Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hilo High School class of '88 in Las Vegas

So even though I graduated from the "better" high school of Waiakea High, I still had some friends from Hilo High school that I am friends with till this day.
My friend Joe Gulisao organized a small get together of Hilo alumni to fly up to Las Vegas and have some fun.  Of course, any Waiakea High graduates like myself were allowed to "crash" da party too.  LOL

Joe Gulisao & Randal Iwata.

Higa, Joe and Randal.

Ross Naito, Higa and Tim Beatty.

David Park & Higa.

Joe, Randal and Tim in the taxi.

Beatty about to grind some Oxtail Soup at the California Hotel Casino.

Randal eating some Chicken Curry next to Joe.

My oxtail soup.  Da buggah was WINNAHS!

All the boys eating at California Hotel Casino.

I needed more gambling money so I had to rob this Tie-Fighter pilot who was in the wrong part of town.

I took Randal & Joe through a workout at 24 Hour Fitness near our hotel.  Randal needs to eat more rice...his legs are like toothpicks.

Joe doing some one-arm dumbbell rows.

I made Randal try the "Rubber band of Evil" while Joe looks on.

Joe's first time on a BOSU.  Hope he knows whats coming next!

Now, I get to toss a 8 lb ball at him.

Joe actually did pretty good with this drill!

Me trying to load up on my throws now...LOL

Then I introduced them to a Foam Roller.  They were crying when they lay on this!  Haha!

"C'mon Joe!  You gotta lomi lomi da stress away!"

Higa doing some Planks on the resist a ball.

"Is my form ok boss?"

Pau workout!  Lets go eat lunch!

Joe with his gangstah lean...

Joe and Randal.

The Las Vegas BikeFest was in town, so all these signs were in the casinos.

Randal eating Saimin for lunch, and I don't know what Joe is planning to eat on Randal...

Higa about to get his grind on!

OMG, we are eating at California again.

Kal-bi ribs and Huli Chicken with Kim Chee/Mac Salad.

Saw this guy rockin a Bulky Boy shirt outside the California!

Joe Gulisao, Michelle Moffet, Mike Amaral & Randal.

Me and Joe double fisting.

Aunty Norma won a $1000 jackpot, so she gave us $100 to buy a couple of drinks for us!

Higa, Steve and Joe.

David Park ordered alot of oysters for pupus!

Tim, Michelle and Joe.

Joe was ready to leave this bar that Randal brought us too.  LOL

Higa, Michelle and Randal.

Hanging out under the Fremont Street Experience.

Joe had never eaten a Krispy Kreme doughnut...until tonight!

"Ho, dat buggah is WINNAHS brah!"

Joe washing down his doughnut with some Bud Light.

Me and Aunty Bernie. (Joe's Mom).

Went to workout at the THROWDOWN Training Center for the first time!

Bristol doing some dumbbell Snatch & Presses.

Bristol Marunde.

Me taking pics of Bristol.

I got to meet Vitor Belfort!  He was there sparring and it was an honor to meet him!
The owner of THROWDOWN, John Wood.
Forrest Griffin, Muay Thai coach Shawn Yarborough and me.

We stopped by Philippi Sports Institute to say "hi" to Mark Philippi after our workout.
Beatty wanted us to meet here for lunch after our workout.  Bristol and I were a little worried when we pulled up to the parking lot and hoped that we wouldn't get sick!

This restaurant was featured on "Man vs Food" Beatty said.

"Brah, I cannot tie this bib around my shoulders are too tight too!"

We ordered a pound of shrimp and a pound of crawfish, butter & garlic style.

Bristol holding the bounty!

Now its time to get messy!

The Hilo boys were getting their grub on too, HOT & JUICY STYLE!

Higa, Bristol and Joe.

Joe and Beatty.

Las Vegas BikeFest was in town, so alot of these were on the streets.

Look at how tall this guy's handlebars are!

Its taller than me!  How does he steer this bike?

How did this fool park his scooter with all of these bikes?  He even has a Yosemite Sam sticker on the front like he's a badass...LOL

The police were out in full force because of all the bikers in town.  Just in case...

Randal took us to this steakhouse in downtown.  It was awesome!

Me, Tim and Randal split this bottle of wine.  It was YUMMY.

David Park with his Beef Short Rib, "Osso bucco" style.

Here is my short rib "Osso buco" style.  The meat just fell off the bone!

Daniel and Randal with their plates.

Joe said he had a good steak sandwich too.

Ross and his NY steak dinner.

Higa about to grind this awesome dinner plate!

"Eh brah, you stay lost?  Where you stay?  Try read your t-shirt..."

Hilo High's "podagee" slot tournament.  LOL

They each put $20 into the nickel machine and the last man standing would win.

"The King" had to make sure he got his "Pick the Pros" before the games started on Sunday.

He's looking a little dazed & confused.  Maybe he had too many Bud Lights.

Saw my friend Randy Chinen when I landed back in Seattle.  He's a Port of Seattle police officer.

I had a blast with my friends and we need to do this more often.  Its been too long!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

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