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Your kids know him as Johnny Tsunami’s grandpa, you know him as Mr. Mortal Combat extraordinaire, and the star of the Man in the High Castle… I have come to know him as a kind compassionate soul — Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa. Born in Tokyo to a star actress Japanese mom, and his USA Japanese-American...
What commands 90% of our professional media travel decisions is what equipment do we need, what equipment do we want, what is our back up plan for a failure.... and sadly most important... how much does it weigh? In the golden age of travel, we used to be able to check in two bags at 70 lbs or less...
Evalani's has always been a special place for me. I have always been able to get my taco & enchilada fix for my Southern California Mexican Food addiction. Hawaiian Airlines flight crews used to join me for Karaoke Nights… remember the Hawaiian classic "He Aloha Mele?"  And of course, if not...
Imagine magic in the palm of your hand that will provide an incredible forever-family video and still memories and can be operated by your 6-year old, your 84-year old grandma and all the other interesting kin folk in between. DJI, famous for the Inspire, Phantom & Mavic drones, has smartly...
[Cool Stuff was not allowed to attend a significant event at InterDrone 2016 due to the circumstance of his being born a boring male. However, rather than just cry in his Vailima for being excluded, this author was asked by Cool Stuff to attend the event on his behalf, to take notes and write a...
A Sony Handicam, a Canon Rebel, and a big screen TV have been excellent family gifts the past decade. Yuneec is blowing away those classics with their just debuted "Breeze" user-friendly drone, their CEO calls a "Flying Camera". The "Breeze" will go everywhere with you indoor and outdoors... so as...
With all the heaps of Samoa News per diem, food & travel tala showered on me... I am required to spend it. Little did the big bosses know we would be squandering that siliva on Coolio treats. Laksa is the soup base made up of coconut milk, chili, dried shrimp and herbs in which seafood like...
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is almost an opposite hemisphere clone of Auckland, New Zealand... pub culture, pub food, and a 30% greater US dollar value. What sets Vancouver apart from Auckland... is an addiction to Ice Hockey, Curling (I'll explain later) and tasty Japadogs. Japadogs are...
The Samoa News' owners have just increased Cool Stuff's generous pay package to “combat pay”. Covering the next phase of Manu Samoa's comeback, Cool Stuff will be traveling through Hawai’i, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, with a possible day trip to Muslim Malaysia (Cool Stuff's plan to further an...
After being postponed for four days straight due to nearly a week of terrible weather, including a run on Friday that was deemed “not a race”, this year’s 2016 Flag Day Fautasi qualifying heats finally went down Saturday morning. While, not perfect, one of the heats was ‘re-raced’, the decisions by...

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