I am a lifelong Honoluluan whose true calling is to tell the stories of others, whether through photos, film, video, audio or the written word. This was originally supposed to be a collection of my printed works – some previously published in periodicals like Billboard, the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Weekly (listed here underArticles), though it’s undergone several changes over the years.

From 2015 – 2020, B-Side HNL was primarily a TV show featuring artsists, musicians and filmmakers from Hawaii and around the world, airing locally on ‘Olelo channel 53. In addition to this site, you can also follow B-Side HNL and contact me on Facebook and Instagram.

Recently, I’ve begun delving more into written material again (all my new, never-published pieces are categorized on this site under ‘Words‘). I will continue to update this site on a regular basis with works, both literary and visual, that I hope you find worthy of your time.

                                                                                              – Shawn “Speedy” Lopes

I doubt anyone needs more intel on me, but in case you’re curious, see 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me.



      1. Shawn

        This is Duane Chun. I was your big brother back in the day

        Happy to see you are doing well. Last time I saw you was in Hawaii Pacific News when you owe a clothing store in Pucks Ally

        If you get this and want to can you get back to me so we can reconnect for lunch. Thanks. Sorry am not a social media person still hope this is okay


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