Archive for May, 2009

Fave Five Friday: Pizza

May 29th, 2009

Last weekend, wifey, BIL, BIL's gf and I were trying to figure out where to grind. The thought of trying a unique/tasty pizza came up but, for the life of me, I couldn't think of any besides the usual suspects. This one's for those of you who will be in a similar predicament in the future. You're welcome. 😛

So here's my list of favorite pizzas in Hawaii:

  1. Brick Oven Pizza (Kalaheo, Kauai) - every trip to Kauai HAS TO include Brick Oven fo sho!
  2. California Pizza Kitchen - they have a lot of winnahz, but one of my favorites is probably the Original BBQ Chicken one (sans the onions).
  3. La Pizza Rina - I love those little 8 inchers.
  4. Domino's Pizza - makes me reminisce to the days when pops - only on special occasions - used to treat us to Domino's Pizza (he was/is a health freak!)
  5. Round Table Pizza - I've never tried it before, but BIL seems to swear by it, so I'm curious. 😛

Yeah, I know, not very interesting, but I'm not much of a pizza connoisseur. Teach me a lil' sumthin' sumthin' will ya? 🙂

Happy VHO7V Friday y'all! Have a good weekend and I'll see y'all on Monday! 🙂

P.S. Wish me luck with BJ Penn this weekend!

Survey Thursday: Favorite Teacher

May 28th, 2009

K homeys, we're back on the reminiscing tip this week. Y'all ready for this?

Last week we got CHOKE feedback about some of our favorite, now-out-of-business, businesses. This week, we'll pay homage to those who sharpened our minds and molded our futures. Das right'chall, it's time to give mad props to our favorite teacher(s) of yesteryear! I know ya got um! Here's your chance to send some love to them! So, without further ado...

Growing up, who was your favorite teacher and why? 

I have two. Mrs. Carol Teruya at Wilson Elementary and Ms. Lori Sugimura at Kaiser High.

My memory's a bit foggy for the elementary school daze, but I do remember that Mrs. Teruya was super nice and sweet and took a liking to me for some reason. I think she had a hand in sending me to A.T. (Academically Talented) classes as well. Big ups to Mrs. Teruya.

Ms. Sugimura was my Japanese language teacher as well as my sensei when I was her T.A. She was a super laid-back and an in-tune-with-the-students kinda teacher. She was on the younger side so she could relate to us a lot better, which made for a fun class. I think she took a liking to me as well. Probably didn't hurt that I spoke Japanee. 😛 Shout out to Ms. Sugimura.

K, your turn yo! Who be your fave teech and why?

Results from last week (Old School Joints)

  • 5-7-9
  • 3-Coins Restaurant -Wahiawa where Zippy's is now.
  • 9th ave bakery
  • A&W restaurants?
  • Aaron's
  • Ala Wai Canal rental boats
  • Alex's Drive Inn, Kapahulu
  • All the bowling alleys that got shut down...
  • All the Drive Ins
  • All the sugar cane fields that originally existed from Waikele to Kunia, into Kapolei and Ewa
  • Aloha Airlines/Mahalo/Discovery/Mid Pacific
  • Andrew's
  • Andy's (Same guy)
  • Any trustworthy manapua truck
  • Arakawa's
  • Atlantis
  • Beacon Restaurant
  • Bear In Mind (small, small shop - i think it was where the viking/sub zero showroom is now)
  • Bea's Drive inn (where Donald Duck was)
  • BeeHive drive in - Wahiawa
  • Ben Franklin (Kaimuki)
  • Ben Ono's Texaco (pearl city - that was my hs job)
  • Big Way
  • Black Angus
  • Black Orchid
  • Blimpie's
  • Blue Zebra
  • Bobby McGee's
  • Boy London
  • Brew Moon
  • Bubble Gum
  • Bullwinkle's
  • Cane Fields...and not fo suck face and make mufflah burns
  • Canlis
  • Capt's Galley
  • Carnival Carnival
  • Castagnola
  • Castle Park
  • Catch of the Day Sushi
  • C'est Ci Bon
  • Chaco's
  • Charlie's Bar and Grill - Kea'au
  • Che Michele
  • Cheapo (the generic Jelly's)
  • Chi Chi's
  • Chicken Alice
  • Chico's Pizza
  • Chuck Wagon
  • Chuck's Manoa/Shipley's Ale House
  • Chun Hoon supermarket
  • Chunky's drive inn
  • Church's fried chicken
  • Cilly's and The Sting.
  • Cinerama Theater
  • Civic Auditorium - Wrassling! Handsome Johnny Barand (sic?), Ripper Collins,
  • Clic Photo Kiosks
  • Cobra Skateboards, that whole building is gone!
  • Coco's
  • Coda
  • Coin Power
  • Compadres
  • CompUSA
  • Consumer Tire Warehouse - the one at Pearlridge is that furniture store now by Borders.
  • Contempo Casuals
  • Coral Reef Restaurant (Ala Moana)
  • Coronet - Waipahu and Makaha
  • Country Lanes in Waipahu
  • Curious Porpoise
  • da skate rink in waiau
  • Daie pearlridge
  • Dairy Queen in Wahiawa
  • Dairyman's
  • dat saimin stand in pearl city that turned into a car lot
  • dat theater in town dat play kung fu movies
  • Delite soda
  • Dennys Pearlridge used to be something else before, does anyone remember?
  • Ditto's (all UHers had to go there before)
  • Donald Duck drive inn
  • dunkin donuts
  • Eagle Hardware - now Lowes
  • Ebesu Catering and Delicatesen
  • Elena's...yes, back to waipahu
  • Elephant and Castle in Waimalu
  • Emilio's Pizza
  • Emjays
  • Ewa Shopping Basket
  • Famous Amos cookie stands
  • Farm Fair at McKinley HS
  • Farrell's Restaurants
  • Fast stop
  • Fiasco's (Hilo)
  • Flamingo's
  • Food 4 Less
  • Foremost - between Gaspro and OCCC on Dillingham Blvd.
  • Foxmoor
  • Francis Camera Shop--Ala Moana
  • Frankie's Market
  • Game World/Mitsukoshi
  • Gecko Moon
  • GEMs
  • Gibson's
  • Giving Tree
  • Goodie Corner-Temple Valley Shopping Center
  • Grace's in McCully
  • Granny Goose warehouse, right off Moanalua freeway where the coffin place is now
  • Great Outdoors bike shop near Cutter Ford Aiea.
  • GTE Hawaiian Tel phone mart in Pearlridge, next to Sears.
  • H Saimin Stand
  • Hamada Okazuya in Waipahu
  • hanauma bay where you can go see toilet bowl
  • Haouli clothing store at Pearl City by Longs
  • harpos pizza
  • Hartfields
  • Hawaii Stars Studios
  • Heavy Metal Barbell Co. - westridge
  • Helen's Chinese Food on Kapahulu
  • Hickory Farms in Pearlridge phase II by the Hobby Company.
  • Hoffman's video
  • Holiday Mart (I don't care if it's Don Quijote, it's HOLIDAY MART)
  • Honcell
  • Honolulu Federal Savings and Loan
  • Honolulu Stadium? Hawaii Islanders baseball.
  • Honouliuli Shokai Store
  • Honsport - I bought my in line skates there!
  • HOPACO--Ala Moana
  • Horatio's
  • House of Music
  • huli huli chicken fundraisers
  • Ice Garden at Gibson's Mapunapuna
  • Il Fresco/El Crab Catcher (where Red Lobster is now)
  • Infinity
  • Island infusion (Hilo)
  • JB's
  • JC Penny's
  • Jelly's
  • Jet Raceway slotcars (Kaimuki Ciyt Mill)
  • Jewelco
  • JJ's Diner
  • Jolly Rogers drive inn (after Mynah Bird drive inn and now Kahala Zippys)
  • Jumbo's
  • JW
  • Kailua Drive in-theater
  • Kaimuki Cue
  • Kaiser Hospital when it was in the Hawaii Prince Hotel location
  • Kalihi Bowl
  • Kam Bowl/Kalihi Bowl/Bowl a Drome/Waialae Bowl
  • Kam Drive in-theater
  • Kamaaina Coffee Shop (I think that's what it was called, the one outside the Kahala Mall Woolworth)
  • Kapiolani Bakery
  • Kapiolani Bar and Grill
  • KC Drive In
  • Keiki Land (Ala Moana)
  • Kelly's Coffee Shop
  • Kengo's
  • Kenny's Burger House
  • Kimuraya Bakery
  • King Sporting Goods
  • King Theater
  • Kings Bakery/Coffee Shop
  • Kings Garden (10th Ave)
  • Kinney shoes
  • Klum Gym?
  • Komokata
  • Kramer's
  • Kress
  • Kuhio Grill
  • Kuroda Chevron in Aiea
  • Kwong On
  • Leeds
  • Liberty House
  • Liberty Theater - kung fu movies
  • Lippy Espinda's used cars
  • Lynn's Deli-
  • Lyn's Delicatessen/Little Sicily Pizza
  • magic island when neva look and smell like one toilet bowl
  • Magoo's (The one from da van not too good)
  • Manoa Chop Suey
  • Manoa Grill
  • Marina theatres
  • Maroney's Pizza in Wahiawa
  • Marsh Company used to be on Dillingham by Sizzler.
  • Marujyu when they was a super market.
  • Masa's
  • Masa's Kitchen (across cafe sistina)
  • Masquerade
  • mc donalds when still had da playground by lex brodies
  • McCully Chop Suey
  • McInerney
  • Ming's Palace (King Street)
  • Moa Moa Tei on Kalakaua near Rock-Za
  • Moose Mcgillycuddy's
  • Mr. Sub
  • Mynah Bird drive inn (Kahala zippys)
  • NEX Toyland used to be in the Waimano Home Road navy warehouses where Pearl City Wendy's is now.
  • Nicholas Nicklas - top of Ala Moana Hotel
  • Nick's Fishmarket
  • Nippon Theater
  • Oaktree
  • Oasis
  • O'Keefe and Sons (Hilo)
  • original chuckecheese was huge!
  • O'taheite
  • P&P supermarket (Kaimuki City Mill)
  • Pager one
  • Palace and Mamo theatres
  • Palomino
  • Palowai drive inn - Waialae McDonald
  • Parker's Books
  • Pay N Save
  • Pearl City Tavern (bonus points for the spider monkey display)
  • PENGUINS at Pearlridge phase I
  • perridge "phase one and two" now referred to as uptown
  • perridge drive in theaters fo suck face
  • perridge four plex
  • Pink Cadillac
  • Pioneer chicken
  • Pioneer Federal
  • Pizza Bob's
  • Player's
  • Playwell
  • Primo Brewery in Pearl City where Best Buy is now.
  • Primo Gardens (waimalu)
  • Punani's
  • quarry parking
  • Rainbow Rollerland
  • Ranch House
  • Reuben's
  • Rexall
  • Ritz - they used to be in ala mo and pearlridge.
  • Round house
  • Row Bar
  • Royal Sunset Drive in-theater
  • Royal Theater
  • Rudy's flowers
  • Runway 7
  • Salerno
  • San Francisco Rag Shop
  • sato's shave ice
  • Scoozee's
  • Scotty's drive inn (Keeaumoku)
  • Security Diamonds
  • Shakey's pizza
  • Shan's Bakery in Wahiawa
  • Showbiz
  • Skateland
  • Skyslide
  • Slices Pizza on Kapahulu
  • south seas restaurant, kelly's bakery and tops
  • Spats
  • Speedy's
  • Spindrifters (Kahala Mall)
  • Spud's Laundry
  • Stadium Bowl o Drome
  • Stecks?
  • strawberry fields (S. King st)
  • Studabaker's
  • Suehiro's
  • Super Slide
  • Suzuki Japanese Restaurant
  • Sweet thoughts bakery (manoa)
  • Sweethearts Lei Stand
  • Taco Hut
  • Tahitian Lanai (my friend used to work there).
  • Tanoue's Saimin
  • Ted's Drive In - Moiliili
  • Tempo Music/JR's Music Shop
  • TGI Fridays
  • the "old" oceans
  • The Bistro at Century Center
  • The Body Shop
  • The Dog House
  • The Huge McDonald Land playground in Waipahu!
  • The Meat Market
  • The Moana and The Surfrider Hotels..
  • The Point After
  • the pump - liquor store at pearlridge by Anna Millers.
  • The Red Vest
  • The Ritz
  • the saimin stand on the corner of waipahu st and depot rd
  • The Trampoline place next to Rainbow Rollerland.
  • The Waikikian and Tahitian Lanai
  • The Wave Waikiki
  • Thick n Juicy Pizza in waimalu
  • Thom McCann
  • Thrifty Drug Store
  • Tic Toc Drive In
  • Timber Town
  • Tower Records
  • Toy Land
  • Toyo Theater - samurai movies (Zatoichi, Lone Wolf, ....)
  • Toyo's Superette!
  • Us is Nuts
  • Varsity Theatre
  • Vball Hawaii - ward warehouse
  • Victoria Station
  • Vis A Vis
  • Wahiawa Theater
  • Waialae Drive Inn Theater
  • Waialae Driving Range
  • Waikiki 1 & 2 theaters
  • Waikiki theater #3 with the fake coconut trees inside.
  • Walden Books
  • Wigwam, Dillingham
  • Wiki Wiki Burger - Market City
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria
  • Wong's Saimin and Okazuya (Ala Moana)
  • Woolworth's
  • World Cafe
  • Yong Sing (Downtown)
  • yumyum tree


Happy Survey Thursday... Woo Hoo it's almost TGI(F)F!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 27, 2009

May 27th, 2009

I gots good news and bad news for you this week... which one you like first?

K, da good news: no cropping action in dis week's photo. You get to see the photo, the whole photo, and nothing but the photo. 😛

Da bad news: I think it could actually be a tough one this time around.

First off though, let's congratumalate Syxx who, with the win last week, makes it two in a row now. And, as skycastles mentioned, is in the hunt for the coveted, never been accomplished, 3-in-a-row holy grail. LOL! Can it be done or will Syxx join the ranks of Paco and snow as the only back-to-back winnahz!? Don't touch that dial. Stay tuned to find out! 😛

Hurr we goooo!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 27, 2009
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 27, 2009

Hint: Somewhere in Central Oahu or Wes'siiide!

Da "Where In Hawaii" Winnahz Circle!

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

Fun Day Monday: Ask a BJ (Penn)

May 25th, 2009

OK, so I think I did it! After months of persistence, I think I've finally secured that interview with BJ Penn! Much love JD! Gonna be flying up to Hilo this weekend, but before I do, I wanted to check in with all y'all MMA fans (or fans in general) to see if you had any questions for the UFC Lightweight Champion of the Woooooorrrrrllllllld! 8)

Post um below and I'll take the best ones up with me! Wish me luck! 🙂

On a side note, if you have any suggestions for places to grind in Hilo, please post those as well. Shooots!

BJ Penn
Me and Da Champ!

Fave Five Friday: Talents

May 22nd, 2009

(This one's actually wifey's suggestion. Mad props to her!)

So last week, we went to watch our friend Heejin perform a piano recital at the University of Hawaii's Orvis Auditorium. Sistah's got some skills lemme tell you!

After witnessing Jin's super-talent in person, wifey suggested I put this out to all y'all to see what hidden (or not so hidden) talents we gots ourselves. Hopefully, you won't have to reach (like me) to find your 5. 😛


  1. Friendly/People Person & Happy/Never Grouchy - for the most part, I think I'm a friendly, approachable, people person kinda guy. I hate people who are unfriendly, snobby and/or stand-off-ish, or who think they are better than you. My close friends will probably tell you I'm a little too friendly when I get all touchy feely with them! LOL!  I don't understand people who can go through life being unhappy. You have one life, why not make the most of it right? Don't worry, be happy!
  2. King of Nicknames - I love making up nicknames for people I know. You folks up in hurr, my co-workers, friends, etc. Loves it!
  3. Semi-athletic - I can usually pick up anything that involves, throwing, catching, running, and jumping, with a little bit of hand-eye coordination.
  4. Never Give Up Attitude - not sure if this is a blessing or a curse, but I don't like failing at anything, so I keep at things until there's no more keeping-at anymore. Ha!
  5. Jack of All Trades Master of None - this one's probably due to the trait above. And maybe my short attention span as well. 😛 Whether it be coding for the web, strumming a few chords on my uke, spinning a basketball on my finger, blurting out nonsense via this blog, etc., I'd like to think that I'm pretty decent at whatever I decide to put my mind to. Don't think I've ever become a "Master" at any one thing (even though I'm sometimes called a "Webmaster"! LOL!), but at least I try my best. 8)

I don't even think any of those above are talents. I tol' you I was reachin'! Haha! Anyway, I'm sure you guys can name some REAL talents that you possess. Share, share!

Happy VHO7V Friday y'all! Have a good weekend and I'll see y'all on Monday! 🙂