Changing places

With the start of training camp 12 days away, the Warriors are awaiting for three players to complete their transfers to Manoa.

Cornerbacks Ronald Fields and Justin Turner are finishing work on their associate degrees. If one or both join the Warriors, then John Hardy-Tuliau, who finished spring drills as a No. 1 cornerback, likely would move back to safety, where he started 13 games last year.

Tight end Ryan Hall, who played at Duke the past three years, is awaiting official acceptance into UH’s graduate school. Craig Cofer and Darius Bright are considered the Warriors’ top tight ends in a soon-to-be-released depth chart.

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Fullback Jared Leaf has conquered a stomach problem that caused him to lose more than 25 pounds during the spring. He has regained the weight and appears to be healthy.

Justin Vele, who was recruited as a linebacker, exited spring as the No. 1 fullback after playing the position for a week. Ethan Watanabe, a tight end in high school, also will compete at fullback.

But Joey Iosefa and speedy Will Gregory are considered to be the Warriors top backs, and there are plans to play both in a so-called pony formation.

* * * * *

USC media guide is available to be downloaded: USC media guide.

Your move, Warriors.

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Congratulations to Dave and Mary Shoji on their 26th wedding anniversary.

The couple will be going to London next week to watch the U.S. volleyball teams at the Olympics.

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Happy birthday to the Pink Side’s Mama Mia.


  1. lurker Ron July 20, 2012 8:33 am

    Thanks for the update.

  2. BigWave96744 July 20, 2012 8:35 am

    I like that Pony Offense look

  3. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 8:35 am

    So, what does a pony formation look like?

    Can google it or what? Lol.

  4. BigWave96744 July 20, 2012 8:36 am

    Like Vele, Leaf could also be a bruising LB

  5. jm2375 July 20, 2012 8:37 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!


    Hope the 3 players will be available on Aug 1st.

    Condolences and healing thoughts to those affected by the senseless massacre in Colorado.

  6. BigWave96744 July 20, 2012 8:37 am

    Gigi??? this is a family friendly blog

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid July 20, 2012 8:38 am

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Top Ten I reckon. Can’t wait til camp! Thanks for the up-to-the-minutes, Mr. Tsai.

    That Colorado thing – God have mercy on us all. Prayers for the victims and their families.

  8. Ipu Man July 20, 2012 8:38 am

    top ten, ding!

  9. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 8:38 am

    Re: Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck (from yesterday’s blog):

    Hubby’s co-worker told him there is a restroom on the premises. Not pretty, but clean.

    So, looks like we will be driving to Kahuku on Sunday, after all. Won’t need that portable toilet SteveM mentioned.

  10. BigWave96744 July 20, 2012 8:39 am

    I was going to mention the Pony Express, but we all know where that landed SMU at.

  11. greenthumb July 20, 2012 8:42 am

    9 – carrying over from last blog – there is one in the house (?) makai of the seating area; ask for directions when you place your order.

  12. WarriorNY July 20, 2012 8:43 am

    “With the start of training camp 12 days away, the Warriors are awaiting for three players to complete their transfers to Manoa.”

    I guess this is confirmation that Demar Dorsey will not qualify… That’s a shame…

  13. al July 20, 2012 8:44 am

    good one gg…you were joking about the wanting to see what the pony formation is about right?

  14. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 8:45 am

    Greenthumb: OK, thanks for the info! Appreciate it.

  15. WarriorNY July 20, 2012 8:45 am

    Just quick reminder about a NY CC…

    Where? Carmine’s in the theater district

    When? Saturday July 28 at 5:30 pm

    RSVP at

    Let’s get an NYC Tsaiko’s chapter going. If you all want some good Italian food served family style, come out to the NY Cattle Call.

  16. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 8:45 am

    Al: woosh! huh?

  17. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 8:48 am


    Yes, Demar Dorsey will not be playing for the Warriors this year.

    This doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t be enrolling at UH. It just means he won’t be playing in 2012.

  18. BigWave96744 July 20, 2012 8:49 am

    Bend you back, and your knees, stretch out your hands like a racing jockey…

  19. WarriorNY July 20, 2012 8:50 am


    Thanks for the confirmation…

  20. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 8:50 am

    They also are in the mix for another player, but it’s a tricky situation and the chances are dimming that it will become a reality. I’ll explain once camp starts.

  21. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 8:52 am


    We have an identity-theft problem. There was somebody who called himself “Al” only this guy looked like he was 17 pounds lighter than our Al.

  22. BigWave96744 July 20, 2012 8:54 am

    Hoaikane Jockey Move

  23. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 8:57 am

    ST: hmmm. don’t know what to say about that. There used to be 2 Protectors, too, some time ago.

  24. tom mui July 20, 2012 8:58 am


    Thanks GIGI – but it is the modem problem, not the router. Disconnect the router, direct line to router – and no luck there so it is the modem.

    When I was using the laptop (and opposed to the desktops) in our bedroom, I discovered I was getting some new material. Tracked it down and found that I was connected to a router from the apartment next door! The signal is strong in our bedroom but not accessible in our computer room.

  25. d1shima July 20, 2012 8:58 am


  26. d1shima July 20, 2012 8:59 am

    Mahalo for the 411, Stephen.

    43 days….

  27. el burro sabio July 20, 2012 9:01 am

    I once lead a donkey formation

  28. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 9:10 am

    Tom: When I kept losing the internet connection periodically, Oceanic replaced my modem and checked the lines outside the house. They said they did all they could do for me.

    Since the problem was not resolved, hubby bought a new router, and, voila, no more internet problems!!!

  29. jimmy the lock July 20, 2012 9:11 am

    Team is shaping up. Soon, it will be soon.

    I was the pony in the formation.

  30. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 9:13 am

    And this is what every Honolulu high school marching band played:

  31. jimmy the lock July 20, 2012 9:19 am

    Seems like tom mui connected the cable modem directly to his laptop and still no service. Therefore, modem problem. Since he mentioned previously he was able to connect to wifi outside his premises, it assumes there is no problem with his wifi connection in his laptop.

    Best to recheck, unplug modem and router, wait, re-plug modem and router, check status, if no work try direct connection again with just modem, if no work then most likely modem problem.

  32. SteveM July 20, 2012 9:20 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Congrats to Dave Shoji!

    Happy Birthday to “Mama Mia”!!!

  33. Bryson July 20, 2012 9:20 am

    ST what position does this mystery player play?

  34. al July 20, 2012 9:29 am




  35. Last Call July 20, 2012 9:30 am

    Football,soccer and volleyball teams combined for a 6 am workout at the beach this morning,how do they get them all down there ?

  36. SAWARRIOR July 20, 2012 9:31 am

    i wish i could develop a temporary stomach problem, losing 25lbs would be nice.

  37. tom mui July 20, 2012 9:32 am

    #31 Jimmythelock:

    – tried that several times and went to Sears/Oceanic and swapped modem.

    No luck and so I have to wait till Monday when Oceanic will come by from 8:00 to 4:00.

    While I understand logistics and times for repairs, it would be nice if Oceanic might say from 8:00 to 12:00 or 12:00 to 4:00!!!

  38. al July 20, 2012 9:33 am

    hopefully double d can at least get here for spring semester.

    ball’s in his court as in ball point pen.

    (do they still use those?)

  39. MattyBoy July 20, 2012 9:33 am

    Seems like the mystery player is a no-go if chances are not looking so good…gotta work with we got for now..which isn’t so bad

  40. al July 20, 2012 9:36 am

    tommui…this is where you must use some craftiness. tell oceanic that you are handicapped and won’t be available in the a.m. and not until your “caregiver” is at your home. so it is why you are requesting a 12-4pm service call. just make sure that the boss is home that time when they do come maybe she could be cooking a meal for you just for show (wink, wink).

  41. al July 20, 2012 9:37 am

    mattyboy…in which case he will forever be a mystery.

  42. Graham July 20, 2012 9:45 am

    Was Clark Evans that bad in the spring? Isn’t even top 3 on the death chart

  43. MattyBoy July 20, 2012 9:47 am

    Why a mystery?? What’s the reason for this to be a mystery??

  44. MattyBoy July 20, 2012 9:48 am

    To me…if we get him…awesome!! If not..oh well move on then…why is it such a big deal?

  45. Kevin July 20, 2012 9:49 am

    Hau’oli la hanau to the ICON Coach Shoji!

    Gotta hand it to those long time UH coaches. They’ve seen a lot, heard a lot, and unfortunately in all that time seen how people can come and go, but some things remain the same.

  46. Kevin July 20, 2012 9:50 am

    Ok #45… that was stupid. 😳 😳 😳

    I mean congrats for his wedding anniversary.

    Lots of birthdays over the last two months to remember….

  47. papajoe2 July 20, 2012 9:58 am

    Its the thought Kevin. Good of you.

    #34 al~ that’s what I thought…….wwwwhhhhooooosssshhhh! right over the head.

  48. papajoe2 July 20, 2012 9:59 am

    Happy 26th to the Shojis.

  49. WarriorNY July 20, 2012 10:03 am


    I was thinking the same thing about Evans… Maybe Bright and Cofer impressed a lot in Spring rather than Evans performing badly. I hope Bright doesn’t have any more drops this season; I really think he could be a real weapon as TE…

  50. Shoko July 20, 2012 10:05 am

    I remember I lost power on the router and modem. When I restablished power, I didn’t get any wireless connection. Disconnected everything and waited 5 minutes or so then reconnected and still no wireless. Did a hard-wire connection from my router and it was functioning properly, so I figured my modem was fine. Figured it must be my router unable to transmit. Well, after disconnecting and connecting several times I gave up. Left it disconnected for about an hour or two then decided to give it another try. Low and behold it began working. So, not sure if leaving it disconnected for an extended period of time fixed it, but will try that if I have any future problems.

  51. al July 20, 2012 10:07 am

    a little birdie mentioned that darius just might be the bright spot as long as he can stay injury free and stay away from barefooted kickball games.

  52. al July 20, 2012 10:08 am

    pj2…haha. you get it too. too bad you couldn’t make the lunch yesterday. quite a turnout and you know the bp showed up.

  53. Shoko July 20, 2012 10:08 am

    That Pony formation reminds me of when Neuheisel and Chow went to Reno to visit Ault to get some insights of the Pistol formation. Chow said to Neuheisel, “What are we doing here again? We already run some form of the Pistol.” When I read that I thought it was kind of funny. Methinks, Chow is not a casino gambler like Rick is.

  54. SteveM July 20, 2012 10:17 am

    Just read the hard copy of today’s Star-Advertiser and noted the article on UH now encouraging students to take 15 credits per semester instead of just 12. The reasoning is that the longer someone is in school, the less likely to graduate.

    Beyond the obvious DUH… I recall my freshman year at UH when I purposely took 12 credits both semesters for fear of failing grades from overload (I was not there on a academic scholarship 🙂 ). The freshman drop-out rate was very high at the time– 40%? Change of school life style, social distractions and all that. I survived the first two semesters with a 2.4 GPA…down from the 3.7 in high school.

    I wonder if the UH peeps factored in freshman drop out rates… or just assumed it?

  55. EelWolf July 20, 2012 10:23 am

    There’s a chat with Aaron Brown on the UH Facebook page going on right now.

  56. WWF July 20, 2012 10:29 am

    #42 Graham,

    Maybe he should move back to QB to compete.

  57. koakane July 20, 2012 10:31 am

    mid morning 808

    howzit shaking yu’all?

  58. da kine warrior fan July 20, 2012 10:35 am

    did demar dorsey not complete his degree or is he done and eligibilty will be next year , where are the updates on him… He seems like the best transfer out of the bunch.. and would give Hawaii headlines and PR when he enrolls

  59. WarriorNY July 20, 2012 10:37 am


    Its funny that Evans was ranked as QB out of high school about the same as FSU’s Carr (who is supposed to be an all conference player this year) Crazy how things work out sometimes… Shroeder was ranked above them both…

  60. graham July 20, 2012 10:45 am

    One thing besides the death chart that has me wondering how many passes Clark Evans is going to catch for us is the fact that is wearing number 94. For some reason TE #94 doesnt seem like an all american to me

  61. haka July 20, 2012 10:51 am


    i guess that says it all…doh!

  62. jm2375 (Infuse) July 20, 2012 11:06 am

    SteveM – for me as a science major, I took 19-20 credits a semester my first 2 years

  63. jm2375 (Infuse) July 20, 2012 11:06 am

    SteveM – for me as a science major, I took 19-20 credits a semester my first 2 years

  64. SteveM July 20, 2012 11:13 am

    jm2375 — for me as a pre-education MATH major, I took 12. Ahhh, notice I’m not a math teacher… 😆

    …and you smartah than me…must be a lab thing. 😆

    But I enjoyed my freshman year… 🙄

  65. Midnight July 20, 2012 11:21 am

    Big Congratulations to Dave and Mary Shoji on their 26th wedding anniversary!

    Happy Day to all! 105 degrees at DFW airport…

    Go Warriors!

  66. LizKauai July 20, 2012 11:33 am

    Happy Anny to the Shojis!

    Happy Birthday, Mama Mia!

    Happy Aloha Friday to all!

  67. LizKauai July 20, 2012 11:33 am

    Stay cool, Midnight!!!

  68. Wes'side Warrior July 20, 2012 11:46 am

    Howzit, everyone!

    Gratz to da Shoji’s!!!

    Happy birthday to Mama Mia!

    And the interesting news keeps coming! Mahalo for the updates, ST!

    Now for some back-to-school-supplies shopping…

  69. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 11:48 am


    Now’s the time to go shopping for office supplies, too.

    I think binders are about $1.80; during the year, they’re usually about $8 or $9 a pop.

  70. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 11:54 am

    Download your USC media guide here:

  71. jm2375 July 20, 2012 12:34 pm

    SteveM – biology, physics & math classes were 4 credits, chemistry w/lab were 5 credits. Add in the other required classes, gets you to 19 credits. Biology majors graduated with way over the required # of credits.

  72. mo808 July 20, 2012 12:39 pm

    Best wishes to transfers! Congratulations to Dave and Mary Shoji on their 26th! Happy Birthday to Pink Side’s Mama Mia!

  73. A-joe July 20, 2012 12:44 pm

    Just saw SC’s media guide. Excellent work!

    But, kinda poho all that time, energy and effort was invested into this beautiful project only to have their team lose their first game of the season.


    Oh well…

    “Don’t just think about it! BE about it!!” ~Herman Edwards

  74. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 1:47 pm

    Just saw the story about Tumua Anae, the backup goalie in the US Women’s water polo team. She is a relative of my surgeon, Dr Alan Anae, at Straub Clinic. The Anaes are famous in sports. Dr. Anae was a tight end at BYU when Chow was a coach.

    Good luck to Tumua! Hope the USA brings home the gold!!!

  75. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 1:48 pm

    Anybody else feeling the heat and humidity? Glad I have a/c. But, what a pretty summer day!

  76. jm2375 July 20, 2012 1:53 pm


    July 20th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Just saw SC’s media guide. Excellent work!

    But, kinda poho all that time, energy and effort was invested into this beautiful project only to have their team lose their first game of the season.

    LIKE!! 😆

  77. poorboy July 20, 2012 1:57 pm

    Can us poor folks come over and enjoy your a/c with you?

    Is today wash day?

    Gee, I have never had an expensive dinner either.

    I can’t even get one job doing menial customer service either.

  78. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 1:58 pm

    SteveM: my older daughter was a math major, history minor, at UH and graduated in 4 years. She is now a high school math teacher and dept chairman.

    I, too, graduated in 4 years, but my major was easy – sociology. I had a 4 year State scholarship.

    Hubby, on the other hand, graduated in 5 years because he kept flunking one course, a requirement for graduating in music ed: aural training, worth 1 credit.

    Yup, that 1 credit class kept him from graduating on time.

  79. al July 20, 2012 1:59 pm

    jmxxxx…bet you never had time to go anna bananas.

  80. Ben A Lurker July 20, 2012 2:02 pm

    #71 / 72 supplies

    Fisher Hawaii – shop local

  81. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 2:03 pm

    aural training, 1 credit course: music dictation and sight singing.

    Tough, tough, tough! Especially music dictation!!!

  82. jimmy the lock July 20, 2012 2:04 pm

    Do you notice whenever you go to a social function there is always someone who enjoys talking about themselves? Well a study was done and sure enough it was found that self-disclosure is rewarding. They say its all brain chemistry.

    Either we deal with it, walk away, or change the subject and talk about yourself. lol

  83. jm2375 July 20, 2012 2:05 pm

    al-san – didn’t go UH or did you forget. But yeah, didn’t have much time to go partying. I remember spending a Halloween studying for a chem mid-term the next day.

  84. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 2:06 pm

    Fisher Hawaii is a good store for office supplies and furniture.

  85. jimmy the lock July 20, 2012 2:13 pm

    I’m sure Fisher isn’t too good of a store for clothing and appliances. And grocery shopping, forget about it! lol

  86. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 2:15 pm

    Fisher also delivers furniture to your office and puts it together for you. Hubby usually goes there for his desks and chairs.

  87. jimmy the lock July 20, 2012 2:17 pm

    I have that USC song in my head. Dangit!

  88. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 2:17 pm

    The prizes have all been mailed.

    Should arrive no later than Monday.

  89. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 2:18 pm

    wow! that is something, ST. What a feat! Mahalo, Wena!

  90. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 2:19 pm

    I think Fisher Hawaii is the only place you can buy those hard=plastic pieces that keep the margins of notebook sheets from curling in binders.

  91. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 2:20 pm

    ST: you should buy the D RING binders. No curling there.

  92. jimmy the lock July 20, 2012 2:21 pm

    Fisher also invites you to take a pen or pencil. I think it’s inviting.

  93. al July 20, 2012 2:22 pm

    spent a lot of time at hemenway hall taking roll call.

    anna bananas

    kuhio grill


    university cue

    campus cue

    lincoln library, a place to nap

    all within the vicinity.

  94. al July 20, 2012 2:23 pm

    jimmy you are right on it with the subliminals.

    poor unsuspecting persons.

  95. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 2:23 pm

    UH needs to get a nene to do this:

  96. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 2:24 pm

    Al: of all that is on your list, I dined only at anna bananas and kuhio grill — both of them grungy and grimy. But, hey, it was fun.

  97. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 2:25 pm

    cute parrot! I can’t whistle to save my life.

  98. Kevin July 20, 2012 2:27 pm

    The ducks at the quarry pond seem trainable.

    Stubborn too. I think one of them wandered onto the softball field during a tourney game last season. Tried to fly away, but the outfield net caused problems.

  99. jimmy the lock July 20, 2012 2:28 pm

    Now I have a picture of a bird singing the USC song. Dangit!

  100. jimmy the lock July 20, 2012 2:31 pm

    If a softball was going for the ducks head do you yell “duck” to the duck?

  101. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 2:34 pm

    Noticed the UH Web site:

    Women’s basketball announces “high-powered” schedule.

    Men announce its schedule.

    Women’s story is accompanied by a picture of Kamilah Jackson.

    Men’s story is accompanied by a picture of a basketball.

  102. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 2:35 pm

    Jake Ingram used to fish in that pond.

    I’m hoping he didn’t eat what he caught.

  103. tom mui July 20, 2012 2:39 pm

    #91 jimmy the lock – or like the politico said – well, enough about me – tell me, what did YOU think about my speech?

  104. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 2:39 pm

    Somebody wrote “death chart.”


  105. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 2:39 pm

    Wouldn’t it be interesting if Freud had been a cross-dresser?

    Then we could have the Freudian slip.

  106. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 2:40 pm

    ST, thanks for the visuals! Lol.

  107. jimmy the lock July 20, 2012 2:42 pm

    @tom mui

    You want me to comment on D-ring binders?

  108. Kevin July 20, 2012 2:42 pm


    The duck should be able to see it coming.

    Unless it’s at night. I wouldn’t blame the duck for getting hit. Ahem… hard to see balls in the air in the outfield even with the “lights”.

    *cough* *cough* *clears throat*

  109. cheepono July 20, 2012 2:47 pm

    how does the son of leo goeas not choose UH. former player, represents a ton of ex UH players in the nfl, big supporter of na koa… man that’s disappointing.

  110. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 2:48 pm

    Trying to visualize the pond. I lived next to the quarry for 2-1/2 years back in the 1970s. Lots of dust.

  111. tom mui July 20, 2012 2:49 pm

    #40 AL

    What you propose is really crafty – did you go to law school?

  112. jimmy the lock July 20, 2012 2:49 pm


    lol. Switch to glow in the dark softballs. When they going fix the lights?

  113. al July 20, 2012 2:55 pm

    tommui…haha. i have been known to associate with many of that profession.

  114. al July 20, 2012 2:57 pm

    gg…was that one of your duh? jokes.

    99 1/9 % of the patrons who walked through those doors of both anna bananas and kuhio grill did not go there to “?dine?”. food was an afterthought.

  115. d1shima July 20, 2012 2:58 pm

  116. al July 20, 2012 3:01 pm

    you never went to chico’s pizza for the really cheap sangria wine coolers and draft primo?

    ah, we of different worlds.

    anyway, most of the others were pool halls for us low life.

  117. al July 20, 2012 3:01 pm

    although campus cue did have ac.

  118. al July 20, 2012 3:01 pm

    d1…is having the doldrums once again.

  119. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 3:03 pm

    Al: actually, I never went to anna bananas and kuhio grill as an undergrad. It was only after I married hubby that we went there ONCE each.

    But hubby frequented those places as an undergrad, himself.

  120. Buffoman July 20, 2012 3:05 pm


    Neva went to Island Cue on friday nights for free Pee Wee hamburgers or sushi? What about Maruzen when was across Star Market for their very reasonable meals all with 2 slices of white bread.

    I remember the toilets at Gartley were usually standing room only during the early mornings of finals when everybody was cramming (too late) at Sinclair.

  121. Kevin July 20, 2012 3:11 pm


    $1.7 million for the lights have been appropriated for at least the last 3 years now… at least.

    Then they spent more money to do a survey to see how big the new light poles would be. Not sure how much they spent, but it wasnt cheap. So looked like it was gonna finally happen.

    However, instead of lights, spent an additional $2.4 million on design only for a stadium that “we wont see in our lifetime”.

    But hey, the intent was there right? No lights, but at least the have a very expensive design and the intent was good in nature right?

  122. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 3:12 pm

    ahhh, what we did for a college education.

  123. Kevin July 20, 2012 3:14 pm

    I better shut up already before I get a phone call again.


  124. jimmy the lock July 20, 2012 3:16 pm


    At least it’s home field advantage.

  125. Kevin July 20, 2012 3:18 pm

    One more thing…

    It’s a funny thing when you have legislators calling asking what is needed and then stuff like this (softball stadium lights “quiet” fiasco) happens.

    It’s a funny thing isn’t it?

  126. Kevin July 20, 2012 3:23 pm

    Not a home field advantage when practices get cut short because a light pole and its lamps crap out.

    Its not a home field advantage when the Wahine have to adjust to their own field lighting situation after a string of day games. Last season, they had a string of practices changed just so they could prepare for night games with the bad lighting before the WAC season started.

    Its one thing to set practices to adjust to stadium lighting when it’s good. Something different when the stadium lighting is bad.

  127. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 3:26 pm

    hmmm. where is Mark Takai when we need him???

  128. Kevin July 20, 2012 3:29 pm

    Neon lights…. Nobel Prize… when the mirror speaks, the reflection lies… you don’t have to follow me, only you can set you free…I exploit you, you still love me I’ll tell you 1+1 makes 3… oh that cult of personality!!!

    Have a great Friday everyone!!!

  129. jm2375 July 20, 2012 3:34 pm

    al-san – heard of all of those places except Lincoln Library. Must have been before my time… 🙄

  130. BigHiloFan2 July 20, 2012 3:58 pm

    looks like things are coming together.

    Go Warriors!

  131. SteveM July 20, 2012 4:01 pm


    July 20th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    you never went to chico’s pizza for the really cheap sangria wine coolers and draft primo?

    Not me. I went for their $2.25 medium size pepperoni/Italian Sausage pizzas. 🙂

    Anybody remember Island Que near the Humane Society?

  132. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 4:03 pm

    ha! $2.25 was a lot of money when I made just $1.45/hr as a part time student clerk.

  133. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 4:04 pm

    Back in the day, guys would actually pay for your meal. Before Women’s Lib.

    Nowadays, guys expect you to chip in if not pay for the entire meal.

  134. SteveM July 20, 2012 4:07 pm

    gigi — yeah, I splurged once in a while at night when Grace’s Lunch Wagon’s 80 cent plates weren’t available… 😐

  135. wafan July 20, 2012 4:08 pm

    Whew! When will it cool off?

  136. wafan July 20, 2012 4:08 pm

    Happy anniversary to the Shoji’s! Enjoy your trip to the Olympics, too.

  137. Old School Dave July 20, 2012 4:09 pm

    Chico’s chicken bucket. Haven’t had anything close to that since those days. Sorry to hear that Soul closed down. Friend raved about the fried chicken and corn bread there. Read that the owner, Sean, has a Food Truck in Manoa.

  138. wafan July 20, 2012 4:10 pm

    Happy birthday to the crazy pink Mama Mia!


  139. wafan July 20, 2012 4:11 pm

    Never had the opportunity to sample the night life or foods at any of those places.

  140. al July 20, 2012 4:12 pm

    buffoman…no to island cue, not as a regular.

    diamond cue was another.

    maruzen in moiilili only when the piggy bank was full. but i remember the two slice white bread and butter.

  141. al July 20, 2012 4:18 pm

    chico’s was first with the broasted chicken if i am not mistaken. was better than their pizza.

    small kine trivia/pay it backwards. we used to hang at chico’s a lot after an all night run at kanewai park for some pickup basketball games. i remember we used to hassle (in fun) the pizza makers and busboys every time. years later as i was retelling that story, the brother-in-law jumps up and says. “that was you guys from mckinley ah?”

  142. al July 20, 2012 4:18 pm

    wafan…you poor thing you led a sheltered life.

  143. SteveM July 20, 2012 4:19 pm

    Buffoman — did you hang out at Island Cue between 1969 and 1974?

  144. al July 20, 2012 4:21 pm

    yup gg, in retrospect women’s lib really liberated men from all those expenses and behavorial correctness.

    he who laughs last….heh, heh

  145. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 4:22 pm

    Well, it is Tennessee . . .

  146. Stephen Tsai July 20, 2012 4:22 pm

    He wasn’t drafted.

    He was a Volunteer.

  147. tom mui July 20, 2012 4:38 pm

    #138 Old School Dave

    Soul closed down?!!!

    Went there twice – good chicken. But I guess that it was doomed just because of the lack of parking. If you parked illegally at City Mill, you could have gotten towed away but even if you didn’t, crossing St. Louis Drive was kinda dangerous.

    Hope he finds a better place for his restaurant or have his truck sort of permanently anchored somewhere.

  148. al July 20, 2012 4:41 pm

    147…someone’s trying to figure that out.

  149. Warrior Dave July 20, 2012 4:42 pm

    #142 Al,

    Don’t think Chico’s was boasted. But there was this place on Sheridan Street that had broasted with a hint of garlic. That was my favorite. Last place I remember broasting chicken was Mililani Restaurant. They stopped a few years ago. Too bad.

  150. al July 20, 2012 4:43 pm

    old dave…i think its a kiosk ops at the manoa farmer’s mkt…sunday only.

  151. al July 20, 2012 4:48 pm

    chico’s was broasted…i used to watch them broast.

    (well, there was one really cute girl there.)

    but, yah chicken alice’s was unique in her own korean spicy broasted chicken that i think was fried. i think she put kochu-jang (sp?…where jason.?)

  152. al July 20, 2012 4:48 pm

    well, zippy’s uses a broaster, too.

  153. oldtimer808 July 20, 2012 4:51 pm

    Geez Al I remember Chico’s. We used to have wine coolers and beer over there.

  154. oldtimer808 July 20, 2012 4:52 pm

    But mostly we went to Kuhio Grill for the pupus and beer. Back in those days it was 50 cents for a beer.

  155. duffer July 20, 2012 4:56 pm

    Congrats to Cassy, a 3 & 1 winner in the HSWGA match play tournament on Oahu!

    :-). :-$

  156. oldtimer808 July 20, 2012 4:56 pm

    SteveM…I used to go to Riverside Pool Hall behind City Mill on St Louis Dr and Farrington Cue and I know Island Cue.

  157. SteveM July 20, 2012 4:57 pm

    Yeah, Chico’s was broasted chix.

    Now I’m gonna rummage in the freezer for a DiGiorno’s pizza… 🙁

  158. duffer July 20, 2012 4:57 pm

    KG’s had the best tempura shrimp

  159. oldtimer808 July 20, 2012 4:59 pm

    GiGi… I used to spend $20 on a date… movies, drinks, dancing and breakfast afterwards….nowadays forget it even $100 not enough

  160. Old School Dave July 20, 2012 5:01 pm

    Forgot to mentioned that Chico’s sliced potatoes were also memorable, along with the chicken. Read in the SA about Soul owner Sean Priester’s challenges with consistency and customer service. The article said that he felt that he can do well enough from his food truck business. The parking situation at that location (St. Louis and Waialae) was tough. He’s not a fan of Yelp.

  161. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 5:02 pm

    oldtimer: lol

  162. duffer July 20, 2012 5:02 pm

    Would like to see Brittany Griner and Baylor when they come to town. Who knows might be a monumental upset ala Ralph Sampson.

  163. gigi-hawaii July 20, 2012 5:03 pm

    I’ve been married so long, I’ve forgotten what it’s like to go on a date.

  164. SteveM July 20, 2012 5:05 pm

    oldtimer808 — was Farrington Cue on King Street across from the post office? I didn’t know Riverside…and I don’t recall City Mill there when Chico’s was open. Of course, we didn’t go to play billiards… 👿

  165. d1shima July 20, 2012 5:08 pm

    Yay Cassy!

  166. d1shima July 20, 2012 5:08 pm


    I tink he talking about Hana Chicken, not Chicken Alice

  167. tom mui July 20, 2012 5:10 pm

    #150 Warrior Dave

    Were you thinking of Hana Bishi(Sp) which was a couple doors away from the Animal Hospital (assuming it is still there) on Sheridan and Kapiolani?

  168. d1shima July 20, 2012 5:11 pm

    …whenever I’m driving in the area, I check to see if they re-opened. 🙁

  169. Warrior Dave July 20, 2012 5:12 pm


    Thank you for remembering the restaurants name! WS going to bother me all night. Hana chicken was very very good. Chicken Alice was too spicy for me.

  170. SteveM July 20, 2012 5:13 pm

    Congrats to Cassy!

  171. Warrior Dave July 20, 2012 5:15 pm

    #169 Tom Mui,

    You and d1shima are spot on! Wonder why they didn’t re-open. Zippy’s broasted chicken just doesn’t come close to Hana.

  172. Ya_think July 20, 2012 5:16 pm

    I heard that a certain outfielder for the Wahine softball team doesn’t like to play night games because she can’t see the ball because it’s to dark. So I guess they will only change the lights when someone gets hurt and sues them……

  173. mo808 July 20, 2012 5:18 pm

    Okay, so I was digging into the archives for high school photo, and came across a photo of me and best friend in front of (yeah, you guessed it) Chico’s. The only thing I remember going there for was the pizza…honest!

    Kekoa, from yesterday’s blog–what is BP stand for? DPK mentioned it earlier too.

    BP=Bravo/Papa or Baked Pie or Blog Party or ???

    I guess I need an cheat sheet to a acronyms use here.

  174. d1shima July 20, 2012 5:19 pm

    …maybe was too humbug driving da chikkins from Hana all da time! :mrgreen:

  175. chopsueyboy July 20, 2012 5:19 pm

    Old School Dave

    you can find SOUL Thursday farmers market Kailua

    next to Longs Drungs and Whole Foods 5 – 7 pm

    think Soul is building a restaurant on Bishop St

    1164 ???

  176. d1shima July 20, 2012 5:20 pm

    Bread Pudding

  177. SteveM July 20, 2012 5:21 pm

    oldtimer808 — if you still dating, try a cruise ship. Everything you describe is free except the drinks. Throw in dinner and a show too…free. Doesn’t cost until you take her ashore… 👿

    shhhh…no tell Dory.

  178. mo808 July 20, 2012 5:22 pm

    @157 I remember that pool hall (Riverside) and was it Rainbow Cue that was the next street over?

  179. chopsueyboy July 20, 2012 5:22 pm


    which way are you headed to Kahuku?

    via Kaneohe

    restroom available Windward Mall

    McDonalds Koolau

    Turtle Bay

    via Haleiwa

    McDonalds Mililani, Wahiawa, Haleiwa

  180. d1shima July 20, 2012 5:23 pm

    IMHO, you don’t find SOUL, SOUL finds you!

  181. chopsueyboy July 20, 2012 5:31 pm

    food stops while at UH 1971-1972

    Graces lunchwagon

    Lum’s (specialized in variety of hot dogs)

    where the Japanese restaurant is now


    Stadium Bowl-O-Drome

  182. SteveM July 20, 2012 5:40 pm

    BTW, depending on Dory’s reaction to my # 179… we will be swinging through the islands late September on the Carnival Spirit.

    Tuesday Sept 25 in Nawiliwili

    Wednesday the 26th in Hilo

    Thur-Fri 27-28 in Kahului

    Hope to see the UH-BYU game ashore with the Maui Tsai-kos, but we have to rush back to the ship for a 6:00 pm departure.

  183. chopsueyboy July 20, 2012 5:41 pm


    I remember small pool hall mauka side of Chicos

    It was used for an old Hawaii Five-O episode

    spent time at campus cue

    university cue

    holiday cue on Kaheka

    ??? on Waialae & 11th ave


    mostly lived at Kalihi & Leeward Bowl till 4 am

  184. A-House July 20, 2012 5:44 pm

    let’s see – if college football had a “caste” system, then it may look like this:

    elite: USC, Ohio St, Oklahoma, Texas, LSU, Georgia, Alabama, etc.

    low class: UH, San Jose St, Georgia Southern, Grambling, Montana, etc.

    for status, go to the “elite” school.

    now, is that hard to comprehend?

  185. Old School Dave July 20, 2012 6:02 pm

    Al & Chopsueyboy: Thanks for the info on Soul. I’ll get out there. Gotta do so before my next physical exam 🙂

  186. oldtimer808 July 20, 2012 6:09 pm

    SteveM….I’m not dating any more but I am dating my wife lol but we don’t call it a date any more. Just the mention of Chicos brought back a flood of memories that I had forgotten. I used to go the State Fairs that you see at Aloha Stadium but do you folks remember that the State Fair was held at Kapiolani Park and once where Ala Moana Shopping Center is now located. It was just a coral filled empty lot before the shopping center was built.

  187. Dennis Halloran July 20, 2012 6:11 pm

    A House my point exactly

    However in 3 to 5 years as we all adapt to new tech (Appletv) and internet the low class will will be able to monetize sports programming and revenue disparity will change.

    Real fans will attend. Only way for me to hear real big bands!

  188. Old School Dave July 20, 2012 6:15 pm

    Graces Lunch Wagon (Metcalf & University): “Chicken cutlet, extra salad, no chow fun.” Generous portions, very affordable back in the 80s. Lots of ginger in their chicken cutlet.

  189. al July 20, 2012 6:20 pm

    hana chicken thats correct. sorry senior moment.

    riverside pool hall i remember.

    anybody recall putt putt mini golf and pool hall?

    i remember how many had a “home” pool hall and you’d go to rival pool halls and hustle a “friendly” game of nine ball.

  190. al July 20, 2012 6:21 pm

    and no forget all star drive, scotty’s, and chunky’s.

    and those real drive inns, kc, kapiolani, alex’s, old byron’s.

  191. duffer July 20, 2012 6:23 pm

    Washington Saimin Stand

  192. oldtimer808 July 20, 2012 6:28 pm

    Yes Al I remember Scotty’s Drive Inn on Keaamoku St and parking in the back watching Kapiolani Drive In Theater because the screen was facing Scottys

  193. oldtimer808 July 20, 2012 6:30 pm

    That area where you now have Don Quiote, townhouses, condos was the drive in theater and the entrance was off of Kapiolani Blvd

  194. oldtimer808 July 20, 2012 6:31 pm

    And oh yeah still had clams in Kaneohe Bay until the early 60s maybe a little later.

  195. tom mui July 20, 2012 6:31 pm

    The restaurant I remember was Liberty Chop Suey – was next to the Liberty Bank (makiki branch) on King Street – across the street. Eventually the owners moved to a location in Kalihi where Central Pacific had a branch and finally in Kapahulu. The name changed but the owner was the same.

  196. chopsueyboy July 20, 2012 6:32 pm


    loved the chocolate shakes at Scotty’s and dipping the french fries into the shake.

    late night dining was at

    Violet’s Grill (kapalama shopping center)

    Plantation Coffee House (Ala Moana Hotel)

    Ferdinand’s (kuhio ave for hamburgers)

    Waialana Coffee Shop

  197. chopsueyboy July 20, 2012 6:33 pm

    and Saimin House on N King St when it was near Tamashiro Market

    but now it’s near Diner’s and not good at all

  198. el burro sabio July 20, 2012 6:42 pm


    Kaimuki Cue at Waialae & 11th, now Happy Days Restaurant. What a waste of a good poolhall.

  199. papajoe2 July 20, 2012 6:43 pm

    National Billiards. Someplace by Cooke Street. The place changed so much, I can’t even remember where it was.

  200. clyde July 20, 2012 6:46 pm

    Yup, it was Hana’s Broasted Chicken on Sheridan Street; think it’s where Million Restaurant is now, or close to there. Chico’s chicken was breaded, and deep fried in a pressure cooker vessel … I guess that’s called broasting. The pizza was decent, but the chicken and the thick-cut wedge fries (with a pitcher of beer) … now that was the bomb. Miss Chico’s chicken (Zippy’s can’t compare) and Chicken Alice’s … haven’t had anything better since.

  201. al July 20, 2012 7:04 pm

    This is funny because we’ve had this discussion at least six times.

  202. d1shima July 20, 2012 7:11 pm


    Posted this before, too.

    Chicken Alice’s recipe

  203. chopsueyboy July 20, 2012 7:13 pm


    how about your car you first drove (without & with license)


    YOUR first car & color?

    Drove mom’s 1967 Buick LeSabre

    and my first car was a 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger

    2 door purple body with black roof top

  204. kawika49 July 20, 2012 7:17 pm

    Eh! But the Drivers license they gave me was good for life….What happened?

  205. kawika49 July 20, 2012 7:18 pm

    Obviously you young buggahs no remember.

  206. kawika49 July 20, 2012 7:18 pm

    Anno forget the Blue Goose.

  207. kawika49 July 20, 2012 7:21 pm

    Torii luch Stand.

  208. Slugger July 20, 2012 7:21 pm

    SOUL closed?! They’ve been at the KCC farmer’s market on Sat. mornings. I get my Soul food fix there. Guess that’ll be a regular stop now. Fried chicken & waffles…grits, eggs & bacon w/ a little cheese.

    Congrats to da Shojis on their anniversary!

    Happy birthday Mama Mia.

  209. Da Punchbowl Kid July 20, 2012 7:33 pm

    #204 –

    You know why? Summertime. Da re-run season.

    Pretty soon we gonna hafta start calling you Slim! Can really see 17 pounds off on you… some of us, it means 4 neck rolls instead of five! 😆 Keep up the good work, Slim!

  210. Da Punchbowl Kid July 20, 2012 7:33 pm

    Happy Birthday Mama Mia!

  211. al July 20, 2012 8:07 pm

    chopsuey….14 yrs old…yellow 195? convertible jeepster .

    ma’s ’58-chevy

    first car i bought corvair white 50 bucks….rust bucket.

  212. duffer July 20, 2012 8:08 pm

    My first car I bought was a 1971 Datsun 240 Z

  213. kawika49 July 20, 2012 8:09 pm

    first car was a white 59 caddy.

  214. kawika49 July 20, 2012 8:09 pm

    2nd 54 caddy blck stretch out.

  215. kawika49 July 20, 2012 8:11 pm

    3rd 60 chevy station wagon. To carry th booze.

  216. bleedgreen July 20, 2012 8:18 pm

    Why Tennessee? Sal Sunseri is Tennessee’s new defensive coordinator. Apparently he is also a great linebackers coach.

  217. Bryson July 20, 2012 8:29 pm

    I remember when Mililani Restaraunt had Broasted Chicken And Potato Wedges those were awesome I really miss that….but their fried rice is still one of the best and you get a ton

  218. al July 20, 2012 8:32 pm

    Thanks dpk.

  219. chopsueyboy July 20, 2012 8:45 pm

    minature golf in the ’70’s

    behind International Marketplace

    Hilton Hawaiian Village in front of the dome

    Castle Park

  220. Kaimuki Kid July 20, 2012 8:49 pm

    P&P Supermarket next to Chico’s where City Mill is currently

  221. chopsueyboy July 20, 2012 9:01 pm

    power out on Kunia Rd

    all traffic signals out

  222. 3-Prong July 20, 2012 9:10 pm

    73 Chevy Nova Custom with a 350.

    Cool going to Hukilau last night and meeting the coach.

  223. al July 20, 2012 10:22 pm

    later in life…

    64 malibu 4×327 2dr coupe buckets

    52 chevy coupe

    72 datsun wgn for surf, new

    69 tbird

    70 camaro 350

    then the kids…end of an era.

    family vehicles ruled the day.

  224. al July 20, 2012 10:23 pm

    3 prong you must have been flying on the roads. i can just imagine.

  225. al July 20, 2012 10:24 pm

    dream car not yet fulfilled corvette stingray…sigh.

  226. BG July 20, 2012 10:25 pm

    First car was ’61 bug. And first new car was ’71 Dodge Demon that was the brightest green ever! 😀

    The Kuhio Grill sign from King St was shipped over to Hilo where the restaurant by the same name is famous for its 1 lb lau-lau’s.

    There was a Scotty’s in Pearl City where Zippy’s now sits.

  227. chopsueyboy July 20, 2012 10:25 pm

    3 prong

    such power, lucky gas was cheaper

  228. BG July 20, 2012 10:28 pm

    al…thnx for the msgs…the whole ohana is many magnitudes of awesome! Last 2 days have been a miracle for Betty. Now resting comfortably. Time to shut this down and spend some time with her. Lahtaz…

  229. chopsueyboy July 20, 2012 10:29 pm

    later in life

    ’74 Mustang new

    ’78 Buick Regal 2 door with moon roof (sun roof too hot, preferred using a/c) new

    family vans after that


    no fun

  230. BG July 20, 2012 10:30 pm

    csb…glad you’re around! I look forward to stopping by for another shake!

  231. BG July 20, 2012 10:32 pm

    OK…really…time to say sayonara…

  232. 3-Prong July 20, 2012 10:39 pm

    Chopsueyboy and Al,

    Foot off the brake, the buggah could roll up slight incline. 10-12 mpg…..takai, but wish I still had her.

  233. 3-Prong July 20, 2012 10:41 pm

    Met Mrs. 3-Prong in her too!

  234. al July 20, 2012 10:45 pm

    bg…we got your back.

  235. al July 20, 2012 10:46 pm

    3-prong…got it. no need any more info about your nova rova and your lova.

  236. al July 20, 2012 10:47 pm

    235…ditto for me. vans that is. family vans that is.

  237. al July 20, 2012 10:48 pm

    i miss my camaro.

  238. SteveM July 20, 2012 11:13 pm

    I went through a van era for 18 years. No family though… first 6 years was as my mobile shelter in case of call up for USCG emergencies on Oahu. Last 7 years out of habit. Love my RAV4 today.

    First car was my dad’s 1962 Ford Falcon station wagon w/surfboard rack.

    Bought my own 1971 Ford Pinto 4-speed. Chatreuse. $2,000 new.

    1976 I bought a used Plymouth Fury with a 383 engine in VA.

    1982 a used Plymouth Volare station wagon. Towed my boat.

    I miss my boat.

  239. 3-Prong July 20, 2012 11:18 pm

    Got it Big Al. Out.

  240. Curt July 20, 2012 11:46 pm

    Nitey nite. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  241. chopsueyboy July 21, 2012 12:05 am


    I’m still around but we shut our storefront in January.

    Still operating online and phone orders for flowers, gift baskets, & dessert platters,

    but no coffee shop section.

  242. mo808 July 21, 2012 12:37 am

    @178 BP=bread pudding! Thanks D1!

  243. A-joe July 21, 2012 12:53 am

    BP? Who made BP?

    JMxxxx- you baking again?

  244. krump1_AKA_protector July 21, 2012 1:41 am

    re: Chico’s

    We went there mainly for the chicken, potato wedges and coleslaw; all to die for (pizza not so memorable). The UH Basketball players (at least during the Fabulous Five era) used to drop by there.

  245. krump1_AKA_protector July 21, 2012 1:42 am


    Just like jm, I’d like to know where the heck Lincoln Library is / was…

  246. d1shima July 21, 2012 5:30 am

    Great Morning All!


  247. mo808 July 21, 2012 5:42 am

    Good Morning! Yup, 42 more! Watcha think? Get chance? Wish we could watch Fall Camp!

  248. Buffoman July 21, 2012 5:53 am

    Yeah, Chico’s used to be a slot car place. Used to go there. The other big track was the old Val’s Supermarket on Kalakaua and Beretania close to Kalakaua Bowl. Was good fun. My cars was junk as I never was able to “rewind” my motors and I was too poor to keep up with the real racers.

    Damn I’m old.

  249. BigHiloFan2 July 21, 2012 6:11 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.


    Tony Tuioti is our linebackers coach. but i don’t think Tennessee’s coaching is the difference. i think its that we got great linebackers and planning for some greats to come into our LB program next year.

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