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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014

Wow, lau lau. Last week‘s post got a whoppin’ 5 comments! Maybe the pics were too easy, cause sistah Lia got all three answers right away! This time, I’m insuring a slightly more challenging contest (I hope!)… Go getum y’all!

Last week‘s Winnahs:
* Leonard’s Bakery (Lia)
* Jewel or Juice (Lia & jknakas1)
* Ala Moana (Lia & jknakas1)

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 12, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 12, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 12, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 12, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 12, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 12, 2014


SCOOPS!

*** POP-UP EVENT AT YAJIMA-YA – NEXT SATURDAY 3/22! ***

We’ve partnered with our friends at Yajima-ya Lunch Wagon to hold our next pop-up event on their lot (located off of Sheridan Street behind Hinone Mizunone between South King & Liona) NEXT SATURDAY, 3/22 from 10am-3pm! Details below!

1) EAT & SAVE! – Purchase a plate lunch from Yajima-Ya that day and receive an immediate 10% OFF your #VH07V purchase!
2) PRE-ORDER & GET FREE SHIPPING! – Order online at http://a7oha.com/ from now through next Wednesday (3/19/14) with the special, free shipping code “YAJIMAYA322” and we will bring your order to the event for pick up!*

* Orders using this code will not be mailed & must be picked up. Offers not combinable. Other rules and restrictions may apply.
** PARKING: Yajima-Ya will be making 2-3 stalls out front and up to 8 stalls available in the lot next door (to the left) specifically for this event! Come on down!

VH07V Pop Up Event at Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon!
VH07V Pop Up Event at Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon! – March 22nd, 2014 from 10am-3pm

* Did you enter for your chance to win Bruno Mars concert tickets (from Oceanic Time Warner Cable) yet?
* Thoughts on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?
* Thoughts on President Barack Obama and his appearance on Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns”?
* Thoughts on Sharie Shima’s passing? Condolences to her family during this difficult time.


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Spotted!
This week’s “Spotted” shot for VH07V is another funny video from Bruddah Bryan from the Skinny Hawaiians. This one covering the Hawaiian word: Lua!


Pidgin English Lesson – Lua

* Mailing List
If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get the latest scoops! I promise I don’t email too often (takes planny effort you know da kine! πŸ˜› ).

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

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – November 20, 2013

November 20, 2013

This week’s photo ratings:

(Kinda) Easy | Hahd (unless you drive dat area) | (Should be) Duck Soup, but which one!?

Go getum!

Last time‘s Winners:
* Boulevard Saimin (BMasu)
* Pho King (carokun)
* Stan Sheriff Center (Takeshi)

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - November 20, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – November 20, 2013

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - November 20, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – November 20, 2013

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - November 20, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – November 20, 2013


SCOOPS!

* Thoughts on the Presidential Medal of Freedom recently awarded to Senator Daniel Inouye?
* Thoughts on the fight following the UH Wahine basketball game? (get better Mr. Ben Jay!)
* Thoughts on the allegations that the Good Samaritan was using excessive force on this robber? I personally think it’s ridiculous.
* You gonna be tuning into the State High School Football Championships? Who you rooting for? Kaiser? Kauai? Punahou? Mililani?


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* VH07V Spotted!
This week’s “SPOTTED!” is from the latest video from the Skinny Hawaiians. They attempt to do the 2 second shirt folding technique using a familiar T-shirt! 8)


How To Fold a T-shirt in 2 seconds – Japanese way of folding T-shirts

* VH07V at Aloha Stadium!
Although they’re not winning πŸ˜› , you can still be a winner and pick up select VH07V items at Aloha Stadium during home UH Football games! Check out our cool display below! Super exciting! Thanks to Centerplate’s CGear and their 4 stores inside the stadium (one at each end zone and one on each sideline), you can now pick up our Black “Tron”, Green “Shaka”, and Green/White Logo designs, along with our Black/Green Snapback and Green “Shaka” Snapback Trucker! The main store (north end zone) is also supposed to be open during swap meet hours (Wed, Sat: 8am-3pm, Sun: 6:30am-3pm) so check them out then as well!

VH07V now at Aloha Stadium!
VH07V now at Aloha Stadium!

* Lanyards Going Fast!
Don’t miss out! You can buy them at a7oha.com or directly here!

VH07V Lanyards are IN!
VH07V Lanyards are IN!

* Christmas coming soon!
Put in my order for Christmas stock. Look for some specials (including new hoodies, etc.) l’dat!

* Mailing List
If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get the latest scoops! I promise I don’t email too often (takes planny effort you know da kine! πŸ˜› ).

* New Design: “???”
Submitted the work order for my new design. Hoping to get those in before the show above. *crossing fingers* Design is actually pretty basic, but the message is cool (IMO). Hopefully others will feel the same way. πŸ™‚ More TBA soon!

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

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Kaka`ako Kool – Keepin’ Kool in Kaka`ako

July 1, 2013

Now that we’re in the midst of summer, we’ve gotsta find ways of cooling off from that hot Hawaiian sun. One way, of course, is to slurp down a local fave known as “shave ice” – or “ice shave” if you’re from the Big Island πŸ˜‰ (See my article about other shave ice places here). The place I love to go to get my shave ice fix whenever I’m in town is Kaka`ako Kool on Queen Street, next to Fresh Cafe.

Outside Kaka`ako Kool
Outside Kaka`ako Kool

Opened in June 2010 by antique and collectible fan Keith Tanaka, Kaka`ako Kool is chock full of, well, antiques and collectibles. They sit right alongside the many other offerings Kaka`ako Kool serves like cold drinks, ice cream, chips, crack seed, and much more. It’s like a cool, urban mini mart that happens to sell ono shave ice.

Some of the snack offerings at Kaka`ako Kool
Some of the snack offerings at Kaka`ako Kool

Tanaka goes to the swap meet at least once a week and displays his finds throughout the store. People actually come to the store regularly specifically to see what new toys Tanaka has brought in.

The Thing is quite excited to be here at Kaka`ako Kool
The Thing is quite excited to be here at Kaka`ako Kool

For their shave ice offerings, there are about 25 different flavors to choose from with strawberry being the most popular. Store Manager Jana Park says that the tropical flavors like Pineapple, Mango, and Lychee also do quite well.

Just a few of the many flavors Kaka`ako Kool offers
Just a few of the many flavors Kaka`ako Kool offers

In addition, you can order locally made, premium haupia or vanilla ice cream, azuki beans, mochi balls, condensed milk, snowcap (condensed milk & evaporate milk), or lihing powder to go along with your shave ice.

Shave Ice from Kaka`ako Kool [Photo Credit: Marc Orbito of Hungry Eye Photography]
Shave Ice from Kaka`ako Kool [Photo Credit: Marc Orbito of Hungry Eye Photography]

So the next time you’re in need of a shave ice fix to beat that summer heat, stop by and say hi to Jana folks at Kaka`ako Kool. There’s lots of parking with 2 stalls right in front and about 15 or so in the garage to the left of the store.

For further info, here’s a profile video the Skinny Hawaiians did on Kaka`ako Kool.

 

 

Kaka`ako Kool
831 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI. 96813 (Street View)
808-589-2488
Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm
Sat: 11am-4pm

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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – September 19, 2012

September 19, 2012

Rice Fest countdown =
10 days
!
8)

It’s been another one of those cray cray weeks y’all! After Rice Fest is pau, hopefully things will get a little more back to normal. But until then, we’ve got another one pic week…. We’ll try to make it easy this time so we can get a skosh more than 13 comments. πŸ˜›

Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - September 19, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – September 19, 2012

Points for Photo #1…
* My fave item hea: 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? (duh!): 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points

Last Week’s Results (9/12)
Points for Photo #1
* Name each item: 1 point each (Futomaki, Cone sushi, mochiko chicken bento, hot dog, spam, ahi ogo poke – Kage)
* Location: 2 points (Tanioka’s – Kage)
* General area: 1 point (Waipahu – carokun)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (Farrington Hwy – carokun)
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points (carokun)

Points for Photo #2
* Big Fat Zero

Points for Photo #3
* Fun name for each player: 1 point each (Grumpy, Sneezy, Doc, Happy – carokun)

Totals This Week

  • 8 points – Kage
  • 8 points – carokun
Round 7 Leadahz

  • 67.5 – carokun
  • 54.0 – Paco
  • 33.0 – Coconut Willy
  • 19.0 – rayboyjr
  • 11.0 – tweetpeep22
  • 10.0 – Kage
  • 07.0 – pink lady
  • 06.0 – Takeshi
  • 05.0 – Otto, WahiawaWahine
  • 04.0 – che, J-Dog, soogs
  • 03.0 – Ynaku
  • 02.0 – pink lady
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VH07V SPOTTED!

For this week’s “Spotted“, we have another video of a little SkinnyHawaiians silliness involving everyone’s favorite drink: Green River. A few months ago, I posed a question out to y’all about where the BIL can find some Green River in Hawaii these days. After researching that, I actually tried to make it on my own and suddenly became an expert at it. πŸ˜› Here’s how that turned out…


How to Make a Green River Drink – SkinnyHawaiians

Weekly VH07V Updates!

* My two new colorways are FINALLY in! Gray/Green for the new football season and Blue/Pink (partially for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure walk)! Both are selling like hotcakes so far, especially the Gray/Green one!

New Blue/Pink & Gray/Green colorways from VH07V
New Blue/Pink & Gray/Green colorways from VH07V

* Speaking of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, my friend Shari continues to sell products and get mad donations for her team: Team VH07V! As of this writing, her team is up to $625 in donations and is at 63% of her $1,000 goal. Help them reach that goal by clicking on that link and making your tax deductible donation! I will also personally donate proceeds from the sale of the Blue/Pink VH07V shirts during this drive right back to Shari and her team. If you’d like to join her team and walk, click on this link.

Join Shari's Team VH07V and get this sexy shirt! :)
Join Shari’s Team VH07V and get this sexy shirt! πŸ™‚

* Last week’s tailgating kine action prior to the Hawaii Warriors vs. Lamar Cardinals game was a great success. Did you guys go? Got to hang out with some friends I haven’t seen in a long time and have a few before the game. Even got a good seat to catch a glimpse of the first ever Warrior Walk, a tradition that coach Norm Chow instituted this year where the players and coaches walk through the crowd before heading towards the stadium. Here’s some footage I was able to catch of the first ever Warrior Walk:


Warrior Walk – First Hawaii Warrior Walk Before Lamar Game

* As one of the sponsors for this year’s Rice Fest (duh!), VH07V will be responsible for producing both the official Rice Fest shirt (for sale at the event at the VH07V booth) and the shirt for all volunteers. Check out this sample for our volunteers. Pretty legit right? πŸ™‚

Rice = Life volunteer shirts at Rice Fest
Rice = Life volunteer shirts at Rice Fest

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

  • 09/15/12: University of Hawaii Football game – Will likely be tailgating near or 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 near or 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 near or 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 near or 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 near or 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 near or 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)


Hawaii Meth Project Garage Sale

Don’t forget, this Saturday (Sept 22 from 8am-1pm), my home storage facility – Hawaii Self Storage in Mililani – will be holding a “Garage Sale” to help support the Hawaii Meth Project. Buy great stuff and support a good cause at the same time. If you wanna pick up some VH07V merch while you’re there *grin* , message me on Facebook and I’ll see if I can swing by and meet you at my unit.

Hawaii Self Storage Garage Sale to support the Hawaii Meth Project
Hawaii Self Storage Garage Sale to support the Hawaii Meth Project


3rd Annual Rice Fest!

This year’s Rice Fest will be held next week Saturday, September 29th from 11am-7pm at Ward Centers! There will be cooking demonstrations from Chef Mavro of Chef Mavro Restaurant and his partners Stephanie Lum and Shawn Ching of Hawaii News Now, and Grant Kawasaki of Hawaiian Grown TV & Hawaiian Grown Kitchen and his partner Justin Cruz from KHON2, Santa Miyoshi of Tokkuri Tei defending his “Riceipe” contest belt, live entertainment by Jody Kamisato & ‘Uke’s Rising Stars and Jon Yamasato, and taiko drumming from Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii, our 3rd annual SPAM Musubi eating contest, and our attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s Largest SPAM Musubi! Don’t forget to also bring your brown rice or monetary donations for our beneficiary Lanakila Meals on Wheels. Can’t wait! See you there…

3rd Annual Rice Fest
3rd Annual Rice Fest

Saturday, September 29, 2012
11am-7pm @ Ward Warehouse
Interact: RiceFest.com / Facebook / Twitter
RSVP: Facebook Event / Twtvite

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[VIDEO] Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012

I think last week’s video was a bit too difficult because, although we had a handful of Facebook shares via the blog, the comments/guesses were unusually low.

I had another food video queued up and ready to go for this week, but to avoid another slow comment week (hopefully), we’ll try something a lil’ different (yet again). If this doesn’t work, we may just have to go back to good ol’ fashioned photos again. LOL!

The quiz for the video is still the same (guessing Where In Hawaii this is), but you also get to enjoy a bit of “entertainment” while you’re at it. I use the term “entertainment” loosely because it’s yet to be determined if the video is actually entertaining to you. Ahahaha! LMK what you think (good or bad) in the comment area below k?

Video #1

Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – May 29, 2012

Points for Video #1…
* When do you use your shaka and why?: 3 points each
* Constructive feedback (good or bad) about the video: 2 points each
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* Month video was shot?: 1 point
* Day of the month video was shot?: 1 point
* Day of the week video was shot?: 1 point
* Year video was shot?: 1 point
* Exact time video was shot?: 5 points

Scoring Update (Last 5 weeks)!

5/23 5/16 5/09 5/02 4/25
7 – pink lady
2 – carokun
2 – Coconut Willy
7 – carokun
2 – che
4 – Paco
2 – Coconut Willy
8 – Coconut Willy
5 – Paco
3 – carokun
4 – kuya.d
2 – Kage
5 – Coconut Willy
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New VH07V Photo Shoot at Rainbow Drive-In!

Once again, Marc Orbito of Hungry eYe Photo continues to impress. Following up our last VH07V photo shoot at Kaka`ako Kool, I hired Marc to help shoot our next scene at the iconic Rainbow Drive-In. With the help of fellow blogger and friend Catherine Toth, I was able to get permission from owner Jimmy Gusukuma (Toth’s friend) to shoot some scenes there for VH07V. Wow, much mahalos Cat and Mr. Gusukuma! What an honor!

Below is a shot from Marc’s collection from that night! Unreal yeah? Can’t wait to see how the rest of the day’s shots turned out. To hire Marc for your photographic needs, be sure to contact him via his Facebook page here: Hungry eYe Photo!

VH07V models posing in front of Rainbow's Drive-In
VH07V models posing in front of Rainbow’s Drive-In

Here are some behind-the-scene shots from my camera phone that day.

VH07V Spotted!

This week’s “Spotted” shot for VH07V is of friend and supporter Jody Kamisato. He owns and operates the very popular ukulele school called Ukulele Hale. Jody is also a member of the Na Hoku Hanohano nominated band Heart & Soul, mentors keiki through his Ukes on the Loose program, and has a regular gig in Aulani’s Starlit Hui show every Monday and Thursday.

Ukulele Hale's Jody Kamisato Lives VH07V!
Ukulele Hale’s Jody Kamisato Lives VH07V!

VH07V at the Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo next month!

Just another reminder that I’ll be at the Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo on June 15, 16 and 17 at the Blaisdell. Come visit my booth and say hi k? I’ll have choke New VH07V Products, so come holla atcho boy! Here’s the action-packed schedule for that weekend’s festivities.

Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo schedule
Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo schedule

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


And finally… I’m officially a Guinness World Recordsβ„’ Record Holder!

Well, I can’t take all the credit, but it’s pretty exciting nonetheless. πŸ˜‰

We finally received notification back from the Guinness World Recordsβ„’ folks that our record setting attempt for the “Largest SPAM Musubi” at last year’s Rice Fest was made official. Me, along with the other 20 or so volunteers/participants in the building of the musubi got our names in the record books. Cool right? πŸ™‚

Guinness World Recordsβ„’ Certificate
Guinness World Recordsβ„’ Certificate

Never satisfied, we’ll be attempting to break our own record for the “Largest SPAM Musubi” at this year’s Rice Fest in September. More info to come when I get it…

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