My Dad saved our neighbor #NatlPrep

Plan for your family and neighbors? Absolutely!

Always check on your neighbors and make sure they are OK. You never know when you are going to have to save a life. #NatlPrep

Proud Father moment…about my own Dad. You see, he saved our neighbor’s life. Like for reals.

A few weeks ago, while my Father and our family’s dog (Buster) were out in the back yard, they noticed our elderly neighbor face-down in the yard. Not knowing the situation, my Father jumped the fence and rendered immediate medical care, called 9-1-1, and helped guide the HFD Engine and C&C Ambulance to the patient.

My Dad being shy, would easily be the first one to shrug it off and downplay his actions. But it’s really small things like this that make a difference in the lives of so many.

It is in my opinion that if my Father did not jump the fence and immediately rendered aid, our neighbor would have surely died. Now, our neighbors have more time to spend with their entire family together. So I cannot stress enough the importance of doing extraordinary stuff for people…like your neighbors.

This whole week, we have focused on doing things for others. On this #AlohaFriday, I’d like you to keep my Father’s actions in mind as you do the same for your neighbors.

I am so proud of my Dad.





Help your Dad before a disaster strikes #NatlPrep 

When making a plan for your family, do include planning for your Dad. That’s right, Dads could be in danger!

Sturdy boots are a must-have for any emergency preparedness kit. Or else this could be your Dad. #NatlPrep 

In an emergency, make sure your Dad is safe.

Plan ahead and stay safe!


My Dad started his Neighborhood Watch Program!

I’m proud of my Dad who setup his Neighborhood Watch Program.


Dad has been planning this for months now and even posted signs to get everyone involved. Because inviting and talking with the entire neighborhood about safety related topics are the key points of the Neighborhood Watch program. Also, my Dad went big – he blocked off the entire cul-de-sac for his event!


Honolulu Fire Station-30 (Engine-30 & Ladder-30) stopped by to share some safety tips and what to do during an emergency.


Ladder-30 showcased their equipment for everyone to see.


Talked about ventilation saws for trench cuts and vertical cuts for fires.


Also talked about extrication tools and generators for car accidents and confined space rescue.


All the kids in the neighborhood got a chance to try out the headsets used for communications in the apparatus.


Honolulu Police stopped by too.


Even a surprise flyby thanks to Honolulu Fire Air-1 Helicopter.

In the end, this kind of neighborhood program is truly the basis of a safer community.


Education, particularly teaching kids during an emergency, how to call 9-1-1 is crucial to a safe community.


My Dad volunteered to do this. Yep, not paid. Just doing his part to keep his neighborhood and community safe. LOVE IT!

There are many other volunteer programs showcased by DHS/FEMA’s awesome Ready.Gov campaign on safety. Just like my Dad, I volunteer too with my community’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) aka RH-CERT.

Whether you are a part of your own Neighborhood Watch Program, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Volunteers in Police Service (ViPS), Medical Reserve Corp (MRC), Fire Corps, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOADs), etc…all of these civic based programs are so important to the fabric for the safety of our community across this great country.

So proud of my Dad!


My favorite Veteran

Happy Veteran’s Day to my favorite Veteran around – my Dad.


To all of those who have served and who are still serving, thank you for your sacrifices and dedication to this great country.




Veteran’s Day: Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Here’s my top 5 commercials from the Superbowl #SB49

In reviewing all the commercials from yesterday’s Superbowl – here’s my top 5.

Targeting their audience, Chevrolet knows how to play off manly pickup trucks. I would buy one if I wasn’t already going to buy a Chevrolet SUV.


I also found myself assessing my home safety measures after Nationwide made me question my ability as a parent. However, it did pull at a different target audience that is normally not addressed during sporting events.


Who doesn’t love a dog! But thanks to a mediocre beer conglomerate, we are all reminded that iconic horses that pull beer will save a lost dog. Thanks Budweiser.


The world is full of amazing gadgets and technology. In 2015, we need to dedicate more of our efforts to making sure these get implemented into everyday life. Thanks Microsoft and keep up the good work Braylon.


Good to see PIerce Brosnan again. Not what I expected…especially playing off his former life as 007. I would still not purchase a Kia.


Bonus-1: Thanks to my new job as a Dad, my daughter will definitely know that #LikeAGirl will mean amazing things. Thanks Always.


I’d love to hear your thoughts or your favorite commercials.


Ordinary people – Please do something extraordinary

We are all put on earth to do something amazing.

And yes, anyone can do amazing things…even you. Get inspired by ordinary people who take extraordinary actions. Yes, I said go from ordinary to extraordinary.

For example, check these ordinary people out.

I honestly hope you do the same for others. I would.

So Veteran’s Day 2013, a big special thanks to my Dad who served in some shady areas who did some extraordinary stuff there. Also special thanks to all other Veteran’s who served and are still serving this great country.

For everyone else on this Veteran’s Day, I challenge you to do something extraordinary.

No matter how small or how big, take a part in this great day of remembrance and celebration for those who have served and provided our extraordinary freedoms that we all have in this great country.

Please do something extraordinary.