Celebrated librarian award yesterday with delish dinner at Maile’s Thai Bistro last night. (April24).

Forgot to shoot pix of spring rolls, a traditional way to start the meal…and ordered Thai fried chicken, a veggie plate with pork, and Thai chow fun with wide noodles. Yummy, yummy, yummy, with enough leftovers for dinner tonight.

That fried chicken, top; mixed veggies with pork, above left; Thai chow fun, bottom right.


I want to thank the Hawaii Association of School Librarians (HASL) for honoring me earlier today (April 24) as the organization’s Outstanding Library Service Award winner this year.

As a spouse of a former librarian and retired professor, I simply have been a helping hand at DOE workshops and American Association of School Librarians and American Library Association conventions over the decades. That’s what a spouses does: kokua when needed.

So arigato to Sandy Yamamoto, Carolyn Kirio and M.B. Ogawa for nominating me, and mahalo to librarians past and present for decades of support and aloha. And a shout-out to HASL co-presidents Danielle Fujii and Maricar Kawasaki for their successful virtual conference via Zoom this morning.

Danielle Fujii, Wayne Harada and Maricar Kawasaki.


Yippee! I’m a breakfast person, morning, noon and night.So the news today that Zippy’s is offering breakfast fare around the clock is something to crow about. Cockadoodledoo!

Here’s the deal:

  • The Meatlovers Breakfast is $10.85. Corned beef hash, bacon, Portuguese sausage and Spam, plus eggs over rice.
  • The Korean Breakfast is $10.95. Korean chicken with a choice of one meat, plus eggs over fried rice.
  • The Bombucha, aka Deluxe Breakfast, is $8.80. Corned beef hash, Portuguese sausage and Spam with scrambled eggs over rice.The images tell the story. Visit to order and get details.
  • PHOTOS: Top, meatlovers; below left, Korean; right, deluxe.
Meat lovers breakfast
Korean chicken breakfast
Deluxe or bombucha breakfast