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manago hotel’s famous pork chop!

August 17, 2012
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August 15, 2012
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@randi808 & @suuuzzzz talking about this year’s @LanakilaPacific #TheGoodTable event

August 15, 2012
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some of the grinds at the @LanakilaPacific #GoodTable kickoff pau hana

August 15, 2012
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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012

Wowzas! Two weeks in a row! What is this kid on!? 😉

This week, we gonna stick to the food p0rn to see how sharp you buggahs are. One fishy, one sammich and one hemajang mix plate. Speaking of which, wea hemajang stay?

Anyways, I’ll meet you back at the bottom of this post!

Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 15, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 15, 2012

Points for Photo #1…
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* Name of each item on dish: 2 points each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the week photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points

Photo #2
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 15, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 15, 2012

Points for Photo #2…
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* Name of dish: 3 points
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the week photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points

Photo #3
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 15, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 15, 2012

Points for Photo #3…
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* Name of dish: 3 points
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the week photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points

Last Week’s Results (8/08)
Points for Photo #1
* Location: 2 points (Laie Point – Takeshi)
* General area: 1 point (Laie – Takeshi)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (Naupaka Street – Takeshi)
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points (Takeshi)

Points for Photo #2
* Name of dish: 3 points (Acai Bowl – carokun)
* Location: 2 points (Diamond Head Cove – Coconut Willy)

Points for Photo #3
* Location: 2 points (Stan Sheriff Center – Paco)
* General area: 1 point (Manoa – Paco)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (Lower Campus Road – Paco)
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points (Paco)

Totals This Week

  • 6 points – Takeshi
  • 3 points – carokun
  • 2 points – Coconut Willy
  • 6 points – Paco
Round 7 Leadahz

  • 44.0 – Paco
  • 41.0 – carokun
  • 30.0 – Coconut Willy
  • 17.0 – rayboyjr
  • 11.0 – tweetpeep22
  • 07.0 – pink lady
  • 06.0 – Takeshi
  • 04.0 – J-Dog, soogs
  • 03.0 – Ynaku
  • 02.0 – pink lady, che
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VH07V SPOTTED!

For this week’s “Spotted“, we got another video sighting of VH07V. Real estate extraordinaire, island entertainer, and all around nice guy Jon Yamasato recently wore his Blue/White Logo VH07V shirt on his popular HI*Sessions Youtube show. Check that entire Youtube channel out! Awesome resource for local Hawaiian music!

Jon Yamasato wearing the Blue/White Logo VH07V Tee on his HI*Sessions show with Kevin Okimoto (formerly of Opihi Pickers!)

Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Ever since columnist Alana Folen covered VH07V in last week’s MidWeek, (new) business has been picking up some steam. Big mahalos to Alana and the rest of the team at MidWeek!

* Moved into my much cozier/spacious/convenient storage space at Hawaii Self Storage. Got a lot more elbow room now to fill up with additional inventory, fold clothes and fulfill orders l’dat! Mahalos to the friendly staff at HSS!

* VH07V will be sponsoring this year’s Rice Fest (duh!), but the even more exciting part is that in addition to having a booth there to sell VH07V merch galore, I will printing up the official Rice Fest shirts for this year which will be worn by all volunteers. Another version of the shirt will also be sold at the VH07V booth with part of the proceeds going back to our main beneficiary: Lanakila Meals on Wheels!

* May have another potential “giving back” type of project in the works, but I don’t really want to talk about that yet in case it doesn’t happen. More on that to come.

* Got some exciting things cooking lately including new designs/styles for shirts/tops, new hats, and more! Speaking of which, here’s another unofficial survey for y’all! What do you guys think of the following hat samples? Will probably go forward with the more popular one(s).

Sample VH07V Hat Design #1
VH07V Design #1
Sample VH07V Hat Design #1: Black/Pink Snapback

Sample VH07V Hat Design #2
VH07V Design #2
Sample VH07V Hat Design #2: Black/Blue/Silver Snapback

Sample VH07V Hat Design #3
VH07V Design #3
Sample VH07V Hat Design #3: Pink/Gold Foam Trucker

In the comment section below, let me know which one you like.

Where/When you can find VH07V in the coming weeks:

  • 09/15/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. Lamar. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/22/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 4:30pm game vs. Nevada. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/29/12: 3rd Annual Rice Fest – As a sponsor of the event, VH07V will also have a booth at this year’s Rice Fest where we will sell all of our VH07V shirts in addition to the custom event shirt! Come on down to the Ward Warehouse complex to visit our booth any time from 11am-7pm.
  • 10/13/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. New Mexico. Stop by and say hi.
  • 10/19/12-10/21/12: 48th Annual Food & New Products Show – Get your Christmas shopping done at the Blaisdell all weekend! Come visit us at our booth for a free gift!
  • 11/10/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 2pm game vs. Boise State. Stop by and say hi.
  • 11/24/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. UNLV. Stop by and say hi.
  • 12/01/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. South Alabama. Stop by and say hi.

As always, a big mahalos to everyone for your support and for helping to spread the VH07V! 8)


Storage Auction at Hawaii Self Storage!

Here’s a neat find. For those Auction Hunters/Storage Wars/Storage Hunters-type reality show fans out there, there will be a real life version of that happening right here in Hawaii. Locally-owned and operated Hawaii Self Storage will be holding a Storage Auction at their Salt Lake location (808 Ahua Street), with bids starting as low as $10! Check out the fun on Thursday, August 30th at 10am (with registration by 9am)!

Storage Auction at Hawaii Self Storage in Salt Lake
Storage Auction at Hawaii Self Storage in Salt Lake


3rd Annual Rice Fest!

It’s that time of year again! As one of the Rice Fest co-founders, I feel that it is my duty to pester da heck outta you guys until you show up at the event. 8) This year, we’re excited to be having it at Ward Centers (in the parking lot area near Menchies off Auahi). More on the details of the day’s activities, but you can be sure that we’ll have the best rice-oriented food booths, cooking demonstrations, the SPAM musubi eating contest, and the breaking of the Guinness World Record for Largest SPAM musubi… Again! Hope to see y’all there!

3rd Annual Rice Fest
3rd Annual Rice Fest

Saturday, September 29, 2012
11am-7pm @ Ward Centers

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August 10, 2012
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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 8, 2012

August 8, 2012

And… I’m… BACK!

After some sporadic “Where In Hawaii” posts the last few weeks/months, I’m back in full force with a full fledged post this week. Tree photos and all! How’s dat one!?

BTW, before we get to it, can I get a what-WHAT out dea from my Chinese people? It’s August 8th today. 8/8… Get it? How about a yeah-E-YEAH from all my Hawaii peeps? August 8 = 8/08 (808). OK, a little lame, but c’mon… can’t fault the effort! 😉

Anyways, let’s get a-guessin’!

Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 8, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 8, 2012

Points for Photo #1…
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* First names of the two girlies in the shot: 3 points each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the week photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points

Photo #2
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 8, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 8, 2012

Points for Photo #2…
* Name of dish: 3 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the week photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points

Photo #3
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 8, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 8, 2012

Points for Photo #3…
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the week photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points

Last Time’s Results (7/18)
Points for Photo #1
* Location: 2 points (Sunnyside – Paco)
* General area: 1 point (Wahiawa – Paco)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (Kilani Ave – Paco)
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points (Paco)

Points for Photo #2
* Location: 2 points (Halekulani – Paco)
* General area: 1 point (Waikiki – carokun)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (Kalia Rd – Paco)
* First names of the peeps in the pic: 3 points each (Dawn – carokun, David – tweetpeep22)
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point (September – tweetpeep22)
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point (19 – tweetpeep22)
* Day of the week photo was taken?: 1 point (Sunday – carokun)
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point (2010 – tweetpeep22)
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points (10:13am – tweetpeep22)

Points for Photo #3
* Location: 2 points (Penn Training and Fitness Center – carokun)
* General area: 1 point (Hilo – carokun)
* Island: 2 points (Big Island – carokun)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (Kinoole Street – carokun)
* Name of the guy he’s fighting next: 3 points (Rory MacDonald – carokun)
* Which UFC Card and when?: 5 points (UFC 152, September 22 – carokun)

Totals This Week

  • 9 points – Paco
  • 19 points – carokun
  • 11 points – tweetpeep22
Round 7 Leadahz

  • 38.0 – Paco, carokun
  • 28.0 – Coconut Willy
  • 17.0 – rayboyjr
  • 11.0 – tweetpeep22
  • 07.0 – pink lady
  • 04.0 – J-Dog, soogs
  • 03.0 – Ynaku
  • 02.0 – pink lady, che
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VH07V is featured in this week’s Midweek!

* The other week, I was interviewed by Midweek columnist Alana Folen for a column she writes called “Entrepreneurs”. What an exciting honor! I had no idea when it was supposed to come out until some friends recently started telling me “Congratulations!” I didn’t get my copy in the mail yet, but hopefully soon! Mahaloz Alana! For now, here’s a link to the article online: “New Clothing Line Promotes Aloha” and below is a photo of the article that our very own carokun took and sent to me.

Entrepreneurs - New Clothing Line Promotes Aloha - Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs – “New Clothing Line Promotes Aloha” – Alana Folen

VH07V SPOTTED!

How’s this for a cool “Spotted” shot!? Big Island blogger extraordinaire Damon Tucker wore his VH07V shirt while going skydiving with the folks at Skydive Hawaii. Here’s his blog on the experience, and below is his video. He said he purposely asked them to flip him over – MID-AIR! – to show off the VH07V upside-down! Now that’s a true loyalist! 😉


Taking VH07V to new heights! Damon Tucker does his 4th dive with Skydive Hawaii with his VH07V shirt on! Sick!

Weekly VH07V T-Shirt Updates!

* My “fill-in” order to replenish low quantities of existing VH07V stock is IN! I’ve been so crazy busy with everything else though that it’s just been sitting in the boxes at storage for the last week or so. 😦

* Speaking of storage, things have been picking up so much that I’ve had to upgrade the size of my unit at Hawaii Self Storage. Mahalos to the friendly staff there for helping to make the transition an easy one! Photos of the move to come!

* Speaking of things picking up, here’s a fun little thing we recently did through social media. My super talented, yet very unassuming designer friend mocked up four sample designs for VH07V and we put them to a vote. The idea was that if one of them got super good kine response, that would be the next design to be released. It turned out that all designs got about the same amount of positive feedback.

Whatchu guys tink? Maybe you can be the tie-breaker? Which design do you like best? #1, #2, #3 or #4?

Design #1
VH07V Design #1
VH07V Design #1

Design #2
VH07V Design #2
VH07V Design #2

Design #3
VH07V Design #3
VH07V Design #3

Design #4
VH07V Design #4
VH07V Design #4

So wot? Which one you like? Let me know in the comment section below!

Where/When you can find VH07V in the coming weeks:

  • 09/15/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. Lamar. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/22/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 4:30pm game vs. Nevada. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/29/12: 3rd Annual Rice Fest – As a sponsor of the event, VH07V will also have a booth at this year’s Rice Fest where we will sell all of our VH07V shirts in addition to the custom event shirt! Come on down to the Ward Warehouse complex to visit our booth any time from 11am-7pm.
  • 10/13/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. New Mexico. Stop by and say hi.
  • 10/19/12-10/21/12: 48th Annual Food & New Products Show – Get your Christmas shopping done at the Blaisdell all weekend! Come visit us at our booth for a free gift!
  • 11/10/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 2pm game vs. Boise State. Stop by and say hi.
  • 11/24/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. UNLV. Stop by and say hi.
  • 12/01/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. South Alabama. Stop by and say hi.

See you there!

As always, a big mahalos to everyone for your support and for helping to spread the VH07V! 8)

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August 4, 2012
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Koganji Bon Dance with Manoa Valley in the background #luckywelivehawaii

August 3, 2012
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August 2, 2012
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