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So happy to have you, Olena

1 week, 4 days ago on Olena Heu joins Frolic Hawaii team

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@Melissa808 @Myong @Chuggy_Bear @ale808 I've had bad experiences at Eastern Paradise lately. Totally overcooked mandu, really salty jajangmyun. I'm ready for a new Chinese-Korean place to open.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Pop-up brunch with rising star chef Anthony Yang

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@PaulaGillinghamBender Thanks for the comments and thoughts, Paula. It's good to hear from people in all different kinds of situations.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Let’s talk about social media

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@Dania Katz I would love to hear your thoughts, Dania, on social media, how you view it and whether you think there's a difference being on an island other than Oahu.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Let’s talk about social media

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@zaiteku Those are interesting questions for me as well. Personally, I want deeper connections. But now, it's blurred, because I now communicate via Facebook with several of my close friends who live on the mainland and abroad. I do not like talking on the phone, so Facebook has allowed for me to keep up what I consider very real relationships. It's all a little murky, but something to think about.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Let’s talk about social media

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@JasonSeaborn Yeah, it's interesting to really think about what you like and dislike about social media. What I appreciated about the people I interviewed was their honesty that not all of it is great, and that they're not 100 percent gung ho at every moment, which might be the perception others have of them. Thanks for the comment.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Let’s talk about social media

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@nonstopmari Thank you. Me too.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Sipping my way through LA’s best juice bars

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@harrycovair The one I want is $2,500. But that will have to wait. You can find under $500, but not sure about the quality.


4 weeks, 1 day ago on Sipping my way through LA’s best juice bars

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@Chuggy_Bear Yes give it a try. I liked that they didn't care about proper restaurant protocol (having a name, doing publicity, starting up on social media, etc.) and just focused on the food.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Something new: Ethiopian restaurant in Kapahulu

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I am feeling "Mad Men" withdrawals too, with the thought that this is the last season. Thx for the great recap, Joseph.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on ‘Mad Men’ mid-season finale review

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Forty pounds is a big accomplishment, Myong. Looking forward to hearing about this journey.

2 months ago on My War Against Weight – Episode 0

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@MarkMizuno Thank you! Appreciate that.

2 months ago on Welcome to Frolic Hawaii

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@Andreas I actually thought of you today and wondered what you thought of the name. I know you were never a fan of our Nonstop name, so it made me curious to think what you think of this new direction. Miss being able to bounce ideas off you.

2 months ago on Welcome to Frolic Hawaii

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@DeniseHayashi Thank you Denise! We're looking forward to partnering with the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival as well.

2 months ago on Welcome to Frolic Hawaii

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My favorite is the ahi limu from Yama's Fish Market. I get a half-pound then drizzle some Adoboloco Bangkok hot sauce on top. But I have to try Da Pokeman, one of these days when I'm in that area.

1 year, 1 month ago on Our Top 5: Poke

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 @MyongChoi  @Annoddah_Dave But which restaurant would be go to? Maybe that new place that's opening on Kapiolani.

1 year, 1 month ago on Part II: Where real Koreans eat Korean food

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Wow Grant, that definitely was a meal that most never get to experience in their lifetime. I love the fact that you targeted this place for years, researched it, then went in for the killer meal. Well done.

1 year, 1 month ago on Best meal of my life: Alinea

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 @hololio Thank you for the feedback. Appreciate that and hope a lot of people tune in tomorrow night for the show.

1 year, 2 months ago on Truly must-see TV: ‘Family Ingredients’

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Great conversation, Myong. They seem like fun guys to hang out with. And glad the films got an extended run.

1 year, 4 months ago on Talking Story with the Cast of ‘Hang Loose’

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 @janibum  Glad you saw the post. If I teared up, can only imagine how you felt.

1 year, 5 months ago on Thanks, Sheldon

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Great post, Mari. Made me a little teary even at 6 a.m. while reading it.

1 year, 5 months ago on Thanks, Sheldon

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I hope this catches on. Would be good to have more quick options when I'm in that neighborhood, whichis often.

1 year, 5 months ago on Cluster truck: Kapahulu’s new food truck pod

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 @nonstopmari  @Melissa808  @DianeSeo  With kids in tow, my teri burger delivery service was closed for the day.

1 year, 5 months ago on Did this: Punahou Carnival 2013

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 @nonstopmari I bet you'll want the crostini to go with it as well? :D

1 year, 5 months ago on Did this: Punahou Carnival 2013

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Nice photos, Melissa

1 year, 6 months ago on New(ish) eats and party pics: HASR Bistro

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 @MyongChoi BTW, I'm saving this quote from your piece: "Sometimes, you just gotta splurge and enjoy."

1 year, 6 months ago on Sushi Sasabune – the other omakase

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You had me at the king salmon and ika. Is there a difference in price between the Western and Eastern omakase? How much?

1 year, 6 months ago on Sushi Sasabune – the other omakase

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Wow, love the colors and the composition!

1 year, 6 months ago on NYE 2012 Party of the Year moments

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Great post, Myong. I haven't seen any of the films, but at least I know what to get on DVD.

1 year, 6 months ago on Fab Five Films of 2012

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 @Melissa808 Yes, they're open for lunch and have a lunch menu with good-priced chigaes. I also saw one table order a kim chee rice dish that was shaken up in a little box. I'm ordering that next time.

1 year, 6 months ago on Nonstop eats: 678 Hawaii

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 @Annoddah_Dave It was pretty good because they have these funnels that drop down from the ceiling to suck up the smoke right from the grill, so when I got home, I smelled a little bit like BBQ, but not too much.

1 year, 6 months ago on Nonstop eats: 678 Hawaii

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 @MyongChoi That's funny that you passed by the night we were there. It was totally jammed in there, with both Koreans and local families (non Koreans). Something changed about it from the first time we were there. Go try it again and let me know if you get that as well.

1 year, 7 months ago on Nonstop eats: 678 Hawaii

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 @WillL You know, before Christmas Eve, I wouldn't have considered taking my mom there. But after I saw her digging in to that steamed egg and then the kalbi, I realized there is a broad appeal to all age ranges and backgrounds. I'm curious how your dad will like it.

1 year, 7 months ago on Nonstop eats: 678 Hawaii

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 @Melissa808  @Annoddah_Dave Oh my gosh, you and me both. I called Celeste "Claire" at first!

1 year, 7 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ T.J.Maxx makeovers

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Thank you Amanda and Celeste for participating. You both looked great (actually before too).

1 year, 7 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ T.J.Maxx makeovers

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Thank you Brian for sharing this piece with us. Makes me want to see it on Wednesday night with the rest of you guys.

1 year, 7 months ago on Why the ‘The Breakfast Club’ matters

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Ed, after reading your reviews, now I have to see "White Frog" and "Getting Up The Tempt One Story.'

1 year, 9 months ago on HIFF Reviews: ‘The Thieves’ and ‘Barfi!’

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 @nonstopmari We missed you as well. I saw lots of things you would have liked to eat... haha.

1 year, 9 months ago on Eat the Street: Kiawe Pizza and Wamos Cookies

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 @Melissa808 I know. Love that chicken sausage. Would like to have it for breakfast some time with some scrambled eggs and biscuits. @misoandale ?

2 years ago on Moili’ili Summer Fest

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It's been a long time since we've gone out on one of these group dinners and liked just about everything. I wasn't really expecting to like so many things. Definitely worth a drive to Kailua if you like this type of food or are interested in trying it. And yes, despite my attempt to eat a vegetarian entree that night, I did love those shortribs.

2 years, 1 month ago on New(ish) eats: Cactus Bistro

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 @nonstopmari Yes no one ever called me a neat or delicate eater

2 years, 2 months ago on M&M eats: Kickin Kajun

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After two visits to this place, I'm addicted. That garlic-butter sauce, plus the lemon-salt-pepper mix, could literally make any type of seafood taste great.

2 years, 2 months ago on M&M eats: Kickin Kajun

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Very moving photos of the Dalai Lama in this setting, with the Hokule'a.

2 years, 3 months ago on The Dalai Lama's Hokule'a blessing

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 @Annoddah_Dave I saw some folks hidden away in the back of the produce section, their quiet little enclave...

2 years, 3 months ago on Did this: Taste of Marukai 2012

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Looks like fun. It's amazing what's happening in that neighborhood. A few years ago, I don't think anybody would have thought all this would be going on over there.

2 years, 3 months ago on Did this: Arabian Nights

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Great rundown, Myong. How can people find out when the new dramas are starting on TV?

2 years, 3 months ago on Yeobosaeyo! Are you a K-drama addict?

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I think they could turn the entire Shirokiya, both floors, into just a food mecca, and it would probably be one of the most successful eateries in the city.

2 years, 4 months ago on Ala Moana has a new sushi bar. Guess where?

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 @MyongChoi Yeah, that's a good quote. I like that you left them an apple and 50-cent coin.

2 years, 4 months ago on Nonstop Movies: 'I am Bruce Lee'

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