Posts Tagged ‘VHO7V Friday’

Aloha Friday!

June 4, 2010

Or should I say VHO7V Friday?

Well, this here is officially the final (work week) day for blogs on the Honolulu Advertiser site. Wow. An end of an era for sure. Although I’m one of the babies of the group, I still definitely feel the impact.

Hopefully, some of y’all will stick around and continue to read and participate as I attempt to move our WWE `Ohana to the new Star-Advertiser site.

Still not exactly sure what’s going to happen, but I guess I’ll find out with the rest of you come Monday. In the meantime, here’s a link to my personal blog just in case.

:: www.world-wide-ed.com ::

Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s not new, but since everyone’s posting theirs I figgah I’d do it too. 😛 Plus, you never know what’s going to happen on Monday…

Have a (final Advertiser) VHO7V Friday gang! See you bright and early Monday morning!

P.S. Don’t forget to read my latest AroundHawaii.com articles for June:

The Rice is Right - Mana Bu's Has the Best Musubis in Hawaii
The Rice is Right – Mana Bu’s Has the Best Musubis in Hawaii
What Is Road Runner Mobile and Where Does It Work?
What Is Road Runner Mobile and Where Does It Work?

Yep, that is indeed our very own Melissa Chang from Urban Mix Plate! Hehe!

Shoooots!

Talk to me!
* Post your favorite memory/memories of the blogs on the Honolulu Advertiser site.

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Fave Friday – Yo Momma!

May 28, 2010

Sorry peeps. Shmall kine slammed these days with the new gig and err-thing, but I’ll start by posting an image that kuya.d emailed me (probably cause it resembled my awesome art skills from last week Friday). Hehe!

Dude! Did You Gain Some Weight?
Dude! Did You Gain Some Weight?

Talk to me!
* Let’s stick with the jokes theme and post your favorite cut downs below. If you dare, you can even do “Yo momma” jokes (e.g. “Yo momma’s so fat, people jog around her to get exercise!”) Bahahaha, I still like that one.
* Surprisingly, nobody guessed Wednesday’s location yet, so let’s continue the guessing today. (Hint: it’s in Kailua!)
* Thoughts on American Idol results?
* Gonna miss Simon Cowell?
* Thoughts on Ron Artest’s buzzer beater and the Lakers’ narrow victory.
* Thoughts on the Magic/Celtics game today?
* Looking forward to Sex and the City 2?
* How about Eclipse (Twilight saga)?
* Prince of Persia?
* Rampage or Rashad?
* Weekend plans?

Holla! 🙂

Happy VHO7V Friday gang!

Fave Friday – Body Parts

May 21, 2010

Now before you go thinkin’ this is some kind of typically pervy post, hear me out yo.

So the other morning, I got out of the shower (still not pervy, I promise!) and felt something irritating my eye. So I scoped um out in my mirror and noticed a super lonnnng lash piercing the orbital.

Funny thing is this wasn’t the first time. In fact, my lash(es) tend to get in my eye more often than I care to count. I think I pretty much must have the weakest lashes in the history of all lashes.

So in honor of today’s topic, post your fave (or non fave) body parts in the comment area below. Feel free to list your own parts or from those of the opposite (or same?) sex. Also in honor of today’s topic, I’d like to present my skills to you in this captivating work of art. Go ahead. Take it all in. Bwahahahaha!

Fave Friday - Body Parts
Fave Friday – Body Parts

I’ll start:

From My Own Body…

Faves:

  • still gots a full head of hair (*knock on wood*)
  • big hands & big feet (which basically only means that I can palm a basketball and wear adult-sized shoes! Ahahaha!)
  • in relatively good shape for a person approaching *cough* years old

Non-Faves:

  • weakest lashes ever invented
  • single persistent/annoying hair that tickles the inside of my left nostril from time to time
  • can’t grow a mustache or beard to save my life

From the Opposite Sex…

Faves:

  • I wouldn’t have the faintest idea ’cause I don’t look anymore 8)
  • Besides I would’ve only looked at the heart and soul anyway! 8) 8) 8) Muhahahaha!

Non-Faves:

  • a ‘stache, espesh if it was fuller than mine! I’d be j!
  • wet armpits
  • being waaaaay too skinny or waaaaay too, um, jolly. 🙂

So wot? Got any to share? Feel free to include bodily functions like being too gassy or b.o…. You know, the good stuff. 😛

Have an awesome VHO7V Friday and weekend y’all!

Fave Friday – Dream Jobs

May 7, 2010

A-ight. I know we’ve all thought about this one.

Whether you’re stuck at a dead-end place that you utterly despise, or you’re fairly happy, I’m sure we’ve all, at one point or another, drifted off to la-la land real quick-like, and dreamt about that ultimate job. The oh-so-lusciously perfect dream job that you can envision yourself at, every single day of your waking life, and be completely happy.

Here’s your opportunity to share your dream with the WWE `ohana (and, perhaps, give some of us ideas *grin*). Dream big yo. The world is your oyster.

Hurr’s my list:

* Professional Baseball Player – C’mon now. I’ll be playing a sport I love, making millions while doing so, with tons of fans chasing me around and begging for my autograph. Any questions? LOL!
* Travel TV Host – (see above). LOL! Nah, nah! I just think that you’d get to travel the world and see a lot of things that the every day person wouldn’t normally be able to see and do. Das da life!
* Full-Time Food/Hawaii/Travel Blogger – I eat, travel, blog and live in Hawaii already. If someone would just pay me to do it full time. Pshhh. Where do I sign up?
* Real Estate Mogul – Investing in key properties and just sitting back as the checks roll in every month? Wins!
* Own a Successful Business – Nothing like the feeling of being your own boss. Controlling your own destiny. Can’t get any bettah than that!
* Part-Time Job “Just to Keep Busy” – In this scenario, I would have already won the lottery, just FYI. Ahahaha! I would just need a part-time job (think golf course employee or lifeguard) so I won’t go crazy in between gallivanting around the globe and laying on the beach working on my tan.

So what say you? Gimme some ideas!

New Jobby Job!

On a side note, I picked this topic because as of today, I have officially started my new job in our new “Wireless” department. It’s pretty nerve-wracking, but exciting at the same time. I’ve been so entrenched in the web world for over 15 years (12-13 professionally), that it’ll be good to take on a new challenge – head on – at this point in my life/career (though I still think a lot of my web skills will translate well in this new position). I truly think the world of wireless is the wave of the future, with a lot of growth potential so I really look forward to what the future – in the industry as well as in the community – brings.

K, enough, before I bore your head off. Post your dream job(s) in the comment area below!

Road Runner Mobile
Road Runner Mobile

LOL! Sorry, had to slide that obligatory (photo) plug in dea one quick one. Couldn’t resist. Hahaha!

Have a happy VHO7V Friday y’all!

Fave Friday – Weekend Activities

April 30, 2010

So this weekend for me, as it is for most of us I’m sure, is a pretty hectic one. Here’s just a snippet of what’s goin’ down (down down down down) in one day:

* 6AM – Since tomorrow lands on the 1st of the month, I will be going in early to work to take care of some of our monthly updates for our web presences.
* 8AM – Back home to sleep (but, in reality, probably not)
* 10AM-ish – Head to Sears to get a part for our dryer
* 11AM-ish – I really shouldn’t, but I might want to take a peek at the new Droid Incredible by HTC (if I didn’t already buy it by the time this post goes live *evil grin*), which was just released to the public yesterday.
* 1PM – Meeting with Broker to discuss some options for my Real Estate license.
* 3PM – UH Baseball game (possibly) See note below for FREE tickets!
* 6PM – Was asked by a friend to cover the Galaxy MMA event at the Blaisdell (see details at bottom).
* 9PM-ish – Out with some friends after (possibly)

Some of these are chores/errands, some are for fun. Some is for work, some personal… Ideally, the weekends are supposed to be used to relax, but it never seems to work out that way yeah? So hurr’s our Fave Friday topic for this week:

If you could do anything you wanted
for an entire weekend,
what would you do and why?

I would probably just relax at home in my underwear and eat pizza and watch TV all day. TMI? Haha, nah, nah, das gross! I would probably just want to take a neighbor island trip with wifey and simply unwind. Turn off the cell phone, sit on the beach, eat good grindz, and just chill. Those Corona commercials on the beach always make me jealous! Lottery, where are you? 😛

So what about you? What would you do?

Galaxy MMA Event

Galaxy MMA - Worlds Collide Poster
Galaxy MMA – Worlds Collide Poster

WHO: (Main Event): Scott Junk vs Fabiano Scherner, (Co-main Event): Tyson Nam vs Keola Silva, (Plus Pro Bouts): Brennan Kamaka vs Preston ‘Bruski’ Louis, Roderick ‘RJ’ Richter vs Eldon ‘Sale’ Sproat, (Lightweight Grand Prix Tournament): Clay Lewis Jr. vs Steve Gable, Jenzen Espanto vs Kristopher Kyle, Kyle Ka`ahanui vs Jose Salgado, Harris Sarmiento vs Chris Yee, (Amateur Bouts): Ryan Clay vs Chris Templo, Markus Kindblad vs Evan Lowther, Zack Pang vs Kimo Sanders
WHAT: Galaxy MMA’s inaugural event: Worlds Collide
WHEN: Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 6PM (doors open at 5PM)
WHERE: Blaisdell Arena
WHY: Why not?


Galaxy MMA Trailer

Local boy Junk and Brazilian Scherner have both competed in the UFC and have something to prove in the main event.

For the Co-Main Event, although I love Tyson Nam’s fighting style, I gotta pull for Keola Silva. Ola was our resident wrestling expert when I was training stand-up at HMC, and an overall good guy. Here’s some info about him, as told by a couple of his peers:

“He is a school teacher and a coach for wrestling at Kamehameha High school…he also dedicates a lot of time to teaching a wrestling class out of HMC and was there this week to teach even though he has his fight coming up…Ola is the kind of guy that puts himself and everything on the side to help out his students and friends…”
– Kevin Yoshida (HMC owner/sensei)

“Ola has the innate ability to simplify the most complex wrestling moves so that even a person who has NO wrestling experience will understand. His talent does not only lie within his coaching, though. He can speak Hawaiian, has weekly music gigs at Blue Ocean Thai, and recently received his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Leandro Nyza. Overall, he’s just an awesome person to know and an even better training partner. He proves to you that you can turn your “can’ts” into “cans.” If can, can. If no can, you still can!”
– Lea Young (fellow HMC student)

Keola Silva
Keola Silva

Can’t forget to also send some love to my high school classmate Todd Tanaka and his school Team HK, who will have two fighters (Zack Pang and Chris Templo) represented in the amateur bouts. Templo will actually be fighting HMC’s Ryan Clay. Shmall kine torn on that one. 😉

Anyway, good luck to all fighters and, most importantly, be safe.

FREE UH Baseball Tickets!

UH fans! Let me know if you want FREE baseball tickets to this weekend’s games against Nevada. I got 4 for tonight’s game (2 winners) and 36 for tomorrow’s game (18 winners). Holla!

* Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 6:35PM – Hawaii vs. Nevada
* Saturday, May 1, 2010 @ 3:05PM – Hawaii vs. Nevada (Doubleheader)

Have a great weekend gang and don’t forget to post your response below to this week’s Fave Friday topic! Shooooots!

Fave Friday: Hawaiian Treat (Desert Island Edition)

April 23, 2010

It’s been a while, but let’s take a stroll back on memory lane and buss’ another Desert Island game/survey. Y’all know how it works so I won’t get into too much detail explaining it, but fast kine, these are things that you just can’t live without if stuck on a desert island, like, for-EVA.

Today’s Desert Island item: “Hawaiian Treat”.

You can interpret “treat” howevah you like cause it could be anything from food to a foine female (or handsome hunk), but the rule is that it’s gotsta be “Hawaiian”.

* Poke would be the easy/expected answer from me, but after 5 straight months of non-stop poke-ing, as well as yesterday’s news about salmonella poisoning, I’m gonna mix things up and not be so predictable (for once). 😛

Hmmm… I really like Haupia and Kulolo, but I think I’d get large (and in charge) eating that errry day. I LOOOOVE Lau Lau, but I wonder if I’d get tired of it after a while… I guess then, I’d choose:

* Chicken Long Rice.

It could pass as a soup dish, a noodle dish, AND a chicken dish… enough to keep me interested at least for a little while I think. Oh yeah, and

* Primo Beer and an ukulele

Those count as “Hawaiian” right?

Holla!
* What are the “Hawaiian Treats” you’d bring to our Desert Island?  If you say a “Hawaiian” genie in a bottle with three more wishes, I’m gonna die. 😛
* Thoughts on yesterday’s NFL Draft? How did your team do? Thoughts on Tyson Alualu at #10? Am I the only one who thinks Tim Tebow will prove his doubters wrong?
* Thoughts on the NBA playoffs? Isn’t Kevin Durant just a beast!? Feel sorry for Portland? (First Jordan, now this?)
* Thoughts on Roy Halladay’s even-better-than-expected, awesome start for the Phills?
* Thoughts on Jeremy Lay leaving the UH Men’s Basketball program and all of the other activity coach Gib Arnold is up to?
* Gonna order WEC’s first PPV event: Aldo vs. Faber? Who you pickin’? I say Aldo still. Also, not sure if they’re gonna air it, but don’t forget to root for local boy Brandon Visher on the undercard.
* Any exciting plans for the weekend?
* Did you see Brian Kownacki and his Fordham Flip?

I think we’re gonna be helping wifey’s friend with wedding stuff as well as possible house hunting/browsing this Sunday. If you own or know of anyone who owns a reasonably-priced crib in town (Oahu), holla! WWE special discount? 8)

Happy VHO7V Friday! Have a good weekend y’all!

Fave Friday: Cover Songs

April 16, 2010

First up. Gotsta give props where props are due. Bruddah kuya.d held it down the last two days with his 209 garnering WIH post. Holy smokes! Much love to all of you who participated in the convo as well! And with that said…

Jason Mraz‘s song “I’m Yours” (whose popularity can actually be traced back to Hawaii’s support) is probably one of the most over played/over done songs in recent history. We’ve seen it on American Idol, all over Youtube, and our very own band Ten Feet even covered it.

Not that that’s a bad thing. Mraz is probably flattered that so many people enjoy his music enough to want to redo it.


Jason Mraz – “I’m Yours”

One band I’ve been grooving out to lately is this a capella band called Straight No Chaser and they have a version of “I’m Yours” (which includes an Iz-ish version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”). Pretty cool. Check it.


Straight No Chaser – “I’m Yours/Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

And let’s not forget the cute, little kid who sang “I’m Yours” in this viral hit:


Little Kid on Youtube – “I’m Yours”

So today’s “Fave Friday” be on that very topic: Cover Songs. Rather than just listing the song name and the various artists who covered it though, let’s make things fun and a little more interactive.

Talk to us!
* Write the name of a covered song and wait for the next person commenting to guess who the original artist, as well as those bands who covered it, was/were.
* Write the name of a band, and wait for the next person commenting to guess the covered song(s) and who the original artist(s) was/were.
* Write the name of a song you wish would be covered and by who.
* Link to your favorite version of “I’m Yours”
* Anything else you like add.

K, your turn! 🙂

Happy VHO7V Friday! Have a good weekend and I’ll see y’all on Monday! 🙂

I’m So Over It [Guest Blog by kuya.d]

March 12, 2010

kuya.d
by kuya.d

Once in awhile you just gotta vent it out (a la sistah Rosey), so for this Fave Five Friday edition let’s go against the flow and call it an “I’m So Over It Friday”. Get it off your chest! All those things, people, and topics that have been making you all “irrrimatated” … Vent it out people.

Just remember, this is a family show so let’s keep it classy and “G-rated”. We don’t want the Advertiser to give Ed the boot.

Here’s my “I’m So Over It” Five:

  1. The singing Mayor – I don’t even have to name this guy and we know who it is. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a decent singer. I’d just rather have my mayor talking about key plans to improve the city, not finding his key on the magic mike.
  2. Furlough Fridays – there’s like five left for the year … How about we just bunch um together and make Spring Break one week longer? Wait, didn’t they trim Spring Break by one week in order to keep the kids in school? What the?!
  3. Brett Favre – just say you going play already cuz’. We all know you will. (And we know Ed is targeting you for his fantasy team).
  4. “Prices differ in Hawaii” – weren’t we all stoked when Pizza H ran that “any size, any toppings all for ten dollars” ad? Then Bam! It costs us like sixteen dollars for the same deal. It ain’t costing six bucks more to make the same pie here in Hawaii. Price of Paradise and all … Puh-leeze!
  5. Dude with the surgical mask – buddy, you ain’t the only one suffering in this economy. I’m sure if you really need the scripts for a good reason, somebody might help you. But please, stop messing with the safety of customers and employees.

And with that … I’m So Over. Whew! Thanks for hearing me out. Enjoy the weekend, and VHO7V Friday to y’all!

kuya.d on da Front Page!
kuya.d on da Front Page!

[Ed’s note: as mentioned by Chicken Grease and confirmed by this photo sent in by kuya.d, this blog made it to the front page of the Advertiser! Too funny! Wish they would do that more often for my regular blogs! Ha! Nah, congrats dewz!]

The Guest Blog Schedule:

  • THU 03/11 – Chicken Grease – “TheGrease and TheBus”
  • FRI 03/12 – kuya.d – “I’m So Over It”
  • MON 03/15 – JMAW – “Something like a Phenomenon”
  • TUE 03/16 – frankie – “The Curse of the Murse”
  • WED 03/17 – kako mochi – “Where in Oregon is kako mochi?”
  • THU 03/18 – tweetpeep22 – “Online Dating Follies – Female Perspective”
  • FRI 03/19 – S-Ticket – “Online Dating Follies – Male Perspective”
  • MON 03/22 – tita leerz – “The Hawaii Visitor’s Survival Guide”
  • TUE 03/23 – skycastles – “Otanjoubi Omedetou Gozaimasu Kurosawa-sama!”
  • WED 03/24 – hemajang – “Where in Hawaii is hemajang?”
  • THU 03/25 – uncle jimmy – “Grab One, Leave One, and Get Reel…”

Fave Friday – Bizarre Foods

February 12, 2010

So wifey sent me a link to a Yahoo! article titled “20 weird food combinations people eat“, and thought it might make an interesting topic for us to discuss on this here blog. Y’all down? To expand our topic area up a bit more, let’s also include “bizarre foods” in general (ala Andrew Zimmern) in the convo. Cool? Cool!

Weird Food Combos (to others?) I Eat:
* Raw eggs cracked over hot rice and shoyu
* Cucumbers dipped in shoyu + mayonaise dip
* Sometimes I mix my mac salad in my gravy. Yeah, not very weird to us, but perhaps to da non-locals?

Bizarre Foods (to me):
* Frog legs – never had it, but somewhat interested. Tastes like chicken right? 😉
* Basashi (raw horse) – had it, but doused it with shoyu. Tasted just like maguro sashimi.
* Balut – never had it, and am a bit afraid. 😛 Tastes just like ___?

Post your votes for weird food combos and/or bizarre foods in the comment area below. Doesn’t have to necessarily be stuffs you actually ate.

On a side note, here’s an amusing image from the Super Bowl that was sent to me by kuya.d. Too funny!

Super Bowl Gay Image
[Enter your own caption here… How’s this? “McAfee… Stover… Gay”] 😛

Happy VHO7V Friday y’all! Have a great weekend! 🙂

Name Game

February 5, 2010

Ho, planny action on Wednesday’s blog yeah? Much love for playing along y’all! You da bes! 🙂

We gots another little game to pass your time today. Let’s see far we can get!

So the other morning I was listening to Rory Wild, Greg Hammer and Crystal Akana on the radio and they were playing their popular name game. You know the one where the first playa names a famous person and the next playa has to use a part of that name to state a new name of another famous person? For example:

* Michael Jackson
* Jackson Browne (uses “Jackson” from Michael Jackson)
* Brownstone (uses “Brown” from Jackson Browne)
* Joss Stone (uses “Stone” from Brownstone)

Not sure if any of the oddah bloggers did this already, but I thought it might be fun for us to try today. So waddaya say? Like try? If it gets stuck on someone too long, feel free to start fresh with a new name to keep the puppy goin’… I’ll start with a common one that has two first names to make um easier. 🙂

* “Bob Dylan”

Next?

P.S. Happy VHO7V Friday! 🙂