Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 18, 2012

Ummm… Ooohhhkay, so I took a shmall kine hiatus from this blog for the last couple weeks. Did anyone even reconotice? 😛 But actually July 4th was one holiday so technically, I only took one week off. In any case, I apologize if you guys were just dying without your WIH Wednesday fix. Probably all […]

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Green River… Wea You Stay?

April 19, 2012

Yesterday, the brother-in-law told me he’s on a mission to find restaurants that still serve Green River so that he can reminisce back to the days when he used to drink it at Jolly Roger… I told him that I knew that Meg’s Drive In had it and I think Sekiya’s might still have it, […]

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How Remote DVR Saved My Life

October 28, 2011
How Remote DVR Saved My Life

OK, so the story I’m about to share is not as dramatic as my title suggests, but let’s be honest… for many of us TV fanatics, forgetting to set our DVR to record our favorite show(s) often does seem like life or death. Let’s take a few steps back and talk about what Remote DVR […]

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Updates from Pro Elite MMA – Live!

August 27, 2011

Follow me at @worldwideed for random updates from the Pro Elite MMA event happening right now (Saturday, August 27, 2011)… Enjoy! 🙂 Kendall Grove vs. Joe Riggs @kendallgrovemma wins by guillotine over joe riggs Andrei Arlovski vs. Ray Lopez tko victory for @andreiarlovski Reagan Penn vs. Paul Gardiner Reagan Penn by RNC over Paul Gardiner […]

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An Interview with BJ Penn’s Younger Brother: Reagan Penn [video]

August 25, 2011

I first met Reagan Penn when I flew up to Hilo in May of 2009 to interview his famous brother, beloved MMA legend BJ Penn. We were meeting up at their other brother JD’s house, and Reagan came by on his bicycle after a day at the gym. Fast forward to today. Bruddah is preparing […]

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Cougar Pride – Three Kaiser High Grads Making a Difference

November 1, 2010
Cougar Pride - Three Kaiser High Grads Making a Difference

When it comes to careers, they have an old saying… “Do what you love and you never have to work a day in your life.” Most of us chug along through the day to day of life, wondering if there’s a better way. Personally, though I love my job, I often wonder if the folks […]

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Fun Day Monday – Name That Band

May 10, 2010

So last week, a friend of mine posted something on his Facebook status that got me pretty excited. He said: “What!?! Color Me Badd and Shai are coming to Honolulu?? Time to buss out the ol’ Z Cavaricci’s.” I know, sounds kinda da kine to get excited over something like that, but sheez, that be […]

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Fave Friday: Sports

April 9, 2010
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First thing’s first. As an MMA fan, I would be remiss if I did not mention tomorrow’s big UFC card that will showcase two of our very own, local, Hawaii boys: Hilo’s BJ Penn and Maui’s Kendall Grove. Local Boys: Lightweight Champ BJ Penn (left) and Middleweight Contender Kendall Grove (right) Lightweight champ BJ Penn […]

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Fave Five Friday – Celebrity Photo Opps

August 14, 2009

I’ve never been a fan of autographs. It’s too easy to forge, and, unless you can verify it and possibly even sell it for a premium, to me, it’s worthless. Celebrities are humans too. Some piece of paper with their chicken scratch on it doesn’t hold much weight. That’s just me. But, as girly/kiddie as […]

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Fun Day Monday: Ask a Shane (Victorino)

August 3, 2009

Hey Hey Hey! We may’ve done it again gang! As part of my UFC 101 weekend in Philadelphia this weekend, I’ve been in contact with Shane Victorino’s management company (shout out to Josh Goldberg at Beverly Hills Sports Council) to see if I can’t line up an interview with our proud Phillie All Star that […]

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BJ Penn On Family, Fighting Florian, and the Future

July 1, 2009
BJ Penn On Family, Fighting Florian, and the Future

B.J. Penn. Say it but once and it commands respect. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade or so, the name B.J. Penn is one you’re probably very familiar with. It’s the same name that is revered in Mixed-Martial Arts circles and synonymous with that word “respect”. Best of all, bruddah […]

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BJ Penn Interview Recap

June 1, 2009

As some of you may know, dis buggah was lucky enough to have the unbelievable opportunity to fly to Hilo this past weekend to interview Hawaii’s own, BJ Penn. Using Twitter as our base, here’s a recap of the weekend’s activities. What a BLAST! 2:19 PM May 29th – Hilo here I am! LOL! Just […]

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Fun Day Monday: Ask a BJ (Penn)

May 25, 2009

OK, so I think I did it! After months of persistence, I think I’ve finally secured that interview with BJ Penn! Much love JD! Gonna be flying up to Hilo this weekend, but before I do, I wanted to check in with all y’all MMA fans (or fans in general) to see if you had […]

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Monkeying Around with Jason “Mayhem” Miller

March 1, 2009
Monkeying Around with Jason

Jason “Mayhem” Miller and I have been “friends” on MySpace for years, but he probably had no idea. Sure, we’ve traded a few emails about him possibly becoming an AroundHawaii columnist one day, but that was way back in the day. You know, before he really became the Mayhem we all know and love today. […]

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Survey Thursday – Superbowl Betting Results?

February 5, 2009

* How did you do in your Superbowl bets? Please do not post your losses if it will get you in trouble with the wife/husband/gf/bf/friend/loan shark/parents. *grin* And by no means does this mean I condone betting as a regular activity. Personally, I don’t really like to do big cash bets – especially if it’s […]

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UFC 94 Highlight

February 3, 2009

It’s gonna take me a little more time to organize my thoughts (my photos as well) on my UFC 94 weekend in Las Vegas, but here’s a lil’ sumthin’ sumthin’ for y’all in the meantime. It’s a video of BJ Penn’s entrance. The building was going bananas: B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Enjoy!

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UFC 94 Weekend In Vegas

February 1, 2009
UFC 94 Weekend In Vegas

Every so often, there comes a time in a man’s life when the stars just align. The perfect storm of pleasure if you will. The weekend of January 30th was one such time. You see, The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) – the most popular Mixed Martial Arts promotion – was having their biggest, most highly […]

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Survey Thursday – BJ Penn or Georges St. Pierre?

January 29, 2009

* Who are you picking to win at UFC 94: BJ Penn or Georges St. Pierre? These two bruthas are arguably the best pound for pound MMA fighters in history and they will be facing off this Saturday in Las Vegas for the UFC Welterweight Championship (again). Penn is a local boy from Hilo and […]

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News Day Tuesday: January 20, 2009

January 20, 2009

Lots goin’ on in the world out dea folks. We can talk about the obvious, like Bruddah Barack’s historic inauguration today (congrats Barack!), but we all know errbody and their mama will be talking about that up in hurr. Lessee, we can gossip about American Idol, which will air its 3rd and 4th shows of the […]

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Wedding Day Recap – Part I

December 15, 2008

 Part I  | Part II As some of you may know, my friend Noreen made global, national, state, island, city, November-weddings-in-Honolulu-Hawaii history by live-Twittering our wedding for us. Using her “play-by-play” as the framework, I’ll interject my personal commentary and some photos I’ve received from others to help give y’all a feel for our big […]

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