Category: Kaua’i Poll

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What is your beverage of choice to get the morning started?

Marilyn Curtis Kalaheo, Retired “I have to have strong black coffee every morning.”             Rynda Gorospe Kapaa, Owner of Lokelani’s Banana Bread & Treats “I need my coffee! Usually from Starbucks I get a vanilla frappuccino with an extra shot!”             Sarah Peters Ele Ele, […]

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What was one of your favorite things about this year’s Taste of Hawaii?

Dominique Defelice Graphic Design, Kapaa “I love the whole event! The food was great. The variety of things offered, as well as the location, was awesome.”             Gary Seals Engineer and Solutions Specialist, Kilauea “It’s always a great group of friends every year. We all get into a limo or […]

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What inspired you to get your first tattoo?

Chris Wright Clothing Sales, Wailua “My first tattoo was inspired by the punk music I was listening to.”             Meagan Richt Yoga Instructor, Lihue “My sister made me get it. She wanted to get a ‘sisters tattoo’ before I moved to Korea for a few years.”         […]

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What smartphone do you use?

Matthew Pekelo Farmer, Omao “I used to have an iPhone, but now I’ve changed over to a Samsung Galaxy S6.”             Jantzden Kahee Student, Kekaha “I’m still using the iPhone 4S.”             Donald Saltiban Student, Wailua “I just got the iPhone 5.”       […]

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Which summertime fruit do you look forward to?

Tori Pagador Culinary Student, Lawai “Any kind of mango!”             Timothy Gallardo Culinary Student, Wailua “Mango, for sure. Maybe the No. 9’s … I like those.”             Rosemarie Bumanglag Culinary Student, Hanamaulu “I love lychee, and they’re starting to come now!”         […]

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How do you feel about Kauai’s feral chicken population?

Ann Yamamoto HR, Deja Vu Surf, Kapaa “I think they are fun for conversation with tourists, but they tend to make quite a mess.”             Alexandra Gutierrez Artist, Kapaa “I think they give an authentic feel to the island. They are a part of the story of Kauai now.”   […]

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What book have you read lately that made an impact on your life?

Helen Raine Writer, Kalaheo “The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. Just a fascinating book on life in North Korea.”             Eva Havlik Body Worker, Wailua “The Arcturian Anthology by Tom Kenyon and Judi Sion. It’s super interesting. It’s one of those books I love that challenge the common themes […]

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Where is your go-to spot for a quick bite to eat?

KAHEA NIAU Mother and Lei Maker, Kekaha “L&L Barbecue. If I have no time to cook, I can just stop in there. It’s quick and easy.”             JORDAN GARCIA Tour Guide, Lihue “Koloa Fish Market. I get the kalua plate, of course!”             DIANE GAWARAN […]

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What is your favorite thing to grow?

Sandy Nishek Nursery Assistant, Wailua “I love to grow spicy peppers! Ghost peppers, Trinidad scorpion peppers — anything hot. And, of course, Hawaiian peppers for everyday use, too.”             Rob Dorman Travel Agent and Farmer At Heart, Kapahi “I would have to say olena. I love it because it is […]

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My mother taught me …

Kishyla Kua-Saladaga Student, Puhi “She taught me to love Jesus and to share his word with everyone. And she inspires me to do my best.”             Ferdinand Lagundino Landscape and Maintenance, Ele‘ele “She taught me to do the laundry, the cooking and all of the housework. She taught me how […]