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Author: Scott Sunaoka

Let’s-a-go!

Let’s-a-go!

Recently, my sister came home to visit from Cleveland, Ohio. Since we only see her maybe a few times a year, we decided to go on a sibling trip to Tokyo, Japan! This was our first ever sibling trip and what fun we had. Sara-Anne read somewhere that you could ride go-karts in costume on the streets of Tokyo and that was our main priority during our trip. I must say, after spending a few hours on these four wheeled…

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Tuesdays with Ralph

Tuesdays with Ralph

I first met Pastor Ralph as a second grader when my mom started attending a new church in town Hope Chapel Kaneohe. Little did I know at the time, this nice man, who let us call him Ralph (not Pastor Ralph, not Uncle Ralph, just Ralph), would 20 years later become my friend and my boss. A few weeks ago, we said good-bye to him and his wife Pastor Ruby as they left Hawaii after 34 years of ministry in…

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1, 2, 1, 2, This is Just a Test, 1, 2, 1, 2 This is Just. A. Test.

1, 2, 1, 2, This is Just a Test, 1, 2, 1, 2 This is Just. A. Test.

Like many others living in Hawaii, I was awoken by an emergency alert on my iPhone. Really, the only other time I get these alerts are for flash flood warnings, so the first thing I did was check outside to see if it was raining. Seeing another beautiful day in paradise, I checked my phone and saw this message: Not knowing exactly what to do, I jumped up and tried to find the remote control to turn on the TV….

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Hello? Is This Thing On?

Hello? Is This Thing On?

So 2018 has arrived and it feels like it’s been forever since I’ve been on here (actually it’s been around 10 months since my last post so basically forever). What’s been going on in the world since we’ve last talked? We’ve been on lots of adventures both big and small and we’ve eaten tons of really great food. Hopefully in the upcoming months, I’ll be able to share with you some glimpses of the great year that was 2017. Last…

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The Story of a Heart

The Story of a Heart

A few weeks ago, my grandmother was admitted to the hospital (she’s since been discharged and is back at home). Of course, we were all concerned for her health and wanted to stop by to see how she was doing. Unfortunately, she was in the ICU for several days and children under 13 weren’t allowed to visit. For a school assignment, Slugger made a heart and asked us to give it to Ma the next time we saw her. We…

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My Favorite Kind of Science Experiment

My Favorite Kind of Science Experiment

As most of you already know, I am a huge sucker for ice cream. You never have to twist my arm to venture to a new (or any, for that matter) creamery. So after a recent dinner, my family wanted to try Lucy’s Lab Creamery in Kakaako. Although they have been around for a few years, for whatever reason, I hadn’t visited yet so of course, why put it off any longer? The sign that beckons you to ice cream…

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A Magical Experience

A Magical Experience

After spending a few days with Keao in Los Angeles, the very next week I headed in the opposite direction. My brother was meeting up with his friend Bryan in Japan and they were staying with our friend Gabe so I decided to crash their little party and visit the motherland. To be completely honest, one of the biggest reasons I had for going was the opportunity to hit up Universal Studios Japan, home of the Wizarding World of Harry…

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Hooray for Hollywood!

Hooray for Hollywood!

Last month, Keao and I had a few days free so we hopped on a redeye to visit beautiful Los Angeles. I read about a two-hour tour of the Warner Bros. studio that included some glimpses backstage of some of Keao’s favorite shows and so after a quick five-hour flight on Hawaiian Airlines, we grabbed a car and headed toward Hollywood! This may sound silly, but up until the tour, I didn’t realize that there were actually a group of…

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Go West, Young Man!

Go West, Young Man!

As I alluded to in my last post, July is a busy month for us with Slugger’s birthday and my wedding anniversary, but really, July kicks off a busy season for us.  After July, we celebrate a birthday every month.  Mine is in August, followed by Sunny’s in September, Keao‘s in October, my brother and mother in November and then, of course, Christmas is in December.  The second half of the year is truly a time to celebrate. To celebrate…

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…And We’re Back!

…And We’re Back!

Hey everybody!  I am back!  Did anyone miss me?  Did anyone even notice I was gone?  Anyone?  So for the last few weeks, I got locked out of my WordPress account!  Yay!  I installed a plugin and as soon as I activated it I no longer had sufficient permission to do anything.  I couldn’t do post anything or even login.  I thought this was very strange since I’m the only user on this account and I am a super administrator,…

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