Cooking Chicken Bok Bok

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The Dish

Chicken BOK BOK. Thats the name I chose and I am running with it. This post is for all the people who watch me on Periscope. If you’re reading this you need to watch my live broadcast to get the full effect of my kamikaze style cooking. The dish is simply chicken thighs (de-boned) with a bunch of ingredients that don’t sound right at first… But you need to try it. Just once. LOL here’s the ingredients:

1lb chicken (thighs), slice of ginger, 1/2 onion, Hawaiian salt, fresh cracked pepper, 2 oz. Elephant ear(chinese fungus… yes!) 1 oz. Shiitake mushroom, 2 stalks celery, 1 small carrot, wax beans( 1 handful) Lee Kum Kee sauce (black bean and garlic) Braggs liquid aminos (soy sauce alternative) 1 cup water, avocado oil and 3 tsp corn starch.

What I did

I cooked it. LOL. seriously… I sliced everything up into small pieces. (watch your fingertips) first I sautéed the onions and ginger. Next the chicken went in. I’ll say this now: I season with salt and pepper every time I add ingredients into the pan. I added a tsp of the Black Bean Garlic sauce. Once the chicken was cooked I put it in a separate dish.

Fry carrots, celery and wax beans in 1 tsp oil. season. Add tsp of Black Bean garlic sauce. Add Elephant ear and shiitake. Stir. Add 1 cup water (300-500 ml for you METRIC system folks) Cover for 5 minutes.

TASTE TEST… I think it goes without saying to TASTE your food along the way. If you forgot now’s your last chance. Add liquid aminos (or soy sauce) if you need more salt/flavor.  At this point mix water with your corn starch. Stir your corn starch into pan on slight boil. Carefully fold in until all liquid is gravy like. Turn off heat.


“Da buggah was brokdamout” … or delicious in english. Here in Hawaii we eat everything with RICE… so slap dis buggah over some rice!  What does it taste like? Predominantly Chinese. A little Japanese (with the Shiitake)… and it’s savory not sweet.


I am not a chef. I’m just a Hawaiian that loves to eat. I love to cook for myself and my family. A man who can’t cook is at a disadvantage. I always like having the upper hand. And I think my wife is okay with me taking some of the responsibility of cooking.

If you missed the link earlier… watch it here on —-> PERISCOPE

MAHALO FOR READING…  I really hate typing. But I love sharing… Cheeeee!

Surviving a Tsunami: my Dads story

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May 23, 1960- my dad survived a Tsunami in Hawaii. Sixty-one people died that day. A 9.5 magnitude earthquake had killed thousands in Chile the day prior. The 35ft surge damaged more than 500 homes and caused over $75 million in damages in Hilo(my birthplace). The Tsunami continued on to Japan and the Philipines killing over 160 more people.

The Calling on His Life:

Fast forward to today… My dad still has dreams about it. 1am in the morning. The water filling up his house. My grandpa saving his life by throwing him on a table. Who would have thought that my dad would later become an amazing mentor to thousands? Or become an amazing husband of 45 years? He also is an amazing father of 2 sons(me included lol) and currently has 4 grandchildren(mine lol). He plays the ukulele, drums, sings, types 100 wpm and rides his bike 5 miles a day to name a few things.

I have to say the greatest gift he gave me is his love and wisdom. He taught me what it is to be a man. A husband. A Father. I am so honored to call him DAD.

I would love for you to watch his “interview” on Periscope here. He also authored a book called Funny Little Fingers available on Amazon.

Sorry this blog post is sooooo short. I am tired of typing already!!! Just watch the interview and buy his book LOL! Mahalo nui!


Cooking with Me

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I’m not a chef. I love to eat. That’s enough motivation to make me want to become a better cook. That alongside with having four kids motivates me to get out of my comfort zones… at least when it comes to cooking.


Habanero Chicken Curry. That’s the name of the dish. The first time that I’ve ever made Thai style curry. I’ve eaten tons of restaurant versions. But tonight, I decided I’ll give it a shot.


16 ounces chicken, 2 garlic cloves, salt, pepper, 3 kaffir lime leaves, ginger, carrots, bell peppers, 1 potato, 1 can coconut milk, red boat fish sauce and Habanero peppers.


After combining all the ingredients and tasting for the first time… I was blown away. Not because I didn’t believe that I could do it… But the flavors that came out from those simple ingredients. I will definitely be doing another dish this week! I am most likely going to use shrimp on my next one 🙂

Please watch my video on Periscope if you want to see how I made it. ENJOY!


Shopping Hawaii: The Blessed Life Store

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Tonight we had an opportunity to visit a locally owned store here in Hawaii. The name of the store is The Blessed LifeLocated in a very isolated part of Windward Mall they seem to be doing very well.

The company was  envisioned by one person. However the accumulation of 10 different brands makes this store a rare gem among a saturated market. The 10 different brands represent 10 separate visions that have fallen under one mission statement: [quote from their FB page]

We strive to offer the very best collection of Christian clothing you’ll ever find. It’s our goal to be your one-stop destination for everything!

That being said you find an amazing array of styles and collections. One caveat I will mention is that everything in the store has an island feel. Naturally all the clothing looks comfortable, practical and light. (with the exception of the hoodies)

I wont type all the details here because im lazy! LOL – Just watch the YouTube video and the periscope link. Although I have some nice pics for you to look at 🙂 Enjoy! for more info on the company visit their Facebook page 

Live Streaming Tools: Arkon

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Aloha everyone!


Yesterday I announced that Arkon Mounts will be extending another 20% discount to all my “GLOhana” – so i decided to do a product review on a Dual Broadcaster that I received from Braddah Aaron at Arkon.

One thing I have to emphasize is that their products are SOLID. Those of you that have been following for the past year know that I have a pretty extensive live streaming equipment graveyard LOL! So it’s always a pleasure for me to share with you guys the equipment that I use from them.

In a nutshell the dual broadcaster I used is perfect for people who are broadcasting multiple platforms. (FB Live, Livestream, Busker and Periscope to name a few) But if you’re not one of those yet.. You can use the iPad mini mount as a monitor for reading comments.

Here are the model numbers for those of you that are going to order the equipment I broadcasted. (HD8TAB29 & TWBHDSM6) for a better understanding of how everything looks you can watch the video here –> Demo Video

When you are at checkout don’t forget to enter the promo code “hawaii” at checkout to receive 20% off. The promo expires 10am PST January 2, 2017. 

Thank you all for taking the time to read this… hope to catch you LIVE on my next broadcast. Cheee!


Whale Funeral, Man o War Stings and Kalamas

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Those of you who have been following me for the past two weeks(on periscope) you may remember that Shark Sighting sign I posted.  On  9/18/16 there was a melon head whale that had lost its mother. For 5 days it swam in circles in the shallows. There was a team from Hawaii Pacific University (Marine Biology) to monitor the whale. Their role was to observe and assist if it decided to strand itself. On 9/23/16 the inevitable happened. They euthanized it.  Today was the memorial service. There were approximately 40 people there including a news team from KITV news.

Prior to that I did my usual “daily swim” at Kalama Beach. The water was clear. The waves were very nice… and the waves actually had some power. (nothing like sandys) at the 15 minute mark of my broadcast… for the 32nd time… I got stung by a Portuguese Man o War. It wasnt that bad as I pulled away from it very quickly. To debunk that myth that urine works… It doesn’t. You have to apply vinegar or meat tenderizer to neutralize the venom. If that’s not available rub sand (to remove the barbs) and rinse off. the sting should last no longer than 15-30 mins.


Swimming at Kalamas is my salt water therapy. I have been coming here over 20 years. And every time I enter that water its like a jacuzzi for me. When I did my usual broadcast and seen the whale(on 9/18)… The climate of my broadcast changed a little. I think the Periscope community was definitely moved by this unique display of nature. Unfortunately nature took its course and the whale left this earth way too early. The ceremony was very much so distinctly Hawaiian.  Kumu Hula Mapoana DeSilva did the blessing. Immediately following they spread the whales ashes in the ocean.

(those that missed the live broadcast you can watch the replays in my Periscope channel)







Speaking at Social Media Event 10/06/2016

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Social Media. One of the most powerful tools on the planet. It has the power to change the direction of a nation. It has the power to reach billions. It also has forced the final hand of traditional news media. It has also forced network television to revamp their approach to entertainment. Businesses cannot ignore the footprint that social media has created. Enter the world of live streaming.


I will be speaking to a few of the industry’s top leaders in Social Media   on how I’ve built a community via Periscope. I will also expound on how I’ve used live streaming to develop my brand. {} The event will be held at 3660 on the Rise in Honolulu (10-06-16) at 5:30pm – 9:30pm (HST) The core topic of discussion: The social media trends of live video.


      Social Media Club Hawaii (SMCHI) quote from their FB page :

Social Media Club shares best practices, establishes ethics and standards, and is promoting media literacy. This is the beginning of a global conversation about building an organization and a community where the many diverse groups of people who care about social media can come together to discover, connect, share and learn.


Someone had contacted me after seeing one of my live streams on Periscope. They asked me to share my experiences at this event.. I agreed. Never underestimate the power of your broadcasts! People are watching…


I’m humbled by the fact that someone took notice and seen something valuable in my content. So when I looked it over I thought about the benefits of meeting all those amazing people it was a no brainer. Just to be able to connect with like-minded people is worth it. Hopefully I’ll pick up some new insights.


If you are in Honolulu on that day… Attend. If you can’t be here… watch it on periscope. Tickets are available for $15 via their eventbrite link. If you cannot attend or be there for my live scope please share this out. I hope to see everyone there!!! screenshot_20160930-230058