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82 degrees 365 days out of the year… sorta

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That has been my motto for the past year. So what has been happening in Hawaii lately?? We have had some mildly depressing weather conditions lately. One day it’s sunny. The next day it’s storming. Then followed by 4 days of overcast skies.

Part of my “success” on social media depends on us having sunny days. But it seems that I have been neglecting my websites motto. “virtual Hawaii daily” – that should have meant RAIN or SHINE. And to my loyal supporters who have been waiting for that “live notification” (that rarely happened)… my apologies.

I have always treasured my supporters that shared their reasons for following me on social media. And they were all heart heavy reasons.

the Resolution:

I will have to remind myself what brought you to me. Me going LIVE… OFTEN. Rain or Shine I will click that red button. Whether it’s taking my drone to the skies, shooting epic waves, cooking real local food or simply just doing a “life scope”… I’ll keep doing it.

Someone out there near or far (mostly far because I’m on an island LOL) needs to experience Hawaii. And I’m the ticket that’s already paid. All it costs is time. As expensive as time is I can carve out a few more hours for you. See you soon… Cheeeeee!

 

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Eating legit Kobe Beef

Last night I had the opportunity to take my wife to Teppanyaki Ginza Onodera. I basically asked Siri for restaurants “in my area”. This was the first place that was recommended.

I will not labor you with all the dramatic elements that led me to this restaurant. However I will say this… it is the only restaurant in the state of Hawaii allowed to serve Japanese Kobe beef. Apparently there are many restaurants that serve Kobe beef, but select few are privileged to serve the Japan version. The executive chef made it clear that the “bloodline” of the Japanese Kobe beef is not shared with American ranchers. (or other purveyors of Kobe beef)

Let just say that every side dish from the fresh array of vegetables to even the crab legs and the final item which was 100 percent kona coffee… was exquisite. One unique item was the hydroponic salad. The ahi sashimi was literally BROKDAMOUT! And the seared Hawaiian snapper! to the Kobe beef tare tare… dude I’m getting hungry writing this.

Enough with the blah blah blah. The Kobe beef was cooked medium. It melted in my mouth. It was sooooooo good. I eat steak every 3 days… and this steak was literally the best i have ever tasted. I’m not one of many words… so please enjoy the pictures and watch my “debrief” on Periscope ( replay is here)

If you plan on eating here keep in mind that the dishes start at 160 a person.

the address should you decide to eat here is: 1726 S. King Street Honolulu, HI 96826

 

 

 

 

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.┬áHe 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!

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