Archive for July, 2010

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 28, 2010

July 28th, 2010
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Wow, only 33 comments for last week's WIH. Sad yeah?

Everyone I see tells me my pics are too hard though, so I'm hoping that that's the reason, and not that they/you are getting bored with me. Ahahaha!

So for this week, I made um slightly easier (at least I think so), and I gave you two options again. Woo hoo! More chances to win! Gooooo getum!


Points for...
(Picture #1)
* General area?: 1/2 point
* Road(s) Near by: 1/2 point each
* Closest Bar?: 1/2 point
* Closest Restaurant?: 1 point
* Month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 2 points
* Google Street View Link?: 1 point

Pick-cha Numbah 1
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 28, 2010
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 28, 2010

(Picture #2)
* Name of building?: 1 point
* General area?: 1/2 point
* Color of Car Driving in Front of Photo?: 1 point
* Make of Car Driving in Front of Photo?: 1 point
* Model of Car Driving in Front of Photo?: 1 point
* Month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 2 points
* Google Street View Link?: 1 point

Pick-cha Numbah 2
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 28, 2010
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 28, 2010

Hint: Home Sweet Hawaii! 8)


Last Week's Results:
Human Hawaiian Encyclopedia (aka Bruddah Takeshi) went to town again last week when he picked up 3 and a half points. Paco scooped a point and a half, while che, tweetpeep22 and Alman68 all added a half point to their name. Big ups to kesh, Pacs, cheche, tp and Almond!

Da "Where In Hawaii" Winnahz Circle (Round 2)!

* Wanna see the results from round 1? It's all right here!

Da Leadahboard (Round 2)!

  • 16.5 - Takeshi
  • 07.0 - Masako
  • 04.5 - AlMan68
  • 03.0 - kickerbear
  • 02.5 - pink lady, bB
  • 02.0 - Paco
  • 01.0 - che, 9th Island Cuz, rayboyjr
  • 00.5 - tweetpeep22

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- Ed
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest

Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
September 11, 2010 @ 12pm-8pm
For more Info: RiceFest.com / Twitter / Facebook
To RSVP: Twtvite / Facebook Event

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Have a happy VH07V Wednesday y'all! :P Don't forget to post your guesses below!

Fun Day Monday: Memorization Tactics

July 26th, 2010
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Gooooooood morning yo! Yep, it's Fun Day Monday and your boy is here to post once again. Two Mondays in a row now? Miracle ain't it?

Well, there's actually a good reason...

Aside from missing y'all very dearly this weekend (as, I'm sure you did me :P ), my ugly mug is supposed to be donning the cover of today's print edition of our wonderful Star Advertiser, bringing a whole new set of readers (well, hopefully) to WWE.

AURIIITE!

So here we be, with an oldie but goodie, Fun Day Monday blog. Dust off your keyboards and comment awayyyy kay!?

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A while ago, our friend Rox shared her method of how she remembers her friends' license plates... She takes the first three letters of the plate and makes a catchy phrase out of it. For example: RBP would be Ronie Brings Peanuts, GVT would be Good Virgin Teacher, and PJN would be PaJama Nighty. Ahahaha! Eh, no ack! I know you do the same! LOL!

And speaking of license plates, let's not forget about kuya.d's now legendary suggestion of VH07V on a previous "Custom Plates" blog (see comment #12)! Huuuu, dat be some history right dea!

VH07V Vanity License Plate
VH07V Vanity License Plate

Anywho, let's hear some of your memorization tactics. Can be with license plates or anything else. Maybe you can use Michael Scott's tactics?


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On a side note, here's a feel good mini-story: This past weekend, I flew over to Maui to help out at our Road Runner Mobile booth at the Maui Spam Jam. Amongst other things, we were giving away one brand new SpongeBob SquarePants skateboard every hour. There was a cute kid named Jarrett there who signed up early on to try and win one of the skateboards. Hour after hour, he would come back to our booth to see if we had drawn names yet and if the name we had drawn was his. He just would not give up.

As the show started to come to a close, we had one more name left to draw. Jarrett was nowhere to be found. We figured he had either given up or left. Either way, the show had to continue. Bruddah Joel (da man from the Maui's division) was about to pull the last name, but instead of pulling it himself, he decided to let one of two young girls pull the name. They too had been hanging around the booth for most of the day hoping to win the skateboard.

In an unbelievable twist of fate, the girl pulled Jarrett's entry!!! Joel and I were floored! Something was in the air... It had to be divine intervention!

Making things more fairytale-like, we found out from Jarrett's mom that little Jarrett was actually recently hit by a car and has been going through months and months of rehab to get his walking back to form. On top of that he is also an avid collector of skateboards.

WOAH! Talk about chicken skin!

Here's a shot of Jarrett with his new skateboard (along with Joel).

Jarrett and Joel
Jarrett and Joel

Congrats Jarrett! All the best to you!

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K, so once you clear the tears from your eyes 8) , here's the stuffs you can choose to comment about below if you like:

* What kind of memory tactics do you use?
* Creative words for the 3 letters in your license plate.
* Comments about the clip (above) from The Office.
* Comments about Jarrett or his story.
* Favorite things to do, places to eat, etc., in Maui.
* Comments about fate, and/or how things work out.
* How your weekend was.
* Randomness.
* How you, as a new reader, love me. :P
* How you, as an old reader, missed me. ;)
* Hijacking topics.
* Anyt'ing and erry-thing.

A-ight peeps. Have a great last week of July!

P.S. Was good to see bB (again) and meet his wife, and also meet NeedaHobby for the first time IRL! Thanks for coming out to the show! :)

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- Ed
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest

Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
September 11, 2010 @ 12pm-8pm
For more Info: RiceFest.com / Twitter / Facebook
To RSVP: Twtvite / Facebook Event

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 21, 2010

July 21st, 2010
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Hole-E-SHE-mokes! Tree posts in a row! No can be!

Well, believe it! Haha! Nah, we go see if I can maintain da pace going forward. Probably not, but at least I'm keeping the 2 of you checking in every day on your toes. Hehe!

This week, I think picture #1 is too easy, so I'm posting two for good measure. Have fun widit y'all!


Points for...
(Picture #1)
* Name of location?: 1 point
* General area?: 1/2 point
* How many total?: 1 point
* Month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 2 points
* Google Street View Link?: 1 point

Pick-cha Numbah 1
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 21, 2010
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 21, 2010

(Picture #2)
* Name of location?: 1 point
* General area?: 1/2 point
* Most creative translation of graffiti: 1 point 8)
* Month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 2 points
* Google Street View Link?: 1 point

Pick-cha Numbah 2
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 21, 2010
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 21, 2010

Hint: Educate/Chubby! 8)


Last Week's Results:
Props to newcomer kickerbear (and possible I Love Country Cafe employee :P ) for scooping 3 points last week! Bruddah AlMan68 picked up steam with 1 and a 1/2 more points, while Takeshi got another one, and Paco and che got on the board! Please help me congratulate kb, Almond, kesh, Pacs and cheche! :) (very special 'grats to cheche for his first non-Hanamaru win ever! :P )

Da "Where In Hawaii" Winnahz Circle (Round 2)!

* Wanna see the results from round 1? It's all right here!

Da Leadahboard (Round 2)!

  • 13.0 - Takeshi
  • 07.0 - Masako
  • 04.0 - AlMan68
  • 03.0 - kickerbear
  • 02.5 - pink lady, bB
  • 01.0 - 9th Island Cuz, rayboyjr
  • 00.5 - Paco, che

Speaking of the Rice Fest (worst transition ever! LOL!), check out the new commercial spot coming to a TV near you. ;)



1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
September 11, 2010 from 12PM-8PM
Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace

Have a happy VH07V Wednesday y'all! :P Don't forget to post your guesses below!

Happy 15th Koaloha Ukulele!

July 20th, 2010
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Last night, bruddah Alan Okami and Koaloha Ukulele Company celebrated their 15th year anniversary at the Willows Restaurant. I was one of the fortunate ones to get an invite to this special event that included live entertainment by Jon Yamasato, David Kamakahi, Herb Ohta, Jr., James Hill, Pali Ka`aihue, and others, and some ono kine grindz.

Happy 15th Koaloha Ukulele!

Happy 15th Koaloha Ukulele!

Happy 15th Koaloha Ukulele!

Happy 15th Koaloha Ukulele!

Happy 15th Koaloha Ukulele!

Happy 15th Koaloha Ukulele!

Happy 15th Koaloha Ukulele!

Be on the lookout for professional coverage of this event in the form of a real blog from sistah Melissa Chang. :P From what I hear, it will even include videos too! Dayum Melissa! Always makin' me look bad. :P

Big ups and congratulations to Bruddah Alan and the rest of the Koaloha Ukulele Company ohana! See you in another 15! ;)

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos

July 19th, 2010
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It's been a while since we did a "Fun Day Monday" post, so I thought I'd shock y'all, and blog about this fun/interesting one forwarded recently amongst our marketing department. Pretty interesting stuff, especially for you marketing/art/graphic types.

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An interesting bit of Logo trivia... I was not aware of these things...guess I'll have to start watching logos more carefully.

Tostitos

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Tostitos

If you look at the center of this logo, you can see two people enjoying a Tostitos chip with a bowl of salsa. This logo conveys an idea of people connecting with each other.

Formula 1

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Formula 1

At first, this logo might not make much sense. But if you look closely, you'll see the number 1 in the negative space between the F and the red stripes. I also love how this logo communicates a feeling of speed.

Milwaukee Brewers

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers is a professional baseball team from Milwaukee , Wisconsin (well, duh…). Their logo is actually made up of the letters M (on top) and B (below the m). These two letters also form a baseball glove.

Northwest Airlines

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Northwest Airlines

This simple looking logo actually carries a lot of information. First of all you can see the letters N and W, the first two letters of the brand name. But what most people don't see is the compass that points to the Northwest, another reference to the brand name.

Amazon

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Amazon

This logo doesn't seem to hide much at first sight, but it gives you a little insight in the philosophy behind the brand. First of all, the yellow swoosh looks like a smile: Amazon wants to have the best customer satisfaction. The swoosh also connects the letters a and z, meaning that this store has everything from a to z.

Toblerone

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Toblerone

Toblerone is a chocolate-company from Bern , Switzerland . Bern is sometimes called ‘The City Of Bears ’. They have incorporated this idea in the Toblerone logo, because if you look closely, you'll see the silhouette of a bear.

Baskin Robins

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Baskin Robins

The old logo of Baskin Robbins had the number 31 with an arc above it. The new logo took this idea to the next level. The pink parts of the BR still form the number 31, a reference to the 31 flavors.

Sony Vaio

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Sony Vaio

Sony Vaio is a well known brand of laptops. But did you know that the name Vaio logo also had a hidden meaning? Well, the first two letters represent the basic analogue signal. The last two letters look like a 1 and 0, representing the digital signal.

FedEx

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
FedEx

Do you see any arrows on FedEx’s logo? I saw it a few times at other site saying that there’s an arrow hidden in the FedEx arrow, but I couldn’t find it. I now know where it is, it’s your turn to find. The clue is that the arrow is located in between the alphabet E and X, and the arrow is white, acting as a background.

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
FedEx

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Speaking of logos... Check out this gem!

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest

Hehe, ok, so this one is not really part of the trivia, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of it. Cute huh? It's the logo for an event I'm helping to coordinate called the Rice Fest. Food, Fun and Festivities for the entire Family. :) Come check it out this September 11th at Aloha Tower if you have some time! (Read Erika Engle's recent article about the Rice Festival: "Catch that grain at rice festival").

1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
September 11, 2010 @ 12pm-8pm
For more Info: RiceFest.com / Twitter / Facebook
To RSVP:  Twtvite / Facebook Event

Have a great week gang! See you for Where In Hawaii Wednesday! :)