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Kamehameha vs. ‘Iolani for the State Basketball Championship

March 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Kamehameha vs. ‘Iolani

That night our friend, Dallas’s fellow Kamehameha Schools classmate, Monte came to pick us up at our hotel. The Kamehameha boys basketball team was playing ‘Iolani for the state championship at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus. Last year Kamehameha lost the final game to ‘Iolani, so a lot was on the line.

Kamehameha Cheerleaders

We met up with a bunch of Dallas’s old classmates and some of their kids. Everyone was super excited. This was a big game.

Throughout the game the score was pretty close, within a few points. But then in the 3rd quarter Kamehameha went up and ‘Iolani could not get with it. Kamehameha ended up winning 64-53.

Monte took this horrible photo of us after the game (my camera’s fault, not Monte’s!):

Front: Healoha, Donovan, Dallas, Rachelle, Shannon, Keone. Back: BJ & Pam

After the game we went out to celebrate. Monte took us to a nearby sports bar called Rock Bottom (not the chain). Dallas’s classmate Alika was there and it was nice to see him again. At some point we were ushered into a seperate space and karoke began.

Nakanishi Twins on the left, wearing leis

That’s when I noticed we were partying with VIPs. Jessie Nakanishi, the Kamehameha Schools head coach, his twin brother and assitant coach Julian, and a few of the other Kamehameha Schools coaches were all there with us celebrating. Pretty crazy. The Nakanishis were one year behind Dallas’s class at Kamehameha schools. I was just watching this interview with Jesse. He looks so young!

Likelike Drive Inn

Later on that night, early in the morning, Monte took us to Likelike Drive Inn for breakfast. This place reminded me a lot of the Wailana Coffee House, a late-night spot we went to last time we were in town.

Monte, Rachelle

Loco Moco

I don’t know what Dallas and Monte got, but I dove into my loco moco with record speed! It was so delicious. Especially at 2:30 a.m.!

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From the Heart of chicagoist.com and The Devil

February 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Rock Bottom, River North, Chicago

The other night we went to Rock Bottom for a few after-work beers. When we paid our bill they asked if we wanted to give a dollar towards muscular dystrophy. Good strategy to target drunk people with loose purse strings. Two of us gave a dollar so we got two shamrocks.

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Chicago Marathon

October 11th, 2004 · 3 Comments

Chicago Marathon
Chicago Marathon, Chicago

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Chicago Marathon at 18th & Ashland, Pilsen, Chicago

Chicago Marathon
Murals in Pilsen, Chicago

Yesterday Billy and Josh ran in the Chicago Marathon. Both finished at just under 5 hours. Crappily, we missed them on the route, they were going faster than we’d expected and by the time we got to 18th and Ashland they’d already passed. We figure we probably missed them by only 5 minutes or less. After showering we had a post-marathon lunch of champs at Popeyes (I had Subway, but still.. ). Later on we went out for drinks and dinner. We wanted to have them go out to a neighborhood spot, but since they could barely walk from running the marathon, we ended up going to Rock Bottom, which is near their hotel. Still had a great time. It was fun to see them again and to meet new friends.

┬╗ Chicago Marathon’s Party-Like Atmosphere (.mov, 848k)

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