Archive for February, 2010

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 24, 2010

February 24th, 2010
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rayboyjr has been on a mean tear as of late yo. Last week bruddah made it 7 weeks in a row with his 16th correct WIH guess! Crazy! Takeshi also earned his lucky 13th point and bB got on the board with his 0.5 point "Waikiki" guess. Woo hoo! Please help me congratulate all of these fellas.

This week, we've got a brain-teaser for y'all! Since the "main" image can be just about anywhere, I've sprinkled in a 0.1 second animation to help a brutha/sistah out. If the electrodes in your brain can catch up with what your eyes see, the points could very well be yours this week! :)

Here's how we'll do...:

Points L'Dat!:
* General Location: 1 point
* Cross Streets: 1/2 point each (3-5 possible)

Bonus Kine:
* Google Maps Street View link pointing at this location: 2 points
(e.g. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1296+S.+Beretania+St.,+Honolulu,+HI+96814&sll=21.312405,-157.748566&sspn=0.460574,0.614548&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1296+S+Beretania+St,+Honolulu,+Hawaii+96814&layer=c&cbll=21.300921,-157.841404&panoid=byKptoP8_mIjKCg_610BKA&cbp=12,61.58,,0,6.71&ll=21.30088,-157.841306&spn=0,359.990398&z=17 for our St-Germaine's Bakery one from a couple of weeks ago).

How to get Street View (in 5 easy steps :P ):
1) Find location on Google Maps
2) Zoom all the way in OR drag the man at the top of the zoom bar (orange guy on the left side) onto the street near your location.
3) Drag/navigate/zoom to show location
4) Click on "Link" on top right of image and copy URL
5) Win points! :)

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 24, 2010
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 24, 2010

Hint: Buss out da eye drops for dis one! 8)


Da "Where In Hawaii" Winnahz Circle!

Da Leadahboard!

  1. rayboyjr - 16
  2. Takeshi - 13
  3. Coconut Willy - 12
  4. kuya.d - 10.5
  5. snow - 9
  6. tita leerz - 5
  7. NaPueo - 3.5
  8. BananaFysh - 3
    M - 3
    Paco - 3
    HNL2LAS - 3
  9. Rosette - 2.5
  10. Scott - 2
    NeedaHobby - 2
    MakiSushi - 2
    hemajang - 2
    Syxx - 2
    jr. - 2
  11. pink lady - 1.5
    skycastles - 1.5
  12. Dave - 1
    David In Oregon - 1
    carokun - 1
    mcat - 1
    YN - 1
    Marvo - 1
    k15 - 1
    getITon - 1
    Kage - 1
    miLL-viLLe - 1
    jack - 1
    frankie - 1
    Ynaku - 1
    Rodney - 1
    teej - 1
    BarbieQ! - 1
    kako mochi - 1
    ijiwarui - 1
    GumbysHorse - 1
  13. bB - 0.5
    Coconut Willy's wifey - 0.5
    MoOgooGuypAN - 0.5

 Heavenly Sevens!
* rayboyjr

 Sexy Sixes!
* rayboyjr

 Five Alive!
* kuya.d, rayboyjr

Quad Playaz!
* kuya.d, rayboyjr

Turkey Turkeys!
* kuya.d, Takeshi, rayboyjr

Back to Back Winnahz!
* snow, Paco, Syxx, NaPueo, MakiSushi, pink lady, kuya.d, Takeshi, BananaFysh, Coconut Willy, tita leerz

P.S. Adding this footnote to all future WIH posts... If any of y'all have pics you'd like to contribute to the "Where In Hawaii" game, feel free to email them to me and I'll post um up in future blogs! And yes, you aren't allowed to guess on those days! LOL! :P

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

Having a Bad Day?

February 22nd, 2010
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Having a bad day? Whaaat? No can! It's only Monday! But seriously, if you eez, then here are some funnies to help bring a smile to your face. Enjoy!

Feeling unappreciated? World got you down?

Worker dead at desk for five days
Worker dead at desk for five days

Things Got Ya Down? Well Then, Consider These ...

In a hospital's Intensive Care Unit, patients always died in the same bed, on Sunday morning, at about 11AM, regardless of their medical condition. This puzzled the doctors and some even thought it had something to do with the super natural. No one could solve the mystery as to why the deaths occurred around 11AM Sunday, so a worldwide team of experts was assembled to investigate the cause of the incidents. The next Sunday morning, a few minutes before 11AM, all of the doctors and nurses nervously waited outside the ward to see for themselves what the terrible phenomenon was all about. Some were holding wooden crosses, prayer books, and other holy objects to ward off the evil spirits. Just when the clock struck 11:00, the part-time Sunday sweeper entered the ward and unplugged the life support system so he could use the vacuum cleaner.

Still Having a Bad Day?

The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was $80,000.00. At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were being released back into the wild amid cheers and applause from onlookers. A minute later, in full view, a killer whale ate them both.

Still think you are having a Bad Day?

A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places. Up to that moment, he had been happily listening to his Walkman.

Are Ya OK Now? - No?

Two animal rights defenders were protesting the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn, Germany Suddenly, all two thousand pigs broke loose and escaped through a broken fence, stampeding madly. The two helpless protesters were trampled to death.

What? STILL having a Bad Day?

An Iraqi terrorist didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with 'Return to Sender' stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb; he opened it and was blown to bits. God is Good!

There now, Feeling Better? I know I am, LOL***

There. Did that help to turn that frown upside-down? I hope so. Have a great week y'all!

Talk to me!
* Which story above made you laugh the most?
* Got any other funnies to add?
* You liking the Olympics so far? Almost pau! What has been your fave moment so far?
* With the holiday last week Monday and this today, how much are you missing our "Photography at the Right Angle" caption contests? :P What? Not much? Too bad, they're makin' a comeback next week! ;)

Fave Friday: Superpowers

February 19th, 2010
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We've all dreamt it I'm sho. Having that one super power that will take us over the top. The man amongst men. The woman amongst women. Would be nice right?

Well, instead of just talking about and dreaming about it, let's put it on paper and make it a goal. You know what they say, write down your goals and you will achieve them. Soooo, post your ideal super power below and it shall become reality. :P K, maybe not, but play along won'tcha? 8)

At first, I thought of the most logical choices:

* Flying/Teleportation: Going on a trip, anywhere in the world be sa-weet!
* Living forever: I am Team Edward after all... ;)
* Invisibility/X-Ray Vision: duh! Ya bettah axe somebody rayboyjr why. :P Joking!

But the more and more I think about it, I think my superpower would simply be to make fo' real kine money with the wave of my hands. See, I'm easy. :P

Why? Well, because if I had an unlimited amount of cash flow, I would personally own my own jet or teleporting machine to travel. I could just buy a hyperbaric chamber to live (almost) forever. I could just pay to get an invisibility suit or x-ray goggles. Well, if they ever existed. So you see, with money out of thin air, I could just about do what I want. Muhahahaha!

I know, it 's the root of all evil, but what they hey, we're living in the fantasy world right now.

So what's your superpower wish? Post it below and I'll buy it for ya! ;)

Need some ideas? Check out this listing from Wikipedia!

Happy VH07V Friday y'all! Have a great weekend!

P.S. Tomorrow night, the UH Rainbow Men's Basketball Team takes on Cal Poly at 8PM at the Stan Sheriff Center in the Oceanic Time Warner Cable sponsored ESPN Bracketbuster game. Oceanic will be passing out an eco-friendly tote bag for the first 2,000 fans. Come on down if you can! (The Wahine are also in action earlier that night, taking on La Tech at 5PM.) Go Bows! :)

Oceanic Time Warner Cable/ESPN Eco-Friendly Tote Bag
Oceanic Time Warner Cable/ESPN Eco-Friendly Tote Bag

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 17, 2010

February 17th, 2010
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A-ight peeps. I'm back from Hilo, but unfortunately for all y'all, this week's photo is not FBI. We've got yet another one from O-town (Oahu) for you to chew on. First off though, please help me congratulate last week's winnahz: NaPueo, rayboyjr and Rosette. Yep, you heard me right! Rosey! :P

For anyone who has been to the below, it should be pretty duck soup. For the sake of the contest though, I'm hoping that none of you have ever been. 8) Let's see which it will be!

Points L'Dat!:
* Name of Place: 1 point
* Name of Location: 1/2 point

Bonus Kine:
* Why wuz I dea?: 1 point
* Month and Year: 2 points - (Must get both correct in the same post to get both points) :)

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 17, 2010
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 17, 2010

Hint: Not in Hilo. 8)


Da "Where In Hawaii" Winnahz Circle!

Da Leadahboard!

  1. rayboyjr - 15
  2. Takeshi - 12
    Coconut Willy - 12
  3. kuya.d - 10.5
  4. snow - 9
  5. tita leerz - 5
  6. NaPueo - 3.5
  7. BananaFysh - 3
    M - 3
    Paco - 3
    HNL2LAS - 3
  8. Rosette - 2.5
  9. Scott - 2
    NeedaHobby - 2
    MakiSushi - 2
    hemajang - 2
    Syxx - 2
    jr. - 2
  10. pink lady - 1.5
    skycastles - 1.5
  11. Dave - 1
    David In Oregon - 1
    carokun - 1
    mcat - 1
    YN - 1
    Marvo - 1
    k15 - 1
    getITon - 1
    Kage - 1
    miLL-viLLe - 1
    jack - 1
    frankie - 1
    Ynaku - 1
    Rodney - 1
    teej - 1
    BarbieQ! - 1
    kako mochi - 1
    ijiwarui - 1
    GumbysHorse - 1
  12. Coconut Willy's wifey - 0.5
    MoOgooGuypAN - 0.5

 Sexy Sixes!
* rayboyjr

Five Alive!
* kuya.d, rayboyjr

Quad Playaz!
* kuya.d, rayboyjr

Turkey Turkeys!
* kuya.d, Takeshi, rayboyjr

Back to Back Winnahz!
* snow, Paco, Syxx, NaPueo, MakiSushi, pink lady, kuya.d, Takeshi, BananaFysh, Coconut Willy, tita leerz

P.S. Adding this footnote to all future WIH posts... If any of y'all have pics you'd like to contribute to the "Where In Hawaii" game, feel free to email them to me and I'll post um up in future blogs! And yes, you aren't allowed to guess on those days! LOL! :P

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

Waipahu Students Making a Difference

February 15th, 2010
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Happy Presidents' (Washington's Birthday) Day y'all. I have the day off and am busy poke-ing it up in Hilo, but thought that this story would be a good read for those of you who are still checkin' on in today.

My friend and classmate from high school (Roslyn Kanae) is the Tech Coordinator at Honowai Elementary School. She shared a story about some of her students, known as the Honowai Robotek Team, making a difference in their community. Check out their story and I'll meetcha at the bottom:

Honowai Elementary School is located on Honowai Street in the Ewa end of Waipahu. It services 824 students, grades preschool through 6th. Many of our students walk to school due to working parents. Six years ago, our principal and vice-principal met with the Department of Transportation to resolve the issue of speeding cars in front of the school. (Honowai Street is a busy road that leads into Fort Weaver Road before it joins with H2.) This meeting resulted in having two bright yellow pedestrian signs posted at the crosswalks fronting the school.

For the past two years, students at Honowai Elementary School have studied the traffic patterns fronting Honowai Street. Students have clocked cars going 5-10 miles over the speed limit in front of Honowai before, after, and during school hours.

Students have also interviewed faculty and community members about the speeding issue. Some nearby residents have seen many near- misses between speeding cars and students. Speeding cars injured three students during the past five years. No residents can recall ever seeing a police car ticketing cars for speeding down this busy thoroughfare. There are currently no posted signs to remind drivers that an elementary school is present; only the signs for pedestrian crossings and one 25 miles per hour speed limit sign.

To help slow the traffic fronting Honowai Street, the Honowai Robotek Team proposes that the two lane road be restriped to visually narrow the road and posting signs with flashing lights to remind drivers that children are present. They are also recommending that police cars monitor Honowai Street more frequently during school hours.

The students have presented their suggestions to Councilman Nestor Garcia, Representative Henry Aquino, Senator Clarence Nishihara, the Waipahu Community Neighborhood Board, and forty families from Honowai Elementary School. On February 12, 2010, the student members of the Honowai Robotek Team presented their findings at the 2010 S.M.A.R.T. Youth Summit held at Leeward Community College. The Honowai Robotek Team is also currently drafting a resolution for the Waipahu Neighborhood Community Board to approve at the February 25th meeting. The resolution, like their presentation, is completely student written. This is the most comprehensive traffic safety project ever undertaken by students at Honowai Elementary.

Honowai's Robotek Team
The members of the Honowai Robotek Team are sixth graders: Francis Camama, Abigail Aguada, Ray Anne Galzote, Cyndie Rayoan, Breana Domingo, Crystopher Mendoza, Katherine Piniol, Lourdes Dela Cruz, and 5th grader Sherrie Gracie. The coaches are Kawika Davis, Grant Kiyabu, Roslyn Kanae, and Rainard Mineshima.

Pretty impressive yeah? Our young keiki making a difference! Congrats Honowai Elementary! Keep it up gang!

Post your words of encouragement below if you gotum! Have a great week y'all!