Archive for October, 2008

Fave Five Friday - Halloween Costumes

October 31st, 2008

BOO! Happy Halloween y'all! Since today is that spe-sho goulish time of the year, let's kick it off with our list of Fave Five Halloween costumes. They don't necessarily have to be ones you've worn (or will wear)... Let's go with a list that may contain any of the following: hot ones from the opposite sex, funniest ones you've seen in the past, ones you think you'll see this year, etc.

Check out my list and holla atcho boy with yours, mmmmmmkay!

  1. Night Nurse - there's just something about Halloween that brings the naughtiness out of errone eh? Haha!
  2. Dog and Beth - I know this was soooo last year, but they are such unique characters and so easy to "dress up" as yeah?
  3. Guy with trench coat hiding something special - I have a hilarious pic of myself and this guy at Oceans years ago, but we won't go there!
  4. Pimp - big afro wig, track suit, gold chains, planny of bling, and you're good to go!
  5. Sarah Palin - Haven't seen this one yet, but I bet there will be some who try to pull this one off this year. People hot in the news is always fun to go out as!

Happy Halloween and Aloha Friday folks! Be safe and have a nice, fun weekend k? And don't drink too much or you're gonna look like the below! 😛 Shoots!


Survey Thursday - Who Are You Voting for?

October 30th, 2008

* Who you goin vote for for President?

[What da heck is Survey Thursday?]

Now before you get all nuts, I do realize that politics is a touchy and personal subject for us all, so don't feel obligated to voice your opinion here. I expect to either get very few responses or a record amount for WWE readers (which isn't very much anyway! 😛 ).I was originally just going to post this amusing video a friend sent me (see link below) for today's blog, but since it's Survey Thursday, we might as well keep with tradition right? 🙂

"Obama's Loss Traced To Ed Sugimoto"
(customized video)

Isn't that video just the most hilarious thing ever? (The old lady cracked me up!) Amazing what technology can do nowadays... You can customize it yourself here.

And yes, I know it's slight propaganda aimed at getting us to vote for Obama, but the real reason why I posted this for you guys is the underlying message... Just Vote! At next week Tuesday's General Election, don't leave it to chance! Whoever you support, just vote, vote, VOTE!

This is Edward Sugimoto and I approve this message. 😛

Last Week's Results (Favorite Newscaster)

  • Minna Sugimoto: 6 (DA WINNAH!)
  • Rob Demello: 4
  • Shawn Ching 3
  • Stephanie Lum: 2
  • Steve Uyehara: 2
  • Trini Kaopuiki: 2
  • Kanoa Leahey: 2
  • Malika Dudley: 2
  • Tanya Joaquin
  • Keahi Tucker
  • Jade Moon
  • Dick Allgire
  • Marisa Yamane
  • John Veneri
  • Robert Kekaula
  • Emily Chang
  • Kristine Uyeno


Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 29, 2008

October 29th, 2008

Coconut Willy joins HNL2LAS and M in the multiple win column by correctly guessing Gina's for last week's photo. I'm still not too sure if this week's one is too easy or too hard for you akamai buggahs, but I guess we'll find out shortly eh? Post your guesses below a-ight?

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 29, 2008
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 29, 2008

Hint: TBA, if necessary...

Last Week's Answer
Here's the answer to last week's photo: Gina's Bar-B-Q!

Da "Where In Hawaii" Winnahz Circle!

Happy Hump Day Where In Hawaii Wednesday y'all. 🙂

P.S. You think the weather will hold up long enough so that my Phils can win this thang today? Wish Shane and da boys luck!

San Francisco Eats

October 28th, 2008

Though the stay in Cali was not all that long, I was able to sneak in a few bites here and there. Here are some highlights yo:

I arrived the day of the wedding (congrats again Tommy and Margaret!), so there was really not much to do other than help with the last minute wedding errands. The soon-to-bes were nice enough to treat us to lunch (custom sandwiches) from a place called Specialty's Cafe & Bakery. Though they do have numerous locations in California, Seattle and Chicago, we hit up the one closest to us at 3399 Bowers Ave in Santa Clara.

Sandwiches from Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
Sandwiches from Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

The next meal was actually at the wedding, so I didn't really have much time to snap photos. I was able to sneak a shot at the venue's pupu platter, which was served to the wedding party before we marched out to the reception area.

Pupu Platter from Freedom Hall and Gardens
Pupu Platter from Freedom Hall and Gardens

The Freedom Hall and Gardens was the site of the picturesque wedding, and, according to their web site, the dish was called the "Pre Buffet 'Butler-Style' Passed Hors d'oeuvres" (see menu). Awesome work guys. It was all delish on our empty, Heineken-only filled stomachs. *grin*

The next day, we made our way out to San Fran. For lunch, we ate at Crab House at Pier 39. A bit on the costly side for what you get, but we were hungry and wanted to rest our bones.

Bowl of Crab Chowder from Crab House at Pier 39
Bowl of Crab Chowder from Crab House at Pier 39

The "chowdah" was pretty good but the crab on top was cold. Then, as usual, my eyes were bigger than my stomach, so I ordered the medium Sizzling Iron Skillet-Roasted Mussels and Shrimp platter (see menu - PDF).

Sizzling Iron Skillet-Roasted Mussels and Shrimp (Medium) at Crab House at Pier 39
Sizzling Iron Skillet-Roasted Mussels and Shrimp (Medium) at Crab House at Pier 39

That evening, after checking out the Golden Gate Bridge, we went roaming around Chinatown. I looked up reviews on my phone for good Chinese Restaurants nearby and thanks to the power of Yelp, we discovered R & G Lounge Restaurant (see menu - PDF).

House Combination Chow Mein, Prawns with Honey Walnut, and Roast Duck from R & G Lounge Restaurant
House Combination Chow Mein, Prawns with Honey Walnut, and Roast Duck from R & G Lounge Restaurant

The eats was good, but the company throughout the entire trip was even better...

Talk to me!
* Have you eaten at any of these places (Specialty's Cafe & Bakery, Freedom Hall and Gardens, Crab House at Pier 39, R & G Lounge Restaurant)?
* How'd you like it?
* Other San Francisco (Tr)Eats you'd like to share?
* A co-worker recommends Crustacean's. Ever been?
* Where can you get a good bowl of "chowdah" here in the 808?
* How about good sandwiches or Chinese food for that matter?

Cali Oddities

October 27th, 2008

I'm baaaaack! Was good kine fun seeing my buddy Tommy get hitched to a wonderful girl in Margaret. Had a great time in Santa Clara and San Fran, but now it's back to reality. *sigh*

Here are a few oddities (differences), I've noticed when traveling to Cali (or mainland for that matter). Now that I've finally got a place to write/vent about it, I am! 😛

  • The water sucks for drinking - Tastes like a pool (chlorine).
  • The water sucks for showering - Buggah stay hahd. Always feels like I'm slimy.
  • The 'do gets flat - When I took off my hat (go Phillies!), the hair looked like someone ironed it to my head. (And you no can fluff um up!)  Haha!
  • My lips get dry - Chap Stick is a savoir!
  • Who does #2 work for? - kinda gross subjeck (sorry!), but I find that I gotta go #2 like CHOKE times! Ha-cum?

Talk to me!
* Add your oddities (or, what you like or dislike about the mainland) to da list below man!

P.S. Root my Phills luck in this afternoon's game puhlease! 🙂 (FOX - Digital Channel 0003 or HD FOX - Channel 1003 @ 2PM)