Category: What’s Next

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Storage Wars

While I love the Christmas holiday season, there is one thing about it that I absolutely hate. That is the fact that it ends. What that means to Ron Nagasawa is that I have to take down and put away all of our holiday decorations. The entire process of putting up and taking down decorations […]

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Fight The Power

I realize that we’re a couple of weeks into January, but I finally can tell you about my New Year’s Eve experience. Our family had a really nice treat over the holidays, in that my wife’s older brother, his wife and 8-year-old daughter came from the Mainland to spend New Year’s with us. That was […]

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What The Flask

In this new year of 2015, I really need to get up to speed with pop culture and all the new local trends. For me not to do so reveals my age, and maybe how out of tune I am with our kids. I literally have become my father, as I can remember a time […]

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The Weaker Sex

I made my New Year’s resolution about four months ago. After a year of laying off the gym and letting old bad eating habits back into my life, I was reversing the benefits of a three-year weight loss. I simply could not go back to where I was, so I signed up for a 28-day […]

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The 12 Chores Of Christmas

Since my wife works at a school, during Christmas and New Year’s she has about two weeks off. Of course, she spends it with our 17-year-old daughter and our 25-year-old son, who is home for a visit from graduate school. It also gives her time to come up with a “Honey Do” list for me […]

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Immaculate Receptacle

Christmas is a season for miracles, and I’m a simple guy, so my miracle expectations are pretty low on the scale of grandeur. And don’t get me wrong — by no means am I comparing my miracle to anything religious. That’s because my miracle has to do with a garbage can. That’s right, a garbage […]

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If The Shoe Fits

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but at least one purchase I made continues to haunt me. I’m not a big fan of those shopping days, and I am usually a bystander rather than a participant. For my wife and 17-year-old daughter, those days are like the best dessert you could ever […]

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All Tied Up

My wife and I get invited to a great many events, thanks to the generosity of friends and work acquaintances. We try to attend as many of these as we can, as oftentimes I represent our company and our publications. For the most part it’s fun, as we spend time with some great people and […]

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The Buddy System

The old adage “A dog is a man’s best friend” really holds up in the Nagasawa household these days, especially Saturdays. My girls, namely my wife and daughter, are usually busy with our daughter’s hula and Tahitian dance class, where my wife is kind of a dance mom, but in a good way and not […]

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Rope A Dope

Most of you may have heard about a fundraising program for Special Olympics called “Over the Edge.” People raise a minimum of $1,000 in donations in order to have an opportunity to rappel off a building in Waikiki. Sounds crazy, right? But you’d be surprised by how many people do it, probably as it serves […]