chester, I'll post a reminder again sometime just before that March 17 date... here's the
link to the Kaimuki High School Foundation's site :
Also, Chester graciously provided me with photos to copy to the Pbase website... these are of the 1983 S. Cal.
mini-reunion picnic organized by Jane Mock Pang... good to see what our S. Cal. classmates looked like and
did nearly twenty years ago:



----- Original Message -----
From: Avis Sohn
To: hal
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 6:59 PM
Subject: Your Blog

Aloha Harold!

Please donít keel over when you receive this email!
Yes, itís a voice from the distant past wanting to receive your blog.
Hoping to hear from you.


Avis (Gima) Sohn


----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Bing (Betty Ing)
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 12:39 PM
Subject: RE: 2/25/12


We are really bummed because Hank and I cannot be attending this yearís KHS festivities.

We will be tight on funds and time.
Our townhouse (which had been fully paid for) suffered major structural damages from the earthquake we had in DC
last year.
Naturally, none of us here had any earthquake insurance.
It is somewhat like starting over again except things in DC are so much cheaper than Hawaii.
In any event, we will have to move out for at least 6 months while our house is being repaired.
Thank goodness we have a place to go.
Hankís mom died two years ago.
Hank and his two brothers couldnít bring themselves to get rid of the house or anything in it.
We have been taking turns taking care of the lawn, cleaning the house, paying the utility bills, the alarm system bills,
and the taxes.
Every month or so one of the 3 couples spends a week end at the house to make it look as if someone still lives there.
None of us have had the heart to get rid of anything in the house.
So I guess, that will be our job while we are living there.
The house was in a good neighborhood when Hankís parents bought the house.
The neighborhood deteriorated just as many inner city neighborhoods did during the 1970s.
The neighborhood began to turn around in the early 2000s and is now an up and coming neighborhood again so not
selling it until later appears to also be a good financial decision.

Hope you all have a wonderful time.
Be sure to send pictures.

Bing Bradshaw


----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 2:32 PM
Subject: Kaimuki High School Foundation's Fundraiser

For those of you who want to give back and support your alma mater, Kaimuki High School, please consider attending
the 10th Annual Fundraiser.
The fundraiser is sponsored by the Kaimuki High School Foundation.
The KHS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 4:30-8:30 PM.

It will be held at the Kaimuki High School cafeteria initially for dinner and later at the auditorium for entertainment.

There will be ono food, silent auction, door prizes, great entertainment and your friends and classmates.

Tickets are $25 donation or more.
Donations above $5.00 may be tax deductible.

Several of our Class of 1960 reunion committee members will be in attendance.
Hope to see you there.

February 25, 2012

REMINDER: the reunion committee NEEDS the filled 'preliminary interest' FORM from the
last (1/10/12) Bulldog Newsletter, ALONG WITH your PAYMENTS, RIGHT AWAY for the
Pearl Country Club luncheon AND Polynesian Cultural Center Dinner Show & Bus Ride.
There are ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT before the stated March 10 deadline... timing will be
critical to ensure the proper head counts and proper reservations.
Note that there is a maximum allowed for 57 passengers on the PCC tour/show bus, it will be first come first
served... park and meet the bus at Harris United Methodist Church parking lot April 20, 2012... bus departs
the Church parking lot at 12N to ensure enough time for the ride, ticket pickup/purchase and orientation.
I will post any further updates and information for the luncheon and show/ride on the next blog(s) when I
hear more from the reunion committee.

I was also asked to make note of classmate Mel Cabang's appearance, along with many more of our other
local comedians at the comedy show being held on March 31, 8PM at the Blaisdell Center.

Gerri, Pam, Edwina... I've heard and experienced much the same thing at HPC Buffet, it's hit or miss.
Last time I was there late last year the food was excellent but selection just good compared to Tsukiji.
Time before that the selection was very good and food was just good... haven't been to Camelia... yet.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gerri Barcenas
Date: Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Subject: Fwd: 2/21/12
To: hal

Aloha Harold and pals.
So interesting to read the many comments.
Just for anyone's info Edwina, I love the Hawaii Prince Court Buffet's and entertain there often and did keep
it in mind,it is a great place if anyone wishes to gather there
Lunch buffet is $28.00 M-Fri, limited Sr. discounts are M-Th lunch at $26.34 inclusive.
Sunday brunch is $39.50.
Best Buffett in town right now.
Edwina did you try taking Emergence or Air Borne to help our immune system, Emergence works for me so far.
Brenda and Robert, I see that you are still honeymooning, fabulous like Sonny said, do it while we can walk.
Hope Doug Savage is doing well, will try to drop in as soon as possible, such a wonderful inspiration.
Ron Higa, Jack will be in touch for the golf (something Jack just loves).
Keep well dear friends.

Gerri Barcenas Digmon


----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:59 AM
Subject: RE: 2/21/12

Hi Hal and everyone,

Just wanted to say how happy I am for Brenda and Robert - finding themselves together after all these years and
being so happy and able to travel.
Was glad to be able to at least get a hug at the get together but not enough time to chat.
Sure is interesting to read of what's going on in their lives.

Yes, am so appreciative to Gerri for always taking the time to get "da gang" together so we can all reminisce and
enjoy each other's company.
Edwina - just for your info - had a get together at Hawaii Prince and it was $26.34 for seniors and I didn't think the
food was that good.
Only thing I really enjoyed was that they made temaki sushi at your request but you could only get two at a time!!
Salads weren't as good as I remembered them a few years ago.
So considering everything I'm all for Tsukiji's.
Camelia is good too but the parking is limited as it's a small place.

Glad that Jennifer's helping Doug-Savage with his update.
Didn't have a chance to visit him this year and was disappointed.
Had a cough and didn't want to contaminate him!!
Hopefully next year that VOG won't hit me like it usually does and I'll be able to visit Doug.

Aloha, Pam Machida Halford

February 21, 2012

Thanks Jennifer... she is, for those who may not know, graciously helping Doug transcribe his thoughts and words
into this testimony since Doug is unable to do so himself.
Following is the link to the Google Docs site where I have posted the updated copy.

Brenda, don't know about running with the ball... at/close to 70, walking maybe... and forgot about Gus.
Great to see you and Robert are working on that, full I bet, bucket list.

No problem Ron... those interested can email me or Pearl Mori for your contact info, or refer to the 'official' Bulldog
Newsletter from the 2010 reunion(s) which has that info.

This would have been only your second reunion Edwina... mini ones at that... so I noticed right away that you weren't
around and asked Karen Fukuji who told me about your illness... glad you're feeling better.



----- Original Message -----
From: Jennifer Crandall
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 2:00 PM
Subject: Doug-Savage Yoshimura's updated testimony

Aloha everyone,

On behalf of Doug-Savage, I am emailing you an updated copy of his testimony, complete with photo page.
Please let me know if you have any trouble opening the attached document.

If it is not too much trouble, I'd appreciate a quick email back to let me know that you received the document.
Doug-Savage is eager for each of you to receive the most up-to-date version. :)

Best wishes,

Jennifer Crandall


----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: hal
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 9:38 AM
Subject: Re: 2/18/12

Wow, Hal, what a brief conversation can do!! It's wonderful to see you run with the ball and feature our buddy
Sonny's family of love in the P.I.
You are correct in that it is Terri The Beautiful seated on Sonny Jr.'s right, however, not sure that is RC, although
could be.
I believe wasn't there, though, but she is also beautiful with big dimples and a winning smile, courtesy of Sonny Sr.
Also, the fourth on the left after Sonny Sr. in red is Gus, the eldest son and current Vice Mayor of his city.
He also has that smile!

The main thing to know is that Sonny is so sincere about having visitors and to bond.
He is not kidding when he labels himself "charming" and "witty" and "body beautiful," .....
well, at least the first two. ;-)
He and his sons have a bet of no small change as to who can lose the most weight by 4/2/12, Sonny's 69th birthday.
They weighed in on Christmas Day, we believe, and maybe it was 20 lbs. loss, not sure now.
We witnessed Sonny starting his regime by cutting down on his pork rinds. Ha!
Had Robert and I stayed longer than those 10 glorious days, we would have had to join the wager. Aisoos!

Making up for lost time, Robert and I are in Cancun, Mexico, my first time.
It is beautiful!
Gorgeous and culturally rich.
My son David will join us in a few days, and we will visit the Mayan Ruins and other cultural places, with the guys
going fishing one full day, called "male bonding."
I am so happy to have my sons bond with Robert, as he would have made them a superb father.
Never too late.

Thank you Gerri for your attempts to find the perfect gathering places.
You make several good points about parking, head counts, food selection, etc., and "no shows" add to the cost for
others to bear, which is so unfair.
Considering all factors, I think your choice is a good one.

Well, "Ola!" and blessings to all. At our luncheon, several of us were speaking of "bucket lists," and so Robert and
I are right on track!

Love, Brenda Ignacio-Gore


----- Original Message -----
From: Ronald Higa
To: Pearl Mori ; Hal Oshiro
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:42 AM
Subject: FW: Reunion Golf Tournament -- April 19, 2012

I sent the attached to our golfers (bcc) on my email list.

Hal: Could you include the information below in your next post for those that I missed.

From: Ronald Higa
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:25 AM
Subject: Reunion Golf Tournament -- April 19, 2012

Where: Waikele Country Club

When: Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. (six tee times)

Cost: $55

# players: First 24 that sign up

19th hole: At the golf course following golf

Required: Please sign up by contacting me no later than March 11, 2012.
Also, please provide me your current handicap index, email address (update), and contact phone number.

Note: Additional information will be sent to players prior to the tournament.
Call or email me if you have any questions.

Ron Higa
Cell: 285-****
Home: 623-****
Work: 768-****
email: ronhiga@****.com


----- Original Message -----
From: Edwina Ahn
To: hal
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: 2/18/12

Aloha Hal!

After all the anticipation of seeing everyone again came down with the cold bug thats going around.
Still have traces of it-voice still scratchy, but otherwise am okay.
Doc says "at our age" will have harder time getting over this bug.
Anyway, has anyone thought of Camellia Korean Buffet on McCully & Algaroba? or the Prince Court
at the Hawaii Prince Hotel -at least its not in the heart od Waikiki - just a thought.
In any case, I was so bummed at not being able to attend this time - I especially looked forwrd to seeing
Brenda & Robert in addition to everyone else too!
Thanks for this blog site, you R so great!!!

Edwina Ahn

February 18, 2012

OK Sonny, I've managed to do a 'quick and dirty' upload of the RCMSW club song along with a photo for
something to look at while listening to the song... it is as I said q & d, so sorry if it doesn't look like much...
I'll leave it there until if and when I need the space for whatever might come up later... link below :
Sonny's son, Jr., is standing in the middle of the photo with his Mom, Terri, seated to his right and... correct
me if I'm wrong Sonny, as I've never met her except via email... his sister Rita Claire seated on the end
to his left... it's Sonny Jr. doing the lead voice in the club song.
And by the way, I should not have said your senior classmates were impatient in my reply to you below...
we're cranky buggers maybe, but never impatient.

OK Gerri... whatevah... cockrells & chicks, roosters & hens, boars & sow... ... oops, dogs & bit... ... OOPS.
You know, you're right... the restaurant wasn't that crowded and thinking back, as I walked back and forth
from the buffet counters to our tables, the greatest din came from our area... no wonder I had difficulty
understanding everything Jack was saying even though he was sitting just across from me, what with the
raucous laughter and animated conversation that was all around us at our tables... thought he had the
mumbles... couldn't be my hearing.

Sonny, one more little story I passed on to Brenda and Robert after Tsukiji which I told her I wouldn't be
posting on the blog... having been recruited for pep squad tryouts by Betty Ing, along with I assume you
and the other guys, we did a couple or so practices after school for the routine that would be done for
the upcoming tryout assembly in front of all the students in the bleachers... at the last practice we noticed
one Francisco Tambunting not being present... turns out, we were told, you had pulled a leg muscle while
practicing your cheer/martial arts kicks at home and never made it to school either... luckily for you and the
other guys I then decided I would be unselfishly withdrawing from the vote ballot after the assembly... OK...
so I chickened out... but anyway, as I mentioned, I won't be posting this story... furthest thing from my mind.



----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: rotary district theme song

Wow wow many many super thanks for you effort to pass it on.
Sonny Tambunting

On Feb 17, 2012 12:28 AM, "Hal" wrote

Thanks Sonny, I did get it.
Working on it.
I have to see if I'm able to upload it some place where I can post a link to it on the blog.
The song file is about 6,000KB which makes it much too large to send directly.
As you might have noticed, I normally don't email blogs larger than say 30KB to 50KB.
This so that our classmates aren't bogged down waiting for the email blog to download on slower connections.
And I know a lot of the senior buggers are impatient and would rather hear/see that kind of stuff later at a time
when they are more relaxed and can enjoy fully.
I can post it on something like YouTube but that would be only audio, so looking for video or photos that could
be used together with that audio, much like the RCMSW link I sent to you earlier.
Failing that, if it should happen, I can still pass on the full audio file individually to any classmate(s) you name
(if I have contact with) or that ask for it when I make note of it on the blog.



----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: rotary district theme song

I send you via email an original song for our rotary district 3830.
Can you pass it on to our classmates who are members of any rotary clubs.
I need their feedback asap.

Love you all.
Sonny Tambunting

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:15 AM
Subject: Re: 2/10/12

Aloha dear friends, just returned from Las Vegas after leaving Hon.the day after our fun luncheon.
Took my 92 yr Mom to visit w/my younger sister, Jack and I had a great time as usual in this party town.
Doug Okada was away but am so happy that Doug's enjoyed the Tsukijii visit with old friends.
And yes, Harold as our torchmaster and our class head rooster you are indeed IT and cherished.
Also we are not called hens we are called CHICKS!
Funny you mention a hearing problem which appears to be prevalent among our classmates but no loss as
long as they always agree to what is said even though I know they did not hear every word that was said.
These noisy impromptu gatherings of our dear classmates and the usual restaurant seating arrangement
deters one from getting up and mingling which is something I have been trying to work out.
It can be done but each one must step to the plate and make the initiative to start mingling.
There actually was room to stand around and talk which would not have been a problem especially since
the restaurant was not busy.
Everyone seemed to be talking at once and with such a short time it does take time trying to figure out who
is who but that is the fun of it so go for it next time we can meet again.
The meal plusses at centrally located Tsukijii outweighs the minuses even though they do have a time limit
when the restaurant is busy.
A Tsukiji private room would be super however there is a $300 price tag to reserve one of the rooms.
Besides a wide variety of food, spacious seating, THE PARKING IS FREE!
And AM Shopping center has lots to offer.
Hotels in Waikiki are great but paid parking is a pain & I don't know how many are willing to pay for limited
valet parking.
Manoa'sTreetops restaurant has great simple function rooms, average menu but a definite head count is
needed so no one is stuck with the tab for no-shows and the beauty of our gatherings are we never know
who will show up which I think is quite nice since a lot of these gatherings are by word of mouth among pals.
Other restaurants like Pagoda and Hanaki's have an hour and a half time limit, Hee Hing needs a head count,
Side St Inn is good however, the food can be heavy and it is quite pricey.
So if anyone can suggest somewhere else for whatever or whenever we are able to get together again for
whatever reason, do let me know.
We have such a great class even though we did not connect with other classmates in high school, it really does
not matter.
One thing I do know no one cares to cook & our paths don't often cross so we need re-acquaint ourselves
because of the common ground enjoyed during our 50's school years and we just love to chit chat a lot.
Anyhow friends, stay well and do keep in touch, who knows what dear friend will be visiting again.

Aloha nui nui. Gerri Digmon


----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 6:45 AM
Subject: Re: 2/10/12

Wow wow am so surprised reading the article about my mom and our family success story.
Had to wake up my wife and ask if its true... it's 1245am.
She said yes but it did not include or mentioned my good looks and captivating smile.
Oh well all I can say is she has excellent taste.
She married a great guy... love you all.., come over meet my family.
Lets bond.

Sonny Tambunting

February 10, 2012

Moana, wish you and a lot of others could have been there also... good fun.

No problem Manny... as I've said before, anything (almost) that is related to our class or classmates and is not
not just self-promoting, or for profit, or even non-profits that already have enough exposure, I'm more than
happy and willing to post here on the blog.

Pearl (and Sonny), if 'talk story stuff' was the actual intention, then Sonny and others can go to the Pbase site
and the memory blog page for all of the past blog posts since 2009 (see link directly above).
Sorry you missed out on the fun at the luncheon... but influenza bug ? Maybe was mo betta that you stayed
home for your health... and away from us for ours ; ) Hope you're OK now.

Brenda, other than a wave and maybe a hug and a quick hello, I didn't really talk to probably almost half of those
those who were there at Tsukiji either... maybe that's why the current generations text more than converse.
The food, ambience and convenience were great at Tsukiji and most of the other get-together places... but,
as I remember, the conversations were quite literally, all over the place... the noise level, but maybe more
so our hearing proficiency (for most of us) had us struggling to maintain a coherent conversation with each
other across the tables... much less from opposite ends of the tables... anyone know of any place that has
the pluses of Tsukiji and the rest but without the problems for the hearing impaired, please let us know.

Brenda reminded me of what I had discovered before when she showed me a couple of pictures of Francisco
'Sonny' Tambunting's Mom... she was/is one of the best known and beloved actesses in the Philippines.
Sonny, hope it's OK to post the below link... know you, and I think most of the others, are reluctant to blow your
own horn... and no, it's not self-promotion if someone else voluntarily does it for you... scrolling down towards
the end of the article reveals what a go-getter Sonny was and is.



----- Original Message -----
From: Moana Keaulana Dyball (Tremaine Lui)
To: hal
Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2012 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: 2/3/12

I would have loved to be there.
Glad all enjoyed yourselves.
LOL N Aloha


----- Original Message -----
From: manuel mattos jr
To: hal
Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2012 11:01 AM

Aloha fellow classmates,
Thanks Hal for the use of this blog.
My 501(c3 )foundation is called E Malama I Na Mao Lama (Preservation of the Dry Land Forest).
I am the executive officer and director of the foundation.
Bill Walter, who is the President and CEO of W.H. Shipman Ltd. and Mark Shklov who is a lawer, are also
officers and directors of the foundation.
Our primary mission is to promote education on and the conservation, preservation of the native Hawaiian
endemic dry land forest.
I am a recipient of a DLNR permit for the collection of threatened and endangered trees which allows me
to harvest dead endangered woods to be used only for cultural and educational purposes.
Even NOOA has given me two whale rib bones for the same purposes.
Our O'LO surfboard project is another way to educate the community.
The persons involved in shaping the board will first study the Prince Kuhio board in the Bishop Musiun,
and study the infromation about the three Hawaiian Princes.
The board will be shaped on the grounds of the Iolani Palace.
I hope all of you think this is a good way to educate some people.
If you decide to help, write your checks out to E Malama I Na Wao Lama Foundation and mail it c/o
1001 Bishop Street, Suite 790, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.
All donations are 100% deductible
It was so good to see all our classmates at the luncheon.
God has blessed us to have lived this long.
When I see all of you, I think of all the others that have died.
It saddens me that they are no longer here.
I hope that all of their life long dreams were fulfilled.
As for me, I'm still dreaming every day.
Mahalo and God Bless,



----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Mori
To: Hal
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2012 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: 2/3/12

Made contact with Sonny's daughter Rita and emailed her what bulletins I had on hand back to 11/2009.
Not sure why he wants them as only info on planned events.
No talk story stuff.

Just returned from vacation but was sick with influenza for 4 days.
Wish I could have made the luncheon at Tsukiji's.
Sounds like you all had a blast like we did last time I was there.



----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio-Gore
To: hal
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2012 6:59 AM
Subject: Re: 2/3/12

Yes, it was a great gathering, altho I was looking forward to seeing Edwina, and now I understand.
Also, I agree that ideally it would be so nice to be able to mingle more, as the seating usually makes that
impossible, and one can only look and smile and send good thoughts.
Loved seeing Pamela Kim, also.

Just want to clarify that I am now Brenda Ignacio-Gore, as my maiden name honors my roots. Ha!
And I want my father in heaven to see how it feels to join our families after all these years....and smile.

I would be proud to just carry the Gore, but it would take too much time and effort to change my lomi
history and future teaching by replacing the Ignacio.
Plus, it gets me unbelievably good treatment in Manila. ;-)
I love being considered different ethnicities, and willing to enjoy any one of them!

What a good looking class we had!


February 3, 2012

As Gerri mentioned, Manny informed us about a charitable event he is involved in... the making of an O'lo
surfboard, one made of a plank of redwood like the days of the last Hawaiian Princes... he asked for the
kokua of ourselves and any others in tax-deductible donations to further this completely non-profit venture,
a venture that could also involve the making of an educational video of the event
As most of you know, I won't post anything that is for-profit or self-promoting... or usually even anything that
could be viewed as charitable unless there is a direct correlation to the class or classmate(s) as this is.
Thus the above and a link directly below to a document that more fully explains this venture, the entity and
people involved, and the address for donations.
Manny has indicated he would be more than happy to answer any questions in this regard through this blog.

Great seeing you again Pam, along with Doug Okada and all the rest who were there.

She is now on the list Karen, mahalo... and welcome to the blog, Jeanette.

Was glad I stayed all the way at another rooster/hen party/get-together, Gerri... good fun, good camaderie...
even though I had to read lips at times, what with all the many different conversations going on all at once.
And yes, I'll accept the torchbearer designation as I wend my way, lighting each tiki torch that illuminates the
pages of the blogs ( I tell ya Nuk, we gotta colloborate with these fairy tales ).

Below is the link to the pictures that Roy and I took of the Tsukiji luncheon.

Sonny, I've emailed your request to Pearl and hopefully she'll be able to get those bulletins to you or Rita-Claire.

Reminder from Pearl: next reunion committee meeting is on Feb 23, Thursday, 6PM at Unity House.



----- Original Message -----
From: pamela halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 9:29 AM
Subject: Get together

Hi Hal,

I just wanted to thank all those who came out to Tsukiji's this past Tuesday.
It was so wonderful to see so many who I haven't seen since graduation.
How the time has flown by but our group has done well and accomplished much.
Too bad we couldn't reminisce with everyone but at least we got to see some of "da gang".
Roy already sent pictures.
I wanted to visit with Doug-Savage next week before I leave to go back to Florida for the remainder of our
winter getaway before heading home to snow country in early April.
I hesitated to visit him sooner because of this cough I have.
Take care and thanks again for all your work.

Much aloha, Pam Machida Halford


----- Original Message -----
From: Karen Fukuji Yabui
To: 'Hal'
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 8:06 PM
Subject: Jeanette Sumida

Hi Hal,

Please include Jeanette Sumida Kubo to your list. Thanks.

It was nice to see everyone at Tsukiji.
Edwina will be there next time.



---------- Original message ----------
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 8:20 PM
Subject: Tsukiji Luncheon today 12 noon - Visiting Doug Okada, Pam Machinda
To: hal

Dear Harold, Chesta, Doug, Pam and fondly regarded 27 pals who gathered today, what a turnout for Doug
and Pam, a glorious time was had by all to just see and talk with so many old friends at once.
Everyone looked so well.
Unfortunately time was short & it was difficult to mill around and individually chat with each other but the
camaraderie was unmistaken warm and pervasive, everyone smiling.
Chesta brought his archives, there were more males this time compared to last year.
Doug was delighted to see everyone as well as dear Pam.
Thank God, Harold actually had lunch and did not run away (LOL, you know we cannot do without our
esteemed torchbearer).
Genial Roy Okano brought his camera and took photos as well as a group shot at the end although some
had left.
Good to see Robert and Brenda (they are called the Gores now), Karen Fukuji Yabui a super help with the
accounting, Myron Kekaula, Roger Kobayashi, Tom Noguchi, Ken Yoshioka, Ron Lee, Harris Mabe, Arline
Hirohara Gokan, Margorie Morimoto Miura (NOTE; MISTAKE SHE IS NOT CHESTA'S COUSIN, FRANCES
MISE IS), Ruth Kinoshita Gushiken, Carl Yasuda, Ralph Yamasaki with his suave goatee and long hair,
Pam Kim Hamm, Barbara Izutsu Hamasaki, Mike Tang, Wally Nakaoka, Manny Mattos who gave a plug
for his charity & wife Janet.
Of course in the beginning everyone was trying to figure out who was who and where was so and nice.
But pulling out the grey matter took time.
A toast was given for dear Doug and Pam (so glad they are visiting).
Such a special event to see our old classmates, a nice time was had by all.
Hey Everyone, keep in touch with one another whenever possible.
Mahalo all for your participation and help whenever we meet.
Warmest blessings, good health, happiness and love in the New Year and always.
Many wanted to come but could not make it, Edwina got sick at the last moment.

Aloha nui nui, Gerri & Jack


----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 6:33 AM
Subject: Re: 1/30/12

Hi. How do i get a copy of our jan 10 issue of bulldog bulletin.
Also some back issues. .have so much to catch up on. . .better late than never.

Sonny Tambunting


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).



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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 January 10, 2012 ) .

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