Archive | March, 2011

Perry on the Left, and Price on the Right (and Dan in the Middle!)

20 Mar

It was a fun Saturday morning with Perry and Price today! The HIM (Hawaiian Islands Ministries) Band did a couple of numbers at the Perry and Price (radio) show at Jimmy Buffet to promote the upcoming “Honolulu 2011” conference. Cory, Adj, Loke, Wendell, Tanner and Cherie performed, while I was interviewed about the conference. “Honolulu 2011” is from March 24-26 at the Hawaii Convention Center. I hope you can come and be spiritually refreshed.


Perry on the left (their left), Price on the right (their right) and Dan Chun in the middle.



The HIM Band: (L-R) Adj, Cory, Loke, Wendell and Cherie



A good size crowd watching the Perry & Price Saturday Morning Show  
at Jimmy Buffet (Waikiki)

Let me tell you a story, the Yogur Story.

15 Mar

We went to the newly opened (4 months new) “Yogur Story” restaurant in Honolulu this past weekend to celebrate friend/colleague David Kusumoto’s birthday. I really like the place (decent prices, too!). It has a full yogurt bar, plus unique and interesting items on the menu, like Fat Pig Fried Rice, Prime Rib Loco Moco, Oreo Waffles with white chocolate, Red Velvet Waffles with taro crème, chocolate drizzle and red velvet croutons, Dolce de Leche (pecan pretzel crunch served with caramel, whipped crème and caramelized banana)!  Whatever! I had the Belgian Waffles with Frozen Yogurt, strawberries and blueberries (yum!). 

I also like Yogur Story’s interior design. They have a tree in there, a cool second floor, free wi-fi, and big TV projector for those who just can’t eat without the TV on. “Yogur Story” is open till 10 pm. Next time I have got to try their other meals. Nice to see new restaurants opening on the tail end of recession.


Yogur Story on Keeaumoku Street (behind Sorabol Restaurant).



Celebrating Dave Kusumoto’s birthday with wife Shayna and kids.



Belgian Waffles with frozen yogurt, strawberries and blueberries.



Yes, there’s a tree inside the restaurant.



A more relaxed seating on the second floor.



Yes, you can watch TV while you eat!



Giant light fixtures serve as fillers for all that open space.


12 Mar

Pam and I checked out the Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant (Honolulu), a popular chain in Hong Kong. It felt like a restaurant in China rather than a Chinese restaurant in America (strange). I tried the Black Mushroom and Braised Tofu and gluten (very tasty). Also had the Emein with vegetables (not bad). What made the experience nicer was that our waiter was a friend of ours who had moved from another Chinese restaurant. All the waiters and cashiers were very friendly, in fact.


Date night with Pam.



Emein with black mushroom and tofu.