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Post Your Interview Questions for Chad Owens!

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March 19th, 2013



OK gang. It's time to get interactive again and post your questions for another local celebrity... CFL juggernaut Chad Owens! Much like we did for:

I'm trying to work out an interview with pro football sensation Chad Owens in the coming days/weeks (depending on our schedules) and would love to include your questions. So in the comment area below, post the questions you'd like me to ask him.

Chad Owens back in Hawaii (Courtesy: @chadowens2 on Instagram)
Chad Owens back in Hawaii (Courtesy: @chadowens2 on Instagram)

As a recap, Chad Owens - a former Roosevelt Rough Rider and University of Hawaii Warrior standout - is coming off of an AMAZING 2012 CFL season with the Toronto Argonauts! First, with individual honors, breaking the all-time, single season all-purpose yards record (previously held by "Pinball" Clemons), becoming the first player in professional football to record back to back to BACK seasons with 3,000+ combined all-purpose yards, and then, winning the league's Most Outstanding Player award! Then, he scored the opening touchdown en route to his team's 35-22 home win over the Calgary Stampeders in the 100th Grey Cup championship game... All with a broken thumb!!! Here's his post-game interview. As if that weren't enough, he is also hard at work, training for his first MMA fight on the April 6th Destiny "Na Koa III" card. Click here for more details on that.

Chad is also a supporter of my Hawaii Lifestyle brand: VH07V. Here he is in his Red/White colorway during a press conference earlier this season.

World Champion Chad Owens sporting his Red/White VH07V colorway
World Champion Chad Owens sporting his Red/White VH07V colorway

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Be sure to come back tomorrow and participate in our
"Where In Hawaii" blog... One lucky winner will walk away with a juicy

$25 Gift Card!

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And finally, here's a cool, remix video of a Chad Owens interview from Hawaii Self Storage!

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"Chad Owens (Grey Cup Champion Version)" - Hawaii Self Storage

Congratulations Chad Owens!

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November 26th, 2012



Please help me send a HUUUUUGE congratulations and Aloha to Bruddah Chad Owens for his AMAZING 2012 CFL season with the Toronto Argonauts! First, with individual honors, breaking the all-time, single season all-purpose yards record (previously held by "Pinball" Clemons), becoming the first player in professional football to record back to back to BACK seasons with 3,000+ combined all-purpose yards, and then, winning the league's Most Outstanding Player award! Then, he scored the opening touchdown en route to his team's 35-22 home win over the Calgary Stampeders in the 100th Grey Cup championship game... All with a broken thumb!!! Bruddah is UNREAL and deserves all the best! Here's his post-game interview.

Chad contacted me (VH07V) through Instagram complimenting the brand. We chatted a bit through email and I eventually asked for his address so that I could send him some apparel as a Mahalo! He was nothing but nice with CHOKE aloha so it makes me soooooo happy that all this success is coming to him. I wish I could take credit for his success this season (like the "power of VH07V" gave him good luck or something... LOL!), but it was all him! Hard work pays off!

Here he is supporting VH07V during a press conference earlier this season.

MOP and World Champion Chad Owens sporting his Red/White VH07V colorway
MOP and World Champion Chad Owens sporting his Red/White VH07V colorway

P.S. Will probably be soft launching our online store today, Cyber Monday! Check it: http://VH07V.com/ .


Brisbane Australia, Here we come!

As mentioned last week, I have been invited (as a "social media influencer") on board Hawaiian Airlines' inaugural flight to Brisbane Australia departing this week. Like some of Hawaiian's previous inaugural flights (Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Seoul, New York City and Sapporo), there will be a fair amount of hoopla surrounding this flight and I'm pretty excited.

Catherine Toth, Melissa Chang and Edward Sugimoto (Photo Courtesy: Brandon Suyeoka) I'll likely miss posting this Wednesday's "Where in Hawaii" blog, but there will still be posts galore being made during the two night trip to Queensland. If you're interested, you can follow along with all the Brisbane merriment through the following links. Rumor has it that Melissa Chang and Catherine Toth will be going on this trip as well! Awesomeness!

* World-Wide-Ed.com
* Hawaiian Airlines on Facebook
* VH07V on Facebook
* Melissa808 on Instagram
* catherinetoth on Instagram
* VH07V on Instagram
* #AlohaBNE on Instagram
* @hawaiianair
* @Melissa808
* @thedailydish
* @worldwideed
* @VH07V
* #AlohaBNE

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Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon Revisited

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August 1st, 2012



Sorry peeps, it's been another one of those crazy days weeks months YEARS! 😛

Spent most of my week on mayjah kine concalls at work in addition to trying to finish up my August article for AroundHawaii, so I nevah had time fo put togeddah this week's Where In Hawaii game. Gomen yeah?

Anyways, here's a little snippet from that article that went live earlier today at midnight. In the comment area below, share with us who your favorite lunch wagon is!

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Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon Revisited

The last time I covered the Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon (located off of Sheridan Street near Keeaumoku), the majority of their menu items consisted of the noodle (soba or udon) and don (rice bowls) variety. Since then, they've expanded their menu to include well received plate lunch style items like teriyaki or mushroom chicken, steak, and a Japanese style beef stew called Hayashi Rice. I figgah now's a good time as any to pay chef Tomoki Ito a (re)visit to see what's new... with a little food p0rn/eye candy of course!

One of my favorite (and incidentally one of their most popular) dishes here is the mushroom chicken. Made with egg and tempura flour, the breaded crispiness of the chicken is offset nicely with the rich "graviness" of the rue. With a side of spinach and Japanese style mac salad, this one is fo' real kine brok' da mout'!

Mushroom Chicken Plate ($8.50)
Mushroom Chicken Plate ($8.50)

Prepared in a similar way sans the gravy, is their Teriyaki Chicken plate. Love the touch with the Furikake over the rice!

Teriyaki Chicken Plate ($8) (Photo Credit: Tomoki Ito)
Teriyaki Chicken Plate ($8) (Photo Credit: Tomoki Ito)

Another favorite of mine is the Hayashi Rice Plate (the Japanese style beef stew). Here's a shot of that gem.

Hayashi Rice plate ($8)
Hayashi Rice plate ($8)

Wifey likes their Buta Shougayaki (Pork Ginger) plate, which is strange because she's not a fan of ginger. In fact, neither am I, but we both can sure whack this buggah like that. Here's a shot of Yajima-Ya's combination plate with Pork Ginger and Wafu style New York Steak w/ponzu...

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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 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 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.
  • 10/13/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating 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!
  • 11/10/12: University of Hawaii Football game - Will likely be tailgating 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 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 along the main walkway leading up to Aloha Stadium prior to the 6pm game vs. South Alabama. Stop by and say hi.

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Introducing VH07V... Hawaii's Newest Clothing Line!

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February 8th, 2012



Sorry peeps. Nevah had time fo' tally all da scores fo' last week's Where In Hawaii contest, but in the meantime, here's the news that you've all (all three of you have) been waiting for...

Our VH07V clothing line is now a reality!!!

Yay! It's been a long time coming, but I'm soooo stoked that the day is finally here... And the shirts came out pretty kick-butt too if you ask me! 8) Check um out go check um goooo!

VH07V T-Shirt (White on Blue)
VH07V T-Shirt (White on Blue)

VH07V T-Shirt (White on Black)
VH07V T-Shirt (White on Black)

VH07V T-Shirt (Light Green on Blue)
VH07V T-Shirt (Light Green on Blue)

VH07V T-Shirt (Light Blue on Black)
VH07V T-Shirt (Light Blue on Black)

Which is your favorite?
I personally like the Light Green on Blue action, but, although you can't really tell from the picture, the Light Blue on Black is pretty sick too. But like I said, they all came out awesome!

Like Order?
I'm still in soft-launch mode, so I haven't really told too many people. The online shop is not even ready yet. But if you no can wait, drop me a line at world.wide.ed (at) gmail.com! I have sizes S-3XL in all styles and can do after (work) hour deliveries. 😉 There's also a limited supply of Ls & XLs at Novel-T World at Ward Warehouse. (Mahalo to aunty Stephanie!) And yes, no worries, I still got shirts put aside for our FREE VH07V T-shirt Winners! 🙂

Let me know what you think!
I wanna hear from you! The term "VH07V" (spells "Aloha" upside down, but is pronounced "Volve" for this brand), is a part of this blog's culture, so I'm really interested in hearing what you guys think about the shirts in the comment area below. Also, if you have any suggestions on how to get the word out shmall kine, holla! Shoot den!

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Scenic Hawaii Photos

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January 30th, 2012



I need your help y'all!

The other day, I asked a question that I thought might be a good topic for da akamai WWE `ohana. In preparation for marketing for my new clothing line, I was thinking of taking photos of some models/regular folks, wearing da shirts, with a nice, "scenic Hawaii" kine backdrop in the background. I came up with a few ideas, but wanted to reach out to my homeys (YOU!) to see if you had any other suggestions. And of course... FREE shirts and stickers to all ideas I end up using! Who knows? Maybe you can even model in the shot (if you not shame)!? 😉

Laie Beach
Laie Beach [Photo courtesy: e-Hawaii.com]

Anyway, here are a few ideas that I thought might be cool. It should kinda answer the question, "When you think of Hawaii, what do you picture in your mind?" Add your ideas in the comment area below please. You da bes! 🙂

  • Sunrise shot on Lanikai Beach
  • Kids eating shave ice
  • Kanikapila scene
  • Fishermen/Fisherwomen fishing off a rocky shore

Speaking of models, if you have any connections to hotties (women and men), or even non-professional, everyday (cute) looking folks, holla! If you wanna be a model too, let a brutha know below. Shoots! Thanks guys!