On the Scene

John Berger

Friday, October 22, 2004

The Story of O Lounge



GIRLS' NIGHT OUT!: MidWeek columnist Katie Young, second from left, attended the O Lounge preview party on Monday with galpals Nina Hashimoto, left, Sherrie Niizuma, and Seilee Nakamura. Young said she got great ideas for a future column on how men interact with women who don't have a ring on their left hand that shows they're "taken." Dirk Fukushima welcomed the foursome to the VIP area in the back of the cavernous nightclub. Al and Charlyn Masini, Tony Conjugacion, "Big Guy" Hagi, Lance Rae, Alan Yamamoto and Lilly Yamachika also enjoyed good service there.


PARTY WITH UNCLE TOM: Philana Bouvier got close with Uncle Tom Moffatt. Carole Kai arrived fashionably on time, looked great, and left early. Veteran entertainers Tino Ibach, Aura leader Dennis Mendoza and Alfredo Romero hung out till things slowed


CHECKING OUT THE "O": Computor expert Irwin P.K. Santos, third from left, enjoyed the event with Iona Ventura, right, while Giorgio Teye, left, caught up with Philana Bouvier. Roni Yurong, Amy Jueck, Ruth Ann Becker and Pam Chambers added to the ambiance.


JILL'S BACK! : KITV's Jill Kuramoto and "Big Beer Dave" Randall, left, talked with Ocean Club manager Dan Punch. Some men have problems being the "significant other" of a celebrity, but Randall doesn't mind being "Mr. Kuramoto."


TO ENSURE POSITIVE FENG SHUI: O Lounge owner Liz Watanabe talked with feng shui master Clarence K. Lau, who had advised her on the design of the warehouse-size room. Justin Yoshino, who presents the weekly "Feng Shui" party at Ciao Mein, looked over the new night spot.

See the Columnists section for some past articles.

John Berger has covered the local
entertainment scene since 1972. Contact
him at jberger@starbulletin.com.



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