Entries from March 2006

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Alexis Abrams

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Raymond Y.B. Yuen

Friday, March 31st, 2006

NICE Mastheads

Friday, March 31st, 2006

NICE Photos

Welcome to our gallery of photographs collected through the years. Here we feature our contributors, archived photos and our ever growing library of weekly mastheads. Enjoy! Contributors Alexis Abrams Raymond Y.B. Yuen Weekly Mastheads 2005 2006 Winter Spring Summer Fall Chicago DC Hawai’i Maine Montauk NC NYC Philly Far East All From the Archives The […]

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Paradise photos

Sunrise at Secrets on O’ahu’s northeast shore
NICE Secrets
NICE Magazine t-shirt owner taking a swim – Secrets Beach
Torch Ginger - Red
Red torch ginger in Pearl City, O’ahu
Torch Ginger - Pink
Pink torch ginger also in Pearl City, O’ahu
Mokuleia Tree
Lonely tree at Mokuleia, on the west side of O’ahu’s north shore (near the filming location of the television show, Lost)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Everyday and unsung

From The Indianapolis Star, a list of everyday unsung heroes recently honored.

This kind of accolades prove that you don’t need to be a superstar actor or athlete in order to garner the kind of attention and appreciation that so many of you deserve.

My favorite unsung hero descriptions on the list include David Garcia (“makes the rounds to pick up trash and debris”), David Fishburn (“a landlord who takes pride in the area and puts financial resources back into it”) and Penny Thomas (“gives back to her community in gratitude for what was given her”).

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Giving a break during spring break

There are many of these stories that come out during spring break.

These University of Minnesota students, calling themselves Students Today Leaders Forever, formed a couple years ago and have been substituting spring break bashes in Florida and South Padre Island for their own brand of fun. They created the Operation: Pay It Forward Tour. Read this piece in the University of Minnesota News for a brief run-down of the string of nice activities they had last week.

My favorite is a demonstration they held featuring picket signs that said “Call Your Parents”, and “Smile.”

Check these sites out for other ideas on what you or your kids could do with spring break:

Volunteers for Peace
Global Service Corps
Global Vision International
EarthWatch Institute

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Thankful stars

Stars are thankful too. Check out full Oscar speeches and thank yous on the Oscar website.

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

How Eco Are You?

Of all resources, Reader’s Digest has an Eco Hero test to see just how much you know about being green.

Check it out, you’d be surprised by how much you still need to learn about being a good eco-citizen.

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

Nice guy in Las Vegas

This a recent submission:

During their annual family Christmas trip to Las Vegas, two young boys and a girl walked into to Circus Circus. Their eyes taking in everything around them, trapeze artists, rides, toys, food but, most of all the games. Huge stacks of toys waiting to be won at the millions of game stands. The names of the three kids were Matt, David and Anna. David and Anna were brother and sister and Matt was their cousin. They went from stand to stand throwing darts, shooting guns, tossing coins and rolling balls. David and Matt soon stocked up a load of five or six stuffed animals while Anna remained—without a doubt—toy-less. They were coming near to the end of the game row and Anna was desperate to win something, to show her two rivals that girls had it too. Loosing the last game, Anna left feeling defeated and quite salty. She trudged over to where the grown-ups were eating, ready to snap at whomever might address her next, especially if it were David or Matt—playing happily with their loads of toys.

Just then a tall man pushed a fat tiger into her arms and told her to keep it, before she had a chance to look up he was gone. She showed her plump tiger of to the boys neither of which had one so big or so full. Anna kept this for years after, displaying it as a symbol and a reminder that little things make a big difference and that true NICEness does exist in everyone.

Anna — Honolulu, HI