Big Balls and Sweet Home!


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had an awesome surf session with Rikita-san this morning. perfect waves and perfect conditions. waves bigger than i thought so we had so much fun.
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Rikita-san always wants to try different places. i couldn’t believe i didn’t take him to China Town yet. so China Town it was.
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i already know what the best of the best is so that’s all we need to order.
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this is absolutely my favorite! chicken on rice with the best chinese sauce. i can eat this every day.
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and the biggest sesame balls you ever seen! the perfect dessert.
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then went by the temple. deep japanese culture in hawaii.
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Rikita-san told me he seen a manta ray in the ala wai canal? really???? he even took a photo.
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i looked closer and it was really a manta ray!!! omg, that’s the first time i ever heard of a manta ray in the ala wai canal. i hope it survived the dirty water??? but Rikita-san was very lucky to see that.
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today was sunday so there are open houses from 2-5pm. i go to look for ideas, and i go to daydream. this would be my ideal bath tub if i renovated my house.
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and i would hire who ever did the interior design on this house in kaimuki. it was so perfect!
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so i started daydreaming while sitting on a sofa looking out to the lawn. a very small and comfortable house in kaimuki. if i had $1.2 million in my pocket, i would have bought this house in a heartbeat. the best house i’ve ever seen in kaimuki. when i walked in, i felt like i just came home. and i don’t feel like that too often.

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Yoga in Hawaii and Niwa in Japan


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i woke up this morning and got an email from Mai-chan. she sent me some photos in the new yoga magazine in japan.
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i had to look twice??? omg, that photo on the right looks so familiar??? it’s because i took it!! omg!
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Mai-chan in the yoga magazine!!! it’s crazy how these beautiful photos made it from my iPhone to this huge publication! now that i can teach how to do a handstand, pincha marasana, and also take the photo at the same time, i might have a new career? haha. great job Mai-chan! Namaste!
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so happy to get updates from Nao-san from Niwa. such a beautiful restaurant i miss so much. check out Asayama-san and Nao-san’s sister in the back. wow, small world!
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i only went for lunch before but i hope to try the dinner out too. the quality of food is so amazing.
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omg, i would order that fish with clams for sure! i’m so jealous!!!
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so happy to see Asayama-san’s family and Nao-san looking so happy in this photo. it’s always been a huge dream of mine to connect people through surfing. and in this case, a dream come true. i’m so happy! want to say aloha to the Asayama-san family. nice to finally meet you! and aloha to Asayama-san and Nao-san. miss you guys!

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