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Local Lights
Stretch the Night with Hawaiian Lights
Attack of the Man-of-War
What to Do if you Encounter these Water Stingers
Delightful Descents
A World Worth Exploring Beyond our Shores
Is Our Dollar Dying?
If so, Whats that Mean?
Wild at Heart
The Experience of a Lifetime: Jordan presents
Distant Heat
Friends in Quiet Places
A Getaway Not too Far Away
Home Grown Talent
Patrick Vieira - Just Another Day at The Ofce
Hawaiian Vodka Out-Smooths Mainland
Oahus Only Vodka Distillery Debuts Unique
Island Recipes with Unmatched Tastes
Fever One
Fever One of the Rock Steady Crew Speaks with
Local about his Road to Success
Read it Loud
Famous Amos
Cookie Master Battles Child Illiteracy
with Corporations, Parental Pledge
Ezekiel Lau
Passion and Love Break All Boundaries
Two Wheel Motion
A Ruckus in Honolulu
Gadgets and Games
Gadgets That Will Keep you Guessing
Game Review
Recent-ish Releases
Now Playing
Movie and DVD Previews
June 2011 Events Calendar
The Where, When and What
Caf Kaila
Not Your Everyday Caf
Earth Day Is For Everyone
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Works to Build a
Community of Sustainability
What Wood You Like?
Hawaiian and Mainland Woodworkers Turn Out a
Nineteenth Successful Show
Barhopping In Kailua
Food, Drinks, and Fun are a Car Ride Away
Two Guys Walk into a Bar
Prometheus Brown and Bambu connect with Youth and
Community Leaders
Local Magazine Lights Up RumFire
An Evening of Food, Music, and Celebration
Whats Under Your Street
Theres More Than Meets the Eye Under the Streets of

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June 2011
Editors Letter
Jennifer towsley
Cheyanna donaldson
Cheyanna donaldson
Mimi Palmore
Jessie Bristow
rachel Burt
Jessica Stark
alicia Coppola
Christopher deVasier
Chelsey Kaneshiro
linnea Schuster
Justin Kalani acohido
Elita Kifer
Jeremy Neal
Art And photogrAphy
Meloki Kioki
George Cabral
Josh daniels
Brandon tabiolo
roald Kern
Mimi Palmore
Haein Park
Sierra Williams
troy d. McCloud
lauren Kirchner
Eddie Cristostomo
Patrick Vieira
MArketing And proMotions
Juice aguirre
Johnny Garza
AdMinistrAtive And sAles
George Giordano
aaron ohama
Melody Giordano
aaron ohama
Sheryl abellanosa
Jeremy Neal
dwight Whitlarge
Justin Prem
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Each Hawaiian island is distinctive for individuality
and features. Kauai is often referred to as the Garden
Island for its lush landscape and natural vegetation,
Mauis central fat topography of sugar cane felds
yields the nickname Valley Isle, and Hawaii or Big
Islandis the largest of the fve counties in which case
the nickname is pretty self explanatory. Oahu claims
The Gathering Place or more commonly the party
islefor its buzzing nightlife, city amenities, and travel
appeal. Visitors from around the world come to enjoy
the ease of city life, with a backdrop of white sand
beaches and services, but few take to time to explore
beyond the lights of Waikiki.
The local food, arts, and activities are popular focal
points of Oahu commonly outshined by the party
reputation. With so much more to ofer though, its
nice to take a minute and enjoy the beauty that
is so easily shadowed by high-rise buildings and
trafc sounds. Meeting with Zeke Lau showed how
a traditional Hawaiian sport still gets under the skin
of new generations. Restless to get in the water, he
couldnt help but jump at the opportunity to grab
his board, and paddle towards the break. He exuded
laughter and energy once swimming, content
with riding a wave and not necessarily with taking
Cyan Tuttle with her frst visit to Hawaii noticed the
sun, sandculture and hospitality. A young girl
with insight to the important features of this island,
she embraced its true nature, and cant wait to return
to replace oranges and apples with guava and
A humbling attitude is what connects this small
community of surfers, business owners and residents
alike who are not swayed by the smoke show of
the Waikiki industry. This beautiful island breathes
life into all whom live and visit here, bursting with
people whose interests lie in a quality of life only
nature and a strong sense of tradition can provide.
I hope you enjoy this issue flled with community
involvement, and people who explore beyond the
realm of assumptions, and celebrate a natural Oahu.
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The Only True
Public Place
Debates have raged
over the centuries as to
who owns the moon?
Many have traveled there
but no one has enough
money to stake a claim.
Future manned missions
to the moon are planned
but not yet underway.
The moon remains,
under the Outer Space
Treaty, free to all nations
to explore for peaceful
Walk Paths
Because of the inconsistency by cyclists to use bike
trails, the City of Honolulu is now turning its bike
paths into walkways as the bike trail flls with more
pedestrians every day. Cyclists will now be required to
ride on the sidewalk or share the road.
Whats on
Your Pizza?
Etheredge and
Dan Fiske are
fne dining
restaurants to
not only
buy local but
support the
local kids and
adopt a school. Both chefs on Maui established a pizza
garden at Kihei Elementary school where students
can grow fresh herbs and vegetables to enjoy on
homemade pizzas later.
New Meaning to Silk Boxers
The United States military is spending $2 million
dollars on 25,000 pairs of sturdy silk ballistic boxers in
order to protect
the gentlemens
genitals. These
will help protect
against disease
and urinary
infections as
long as they are
kept on. And if
those dont work,
theres always
the metal cup
protector option.
So often we go out and seek the entertainment
of big city lights, and miss the brightest light
of the night; the moon. On March 29th, 2011,
the moon proved to be the brightest since
December 12, 2008, and we wont see it this
close in proximity again until November 14,
2016. Lucky for us, the full moon and the
lunar perigee happened to fall on the same
day to provide one giant spotlight.
We love to absorb the warmth of the pukana
la, but the mahina can shine bright enough to
bring back the 80s fad of nighttime shades.
A short hike up the mountain, somewhere
between Lanai look out and Halona
Blowhole, was the perfect location to watch
the moon rise and slowly build into the giant
supermoon we experienced.
Although the Sugar Moon of March is a rarity,
the Strawberry Moon of June prepares to be
equally as stimulating. When theres nothing
better to do, whats better than watching the
The moon has amazing capabilities- like
stretching the minutes of our days. But what
else do we experience from the moon? Some
relate it to the human psyche and the rhythm
of nature, but scientists insist there is no
correlation. Its an age-old question we can
only speculate an answer for. The seeming
irregularity of the moon compared to the
consistency of the sun has fascinated people
for centuries. The sun provides life, light, and
heat but what is the moons purpose? Over
70% of Earths surface is composed of water,
much like the human body, so if the moons
gravitational pull can afect ocean tides,
couldnt it also afect us? Science experts
have yet to confrm the afects of the moon
on human behavior insisting that much of
the intrigue of our superstitions comes from
lunar phases. Erika Brady, a professor in the
department of folk studies and anthropology
at Western Kentucky University states that,
these beliefs that cluster around the
moon, they are also relevant to parts of
human behavior that are unpredictable. Its
a way of imposing a categorical order on
something that otherwise feels frighteningly
out of control. So whether the moon brings
on fear or joy, it intrigues and provides
entertainment for our unpredictable human
natures. Take the time out of your night to do
as the moon, and lengthen your minutes.
Local lights
Stretch the Night with Hawaiian Lights By Cheyanna Donaldson
By Cheyanna Donaldson
By Cheyanna Donaldson
Weve all heard of the infamous Man-of-Wars
that frequent our Windward side beaches
of Oahu. With no warning, a fun day of
Frisbee and football throwing can become
devastating with the arrival of these small
yet ferce blue beings. The warning signs
posted on Waimanalo beach echo something
to the nature of the Jaws theme song. Quick,
everyone out of the water, save yourselves!
Size has no precedence over the severity
of the sing these creatures produce. With a
2-inch foat on average, and venom-flled
tentacles that can extend up to165 feet, the
chances of you swimming to safety quick
enough are slim to none. Man-of-Wars travel
in groups, working together as a colony of
organisms, so where theres one, there could
be thousands.
Unlike jellyfsh, Man-of-Wars cannot swim.
They are blown ashore in large numbers,
typically in the summer months when the
trade winds come in strong. A heavy current
is another culprit to these stingers stay. Think
again before you decide to play doctor with
one thats beached, they still deliver a sting
when dead.
Reaction to the sting tends to vary. Some run
around the beach screaming, crying, tripping
over beach wood making a spectacle of the
incident. Some stand stunned, noticeably
thinking, did I just get stung, followed by
onlookers who simply laugh to themselves
when nodding, yep, you sure did. Most
believe vinegar or urine will suppress the
stinging pain. Well they wont. These two
methods will actually make the pain worse.
Swelling and redness is normal, and look to
see if the coloring spreads outward from the
sting. If hives start forming on other parts
of the body, this could indicate an allergic
reaction. This would be a good time to seek
medical assistance, in some rare cases, theyve
been fatal.
Professionals suggest to calmly, calmly
being the focal point, remove the tentacles
with a glove, stick, piece of paper, ID card, or
anything of this nature, and rinse the infected
area with salt water. Do not apply fresh water
or any chemicals. This might cause the sting
cells to fre, and is bad for someone that may
be allergic to the toxins. A good remedy is
to apply heat to the afected area. This will
penetrate the skin and inactivate the toxins
without increasing the sting.

The best way to avoid crossing these creatures
is to just stay out of the water. Man-of-Wars
sporadically visit our shores, and dont stay
long. They dont choose to be here, and
probably want to leave just as much as you do.
The next time you see warning signs posted
on the beach, enjoy the water from land.
Think Before
you Speak
U.S. Senator
John McCain
wants the U.S.
to send more
support to
Libyas rebels
saying the
U.S. and other
nations should
recognize the
oppositions political leadership as the legitimate
voice of Libyan people.The White House disagreed
saying it was for the Libyan people to decide who
their leaders are, proving again that Senator McCain
doesnt know what a true leader is.
More Ethics Violations
Senator John Ensign, R-Nevada, conveniently resigned
one day before having to answer questions regarding
a $96,000 payment to his former senior aid Douglas
Hampton and family, presumably to keep them from
disclosing information concerning an afair with
Cynthia Hampton.
Green Burning After Reading
The CIA is using
its burned
classifed papers
to heat the
water at CIA
papers are
shredded and
burned, an on-
site incinerator
is used which then generates steam to heat the water.
Now we know where all the hot air is going.
Cops Are People Too
A Honolulu police ofcer was arrested for suspicion of
drunk driving after running into a utility pole on Kona
Street. Two Honolulu police ofcers just this year to be
arrested for driving under the infuence charges.
Pushing Back
Native plants are fnally getting a chance to recover
on Big Island after the Nature Conservancy pushed
out invasive pigs and moufon sheep
from the 1,200 acre low-
land preserve. On
a completely
topic, luaus
are on the
rise with
in high
Attack of the Man
What To Do if You Encounter These Water Stingers By J.M.T
Just because
it looks clean
doesnt mean it
really is. Kitchens
carry more germs
and disease
than any other
room in the
house, including
your bathroom.
Copper on the
other hand, and
its alloys, are known natural germ killers killing more
than 99.9% of disease-causing bacteria. Turns out
going green really means going copper.
Astronomic Humpbacks
Travis Horton of New Zealands University of
Canterbury has been researching humpback
whales and suggests that the whales are actually
skilled astronomers saying, Theyre orienting with
something outside of themselves, not something
internal, speaking of their relatively straight paths
of travel and the use of the sun, moon, and stars as
navigational aides.
Since the opening
of Leonards Bakery
on Kapahulu in 1952,
approximately 160
million malasadas have
been sold and eaten;
enough to circle around
the entire planet! Thats
15,000 malasadas sold
every day.
Killing in
the Name Of
A conspiracy to produce
more Americans in an attempt to spread global
democracy is being spread by pro-life abortion
activists. Pro-life advocate Scott Roeder of Wichita,
Kansas shot and killed Dr. George Tiller in the foyer
of his church where he served as an usher. Roeder
argued that he was chosen by God to save babies.
Animal Teams
Indiana, New York, and West Virginia voter ballots still
show the original
symbol of the
eagle and the
rooster of the
Democratic Party.
The donkey and
elephant symbols
are unofcial, but
have been widely
spread as their
mascots by the
Above the surface or below, water surrounds
our beautiful island, and it alone makes up
a large majority of our entertainment. What
happens below the surface may be a surprise
and a delight, if youre down for it.
Whether youre a frst time explorer, or youve
lost track of your number of dives, there is
always something diferent to experience with
each descent. On a typical dive youre sure to
see a wide variety of fsh, some endemic to
Hawaii and others here from neighboring
locations, and of course lots and lots of honu.
The creatures under the sea are just as curious
about you as you are about them so dont be
frightened if they get too close; just watch out
for the razor sharp teeth of eels and dont go
sticking your hands where they dont belong.
Respect for the ocean is key. Youre diving in
something elses domain, and admiring your
surroundings while giving reverence to what
lies below is as important as knowing your
Knowing the basic fundamentals is essential
to each dive and the more you descend,
the more you know. Its the same with any
activity- practice makes perfect, and if its not
perfect it will be good enough. Obviously no
one can control the outcome of a dive. Moana
has a mind of its own, but with multiple sites
spanning across the island, youre sure to see
the beauty of what lies beneath the surface.
Each dive is going to ofer something diferent,
and night diving ofers even more varieties of
fsh and underwater marine-life. Dropping
of at Anglers Reef with Island Divers Hawaii,
we prepared for a night-diving extravaganza.
Things lying dormant in the daytime come to
life with the sun in shadows. Sharks, Spanish
dancers, even monk seals are possible to see
at night. Only 1,000 are thought to exist in
the whole chain, and for thirty minutes we
sat diligently watching one feed on yellow
tangs and butterfy fsh. Giant pugs up-close,
they are the dogs of the ocean-world foating
around checking every nook and cranny until
they fnd something intriguing. We found
them intriguing, and didnt have to travel far
for an eye-opening adventure.
delightful Descents
A World Worth Exploring Beyond Our Shores By Cheyanna Donaldson
If so, whats that mean? By Crazy Fingers
A Dying Dollar huh?
Although creepy as it looks and sounds, it may be true. The United States dollar
is under extreme pressure. Like a car without its driver, it has blindly taken the
path to destruction.
What if it wasnt worth the paper its printed on... or not printed on? Think about
that for a second. Imagine a world where prices are 10 times higher. A loaf of
bread, costing $40, or a gallon of gasoline, costing $45. Your electric bill? Youd be
lucky to keep it under $1000! All because we chose not to care who added zeros
to their bank accounts. Its a frightening thought, and you dont have to look far
back to see other countries that have succomb to that very fate. Useless money.
Mexico and China have devalued their currencies so low, that a large majority
of their citizens are considered poor, oppressed, and hungry, as the wealthy
minority dictates and rules.
Is our U.S. dollar on the same path? Would that be the end our wonderful country
as we know it? I hope not, but history tends to repeat itself. Especially for those
that have grown complacent and forget how the US came to be. Continue.
Dusting Of the U.S. Constitution
Its often said and remains true that history holds the answers to todays problems.
Funny that 235 years ago, our founding fathers and mothers, knew more about
what were faced with today, than we do. Lets not forget, they had just won the
war for our independence.
After the frst 13 colonies were settled and now had value, the leaching British
Monarchy decided to use their military to govern us from over seas. They bit of
more than they could chew when their attempt to impose taxes failed. The red
coat parasites had to resort to using force, depriving us of our god given liberties
and rights. That was the straw that broke the camels back.
After the 13 colonies defeated these parasites, and adopted the Declaration of
Independence, our constitution was born. With it, laws protecting our liberties
and freedoms from future tyrants attacking from the outside or from within.
Gold is Money
In 1775, the United States issued its frst paper currency, the Continental Dollar. These were used
between the thirteen colonies. They didnt last long, due to over printing, british counterfeiting,
and the fact they werent backed by any hard asset. They lost 8 times there value in just two years,
and 99 percent of their value in just over 15 years. Learning from this painful lesson, President
Washington and others, passed the coinage act of 1792, which established the U.S. Mint. It also
instructed its citizens to use only copper, silver or gold coins as payment for debts. This was not
a new idea. Precious metals have been used as money dating back 5,000 years or more. Banks at
the time, still issued paper money, but it was redeemable for silver and gold coins. This system
was solid, and showed success for over 170 years. In that period, there were only a few instances
were convertibility was temporarily halted. One of those times during the Civil War, in 1861.
Who Left the Hen House Open?
On two attempts, the Bank of England failed to create a central U.S. bank, under their control.
They wanted a monopoly on the issuance of US paper currency. Thanks to President Madison
and later President Jackson their attempts failed. Third time is the charm, right? In 1913, during a
holiday break, a handful of our trusted government representatives passed the Federal Reserve
Act. This act, created a central bank for the entire country, and basically gave this privately owned
bank, the power to print money as needed. Some believe the Federal Reserves monetary policies
at the time, may have infated the bubble that popped and led to the Great Depression in 1929.
In response to the sudden rush to convert all their Federal Reserve issued dollars back into gold,
in 1933 President Roosevelt, signed Executive Order 6102. This new law, signed only by the
president, forced anyone with over $100 in gold coins to exchange it for the Federal Reserves
paper dollars, and fxed the gold price at $35 a troy ounce. Over the next 30 years it was illegal
to hoard gold and if caught, carried a fne of $10,000 or 10 years imprisonment. Government
agents actually went door to door and bank to bank, confnscating peoples gold. After draining
the smaller banks of their gold reserves, the federal reserve now held a monopoly on the issuance
of out currency. Simply put, this private bank, incahoots with our president, robbed us of our
gold, and forced us to accept only Federal Reserve paper money for payments of debt.
At least those paper dollars were still backed by our gold, stolen from us and held at Fort Knox.
The mere presence of the our gold reserves held from us, allowed the Federal Reserves dollar to
earn World Reserve Currency status. Countrys around the globe could now trade U.S. dollars
in for U.S. Gold.
The Death Sentence
Slam! President Nixon closed the gold window in 1971. This put an end to a gold backed dollar
for good. Angry over U.S. policies on combatting infation, the French government began trading
their dollars back in for gold, all at once. Nixons advisors knew it would become obvious there
wasnt enough gold to cover the dollars. Forty years later, and here we are.
President Lincoln created the Silver Certifcatealso called the Green Backexchangeable
for pure silver coins. The Silver Certifcate, resembles what we call today, a Federal
Reserve Note, but share only one similarity, their look.
Print, print, print!
It took a little over 200 years to expand the U.S. money supply to about 800 billion dollars. In only
about 3 years, 2008 through 2011 weve trippled it, to appromixately 2.6 trillion dollars. Thank
you Federal Reserve!
I remember when a soda was a nickel
Prices are rising fast. Just 12 years ago, in 1999 a gallon of gasoline, was about $1.30. Now its
pushing $5. A one ounce pure gold coin was only $279, today that same coin is worth around
$1550. One dollar in 1999 would equal $1.35 today.
So here we are, almost 250 years later. Our debt total over 14 trillion and the Federal Reserve
creating more and more dollars out of thin air without congressional restraints. The signs of stress
are showing and our dollars status as Worlds Reserve Currency is beginning to be questioned
by other nations, whod rather just use their currencies to buy oil instead of being forced to use
our dollar. More recently, one of the largest global rating agencies, Standard and Poors, warned
the United States that it would lower our debt rating, if immediate action wasnt taken to get our
fscal house in order. This means our nations credit worthiness would be lowered. For a country
with trillions of dollars in debt, thats not good. The U.S. has to pay interest on debt, just like you
or I do with our loans. Countries holding U.S. dollars would most likely dump them if either of
these two things happen. In an attempt to stop this, Ben Bernanke, the federal reserve chairman,
lowered the federal funds interest rate to zero. This is the rate of interest the Federal Reserve
charges banks to borrow dollars. Hes kept it there for close to 3 years, while cheap dollars are
fooding the world.
That very policy has put us in a pickle. If he raises the rates, back to the average 5%, in attempt to
fend of the coming infation, we would have to pay 700 billion dollars just in interest payments
on that huge amount of debt we owe the Fed, bankrupting the country. If he continues to leave
the rate at almost zero, our dollar will eventually die, from hyper-infation.
Were not alone and almost every developed nation, is doing this very same thing right now. Its
a race to hyper-infate, or in other words, a race to the bottom. And even though our history has
taught us, we choose to forgot, or ignore those lessons.
What to do?
Research hyper-infation. Get familiar with it. Youll fnd, many developed nations have had bouts
with it. Argentina, Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, Philippines,
Russia or Zimbabwe. Ask them about what hyper-infation meant to their way of life. All of these
countries increased their money supply so fast, they lost control. Eventually, they were forced to
abandon their currency, when it became worthless. New currencies were ushered in, to start the
process again, and the middle classes were wiped out, leaving only two classes, Rich and Poor.
It may be happening again, right before your sleeping eyes. The US could easily be slipping into
one of these hyper-infation phases. Its time that you start voting wisely and not by political
party. Republicrats or Democraticans, they share the blame for allowing our dollar to die. Before
voting, ask yourself, does this candidate vote according to our Constituion? Take time to research,
not by listening to hearsay, but by asking questions. Then you have the right to vote. Our duty
as Americans is to protect what was so bravely fought for, and look to the founders laws for
answers. Make a start by following Article 1, Section 10 of the United States Constitution. No
state shall... make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts. By
doing this, we can start to take the power back!
Us Monetary Base - Money sUpply
I was sitting on the edge of a rock and laughed heartily when my Bedouin
guide made this observation. The thought of me scurrying of like some once-
domesticated-pet-turned-wild was quite amusing and perhaps not too far from
the truththere was indeed something about Jordan that brought out the
adventurer in me. I inhaled deeply and my eyes greedily took in the majestic
beauty that would be my desert dwelling for the next few days. The Wadi Rum
desert was stretched out before me, an ancient seabed of fne red sand with sheer
sandstone and granite rock faces towering up to 1700 meters above the desert
foornatures skyscrapers that stoically watched the passage of time.
I had come for Distant Heat, the annual Electronic Music Festival set amidst this
dramatic landscape, a 48hr tribute to peace and stability in a region divided by
politics, economics, war, and religion. The sixth year running, Distant Heat is a
unique opportunity for party-goers from all over the Middle East to converge and
put aside diferences regardless of whether they happen to be Israeli, Palestinian,
Syrian, Lebanese, Egyptian, a local Bedouin, or a wealthy banker from Abu Dhabi
or Dubai. Its a party that most of the world doesnt know exists, and much like
Wadi Rum, nicknamed Valley of the Moon by the locals, theres nothing else like
it on the planet.
I applauded the organizers decision to hold the festival in this amazing backdrop
while at the same time was confronted with a sobering realitybecause of political
divides, Jordan is one of the few countries in the region that could actually host
such an event. Geographically surrounded by countries that vacillate between
reluctant tolerance of its neighbors, to fat out rejection, Jordan is unique in that
it allows entry to citizens of all neighboring Arab countries, whereas travel is non-
existent or severely restricted between countries such as Israel, Palestine, Syria,
and Lebanon. But, never fear, with your American passport, youre issued a 30-day
tourist visa at your port of entry for $10 JD with fewer questions than it takes to
order a latte from Starbucks.
Amid this complicated world of borders, peace treaties, and political animosity,
the rules for Distant Heat were simple, my personal favorites being: #1) No
weapons of mass destruction, and #7) Be kind to camels. But this tongue-in-
cheek simplicity belies the complicated culture that makes up Jordan, and is
characteristic of the Middle East itself.
Much like the physical beauty of the land, extremes and unpredictability will greet
you around every corner and will challenge even the most seasoned traveler
The easiest way to get to Wadi Rum for Distant Heat is to fy directly into Aqaba
and hop aboard one of the buses that have been chartered to shuttle partygoers
Wild at Heart
The Experience of a Lifetime: Jordan presents Distant Heat Written and Photgraphed by Heather Fassio
back and forth. With this option you can choose to
stay in one of Aqabas swank 5 star resorts or head
directly into the desert and establish a dusty base
camp. There are two main pick-up and drop-of
points for Distant Heat: Amman and Aqaba. Buses
leave from Amman and go directly to Wadi Rum
and ofer ample opportunity during the 3 hour
trip to make friends with fellow revelers along the
way. Additionally, buses leave from Aqaba and
arrive in Wadi Rum in about an hour.
Distant Heat consists of two main venues
spanning two full days. The festival begins at night
with the buses arriving from Amman and Aqaba
between 10-11pm. The frst night is spent at
Diseh Camp (pronounced D.C.), one of a handful
of established campsites located just outside the
protected area of Wadi Rum. Nestled against two
majestic rocks, Diseh Camp has all the essential
components to host an event of this size: water,
power, accommodations, a local Bedouin whos
willing to work with the organizers (and clean
up the aftermath, which requires 2 dump trucks),
and an area large enough to house a full-size
stage with enough seizure-inducing lighting to
make your mother worry sick.
Theres also a VIP lounge, with two raised sections
that provide a nice respite from the sand and
dust below. Sip your cocktail from one of the faux
white leather couches and you might think for a
moment that youre in a major metropolitan city
until one of the powerful strobes from the stage
exposes the rocks and sand dunes encircling the
The line up for the evening consisted of
performances by both international and local
DJs such as Rachel Star, Satoshi Tomiie, and Josh
Gabriel (Gabriel & Dresden), who performed well
into the morning light.
The second day runs into the frst with no stop
in festivities. Partygoers board buses to Aqaba
at 10am to recover poolside and seaside in the
brand new resort complex of Tala Bay just a few
kilometers from the Saudi border. If youre not
nursing a hangover or too sleep-deprived, jet
skiing, water skiing, and snorkeling are at your
disposal. The live DJs start up again in the early
afternoon and the party kicks into full gear as the
sun goes down, but this time the sun sets on the
Red Sea instead of behind the red rocks of Wadi
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Books @ Caf: First Circle, Al-Rainbow Street
A non-descript entry with a bookstore in front,
head to the back and up the stairs to reveal a
meandering hallway that leads to a large oblong
bar. Skylights let in natural light during the day
and there are two sections of the sidewall with life
size silhouettes of people if you look around you
might recognize some of them as regular patrons
or bar staf.
Wild Jordan: First Circle
Architecturally appealing with great views of the city, here you can plan your
next adventure to one of the national parks, get information direct from park
guides, sample complex smoothie combinations (try the Apple Kiwi Smoothie:
Apple and fresh mint blended with yogurt kiwi ice cream), and pick up souvenirs
made by local artists and natural products at reasonable prices.
Danesi: First Circle, Al-Rainbow Street
Dont let the hallway size entry mislead you, Danesi is a converted house and
heading downstairs reveals a quiet, blessedly air-conditioned interior, with
great cofee and a nice outside garden where you can still catch the wif signal.
Diedre the Irish proprietor also ensures that popular international sporting
events are broadcasted.
Broadway: Abdoun Circle
Located in the posh part of West Amman, near the newest malls and the
American Embassy, you can lament your passport issues to your friends back
home while enjoying one of Broadways delicious ice cream shakes. You must
purchase something to get a password to access the wif, which is usually
limited to an hour, but if you ask nicely, theyll give you two or even three,
which means theres plenty of time to have two, or even three, shakes.
Advice for Women Travelers:
Yes, you can travel to the Middle East by yourself as a woman, but keep in mind
these facts:
No, you dont have to wear a headscarf. Many Muslim women dont even sport
it in Jordan.
Yes, you should dress modestly. Meaning, no tank tops, no shorts, skirts should
be calf length, or longer, as should pants. Short sleeve shirts are fne, low cut
shirts are not. Anything goes for shoes, but remember, you will be covered in a
fne layer of dust everywhere you go, and sand in your stilettos is just not sexy.
Yes, you will be stared at. A woman traveling alone is still uncommon in the Middle
East, so be mindful that you will be an oddity, but welcomed nonetheless.
Yes, traveling alone is safe, but use common sense, its never a good idea to
walk around alone, at night, in a large city where you cant speak the language.
Additionally, because of Jordans relative stability, the number of people visiting
and immigrating to the country has increased dramatically, as has the gap
between the wealthy and the poor.
No, everyone does NOT speak English (especially taxi drivers), but you dont
have to know Arabic, although knowing even a little will go a long way.
Yes, bring a cell phone. Public telephones do exist, but Ive never seen one that
Ive wanted to bring remotely close to my head.
No, they dont hate Americans.
A couple more days
out here and you
would be wild. i would
approach you and you
would run from me.
So often we go searching where the grass isnt always greener, though our
Windward side may be an exception to that rule.
Escape the high-rise and dull the lights- the stars shine brighter in the dark,
close to North Shore, between Laie and Kahuku. Next to Malaekahana State
Recreation Area is the peace and quiet needed for quality relaxation at Friends
of Malaekahana. It lies amongst the trees and soft bellowing waves, perfect for
learning to surf or just to play in. With a soft shore break and an ample sand bar,
Friends of Malaekahanas protected bay area takes the fear of surging tides and
crashing barrels away with one of the most secluded beaches on Oahu.
With Eco-cabins, beachfront hales and Lil Grass shacks and of course
plenty of tent space, its deemed the safest camping in the islands. With no
driving on campsites between 7am and 7pm, it provides an escape from modern
conveniences. Of course there is a battery-charging station with Wi-Fi, as well
as running showers and toilets, but you can choose the camping extravaganza
you want with as little or as much technological advances available at your own
disposal. The Lil Grass shacksprovide more comfort than needed for two people,
and larger groups may rest easy as there is more than enough room for all group
sizes, ages and camping comfort levels.
If youre looking for a place to play, relax and escape for a while. Friends of
Malaekahana provides silent therapy in all forms for you to enjoy.
Friends in Quiet places
A getaway not too far away Written by Cheyanna Donaldson Photos by Roald Kern
Shifting tides, unpredictable swells, and jagged reef are elements unseen from the safety of the shore, but heavily respected by those who enter the waters of Oahu.
The dangers of the ocean are eminent forces that require a combination of knowledge, skill, and understanding from those that wish to capture its beauty. Passion
for this art exceeds fear when a photographers drive is to get the perfect shot. These artists have the ability to catch a moment in time where the perfect wave
takes form, and visual imagery is born in the form of a picture.
Home grown Talent
Photographer Patrick Vieira - Just Another Day at The Ofce By Jen T.
Soft-spoken and shy, Patrick Vieira started surfng and body boarding pipeline
at age 16. Born and raised here on Oahu, he is no stranger to the risks involved
with this admirable sport. Like most adolescents, his dream of becoming
a professional surfer ran its course, but his passion for the ocean led him to
another love. Photography. Patrick tells me, I feel alive when Im in the water.
I cannot describe to you what it feels like to ride a good wave, or to press the
shutter at the right moment while dodging a surfer and the lip of a wave that
could easily hurt you. I can tell you though, that the ocean can put a big smile
on my face, and at the same moment put the most fear in my heart. A man who
knows the ocean, Patricks youth spent surfng has paid of in more ways than
one. In addition to culminating a love for the ocean, his time spent in the water
growing up prepared him for his professional career. Knowledgeable of his
surroundings, Patrick is able to focus on the wave itself, and how he is going to
get the right shot, at the right angle, at the right moment. There are no re-takes
with the ocean, which makes this line of work appealing and challenging. Patrick
elaborates, In my opinion, lighting, point of view, and safety are key things to
pay attention to when shooting. Although its not easy, I think its important to
come up with my own style and unique perspectives when in the water. Im still
working on it, and I have some ideas that Im really excited about.
Out of the water, Patricks supportive family is just down the road. When
asked what he likes to do with his spare time, he tells me, My life pretty much
revolves around the ocean, but when Im not in the water, I enjoy hanging
out with my friends and family. Its all the little things in life that mean the
most to me. Watching a movie with my sister, going fshing, running, diving
with either of my brothers, having lunch with mom, or listening to grandmas
stories over something she just cooked! Patrick draws inspiration from fellow
photographers Zak Noyle, Scott Aichner, Don King, and Todd Glaser to name
a few. A unique perspective is what sets the standard for Patricks work. Taking
time to appreciate the beauty of this Island will continually provide a backdrop
for his stunning photography, and keep us wondering what is next to come.
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Without aloha, we lose what is
most special about Hawaii
-Patrick Vieira
Spirit is a large part of the Aloha lifestyle. Various hallmarks of pau hana Fridays
include ice-cold Primos, Longboard Lagers, and more Barefoot wines than you can
shake a drink umbrella at. Yet Dave Flinstone, proprietor of Hawaiian Vodka, remains
the only licensed vodka distiller on the island of Oahu. His debut products, regular
and coconut-favored vodka, may be just what the kamaaina need for more serious
Flinstone grew up in Florida and lived on four diferent Hawaiian Islands before
moving to the Caribbean to be a scuba instructor. It is here where he became
fascinated with the rum distilling culture. Since returning to Oahu, he noticed
the absence of local micro-distilleries, apart from a small handful of rum makers.
Though it is widely known that rum is made from sugar, Flinstone informed me that
the most necessary ingredient in vodka is also, well, sugar. The Hawaiian product
potential was obvious.
The sugar in Flinstones vodka is not the only connection to Hawaiian culture,
however: unlike mainland and international distilleries which use sand or gravel to
flter their spirits, Flinstone imports crushed lava cinders from the Big Island, where
he worked in construction. I saw a lot of lava rock while working in construction...
and though Im not a chemist, I know the diference between before and after, and
using cinders makes the vodka way smoother.
Smoother is right. While visiting Flinstones one-room distillery, I sampled both
the unfavored and coconut-favored vodkas. The former had the initial brashness
of hard alcohol, but was immediately dispersed by an awesome smoothness that
emanated from each sip (yes, it was smooth enough to sip). The coconut vodka
was even better: from the initial alcoholic bite bloomed a bouquet imbued with a
true coconut favor reminiscent of baking sun and the beach. The Vodka has a most
excellent taste for those who need to truly unwind.
Dave Flinstones Hawaiian Vodka is in the process of being distributed to stores
across the Hawaiian Islands. For mixed-drink fans, Flinstone recommends a splash
of pineapple juice with his coconut-favored vodka.
Hawaiian Vodka Out-Smooths
Mainland Competition
Oahus only vodka distillery debuts unique island recipes
with unmatched tastes By Linnea Shuster Photos by Roald Kern
When you frst meet Carter Fever One McGlasson, its hard to imagine that
he has been in the hip-hop game for over 25 years. Inspired and moved by a
battle in Seattles Central District when he was 10, it didnt take long for Carter
to get the Fever for dance. At the time, breaking was far from mainstream.
With raw energy and originality, the art of breakin was relatable to Fever, and
he quickly dove in for the challenge.
In 1984, Fever won a B-Boy battle that earned him a spot with The Seattle
Circuit Breakers and received his frst sponsorship from Adidas and Swatch.
Soon after, you could spot Fever at the Seattle Car Show, Childrens Orthopedic
Hospital Telethons, and the eclectic Seattle Centers Bumbershoot Festival
with Africka Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Dance Force. In 1987 Fever
received an opportunity to dance with the world renowned Icey Ice of the
New York City Breakers. This marked his frst time dancing with a professional
B-Boy, and appeared with DJ Mixmaster Ice of U.T.F.O. (Untouchable Force
Fever took his passion one step further when he relocated himself to the
birthplace of hip-hop, the boogie down Bronx. At that moment, New York
was the ideal place for Fever to be. With this move, he opened himself to
mainstream opportunities unavailable to him in Seattle. He preformed at
the Centennial Anniversary of St. James Park in the Bronx, Funk Master Flexs
Birthday Bash at the Palladium with KRS-one, danced on the DJ Honda video
Check The Mic, and performed at the 23
annual Zulu Nation Anniversary.
Fever also received the opportunity to dance with the GhettOrginal
Productions Dance Company. A dance company that was formed by some
heavy hitters in the hip-hop game including Magnifcent Force, Rhythm
Techniques, and the world famous Rock Steady Crew.
Submerged in the hip-hop movement, he became a member of the Rock
Steady Crew; one of the most legendary and respected crews of all time.
This group was originally founded by Jo-Jo, and has produced some pretty ill
second generation B-Boys including Crazy Legs, Prince Ken Swift, Baby Love,
Buck 4, and Kuriaki, Doze.
His style of dance is a graceful balance of knowledge and refnement only
true veterans possess. Throughout the years, Fever has been able to bring his
love and knowledge of hip-hop to a considerable number of people. He has
spoken about the history of hip-hop to students at Yale, Princeton, Rutgers,
and the University of Washington. I sat down with Fever to get a closer insight
into the mind behind the dancer.
FeVer one
Fever One of The Rock Steady Crew Speaks with Local
About His Road to Success Written by Juicy Photos by Brandon Tabiolo
Who is your B-Boy connection to the 808?
East3, who is a grafti pioneer in Hawaii, is also a
member of the Rock Steady Crew. I frst met East
at a Rock Steady Anniversary, and that same year
I came out to HNL to kick it with him and meet
other members of the crew who were based out of
Hawaii. Thats when I met Style Len, Skillroy, Roro,
and Dez. Ever since, Ive been connected to the
scene in Oahu in some way. Skillroy teaches at the
Mililani YMCA and is always gracious enough to set
up workshops for me out there to keep connected
to the youth, and to help continue to pass on the
true foundation of the dance, which is one of the
inherent responsibilities of being part of the Rock
Steady Crew.
What do you think about the B-Boy scene here?
It can defnitely compete on a global level with a
lot of fresh young talent coming out of Hawaii. But
just as important as the new talent, is the talent
that has been rooted here for decades. There are
b-boys and b-girls that have been holding it down
here since the early 80s and have passed down
the culture and the spirit of the dance to the new
generation. As I mentioned before, Skillroy has
been b-boying since 83 and has been teaching
and choreographing here for numerous years.
Without b-boys like him, it would be more difcult
for the scene to thrive as successfully as it has.
Any advice for youth who want to purse a career
in breaking?
Do it for the love, not the money...haha. For real
though, just like anything else, it takes passion,
hunger, dedication, and commitment. But it also
takes Style, Finesse, and Class as my mentor Lil
Lep used to say.
What would you be doing if you werent
dancing? defnitely would not be a 9-5 desk job! It
would have to be something in the arts or with
sports. When I was young, I was really into BMX
and had the potential to take it to a higher level.
My grandfather and great-grandfather were
professional musicians and my mother was involved
in dramatic arts, so Ive always been exposed to the
arts and have support from my family.
What do you think of the recent explosion in the
commercialization of break dancing?
I think its great that breakin is getting its shine, but
I dont want to see it get compromised or be made
a spectacle of like it was back in the 80s when the
commercialization of b-boying misrepresented
the true art form to the general public. Breakin is in
the truest sense a dance. Its not just about mind-
blowing acrobatic moves. There is music involved,
and if you cant dance to the rhythm of the music,
you aint breakin. Period.
Read it Loud
FaMoUs aMos
Cookie Master Battles Child Illiteracy with Corporations, Parental Pledge By Linnea Shuster
Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos Cookies and Chip and Cookie, advocated
teaching illiterate adults to read for over twenty years. Yet the United States
adult illiteracy statistics stayed static, repeatedly averaging from 20 to 40 million
illiterate adults a year. With his budding campaign aimed at eradicating child
illiteracy, Amos expects those numbers to change for the better.
Amos nonproft organization Read it LOUD is committed to ending child
illiteracy, and proposes a two-pronged approach involving individual parents
and massive corporate sponsors to reach like no other nonproft has ever had.
When asked how many parents Amos wants to sign the Read it LOUD pledge
to read to their children everyday by the September campaign launch, he
answered, fve million. A staggering fgure to say the least, I want this to be my
lifes work after cookies, Amos said as he described his campaign.
In the fve years since Read it LOUDs conception, the nonproft now boasts
an immense marketing and distributing backbone of gargantuan sponsors
including AT&T, a coalition with the Center for the Book in the Library of
Congress, and a pledge for parents to read for a minimum of ten minutes a
day to their children during their most formative years (between 0 and 6 years
old). The pledge is corroborated by the Department of Educations Commission
on Readings statement that the practice of reading aloud is the single most
important activity for building knowledge required for eventual success in a
childs development. (Quote from
Amos, an award-winning businessman, proposes to turn reading into a product
available through mass distribution with the help of Read it LOUDs corporate
afliates, providing the example of receiving pledge reminders in your monthly
cable, phone, or electric bills. Additionally, with worldwide distribution in mind,
Amos is intending to contact Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook to increase visibility
and mobilize Read it LOUD to a global scale.
Knowledge is not power, access to knowledge is power, explains Amos, and
knowledge is understanding that you are a powerful human being. For more
information on Wally Amos Read it LOUD campaign, and the top 10 reasons why
you should read to your children, visit


A love of the ocean; passion and respect for it. Thats what youve got to have
to be a true surfer- that and wicked talent. Practice makes perfect and even
then, you still have things to improve on and obstacles to overcome. Ezekiel Lau
Zeke to friends and family- knows all too well the eforts it takes to surmount
lifes biggest waves.
We know him today as #27 in Surfers Top 100 Young Surfers, but just three years
ago, Zeke struggled with more than just crashing waves. Cervical Spondylosis-
sounds as bad as it is- a deterioration of the joints in the neck putting pressure
on nerve roots, causing sensory and motor disturbances. Zeke shared, I couldnt
do anything. If I moved my head one way it would send shooting pain down
my leg. Turn another way and pain would shoot across my arm. Spondylosis
seemed to deteriorate more than just his muscles. Dry-docked during the Triple
Crown, forced to wear a brace, Zeke had to get used to the idea of not surfng. I
went and watched of course- had to keep in check- be prepared when I would
start training again. But training was a long, grueling road, one much easier
taken with ohana close by.
Being one of his largest sources of support and inspiration, Zekes family helped
him keep the big picture in perspective. No one remembers second place,
quotes Leonard Lau. My dad always has little phrases and things to help me
push on. You know Id have days I didnt want to get up or Id just want to lay
around all day, but they helped me remember that when you want something
bad enough, you gotta work hard at it ya know?
... surf is force
ezekiel lau
Passion and Love Break All Boundaries
Written by Cheyanna Donaldson Photos by Brandon Tabiolo and Patrick Viera


Getting back into training- training my muscles,
changing my diet- it was really hard at times but my love
for the ocean, for watersurf is force. Incorporating raw,
healthy food into training is important. I love the plate
lunches- theyre a local favorite and hard to skip out on,
but messing up training even just a can set me
back a lot. Most of my friends are trying to up their weight
for football and stuf. Im trying to do the opposite.
Growing up active in all sports brought Zekes competitive
nature out. I grew up playing lots of sportssoccer,
street ball, swimming, any water sports. I watched my dad
and his friends in the water and surfng so I tried it and I
loved it. Frequenting Kewala Basin keeps Zeke focused
on technique, but North shore can mean bigger waves.
You just gotta go for it. Surf is diferent everywhere you
go, so most of the time you just have to give it everything
you got- gain respect and then catch what you want.
Sometimes it means you have to be picky. You cant catch
just anything. You gotta negotiate the crowd. Once I got
back into the water, I would tape myself and go back and
watch the flm to critique my performance and see where
I needed to improve. Friends like Kazsano help Zeke
record his performances after-school, still remembering
to have fun while doing it.
Ya know if you really love it your love should drive you
through it. Desire helps you progress.Zekes quote brings
out the passion that surfng brings to his life and his
competitive desires for the tripled triumph over Haleiwa,
Sunset, and Pipe. The Triple Crown is a facet to most
surfers identifcation. Youve got to prove yourself.
At home, proof is needed in the books as well. My parents
really wanted me to stick with a traditional education and
I do too. I didnt want to give it up just because I loved
to surf. Its hard but keeping a positive balance of both
is really important. Traveling is hard, and scheduling is
harder, but Kamehameha has been really fexible, and
my sponsors have been really supportive of me staying
in school. It sucks sometimes to miss out on some things,
but I pick the contests that are the most important.
This positive balance has push-started Zeke from
Menehune State Champ to King of Grom. A strong
member of the frst Kamehameha Surf team, Zeke and
fellow members, consisting of four under the age of
16, four above the age line and four wahine, made the
trek to Peru to compete for the International Surfng
Associations 2011 World Junior Surfng Championship
this past month. Zeke supports the Bushman short board
and is sponsored by Volcom, Nixon, Body Glove, DaKine
and Fitted. Amped and ready to show what Hawaiis
young surfers are bringing to the barrel gives this young
surfer the edge needed to win in competition. But its
not all work and surf. Tonight is prom, Zeke exclaims
after a morning session. Shoots, I gotta go get ready,
reminding us that while he may surf with the masters,
and ride 15-footers in the Himalayas, theres a time and
a place for relaxing with friends and family, and keeping
some things separate is crucial to surf success.






Nothing on the road looks like a Ruckus. The very basic, no frills design keeps the
urban cruiser looking rugged and simple. One of the most noticeable features of
Hondas simplistic design is its exoskeleton. The exposed tubular frame creates
the perfect foundation for modifcations that remain subtle and true to the
Ruckus appeal.
It became my mission to search out Hawaiis most talented Ruckus customizing
shop and capture their creativity.

Wrench Werks. Hawaiis #1 independent Volkswagen and Audi repair shop. This is
where I found the most elaborate customized Ruckus Id ever seen. The wide rear
tire, custom exhaust, billet handlebars, I didnt know where to begin. Shop owner
Lance Lizares had arranged to have an entire feet of one-of-a-kind bikes at the
shop that day, and every time I turned my head another one would appear. Each
one had its own personality and distinct theme. It was apparent to me that this
was more than a hobby for these guys; it was a disease.

I spoke to Lance about the changes he had made and found that the only thing on
this bike that remained stock was the forward-most part of the frame. Every piece
of it had been touched. Every bolt had been replaced and every wire hidden. The
low, stretched out stance and House of Kolor black paint gave a menacing vibe
that commanded attention.

Wrench Werks is in the process of manufacturing a line of aftermarket parts that
will make it possible for anyone with a couple dollars to create their very own
unique Ruckus. For those of you that are interested in catching the Ruckus disease,
visit the shop at 812 ILANIWAI ST. HONOLULU HI 96813 for more information, or
on the web at Keep in mind that you dont need to be a
millionaire, but you should for sure be a thousandaire before considering taking
on this type of build. For everyone else, enjoy the pictures.
two wheel
MoTIon By Ohama Photos by Roald Kern
Big Bore
Stroker Crank
28mm Stage 6 Carb
A-13 Camshaft
SS Valve Springs
Aluminum Manifold
Dr. Pulley Clutch
Dr. Pulley Variator
Custom 1 Piece Rear Frame
r-Pro Engine Mounting
ATR Billet Triple Tree
V2 Monster Drag Bars
Monster Kicker
Bowlsla Billet Pegs
Bowlsla Billet Gas Gas Cover
Monster Mid Frame Tie-Bar
Monster Chinn Bone
r-Pro Billet Inner & Outer
Frame Caps
r-Pro Billet Washers
Stage 6 Controls
r-Pro 12 Fatty 5 Star Rear ATR
Rear Hub
12 Daytona Front Wheel
& Hub
Custom ATR Rear Brake Disc
Braking 190mm Front Wave
Brembo P32 Front Brake
FOX Rear Shock
Billet Master Cylinder &
Drag Specialties Micro Brake
Volx Racing Formula Lugs
r-Pro Core Axis Shock Mount
Mahalo to Lance Lizares at Wrench Werks. Stop in and visit
them at 812 Ilaniwai St., Honolulu They can be reached at
(808) 593-0335
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Ok well ya cant always get it right so
well just go ahead and take a peek
at one more title from the FPS world
that I personally had set some high
hopes for. The last time I felt the kind
of disappointment that Homefront
for PS3 and Xbox 360 (THQ, 03/15/11)
delivered upon its release was when I
thought that I had fallen in love after
spending the night with a really hot
stripper (who also happened to be a
gamer!), and went on to assume that
the feeling was mutual. Turns out she was a stripper...
Description: Near future confict taking place on freshly invaded domestic
soil. This game wants to make you one of the Wolverines from the classic
flm Red Dawn with a few pieces of modern fare to pin to that rebel
uniform of yours. It ofers a sweeping campaign storyline coupled with
the promise of some seriously epic large-scale multiplayer action.
Pros: Rad concept and storyline with engaging non-player character
support, and disturbingly controversial imagery and cinematics.
Cons: Booty low-resolution textures and character mapping mixed with
controls more loose and sloppy than a (insert vulgarity) make for a real
rookie beeotch.
Opinion: Ive played plenty of games in the past that failed to deliver
the goods. But you cannot, I repeat CANNOT, advertise your joint to be
worthy of movie classic comparison without taking the time to spit-shine
that shizz into such perfection that R. Lee Ermey himself would consider
having the common courtesy to give it a reach-around!!! I so wanted to
be the kid capping fools in my schoolyard who are trying to take over my
damn country! Too bad I have to worry about constantly getting my foot
caught in an invisible bear trap the whole time. Oh well you win some and
you lose some. Try it out from Red Box if you really gotta know for yourself
though. At least its only two bucks a day. But I guarantee that you can fnd
equal amounts of self-loathing for the same price ordering from a value
menu, drunk as hell at 2:00 a.m. after striking out at the club all night.
pLuggED iN
Recent-ish Releases By Justin Kalani Acohido
Anyhow for all you Action/
RPG fans out there lets take a
look at Dragon Age 2 for
PS3 and Xbox 360. (Electronic
Arts, 03/08/11)
Description: Take the original
P.C.-to-console port with its
hours upon hours of leveling
up to foe-crushing superiority
and release a sequel of
this quest-worthy title that
improves on the setbacks
associated with the frst run.
Theres no shame in expecting
great things from the minds behind games like Mass Efect and
Knights of the Old Republic now meow!
Pros: Major tuning work done to improve and streamline the
control system for adaptation to the console world. High-end
voice work and soundtrack add to the tried and true Bioware
adventuring experience.
Cons: Story line and combat system still leave something to be
desired. Environmental textures could also use a happy ending.
Opinion: I dont know about the cat, but I sure am enjoying it.
If your looking for something
diferent in a FPS which,
surprisingly enough, happens
to retain some redeeming
qualities? Look no further than
Bulletstorm for PS3 and Xbox
360. (Electronic Arts, 02/22/11)
Description: Some of the
dudes that brought you the
popular Gears of War series,
branch of and team up to
fashion a gritty and creative
new spin on the ever-so
saturated FPS genre. Mix fun
inventive weaponry with kill-chaining, sprinkle it with gratuitous
gore and campy vulgar dialogue, then top it of with a rich story
line and you just made yourself the blood bath sundae with extra
nuts known as Bulletstorm.
Pros: Hella tight gameplay and controls youd expect from Epic
gangstas. Gorgeous gaphics, and buckets o blood. Tickles at
Cons: Campaign story kinda comes up short in the end.
Opinion: Sweet-ass game no doubt. But if youre like me and
waiting for the C.O.D. killer to come out, then I suggest going
for the rental on this one. Its defnitely worth the short-term
investment before deciding on going all the way.
X-Men: First Class
Release: June 3, 2011
Maybe Hollywood is running out of ideas, but this is the ffth flm of
the X-Men franchise. With no major Hollywood names carrying the
flm, only serious X-Men fans will inquire. Dont be fooled, if director
Mathew Vaughn keeps his style of Kick Ass, Layer Cake, or Snatch, the
flm is bound to be exceptionally entertaining. Enter theaters with low
expectations and leave biting your tongue.
The Green Lantern
Release: June 17, 2011
DC Comics takes a chance with Ryan Reynolds playing The Green
Lantern, even though he already played Deadpool in Marvels X-Men
Origins: Wolverine (Hollywood must be running out of actors). The flm
looks like it is going to live up to the comic, especially if director Martin
Campbell keeps it compelling and action driven like his previous
workings with Casino Royale.
Bad Teacher
Release: June 24, 2011
Cameron Diaz gets laughs by playing a teacher who doesnt really care
about anything except personal gain. With real life ex-boyfriend Justin
Timberlake playing opposite her, I think its safe to say flms made with
couples have never produced well. Look at Jennifer Lopez and Ben
Afeck in Gigli, or Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn in The Break-Up.
The storyline is predictable, and musicians should stick to their own
industry and leave the acting towell actors.
Super 8
Release: June 10, 2011
The Spielberg produced, and J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Armageddon)
directed science fction flm has potential. Taking place during 1979 in
a small Ohio town, a few neighborhood friends catch a train wreck on
flm. With the disappearance of military cargo, strange things such as
disappearances and break-ins start to occur. Everyone watches while a
mystery begins to tear the town apart.
NoW PlaYiNG tHiS MoNtH By Jessie Bristow
two see or not
two see
DVD previews by elita Kifer
True Grit
The Oscar nominated remake of True Grit has stellar
casting and standout performances. 14-year-old
Mattie Ross uses her sharp tongue and quick wit to
convince Marshal Rooster Cogburn, to trek across
Indian reservations to pursue her fathers killer, Tom
Chaney. The quest is soon complicated by Texas
Ranger LaBoeuf, whos also hunting Chaney, and
the unlikely trio soon begin to encounter danger
and surprises to see if they have what it takes-
true grit -to bring Chaney to justice. This movie
delivers! Excellent cast, excellent story, excellent
movie Excellent, excellent, excellent! Do yourself
a true favor and see this movie!
Just Go With It
With the tagline sometimes you need a girl to
get a girl, Plastic Surgeon Danny (Adam Sandler)
has used the married card to avoid commitment
with every woman hes hooked up with, until he
meets his dream girl -Palmer. When Palmer fnds
his wedding ring, Danny lies saying hes divorcing.
Danny bribes his assistant Katherine (Jennifer
Aniston) and her kids to pose as his fake family,
and is tricked into taking them on a vacation to
Hawaii. Hmm another Adam Sandler romantic
comedyto this one Id sayJust Go Without It!
For his wicked ways, a handsome NY high school
student, Kyle, is transformed into a physically
unattractive social misft. To break the spell,
Kyle must fnd true love-a task he believes to be
impossible. Sent away to Brooklyn as a recluse,
Kyle helps a drug addict in a desperate situation.
He promises the addict protection in exchange
for his daughter, Lindy, to live with him. Kyles
journey of self- discovery, love, and compassion is
a modern take on a timeless tale with more beastly
than beautiful ratings, this classic was best left to
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JUne 2011 CALEnDAR
tuesday June 7th
Green drinks
Pacifc Edge magazine brings Eco-
minded awareness of green issues in
the community up front and personal.
Professionals provide a forum to talk
about environmentalism and what we
can do to stay green.
Every frst Tuesday of the month
@ Aloha Tower marketplace
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
(808) 566-2337
9 thu
10 fri
11 sat
12 sun
13 mon
14 tue
15 wed
16 thu
Saturday June 11th
the republik Music Festival
steel Pulse, matisyahu, Rebelution, The Dirty
heads, The Throwdowns
@ Kakaako beach Park Amphitheater

Doors open at 3:30pm. show starts at

vIP tickets include: front of stage access,
free food from wahoos fish Taco, dedicated
bar, dedicated porta potties, and expedited
entry. vIP tickets are limited to 21+ only.

A Rain or shine event
Soul By the Pound
new classic soul, funk and
R&b every wednesday night
@ Thirtyninehotel
(808) 599-2552

Every wednesday in June
Starbucks Hawaiis
Wildest Show Series
music, entertainment, keiki
@ honolulu Zoo
Donations collected
(808) 926-3191
the repeat
Danc-rock, french-house,
nu-disco, & aussie-electro
@ manifest
10:00 pm, 21+ no cover
32 north hotel street
FMs Supper Club
@ Apartment 3
6:00 pm- 2 am
1750 Kalakaua Ave, honolulu
i love M.o.M
(motown and soul music)
@ next Door
8:00 pm- 12:00 am
industry day
Lulus waikiki
music by Johnny helm
@ Lulus waikiki
7:00 am- close
Green drinks Honolulu
Eco-minded awareness
of green issues in the
@ Aloha Tower marketplace
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
(808) 566-2337
dJ Jimmy taco, Big Koa &
Top 40 hip hop, R&b, Dance
@ Dave & busters
10 pm- 2 am
Hump day dance
DJ 45 Revolver, hip hop, R&b
@ bar 35
9:00 pm-2:00 am
(808) 537-3535
Where We live:
Places of Hawaii
art exhibition
@ hawaii state Art museum
Doors open at 10:00 am
250 south hotel street
Hawaiian Brians Monday Karaoke
@ hawaiian brians
7:00 pm- 11:00 pm
(808) 946-1343
tina B, Jef Clark, dave
Young Band, i digress
@ hard Rock caf waikiki
9:30 pm, 21+
music, dance, entertainment
@ 808 Restaurant Row
10:00 pm, Admission $10
(808) 587-5838
First Friday
friday of every month
Live performances in front of
the hawaii state Art museum
at 250 s. hotel street.
call (808) 521-2903
Canoe race
clement D. Paaina Regatta
@ Keehi Lagoon
40 days that rock with
Master of oz
@ hard Rock caf waikiki
10:00 pm, 21+
rick rocks thirsty
Drink specials, music,
@ Zanzabar
(808) 924-3939
annual Pan-
Pacifc Festival
Parade in Waikiki
@ Kalakaua Ave
5:00 pm
(808) 926-8177
Paradise XS
@ Irish Rose
twilight tours
Evening tours at the honolulu
@ honolulu Zoo
5:06 pm
the republik Music Festival with Steel
Pulse, Matisyahu, rebelution, the dirty
Heads, the Green, the throwdowns
Saturday and Sunday
@ Kakaako beach Park Amphitheater
King Kamehameha Parade
starting at King & Richards, ending at
Kapiolani Park
10:00 am- 3:00 pm
17 fri
18 sat
19 sun
20 mon
21 tue
22 wed
23 thu
24 fri
25 sat
26 sun
27 mon
28 tue
29 wed
30 thu
31 fri
Weekends through June
Hawaiis 50th State Fair 2011
celebrate 50 years of the fun. Entertainment
inlcudes Ostrich & camel Races, E. K.
fernandez shows European-style circus,
Pets Overboard, backyard circus and family
Puppet Paraded.
Paradise Xs will be performing June 3rd and
24th, 10pm-11pm.
June Dates
3rd-4th-5th, 9th-10th-11th-12th, 17th-18th-
19th, 24th-25th-26th
Aloha stadium
99-500 salt Lake blvd
Aiea, Oahu, hawaii 96701
June 17th, 18th,
24th and 25th
cherry blossom cabaret
Femme Capulet troupe
Directed by Troy m. Apostol
@ The ARTs at marks garage
1159 nuuanu Ave.
7:30pm sharp
Doors Lock one minute after.
$25 at door or $20 pre-sale online at
Canoe race
Waimanalo Beach
@ waimanalo beach Park
Sports Bar Happy Hour
@giovanni Pastrami
free Pizza with any purchase
3:00 pm- 5:00 pm m-f
(808) 923-2100
Happy Hour Food and drink
@ Doraku sushi
2233 Kalakaua Ave, bldg b, 3
(808) 922-3323
Broke ass Mondays
Drink specials
@ Red Lion waikiki
2424 Kalakaua Ave
(808) 926-5466
Big Boys and Hawaii
MMa Expo
@ neal s. blaisdell center
Expo Only-$12, hawaii mmA
cage fights-$35
Fathers day Brunch
All-you-can-eat event
@ Plumeria beach house,
Kahala Resort
11:30 am- 2:30 pm, $52
Adults, $26 children (ages
4-7), $39 (ages 8-12)
Canoe race
Leeward Kai fathers Day
@ nanakuli beach Park
open Mike Night
@ Lulus
10:00 pm- 12:00 am
open Mike Night
@ Tikis grill & bar
6:00 pm
Blue Scholars
Release of
Drops Today
Big Boys and Hawaii
MMa Expo
@ Neal S. Blaisdell Center
Expo Only-$12, hawaii mmA
cage fights-$35
Flavors of oahu
Outdoor festival of food,
wine, and entertainment
@ honolulu hale on south
King street
(808) 532-2115
friday - sunday
live Music
6:30 pm Local uprising, 9:00 pm mango
@Tikis grill & bar
Happy Hour
Premiere drink and Food Specials
@ Rumfire waikiki
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm, 9:30 pm- 11:15 pm
2255 Kalakaua Ave
Femme Capulet
Burlesque troupe
@ The ARTs at marks garage
Admission $20
Tickets available www.
annual King
Kamehameha Hula
@ neal s. blaisdell center
6:00 pm
Big Boys and Hawaii
MMa Expo
@ neal s. blaisdell center
Expo Only-$12, hawaii mmA
cage fights-$35
Kahala Challenge
800-meter swim, 2.5-mile
beach run, 2.5 mile one-
man canoe @ Kailua beach
Park, Kailua canoe club
8:00 am
house of flys sponsors local
punk rock marathon
10:00 pm- 4:00 am
@ waikiki sandbox, 21+
2260 Kuhio Ave
$3 drink Specials
@ Lava Rock Lounge
11:00 am- 11:00 pm
2330 Kalakaua Ave
(808) 921-9978
Femme Capulet
Burlesque troupe
@ The ARTs at marks garage
Admission $20
Tickets available
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Its too often we see restaurants that fall into a pattern of settling for whats easy;
Low quality food, low quality service, and an overall low quality experience.
Though it is very easy to do, especially for brunch places, its quite refreshing
when you fnd that diamond in the rough that goes above and beyond to break
away from that mold. I have recently stumbled upon a place that does just that.
Caf Kaila, nestled in the heart of Kaimuki in the Market City Shopping Center
aims to please.
When initially arriving, the line out the door is the frst indication of its popularity.
Though there sometimes is a wait, it is often made less signifcant by visits from
the friendly staf ofering up samples of their signature Belgian Malted Wafe.
This wafe, simply put, is remarkable! Additionally, the wafe, as well as the
pancakes and the cinnamon french toast can be ordered with multiple types of
fresh fruit. You can tell when you eat it, that the ingredients are fresh and made
to order. The rest of the menu boasts the same qualities, with fresh vegetable
omelets and scrambles, to weekend specials, like smoked salmon or crab cake
eggs benedict. You wont go thirsty either with the large array of cofee shop
style drinks, or why not take in your own bottle of champagne and enjoy a
mimosa with your breakfast!
Whether you visit there for breakfast or lunch, you are pretty much guaranteed
to leave satisfed. After visiting a few times, you feel more like family than just
someone going out to breakfast. Owner Chrissie Castillo, takes a very hands on
role in creating a warm pleasant atmosphere within her restaurant that leaves
you wanting to come back again and again.

Not Your Everyday Caf Written by Jeremy Neal and Photos by Roald Kern
First held in the United States on April 22, 1970, Earth Day is a celebration
geared to incite awareness and appreciation for the environment. Gaining
international recognition in 1990, this year marks Earth Days 10th anniversary
worldwide, and will be celebrated in more than 175 countries.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM)) did its part to shed light on not only
the Earth, but also multiple issues relating directly to our ecological footprint in
Hawaii. Hosted by UHMs Environmental Center, the event showcased, educated,
and celebrated with the public the collective eforts of UH, and the extended
communities in our growing movement toward a sustainable community for
Hawaii and beyond. The event was held in the Sustainability Courtyard, and
free to the public. Vendors promoted eco-friendly products, musicians ofered
live performances to set the earth-loving mood, and attendees snacked on local,
organic greens and chocolate, all while learning about the most technologically
advanced ways to create a better tomorrow.
A trail of plastic shopping bags extending from one end of the courtyard to
the other to show how much trash a few trips to the store can make. Landfll
Louie, was a life-size depiction of all the rubbish we create without thinking
about what can be recycled frst.
Cleaner forms of transportation were a strong focus at the event. Cycle Manoa
helped attendees fx their bicycles, while Enterprise Rent-a-Car displayed their
We Cars for student s to rent at $10/hr, potentially eliminating the need to
purchase their own vehicle. Enterprise also showcased their electric EVie
vehicles charged by solar panels on the roof, and are currently being used
by the universitys Parking and Transportation Services. With the leadership
of passionate students from UHM, the Environmental Center educated the
community, and celebrated the need for a more sustainable Hawaii.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa works to build a community of sustainability Written and Photos by Sierra Williams
www. l e anne k i r k . com
This year at the Academy Arts Center, the 19th annual statewide, juried
woodworking exhibition, Hawaiis Woodshow, featured a gorgeous array of
Hawaiian woodworking from the traditional to the contemporary, encompassing
dozens of types of wood, styles, and techniques.
Established in 1989, the Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA) aims to
connect the community to environmental concerns surrounding dwindling
koa forests and woodworking craftsmanship of Hawaii. The Woodshow initially
began with a capped quota for koa pieces, but fortunately, Koa has bounced
back, says Masako Schwalbenitz, furniture maker and assistant coordinator of
the event. Now, any piece made of any Hawaiian wood, including Schwalbenitz
own honorable-mention piece Split Swirl End Table made of robusta and
saligna wood, may be selected for showing in the event.

This year, as if to spite the revoked restriction, the Hawaii Woodshow featured
several types of wood other than koa. Keith Maile, perhaps the most traditional
style woodworker featured at the exhibition, crafted a traditional awa serving
bowl with a kii scoop and matching support fgures. For the serving bowl,
Maile did not use koa, but kou, the standard wood used for bowl making by
the ancient Hawaiians. Koa gives food a bitter taste, says Noah Baron of Nohea
Gallery, Maile also weaves his own sennet fbers, which in unheard of in todays
woodworking world.

Exemplifying cultural eons of artistic and technical methods, R.W. Rollo
Scheurenbrand of Oahu showed two acoustic guitars, and was presented with
the Award of Excellence by Woodcraft Hawaii. The style and Hawaiian favor
of the guitars seems to be thrumming up quite a national appeal: Taylor Swift
performs with a gorgeous koa guitar of her own!
The most inclusive piece of the Woodshow was Mats Fogelviks Kapa Poho
(Crazy Patchwork Guild) cabinet on a stand. Its doors, woven with wisps of
koa, primavera, mila, mango, and siris wood, comprised a collage of modern
organization and organic fow. The sharp, harmonious angles, with geometric
cross-sections of wood, juxtaposed with the natural curls within them spoke
of the deep art of woodworking--an attempt to impose order upon trees for
domestic use, bringing nature into the home. Fogelviks Crazy Patchwork Guild
epitomized the artistic philosophy of the trade.
The superb quality of Hawaiis Woodshow was a joy to attend, and will
undoubtedly await high anticipation and praise in the coming years.
Noah Baron
Nohea Gallery
1050 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, HI
(808) 596-0074
Masako Schwalbenitz
Furniture maker and associate coordinator of Hawaii Woodshow
M. Nitz Design LLC - Contemporary Fine Furniture Honolulu, HI
Hawaiian and Mainland Woodworkers Turn Out a Nineteenth Successful Show By Linnea Schuster Photography by Roald Kern
Tired of the same bar scene night after night? Looking to journey outside the
old fallbacks of Chinatown and Waikiki? Well, a Kailua Town pub-crawl might
be the perfect escape. Whether youre looking to grab a cheap bite, try a new
beer, catch a punk show, or simply pick up an E.W.O.K., the bars of K-town have
plenty to ofer.
Sure, after a day at Lanikai, you might feel like hitting Formaggio or Lucys for
a good meal and glass of wine, but class isnt exactly what the real bar scene
of Kailua is all about. Instead, head over to the Kailua Towne Pub and check
out the more than 30 beers they keep on tap, including the hard-to-fnd Drop
Top, Smithwicks, and a traditional Black and Tan. Take a look at the menu too,
and perhaps try out the very reasonably priced pub burger, the Reuben, or their
sensational fsh and chips. Theres always Shufeboard on deck and even live
music on the weekends- usually a rock cover band. Ten big screen TVs make
this the perfect place to watch a game, but be prepared for a mainly military
clientele and the occasional Cougar on the hunt.
Down the street, worlds collide at another popular K-town hangout- Boardriders.
The weekend mix of local and military keeps the cops on standby, but is no
deterrence. This nighttime hangout boasts awesome live shows including
Ooklah the Moc, Natural Vibes, and the occasional visit by Pato Banton. A unique
opportunity to hit this place is when punk shows are ofered. The authenticity
is hard to match at other locations around the island. Just be prepared to get
rowdy and of course wear closed-toed shoes. Taco Tuesdays are a steal with $2
tacos all day and Thursday nights ofer open-mic.
Last on my list of must-hit spots is the good ol Creekside. Being a fan of a good
dive bar, it really doesnt get classier than the Creek. Around the corner from
Boardies and surprisingly located on the beautiful marsh-side, Creekside is
your typical biker-bar. Inside, youll fnd classic imagery of ladies in the buf,
dartboards, and even an old-school jukebox with all the southern rock and
country classics. This hole-in-the-wall may be a bit rough around the edges,
but its a great place to take a breather and enjoy a world-class Bloody Mary
prepared by some of the islands most capable bartendresses.

In short, the Kailua bar scene is unique unto itself, and ofers a little bit of
everything. So, perhaps head east this weekend and check these places out
for yourself. Just be sure to arrange for a DD, as K-town is notorious for its 5-0
enforcement, and none of us care to go down like the third cast of LOST.
Food, Drinks, and Fun are a Car Ride Away Written by Jessica Stark
What happens when Prometheus Brown of the Blue Scholars and Bambu walk
into a bar? Everybody listens. That was exactly the scene on Saturday, May 7,
2011 at Blue Ocean Thai. With the help of local hip hop groups, the Broke Mokes,
Seph 1, Paisley, and the Prolifc Unknowns, the creative spinning of DJ Packo,
and spoken word masters Darren Cambra and Sterling Higa of Youth Speaks
HawaiI; the night was surely charged with mindful speech and music.
The Ethnic Studies Student Association (ESSA) at the University of Hawaii at
Manoa (UHM), has been hosting events such as this one for quite some time.
With close ties to the Ethnic Studies (ES) Department and under the direction of
Dr. Rod Labrador, ESSA seeks to open up dialogue about culture, identity and
socio-political issues explored in ES coursesand experienced in life. ESSA takes
a critical stance against racism, sexism, homophobia, classism and the systematic
marginalization of people of color. The student organization employs local and
mainland artists across all disciplines as their vehicle of communication between
students and the community. ESSA chooses these artists based on their strong
commitment to social change. It is a no-brainer then, that Prometheus Brown
and Bambu were the headliners of the Blue Ocean Thai show.
Prometheus Brown, also known as Geologic, of the Blue Scholars has created
socially conscious music with his friend and producer Sabzi, since 2002 (www. Drawing from an ES background at the University of
Washington and with a passion for Filipino rights, Prometheus Brown writes
poetic fows that hit your heart and mind. Their music stays fresh and powerful
because it refects real, current events in our world.
Also starting his music career in 2002, Bambu was a part of the Native Guns with
MC Kiwi and DJ Phatrick ( After the group parted ways, Bambu
continued to make music with DJ Phatrick and expresses his zeal for community
activism and change with his lyrics. Relying on his experience as a troubled
youth in Los Angeles, Bambu is involved in a number of community activism
groups geared toward helping young people, and bolstering Filipino rights.
Both MCs share a love for connecting with students and the community.
Prometheus Brown and Bambus trip to Hawaii began with two talks at UHM.
Students and community members were welcome on the UHM campus to
participate in open discussions about Phillippine Cinema with Prometheus
Brown, and Domestic Violence with Bambu featuring his new song and music
video Something. Prometheus Brown will be returning to the UHM campus
with Sabzi to perform as Blue Scholars in early July 2011.
Prometheus Brown and Bambu are truly powerful forces in music and their
communities. The ability to connect with youth and community leaders alike
is no easy task, but these MCs made it look efortless on stage at Blue Ocean
Thai. When they talk, you listen. And hopefully, you get inspired to help change
our world.
For more information on Youth Speaks Hawaii, visit http://youthspeakshawaii. Interested in linking up with ESSA? Add ESSA Hawaii as a
friend on Facebook, or contact them at Dont forget
to pick up the Blue Scholars new album, Cinemetropolis, releasing on June 17,
2011. Also, keep an eye out for Prometheus Brown and Bambus collaboration
project, Walk into a Bar, debuting later this summer.
Prometheus Brown and Bambu connect with youth and community leaders Words and Photos by Sierra Williams
Oh what a night Friday the 13
otherwise known as a taboo day, was anything
but. With a beautiful backdrop of the infamous Waikiki beach, the Hawaiian
evening was practically perfect. RumFire was buzzing with excitement for Local
Hawaii Entertainment Magazines release party.
With the venue intact, all that was needed was the entertainment. As warm
and welcoming as a tropical breeze, our night was started of with the talented
Randy Allen. Covering the hits and making them his own, this is one smooth
criminal that launched the party of right. Strumming his guitar along with one
of Oahus famous sunsets, you could fnd the crowd tapping there feet and
fipping through the pages of this vibrant new magazine. Glasses were raised
and spirits were high, with fantastic drink specials by Kona Brewing Company
and Oceans Vodka.
Now for the main event of the evening, the Yoza Project eased us into full
festivity mode. The sun had set, but the music had risen. A band armed with
some of Oahus best talent, they came to entertain and blow us away. With
Yoza showing us why she was on the cover, she belted out her tunes with her
trademark raspy and seductive voice. The crowd was in awe and entranced by
the music, and Local Hawaii Magazine was honored to show others a glimpse
into some of Oahus hidden talent.
After the band had played and the hana-hous were granted, the night wasnt
over yet. With DJ Fever One on the ones and twos, the crowd was hungry for
more great music. Local Magazine fans and staf danced the night away, and
enjoyed a night of achievement. Watching a wonderful idea turn into a dream,
and helping it come to fruition was magical. It was a true accomplishment for
the hardworking staf and everyone involved in the creation of this art piece.
Big MAHALOS for the wonderful support. I look forward to many more years of
working with our community and Local Hawaii Magazine.
An Evening of Food, Music and Celebration By Juice Photos by Keoki
Island fever got you thinking about the mainland? Too many ukuleles can make
a person crave another genre of music. If country music is a genre you crave,
then crawl down to the depths of Waikiki and into Nashville.
Its a small country bar streamed inside with overdue Christmas lights, hidden
under Chilis, called Nashville Waikiki. You almost miss the entrance walking
by, but never the cloud of smoke as you pass. Walking downstairs leads to a
welcoming, home town hospitality from the staf, and of course the twangy
notes only country music can belt so well. Four DJs fll the speakers with the best
of classic rock and country western tunes seven days a week from 4pm to 4am.
DJ Tiannas specialty Sunday, Thursday and Fridays is the Top 40 for the past 50
years, and since music changes rapidly, there is a lot of selection to choose from
the past fve decades. And with all music comes interaction, and the chance to
Scooter Boton teaches couples dancing: half-step, two-step, the waltz, cha-cha,
and swing, and If youre not a couple, theres always the fundamentals of line
dancing. Free dance lessons on the foor go from 7-9pm every Sunday, Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday. Already conquered the fundamentals of dancing to
country music and craving more? Then be sure to join in with Bryan Gray and
the 97.5 Hawaiis Hot Country KHCM Party Animal Street Crew from 10-11pm.
Nashville Waikiki may be full of music and dance but its not just a bar for dancing.
There are a couple of pool tables in the backroom along with another small bar.
Pool tournaments occur Sunday thru Thursday evenings after 10pm. What goes
along best with beer, pool, music and dance? Well darts, Wii and plenty of bull
riding and basketball on the tube. Also beginning every night at 10pm is free
Black Jack. Seems like the south has made its way to Hawaii at Nashville!
Underneath the arousing streets of Waikiki is a bit of country and a lot of activity.
Whether youre from the south or you just want to escape the buzz of the tourist-
driven streets of Waikiki and try a new venue, Nashville Waikiki is an attention-
grabbing hub. Dont forget the three Bs when thinking of country-baseball hats,
button-ups and boots. So enjoy the tunes, games and daily drink specials at a
place where country meets the sea!
Theres More Than Meets the Eye Under the Streets of Waikiki By Cheyanna Donaldson Photos by Keoki Cabral
Job Name: MSRF-22596
Size/colour: Trim: 16-1/2" x 10-7/8"- Bleed: 17" x 11-3/8" - Live: 16" x 10-3/8"; 4C
Pub: Local Hawaii Magazine
Pub Date: 2011
note: although space is for a bleed; the le has a white border; art work does not bleed off. 808-921-4600
Complimentary valet parking.
A ne steak.
A ne experience.
moyer farms
bone-in rib eye,
20 ounces
This quality cut of beef comes
from artisan, Amish-raised cattle.
Perfectly aged and extremely savory,
this steak is grilled on an open
flame with a gentle rub of our
special herbs and spices. Offering
you a juicy, melt-in-your mouth
taste thats beyond compare.
so it falls
right off
the bone.
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Job Name: MSRF-22596
Size/colour: Trim: 16-1/2" x 10-7/8"- Bleed: 17" x 11-3/8" - Live: 16" x 10-3/8"; 4C
Pub: Local Hawaii Magazine
Pub Date: 2011
note: although space is for a bleed; the le has a white border; art work does not bleed off. 808-921-4600
Complimentary valet parking.
A ne steak.
A ne experience.
moyer farms
bone-in rib eye,
20 ounces
This quality cut of beef comes
from artisan, Amish-raised cattle.
Perfectly aged and extremely savory,
this steak is grilled on an open
flame with a gentle rub of our
special herbs and spices. Offering
you a juicy, melt-in-your mouth
taste thats beyond compare.
so it falls
right off
the bone.
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Job Name: SWAI-22564
Size/colour: Trim: 8-1/4" x 10-7/8" - Bleed: 8-3/4" x 11-3/8" - Live: 7-3/4" x 10-3/8"; 4C
Pub: Local Hawaii Entertainment Magazine
Pub Date:
Extremely happy hour. $5 cocktails, 4pm-6pm
Plus live entertainment nightly.
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