Hung over in Honolulu: Another successful GTG

Old Aug 27th, 2006, 10:37 PM
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Hung over in Honolulu: Another successful GTG

This will probably be more active on the Asia board, where most of the posters from this GTG were from:
http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...7&tid=34860151

Big mahalo to kuranosuke for getting us together! We were most impressed with mrwunrfl, who flew all the way here JUST for the GTG. divediva created a 1/2 business, 1/2 pleasure trip all the way from Maui, as well!

We started off with an "attitude adjustment" with drinks at Longhi's. From there, we had dinner at Seoul Garden, a yummy Korean yakiniku-style family restaurant situated next to one of Honolulu's most notorious strip clubs, Femme Nu. I'll never understand how the two co-exist the way they do!

You can see some of the photos here:
http://www.worldisround.com/articles/310986/index.html

Lots of libations, good food, good conversation all around. We gotta do this more often!
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Old Aug 27th, 2006, 10:58 PM
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Fantastic photos MelissaHi and how interesting that Russ' best friend is your cousin, it is indeed a small world!! And am I correct, you will be in Paris at the same time Seaurchin is? If so all I can say is lucky you!!

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Old Aug 27th, 2006, 11:46 PM
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I'm definitely going to have to fly over for the next one! one question, what was in the blue cooler jug?
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Old Aug 27th, 2006, 11:50 PM
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yes! I will GTG with sea urchin, the famous Barb, and newbie amy in Paris on 10/1. maybe indytravel the day before.


errrrrr, the cooler was filled with ice to chill lcuy's champagne. we use what we got!
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Old Aug 28th, 2006, 02:05 AM
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The owner of the restaurant, Yun Hee Im, is also the owner of Femme Nu. She has transferred the managment of Femme Nu to her son, Tai, but keeps a close watch from the restaurant which is only yards away.

A little known tidbit is that Yun Hee is the younger sister of Auntie Rose Myong, as in Club Rose. So the business proficiency is very much in the family and one day the family will be inducted into one kind of Hall of Fame or another!
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Old Aug 28th, 2006, 05:06 AM
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I think it's marvelous how friendships begin on travel boards with a few hellos, and they blossom into these wonderful get-togethers. Looks like you all had a great time. The pictures tell it all: good food, good friends, good times = PRICELESS! Aloha to all!
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Old Aug 28th, 2006, 07:29 AM
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Where did those kewl Fodor's luggage tags come from??

We've got the ohsogeneric black carryon suitcases -- nice, when we just use them as carryon luggage for our frequent inter-island trips. But with the new restrictions on acceptable carryon items, we had to send them as checked baggage. Auwe! Trying to find _our_ black carryons in the sea of black carryons on the HNL luggage carousel, was a nightmare!

Fodor's tags -- purple for Kaua`i -- would be great. Point me in the direction for ordering, please! 8-)
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Old Aug 28th, 2006, 07:37 AM
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Melissa, looking at the pictures feels like meeting you again!

(so what was the part III, logically next door to the restaurant? )
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Old Aug 28th, 2006, 01:38 PM
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Yes, Melissa, I saw the post of the GTG on the Asia forum, sounds like you all had great fun. Enjoy your next GTG in Paris, I'm so envious!
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Old Aug 28th, 2006, 01:49 PM
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Ooooooooh la laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
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Old Aug 28th, 2006, 02:13 PM
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Looks like you guys had a great time - I'm sorry I wasn't able to make it.

I also really like the food at Seoul Garden - the proximity and connection with Femme Nu makes it all the more interesting!
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Old Aug 28th, 2006, 02:18 PM
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You know, cheppy I didn't go because I knew you weren't going to be there.

I sure everyone in Longhi's yelled "kuranosuke" (Which when translated means "NORM") when he walked in.
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Old Aug 28th, 2006, 02:21 PM
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Don't forget to read the GTG reviews on the Asia board!

Oh, Faina.....actually re: Part 3.....what happens at GTGs, stays at GTGs!!
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Old Aug 28th, 2006, 02:23 PM
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MELISSAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...you weren't gonna tell anyone!!!!
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 09:30 AM
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Don't worry Kal, when you and the Mrs. swing by here in a few months (you ARE planning on stopping by, right?) - I'm sure Melissa will be more than happy to plan a repeat "Part 3" for us all!
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I am sso incredibly jealous.
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 10:23 AM
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Alohaaa cheppy!
we got a deal we couldn't refuse on air fare to Lihue ($142 for the both of us!)so we won't be stopping in 'lulu this year.
I think you guys should paddle over for some Lobster ravs and Seafood cigars at Coconuts on me!
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Too bad.....all the wicked wahines are waiting for you!!!
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How can you NOT love a thread with a title like this one? I smile each and every time I see it.
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 11:48 AM
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You bunch of lushes!



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