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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 31, 2012

October 31st, 2012
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

As you can tell by the above, I'm a bit excited. This may actually be the first time that a WIH post landed on Halloween. You guys got big plans?

No Halloween parties for me these days. Getting old already. LOL! For the first time in my life, I will actually be going Trick or Treating around the neighborhood... as a parent! Crazy right? A bunch of us neighborhood friends (all new parents) will be taking the keiki around the 'hood for some treats. Mellow kine, but should be fun seeing the expression on the kids' faces.

Speaking of kid expressions, here an old school pic I dug up. The sister will probably not appreciate this, but here you go anyway. :P I figgah it's a good opportunity for captioning. Have fun!

Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 31, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 31, 2012

Points for Photo #1...
* Best Caption: 3 points
* What is my sister dressed up as!?: 2 points
* Fictional name of each kid: 2 points each
* Real first name of each kid: 2 points each
* Month photo was taken? (duh!): 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken? (duh!): 1 point
* Year-ish photo was taken?: 1 point

Photo #2
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 31, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 31, 2012

Points for Photo #2...
* Fictional name of each person: 2 points each
* Real first name of each person: 2 points each
* Name of (past) Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 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? - October 31, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 31, 2012

Points for Photo #3...
* Fictional name of each person: 2 points each
* Real first name of each person: 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 photo was taken? (duh!): 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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Last Week's Results (10/24)
Points for Photo #1
* Best Caption: 3 points (SO FAR: "Gravy all over" - DIO, "omg... how much does a plate lunch cost NOW?" - tweetpeep22, "I got your green river, right here!" - Coconut Willy)
* Name of employee (I have no idea): 2 points (So FAR: Eileen - tweetpeep22)
* Location: 2 points (Rainbow's Drive-In - che)
* General area: 1 point (Kapahulu - DIO)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (Kapahulu Ave - DIO)
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points (rayboyjr)
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point (May - tweetpeep22)

Points for Photo #2
* Name of (future) Location: 2 points (Aulani - Paco)
* General area: 1 point (Ko Olina - Paco)
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points (rayboyjr)
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point (2010 - Paco)
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points (5:46pm - tweetpeep22)

Points for Photo #3
* Location: 2 points (Menchie's - che)
* General area: 1 point (Mililani - Paco)
* Month photo was taken? (duh!): 1 point (February - carokun)
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point (12 - tweetpeep22)
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points (3:56pm - tweetpeep22)

Totals This Week

  • 3 points (Coconut Willy)
  • 14 points (tweetpeep22)
  • 4 points (che)
  • 2 points (DIO)
  • 4 points (rayboyjr)
  • 5 points (Paco)
  • 1 point (carokun)
Round 7 Leadahz

  • 80.5 - carokun
  • 73.0 - Paco
  • 36.0 - tweetpeep22, Coconut Willy
  • 28.0 - rayboyjr
  • 12.0 - DIO, Otto
  • 10.0 - Ynaku, Kage
  • 09.0 - pink lady
  • 08.0 - che
  • 06.0 - soogs, Takeshi
  • 05.0 - WahiawaWahine
  • 04.0 - J-Dog
  • 02.0 - snow, pink lady
  • 01.0 - Stickit
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VH07V SPOTTED!

This week's "Spotted" shot for VH07V features a video from Canadian Youtuber Jason Johnston, who has a unique (and inspiring) story himself. Jay and his wife visited Hawaii years ago and completely fell in love with the islands. At the age of 35, after hitting rock bottom (in debt, overweight, injured & unemployed), he embarked on a 5 year plan of attempting to change his life and move to Hawaii for a period of 1 year (watch his intro video). His plan, appropriately named Hawaii Four-0 (for when he turns 40 years old), has gained a steady following on Youtube and is a great inspiration for many of us to aspire to.

Jay first reached out to me via the VH07V Facebook page inquiring about ordering some stuff. I guess, because of his love for Hawaii, it just spoke to him. Since then, we've been messaging each other back and forth, even planning on a night with some beers once he gets here. He's a really nice guy and you can't help but root for him and his goal. The video below is his latest, where he talks about the gear I sent him and about being featured on fellow social medialite "@AlohaBruce" Fisher's web site: Hawaii-Aloha.com.



Canadian Youtuber Jay Johnston featured VH07V on his most recent Hawaii Four-0 video

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Weekly VH07V Updates!

* My friend's mini craft fair at Koko Head Elementary last Sunday actually went a lot better than I had anticipated. I only brought one item per color/option and within the first hour was out of many things. Sorry to those who wanted things I was missing. I'll catch ya later.

* Still undecided on whether or not I should get a booth at the Islandwide Crafts & Food Expo taking place on the Black Friday weekend from Nov 23-25. I might want to concentrate more on the Christmas rush and finally setting up that online shopping cart.

* Speaking of which, I've been able to make a little progress on setting up the online shopping site for VH07V. Will hopefully have more to report soon!

* VH07V is quickly approaching 1,000 Fans on Facebook. If you want a chance to win a $100 Shopping Spree, be sure you're one of our first 1,000 Likers. :)

Drawing for a $100 Shopping Spree for one of our first 1,000 VH07V Fans!
Drawing for a $100 Shopping Spree for one of our first 1,000 VH07V Fans!

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Where/When you can find VH07V in the coming weeks:

  • 09/15/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. Lamar. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/22/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 4:30pm game vs. Nevada. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/29/12: 3rd Annual Rice Fest - As a sponsor of the event, VH07V will also have a booth at this year's Rice Fest where we will sell all of our VH07V shirts in addition to the custom event shirt! Come on down to the Ward Warehouse complex to visit our booth any time from 11am-7pm.
  • 10/07/12: 7th Annual Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival - VH07V will have a booth at this festival on Pier 38 from 9am-4pm.
  • 10/13/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. New Mexico. Stop by and say hi.
  • 10/19/12-10/21/12: 48th Annual Food & New Products Show - Get your Christmas shopping done at the Blaisdell all weekend! Come visit us at our booth for a free gift!
  • 10/28/12: Craft Fair at Koko Head Elementary School - VH07V got invited to participate in this small craft fair taking place from 3pm-6pm at Koko Head Elementary School's cafeteria. Stop by to pick up some VH07V merch if you're in the area.
  • 11/10/12: University of Hawaii Football game - May be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 2pm game vs. Boise State (depending on a dinner).
  • 11/24/12: University of Hawaii Football game - May be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. UNLV (depending on that craft fair).
  • 12/01/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. South Alabama. Have to go to a party now...

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

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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 24, 2012

October 24th, 2012
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Bahahaha! You guys rock! Thanks to all of you who commented last week (and two superstars in particular DIO & rayboyjr) we were able to turn back the clock for a skosh and get the comment count to triple digits again baby! LOL! Much love! Now, I won't have to cry myself to sleep for a while. Hahaha!

We'll stick with the easy kine photos again this week. Chance um!

Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 24, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 24, 2012

Points for Photo #1...
* Best Caption: 3 points
* Name of employee (I have no idea): 2 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 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? - October 24, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 24, 2012

Points for Photo #2...
* Name of (future) Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 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? - October 24, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 24, 2012

Points for Photo #3...
* First Name of dude: 3 points
* My relation to dude: 3 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* Month photo was taken? (duh!): 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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Last Week's Results (10/17)
Points for Photo #1
* Caption This!: 3 points (SO FAR: "I gotta go scope out my sleeping spot for da night. Hm wea I go park my shopping cart?" - Ynaku)
* General area: 1 point (Chinatown - rayboyjr)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (North King Street, Kekaulike - soogs, Hotel Street - DIO)

Points for Photo #2
* (Name of) Location: 2 points (Moiliili Hongwanji Buddhist Temple - DIO)
* General area: 1 point (Moiliili - carokun)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (University Ave - carokun, Kuilei St & Kapaakea Lane - DIO)
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points (DIO)
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point (October - DIO)
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point (11th - DIO)
* Day of the week photo was taken?: 1 point (Monday - DIO)

Points for Photo #3
* Location: 2 points (Hukilau Cafe - Ynaku)
* General area: 1 point (Laie - Ynaku)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (Wahinepee Street - Ynaku)

Totals This Week

  • 7 points (Ynaku)
  • 1 point (rayboyjr)
  • 2 points (soogs)
  • 10 points (DIO)
  • 2 points (carokun)
Round 7 Leadahz

  • 79.5 - carokun
  • 68.0 - Paco
  • 33.0 - Coconut Willy
  • 24.0 - rayboyjr
  • 22.0 - tweetpeep22
  • 12.0 - Otto
  • 10.0 - DIO, Ynaku, Kage
  • 09.0 - pink lady
  • 06.0 - soogs, Takeshi
  • 05.0 - WahiawaWahine
  • 04.0 - che, J-Dog
  • 02.0 - snow, pink lady
  • 01.0 - Stickit
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VH07V SPOTTED!

This week's "Spotted" shot for VH07V features a group shot taken at this past weekend's Food & New Products Show. VH07V had an amazing weekend and did better here than any other show previously. I'm sure it had something to do with the large attendance that came through there, but I'd also like to think/wish that perhaps it is partially due to the amount of people starting to recognize the VH07V brand more and more. :) Click here to see all photos from the 48th Annual Food & New Products Show.

VH07V at the 48th Annual Food & New Products Show
VH07V at the 48th Annual Food & New Products Show

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Weekly VH07V Updates!

* On Sunday, my friend Shari Lau Yoshinaga and her "Team VH07V" team participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Kapiolani Park. Along with VH07V's humble donation, she was able to raise $1,353.10 for the foundation, placing #14 out of 299 teams! Amazing job Shari! What a hero! Below are a few pics from that day. Click here to see all photos from the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

First group from 'Team VH07V' at the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!
First group from "Team VH07V" at the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!

Second group from 'Team VH07V' at the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!
Second group from "Team VH07V" at the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!

The team that made it happen! Nalene, Jolene, Mama Lau, and Shari Lau Yoshinaga
The team that made it happen! Nalene, Jolene, Mama Lau, and Shari Lau Yoshinaga

* Pretty much set for the mini craft fair this Sunday at Koko Head Elementary School's Cafeteria. My friends Kari and Julie are setting it up so we'll have an area there for a few hours if you want to stop by and pick up some VH07V merch.

Craft Fair at Koko Head Elementary School
Craft Fair at Koko Head Elementary School

* A bunch of people were asking if I'll be participating in the Islandwide Crafts & Food Expo taking place on the Black Friday weekend from Nov 23-25. Part of me wants to, but part of me is pretty burnt out from this past expo. Out of curiosity, I inquired with event producer Caroline Infante so she will be sending me pricing and info for the show. Depending on the cost and how much I have forgotten about how much work it takes for one of these shows (LOL!), I may or may not do it.

* Setting up the online shopping site for VH07V is still TBA. Will hopefully be able to get to that soon!

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Where/When you can find VH07V in the coming weeks:

  • 09/15/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. Lamar. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/22/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 4:30pm game vs. Nevada. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/29/12: 3rd Annual Rice Fest - As a sponsor of the event, VH07V will also have a booth at this year's Rice Fest where we will sell all of our VH07V shirts in addition to the custom event shirt! Come on down to the Ward Warehouse complex to visit our booth any time from 11am-7pm.
  • 10/07/12: 7th Annual Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival - VH07V will have a booth at this festival on Pier 38 from 9am-4pm.
  • 10/13/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. New Mexico. Stop by and say hi.
  • 10/19/12-10/21/12: 48th Annual Food & New Products Show - Get your Christmas shopping done at the Blaisdell all weekend! Come visit us at our booth for a free gift!
  • 10/28/12: Craft Fair at Koko Head Elementary School - VH07V got invited to participate in this small craft fair taking place from 3pm-6pm at Koko Head Elementary School's cafeteria. Stop by to pick up some VH07V merch if you're in the area.
  • 11/10/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 2pm game vs. Boise State. Stop by and say hi.
  • 11/24/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. UNLV. Stop by and say hi.
  • 12/01/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. South Alabama. Stop by and say hi.

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

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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 17, 2012

October 17th, 2012
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The comments have been pretty stagnant as of late so I'm gonna make this week's pics supah DUPAH kine easy. We go see if that works. 8)

On a side note, if you're interested in attending the Food & New Products Show this weekend at the Blaisdell, I have passes that will get you in free. Just leave a comment below and it's yours (while supplies last).

K, we go!

Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 17, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 17, 2012

Points for Photo #1...
* Caption This!: 3 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points
* First name of whose hand that is: 5 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? - October 17, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 17, 2012

Points for Photo #2...
* (Name of) Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 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? - October 17, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 17, 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
* 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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Last Week's Results (10/10)
Points for Photo #1
* Location: 2 points (Chinatown - Otto)
* General area: 1 point (Downtown Honolulu - Otto)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (North King Street - Otto)

Points for Photo #2
* General area: 1 point (Ko Olina - Stickit)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (Ali'inui Drive - Otto)

Points for Photo #3
* Name of dish: 2 points each (Furikake Salmon - snow)

Totals This Week

  • 6 points - Otto
  • 1 points - Stickit
  • 2 point - snow
Round 7 Leadahz

  • 77.5 - carokun
  • 68.0 - Paco
  • 33.0 - Coconut Willy
  • 23.0 - rayboyjr
  • 22.0 - tweetpeep22
  • 12.0 - Otto
  • 10.0 - Kage
  • 09.0 - pink lady
  • 06.0 - Takeshi
  • 05.0 - WahiawaWahine
  • 04.0 - che, J-Dog, soogs
  • 03.0 - Ynaku
  • 02.0 - snow, pink lady
  • 01.0 - Stickit
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VH07V SPOTTED!

This week's "Spotted" shot for VH07V features Carolee as she shows that there may be some 777 luck that comes with wearing your VH07V shirt in Vegas! :)

VH07V 'Spotted' in Vegas, giving 777 luck to Carolee!
VH07V "Spotted" in Vegas, giving 777 luck to Carolee!

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Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Getting physically (and mentally :) ) prepared for my final (I think) BIG show of the year: The 48th Annual Food & New Products Show this Friday (5pm-10pm), Saturday (10am-9pm) and Sunday (10am-5pm) at the Blaisdell Center. Come visit the VH07V booth for an exclusive show special!

* My friend Shari is still jammin' with the donations for with her Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure team: Team VH07V! If you'd like to donate to her team, please visit the Team VH07V page. If you'd like to join her team for the walk (THIS Sunday, October 21st), you can still register in person at Ward Warehouse in Kewalo Conference Room, 2nd Floor (Wed-Fri @ 3pm-7pm & Saturday @ 9am-12pm) or at Kapiolani Park on race day from 5am-6am.

We at VH07V did our part to support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Friend and supporter Shari Lau Yoshinaga raised over $900 in donations for her team. Rounding up, we cut this 10%+ check to take them over the $1,000 mark, hitting their original goal! Look for "Team VH07V" - decked out in Blue/Pink (pictured below) as well as many of the other VH07V colorways - this Sunday at Kapiolani Park.

VH07V's contribution to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!
VH07V's contribution to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!

* Setting up the online shopping site for VH07V is still TBA. Will hopefully be able to get to that soon!

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Where/When you can find VH07V in the coming weeks:

  • 09/15/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. Lamar. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/22/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 4:30pm game vs. Nevada. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/29/12: 3rd Annual Rice Fest - As a sponsor of the event, VH07V will also have a booth at this year's Rice Fest where we will sell all of our VH07V shirts in addition to the custom event shirt! Come on down to the Ward Warehouse complex to visit our booth any time from 11am-7pm.
  • 10/07/12: 7th Annual Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival - VH07V will have a booth at this festival on Pier 38 from 9am-4pm.
  • 10/13/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. New Mexico. Stop by and say hi.
  • 10/19/12-10/21/12: 48th Annual Food & New Products Show - Get your Christmas shopping done at the Blaisdell all weekend! Come visit us at our booth for a free gift!
  • NEW 10/28/12: Craft Fair at Koko Head Elementary School - I don't really have a lot of information on this one besides the location and date and time, but VH07V got invited to participate in this craft fair taking place from 3pm-6pm.
  • 11/10/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 2pm game vs. Boise State. Stop by and say hi.
  • 11/24/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. UNLV. Stop by and say hi.
  • 12/01/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. South Alabama. Stop by and say hi.

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

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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 10, 2012

October 10th, 2012
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Got a whoppin' 10 comments last week. Guess we were celebrating today's 10/10 date a little early. ;) Gonna try and spice things up a bit by posting three easier (than normal) shots. Let's see if this works... :P

Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 10, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 10, 2012

Points for Photo #1...
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 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? - October 10, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 10, 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
* 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? - October 10, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 10, 2012

Points for Photo #3...
* Name of dish: 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 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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Last Week's Results (10/03)
Points for Photo #1
* Location: 2 points (Toshi's - rayboyjr)
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points (rayboyjr)

Points for Photo #2
* Location: 2 points (Ihilani - Paco)
* General area: 1 point (Ko'olina - Paco)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (Olani Street - Otto)

Points for Photo #3
* Name of dish: 2 points each (Tan Tan Ramen - Paco)
* Location: 2 points (Goma Tei Ramen - Paco)
* General area: 1 point (Ward - Paco)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (Ala Moana Blvd - Paco)

Totals This Week

  • 4 points - rayboyjr
  • 9 points - Paco
  • 1 point - Otto
Round 7 Leadahz

  • 77.5 - carokun
  • 68.0 - Paco
  • 33.0 - Coconut Willy
  • 23.0 - rayboyjr
  • 22.0 - tweetpeep22
  • 10.0 - Kage
  • 09.0 - pink lady
  • 06.0 - Otto, Takeshi
  • 05.0 - WahiawaWahine
  • 04.0 - che, J-Dog, soogs
  • 03.0 - Ynaku
  • 02.0 - pink lady
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VH07V SPOTTED!

This week's "Spotted" shot for VH07V features Bruddah Bobby and his family in Washington keeping VH07V in their hearts.

VH07V 'Spotted' in Washington
VH07V "Spotted" in Washington

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Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Between my day job and preparing for the last two shows (Rice Fest and Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Expo), I haven't had much time to devote to setting up the online shopping site for VH07V. Will hopefully be able to get to that soon!

* Just got a portion of my hats delivered this past weekend. What do y'all think?

NEW VH07V Hats!
NEW VH07V Hats!

* My friend Shari is still jammin' with the donations for with her Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure team: Team VH07V! If you'd like to donate to her team, please visit the Team VH07V page. If you'd like to join her team for the walk (October 21st), click on this link.

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Where/When you can find VH07V in the coming weeks:

  • 09/15/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. Lamar. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/22/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 4:30pm game vs. Nevada. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/29/12: 3rd Annual Rice Fest - As a sponsor of the event, VH07V will also have a booth at this year's Rice Fest where we will sell all of our VH07V shirts in addition to the custom event shirt! Come on down to the Ward Warehouse complex to visit our booth any time from 11am-7pm.
  • 10/07/12: 7th Annual Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival - VH07V will have a booth at this festival on Pier 38 from 9am-4pm.
  • 10/13/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. New Mexico. Stop by and say hi.
  • 10/19/12-10/21/12: 48th Annual Food & New Products Show - Get your Christmas shopping done at the Blaisdell all weekend! Come visit us at our booth for a free gift!
  • NEW 10/28/12: Craft Fair at Koko Head Elementary School - I don't really have a lot of information on this one besides the location and date and time, but VH07V got invited to participate in this craft fair taking place from 3pm-6pm.
  • 11/10/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 2pm game vs. Boise State. Stop by and say hi.
  • 11/24/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. UNLV. Stop by and say hi.
  • 12/01/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. South Alabama. Stop by and say hi.

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!

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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 3, 2012

October 3rd, 2012
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Back to back weeks with three photos each!? Your boy is on it like Blue Bonnet! Guess away!

Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 3, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 3, 2012

Points for Photo #1...
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 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? - October 3, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 3, 2012

Points for Photo #2...
* Funniest name for hydrant: 3 points
* Location: 2 points
* General area: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 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? - October 3, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 3, 2012

Points for Photo #3...
* Name of dish: 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 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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Last Week's Results (9/26)
Points for Photo #1
* Name dis dish: 3 points (Tonkatsu - carokun)
* Name da oddah dishes: 2 points each (kabocha, miso shiru - carokun)
* Location: 2 points (Hinone Mizunone - Paco)
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each (King Street - Paco)
* Google Street View link (if get)?: 2 points (Paco)
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points (tweetpeep22)

Points for Photo #2
* Name dis dish: 3 points (fried rice - carokun)

Points for Photo #3
* Name each soosh: 2 points each (amaebi - carokun, hamachi - pink lady)
* Day of the week photo was taken?: 1 point (Monday - tweetpeep22)
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points (tweetpeep22)

Totals This Week

  • 10 points - carokun
  • 5 points - Paco
  • 11 points - tweetpeep22
  • 2 points - pink lady
Round 7 Leadahz

  • 77.5 - carokun
  • 59.0 - Paco
  • 33.0 - Coconut Willy
  • 22.0 - tweetpeep22
  • 19.0 - rayboyjr
  • 10.0 - Kage
  • 09.0 - pink lady
  • 06.0 - Takeshi
  • 05.0 - Otto, WahiawaWahine
  • 04.0 - che, J-Dog, soogs
  • 03.0 - Ynaku
  • 02.0 - pink lady
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VH07V SPOTTED!

On Monday morning, Rice Fest received huge, national coverage from the Today Show when they covered both our Guinness World Record breaking attempt for the world's Largest SPAM Musubi and our SPAM Musubi eating contest. In the piece, our back-to-back defending champion "Uncle Rodney" wore his Red/Gold VH07V tee and got SPOTTED! in the national story. Kinda cool yeah?

VH07V 'Spotted' on the Today Show
VH07V "Spotted" on the Today Show

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Speaking of Rice Fest, I just gotsta take the time to briefly send a big shoutout to my friends who supported me and not only performed at Rice Fest, but also, to my surprise, wore their VH07V shirts. It really warms the heart of a brutha to get such support.

Bruddah Bryan wearing his Blue/Green VH07V with Hawaii News Now's Shawn Ching, Chef Mavro, Chef Mavro's pastry chef, and Stephanie Lum
Bruddah Bryan wearing his Blue/Green VH07V with Hawaii News Now's Shawn Ching, Chef Mavro, Chef Mavro's pastry chef, and Stephanie Lum (Photo Credit: Kiman Wong)

Jody Kamisato takes the stage with his Black/Blue VH07V colorway
Jody Kamisato takes the stage with his Black/Blue VH07V colorway (Photo Credit: Travis K. Okimoto)

Jon Yamasato wears his Blue/White VH07V colorway while checking out the crowd
Jon Yamasato wears his Blue/White VH07V colorway while checking out the crowd (Photo Credit: Kiman Wong)

'Uncle Rodney' in Red/Gold VH07V after defending his SPAM Musubi eating contest crown, and the parentals in Black/White VH07V
"Uncle Rodney" in Red/Gold VH07V after defending his SPAM Musubi eating contest crown, and the parentals in Black/White VH07V

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Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Getting closer to outsourcing the fulfillment duties (shipping, inventory management, etc.) for VH07V in the hopes of launching an online shopping portal at some point soon. Stay tuned!

* Even more new hat styles will be announced and released soon.

* My friend Shari picked up her 3rd bulk order for her Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure team: Team VH07V! Here's a photo she took of that order. If you'd like to donate to her team, please visit the Team VH07V page. If you'd like to join her team for the walk (October 21st), click on this link.

3rd order for Shari's Team VH07V
3rd order for Shari's Team VH07V

* Got another show that I'll be having a booth at this Sunday (The 7th Annual Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Expo). I think I'm literally trying to kill myself. LOL! Anyway, hope to see some of you there. Details below...

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Where/When you can find VH07V in the coming weeks:

  • 09/15/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. Lamar. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/22/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 4:30pm game vs. Nevada. Stop by and say hi.
  • 09/29/12: 3rd Annual Rice Fest - As a sponsor of the event, VH07V will also have a booth at this year's Rice Fest where we will sell all of our VH07V shirts in addition to the custom event shirt! Come on down to the Ward Warehouse complex to visit our booth any time from 11am-7pm.
  • NEW 10/07/12: 7th Annual Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival - VH07V will have a booth at this festival on Pier 38 from 9am-4pm.
  • 10/13/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. New Mexico. Stop by and say hi.
  • 10/19/12-10/21/12: 48th Annual Food & New Products Show - Get your Christmas shopping done at the Blaisdell all weekend! Come visit us at our booth for a free gift!
  • NEW 10/28/12: Craft Fair at Koko Head Elementary School - I don't really have a lot of information on this one besides the location and date and time, but VH07V got invited to participate in this craft fair taking place from 3pm-6pm.
  • 11/10/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 2pm game vs. Boise State. Stop by and say hi.
  • 11/24/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. UNLV. Stop by and say hi.
  • 12/01/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating near or along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. South Alabama. Stop by and say hi.

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


The Good Table Fundraiser

For the last three years, I have participated in a program called "The Good Table", an island-wide dining event in which tables are purchased at various restaurants across Oahu by groups or individuals who are then treated to a unique and custom dining experience. Proceeds from the sales of these tables go to Lanakila Meals on Wheels, Hawaii's largest and only island-wide meal service for seniors.

Although it is too late to purchase tables for this year, here's a little video that I encourage you to watch to perhaps inspire you to consider purchasing a table for next year.



New AroundHawaii article

Here's a link to my new AroundHawaii article called "Kona Kai Sushi - The Izakaya for Locals". If you read Lawai`a Magazine (a fishing magazine I write for), it may look familiar, as it ran in the last edition.

Kona Kai Sushi - The Izakaya for Locals
Kona Kai Sushi - The Izakaya for Locals

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