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Cherish your friends who help you to be the best you can be!


Cherish your friends who help you to be the best you can be!

Cherish your friends who help you to be the best you can be!

Here, I’m with my friend Brandon Mitsuda @brandon_mitsuda who is wearing the Master 7 Snapback Cap on his birthday at Chart House @charthousehi in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii!!! πŸ˜ƒ

Brandon has been there for me in my ups and downs, personal life, political and legal career, and business ventures!! His positive energy is amazing, fitting for the world of the +positive masters+ πŸ€—πŸ§’πŸ™Œβ€πŸ’₯Β Visit +positive masters+ at www.positivemasters.comΒ to purchase this cap and other merchandise! πŸ€™

Cherish your positive friends who help you to be the best you can be! πŸ‘ŠπŸ’—

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I had some fun with Scott, Maki, my cousin Grant, cousin-in-law Christine, nephew, and little niece had some fun time together at Honolulu Beerworks


My friend Scott Imaye and his lovely wife Maki was back in Hawaii from Japan. πŸ˜ƒ

Here, Scott, Maki, my cousin Grant, cousin-in-law Christine, nephew, little niece, and I had some fun time together at Honolulu BeerworksΒ @honolulubeer , my first time there on Monday November 18, 2019. The macaroni and cheese with chicken and toasted bread crumbs was really good. β€πŸ½πŸΊπŸ˜‹

We all had fun playing the beanbag game. ❀

I’m proud of the #entrepreneurs in Hawaii who have created a wave of #microbreweries in Hawaii. πŸ‘πŸ‘Š

I rarely go out so this was a treat. Since I catch the bus for transportation, Grant kindly drove me home all the way on the West side of Oahu even though he lives on the Eastside so I could stay out later. 😊

 

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Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant’s Signature Shrimp Dumpling!


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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! πŸ˜‹β€πŸ₯ŸπŸ₯’

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! πŸ¦€πŸ¦

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!


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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! πŸ˜‹β€πŸ₯ŸπŸ₯’

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! πŸ¦€πŸ¦

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

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I’m super #grateful for every day I’m alive!


I’m super #grateful for every day I’m alive! I’m excited to try this strawberry #milkshake from Baskin Robins @baskin_robins_family from my friend Claire to boost my #productivity on my work session tonight at Starbucks Waikele @starbucks !!! πŸ˜€

We’re lucky to be alive my friends! What’s the chance of that happening? 1 in 400 trillion! Let’s make the most of it and crush it!!! πŸ‘Š

With Warmest Aloha,
Jon

#baskinrobins #starbucks #icecream #strawberrymilkshake
#dessert #hawaiieats #hawaiifood #hawaiifoodfinds #hawaiibestkitchen #hawaiifoodie #foodie #business #entrepreneurship #mindfulness #mindful #mindset #positivemindset #mentalhealth #psychology #selfhelp #selfimprovement #personalgrowth #chooseyourself #hawaiilife #hawaiilifestyle #positivethinking #crushit

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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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Coming soon to Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, the Dragon Boat Festival Abalone and Pork Belly “Jung”!


Coming soon to Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant @jadedynastyseafoodrestaurant , the Dragon Boat Festival Abalone and Pork Belly “Jung”! Hope you like the cute dragon boat moving before the special dish in this post! πŸ˜ƒ

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Reset your daily hustle by helping others, and enjoying a meal and conversation with friends.


My friend Mike made some awesome cornish hen, a great meal after we did some moving of furniture for his mom the past two days. I don’t watch much TV or movies so it was great to see Aquaman and Game of Thrones over dinner. Nice to see a Hawaii boy star in a big studio film! Game of Thrones is such a moving and inspirational TV show and book series for me!

We can’t just work on our #career all the time. Every so often we need to reset our daily #hustle by helping others, and enjoying a meal and conversation with friends. It’s also good to watch a movie and read a #book that lifts our spirits. Our #experiences and #messages can transcend this physical world. When we die, they live on through those we’ve touched. The messages we leave behind through our content will share a bit of our soul for others going through their journey of life.

#cornishhen #hen #poultry #hawaiifood #hawaiieats #onolicious #hawaiigrinds #grindz #onogrindz #homemadecooking #ono #yum #yummy delicious #foodpicture #foodphoto #foodphotography #foodpic #mindful #mindfulness #gratitude #grateful #thankful

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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!!! 😊πŸ₯’

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)!!! πŸ˜‹πŸ₯’

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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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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January 8, 2019 Soft Opening of Minori Craft Japanese Tavern


Minori Craft Japanese Tavern’s Soft Opening is today, Tuesday January, 8, 2019!!! πŸŽ†πŸ˜Š Soft Opening business hours for 1/8/19 to 1/31/19 are as follows:

Mondays — Closed.

Tuesdays to Sundays from 5pm-12am.

Happy Hours from 5pm-6pm & 10pm-12am. πŸ₯’

Reservations can be made at (808) 951-4444.

Take-out bento reservation – 1 day advance notice. Bento pick-up time is from 11am to 3pm. πŸ₯’

10% discount when you bring the restaurant’s 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., Honolulu, Hawaii. 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. πŸ₯’

The restaurant serves various dishes such as nabe/hot cooking pot with chicken, pork, beef, and assorted vegetables; yakiniku or BBQ chicken, beef, & pork; sashimi; tempura; sushi; curry; other popular Japanese cuisine; & dessert.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern has 2 floors & a bar, a great place for dining for lunch & dinner. They will be able to accommodate business & private events as well.

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.

Mahalo!

#japanesecuisine #japaneserestaurant #hawaiirestaurant #hawaiirestaurants #entrepreneur #hawaiibusiness #hawaiibestkitchens #oahueats #yelphawaii #japanesefood #japanesefoodie #localkinegrindz #hawaiifoodie #hawaiitravel #hawaiifood #hawaiieats #hawaiigrinds #onogrinds #hawaiifoodporn #eatinghawaii #hawaiifoodfinds #eathawaii #bestfoodhawaii #honolulu #visithawaii #hawaiiinstagram #honolulueats #izakaya #happyhour

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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). πŸ₯’

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’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!

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St. Louis Drive Inn in Honolulu, Hawaii after the 2018 Honolulu Marathon


I’m so thankful for my mom who has been waking up about 3 a.m. every year to drive me from the Westside of Oahu to the Honolulu Marathon’s starting line by Ala Moana Beach Park. Then she picks me up at about 10 a.m. at Kapiolani Park after I complete the run and receive my medal, shell lei, finisher shirt, malasada (Portuguese fried donut), banana, and Gatorade or water.

After finishing the Honolulu Marathon on Sunday December 9, 2018, my mom and I went to St. Louis Drive Inn for lunch. My mom had an apple turnover and coffee. I chose the fresh seafood plate, which includes sashimi, mahi mahi, shrimp tempura. Ono! (Delicious in Hawaiian language). If you haven’t tried St. Louis Drive Inn yet, or are a visitor wanting to eat what the locals in Hawaii eat, check the drive inn out at 3145 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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