Posts Tagged ‘Fun Day Monday’

Fun Day Monday: Memorization Tactics

July 26, 2010

Gooooooood morning yo! Yep, it’s Fun Day Monday and your boy is here to post once again. Two Mondays in a row now? Miracle ain’t it?

Well, there’s actually a good reason…

Aside from missing y’all very dearly this weekend (as, I’m sure you did me πŸ˜› ), my ugly mug is supposed to be donning the cover of today’s print edition of our wonderful Star Advertiser, bringing a whole new set of readers (well, hopefully) to WWE.

AURIIITE!

So here we be, with an oldie but goodie, Fun Day Monday blog. Dust off your keyboards and comment awayyyy kay!?

A while ago, our friend Rox shared her method of how she remembers her friends’ license plates… She takes the first three letters of the plate and makes a catchy phrase out of it. For example: RBP would be Ronie Brings Peanuts, GVT would be Good Virgin Teacher, and PJN would be PaJama Nighty. Ahahaha! Eh, no ack! I know you do the same! LOL!

And speaking of license plates, let’s not forget about kuya.d‘s now legendary suggestion of VH07V on a previous “Custom Plates” blog (see comment #12)! Huuuu, dat be some history right dea!

VH07V Vanity License Plate
VH07V Vanity License Plate

Anywho, let’s hear some of your memorization tactics. Can be with license plates or anything else. Maybe you can use Michael Scott’s tactics?

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On a side note, here’s a feel good mini-story: This past weekend, I flew over to Maui to help out at our Road Runner Mobile booth at the Maui Spam Jam. Amongst other things, we were giving away one brand new SpongeBob SquarePants skateboard every hour. There was a cute kid named Jarrett there who signed up early on to try and win one of the skateboards. Hour after hour, he would come back to our booth to see if we had drawn names yet and if the name we had drawn was his. He just would not give up.

As the show started to come to a close, we had one more name left to draw. Jarrett was nowhere to be found. We figured he had either given up or left. Either way, the show had to continue. Bruddah Joel (da man from the Maui’s division) was about to pull the last name, but instead of pulling it himself, he decided to let one of two young girls pull the name. They too had been hanging around the booth for most of the day hoping to win the skateboard.

In an unbelievable twist of fate, the girl pulled Jarrett’s entry!!! Joel and I were floored! Something was in the air… It had to be divine intervention!

Making things more fairytale-like, we found out from Jarrett’s mom that little Jarrett was actually recently hit by a car and has been going through months and months of rehab to get his walking back to form. On top of that he is also an avid collector of skateboards.

WOAH! Talk about chicken skin!

Here’s a shot of Jarrett with his new skateboard (along with Joel).

Jarrett and Joel
Jarrett and Joel

Congrats Jarrett! All the best to you!

K, so once you clear the tears from your eyes 8) , here’s the stuffs you can choose to comment about below if you like:

* What kind of memory tactics do you use?
* Creative words for the 3 letters in your license plate.
* Comments about the clip (above) from The Office.
* Comments about Jarrett or his story.
* Favorite things to do, places to eat, etc., in Maui.
* Comments about fate, and/or how things work out.
* How your weekend was.
* Randomness.
* How you, as a new reader, love me. πŸ˜›
* How you, as an old reader, missed me. πŸ˜‰
* Hijacking topics.
* Anyt’ing and erry-thing.

A-ight peeps. Have a great last week of July!

P.S. Was good to see bB (again) and meet his wife, and also meet NeedaHobby for the first time IRL! Thanks for coming out to the show! πŸ™‚

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– Ed
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest

Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
September 11, 2010 @ 12pm-8pm
For more Info: RiceFest.com / Twitter / Facebook
To RSVP: Twtvite / Facebook Event

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Fun Day Monday – Hidden Symbols in Logos

July 19, 2010

It’s been a while since we did a “Fun Day Monday” post, so I thought I’d shock y’all, and blog about this fun/interesting one forwarded recently amongst our marketing department. Pretty interesting stuff, especially for you marketing/art/graphic types.

An interesting bit of Logo trivia… I was not aware of these things…guess I’ll have to start watching logos more carefully.

Tostitos

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Tostitos

If you look at the center of this logo, you can see two people enjoying a Tostitos chip with a bowl of salsa. This logo conveys an idea of people connecting with each other.

Formula 1

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Formula 1

At first, this logo might not make much sense. But if you look closely, you’ll see the number 1 in the negative space between the F and the red stripes. I also love how this logo communicates a feeling of speed.

Milwaukee Brewers

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers is a professional baseball team from Milwaukee , Wisconsin (well, duh…). Their logo is actually made up of the letters M (on top) and B (below the m). These two letters also form a baseball glove.

Northwest Airlines

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Northwest Airlines

This simple looking logo actually carries a lot of information. First of all you can see the letters N and W, the first two letters of the brand name. But what most people don’t see is the compass that points to the Northwest, another reference to the brand name.

Amazon

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Amazon

This logo doesn’t seem to hide much at first sight, but it gives you a little insight in the philosophy behind the brand. First of all, the yellow swoosh looks like a smile: Amazon wants to have the best customer satisfaction. The swoosh also connects the letters a and z, meaning that this store has everything from a to z.

Toblerone

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Toblerone

Toblerone is a chocolate-company from Bern , Switzerland . Bern is sometimes called β€˜The City Of Bears ’. They have incorporated this idea in the Toblerone logo, because if you look closely, you’ll see the silhouette of a bear.

Baskin Robins

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Baskin Robins

The old logo of Baskin Robbins had the number 31 with an arc above it. The new logo took this idea to the next level. The pink parts of the BR still form the number 31, a reference to the 31 flavors.

Sony Vaio

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
Sony Vaio

Sony Vaio is a well known brand of laptops. But did you know that the name Vaio logo also had a hidden meaning? Well, the first two letters represent the basic analogue signal. The last two letters look like a 1 and 0, representing the digital signal.

FedEx

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
FedEx

Do you see any arrows on FedEx’s logo? I saw it a few times at other site saying that there’s an arrow hidden in the FedEx arrow, but I couldn’t find it. I now know where it is, it’s your turn to find. The clue is that the arrow is located in between the alphabet E and X, and the arrow is white, acting as a background.

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
FedEx

Speaking of logos… Check out this gem!

Fun Day Monday - Hidden Symbols in Logos
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest

Hehe, ok, so this one is not really part of the trivia, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of it. Cute huh? It’s the logo for an event I’m helping to coordinate called the Rice Fest. Food, Fun and Festivities for the entire Family. πŸ™‚ Come check it out this September 11th at Aloha Tower if you have some time! (Read Erika Engle’s recent article about the Rice Festival: “Catch that grain at rice festival“).

1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
September 11, 2010 @ 12pm-8pm
For more Info: RiceFest.com / Twitter / Facebook
To RSVP: Β Twtvite / Facebook Event

Have a great week gang! See you for Where In Hawaii Wednesday! πŸ™‚

Fun Day Monday – Pet Peeves

May 24, 2010

The other day, I saw some clown wearing his shades indoors. Mo’ worse, it was night time. *groan* I never understood this. Am I supposed to be impressed with their uber coolness or somethin’?

Now I know that there may be some – with serious eye issues – who have the need for darkened lenses, and I completely sympathize with them. The peeps I’m actually talking about are the “I’m-wearing-these-mack-daddy-shades-at-night-so-I-can-attempt-to-be-too-cool-for-school” type. Oh boy.

Now that we have an entire weekend under our belts, I thought this might be a good time to vent, ala kuya.d‘s “I’m So Over It” post. And yeah, I could’ve sworn we’ve done this “pet peeve” topic before, but the only one I could find was our traffic pet peeve post. So vent it all out. What are some of your biggest pet peeves?


Corey Hart – “Sunglasses at Night” (Chris Geo Trance Remix)

Hijack This!
* Excited for the new “Hawaii Five-O“?
* What is going on with Orlando dangit!!!??? Think it’s gonna be another Lakers-Celtics epic showdown?
* How ’bout dem Wahine softball players? They beat Texas Tech 7-1 in the Stanford Regional Championship game and are now going on to face top-ranked Alabama in next week’s NCAA Super Regionals! How awesome is that!? Goooo Wahine!
* Thoughts on Djou’s victory?
* When you have some time, please check out my new project: AndHere.com. In an attempt to illustrate and educate err-one about what Road Runner Mobile is and where you can use it, I’ve been going around town, taking photos and testing Road Runner Mobile speeds to post on the site. Starting today, local Twitter superstars Peter Kay, Melissa Chang and Russ Sumida will pitch in and tweet/blog their experiences with RR Mobile as well. Lemme know what you guys think! πŸ™‚

Road Runner Mobile
Road Runner Mobile Works Here (AndHere.com)

Fun Day Monday: Bootylicious

May 17, 2010

Last week, Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn (the hosts of G4TV’s “Attack of the Show”) featured a hilarious product called Booty Pop that I just HAD to bring up for us to chat about today. In case you don’t know whattheheck I’m talkin’ bout (Willis), checkit:


Booty Pop Commercial

Sheer hilarity yeah?

The first time I saw the commercial, I cracked up thinking it was a joke/parody. When I realized it was a fo-real kine product, it was even funnier! What do y’all think?

* Fellas:
– Are you a booty man?
– What would you do if you found out a girl you were dating used Booty Pop? Would you claim, as my friend would say “false advertisement!”? πŸ˜›
– Would you ever use it yourself?

* Ladies:
– Does this product interest you at all? Would you ever buy or use it?
– What would you do if you found out a guy you were dating used this!? Ewww yeah?
– Does a fella with a lil’ junk on his truck do it for ya? 8)

For more booty humor, check out this amusing video of a mom attempting to pop her booty! LOL!


Mom Learning to Booty Pop

P.S. Damn you Celtics!!!

Have a great week gang!

Fun Day Monday: You Know You’re NOT Local If…

April 26, 2010

A little over a year ago, we had an active discussion about how you can tell if someone is “local” or not. In fact, I believe it was the first time we hit triple digits (in comments) up in this heezy. In case you missed it, chicky chicky check it: You Know You’re Local If…

There were several moments this weekend when I saw peeps acting supah “non-local” and it made me want us to chat up about it this week. So let’s see what our WWE `Ohana can come up with ah?

You Know You’re NOT Local If…
(Need help? Click here or here.)

I’ll start:
* You wear matching aloha wear from head to toe (and think it looks cool).

Fun Day Monday: Storytelling Time!

April 5, 2010

Don’t you hate it when somebody answers your question with another question? I was going to use that as our theme today, where I’d ask a question, and the next person would answer it with another question, and so on… But I’ll do ya one better!

Lately, there’s been a lot going on in my life, as I’m sure it has been for all y’all. As such, I wanted to let you guys use this “forum” for the next couple o’ days to share/vent/make up any kine stories you like, but to combine them so that at the end, we will (hopefully) have one, giant, mega WWE `Ohana story that we can turn into a Harry Potter-esque multi-part novel (*crosses fingers*). OK, maybe just a Dr. Seuss book, but still… πŸ˜›

I’ll start, and the next person will continue with their part of the story. Feel free to use real life stuff or make um up as you go. Trashy stuffs from celebrity gossip or legit stuffs from da news, or your personal life. Be as funny/creative/serious/crazy as you like. I’m thinking this should get pretty interesting pretty quickly (hopefully Rosey’s around). Ahaha!

A-ight, I’ll start…

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, there lived a man named Javier who lived with his mom Sue…

(Don’t ask me… the name “Javier” was wifey’s idea when I asked her what random name I should use. LOL!)

K, your turn. Add to the story! πŸ™‚

Fun Day Monday: Wrong E-mail Address

March 29, 2010

Sorry gangy, still in vacation mode and will probably have CHOKE stuffs to catch up on today, so I’m posting a “funny” today – for Fun Day Monday – that I got via email. Hope you enjoy!

A lesson to be learned from typing the wrong E-mail address:

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years before.

Because of their hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minneapolis and flew to Florida on Friday, and his wife was flying down the following day.

The husband checked into the hotel, and unlike years ago, there was a computer in his room, and he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her E-mail address, and without noticing his error, sent the email to the wrong address.

Meanwhile … Somewhere in Houston …. A widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory after suffering a heart attack.

The widow decided to check her E-mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends….. After reading the first message, she screamed and then fainted. The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and then glanced up and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife
Date: Friday, October 13, 2005
Subject: I have arrived!

Dearest Love:

I know you are surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now, and you are allowed to send E-mail to your loved ones. I have just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow, and look forward to seeing you then. Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

PS . It sure is freakin’ hot down here.

Pretty funny yeah? The ironic thing was that I had no idea who the sender of this joke was, so they actually had the wrong email address for me as well. Well, either that or it was some elaborate, new spamming method that I don’t know about. LOL!

Anyway, a big mahalo to da 11 guest bloggers (click here if ya missed it!) and to the rest of y’all for keepin’ thangs rollin’ while I was MIA. Hope everyone had fun!

Have a great week gang! πŸ™‚

Karate Kid

March 1, 2010

Given the latest events happening around us as of late (e.g. purchase of the Advertiser, tsunami worries, etc.), heaven knows we’re in need of a “Fun Day Monday” up in hurr. But instead of my usual silly nonsense, let’s do a little sumthin’ sumthin’ that most of us can agree is actually entertaining: movies. πŸ˜›

In June, Sony pictures is releasing a remade version of the cult classic Karate Kid. Check it:


Karate Kid (2010)

Whatchu t’ink? Personally, it looks pretty ridiculous. Though the music and editing and epic scenery makes it look somewhat watchable, it’s not even close to being interesting to me. Not only is Jaden Smith (Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s son) and Jackie Chan totally unbelievable (in a bad way) in their respective roles, I’m still not even sure why they used the name “Karate” Kid because they are using Kung Fu as the martial art. Am I alone on this? Do you guys actually wanna see this?

Now, here’s a looksee at the O.G. Karate Kid trailer:


Karate Kid (1984)

Still a bit dramatized and Hollywood-ish, but at least it’s a little more believable. Definitely a must watch and makes me wish it was never redone.

Talk to me!
* Do you think the original Karate Kid is a must-see cult classic?
* Favorite line from Karate Kid? (here’s some help)
* Are you interested in watching the new Karate Kid movie?
* What are some old movies you’d love to see redone?
* Which actors would you hire to play what roles?

Please help me say a prayer for all Advertiser and Star Bulletin employees in this unsure time of theirs. In the meantime, have a great week all, andΒ check out my latest AroundHawaii article (which included a visit to the United Fishing Agency Honolulu Fish Auction):

Poke Paradise - Experiencing the Best Poke Around Hawaii - Part III
Poke Paradise – Experiencing the Best Poke Around Hawaii – Part III

Having a Bad Day?

February 22, 2010

Having a bad day? Whaaat? No can! It’s only Monday! But seriously, if you eez, then here are some funnies to help bring a smile to your face. Enjoy!

Feeling unappreciated? World got you down?

Worker dead at desk for five days
Worker dead at desk for five days

Things Got Ya Down? Well Then, Consider These …

In a hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, patients always died in the same bed, on Sunday morning, at about 11AM, regardless of their medical condition. This puzzled the doctors and some even thought it had something to do with the super natural. No one could solve the mystery as to why the deaths occurred around 11AM Sunday, so a worldwide team of experts was assembled to investigate the cause of the incidents. The next Sunday morning, a few minutes before 11AM, all of the doctors and nurses nervously waited outside the ward to see for themselves what the terrible phenomenon was all about. Some were holding wooden crosses, prayer books, and other holy objects to ward off the evil spirits. Just when the clock struck 11:00, the part-time Sunday sweeper entered the ward and unplugged the life support system so he could use the vacuum cleaner.

Still Having a Bad Day?

The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was $80,000.00. At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were being released back into the wild amid cheers and applause from onlookers. A minute later, in full view, a killer whale ate them both.

Still think you are having a Bad Day?

A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places. Up to that moment, he had been happily listening to his Walkman.

Are Ya OK Now? – No?

Two animal rights defenders were protesting the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn, Germany Suddenly, all two thousand pigs broke loose and escaped through a broken fence, stampeding madly. The two helpless protesters were trampled to death.

What? STILL having a Bad Day?

An Iraqi terrorist didn’t pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with ‘Return to Sender’ stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb; he opened it and was blown to bits. God is Good!

There now, Feeling Better? I know I am, LOL***

There. Did that help to turn that frown upside-down? I hope so. Have a great week y’all!

Talk to me!
* Which story above made you laugh the most?
* Got any other funnies to add?
* You liking the Olympics so far? Almost pau! What has been your fave moment so far?
* With the holiday last week Monday and this today, how much are you missing our “Photography at the Right Angle” caption contests? πŸ˜› What? Not much? Too bad, they’re makin’ a comeback next week! πŸ˜‰