Grand Aloha Tease Showcase 2015 at Next Door, Chinatown by Marvin Chandra

Grand Aloha Tease Showcase 2015

Last Saturday, Pretty Peacock Productions and the808wonderland presented The Inaugural Grand Aloha Tease Showcase that brought in burlesque dancers from around the country to the Chinatown stage at Next Door to join local entertainers for a night of diverse performances.

Slightly NSFW

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Klean Kanteen: The Insulated Water Bottle That Works

For some reason, Hawaii has been obsessed with that insulated bottle brand that starts with an H and ends with a K. You know what brand I’m talking about. Thing is, that brand of water bottle always seems to break down on on me. Yup, I’ve never had a Hydro Flask last longer than three months. I’ve even sent back for replacement bottles (read the very bottom for more information on said replacements), only to have the replacement bottle then break down. And by break down I mean it no longer will maintain insulation as promised. In other words, they sucked.

Enter Klean Kanteen. Klean Kanteen renewed my faith in the insulated water bottle market.

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Books: Vagabonding by Rolf Potts

I first read Rolf Pott’s Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel many years ago, upon recommendation from Tim Ferriss. The book blew me away. Wanderlust through words, I thought. But the act of vagabonding is much more than just a lust for wandering. Vagabonding, in many ways, is about inner self-discovery, coupled with the ability to experience pure joy from the people that we surround ourselves with and the world that we live in.

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Those Kuliouou Views

We’ve written about the Kuliouou Ridge Trail here and elsewhere on the site. It’s one of my favorites because it’s very accessible and the views are stellar. It’s also one of those hikes that I always recommend that visitors and locals try. For one, it’s legal (no breaking any laws here). Second, it’s a solid hike that’s worth the required workout. Finally, for many, it’ll be just a short drive away. Of course, you’ve got to get past those, errr, damn switchbacks. Don’t let those switchbacks deter you, though, because the views that await ahead…they’re complete bliss.

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