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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Da Glow of Mem’ry

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

Spring Fevah

“April showahs bring May flowahs.”
Kathy Collins, Tita

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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Spam-bivalent

Tita shares her feelings about the new flavor of Spam.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Roses are red. Violets are blue.

Our local authority knows bes.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Tita vs. da Dragon

Tita welcomes in the Year of the Dragon with a tale of a Maui lizard goddess.
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T’anks—island style

Tita recalls Thanksgiving traditions from childhood.
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Da Bes’ Gift

Tita asks Santa to give us the gift of giving.
Liddo Bitta Tita, Kathy Collins

Da Real Kine Christmas

Island holiday traditions can be funny and just as fun as a white Christmas!
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Dim Sum

Tita talks about lucky numbers, and not so lucky relatives!
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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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Da bes’, once upon a time

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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Music to da Ears

Guys from da oddah islands, dey t’ink we braggin’ when we say, “Maui no ka ‘oi,” but we not. We jus’ tellin’ da truth about da place we love, an’ we ra-minding ourselfs about our kuleana.
Tita Kathy Collins

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.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Get Change?

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Dear Prezadent Obama

Tita addresses the president.
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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. . . .
Liddo Bitta Tita, Kathy Collins

Da State of da State

Tita talks about celebrating the state of Hawaii's birthday in August.
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No Can

When she heard about Hali‘imaile Pineapple Company starting up, Tita was so happy...
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Eh, No Foolin’!

Tita has some tricks up her sleeve for April Fools pranksters.
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Da Muddah Tongue

Wala‘au with our newest columnist, Tita, a.k.a. Kathy Collins.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Germ Wa’fare

Tita talks about local cures for the common cold Hawaiian style.
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Nuttin’ but da Bes

Tita talks about the luxuries of life from her perspective.
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Fill ‘Em Up!

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

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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Claws-trahphobia

Dis time a da year, plenny people call me fo’ come tell ‘em spooky stories.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Da Perfeck Food

Tita talks about her love of poi and the annual East Maui Taro Festival happening in Hana.

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