Archive for October, 2008

Fave Five Friday – Favorite Hawaii Eateries

October 17, 2008

I heard ya loud and clear yesterday. It’s shmall kine hard to pick just one favorite Hawaii food/product. And yeah, I could’ve been lazy and simply carried over the same question to today’s fave five, but you WWE readers deserve more than that! It’s TGIF after all. We needsta have our fun right!? Woo hoo! So instead of listing your Fave Five Hawaii foods (you can do that too if you like), let’s stay on the same theme of food and put the call out for your favorite Hawaii restaurants/eateries/hole-in-the-walls, etc.!

Hurr’s mine. Holla!

  1. Tokkuri-Tei – Holy cow! Da bomb! That’s all you need to know!
  2. Tenkaippin – Authentic, Japanese style rahmen with a super thick soup base (Kotteri rahmen).
  3. Shige’s Saimin Stand – Da bes’ local style saimin in the State. Sorry Hamura lovers!
  4. Jewel or Juice – A recent addition to my list of faves. They have the best Acai Bowls in the State!
  5. I’m leaving this one blank ’cause I know I’m missing one… I’ll wait to see what you guys come up with and update with mine latahz.

My Fave Five Hawaii foods for good measure!

  1. Poke – anykine, anyplace, anytime!
  2. Peanut Butter filled Mochi – from Home Maid Bakery in Maui
  3. Loco Moco – da bes’ to start your day during breakfast.
  4. Saimin – preferably from Shige’s
  5. Again, I’m leaving this one blank ’cause I know I’m missing somethin’.

P.S. I’m on vacay again today (yes, again), but be sure to keep postin’ even though it may look like you nevah. Hopefully, someone at the Advertiser can help me “release” the comments in the queue until I can get back to a computer. Happy Friday y’all and have a nice weekend k? Shoots!

Survey Thursday – Favorite Local Food?

October 16, 2008

This week’s question is inspired by the recent news on local boy Shane Victorino proclaiming SPAM musubi as his favorite food in the world.

* What is your favorite local food item/dish?

– I vote poke yo! This is a local thang right? 😛 Post your answer below, man!

[What da heck is Survey Thursday?]

Last Week’s Results (Favorite Neighbor Island)

  • Big Island: 6 (DA WINNAH!)
  • Oahu: 4
  • Maui: 4
  • Kauai: 3
  • Las Vegas: 3
  • Lanai: 1
  • Akebono: 1 (frankie being frankie 😛 )
  • “the one in my kitchen”: 1 (thanks wisegal leerah!)

P.S. How ’bout my Phillies yo!!!??? World Series bound baby!!!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – October 15, 2008

October 15, 2008

Since we had yet another 1st guess winnah last week (congrats jr.!), I’m gonna flip the script and make things a bit more challenging for y’all. We’re gonna try food on for size this week yo. Oh yeah, don’t be scurred. We’ll start with (I think) an easy one. Post your guess below a-ight?

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 15, 2008
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – October 15, 2008

Hint: TBA, if necessary…

Last Week’s Answer
Here’s the answer to last week’s photo:

Where In Hawaii Is Edward Sugimoto - October 8, 2008: Makapu`u Lighthouse Trail
Where In Hawaii Is Edward Sugimoto – October 8, 2008: Makapu`u Lighthouse Trail

Da “Where In Hawaii” Winnahz Circle!

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

P.S. Don’t forget to check out this afternoon’s Road Runner Interactive Webinar!
Brian Ishikawa’s Internet Fraud – Advance Fee Schemes and How to Protect Yourself

The Sharing of Marriage

October 14, 2008

Here’s another funny one from the forwarded email collection:

The Sharing of Marriage…

An old man placed an order for one hamburger, French fries and a drink.

He unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half, placing one half in front of his wife. 

He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife. 

He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them. As he began to eat his few bites of hamburger, the people around them were looking over and whispering.

Obviously they were thinking, ‘That poor old couple – all they can afford is one meal for the two of them.’

As the man began to eat his fries a young man came to the table and politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man said, they were just fine – they were used to sharing everything.

People closer to the table noticed the little old lady hadn’t eaten a bite. She sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink.

Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy another meal for them. This time the old woman said ‘No, thank you, we are used to sharing everything.’

Finally, as the old man finished and was wiping his face neatly with the napkin, the young man again came over to the little old lady who had yet to eat a single bite of food and asked ‘What is it you are waiting for?’

She answered

(Continue below…)

(*pausing for you to catch on*)…

Hahaha! Wasn’t that a good one? I bet ya thought it was going to be a touching, sentimental ending. Did ya have tears in your eyes there for a while? So sorry!

Talk to me!
* What do you and wifey/hubby/bf/gf like to do together/share?
* Does it gross others out as well? 😛

If ya wanna see your Hawaii or wedding related jokes up in hurr, feel free to send um on ova.

P.S. What’s up with this rain yeah? Drive carefully errbody!

How Was Your Weekend Yo?

October 13, 2008

I’m on vacation today, but have magically queued up this post to go up automatically for me while I’m still asleep. Smahtcheah?

In my continuing effort to get us WWE readers to bond with each other, how about we post how our weekend went below? Give as little or as much detail as you like. Da rest of us can comment about it and start a dialog with each other. Funyeah?

I’ll go first.

Playing Nostradamus, I’ll try to guess how my weekend activities went! LOL!

  • Met with a potentially new accountant on Friday. With all the changes happening in my life these days, I don’t think the 1040EZ will cut it anymore. Ha!
  • Engagement photos were fun! They came out really nice! Haha!
  • The meeting with another possible minister went well. He was nice.
  • Made the return to jiu jitsu with the boys. Went 50% cause of my not-so-guaranz-yet jaw. Hope to get back full force again in 2009.
  • Went out with bruddah Dave folks to celebrate his going away party (to Hilo). Gonna miss dat boy.
  • Saw the gang at our combination Bridal/Groom shower. It was so nice to see errbody again!

I’m interested myself to see how close this will actually be. Haha!

K, man. Your turn yo! Share, share!

Fave Five Friday – Why It’s Good to Be a Woman

October 10, 2008

As promised, I am practicing gender equity and doing a follow up to last week’s Fave Five list – Why It’s Good to Be a Man. This one’s for you ladies out there. Chime in as you see fit a-ight?

  1. You are (usually) clean! – Your bathrooms are a thing of beauty. You can almost eat off your toilet seats! LOL!
  2. You can get out of speeding tickets – IJust bat your eyelashes and make a pouty face and the copper is putty in your hands. 😛
  3. You usually live longer – You get all the insurance $$$, can spend more time with friends, etc.
  4. You don’t have to wear a cup – The sensitive zone for men is downstairs. One slip and we’re done son!
  5. Everything is free – Cover charge and drinks at the clubs, handbags, physical labor, etc…. Y’all got it from us male slaves for free fitty free. 😛

Of course, these are coming from my point of view so feel free to set me straight in the comment area below. And fellas, free to add more as well.

P.S. I’m on vacay today (through Tuesday) so I may not be able to get to a computer to discuss with you guys ’til latahz. (I’m all verklempt) Please, talk amongst yourselves… 😛 Have a nice looooong weekend y’all!

Survey Thursday – Favorite Neighbor Island?

October 9, 2008

OK, I’m introducing another silly game here on WWE that will hopefully get us a talkin’ even more (we need more bonding time anyway right? 😛 ). It’s called “Survey Thursday” and I will basically pose a simple question and you will post your short, but sweet answer below.

This will hopefully get the following groups of people more involved:

* Those who don’t like to read.
* Those who don’t like to write.


Easy enough yeah? Let’s give it a spin and see if this gives us that quality bonding we’re looking for. 🙂

Survey Thursday
Which is your favorite Neighbor Island?
(mine, just FYI is Kauai.)

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – October 8, 2008

October 8, 2008

HNL2LAS tied snow‘s world record by being the very first guess, and, with the correct answer of Dole Plantation last week. Das it awwwready! I goin’ make um hahd! Let’s see if you geniuses can figgah dis one out! 😉

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - October 8, 2008
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – October 8, 2008

Hint: TBA, if necessary…
Talk to me!: Post your guesses below! First one gets on da “WIHIES VIP list”! 😛

Last Week’s Answer
Here’s the answer to last week’s photo:

Where In Hawaii Is Edward Sugimoto - October 1, 2008: Dole Plantation
Where In Hawaii Is Edward Sugimoto – October 1, 2008: Dole Plantation

Da “Where In Hawaii” Winnahz Circle!

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

Needles and I Just Don’t Get Along

October 7, 2008

So last week Thursday I got my flu shot. With the big dance and honeymoon quickly approaching, I was mandated by the woman to get one so I wouldn’t get sick during critical times. I don’t normally believe in flu shots (my manly toughness is defense enough! 😛 ), but logically, I guess it makes sense to play it safe.

Getting  poked by a needle for the second time in a few months, made me remember (and giggle a bit) about the last encounter, and I thought I’d share…

Several months ago, the blood bank peeps came to our office for donations. I’ve never given before because, well, look at this blog title! Haha! This time, I told myself to stop being selfish and man up and just geev um! My blood will save three lives for Pete’s sake! So I did…

I don’t think it’s that I’m afraid of needles. Please, what real man is? 😛 I just don’t like the idea of volunteering to have sharp things pierce my temple body. No ear/nose/lip/tongue/belly rings, no acupuncture, and no tattoos for yo boy! I’ve always been concerned about hygiene as well. Needles and blood is something you just don’t mess with, naw-mean!?

Getting back to the story… I filled out the necessary paperwork and proceeded to go into a small room to get interviewed by one of the nurses. It was supposed to be a serious moment, but I couldn’t help but snicker at some of her questions.

“Have you ever had sex with another man?”
– *shocked snicker* “No!”

“Have you ever been paid for sex?”
– *louder snicker* (*thinking in head* “I wish”) “No.”

She didn’t flinch. Guess she’s heard this laughter from others before me.

Then it was off to get poked.

They put me on this cold, hospital-like mini bed. Uncomfortable as it was, I knew it was for a good cause so I just sat there with a goofy smile.

My veins are large and in charge so finding the lifeline is not an issue. They cleaned my arm with alcohol and proceeded to jab that ICEE straw sized needle in my jugular. OK, maybe it wasn’t ICEE straw sized, but it was definitely Capri Sun straw sized, son!

My curiosity got the best of me and I made the critical mistake of watching them insert that thang into my poor, defenseless arm. Usually, when I get shots or have blood drawn, I look at everything except my arm. The ground, the fluorescent lights above, the nurse. Anything. There’s just something psychological about seeing dat buggah go in, yeah?

So as the Capri Sun straw continued to suck the life from me, I sat there and wondered how much longer it was going to be. The world started spinning and everything became blurry, while my body started to sweat profusely. I got pissed off at myself for being such a pansy so I mentally challenged myself to stick it out like a man.

The nurse, who probably noticed me trying to focus in asked if I was ok. After one gulp, I said “Yup!”

Finally, things started to clear up and the now cold sweat on my back actually felt good. Haha! I “came back to” so to speak and was perfectly fine. The mental challenge worked! Oh yeah! Too bad, we were only half way through the bag! D’oh!

After what seemed like hours, that 20 gallon bag was finally full of my red river and we were done.

The other nurse came by and asked if I was ok (I guess the color wasn’t back in my face yet). I said “Yeah, but earlier, was kinda iffy. Heh!”

She said “You’re such a guy!” I took it as a compliment and said “Thanks!” 😛

There was no way I was losing to a stupid tube. The competition was on, and I won yo! Wassup!?

(If there ever is a) Next time, I will make sure that I eat breakfast AND lunch before going in. And I probably shouldn’t watch them jab it in me. I will also wear a short sleeve shirt (less sweat) and mentally prepare hours beforehand (this was a spontaneous visit). Sticking to that strategy should give me the best odds!

C’mon! I can’t be the only wussy out there when it comes to needles. Somebody please empathize with me! Hahaha! Shoots!

Talk to me!
* Do you like needles or despise them?
* What is your secret/ritual when getting poked? Do you watch them put it in?
* Do you get the flu shot regularly?
* Do you believe flu shots work?
* Are you a regular blood giver? Why or why not?

Bachelor Party Number 1 In Da Books!

October 6, 2008

On Friday night, the co-workers took me out for bachelor party number 1 (much love to Phat D for coordinating and the rest of the gang for helping to celebrate!). It was an interesting night to say the least, but we don’t have to go into much detail here right? Hehe!

Part of me was happy that so many co-workers took time out of their busy schedules to help me celebrate, but another part of me believes that I was just a small part of the equation. Perhaps an excuse to get outta the house for some long overdue debauchery? LOL! Either way, I was appreciative and had fun.

The one thing I took away from it was a feeling of everything becoming so real. As a wingman participant, your main focus is to make sure that the bachelor is having a ball. No thoughts, no pressure. Just have fun. When you’re actually the guest of honor, the perspective is so different.

Somebody once told me that it only starts to feel “real” when you send out your invitation cards. I think, at least for boys, it’s actually the bachelor party. Things are getting so close and once you’re hitched, that’s it. You’re done, son!

Thankfully, I’ve got several more parties to temporarily take my mind off of that “real” feeling. 😛

Talk to me!
* How was your/your friend’s bachelor party? What did you guys do?
* Didn’t it feel sooooooo “real” or was that just me?
* Do you go to others’ bachelor parties for yourself or the guest of honor? 😛
* How about you ladies? How was your/your friend’s bachelorette party? What did you girls do?
* Are you cool with your man going to bachelor parties?