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Interesting point of views from ISLANESIANS (Polynesians, Micronesians and Melanesians) from across the world. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/islandblockpodcasters/support

    EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 13 - TASTY BLOCK HAWAIIAN SHAVED ICE

    EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 13 - TASTY BLOCK HAWAIIAN SHAVED ICE

    #MyzLulu welcomes a true small business that continues to give back to its community, #TastyBlockHawaiianShavedIce out of Carson, California.  Chris and Jennifer Pacleb, owners and operators of Tasty Block Hawaiian Shaved Ice have been not only serving up tropical frosty treats for nearly a decade but also included giving back to their community as part of their motto. Tasty Block has close ties to many current Island Reggae artists to date namely, Common Kings, Sammy J, Tenelle, Jordan T, Fiji just to name a few. The relationships between Tasty Block and your favorite Islanesian artists and influencers have gone as far as naming some of their featured items after the Common Kings and even our very own, Island Block Bar. Sit back and watch a true example of small businesses and entrepreneurs that believed in their concept and bet it all while still giving back to their community.    

    Chris Pacleb. Born and raised in Carson. Family from the Philippines but migrated to Molokai Hawaii in the 1940s. Filipino Owner/Operator of TastyBlock Shave Ice shop in Carson & TastyBlock Truck. Jennifer Tumulak-Pacleb, a family from the Philippines came to New York City in the 1970s. Filipino, Born in Brooklyn NY, raised in Lakewood, CA. Owner TastyBlock Shave Ice and TastyBlock Truck. Interim Director - Kaiser Permanente Hospital. Kid’s: Matthew 11, Lily 9.  

    TastyBlock Shave Ice started in 2011 as a weekend thing selling at Farmers Markets and local festivals. Based out of Artesia. Jen was a full-time nurse and I was working full time in a restaurant as an operating partner and doing shave ice as a side gig for fun and extra income. We started to get booked for catering every weekend and sometimes weekdays so decided to open up a small shop in 2014 in my hometown of Carson. Left my full-time job to run the shop. 2015 added our dessert truck to expand our catering. Our shop offers shaved ice, Dole whip, Harder's Hawaii tropical slushies, Lappert's ice cream, Acai bowls, halo halo, and ice cream dip bars. Specialize in catering from small private events to large festivals and company events.  Current operating hours Closed on Mondays Tues-Sun 1 pm-7 pm Hours will expand after June 15 @tastyblockshaveice @tastyblocktruck


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    EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 12 - COACH KENNY MARIE

    EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 12 - COACH KENNY MARIE

    #MyzLulu welcomes an extraordinary individual to Episode 12 of #EveryoneLovesLulu, #CoachKennyMarie. Her real name is Kenya but she goes by Kenny aka Coach Kenny Marie. Born and raised in Orange County, California, and she currently lives in Costa Mesa!! 26 years old and she has been married for the last two years, although they're currently on a break. lol.  For the first five years of her life, Kenny was raised by a single mother and grandmother. She never lived with her father and really didn't know him until she was a teenager. Kenny definitely had an interesting upbringing with a lot of trials and tribulations but at the end of the day, it was fun, because she lived in a loving home with her mother. Throughout high school and college, Kenny worked extremely hard to support herself.  

    Kenny Marie graduated from college in three years with a B.S. in Psychology, and then went on to Graduate school and received her MA in Social Work.  Throughout her collegiate career, she worked several jobs specifically in fitness. Whether it was at a gym or coaching little kids soccer, Kenny Marie following graduate school worked for Child Protective Services for the County of Orange for a couple of years until September 2020. She then decided to bet on herself and quit her government job to focus solely on building an online coaching fitness brand. #BeyondThePhysical was launched in March 2020 and has grown exponentially since then. Coach Kenny Marie has over 60 clients alongside several coaches both men and women from all across the nation. A large part of the program is incorporating Coach Kenny Marie's background in Psychology with her love and passion for fitness. Beyond The Physical incorporates the psychology behind individual daily habits and the reasoning behind its repetition.  Lastly, Coach Kenny Marie focuses on what changes each client needs to make in order to accomplish their fitness goals.


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    EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 11 - HEIDI CHARGUALAF QUENGA

    EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 11 - HEIDI CHARGUALAF QUENGA

    #MyzLulu welcomes a true cultural avant-garde to Episode 11 of #EveryoneLovesLulu, HEIDI CHARGUALAF QUENGA aka "Aunty Heidi."  #HeidiChargualafQuenga is an Accounting/Operations Manager who holds a B.S. in Business Management. Her involvement and efforts to preserve Pacific Islander heritages stem from her tenured Directorship with the award-winning Kutturan Chamoru Foundation (KCF), a tuition-free 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Chamoru culture through song and dance from the Mariana Islands in Micronesia since 1993. Aunty Heidi is the 1st Pacific Islander to receive the California Arts Council Artist-In-Residence from 2000 -2002 and was bestowed the title of Fafa’någue by the Master of Chamorro Dance, Saina Frank Rabon of Tao Tao Tano, Guahan in 2019. She continues her efforts to ensure the inclusion of all Pacific Islanders as a Cultural Advisor to countless community groups, projects, universities, and initiatives across the Continental US and the Mariana Islands to include her work with the SoCal Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Team as the Community Engagement Lead and the Pacific Islander Health Partnership’s current Vice President.


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    EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 10 - FOU MOVEMENT

    EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 10 - FOU MOVEMENT

    #MyzLulu welcomes some very special guests to Episode 10 of #EveryoneLovesLulu, the #FOUMovement aka #FaatasigaOUsos (Translation: Gathering of Brothers). Recently assembled the FOU Movement is comprised of 20 reputable Usos from different hoods both Blood and Crips out of Carson, Compton, Long Beach down to Santa Ana, Oceanside, and San Diego.   The FOU Movement is the very first of its kind to bring together former sworn enemies in the streets but now usos under God. Many of the members of the FOU Movement were formerly incarcerated in the California state and federal penitentiary systems tallying up easily over 100 years combined. One of the founders and chairman, Valentino Luafalemana mentions how the movement organically came together through the sharing of daily gospel devotionals during the pandemic with several current members which then led to very intentional conversations of the need and want for change between the various Samoan blood and crip hoods. So out of these conversations, the FOU Movement was born. Currently, the FOU Movement is working towards attaining its 501c3 status. The mission of the FOU Movement is to bring to light the darkness we once lived. Restoring hope to our communities by empowering the youth and providing resources for addicts and former inmates. The vision of the FOU Movement is to create a safe space for youth and the community at large that seek assistance with workforce development, addiction recovery, prison reentry programs, and youth empowerment.


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    EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 9 - JASON PEREIRA

    EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 9 - JASON PEREIRA

    #MyzLulu welcomes the Michaelangelo of the Pacific Islands #JasonPereira aka JP to Everyone Loves Lulu, Episode 9.  JP / Jason Pereira is a graphic artist of Samoan descent (with a lil’ Portuguese!). Born and raised in Carson, he now resides in Garden Grove with his wife and son. JP has been an artist his entire life. As a kid he found inspiration in his father’s architectural work and discovered his love for island culture during the summers he spent in American Samoa, attending cultural art workshops at the museum. As a teen and into adulthood, Jason’s creative interests gravitated towards graffiti art, but he always carried the artistry of his Pacific Island culture with him. Jason sought his education in Graphic Design and Murals, which led him to create his own apparel line JP, South Pacific. From that time to today, he has served the Pacific Islander communities as a resource in creating logos, t-shirt art, event branding, book cover design for the various non-profit, small business, and educational organizations. He also mentors students and young artists in sharing his experiences, processes, and art business practices. Currently, JP is the Artist-In-Residence at PIEAM (Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum) in downtown Long Beach. There he participates as an artist in ongoing exhibits, he also holds art workshops and student talks, as well as works on his own creative projects, graphic design, and commissioned works.  It’s important for Jason to tell a story through his artwork. There's always a story in what his pieces are about, what the creation process was, or even whatever drama or craziness that it took to get it done! Telling a story is innate to his culture as well as being essential to making a human connection with others. Because of JP's influences from his Pacific Island, graffiti art, and graphic design cultures, you'll often find his style to be multi-layered, telling multi-stories, using multi-materials to make the works he creates.


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    • 50 min
    EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 8 - BIG DAVE UIAGALELEI

    EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 8 - BIG DAVE UIAGALELEI

    #MyzLulu welcomes the man behind the man, #BigDaveUiagalelei to #EveryoneLovesLulu. For most of his life, Big Dave has served as the bodyguard for Rihanna, Chris Brown, Nick Cannon, Dj Khaled, and Meek Mill just to name a few. Besides working for Hollywood's elite, Big Dave has ventured into elite athletic training especially after raising his own sons, the young phenoms, #DJUiagalelei of the University of Clemson, and his younger son, #MatayoUiagalelei at St. John Bosco High School. If he's not working alongside Hollywood's A-Listers then he's coaching up the NFL's next generation of superstars. Check out the story behind the bigger-than-life personality of BIG DAVE UIAGALELEI.


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