April 9 My Top Tens
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, my workplace created a “Book of Tens.” It’s a cool concept, with ten pages of ten marketing tips – 100 tips in all. So although I’m not celebrating a “10th” year of anything, I was so inspired by Dave, that I created my own TOP 10 lists!
My 10 Favorite Places to Shop:
1. Marukai – For only $10 per year, this is the best place in town for Japanese snacks, appliances, and cooking needs!
2. Cinnamon Girl – Their fabrics are so cute.
3. Shirokiya – What can I say-I LOVE Japanese stuff! They have the best konyaku konbu!
4. Longs Drugs – A must for locals
5. Guess – Their outlet in Waikele always has great things at great prices.
6. Nine West – I love shoes, too!
7. Bead It – Its new store is just beautiful, although I wish they had longer hours.
8. Ben Franklin Crafts – Great for all your crafting needs. The Hilo store is the best one.
9. Arden B – The best sale racks!
10. Rainbow Books & Records – A great selection of used books at half-price.
My 10 Favorite Places to Eat At:
1. Genki Sushi – Kyle and I go there at least once a week. It’s on speed dial.
2. Gina’s – The best Korean food, with generous portions, too. Also on speed dial.
3. 3660 on the Rise – Great for appetizers & desserts, and other sentimental reasons.
4. Hoku’s – Delicious fish, beautiful design, and sentimentality here, too!
5. Scoozees – Martini, martini, martini.
6. Yamagen – Ono, cheap lunches, close to the office.
7. Ichi-Ryu – I love their mabo tofu ramen!
8. Yokozuna – I always have their somen salad when I shop at Ala Moana.
9. Paradise Bakery – Kyle & I love their oatmeal chocolate chippers (cookies).
10. Wisteria – Phone in for a take out order of “Bento A!”
My 10 Favorite Fun Things to Do:
1. Spend time with Kyle, my friends and family
2. Watch a UH sports event – Especially volleyball and baseball.
3. Watch the sunset
4. SHOP, SHOP, SHOP!
5. Go to the movies – Next to see is Erin Brokovich.
6. Rent a video – We usually go to Blockbuster or Tower Records.
7. Watch old Friends tapes – We know all the classic lines by heart!
8. Go for a drive
9. Make crafts – I’ll try anything!
10. Read a good book – Right now, it’s The Pilot’s Wife.
Susan Sensei’s English Lesson #25（スーザン先生の英語講座 その25）
For two years I taught English in Japan, and was “スーザン先生” to my students in Ikaho town, Gunma Prefecture. I will try and introduce new words and phrases for the Japanese visitor to Hawaii. Here is this week’s situation:
◆ “Which way is Cinnamon Girl?”
|Loco Girl’s Profile（ロコ・ガールのプロフィール） |
Born in Hilo, I grew up going fishing with Dad, shopping with Mom, and trying to be a good “big sister” to a younger sister and brother. A Waiakea High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa alumni, I taught English in Japan for two years on the JET Program, and am now employed at PacRim Marketing Group, Inc. I love doing a lot of things-shopping, reading, lettering, making jewelry & crafts, watching Friends-and that’s just the start of my list! I like being busy, and am active with the JET Alumni Association (JETAA) and the Honolulu Junior Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC.) My family and friends are, of course, very important to me, and are why I live a very typical, happy, local-style life in Hawaii and will never leave!