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Sunday, April 15, 2018

EASTER DINNER AT HOME

EASTER DINNER AT HOME

Easter dinner at home was simple, small and delicious.  A time to reflect on life and spend precious hours with my Wife and Daughter.  I am the most blessed man on earth and having them on this Holiday was special and much needed.  Enjoyed a Honey Baked Ham compliments of my friend Karen Lee from Spectrum cable.  The Ham was amazing.  So sweet and delicious.  Loved my Deviled Eggs too.

MY WIFE IS NOT INTO SPENDING MONEY ON FLOWERS BUT I HAD TO GET THESE
FRESH AHI SASHIM
DREW'S DEVILED EGGS
ANTIPASTI SALAD
FRESH KAHUKU CORN
HONEY BAKED HAM
HAPPY EASTER BASKET FOR OUR DOG SUNNY

HANA SUSHI

HANA SUSHI
HAWAII KAI SHOPPING CENTER
377 KEAHOLE ST, #C3
HONOLULU, HI. 96825
808-395-4330
HOURS:  Daily 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
www.hanasushihawaii.com
www.yelp.com/biz/hana-sushi-honolulu
www.facebook.com/pages/Hana-Sushi/111481005558742

Entire family LOVED our visit to Hana Sushi in Hawaii Kai.  Great, Fresh Sushi at really affordable prices.  Avocado and fish was so fresh.  Delicious and my new fave on East side.























CHICKEN SOUP WITH HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICHES

 CHICKEN SOUP WITH HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICHES
DINNER AT HOME

Cooked up a delicious batch of Chicken Soup using the remainder of a Costco Rotisserie Chicken, Vegetables and Chicken Stock.  Soup came out fantastic.  Paired the soup with some leftover Honey Baked Ham from Easter.  Delicious little homemade meal that the entire family loved.

CHICKEN SOUP WITH HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS
HONEY BAKED HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS
HOMEMADE CHICKEN SOUP




GIOVANNI'S SHRIMP PLATE COOKED AT HOME

GIOVANNI'S SHRIMP PLATE
DINNER AT HOME

We love the Giovanni's Shrimp located on the North Shore of Oahu.  Took a long time, but my Wife pretty much perfected the recipe for cooking this delicious Shrimp at home.  The only thing we cannot duplicate is the Giovanni's Hot Sauce which is so delicious and packed with the best heat.  What we do however is visit the truck and then bribe the cashier for extra hot sauce containers and bring them home.  Using the authentic hot sauce makes our home made version a winner.  
Click link below to view post on the Original Giovanni's White Shrimp Truck;

GIOVANNI'S SHRIMP PLATE COOKED AT HOME

GREEN PAPAYA AND KALE SALADS

GREEN PAPAYA AND KALE SALAD
DINNER AT HOME

Loved the Green Papaya Salad.  Don't care for Kale but the girls love the stuff.

GREEN PAPAYA SALAD
KALE SALAD


Sunday, April 8, 2018

MARCUS MARIOTA MOTIV8 FOUNDATOIN GOLF TOURNAMENT

MARCUS MARIOTA MOTIV8 FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
OAHU COUNTRY CLUB

Loved being able to support Marcus Mariota's Foundation and being able to play golf.
Marcus is the ultimate gentlemen and great guy.  Cannot say enough good about this man.
He carries himself in a confident yet humble way and always smiles and takes time to talk with everyone.  Truly a one of a kind sports superstar.

TEAM MARCUS MARIOTA
ME AND MARCUS!
GLEN MEDEIROS - INTERNATIONAL RECORDING STAR
MARCUS MARIOTA TEE'S OFF
NICE FINISH MARCUS!
GREAT GIFTS FOR GOLFERS 
SIGNED HELMET AND LIMITED EDITION SHOES
THESE AUTOGRAPHED SHOES ARE SO COOL AND NOW IN MY OFFICE
HELMET IN MY OFFICE TOO
HEISMAN TROPHY STAYED WITH MARCUS








SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE TOUR

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE TOUR

University of San Diego
San Diego State
University California San Diego
Point Loma Nazarene 
Chapman
Loyola Marymount
USC
UCLA
Whittier
Occidental

With college a year away, we headed off to California to tour some great colleges.  While the University of San Diego was our #1 choice going in, things changed after the tours.  With acceptance rates at some of the schools around 15% and competition to get in fierce, we quickly realized that you can pick a college but the college may not pick you.  The competition demands excellent grades, high SAT scores and non academic activities.  Then there is the $50,000 to $72,000 per year tuition.
Don't know if my baby will go to any of these schools but we are shooting for the stars and applying at many of them.  Was a great experience to visit these schools.  So impressed with the student ambassadors that gave the tours.  Smart, knowledgeable and some very humorous.  USC was a big winner with a campus feeling like no other.  Who can knock Point Loma College.  Place sits on the cliffs of the ocean and you can surf between classes.  Was impressed with Chapman College as it has great facilities, high standards and which looks to be a lot of money behind it.  UCSD won big with my Daughter.  Living in San Diego is what she wants but wow...so difficult to get into that school. USD is small, beautiful, expensive and checks all of the boxes for our girl but she thought it was a little too small after visiting the big boys (USC, UCLA and UCSD).  Whittier was nice but too small. Occidental does not seem to be a good fit.  San Diego State moved to top of list because my Daughter liked the campus feel and San Diego location.  UCLA impressed and is at the top of the list along with USC.  The campus and history at UCLA are incredible.  If we had to pick today and were granted acceptance I think UCSD would be #1 choice with USC and UCLA right there.  May not get accepted in any but this was a great experience for the entire family.  I have a new respect for what it takes to get into the great colleges and every person that gets in should feel blessed and lucky.

FROM HONOLULU TO CALIFORNIA
SAN DIEGO SCHOOLS HIGH ON THE LIST FOR LOCATION
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO WAS #1 CHOICE GOING INTO THE TOUR
USD IS BEAUTIFUL
USD
USD SITS PERCHED LOOKING OVER SAN DIEGO'S MISSION BAY
SAN DIEGO MEXICAN FOOD IS THE BEST
SAN DIEGO STATE CAMPUS SCORED VERY HIGH MARKS
SAN DIEGO HAS THE BEACHES AND SUN
WE LOVE SAN DIEGO
SAN DIEGO MEXICAN FOOD IS OUR FAVORITE
CALIFORNIA HAS IN N' OUT BURGER WHICH IS A BIG PLUS
$2.70 BURGERS WILL BE NEEDED AFTER PAYING $50 TO $72,000 PER YEAR TUITION
UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO (UCSD)
UCSD CAMPUS IS BEAUTIFUL
UCSD
UCSD LIBRARY
UCSD
UCSD IS TOP CHOICE
SAN DIEGO LIVING PLUS THIS CAMPUS....YEAH!
UCSD IS CLOSE TO LA JOLLA COVE 


POINT LOMA COLLEGE SITS ON THE OCEAN
POINT LOMA IS STILL ON THE LIST
SAN DIEGO GIRL?
DROVE UP THE COAST TO HUNTINGTON BEACH
VISIT TO CHAPMAN COLLEGE IN CITY OF ORANGE
CHAPMAN IS SMALL BUT BEAUTIFUL 
CHAPMAN HAS IT ALL
ENJOY SCHOOL NEXT TO DISNEYLAND AT CHAPMAN COLLEGE
WATSON'S IS NEAR CHAPMAN AND GREAT PLACE FOR ROOT BEER FLOAT
LOVED THE CAKE SHAKE AT WATSON'S
UP THE ROAD TO SANTA MONICA
SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (LMU)
LMU LOCATED NEAR LOS ANGELES AIRPORT.  BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS CLOSE TO EVERYTHING
LMU IS CLOSE TO TITO'S TACOS
LMU AND BAY CITIES ITALIAN DELI ARE WINNERS
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)
USC IS IN A CLASS BY ITSELF 
THE FIRST BUILDING AT USC
FIGHT ON!


USC HOME TO OLYMPIANS AND CHAMPIONS 







USC FILM SCHOOL IS THE BEST!
PHILLIPES FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES IN LOS ANGELES
UCLA CAMPUS ROCKS WITH HISTORY
LOVING UCLA
MY BABY A BRUIN?
UCLA IS AT TOP OF LIST
I COULD GET USED TO SEEING MY GIRL HERE
USC AND UCLA ARE NEAR HOLLYWOOD
VISIT TO THE CHINESE THEATER
VISIT TO FARMERS MARKET