Hapa Happy Hour

A lively www.glaucoma.org.il and celebration of the mixed heritage experience.

hapa 2. nvs. Of mixed blood, person of mixed blood, as hapa Hawaiʻi, part Hawaiian.

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Latest episode: Coming of Age
Happy December! We close out the year, looking ahead and divulging what’s next for the Happy Hapas in 2012! First, a discussion on Quinceanera and coming of age traditions. Rena is directing a play about Quinceanera in 2012! Then, Lisa discusses her new one-woman show about being a Third Culture Kid! We’re “coming of age” in 2012!
Did you have a “coming of age” ritual or custom in your family? Share it with us at hapahappyhour@gmail.com!
Wishing you and yours and wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year! With love, Rena, Lisa, and Hiwa

November 22, 2011: Apologies and Other Things
The Hapa Happy Hour ladies are giddy to return to podcasting. This episode begins with many apologies and ends with happy holidays. Welcome to the holiday season! As always, we welcome your feedback: hapahappyhour@gmail.com.

July 22, 2011: Theatre Arts Hapa
Acting is one of the oldest and most difficult professions – add being a hapa and the interesting stuff compounds!
Lisa, Rena and Hiwa met doing a production of Chekhovʻs “Three Sisters” and as actresses their experiences have varied from the sublime to the horrifying. Join in the discussion by posting your comments at hapahappyhour@gmail.com, and thank you for listening!

July 22, 2011: Being Brown
The ladies discuss standards of beauty and “white” privilege. For questions and comments, please email us at hapahappyhour@gmail.com.

June 23, 2011: The Search for Connection
Happy June! The Ladies discuss a Hapa’s rejection of her “Asian” side from Dr. E. J. R. David’s Colonial Mentality Project and consider the ways they keep the connections to their mixed heritage alive.