Tita talks about her love of poi and the annual East Maui Taro Festival happening in Hana.
Island holiday traditions can be funny and just as fun as a white Christmas!
Wala‘au with our newest columnist, Tita, a.k.a. Kathy Collins.
Tita addresses the president.
Reflecting on Mother's Day, Tita shares a story about Hawaiian demigod Maui and his mother, goddess Hina.
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...
Tita has writer's block, but comes out alive.
Tita talks about local cures for the common cold Hawaiian style.
In her column for July-August, Tita talks about cane burning in Maui.
The Pidgin speaking alter ego of Kathy Collins, Tita, shares her favorite Thanksgiving story inspired by a famous brothers Grimm fairy tale.
To me, da Bes’ of Maui—den an’ now an’ always—is da people. And da people make Maui . . . da Bes’!
This popular legend set in the forests of Kauai shares the story of Hawaiian fire goddess Pele and her sacred ohelo berries.
Dis time a da year, plenny people call me fo’ come tell ‘em spooky stories.
Our local authority knows bes.
Tita takes her talk story tradition on the road, up to Yellowknife, Canada.
Tita shares her memories and choices for the best beaches on Maui and talks about the famous Waikiki Beach on Oahu where her family picks seaweed fresh off the beach and eats it.
Tita goes on vacation to the East Coast.
Our local authority knows best!
Maui celebrity Tita says if the birthers had only gone to Obama's baby luau, there wouldn't be such a fuss about the president's birth certificate.
Our local authority shares her fashion advice on what the well-dressed tita wears—and why.
Tita talks about lucky numbers, and not so lucky relatives!
When she heard about Hali‘imaile Pineapple Company starting up, Tita was so happy...
Inspired by her new short haircut, Tita shares Hawaiian, Filipino, Japanese and Chinese beliefs, customs and superstitions about haircuts.
Tita reminisces about her favorite spring rituals from childhood.
Tita tells it like it is: May Day is Lei Day in Hawai‘i; Garlands of flowers everywhere. . . .
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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