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VIDEO: Lantern Floating Ceremony Hawaii

Light a lantern for rememberance… This year was my second year attending Hawaii’s Lantern Floating Ceremony (read about my first time attending Hawaii’s Lantern Floating). This year, I attended the festival under the guise of work, as I assisted a press crew gathering footage for the event’s foundation and from a group of ministers from different […]

May 29, 2013 0
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VIDEO: Spam Jam Festival Waikiki and Hawaii’s Love Affair with SPAM (video)

There’s no doubt, Hawaii has a love affair with Spam. Growing up, our kitchen was always stocked with cans of it, as were my friends and their families.

Fish and chips, hush puppies, maccoroni and cheese?… Those never flew in Hawaii. Instead, we have Spam.

April 28, 2013 6
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Camping on the Beach in Hawaii

Growing up on a small island in the Pacific Ocean, I’ve only known family camping trips at the beach.

April 5, 2013 3
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Kimchi eating contests, Fun and Faux pas at Hawaii’s 11th Annual Korean Festival

Hawaii’s 11th Annual Korean Festival was hot, yet so coooool. Being back from Korea, I’ve had my moments where I miss Korean culture and food. I spent a year entraining my life, mind and tastebuds to adapt, accept and love all the spicy foreignness of that culture; inevitably, I got Korean-ified.  Now it occasionally, rivals […]

July 18, 2012 8
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Feeding a Korean drama addiction: Hallyu’s Seo Ji-Seok in Hawaii

Hawaii is finally starting hook into Korean culture and it’s more than just Korean plate lunches, kimchi and Korean BBQ…
Ever since I’ve been back in Hawaii, I’ve noticed a change. Korean-ification. Much of this spreading interest to learn about Korea, is largely due to the popularity of Korean dramas and Kpop.

July 17, 2012 9
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Travel bucket lists and booking a role on Hawaii Five-O (Part II)

At Hawaii Five-0 studios in downtown Honolulu, I play my lines to the casting director in an bare room. It’s one scene and I’m an assistant to boss, who’s a murder suspect (Spoiler alert! …and murderer). I’m being questioned. The casting director has me perform it several times, adding different direction.

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Travel Bucket List 2012: Booking a role on Hawaii Five-O (Part I)

Okay, some of you asked to see the competition…

Still wondering what some of those alternate plans for 2012 were, twerking with that university job in Korea? Here’s my hinted confession to one of those alternate things…

February 15, 2012 21
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REVIEW: Where to get your screams in Hawaii this Halloween

It’s fright week weekend and I’m in Hawaii to relive my nightmare with Boo! This year, the Halloween buzz is highlights two premiere places where the best scare is predicted to be. I’m going to let you in on a little secret; I’ve already had a head jump on both of them!

October 28, 2011 0
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REVIEW: Is there a vegetarian hell for sinning on the holidays? (Kabuki Restaurant, Waimalu, Hawaii)

Mom’s home cooking during the holidays? There’s nothing like it.

I’m not a big foodie by any means, yet there’s one foodie film I really appreciate– Ratatouille. I love that part where the curmudgen food critic, Anton Ego, takes a bite of ratatouille and the taste transports him back to childhood and memories of his mother’s home cooking.

Okay so maybe my experiences of home cooking aren’t exactly the same. But it’s what I felt when my mom brought a bento plate over to Korea on Christmas day and it was from Hawaii’s own Kabuki Restaurant in Waialua Mall!

My favorite? Musubi (rice ball wrapped with seaweed) and potato

January 10, 2011 4
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