The 2nd Big Island meet and greet for internet fans and geeks was held this past Saturday at Big Island Pizza.
I started off by going to Wiki Wiki Mart Orchidland and picking up mangoes for the event that Carl Okayama, President of the company, had donated. Well he actually donated them to me, but I forwarded them on to the event. (Wiki Wiki Mart: Orchidland http://twitgoo.com/24f1l)
Here are the mangoes that I picked up:
I then made my way to Hawaii Nui Brew
Where I met John Walsh the brewery’s head brewer where he was cleaning the heat exchanger.
I then made way to the tasting room where tasting room worker Elsha was busy helping customers.
Once I picked up the beer to bring to the Meet and Greet, I made my way over to Big Island Pizza where they were gracious enough to allow us to use their fridge their to hold the beer.
For the first 15 – 20 minutes as people arrived, we just talked story and introduced ourselves. Here’s a quick little video of us getting to know eachother. Pizza’s were arriving left and right and at one point I had two stacked on top of each other in front of ME!
After talking story a bit, Big Island Pizza Owner Jim King talked to the group about he created the business from scratch and is in it for the long run.
Owner Jim King talks about Pizza while Radio Personality Darren "DC" Carlson looks on
Then author Maya Frost talked about her experiences landing a book publishing deal with Random House books for her book titled “The New Global Student“.
Here we have Singer/Songwriter/Spiritual Coach all everything local girl Dewi Maile Lim introducing herself to the gathering.
Karen Welsh, Dewi Maile Lim and Wes Davidson
A great time was had by all, and I look forward to the next one as these just keep getting bigger and bigger.
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