Archive for July, 2008

Photos for the Slideshow?

July 31, 2008

It was recently suggested by C. (to-tha) G. that I talk more about the wedding stuffs since I am (as many of you may be) going through it at this very point in my life. So I thought I’d feel all y’all out and give it a try.

As somewhat of a computer guy, now is the time when things start getting interesting (I’ll explain below). We’re down to the wire, and up until now, I’ve pretty much been a spectator/supporter. The lady has been taking on a lot of the load (props to her!). Things like flowers, centerpieces, her wedding dress, the bridesmaids’ dresses, cake selection, tsuru (crane) folding, etc. I’m your typical guy: “anything is fine.” (Notice how I didn’t say “I don’t care” future husbands to be? *grin*)

In any case, why am I now starting to pay attention? It’s getting to the juicy portion of the show. With a decent amount of computer skills, I can come in handy when it comes to things like the customization of the invitation, or the slideshow. Verrrry interesting. *rubbing hands together*

Hence this post.

How does one narrow down the photos for the slideshow?

I was told that 30 per section is the norm:
* 30 for you (which includes individual shots growing up, with friends and with family)
* 30 for the lady (ditto)
* 30 together

How the heck?

With this age of digital photos, I must have like a billion photos to choose from for the slideshow. It doesn’t help that I’m a slight (ok mayjah) ham when it comes to making faces in photos. And since the idea is to entertain your guests with funny/memorable photos, how on earth are you supposed squeeze these in?

Talk to me!
* Anybody have any tricks up their sleeves on how to select the right photos?
* Got any funny wedding slideshow stories to share?
* Got any wedding slideshow horror stories to share?
* As guests, what kinda photos do you like to see?

Help a brutha out! Or the following may have to make the cut! 😛

Rear Naked Choke!
Rear Naked Choke Son! (the sister’s gonna kill me! *grin*)

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2008

July 30, 2008

OK, so you figured out my photo from last week (see zoomed out photo below) before the week was up, so I’m here to present an all new one this week. Even more challenging than ever before. Scurred? You should be. But knowing you geniuses, someone will probably get it fast kine, which will make me cry like a lil’ baby. Das ok, one of these days I will stump you Muhahahaha! Could it be this week? You decide!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto?
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2008

Post your guesses below holmes. This time, no soup, er hints for you! You guys are too akamai for dis. *grin*


Just FYI, here’s the answer from last week’s contest, even though you already got it. Congrats to MoOgooGuypAN and Coconut Willy‘s wifey for the brain power!

La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 23, 2008 - Answer
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2008 – Answer: La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls

Happy Hump Day y’all. See ya!

FREE Movie Pass Giveaway: Pineapple Express – WINNER!

July 29, 2008

Congratulations goes to liane for being the lucky winner to my FREE Movie Pass Giveaway: Pineapple Express contest for her hilarious stoner story.

i never got stoned, but my friend did when she was in high school… she did it that one time and never again since. five years later, i’m pregnant at her house and dying for snack. and i find brownies she made. knowing she hasn’t done weed in YEARS, i still was ultra paranoid to eat them, more so because i was pregnant and didn’t want to have stoner baby. i spent 20 minutes trying to wake her up to find out if the brownies had weed in them. she thought i was crazy and ON WEED myself to even believe that she would make those kinds of brownies. i thought she was on weed b/c it took me 20 minutes to get a straight answer out of her. it got to a point where i was yelling, “is there weed in the brownies!!! i’m hungry for a snack but i don’t want to get high!!!” maybe that’s lame, but it was hilarious to me.

She joins JMAW and Miss Pris as the 3rd winner to these oh so exciting giveaways:

Please help me congratulate liane y’all!

Oooh, is tomorrow Where in Hawaii Wednesday awwwready? *grin*

Hilarious Sights from the MMA Weekend

July 28, 2008

OK, so if you’re an MMA fan, you probably already saw the weekend’s action, so I won’t go into it in much detail, but there were a few things I saw that just cracked me up! And I just gotsta know if the following were just as amusing to you as they were to me.

CBS had its second major event on network television on Saturday, which featured the Lawler vs. Smith rematch. The formula was pretty much the same for the event, which included an unpolished (as usual) Frank Shamrock behind the mic, but the more distracting thing about him was his BRACES! Did anyone else crack up with me when they saw that??? I must admit, he is getting a little better at making it seem like he’s not reading the prompter word for word, but the braces and his inability to speak normally just threw everything off for me completely.

In the Jake Shields / Nick “The Goat” Thompson Welterweight title match, Thompson’s repulsive beard made me laugh as well. He really did look like a goat with that thang. A billygoat.

Lastly, though aired the night before, Friday’s edition of Inside MMA cracked me up the hardest so I saved the best for last! Co-host Kenny Rice had a progressively worse sweatfest as the show continued. At the top of the show, he mentioned that the A/C in the Osaka-Jo Hall (the site of this week’s show) had been shut off. In the beginning you could see Kenny and Bas start to glisten with moisture. As the show went on, Bas kept his relative cool, while Kenny kept a’ drippin’. His forehead started to bead, his neck collar started to drench, and at one point, he pulled out his handkerchief and wiped his face mid-question! In the closing segment of the show, they cut back to Kenny and Bas and it looked like he was drained and ready to faint. His hair was drenched, collar undone (with tie removed) and eyes barely open. It looked bad, but I couldn’t help but laugh my butt off. Poor, poor Kenny… I hope he’s ok.

P.S. Congrats to “Goose” Gossage for his recent induction into the baseball Hall of Fame!
P.P.S. Don’t forget to comment for your chance to see Pineapple Express for FREE! 🙂

FREE Movie Pass Giveaway: Pineapple Express

July 26, 2008

Well, I’m back at it again. Doing the 3rd FREE Movie Pass Giveaway for all y’all. From the guys who brought you Superbad, it’s Pineapple Express, starring Seth Rogan and James Franco.

Since Pineapple Express is a stoner movie (which I don’t condone *grin*), how about posting your favorite stoner story below? (it doesn’t necessarily have to be about you! ;P ) The best one wins the pass (good for two)! If you don’t have a stoner story, just post why you wanna see the movie.

Da Details:
WHO: You and a homey
WHAT: FREE Advance Screening Movie Pass (good for two) to Pineapple Express
WHEN: Monday, August 4, 2008 at 7:30PM (opens to the public on August 5)
WHERE: Ward Theaters 16 – 1044 Auahi Street, Honolulu
WHY: Cause you read my blog brah!
HOW: 1) Post your favorite stoner story or 2) why you want to see this movie. Best one wins!

Ed’s Easy Rules:

  • I will pick da lucky buggah by next week Friday (08/01) or earlier.
  • Once the winner is selected, I’ll contact you via email so we can coordinate a time and place to give you the pass, OR, if it’s easier, I can leave it here (at Oceanic) for you to pick up (during normal business hours).
  • Please be sure you are actually able to attend (or know someone who can) because I’d hate to pick the winner, only to find out that you can’t make it.
  • Acceptance of the pass means you will not hold me or Oceanic Time Warner Cable liable for anything whatsoever.

The Official Rules (fine print on the pass itself):

  • Please arrive early as seating is limited and on a first-come, first served basis. This pass does not guarantee admission, is non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash. Screening is overbooked to ensure capacity. This pass is the property of Columbia Pictures who reserves the right to admit or refuse access to the theater at the discretion of an authorized representative. No one will be admitted after the screening begins.
  • This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending this screening, you consent to surveillance by security personnel. By attending, you agree not to bring any recording device (including certain types of mobile phones which have recording capability) into the theater. By attending, you also consent to physical search of your belongings and person for recording devices. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device, you consent to your immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device and its contents. Unauthorized recordings will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability.

About the Movie:
Lazy stoner Dale Denton (Seth Rogan) has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver (James Franco): to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop (Rosie Perez) and the city’s most dangerous drug lord (Gary Cole), he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him. And it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they’re not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia; incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express.

 

Fave Five Friday – Television Shows

July 25, 2008

Mahaloz to skycastles for suggesting this one. For today’s Fave Five Friday list, let’s follow up last week’s Hawaii Television Stations list with Fave Five Television Shows. Hurr we go!

  1. The Office (seasonal on NBC: Oceanic Digital Channel 0008 or HD NBC 1008)
  2. The Ultimate Fighter (seasonal on SpikeTV: Oceanic Digital Channel 0559)
  3. Inside MMA (Fridays on HDNet: Oceanic HD Channel 1355)
  4. Sports Action Team (seasonal on HDNet: Oceanic HD Channel 1355)
  5. ESPN SportsCenter (nightly on ESPN: Oceanic Digital Channel 0222 or HD ESPN 1222)

Others include TapouT (seasonal – starting on July 30th! – on Versus: Oceanic Digital Channel 0210 or HGOLF 1216), Late Night with Conan O’Brien (M-F on NBC: Oceanic Digital Channel 0008 or HD NBC 1008), American Idol (seasonal on FOX: Oceanic Digital Channel 0003 or HD FOX 1003), Art Mann Presents (regularly on HDNet: Oceanic HD Channel 1355) and for brownie points, Wedding SOS (Fridays on Fine Living: Oceanic Digital Channel 0322). 😛

What say you?

P.S. Stay tuned for a special FREE Movie Pass Giveaway post tomorrow for the new movie Pineapple Express!

I Kissed a Girl and I Liked It

July 24, 2008

You’ve probably heard this song on the radio. Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl. It’s quite catchy actually (somewhat of a club banger), but it made me wonder what every man thinks but is too afraid to ask… Actually, I’m afraid to ask too (at least in this public arena), but if you get me drunk, I may just blurt it out. 😛

Basically, “does you think” (props to Borat) every girl thinks like this or has it in them to think like this? Yes, it’s a wicked generalization, but you hear girls talking about their “girlfriends” and see them holding hands with each other at the clubs all the time. You’ll never see a straight dude get close to touching another straight dude’s hand or speak of having a pajama party with their “boyfriends.”

Why do you think society says it’s ok for girls to do/say things that guys will never think of saying. Why is it more acceptable to see two girls kissing than two guys eating lunch together. Don’t get me wrong, I totally agree with society, especially with that two girls kissing thing 😛 , but isn’t it an odd one? Post your theories below man!

Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl

This was never the way I planned
Not my intention
I got so brave drink in hand
Lost my discretion
It’s not what I’m used to
Just wanna try you on
I’m curious for you
Caught my attention

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry chapstick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don’t mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don’t mean I’m in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it

No I don’t even know your name
It doesn’t matter
Your my experimental game
Just human nature
It’s not what good girls do
Not how they should behave
My head gets so confused
Hard to obey

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry chapstick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don’t mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don’t mean I’m in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it

Us girls we are so magical
Soft skin, red lips, so kissable
Hard to resist so touchable
Too good to deny it
Ain’t no big deal, it’s innocent

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry chapstick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don’t mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don’t mean I’m in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2008

July 23, 2008

Since we’ve already got Fave Five Fridays, I think I’m going to try to make Wednesdays Where In Hawaii Wednesdays. You guys seem to like this one so we go try um out. Hopefully, I can come up with enough scenics to do it weekly.

OK a little background. The image was initially zoomed out a lot more, but I thought it would be way too easy if I left it as is. So, I hope ya don’t mind but I made it a little more challenging fo yo noggin’. Enjoy!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 23, 2008
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2008

HINT: It is again, somewhere in town in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Post dem guesses below baby! Answer to come next week (Where In Hawaii) Wedensday!

Guy Rule: Every Other Seat Please

July 22, 2008

So the other night when I went with Kelv (and Bari folks, even though we got separated! 😛 ) to watch the premiere of The Dark Knight, it made me think of something funny we as guys do.

Have you ever noticed that guys, in an act of trying to be too cool for school, have to NOT sit next to each other? At the movies, or sporting events or even in class, if the crowd/seating permits it, we will leave an open seat between us and another dude or be seen as you know what (not manly). Hehe, yeah, I’m being politically correct, but you know what I mean. On top of that, we just gotsta slouch way back in our chair, lean to the side and spread our legs like a gymnast in order to maintain that level of cool.

The theater was so packed that this was not even remotely possible, but I know you’ve seen it before. And it’s pretty funny when you really think about it. I don’t know what it is. Maybe we just need our personal space, maybe we don’t want another guy’s hairy leg touching ours, or maybe, just maybe, the single guys are leaving room for a hot chick to sit down and make our day. OK, NOT, but help me think of this baffler won’tcha?

BTW, before the movie started, some dude yelled out “Mario Kart!” and prompted everyone to join his Multiplayer network. At first I thought that he was just some annoying clown who wanted attention, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought that this man was a genius! When I told the lady that story the next day, she was like, “I bet you wish you brought your DS huh?” And I was like “YEAH!” Dammit. Anyway, I will do a Mario Kart post later, but thought I’d share that little tidbit for today. Happy Tuesday!

Talk to me!
* Why do guys feel the urge to leave a seat open between ’em?
* Do girls really care if we sit right next to each other?
* Any interest in a future Mario Kart post?

Recap of UFC, Affliction, Dream Weekend

July 21, 2008

Happy Manic Monday Errone. Another big weekend in MMA. Did y’all catch it? Let’s recap shall we?

UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin (Fight Card)
Rory Markham continues his success with a Rashad Evans-esque roundhouse knockout of Brodie Farber. CB Dollaway tricks us all with a unique (but self-proclaimed favorite) Peruvian necktie choke on Jesse Taylor (I wanna try that one!). The latest rumor is that Taylor is close to being kicked out of the UFC (again) after disparaging remarks he made about Quinton Rampage Jackson’s latest troubles. Good for him if that is the case. Two strikes and you’re out if you ask me. I was surprised that Kevin Burns lasted as long as he did against a beast like Anthony Johnson, let alone win by TKO over him. Granted the eyepoke caused it, but like Johnson said in his post fight interview, give it up for Burns. Cain Velasquez put Jake O’Brien in a crucifix arms to stop him, while Frankie Edgar showed that he only has one gear (forward) over his decision win over Hermes Franca. Brandon Vera looked very unimpressive over a decision win over Reese Andy (I thought he would walk through him), and finally… the main event! Anderon Silva does it again! We all knew his technical skills would pick apart the brawler in James Irvin, but 1:01 in the first round? WOW! That straight right after catching Irvin’s kick was so short and compact, but the fact that it had enough power behind it to knock Irvin down, woah! I can’t think of anyone who will be able to beat Silva besides Silva.

Affliction Banned (Fight Card)
Paul Buentello looked unimpressive yet again against an out of shape, last minute addition in Gary Goodridge. Was really looking forward to seeing watching Aleksander Emelianenko too! 😦 Vitor Belfort looked like the Vitor of old and really impressed in his decisive knockout of Terry Martin. Edwin Dewees was overmatched, as expected against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Mike Pyle impressed against a green JJ Ambrose. Renato Sobral vs. Mike Whitehead and Matt Lindland vs. Fabio Negao were snoozers. I didn’t expect that from Lindland. Until this point, it looked like Affliction was a bust (boring as heck). And then… Josh Barnett surprised with an uncharacteristic knockout (jumping left hook) of Pedro Rizzo. Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell was a snoozer until the Andrei of old showed up at the end of the second and then into the third when he knocked out Big Ben. And then… HOLY COW! Fedor Emelianenko answered all questions about his #1 ranking when he just ran through Tim Sylvia with a flurry of punch combinations and then a modified rear naked choke using his forearm! W-O-W! Bring on Couture!

Dream 5 (Fight Card)
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto’s injury was unfortunate, but the show sure did go on. Eddie Alvarez impressed again in a gritty knockout of a tough, game Tatsuya Kawajiri, but suffered an eye injury (from a right cross) in the process. He almost made a critical mistake by thinking Kawajiri was done, but jumped in to finish the job after the referee told him to keep going. Did you see that insanely quick triangle lockup of Caol Uno compliments of Shinya Aoki! Jeez! That was lightning quick and I just had to rewind that like 5 times to watch it carefully! It almost looked like he let Uno out of the guard to set that up. But how about Uno’s heart? That triangle was TIGHT! I cheered when he got out of it! LOL! Joachim Hansen‘s arm-bar submission victory over the Black Mamba (Kultar Gill) set the stage for his path to the final. Urijah Faber’s protégé Joseph Benavidez made quick work of Kodo, while Hideo Tokoro stopped Takeshi Yamazaki in the second. That Tokoro guy impresses me with his speed and athleticism. Kuniyoshi Hironaka split open Motoki Miyazawa‘s forehead with a straight right, causing the doctor to stop the fight, while Yoshihiro Akiyama used his gi to his advantage to choke out Katsuyori Shibata from the top. Alistair Overeem proved he is a star in the making with an impressive arm lock over an out of shape Mark Hunt. Hansen’s straight left from the top found it’s mark on Aoki’s chin as he jumped on to finish the job. Aoki cried as usual, but you could really feel the pain from Alvarez’s tears during his speech. You know the Alvarez Hansen 2 matchup will be a good one. As a fan, I also want to see the Alvarez Aoki matchup some time in the future.

Talk to me!
Whatchu think? Were my observations pretty accurate or ya got something to say? Holla atcho boy! 🙂 Have a good week all!

And finally… For those non-MMA fans out there, here’s a snap from yet another Acai Bowl I’m enjoying on this Acai quest, this time from Diamond Head Cove Health Bar off Monsarrat. Look for the first in my two part series on the first of the month at AroundHawaii.com!

Da Cove Bowl from Diamond Head Cove Health Bar
Da Cove Bowl from Diamond Head Cove Health Bar