#041: Steve Wong

#041: Steve Wong

The owner of Honolulu Kitchen talks about figuring out how to make his famous deep fried manapua, growing up working at his family’s noodle factory, doing magic tricks as a teppanyaki chef, and the amazing things his wife, a shaman, has foretold for him.

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#039: Tanna Dang & Alyssa Nakao

#039: Tanna Dang & Alyssa Nakao

This was one of our most inspirational conversations. Tanna, owner of Eden in Love, and Alyssa, Eden’s creative director, talk about business, how they approach relationships and life, and fashion (specifically, Jamie’s fashion problems).

Event at The Wedding Cafe at Manoa Marketplace
Launch of Eden in Love at Ward Warehouse

Bryson & Tanna

Bryson, Alyssa & Tanna

2017 Black Friday at the old Marukai location

Eden’s South Shore Market location

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#008: Niki Libarios

#008: Niki Libarios

Niki Libarios is the owner of Hawaii Doggie Bakery. We talk about running away because of math, unicorns, getting scoldings on social media, the world of dogs on Instagram, her Popo, and of course, running her business.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWERZlOh_9d/

LINKS

Niki in “The King and I”
Niki with Frank De Lima in “Scrooge”
Niki and Tasha dressed for “The Nutcracker”
The Libarios Family

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#002: TJay Thompson

#002: TJay Thompson

TJay Thompson is one of the founding fathers of MMA in Hawaii. We talk about the early days of MMA at Gussie L’amour’s, but first we get into his crazy new career as a stunt performer for Hawaii Five-O and Kong.

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#001: Kyle Shimabukuro

#001: Kyle Shimabukuro

Kyle at the Pop Creative Media studio with me and Dr. Emmett Bean

Kyle Shimabukuro is a graphic designer and the creator of HiLife Clothing. We talk about building a brand in Hawaii, his advice for up-and-coming designers, and what happened when graffiti artists picked the wrong place to tag.

Check out Kyle’s brands on facebook:  HiLife and Throne

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