Carolyn Ayon Lee

Carolyn Ayon Lee is a third-generation Korean-American. She is proud of her fluency in Hawaii Pidgin English.
Taking Inspiration From Kay Graham And The Bearded Lady 20th Century Fox

Taking Inspiration From Kay Graham And The Bearded Lady

The transcendent outsiders in the Oscar-nominated films “The Post” and “The Greatest Showman” strike a chord with the author.

Family, Familiar Faces And Faith At Christmastime Carolyn Ayon Lee

Family, Familiar Faces And Faith At Christmastime

A holiday concert in Hilo rouses bittersweet yet comforting memories.

Remembering The Queen’s Compassion For Others Carolyn Ayon Lee

Remembering The Queen’s Compassion For Others

Liliuokalani, the beloved Hawaiian monarch, died 100 years ago this month.

Da Kine Pidgin Is Sweet Upon The Tongue Carolyn Ayon Lee

Da Kine Pidgin Is Sweet Upon The Tongue

Pidgin is inextricably tied to family and can forge eternal bonds that link one generation to another.

Aloha Spirit Alive And Well In Hilo Denise Laitinen

Aloha Spirit Alive And Well In Hilo

Here on the Big Island, we really do have aloha spirit.