From Tiki's Grill & Bar to the ICU: Gigi's Journey from Hospitality to Healthcare

Gigi, a former employee at Tiki's Grill & Bar, recently landed a job as an RN in the ICU at UCLA. In an interview with the restaurant, she shared her thoughts on how working in the hospitality industry, particularly at Tiki's, relates to her career in nursing.

Gigi believes that the restaurant industry, and Tiki's in particular, and nursing have many similarities. During her interview at UCLA, she was asked how working at Tiki's relates to nursing, and she had plenty to say on the topic.

"Customer service, teamwork and collaboration, strong communication, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are all skills that I developed while working at Tiki's that I can apply to my nursing career," Gigi said. "Tiki's is such a busy and sought-after restaurant, and we're always on our toes 24/7. This has taught me how to use my prioritization skills, sense of urgency, and how to provide excellent customer service."

Gigi went on to explain that these skills will be crucial in her nursing career, as she will need to provide excellent patient care. She believes that working at Tiki's has provided her with a strong foundation for her nursing career.

In conclusion, Gigi believes that working in the hospitality industry, and Tiki's in particular, has a lot of similarities with the nursing profession. She believes that the skills she developed while working at Tiki's will be crucial in her nursing career and that it has provided her with a strong foundation for her nursing career.

#TikisOhana#TikisAlumni#GigiRN#ICUatUCLA#HospitalityIndustry#tikisgrill#TikisGrillandBar#NursingCareer#CustomerService#Teamwork#Collaboration#Communication#FastPacedEnvironment#Prioritization#Urgency#PatientCare#FoundationforNursing.

WANTED Hawaii Hams W1AW/KH6 Data Mode Hams to operated FT-8, RTTY and Other Modes

ARRL's Volunteers On the Air (VOTA) operating event.  W1AW/KH6 

WHO:  Hawaii Hams that can operate in FT-8 or other digital modes and CW & PHONE (See Bellow for More info! ( Lots of slots open!)

WHAT: Make and Log Contacts with Hams from around the world!
ARRL's Volunteers On the Air (VOTA) operating event.

Looking for HAWAII FT-8, RTTY, and Other Modes operators to volunteer to take over the callsign W1AW/KH6 for a few hours or more.

WHERE: From Your Home Station 

WHEN: February 7th, 14:00 HST to February 14th, 14:00 HST (February 8th through February 15th, UTC).

WHY:  Fun, and you get to use the W1AW/KH6  and give others a chance to get points.


 [Participants are not required to be ARRL Members. Even so, we encourage all Amateur Radio operators who are not members to consider joining the comradery with our 160,000+ current members. When joining, you'll discover support, inspiration, and advice to elevate your Amateur Radio experience.]

NEXT STEPS:

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Michael Miller - KH6ML

CHRIS LATRONIC from KHON2 - Morning News Interviews Michael Miller, Director of Operations / Partner of Tiki's Grill & Bar and an Elf at the 2022 Christmas Bar Hawaii

CHRIS LATRONIC from KHON2 - Morning News Interviews Michael Miller, Director of Operations / Partner of Tiki's Grill & Bar and an Elf at the 2022 Christmas Bar Hawaii


Located at the Twin Fin at 2570 Kalakaua Avenue, Tiki's Grill & Bar just celebrated its 20th year of servicing food, drinks, and fun to locals and visitors alike.

Know for it's ono local cuisine, live music, and the Christmas bar (available for a limited time). We caught up with Michael Miller, a partner at Tiki's Grill & Bar, to learn more about the restaurant's offerings. Tiki's has been open for 20 years and employs around 150 people.

On the menu, diners can expect dishes like Molokai venison gyoza, beet salad, and Ahi tataki.

And at the Christmas bar, guests can enjoy festive drinks like peppermint iced cocoa, pomegranate margarita, and butter beer (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions available). Tiki's Grill & Bar is a great spot for locals and visitors alike to experience some delicious food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Don't miss out on the Christmas bar – make sure to stop by before it's gone! The Christmas Bar Hawaii - Merriest Place To Celebrate The Christmas Holidays You Had Us At Merry. Are you ready!!! This is the brightest, most decorated and JOYfully over-the-top Christmas Bar yet! Follow Us On Instagram Do It For The Gram @thechristmasbarhawaii

Hawaii Ham establish emergency radio comms & send reports U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) via Winlink.

The Great ShakeOut was a volunteer exercise for amateur radio operators (HAMs) to test their ability to establish emergency radio communications in the event of a natural disaster. The Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service hosted the drill, which was based on a simulated 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park. The exercise objective was for HAMS with Winlink capability to submit one Did You Feel It? (DYFI) report to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) via Winlink within one hour. The mode used for communication was either VARA FM, VARA HF, Packet, Pactor, or Telnet. The DYFI form could be found in the Winlink Express and submitting the report should take less than ten minutes. The USGS encourages HAMS to participate in this exercise to help provide critical seismic intensity reports in the event of a real earthquake.

Great ShakeOut - This was an exercise to test the ability of volunteer Amateur Radio operators (HAMS) to establish emergency radio communications and send in reports to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) via Winlink.


Short video of the drill.

HAMS can now contribute to a more robust delivery mechanism for critical seismic intensity reports after major earthquakes through the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Did You Feel It? (DYFI) system.

The Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®)  hosted this exercise.

The exercise was based on a real earthquake that occurred last year off of the Big Island and was felt throughout the State of Hawaii. However, this exercise scenario will be located inland, in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The simulation will be a 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurring at 8:55 a.m. HST resulting in various damages on the Big Island and felt throughout the State of Hawaii. No simulated local tsunami was generated.

The exercise objectives for Hawaii hams with Winlink capability:

  • Submit one DYFI report to the USGS with a cc: to planners
  • Submit within only one hour, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. HST 
  • In the Additional Comments box at the bottom of the form, please indicate how you are submitting the report via what mode, which gateway, and your callsign.
  • ave fun learning.

The USGS DYFI form can be found in Winlink Express: click on Message, click on New Message, click on Select Template, under Standard Templates, scroll down to USGS, then click on USGS DYFI.txt.

The DYFI form is attached below.
Mode to be use will be VARA FM, VARA HF, Packet, Pactor, or Telnet.We hope those with Winlink capability will be able to participate in this easy exercise. It should take less than ten minutes to complete.

In a real earthquake, remember to duck, cover and hold on!

An example DYFI form can be found here: DYFI_example_form

For More see:  https://www.usgs.gov/publications/amateur-radio-operators-help-fill-earthquake-donut-holes

Tiki’s 20 Year Anniversary ~ A Community Benefit - TV Promo Spot Michael & Ronnie

Tiki’s 20 Year Anniversary ~ A Community Benefit

Sunday, October 16th, 5-9 PM   

Celebrating 20 Years of Fun, Food, Drinks & Service with Aloha 


Benefiting: Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative and The Hawaii Food Bank

$20 per ticket with 100% of ticket price going directly to the charities

SAME PRICE AS OUR OPENING PARTY 20 YEARS AGO

Heavy Pupus Menu, Drink Tickets, and Entertainment included, plus 3 hours of free valet parking

Location: Tiki’s Grill & Bar, 3rd floor of the Aston Waikiki Beach

2022 Sailboat Race! Lahaina Returns!

The 2022 Sailboat Race, also known as the Lahaina Returns, was an annual event that took place on Labor Day. The crew of 8, Mark, Kana, Amy, Mack, Michael, Levi, and Hailey, set sail on Puanani, a Beneteau 393, from Honolua Bay on Maui to finish in Kaneohe Bay.


With a length overall of 39.25ft and a beam of 13ft, we had enough crew for the task at hand. Puanani is moored at Kaneohe Yacht Club (KYC) and the crew sailed her up a few days early to be ready for the race. 

The Lahaina Return Race is an 80+ mile downwind race that starts in Honolua Bay on Maui's northwest coast and finishes in Kaneohe Bay or Honolulu's Ala Wai Harbor. The race is accompanied by an inshore regatta and a long holiday weekend in West Maui.

The crew tried to check in early on the VHF radio but had little luck as they motor sailed to Honolulu Bay. As different classes of boats started, the crew was trying to get to the bay to line up for the start. They did check in and made it to the start line as the last boat to cross.

The race takes sailors through Honolua Bay, Mokuleia Bay and Lipoa Point, which are part of an area known as the ahupuaa of Honolua, located just north of Kapalua in West Maui. 

The fleet immediately started to spread out with a few boats racing side by side doing the dance. And as Capt Mark is known to say. Don’t worry about them the are not in our class as they have no class. It sound better when he says it.

Salt spay was flying as those who were not controlling sails or driving were ask to get there weight on the high side. To help the boat plane faster.


We hit some current a lighter winds for a bit as came up on Mokuho‘oniki is an small island of off Molokai near situated nearby to the Punolohi and Kekua‘ai‘opihi. We were making good time when we hit some heavy surface currents off of Cape Hālawa. Hand Lines we deployed but no fish were caught this year!


The race down the north shore of Molokai, home to one of the most stunning natural wonders in Hawaii: the Kalaupapa Cliff and Mooula Falls. The Kalaupapa Cliff is a massive sea cliff that stretches for over 17 miles along the northern coast of Molokai and is the world's highest sea cliff, towering at over 3,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The cliffs are a sight to behold, with their rugged, jagged edges and deep crevices that have been carved by centuries of wind and waves.


Good conversation and sea shanty songs were improved and made. Our course followed the “rhumbline” that is an imaginary straight line between two marks. Downwind, this represents the shortest distance you can sail and it's generally the fastest to way to get back to the club bar to get a drink,.. So many people think its called the Run Line….

We did have some sail changes but were able to stay on course heading down wind with no tacts required. We did tear a sail as the wind was blasting on and off with massive puffs.

As the sun beat down on us and the sound of the ocean was interrupted by the Coast Guard trying to hail another boat from the fleet on Channel 16 VHF, we started to piece together what was happening. The boat in distress had lost steerage and was not able to control the rudder. Information was spotty at first, but we eventually received an updated report that they were okay and had rigged something up to sail. Later, as they got closer to land, they were able to contact the Coast Guard via cell phone. There were some tense moments while we waited for news.

As Makapu'u Point, the easternmost point on the island of Oahu, came into view, someone shouted "Land Ho!" We were all relieved and excited to see the island. 

The view of Oahu from the ocean is breathtaking and gave us a lot of time to reflect on our lives.

The crew of Puanani finished in 5th place in the K Series Standing with a corrected time of 07:17:01. Despite the challenges they faced during the race, we had a great time with friends and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Hawaii. It was a truly memorable experience.




79th Lahaina Return
Hawaii Yacht Club | September 05, 2022

X (2 boats) (top)
Series Standing - 1 race scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Saturday, September 10, 2022 7:16:13 PM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos Sail   Boat   Rating Skipper Yacht Club Corrected  1  Total Pos
1  
46666   Wasabi   538   Jim Maynard    Waikiki Yacht Club   07:16:36   1   1  
1  
2  
52052   Locomotion 2   429   John Myhre    HYC   07:17:47   2   2  
2  
 



A (16 boats) (top)
Series Standing - 1 race scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Saturday, September 10, 2022 7:17:38 PM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos Sail   Boat   Rating Skipper Yacht Club Corrected  1  Total Pos
1  
USA 39   Boomerang   548   John Spadaro    HYC   06:40:13   1   1  
1  
2  
59559   Kurrewa   591   Steven Eder    Hyc   07:06:35   2   2  
2  
3  
808   Maverick   593   Andrew Meade    Waikiki Yact Club   07:08:34   3   3  
3  
4  
356   Noa   594   Geoffrey Bourne    MBYC / WYC   07:09:04   4   4  
4  
5  
18334   One Eyed Jack   596   Suzie Grubler    MBYC   07:12:00   5   5  
5  
6  
29143   Quicksilver   594   Travis Scott    HYC   07:13:54   6   6  
6  
7  
69232   Sleeping Dragon   545   Dawson Jones    KYC   07:18:39   7   7  
7  
8  
29164   GungHo   553   Keahi Ho    MBYC   07:19:30   8   8  
8  
9  
60407   Firefly   581   Kerri Scott    HYC & WYC   07:22:04   9   9  
9  
10  
87643   Aliz’e   581   Billy Bowers    Kaneohe Yacht Club   07:33:11   10   10  
10  
11  
43   Oa Oa   583   Zachary LaPrade    LYC   07:34:46   11   11  
11  
12  
35028   Knot Right   550   Joe BARDOUCHE    HYC   07:42:17   12   12  
12  
13  
KA-806   Bondi tram   573   Kyle Kim    HYC/WYC   07:49:03   13   13  
13  
14  
   Dare Dare   581   Vanessa Cass    Hawaii Yacht Club   08:06:31   14   14  
14  
15  
156   Elara   554   Mathew McComas    Waikiki Yacht Club   08:10:36   15   15  
15  
16  
46710   malia kai   557   george withy    hawaii yacht club   08:11:43   16   16  
16  
 



B (10 boats) (top)
Series Standing - 1 race scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Saturday, September 10, 2022 7:18:22 PM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos Sail   Boat   Rating Skipper Yacht Club Corrected  1  Total Pos
1  
554   Haka   607   Ryan McCrillis    KYC   07:02:15   1   1  
1  
2  
97204   Whisper   630   Steven Stock    HYC   07:09:06   2   2  
2  
3  
USA 587   Papio   607   Peter StokKa    KYC   07:16:00   3   3  
3  
4  
63   Kolohe   619   Leah Ford    Kaneohe Yacht Club   07:20:09   4   4  
4  
5  
18786   86'd   619   JAMES CALLAHAN    Ke‘ehi Boat Club   07:36:05   5   5  
5  
6  
88   morning missile   618   James Ferrier    mbyc   07:37:01   6   6  
6  
7  
331   Genevieve   630   David Kelley    Waikiki Yacht Club   07:51:10   7   7  
7  
8  
18733   Ankle Biter   618   Dan Weyant    WYC   07:51:27   8   8  
8  
9  
0224   Reactor   651   Jade York    HYC   08:21:23   9   9  
9  
10  
57775   Mana O Ke Kai   640   Peter Plotzeneder    Ke'ehi Boat Club   08:36:53   10   10  
10  
 



K (8 boats) (top)
Series Standing - 1 race scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 6:37:29 AM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos Sail   Boat   Rating Skipper Yacht Club Corrected  1  Total Pos
1  
007   007   594   Eric Aakhus    Kaneohe YC   06:41:38   1   1  
1  
2  
335   R/V Aloha   603   Victor Lozano    Kaneohe Yacht Club   06:43:39   2   2  
2  
3  
1072   Lele Pono   579   Richard Osborne    Kaneohe Yacht Club   06:53:00   3   3  
3  
4  
87377   Yellow Dragon   559   Jesse Andrews    Kaneohe YC   06:59:23   4   4  
4  
5  
56133   Puanani   631   Mark Logan    Kaneohe Yacht Club   07:17:01   5   5  
5  
6  
56149   Flying Tiger   557   Peter Van De Verg    Kaneohe Yacht Club   07:17:46   6   6  
6  
7  
29152   Ho'onanea   585   David Brown    Kaneohe Yacht Club   08:01:37   7   7  
7  
8  
1149   Kai Ola   602   John Young    Kane’ohe Yacht Club   NO TIME   9/DNF   9  
8  
 



M (6 boats) (top)
Series Standing - 1 race scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Saturday, September 10, 2022 8:06:32 PM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos Sail   Boat   Rating Skipper Yacht Club Corrected  1  Total Pos
1  
06   Illusion   -1   Peter Hershorn    Waikiki yacht Club   06:03:31   1   1  
1  
2  
44   Hokulea   -1   JOEY Cabell    Hawaii yacht club   07:16:20   2   2  
2  
3  
USA-38   Maluhia   -1   Mike Price    Kaneohe Yacht Club   07:50:08   3   3  
3  
4  
   My Way   -1   Don Engle    hyc   09:58:58   4   4  
4  
5  
N/A   Eros   -1   Matt Merrill    Hyc   10:34:02   5   5  
5  
6  
1164797   Kai Lani   -1   Edwin Barrett    Lahaina Yacht Club   10:43:42   6   6  
6  
 



Notes:
Scoring System is RRS Low Point 2021-2024.

- Finishes in [brackets] denote throwouts
- Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Information is provisional and subject to modification

To see the same race from 2011 check out this link: https://youtu.be/9meePcbI-28



$8000+ Raised by Nicolas Escobar by going up and down Koko Crater 40 times.

MENTAL FEAT FOR MENTAL HEALTH A Fundraiser by Nicolas Escobar for Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi August 24, 2022 at Koko Crater Congratulations Nicolas on an epic climb!


 Your perseverance, motivation, and voice lent to supporting mental health efforts and ending stigma for those in need has truly been felt throughout our community. On August 24, 2022, Nicolas @esconik exceeded his goal of going up and down Koko Crater 37 times by completing a total of 40 repeats. He inspired everyone who heard about and followed his journey with each step he took. 

 Nicolas is a foodrunner at Tiki's Grill & Bar his Tiki's Ohana donated $2770 to Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi to support his efforts!
 Nicolas efforts resulted in over $8000 + in donations to Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi @mhahawaii.

 If you would still like to be a part of this adventure, you can still donate to this fundraiser by clicking on: http://mentalhealthhawaii.org/mental-feat-for-mental-health/ Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID #: 99-0076458 Mahalo to @niiimz_ @mhahawaii @esconik  

#mha #mensmentalhealth #kokohead #everesting #mentalfeatformentalhealth #trailrunning #kokohead #kokocrater #waikikivibes #hawaii #hawaiitag #hik3beasthawaii #runhappy #BeWhoYouAre #tikisohana #donations #Kokua  @tikisgrill 

KH6ML Map & Log Summary 2022 Hawaii QSO Party - Mahalo to all!!

Hawaii QSO Party
 

(HQP) is an event to promote HF operation from the unique Hawai`i destination in the Pacific. Hawai`i is an ARRL DXCC entity as well as the nation's 50th state needed for the ARRL WAS Award. Some common questions: * Grid Squares are allowed instead of QTH name IF the mode does not allow QTH names to be logged. Party hosted  on 26-28 August 2022 hawaiiqsoparty.org

KH6ML Map & Log Summary

 

Video KHON & Info for Makani ‘Ino Hurricane Drill July 16, 2022

VIDEO -  KHON2 NEWS VIDEO Hurricane Emergency Communications Drill 2022 Makani ‘Ino - Amateur Radio Operator HAM


The Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) training EXERCISE will take place on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, from 9 am to noon.

SIGN UP for Makani ‘Ino Hurricane Drill July 16, 2022.  -Sign up today https://hawaiiares.net/

What:  Ham RADIO - statewide communication exercise.  Voice communications as well as Winlink Radio email will be utilized to pass messages from the individuals to a hub who will pass it on to a county emergency operations center. Participant Exercise Plans will be emailed to registered participants.

When:
  Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Who:  All licensed amateur radio operators are invited - unaffiliated or with ARES, RACES, SKYWARN, CERT, HEALTHCOMM, or any club.  We will encourage voice traffic as not all have Winlink capabilities.

Where:  State of Hawaii.

Why:  To prepare and practice using amateur radio to send messages during a catastrophic hurricane when normal communications have failed.

How:  Use of voice and/or digital mode, Winlink, to pass Winlink Hurricane Reports, Check Ins, Check Outs, Field Situation Report, Damage Reports,  Request for Assistance, Shelter Reports

Hams interested in participating are requested to pre-register at http://HawaiiARES.Net.