By Alan Okami
Some 20 or so trips lat year and we're finally getting to spend some time here at home. For pockets here and there in any case. Our business and planning is still taking us all over the place though. All in all, I'm grateful as I'm getting to see this great big wonderful world we live in. This post is just random shots of some of the places we've been. Hope you all enjoy.
"GET OFF THE FORKLIFT!!!!!" That's how I started my day this particular shot. We were unloading a container in Thailand of precious cargo and my instructions were very specific. I would unload it. We went through the storm to get this container filled. If anyone, I would be the one to drop something, not someone else....
We worked with a dear friend and his team to setup a factory for KoAloha. They are independent of us, but operate a factory that's identical to ours. They will be producing our overseas manufactured KoAloha Opio models shortly. Exciting to see them get going from the ground up.
But it wasn't all Thailand. Korea....ahhh. We did a tour there, stopping in Busan, Daejeon and Seoul. The women's university in Busan showed off their hula stuff as they joined us onstage for that night's performances.
It may not look fancy, but have you ever had duck bulgogi? This is OMG calibre! The duck is marinated in a special sauce, mix veggies in and it starts filling the room and tummies with absolute delight. When most of the meat and veggies are gone, the nice lady comes and fries rice in the oils. Heaven!
There are more travels this year and I'll be sure to make more posts and take you all along with us as we try to spread our brand of Aloha with the world. Thanks for hanging with me. More to come.