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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014

Happy March y’all! We’re entering into the end of the first quarter of the year. Brah, super fast dis year going!

Last week‘s Winnahs:
* Wilson Elementary (jknakas1)
* Waipahu Festival Marketplace (Nobody)
* Sushi Izakaya Gaku (jknakas1)

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 5, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 5, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 5, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 5, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 5, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 5, 2014


SCOOPS!

* Thoughts on the new WiFi at Kakaako?
* Thoughts on this supposed hoverboard from HUVr Tech?
* Thoughts on the Oscar’s?
* Thoughts on Comcast’s possible takeover of (Oceanic) Time Warner Cable?
* Did you guys partake in “Fat Tuesday” yesterday with some Malasadas? I swear, Leonard’s (hint, hint) owes whoever invented that concept some money. ๐Ÿ˜›


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Spotted!
This week’s “Spotted” shot for VH07V is preview from the newest Cookin’ With Cutty episode hitting the airwaves this Saturday, March 8th at 9am on OC16 (Oceanic Time Warner Cable channel 12 or HD 1012) and simulcast on www.oc16.tv! Entitled “You Are What You Eat”, the show focuses on Bragg Health Institute’s newest Health Education and Outreach program, BraggHealthKids.org, which, in the coming months, will release a series of online lessons and curriculum based on the Bragg health Philosophy, “you are what you eat drink, breath, think, say and do”. The curriculum, which meets school-age educational guidelines, will be made available to teachers, students and parents around the world, both online and in print. The online curriculum features a kid-friendly website with educational videos, games and exercises for school-age kids.


Cookin’ With Cutty “You Are What You Eat”

* All TV Shows our #TarpSurfing Commercial is supposed to run on this week!

* WED 3/05 @ 11am – Tiny TV (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* WED 3/05 @ 3pm – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* WED 3/05 @ 10:30pm – Tiny TV (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* THU 3/06 @ 8am – Tiny TV (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* THU 3/06 @ 9am – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* THU 3/06 @ 7pm – HI*Sessions (K5: Channel 5/1005)
* THU 3/06 @ 10:30pm – Tiny TV (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* FRI 3/07 @ 7am – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* FRI 3/07 @ 10:30pm – Tiny TV (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* SAT 3/08 @ 9am – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* SUN 3/09 @ 9am – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/HD 1012)
* MON 3/10 @ 10:30pm – Tiny TV (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* TUE 3/11 @ 7am – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* MON 3/11 @ 10:30pm – Tiny TV (OC16: Channel 12/1012)

* VH07V’s New Black/Pink Shaka Hat!
Check out one of VH07V‘s newest hats, the Black/Pink VH07V Snapback Trucker!

Black/Pink VH07V Snapback Trucker!
New Black/Pink VH07V Snapback Trucker!

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 26, 2014

February 26, 2014

Last week must’ve been too hard. This one won’t be any easier though (I think), but if you live in these neighborhoods, should be duck soup! Chance um!

Last week‘s Winnahs:
* Crack Seed Store (Lia)
* Hoku’s (jknakas)
* Les Murakami Stadium (Lia)

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 26, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 26, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 26, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 26, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 26, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 26, 2014


SCOOPS!

* VH07V on Tiny TV!
Our popular #TarpSurfing Commercial will air on the 3rd television show in as many weeks! Super exciting! This week, we’ll be on Tiny Tadani’s Tiny TV show on OC16 (Oceanic Time Warner Cable channel 12 or HD 1012) airing TONIGHT at 10:30pm and then repeating this Thursday and Friday at 10:30pm!

VH07V on Tiny TV!
VH07V on Tiny TV!

All TV Shows we’re on this week!

* WED 2/26 @ 5:30pm – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* THU 2/27 @ 3pm – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* THU 2/27 @ 7pm – HI*Sessions (K5: Channel 5/1005)
* THU 2/27 @ 10:30pm – Tiny TV (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* FRI 2/28 @ 6:30am – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* FRI 2/28 @ 10:30pm – Tiny TV (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* SAT 3/01 @ 9am – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* SUN 3/02 @ 9am – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/HD 1012)
* MON 3/03 @ 6:30am – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/1012)
* TUE 3/04 @ 4:30am – Cookin’ With Cutty (OC16: Channel 12/1012)

Here’s the #TarpSurfing Commercial again if ya missed it!

* Groove Hawaii Now Open!
This past Saturday 2/22, the much anticipated The Groove Hawaii officially opened its doors to the public. On Friday 2/21, as part of a social media event, I had the unique opportunity to preview their facilities during a soft launch opening. Was super fun, especially when you get a bunch of testosterone-filled men trying to get the better of each other on the Go-Kart race track (see pic below)! LOL! You can also play parlor games (arcades & billiards, darts, air-hockey, shuffleboard, etc.), climb a “rock” wall, take Segways tours, ride a Paradise Pedals Party Bike around town, or hold your next party or corporate event there. It’s the closest thing to Castle Park that we’ve had in a loonnnnnng time! Oh the memories. ๐Ÿ˜› Hope they do well. Go and support them k? #SupportLocal

The Groove Hawaii Now Open (Photo Credit: Rob Bertholf)
The Groove Hawaii Now Open (Photo Credit: Rob Bertholf)!


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Spotted!
Here’s a cool “Spotted” shot for VH07V. It’s Jody Kamisato’s artwork involving his VH07V gear and a KoAloha Ukulele!

VH07V and KoAloha Ukulele, A Winning Combination
VH07V and KoAloha Ukulele, A Winning Combination!

* VH07V’s New Camo Hat!
Check out VH07V‘s newest hat, which has been selling like hotcakes: the VH07V Camo Snapback Trucker!

VH07V Camo Snapback Trucker
New VH07V Camo Snapback Trucker!

* 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! ๐Ÿ˜› ).

* Order Online!
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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 19, 2014

February 19, 2014

So wot? You guys went survive Valentine’s Day? I’m kinda lucky cause the wife is very against the inflated prices of flowers and restaurants on V-Day, so I get a pass shmall kine. I still picked up 3 heart-shaped balloons for my 3 girls so hopefully, that won some points from them. ๐Ÿ™‚ Did you guys do anything special?

This week is all food again, so hopefully you’re not reading this before lunch time. If so, sorry ah!

Last week‘s Winnahs:
* Alan Wong’s (pink lady)
* Tokkuri Tei (jknakas1)
* Molly’s Smokehouse (jknakas1)

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 19, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 19, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 19, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 19, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 19, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 19, 2014


SCOOPS!

* VH07V on Cookin’ With Cutty TONIGHT!
Tune in to OC16 (Oceanic Time Warner Cable channel 12 or HD 1012) TONIGHT at 8:30pm for the season premiere of Cookin’ With Cutty! Good kine quality programming for the entire ohana, from a bruddah with plenny #ALOHA in his heart! And watch the commercials all the way through ok? 8) You may just catch VH07V’s newest #TarpSurfing spot! ๐Ÿ™‚

VH07V on Cookin' With Cutty
VH07V on Cookin’ With Cutty

* VH07V on HI*Sessions TOMORROW NIGHT!
And TOMORROW NIGHT… Catch another episode of HI*Sessions at 7pm on K5 The Home Team, where our spot will run twice!

VH07V on HI*Sessions
VH07V on HI*Sessions


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Spotted!

Kolohe Kai is back together again, and their new album “Paradise” is coming out in less than 1 week (Feb 25th)! Yesterday, band leader Roman De Peralta visited Phat Joe and the Reggae Cafe at the Island 98.5FM studios and guess what shirt he wore!? Super blessed and honored! Here’s Roman playing an acoustic version of a song called Stinky Air. Funny lyrics!


Kolohe Kai (Roman De Peralta)- Stinky Air (acoustic)

* VH07V’s New Ladies and Keiki stuff!
Check out VH07V‘s 3 newest items for da Ladies and da Keiki!

New Ladies and Keiki stuff!
New Ladies and Keiki stuff!

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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? – February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014

Eh, no fo-get, this Friday is Valentine’s Day! You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ˜›

I think last week‘s pics may’ve been shmall kine too hard. Hopefully, you folks will have an easier time this week! It’s all food related, so mayyyybe… ๐Ÿ™‚

Last week‘s Winnahs:
* Hale Koa Hotel (Nobody)
* Iida’s (Stickit)
* Kaiser Permanente (Nobody)

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

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

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


SCOOPS!

* Valentine’s Day Sale – 2 More Days!!
Just two days left in our Valentine’s Day Special Promo: 25% OFF anything Red or Pink when using the code REDALOHA at checkout at a7oha.com!

VH07V Valentine's Day Special
VH07V Valentine’s Day Special


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Spotted!

Some of you may’ve heard the news about the “acts of vandalism” on crosswalks in Hawaii Kai and Kapolei, where the “vandals” spelled out the word “ALOHA”. Oooooooh! (*sarcastic voice*) Well, you know I just couldn’t let it go with paying a little visit right? So I gathered up some friends (Heart and Soul‘s Jody Kamisato and Micah Ganiron, and Shibby Stylee‘s Andrew Agcaoili) and suggested we do the “Abbey Road” pose that the Beatles made famous in the 60s. Right down to the color of the clothes! You know, a nu skool, Aloha kine version of it right here in Hawaii. Below is the result (pc: Andrew Agcaoili). I hope you guys like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

'Aloha Road' - An #AlohaCrosswalk Tribute to Abbey Road
“Aloha Road” – An #AlohaCrosswalk Tribute to Abbey Road

* New VH07V Colorway!
Here’s the 3rd of 3 new colorways I recently released for VH07V: the Green/Yellow VH07V Logo Tee.

New Green/Yellow VH07V Logo Tee
New Green/Yellow VH07V Logo Tee

* Tarp Surfing Commercial!


Tarp Surfing in Hawaii – VH07V Style

And, if you missed it last week, here’s our new television commercial spot that we just released last week, which has already topped over 780 views! Check it out on Youtube and please let me know what you think. It is also airing on the HI*Sessions local music show on Thursday nights (7pm) on KFVE going forward, and on Cookin’ with Cutty on OC16 in the coming weeks! Woo hoo!

* Mailing List
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* Order Online!
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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 5, 2014

February 5, 2014


Tarp Surfing in Hawaii – VH07V Style

Putting this up top cause I’m super excited about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Our television commercial spot was recently completed and uploaded. Check it out on Youtube and please let me know what you think. It is supposed to also air on the HI*Sessions local music show on KFVE going forward, starting this Thursday (TOMORROW) at 7pm, and on Cookin’ with Cutty on OC16 in the coming weeks!

OK, back to our regularly scheduled programming… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Last week‘s Winnahs:
* Turtle Bay Resort (808 Dad)
* Yogurstory (Takeshi)
* The Alley at Aiea Bowl (carokun)

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 5, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 5, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 5, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 5, 2014
Who can read Japanee? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 5, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 5, 2014


SCOOPS!

* Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks. Who saw that blowout coming over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos?
* Did you get Bruno Mars tickets?


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* New VH07V Colorway!
Here’s the 2nd of 3 new colorways I recently released for VH07V: the Navy/Orange VH07V Logo Tee.

New Navy/Orange VH07V Logo Tee
New Navy/Orange VH07V Logo Tee

* Mailing List
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* Order Online!
Get all of the latest VH07V gear at:

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 28, 2013

August 28, 2013

Rice Fest countdown = 4 days! 8)

Hooo….Rice Fest is this Sunday already. No can believe! Another year’s worth of blood, sweat and tears finally coming to fruition. I hope you guys can make it down this Sunday, September 1st from 12pm-5pm at Ward Centers. Get CHOKE activities, grinds, & entertainment (see list below)! Should be fun!

This week’s photos are (of course) Rice Fest inspired. In fact, they are pictures from three of our 30+ participating vendors this year. Go here for some hints: http://www.ricefest.com/vendor/vendor-info. Go get um!

Last Week‘s Winners:
* Kailua District Park (Stickit)
* Oceanic Time Warner Cable – Mililani (Takeshi)
* Hawaii Kai (M)

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 28, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 28, 2013
(Photo Credit: Travis K. Okimoto)

Wea Dis Stay? ________________________

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 28, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 28, 2013

Wea Dis Stay? ________________________

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 28, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 28, 2013

Wea Dis Stay? ________________________


SCOOPS!

* Rice Fest!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 1st, 2013 and come celebrate Hawaii’s beloved grain at the 4th Annual Rice Festival. Held at Ward Centers from 12pm to 5pm, this event has a full day of food and fun activities lined up including:

Participating Vendors:

Activities & Entertainment:

Brown rice and monetary donations will also be accepted to benefit Lanakila Pacific’s “Meals on Wheels” program. For more information, visit http://www.ricefest.com, http://www.facebook.com/ricefest, http://instagram.com/ricefest, or http://twitter.com/ricefest.

4th Annual Rice Fest - Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 12pm-5pm at Ward Centers
4th Annual Rice Fest – Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 12pm-5pm at Ward Centers


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* VH07V Spotted!
This week’s “SPOTTED!” is a music video of the ukulele group Heart & Soul covering Jake Shimabukuro’s song Serano. Heart & Soul is Jody Kamisato, Tj Mayeshiro and Micah Ganiron. Jody is the owner and lead instructor at Ukulele Hale, where Tj and Micah were schooled. You can catch them and other Ukulele Hale students at this year’s Rice Fest as well!


Heart & Soul – Serano

* New Design: “???”
Working on an all-new mystery design, that I don’t want to mention yet because somebody else might steal the idea. Haha. Design is actually pretty basic, but the message is cool (IMO). Hopefully others will feel the same way. ๐Ÿ™‚ More TBA soon!

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013

Rice Fest countdown = 18 days! 8)

No food today gang, all scenics. Geff um?

Last Week‘s Winners:
* Happy Day Chinese Restaurant (jnakas1)
* Kakaako Kitchen (Surfdad)
* Kokonuts Shave Ice & Snacks (Surfdad)

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 14, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 14, 2013

Wea Dis Stay? ________________________

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 14, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 14, 2013

Wea Dis Stay? ________________________

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 14, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 14, 2013

Wea Dis Stay? ________________________


SCOOPS!

* VH07V at Honolulu Night Market next Saturday, August 17th!

VH07V will be at this Saturday night’s Honolulu Night Market in Kakaako! It will be one of the last two pop-up shows I’ll be doing this year so come on down and pick up the latest in VH07V swag!

VH07V at Honolulu Night Market, Summer Stage - Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 6pm-11pm at 683 Auahi Street
VH07V at Honolulu Night Market, Summer Stage – Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 6pm-11pm at 683 Auahi Street

* Rice Fest!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 1st, 2013 and come celebrate Hawaii’s beloved grain at the 4th Annual Rice Festival. Held at Ward Centers from 12pm to 5pm, this event has a full day of food and fun activities lined up including:

– Rice focused food & craft vendors (including VH07V ๐Ÿ™‚ )
– Cooking demos with Chef Mavro’s Chef George Mavrothalassitis & Pastry Chef Elizabeth Dippong, and OC16’s “Cutty” Cutler & KITV’s Yunji de Nies
– Entertainment by Kapena, Jody Kamisato & Uke’s Rising Stars, EMKE, and Honoka & Azita
– Appearances by Tiny Tadani from TinyTV & Scott, Mayumi & Skyler from Ultimate Japan!
– the 4th Annual SPAM ยฎ Musubi Eating Contest, and
– an attempt to break the Guinness World Recordโ„ข for the World’s Largest SPAM Musubi

Brown rice and monetary donations will also be accepted to benefit Lanakila Pacific’s “Meals on Wheels” program. For more information, visit http://www.ricefest.com, http://www.facebook.com/ricefest, http://instagram.com/ricefest, or http://twitter.com/ricefest.

4th Annual Rice Fest - Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 12pm-5pm at Ward Centers
4th Annual Rice Fest – Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 12pm-5pm at Ward Centers

* Calling All Referees! If you are a referee or have always wanted to be one, check out the note below from my friend Alton who has been chosen to run the organization: “The Hawaii State Basketball Officials Association (HSBOA) will be having a meeting next Monday August 19 @ 6pm at Salt Lake District Park. It’s open to new first year officials and transfer officials. Well can teach people that don’t no how or are interested in trying. For more information, please contact Alton Mamiya (808) 551-0916 or via email at amamiya@hawaii.rr.com. Thanks!”


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* VH07V Spotted!
This week’s “SPOTTED!” shot is one with ukulele group Heart & Soul, who will also be performing at this year’s Rice Fest!

VH07V spotted with Heart & Soul
VH07V spotted with Heart & Soul

* New Design: “Jah”
Still waiting for these to come in, but I am counting on getting them in on time for VH07V‘s appearance at this week Saturday night’s Honolulu Night Market event. Crossing my fingers!

New VH07V Design: 'Jah'
New VH07V Design: “Jah”

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 7, 2013

August 7, 2013

Rice Fest countdown = 25 days! 8)

Since we’re less than a month away, I figgah I’d commence the world “famous” (only in my mind) Rice Fest countdown. This week is all food related, actually rice related for that matter. Good luck!

Last Week‘s Winners:
* P.F. Chang’s (pink lady)
* Ala Moana Beach (kyleepuu)
* Aala Park (Surfdad)

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 7, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 7, 2013

Wea Dis Stay? ________________________

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 7, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 7, 2013

Wea Dis Stay? ________________________

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 7, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – August 7, 2013

Wea Dis Stay? ________________________


SCOOPS!

* VH07V at Honolulu Night Market next Saturday, August 17th!

VH07V will be at next Saturday night’s Honolulu Night Market in Kakaako! It will be one of the last two pop-up shows I’ll be doing this year so come on down and pick up the latest in VH07V swag!

VH07V at Honolulu Night Market, Summer Stage - Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 6pm-11pm at 683 Auahi Street
VH07V at Honolulu Night Market, Summer Stage – Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 6pm-11pm at 683 Auahi Street

* Rice Fest!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 1st, 2013 and come celebrate Hawaii’s beloved grain at the 4th Annual Rice Festival. Held at Ward Centers from 12pm to 5pm, this event has a full day of food and fun activities lined up including:

– Rice focused food & craft vendors (including VH07V ๐Ÿ™‚ )
– Cooking demos with Chef Mavro’s Chef George Mavrothalassitis & Pastry Chef Elizabeth Dippong, and OC16’s “Cutty” Cutler & KITV’s Yunji de Nies
– Entertainment by Kapena, Jody Kamisato & Uke’s Rising Stars, and EMKE
– the 4th Annual SPAM ยฎ Musubi Eating Contest, and
– an attempt to break the Guinness World Recordโ„ข for the World’s Largest SPAM Musubi

Brown rice and monetary donations will also be accepted to benefit Lanakila Pacific’s “Meals on Wheels” program. For more information, visit http://www.ricefest.com, http://www.facebook.com/ricefest, http://instagram.com/ricefest, or http://twitter.com/ricefest.

4th Annual Rice Fest - Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 12pm-5pm at Ward Centers
4th Annual Rice Fest – Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 12pm-5pm at Ward Centers

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* Calling All Referees! If you are a referee or have always wanted to be one, check out the note below from my friend Alton who has been chosen to run the organization: “The Hawaii State Basketball Officials Association (HSBOA) will be having a meeting on Monday August 19 @ 6pm at Salt Lake District Park. It’s open to new first year officials and transfer officials. Well can teach people that don’t no how or are interested in trying. For more information, please contact Alton Mamiya (808) 551-0916 or via email at amamiya@hawaii.rr.com. Thanks!”


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VH07V spotted with popular recording artist Anuhea

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4th Annual Rice Fest Takes Place on Sunday, September 1 at Ward Centers

August 1, 2013

If you've been craving rice for the last year, your wait is no more! The 4th Annual Rice Fest will kick off National Rice Month and take place on Sunday, September 1st from 12pm-5pm at Ward Centers (in the square parking lot across the street from the movie theaters). Come on down and enjoy rice focused food and fun for the entire family.


4th Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
Ward Centers

Sunday, September 1 from 12pm-5pm

12pm – Rice Fest (at Ward Centers) starts, hosted by 94.7 KUMU's Bruddah Bryan

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Our Emcee: 94.7 KUMU's Bruddah Bryan

12:05pm-12:10pm – Dance routine by The Rascals

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Rascals

12:30pm-1:00pm – Entertainment by EMKE

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EMKE

1pm-1:20pm – 1st Celebrity/Chef Cooking Demo (with OC16's "Cutty" Cutler and KITV's Yunji de Nies)

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"Cutty" Cutler (Cookin' with Cutty) with Yunji de Nies (KITV)

1:30pm-2pm – Ukulele performances by Jody Kamisato & Ukulele Hale

Jody Kamisato & Ukulele Hale
Jody Kamisato & Ukulele Hale

2pm-2:20pm – 2nd Celebrity/Chef Cooking Demo (with Chef Mavro's Chef George Mavrothalassitis & Pastry Chef Elizabeth Dippong with Tiny Tadani)

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Chef Mavro's George Mavrothalassitis & Pastry Chef Elizabeth Dippong (Chef Mavro) with Tiny Tadani (Tiny TV)

2:30pm-3pm – Musical performance by Honoka & Azita

Honoka & Azita
Honoka & Azita

3pm-4pm – Musical performance by Kapena

Kapena
Kapena

4pm-4:30pm – 4th Annual SPAM® Musubi Eating Contest – with three-time defending champ "Uncle Rodney"

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SPAM® Musubi Eating Contest two-time defending champ "Uncle Rodney"

4:30pm-5pm – Guinness World Record™ for Largest SPAM® Musubi – Official Weigh-In

Guinness World Record™ for Largest SPAM® Musubi
Guinness World Record™ for Largest SPAM® Musubi

5pm – 2013 Rice Fest concludes

All Day (12pm-5pm)

* OC16 appearances by Tiny Tadani from TinyTV & Scott, Mayumi & Skyler from Ultimate Japan!

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Appearances by OC16's Tiny TV & Ultimate Japan!

* Brown Rice Donation Center – Brown Rice and monetary donations will be accepted for Lanakila Meals on Wheels at the Lanakila Pacific / Info booth, Oceanic Time Warner Cable booth, Channel808 booth, and VH07V booth
* Guinness World Record™ attempt – Construction of the world's Largest SPAM® Musubi in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ of 628 lbs!

More info will be added as we get closer. See y'all there!

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Scenes from the Rice Fest

September 20, 2010

(Warning: *CHOKE* Photos)

Yeah, I know. Dis post is more than a week overdue, but bruddah ova hea had to sift through 635 photos from all ova da creation (Twitter/Twitpic, flickr, Facebook, etc.) from like 20 different peeps. Finally whittled it down to a little over a hunny in the hopes of giving you a little glimpse into the event that absolutely consumed my life for the last year or so.

For those who don’t know, I am the co-founder of an event called Rice Fest , an event that I am very passionate about, and one that I can honestly say Hawaii wants/needs. Let’s face it. We love our rice here in Hawaii. The plan is to put the Rice Fest on every September (in line with National Rice Month), which we started at our inaugural event last week Saturday (September 11, 2010) at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Below are the scenes from that day. Mahalo to everyone for the support!

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Our Rice Fest sign on the morning of… Exciting!

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The line waits in anticipation (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Scenic shot of Aloha Tower (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Our Sponsor Diamond G Rice (Photo Courtesy Todd Masui)

(A big mahaloz to our sponsors/partners: Diamond G Rice, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Lanakila Pacific, Vacations Hawaii, HPE Live, and the Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace!)

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Diamond G Rice gave away free rice to patrons every half hour! (Photo Courtesy Todd Masui)

Stephen aka @PHOTOluluTV won free rice and quickly donated it to our non-profit partner Lanakila Pacific. So thoughtful!

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Stephen donating his rice to Lanakila Pacific. (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

Still early in the day, I had some down time to visit each booth to capture the sights.

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Bruddah Kalani Miller and his niece(?) at their Mobile Gamer Guys’ booth.

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Some keiki having fun playing video games inside the posh Mobile Gamer Guys’ van. (Photo Courtesy Todd Masui)

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Valen Ahlo posing with the 58th Cherry Blossom Festival Court (Princess Kimberly Fujinaka, Princess Cori Hanagami, Queen Marissa Machida, and Miss Congeniality Andrea Hiura). (Photo Courtesy Todd Masui)

Due to a tent mix-up, the ladies of the 58th Cherry Blossom Festival Court were out in the hot sun for part of the day. A big mahalo to all of them for being such troopers!

Also in the Keiki Zone, University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Science educator Dr. Maria Stewart shared her current research in an interactive and educational display entitled “Nutrition for Everybody: Learn How Rice Promotes a Healthy Body”.

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Dr. Maria Stewart’s Rice Education booth. (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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The fellas from the Snow F|A|C|T|O|R|Y (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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Russ aka @ParkRat enjoying his treat from Snow F|A|C|T|O|R|Y. (Photo Courtesy @Melissa808)

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The early scene from above. (Photo Courtesy Todd Masui)

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Pacific Soul’s Sean Priester and his staff. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Pacific Soul’s offerings at the Rice Fest. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Pelekunu’s booth. They won the Most Creative Booth Award! (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

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Grilled Teri Chicken plate from Pelekunu’s. (Photo Courtesy @Melissa808)

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The Thai Kitchen booth

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The Mixed Plate from Thai Kitchen

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Slowly starting to pick up (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Don Ho’s Island Grill booth

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Kats Sushi booth. They won the “Best of Show” award as voted on by the visitors. (Photo Courtesy @bitachu)

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Spicy Tuna temaki (handroll) from Kats Sushi. (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

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Himalayan Kitchen’s booth.

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Eastern Food Center’s booth.

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Various rice offerings (including jung, mochi and SPAM musubis) from Eastern Food Center. (Photo Courtesy Todd Masui)

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Primo Sushi’s booth. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Big City Diner’s booth. (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

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Island Taste’s booth. (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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Arturo’s Hot Sauce booth. (Photo Courtesy @LanakilaPacific)

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Julia, Chimaine, Umma and Mai at the Scrip booth. (Photo Courtesy Umma Kayvalyam)

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Sweet Charlotte’s booth.

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Sweet Charlotte’s offerings. (Photo Courtesy Todd Masui)

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Hawaiian Kine Seasonings’ booth.

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Offerings from Hawaiian Kine Seasonings. (Photo Courtesy Todd Masui)

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Yelp booth. (Photo Courtesy @Melissa808)

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Leonard Jr.’s malasada van. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Our friends at the Lanakila Pacific booth. (Photo Courtesy @Melissa808)

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One of @LanakilaPacific’s tweets during the day. (Photo Courtesy @LanakilaPacific)

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The guys from Oishi-Genmai GIC Japan. Look for their products next year!

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The Admission/Volunteer Check-In/Twitter #RICEHUNT booth. (Photo Courtesy Todd Masui)

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Goodie bags for all Twitter #RICEHUNT participants. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

And then the #RICEHUNT Twitter Scavenger hunt began! Here are the list of items the participants had to find and Twitpic out in order to win:

  • A member of the 58th Cherry Blossom Festival Court
  • A pair of chopsticks
  • A picture of Bruddah Bryan from 102.7 Da Bomb
  • A picture of both Chef Barry “Cutty” Cutler and Hawaii News Now’s Stephanie Lum at the Celebrity/Chef Cooking Demo at 1PM
  • A scenic picture of Aloha Tower
  • A food dish with rice
  • A food booth at Rice Fest
  • Maribel with the new IntelliGo (at the Oceanic sponsor booth)
  • A close-up of The Mobile Gamer Guys’ Bus
  • A Rice Fest volunteer / staff – They must be wearing the Rice Fest shirt

Below are some of the images from the #RICEHUNT.

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“A member of the 58th Cherry Blossom Festival Court” (Photo Courtesy @biznaz)

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“A pair of chopsticks” (Photo Courtesy @princesstara459)

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“A picture of Bruddah Bryan from 102.7 Da Bomb” (Photo Courtesy @bitachu)

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“A picture of both Chef Barry “Cutty” Cutler and Hawaii News Now’s Stephanie Lum at the Celebrity/Chef Cooking Demo at 1PM” (Photo Courtesy @tweetpea)

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“A scenic picture of Aloha Tower” (Photo Courtesy @bitachu)

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“A food dish with rice” (Photo Courtesy @princesstara459)

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“A food booth at Rice Fest” (Photo Courtesy @emichan58)

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“Maribel with the new IntelliGo (at the Oceanic sponsor booth)” (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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“A close-up of The Mobile Gamer Guys’ Bus” (Photo Courtesy @bitachu)

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“A Rice Fest volunteer / staff – They must be wearing the Rice Fest shirt” (Photo Courtesy @LaurieCicotello)

Mahaloz to all of our #RICEHUNT participants: @amisan34 (and friend), @bitachu (and friend), @biznaz, @photolulutv, @princesstara459 (and friend), @emichan58 (and friend), and @lauriecicotello, and congratulations to @bitachu for winning the grand prize that included gifts from VG Addict, OhanaPCS, TNBLive, and Oceanic Time Warner Cable. Special thanks to @octobersoldier for coordinating the game and prizes! Awesome job!

And then, it was time for the Rice Fest to officially begin! 102.7 Da Bomb’s Bruddah Bryan gets us started…

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102.7 Da Bomb’s Bruddah Bryan giving away a skateboard from Oceanic Time Warner Cable (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Cookin’ With Cutty’s Barry “Cutty” Cutler and Hawaii News Now’s Stephanie Lum put on their Celebrity/Chef Cooking Demo (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

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Cutty and Stephanie’s “Healthy Fried Rice” dish. (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

Ingredients for Cutty and Stephanie’s “Healthy Fried Rice”:

  • Brown Rice
  • Olive/Grapeseed Oil
  • Turkey Bacon/Turkey Sausage
  • Organic Eggs (whites only)
  • Carrots
  • Maui Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Seasonings
  • Lettuce Leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Braggs Liquid Aminos

Serve on a fresh butter lettuce leaf

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Stephen (@PhotoluluTV), Sara (@sarakata) and Melissa (@Melissa808) enjoying themselves at the Rice Fest (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

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Russ (@ParkRat), Melissa (@Melissa808), and Rick (@RickNakama) take time to pose at the Rice Fest (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

And before you knew it, it was time for the 2nd Celebrity/Chef Cooking Demo, featuring Kai Market’s Chef Darren Demaya and KITV4’s Lara Yamada.

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Kai Market’s Chef Darren Demaya cooking with KITV4’s Lara Yamada

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Chef Darren and Lara’s dish (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

Soon it was time for the Lung Kong Physical Culture Club to bless our event with good luck via a traditional lion dance. I was told to stand in front while the lions start on me. Love love LOVE this cool shot from @PhotoluluTV that totally captured the moment!

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Getting blessed from the Lung Kong Physical Culture Club Lion Dancers (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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The drummers from the Lung Kong Physical Culture Club (Photo Courtesy Todd Masui)

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Up close on one of the lions. (Photo Courtesy Todd Masui)

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The lion dances through the crowd and all over the premises for good luck. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

Next up: The Ukulele Hale keiki and Jody Kamisato & Chris Salvador, aka Heart and Soul!

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Jody Kamisato introducing his band Heart & Soul (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Heart & Soul with their special guest Kalei Gamiao (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

I gotta say, I was REALLY impressed with young Chris Salvador’s voice. Wow!

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Kalei Gamiao, Heart & Soul, and the Ukulele Hale keiki jammin’ it up! (Photo Courtesy Jody Kamisato)

One of my favorite events of the day was the “Riceipe” Cooking contest that pitted 5 professional chefs against each other to see who could make the best dish that incorporated rice. Fun, adrenaline pumpin’, exciting stuffs!

The participating chefs were Chef Hideaki “Santa” Miyoshi from Tokkuri-Tei, Chef Kendall Uyehara from HMSHost, Chef Robert Denis from Don Ho’s Island Grill, Chef Matthew Naula from RumFire, and Chef Colin Hazama from Kauai Grill.

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Chef Hideaki “Santa” Miyoshi, Chef Kendall Uyehara, Chef Robert Denis, Chef Matthew Naula, and Chef Colin Hazama line up as Bruddah Bryan introduces them. (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

3-2-1… Go!

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Kauai Grill’s Chef Colin Hazama goes at it. (Photo Courtesy @Mel808)

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Chef Colin’s Hanalei Squid Luau Risotto (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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RumFire’s Chef Matthew Naula tosses rice in his pan. (Photo Courtesy Todd Masui)

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Chef Matt’s dish. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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The crowd gathers as the chefs hurry to complete their dish. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Don Ho’s Island Grill’s Chef Robert Denis preps his dish.

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Chef Robert’s Lomilomi Salmon Risotto Lollipops w/ Sweet Chili Glaze dish. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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HMSHost’s Chef Kendall Uyehara works on his gravy. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Chef Kendall’s Loco Moco a la Francaise dish. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Tokkuri-Tei’s Chef Hideaki “Santa” Miyoshi just cruisin’. (Photo Courtesy @Mel808)

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Chef Santa kicks it into high gear. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Chef Santa’s Seafood Risotto. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

I’m still trying to convince him that “Sugimoto Risotto” has a much better ring to it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Meanwhile the judges took their places on stage and prepared to feast on some ono kine (rice) grindz! Our judges were Star-Advertiser Food Critic Nadine Kam, Twitter Goddess and all around foodie Melissa Chang (@Melissa808), Professional Baker Ed Morita (@NctrnlBst), and Diamond G Rice’s Harrison Wong.

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Harrison, Ed, Nadine, and Melissa get interviewed by Bruddah Bryan. (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

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Melissa taking a shot of Chef Matthew Naula’s dish. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

And then it was time to announce the winner… I’ll just let the next four photos tell the (funny) story.

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Chef Santa asks, “Who me!?” (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

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Chef Santa in shock. (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

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Chef Santa finally cracks a smile. (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

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Chef Santa still in shock. (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)

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Chef Santa’s Seafood Risotto as seen from Nadine Kam’s perspective. (Photo Courtesy @fashiontribe)

Congratulations Santa-san!

Next up was an amazing Taiko Drum performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii under the direction of Sensei Akemi Martin.

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Taiko Drum performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

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Taiko Drum performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii (Photo Courtesy @PHOTOluluTV)


@NctrnlBst’s Youtube video (for Nonstop Honolulu) with footage/images from the Rice Fest

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Crowd shot. (Photo Courtesy Tyson Yamada)

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Mel (@Mel808), Chris (@ChrisHall78) and Randi (@randi808) pose during the Rice Fest. (Photo Courtesy @ParkRat)

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Hawaii News Now’s Minna Sugimoto and Kauai Grill’s Chef Colin Hazama put on their Celebrity/Chef Cooking Demo

I was unfortunately running around so I was unable to capture the dish, but FYI, it was “Slow cooked New Zealand King Salmon” with miso yuzu broth, young ginger, soft tofu, and crispy jasmine rice… A dish Chef Colin serves at his Kauai Grill restaurant.

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Now that’s a good lookin’ couple! ๐Ÿ˜› Ron and Sherry pose during the Rice Fest. (Photo Courtesy Tyson Yamada)

And then Kapena takes the stage!

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Kapena / De Lima `Ohana serenading the audience at Rice Fest. (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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Kelly Boy, Kalena, and Lilo!

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Scenic shot of Aloha Tower as nightfall sets in. (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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The crowd enjoys the music of Kapena. (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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Kelly Boy spontaneously calls on a girl from the Pelekunu booth to dance hula during a song. (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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Walter and Lincoln hanging out at the Vacations Hawaii booth. (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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Maude and Travis working the Oceanic Time Warner Cable booth. (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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Harrison holding things down at the Diamond G Rice booth. (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

And then came the hilarious and entertaining SPAM Musubi eating contest. The contestants had 3 minutes to eat as many SPAM Musubis as possible!

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Bruddah Bryan counts down to the start of the SPAM Musubi Eating Contest.

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And… they’re off! (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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The look of pain (or concentration)! One of the two. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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Still going! … As the audience captures footage. (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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Keep it going! (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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Time’s running out! (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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And Rodney’s the winnah! He ate an amazing 8 out of 10 SPAM musubis within the 3 minute period! (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

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“Uncle Rodney” gets mobbed by his adoring fans/family! (Photo Courtesy Kiman Wong)

Why do I call him “Uncle Rodney”? Check out the video! LOL!


SPAM Musubi Eating Contest at the 2010 Rice Fest

And then it was a wrap!

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The 2010 Rice Fest is in the books! See you next year!

A big mahalo to everyone who came out to support our first event. Thank you to our hard working staff and volunteers (especially Lincoln Jacobe and my day-to-day partners in crime: Umma Kayvalyam, Harold Su and my wife Mai). Thank you to the media for all of your coverage, including Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Hawaii News Now’s Sunrise, KITV4 This Morning, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, The Nikkan Sun, KUMU, Nonstop Honolulu and all those who talked/blogged about us in Hawaii’s Social Media space (@Melissa808, @ParkRat, @Mel808, @RickNakama, @sarakata, @PhotoluluTV, @fashiontribe, @octobersoldier, @LanakilaPacific, @randi808, @pacificsoul, @Nctrnlbst, @amisan34, @bitachu, @biznaz, @princesstara459, @emichan58, @lauriecicotello, @tweetpea, @haboolani, @HawaiiIRL, @hnlmark, @strobie, @SSquire, @MikeSumida, @ChrisHall78, @JKuroiwa, @atmarketing, @Living2Shop, @theodene, and more! Sorry, I know I’m missing a lot!). Mahaloz to @PhotoluluTV, @ParkRat, Kiman Wong, Todd Masui, Tyson Yamada, and more, for taking photos and letting me “borrow” some for this blog. ๐Ÿ˜›

Mahalo to our sponsors and partners Diamond G Rice, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Lanakila Pacific, Vacations Hawaii, HPE Live, the Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace, and Rob Yunich and the rest of the USA Rice Federation team. Thank you to all of our vendors: Arturo’s Hot Sauce in Hawaii, Big City Diner, Don Ho’s Island Grill, Dr. Maria Stewart (University of Hawaii at Manoa Professor of Nutrition), Eastern Food Center, Hawaiian Kine Seasonings, Himalayan Kitchen, Island Taste, KATS SUSHI, Lanakila Pacific, Leonard’s Malasadas, Mobile Gamer Guys, OISHI-GENMAI – GIC JAPAN, Pelekunu’s Teri Sauces, Primo Sushi, Thai Kitchen, Soul Patrol, SNOW |F|A|C|T|O|R|Y|, and Sweet Charlotte, and our entertainers: 102.7 Da Bomb’s Bruddah Bryan, Cookin’ With Cutty’s Chef Barry “Cutty” Cutler, Hawaii News Now’s Stephanie Lum, Kai Market’s Darren Demaya, KITV4’s Lara Yamada, Kauai Grill’s Chef Colin Hazama, Hawaii News Now’s Minna Sugimoto, Ernie Loo and the Lung Kong Physical Culture Club, Heart & Soul (and Kalei Gamiao), the Ukulele Hale Keiki, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii under the direction of Sensei Akemi Martin, Kapena (Kelly Boy, Kalena, and Lilo De Lima), Jonathan Murai and the 58th Cherry Blossom Festival Court, and Bubbles Duh Clown.

Thank you to our SPAM musubi eating contestants and our “Riceipe” Cooking contestants: Don Ho’s Island Grill’s Chef Robert Denis, Kauai Grill’s Chef Colin Hazama (again!), Tokkuri-Tei’s Chef Hideaki “Santa” Miyoshi, RumFire’s Chef Matthew Naula, and HMSHost’s Chef Kendall Uyehara. Mahalo also to our Starwood contacts: Candice Lee Kraughto, Jocelyn Elfstrom, Joanie Matsumoto, and Chaunce Lovett, among others. Mahaloz to the “World Wide Ed” community for reading this far and always showing your support in whatever I do. I know I’m forgetting a lot more, so thank you to anyone and everyone who helped make the inaugural Rice Fest a reality. See you guys next year! ๐Ÿ™‚


Video highlights from the 2010 Hawaii Rice Fest