Flashback Friday: Holiday Memories

December 18th, 2009
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A-ight peeps, as the end of December quickly approaches, I, like the rest of y'all, will be taking a little break for the holidays. Let's face it... many of you are probably not reading during this time anyway. :P

But before that, I wanted to take the time to thank all of you wonderful readers for supporting WWE these last few years (can you believe April 28, 2010 makes 2 years!?). It's been fun and it seems like we've been through a lot together, even though many of us have never met IRL. Gotta love the power of the Internet eh?

I've had the pleasure of playing fantasy football with some of you, and have even met a few others in person. Speaking of which, much love to bruddahs hemajang and MakiSushi for their gifts of T-shirts, and bruddah bB for his furikake and stone cookie omiyage (brok' da mout' literally!) from the B.I.! Hopefully, I was able to repay the favor to some of you with my movie pass and UH basketball ticket giveaways, local reviews/articles/interviews, and overall silliness of this blog. Hope it helped to play at least a small role in your otherwise busy lives.

Your Fave Holiday Memories?

K, let's do a quick Flashback Friday kine moment hurr:

* Since the holidays are a special time we share with our loved ones, let's use this moment to share with each other, our favorite holiday memory/mammaries. 8). Use the comment box below to share with da WWE `ohana. Yes, sorry, that was a lot of "share"s. :P

For me, I think the most recent memory was making mochi at grandma's house last year. As Japanee as I am, that was the first time I ever did that. Fun fun!

The True Meaning of the Holidays
The True Meaning of the Holidays

P.S. I won't completely disappear from your life though! Shucks huh? :P  I've been getting a few Christmas/holiday related forwards lately, so I may be posting those from time to time, to pass your time (to time). ;) Don't want ya to forget about WWE after all! :P

Have a safe and happy holiday season gang! See y'all next year! *wave* :)

28 Responses to “Flashback Friday: Holiday Memories”

  1. hemajang:

    Yeah, we also make mochi every year. We usually make it the Sunday before New Years, hmmm we better start planning it. Thanks for the reminder, maybe I'll call my sisters today. We don't pound mochi but uncle had bought this mochi grinding machine in the 50's that we use every year. You know, maybe 20 years ago, I decided to try peanut butter in mochi, tasted pretty good and thought I was the first to try it, but apparently everyone does it and the combination is a natural.


  2. M:

    Good morning Ed!

    The holidays is time to spend with your famliy and relatives from the mainland. The happiest time of the year!

    Be safe everyone, don't drink and drive. Happy Holidays everyone!


  3. matt:

    M,
    Hawaii is the "Main" land. the rest of the US is on the "continent" or the "big big island".

    I remember how decorated the old Ala Moana used to get. the huge santa statue that they put up especially stands out in my mind.


  4. NeedaHobby:

    Growing up, I enjoyed being allowed to pick out one gift to open on Christmas Eve. Actually, I still do that. ;)

    @matt - the rest of the US is also referred to as "America" and Hawaii "the islands".


  5. M:

    @matt, companies and shops think we are a foreign country when it comes to shipping, "except for Alaska and Hawaii".


  6. kuya.d:

    Back when I did the hula halau thing, we used to perform Christmas Eve on the lanai at the Moana. I used to think it was such a hassle to drive into waiks and do all the prep for that show .... Now, I look back and I miss it. The hassle was worth it.


  7. kuya.d:

    New Year's 2000, my friend and I watched the sunrise at Sandy Beach, and turns out planny other folks had the same idea. We ended up cruising through Kailua, taking a lazy drive to the North Shore.


  8. tita leerz:

    Best memories were my kids' first Christmases. No words can describe. :)


  9. Kage:

    Bestest memories is of the spread my Mom used to make for the holidays. How she could make it all was amazing. I could not even come close to her talents.

    Her maki sushi was the best.


  10. Rosette:

    MY best memory too many to count...


  11. Rosette:

    Since the boys were little they dress like Santa I sewed them matching Santa clothes then daddy build ginger bread houses with the boys ...I try to make traditions for them.. even our dog dress like Santa! I never had any kind of tradition growing up so I pick the ginger bread house and listening to Christmas music..then watching all sorts of Christmas music.


  12. Rosette:

    I make sure daddy is part of things we do ..they enjoy building ginger bread house...I put the music and they build together.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosette99999999/4195301271/sizes/o/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosette99999999/4195301311/sizes/o/in/set-72157622589610199/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosette99999999/4196057946/sizes/o/in/set-72157622589610199/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosette99999999/4196058412/sizes/o/in/set-72157622589610199/


  13. matt:

    M and NaH: jealousy, pure and simple. that's all it is.


  14. NeedaHobby:

    @M - yup, ever order anything from eBay? Sorry, we don't ship "international". What the ?

    Happy holidays Ed and the rest of the WWE ohana! :)


  15. tita leerz:

    Maybe they think we're like Puerto Rico. LOL


  16. Stickit:

    Yes Ed, I'll keep commenting!
    I plan to go home to Kauai for the New Years (I usually go home every New Years). Our family cheats when we do the mochi thing...we have a machine or rather, several machines...hahaha


  17. M:

    Had the best fresh pounded mochi in Nara, Japan this year.


  18. World Wide Ed:

    * 1.hemajang:
    I decided to try peanut butter in mochi, tasted pretty good and thought I was the first to try it, but apparently everyone does it and the combination is a natural.

    Mmmmmm! Peanut butter is my ultimate fave!!! You goin' share hemmz? :P Nah!

    * 2.M:
    Be safe everyone, don't drink and drive. Happy Holidays everyone!

    Same to you emmz!

    * 3.matt:
    M,
    Hawaii is the "Main" land. the rest of the US is on the "continent" or the "big big island".

    How about "reall big island" matty? ;)

    * 4.NeedaHobby:
    Growing up, I enjoyed being allowed to pick out one gift to open on Christmas Eve. Actually, I still do that.

    Oohhh sneaky Hobbz! I goin' tell! ;)

    * 6.kuya.d:
    Back when I did the hula halau thing, we used to perform Christmas Eve on the lanai at the Moana. I used to think it was such a hassle to drive into waiks and do all the prep for that show .... Now, I look back and I miss it. The hassle was worth it.

    You gotta sample for us one day dewz. Or maybe post yourself on YouTube? 8)

    * 7.kuya.d:
    New Year's 2000, my friend and I watched the sunrise at Sandy Beach, and turns out planny other folks had the same idea.

    I tried that too one time. Haha!

    * 8.tita leerz:
    Best memories were my kids' first Christmases. No words can describe.

    Awwwww!

    * 9.Kage:
    Bestest memories is of the spread my Mom used to make for the holidays. How she could make it all was amazing. I could not even come close to her talents.

    Same here Kagz. My momma is a miracle worker when it comes to eats.

    * 12.Rosette:
    I make sure daddy is part of things we do ..they enjoy building ginger bread house...I put the music and they build together.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosette99999999/4195301271/sizes/o/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosette99999999/4195301311/sizes/o/in/set-72157622589610199/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosette99999999/4196057946/sizes/o/in/set-72157622589610199/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosette99999999/4196058412/sizes/o/in/set-72157622589610199/

    Ooooh, more rosey gems. When are we gonna get to see you? 8)

    * 14.NeedaHobby:
    Happy holidays Ed and the rest of the WWE ohana!

    You too Hobbz! :)

    * 15.tita leerz:
    Maybe they think we're like Puerto Rico. LOL

    LOL! They just don't know...

    * 16.Stickit:
    Yes Ed, I'll keep commenting!

    Woo hoo! Now, we just gotta get B to be a better friend and comment. :P

    * 17.M:
    Had the best fresh pounded mochi in Nara, Japan this year.

    Ooh, you making me jealous emmz! Fresh, mochi, Nara and Japan! :P


  19. Rosette:

    AH I SEARCH FOR YOUR FACE BOOK I FOUND IT !!!


  20. Rosette:

    took me long time to find but I found it....


  21. kuya.d:

    @Lourdes - I love your one daughter's facial expression on your card ... priceless!


  22. Rosette:

    one of my best memory is wrapping a present and going to a fancy guy's house ...so I give him my present well his wife's decor under his tress is all gold..my present stuck out like junk! ..you can see the "INVISIBLE TAPE" which my husband insist buying becasue it is "INVISIBLE TAPE ...I fall for that " my husbnad cluesles I told him PUT IS BEHIND the tree do you want to ruin her pretty tree decor with our junky present..so I crawl under the tree kick our present behind..I was thinking I think I should take my present back home !


  23. Rosette:

    I get stressed out visiting people's fancy house I was scared I be breaking things....!


  24. bB:

    best part growing up was the presents, of course. but, now it's about spending time with the family and friends, enjoying good food and having a few.

    family has been pounding mochi for years and this year i will make my "return" and actually go to oahu and participate.

    btw, was nice meeting you and happy you enjoyed the stuff.

    hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season.


  25. tita leerz:

    i know. cute chya?!


  26. World Wide Ed:

    * 21.kuya.d:
    @Lourdes - I love your one daughter's facial expression on your card ... priceless!

    I guess mine got lost in the mail leerz? Ahem! :P

    * 23.Rosette:
    I get stressed out visiting people's fancy house I was scared I be breaking things....!

    LOL! Same here Rosey. BTW, Facebook, what's that? :P

    * 24.bB:
    hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season.

    Same to you holmes! Talk to you soon!

    * 25.tita leerz:
    i know. cute chya?!

    Grrrr.... :P


  27. Rosette:

    YOU KNOW FACE BOOK..i look and look I found your facebook...so I added you ...yes best memory sitting stiff in some guys house..his million dollar mansion with indoor water falls thingy!..so when you sit in his living room the water falls remind me of going to toilet ...so you go check out his toilet that is fun..! was disappointed his water facet is not automatic..you know those bathroom with automatic water flush ! then I be like I want to go home relax on my chair...my neck was stiff and foot I was stressed out and you have to converse like a professional...I TAPE MY MOUTH THAT DAY...YES you have to be extra proper..I be eating those tiny thingy she serves..in the corner. ! SO THIS TIME I AM SITTING HOME RELAX AT LAST.....


  28. kuya.d:

    @Lourdes - muy cute!