One find led to others. Although these pictures are from 2015 already, it appears they might be new to many Alex fans.
It is a story from a Japanese blogger called happyaloha7, and you can read the original here on her site “I Love Hawaii”.
The story was posted on 25 July 2015, but it seems as if it happened a while before then.
We used google translate to reveal the story behind these images. Knowing that translations are sometimes weird and tricky and we made some changes to hopefully have most of it in better understandable English. 😮
A Miracle Encounter!??
One morning while we were at Diamond Head Market and Grill, and look who my husband discovered behind me.
Can you see who is behind me??
The right answer is Steve McGarrett, the protagonist of Hawaii Five-0 !!!! – The actor Alex O’Loughlin.
We soon realized that “Steve “, is here this morning and is ordering something like normal people do.
Since he lives in Hawaii, that should be normal, but still, I was only half sure.
Then I heard him chat with the shop staff when he ordered behind my back. I know his voice because I watch the show, and I am a big fan of Hawaii Five-0 – with subtitles of course!
When I heard his voice and his way of speaking I was convinced that it was “wrong” *
(We are not sure if it was maybe Alex’s real life Aussie accent that sounded so wrong?)
I mean, when I look at the photos now, I can see it, but I couldn’t believe it [Laughs]
4 years ago at Side Street In on the strip, I had an encounter with Chin – but this time I was more exited, because among Five-0, I am a Steve groupie (I like Kono the most)
I was thrilled just to see his face and hear his voice, but I wanted to talk to him….
I thought it would be rude in front of everybody in public, so I watched him. When he received the To Go plate and opened the door of his car and placed his stuff, I called “Steve, right?” I called him by his character name instead of his real name.
I am not good with English and I was excited, so I don’t know what kind of English I was speaking, but I talked for the time being!!? Things like, “I watch your show” & “I love you”
Steve (Alex) was very kind and talked with me for a long time ( I don’t know if it was a conversation)
He saw the fish hook that my husband was wearing, “This is wonderful, where did you buy it?”
I tried to say, “I met Chin, a few years ago”, but I wondered if it came across correctly.
He said “Of course” to our question, “Can we take a picture?”
This is the photo
It was also really cool
He was a very kind and lovely person
I’ve heard stories of encounters at the Five-0 shooting site, but no way can you talk like this – On this morning at this place and this time, having an unplanned miracle of an encounter.
It was a very HAPPY start to the day
After returning to Japan, I watched the show and became more fond of it [laughs]
And even if I recall it now, my nosebleed seems to start.
(Just a side note 😛 : In the visual language of Japanese manga and anime, a sudden, violent nosebleed indicates that the bleeding person is sexually aroused.)
After all, the new season is interesting
I am happy to enjoy Hawaii Five-0 for a while more.
Is it okay to upload a photo to a blog that everyone can see? I was a little worried, but the photos were taken with a completely OK feeling, and I want the fans to see them. Some people have posted it on other people’s blogs, so I will publish it.
And who is this, for those who haven’t seen Five-0!?? That’s right (explosion)
I met Steve, Chin and Kamekona, who are members of Hawaii Five-0. I wish I could meet Kono someday, but I wonder if that will happen by chance.
Speaking of which, a new member (former SWAT captain) had a meal at Halekulani’s Sunday Brunch last year. I thought it would be a role that would soon disappear at that time, but now that he’s a Five-0 member, it is precious.
So it was a very exciting event …