I’m all over the press lately regarding the Asian Festival and the Waimea Heritage Cherry Blossom Festival.
I’m also in the West Hawaii Today Newspaper. Check it out at http://wcontest.com/2019/01/28/26th-annual-cherry-blossom-heritage-festival-feb-2-west-hawaii-today/. Here’s an exerpt.
Jada Rufo has been attending the festival since she moved to Waimea six years ago.
“I used to live in China, and I also used to live in Japan and for me, going to these cultural festivals is a way of just readjusting to my home country and also getting my fix of East Asia,” she said.
This year, Rufo will be present as a vendor with the Hawaii Writer’s Guild and is looking forward to watching her favorite festival feature, the Taiko drum performances.
“I think it’s a way of not just bringing communities together, but it also allows people to learn and experience different cultures,” said Rufo.
My article Getting My Asian Fix is now in Wasabi Magazine. It’s on page 50. Get your copy at any KTA Store or at http://www.readwasabi.com/
Wow! What a fabulous event! We just celebrated our first year of our Guild’s existence. We elected our new leaders for the next year and outlined this past year’s successes. This dinner’s readers also featured authors who have been published in 2018. Guest readers were Dave Foust, Bruce Stern, Sam Cudney, Louise Riofrio, and Dr. Heather Riviera. Mahalo to Joy Fisher and Cece Johansen for putting this together and Annas Ranch for hosting. Looking onward to 2019!
Happy New Year and Happy Chinese New Year!
It’s time to welcome in the Year of the Boar. Oink oink! What better way to do this than to head on down to the Queen’s Market Place for Asian Fest and then to the Waimea Heritage Cherry Blossom Festival. For more information visit the Cherry Blossom Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/217373859197107/. For more info on Asian Fest visit the Queen’s Market Place website at https://www.queensmarketplace.net/index.php/events