Hurricane Felicia Update #1 - Via HVCB Hurricane Felicia Update #1 - Via HVCB

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Hurricane Felicia Update #1
Friday, August 7, 2009, 3:30 pm


As you know, Hurricane Felicia is weakening as it heads toward the Hawaiian Islands.  We have been asked to provide periodic updates to our members:

Current Situation:
  • Hurricane Felicia has weakened to a category 2 hurricane. The National Weather Service (NWS) believes that the storm will continue to weaken as it travels over cooler water today and tomorrow morning.
  • NWS also believes that Felicia will likely weaken to a tropical storm or tropical depression by the time it reaches the islands. All islands should therefore be prepared for:
    • High surf along eastern shores beginning Sunday.
    • Heavy showers and possible flooding on all islands Monday through Tuesday.
  • The State Civil Defense and the National Weather Service continue to monitor this storm closely and update the public on a regular basis.
  • Official NWS updates are available at

HVCB Membership

NOAA Weather Radio
  • Station KBA99 Serving Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and part of the Big Island on 162.550 & 162.400 MHz
  • Station WWG27 Serving parts of the Big Island on 162.550 MHz

Phone Recordings
From O`ahu
  • O`ahu Forecast incl Honolulu & Vicinity (808) 973-5286
  • O`ahu Forecast (808) 973-4380 or 973-4381
  • Marine Forecast (808) 973-4382
  • Surf Observations and Forecast (808) 973-4383
  • Coastal Winds and Buoy Observations (808) 973-6114
From Maui
  • Toll Free Maui Community, Marine, and Haleakala Forecasts, and Coastal Wind and Buoy observations (866) 944-5025
From Kaua`i
  • Kaua`i Forecast (808) 245-6001
  • Kaua`i Marine Forecast (808) 245-3564
From the Big Island
  • Hilo and vicinity Forecast (808) 935-8555
  • Big Island Forecast (808) 961-5582
  • Big Island Marine Forecast (808) 935-9883

If you hear something that was not from that famous weekend playing from 10:30am till 5:00pm, I will get you a drink.

Created at play list at Tiki's Grill & Bar to celebrate the 40th year of Woodstock.  If you hear something that was not from that famous weekend playing from 10:30am till 5:00pm, I will get you a drink. Why 5pm? Because that when the live bands start playing here. This is for today and next Friday August 14, 2009 the ONLY.

The Set List of Bands that Played at Woodstock 1969:

THIS is not the playlist but should get you in the mood!

Virtual Tours of two of party spaces @tikisgrill. Let me plan your holiday party
Click on the photo to activate the virtual tour!

The Ocean Room over looks Waikiki beach across the street and located in the restaurant along the railing.  It has an outdoor lanai and inside setting.  The Ocean Room has a beautiful appeal and great for all type of events. Depending on the amount of guests, we may be able to accommodate your party in this area.  If the party is after 5:00pm  there is a $250 room rental fee. (But if you are a friend let me know and I will see what I can do)

The Coconut Club is located on the 21st floor high above Waikiki Beach; it is completely private and offers the most sensational view of Waikiki. There is beautiful back drop of Diamond Head and the feeling of having the ocean right in your backyard.
Click on the photo to activate the virtual tour!

Room rental fee is $770. The room is available until10:00pm. Bar Set-up is $100.00.  An $800.00 minimum of food and beverage charges is required to use the room. Find more photos at:
Click on the photo to activate the virtual tour!

The sun begins to set around 6:00pm, and the experience is amazing. If you would like the exact time of the sunset for the day of your event, please let me know.

We can provide many selections for your menu, from simple appetizers to extravagant dinner buffets, set menus and desserts. The bar can include a full well, Tiki’s specialty drinks, a large selection of import and domestic beers, and a variety of wines.

We look forward to speaking with you soon and making your event a memorable one.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Michael C. Miller
Director of Sales & Marketing*NwSCNj2JpRNBfegYvZlp9pmPLdJWw2ptGg/logo.jpg
808-923-Tiki (8454)

What do Gnomedex and Tweetups Taste Like @tikisgrill? - Tweet up by @tracitoguchi for @chrispirillo

Traci Toguchi put together a great Tweet-up at Tiki's Grill & Bar for visiting Chris Pirillo a media-friendly geek who produces content and catalyzes communities. He is also Tech Expert for and has 73,169 Twitter followers.

Here is a his blog and video posts from Tiki's.:

What do Gnomedex and Tweetups Taste Like?

If you had to describe what Gnomedex tastes like, could you do it? What ingredients do you think are thrown together? The official Gnomedex drink at Tiki’s Grill in Hawaii consists of Skyy Vodka, Orange Curacao, Amaretto and fresh lime juice!

They’ve also concocted a Tweetup drink, as well! That drink includes Malibu Pineapple Rum, Banana Liquor, Cranberry and Pineapple juice, and limes.

Both drinks are amazingly delicious, and refreshing. Oh… did I say refreshing? We’ll stick with that, yeah.

I love Hawaii.

Here is another clip shot at Tiki's - Chirs get's Lei'd by TRACI TOGUCHI.

Traci is a Renaissance Chick. She is a singer, songwriter, actor, marketing strategist consultant, holistic entertainment/e-coach, evolving web developer (CIW certified), and former Miss Hawaii interested in all things tech, art, food, green/organic, and entrepreneur-focused. And a very good person too!~  Mahalo Traci

Here is a his blog and video posts from Tiki's.:

I got Leid!

One tradition in Hawaii is to present someone with a Lei - and a kiss on the cheek! Lei giving is a regular part of any special occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and graduations. It is not uncommon for a graduating senior to have so many leis around their neck that they can no longer see!

There are, however, a couple of “unspoken rules” one should know when receiving a lei for the first time. A lei should be a welcomed celebration of one person’s affection to another. Therefore, always accept a lei, never refuse. The proper way to wear a lei is gently draped over the shoulders, hanging down both in front and in back. It is considered rude to remove a lei from your neck in the presence of the person who gave it to you, so if you must, be discreet.

Lei giving is a regular part of any special occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and graduations. It is not uncommon for a graduating senior to have so many leis around their neck that they can no longer see!

I was leid not once, but twice! Have I mentioned yet that I love Hawaii?

Adult shave Ice week two - Midori is good!

The Original Sno-Cone byMidori   One ball of ice 1.5 oz. of Midori Melon Liqueur

ModernMidoriMelon Ball -1 oz. of Midori Melon Liqueur and  1/2 oz. of Skyy Infusions Pineapple with  Splash of OJ

MidoriMargarita Sno-Ball - 1 oz. of Midori Melon Liqueur and 1/2 oz. of Tequila Splash of sweet and sour

Rainbow - SKYY Raspberry Infusion Vodka, + Midori + SKYY Pineapple Infusion Vodka

Midori is a bright green, sweet Japanese honeydew melon flavored
liqueur produced by Suntory.
Midori was launched in the United States in 1978, at New York's famous
Studio 54 Nightclub. Today, Midori can be found in more than 30
countries around the world, with Australia as the currently most
successful market. Although originally from Japan, Midori has been
produced in Mexico by Suntory since 1987.

As well as adapting itself to traditional recipes, Midori's
versatility also extends to original cocktails. Midori has featured in
several award winning cocktails in international championships.
Category: Travel & Events

Mention in @sonecesssary "In the Mix" for @TikisGrill New Reggae Night! -- Mahalo

Downtown goes stale for 'Get Fresh!'

By Jason Genegabus    POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 31, 2009(

THE CHANGES keep coming in Chinatown: After nearly seven years of Friday night parties downtown, the promoters behind Indigo's "Get Fresh!" weekly are calling it quits.

"I've been a DJ there for eight years, and 'Get Fresh!' has been there for about seven," said Taharba James, better known to local reggae and bhangra fans as Sovern-T. "It's been both a blessing and a curse. I think it was better back in the day when things were even all month long (in Chinatown)."

Ever since the advent of monthly "First Friday" festivities in the neighborhood, some promoters have lamented the difficulty in throwing parties on subsequent weekends -- let alone every week, as James and co-promoter G "G-Spot" Dehnert did at Indigo.

"First Friday is great and all, but what about the second, third, fourth and fifth Fridays?" asked James. "Right now, if you're not in on the whole 'First Friday' thing, there's no point."

When negotiations to extend "Get Fresh!" appeared to stall earlier this summer, they pulled the plug in order to focus on parties at other venues.

"I made that poster before I knew what their decision was," James said about a digital flier this columnist discovered on Facebook. "I have no ill will towards them whatsoever ... (and) I wish all the best to them."

Dehnert, who just wrapped up another successful "Love Festival" at Wet 'N Wild, continues to host after-hours events at the Shop on Dillingham Boulevard. James recently launched a new reggae weekly on Saturdays at Tiki's Grill & Bar.  Both promoters also have upcoming events planned at the Pipeline Cafe......

 To see more

"In the Mix" drops Fridays in HILife. Contact Jason Genegabus by e-mail at or phone at 529-4766. Check him out on Twitter at

Thank you note from a bride that had her wedding reception dinner at Tiki's Grill & Bar in the Coconut Club!

We got this great thank you note from a bride that had her wedding
reception with us. (Tiare is our Sales & Events Coordinator) They
held there party in the coconut club that has great views of the
Waikiki Beach, the ocean and sunset! Here is a link to other photos!

 From: Jennifer Costa
Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2009 1:23 PM
Subject: Thank you!

 Aloha Tiare! This is Jennifer Costa. I just wanted to thank you (sorry
I'm late) for the wonderful wedding reception on July 5. The food was
fantastic! The two person band did a wonderful job. The view was
amazing. We were all floating in the water on our first or second day
there, and my brother in law's girlfriend said, "I wonder whats up
there?" I told her, and the others, that's where the reception is and
they got sooo excited. The bartender and wait staff did an excellent
job. They even took care of the toasting flutes that my mother bought
for us and she carried them on the plane with her. I dont' have many
good pictures of Brian and I yet, so I'll send you one from the
reception along with a couple others so you can put a face to me! When
you called me on the 3rd we were on our way to the Polynesian Cultural
Center and I had no signal most of the trip out there. Thanks again! I
wish I had had the time to meet you, but we might be back in December
so maybe then! The first picture is me and my sister Amy (MOH), then
Brian and I getting food, then us on our honeymoon in Maui. The 4th
one is my sister and best friend (bridesmaid) Leilani (not Hawaiian,
but Dominican!) The last picture is Kristina (bridesmaid) with a
gorgeous sunset.

 Jennifer Costa (Helble now!)