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Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant’s Signature Shrimp Dumpling!


Grasped between my chopsticks is Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant’s Signature Shrimp Dumpling. The plump shrimp is wrapped in a translucent starch wrapping and steamed. I like to dip it in soy sauce mixed with a chili sauce. Yum! 😋❤🥟🥢

You can enjoy this dish for lunch at Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant. If you like seafood, go there for dinner and enjoy their lobster, crab, and shrimp that can be prepared in various ways such as steamed, salt & pepper, fried with Garlic, steamed with garlic, ginger & onion, steamed with Shao Xing Wine, garlic butter, or special black bean sauce! 🦀🦐

Follow Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant on Facebook and Instagram to see their latest specials, discounts, dishes! 😊

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Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant’s Signature Shrimp Dumpling!


Grasped between my chopsticks is Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant's Signature Shrimp Dumpling.

Grasped between my chopsticks is Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant’s Signature Shrimp Dumpling.

Grasped between my chopsticks is Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant's Signature Shrimp Dumpling.

Grasped between my chopsticks is Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant’s Signature Shrimp Dumpling.

Grasped between my chopsticks is Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant's Signature Shrimp Dumpling.

Grasped between my chopsticks is Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant’s Signature Shrimp Dumpling.

Grasped between my chopsticks is Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant’s Signature Shrimp Dumpling. The plump shrimp is wrapped in a translucent starch wrapping and steamed. I like to dip it in soy sauce mixed with a chili sauce. Yum! 😋❤🥟🥢

You can enjoy this dish for lunch at Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant. If you like seafood, go there for dinner and enjoy their lobster, crab, and shrimp that can be prepared in various ways such as steamed, salt & pepper, fried with Garlic, steamed with garlic, ginger & onion, steamed with Shao Xing Wine, garlic butter, or special black bean sauce! 🦀🦐

Follow Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant on Facebook and Instagram to see their latest specials, discounts, dishes! 😊

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Hi everyone! Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant will make Jung from May 20 to June 10, 2019!


Hi everyone!

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant will make Jung from May 20 to June 10, 2019 (This year, the official day of the holiday is June 7, 2019). You can call now at (808) 947-8818 to place advance orders for pick-up or dining in. The Jung weighs 1 lb. Its ingredients include Abalone, Pork Belly, Salted Duck Egg, Green Beans, & Mochi Rice. Each Jung costs $8.95.

THE STORY
Qu Yuan (340-278 BC) was the top advisor of the Kingdom of Chu & dedicated his whole life to assisting the King to build the State stronger. He advised the King to ally w/ the State of Qi, 1 of the 7 warring states, to fight against the most powerful State of Qin. However, he was slandered by jealous officials & accused of treason, so the King dismissed & exiled him.

During his exile, Qu Yuan wrote enduring poems showing his love for his country, some of which are still very famous in China.

In 278 BC, the Qin State conquered the capital of Chu. On hearing of the defeat, Qu Yuan, in great despair, committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month.

The rest is legend… When the local community heard of Qu Yuan’s death, they were very sad & rowed out on boats in the river to search for his body but were unable to find him. To preserve his body, the locals paddled their boats up & down the river, hitting the water w/ their paddles & beating drums to scare evil spirits away. They threw lumps of rice into the river to feed the fish, so that they wouldn’t eat Qu Yuan’s body.

Since then, people in the Miluo River area have followed similar practices to commemorate Qu Yuan on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month. Over time, rowing boats developed into dragon boat racing & the lumps of rice became sticky rice dumplings called Jung traditionally eaten during the festival in honor of the great Qu Yuan!

#dragonboatfestival #jung #chinesefood #hawaiirestaurant #hawaiirestaurants #hawaiifood #hawaiifoodfinds #hawaiieats #eatinghawaii #hawaiifoodie #foodie #hawaiifoodporn #oahueats #honolulueats #honolulufood #oahufood #onolicious #808plate #bestofhawaii808 #madeinhawaii #onogrindz #localkinegrindz #808eats #808grinds #alamoanacenter #oahu #honolulu #hawaii

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Snow Mountain Char Siu Buns at Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant at Ala Moana Center, Honolulu, Hawaii!


Hi Everyone,

I’m helping Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant. I’ll be sharing with you some of their tasty dishes here and there that you may enjoy! Check the restaurant out at Ala Moana Center @alamoanacenter on the 4th floor, Honolulu, Hawaii!!! 😊🥢

Pictured is one of the dishes Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant is known for, their Snow Mountain Char Siu Buns with tender charsiu, a soft bun, and a nice sweet coating on top!!! So ono (delicious in the Hawaiian language)!!! 😋🥢

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant’s website is at http://jadedynastyhawaii.com

With Warmest Aloha,

Jon

#dimsum #charsiubun #charsiu #bun #chinesefood #chinesecuisine #chineserestaurant #hawaiirestaurant #hawaiifood #hawaiieats #yelphawaii #hawaiibestkitchens #hawaiigrinds #oahueats #honolulueats #travelhawaii #gohawaii #lunch #hawaiifoodfinds #alamoancenter #honolulu #oahu #hawaii #ono #delicious #foodphotography #foodart #foodpic #foodphoto #restaurant #restaurants #marketing #branding #consultant #attorney #governmentaffairs #businessdevelopment #writing #creativewriting #dining #meetings #events #lunch #dinner

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Get-together with my friends Jerry L. Chang and Dick Kim!


I only catch the #bus for #meetings. Yesterday was different. As usual, I do #work on my @samsungmobile #smartphone and @apple #macbook pro while riding the bus, but I was super excited because I was meeting with my friends Jerry L. Chang @mastif8 and Dick Kim for a get-together @shirokiyajvw !!! Jerry and I served in the Hawaii State House of Representatives together. He is also a real estate developer and former administrator for the University of Hawaii at Hilo. We have so much fun memories, especially our adventurous travels to other states and countries. He’s a great statesman and has so much positive energy. Jerry has been a huge mentor in my life!!! 😊

Dick is an import/export businessman doing trade between the United States and many countries. He is a very kind person, and I enjoy listening about how he sees opportunities in business. He has also influenced my life as such a positive and kind person!!! 😊

I’m so lucky to have wonderful experiences with great people like Jerry and Dick!!!

#friends #mentor #influencer #goodtimes #funtimes #memories #experiences #business #entrepreneurs #politics #politicians #happy #joy #love #lucky #happiness #mindfulness #mindful #gratitude #grateful #thankful #shirokiya #shirokiyavillagewalk

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Thankful for good times with my friends and tasty food!


Thank you to my #friends Brandon @brandonraimitsuda and Ellen Mitsuda for picking me up in Waikiki yesterday evening after I finalized some #legal documents for a client and taking me to #dinner at Outback Steakhouse @outback in Kapolei, Hawaii! Brandon has been my good friend since 2000. We studied the bar together, planned and executed our entry into Hawaii #politics, and practice a lifestyle to try and maintain inner peace so we can spread some good #energy to others. In #life, we will have wonderful #experiences, but we will always face #challenges. It’s the adversity that really tests how positive our soul is. Brandon is one of those awesome people who can lift my #soul even when I’m in the depths of #darkness.

Deep content for a #food post.

Daily Practices: Be present ( #mindfulness ) with your loved ones, #rejuvenate with positive people, and be #grateful to have them in your lives.

#thankful #gratitude #lovedones #outbacksteakhouse #kapolei #hawaii #hawaiifood #hawaiieats #foodpic #restaurant #dailypractice #dailyhabit #mindset #mentalhealth #positivemindset #mindful

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Mindful and Grateful for Every Meal


When I eat, I do my best to be #present and enjoy the #flavors of my #meal. I’m #grateful for being able to #experience it and #thankful for the #efforts of the #chefs and #staff in preparing the meal.

Here’s a close-up on the #hamachi #sashimi I had a week ago or so @magurobrothershawaii in Chinatown, #honolulu #hawaii .

My daily practices: #mindfulness & #gratitude .

#mindful #hawaiieats #hawaiifood #hawaiirestaurant #japanesefood #japanesecuisine #hawaiilife #oahueats #honolulueats #selfdevelopment #selfimprovement #selfhelp #peace #innerpeace

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Breakfast for energy, productivity, maintaining weight, and essential nutrients!


When I was younger, I often skipped breakfast and went straight to work. Now, I do my best to eat breakfast. Here are some of the benefits:

  1. Breakfast gives us that boost of energy to wake us up and move forward in our day.
  2. Breakfast fuels our brain and helps us with our concentration and information retention, key for our productivity.
  3. Breakfast helps us maintain our weight by increasing our metabolism to burn more calories throughout the day.
  4. Having a healthy breakfast provides us the essential nutrients we need for the day.

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I’m pictured here on the morning of Tuesday March 19, 2019. I had just awakened with puffed up and uncombed hair. I’m holding my bowl with oatmeal and sliced banana. These foods are very beneficial for us, which I’ll go over in future posts.

My daily practices: breakfast, mindfulness, and gratitude!

Have yourself a wonderful breakfast so you can attack your day with a healthy mind and body!

With Warmest Aloha, Jon

#breakfast #meal #firstmeal #food #energy #morning #routine #habits #practices #practice #health #metabolism #weight #mentalhealth #mind #body #productivity #concentration #memory #body #oatmeal #banana #mindful #mindfulness #grateful #thankful #gratitude

 

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Happy Birthday to My Friend Itoko!


Happy Birthday to my friend Itoko!!! She had the Polar Bear Shave Ice @minorihawaii Minori Craft Japanese Tavern, which she wanted to try for awhile since the restaurant was Tsukada Nojo.

#minoricraftjapanesetavern #birthday #happybirthday #celebration #restaurant #japaneserestaurant #hawaiirestaurant #shaveice #dessert #happy #happyday #friends #friendship #mindful #mindfulness #gratitude #grateful #thankful

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My Dad & Brother-in-Law’s Birthday Dinner at Vintage Cave Cafe


Celebrated my dad (2/8) and brother-in-law Ross’ (2/7) birthday with my mom and sister Lara at Vintage Cave Cafe at Ala Moana Shopping Center in Honolulu, Hawaii today, February 8, 2019 from 5:30 pm.

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Win a $100 Gift Card from Frolic Hawaii!


Congratulations Frolic Hawaii for 5 great years in business! They’re featuring Minori Craft Japanese Tavern in their Frolic-Turns-5 daily giveaway of $100 gift cards!

Visit Frolic Hawaii ‘s website linked below, which will lead you to their website, to enter their $100 gift card giveaway. Complete their entry form. Valid entries require first and last name, email and phone number. Giveaway ends TONIGHT, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. They’ll be picking a winner TOMORROW at 9 a.m. Good luck!

https://www.frolichawaii.com/…/frolic-turns-5-daily-giveawa…

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#frolichawaii #giftcard #giveaway #prizes #minoricraftjapanesetavern #minorihawaii #restaurant #japaneserestaurant #japanesefood #honolulu #hawaii

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3rd & Last Day for Minori Craft Japanese Tavern’s Grand Opening Specials!


The 3rd day of the Grand Opening specials is this evening, Sun. 2/3/19 from 5pm-12am!!! Here, I’m with my friend Itoko Uchikura at Minori Craft Japanese Tavern @minorihawaii for its Grand Opening on the evening of Fri. 2/1/19! 🎉 🎊 🎉

The 1st 50 parties to dine per day on the evening of Fri. 2/1/19 (5pm-2am), Sat. 2/2/19 (5pm-2am), & Sun. 2/3/19 (5pm-12am) will receive a $10 gift certificate for dinner that can be applied that evening! 🎊 Raffle ticket drawing for prizes! 🎉 A DJ will be playing music! 🎶

Reservations can be made at 808-951-4444.

Grand Opening hours for Sun. to Thurs. are 11am-3pm (lunch!) & 5pm-12am. Happy Hours are from 5pm-6pm & 10pm-12am.

Grand Opening hours for Fri. & Sat. are from 11am-3pm (lunch!) & 5pm-2am. Happy Hours are from 5pm-6pm & 10pm-2am.

Call for take-out bento with pick-up time from 11am-3pm. 🥢

10% discount when you bring their flyer or ad in the Nikkan Sun.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern is located at 1731 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, which is on the Westside/Ewa of Kalakaua Ave. & North/Mauka or mountainside of the Hawaii Convention Center & Kapiolani Blvd. There’s parking in front of the restaurant. Also, 2-hour parking validation is available at Century Center Condominium at 1750 Kalakaua Ave., East/Diamondhead of Minori Craft Japanese Tavern. 🥢

They serve various dishes such as nabe/hot cooking pot with chicken, pork, beef, & assorted vegetables; BBQ; sashimi; tempura; sushi; curry; other popular Japanese cuisine; & dessert.

They have 2 floors & a bar. Call them to arrange private events.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern restaurant is on Yelp, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest, & its website is at http://www.minorihawaii.com.
Tsukada Nojo was its former brand.

#hawaiirestaurant #hawaiirestaurants #oahueats #eatinhawaii #localkinegrindz #hawaiifoodie #hawaiifood #hawaiieats #hawaiigrinds #onogrinds #hawaiifoodporn #eatinghawaii #hawaiifoodfinds #eathawaii #bestfoodhawaii #honolulu #hawaii #honolulueats #izakaya #happyhour #business #happyhour #afterwork #events #grandopening #pauhana #newrestaurant #openingevent #businessopening

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Dinner with Friends on 12/23/2018 at Minori Craft Japanese Tavern


My friends and I at Minori Craft Japanese Tavern @minorihawaii on December 23, 2018. Three of us are December babies: Brandon, Ellen, and I. If you’re interested in checking the restaurant out, their business hours for 12/25/18 to 1/7/19 are as follows:

Mondays & 1/1/19 New Year’s Day — Closed.

Tues. to Sun. from 5pm-12am (Open on Christmas, Dec. 25, 2018). 🥢

Reservations at (808) 951-4444.

Take-out bento reservation – one day advance notice. Bento pick-up time is from 11am-3pm.

10% discount when you bring their flyer or Nikkan Sun ad.

Soft Opening business hours on 1/8/19 & for the rest of the month of January 2019 are as follows:
Mondays — Closed.
Tuesdays to Sundays 5 pm to 12 am.
Happy Hours from 5 pm to 6 pm & 10 pm to 12 am.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern is located at 1731 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, which is on the Westside/Ewa of Kalakaua Ave. & North/Mauka or mountainside of the Hawaii Convention Center & Kapiolani Blvd. There’s parking in front of the restaurant. 2-hour parking validation is available at Century Center Condo. at 1750 Kalakaua Ave., East/Diamondhead of Minori Craft Japanese Tavern.

The restaurant serves dishes such as nabe/hot cooking pot; yakiniku/BBQ; sashimi; tempura; sushi; curry; other popular Japanese cuisine; & dessert.

They’re on Yelp, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest, & its website is at http://www.minorihawaii.com.
Tsukada Nojo was its former brand. Mahalo!

#japaneserestaurant #hawaiirestaurant #japanesefoodlover #japanesefoodie #foodie #foodies #dining #hawaiieats #hawaiidinner #hawaiidining #hawaiirestaurants #japanesecuisine #cuisine #yelphawaii #grinds #hawaiitravel #travelhawaii #eathawaii #hawaiibestkitchen #honolulu #hawaii #hawaiifoodfinds #pauhana #happyhour #placestoeat #eatout #hawaiisbestkitchens #hawaiistagram #hawaiifoodie #hawaiifood

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Minori Craft Japanese Tavern Open Christmas & New Business Hours


Wishing you & your loved ones a wonderful holiday season! Minori Craft Japanese Tavern is open tonight, if you want to go out for a Christmas dinner.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern’s business hours from 12/25/18 to 1/7/19 are as follows:
Mondays & 1/1/19 New Year’s Day — Closed.
Tuesdays to Sundays from 5 pm to 10 pm.
 
Call to make reservations at (808) 951-4444.
 
Take-out bento reservation — One day advance notice. Bento pick-up time is from 11 am to 3 pm.
 
10% discount when you bring our flyer or ad in the Nikkan Sun.
 
Soft Opening business hours on 1/8/19 & for the rest of the month of January 2019 are as follows:
Mondays — Closed.
Tuesdays to Sundays from 5 pm to 12 am.
Happy Hours from 5 pm to 6 pm & 10 pm to 12 am.

 

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern is located at 1731 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, which is on the Westside/Ewa of Kalakaua Ave. & North/Mauka or mountainside of the Hawaii Convention Center & Kapiolani Blvd. There’s parking in front of the restaurant. 2-hour parking validation is available at Century Center Condo. at 1750 Kalakaua Ave., East/Diamondhead of Minori Craft Japanese Tavern.

The restaurant serves dishes such as nabe/hot cooking pot; yakiniku/BBQ; sashimi; tempura; sushi; curry; other popular Japanese cuisine; & dessert.

They’re on Yelp, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest, & its website is at http://www.minorihawaii.com.
Tsukada Nojo was its former brand. Mahalo! #japaneserestaurant #hawaiirestaurant #japanesefood #honolulu #hawaii #christmas

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Minori Craft Japanese Tavern’s 2nd Floor


Hi Everyone!

Here’s a view of Minori Craft Japanese Tavern’s second floor lounge and dining area that’s great for company meetings or gatherings, or a birthday celebration or get-together with friends! Check it out when you dine there.

The restaurant is now open to the public for its December 2018 special business hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only, from 5 PM to 10 PM! Call to make reservations at (808) 951-4444.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern is located at 1731 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, which is on the Westside/Ewa of Kalakaua Avenue and North/Mauka or mountainside of the Hawaii Convention Center and Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii. There’s parking in front of the restaurant. Also, 2-hour parking validation is available at Century Center Condominium at 1750 Kalakaua Avenue, East/Diamondhead of Minori Craft Japanese Tavern.

The restaurant will be serving various dishes such as nabe or hot cooking pot with chicken, pork, beef, and assorted vegetables; yakiniku or BBQ chicken, beef, and pork; sashimi; tempura; sushi; curry; other popular Japanese cuisine; and dessert. They also have take-out bentos available.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern has two floors and a bar, a great place for dining for lunch and dinner. They will be able to accommodate business and private events as well.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern restaurant is on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, and its website is at http://www.minorihawaii.com.
Tsukada Nojo was its former brand.

Mahalo!

#japanesecuisine #cuisine #japaneserestaurant #japaneserestaurants #restaurants #restaurant #hawaiirestaurant #hawaiirestaurants #japanesefood #japanesefoods #japanesefoodie #japanesefoodporn #partyvenue #partylocation #hawaiiparty #businessdinner #foods #foodie #foodies #foodsofinstagram #foodlover #foodlovers #hawaiifood #hawaiieats #hawaiigrinds #pauhana #happyhour #hawaiifoodporn #honolulu #hawaii

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Minori Craft Japanese Tavern


Dear Friends,

I’m excited for Minori Craft Japanese Tavern, a Japanese restaurant that will launch in the first quarter of 2019 at 1731 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, which is on the Ewa-side or Westside of Kalakaua Avenue & Mauka or North of the Hawaii Convention Center & Kapiolani Boulevard.

The restaurant will be serving various dishes such as but not limited to assorted sashimi; assorted tempura; sushi; nabe or hot cooking pot with chicken, pork, beef, & assorted vegetables; yakiniku or BBQ chicken, beef, & pork; other popular Japanese cuisine; a number of different appetizer dishes; & some dessert choices. There will also be take-out bentos available for people & organizations.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern has two floors & a bar, a great place for dining & pau hana or after work gatherings to unwind. It will be able to accommodate business & private events as well.

The restaurant is on Facebook & Instagram, & its website is at https://www.minorihawaii.com Minori Craft Japanese Tavern. Have a great day!

With Warmest Aloha,
Jon

#japanesecuisine #cuisine #japaneserestaurant #japaneserestaurants #restaurant #restaurants #japanesefood #hawaiifood #food #foodie #foodies #hawaiirestaurant #honolulurestaurant #dining #nabe #yakiniku #tempura #sashimi #sushi #honolulu #hawaii

The restaurant will be serving various dishes such as but not limited to assorted sashimi; assorted tempura; sushi; nabe or hot cooking pot with chicken, pork, beef, & assorted vegetables; yakiniku or BBQ chicken, beef, & pork; other popular Japanese cuisine; a number of different appetizer dishes; & some dessert choices.

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Huge Sweet Potatoe From My Dad’s Garden!


My dad and I replanted a citrus tree and picked sweet potatoes from the same pot of the tree from my dad’s garden. This is the big one rinsed off.

#sweetpotatoes #garden #vegetables #pearlcity #hawaii

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2018 Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bon Dance


Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s bon dance is today Friday August 17 and tomorrow Saturday August 18, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Food booths starts at 4:30 PM, Jizo bon prayer is at 5:45 PM, Taiko performance by Dragon Beat is at 6:00 PM, and bon dancing begins at 6:30 PM. Jodo Mission of Hawaii is located at 1429 Makiki Street, Honolulu, Hawaii.

#jodomissionofhawaii #jodoshuhawaii #jodomission #jodoshu #bondance #obon #buddhism #honolulu #hawaii #event #events #food #dance #japaneseculture #culture

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My Sister Lara’s Birthday


Celebrated my sister Lara’s birthday on June 12, 2018 at Eating House 1849 at Waikiki, Hawaii.

#sister #birthday #family #eatinghouse1849 #restaurant #food #waikiki #hawaii #mindfulness #gratitude

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Habanero Chili Peppers From My Dad’s Garden


On Sunday March 18, 2018, I picked some Habanero chili peppers that my dad grew in his garden in Pearl City, Hawaii. Motivated to cook!

#habanero #habanerochili #habanerochilipeppers #chilipeppers #garden #gardening #homegarden #homegardening #farmtotable #gardentotable #dad #pearlcity #hawaii #mindfulness #gratitude

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Corned Beef Cabbage By My Dad


Last night, Sunday March 18, 2018, for my family’s weekly video conference with my sister Mia and her family, my dad made corned beef cabbage with a slow cooker.

#cornedbeefandcabbage #slowcooker #cooking #dad #family #mindfulness #gratitude

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Homegrown Habanero Chili Peppers By My Dad


On Sunday March 18, 2018, I picked some Habanero chili peppers that my dad grew in his garden in Pearl City, Hawaii.

#habanero #habanerochili #habanerochilipeppers #chilipeppers #garden #gardening #homegarden #homegarden #dad #farmtotable #gardentotable #dad #pearlcity #hawaii

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Green Tea Latte from Trader Joe’s


I drank all my green tea latte that I bought from Trader Joe’s in San Mateo, California during my stay with my sister Mia and her family. I enjoyed it for my breakfasts and while I did work on my Macbook Pro! I will buy more when I’m back on the U.S. mainland.

#greentealatte #tealatte #greentea #traderjoes #sanmateo #california #honolulu #hawaii #mindfulness #gratitude

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Turkey Jook From My Mom


Yesterday, my mom dropped off turkey jook (turkey and rice soup) at my home. I’m super grateful for the thoughtfulness of my mom. I love her! Today, my energy is low, and I’m feeling mentally down even though I received good news early this morning on one of my projects, got a nice email from a new friend and potential business partner, and glad for a couple of decisions I made on two stocks. Yet, I feel down. Strange how we can have these mixed emotions. Thus, my mom’s soup really gave me some comfort today. I will attempt to do some work tonight to lift my spirit! May peace be with you, and cheers to all of your moms for all they do for you!

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#turkeyjook #turkeysoup #soup #mom #mother #family #love #business #entrepreneurship #law #mindfulness #gratitude #honolulu #hawaii

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Kamesan at Watanabe Bakery in Honolulu, Hawaii


Aaaaaagh, the pleasure of a Japanese pastry called Kamesan, a turtle made of a sweet bun with azuki inside, and a cup of coffee at Watanabe Bakery in Honolulu as I wait for my remote control to be fixed for my 2000 Nissan Frontier truck at my friend’s auto shop, Masaki Auto. After so many years, I finally decided to fix my remote control. I was opening my truck the old school way, use the key. Lol!!!

#watanabebakery #bakery #anpan #pastry #japanesepastry #coffee #masakiauto #honolulu #hawaii

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Oatmeal as part of my Health Strategy


I used to be in the top 1% with my health examinations, but a year ago, my LDL or bad cholesterol went up into the high-risk zone. Stress from my high-risk endeavors and eating out with not the healthiest foods so I could keep working on my projects may have contributed to this. My HDL or good cholesterol has always been high, which helps, but I wanted to improve, so I’ve been eating oatmeal regularly, as well as brown rice, other grains, and vegetables to get the fiber I needed to take away the bad cholesterol. I also increased my exercise to help raise my HDL. This year, my doctor and I were happy I’m back in the healthy zone. Here I am on the morning of October 14, 2017, about to cook my oatmeal. May good health be with you! The longer we live, the more we can do!

#health #healthyfood #nutrition #oatmeal #quakeroats #cholesterol #goodhealth #effort #habits #determination #tenacity #goals #mind #body #soul #honolulu #hawaii


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My Attempt to Build Energy and Motivation 


This morning of Saturday September 2, 2017, I’m trying hard to build energy and motivation to analyze another redline of our agreement for a land deal for a company my partners and I are building. I have a birthday party tonight, and tomorrow I have a Jodo Shu service and board meeting, a community event with my family, and my weekly Skype with my sister Mia and 2 young nieces, thus, I want to try to get it done in 3 to 4 hours today. I had about 7 hours of sleep, so to add to the energy I got from my sleep, early this morning, I exercised at 24 Hour Fitness in Mililani, Hawaii – weightlifting and running the treadmill. Then I cooked up some breakfast: bacon; omelette with 3 types of cheddar cheese, onion, bell pepper, and my homegrown green onions; brown rice with furikake; and Ka’u coffee. I keep telling myself for nearly 2 years on this project that the sweat, tears, and struggle will be worth it. I’m grateful to have this opportunity. Let’s go!!!

#energy #sleep #exercise #weightlifting #running #24hourfitness #cooking #breakfast #food #nutrition #entrepreneurship #business #law #contracts #governmentaffairs #aviation #fbo #kailuakona #hawaii #struggle #tears #sweat #motivation #smallwins

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2017 Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bon Dance


Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Bon Dance on Saturday August 18 and 19, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii was a success.  It feels so good to support culture and tradition that make Hawaii and our country so unique for all to enjoy! I’m honored to serve as President of Jodo Mission of Hawaii for the past 7 years and board member for the past 12 years.

The food was great with barbecue sticks, saimin, gyoza, chili and rice, andagi (Okinawan donuts), shave ice, and more. The dancers and taiko did performed well. I’m sure our ancestors are happy.

Mahalo to everyone who volunteered, and to all who came to enjoy the festivities! See you next year and may peace be with you and all those you touch.

#jodomissionofhawaii #jodomission #jodoshuhawaii #jodoshu #buddhism #obon #obonservices #bondance #honolulu #hawaii #ancestors #gratitude

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Last Day for Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Bon Dance.


Last day for Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Bon Dance is today, Saturday August 19, 2017 from 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. at 1429 Maliki Street, Honolulu, Hawaii; food booths open from 4:30 P.M. The office number is 808-949-3995.

#jodomissionofhawaii #jodomission #jodoshuhawaii #jodoshu #buddhism #obon #obonservices #bondance #honolulu #hawaii #ancestors #gratitude

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Yuntaku on 7/13/2017 @ Artistry


With my parents at Yuntaku, a fundraiser for the organization, a member of the Hawaii United Okinawan Association at Artistry at Kaka’ako, Honolulu, Hawaii on July 13, 2017. My sister Lara (3rd from the left) was one of the organizers, helping out her friends.They did a dance together onstage. I’m very proud of my sister’s leadership in the community and engineering sector.

#yuntaku #hawaiiunitedokinawanassociation  #fundraiser #event #artistry #kakaako #honolulu #oahu #hawaii

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Tuscan Garlic Chicken and Vegetables


Last night, June 28, 2017, I cooked chicken with Tuscan garlic seasoning blend, Hawaiian salt, a little pepper, and a little olive oil on my grilled cast iron pan. I also cooked onions and bell pepper, and made a side of brown rice.

#chicken #onions #bellpeppers #castironskillet #castirongrill #castironpan #garlicseasoning #hawaiiansalt #pepper #oliveoil #brownrice #gratitude #cooking #recipes #recipe

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My Papaya and I


Huge papaya from my dad’s home garden in Pearl City, Hawaii on June 11, 2017. 

#papaya #papayas #fruit #fruits #garden #gardens #gardening #homegarden #homegardens #homegardening #backyard #hawaii #oahu #pearlcity

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Celebrate the Small Wins!


Celebrate the small wins and the big wins. I’ve been analyzing government policies consisting of 679 pages and other related documents for an agreement I’m working on. I’m almost done typing my analysis document. For motivation, I had a chocolate dipped ice cream at McDonald’s in Pearl City, Hawaii with my friend Brandon Mitsuda on June 13, 2017.

#law #transactionallaw #agreements #agreement #contract #contracts #business #entrepreneurship #attorney #governmentaffairs #chocolatedippedicecream #icecream   #mcdonalds #motivation #wins 

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Hana Farms Macadamia Nut Banana Bread


I received a loaf of Hana Farms Macadamia Nut Banana Bread from Hana, Maui as an omiyage. I ate it with hot green tea while I worked on my aviation business project last night, June 7, 2017. Very delicious! 

#hanafarms #hana #maui #hawaii #macadamianutbananabread #bananabread #greentea #omiyage


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Homemade Portuguese Sausage


I got Portuguese sausage made by my friend Mike Noguchi, steak from my mom and dad, and brown rice with green tea. 

#portuguesesausage #portuguesesausages #sausage #sausages #homemade #oahu #hawaii #chef #michaelnoguchi #steak #brownrice #greentea #tea #dinner  

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Benefits of Brown Rice


About 1.5 years ago, I switched to eating brown rice when I cook at home instead of white rice because of its many benefits. I still enjoy white rice every so often as a treat, especially when I eat at restaurants. 

#brownrice #rice #healthyfood #healthyfoods #healthy #health #food #foods #nutritious #nutritiousfood #nutrition #mind #body #soul 

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Benefits of Oatmeal


Oatmeal is often a part of my breakfast and it is very healthy. I like to eat it with a little bit of cinnamon and sugar. It is easy and quick to make, and a great way to boost my day. I usually buy Quaker Oats but other brands will do fine as well. Here are a few benefits of oatmeal. 

#oatmeal #oats #oat #breakfast #healthy #health #benefits #nutrition #nutritious #happiness #food #foods #superfood #superfoods #mind #body #soul #quaker #quakeroats #quakerbreakfast 

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My Green Onions


​I get joy from caring for my green onions that I grew from my dad and a family friend down the street of my parent’s house in Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii. I use it to garnish meals that I cook. Mini farm to table and healthy! #greenonion #greenonions #garden #gardening #farm #farmtotable #waikele #oahu #hawaii #gratitude #joy #pleasure #healthy #health #vegetablegarden #vegetable #vegetables

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Oatmeal, Papaya, and Green Tea.


Most times I have a breakfast consisting of oatmeal, fruit, and green tea. Pictured here is papaya with lemon juice from my dad’s home garden at Pearl City, oatmeal with a little cinnamon and sugar, and green tea from Japan that I got from a friend I met in Fukuoka while I was serving as a Hawaii State Representative. These foods are filled with antioxidants and vitamins to prevent diseases such as cancer. They also lower bad cholesterol and prevent heart diseases such as stroke and heart attacks. #superfood #food #health #healthyfood #healthy #oatmeal #oats #grains #cinnamon #hawaiiansugar #sugar #greentea #tea #homegrown #garden #papaya #fruit #fruits #hawaii #pearlcity #oahu

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Benefits of Green Tea


I like to drink green tea in the morning, with meals, and with sweets. There are so many benefits of green tea. My favorite benefits are the calming affect from the L-Theanine and the alertness from the caffeine. Plus it helps lower my bad cholesterol and prevents cancer and other diseases. Green tea doesn’t give me the jitters like coffee, though I enjoy coffee as well. #greentea #greentealatte #tea #beverages #ltheanine #caffeine #antioxidants #matcha #japanesetea #chinesetea

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