Narcissus Queen Pageant

In 1949, Hawaii’s Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s Narcissus Festival was tied to the Lunar New Year celebrations, with the narcissus flower symbolizing rebirth and good fortune.

In 1977, I participated in the Narcissus Pageant where contestants are judged on poise, intelligence and talent.

1977 Me & Friends

My eye was not on the crown, but on building self confidence as I embraced and enjoyed every moment. My fellow contestants surprisingly awarded me the title of Miss Congeniality which warmed my heart.

2022 Queen & Court

If it’s your first time on a bike, a first date or being a contestant in a pageant, everyone’s lifetime moments are important and they tend to define our individual lives whether we know it at the time or not.

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