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ead up north on May 17 and 18 to spend time at Schwab Festival on one of the most beautiful Marine Corps camps on Okinawa. Along with fantastic beaches and scenery there will be fun and activities for everyone to enjoy. You can try your hand at a variety of game booths, sample some delicious Okinawan and American foods, and kids can play to their heart’s content at KiddieLand. The main attraction at Schwab Festival, however,

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is the entertainment lineup. In addition to a day filled with a variety of local acts, rock bands Eve 6 and Blind Melon will be headlining this year’s festival. Eve6 will be performing on May 17, and Blind Melon will be performing on May 18. Both bands are set to hit the stage at 8:15 p.m. For more information and a full entertainment schedule, visit mccsokinawa.com/entertainment, find us on Facebook or call 098-970-5821.

Living at Large: Muffins with Mommy | 3 Culture Corner: Okinawan Health and Diet | 5 Japanese Phrase of the Week | 5 Off Base Events: Ryukyu Golden Kings | 7

ou may have seen those plastic food replicas in display cases of restaurants. Each plastic food dish is created by a plastic food artisan with secret techniques and ingredients used in each of their craft. Much like master chefs, artists who make faux food attend school for a number of years to learn the craft. The kitchens look like those in any other culinary institute, but it’s the ingredients that are quite different. Instead of noodles and cheese sauce, artisans are working with silicon or wax. Kitchen paring knives and other utensils are used to give chopped ingredients authentic lines. The food replicas are expensive since orders are custom designed to each restaurant. Simple items range from $30 to $40 per piece. A piece of sushi can cost $70. The displays must be updated with menu changes, or about every five years as sunlight will damage the replicas and fade their colors.

Photo of the Week |7 Spotlight: Taiyo Pro Shop Spring Sale | 9 Movie Schedule | 11 SMP Events | 11


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Muffins with Mommy

ne of the best ways to celebrate Mother’s Day is to spend quality time with the special mother in your life. Nothing creates lasting memories better than time well spent between mothers and their children. This Mother’s Day, celebrate Mom with stories, songs, poems, rhymes and fingerplays at Muffins with Mommy. This free event will be held at the Camp Foster Library on Saturday, May 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. Children will also be able to make a craft that they can finish at the event or take home to complete. Of course, muffins will be offered to all who participate in the activities. Spend time with Mom this Mother’s Day at this fun and friendly

event and enjoy some muffins while you’re at it. This event is open to all mothers and their families. For

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER | Jim Kassebaum MANAGING EDITOR | Lisa Leung Indelicato ART DIRECTOR | Hector Nieves GRAPHIC ARTS MANAGER | Henry Ortega GRAPHIC DESIGNERS | Margie Shimabukuro, Lisa Miyagi, Kelli Davis, Karie Morton EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Mike Daley EDITORS | Courtney Rick, Ryan Anastoplus PHOTOGRAPHER | Thomas Alan Smilie AD/SPONSORSHIP MANAGER | Roy Forster AD SALES | Aya Chilcote, Yoshihiro Shinzato, Yoriko Yamashiro, Jessica Wagner, Lola Cardenas DISTRIBUTION | Gideon Juko, Joe Fincher MARKETING ACCOUNTS MANAGER | Andrew Menges ACCOUNTS & RESEARCH | Amy Schultz, Nicole Taylor, Allison McCarley, Kelly Longo, Phylicia Callahan CULTURAL RESEARCH SPECIALISTS | Ayako Kawamitsu, Rie Shinjo MARKETING INTERN | Jadelin Boldenow

details, please call 645-6453 or visit facebook.com/mccsokinawa.educationandlibraries.

Questions? Comments? Please e-mail OLW@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org To advertise in Okinawa Living Weekly, call 645-2245, fax 645-0975, or email sales@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org. MCCS is not responsible for designing and editing outside ads. No Department of Defense, U.S. Marine Corps or Marine Corps Community Services endorsement of commercial advertisers or sponsors implied.

mccsevents&happenings Smooth Move Workshop May 12, 8 a.m.–noon The Palms, Camp Hansen 645-8395 FREE

Money Management Workshop May 14, 8–11 a.m. MFP–R, Camp Schwab 625-2622 FREE

Bullseye Steel Tip Dart Tournament Thursdays, 7 p.m. BeachHead, Camp Schwab 625-2053 FREE

Ace the Interview Workshop May 13, 8:30–11:30 a.m. MFP–R, Camp Schwab 625-2699 FREE

Deployment Finance and Budgeting May 15, 9:30–11:30 a.m. Education Center, Camp Courtney 645-3693 FREE

Preschool StoryTime Mondays, 11 a.m. Library, Camp Kinser 637-1039 FREE

Teen Talk with Kathleen May 13, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Education Center, Camp Foster 645-9237 FREE

Deployment Health and Happiness May 22, 9:30–11:30 a.m. Education Center, Camp Courtney 645-3693 FREE

Nacho Average Wednesday Wednesdays, 5–11 p.m. Thirsty's, Futenma 636-3046 FREE

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Other FREE Media:

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May 14, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Typhoon Motors Keep your car running smoothly by learning preventative maintenance from the pros at Typhoon Motors. Typhoon Motors 645-7169

May 30, 5–9 p.m. Habu Pit Enjoy your choice of striploin or ribeye hand-cut steak and a buffet of baked potatoes, salad, baked beans and desserts. Habu Pit 636-3081

Car Care Workshop

Steak Night

Camp Foster

Camp Kinser

May 24, 6 p.m. Tsunami Scuba Prepare for the zombie apocalypse by becoming a zombie apocalypse diver. Tsunami Scuba 645-4206

May 14, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Surfside, Camp Kinser Family Care Plans are required for Marines with dependents. MCFTB can help you be well prepared. MCFTB 645-3749

Zombie Apocalypse Diver Course

Family Care Plans


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Takushii wo yonde kudasai. Please call a taxi. For details about FREE Japanese language classes, please call Marine & Family Programs–Resources at 645-2104/2106.

Okinawan Health and Diet

kinawa has a reputation for being one of the healthiest places on Earth. The term “healthy,” of course, encompasses a wide spectrum of components. Not only is the average life expectancy 80 to 90 years old, Okinawa also has an unusually high percentage of centenarians and significantly low counts of age-related diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease and dementia. The peaceful elders of Okinawa are often impressively active for their age. While genetics do play a small role in their successful aging game, the real secret to learn consists of five key parts: an antioxidant-rich diet, a virtual-

ly stress-free lifestyle, small caring communities, constant physical activity and a lot of spirituality. Generally, their diet is one heavy on fish and vegetables and light on

meat and dairy. Some of the most health benefit-wielding foods in a traditional Okinawan meal include: sweet potatoes, goya, konnyaku (a root vegetable), shiitake mushrooms, umibudo (sea grapes),

gobo (burdock root), hechima (a gourd), seaweed (like wakame and mozuku), ucchin (turmeric), fuchiba (mugwort leaves), hihatsu (a pepper) and ichoba (fennel). Many Okinawans also follow the ancient concept of hara hachi bu, or eating until you are 80 percent full. Not a particularly common practice in the west, hara hachi bu is an extremely healthy form of calorie restriction that can aid in digestion as well as weight control. At the end of the day, it all comes down to eating less of the unhealthy foods, including meat and dairy, and more vegetables and fish, no matter which diet you choose to follow. By Jadelin Boldenow


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off-base events get out and explore.

4D OU (4D King) Image May 9–11 Weekdays, 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Weekends, 10 a.m–6 p.m. Nishizaki Lifestyle Center Itoman City (Tomiton) Adults ¥700, Children (under 4–12) ¥500, (under 4) FREE Okinawa Bullfight May 11, 11:30 a.m. Ishikawa Multi-Purpose Dome, Uruma City Men ¥3,000, Women ¥2,000, Students ¥1,000 Ryukyu Golden Kings Playoff Games 2014 May 10 & 11, 1 p.m. Okinawa City Stadium

See okinawa-basketball.jp/english for ticket information.

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adventure begins here. Buffet Dinner at Kariyushi Hotel May 16, 5–10 p.m. Adults $50, Children (6–11) $29, (4–5) $22, (under 4) $5 Join us as we try some of the wonderful flavors from the local community. Our restaurant for the month is The Dining, where you can taste Okinawan dishes with a selection of Japanese, Western and Chinese Cuisines.

Expo Park & Aquarium May 17, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults $35, Children (16–17) $30, (12–15) $24, (6–11) $20, (3–5) $14, (under 3) $5 Head to Expo Park, where you can watch a free dolphin show, visit an Okinawan Village, or relax on Emerald Beach. You will get to visit Okinawa’s four-story Churaumi Aquarium.

Japanese Tea Ceremony May 23, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Adults $33, Children (3–11) $26, (under 3) $5 Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at a beautiful private Okinawan home. After tea, head to Kokusai Street for lunch and shopping.*

Northern Highlights May 17, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults $39, Children (3–11) $25, (under 3) $5 Visit Nago Pineapple Winery, Nago Glass Factory and the Orion Beer Factory. Then enjoy a yakiniku-style lunch at Okinawa Fruits Land.*

Battle Sites Tour May 18, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults $26, Children (3–11) $16, (under 3) $5 Visit the Battle of Okinawa Historical Collection on Camp Kinser then relive the battle with a history lesson. Explore the Japanese Naval Underground Headquarters and end the day at Peace Prayer Park.*

Hiji Falls & Okuma May 24, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults $21, Children (3–11) $14, (under 3) $5 Enjoy a hike to Hiji Falls. After working up an appetite, head to Okuma for a late lunch.* Note: Hiking can be strenuous and is not recommended for people with health problems.

*Bring yen for additional food, drinks and/or purchases. For more information, contact MCCS Tours+: Camp Foster 646-3502 | Camp Hansen 623-6344 | Camp Kinser 637-2744 | U.S. Naval Hospital 646-7013

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Eisa is a folk dance originating on Okinawa. Here, a local group performs at a festival in Okinawa City.


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Taiyo Pro Shop Sale

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ow is the perfect opportunity to stock up on golf equipment, apparel, footwear, accessories, gadgetry and more. On May 17 and 18 every item in the Taiyo Golf Club Pro Shop will be marked down and on sale. Save at least 10 percent on all merchandise storewide, with select items marked down as much as 40 percent. On May 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. enjoy free hot dogs, chips and soda

as you shop and save. You can also enter to win an overnight stay for two including breakfast at the Moon Ocean Ginowan hotel and an overnight stay for two with breakfast and dinner at the YY Club iE Resort. With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time of year to get ready for the upcoming golf season. For more information, please visit mccsokinawa. com/golf or call 645-2004/2006.


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upcoming semperfitevents movieschedule Open Flag Football Tournament May 16–18 Camp Schwab Athletics Softball Field 2 Proud sponsor of MCCS Youth Sports Athletics/Adult Sports 645-3521/3522 Aquatics 645-3180 Courtney Ironworks 622-9261/7297 Futenma Semper Fit 636-2672 Gunners Fitness Center 645-3985/2235 Hansen House of Pain 623-5558/4831 Health Promotion 645-3484/3910 Kinser Fitness Center 637-1869/1114 Schwab Power Dome 625-2654/2442 Taiyo Golf Club 622-2004 Tsunami SCUBA 645-9500 Youth Sports 645-3533/3534

Register by 1 p.m. on May 12 at any MCCS fitness center for $95 per team. This event is open to participants islandwide. Awards will be given to first, second and third place teams. Tournament brackets and bylaws will be e-mailed to each player. For details, call 645-2654.

6 vs. 6 Soccer Tournament May 16–18 Camp Schwab Athletics Softball Field 1

Register by 1 p.m. on May 12 at any MCCS fitness center for $80 per team. This event is open to participants islandwide. Awards will be given to first, second and third place teams. Tournament brackets and bylaws will be e-mailed to each player. For details, call 625-2654.

Open Softball Tournament May 23–25 Camp Coutney Exchange Softball Field

Register by 1 p.m. on May 19 at any MCCS fitness center for $95 per team. This event is open to participants islandwide. Awards will be given to first, second and third place teams. Tournament brackets and bylaws will be e-mailed to each player. For details, call 622-7297.

Open Basketball May 23–25 Hansen House of Pain Gym

Register by 1 p.m. on May 19 at any MCCS fitness center for $95 per team. This event is open to participants islandwide. Awards will be given to first, second and third place teams. Tournament brackets and bylaws will be e-mailed to each player. For details, call 623-5569/5558. *Attendance is required for participation.

classof theweek Zumba

Mix body-sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps mainly derived from Latin backgrounds. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms to tone and sculpt the body. It targets the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals and heart. Dancing skills are not necessary. For a full class schedule, visit schedule mccsokinawa.com/wellness.

singlemarineprogram Paintball Trip May 24, 10 a.m–2 p.m. White Beach 645-3681 $46

CAMP KINSER | 637-2177

 CAMP COURTNEY | 622-6101

Thursday, May 8 Brick Mansions (PG 13) 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 8 CLOSED  Friday, May 9 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 6 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 9:30 p.m.  Saturday, May 10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) 3 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 6 p.m.

Friday, May 9 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) 3 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11 Bears (G) 1 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) 3:30 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 6:30 p.m.

 Sunday, May 11 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) 3 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 6 p.m.

Monday May 12 CLOSED

Monday, May 12 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 7 p.m.

Tuesday May 13 CLOSED

Tuesday, May 13 CLOSED

Wednesday May 14 Sabotage (R) 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 7 p.m.

Thursday May 15 Noah (PG-13) 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 15  CLOSED

MCAS FUTENMA | 636-3890

CAMP HANSEN | 623-4564

Thursday, May 8 CLOSED

Thursday, May 8 The Quiet Ones (PG 13) 7 p.m. 

Friday, May 9 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 9 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 6:30 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 10 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 4 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG 13) 4 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 7 p.m.

  Saturday, May 10 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 6 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) 9:30 p.m.

Monday, May 12 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 11 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D (PG 13) 2:30 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 13 CLOSED

Monday, May 12 Oculus (R) 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14 CLOSED

Tuesday, May 13 Brick Mansions (PG 13) 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 15 CLOSED

Wednesday, May 14 The Quiet Ones (PG 13) 7 p.m.

CAMP FOSTER | 645-3465

Thursday, May 15 Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 8 The Quiet Ones (PG 13) 7 p.m.

CAMP SCHWAB | 625-2338

Friday, May 9 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 6 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) 10 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Rio 2 3D (PG) 11 a.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 2 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) 6 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 10 p.m. Sunday, May 11 Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) noon Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 4 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 8 CLOSED Friday, May 9 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D(PG 13) 6 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 2 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) 9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11 The Quiet Ones (PG 13) 4 p.m. Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 7 p.m.

Monday, May 12 The Other Woman (R) 7 p.m.

Monday, May 12 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG 13) 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 13 Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 13 Brick Mansions (PG 13) 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14 Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG 13) 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14 CLOSED

Thursday, May 15 Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG 13) 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 15 CLOSED

Movie schedule is subject to change. For the latest updates visit shopmyexchange.com/reeltimetheatres/reeltime-landing.htm.



Okinawa Living Weekly - 2014.05.08