Archive for October, 2008

Fave Five Friday – Halloween Costumes

October 31, 2008

BOO! Happy Halloween y’all! Since today is that spe-sho goulish time of the year, let’s kick it off with our list of Fave Five Halloween costumes. They don’t necessarily have to be ones you’ve worn (or will wear)… Let’s go with a list that may contain any of the following: hot ones from the opposite sex, funniest ones you’ve seen in the past, ones you think you’ll see this year, etc.

Check out my list and holla atcho boy with yours, mmmmmmkay!

  1. Night Nurse – there’s something about Halloween that brings the naughtiness out of errone eh? Haha!
  2. Dog and Beth – I know this was soooo last year, but they are such unique characters and so easy to “dress up” as yeah?
  3. Guy with trench coat hiding something special – I have a hilarious pic of myself and this guy at Oceans years ago, but we won’t go there!
  4. Pimp – big afro wig, track suit, gold chains, planny of bling, and you’re good to go!
  5. Sarah Palin – Haven’t seen this one yet, but I bet there will be some who try to pull this one off this year. People hot in the news is always fun to go out as!

Happy Halloween and Aloha Friday folks! Be safe and have a nice, fun weekend k? And don’t drink too much or you’re gonna look like the below! 😛 Shoots!

Pumpkin Puke


Survey Thursday – Who Are You Voting for?

October 30, 2008

* Who you goin vote for for President?

[What da heck is Survey Thursday?]

Now before you get all nuts, I do realize that politics is a touchy and personal subject for us all, so don’t feel obligated to voice your opinion here. I expect to either get very few responses or a record amount for WWE readers (which isn’t very much anyway! 😛 ).I was originally just going to post this amusing video a friend sent me (see link below) for today’s blog, but since it’s Survey Thursday, we might as well keep with tradition right? 🙂

“Obama’s Loss Traced To Ed Sugimoto”
(customized video)

Isn’t that video just the most hilarious thing ever? (The old lady cracked me up!) Amazing what technology can do nowadays… You can customize it yourself here.

And yes, I know it’s shmall kine propaganda aimed at getting us to vote for Obama, but the real reason why I posted this for you guys is the underlying message… Just Vote! At next week Tuesday’s General Election, don’t leave it to chance! Whoever you support, just vote, vote, VOTE!

This is Edward Sugimoto and I approve this message. 😛

Last Week’s Results (Favorite Newscaster)

  • Minna Sugimoto: 6 (DA WINNAH!)
  • Rob Demello: 4
  • Shawn Ching 3
  • Stephanie Lum: 2
  • Steve Uyehara: 2
  • Trini Kaopuiki: 2
  • Kanoa Leahey: 2
  • Malika Dudley: 2
  • Tanya Joaquin
  • Keahi Tucker
  • Jade Moon
  • Dick Allgire
  • Marisa Yamane
  • John Veneri
  • Robert Kekaula
  • Emily Chang
  • Kristine Uyeno


Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – October 29, 2008

October 29, 2008

Coconut Willy joins HNL2LAS and M in the multiple win column by correctly guessing Gina’s for last week’s photo. I’m still not too sure if this week’s one is too easy or too hard for you akamai buggahs, but I guess we’ll find out shortly eh? Post your guesses below a-ight?

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 29, 2008
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – October 29, 2008

Hint: TBA, if necessary…

Last Week’s Answer
Here’s the answer to last week’s photo: Gina’s Bar-B-Q!

Da “Where In Hawaii” Winnahz Circle!

Happy Hump Day Where In Hawaii Wednesday y’all. 🙂

P.S. You think the weather will hold up long enough so that my Phils can win this thang today? Wish Shane and da boys luck!

San Francisco Eats

October 28, 2008

Though the stay in Cali was not all that long, I was able to sneak in a few bites here and there. Here are some highlights yo:

I arrived the day of the wedding (congrats again Tommy and Margaret!), so there was really not much to do other than help with the last minute wedding errands. The soon-to-bes were nice enough to treat us to lunch (custom sandwiches) from a place called Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery. Though they do have numerous locations in California, Seattle and Chicago, we hit up the one closest to us at 3399 Bowers Ave in Santa Clara.

Sandwiches from Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
Sandwiches from Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery

The next meal was actually at the wedding, so I didn’t really have much time to snap photos. I was able to sneak a shot at the venue’s pupu platter, which was served to the wedding party before we marched out to the reception area.

Pupu Platter from Freedom Hall and Gardens
Pupu Platter from Freedom Hall and Gardens

The Freedom Hall and Gardens was the site of the picturesque wedding, and, according to their web site, the dish was called the “Pre Buffet ‘Butler-Style’ Passed Hors d’oeuvres” (see menu). Awesome work guys. It was all delish on our empty, Heineken-only filled stomachs. *grin*

The next day, we made our way out to San Fran. For lunch, we ate at Crab House at Pier 39. A bit on the costly side for what you get, but we were hungry and wanted to rest our bones.

Bowl of Crab Chowder from Crab House at Pier 39
Bowl of Crab Chowder from Crab House at Pier 39

The “chowdah” was pretty good but the crab on top was cold. Then, as usual, my eyes were bigger than my stomach, so I ordered the medium Sizzling Iron Skillet-Roasted Mussels and Shrimp platter (see menu – PDF).

Sizzling Iron Skillet-Roasted Mussels and Shrimp (Medium) at Crab House at Pier 39
Sizzling Iron Skillet-Roasted Mussels and Shrimp (Medium) at Crab House at Pier 39

That evening, after checking out the Golden Gate Bridge, we went roaming around Chinatown. I looked up reviews on my phone for good Chinese Restaurants nearby and thanks to the power of Yelp, we discovered R & G Lounge Restaurant (see menu – PDF).

House Combination Chow Mein, Prawns with Honey Walnut, and Roast Duck from R & G Lounge Restaurant
House Combination Chow Mein, Prawns with Honey Walnut, and Roast Duck from R & G Lounge Restaurant

The eats was good, but the company throughout the entire trip was even better…

Talk to me!
* Have you eaten at any of these places (Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery, Freedom Hall and Gardens, Crab House at Pier 39, R & G Lounge Restaurant)?
* How’d you like it?
* Other San Francisco (Tr)Eats you’d like to share?
* A co-worker recommends Crustacean’s. Ever been?
* Where can you get a good bowl of “chowdah” here in the 808?
* How about good sandwiches or Chinese food for that matter?

Cali Oddities

October 27, 2008

I’m baaaaack! Was good kine fun seeing my buddy Tommy get hitched to a wonderful girl in Margaret. Had a great time in Santa Clara and San Fran, but now it’s back to reality. *sigh*

Here are a few oddities (differences), I’ve noticed when traveling to Cali (or mainland for that matter). Now that I’ve finally got a place to write/vent about it, I am! 😛

  • The water sucks for drinking – Tastes like a pool (chlorine).
  • The water sucks for showering – Buggah stay hahd. Always feels like I’m slimy.
  • The ‘do gets flat – When I took off my hat (go Phillies!), the hair looked like someone ironed it to my head. (And you no can fluff um up!)  Haha!
  • My lips get dry – Chap Stick is a savoir!
  • Who does #2 work for? – kinda gross subjeck (sorry!), but I find that I gotta go #2 like CHOKE times! Ha-cum?

Talk to me!
* Add your oddities (or, what you like or dislike about the mainland) to da list below man!

P.S. Root my Phills luck in this afternoon’s game puhlease! 🙂 (FOX – Digital Channel 0003 or HD FOX – Channel 1003 @ 2PM)

Fave Five Friday – Vacation Destinations

October 24, 2008

Since I’m currently in Cali (for my boy’s wedding), I’ve queued this one up in advance to stick with that theme of travel. Check out my top five travel destinations and list yours below yo!

  1. Japan – the motherland… no question.
  2. Ski/Snowboarding resorts – anywhere, as long as get snow fo shred!
  3. Mainland – preferably west coast that has good culture and ono kine grinds!
  4. Kauai – my fave of all neighbor islands. Might change to B.I. soon though eh daveboi and dsosa? 🙂
  5. “Somewhere different” – I try to go to places errone hasn’t already been to. Makes life more adventurous!
  6. Vegas? – Contradicts the above, but I guess I wouldn’t be too “Hawaiian” if I didn’t mention this eh?

Post your Fave Five below a-ight? I’ll be sure to check in periodically from the altar! Haha!

Happy Aloha Friday y’all and have a nice weekend k? Shoots!

Survey Thursday – Favorite Newscaster?

October 23, 2008

* Who is your favorite local news person? (can be a newscaster or reporter on TV, radio, print, or online)

– I vote Minna Sugimoto! 🙂 Post your answer below, son!

[What da heck is Survey Thursday?]

Last Week’s Results (Favorite Local Food)

  • Poke: 9 (DA WINNAH!)
  • Hawaiian plate: 3
  • Spam musubi: 2
  • Loco Moco: 2
  • Korean BBQ plate: 2
  • Garlic Chicken from Mitsuken: 2
  • Meat Jun: 2
  • Saimin w/bbq stick
  • Zippy’s fried chicken
  • Zippy’s Zip Pac
  • Garlic chicken – from Sugoi’s
  • Butterfish
  • pipikaula
  • chicken long rice
  • Sweet Chili Chicken from Kakaako Kitchen
  • Cocoa Puffs from Liliha Bakery
  • Poi and Lau lau

P.S. Off to Cali for a friend’s wedding. Any suggestions for hotspots in the San Jose, Santa Clara or San Fran areas? Holla!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – October 22, 2008

October 22, 2008

OK, so your boy blew it last week by neglecting to notice (and Photoshop out) the obvious “Jurison’s” left on the plate. Either way, HNL2LAS was the big winner (again), making that her second in three weeks! Congrats HNL2LAS!

This week, I made sure to double (AND TRIPLE) check the plate to make sure there were no markings giving the answer away. Not going be so easy dis time!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 22, 2008
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – October 22, 2008

Hint: TBA, if necessary…
Talk to me: Post your guesses below yo!

Last Week’s Answer
Here’s the answer to last week’s photo: Jurison’s Inn at Waikele Shopping Center!

Da “Where In Hawaii” Winnahz Circle!

Happy Hump Day Where In Hawaii Wednesday y’all. 🙂

P.S. The sister is being honored by the Governor at Washington Place today. Please help me congratulate her!
P.P.S. The World Series starts today! Help me (and uncle jimmy) root on our beloved Phillies baby!
P.P.P.S. If there are any MMA fans still out there reading this blog, the UFC has announced their big end of year card (UFC 92). The monster card will have Forrest Griffin vs. Rashad Evans, Antonio Rodrigo (Minotauro) Nogueira vs. Frank Mir and Rampage Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva! Nuts!

EATS! – Homemade Acai

October 21, 2008

Since yesterday’s post regarding Bridal Showers received a whoppin’ 5 comments, I took that as your guys’ way of telling me that you’re getting sick of wedding talk awwready!

Point taken.

So let’s switch gears today to a yummy photo-filled post. Please be my friend and comment mmmkay? 😛

The lady and I have been experiencing quite a bit of Açai around town for the last few months (here and here), so we decided that we’d give “home cookin'” it a try. Why not right? Here’s how we did!

Big Bag o' Blueberries
Big Bag o’ Blueberries

Sizable Sack o' Strawberries
Sizable Sack o’ Strawberries

Frozen Açai pack from your local health food store
Frozen Açai packs from your local health food store

Jumbo Jug 'o Juice, Apple that is
Jumbo Jug ‘o Juice, Apple that is

Mix um all up!
Mix um all up!

Den scoop um into bowls
Den scoop um into bowls

Looks nekkid yet
Looks nekkid yet

Choose your desired type of granola, brah
Choose your desired type of granola, brah

...And honey, honey
…And honey, honey

Trow um all on top, den serve!
Trow um all on top, den serve!

She goes!

It wasn’t quite as yums as the professional hotspots, but hopefully, we’re on the right track.

Talk to me!
* Do you like to make stuffs at home that the pros sell outside? If so, what do you like to make?
* Do you make Açai at home too?
* Is this close to your Açai recipe? Too many strawberries?
* What other items did we forget? Soymilk? Ice? Bananas?
* What other topics would you like to see me write on? I’m looking to up my comment count yo.

Shooooots! Have a groovy Tuesday y’all!

Bridal Shower Mysteries

October 20, 2008

So the woman went to another bridal shower this past weekend and was super stoked to see her homies for a much needed female bonding sesh. She came back with a bevy of interesting gifts from her girls (thanks ladies!), which led me to wonder what the heck happens at these blessed events? And more importantly, why we boys don’t get such a thing like a “Groomy Shower”? *grin* Not that I’m jealous (ok, just a little), but don’t you women also get bachelorette parties? Where’s the love?

And then it hit me.

Guys aren’t capable of having “Groomy Showers” for several reasons. Listed are the ones I could think of. Maybe you can think of others and add them to the comment area below?

  • Guys are lazy.
  • Guys are poor planners.
  • Party planning is too much work anyway.
  • One favor and centerpiece from the wedding is enough (it’s too much work to make these for another party).
  • Guys don’t want to buy gifts.
  • Guys don’t want to buy cards (which I’m told is necessary even though you bought a gift).
  • Guys don’t know, nor care, that much about each other (nobody will win that “who knows the groom best” contest)
  • Buying prizes for contest/quiz winners is way too much work.
  • Guys don’t want to play dress up with toilet paper
  • Gag gifts from guys would be 10 times worse.
  • Guys can only get the pass for one party, and you know we’re saving that for the bachelor party!
  • Guys are selfish – A “Groomy Shower” is just for the Groom. A bachelor party is for errone! *grin*

So wot? Did I hit it right on the head? Share the reasons why you think groomy showers don’t/won’t ever happen. Or, if you’re of the female kind, please fill us in on what happens at these wedding showers. Also, don’t forget to share why you yourself enjoy bridal showers… Holla!