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Chinese New Year 2023 at Black Shamrock Tavern

An eventful Chinese New Year

Last week, the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce held its first public Chinese New Year public celebration since the onset of the pandemic. It was a terrific success with thousands milling...

Humpback whale breaching

2023 Hawaii Humpback Whale Count

I subscribe to an absurd number of newsletters to my inbox, for reasons both professional and personal. The vast majority of these weekly and monthly items are essentially spam, but...

Vog, Honolulu

Vog in Hawaii has returned

Kilauea Volcano is again erupting on Hawaii Island, with a lava lake formed in Halemaumau Crater. Officials say that the lava is likely to remain contained within the crater. As...

Hawaii stargazing 2023 – looking up

We’re a week into the New Year of 2023 and it occurs to us here at the HAT Blog that there is a whole lot of “new” in this Year...

Moku Kitchen dining room with patrons

Moku Kitchen – Kakaako vibes

For our 13th wedding anniversary, my wife and I decided to forgo our tradition of dining out at a fine dining steakhouse and opt for something different. We were after...

Clouds over Downtown Honolulu

Hawaii winter weather returns

Each year, usually in mid-December, a weather system moves over the islands of Hawaii bringing thunderstorms, lightning, (relatively) cold temperatures, and high winds. Hawaii winter weather is unique in that...