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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – May 20, 2009

May 20, 2009

A-ightch’all! I know it’s Where In Hawaii Wednesday, but we gotsta dish American Idol right quick. What did you think of last night’s performance? Who did you think did better? How did you have your round by round scoring? Who do you think will take it all? Who do you WANT to take it all?

Overall, I thought it was a so-so show. I anticipated Adam Lambert to have that “moment”, but he really didn’t. Kris Allen’s first two songs were pretty smoove, but his 3rd one left something to be desired. Actually, I think both of their 3rd songs were let downs. There were moments in Adam’s performances when I started growing tired of it (his style). Still trying to figgah out who will sell more records, and my vote is still with Allison Iraheta. 😛

Now… on to tha bidness at hand… Where In Hawaii yo!

Last week’s pic was supposed to be a hard one, but yet again, you buggahs never cease to amaze me. Syxx was just the second person to chime in, and, low and behold, got it. What the!?!? I’m hoping that this week’s one will pose a slight problem for at least the first 3 of you, 😛 but if I were a guessin’ man, I’d bet that it’s gonna be another easy one. We shall see…

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 20, 2009
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – May 20, 2009

Hint: TBD


Da “Where In Hawaii” Winnahz Circle!

Talk to me!
* Your A.I. pick?
* NBA Draft talk?
* LA Clippers’ talk?
* Blake Griffin talk?
* Lakers vs. Nuggets talk?
* Your picks for UFC 98?
* DWTS/Shawn Johnson talk?

P.S. Gooooooooooo Orlando! 8)

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

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – May 13, 2009

May 13, 2009

I’m not gonna lie y’all. I think this week’s one is gonna be a bit of a challenge… Even for you Hawaii experts. Put on your thinkin’ caps and get ready to learn, son! Ah, at least the hint this week will actually be a usable for once. Oh yeah, congrats to bruddah Marvo for correctly guessing last week’s location!

A-ight, enough with the chit chat…

Y’all ready for this!? (*cue music and picture the scene from “Bring It On”* 😛 )

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - May 13, 2009
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – May 13, 2009

Hint: It’s (surprisingly) part of a national chain, and located somewhere on King or South King Street. *grin* 


Da “Where In Hawaii” Winnahz Circle!

Talk to me!
* We’re down to three. Who’s getting the boot this week in A.I.?
* Lost Season Finale talk?
* NBA Playoff talk?
* Your picks for Evans vs. Machida next weekend?

Ed’s pick for Catchy-Tune-of-the-moment: Flo Rida’s “Sugar

P.S. Curse you Bahston!

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

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009

Supah big mahalos to all of you for your kind words on yesterday’s bloggy blog and for telling me that WIH was one of your favorite blogs. To show my appreciation, I will special post your favorite Where In Hawaii blog on this non-Wednesday. Oh, it’s Wednesday? Oops. At least the thought was there right? 😉

Last weekgetITon got the place correct, but the dish incorrect. But since this is WHERE in Hawaii (and not WHAT in Hawaii like NeedaHobby suggested) (let’s)getITon is da big winnah! Congrats yo!!

If any of you know anything about me, this one will probably be pretty easy, as I go here often. That’s all I’m-a-gonna say. Ack, I said too much. Go!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - April 29, 2009
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 29, 2009

Hint: Burgers? Really? Hmm…


 

Da “Where In Hawaii” Winnahz Circle!

Talk to me!
* Whose getting peaced out this week for American Idol?
* Tuesday Dancing With the Stars dish?
* Tuesday Biggest Loser dish?
* Tuesday earthquake rainstorm in B.I.? Hope you guys are ok!
* Excited for X-Men Origins: Wolverine this week?

MMA Dish (some of you mentioned an interest in MMA so I’m putting a feeler out there. 😛 )
* Anyone heard of this Fedor vs. Shinya Aoki matchup? Can’t find it anywhere on TV. Not even HDNet. Are they airing it? I know it’s interesting for the fans, but isn’t this just a lose-lose situation for Fedor?
* Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin has been booked for the UFC 101 card. Picks? Thoughts on Silva’s last performance?
* Thoughts on Michael Bisping’s cocky attitude on this season of TUF?
* Thoughts on Tom Atencio’s (Affliction’s President) upcoming MMA fight?
* Predictions for Evans vs. Machida? Brown vs. Faber 2? Nate Diaz vs. Scott Smith? Overeem vs. Brett Rogers?
* Interested in seeing the new movie Fighting?

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

Survey Thursday – Do You Facebook?

April 23, 2009

* Do you Facebook? If not where do you call (social networking) “home”?

Lately, the old older peeps here at work have been asking me about this strange new thing called “Facebook.” As the resident “Web Expert” I guess I’m the go to guy for these types of questions and boy, have they been a-comin’! First I smirk (at how late they are to the party) and then I proceed to explain to these newbies what it’s all about. How you use it, why people use it, privacy concerns, etc. The look on their face is priceless. It’s the same as that of someone who just watched TV in color for the first time. (at least I think that’s what they looked like. 😛 )

Facebook, at least to me, is where it’s at. There are so many features to control privacy, friends, microblogging/notifications (ala Twitter), and, as evident by the interest from the old older peeps here at work, it’s catching wind. I’ve gotten back in touch from old friends from yesteryear that I haven’t spoken to in years, and all the company and corporate peers are there as well! There are so many more relevant people up in thurr than say a MySpace. If I had to compare the two, I’d tell someone that MySpace is more for kids and ‘tweens and Facebook is more for adults. (No, not that kind of “adult” you perv. 😉 )

There is a downside though. With so many of your professional contacts up in the heezy, you really have to watch what you say and post. It’s not like I have anything to hide really, but posting that drunken party pic from the weekend (I don’t do this – just an example) is probably not something for your boss’ eyes. I’ve heard of stories of those kinda things coming back to haunt employees, and that doesn’t really surprise me.

How did we get to this point? I remember the good ol’ days when these social networking type sites were strictly for us “young” peeps? Let’s turn back the clock a bit shall we… Remember these?

Chat/Talk on UH’s Unix system –> HCU –> Asian Avenue –> IM/Messenger type services (AIM/Windows Live/Yahoo!/Google Talk) –> Friendster –> LinkedIn –> MySpace –> Facebook

Oh YEAH! I bet ya forgot about some of those gems eh? Ha!

And that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what other sites are out there (Yelp, Flickr, TwitterBebo, Hi5, YouTube, and yes, we even have one on AroundHawaii.com).

Is there something after Facebook? Probably, but for now, this is where the party’s at yo. Holla if ya hear me! 😉

Talk to me!
* Do you Yahoo! Facebook?
* If so, how many friends ya got?
* Do you add anyone or just the people you know IRL?
* Are your bosses or company’s executives on there too?
* What’s your favorite part about Facebook?
* Your least favorite?
* What other social networking sites do you frequent?
* If you’ve never joined Facebook or any other social networking site, why or why not?

Possible Hijacking Topics 😛
* American Idol dish
* Hell’s Kitchen dish
* The Office dish
* Survivor: Tocantins dish
* CSI dish
* Grey’s Anatomy dish
* Harper’s Island dish
* Southland dish
* Dancing With the Stars dish
* The Biggest Loser dish
* Lost dish
* NBA Playoff runs
* etc.

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

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 22, 2009

April 22, 2009

Kage‘s peepers were the sharpest last week with the very specific “Corner of Kapiolani and McCully. Its that small park across the 7-11” guess! Please help me congratulate Kags.

Even though this week’s photo is on super-duper zoom, I got no words (again) for you. 8) You and I both know it’s gonna be another easy one right? 😛

Go getum!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - April 22, 2009
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – April 22, 2009

Hint: C’mon!


Da “Where In Hawaii” Winnahz Circle!

Talk to me!
* Which two are getting “GONGED” this week for American Idol? (shout out to Syxx! 😉 )
* Another Tuesday earthquake in B.I.? Hope you guys are ok!
* Less than a week to go until WWE turns 1! Woo hoo!

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

Holding Hands

April 21, 2009

Recently, a friend of mine broke the awkward barrier and held hands with a mutual friend, and it made me think back to that first hand holding moment. The uneasiness right before, the feeling of nervousness during, and the “what the heck were we waiting for?” sensation from there going forward.

Boys and girls are odd creatures, and we’re all at fault. We play the game of: I’m not interested, ok maybe a little, but not too much, but maybe I should show a bit more. It’s a back and forth chess match until, finally, one side says “screw this, I’m going in for the kill!” And more than likely, it’s the boy that has to take action ain’t it?

Why is that?

My theory is that you women don’t want to come off as “easy” or the aggressor. True?

And what’s up with the chicken boys who never make the moves? I still blame it on the girl. That’s right! They don’t drop da hints enough or give the right signs for us tigers to be able to pounce. LOL!

And then there’s the opposite side of the spectrum. The flirty broads or the playa-wannabe donkeys who hold hands with just about anyone and everyone they can get their grubby paws on. They don’t even wait for da signs and just chanceum! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Not even sure which is worse. :

So what’s the moral of the story?

Shy ladies (hAAaaaaay!), if you want us boys to hold your hands, hollla.
Shy fellas (ho ho!), if you want to hold a girl’s hand, wait for a sign and just do it.
Flirty broads and playa-wannabes, no comment.

To my friends, who are the subject of this blog, I hope you’re not reading this and if you are, peace on earth, and good will to all. 😛

Talk to me!
* Did this blog make any sense whatsoever? Ahahaha!
* How was your first hand holding experience? And second? And third? And fourth? 😉
* If you are a girl, do you wait for the guy to make the first move? Even if you REALLY like him?
* What kind of hints do you send to show him you’re interested?
* If you’re a guy, at what point do you make a move? Is it a feeling you have or do you need to see some signs first?
* How do you show that you’re interested in her?
* Susan Boyle who? Check out the newest Britain’s Got Talent sensation: 12 year old Shaheen Jafargholi!

Never Judge a Book By Its Cover

April 14, 2009

Here’s what’s hot on the web right now: a shocking video of Susan Boyle and her Britain’s Got Talent performance. Props to kuya.d for the link.

OK, no more words. Just watch the video and I’ll meetcha at the bottom.


If the volume is too low, click here for the official version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY) (I know, I know, it wouldn’t let me embed the official version)

What’d you think? Pretty touching eh? If I weren’t such a robot, I probably would’ve shed a tear or two. 😉

Talk to me!
* What did you think?
* Did you cry?
* Did it teach you the valuable “Never Judge a Book By Its Cover” life lesson? 8)
* Have you ever judged a book by its cover and got surprised in your own life?
* When people judge you before really knowing you, are you motivated to prove them wrong?

In the news
* Longtime Phillies announcer Harry Kalas dies at 73 (as first reported yesterday by MakiSushi)
* Mel Gibson’s Wife Files for Divorce
* Phil Spector found guilty of 2nd-degree murder
* Former pitcher Mark ‘the Bird’ Fidrych dies at 54
* Adult film star Marilyn Chambers dies at 56
* Hannah Montana earns $32M at box-office

Use Caution When Dialing Certain Area Codes

April 7, 2009

It’s News Day Tuesday, so here’s another in the series of WWE edumacation. This one’s on Area Code (dialing) safety. Yeah, I know, I know… these aren’t so popular in the comments department, but as long as I can help a handful of you peeps out with some of these, I’m satisfied.

Do Not DIAL AREA CODE 809, 284, AND 876

This is very important information provided to us by AT&T. Don’t ever dial area code 809.

This one is being distributed all over the U.S. This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call.

Be sure you read this and pass it on.

They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc.

In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away… Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls.

If you call from the U.S., you will apparently be charged $2425 per-minute.

Or, you’ll get a long recorded message. The point is they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges.

WHY IT WORKS:

The 809 area code is located in the Dominican Republic. The charges afterward can become a real nightmare. That’s because you did actually make the call. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You’ll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong.

Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam.

AT&T VERIFIES IT’S TRUE:
http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=6045

SNOPES VERIFIES IT’S TRUE:
http://www.snopescom/fraud/telephone/809.asp

Talk to me!
* Sneaky yeah?
* How about unc uji UNC Tarheels yesterday? Pretty dominating eh?
* Surprised that some guy named Jordan was elected into the hoops Hall of fame? 😛
* And how about that Cutler to Chicago trade a few days ago? Woah!
* Chris Brown entered a “not guilty” plea. Whatchu tink?
* Dish on The Hills? Nah, I nevah saw um. Probably might have to with wifey tomorrow though. Hehe!
* The big winners at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday were Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland and Rascal Flatts. What’s new eh? Any country music fans out thurr?
* American Idol predictions for tonight? Who’s gone-doze?

News Day Tuesday: Kitchen Fire 411

March 17, 2009

A-ightchall, here’s a little 411 on how to deal with grease fires in your kitchen. Logic tells us that we should shoot down a fire with water, but in the case of grease fires, the WORST thing to do is to use water. This is due to the fact that when the water comes in contact with the superheated grease, it will immediately vaporize, expanding and carrying more grease particles with it, causing the rate of combustion to dramatically increase and flare up.

Now some of you may already know this, so please bear with us. This is for those of us not yet in the know, and that’s the hope of today’s blog: to help educate our WWE `ohana and keep us all (and our neighbors) safe.

Check out the video below let me/us know what you think.

Here’s a link to a more graphic, to-the-point video. (WARNING: Very Graphic, chicken skin kine)

If talking about grease fires is not your bag on this News Day Tuesday, feel free to dish on any of the topics below, the ones that will inevitably be suggested by kuya.d and tita leerz folks 😛 or any other topic you wish.

* Latest on Anna Nicole / Howard K. Stern
* Your March Madness Brackets
* Whether or not you wore green today *grin*
* Lindsay Lohan’s latest troubles
* John Mayer & Jennifer Aniston’s break up… Again
* Birth of twin baby boys to Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson
* Report of Donte Stallworth’s hitting and killing a man with his car
* Dancing with the Stars last night
* NBA’s ridiculous decision to release green, shamrock/clover infested L.A. Lakers apparel (ala rival Boston Celtics)
* Upcoming June 24 release of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

In other news, shmall kine plug, but if you or anyone you know is interested in a cleanly kept, white, 2000 Toyota Corolla LE (Kelley Blue Book entry says $5,770, but you can ask for the WWE special 😛 ), let a brutha know. Bonus points for those who can guess where in Hawaii this is. LOL!

2000 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
2000 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale

* 2000 White Toyota Corolla LE
* 4 cyl, 1.8 Liter
* Automatic Transmission
* Air Conditioning
* Power Steering
* Power Windows
* Power Door Locks
* Tilt Wheel
* AM/FM Stereo
* Dual Front Air Bags
* 80,400 Miles
* Tinted (legal)
* After market car alarm installed from Security Alarm Shop
* Covered Parking
* Driven by non-smoking female
* No car accidents
* Regularly maintained
* 2000 model has a Timing Chain (not timing belt). Good for the life of the engine.
* Oil just changed last month
* Tires just changed last month

* Passenger inside door handle needs to be replaced ($20 or so?)
* Rear passenger side window needs to be fixed ($100 or so?)
* Slight dings on body, but nothing major
* Minor paint-level rust line on bumper

Everything else is running perfectly. Great, dependable, clean, durable car from a quality manufacturer. Driven with a lot of TLC.

Happy St. Patty’s day y’all!

Top Chef…Go!

March 5, 2009

Sorry gangy. Been pretty slammed lately. Dis going be one quick one, but I promise to be back with a vengeance tomorrow.

Lots o’ stuffs going on in the world:

* NFL: Terrell Owens gets cut from the Cowboys (Ed’s notes: damn diva!)
* Entertainment: Chris Brown charged with 2 felonies (Ed’s notes: did you see Rihanna’s face!?)
* Entertainment: Much anticipated Watchmen movie coming out (Ed’s notes: can’t wait!)
* MMA: UFC 96 Jackson vs. Jardine happenin’ this Saturday (Ed’s notes: Gooooooooo Rampage!)
* Tech: Facebook mimics Twitter (Ed’s notes: interesting…)
* TV: Tonight, the American Idol judges will pick the final 3 to make the Top 12 of season 8 (Ed’s notes: I really want Anoop Desai, Matt Giraud, and Ricky Braddy, but I think Megan Corkrey will slip in there somehow)
* WWE: Had a pretty cool, laid-back interview yesterday with Jason “Mayhem” Miller (Ed’s notes: article coming soon!)

But most importantly, at least for you WWE peeps,

* TV: The Top Chef reunion show was last night! Haha!

Let’s talk about any of the above or…

“Top Chef…Go!”
(I told you I would do it leerz! 😛 )