7 results for month: 01/2012


Jinja Safari. You’re welcome.

Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, and everything in between, because we have found you a reason to throw a party: Jinja Safari. The weather is getting a bit grey-er, the sun is going down faster, holiday stress is hovering and things need to get done, like, yesterday. At STN most of us are looking for adventure in the every day. That's actually one of the reasons most of us have found ourselves here. This band seems to embody all of that and then some. The self-produced, Sydney based Jinja Safari incorporates fun, simplicity, adventure and culture into all their songs and videos. A caption like ''A song and an exceptional journey'' or  ''A song ...

Weekend Jam: Throwback with Rusted Root!

          When people say 'it's that time of the year', what do you automatically fill in for 'that time'? Is it 'that time' to eat copious amounts of rich food? Is it 'that time' to have an excuse to be stressed all the time? Is it 'that time' to shop til you drop, (or maybe drop before you shop because of your current balance?) That phrase may well mean a lot of things for you, but for us one thing that it is time for is: going home! Here at STN, we have people from all over the world: Sweden, South Africa, Australia, Canada, France and all over the USA (also some Hawaiians...'grown here not flown here').  Most of us ...

Happy Holidays from Surfing The Nations!

            Surfing The Nations wishes you a Happy Holiday season this 2012! We would like to extend our biggest thanks for the support of our Ohana all over world and our community here in Wahiawa. It has been a truly wonderful year because of your love and support. With Aloha, Surfing The Nations [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/55692678[/vimeo]    

Weekend Jam: Tingsek

For your weekend jam, we have another favorite Swedish artist! Mix up your playlists with a little Sverige love. Here's a live rehearsal of Magnus Tingsek performing 'Goodbye' with the Vindla String Quartet. Tingsek's sound could be most closely compared to the mellow sounds of Dave Matthews or Damien Rice with a  more soul and rhythm and blues feel on some tracks. What do you think? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TC6u3h17eo[/youtube]  

Transformation: A Story Worth Telling

I first saw Abdoul Aziz three years ago while watching the documentary 'Gum For My Boat.' He was speaking his native language of Bengali at a beach in Bangladesh and still very much a boy. This morning, I saw Aziz as a grown up man, sit in front of a large group of people in Hawaii and tell his story to a large audience in English. How do things like this happen? How can a boy that used to throw his books in the bushes on the way to school and go crabbing instead, be captivating an audience in a place and a language that he could never grasp a year ago? Transformation. It's a big word, it evokes big dreams, yet ever the paradoxical thing, it always ...

Beyond Sight Movie

I'm going to be honest with you. I have been putting off writing this blog about this film for days. Not because I didn't want to write it, not because I wasn't interested in it; on the contrary, I was so inspired and moved by this story that I couldn't properly translate the emotions that had been inspired into words that made sense. The film is Walking on Water's ''Beyond Sight.'' The story is of Derek Rabelo, a blind surfer from Brazil who has overcome his blindness to surf all over the world, and most notably, at Pipeline. I remember the first time I saw Pipeline going off. The spray from the waves seemed to linger and fly off the lips like a ...

GIVE 2012: Be a History Maker

To really bring about radical change, one must have a certain percentage of courage. Most world-changers in history looked like fools in the world's eyes. Many people can see where there is need for transformation, but not so many are willing to take action to set change in motion. This year, join us in our GIVE 2012 campaign by being your creative self! Between December 1st and January 31st our goal is to raise $20,012 towards the remodel of a broken down brothel in to a thriving outreach training center, which will house our weekly social programs serving the community of Wahiawa, Hawaii. Our property storefronts located in Wahiawa are ...