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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

WOW! Only 7 comments last week! I gotta step up my game here! Haha! Actually, I only had time to post 1 photo the last few weeks, so maybe that had something to do with it? We go try go back to tree…

Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 2, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – May 2, 2012

Points for Photo #1…
* Funniest name for each kid: 2 points each
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* Why wuz I dea?: 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 #2
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 2, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – May 2, 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
* Why wuz I dea?: 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? - May 2, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – May 2, 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
* Why wuz I dea?: 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

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Since I had such a blast at last month’s Hawaii Ocean Expo, I decided to try and kill myself again by doing it all over at yet another expo. 😛 If you’re free, come on down to the Big Boys & MMA Hawaii Expo on June 15, 16 and 17 at the Blaisdell and say hi! I’ll have even more VH07V (New Products) by then!

This week’s “Spotted” shot for VH07V was submitted by my buddy Thomas Yamada, who runs nvrMT Promotions out of Seattle. He was able to get a shot with local recording artist J Boog before the concert he helped put on.

nvrMT's Thomas Yamada VH07V-ing with local recording artist J Boog
nvrMT’s Thomas Yamada VH07V-ing with local recording artist J Boog

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


New AroundHawaii article

My new food article for May went live yesterday. This month, we’re covering a popular Japanese restaurant in Pearl City called Spicy Ahi & BBQ. Check it!

Spicy Ahi & BBQ - Ono Japanese Eats in Pearl City
Spicy Ahi & BBQ – Ono Japanese Eats in Pearl City


New Time Warner Cable Untangled blog

My new blog for Time Warner Cable’s corporate blog called Untangled also went live yesterday. It’s about local boy Matthew Shimura who took first place in a national, student video competition called StudentCam. He beat out over 1,000 other entries coming in from all across the country! Way to go Matt!

Hawaii Student Matthew Shimura Takes Top Honors in National Competition [Photo Courtesy: Kiman Wong]
Hawaii Student Matthew Shimura Takes Top Honors in National Competition [Photo Courtesy: Kiman Wong]


Have a happy VH07V Wednesday y’all! Shoooots!

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Hawaii Student Matthew Shimura Takes Top Honors in National Competition

May 1, 2012

Oceanic Time Warner Cable is proud to announce that the grand prize winning entry for C-SPAN’s national 2012 StudentCam competition is a student from Hawaii!

Hawaii Student Matthew Shimura Takes Top Honors in National Competition
Matthew Shimura – StudentCam 2012 Grand Prize Winner [Photo courtesy: Kiman Wong]

The national competition, sponsored by Time Warner Cable and C-SPAN, challenged middle and high school students to bring the U.S. Constitution to life in the form of a video documentary. Students were asked to examine any section of the Preamble, Articles or Amendments of the U.S. Constitution and discuss its relevance in their lives, with the opportunity to win part of more than $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. More than 1,203 films were received in this year’s competition from more than 2,000 students from 43 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Of the 148 student finalists from across the United States who won prizes, Matthew Shimura, a ninth grader from Punahou School here in Honolulu, won the grand prize with his documentary video entry titled: “The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment.”

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The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment

Through his remarkable exploration of American policy towards Japanese-Americans during World War II, Shimura took viewers on a journey that presents the history of Japanese internment camps in the United States. He focused on his uncle John, a former prisoner at the infamous Manzanar camp in California, as an example of someone who was able to overcome harsh realities and achieve the American Dream.

Hawaii Student Matthew Shimura Takes Top Honors in National Competition
Matthew Shimura and family [Photo courtesy: Kiman Wong]

As the grand prize winner, Shimura won a trip to Washington D.C., a $5,000 scholarship award, as well as $1,000 in funding for his school to spend on digital video equipment supplies.

Oceanic Time Warner Cable recently honored Shimura and his family at an awards reception held at Punahou School, his Alma Matter.

Hawaii Student Matthew Shimura Takes Top Honors in National Competition
Oceanic Time Warner Cable President Bob Barlow presents Matthew Shimura with his $5,000 check [Photo courtesy: Kiman Wong]

In attendance were Matthew and his immediate family members, influential Punahou faculty and staff, key Oceanic Time Warner Cable employees, and Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle.

Hawaii Student Matthew Shimura Takes Top Honors in National Competition
Matthew with his moms Tony Shimura and Dr. Sharon Webb, Mayor Peter Carlisle, and Punahou School Academy Dean William Ouellette [Photo courtesy: Kiman Wong]

Oceanic sends a big congratulations to Matthew Shimura and a job well done to all students who participated in the 2012 StudentCAM competition!

To view all photos from that day, please visit our Facebook page.

Obama-Rama

June 4, 2008

Now I know politics is a touchy subject for many so I’ll tread softly on this one. And besides that, you’re probably thinking “What is this mma jokester doing talking about something he barely knows anything about.”

Good point.

Alls I know is that one of Hawaii’s own, Barack Obama made history yesterday when he became the first African-American to head a ticket of a major political party, after beating out the favored Senator Hillary Clinton. And you know what, I’m proud of dat!

Obama, as most of you know, was born right here in Hawaii. He is a 1979 graduate of Punahou School and still has family here in the islands. Beyond that, I admittedly don’t know much more about him other than the factual stuff most people already know (Harvard Law School graduate, married to Michelle, two daughters, Illinois Senator, has a MySpace, etc. You know, the important stuff. 😛 ).

What I do know is that he has that Presidential air about him. That confidence, that natural leadership, that something that you can’t quite put your finger on, but you know you like and want in a future leader. You know, that “je ne sais quoi.” Bill Clinton to me, also had that vibe (not sure if that’s a good comparison or bad… hehe!). There’s also a general “cool” or “it” factor in him that I’m sure many of us find intriguing as well.

OK, I’ll stop it there before it gets too political up in hurr. I’m just a regular dude making observations yo.


In other news, former BYU and Philadelphia Eagles’ standout kick returner Vai Sikahema (incidentally married to a Kahuku woman) accepted former MLB player Jose Canseco’s $5,000 celebrity boxing challenge, which will take place on July 12th in Atlantic City. Apparently, Jose has been running his mouth about how much experience he has in martial arts and that a boxer cannot beat him. Vai is at an obvious size disadvantage, but was a former Golden Gloves competitor.

Talk to me!
* Obama or McCain?
* What do you think of Hillary Clinton as a possible choice for Vice President?
* Who do you think will win in the boxing matchup between Jose Canseco or Vai Sikahema (they will be using head gear and 14 oz. gloves)?
* Would you even be interested in watching it?
* Jose Canseco is apparently getting into MMA as well. Do you think he’ll do well, or is he just a circus act?