September 4th, 2015 | by kirbyfukunaga
my friend Matsu knows japan better than anyone else i know. the reason is he’s been everywhere and done everything. he knows the best places to stay, to visit, and to eat. so when we met up at his favorite unagi restaurant in ginza, i knew it was going to be good.
for those of you who don’t know, unagi is very expensive. a medium serving will cost average 2500 yen or about $21. so it’s not something you would eat for lunch everyday. as for me, i don’t really crave for unagi, but this place made me love it.
when it came, my mouth was watering. not just the unagi was good, the rice was cooked perfectly. i enjoyed every single bite.
and when you have good company, the food tastes much better. Matsu on the left, Ryosuke on the right. nice having lunch with you guys in tokyo!
i ate every single bite of the unagi, and every single grain of rice. it was excellent!
then Matsu took us for a walk around the corner to this coolest cafe. it was super japanese and super authentic. i ordered the green tea ice cream and it was by far the best i’ve ever eaten in my life.
then my last day in ginza, i got hungry for ramen. so i simply texted Matsu “hey, i want to eat some good ramen, where should i go?” ten seconds later, i get a reply with a map on where to go. i walked 4 minutes and i was at the front door of Matsu’s favorite ramen restaurant in tokyo.
i get in and order what he told me to. the charsiu won ton ramen.
omg, it was so good! authentic ramen, not too oily, very light, and very tasty. just what my stomach was craving for.
i took my first bite and thought i was in heaven. atE everything and drank all the soup. a perfect lunch!
omg, where did this photo come from? haha. last year in tohoku, we were driving home after a long trip. we drove through the toll gate and right there was a policeman that snuck up on us looking in the backseat to see if everybody was wearing their seatbelt. opps, no. so who gets the ticket? right, the driver Matsu. i didn’t even know the people in the backseat had to have their seat belts on. anyway, our perfect driver who was almost going to get his prize gold status for his perfect driving history got busted. of course we all felt so bad. i felt so bad that i had to get out of the car and take this rare photo of Matsu getting a ticket. last year we all felt bad so i kept this photo to myself. this year in tohoku, we were all laughing about it so i guess why not post it? haha.
sorry again Matsu. but thank you so much for showing me the great places to eat in the country i love to eat in, JAPAN! let’s all keep our seat belts on and enjoy the ride!
September 4th, 2015 | by gonaminori
Good morning 6am.
Chest high at Ala Moana and a little bumpy.
Head high at Diamond Head and clean.
Clouds, rain, storms, and maybe sun.
Very warm day.
Have a wonderful day!
September 3rd, 2015 | by kirbyfukunaga
it’s the first time ever to have three category 4 storms all at one time near hawaii. el nino is pulling the storms near the islands and it’s creating hot weather, perfect waves on all shores, and glassy conditions. a surfers dream!
surfed this morning with Ambo-san again. we surfed for 3 hours and he told me the caught 9 months worth of waves already. super good waves and super good rides! after every wave, he would paddle back out and say “so fun!”
then we went to eat pho. gosh, i love it!
ramen equals japan, and pho equals hawaii.
then we went to check out diamond head. OMG, SO BEAUTIFUL! we stood there and all you can hear when tourists come out of their car and see this beautiful view was “OH MY GOSH!” it was a perfect day!
if we surf tomorrow, Ambo-san will get one full years worth of surfing in just 3 days! that would be cool!
don’t know why but my morning post cut off the heads of these beautiful crazy women. Britney Spears? omg, wasn’t she once a little shy girl?
and Miley Cyrus? wasn’t she once the little cute disney girl? what the heck happened to these girls??? and where are the rest of their clothes? i’m glad i’m not their father. i would jump off a cliff.
and who the heck is this? 10 years ago, you wouldn’t even imagine seeing dresses like this. i’m scared to see what the trend will be 10 years later? fully naked? omg!
anyway, waves and good conditions all week. water is warm, weather is hot, and waves are epic. back to life, back to paradise!