Nick in Photos, Episode 1

It seems like my blogs somehow always center around photos, so I have decided to start a new segment on called, “Nick in Photos.” I will share interesting photos and stories from the week to better illustrate what life is like for ManoaDNA!


Last week Thursday was Veteran’s Day, so I took a quick trip up to see my Grandpa at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl Crater. I checked their website to confirm their closing time of 6:30pm, but by the time I got up there at 5:30pm, the had already closed the gate. I think their policy is to allow people to stay till 6:30pm, but the last car is allowed in at 5:30pm. Oh well, I took a moment to say hi to Grandpa, then grabbed my camera for this cool picture of Honolulu.

Great game!  Great fans! RT @HawaiiAthletics: MBB Final: UH beats Central Michigan, 65-62 for Rainbow Classic Title! #uhmbb

Monday night was the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic basketball tournament down at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Campus. The Warriors (University of Hawai’i men’s basketball team) ended up winning the game, and winning the tournament. It was really exciting to be a part of this particular game because ESPN, the nationwide sports television network, came down and broadcast the game around the United States. It was a part of their 24-hour basketball season opening marathon, and we were lucky to be featured! Great exposure for the school, and great fun for us!


Finally, our friends got together for a little Yakiniku cookout this week. We spent the evening cooking beef, shrimp, & veggies on the yakiniku grills. Good thing we decided to move the cooking outside or the house would’ve smelled like a yakiniku restaurant after! We tried some of our own recipes, but nothing really stood out. Hopefully you guys can send me some yakiniku meat recipes that I can try out after!

Do you have a yakiniku (やきにく) recipe that you want to share with me? Leave me a comment below, write on my Facebook wall, or send me a Tweet! I’ll try them and post the results back here!

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