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Brian Choy

in Honolulu

Lei Making

PRESENTED ON NOV 11, 2016
IN HONOLULU @ VOL 28

Brian Choy is a student of the late Irmalee and Walter Pomroy. He met them in the late 1970’s and took every opportunity to watch them make lei. Brian and his family had a quick wili lei making session from Joyce Davis as part of Beatrice Krauss’s Ethnobotany of Hawaii class at Lyon Arboretum in the mid-1970’s. Brian first entered the City and County of Honolulu May Day Lei Competition in 1976 with his brother Reyn. Brian, family and friends entered the Lei Competition for the next three decades. During the many years of making lei, Brian learned how to make lei using the different Hawaiian lei making methods - kui, hili, kipuu, haku, wili, and humapapa.

Brian teaches lei making at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

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A Life in the Making

BY CARL BASS
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Carl Bass began building, making from a very young age with erector sets. This snowballed as he grew. He later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own. In A Life in the Making from Tokyo Vol. 108, he explains all.


This was "Presentation of the Day" on February 18th, 2017.

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Making Gardening Cool

BY LIV WORSNOP
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

In "Making Gardening Cool" From PechaKucha Christchurch Vol. 17Liv Worsnop shares the story of how the Plant Gang, a group that spends their time restoring abandoned urban spaces with local plant life, had made gardening in Christchurch cool again. 

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Define the Meaning of Making It

BY JON LUINI
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

Jon Luini of Chime Interactive talks about how his definition of making it has changed over time. Sharing his life story and the trals and errors of "making it", Jon expresses his opinion of what it means to really make it. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 5, 2015.

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Born in Fire

BY KU‘UALOHA HO‘OMANAWANUI
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

ku‘ualoha is an Associate Professor of English at UH Mānoa, and the Chief Editor of ‘Ōiwi, a Native Hawaiian Journal. She is also author of “Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele”

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Country Cheese Making 101

BY LINDA KLING
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 20, 2015

Local Master Cheese Maker, Brandon Kling, talks about High Country Creamery, the cheese making process, the local influence and history of the company. 

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Making History in the World of Hats

BY RACHEL FROST
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2015

Rachel Frost talks about how her discovery of the heritage industry and the actors involved steered her down a new career path in making hats.

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Making Stuff

BY MADELINE ELLIS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 20, 2016

Madeline Ellis shares musings on making the stuff of life, growth, connection, contribution, and fulfillment.

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A Myth in the Making

BY PETER TANTISUNTHORN
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

"What's gonna be the myth from our generation? Whats gonna be our legacy? I really hope it's not Game of Thrones, cuz that'll be weird, but only time can tell."

In "A Myth in the Making" from PechaKucha Night Silver Spring Vol. 7, Pete Tantisunthorn describes that we typically look at myths from a historical perspective but myths, however, are being made everyday. He takes a look at myths we may be making for future generations in our current media, specifically in comic books.

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Making Quilts

BY LAURIE LABAR
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 19, 2018

Laurie LaBar shares her story of making a recreation of a historic quilt.