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JANUARY 18, 2023
             You have probably heard this phrase your entire life: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This is not only true for adults, but also for children. Research shows that kids who skip breakfast are more likely to crave foods high in sugar and fat during the day, and have a tendency to be over- weight because they are lacking the necessary vitamins and nutrients provided by an early meal.
Poet’s go-to breakfast is three egg whites cooked like an omelet, with chia seed pudding on the side. Our Eat Pono chia seed pudding is a great treat for morning, noon or night, and is power-packed with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and nutrients, and helps to keep you satiated throughout the morning. The best part is that it can easily be prepared the night before and eaten on the go. There are so many different ways to personalize your chia seed pudding. Poet’s favorite is a spoonful of peanut butter and a drizzle of honey.
A Sweet Overnight Sensation
By Candes and Poet Gentry
• 1/2 cup milk (dairy or
unsweetened nondairy), or 100% fruit juice or water
• 2 tablespoons chia seeds
• 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, or your favorite natural sweetener like honey, agave, etc.
• toppings and berries of your choice (lemon zest with fresh raspberries, strawberry and raspberry chia seed jam, sliced bananas, slivered almonds, etc.)
• 1 teaspoon cocoa powder, optional
• 1 teaspoon matcha green tea, optional (for adults only)
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
Mix together in mason jar, and leave in refrigerator overnight. Enjoy!
 Thus, for the month of January, Poet and I will share some of our favorite breakfast items with you to jump- start your day. In our home, breakfast is a priority. Al- though we are usually rushing to get out of the house, we make sure to have simple, nutritious, premade items on hand to simplify the morning rush.
 Visit, follow @eatpono on Instagram, and learn about the Eat Pono Fund at Hawai‘i Community Foundation.
Chia seed pudding is the perfect sweet treat, and it’s easy to prepare and make the night before.
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800-667-5028 ext. 8122
Denise S. Nakanishi
RB-17031, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRS
“Major Mom is a Major Difference”
cell 936-5100
Istill say that acronym sounds like something that might require extra strength antiseptic but being named REALTOR® of The Year is quite an honor. As the 2009 co-selectee, I can attest to how rewarding it is to be recognized. With over
600 members, Hawaii Island REALTORS® (HIR) is comprised of members from all over Hawaii Island. To be selected REALTOR® of The Year (ROTY), each nominee’s contribution to our industry is scrutinized against others using a broad range of selection criteria. Nominees are recommended by their peers while selection is made by a committee of former winners. Selectees are seasoned agents who dedicate themselves to serving the public while demonstrating the highest ethical standards. They devote countless hours improving our professional organization at all levels. Consideration is also given for community involvement and promotion of the REALTOR® image. The National Association of REALTORS® requires that
members subscribe to a strict code of ethics. Selection as REALTOR®
and beyond this already strict professional benchmark. I’m very proud to announce the 2022 recipient because she’s not only my daughter but the third member of Team Nakanishi to be so recognized. Her selection was unanimous. Those who have met her will completely agree that she perfectly fits the selection criteria. Not only does she devote a lot of time to our community and our professional organization, but as the Master of Ceremonies mentioned, she has the unique ability to make everyone feel good about themselves. Her Dad was a Hilo boy of Hawaiian decent, but “Nui” was actually born in Germany. When she was about 18 months old, I got worried her language development was delayed. It was Mealoha, who attended German school, that explained Nui was speaking perfect German “baby talk”. Even though she wasn’t born here, make no mistake, she’s an Island girl thru and thru. I recall sitting on the banks of Honoli’i barely able to see her in the water because it was so dark. She also swam competitively for years. She loves the water. I really never thought she’d leave home but she showed me. After
graduating from Hilo High, she enrolled at my alma mater, University of Florida for both her bachelors and her MBA. She began her real estate career in Miami and ended up staying in Florida for 18 years before returning home. The MC also described her as “selfless, tenacious, kind, energetic and intelligent.” While she was undergoing her breast cancer treatment (she was first of 3 in my family), I watched her lie in bed raising money and buying shoes for students in Pahoa and a school she serviced as a speech therapist in Florida. In the end, she purchased and delivered 210 pairs of shoes to needy students. There were so many that her sister had to help her transport them. I could go on and on for sure but suffice to say, we are all very proud of our little Hilo girl! I hope you’ll get to meet our beautiful Nui one day. You’ll surely leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. I always wonder how I came to be so lucky to have such amazing children. Congratulations, Kealohanui “Nui” Browning on having your name added to the elite group of former awardees below:
f The Year underscores a personal and professional commitment above
 2022 Kealohanui “Nui” Browning
2021 Tracy Lewis 2020 C Kupono Pa 2019 Pat Halpern 2018 Cathy Fedak 2017 Wailana Herbst 2016 Howard Meguro
2015 Julie Hugo
2014 CJ Kimberly
2013 Peggy Yuan
2012 Rochelle Augustin Beck 2011 Julie Ching
2010 Debi Au
2009 Mealoha Kraus and
Denise Nakanishi
2008 Gary Rothfus
2007 Heather Hedenschau 2006 Arabel Camblor 2005 Wade Park and
Frank Goodale 2004 Gary Davis
2003 Christine Makaweo 2002 Gae Callaway
2001 Mary Begier 2000 Adele Eggel 1999 Chris Brilhante 1998 Helene Tajiri and
Donna Herbst 1997 Edith Crabb
1996 Nancy Cabral 1995 John Tolmie
1994 Robert G. Williams 1993 Michael Shewmaker 1992 Glenetta Bennett 1991 Daniel Wilson
1990 Doris Smith 1989 Yukio Takeya 1988 Pat Ito
1986 Paul Ingledew
1985 Patricia Scullary and Delene Osorio
1984 Bill Pendered Jr. 1983 Jerry Hirata 1982 Alvin Inoue 1981 Vern Yamanaka 1980 Alma Prigmore 1979 Elroy Osorio
1978 Doris Smith
1977 Beverly Paplimu 1976 Peter Shayne
1975 Helene Hale
1974 Kenneth Griffin 1973 Edward Araujo 1972 Masashi Yamanaka 1971 Leina’ala Devine

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