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Ating Kabuhayan

I have always liked history. In fact, the genre of books, both print and online, are histories, biographies and historical novels. Perhaps it’s about who I am, as an individual, in that I love to be with and know about...

Chef's Corner

Street Foods. Street Food plays a significant role in cultures around the world and lucky for us, Maui Friday Town Parties happen every Aloha Friday! Hosted by the Maui County Office of Economic Development, each 5 Friday night party highlights...

Community

If you have a photograph of a community event, please email to info@filamvoicemaui.com. Please include a short description, your name and contact information....

Dinengdeng and Pinakbet

Age is liberating. My 88 year old mother nowadays speaks what she’s thinking, just as she’s thinking it. As we’re driving past some young adults apparently idle in the middle of the day on, she points her chin at them...

Google is Not Everything

Rose Anne Rafael | Maui High School At Maui High School, learning is not limited to the classroom. On occasion, students and student organizations travel off-island to supplement their in-class education or to compete against other schools. In 2018, Maui...

Iti Salun-At Yo

The Facts of Filipino Food Filipino food has been described as a medley of Chinese, Malaysian, Spanish and American cuisine. This evolved as food was prepared by Malaysian settlers and infused with spices from Chinese settlers through commercial relations, taking...

Ka-Ching

It’s never too late to get started. Saving in Your 40s and 50s: It’s Never Too Late to Get Started Will I have enough money to retire? It’s a common question and one that has increased in magnitude lately—especially for...

Kwento Kuwentuhan

Liza of “A Maui Blog” My husband and I are celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary this month! We have been married for 23 years, and counting. He is American (yes, Haole) and I am Filipino (yes, Pinay). We have learned...

Sakada Offspring

Lucy Peros | All photos courtesy of Tony Ramil This Sakada Offspring is a lawyer, community leader, and author/writer. Some of his favorite sayings are: “ A life lived without ideals or meaningful purpose is a wasted life.” Also, “Ti...

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Filipino History

History shows the awakening came earlier at the time when freedom started blooming after the signing of the Treaty of Paris (December 10, 1898), which ultimately transferred Spanish sovereignty over the Philippines to the victor—the United States, thus, effectively ending...

The Labor Shortage, Not Just on Labor Day

Why are we having a labor shortage? Let us begin with a description of what an employer looks for in a prospective employee. Application. Complete, legible, and submitted on or before the deadline, with attached resume. Interview. Punctual. Appearance –...

A Healthy Lifestyle is the Recipe for a Good Life

My special recipe for health comprises a generous portion of each of the following ingredients, enjoyed often, shared with those in your life who matter most, served with a heaping spoonful of gratitude, and most of all, a twinkle in...

Business FocusBusiness Focus

Business is in my blood! This month, we focus on Business. Business is in my blood and came naturally from my mother, known in our village and nearby towns for her innovation, style and success in buying, peddling and marketing...

Graduation,

a Time to Celebrate, a Time to Reflect… For many, the end of the school year is the beginning of the next phase of their life. In Hawai‘i, graduation ceremonies are marked with the tradition of lei giving, graduation parties,...

Fiesta

Maui celebrates and engages in one of our long held Philippine traditions—fiesta! Fiesta is a long held tradition of celebrating each community’s special qualities. In towns and villages of every size, throughout the island chains, in both the Philippines and...

My Faith Shaped Me

With your support, we’ll continue to shape and uplift the spirit of our community. In this issue we focus on religion and its influence on our lives, inside and outside of church. To be clear, the evolution from being religious...

Tuloy Po Kayo

Please come in, join us, and engage in our Filipino community dialogue… A warm welcome to you, our readers from Maui and elsewhere. We hope you will enjoy the launching of Fil-Am Voice, our monthly publication to keep you connected...

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A Maui Sakada Love Story Contest Winner

Amidst our flood of entries, one has emerged victorious… Congratulations Christine Sabado! Sabado Family: A Tribute A Sakada Love Story of Severina “Paning” and Felix “Feliz” Sabado. By Christine Sabado In the misty Nu‘uanu Valley, as I held her frail...

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

A Maui Sakada Love Story Contest If you were toying with the idea of entering our love story contest but didn’t get a chance, guess what? You’re in luck! Because we wanted to include all of you writers with awesome...