Aweau helped pave the way on TheBus

Full story: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

CRUSSELL@STARBULLETIN.COM Esther Aweau will celebrate next month her 35th year as an employee of TheBus.
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antique old lady

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Jul 14, 2008
 

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Rode on many of her buses over the years on my trips to visit all the Ohana--bus company lucky to have her! Was always friendly and spread the aloha spirit and feeling--mahalo nui loa Esther
Kikikikopa

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This is the kind of story that brings a smile to your face. Esther is an ambassador of aloha and she sets a good example for the younger drivers on the importance of a positive, friendly attitude.

Mahalo Esther!
Kennie

Honolulu, HI

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Jul 14, 2008
 
Mahalo Nui Aunty Esther, I too have rode on her bus. She has an infectious smile and great you as you walk on the bus. You know you local with awesome upbringing when you get called "Bebe" from a stranger. That's just how we do here! Aloha Auntie!
Brown man

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Jul 14, 2008
 
Good story. Good bus driver.
alice

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#5
Jul 14, 2008
 
true..one of just a few who are.
ikaika

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Jul 14, 2008
 
Aunt Esther is always flowing with energy & the spirit of Aloha! Saw her in Vegas @ the California Hotel in February '08 Class reunion. All the classmates stuck together all these years just amazing! Just a beautiful lady and she is gifted with love & Aloha always!
Bus Boy

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Jul 14, 2008
 
I have been one of those people lucky enough to ride with Aunty Esther. She is a BEATIFUL, kind and gracious lady, the very essence of the aloha spirit. Thanks for featuring this awesome wahine in your article today.
Bus Boy

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Jul 14, 2008
 
"BEAUTIFUL" I meant.
JTSKYPAYT

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Jul 14, 2008
 
alice wrote:
true..one of just a few who are.
She IS the BEST!!! But NOT just a FEW!! There are many other outstanding drivers not all but ALOT!! Give them some credit. I know I learned everything from her. She is the best intructor OTS Had!! Mahalo Esther
JTSKYPAYT

Hilo, HI

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Jul 14, 2008
 
MY Bad INSTRUCTOR!!
Adrianne

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Jul 14, 2008
 
I also ride on her bus. Very Aloha Lady, Beautiful family, Tell her daughter in-law I said Hello.

P.S. Best story we heard 2008
JFC

Honolulu, HI

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Jul 14, 2008
 
I've been riding the #55 bus with Esther almost as long as she's been driving. She's the best!
ahgung

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Jul 14, 2008
 
Finally!! The Hawai'i I grew up with and miss. Mahalo, Ahgung
Kalihi boy

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Jul 14, 2008
 
I think there on OTS lies 2 lady bus drivers...one is Esther, and the other one IF she is still driving Circle Isles, is Manu...2 rare lovelies of Oahu's bus service!
Aloha

Tokyo, Japan

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#15
Jul 15, 2008
 
Are Becky, Lovey, Patick Amendolare and Tony(former Waikiki Trolley drivers still around?
Aja Olson

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Jul 17, 2008
 
Das my Nan!!! I love you Nanny! We are ALL so proud of you!! Keep sharing dat Aloha!! Aloha au ia oe!
THE YUEN OHANA

Kaneohe, HI

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Jul 23, 2008
 
Hey Nan,
You are the best!!! There are no words to explain the kind of loving person you are. You fill everyones hearts w/ joy and laughter to fill the rest of day!!! I remember those days when Papa & I used to take you to work when your office used to be at Alapai. I know your dreams were for me to drive the bus too...but, the memories...the laughter...the joy...let's just enjoy that for now...Just remember...We love you & wed are all so proud of you...THE #1 BUS DRIVER!!!
jennifer naipo

Lawai, HI

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Aug 20, 2008
 
i'm so proud of my grandma.it makes me proud when i see her doing things that are just beyond her doing and i love her very much.though she has her struggles but finds a way to over come the obstacle..
kepp fighting..we all love you
Esther Naipo

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#19
Dec 3, 2008
 
I am the yougest daughter of Esther Aweau. My name is Esther K. Naipo and I am so proud of my mother. I have grown with her experience with the bus company. I live in maui and have learn that people are one of our good qualities we carry along with our personalities. I have learn it from mother Esther Aweau
Esther Naipo
Esther K Naipo

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#20
May 8, 2011
 
I am the daughter of Esther K.Aweau, She is still driving the bus. She would like to extend her Aloha to all the people who had commented on this page. My mom Esther K. Aweau don't have time to comment. She contiues doing what she loves to do and that making people happy while driving. Again thank you all

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