Survey Thursday: Favorite Teacher

K homeys, we’re back on the reminiscing tip this week. Y’all ready for this?

Last week we got CHOKE feedback about some of our favorite, now-out-of-business, businesses. This week, we’ll pay homage to those who sharpened our minds and molded our futures. Das right’chall, it’s time to give mad props to our favorite teacher(s) of yesteryear! I know ya got um! Here’s your chance to send some love to them! So, without further ado…

Growing up, who was your favorite teacher and why? 

I have two. Mrs. Carol Teruya at Wilson Elementary and Ms. Lori Sugimura at Kaiser High.

My memory’s a bit foggy for the elementary school daze, but I do remember that Mrs. Teruya was super nice and sweet and took a liking to me for some reason. I think she had a hand in sending me to A.T. (Academically Talented) classes as well. Big ups to Mrs. Teruya.

Ms. Sugimura was my Japanese language teacher as well as my sensei when I was her T.A. She was a super laid-back and an in-tune-with-the-students kinda teacher. She was on the younger side so she could relate to us a lot better, which made for a fun class. I think she took a liking to me as well. Probably didn’t hurt that I spoke Japanee. 😛 Shout out to Ms. Sugimura.

K, your turn yo! Who be your fave teech and why?


Results from last week (Old School Joints)

  • 5-7-9
  • 3-Coins Restaurant -Wahiawa where Zippy’s is now.
  • 9th ave bakery
  • A&W restaurants?
  • Aaron’s
  • Ala Wai Canal rental boats
  • Alex’s Drive Inn, Kapahulu
  • All the bowling alleys that got shut down…
  • All the Drive Ins
  • All the sugar cane fields that originally existed from Waikele to Kunia, into Kapolei and Ewa
  • Aloha Airlines/Mahalo/Discovery/Mid Pacific
  • Andrew’s
  • Andy’s (Same guy)
  • Any trustworthy manapua truck
  • Arakawa’s
  • Atlantis
  • Beacon Restaurant
  • Bear In Mind (small, small shop – i think it was where the viking/sub zero showroom is now)
  • Bea’s Drive inn (where Donald Duck was)
  • BeeHive drive in – Wahiawa
  • Ben Franklin (Kaimuki)
  • Ben Ono’s Texaco (pearl city – that was my hs job)
  • Big Way
  • Black Angus
  • Black Orchid
  • Blimpie’s
  • Blue Zebra
  • Bobby McGee’s
  • Boy London
  • Brew Moon
  • Bubble Gum
  • Bullwinkle’s
  • Cane Fields…and not fo suck face and make mufflah burns
  • Canlis
  • Capt’s Galley
  • Carnival Carnival
  • Castagnola
  • Castle Park
  • Catch of the Day Sushi
  • C’est Ci Bon
  • Chaco’s
  • Charlie’s Bar and Grill – Kea’au
  • Che Michele
  • Cheapo (the generic Jelly’s)
  • Chi Chi’s
  • Chicken Alice
  • Chico’s Pizza
  • Chuck Wagon
  • Chuck’s Manoa/Shipley’s Ale House
  • Chun Hoon supermarket
  • Chunky’s drive inn
  • Church’s fried chicken
  • Cilly’s and The Sting.
  • Cinerama Theater
  • Civic Auditorium – Wrassling! Handsome Johnny Barand (sic?), Ripper Collins,
  • Clic Photo Kiosks
  • Cobra Skateboards, that whole building is gone!
  • Coco’s
  • Coda
  • Coin Power
  • Compadres
  • CompUSA
  • Consumer Tire Warehouse – the one at Pearlridge is that furniture store now by Borders.
  • Contempo Casuals
  • Coral Reef Restaurant (Ala Moana)
  • Coronet – Waipahu and Makaha
  • Country Lanes in Waipahu
  • Curious Porpoise
  • da skate rink in waiau
  • Daie pearlridge
  • Dairy Queen in Wahiawa
  • Dairyman’s
  • dat saimin stand in pearl city that turned into a car lot
  • dat theater in town dat play kung fu movies
  • Delite soda
  • Dennys Pearlridge used to be something else before, does anyone remember?
  • Ditto’s (all UHers had to go there before)
  • Donald Duck drive inn
  • dunkin donuts
  • Eagle Hardware – now Lowes
  • Ebesu Catering and Delicatesen
  • Elena’s…yes, back to waipahu
  • Elephant and Castle in Waimalu
  • Emilio’s Pizza
  • Emjays
  • Ewa Shopping Basket
  • Famous Amos cookie stands
  • Farm Fair at McKinley HS
  • Farrell’s Restaurants
  • Fast stop
  • Fiasco’s (Hilo)
  • Flamingo’s
  • Food 4 Less
  • Foremost – between Gaspro and OCCC on Dillingham Blvd.
  • Foxmoor
  • Francis Camera Shop–Ala Moana
  • Frankie’s Market
  • Game World/Mitsukoshi
  • Gecko Moon
  • GEMs
  • Gibson’s
  • Giving Tree
  • Goodie Corner-Temple Valley Shopping Center
  • Grace’s in McCully
  • Granny Goose warehouse, right off Moanalua freeway where the coffin place is now
  • Great Outdoors bike shop near Cutter Ford Aiea.
  • GTE Hawaiian Tel phone mart in Pearlridge, next to Sears.
  • H Saimin Stand
  • Hamada Okazuya in Waipahu
  • hanauma bay where you can go see toilet bowl
  • Haouli clothing store at Pearl City by Longs
  • harpos pizza
  • Hartfields
  • Hawaii Stars Studios
  • Heavy Metal Barbell Co. – westridge
  • Helen’s Chinese Food on Kapahulu
  • Hickory Farms in Pearlridge phase II by the Hobby Company.
  • Hoffman’s video
  • Holiday Mart (I don’t care if it’s Don Quijote, it’s HOLIDAY MART)
  • Honcell
  • Honolulu Federal Savings and Loan
  • Honolulu Stadium? Hawaii Islanders baseball.
  • Honouliuli Shokai Store
  • Honsport – I bought my in line skates there!
  • HOPACO–Ala Moana
  • Horatio’s
  • House of Music
  • huli huli chicken fundraisers
  • Ice Garden at Gibson’s Mapunapuna
  • Il Fresco/El Crab Catcher (where Red Lobster is now)
  • Infinity
  • Island infusion (Hilo)
  • JB’s
  • JC Penny’s
  • Jelly’s
  • Jet Raceway slotcars (Kaimuki Ciyt Mill)
  • Jewelco
  • JJ’s Diner
  • Jolly Rogers drive inn (after Mynah Bird drive inn and now Kahala Zippys)
  • Jumbo’s
  • JW
  • Kailua Drive in-theater
  • Kaimuki Cue
  • Kaiser Hospital when it was in the Hawaii Prince Hotel location
  • Kalihi Bowl
  • Kam Bowl/Kalihi Bowl/Bowl a Drome/Waialae Bowl
  • Kam Drive in-theater
  • Kamaaina Coffee Shop (I think that’s what it was called, the one outside the Kahala Mall Woolworth)
  • Kapiolani Bakery
  • Kapiolani Bar and Grill
  • KC Drive In
  • Keiki Land (Ala Moana)
  • Kelly’s Coffee Shop
  • Kengo’s
  • Kenny’s Burger House
  • Kimuraya Bakery
  • King Sporting Goods
  • King Theater
  • Kings Bakery/Coffee Shop
  • Kings Garden (10th Ave)
  • Kinney shoes
  • Klum Gym?
  • Komokata
  • Kramer’s
  • Kress
  • Kuhio Grill
  • Kuroda Chevron in Aiea
  • Kwong On
  • Leeds
  • Liberty House
  • Liberty Theater – kung fu movies
  • Lippy Espinda’s used cars
  • Lynn’s Deli-
  • Lyn’s Delicatessen/Little Sicily Pizza
  • magic island when neva look and smell like one toilet bowl
  • Magoo’s (The one from da van not too good)
  • Manoa Chop Suey
  • Manoa Grill
  • Marina theatres
  • Maroney’s Pizza in Wahiawa
  • Marsh Company used to be on Dillingham by Sizzler.
  • Marujyu when they was a super market.
  • Masa’s
  • Masa’s Kitchen (across cafe sistina)
  • Masquerade
  • mc donalds when still had da playground by lex brodies
  • McCully Chop Suey
  • McInerney
  • Ming’s Palace (King Street)
  • Moa Moa Tei on Kalakaua near Rock-Za
  • Moose Mcgillycuddy’s
  • Mr. Sub
  • Mynah Bird drive inn (Kahala zippys)
  • NEX Toyland used to be in the Waimano Home Road navy warehouses where Pearl City Wendy’s is now.
  • Nicholas Nicklas – top of Ala Moana Hotel
  • Nick’s Fishmarket
  • Nippon Theater
  • Oaktree
  • Oasis
  • O’Keefe and Sons (Hilo)
  • original chuckecheese was huge!
  • O’taheite
  • P&P supermarket (Kaimuki City Mill)
  • Pager one
  • Palace and Mamo theatres
  • Palomino
  • Palowai drive inn – Waialae McDonald
  • Parker’s Books
  • Pay N Save
  • Pearl City Tavern (bonus points for the spider monkey display)
  • PENGUINS at Pearlridge phase I
  • perridge “phase one and two” now referred to as uptown
  • perridge drive in theaters fo suck face
  • perridge four plex
  • Pink Cadillac
  • Pioneer chicken
  • Pioneer Federal
  • Pizza Bob’s
  • Player’s
  • Playwell
  • Primo Brewery in Pearl City where Best Buy is now.
  • Primo Gardens (waimalu)
  • Punani’s
  • quarry parking
  • Rainbow Rollerland
  • Ranch House
  • Reuben’s
  • Rexall
  • Ritz – they used to be in ala mo and pearlridge.
  • Round house
  • Row Bar
  • Royal Sunset Drive in-theater
  • Royal Theater
  • Rudy’s flowers
  • Runway 7
  • Salerno
  • San Francisco Rag Shop
  • sato’s shave ice
  • Scoozee’s
  • Scotty’s drive inn (Keeaumoku)
  • Security Diamonds
  • Shakey’s pizza
  • Shan’s Bakery in Wahiawa
  • Showbiz
  • Skateland
  • Skyslide
  • Slices Pizza on Kapahulu
  • south seas restaurant, kelly’s bakery and tops
  • Spats
  • Speedy’s
  • Spindrifters (Kahala Mall)
  • Spud’s Laundry
  • Stadium Bowl o Drome
  • Stecks?
  • strawberry fields (S. King st)
  • Studabaker’s
  • Suehiro’s
  • Super Slide
  • Suzuki Japanese Restaurant
  • Sweet thoughts bakery (manoa)
  • Sweethearts Lei Stand
  • Taco Hut
  • Tahitian Lanai (my friend used to work there).
  • Tanoue’s Saimin
  • Ted’s Drive In – Moiliili
  • Tempo Music/JR’s Music Shop
  • TGI Fridays
  • the “old” oceans
  • The Bistro at Century Center
  • The Body Shop
  • The Dog House
  • The Huge McDonald Land playground in Waipahu!
  • The Meat Market
  • The Moana and The Surfrider Hotels..
  • The Point After
  • the pump – liquor store at pearlridge by Anna Millers.
  • The Red Vest
  • The Ritz
  • the saimin stand on the corner of waipahu st and depot rd
  • The Trampoline place next to Rainbow Rollerland.
  • The Waikikian and Tahitian Lanai
  • The Wave Waikiki
  • Thick n Juicy Pizza in waimalu
  • Thom McCann
  • Thrifty Drug Store
  • Tic Toc Drive In
  • Timber Town
  • Tower Records
  • Toy Land
  • Toyo Theater – samurai movies (Zatoichi, Lone Wolf, ….)
  • Toyo’s Superette!
  • Us is Nuts
  • Varsity Theatre
  • Vball Hawaii – ward warehouse
  • Victoria Station
  • Vis A Vis
  • Wahiawa Theater
  • Waialae Drive Inn Theater
  • Waialae Driving Range
  • Waikiki 1 & 2 theaters
  • Waikiki theater #3 with the fake coconut trees inside.
  • Walden Books
  • Wigwam, Dillingham
  • Wiki Wiki Burger – Market City
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria
  • Wong’s Saimin and Okazuya (Ala Moana)
  • Woolworth’s
  • World Cafe
  • Yong Sing (Downtown)
  • yumyum tree

WHEW!!!!!!!!!

Happy Survey Thursday… Woo Hoo it’s almost TGI(F)F!

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