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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 30, 2011

March 30th, 2011
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Before we get started this week, I gots a few announcements to make:

  1. Happy (almost) April 1st y'all! Anyone got any scrumptious ideas for a good April Fool's joke? Share! *grin*
  2. Tomorrow night is the 3rd installment of the Eat the Street event at 555 South Street (5pm-9pm). Don't forget to check that out as part of the proceeds will go to help those in need in Japan!
  3. On Friday, my new AroundHawaii article will be coming out. Still not sure what/where I'll be writing about, but I have all the photos ready to go. Ethel's? Yotteko-Ya? Cafe Kaila? Izakaya Gaku? Suggestions? Holla!
  4. On Monday, I'll be posting a special blog here so be on the lookout for that and show me that you're still alive by commenting mmmkay? ;)
  5. Anyone out there still interested in American Idol chatter?
  6. Hawaii Five-0?
  7. Top Chef? :P
  8. Lastly, no fo-get fo' do your taxes kay? Those goin' be due in a couple weeks!

Without further ado, let's get to this week's photos son!


Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 30, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 30, 2011

Points for Photo #1...
* Best Caption!: 3 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Name of location where dish is from: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link (for beach)?: 2 points
* Google Street View link (for food)?: 2 points


Photo #2
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 30, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 30, 2011

Points for Photo #2...
* Location?: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Name of Oceanic Mobile Internet device?: 3 points
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 2 points

Last Week's Results:
Our four winnahz last week were Coconut Willy, carokun, Paco and SteveO. Big ups C Dubbs, c-chan, 2Pac and Steve-O! Check out da leadahboard below for da updates!

Da Leadahboard (Round 3)!

  • 32.0 - carokun
  • 17.0 - Coconut Willy
  • 08.0 - Paco, Takeshi, honugurl79
  • 05.0 - tweetpeep22
  • 04.0 - che, k15
  • 03.0 - SteveO, bB, tita leerz
  • 02.0 - sooooogs
  • 01.0 - kuya.d

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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 23, 2011

March 23rd, 2011
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Wow, it's been a pretty crazy couple o' weeks, but I'm back! Miss me? :P Hope y'all have been all good in the hood!

I'm checking in from my laptop today (with no Photoshop loaded) so this week's photos will be made up the unedited versions of whatever photos I could find. Let's get this started shall we?...


Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 23, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 23, 2011

Points for Photo #1...
* Best Caption!: 3 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 2 points


Photo #2
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 23, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 23, 2011

Points for Photo #2...
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 2 points


Photo #3
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 23, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 23, 2011

Points for Photo #3...
* Name of black device?: 3 points
* What does it do?: 3 points
* Location?: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 2 points


Last Week's Results:
carokun was the big winner last week with 16 points and immediately took the lead! Joining her in the win column were bB and sooooogs. Congrats c-chan, beeBz and big bro! Check out da leadahboard below for da updates!

Da Leadahboard (Round 3)!

  • 23.0 - carokun
  • 14.0 - Coconut Willy
  • 08.0 - Takeshi, honugurl79
  • 05.0 - tweetpeep22
  • 04.0 - che, k15
  • 03.0 - bB, tita leerz
  • 02.0 - sooooogs
  • 01.0 - kuya.d

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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 16, 2011

March 16th, 2011
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First and foremost, mahalo to each and every one of you who commented, emailed and called to see if my folks (currently traveling in Japan) are OK. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. I'm happy to report that they were finally able to get through and contact my sister and I. They definitely felt the quake in Tokyo, but are otherwise doing good and will hopefully be home soon. Those in the Sendai and surrounding areas weren't so lucky though. Please read this document from the American Red Cross - Hawaii Chapter (PDF) to see how you can help!

With that said, let's try to crack a smile for a quick second and get to this week's (not so easy) photos!


Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 16, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 16, 2011

Points for Photo #1...
* Best Caption!: 3 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 2 points


Photo #2
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 16, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 16, 2011

Points for Photo #2...
* Why does this give me such good memories?: 3 points
* Location?: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 2 points


Photo #3
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 16, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 16, 2011

Points for Photo #3...
* Best Caption!: 3 points
* Location?: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 2 points


Photo #4
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 16, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 16, 2011

Points for Photo #4...
* Location?: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Name of Dish?: 2 points
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 2 points


Last Week's Results:
Woo hoo! Five big winners last week, including 4 new additions to our leadahboard! Congrats to tita leerz, Takeshi, kuya.d, Coconut Willy, and che, aka, leerz, kesh, dewz, C Dubbs, and cheche! Check out da leadahboard below for da updates!

Da Leadahboard (Round 3)!

  • 14.0 - Coconut Willy
  • 08.0 - Takeshi, honugurl79
  • 05.0 - tweetpeep22
  • 04.0 - che, k15, carokun
  • 03.0 - tita leerz
  • 01.0 - kuya.d

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Honolulu Festival Friendship Gala - Tomorrow!

March 11th, 2011
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Note: Forgive me if I'm a little frazzled this morning. Both of my parents are currently in Japan and my sister and I are having a hard time getting a hold of them... :(

If you're a foodie (or just hungry!) and looking for something fun to do (and grind) tomorrow night, check out the Honolulu Festival Foundation's Friendship Gala tomorrow evening!

Honolulu Festival Friendship Gala - Tomorrow!
Honolulu Festival Friendship Gala - Tomorrow!

As mentioned on their web site, the objective of the Gala is to "promote friendship and international goodwill between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. Festival participants are offered a unique insight into the cultures of the region through dance, song and regional cuisine by some of Hawaii's most famous chefs and restaurants."

In other words, it's your chance to take in exciting entertainment from the Pacific Rim's best, while stuffing your face with ono kine grindz from some of the state's top chefs and restaurants! Check out this star-studded line up and their respective menus for the night!

  • Chef Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto Waikiki | @chef_morimoto): Steamed Bun with Kakuni (10 hour braised pork belly)
  • Chef Marc Anthony Freiberg (Mariposa at Neiman Marcus): Mustard Seed Crusted Nairagi (striped marlin), Steamed Clams, Braised Greens, Golden Tomato & Caramelized Fennel, Roasted Beet & Rhubarb Chutne
  • Chef Roy Yamaguchi (Roy's Hawaii Kai | @OriginalRoys): Satay Shrimp with Luau Leaf Curry
  • Chef Leighton Miyakawa (Ruth's Chris Steak House | @ruthschrisHI): Ruth's Seared Tenderloin Served with Potatoes au Gratin
  • Chef Russell Siu (3660 on the Rise): Sake Marinated Salmon, Spicy Yuzu Ginger Sauce
  • Chef Johan Svensson (BLT Steak | @BLTSteakWaikiki): Grilled Hanger Steak on a Bed of Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes Topped with Grilled Pineapple
  • Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (Nobu Waikiki | @NobuWaikiki): Lobster Miso Soup
  • Chef Eiji Kato (Shokudo | @Shokudo): California Roll with Live Demonstration (Avocado, Crabmeat, and Cucumber wrapped in sushi rice and nori topped with masago)
  • Chef Steve Hessenflow (The Cheescake Factory): Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake (Layers of Flourless Godiva Chocolate Cake and Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake, Topped with Godiva Chocolate Mousse)
  • Chef Akiko Kimura (Patisserie La Palme D'or): Lemon Tarte or Panna Cotta

In addition to delighting the senses in your noses and mouths with the eats above, the following list of entertainers will be on hand to treat your eyes and ears to even more!:

  • Hoku Zuttermeister, Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner (Hawaii)
  • Hawaii United Okinawa Association (Hawaii)
  • Dai Hirai, Ukulele Player (Japan)
  • SUGAREN, Yosakoi Dance (Koch, Japan)
  • Sonoda Gakuen High School, Dance Performance (Hyogo, Japan)
  • Sushi Demonstration, Shokudo Restaurant

Honolulu Festival Friendship Gala - Tomorrow!
Honolulu Festival Friendship Gala - Tomorrow!

Looks fun right? I went last year and it was an explosion of food & culture I've never experienced before! I am SOOOOOOO looking forward to it again tomorrow! See y'all there!

WHO: YOU!
WHAT: Honolulu Festival Frieship Gala (@HonFestival)
WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 7pm-9pm
WHERE: Hawaii Convention Center (1801 Kalakaua Ave), Kamehameha Exhibit Hall 1
WHY: Do you even need to ask? :P
ADMISSION: $85 ($35 tax-deductible) includes access to entertainment and all meals! (Order Online or call the event hotline at 808-833-3378)

Talk to me!
* Are you planning on going to the Friendship Gala tomorrow night?
* Are you all safe and sound after that tsunami scare? I hope so!
* Got any advice for me on how to reach my parents in Japan?
* Got any loved ones in Japan yourself?

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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 9, 2011

March 9th, 2011
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It's March 9th today and that could only mean one thing! It's my boy Bari's birthday!

OK, so 99% of you readers could probably care less, but if you could help me honor his 93rd birthday by posting your guesses for the first pic (and others) in this week's WIH, that would be greatly appreciated. Yes, he's gonna kill me! Enjoy!


Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 9, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 9, 2011

Points for Photo #1...
* Best Caption!: 3 points
* Why wuz we together?: 1 point
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 2 points


Photo #2
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 9, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 9, 2011

Points for Photo #2...
* Best Caption!: 3 points
* Location?: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 2 points


Photo #3
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 9, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 9, 2011

Points for Photo #3...
* Location?: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Name of Dish?: 2 points
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 2 points


Last Week's Results:
Yay! Three new names to add to the refreshed Leadahboard, thanks to last week's Kaneohe photo! Congrats to k15, tweetpeep22, carokun, and Coconut Willy, aka, k15, tp, c-chan, and C Dubbs! Check out da leadahboard below for da updates!

Da Leadahboard (Round 3)!

  • 11.0 - Coconut Willy
  • 08.0 - honugurl79
  • 05.0 - tweetpeep22
  • 04.0 - k15, carokun

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