Inspired by her new short haircut, Tita shares Hawaiian, Filipino, Japanese and Chinese beliefs, customs and superstitions about haircuts.
Ovah here. da ua (rain) bring da pua (flowahs), no mattah what da calendah say.
Tita asks Santa to give us the gift of giving.
Tita talks about her love of poi and the annual East Maui Taro Festival happening in Hana.
Tita tells it like it is: May Day is Lei Day in Hawai‘i; Garlands of flowers everywhere. . . .
Wala‘au with our newest columnist, Tita, a.k.a. Kathy Collins.
Tita goes on vacation to the East Coast.
Pidgin-speaking Tita answers the question: Where does someone from Hawaii go on vacation? She shares all about getting off the rock and exploring.
Tita reminisces about her favorite spring rituals from childhood.
Island holiday traditions can be funny and just as fun as a white Christmas!
Our local authority shares her fashion advice on what the well-dressed tita wears—and why.
This popular legend set in the forests of Kauai shares the story of Hawaiian fire goddess Pele and her sacred ohelo berries.
Tita welcomes in the Year of the Dragon with a tale of a Maui lizard goddess.
Tita talks about the luxuries of life from her perspective.
Tita recalls Thanksgiving traditions from childhood.
Tita has writer's block, but comes out alive.
Tita addresses the president.
Tita talks about celebrating the state of Hawaii's birthday in August.
Hungry on the run? Tita knows where to go to get the best Maui gas station grindz!
Tita shares her memories of Halloween growing up on the islands and the family traditions of putting food on the family graves of past loved ones.
Liddo Bitta Tita
Reflecting on Mother's Day, Tita shares a story about Hawaiian demigod Maui and his mother, goddess Hina.
For Maui born Tita, Kathy Collins, this month brings three reasons to celebrate here in Hawaii, including May Day, Mothers Day and Boys Day.
Tita talks about Maui's Obon dances, and visiting with the spirit of her Okinawan grandfather.
Tita takes her talk story tradition on the road, up to Yellowknife, Canada.
In her column for July-August, Tita talks about cane burning in Maui.
To me, da Bes’ of Maui—den an’ now an’ always—is da people. And da people make Maui . . . da Bes’!
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