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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The 29th Annual Taste of Hawaii, buy tickets Now!~ James "Kimo" Rosen" (Kimo's world special Taste of Hawaii edition # 189)



Hanging loose at The 2016 Taste
 is Grill master Jared Diaz
 of Recessions
Original Santa Maria style BBQ. 
Grilling and featuring;
 "Tri-Tip, Chili Fresh Salsa and French bread. 
"Wop Da Jaw, Brah!"
Katerina Norman, Kapa'a Rotary past president 
and Shawn Gallagher, Executive chef
of the Eastside in Kapa'a enjoy the

 25th milestone silver anniversary
of the Taste of Hawai'i at Smiths Tropical Paradise.


Kimo's world special Taste of Hawaii edition #189~Blog #1942
Don't Miss This Year's Taste of Hawaii
Purchase Tickets Now~All For Charity
http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/
Check out last year's Taste of Hawai'i-2016
Each picture is worth a thousand words! (A photo blog)
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/06/taste-of-hawaii-2016-each-picture-is.html

The Taste of Hawai'i' is Kaua'i's annual signature event by which many visitors plan their trips  and locals count the days!There's still time to purchase tickets  for the 2017 'Taste' this coming Sunday, June 4th at Smiths Tropical Paradise!
Purchase Tickets now! 
http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/

http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/shop/tickets/taste-hawaii-admission-ticket/
'Taste' is  my favorite annual event on Kaua'i and is basically my Christmas-Chanukah in June.  Last year I decided to buy a new shirt for  the event. I tried the shirt on and it looked very nice, a medium tight fitting pullover aloha shirt.  I decided right before leaving to change to my regular wardrobe, a loose fitting T-shirt and shorts with a draw string, I am so glad I did and here's why;
Purchase Tickets now! 
http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/
The brunch which features over 40 chefs strutting their signature dishes, 10 plus beer, wine and soft drink beverage vendors allows you to eat  and drink to your hearts content. The 10 plus musical bands from Rock' roll to Big band allow you to burn off a few calories and make room for even more delicious ono grinds--then take a breather over  at the silent auction to make room for the Lappert's ice cream station. Therefore remember to wear  loose fitting clothing to get in as much as possible.
Purchase Tickets now! 
http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/
The wood fired flat-bread brushed with olive oil and herbs presented by The Feral Pig restaurant along with their slow smoked  Porchetta, a savory boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition was one of many ono food exhibits at the 25th milestone silver anniversary at  the Taste of Hawai'i.  Everyone who tasted this culinary delight had two things to say, "Broke Da Mout and Wop Da Jaw" ( meaning delicious in Hawaiian pidgin) (photo bottom page)
Purchase Tickets now! 
http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/
Rumor has it for this special day that the  food  and drink have zero calories, so just pretend your in heaven and eat to your hearts content. I feel sorry for the people wanting to lose weight that have had  their stomachs stapled, unstable them for da Taste! 
Purchase Tickets now! 
http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/
Seriously,"Taste" is not only a taste of food but a taste of community, a taste of charity and a taste of fellowship."Taste" is a community event sponsored by the  Kapa'a Rotarian's. All profits go towards scholarships for our local youth and fund international projects such as providing safe drinking water and sanitation in schools for people in poverty stricken areas around the world.
Purchase Tickets now! 
http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/
The Taste of Hawaii is the original food and wine tasting event for the islands and on Kauai. Produced by the Rotary Club of Kapaa and countless community volunteers, this year marks the 29th year of hosting  The Ultimate Sunday Brunch. Taste of Hawaii will be held on Sunday June 4, 2017 at Smith’s Tropical Paradise. 
https://www.smithskauai.com/
Purchase your tickets online;
http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/shop/tickets/taste-hawaii-admission-ticket/

Purchase Tickets now! 

http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/


When: Sunday June 4th, 2017, 11:30am – 3:30pm

Where: Smith’s Tropical Paradise
https://www.smithskauai.com/


Price: $100 online or $125 at the door
I always look at the event as being free since all proceeds are donated to charity, not only that you can  write off a portion of your ticket on next years tax returns! Wow!

Tickets: buy your tickets online here, or call 808-346-7095  Tell them  you saw Kimo's world blog!
http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/shop/tickets/taste-hawaii-admission-ticket/

Or if your on Kaua'i you can still purchase tickets at the following locations;  

Hanalei surf company
Magi Dragon (Princeville shopping center)
North Shore Pharmacy
Jim Saylor Jewelers
Vicki Fabrics
Deli & Bread Connnections
Inkspot Quality Printing Corp.
Poipu Surf (Kukuiula shopping center)
Westside Pharmacy

BUY TICKETS Now!
http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/shop/tickets/taste-hawaii-admission-ticket/

http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/



Taste is not only the ultimate
Sunday brunch but one of the best
parties on  earth! 

It's a bird, it's plane, wait, it's a drone
photographing the Taste!

 (2015) 27th annual Taste of Hawaii had a  bride and groom celebrating their reception. What a great idea! We were even spied on by a drone photographing the event.  
Photographer extraordinaire Dennis Fujimoto
of The Garden Island news, takes notes
for his cover story on the newly married
couple, Mr. & Mrs. Turner.

Bistro chef grilling the Ono Ribs!

 Does life get any better than this? 
Grilled St. Louis ribs, slow cooked,
 smothered with a secret recipe
 of pineapple BBQ sauce?



 
The Ebi Tempurura musubi was one
of the most delicious entrees!

Hee Fat shave ice artist putting
the finishing touches on
the most amazing shaved ice
on the planet!


My friends joke, but it's true. I am a hermit. I live for this one event. 

There's still time to get tickets for this awesome event. I look at this  event as free since all proceeds go to charity, not only that you can  write off a portion of your ticket on next years tax returns! Wow!  Such a deal! Ticket's are $100.00 in advance and 125.00 at the door. Tickets are cheaper now than they have ever been if you take inflation into consideration. Tickets were $100.00 29 years ago and 29 years ago $100.00 was worth about what $165.00 is on today's market in Hawaii.
Go online to purchase now;
http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/shop/tickets/taste-hawaii-admission-ticket/

Cafe organic strutting the best and smoothest
 iced coffee and Kale salad.
For the complete photo gallery of the Taste of Hawaii 2015 click on the link below;
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10207186791132382.1073741846.1361088023&type=1&l=1db1d553ce


Steve Saylor and Bettejo Dux
discussing world affairs at the
27 annual Taste of Hawaii.
The Coconut wireless is
reporting Ms. Dux was
the best dressed at the event.

In 2015 I had a flip cam that I bought on closeout at Costco for only $25.00 and wound up getting it on KHON T.V.  with Joe Moore's nightly news out of Honolulu. Check it out. I was amazed what the guys in editing did with my video from a flip cam. Here it is. 
http://khon2.com/2014/06/03/kauai-man-sets-champagne-saber-record/

 Read dakinetalk blogs about  past Taste's of Hawaii;
2014-" A Taste of Google;
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-taste-of-google-james-kimo-rosen.html
2013- "Eat Drink And Be Merry-All For Charity;
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2013/06/eat-drink-and-be-merry-all-for-charity.html
2012-A Taste of dakine;
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2012/06/taste-of-dakine-james-kimo-rosen.html

Purchase Tickets now! 
http://www.tasteofhawaii.com/

Hana Hou, (Encore)
Sunrise images below created by James"Kimo"Rosen with 'PIP' App Bon App├ętit!





Purchase Tickets now! 
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Monday, May 29, 2017

" I don't care about politics on Memorial day..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #188)


James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!
Ivanka is her first name and Obama is her last name
she is  a bipartisan dog!


Kimo's world's #188~Blog #1941
This blog also appeared this same day May 29, 2017 in the 
 Kaua'i Garden Island news; The Garden news edited it, what do you think of the edit?
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letter-for-monday-may/article_34a3abca-45db-566b-9b65-b2cba78ffb89.html
I don't care about politics

 on Memorial day

I don't care  on this day that Melania Trump refuses to hold The Donald's hand  in Israel.


(Below,YouTube of Melania slapping Donald's hand in Israel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRPx0CIzAKM
I don't care on this day    that so many students disrespected Mike Pence after being invited to speak at their university, after-all this wasn't a public forum, which if it was I'd understand. However I don't care because no politics today, it's Memorial day!


I don't care on this day that so many want President Trump impeached.

I don't care on this day that Potus thinks his crowds were bigger than Obama's at the Inauguration?

I don't care that the media is biased towards Trump and  is trying hard to bring him down and always looking constantly for the gotcha moment and never giving our President credit for anything.

I don't care on this day who is lying, Jim Comey, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or the Tooth Fairy.

I don't care on this day  that the  fake media believes President Obama is Jesus incarnate and that Trump is the devil himself.

Today is Memorial  day and politics needs to be pushed aside. America is driving itself and it's citizens to the breaking point, nuts, crazy. 

We need to remember President Obama's famous speech on the night of July 27, 2004,when then U.S. Senator Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, a speech that would help propel him to the presidency four years later.
"Well, I say to them tonight, there's not a liberal America and a conservative America; there's the United States of America."
"There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there's the United States of America..." 


On this Memorial day lets remember a veteran and say thanks, lets be thankful to our fellow American even if they are not in the same political party as you or the same religion or ethnicity as you. Lets be thankful for living in the greatest country on earth and for our freedoms that so many sacrificed their lives for.


Memorial day is not about the barbecue at  the beach, although that's great. Memorial day is about a united America and all our freedoms. Lets put politics aside and take a moment of silence and thanks to memorialize all who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can all  talk open politics, however not today, because today is special--- It's Memorial day! Happy Memorial day and God bless America.



P.S.
Andy Rooney on Memorial Day, from Memorial Day 2016;
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2016/05/andy-rooney-on-memorial-daykimos-world.html

Hana Hou, Encore!





More dakinetalk reading on Donald Trump; (Great reading!)
(All Trump related  blogs by James "Kimo" Rosen unless otherwise indicated)
1-Trumped by "The Donald" 'Obama Da Dog' (Special political edition)
2-Trump supporters must come out of the closet! (Kimo's world #118)
3-Trump, the election and the Jewish connection...(Kimo's world #119)
4-Trump-fulling... (Kimo's world #120)
5-A poem about Donald J. Trump...
6- Trumps Failing businesses are his strengths...
7-Extra! Extra! Read All About It!--Trump Hijacks Republican party into Hell
8-Trump and the race for President, a nasty one fueled by the media (Carrie Eckert)
9-Win or Lose, Could Trump Be A Secret Agent For Hillary
10-Raccoon's and Trump~Larry Arruda~(Source)
11-Definition of Trump
12-Hillary and Donald Trump walk into a bakery
13-Kaepernick and Obama, trump this Kool-Aid
14-Hoping one thing will remain after the election
15-Undecided voters
16-Don't be surprised if Mr. Trump is hired
17-Biggest Hail Marry of all time, Obama Da Dog to change name to Ivanka
18-Mazol Tov Mr. Trump!
19-Just Give Trump a Chance
20-Wishing Hillary well and why all the protesting?
21-The election is over (and)Trump is our captain and is on our side..!
22-Trump's Political Chess
23-Who would you rather kiss goodnight, Obama or Ivanka..?
24-Bet you thought I was going to blog about Trump
25-Fake News~It's hard to believe the news these days
26-Heed the words of Michelle Obama
27-Trump era off to shaky start
28-It was a beautiful Inauguration yet I am scared for my country
29-Fasten your seat-belts for the Trump era
30-America's second civil war has begun
31-Immigrant ban and the real definition of civil war
32-TRUMP,The most charismatic man in the world
33-Trump's buyers remorse
34-Never a dull moment with Trump as Potus
35-Trumps vetting good for the dogs, why not the people?
36-I Drank Trump's Kool-Aid
37-Why let politics destroy Friendships
38-EVERYTHING TRUMP, the first 101 days

Friday, May 26, 2017

"How do I know If I have chosen the right Doctor for me..?" Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Friday)

Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst New York
( A suburb of Buffalo, N.Y.)
 and has worked in the ophthalmology
 field of medicine for nearly 40 years

How do I know If I have chosen the right Doctor for me?

Today there are many choices out there to pick a Doctor, whether it be a Primary General Practitioner or a specialty or sub specialty Doctor to go to. How can we be sure if we have chosen the right one for us? Some people only need to go to one type of Doctor during their life but they are in the minority.
The days of the General Doctor that can take care of all our needs is no longer the case. With the many ailments people have today, they must choose to go to a Specialist that deals only with their problem such as cancer, diabetes or many other health issues. 

A General Doctor or the Gate Keeper which they are called, should be directing you to a specialist if your health problem is out of their scope of training. Many General Doctors can monitor a disease, run blood work and tests necessary for a diagnosis but do not always have the depth of knowledge to treat a problem. For instance, an Internist may be able to diagnose diabetes and begin treatment but when the Blood sugars become uncontrollable it would be prudent of them to refer to a specialist called an Endocrinologist who deals only with such problems and has been trained to take treatments to higher levels.

When looking for a Doctor for your care, it may be helpful to check on “Health Grades”
if they are Board Certified in their field. This means they have taken certain testing and courses to keep up to date on the latest and greatest treatments in their fields. They are current and up to date so you know they have taken the time and effort to do so. The Health Grades or Yelp reviews also tell you the Doctors education base, accomplishments, whether it takes a few minutes to see them or a long wait, and what other patients thought of their treatment and expertise. It is at times helpful to review this before making a decision as to which Doctor you plan to place your care with.

While having worked in the medical field for nearly 40 years and having my Bachelors degree in Gerontology, I see many older patients who have gone to the same Doctor for many years. I work in the medical field of Ophthalmology and talk with sick patients every day. They may have medical issues that are not always being addressed and make the mistake of continuing with a Doctor that has been “nice” to them. Today's older patients are not always savvy in making an informed decision and don't have the family or friends to help them choose the right path for their good health.

Don't make the common mistake In thinking that because your Doctor is nice to you, he is the right one to manage your care. If you have questions for your Doctor that are not being answered, don't be afraid to check elsewhere to satisfy yourselves. Your Doctors work for you; you are placing your trust and health in their hands and if you are not getting better, check with someone else for another opinion.
Your Doctor should not take offense to your decision; if he does, perhaps you need to re think your choices. Doctors are highly trained individuals and are only humans that should have your best interest in mind. If you are lucky enough to find a Doctor that is talented, smart and friendly, you have been lucky. Keep in mind, your Doctor doesn't have to be your best friend, he just has to be an expert in his field because you want the most talented person taking care of you and your health needs.

It seems that a personal referral is one of the best ways to pick your Doctor along with guidance from others in the medical field. Make your decision wisely, and take your decision seriously, it may affect your longevity.


Judy, Judy, Judy....

Hana Hou, (Encore)





Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"Arthur, such a mischievous boy..." 'Robert Bitos Gandia' ( Source of comedy relief)

Guest-blogger,Robert Bitos Gandia is back!
.Robert is an avid cook (ono gandule rice) and always laughing!!
Robert lives in Kekaha on Kauai's west-side and loves football!!
Bitos is an avid Cheeseburger connoisseur!
 Arthur, such a mischievous boy


 A small boy named Arthur lived in the local village . None of his classmates liked him because of his stupidity, especially his teacher, who was always yelling at him "You are driving me crazy Arthur!!!!!"
One day Arthur's mother came into school to check on how he was doing. The teacher told his mother honestly, that her son is simply a disaster, getting very low marks and even she had never seen such a dumb boy in her entire teaching career!!!!


The mother was shocked at the feedback and withdrew her son from the school & even moved to another town!!!!!
25 years later, the teacher was diagnosed with an incurable cardio disease! All the doctors strongly advised her to have an open heart operation, which only one surgeon could perform...... Left with no other options, the teacher decided to have the operation, which was successful......

When she opened her eyes after the surgery she saw a handsome doctor smiling down at her! She wanted to thank him, but could not talk. Her face started to turn blue, she raised her hand, trying to tell him something but eventually died!


The doctor was shocked and was trying to work out what went wrong, when he turned around he saw Arthur, working as a cleaner in the clinic, who had unplugged the oxygen equipment to connect his Hoover !!!!!

…don't tell me you thought that Arthur became a friggin doctor!



Hana Hou, (Encore) 





Monday, May 22, 2017

"Trump would be wise to resign with dignity..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #187)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!
Ivanka is her first name and Obama is her last name
she is  a bipartisan dog!


Kimo's world's #187~Blog #1938
Publishers note,
This blog was written with a hint of tongue-n-cheek humor.  ;-)
 Note, currently as of this writing President Trump is on his first overseas sojourn and
is leaving  lucrative and impressive impressions on behalf of our great nation.
James "Kimo" Rosen
Publisher/Blogger-n-chief, dakinetalk blog
 Trump would be wise to resign with dignity

President Trump maybe the most hated president in American history. Since inauguration day there have been scandal after scandal and protests galore.
 Every day morning TV shows on major networks are interrupted  with breaking news, all about the newest Trump scandal of the day.  Some may be warranted and some just witch hunts by the fake media and progressive liberals.

The question I often ask myself is why would anyone want to be president?
You give up so many freedoms. 

President  Obama missed being able to take walks at night.

President Trump misses  driving and going out to eat with family and friends without a huge entourage of secret service.

Basic things like going to the restroom or a personal phone conversation are non-existent.I would have a hard time while doing my personal business in the
morning and having a team of secret service waiting and listening outside the door, it would make it awfully hard to do my business.

"The Donald" proved he could be president!  Many Americans were sick and tired of lying and cheating politicians and were willing and wanting to give an outsider a chance. Trump promised to drain the swamp.   It seems like the swamp is standing room only and is anything but drained?


America can not go on like it is with daily scandals.Every day when I see breaking news interrupt my favorite TV show, my heart goes one step deeper into arrest.  I do not like some of the things Trump has done, however with that said,  I believe he is a better business man than a politician. 

This is what I hope Mr. Trump does before legal proceedings to impeach  him may commence sooner than later.  President Trump should resign with dignity.
His speech could go something like this;

"I am proudly stepping down from the presidency and feel perfectly competent leaving my friend and VP Mike Pence in charge. Mike has learned a lot watching me, the great Trumpster,(sic) The Donald, The Bigly of all Biglies (sic)Now that I have the Republicans back in the white-house, I feel I have accomplished my goal, who ever thought Donald Trump could be president, is that really something?"

"I feel the country will function better with Mike Pence as president , there are too many people on a witch hunt for me and I have already proven all I need to prove. I proved I can be president, there is nothing else to prove. I can go back to living a much more luxurious and comfortable life knowing that I Donald J. Trump accomplished it all."

"One more thing, folks I can't even take a dump without three secret service guys outside the bathroom door listening. If I fart too loud they get alarmed. All my personal freedoms have been stolen since being president. This lifestyle really isn't for me, however I have proven that Donald J. Trump could defeat the Clinton machine and become President. I have appointed Neil Gorsuch to the supreme court and have started the ball rolling on a new health care plan. I feel Mike Pence and a team of his choosing is now capable of continuing in a much less scandal free environment."

"I hereby relinquish and resign my duties as President of the United States of America in dignity to  Mike Pence in return Mike Pence has agreed to pardon any charges that the FBI, fake media or  the witch hunt in Washington may try to throw my way."


"It has been my honor to serve the American people and Mike Pence is now your President. One more thing, Mike if you have any bigly problems you need any consulting on, I will always be a phone call away at the N.Y. state mental hospital. Just kidding, gotcha fake media." 
Donald J. Trump

Epilogue;
Please note;
US Congress woman Tulsi Gabbard

on her recent town hall meeting on the sleepy island of Kauai said be careful what you wish for when someone asked about the possibility of the impeachment of President Trump. She insisted America would be sorry because a President Pence would be so much worse?





Throwback-1984
James "Kimo" Rosen (Jim Rosen back then ) in his portrait studio
Real Life Images-Homer Alaska

Hana Hou, Encore!





More dakinetalk reading on Donald Trump; (Great reading!)
(All Trump related  blogs by James "Kimo" Rosen unless otherwise indicated)
1-Trumped by "The Donald" 'Obama Da Dog' (Special political edition)
2-Trump supporters must come out of the closet! (Kimo's world #118)
3-Trump, the election and the Jewish connection...(Kimo's world #119)
4-Trump-fulling... (Kimo's world #120)
5-A poem about Donald J. Trump...
6- Trumps Failing businesses are his strengths...
7-Extra! Extra! Read All About It!--Trump Hijacks Republican party into Hell
8-Trump and the race for President, a nasty one fueled by the media (Carrie Eckert)
9-Win or Lose, Could Trump Be A Secret Agent For Hillary
10-Raccoon's and Trump~Larry Arruda~(Source)
11-Definition of Trump
12-Hillary and Donald Trump walk into a bakery
13-Kaepernick and Obama, trump this Kool-Aid
14-Hoping one thing will remain after the election
15-Undecided voters
16-Don't be surprised if Mr. Trump is hired
17-Biggest Hail Marry of all time, Obama Da Dog to change name to Ivanka
18-Mazol Tov Mr. Trump!
19-Just Give Trump a Chance
20-Wishing Hillary well and why all the protesting?
21-The election is over (and)Trump is our captain and is on our side..!
22-Trump's Political Chess
23-Who would you rather kiss goodnight, Obama or Ivanka..?
24-Bet you thought I was going to blog about Trump
25-Fake News~It's hard to believe the news these days
26-Heed the words of Michelle Obama
27-Trump era off to shaky start
28-It was a beautiful Inauguration yet I am scared for my country
29-Fasten your seat-belts for the Trump era
30-America's second civil war has begun
31-Immigrant ban and the real definition of civil war
32-TRUMP,The most charismatic man in the world
33-Trump's buyers remorse
34-Never a dull moment with Trump as Potus
35-Trumps vetting good for the dogs, why not the people?