KITV4 Welcomes Kayli Pascal-Martinez

Kayli Pascal-Martinez is the first recipient of the Robert Kekaula Fellowship, which was established in honor of KITV4’s Robert Kekaula and awarded to a local college student who intends to pursue a career in journalism. Kayli was selected in the Fall.

KHON receptionist Daisy Mae Tiposo feeds the lions of the Asian Dance Team. Photo by Pamela Young

Lunar New Year in Honolulu 

The lion dancers made their rounds at KHON2 in Honolulu during Lunar New Year festivities, which officially started on January 22 and lasted for 2 weeks. Traditionally the lions are invited into businesses to bestow good luck and chase away evil spirits.

“When you hear the drums, you know the lions are near,” says KHON National Sales Manager Sandra Gima. “Everyone brings out the licee (red envelopes filled with money) to feed the lions,
whether you are Chinese or not. Who wants evil spirits?”

The Year of the Water Rabbit is said to favor journalists because those born under the sign are vigilant, witty and quick-minded.