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Ten Things in 2011

This isn’t a Top Ten list like “Best Concert, Best Movie, or Best Toy”. It’s a list that’s as important and there are highlights in them all, but by no means is it a Top Ten of anything. They’re just important as everything else – family, friends, and so on. Maybe I’ll try and turn out a list that’s more like that…    We painted the mural on the wall. That alone was an 11 hour project.    Zen Garage – The year started off great with the Zen Garage art opening just a few days before the new year. Yet, the actual New Year’s Day kicked off with the Oshogatsu program at JANM. It was motor vehicles including the...

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Tamlyn Tomita – HIFF Judging

After 25 years of Karate Kid, Tamlyn Tomita is one of the judges with me at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) and she looks great. Yes, it’s part of her job to be toned, slim, and ready to be in movies. She’s part of a Karate Kid II program that takes place tonite which was mostly shot in Hawaii which depicted Okinawa. Time flies is all we can say about it. Tonite, she’ll introduce the film. With Nathaniel Kohn, we deliberated the best feature film while we stared at the sun setting below. It wasn’t easy and we considered each film one at a time. It’s interesting to be part of this group since each of us comes from a...

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