Liddo Bitta Tita

Kathy Collins (a.k.a. Tita) is an actress, storyteller and radio personality. Like Tita, Ms. Collins grew up on Maui.

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Tita Leaves for Vacation

Tita goes on vacation to the East Coast.
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Da Big Ambrosia

Tita, the alter ego of radio personality Kathy Collins, takes on the Big Apple and decides its more like the Big Ambrosia.
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Da Muddah Tongue

Wala‘au with our newest columnist, Tita, a.k.a. Kathy Collins.
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Get Change?

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Tita Fashionistah

Our local authority shares her fashion advice on what the well-dressed tita wears—and why.
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Dim Sum

Tita talks about lucky numbers, and not so lucky relatives!
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Eh, Show Respeck!

This popular legend set in the forests of Kauai shares the story of Hawaiian fire goddess Pele and her sacred ohelo berries.
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Tanks, eh?

Kathy Collins Why Septembah my mos’ fav’rite month: My birt’day. My bes’ friend’s birt’day. Maurice Sullivan’s birt’day. Who dat, Maurice Sullivan? He da guy went start Foodland Supah-Markets, and...
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T’anks—island style

Tita recalls Thanksgiving traditions from childhood.
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No Can

When she heard about Hali‘imaile Pineapple Company starting up, Tita was so happy...
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Da State of da State

Tita talks about celebrating the state of Hawaii's birthday in August.
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Eh, We Go Talk Trash

See, in da olden days on Maui, back when Tutu and Pops was helping their kids raise their kids, recycling came natural to all us local families.
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One Cold Wahine

Tita recalls stories about the snow goddesses of Mauna Kea on the Big Island.
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Da Glow of Mem’ry

In her column for July-August, Tita talks about cane burning in Maui.
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Spam-bivalent

Tita shares her feelings about the new flavor of Spam.
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One . . . Two . . . Tree . ....

Tita recalls her childhood Christmas decorations and how long it usually takes to take down the tree every year.
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Tita Would Go

Pidgin-speaking Tita answers the question: Where does someone from Hawaii go on vacation? She shares all about getting off the rock and exploring.
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Eh, No Foolin’!

Tita has some tricks up her sleeve for April Fools pranksters.
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Claws-trahphobia

Dis time a da year, plenny people call me fo’ come tell ‘em spooky stories.
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Da Lei of da Land

Tita tells it like it is: May Day is Lei Day in Hawai‘i; Garlands of flowers everywhere. . . .
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A Not So Scary Plot

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.
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Nuttin’ but da Bes

Tita talks about the luxuries of life from her perspective.
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Dear Prezadent Obama

Tita addresses the president.
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Happy New Year!

Tita talks about new year's.
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Da Bes’ Fo Real Kine

Tita has writer's block, but comes out alive.
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How dat old saying go?

Tita takes her talk story tradition on the road, up to Yellowknife, Canada.
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Fill ‘Em Up!

Hungry on the run? Tita knows where to go to get the best Maui gas station grindz!

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Saving Hawaiʻi’s Honu

Help create a future where Hawaiian green sea turtles are able to live unencumbered by human impact.