Harry B. Soria, Jr. stands at the bow of the Golden Princess docked for the day in Hilo, Hawaii. Harry Soria had cruised from LA to Hilo aboard the Golden Princess as part of the Scholarship At Sea educational series presented regularly by the Princess Cruises line.
The view from the Harry B. Soria's stateroom Aloha 619, of the Hilo tugboart, "Mahi", signalling a "hello deah" during our early Monday morning arrival in Hilo, Hawaii. The Golden Princess stayed in Hilo for one day before continuing on to Honolulu. Harry B. Soria was featured in the ongoing Scholarship At Sea lecture series of the Princess Cruises line. (Photo: Harry Soria)
Here is the view of the stage from the audience as one of the Territorial Airwaves port lecture series talks aboard the Golden Princess is about to begin.
Note the power point slide on the screen and the podium to the right. Harry B. Soria was featured in the ongoing Scholarship At Sea lecture series of the Princess Cruises line. (Photo: Harry Soria)
The Golden Princess is served by an incredibly attentive staff. Every effort is made to assure that your cruise is safe and secure. Here Harry B. dons his life jacket during the mandatory muster station drill as the cruise gets underway. Harry B. Soria, Jr. was featured in the ongoing Scholarship At Sea port lecture series of the Princess Cruises line.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. presented a 4 part port lecture series on the week-long Los Angeles to Hawaii leg of the TransPacific cruise on the Golden Princess of the Princess Cruises fleet. As a feature of the ongoing Scholarship At Sea events by Princess Cruises, Harry B.'s talks about pre-Statehood Hawaiian music subjects were underscored by timely hula performances. Here, Harry B. checks the view from his stateroom.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. pauses to thank Mr. Fish in front of the classic crab house, Rustic Inn, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Golden crab was gorgeous, the Blue crab was beautiful, and the Rock Lobster wasn't bad either. Florida has great seafood! (Photo: Camille Amy Soria Miske)
Harry B. Soria, Jr. bellys up to the counter at an art deco diner in the middle of Tokyo, Japan. Harry B. had to try the cheese steak burger.
Yasuhiko Ariga, the CEO of U'ilani Japan has been bringing Hawaiian music & hula to Japanese audiences for 3 decades. Yasu has served as a bridge between Hawaii and Japan since 1987 to bring Hawaiian culture, Hula and Music to Japan and also to bring people from Japan to Hawaii to exchange the culture and to have them understand the meaning of Aloha to see, to touch, to smell and to breathe etc. Hawaii, and he has also produced Hawaiian shows at Carnegie Hall in NYC in 2004, 2008, and 2013. This group includes hula judges Ed Collier & Leimomi Ho, the trio Holunape, Roy Sakuma, Kihei & Mapuana de Silva of Halau Mohala Ilima, and emcee Harry B. Soria, Jr. Yasu Ariga sits at the front center draped in maile and hala lei.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. hangs out with ukulele master Roy Sakuma and the hot young trio, Holunape. Roy and Holunape performed at the hula festival while Harry B. emceed
Harry B. Soria, Jr. greets former sumotori George Kalima and his wife, Naoko, founder of Halau Hula Ka Mamo O Pohaikalima in Tokyo, and their son, following the 3rd Annual Japan Hula 'Oni E Hula Festival on Sunday, January 18, 2009.
Hui Hula Naleikalakupua of Japan performs during the 3rd Annual Japan Hula 'Oni E Hula Festival in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, January 19, 2009. The Japan halau led by sensei Yukiki Hnayama took overall honors at the festival, produced by U'ilani Japan. Harry B. Soria, Jr. emceed. (Photo: Harry B. Soria, Jr.)
Emcee Harry B. Soria, Jr. joins Kumu Hula Mapuana deSilva and Halau Mohala Ilima just before the halau's kahiko exhibition in Shinagawa, Japan on Sunday, January 18, 2009.
April Chock was the original "Pua Ahihi" dancer for kumu hula Maiki Aiu Lake in 1964. Here, she reprises the hula in her original peach color on Sunday, January 4, 2009, at the "Mele and Hula - Kahauanu and Maiki Aiu Lake" tribute at Mamiya Theatre. (Photo: Larry Barr)
Harry B. Soria, Jr. enjoys a relaxing afternoon at the Sony Hawaii employee appreciation party in Honolulu. The food and fellowship were memorable. (Photo: Alan Onishi)
Before Honolulu had a "City Council", the original board was known as the "Board of Supervisors" for O'ahu County. This framed display of the 1st board, from 1905-1906, hangs on the 2nd floor of Honolulu's City Hall, "Honolulu Hale". (Photo: Harry B. Soria, Jr.)