Archive for December, 2011

Aloha ‘Ohana,

Today is that day we remember all the things we did throughout the year and how we coulda, shoulda & woulda(that’s the Hawaiian pidgin version). The English version is I wish I ‘could have’, ‘should have’, and ‘would have’ done this that or the other.

It’s just a year, at least we now have another chance to live up the coming year and make things better.

Here’s my take on things in life. Yes, it’s too short and be mindful of the important things and people.

Do your passion, work harder than the other guy or gal, be the best at it and the people that matter will notice.

The money things, well………to be continued…..

Have a great day and an awesome New Year everyone!



Aloha folks,

It’s not that easy to find great food in Hawai’i.

Good food is pretty much available in quite a few places throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

We have come across some of the Great stuff as highly mentioned by the GVHawaiiOhana.


Some of the Good to GREATS in Waikiki:

1. Wolfgang Steakhouse: awesome aged rib eyes

2. Arranchino: All Japanese students who have been there, swear by it

3. Yes, CheeseCake Factory for the best in Customer Service anywhere in Hawaii.

4. DK Kodama’s Sansei in the Marriott is just Crazy Awesome Sushi and exemplary Customer Service.


Aloha GVHawaii ‘Ohana,

There very few successful companies in Hawaii that are made in Hawai’i.

Really, What does made in Hawai’i mean?

The original Hawaiians(kanaka ma’oli) we’re actually for the Marquesas and Tahiti.

And the polynesians can be traced back to Taiwan.

And the Taiwanese are from China.

So what does made in Hawaii mean? for the following three places it’s their made in Hawai’i Style

Check out Lauren at Blue Hawaii Lifestyle in the Ala Moana Center.

Across the street, the folks at Butigroove have the wear to show what’s made in Hawai’i.

And save the best for last and you must stop by and talk with Sebastian at FittedHawaii.





1 ½ cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon natural Hawaiian sea salt

10 tablespoons butter from organic cow

½ cup Hawaiian sugar cane sugar

½ cup brown Hawaiian sugar cane sugar

2 organic eggs from a local farm

2 Hawaiian apple bananas, super ripe

1 cup freshly grated and strained Hawaiian coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 9 x 5 loaf pan

Sift flour, baking soda and Hawaiian sea salt.

Cream butter and sugars until creamy.

Add eggs, one at a time and combine well.

Mix bananas, then put it dry ingredients.

Mix most(not all coconut shreds, save about 2 tablespoons).

BAKE LOAF FOR 60 TO 70 MINUTES, until loaf feels firm to the touch. About half way through, sprinkle remaining coconut on top and cook till firm to touch.

Eat a nice slice right out of the oven with more butter and nice cup of Ka’u Coffee and Hawaiian Ice Cream from Bubbies.

Miss ‘Ilima Hawaii:: The Princess of HUNGARY.

Did you know? It’s DAY ONE

Posted: December 22, 2011 in GVHawaiiOhana Stuff

Did you know? It’s DAY ONE.

It’s just the beginning: Makaukau(Hawaiian language for ‘ready’).