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Hurricane Halloween 2014

October 31st, 2014

Hurricane Ana or not, Paul Drewes and I held our annual Halloween-season party at Moanalua Mortuary. It started as a KHNL event in 2009, but has expanded to include our new work circles (KITV, KHON) and friends. About 80 people attended this year.

Your hosts, Paul & Diane

Hosts Paul & Diane

We never do it on Halloween, but rather, a week or two before. We have little children who need to be taken trick-or-treating on the 31st.

Paul & Kai

Paul & Kai

Unfortunately, it happened on the day Hurricane Ana (at that point, Tropical Storm Ana) hit Oahu, so almost no working media were there because all the stations had been on 12 hour shifts in the lead up to this weather event. A number of guests also opted to stay home rather than brave the dreary rains.

This party featured Candy Art Hawaii's amezaiku candy making and photo booth, psychic Darrell Harada, and a mortuary tour.

I also asked a bunch of people for help this year, which made life easier. I'm grateful for friends' help! Thank you!

Mahalo also to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, HonoluluPulse.com, Jason Genagabus, and Kat Wade for including this as an event in the HonoluluPulse.com. All watermarked photos are courtesy of HonoluluPulse.com.

Nathan Tanaka of Candy Art Hawaii

Nathan Tanaka of Candy Art Hawaii

I love seeing the costumes and just hanging out with friends!

My family

My family

With John Kedrowski and Claus

With John Kedrowski and Claus

The KHNL'ers!

The KHNL'ers! Mike, Paul, Beth, Tracy, Joe, Darin, Minna, Lea, Caroline, me

 

My Pacific Century Fellows '14 classmates!

My Pacific Century Fellows '14 classmates! Ryan, Tyler, Gerald, Jason, Will, Ethan, Ina, me, Paul

 

David as kamaboko

PCF '14 David as kamaboko

Rep. Chris Lee as Captain America

Rep. Chris Lee as Captain America

 

The kiddos

The kiddos

Thank you Joel and Jan (regular clothes) for manning F&B all night!

Thank you Joel and Jan (regular clothes) for manning F&B all night!

 

Thank you Liz Hata-Watanabe for all your help!

Thank you Liz Hata-Watanabe for all your help!

Thank you Mike and Christy for all your help!

Thank you Mike and Christy for all your help!

Thank you (pirate) Lincoln Jacobe for your help!

Thank you (pirate) Lincoln Jacobe for your help!

Thank you Maile for set-up help!

Thank you Maile for set-up help!

 

Thank you Paul for set-up help!

Thank you Paul for set-up help!

Thank you Nic for loaning some props!

Thank you Nic for loaning some props!

 

Thank you Beth for tending bar all night!

Thank you Beth for tending bar all night!

Thank you, Leaf!

Thank you, Leaf!

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