“Hawaiian Bod”

Back in the early days of the blog, Hawaiian Bod was a regular poster who attended functions and shared his passion for UH football.

He was a good guy who maintained a good attitude despite medical challenges. He demonstrated grace and grit. Most of all, he inspired.

I received a message the other day that we lost him.

But we’ll always remember his courage, optimism and fellowship.

Deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones.


  1. BigWave96744 March 11, 2018 2:26 pm

    God Blessing the family of a fellow UH supporter.

  2. wafan March 11, 2018 3:31 pm

    Aloha H-Bod. You and your courage will be missed.

  3. H-Man March 11, 2018 3:48 pm

    I didn’t know him, but still condolences to his family for their loss. By the way, when did this blog start up? I think I started participating around 2013.

  4. bg March 11, 2018 4:49 pm

    I came here to post huge congratulations to ST for his best writer award. ST and his brother are marvelously talented and super hard working to boot!

    But there’s also the ying and yang thing. There was no one more courageous with an attitude to match. Never heard him complain about the short stack that was dealt him. H-Bod, finally you are pain-free. Rest peacefully.

    @#3 H-Man. More than a few Tsaikos go back to the Advertiser blog and that was probably around 2006-07 time frame. I can’t bet the house on it since my memory cells are older than ancient.

  5. SteveM March 11, 2018 5:42 pm

    R.I.P. Hawaiianbod!

    Congrats to ST, Hawaii Sportswriter of the Year…again!
    Selected by the National Sportscasters andSportswriters Association.

    BG’s right…the blog started in July 2006 and gained enormous momentum in early 2007. Here’s a 3 minute video of the 10th Anniversary in 2016 showing a few of the usual suspects…

  6. Platinummaker March 11, 2018 7:18 pm

    Big Time Congrats ST. Very deserving for the hardest working man in sports

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid March 11, 2018 7:29 pm

    A great soul and a Warrior spirit. Aloha, a hui hou, e Hawaiian Bod.

  8. UH4eva March 11, 2018 8:13 pm

    You hate to lose anyone from the UH support Ohana. Warrior for life and in spirit. Fond Aloha.

  9. suckkabooya March 12, 2018 12:33 am

    Mr. Tsai
    When I was a teenager in the 80’s, my brother bought me one of those “Complete Handbook of Pro Basketball” paperback books. Two and a half inches thick, filled with stats and the most cleverly written, humorous and delightful profiles of every NBA player of the time. I loved those books. I wish I kept one. Sometimes when I read some of your articles (and the Prefaces you write to introduce a topic on your blog) it reminds me of those handbooks. Make us laugh and think at the same time, very clever. Congratulations on the Award.

  10. seewhy March 12, 2018 12:42 am

    RIP Hawaiianbod!

  11. seewhy March 12, 2018 12:43 am

    Congratulations, ST! Well deserved!

  12. suckkabooya March 12, 2018 1:25 am

    Nice Video tribute of the blog contributors (and lurkers), Sounds like Mr. Hawaiian Bod was a quality individual. My condolences to the Hawaiian Bod family and the Tsaiko family. May he Rest in Peace now.

  13. cappie the dog March 12, 2018 4:25 am

    Anybody who watches UH sports year after year has character.

    Sorry to hear about this.

    I am glad he lived to see Hawaii win a NCAA Tournament first round game.

    I am glad for all of us.

  14. Liz Kauai March 12, 2018 5:20 am

    :mrgreen: Hawaiian Bod :mrgreen:
    “When we outgrow our physical form, and are considered by God ready to reap the fruit of our spiritual development, we proceed to the other world. We term it death only because of our shortsightedness. A more proper term would be ‘a more abundant life.’”
    – Shoghi Effendi

  15. ahouse March 12, 2018 7:01 am

    it is with deep sorrow to read that Hawaiian Bod has left us.

    Our deepest condolences to his family.I

    I was humbled and honored to meet and greet him at several Tsaiko gatherings many years ago, and yes, speak of strength and courage rarely matched.

    aloha, Bro!

  16. ahouse March 12, 2018 7:04 am

    also, Annoddahdave left us last October/November time frame.

    another classic Tsaiko who loved the Warriors and gave them his full support

    our condolences to his family!

  17. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2018 7:35 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=45581

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