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[VIDEO] Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 30, 2012

May 30th, 2012
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I think last week's video was a bit too difficult because, although we had a handful of Facebook shares via the blog, the comments/guesses were unusually low.

I had another food video queued up and ready to go for this week, but to avoid another slow comment week (hopefully), we'll try something a lil' different (yet again). If this doesn't work, we may just have to go back to good ol' fashioned photos again. LOL!

The quiz for the video is still the same (guessing Where In Hawaii this is), but you also get to enjoy a bit of "entertainment" while you're at it. I use the term "entertainment" loosely because it's yet to be determined if the video is actually entertaining to you. Ahahaha! LMK what you think (good or bad) in the comment area below k?

Video #1


Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 29, 2012

Points for Video #1...
* When do you use your shaka and why?: 3 points each
* Constructive feedback (good or bad) about the video: 2 points each
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* Month video was shot?: 1 point
* Day of the month video was shot?: 1 point
* Day of the week video was shot?: 1 point
* Year video was shot?: 1 point
* Exact time video was shot?: 5 points

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Scoring Update (Last 5 weeks)!

5/23 5/16 5/09 5/02 4/25
7 - pink lady
2 - carokun
2 - Coconut Willy
7 - carokun
2 - che
4 - Paco
2 - Coconut Willy
8 - Coconut Willy
5 - Paco
3 - carokun
4 - kuya.d
2 - Kage
5 - Coconut Willy
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Weekly VH07V T-Shirt Update!

New VH07V Photo Shoot at Rainbow Drive-In!

Once again, Marc Orbito of Hungry eYe Photo continues to impress. Following up our last VH07V photo shoot at Kaka`ako Kool, I hired Marc to help shoot our next scene at the iconic Rainbow Drive-In. With the help of fellow blogger and friend Catherine Toth, I was able to get permission from owner Jimmy Gusukuma (Toth's friend) to shoot some scenes there for VH07V. Wow, much mahalos Cat and Mr. Gusukuma! What an honor!

Below is a shot from Marc's collection from that night! Unreal yeah? Can't wait to see how the rest of the day's shots turned out. To hire Marc for your photographic needs, be sure to contact him via his Facebook page here: Hungry eYe Photo!

VH07V models posing in front of Rainbow's Drive-In
VH07V models posing in front of Rainbow's Drive-In

Here are some behind-the-scene shots from my camera phone that day.

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VH07V Spotted!

This week's "Spotted" shot for VH07V is of friend and supporter Jody Kamisato. He owns and operates the very popular ukulele school called Ukulele Hale. Jody is also a member of the Na Hoku Hanohano nominated band Heart & Soul, mentors keiki through his Ukes on the Loose program, and has a regular gig in Aulani's Starlit Hui show every Monday and Thursday.

Ukulele Hale's Jody Kamisato Lives VH07V!
Ukulele Hale's Jody Kamisato Lives VH07V!

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VH07V at the Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo next month!

Just another reminder that I'll be at the Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo on June 15, 16 and 17 at the Blaisdell. Come visit my booth and say hi k? I'll have choke New VH07V Products, so come holla atcho boy! Here's the action-packed schedule for that weekend's festivities.

Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo schedule
Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo schedule

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


And finally... I'm officially a Guinness World Records™ Record Holder!

Well, I can't take all the credit, but it's pretty exciting nonetheless. ;)

We finally received notification back from the Guinness World Records™ folks that our record setting attempt for the "Largest SPAM Musubi" at last year's Rice Fest was made official. Me, along with the other 20 or so volunteers/participants in the building of the musubi got our names in the record books. Cool right? :)

Guinness World Records™ Certificate
Guinness World Records™ Certificate

Never satisfied, we'll be attempting to break our own record for the "Largest SPAM Musubi" at this year's Rice Fest in September. More info to come when I get it...

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[VIDEO] Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 23, 2012

May 23rd, 2012
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Stay tree weeks in a row now fo da video versions of WIH and I still no can tell if you like this bettah den da photos. LOL!

I think I have at least 5 or so more videos left to go through (unless I shoot more) so if you're tired of the moving stuff and wanna go back to the still stuffs, no worries, it won't be much longer... Hehe!

For the 3 of you who read my food articles from the other sites, I've actually used this clip before. Let's see if any of you can figgah um out!

Video #1


Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 23, 2012

Points for Video #1...
* Best "Lucky you live Hawaii" caption: 3 points
* Favorite memory/story from here: 2 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* Popular item(s) on menu?: 2 points
* Month video was shot?: 1 point
* Day of the month video was shot?: 1 point
* Day of the week video was shot?: 1 point
* Year video was shot?: 1 point
* Exact time video was shot?: 5 points

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Scoring Update (Last 5 weeks)!

5/16 5/09 5/02 4/25 4/18
7 - carokun
2 - che
4 - Paco
2 - Coconut Willy
8 - Coconut Willy
5 - Paco
3 - carokun
4 - kuya.d
2 - Kage
5 - Coconut Willy 4 - Paco
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Please "Like" (my sister's) Island Movers Page on Facebook

As some of you may know, the sister recently changed careers from her post as Hawaii News Now's Crime Reporter and occasional Anchor to her new position as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for Hawktree International. One of her initiatives is to bring new life into the Island Movers Facebook page (Island Movers is one of the many entities of Hawktree International), so I ask you, oh wonderful WWE `ohana, please help a brutha and "Like" a sistah's page k? ;) Here's a quote from her:

"Please "like" our Island Movers FB page & I will be eternally grateful. Here's the link...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ISLAND-MOVERS/175094707050

...and if you're planning a move, you know who to call. ;-) Mahalo!"

Island Movers on Facebook
Island Movers on Facebook


Weekly VH07V T-Shirt Update!

This week's "Spotted" shot for VH07V was taken at the final home game at Les Murakami Stadium when the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior baseball team took on the Nevada Wolf Pack. My brother-in-law had choice seats behind home plate and just so happen to be wearing his green VH07V shirt as OCSportsTV televised the entire game live! Pretty cool huh!?

VH07V at Les Murakami Stadium
VH07V at Les Murakami Stadium

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VH07V at the Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo next month!

Just another reminder that I'll be at the Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo on June 15, 16 and 17 at the Blaisdell. Come visit my booth and say hi k? I'll have choke New VH07V Products, so come holla! Here's the action-packed schedule for that weekend's festivities.

Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo schedule
Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo schedule

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


Mahalos Ynaku!

And finally... I wanted to send a quick mahalos to bruddah Ynaku who so generously gave me this box of cookies from Big Island Candies when I met him for the first time IRL yesterday. On top of that he gave me a cute Dora the Explorer bag for my daughter and bought a VH07V shirt to boot! Wow, what a guy! It's times like these that make me so happy to be able to share this blog space with you guys! Although we may not know each other personally, I honestly feel like we are part of one big family. Mahalos for always tuning in gang!

Big Island Cookies omiyage from Ynaku
Big Island Cookies omiyage from Ynaku

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[VIDEO] Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 16, 2012

May 16th, 2012
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It's a new world record folks. Two weeks in a row of video posts. Is ya impressed? *grin*

This one is pretty dang duck soup. Still trying to figgah out how to make this a little more challenging and/or interesting so if you have any suggestions (other than including da kine eye candy), holla atcho boy!

Video #1


Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 16, 2012

Points for Video #1...
* Best "Lucky you live Hawaii" caption: 3 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* Popular item on menu?: 2 points
* Month video was shot?: 1 point
* Day of the month video was shot?: 1 point
* Day of the week video was shot?: 1 point
* Year video was shot?: 1 point
* Exact time video was shot?: 5 points

Scoring update: This bruddah was a month or so behind on comments, but finally caught up. (Sorry!) Below is how you guys have been doing and a link to the Leadahboard with updated stats l'dat.

3/28 4/04 4/11 4/18
5 - Otto
6 - soogs
7 - carokun
4 - Paco
3 - tweetpeep22
2 - Ynaku
6 - Paco
1 - carokun
4 - Paco
4/25 5/02 5/09  
5 - Coconut Willy 8 - Coconut Willy
5 - Paco
3 - carokun
4 - kuya.d
2 - Kage
4 - Paco
2 - Coconut Willy
 

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Bonus Clip!

Some of y'all were asking where last week's video was and why wuz I dea. Here's a clip from a scene we shot there one weekend, from our silly "SkinnyHawaiians" series.



What's in a Hawaiian Plate Lunch?

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This week's (combined) "Spotted" shot for VH07V is a trifecta of RAV4s. It seems that a lot of RAV4 owners love them some VH07V and VH07V loves the RAV4s right back! :)

RAV4s love VH07V
RAV4s love VH07V

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VH07V at the Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo next month!

Just another reminder that I'll be at the Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo on June 15, 16 and 17 at the Blaisdell. Come visit my booth and say hi k? I'll have choke more New VH07V Products, so come holla ! Oceanic Time Warner Cable will also have a booth there! :) Here's the action-packed schedule for that weekend's activities.

Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo schedule
Big Boys Toys & MMA Hawaii Expo schedule

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


Have a happy VH07V Wednesday y'all! Shoooots!

[VIDEO] Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 9, 2012

May 9th, 2012
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Decided to try and spice things up yet again by doing a "Where In Hawaii" video instead of the usual, static photos. Not quite sure how/if this will work, but let's give it a try shall we?

Video #1


Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 9, 2012

Points for Video #1...
* Best "Lucky we live Hawaii" caption: 3 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* Month video was shot?: 1 point
* Day of the month video was shot?: 1 point
* Day of the week video was shot?: 1 point
* Year video was shot?: 1 point
* Exact time video was shot?: 5 points

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This week's "Spotted" shot for VH07V was submitted by my friend & co-worker Erin. It's of her hubby Scott at California's Disneyland.

Scott shows his VH07V at California's Disneyland
Scott shows his VH07V at California's Disneyland

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Vote for the next VH07V Product!

The last time I posed a question out to Facebookland regarding the next color combo preference, "White on Green" won out. Shortly after that, I produced the Green/White VH07V shirt that has been wildly successful since.

New VH07V Products
New VH07V Products

This time, I am again reaching out to Facebook to help me decide on what the next VH07V product should be, and the top voted (non-winter) product will be next to be released. Join in on the democracy y'all and...

[ Cast Your Vote! ] ;)

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VH07V at the Big Boys & MMA Hawaii Expo next month!

Just another reminder that I'll be at the Big Boys & MMA Hawaii Expo on June 15, 16 and 17 at the Blaisdell. Come visit my booth and say hi k? I'll have even more New VH07V Products (including the one(s) voted above), so come holla atcho boy! :)

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


Have a happy VH07V Wednesday y'all! Shoooots!

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

May 2nd, 2012
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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. :P 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 article for May went live on AroundHawaii 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!