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THE LAND OF SMILES: Phuket, Thailand

FAMILY FRIENDLY FARE Restaurants for the Holidays

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contents TRAVEL

Phuket, Thailand


James Davis


Cultures - Japan


Events in October and November

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Guam Contractors Association


Family friendly fare



Readers’ and event photos


SPPC 76 Circle K


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Coins from Heaven Charity Drive, 5th Annual Song Festival


Puppy Love: The Amercain Pitbull



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About the cover: Representatives of Guam American Bully kennels and their bullies: Softbull Bullies, Guahan United Kennels, Kartel Bullz Rules, The Wild Breed Bully Camp, Haga Kennels and Bullies of Barrigada Heights, as well as Hemileah Cabanayan, for herself. See story on page 20. Photo by Joe Cruz.


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Luisa Joy Castro



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Ken Dueñas



Joy White

Jon Mendiola



Janice Castro


Lara Ozaki

Carmelita McClellan

Joe Cruz

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Catherine Bungabong



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Travel///Phuket, Thailand


They call it the Land of Smiles, and it is seen in every corner of the largest island of Thailand. Also known as the pearl of the Andaman Sea, Phuket has a charm like no other. Surrounded by majestic beaches, it will leave you breathless. The locals’ basic understanding of English makes it easy to get around, order food, receive recommendations and connect with locals. Transportation includes mini-buses, taxis, little trucks — called tuk tuks — and mopeds that can be rented. In areas such as Chalong, Patong Beach, or Karon, there are many activities that can be enjoyedby foot. Must-see sites include the colossal Big Buddha and the largest and most visited Buddhist temple, Wat Chalong. Thai architecture is delightfully pleasing. Historical Thai structures are characterized by articulate designs of leaves or what resemble wings, usually heavily decorated in gold as well as other bold and intense colors such as fiery red, emerald and royal blue, with accents of glitter, silver and reflective tiles for added flare. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

Photo by Oleg Zhukov, Adobe Stock.

Travel///Phuket, Thailand

Thai cuisine will satisfy the foodie’s palate. The unique mix of spices create a concoction of delectable dishes. Although many dishes are made spicy, it doesn’t take away from the flavors. For activities during the night, the Old Phuket Town night market has the best of everything. This is a taste tester’s paradise. There is so much to see and experience here. There is a variety of goods such as art, clothing, delicacies that you’ve never heard of or have seen before, as well as souvenirs to bring back to friends and family. For night crawlers, Patong Beach is Phuket’s party central. International travelers can be found here engaging in fellowship with other travelers and expats. If itching for adventure, a two-hour ferry ride — preferably on the top deck to soak up the wonderful tropical sun and to see the wondrously chiseled cliffs of the surrounding islands —will take you to the Phi Phi Islands. The islands are one of the most mystical places you’ll ever lay your eyes on. Many fishing boats line the coasts and create a stunning scene only seen in magazines. Phuket island has beautiful beaches of its own, such as Karon Beach and Patong Beach, where extraordinary sunsets can be witnessed as one unwinds. Extra relaxation can be found in the many spas that litter Phuket. The varieties of massages can satisfy even the hardest to please. Relaxation, exquisite food, friendly people, new experiences and wondrous sites makes Phuket a gem in the Asia Pacific.

PHUKET Visa: U.S. passport holders can visit for up to 30 days without a visa. Passport must be valid for at least six months before visit. Getting there from Guam: nine hours or more Languages spoken: The official language is Thai but English is widely spoken. Best time to visit: May – June Currency and exchange rate: 1 BHT = $0.029 Must do: Visit the Phi Phi Islands Must eat: Pad Ka Pra (Basil Chicken)

(Clockwise from top left) Fried Chicken served Thai Style; Pad Ka Pra (Basil Chicken); (Bottom Left) The pillars of Wat Chalong temple; Photos by Catherine Bungabong; (Center) A beautiful display of surrounding islands can be enjoyed during the ferry ride to Ko Phi Phi Island; Photo by Eric, Adobe Stock. (Bottom Right) The largest most visited temple in Phuket, Wat Chalong Pagoda; Photo by Tuulijumala, Adobe Stock.


Artist///Filmmaker James Davis





James Davis has come a long way from the shaky home movies he made as his family’s designated camera man. His latest film, “You Deserve Tomorrow” was a candidate for Guam International Film Festival’s Best Made in the Marianas Award. The film was also accepted into the Global Impact Film Festival 2016; Reel Health Short Film 2016; and Awareness Film festival 2016. “Getting accepted into a film festival is already an award,” Davis says. He had submitted the film to seven film festivals. For “You Deserve Tomorrow” Davis worked with poet John “Meta” Sarmiento to create visualization for a poem. They began working on the film in 2016, originally for another contest for films exploring mental health. The film explores the endless what-ifs of a life possibly cut short by suicide. “We’re trying to show the world – imagine if you were still living. There’s so much to do, so many challenges. Problems go way. Problems are short term,” Davis says. Starring in the film are Sammie Jay, as the lead character; and siblings Sarah and Jose Untalan, as well as Chad Mills, who also assisted in coordinating one of the film’s locations. A passion project, Davis, cast and crew worked on the film in their spare time. After the film is shown at GIFF, it will be released to the public. Davis’ directorial debut “Fiction” was also featured at GIFF 3. He rewatches the film, and although he believes the cast did well, there are things he thinks he could have done better. “There were so many mistakes, but I’m [still] proud of it,” he says. Davis never thought that today he would be making films for a living. “I wanted to be a pilot. Then in high school, I wanted to make video games. I didn’t realize it was my fate to be in filmmaking,” he says. Davis grew up in the Philippines and moved to Guam after he graduated from college with a degree in computer programming.


Above: James Davis

He worked with his father, an aircraft mechanic, on military projects after they moved to Guam. His father was into classic and muscle cars, and Davis followed suit. Then, when Davis started becoming interested in Guam’s Autocross and automobile industry, he began filming cars and the races. He and friends started J’tadore Studio, where he worked as the only videographer. While filming weddings, he got to know other filmmakers in the business. When it comes to filmmaking, Davis is self taught, as are many of the filmmakers he works with on Guam. “The internet is your film school,” he says. He learns from tutorials on websites and YouTube. In addition, he watches movies, particularly lowbudget films. Watching low-budget films or movies that are rated with one-star on Netflix, he pays attention to their techniques and methods to try to understand why they got bad ratings. Today, he focuses on commercials or corporate videos and pursues his own projects. He focuses on narrative – people engaging in dialogue and expressing emotions. His business, James Davis Pictures is also known as Exigent Films. Some of Davis’ notable commercial works include the Cars Plus Fiat commercial and the Bank of Guam Ifit commercial, which won the bank national recognition.

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Essence of Guam:

Japanese community STORY BY JOY WHITE

Many Japanese call Guam home, bringing to the island much of its food and culture. Japanese sushi and ramen are popular dishes on Guam and there are many restaurants that are favorites of friends and families, including high-end spots like Niji Japanese Restaurant in the Hyatt Regency Guam and Sagano in Onward Beach Resort and more casual settings such as Sakura Kitchen in upper Tumon or Ajisen in Tamuning and Dededo. Much of the Japanese culture is also taught and practiced, such as through the various facilities teaching traditional Japanese martial arts. One facility is Guam Aikikai Aikido in Barrigada, which was founded in 1999 and is operated by Sensei Mutuko Minegish. Students learn the discipline of Aikido, as well as the theory of ki, or energy, behind it.


Aikido in Guam is part of Minegishi’s project to spread Aikido in Micronesia, starting in Kiribati and moving northward toward Japan, connecting all the islands that were impacted by the World War II. Her mission was to make friends and peace with the people. Residents can learn more about the Japanese culture, this November at the 38th Autumn Festival hosted by the Japan Club

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of Guam at the Gov. Joseph Flores “Ypao” Beach Park. The event is features Japanese traditional celebrations, such as the carrying of the omikoshi, shrine, as well as Japanese dance, yomise (night stall), games, food and entertainment. The Japan Club of Guam has been operating on Guam since Aug. 17, 1972, with the goal to become a vital and devoted member of the community and to make substantial contributions and participate in numerous charitable and cultural events on Guam. Some other events held by the club include, its annual arts and craft fair in March, charity golf tournament in June, a Halloween party and parade in October and a New Year’s Party in January. The Japan Club of Guam is only one of many longtime Japanese organizations on Guam. The club is closely associated with the Japanese School of Guam. The Japanese School of Guam was founded in 1989 under the permission of the government of Guam and Japan. It began on the campus of St. John’s School and later on the campus of Tamuning Elementary School, and is now located in Mangilao. The mission of the school is to provide students with the education to develop their personalities and abilities and to develop students’ great intellectual and physical strength and to encourage them to be open-minded and have an international outlook who can play an active role in the world. The school teaches kindergarten, elementary, and junior high school grades. The Japanese School of Guam houses two schools on campus. One school includes curriculum taught in Japan by Japanese public educational standards. Subjects taught in the school include math, Japanese, science, physical education, history, and English classes. The school also has afterschool programs for further instruction in English and Japanese calculations. The school population is made of Japanese families that live on Guam. The second school provides instruction in the Japanese language on Saturday for English speaking students. There are three semesters at the Japanese School of Guam. The first semester is from April to July. The second semester is from August to December, and the third semester is from January to March. The Saturday classes are adjusted according to the Guam school schedule. The school continues to grow. In 2013, the school built brand new sports facility. For more information on tuition rates, visit the school’s website at

Japanese population of Guam: 2,368 Organizations: Consul General of Japan; Japanese Club of Guam; Japan School of Guam; and Guam Nikkei Association Holidays: Autumn Festival – November



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Arts and Humanities Month

Boonie Stomp: Agafayan Falls & River

Schedule of events: • Opening Ceremony – 6 p.m on Oct. 6 at the CAHA gallery in Hagåtña • Art displays and performances by Guam’s folk, traditional, visual and performing artists – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Guam Premier Outlets and on Oct. 22 at the Agana Shopping Center Admission is free. For more information, call 300-1205

Time: Meet at 9 a.m. Location: Chamorro Village center court Difficulty level: Medium Duration: 4 hours Length: 2.5 miles Special conditions: sword grass, steep slopes, walking in water and a long hike Bring: Three quarts of water, extra shoes for walking in water, gloves sunscreen, sunglasses, lunch and camera. Price: $2 for hikers over 12 years old For more information, visit or call 787-4238.

Oct. 7

16th Annual Strides for a Cure Showtime: 5:15 a.m. Go time: 6 a.m. for the 5K; 6:10 a.m. for the 2K Location: The Beach Bar at Gun Beach Entry Fees: $15 before race day; $20 on race day; $48 for a group of four For more information, contact Guam Cancer Care at 969-2223. Oct. 13 - 15

“Les Miserables” A performance by World Theatre Productions Show times: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday Location: Phoenix Center, Father’s Duenas School Tickets: $100 – VIP; $75 – patron; $45 – general reserved; and $25 – general admission For more information and purchase tickets, visit Oct. 14

Diwali Guam Festival of the Lights Time: 6 p.m. Location: Dusit Thani Guam Resort Tickets: $65 for adults and $32.50 for children 6 to 11 years old, available at Paul’s in Tamuning, Javani Beauty and Port of Mocha – Tamuning. Attire: Traditional Indian or black tie

Oct. 21 and 22

Fall Classics Presented by the Guam Symphony Society, featuring guest guitarist David Duenas Time: 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 22 Location: UOG Fine Arts Theatre Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visit Oct. 29

Guam Ko’ko Half Marathon Half marathon: Show time – 3 a.m.; Go time – 4 a.m. 10K: Show time – 4 a.m.; Go time – 5 a.m. 5K: Show time – 5 a.m.; Go time – 6 a.m. Location: Hagatna Resident registration fees: Half marathon – $80; 10K - $45; and 5K - $35 For more information and to register, visit Nov. 18

38th Japan Autumn Festival

Oct. 15

Time: 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Gov. Joseph Flores “Ypao” Beach Park Admission is free.

KONQER Guam – Storm the Bay

Nov. 25

Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Gov. Joseph Flores “Ypao” Memorial Park Registration fees: $100 for individuals, $40 for students 15 to 17 years old, $1,000 or more for business teams and free for children 14 years old and younger. For more information and to register, visit Oct. 20

Filipino Community of Guam Anniversary Ball Time: 6 p.m. Location: Dusit Thani Guam Resort General admission: $55; VIP Admission: $150 For more information, contact the Filipino Community of Guam


5th Annual Song Festival – An Old Time Rock ‘n Roll Christmas Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Agana Shopping Center Admission is free.


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MOVIES Blade Runner 2049

• 16th Annual Strides for a Cure

• Art & Humanities Month (through Oct. 31)







MOVIES Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Happy Death Day Goodbye Christopher Robin The Foreigner

14 • Diwali Guam Festival of the Lights

• “Les Miserables” (through Oct. 15)






• KONQER Guam Storm the Bay



MOVIES The Snowman Geostorm

• Boonie Stomp: Agafayan Falls & River

• Filipino Community of Guam Anniversary Ball







• Fall Classics (through Oct. 22)


MOVIES Jigsaw Thank you for your service



• Guam Ko’ko Half Marathon




Blade Runner 2049 Directed by Denis Villeneuve Starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Ana De Armas

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Official synopsis from

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MOVIES Thor: Ragnarok A Bad Mom’s Christmas The Last Flag Flying








Veteran’s Day MOVIES Murder on the Orient Express Daddy’s Home 2















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MOVIES Death Wish Coco


Featured movie November 3

Thor: Ragnarok Directed by Taika Waititi Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Tessa Thompson and Jeff Goldblum

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok — the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk. (Official synopsis from


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25 • 5th Annual Song Festival – An Old Time Rock ‘n Roll Christmas

Featured Events///October & November

OCTOBER Coins From Heaven Charity Drive Throughout October and into the first week of November, children are encouraged to donate their “Coins From Heaven” to help support Alee Children’s Shelter. Jars of any size filled with coins can be dropped off at Catholic Social Services in Barrigada to be donated to the organization. Children will receive a coupon for a complimentary holiday makeover from John Robert Powers. Alee Children’s Shelter is a shelter for children 17 years old and younger who are victims of abuse and/or neglect and have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. “The JRP Student Club is encouraging children to look in between the couch cushions and car seats, under the bed, in their drawers - anywhere we would never think to look,” says Belta Perez, director of John Robert Powers, which is in its 14th year of organizing fundraising activities to assist Alee. For more information about the charity drive and upcoming John Robert Powers events and shows to support Alee Children’s Shelter, contact John Robert Powers at 473-8494.

The John Robert Powers Student Club hosted a fashion show on Sept. 3 at the Acanta Mall to launch its Coins From Heaven Charity Drive. The charity drive supports the work of Alee’s Children Shelter.

NOVEMBER 5th Annual Song Festival – An Old Time Rock ‘n Roll Christmas Guam Chamber of Commerce’s annual Song Festival brings together the island’s talented youth in a day of holiday spirit. Schools will take to the stage to celebrate their love of song and to compete for cash prizes. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 25 at the Agana Shopping Center. Audiences will be treated covers of classic rock ‘n’ roll songs and Christmas and holiday-themed favorites, including humorous renditions, performed by singing groups and choirs at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The event is free to attend and includes activities for children and a “Dear Santa” station for letter writing to Santa Claus. For more information, contact the Guam Chamber of commerce 472-6311 or email


Cover///Puppy Love: The American Bully



Straining against his leash, the 60-pound American Bully named Phantom, with his large, boxy head and muscular legs, seems formidable. But hold a hand out for him to sniff, and he’ll lick it with a warm, soft tongue, sit and allow himself to be patted on the head and scratched behind his cropped ears. Any owner of an American Bully will say that the breed is mild-tempered and friendly. “They’re big babies,” Jay Narruhn says of his two bullies, which he raises with his girlfriend, Miha Barcinas. Bishop and Don Wan and Kyro play and do everything together. “They’re a team,” Narruhn and Barcinas say, and are often called Batman and Robin. The dogs love attention, they say. The American Bully is a relatively new breed of dog that displays traits of the American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier. They’re muscular and broad, with large heads and short legs.


Cover///Puppy Love: The American Bully


Cover///Puppy Love: The American Bully

“They’re great family dogs. I have them around my kids and I don’t worry about it,” - Christopher Castro, Bullies of Barrigada Heights

There are four variations of American Bully with different characteristics: pocket, standard, classic and XL. “They’re great family dogs. I have them around my kids and I don’t worry about it,” says Christopher Castro of Bullies of Barrigada Heights. Castro has two larger American Bullies, Boogie Down and Heineken; and two pocket bullies, Reaper and Lola. The Guam Bully Breed Association, formed by dog owners and kennels, hosts dog shows and works to spread awareness about the breed. The association brings in an off-island judge from the American Bully Kennel Club, who is always impressed, says Dave Crisostomo, one of the association’s founders and organizers.The events are usually at either Paseo or at Ypao and cater to the family, including a jumper for kids, music, barbecue and entertainment. The association and member kennels are sources of information, support and friendly competition. “To me, they are the one of my top two peoplefriendly dogs, but of course it’s all in how you raise them. […] They recognize family and take cues from their owners,” Crisostomo says. Crisostomo has been raising American Bullies since 2006, when he brought in three to the island. He says the American Bully is confident and fearless breed, but is also always caring and affectionate, especially around children. The Guam Bully Breed Association hosted the first show in 2011, and tries to have about two a year. Since then, the number of attendees and participation to the event has grown exponentially, Criosostomo says.

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Bullies of Barraigada Heights Guahan United Kennels Haga Kennels Muscle Cartel Rules Softbull Bullies The Wild Breed Bully Camp


the American Bully Height range: 13 to 20 inches Weight range: 66 to 110 pounds Variations: Standard, classic, pocket and XL Key physical characteristics: boxy head, muscular arms and legs, short snout


Special Feature///Guam Contractors Association




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to GCA, its members and their families for 25 years of fun and fellowship. Enjoy the day! From your friends at





Guam Contractors Association


Hafa GCA members and Friends of GCA, It is my pleasure to welcome each of you to our 25th Anniversary of our Annual GCA Family Day Picnic at the Joseph Flores Memorial Beach Park (Ypao Beach Park) in Tumon. Each year we celebrate a gathering of our contractor members and those companies who provide ancillary services to the industry to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our construction workforce. In the last six years we have aligned ourselves with our national affiliate, the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) in celebrating the month of October as “National Careers in Construction Month” Along with our education and training partners, the GCA Trades Academy and our sister organization, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC Guam Chapter). Each year, this annual event has grown from a handful of companies participating in this event to over thirty companies and 3,000 employees enjoying the annual family gathering of our members. This is a day when we lay down our tools and relax and enjoy each other’s company. A day to forget the fierce competition at our jobsites and join in the friendly competition of the team tug-of-war event, the canoe paddling competition and even showcase some culinary skills in the Best BBQ Ribs, Chicken and brisket contest. Enjoy the live entertainment and the various adult and children’s activities scheduled for this event. The food will seem endless as each company will host their own canopies for everyone to enjoy. Everyone is welcomed to attend. Sincerely, James A. Martinez President

A Proud Member

! 718 North Marine Corps Drive, East West Business Center, Suite 203, Upper Tumon, Guam 96913 Tel: 647-4840 Fax: 647-4866 Email: • •


Restaurants & Food///Family Restaurants

Family friendly fare BY JOY WHITE

Happy family memories are made around a table, sharing in the experience of delicious food or deep conversation over a cup of coffee or drinks. With the holidays around the corner, R&R has compiled this list of family-friendly restaurants.

California Pizza Kitchen When it comes to atmosphere, California Pizza Kitchen’s warm and fun atmosphere is ideal for a family get together. Share a pizza or get separate entrees to share. Location: Lower lobby of Holiday Resort and Spa Guam Hours of Operation: 111 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday Kids menu: yes, kids eat free on Thursdays Private room: none


Restaurants & Food///Family Restaurants

IHOP For many, pancakes and waffles conjure up warm memories of lazy Sunday mornings with family. At Ihop one can order pancakes at any time of the day, in addition to other lunch and dinner entrees. Location: Tamuning; and The Plaza, Tumon Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Kids menu: yes Private room: none


Chamoru fusion bistro Meskla is a great place for a nice, sit-down dinner is a favorite for special occasions, or try the Sunday brunch buffet.


Brazilian Steakhouse & Salad Bar The private room is cozy, perfect for celebrating milestones. Opting for the Rodizo allows the whole family to enjoy the various meats and offering to their hearts’ content. Location: Pale San Vitores Road, Tumon Hours of Operation: Lunch — 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Dinner — 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday Kids menu: yes Private room: yes Capacity of private room: 15 to 20


The private room is cozy, perfect for celebrating milestones. Opting for the Rodizo allows the whole family to enjoy the various meats and offering to their hearts’ content. Location: Pale San Vitores Road, Tumon Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 11:30 a.m to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Kids menu: yes Private room: yes Capacity of private room: 15 to 20

Location: Hagåtña Hours of Operation: Lunch — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Dinner — 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday Kids menu: yes, Kids eat free Monday through Thursday dinner only. Private room: yes Capacity of private room: 15



Photos courtesy of the Guam Football Association

Teams compete in the opening match of the 2017 Bud Light Women’s Soccer League fall season on Sept. 17 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center

Photo courtesy of Bank of Guam

Photos courtesy of Harley Owners Group Mariana Islands Chapeter

Bank of Guam - more than bankers. Employees of the bank participate in the National Association of Women in Construction Leadership conference held on Sept. 8 and 9.

Harley Owners Group Mariana Islands Chapter donated the proceeds of their charity golf tournament totaling $2,000 to Alee Shelter.





Photos courtesy of Vintage Treasures by L.P.

Vintage Treasures by L.P. opened its doors in Barrigada in September.

Photos by Joy White

T Galleria by DFS Guam hosted its First-Class Beauty Celebration on Sept 8. The event included makeup-based painting on live models by Lee San Nicolas.

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Volunteers for an anonymous agency graduate from a training workshop in family violence and sexual assault held in September.



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Special Feature///Circle K

WINING AND DINING AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCLE K Circle K is reinventing itself into the first-choice destination for quality products, from healthy and filling meals at affordable prices to unique craft beers and beverages, and to essential items, such as over-the-counter medicines, phone chargers and accessories. The convenience stores are all getting facelifts — freshened fixtures and décor for a clean, bright look and feel. Renovations have been ongoing for the past three years, with two stores renovated per year. All stores will be renovated by 2019, each carrying a broader selection of items. Hungry patrons can take advantage of the expanded condiment station that includes kimchi, pickled papaya and denanche mayo — to name a few — ready to be piled onto a hot dog or nachos. Or you can grab a quick sandwich, pasta, salad or chia cup for a quick and tasty meal. Circle K has also teamed up with IHOP to offer some of the restaurant’s famous breakfast dishes, such as pancakes, breakfast burritos, oatmeal and French toast for a hardy and affordable start to the day. In the near future, lunch and dinner offerings will be available from other partner restaurants and companies. Looking out for the kids, special macaroni and cheese is also in the works, and Circle K continues to provide free fruits for children during the school year.

Thirsty? Beverage displays have been expanded to include more offerings, and all Circle K locations will soon have 16-flavor soda fountain machines, to feature flavor shots and boutique sodas not found anywhere else on island, such as ginger beer and other boutique sodas made from real cane sugar. Some eight to 12 different boutique soda flavors will be cycled at the stores throughout the year. In addition to the traditionally constant flow of freshly-brewed coffee, Circle K is adding a gourmet coffee program in which customers can help themselves to an espresso, cappuccino or latte for a coffee-house experience, without paying coffee-house prices. For adult beverages, renovated stores have larger wine and liquor selections with more variety. Craft beers are readily available at all locations, and the Dededo location, which is under renovation right now, will be the first Circle K to have a beer cave. Customers can visit a Circle K at any time of the day or night to satisfy a thirst or craving, whether to pick up drinks, snacks or ice on the way to the beach or game day celebration, make a late-night food run in pajamas or make a pit stop to or from the office or school. Nothing has been eliminated, only new items have been added for a better shopping experience.



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