UH lands California QB

Corey Nielsen, who led California High School quarterbacks in passing last season, today accepted a scholarship offer from UH.

Nielsen, of Gahr High School, threw for 4,363 yards and 35 touchcdowns last season.

“Hawai‘i feels like home,” Nielsen said. “I’m so happy to be a Warrior.”

UH is hoping to sign two quarterbacks for the 2009 recruiting class.


And here are two photos taken by Corey’s uncle, Jon Nielsen:



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Greg McMackin is attending the ESPYs tonight in Los Angeles. He’ll be back in town tomorrow.

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Anita Manuma has requested — and received — a release from her softball scholarship at Tennessee. She said she plans to transfer to UH. Here’s Manuma with her pal, UH defensive end John Fonoti (she’s standing on a platform; she’s not really 9 feet tall):


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The Class of 2005 included Colt Brennan, Davone Bess, Dan Kelly, Blaze Soares, Adam Leonard, Solomon Elimimian, etc. Here are three other key members of the ’05 Class — linebacker Brashton Satele, defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea and John Fonoti:


Soon after this picture was taken, Savaiigaea called Princess Leila, begging her to resume shooting videos. Every day, people from UH — players, coaches, head coaches and administrators — keep asking me about Princess Leila’s return.

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There was a large turnout for yesterday’s Skills Camp for quarterbacks, receivers, running backs, linebackers and defensive backs. The session ended with Brad Kalilimoku teaching the campers the ha‘a that he co-created.


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That guy in the floppy hat is former UH safety Leonard Peters (now with the Chicago Bears). Word on the street is that Peters will appear in a print ad for a clothing company in a fall issue of ESPN the Magazine.


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These camps become a yearbook-come-to-life. Here’s former UH cornerback Al Hunter, who owns a business and is a father of two (and soon to be three):




  1. Mike July 16, 2008 7:50 am


  2. tom mui July 16, 2008 7:53 am



    Great photos!

  3. Mike July 16, 2008 7:54 am

    is everyone in hawaii still asleep?

  4. Stretch July 16, 2008 7:55 am

    Thanks for the pics of the camp. Amazing how many people attend, great turn out!!

  5. Ronnie July 16, 2008 7:55 am

    Good Morning ST.
    Good Morning Mike.


    Honolulu Advertiser Management: WAKE UP!!! Negotiate a fair contract already!!!! We want Princess Leila’s videos!!!

  6. Stretch July 16, 2008 7:57 am

    Re: Manuma – Wasn’t her scholarship withdrawn after the 2006 season?? If not, good news. Does she still have eligibility left to play for the Wahine??

  7. Ronnie July 16, 2008 7:58 am

    Stretch, I’ll let the LoCal Tsaikos know about the stickers.

  8. Mike July 16, 2008 7:58 am

    im usually a lurker, but i always have time to read Mr. Tsai’s blog.

  9. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 8:02 am

    so you’re not Mike Tsai, ST’s bro?

  10. Stretch July 16, 2008 8:03 am

    Carryover from previous post….

    I happen to read the Mark Takai June/July newsletter that he sends out to the residents in his area. He has set up a town meeting that most of us might be interested since guests speakers will be Jim Donovan and Coach Mack.

    Wednesday July 30
    Waimalu Elem School
    7:00pm – 8:30pm

  11. Mike July 16, 2008 8:05 am

    no im not… sorry i confused everyone.

  12. J July 16, 2008 8:05 am

    Hmm, LoCal in Tustin or Koreatown in LA, LoCal or Koreatown…hmm…

    I guess I better go see my sister since she’s only in town until tomorrow.

  13. (Jesse) James July 16, 2008 8:07 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….

    Didn’t Manuma have some issues with the Tenessee program after their run in the softball world series after they played UH???

    Stretch – agreed about the turnout. That, along with the camp they had on Sunday with coach Mack et al. that drew over 400 kids only helps to solidify support for UH Football. I only see the trend continuing. To me, it gives the kids a connection to UH establishing future fans at least and possibly gaining future players. When I was in 7th and 8th grade, Coach Tomey held weeklong football camps complete with meals and schedules similar to what the players did, workouts, weight training, watching films, etc. Those were good times and I felt really connected to UH after that (although I was already a fan).

  14. Bulla July 16, 2008 8:09 am


    1 The third room. Lions that haven’t eaten in three years are dead. That one was easy, right?

    2. The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry (shot; held under water; and hung).

    3. Charcoal, as it is used in barbecuing.

    4. Sure you can name three consecutive days, yesterday, today, and tomorrow!

    5. The letter” e, ” which is the most common letter used in the English language, does not appear even once in the paragraph.

  15. King Katonk July 16, 2008 8:11 am

    Great write up on Colt’s visit with little Joshua. What a class act.

    I hope Ronnie and the rest of the LoCal crew will have a great luncheon today.

    I’ll catch you guys the next time.

  16. Mike July 16, 2008 8:12 am

    anyone got the new NCAA Football 2009 game yesterday? the starting QB lineup is as follows:

    1. Graunke
    2. Alexander
    3. Rausch
    4. Funaki
    5. Kepo’o

    also listed Pilares still as a RB, and Libre at WR

  17. King Katonk July 16, 2008 8:12 am

    Sorry, I forgot to include the link to the article.


  18. koakane™ July 16, 2008 8:14 am

    morning tsaiko’s

    looks like another scorcher again today

    got kofe, EIS scheduled, cc coming up so life is good only need now is FOOTBALL BABE

  19. tom mui July 16, 2008 8:15 am

    GIGI (from previous post)

    yenta is meddlesome, bothersome and/or gossipy woman and probably could apply to a matchmaker

  20. (Jesse) James July 16, 2008 8:17 am

    tom mui…Ohhhhh, yenta….I thought you were calling gigi Yentl…..MWAHAHAHAHA

  21. (Jesse) James July 16, 2008 8:18 am

    okay gang…off to work. Talk to you guys later.

  22. koakane™ July 16, 2008 8:19 am

    bulla out again last nite with paikai but this time anoddah name to send out to you. he says to stay with your current job this time instead of being jack of all trades. man he had some stuff on you can discuss latta if true. Juvie Coito his name.

  23. Jon July 16, 2008 8:20 am

    ST – 2 questions:

    Is the clothing company ad Peters will be a certain new sponsor of UH uniforms?

    Will Manuma be under scholarship at UH and/or will she have any eligibility to play? (she was an incredible talent in youth/high school leagues!)

  24. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 8:22 am

    I’ll be amazed if Graunke doesn’t start. He is battle tested and scored during the Sugar Bowl. Need I say more?

  25. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 8:24 am

    Well, Tom, I guess you’re right. Yenta is not a flattering name to be called. haha

  26. J-Dog July 16, 2008 8:27 am

    RE: NCAA Footbal 09

    I downloaded the eo na toa music tracks to play during certain game situations. One of the best new features of the game in my opinion.

  27. tom mui July 16, 2008 8:28 am

    GIGI:Lois reminded me that Yenta was the name of the Matchmaker in Fiddler on the Roof

  28. Mike July 16, 2008 8:30 am

    J-Dog, no doubt one of the better new features in the game.. i plan to do the same. also like the new “ice the kicker” feature.

  29. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 8:30 am

    OK, Tom, I sort of remembered that too. I watched Fiddler on the Roof several times. Yenta was Barbra Streisand’s matchmaker.

  30. Kekoa July 16, 2008 8:33 am

    Tsaiko Nation ~ Just talked to BHF2 on da coconut wireless…his paddlers will be invading Oahu on Saturday, 08/02/08 for State’s. We should prolly put a fan base group of Tsaiko’s out to support our big island bro…I can get us the Waikiki Yacht club to use for just the right kinda EIS support! Email me if you are interested.

  31. Stretch July 16, 2008 8:38 am

    gigi-hawaii ©:
    July 16th, 2008 at 8:22 am
    I’ll be amazed if Graunke doesn’t start. He is battle tested and scored during the Sugar Bowl. Need I say more?

    If you have a chance, you should come out to the practices. You will learn a lot watching these guys. Funaki has been throwing really well. Graunke has been doing pretty well also. I think that Funaki has the edge right now. It will be an interesting camp coming up.

  32. MeiLing July 16, 2008 8:45 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    ST ~ Great pics! and I agree w/ the players… the HA should bring PL’s videos back!

  33. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 8:47 am

    As ST mentioned, it’s one thing to do well during practice and another to do well during the game. We’ll see.

  34. Bulla July 16, 2008 8:49 am


    you have voice mail, not voice male

  35. chawan_cut July 16, 2008 8:49 am

    Not trying to be lame here, and I’m just echoing the sentiments of the rest of the readers, players, fans, etc. We all miss THE Princess’ videos as well as the other videos from the other camera wielders. But I think this whole thing is bigger than THE Princess and her videos. I believe it affects all of the Advertiser.
    We here on ST’s blog are a big voice, and we can make a difference I believe. Is there anyone we can write to, call, make our voices heard? This is getting ridiculous.
    For some people common sense makes no sense.
    Ok, Lame-O out.

  36. d1shima [sez:] July 16, 2008 8:51 am

    Billy Ray on AM1420 after the break

  37. Maverick July 16, 2008 8:51 am

    Whew –

    Anita is hot looking and plays hot. Good for her coming back. Talk about culture shock back in Tennessee land

  38. bonar July 16, 2008 8:52 am

    30 something!

  39. bonar July 16, 2008 8:53 am

    nice pics. good to see Al’s doing well.

  40. d1shima [sez:] July 16, 2008 8:54 am

    #2 son got the new game yesterday, too.
    Said, “the new guy (Alexander) is a stud.”
    Had to switch QB’s to get past FL.

  41. Bulla July 16, 2008 8:59 am

    good job billy ray…

  42. Kekoa July 16, 2008 9:03 am

    d1 ~ Are you going to practice today?

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid July 16, 2008 9:04 am

    fordy too!

  44. koakane™ [EIS] July 16, 2008 9:04 am

    kekoa howzit good with me, sent one email to you. EIS babe

  45. Koa Mahu's Cuz July 16, 2008 9:08 am

    Koakane – who dis babe u keep spocking? My cuz going be mad, or jealous.

  46. Koa Mahu's Cuzinz neibahz braddahz ex-wife July 16, 2008 9:16 am

    Yeah Koakane! Who!



  47. Kekoa July 16, 2008 9:20 am

    DPK is in da hale!…How are things around the ‘bowl’ these days? Are you still the Grand Marshall of the Punchbowl Holy Ghost Parade?…or do you share that duty with Frank Delima?

  48. KailuaMom July 16, 2008 9:25 am

    Aloha ST,

    It was great to meet you at UH Camp yesterday. Thanks for listening. Best wishes for a fast recovery for your sister.

    (Erik’s Mom)

  49. Kekoa July 16, 2008 9:27 am

    ST ~ Can you ask Leila to shoot stuff just for our exclusive viewing? Just because HA won’t use her work, we would certainly welcome it on Stevem’s site for Tsaiko only distribution.

  50. SteveM July 16, 2008 9:29 am

    Read the HA story: Gannett second quarter profit falls by 36 percent.

    This period covers the intrusion of this blog bloatware and subsequent problems…but I know I can’t judge things by the Honolulu Advertiser alone… unless the implementation was system-wide….naaah. ❓

    In this little corner of the Gannet empire, loss of readers and advertising revenue on the ON-LINE portion can’t have that much effect. But for sure, HA certainly didn’t help itself in this arena. Advice: Cut expenses by dumping things that don’t work and boost sales by paying the people that cover the news and produce the stories and video.

  51. J July 16, 2008 9:33 am


    ST ~ Can you ask Leila to shoot stuff just for our exclusive viewing? Just because HA won’t use her work, we would certainly welcome it on Stevem’s site for Tsaiko only distribution.

    That’s asking her to work for free. She’s a professional, even if the HA doesn’t consider her to be for accounting purposes. If she volunteered on her own, that’s one thing…But if ST asks, that’s almost a guilt trip by one of her elders.

  52. addahknowjoe July 16, 2008 9:34 am

    ST- When and where is WAC Media day? You going?

  53. Mike July 16, 2008 9:44 am


    You should see the company’s latest “offer.” It’s clear they have no intention of resolving our contract situation and are instead trying to force a fight that will allow them to try and break our union. The Princess and our other volunteer videographers deserve all the support they can get for standing up for our union workers with their ongoing video strike. It’s too bad our negotiator, who went on vacation during all of this, hasn’t shown the same commitment.

    Mike (the brother, not the lurker)

    PS — Hi other Mike! Nice to have you posting today.

  54. ryan July 16, 2008 9:44 am

    Great to hear about the new committment, is Caymen next?

  55. Pomai July 16, 2008 9:45 am

    hawaiianbods check your email, if you have any questions email me pomai at tsai-kos dot com

  56. Stephen Tsai July 16, 2008 9:45 am

    “Profits fall …”
    It didn’t say “deficit increased.”
    Gannett is making moolah, something like 17 percent profit, right? What does Bank of Hawai‘i do, something like 7 percent?

  57. Stretch July 16, 2008 9:45 am

    A-joe – per SteveM’s site

    ST at the WAC Media Preview (Salt Lake City)

    Stephen Tsai:
    June 28th, 2008 at 1:24 am
    If we have any readers in Utah, they can meet me at the WAC Media Preview, July 22-24, at the Salt Lake City Airport Hilton. I can give you the new UH media guides there.

  58. Stephen Tsai July 16, 2008 9:45 am

    Oh, by the way, UH lands a stud quarterback.

  59. Stretch July 16, 2008 9:47 am

    I wonder if Nielsen will be at the workouts this afternoon?? Can’t hurt him being out there getting to know a few of the guys now since he is in town going to the camps.

  60. addahknowjoe July 16, 2008 9:48 am


    and this stud would be….

  61. Stephen Tsai July 16, 2008 9:49 am

    Written at the top, A-Joe.
    And, yep, I’ll be going to beautiful Salt Lake City next week.

  62. Stretch July 16, 2008 9:50 am

    While taking the tour of the Advertiser a while back, I learned that every Friday the employee’s wear black. I wonder if we should have a “blackout” from the blog on a Friday?? (if we do, make it soon before football starts up)

  63. Stephen Tsai July 16, 2008 9:50 am

    I believe you’re right. Or will be right.

  64. midori7 July 16, 2008 9:52 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    ST: what’s the height/weight for Nielsen?

  65. addahknowjoe July 16, 2008 9:54 am

    ST- When do you get back?

  66. Stretch July 16, 2008 9:54 am

    July 16th, 2008 at 9:52 am
    Morning Tsaikos!
    ST: what’s the height/weight for Nielsen?

    ST – what she’s REALLY asking is, “Does he have nice forearms??”

  67. Koa Mahu's Cuz July 16, 2008 9:55 am

    Good to hear about Nielsen. I have the same question as Stretch, ST. You think Nielsen is going to work out with the boys since he is here?

    koakane – I just talked to koamahu. She, ummm, I mean he is a little upset about you speaking of football babes. Just wanted to warn you that he, ummm, she might be on you like flies on…you know.

  68. Stephen Tsai July 16, 2008 10:00 am

    I think he’s 5-11, 180, but growing.
    You have another 80 minutes to watch him at today’s camp.

  69. Stretch July 16, 2008 10:00 am

    What’s up with this along side my name??

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

  70. Stretch July 16, 2008 10:02 am

    ST – let him know about the afternoon workouts. I want to see how he looks with the guys out there.

  71. d1shima [sez:] July 16, 2008 10:04 am

    Just a reminder that “all things should be done in moderation”



    No practice today. The comment I made earlier was related to SLS practice; but not that today either.

    Wow, now UH can have Nielsen Ratings, eh?

    Esme and out!

  72. koakane™ [EIS] July 16, 2008 10:10 am

    mahu clan…..partying with some great friend returning home from america to visit family.

    since koa mahu is being taken care of by one of the j boys nothing to do. da oddah one has one significant oddah but think with competiton fom the capitalist he hard….oh to get i mean.

  73. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 10:11 am

    Great news and great pix today!

    gigi- Yenta is the matchmaker. The rest is peripheral.


  74. chawan_cut July 16, 2008 10:15 am

    Mike (the writer),
    Did you get my email regarding delivery of the sacred parchment?
    Also, how can we support the videographers?

  75. koakane™ [EIS] July 16, 2008 10:17 am

    d1 for shua no uh prac today? just got off phone w/ kekoa.

    strech call me asap

    mcuz watch out or wd going find your resting place now she seen your charlie brown blanket and knows what to look for

  76. chawan_cut July 16, 2008 10:21 am

    don’t you mean tattoos on the forearms?

  77. Koa Mahu's Cuz July 16, 2008 10:28 am

    Koakane – Oh no you ditn’t.

  78. Da Punchbowl Kid July 16, 2008 10:30 am

    That’s byoootiful news about Nielsen! First we get Billy Ray and now Nielsen. The future’s so bright, Tsaikos gotta wear shades! 8)EVERYTHING McMackin has done so far, the camps, the early commits, has been dead on perfect! Reload baby, reload!

  79. Koa Mahu's Cuz July 16, 2008 10:30 am

    Koakane – what blanket you talking ’bout? I no get blanket.

  80. Da Punchbowl Kid July 16, 2008 10:31 am

    8) I meant above!

  81. Koa Mahu's Cuz July 16, 2008 10:32 am

    koakane – and who is wd??

  82. Koa Mahu's Cuz July 16, 2008 10:34 am

    Hi DPK!!! How are you?

  83. Koa-mahu July 16, 2008 10:36 am

    ehh cuz. WD40 make the traction better and good for take off makeup.

    koakane how you doing bebe. ohh ow HI CHAWAN!

  84. Stretch July 16, 2008 10:38 am

    Isn’t WD40 good to soften up materials that have a leather like feel??

  85. Da Punchbowl Kid July 16, 2008 10:38 am


    July 16th, 2008 at 9:20 am
    DPK is in da hale!…How are things around the ‘bowl’ these days? Are you still the Grand Marshall of the Punchbowl Holy Ghost Parade?…or do you share that duty with Frank Delima?


    Aloha Kekoa,
    The yard is dug up because they’re putting in sprinklers at my building, so wif all da dirt, it’s pretty much a “dust bowl” for now. 😆 Tomorrow they’re bringing in 4 yards or so of topsoil, so it’s kona ket worse before it gets better. Thanks to a lil sun this last weekend I don’t look like a “Holy Ghost”. Funny you mention FD though; before I got so steenkin fat, folks used to tell me I look like him. How’s everything over in the sovereign nation ceded lands?

  86. WreckinEyez July 16, 2008 10:38 am

    What the heck is going on here today?

  87. Kekoa July 16, 2008 10:39 am

    NO PRACTICE!….!$&#*@$!^+&#

  88. Da Punchbowl Kid July 16, 2008 10:40 am

    I’m fine, thanks. Howz you and yur cuz? 😉

  89. Koa-mahu July 16, 2008 10:41 am

    ehhh stretch. whatevea tico your piko.

    i no use’em for dat, not me. no go deya bu. das all lies. i no use’em for dat.

  90. kkv2000 July 16, 2008 10:44 am

    Kekoa and Stretch,
    I met both of you at afternoon workouts a couple of weeks ago. I am sorry not able to attend the party but hope to attend future events. I was hoping to attend the afternoon workout today if it is taking place. I have to come all the way from kahuku. It seems d1 is saying there are no workouts today. Can you confirm. Much appreciated.

  91. Kekoa July 16, 2008 10:45 am

    DPK ~ We are gearing up for the arrival of the BHF2 entourage next month. He kona make one paddle, two paddle ova hea. If you and Sweetikins can make it down to the Waikiki Yacht Club, we’ll have the HMS “Rubber Duckie” tied up there. Stop in for a refreshing brewski around noonish.

  92. Koa Mahu's Cuz July 16, 2008 10:46 am

    DPK – we’re doing good. I tink koakane get me mix up with somebody else but. no worries, my cuz still like him.

  93. Koa Mahu's Cuz July 16, 2008 10:48 am

    Howzit cuz. How tings stay down your side of da rock?

  94. al July 16, 2008 10:49 am

    nice pick up today. we all know that anyone with that kind of stats whether he is a system qb or not got to have some talent right.
    oh. its a four side system that he plays in, yeah very similar to the warrior offense.

    here’s some stuff from scout.com

    As a junior at Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr, Nielsen led California in passing and was second in the nation in passing after throwing for 4,363 yards and 35 touchdown passes to five interceptions. Had a 65% completion percentage. Had five games where he threw for over 400 yards including a 453 yard, six touchdown game in the opener. Was the San Gabriel Valley League MVP in leading Gahr to a 10-3 record and the CIF-SS Western Division semifinals.

    two qb’s to recruit? will a local qb decommit and stay home???

  95. Ralph July 16, 2008 10:49 am

    scout lists corey nielson as 5’11 180 and rated 2 stars

  96. Koa-mahu July 16, 2008 10:50 am

    i am off to hula’s. going have a secret meeting with chawan. bye ladys!
    hurry up cuz the bus going come! go put on your makeup and WD40!

  97. WreckinEyez July 16, 2008 10:53 am

    We got a lot of QBs at the moment…. Good to get a guy in now to learn the new system…

  98. Da Punchbowl Kid July 16, 2008 10:55 am

    I think Sweety has ceramics class at that time, but if not, we can try to make it down there. You can’t have too many Hawaiians at the WYC. 🙂

  99. Kekoa July 16, 2008 10:57 am

    kkv2000 ~ Yep!… No practice today, but if you want a glimpse of the future, plan a day to check out the Speed & Quickness next week in the morning, and hang around town to watch the afternoon practice with the UH guys.

    I’ll try to confirm some times for you. leave me your email addy at kekoa22 (at) aol (dot) com.

    Man-O-man did you miss a blog bash to remember! I know you lurk, but this one you had to feel for freshness Doc. Your old pal ‘BG’ was one of the organizers of this gig. Your ears must have been ringing, ’cause we talked about you and the RSN!

  100. koakane™ July 16, 2008 10:57 am

    d1, stretch, tsaiman someone confirm get or no get uh practice today.

    mcuz oh sorry for mixing up since neva been around so long and now your cuz get three no four after shim. one smart, one talented, one name no match, one hiking way over the oddahside.

  101. Stretch July 16, 2008 10:57 am

    I wonder if Steele Jantz will get a scholie also?? Right now he is paying his own way. If he does, then NEXT year, it is possible to have 7 QB’s on scholarship – Funaki, Kepo’o (??), Alexander, Raush, Jantz, Nielsen and the other QB they are looking for. That’s a lot!!

  102. Da Punchbowl Kid July 16, 2008 10:57 am

    al –
    *coughManleycough* 😉

  103. d1shima [sez:] July 16, 2008 10:59 am


    Sorry, meant to say, “No WATCHING practice for me today.”
    Not really sure if they going be out there, or not.
    Maybe someone else can confirm the schedule.


  104. Stretch July 16, 2008 10:59 am

    I left a message for ST to confirm

  105. (Jesse) James July 16, 2008 10:59 am

    Hi gang…back for a short while since I’m going on lunch break soon
    …What’s going on?

  106. curveball July 16, 2008 11:01 am

    The word is Nielsen is quick, can throw deep and has a 4.0 GPA

  107. Da Punchbowl Kid July 16, 2008 11:05 am

    Da Nielsen boy looks local. Does anybody know his ‘nats?

  108. Blackie July 16, 2008 11:11 am

    To Mike (the lurker):
    I wanted to use my (real) first name, but it was already being used by one of the regular posters. To avoid creating any confusion, I had to come up with another screen name and decided to use Blackie as a tribute to my grandfather.

  109. curveball July 16, 2008 11:14 am

    Corey Nielsen # 7

    Athletic Info: Create Profile
    Position: QB Height: 5’11” Weight: 180 lbs. Class: Junior

    Maxpreps.com or just Google his name Corey Nielsen

  110. al July 16, 2008 11:19 am

    dpk….manley will be a junior this year. so its not him. he needs to get happier feet at this point. i guess we haven’t seen enough of him yet to say if he is a d1 guy or not.

    oh and nielsen is a 3 star at rivals.com. but, in the eyes of the uh staff he is a 5 star guy.

  111. al July 16, 2008 11:20 am

    i read his mom is a punahou grad.

  112. homey ® July 16, 2008 11:42 am

    Props to ST:


  113. Jason July 16, 2008 11:47 am

    I watched some of Nielsen’s highlights on YouTube. He is accurate, has a quick release, and reminds me a lot of Colt in his ability to improv when the play breaks down. He’s obviously a great athlete (they sometimes run a spread option), and can move around in the pocket very well. The system has similarities to UH, although they flank out the RB more, sometimes motioning him to the backfield. He needs to strengthen his core, though. When his feet aren’t set, he doesn’t get as much as I’d like into his throws. But when his mechanics are good, he has good zip, although he can put touch on the throw when he needs to. I definitely think he has the potential to come in and contribute after a redshirt year. Strengthen that core, hopefully grow an inch or two, while adapting to Ron Lee’s R&S. I think UH got a good one.

  114. Da Menehune July 16, 2008 11:50 am

    Nielsen’s middle name is Masaru.

  115. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 16, 2008 11:58 am

    In light of the discussion concerning Princess Leila’s videos and how to get them back on-line while making sure she’s paid for her work, here’s a post from yesterday updated to reflect this situation


    Some people here on the blog are vaguely aware that my work with a non-profit focuses on sustainability/environmental/energy issues, but not very many folks know that the non-profit itself is supported in part by RECYCLING FOR CHANGE which provides a wide range of services & products to businesses, families, educational institutions, and other non-profits including planning community environmental projects and recycling drives.

    Earlier this spring, shortly after Jim Donovan came on board, RFC gave him information about the loss of revenue to the Athletic Department by not providing recycling bins at the Stan Sheriff Center, Les Murakami Stadium, the Women’s Softball Stadium, and in the Athletic Department Complex itself. In not redeeming the containers, the Department has lost an estimated $30 – $35,000 in HI-5 fees since January, 2005, when the law went into effect.

    We Tsaikos might also consider using the HI-5 redemption program to generate financial support for the Athletic Department as well as for underwriting the costs of our own in-house communications. Would it be worth our time & energy? Yes, a very definite emphatic YES!!

    Using the most conservative figures generated by the Department of Health, 800,000,000 HI-5 containers are sold each year.- that’s eight hundred million. Of the total sold, slightly under 70% are redeemed. If we were to collect and redeem one-tenth of one percent of the remainder – 800,000 – we could generate $40,000 a year in gross revenues.

    Several schools have raised an average of $20,000 a year each for their Project Graduation programs just by holding on-campus drop-off drives once or twice a month. Other community groups offer pickup services from local businesses & households as well as drop-offs and bring in two to five times as much cash. Still others run all kinds of metal and plastic recycling drives.

    In fact, there are all kinds of options and alternatives to explore. No matter how limited we start off with, IF we Tsaikos were to set up a basic no-frills all-volunteer recycling program, we would then be able to help underwrite & support everything from meals for the teams on game/match days to awards for winning WAC championships to speed & quickness camp expenses to supporting Doris Sullivan’s work with PIAA to paying Princess Leila for her videography.

    Furthermore, the Tsaiko recycling program could be a state-wide initiative – it’s a state-wide law – so not only will we be supporting our UH athletic teams but also we’d be helping to keep Hawai`i free from litter. Definitely a win-win for everyone.

    If there is any interest in exploring recycling as a way for Tsaikos to raise money, please send an e-mail to info at waa-hawaii dot org or info at recycling4change dot com. NOTE: We’re still de-bugging the second address, but it should be fixed by the end of the week.

  116. koakane™ July 16, 2008 12:02 pm

    welcome to blackie and curveball (seen you have posted befoa)

    pboy bring the blogbash excitement to da oddah chaptas. pass on da memories and stories.

    bulla and queen jaegar have a good visit with da beast. queen watch bulla and keep him grounded. closer to weber state more can see the horn comming out 😈 bwhaaaaaaaaaaaa enjoy and bulla just kidding make any kine.

  117. homey ® July 16, 2008 12:08 pm

    Jason – we all need to strengthen our core. 😆 Beer is a good start.

  118. homey ® July 16, 2008 12:09 pm

    HI FAYE!

  119. MeiLing July 16, 2008 12:16 pm

    ST ~ Is that a picture of Corey Nielsen? Hapa kid? He’ll fit in perfectly.

    Congratulations, Corey!!!

    If I don’t drink beer at games, what soda company supports UH Athletics?

  120. curveball July 16, 2008 12:17 pm

    Just watched the videos..I think he looks real good but he definitely has not drank enough beer

    thanks for the welcome

  121. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 12:18 pm

    peeking in-

    STEPHEN- any word on who the HA personnel cuts will affect??? (cringing)

  122. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 12:21 pm

    Howzit just got back from da LoCal OnoOno/stuff your face until you feel momona den get dessert kine shave-ice with ice-cream and eat some more until finally you taking deep breaths for ensure oxygen flow to your brain luncheon. I’m sure fuud pics going surface in a lil bit, definite broke mout place for anyone traveling through the Tustin area.

  123. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 12:22 pm

    Okay time for moe moe, be back laterz…

    Good stuff on Nielsen, but um with all the big boys on the line can he see over or what? Nah, j/k any high school QB that can throw over 4,000 yards gotta be pretty mean…au’ryte.

  124. Bulla July 16, 2008 12:30 pm


    easy tigah….going to check on ryan and see his environment. should be fun, but will be in touch with all through modern technology, haha. you better be good, you better be nice, or i’ll make bulla’s bombers, pound you like rice….sooooo, would that be a future mochi?

    haha, all good, be good.

  125. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 12:31 pm

    Oh and one more thing…

    Like I said before INOKE FUNAKI should start this year!!! He will perform in game situations no doubt about that. If Graunke wants to start he better get in shape cause he looking sloppy nowadays from what I’ve seen at practices, etc… Could care less what he did last year, blah blah, blah doesn’t mean jack chit! Sorry bruddah I support you but I dunno what the heo you are thinking. Funaki seems more of a leader than you, das right I said it!!!

  126. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 12:39 pm

    PB- All things being equal- I love all our players – Tyler has the game experience- has stared the Bulldog in the eye and proved himself a knight on the field of battle. All are good – in Tyler I Trust.

  127. curveball July 16, 2008 12:44 pm

    One good thing is Corey Nielsen is only 16 right now.. plenty of time to grow some more….

  128. Esme July 16, 2008 12:45 pm


    *grabbing on to ST’s, Mike’s and Leila’s arms*

    Errr … are we all still here? … Gad.

  129. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 12:45 pm

    Hope the Advertiser doesn’t cut ST’s and Leila’s job. That would be a crime.

  130. da princess' classmate July 16, 2008 12:47 pm

    cut ST’s or da priness’ job – it’d never ever happen

  131. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 12:48 pm

    your job, too, Esme.

  132. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 12:49 pm

    management is cutting 54 positions. Bet they won’t cut the sales personnel.

  133. Jack Flash July 16, 2008 12:53 pm

    I like that Anheuser-Busch is helping our Athletic Dept. with their current promotion. Makes me feel good about drinking their products over the years. In fact, i’m thinking about cracking one open right now! I’ve actually gotten recent commitments from at least 2 former Coors Light drinkers to come over to the Bud Light side. Just trying to do my part… If we all band together, i’m sure we can get the Bud guys to purchase a Jumbo Jet for UH Athletics! (hey, it could happen…)

  134. Stretch July 16, 2008 12:54 pm

    kkv200 & others who are interested, the players will be out there throwing the football around this afternoon at 3pm.

  135. Kaimuki Kid July 16, 2008 12:56 pm

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc

    I have a question about the HI-5 law. Why did they make the law structured so that the recycling companies do not have to pay for the scrap value of the aluminum cans? With the aluminum price at around $1.30 per pound, there is a lot of money going to those companies while we are essentially getting back our own money in the form of the deposit we paid up front. Just wondering…

  136. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 12:56 pm

    Jack, even though it’s for a good cause, hubby and I refuse to drink Bud Light, or even Bud, for that matter. It’s tasteless, das why.

    Once you’ve tasted Beck’s, it’s Beck’s all da way.

  137. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 12:59 pm

    (((hugs to ESME))) NO WORRY! Ke Akua will take care of you!!! No matter what happens- all will be good, if not better!

  138. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 12:59 pm

    In fact, I think I’ll drink a Beck’s in 35 minutes. That’s how long I’ll time it being in the freezer to chill.

    Did that sentence make sense? haha

  139. da princess' classmate July 16, 2008 12:59 pm

    gigi –
    to each their own, i don’t drink BL anymore either but i’ll make the switch for the next couple of months to help out da program. as long as you find your own ways to help out, that’s all dat matters.

  140. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 1:02 pm

    I don’t drink bud at all.

    NA is for me- Becks/StPaulie :mrgreen:

  141. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 1:03 pm

    hmmm, well, I did purchase 2 Tsaiko glasswares at the party. The money will go to the Athletic Dept. Also, hubby bought 2 Tshirts. There are a lot of other ways to support the AD, you’re right.

  142. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 1:05 pm

    Liz, I read that people who drink moderately usually outlive teetotalers. But, I wish I had your discipline. Could lose a ton of weight that way.

  143. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:05 pm


    In fact, I think I’ll drink a Beck’s in 35 minutes. That’s how long I’ll time it being in the freezer to chill.

    Did that sentence make sense? haha

    Go drink the beer then re-read the sentence and ask yourself the same question.

  144. Stretch July 16, 2008 1:07 pm

    d1 – after drinking that one beer, I think she will be passed out.

  145. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 1:07 pm

    It’s good to time the freezer thing. Hubby did that a few times, and the beer froze cause he forgot about it.

  146. da princess' classmate July 16, 2008 1:08 pm

    kinda have to agree witht the comment made by a poster in the “advertiser cutting positions” article –

    something about blaming the workers for management’s lack of imagination. kinda hit da nail on da head – jmho

  147. bb July 16, 2008 1:08 pm

    Put Bud or Bud Light in Green Aluminum Bottles–like those blue ones. That would be way cool.

  148. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:08 pm


    Thanks for clearing that up.
    Sorry if I confused peeps here earlier. 😳

  149. myki1 July 16, 2008 1:09 pm

    sj and I just got back from UH. Checked with ST and according to him there will be practice this afternoon. Thanks Barry for introducing us to Doris Sullivan. Hope our small contribution helps. She especially needs the HP56 ink cartridges more than paper. If you have any used ink cartridges that can be turned in for recycling, Office Depot gives a $3 off coupon per selected cartridges HP56 included. Doris can use the coupons for other office supplies that she needs. I’m (sj) willing to collect the cartridges and redeem them for Doris. myki & sjmacro

  150. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:10 pm


    Probably right. 🙂

  151. curveball July 16, 2008 1:10 pm


    responding to last night
    I think Hoa was a great choice..no disruption to the kids just move on with the program..I hear he is a standup guy..

    Maybe Nielsen wants to come play at SL

  152. Jason July 16, 2008 1:11 pm

    The Advertiser’s cutting of jobs doesn’t surprise me at all. Just the other day, The Wizard of Odds (Garret gets quite a few links from him) was cut from his job at the L.A. Times. I hope nobody we love and appreciate is amongst the cuts.

  153. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:14 pm


    I have a printer that died recently that used HP56. I have 2 new carts that she can have.
    Does she also need HP57, the color one? I’ve got one of those as well.

  154. da princess' classmate July 16, 2008 1:16 pm

    Jason —

    amen to dat

  155. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:16 pm


    R U an SLS alum? Parent?

  156. curveball July 16, 2008 1:18 pm


    no just a fan……

  157. homey ® July 16, 2008 1:22 pm

    gigi – even if you switched to NA beer you wouldn’t lose a ton of weight.

  158. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 1:24 pm

    haha, ton in the figurative sense, not literal.

  159. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:24 pm

    Got it.
    Was just wondering; if so, was going suggest that you not go with the pronunciation of dat spelling you had next time you see him 😯


  160. homey ® July 16, 2008 1:24 pm

    PB – Everything points to a very ful-filling cattle call!

  161. Stretch July 16, 2008 1:25 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:
    July 16th, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    Liz, I read that people who drink moderately usually outlive teetotalers. But, I wish I had your discipline. Could lose a ton of weight that way.

    I didn’t know you weighed over 2,000 lbs and had that much to lose.

  162. homey ® July 16, 2008 1:25 pm

    gigi – I was using the figurative sense! 😆

  163. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:27 pm


    How you get any idea of gigi’s figurative sense wen she only wear muumuu?

  164. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 1:29 pm

    Hate to say dis, but hubby is such a weakling. Couldn’t carry his bride, who weighed 124 lbs at the time, over the threshold. Now, it’s definitely an impossibility.

  165. curveball July 16, 2008 1:29 pm

    oopps maybe I better go freeze a beer……

  166. homey ® July 16, 2008 1:30 pm

    d1shima – I hugged her. 😯

  167. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:30 pm

    I know:
    “done in”
    “turn in”
    “look in”

    “ton in”

    Must be Korean

  168. Jack Flash July 16, 2008 1:30 pm

    Gigi- i agree with you that there are many better tasting beers than what the Bud family produces (and i’ve honestly drank most of ’em), but on a hot summer day, dat buggah is refreshing! Especially when one just isn’t enough…

  169. homey ® July 16, 2008 1:31 pm

    gigi – Is that why hubby working out at 24 hour fitness so he can carry you over the threshold on your 50th wedding anniversary?

  170. kkv2000 July 16, 2008 1:31 pm

    Mahalo to Stretch , kekoa and everyone. I will be out there this afternoon. Football is getting so close. I am taking vacation during the first two weeks of practice on tuesdays and wednesdays. I think this will be one of the most exciting fall practices because of the competion for so many positions.

  171. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:33 pm


    Even wit all da time he spends at 24-Hr Fitness?

  172. checkraze July 16, 2008 1:33 pm

    Just a question for the Budlight and Beck’s debate. Now that Anheuser-Busch was bought out by InBev (the same company that makes Becks) shouldn’t Becks count too?

  173. homey ® July 16, 2008 1:34 pm

    Jack Flash – …and the most refreshing Bud is a Bud Ice that was chilled in ice mixed with rock salt! dat buggah wuz soooooo kold and refrasheeng!

  174. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 1:35 pm

    hey, the Beck’s is now being drunk but it’s still tepid. How long does it take for beer to freeze? If I know that, I’ll leave it in the freezer for the max.

  175. homey ® July 16, 2008 1:35 pm

    d1shima – Scary your thoughts…

  176. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:36 pm


    Not a bad idea.
    Hot again today.

    all dis talk about brewski’s….

  177. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 1:36 pm

    Even with 24 hr Fitness workouts, hubby would get a hernia carrying me.

  178. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 1:37 pm

    SUGGESTION for helping Doris. Lose the inkjet and move to Laser. Consumables are consuming. If it is a multi-function machine, med-duty mono laser ones are around $500.
    Just a suggestion that we might be able to get our resources (minds and $$) around.

  179. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:37 pm

    Sounds like Brain Freeze going on in Foster Village…. 🙂

  180. da princess' classmate July 16, 2008 1:38 pm

    poor gigi, taking BJ Penn type cracks.

    kinda looking forward to his special 2nite on jomo’s channel

  181. homey ® July 16, 2008 1:38 pm

    gigi – I think an elephant would get a hernia carrying you! 😆

  182. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:38 pm



  183. djmitcho July 16, 2008 1:39 pm

    send me your email address so I can send you the invite for fantasy football.

    Try Jake’s while in Ogden. Some really ono burgers and shakes!

  184. djmitcho July 16, 2008 1:40 pm

    email me at djmitcho at yahoo dot com

  185. homey ® July 16, 2008 1:40 pm

    Hiya XLiz! Sounds good about the laser printer.

  186. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:40 pm

    Geez homey,

    Thanks a bunch for THAT visual!

  187. Jack Flash July 16, 2008 1:41 pm

    Does anyone know any higher-ups at the local Anheuser-Busch offices? We should get them to include more variety of beers for us to drink (for our Warriors.) More money too! For instance, if me and all my friends (including Tsaikos) commit to drinking at least a case a week of whatever beer they want us to drink, how much more in matching $$$ are they willing to give to UH Athletics? Then we recycle all the cans/bottles and give even more $$$! We’ll have those away charter flights paid for in no time.

  188. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:42 pm



  189. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 16, 2008 1:43 pm

    Aloha Kaimuki Kid:

    July 16th, 2008 at 12:56 pm
    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc

    I have a question about the HI-5 law. Why did they make the law structured so that the recycling companies do not have to pay for the scrap value of the aluminum cans? With the aluminum price at around $1.30 per pound, there is a lot of money going to those companies while we are essentially getting back our own money in the form of the deposit we paid up front. Just wondering…

    The HI-5 redemption law assesses a 6 cent fee on plastic, glass & aluminum beverage containers up to two liters in size of which 5 cents is redeemable – until such time as at least 70% of all eligible cans & bottles have been redeemed during a single calendar year when the additional penny will no longer be charged starting the next fiscal year.

    No fees are assessed on other kinds of aluminum, plastic, glass & metal, and they can be recycled at various locations. For example, one of our boardmembers owns an engineering firm with contracts to replace wiring in buildings. Since there’s currently no requirement to recycle copper wiring, he makes arrangements for us to pick it up and take it to one of the recyclers – and, yes, we provide documentation as to the ownership.

    The law is to encourage consumers to recycle beverage containers made of glass, plastic & aluminum to reduce litter and the need for additional landfills. In fact, one of the biggest opponents to beverage container recycling early on – in fact, for nearly 30 years here in Hawai`i – was the City & County since they’ve picked out all kinds of metal for decades to sell to scrap dealers. Even now, they probably sell maybe 500,000 lbs or more of metal every month to recyclers.

    If you have sufficient quantity – off-hand, I don’t know what that threshold figure is – you can negotiate a deal with the recyclers to pay by the pound.

    Anyhow, please visit the website and then contact me directly for more information. Some people don’t like this blog being used to discuss non-sports or non-Tsaiko-related issues.

  190. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 1:44 pm

    We usually drink a case of beer in 2 weeks, not 1. But why not Beck’s, whose parent co bought A-B? Good idea, Jack.

  191. d1shima July 16, 2008 1:44 pm

    One more.

    Got your e-mail.
    Will be in touch! 🙂

  192. Stretch July 16, 2008 1:48 pm

    When I was living and worked in Kona, I used to buy a case of Bud Light on Monday after work. I drank 6 beers each night, Monday thru Thursday and Friday flew back home to Honolulu. That was a pretty sad time to sit at home and drink by myself.

  193. Jack Flash July 16, 2008 1:49 pm

    Gigi- you’re just gonna have to step it up and consume more for our Warriors! Hahaha. “Why say no when it feels so good to say yes”
    – JackFlash

    (you guys all have permission to use my quote)

  194. homey ® July 16, 2008 1:50 pm

    gigi – 24 beers in 14 days. Same amount koakane drinks in 2 days.

  195. Stretch July 16, 2008 1:53 pm

    homey ®:
    July 16th, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    gigi – 24 beers in 14 days. Same amount koakane drinks in 2 days.

    I guess koakane has been cutting back.

  196. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 1:55 pm

    The doc diagnosed my father-in-law with alcohol induced senility. Don’t wanna end up like him! 3 beers per week is nuff.

  197. homey ® July 16, 2008 1:55 pm

    Stretch – re Kona: was this before they had live streaming webcast video?

  198. homey ® July 16, 2008 1:58 pm

    I heard one of the symptoms of alcohol induced senility is wearing the same type of clothes at home, parties, and bed.

  199. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 1:59 pm

    same type is okay, but not the same PIECE.

  200. Stretch July 16, 2008 2:00 pm

    homey – scared to ask this, but, why??

  201. homey ® July 16, 2008 2:01 pm

    gigi – forgot to ask, is the painter all pau?

  202. Pride. July 16, 2008 2:01 pm

    Good luck to all those HA employees that have become part of the Tsai-ko ‘ohana in the pasttwo years. Hopefully your jobs are not on the list to help streamline payroll costs.

    My prayers go out to all of those who’s names are on the list.

  203. Stretch July 16, 2008 2:02 pm

    alcohol induced senility – that’s what happens everytime someone drinks too much, they become senile. The next morning everything is okay, sort of, right homey??

  204. homey ® July 16, 2008 2:02 pm

    Stretch – Oh, just wondering…

  205. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 2:03 pm

    painter took 4 days to paint the whole house. Will return on Monday to paint the doors. Saturday, new carpet will be installed and I didn’t want the installers to wreck the doors on the way in with new carpet.

  206. Stretch July 16, 2008 2:04 pm

    homey – i was there around 1999

  207. homey ® July 16, 2008 2:05 pm

    everything better be okay the next morning because the wife always tells me, “Don’t go out if you no can handle”.

  208. Stretch July 16, 2008 2:06 pm

    gigi – when is the “new” house warming party??

  209. jojo ® July 16, 2008 2:07 pm

    oops, I guess I walked into an AA meeting.

    Sorry to all the HA people that are leaving.

  210. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 2:08 pm

    Stretch, already talking about another party so soon after the blog bash? You are one party animal, eh?

  211. Stretch July 16, 2008 2:08 pm

    homey ®:
    July 16th, 2008 at 2:05 pm
    everything better be okay the next morning because the wife always tells me, “Don’t go out if you no can handle”.

    pretty funny, I tell g-nalo something similar the next day when he is hanging, “if you no can handle, no drink”

  212. Mrs. A-House July 16, 2008 2:08 pm

    Back on line…lost my server yesterday late afternoon. Hi Everybody!!

    ST –

    Sorry to hear that your dear sister is in the hospital. Best wishes from all of us for her speedy and complete recovery.

    Corey Nielsen –

    I’m sure you have given much thought re whether or not to accept a scholarship to play at UH. Trust me, my fine young friend, you will not regret it…the love and support you will receive from the Hawaii Ohana is second to NONE!

    Anita Manuma –

    Mahalo for making the decision to transfer to UH. John Fonoti and the rest of the State welcome you back with open arms.

    KKV2000 –

    All the way from Kahuku just to view a workout!?…and with gas prices what they are today…Mahalo for your support. Hope to get your autograph some day soon.

    HawaiianBod –

    So glad to see you posting again. I’m so happy that you’re feeling well enough to do so. Continue to take good care now…

    Blackie / Curveball / Jack Flash / Kaimuki Kid / Mike (the poster) –

    Hope to get your autographs soon, also. Jack Flash, sorry I missed meeting you at the blog bash. Glad that you won a nice door prize.

    ICYUL8 –

    Your graveyard shift is TOUGH, but you’re still young, strong and can take it! Be extra careful driving home at that early hour.

    Brie –

    How’s your research coming. Sorry I can’t be of much help to you. Like Kekoa, I, too, would love to read your completed thesis.

    Mike (the writer) –

    Hi Mike! Since a second “Mike” has started to post, would you consider modifying your moniker to “Mike-T” or “Mighty Mike” or “MrMike”. Just some suggestions. Sorry, I should mind my own business.

    W-Doc –

    You are the epitome of the Energizer Bunny…always on the go! Thanks very much for your continuous efforts to keep Tsaikos apprised of ways to support worthy causes.

  213. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 2:09 pm

    Hi jojo!
    More like an “A” meeting… 😯 😆

  214. homey ® July 16, 2008 2:11 pm

    gigi – Took me 2 days to paint my house. But then again, I didn’t listen to John Denver.

    Stretch – 1999, sheesh you were practically a couple of years out of college!

    Speaking of the ‘tizer, I was reading their article and found it amusing management emailed the employees the news.

  215. homey ® July 16, 2008 2:13 pm

    Mrs A-House! – you set up your own server? What kind of website do you run? Does it have streaming video? Oh, BTW, I got the photos! Thank goodness we kept our shirts on! 😆

  216. sjmacro July 16, 2008 2:13 pm

    d1: Doris can probably use the color cartridge too. Her printer is a mutifunction model. Mostly uses the black for letters and proposals.
    Liz & homey: Doris is satisfied with the quality and functionality of the inkjet for now. We reminded her that Tsaikos are ready and willing to help out, just have to let us know. So Doris, if you’re reading this, would a laser printer be better?
    If you haven’t seen the work that Doris does, go to her site.
    We got to the clinic towards the end of the session and boy could you feel the energy. Good for Hawaii football at all levels.
    sjmacro & myki

  217. homey ® July 16, 2008 2:15 pm

    and speaking of Tennessee softball, wasn’t it Liane Horiuchi that also transferred?

  218. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 2:15 pm

    2 days for homey???

    dis is what the painter did:

    Day 1 — bleach the mold and mildew

    Day 2 — spray paint the eaves white

    Day 3 — paint the body of the house beige

    Day 4 — paint the trimming

    Day 5 — paint the doors

    Did a great job.

  219. (Jesse) James July 16, 2008 2:17 pm

    Hi Mrs. A-House.

    Mike – or maybe change your name to “Magic Mike” or “Mr. Mike(rophone)” Mwahahhaha…glad to have you on board man..and welcome.

  220. homey ® July 16, 2008 2:18 pm

    gigi – What? No caulking?

  221. (Jesse) James July 16, 2008 2:18 pm

    Gigi…what color is the mold and mildew now? blonde? white? ehu?

  222. Da Punchbowl Kid July 16, 2008 2:19 pm

    >Jack Flash:

    July 16th, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    Does anyone know any higher-ups at the local Anheuser-Busch offices? We should get them to include more variety of beers for us to drink (for our Warriors.) More money too! For instance, if me and all my friends (including Tsaikos) commit to drinking at least a case a week of whatever beer they want us to drink, how much more in matching $$$ are they willing to give to UH Athletics? Then we recycle all the cans/bottles and give even more $$$! We’ll have those away charter flights paid for in no time.

    Only one with a mind as great as Jack Flash could find a way to “drink” UH into chartered flights. What an unselfish Warrior loving guy. Have another for me, Mr. Flash! SOCIAL!!!! 😆

  223. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 2:21 pm

    yes, he caulked also.

    Mold and mildew are GONE, GONE, GONE.

    I doubt hubby and I could have done as good a job. And Remember he had to go up to paint the area under the pitched roof. It was like climbing to a 2nd floor level. We probably would have fallen.

  224. Jack Flash July 16, 2008 2:23 pm

    “I’m a giver”
    -Jack Flash

  225. Stretch July 16, 2008 2:24 pm

    “I’m a giver”
    -Jack Flash

    I concur, I am a giver, never the receiver.

  226. Da Punchbowl Kid July 16, 2008 2:28 pm

    This wonderful way of giving you have, Mr. Flash, is why you are a born Tsaiko! Are you and Gorg gigging any time soon? We could prolly get a few of the younger Tsaikos to do a RRCC. (That would be a Rock and Roll Cattle Call.)

  227. BigWave96744 July 16, 2008 2:28 pm

    You left out a key member of the 2005 class.
    #55 John Estes, aka J-Ezy

  228. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 2:36 pm

    OK… just got the good word from jib-jab.

    For the HA JOURNALISTS who may be laid off… keep your integrity dry and let the bad things pass… and make way for brighter days ahead!


  229. Jack Flash July 16, 2008 2:37 pm

    Stretch- I notice a melancholy theme to your posts. Do you need a beer?

    DPK- I’ve retired (emphasis on “tired”) from the music biz, but Gorg still rocks. Email him for a schedule at gorg915 at aol dot com.
    Have a good afternoon- i’m outta hea!

  230. ICYUL8 July 16, 2008 2:42 pm

    Mrs. A-House thanks for the concerns. But the funny thing is I drive cars, trucks, suvs etc. etc. all day long. So I don’t think driving for me is an issue I think the people driving on the road besides me are the trouble that early in the morning. To many drunk drivers nowadays thinking they can drive home after having a few at the clubs & bars. I think Hawai’i is ranked #3 in casualties from anytime of accidents. Understanding that most drivers are cautious and drive with the spirit of “ALOHA” you still got those few that drive a little to “HANG LOOSE”!!!

  231. Rob25 July 16, 2008 2:42 pm

    re: #221

    James..you too funny

    Hi Mrs. A-House! I guess I will have to wait to see your pics from the Blog Bash when we all get together again. You and LizK are so very good about getting pictures taken. Me, I always forget about my camera…even when it is in my purse.

    Hi Liz!

    Stretch…did you have your white board at the bash? If you did, what did you write on it?

    Koakane…you da man! And I thought that chawan was the man after bowling, but your woman is still after you on the blog!

  232. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 2:43 pm

    haha Liz, that’s a cute vid! Tanks

  233. Mrs. A-House July 16, 2008 2:45 pm

    Homey –

    A lot of the Tsaikettes were watching you all night. If you stripped down to your bare chest, Tsaikettes would be lining up to also “touch” you…led by Koa-Mahu…FIRST! ROTFLMAO!!!

    AND, BTW, yes, I did set up my own server with the help of a super nice guy at Oceanic with the sexiest voice…and it does have streaming video (whatever that is, yes, I have it!)

    James –

    Hi James!

  234. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 2:46 pm

    Rob25- Hiya! From what I could see, the whit board was holding up Mr. Potato Head 😆

    all pau lun chowa~ hi ho!

  235. homey ® July 16, 2008 2:46 pm

    gigi – if you didn’t fall you would have broken the ladder.

    With the planned layoffs does this mean the ‘Tizer staff will not be expecting raises or improved benefits?

  236. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 2:48 pm

    yikes- ROTFLMAO????? Mrs. A-house has gone over to the dark side!!!


  237. chawan_cut July 16, 2008 2:50 pm


    Like Pride stated earlier, i hope this story does not involve any of our favorite tsaikos or lurkers.

  238. da princess' classmate July 16, 2008 2:51 pm

    L Horiuchi – Purdue IIRC

  239. homey ® July 16, 2008 2:53 pm

    Mrs. A-House – Trust me, you wouldn’t want to see me without a shirt. It’s like looking at a hairless pot-bellied pig. My daughter teases me that I have a keg belly and muffin tops.

  240. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 2:55 pm

    Interisland-travelling Tsai-kos: I’ve been chatting with Cha-Cha in the AD’s office. If anyone can carry posters and schedule cards to the neighbor islands for distribution to retail outlets or other places that will help distribute them, please let her know.
    kinilau at hawaii dot edu

    There are reams of 250 18×24″ posters for Football, Soccer and Volleyball and schedule cards.
    Great for restaurants, sports shops, sports bars- wherever UH Athletic fans can pick them up.

  241. homey ® July 16, 2008 2:55 pm

    dpc – So that’s where Horiuchi went after she left Tennessee. Thanks.

  242. jm2375 July 16, 2008 2:56 pm


    July 16th, 2008 at 1:48 pm
    When I was living and worked in Kona, I used to buy a case of Bud Light on Monday after work. I drank 6 beers each night, Monday thru Thursday and Friday flew back home to Honolulu. That was a pretty sad time to sit at home and drink by myself.

    Stretch – you dead now? j/k

    Now that the theme park division of AnheiserBusch will be sold off, that probably means no free beer at Busch Gardens (2 or 3 locations) and SeaWorld (2 or 3 locations). Last year in Tampa, hubby chickened out/chilled out at the beer place while we went on an awesome roller coaster – Sheikra.

  243. homey ® July 16, 2008 2:57 pm

    “Trust me”

    Didn’t Guava write that phrase a lot.

  244. addahknowjoe July 16, 2008 3:11 pm

    ST- So who da 54 that got laid off from HA?

    Any high paying bosses set an example, take one for the team and lay themselves off?

  245. al July 16, 2008 3:12 pm

    what mrs. ahouse is guava!

    sly woman.

  246. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 3:12 pm

    Hey guys- please remember my mom in your prayers. Mahalo!

  247. homey ® July 16, 2008 3:17 pm

    al – what is the planned menu for Phuket Thai?

  248. al July 16, 2008 3:19 pm

    so you want to make a difference?

    help out PIAA with a small kine donation.

    let’s send PIAA via Doris Sullivan a check for $10.00 each to the following address:

    P.O. Box 289
    Kailua 96734

    please make a notation on the memo part of your check with your tsaiko name and the words “tsaiko”.

    for example:

    Doris will keep track and let me know what the tally is just to give you all an idea of what the tsaiko’s can do in a collective effort.

    and yes, as brother kekoa mentioned she needs supplies if you have them available for donation.

    …pay it forward!

  249. homey ® July 16, 2008 3:19 pm

    Sure thing XLiz.

  250. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 16, 2008 3:20 pm

    Paper newspapers will be gone – except for MidWeek & Honolulu Weekly types – long before 2020. With reader-generated stories and blogs, there really isn’t much reason to keep a lot of journalists on staff except for key departments such as politics and sports.

    However, what will continue to happen is that instead of having separate beats for City Hall, the Legislature, the courts & state government, they will be combined into one government unit with reporting staff reduced by at least a third.

    Same thing with sports – with over a dozen reporters, their beats will be consolidated and the staff gradually reduced by a third or more over time.

    The other way that the HA management will continue to reduce expenses will be to nudge highly-experienced and very expensive – thanks to union contracts – reporters out the door and then hire fresh-out-of-J-School replacements for way, way less money. These young’uns may be good writers from a technical perspective, but they don’t have the knowledge, experience & contacts that their professional elders do.

    Every year from here on out, there’ll be another purge. By 2013, I predict that the HA staff will be down to around 275 people and a decade from now about 150. What say thee?

  251. koakane™ July 16, 2008 3:23 pm

    rob25 no moa chance with the mod quad around (gov’t agent, longie, travel teck and maestro) and btw when you joining in on the cc being planned?

  252. curveball July 16, 2008 3:25 pm

    LizKauai [Believer]: done deal….

    writing the check now

  253. homey ® July 16, 2008 3:25 pm

    Sure thing al.

  254. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 3:29 pm

    I wanted to send Doris a check but didn’t think she wanted to reveal her address. So it’s good that Al came forward with it. Tanks.

  255. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 3:31 pm

    Liz, I hope your mother’s health improves and that she recovers from whatever ails her.

  256. Rob25 July 16, 2008 3:31 pm

    Koakane – I would like to make it to the KK, but the ceremony for my hubby’s unit is at 6 at Aloha Stadium. Don’t think that he’ll want to go…he’s kinda quiet and shy.

  257. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 3:32 pm

    al- check will be in the mail to Doris.
    Mahalo for the kickstart!

  258. (Jesse) James July 16, 2008 3:33 pm

    Thanks al.

    Liz, will do.

    Koakane…what’s a longie??

  259. Rob25 July 16, 2008 3:34 pm

    Hey homes!

    Liz – I will say a prayer for your mom.

    Koakane – I don’t like Thai food, but I would like to come to the CC. I am waiting to hear what the menu will be like. As long as I don’t have to sing…I think that I will attend the KK.

  260. J-Dog July 16, 2008 3:34 pm

    honestly, do we really need to hear about housepainting?

  261. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 3:35 pm

    Doc, I for one prefer to READ my news rather than to see or hear it. I hope what you wrote does not transpire, but I may be a lone wolf here.

    What about advertisers, though? How will they advertise their goods with a reduced newspaper?

  262. (Jesse) James July 16, 2008 3:35 pm

    wreck..I knew I saw gorg before…just couldn’t place him.

  263. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 3:36 pm

    Thanks for the prayers-they are sooo powerful! Will let you know when I know something.
    Mom is a toughie and she’s at my sister’s house in FL – Her hubby is a big-time MD and will be sure to get her the best treatment available.

  264. Rob25 July 16, 2008 3:37 pm

    Thanks James…I didn’t want to go there and ask about that.

  265. Kaimuki Kid July 16, 2008 3:38 pm

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc

    Thanks for the answer but what I find curious is that we pay a 6 cent deposit for every qualifying container for which we get 5 cent back but the scrap value of the aluminum can currently around a $1.30 a pound the scrap dealer get for free to resell and we get nothing for that. They are not obligated to pay us for the value of the scrap. I think that we should get some kind of value besides the deposit that comes out of our pockets to begin with…. Jus thinking

  266. Loa July 16, 2008 3:41 pm

    afternoon gang!

    advertiser gang – sorry to hear about the layoffs, gotta question the timing when going thru union negotiations, hmmmm

    homey/dpc – liane’s dad played in the 1984 prep bowl, didn’t she transfer cause coach told her she was losing her job to an incoming freshman the next year? kinda pilau eh

    myki – hey i think i get one 56 lying around somewhere

    liz – thoughts and prayers for your mom

  267. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 3:41 pm

    J-Dog – bwahahaha…
    Housepainting, beer and anatomy – something to lighten up the spectre of 54 unemployed HA workers.

    while we wait for the other shoe to drop.


  268. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 3:41 pm

    Don’t forget, the scrap dealer has to pay his employees and rent the recycling place or trucks.

  269. Rob25 July 16, 2008 3:43 pm


    What is the menu for Phuket Thai?

    Thanks for the info about Doris. Will be working on sending her something and then see about getting some coupons for her through recycling at Office Depot.

  270. (Jesse) James July 16, 2008 3:44 pm

    rob..I thought maybe he was speaking about homey…

  271. Mrs. A-House July 16, 2008 3:45 pm

    LizK –

    Re your Mom – Said a short prayer for her just now. Will continue to keep her in my prayers daily.

    Also, sorry if I offended anybody. I don’t usually like to use those acronyms, but something about Homey just sets me off and I can’t resist. Please excuse me.

    Rob25 –

    You’ve got mail . . .

  272. al July 16, 2008 3:45 pm

    homey…..in a few minutes i will run it by you via email.

  273. LizKauai [Believer] July 16, 2008 3:47 pm

    Mrs. A-House – don’t think you could ever offend anyone. You are a very fit and classy lady! 😆

  274. curveball July 16, 2008 3:48 pm

    Mrs. A-House:

    I dont even know what it means

  275. jojo ® July 16, 2008 3:49 pm

    Liz, I pray for your mother.

    Al, I want to see the menu too.

  276. homey ® July 16, 2008 3:53 pm


  277. Rob25 July 16, 2008 3:53 pm

    Mrs. A-House…you never offend and I know that homey is always trying to get us all there on the dark side.

    Al…what you running by homey?

  278. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 3:54 pm

    Rob, you don’t like Thai food? Wow! Is it the coconut milk or the fish sauce that you don’t care for?

  279. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 3:55 pm

    What does TTFN stand for?

  280. homey ® July 16, 2008 3:55 pm

    I just want to see the menu because Rob25 and jojo wants to see it. I guess al runs slow because I haven’t received the email yet…

    *jeopardy music playing*

  281. (Jesse) James July 16, 2008 3:56 pm

    Mrs. A-House – ROTFLMFAO as well. BTW, just saw the pic of you poking my pec on SteveM’s site…BWAHAHAHAHAHA I didn’t remember you doing that…LOL. I guess that was a BIO moment. Homey was there too so I guess you poked his pec too…MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  282. homey ® July 16, 2008 3:57 pm

    TTFN – Tantalizing Tita From Nanakuli.

  283. (Jesse) James July 16, 2008 3:57 pm

    gigi…if you don’t know….TBSS….mwahahahahaha


  284. Kaimuki Kid July 16, 2008 3:59 pm

    Gi Gi

    Prior to the recycling law that was put into effect, the scrap dealers were paying out for aluminum cans and such. It is no different now, except that we have that law. They still had to pay their workers and the trucks, besides I believe that they get a penny for every can they process, that is why we pay 6 cents and get back 5 cents…

  285. homey ® July 16, 2008 4:01 pm

    James – You let Mrs A-House do what!?!?!?! OMG! TOTH!

  286. Loa July 16, 2008 4:01 pm

    i always lol when i see stretch’s favorite acronym

  287. homey ® July 16, 2008 4:02 pm

    Loa – Bring It On?

  288. Loa July 16, 2008 4:04 pm

    homey – wtf

  289. al July 16, 2008 4:04 pm

    wow, i am seeing things. i thought it was homey who was asking about the menu.

    it will be a complete package, prepare to feast. it is a little pricey, but, i know it will be well worth the while.

    i’ll shoot it out in a day or two. waiting to confer with the mgr. space will be limited due to its size.

  290. homey ® July 16, 2008 4:06 pm

    Loa – cul8tr

  291. Rob25 July 16, 2008 4:06 pm

    Gigi – I like neither. Yeah, I don’t need to hear anything more about what kind of Hawaii went to Kamehameha and doesn’t like coconut or fish. Hey, my formative years were spent in Boise.

    Now you know why I like steak and not Boise State. My mom attended BSU…BOOOOOOO!

  292. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 4:09 pm

    hmmm, TBSS = too bad so short???

    TOTH = Cat’s last name

  293. da princess' classmate July 16, 2008 4:09 pm

    loa – sounds familiar. definitely pilau. at least let ’em duke it out in da preseason. dat coach got his bachi choking it up in da championship game. maybe da gods will ensure he/she never sees another one.

  294. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 4:10 pm

    Rob. OK, got it. Well, I’m sure there will be other CCs in the near future that you would prefer.

  295. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 4:13 pm

    KK — I guess if recyclers didn’t find it “lucrative,” there would be no recyclers. Too much humbug.

    Hubby likes to take his cans and bottles to the place on Dillingham. They don’t measure and they don’t count. They take your word for it and we usually get about $18-20 for quite a few large bags.

  296. Rob25 July 16, 2008 4:15 pm

    Thanks Al.

    I will go even if I don’t like most of the food. The money is well spent if it is in the company of good people like you and all the other Tsaikos.

    Gigi – Yeah I thought the same thing when I saw TOTH!

  297. Mike July 16, 2008 4:17 pm

    Hi Esme,

    Yep, looks like we’re still here, but 54 of our colleagues are now out of a paycheck. And it shouldn’t surprise anyone if this is just the first round of cuts. This is a lousy, lousy day for our paper, regardless of how some idiot designer and interns are acting.

  298. Rob25 July 16, 2008 4:17 pm

    Wow James…TBSS

    Hadn’t heard that one in a long time!

  299. Monkey Face July 16, 2008 4:20 pm

    I heard dat da coaching staff from Hawaii go offer scholarship to two guys who only goin be juniors. One guy name Stevenson from Mililani and one guy name Fehoko from Farrington. Gee how come li’dat. Da last coaching staff no even offer da scholarship ’til one week befoa gotta sign, and now da new coaching staff offer scholarship 20 months befoa da signing date. Two or three moa years we goin be like USC wea we get 12 to 15 guys go commit already befoa da summa of dea senior season.

  300. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 4:21 pm

    Mike — it’s ironic that you and ST are teaching journalism students, when the newspaper job market doesn’t look good.

  301. Esme July 16, 2008 4:26 pm

    Mike, check yer email. …

  302. SteveM July 16, 2008 4:27 pm

    James — who is in the photo besides L10pc? — I saw a picture of a short person with glasses poking someone with a black Tsai-ko shirt. Was that you? I read Mrs. A-house asking about it on the blog Monday afternoon… 😐

  303. Mike July 16, 2008 4:30 pm

    Hi Gigi,

    I’ve stopped teaching journalism. I’m sticking to English, where at least the low-paying jobs are secure from outlandish corporate greed.

  304. PIAA DS July 16, 2008 4:39 pm

    Billy Ray and Corey are becoming fast friends. I introduced them yesterday and they spoke for a few minutes. Today they were exchanging numbers and hanging out. Billy Ray said if Taz would commit he thinks it would be a lot of fun being on the field with him.

    All in all a good camp. Today the kids were working really hard but at the end of the day all said they had fun. Nice to see more offers came out of it. I told the coaches not to forget to save some for next week. Cant have all the best skill players and not have anyone to block for them! ha!

    UH invited me to speak each morning, about 200 of the participants came in early for my discussion on NCAA rules, recruiting, etc, which Ill be doing each morning from 8:00 till 8:45 in the lecture hall. They asked very good questions as well. Mack asked me to come out and speak with the parents as well afterwards. If any of you are hanging out (myki and sjmacro? ) feel free to come in for the session, good information to be able to pass on. I saw BarryM shooting pics all around me (not necessarily from my ‘better’ side, you post those, Ill have my son drop a bomb on your house from 25,000 feet!! hahahaha)

    Thanks Al for all your help and myki and skmacro for the ink cartridges!!! That should last me 5-6 months!! You tsikotic tsaikos are great!

    On a sadder note, one of my sons school mates from Damien, one year behind him, died in Afganistan on Sunday. Jon Brostrom, only 24 years old. Really nice young man, UH Grad. Lets all pray for him and pray there is an end to this war soon.

  305. da princess' classmate July 16, 2008 4:41 pm


    awesome news about Taz Stevenson and VJ Fehoko. Da mililani kid’s an absolute stud, maybe one of da best local skilled position products in a long time. don’t wanna attach a name to him, less i get drilled. and we gotta get a Fehoko kid one of these days, right???

  306. NYUH July 16, 2008 4:42 pm

    Jack Flash:

    Generally I’m not to keen on foreign companies buying up American ones but now that A-B is owned by a Belgium company maybe they will start to produce good beer instead of relying on homo-erotic and misogynistic advertising. Great that they are supporting UH too. Now if Kirin could buy Coors…

    July 16th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I like that Anheuser-Busch is helping our Athletic Dept. with their current promotion.

  307. PIAA DS July 16, 2008 4:42 pm

    thanks, but I really like my printer – the easier the better, its an all in one and works great and its fine till it dies!! But thanks for offering. Since the advent of email, I do much less printing so not too much wear and tear like years ago when I first started.

  308. Rob25 July 16, 2008 4:43 pm

    Such a small world and how this war is touching so many lives!

    Our prayers go out to Jon’s family…so sad to be taken so young.

  309. da princess' classmate July 16, 2008 4:44 pm

    my sincere prayers go out to da Brostrom ohana. and yes, let’s end this war already too.

  310. PIAA DS July 16, 2008 4:46 pm

    I forgot to mention, the two offers out of today’s camp (not at the camp but afterwards) were Conrad Scheidt of Kamehameha and Taz. VJ came yesterday evening.

    Profles are up on the PIAA including Corey on the QB page (taz isnt up but he’s on the recruiting sheet..and Taz has academics!) Taz can be found on our News page.

  311. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 4:48 pm

    24 years old. So young. What were you doing at that age? I was a student in NYC.

  312. NYUH July 16, 2008 4:54 pm


    So is it better to go into the Swamp at 110 plus degrees for both teams or go into the Rocky Mtns and gasp for air while competing with with an already acclimated team?

  313. Rob25 July 16, 2008 4:58 pm

    Hey Pauoa Boy

    My oldest is a Marine and in MP school at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri! So glad to see your pic and that you were able to attend the Blog Bash. Lucky family too with all the prizes that you won.

    We’re hoping that my boy gets stationed somewhere in the Pacific region and then it’s easy and cheap for him to catch a hop home.

  314. Rob25 July 16, 2008 5:01 pm

    Gigi – I was sending my hubby off to be a part of Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Who would have thought that we would still be in the Middle East. Now my son is old enough to get sent there, and probably will someday, and my hubby is getting ready to do his third tour.

  315. al July 16, 2008 5:02 pm

    wow….could this be the start of the new ship? the new warrior ship stocked with a load of local boys?

    can we borrow a name and call it the PRIDE OF HAWAII?

    i am excited about next week’s lineman’s camp. i hope every local boy who has aspirations to be a warrior show face. they gotta do this if they want in. cannot wait by the phone.

  316. al July 16, 2008 5:04 pm

    i shed a tear every time i read, hear, or am told of one of ours going down in the middle east.


    what good is it doing, i ask this all the time?
    oil is at a ridiculous high.

    ..nuff said

  317. al July 16, 2008 5:05 pm

    rob25….your husband is a Marine, too?

    i was a civilian at mcbh for 15 years.

  318. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 5:09 pm

    Rob, my dad was a tailor for the marines at Camp Smith for all of his adult life. Retired at age 65.

  319. MeiLing July 16, 2008 5:14 pm


    Prayers out to Ke Akua for your Mom. And for ST’s sis.

  320. Da Punchbowl Kid July 16, 2008 5:21 pm

    Great news about Taz Stephenson. He’s a real talent as are the other two. Thanks for the updates.

  321. Hoohiki July 16, 2008 5:23 pm

    Putting things in perspective…I sit here getting excited about all the news regarding our UH football recruits and how we’re eagerly awaiting the “war” in the Swamp, when young men and women of college football age are in the frontline fighting the “real” war. How you gonna act?

  322. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 16, 2008 5:23 pm

    Kaimuki Kid – #266

    Again, the law is designed to reduce solid waste by encouraging everyone to turn their glass, plastic & aluminum beverage containers in and get five cents back. Its purpose is not to provide a source of $$$ independent of the HI-5 fee.

    If people don’t want to bother returning their containers, then they can put all three types in their garbage for the City to sell after the garbage is sorted. People can also donate the containers by dropping them into one of the white bins at a nearby putlic school if you don’t want to wait for a collection drive. Some non-profits offer pick up services.

    Unfortunately, a lot of people toss containers out of their car windows rather than disposing of them properly. However, that litter – if we see it – gets picked up and transformed into money we didn’t pay out.

    If you feel strongly about your position, then I suggest that you contact the chairs of the State Senate and State House Environment Committees who would handle the legislation and ask them to draft legislation to address your concerns.

    That’s the first step down a very long road, but it’s the most important one. Even if there are no hassles at any step along the way, it could take up to 18 months for everything to be put into place. For example, Cayetano signed the HI-5 bill in June, 2002, but wholesalers and retailers didn’t start charging the fee until November, 2004, because it took that long to develop the policies and procedures under a new governor who opposed the concept. The redemption part of the law didn’t begin until Jan. 1, 2005.

  323. Dennis Halloran July 16, 2008 5:26 pm

    When war touches someone we know, we stop, pray and say there but for the grace of God, go I.
    When I was 24, I was an Army Sgt. I just missed Vietnam, two years later and I would have been in the middle of it as some of you were.

    It was great meeting all the names at LoCal CC today. Great food and Shave ice cream really made me feel like a native.
    Fresno and Boise are in my mind now after sitting next to Ronnie

  324. Rob25 July 16, 2008 5:32 pm

    Al – My hubby was a Marine and is now AD with the Hawaii National Guard. When he left for DS/DS he was stationed at Kaneohe. After he came back we were still living at K Bay but he was with Marine Barracks until they sent us to Okinawa for 4.5 years. He got out and we came home and now he is again full time with the National Guard.

    Now our oldest is following in Dad’s footsteps, but hopefully not to Iraq or Afghanistan…but he is ready and willing to serve and die for this country if need be. Have to take our hats off to people who feel the call to sacrifice like that.

  325. Hoohiki July 16, 2008 5:39 pm

    I can see it now….Neilsen to Stutzman on a slant…..touchdown! UH over Meyer’s Gators…41 – 10. UH has done it!!!..The WAC champs have won the Sugar Bowl Game. Happy New Year!! Am I dreaming? Pinch me. Ouch!
    I didn’t wanna wake up…(and so it goes).

  326. onarock July 16, 2008 5:39 pm

    Al or Doris,

    Do we make the check payable to “Doris Sullivan” or “PIAA”?

  327. Hoohiki July 16, 2008 6:02 pm

    Rob25…My dad was stationed in Naha AB in Okinawa in the mid 70’s. When was your dad stationed there?

  328. 99club July 16, 2008 6:21 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos…

    Blogging from Korea. Dang hot and humid here…lot different from W. TX.
    Great pickup with the CA QB! You like to throw the ball? Come on down!

  329. al July 16, 2008 6:24 pm

    onarock and others…..

    checks made out to PIAA (Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance if you want to spell it out)


  330. Stephen Tsai July 16, 2008 6:29 pm

    OK, I’m back in the news room.
    It’s pretty somber because of the news of the 54 layoffs.

  331. Jason July 16, 2008 6:36 pm

    Anybody we know, Stephen?

    BTW, ran into Coach Trap at Bob’s Big Boy a little while ago.

  332. d1shima July 16, 2008 6:36 pm


    Today was like being a guest in Garret’s house.

    Felt like I was at an amusement park on a rollercoaster with all the highs and lows.

    Great news about recruiting offers given and accepted.
    Lay-offs that may or may not be part of a hardball management stance in HA negotiations.
    Helping hands for PIAA followed by news of a fallen hero.
    Ailing Tsaiko family members and then video of that wonderful Miyazawa kid on the South Lawn of the White House.

    Like you said, Hoohiki, “How you gonna act?”

  333. d1shima July 16, 2008 6:38 pm


    Were you at the meeting at ILWU hall?

  334. Stephen Tsai July 16, 2008 6:47 pm

    Our long-time cartoonist, Dick Adair, got the ax.

  335. Stephen Tsai July 16, 2008 6:48 pm

    They also fired our entire dispatch department. Some of them were 30-year employees.

  336. Kazz July 16, 2008 6:51 pm

    Sorry to read about the layoffs.

    It’s never a good time for anyone to loose their job, but for sure it’s not any better considering the kind of economy we have at this time.

  337. Mrs. A-House July 16, 2008 6:58 pm

    Curveball –

    R ight
    O n
    T utti
    F rutti
    L ove
    M eans
    A ll
    O k

    That’s what my acronym stands for. Please ask Wreck / Homey in person for “their version”, since it cannot be printed on this blog either. Please don’t ask why I’m excusing myself…I’m in enough trouble already.

    SteveM & James –

    Yikes! It IS me poking James, too. I told Midori, if it was Homey, I wouldn’t be looking up, but eye-to-eye. LOL Scarey man, I was stone-cold sober, too. It was indeed a senior moment…I do not remember poking rock-hard pecs on two stud muffins, only Homey’s.

    Rob25 –

    My heart aches for families who have lost loved ones in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. I place my hand on the news articles and repeat a silent prayer, “thank you for your sacrifice…may you rest in peace.”

  338. Brie (: July 16, 2008 6:58 pm

    Alojah again,

    Sorry for such a late response !

    Thank you for the information about the ILH/OIA split.
    I haven’t been able to find ANYTHING on the internet, but I haven’t really gone and interviewed anyone yet about it.
    Your information has helped me greatly so far (:

    Long Time UH Fan-
    Thank you; I’m planning on going to the Archives/Library/AD’s later on when I develop my project a little further.

    Thank you very much for your suggestion ! My mom had read your post two nights ago and told me the other morning; she also said that he would be a good person to interview.

    Ooh, I think I remember my mom saying something about Wes Nakama. I think I will email him in a little bit when my project is a little more detailed.
    But at Maryknoll we need a CWC (disciplinary works from all four years to show improvement) and a Senior Project. The senior project is supposed to be a year long process in which seniors can do something that benefits the community and shows Maryknoll values. The project is supposed to resemble what students would be going through in college. Students can pick their own topics and have to research it on their own. Since we live in Hawai’i there’s always very interesting topics; this past year two former seniors chose to work together in theirs. One student chose pig hunting and the other chose making kalua pig in a traditional hawaiian imu.
    During my freshman year I qualified for States in Cross- Country. PAC-5 girls varsity had won first place for team scores in the ILH Championships and we had all qualified individually but since we were a compiled team we cannot run under PAC-5 at States, we all had to run under our own school name and stripped of our top seed in lane selections for the race. We were booted all the way down to last because we did not have at least 5 girls from one school. So for mine I am trying to change the HHSAA rule that any compiled team will be allowed to run as a single team in the state championships.

    Thank you for the compliment (: I’ll try my best.

  339. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 7:00 pm

    Howzit Gang,
    Just got back from ordering my youngest boys birthday cake for tommorrow, so gotta catch up…

    Aunty Rob25 – Good luck to your son, MP is one of those demanding jobs that the Marine Corps loves to send all over. As a Marine and parent I understand the fear of your loved one having to go into harms way, etc… Call us crazy but all Marines have that pride instilled in them, that if called to duty regardless of situation will be more than willing to go. I know as with most of you we all wish there was no war and it would end, but unless you were ever overseas you would never understand that we cannot leave the job undone! I don’t want to get into a debate over this but I can assure you our job does not include oil and lowering your gas prices…it goes far beyond that! Anyway, hopefully I’ll run into your son someday, and he can get stationed close to home…

  340. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 7:02 pm

    Howzit Brie,
    Sorry I made you guys leave Genji’s early the other night, I didn’t mean to make your ears bleed…it was the uh alchohol I promise 🙂

  341. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 7:04 pm

    Also prayers to all who need it…we all know it’s never too late…

  342. Mrs. A-House July 16, 2008 7:10 pm

    Pauoa Boy –

    Hi there, my boy – hope you got your posters from Ronnie at the CC. Isn’t she one of cutest, friendliest ladies you have ever met. Wait til you meet Rob25. She…yes I said she…is also one of the sweetest ladies with a million dollar smile. Give your little one a big hug and kiss from his “hanai grandma?” and wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  343. Mrs. A-House July 16, 2008 7:19 pm

    ST –

    I am just sick to my stomach about the 54 HA employees being laid off without ANY advance notice. How can “they” treat loyal employees with such disrespect!! If an employee has to give at least two-weeks’ notice, why can’t the same courtesy be extended by management?!! I’m really dismayed and disappointed…no class.

  344. PIAA DS July 16, 2008 7:22 pm

    Ill be going to my sons graduation from flight school. He has been given the option of becoming a flight instructor or going to F-16 or F-22 training, as he’s been training on the T-38 fighter. I told him I want him to be a flight instructor for 3 years so he doesnt have to go to the Middle East. He wants to fly F-22’s, as all crazy jet jockeys do. But he’ll always be my baby. I told him to go fly for the Coast Guard, then he’ll be protecting our boarders and not another country, but the good military man he is, he will do his duty as assigned. Mommy says tell your commander I said “you are not allowed to go to Iraq”. dont think that will fly, but its going to kill me if he has to go. Im so very very proud of my sons, but Im so scared for all our sons who chose to serve their country.

  345. d1shima July 16, 2008 7:28 pm


    Very painful for those who lost their jobs of course. But with the way mgmt went about it today I can’t help but think of the concern you who remain must feel.
    Jodi Leong mentioned in her report that the HA mgmt was supposed to go by seniority in determining who got cut. It sounds like they did, but not in the direction I was thinking when she reported it!

  346. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 7:31 pm

    Mrs. A-House – Howzit Ma…I got the posters…mahalos planny. Yes was nice to meet most of the LoCal crew, Aunty Ronnie is very beautiful of course and knows her football well! Can’t wait for the next CC or a tailgate at one of the games garrans going be fun. Yups so much more of the Tsai-ko family to meet and looking forward to meeting Aunty Rob25 soon. The little one going be 2 tommorrow but amazing how akamai they get. We went to pick out a cake and he was flipping through the decoration book, he started to name all the characters, Buzz, Spongebob, but I guess like me he’s a car guy so ended up stopping on Cars Lightning McQueen. Then with influence from the older brother kept askin I wonna pezzent daddy peez…

  347. d1shima July 16, 2008 7:43 pm

    From a feature story on Cory Nielsen from last season:

    he has an early eye on the University of Hawaii, in his mother Cheryl’s hometown of Honolulu. Mom has made it plain that she’d prefer to have him on this side of the Pacific.

    “I know my mom doesn’t want to hear that, but I have some cousins who go there and I have family out there, so that seems like home right now,” he said.

    Welcome home, brah!

  348. momotaro July 16, 2008 7:44 pm

    Congrats to Tony Tuioti from a fellow Foothill Knight!

  349. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 7:45 pm

    Aunty Doris – No worries be proud, cause your son, like you, is doing what he does best for others to benefit from…and believe me, everyone appreciates it 🙂

  350. momotaro July 16, 2008 7:45 pm

    Linked above is an article about Corey Nielsen from the Rafu Shimpo, the L.A. Japanese American newspaper. The article is from last September, so it is a bid dated.

  351. momotaro July 16, 2008 7:46 pm

    Looks like d1 beat me to the punch.

  352. momotaro July 16, 2008 7:50 pm


    fun fact: Jim Zorn graduated from Gahr High School.

  353. d1shima July 16, 2008 8:03 pm


    I think you right on about Corey Nielsen.
    How’s about the receivers who are catching those balls though! Serious YAC…
    Maybe can get “package deal”

  354. d1shima July 16, 2008 8:04 pm


    How you?

  355. JaM July 16, 2008 8:21 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos and Tsaikettes…

    LixK: prayers for your mom…Hope you receive good news soon..

    Deepest sympathies to the Brostrom family..for the ultimate sacrifice…got a niece in the Navy right now stationed in Virginia (I think)

    It was very sad to hear of the layoffs(firing)…Dick Adair’s oldest son was a classmate of my 1st daughter for many many years. His wife is a teacher at Brie’s school.

    PB: No..no..no..you and Kai did not run us off…if not for the week night thing I probably would have stayed till closing like the last time.

    Great news on the early verbal commits…have been watching BR Stutzman run in track till his hammy prob.

  356. JaM July 16, 2008 8:25 pm

    PB: Sending my best wishes for a very Happy Birthday to your son…Give him a great big hug from another “hanai aunty” from the WB..so dad did his little “peez” for a pessent work? Whadja get him? A brand new car?

  357. Garret July 16, 2008 8:31 pm

    It was *great* to see so many people at the Calf Call! We had many regulars (Ronnie, Ed, UKU, Paul, etc.), some posters who had never been to a Calf Call before (great to meet Dennis, losthawaiian, and Pauoa Boy and his family), and even a lurker or two. I’m sorry that I’m leaving out a few names…I’ve been off blog since the Calf Call because I have a proposal due tomorrow and the caffeine is wearing off, so I’m pretty brain dead right now. Or I should say even more brain dead than normal…

    I *loved* the food at Ono’s! Rice, long rice, miso soup, chicken katsu, spicy pork, and kalbi for about $9 was a good deal. The free shave ice/ice cream that they provided was great too.

    Ronnie *really* tried her best to convince everyone to go to the BSU game…but I don’t think she had much success. We were talking so much about the different games and getting to know a little about each other that I forgot to ask Pauoa Boy about the Blog Bash! I’ll hopefully get to see him other times soon so I’ll ask then.

    SteveM, thank you very, very much for the polo shirt. It looks awesome and I will treasure it and wear it on special occasions. Thank you to Pauoa Boy for the decals that were left over from the Bash…those will be proudly used by my family!

  358. Garret July 16, 2008 8:33 pm

    It is horrible to hear about the layoffs at the Advertiser. And informing people that they are fired via e-mail really shows a lack of respect and courtesy. I hope that everyone finds a good job soon…

  359. Mrs. A-House July 16, 2008 8:34 pm

    Momotaro –

    Looked for you at the blog bash. Wish you could have joined us. I want you to sign my book. BTW, if Pauoa Boy can call me “mom”, no shame, you can call me Aunty A-House. LOL

  360. Garret July 16, 2008 8:34 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Brostrom family.

  361. Garret July 16, 2008 8:36 pm

    USC got a good QB for the future…

    Matt Barkley, a guitar-playing, spiral-throwing quar- terback from Santa Ana Mater Dei, was selected Wednesday as the Gatorade male high school athlete of the year during a celebrity-filled ceremony at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles.

    Barkley, who has committed to USC and is preparing for his senior year of high school, is the first junior to win the award. Past recipients include LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Greg Oden and Kevin Love.

    The 6-foot-3 Barkley, who has a 3.77 grade-point average, plays guitar at church functions and helped spearhead Mater Dei’s Monarchs for Marines project that raised more than $100,000 for families of wounded and fallen Marines.

    He also completed 63% of his passes for 3,576 yards and 35 touchdowns last season.

  362. Garret July 16, 2008 8:37 pm

    I have to pull an Esme now…got to get back to work.

  363. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 8:38 pm

    JaM – Sheesh new car? He’s onleh 2… We actually have to go pick up his presents in the morning… plus we’re taking him to Lego Land this weekend, probably Saturday, so anyone in the LoCal area who would like to join us can…just email me at pauoaboy31 at yahoo dot com…

  364. Mrs. A-House July 16, 2008 8:40 pm

    Momotaro –

    “Uncle” A-House is fishing in Alaska. If you’re interested to see what he’s caught so far, please see http://www.Anchor Point and clik on photos. Say Hi! to Mrs. Momotaro.

  365. sjmacro July 16, 2008 8:41 pm

    bhf2: Thanks to your persistence JUGS 1 was seen today. For those who have not been up close and personal to the machine I’ve included the JUGS site.
    KKV2000: The dial sets the speed of the wheel so it must mean 100 RPMs and not 100MPH–whew 😀 sjmacro



  366. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 8:42 pm

    Too bad about Dick Adair. He lives in my sister-in-law’s building on Dole Street. Good thing his wife works.

  367. duffer July 16, 2008 8:46 pm

    Aunty A-House

    This link is better


    Esme out…..

  368. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 8:51 pm

    Gotta second what Garret said about the food at OnoOno Hawaiian BBQ in Tustin. That place garrans broke mout akshon. Probably the best tasting local kine grinds I’ve tasted away from home so far.

    Just to tease my plate consisted of the following mouth watering entree:
    Laulau, Kalua Pig, Ahi Poke, Potato Mac Salad, Rice, and someones specially made Kim Chee…winnahs fo sho
    Plus to top it off the Shave Ice – Ice Cream combo was refreshing to say the least…

  369. d1shima July 16, 2008 8:55 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    Boy that sure sounds bettah than the yakidofu and watercress I had tonite.

  370. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 8:58 pm

    Oye almost forgot…

    Midori7 – I dunno if you heard me say “Hi” back sis when you called but no think I went blow you off…

  371. JaM July 16, 2008 8:58 pm

    Sounds like a great time had by all in the cc in Tustin.

    Will need to try that place next month if got time…

    PB: What about a new set of “Hot Wheels?”

  372. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 8:59 pm

    PB, no poi?

  373. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 9:01 pm

    d1shima – Definite grinds that place…I’ve been to many local food places near and far and this place is probably top 3 as far as taste of food, portion size, reasonable pricing, and you also get complimentary miso soup when you get one plate.

  374. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 9:04 pm

    JaM – Hot wheels…I get one room in my house designated for toys. Put it this way my boys have at least 4 plastic tubs full of just cars. I think though since he loves cars so much it might be time for a Big Wheel car or truck. Trying to find the Lightning McQueen one from the movie Cars since it is his favorite…

  375. koakane™ July 16, 2008 9:05 pm

    Brie (::
    July 16th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Alojah again,

    Sorry for such a late response !

    Thank you for the information about the ILH/OIA split.
    I haven’t been able to find ANYTHING on the internet, but I haven’t really gone and interviewed anyone yet about it.
    Your information has helped me greatly so far (:

    if you need someone to interview I know a few who was in the thick of it when it happened. some were coaches, school principals, athletic directors and even league directors.

  376. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 9:07 pm

    Aunty gigi – I would’ve love to have poi, but I no trust when the poi is frozen, then defrosted and served. I’m really picky when comes to poi, has to be fresh for me or else I no like… But that would have definitely put the dish over the top garrans…

  377. Jason July 16, 2008 9:08 pm

    I wish had the Tsaikos when I was doing my History Day projects in high school. Anybody was in the thick of it for Brown v. Board of Education? Or Nicolaus Copernicus?

  378. koakane™ July 16, 2008 9:10 pm

    mrs ahouse how you?

    so hubby doing one of the “f” in alaska eh. how come you neva go? or am i mistaken like the missing pics. bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  379. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 9:10 pm

    On a football note, I noticed the picture of Brashton Satele next to Rocky and Fonoti and dayum he’s one thick dude. He look like he could move to DLine with that size.

  380. d1shima July 16, 2008 9:12 pm

    How about a 99 year-old Korean Beck’s drinking female for history reference?

  381. bighilofan2 July 16, 2008 9:14 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere!


    Ho boy, da 12s-15s races in da mornin, 5 crews. count me in for any fuud grinz afta 1230ish. Or day b4 or mornin afta. guud to go! an i’ll drink a few Budz for da cause. will get babysittaz fo watch da moopuna, take him back Hilo. 😀 😀 tell him i’m on business. 😆


    JUGS 1, great news! JUGS2, Hill got the part in, workin on the control console, whateva that means.

    and great job you guyz (sj, myki1, d1, etc) on helpin out Doris Sullivan at PIAA. a winner for all Hawaii! let’s send PIAA Doris Sullivan a check for $10.00 each to the following address:
    P.O. Box 289
    Kailua 96734
    as soon as I can reload i’ll be shooting at her. 😀

  382. bighilofan2 July 16, 2008 9:15 pm



  383. bighilofan2 July 16, 2008 9:17 pm



  384. Ralph July 16, 2008 9:20 pm

    Just got through watching Florida and Michigan in last year’s bowl game. Our defense can get to Tebow and disrupt his passing game and with our LB’s, stop his run. Michigan played man coverage and went after Tebow and it worked…We can to with Mouton, Dowling, Roberts, etc., just got to believe….

  385. koakane™ July 16, 2008 9:23 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    I would’ve love to have poi, but I no trust when the poi is frozen, then defrosted and served. I’m really picky when comes to poi, has to be fresh for me or else I no like… But that would have definitely put the dish over the top garrans…

    my aunty used to send up poi when we put on the luau at our school. she and my uncle ran the poi mill in Kalihi, later moved to Kauai and ran the Waimea mill for the Robinson family. I rememba she said ” boy the poi going be frozen so no defrost and lomi. you got to reheat the poi first, let it cool den lomi it.” she used to ship up 4 – 25lbs bags to us in Wahington. after did what she said poi was really fresh and last long too.

    as for me I ono day to two day old poi. at my grandma house used to eat straight from the barrel.

  386. Rob25 July 16, 2008 9:25 pm


    My husband (and the family) were stationed in Okinawa. Our youngest was born in the Naval Hospital there. We really loved the opportunity to live in another country and experience all the culture the Okinawan people have to offer. My son is hoping to go back there before there are no more Marines on the island.

  387. bighilofan2 July 16, 2008 9:26 pm

    44 days an countin.

    I’ll be there in the Swamp. My heart thumpin, swellin with pride, my whole being joyful, realizing that our team, the Warriors – the coaches and players, all of them, showed up!

    MAKE US PROUD, WARRIORS! work hard now.
    fight for your spot.


  388. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 9:32 pm

    koakane – I can eat day ol das about it though as sometimes the poi get too sour for my taste buds. I no trust though when poi is served in mainland cause I know they defrost um and then mix em with water lil bit to soften em up but can taste the difference. Maybe if they carry the root so I could buy em and pound the kalo to make poi myself then I wouldn’t mind…but ah das auryte…

  389. Brie (: July 16, 2008 9:37 pm

    Hi PB (:
    It’s okay, can handle.
    Haha; my dad makes a pretty good irish pub singer when he’s tipsy.

    Favorite song: Danny Boy.

  390. Rob25 July 16, 2008 9:37 pm

    Ronnie wanted me to go to BSU again. I haven’t been back there since we left when I was in fourth grade. I just can’t handle them cheating with that stupid blue field. She’s very persistant!

    I am looking forward to going to Fresno and showing our Hawaiian pride! Hopefully, Ronnie’s boy Ian will have some big friends that we can take along for protection…not necessarily for us. LOL

    Pauoa Boy

    Just want to thank you for your service. I know that your family deserves some gratitude as well. Hopefully, we will get a chance to at least meet at the Fresno game. I will be at Ronnie’s for about five days…we’ll have to try and get together then.

  391. d1shima July 16, 2008 9:38 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    Maybe if they carry the root so I could buy em and pound the kalo to make poi myself then I wouldn’t mind

    Hmm, interesting serving suggestion. Nevah seen dat in one restuarant. 😉

  392. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 9:39 pm


    July 16th, 2008 at 9:12 pm
    How about a 99 year-old Korean Beck’s drinking female for history reference?

    Nah, d1, I am too LIBERAL for Jason!

  393. Rob25 July 16, 2008 9:41 pm

    Koakane – I agree that the poi is good if you defrost and then mix it right. I’m like PB…gotta have only fresh poi. I usually buy the Hanalei Poi because I think that it stays fresher longer and most of my family doesn’t eat poi. I gotta have poi with my luau stew and lomi salmon!

  394. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 9:43 pm

    Roy’s Waikiki served hubby a small dish of poi to eat with his beef shortribs. He said it was too bland. Waiter told him the poi was to offset the spicy ribs. But hubby no like. lol

  395. Rob25 July 16, 2008 9:43 pm

    Hi Gigi…meant to ask, are you going to the CC or KK or both?

  396. Rob25 July 16, 2008 9:44 pm

    Hi D1shima!

  397. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 9:45 pm

    The only way I’ll eat poi is with lots of sugar.

  398. Mrs. A-House July 16, 2008 9:46 pm

    duffer –

    Mahalo for the fishing pics site address. A-House is really looking forward to sharing his rock cod with the Tsaikos. He told me there is one 13-lb.? butterfish reserved for the Tsaiko-gate in September. Hope you, Keyton and Whitey can join us.

    sjmacro –

    Mahalo for posting the pics of the JUGS machine. Midori and I had never seen one before…such a clever invention. We hope to see it in action soon.

    Pauoa Boy –

    Midori and I love poi…prefer fresh, but day old is ok, too. Midori mixes the lomi salmon into the poi. Poor ting…A-House never touches poi. Bad experience from small-kid time turned him off, big time. He’ll tell you the whole story some day. And what a nice customer appreciation touch to serve a complimentary ice-cream-shave ice dessert. Only in Tustin, I guess. Got to admit, though, local-kine fuud tastes twice as good when dining with Tsaikos.

    Koakane –

    Midori and I don’t do well at vacation destinations that are isolated from shopping malls, have no tv / radio / telephones / internet hookups. We could handle fishing, but only with solid ground underneath our feet. I especially get seasick very easily. I don’t even have to be in a boat to get sick. Once on a trip to Hong Kong, A-House warns me, “don’t look at the boat.” Can you imagine?…standing on the pier just looking at the ferry bobbing up and down in the water made me ill. I’m pathetic.

  399. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 9:46 pm

    Rob, probably not. Don’t like to sing and am trying to lose weight…

  400. Rob25 July 16, 2008 9:46 pm

    Yuck! Gigi that is bad!

  401. Kekoa July 16, 2008 9:47 pm

    Howzit errybody!

    Been AWOL for half da day. Had to go parts unkown to follow up on a mission essential project. Meanwhile…

    ~ I missed da practice Erica said was not goin’ happen. She said, dey not supposed to have scheduled, unscheduled fb practice, wink, wink!

    ~ Missed thanking Braddah Al in a timely manner for helping me stoke da fire for Doris.

    ~ Missed giving Liz a special pray for her momma…but sending Ke Akua’s love her way now.

    ~ Missed telling Rob25 that her hubby and son join a list of outstanding members of this blog who have served proudly, and continue to hold the banner high!

    ~ Missed telling Mama A-House that I love her dis much (————-)!

    ~ Missed telling Gigi to drink, drink this toast!

    ~ Missed telling Homey thank’s for his compliment to my pop’s on Leslie Kawamoto’s blog. Whatta guy! Four More Years Homey!

    ~ Missed telling my pahtna Koakane, sorry I gave him a bum steer about the fb practice.

    ~ Missed asking Pauoa Boy if he delivered my item to Aunty Ronnie at the CC.

    ~ Missed telling Brie that she is way ahead of her peers, and I’m proud of what she is doing. JaM, she’ll continue to make you proud.

    ~ Missed seeing Doris today as I had planned, but will deliver more supplies to her soon.

    ~ Missed telling my own daughter I’m proud of her and her hubby serving back-to-back-to-back tours to the sand box lately.

    ~ Almost Missed taking a pause for the cause a few minutes ago to tell Mrs. Kekoa I appreciate the cold beer she just served me!!…Aaaah! Time to relax!

    Talk to you all soon!

  402. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 16, 2008 9:49 pm

    Gigi – #262:

    Please go visit MSN or any news website and look at the advertising and how it is placed on the site – advertisers started flocking to the Internet about 2001 and have flooded the ether ever since. These days, the technology can actually direct advertising to selected readers.

    I made the mistake two years ago in clicking on an ad for a very specific type of cosmetic product and, ever since, every time I log onto the website, similar products start racing, flashing, jiggling, and “yelling” at me. When I log onto the same site on other computers, nothing like that happens.

    I really shouldn’t complain, however, as I haven’t bought a “real” paper in years. Perhaps if I were looking for a job or a place to live, I probably would want to have access to a classified section, but other than that, I can’t see buying a paper for the advertising if I’m not buying anything. I do know that I was surprised a few months ago while reading a paper left at the laundromat as to how much color is used in printing these days.

    When I do read a “real” downtown daily, it’s been bought by someone else.

    From time to time, I wonder how things would have turned out had we been able to find the right partner. We owned a multi-media production company from 1992 through October, 2006, when we shut it down because we simply could not compete in the market anymore. I remember begging two potential investors back in 1999 to envision the Internet as the most critical business tool at their disposal and being patted on the head while being shown the door because, as they kept telling me, nobody is going to buy things on the Internet or watch videos on their computer screens.

    AL: Will attendees be able to get take-out at the Cattle Call if we don’t eat anything on site? Or can people pay a small service fee to sit at the table without eating? If we have to pay the full price to attend but do not eat, then who gets the money?

    What a day – off to drain the brain by watching some tellybizion.

  403. bighilofan2 July 16, 2008 9:49 pm

    KOAKANE KOAKANE pretty please

    howzit. exactly how do you reheat frozen poi? microwave… how many minutes? cut em in chunks an put em in plastic bag and put in boiling water? for how long? pretty please for the lesson in cuizine culcha. ho boy, dis is extremely super valuable info, we all get family on da mainland who’d love to taste da islands more often, and dat would be da bomb.

    thanks for your grandma!

  404. Rob25 July 16, 2008 9:51 pm

    Mrs. A-House – I’m with you and Midori. That’s why my idea of camping is a nice carpeted, a/c cabin at Waianae with TV DVD and full kitchen. I don’t always need the shopping, but other amenities are nice.

    I went fishing on a boat with a couple that we are friends with. That was fun, but then the water was pretty good that day. I don’t eat fish or like to touch bait….but other than that I think that I am a good fishing companion because I don’t want anything that I catch.

  405. Jason July 16, 2008 9:51 pm

    Sugar in poi? Blasphemy! 😉

    Nah, I didn’t like poi as a kid. As I got older, it became an acquired taste.

  406. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 9:53 pm

    haha, Rob, yeah, purists would never put sugar in the poi.

  407. bighilofan2 July 16, 2008 9:54 pm

    my dad left me his recipe for prune lemon sliver li hing mui. its stuck in the back of my office, by the frig. yum. koakane’s poi story made me appreciate my parents.

    good thing i got to the bright side (in the nick of time). 8)

  408. d1shima July 16, 2008 9:54 pm


    Thank you for being such a “rock” in your family. Your pride shines through.
    btw, if your hubby should decide to join us at the KK it would be my honor to “treat” you folks that night. Let me know.

    I’m gonna join in with Ronnie and start buggin’ you to join us in Boise for da game! Although, having visited there once, I gotta say the shorter the trip, the better 😉

  409. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 9:55 pm

    Aunty Rob25 – Fo reals Ronnie persistent about the Boise game lol. Nah, I would love to make all the away games but with my job, plane tickets, etc…I dunno. If anything I would probably make Fresno for sure and then maybe a slight chance for Boise, since we get family up there. No worries I garrans we will meet when you come over this way.

    d1shima – Nah, when it comes to poi, I gotta make um myself cause get spesho ingrediments other than water to make um not too sweet, not too rancid, but just right ah… 🙂

  410. gigi-hawaii © July 16, 2008 9:56 pm

    Doc, there are lots of stories in the newspapers that never make it to the internet or TV, so it will be a pity if newspapers bite the dust. Knowledge is power.

  411. Rob25 July 16, 2008 9:59 pm

    d1shima – That is soooo sweet of you. I am very proud of all that serve. My being a “rock” is the least that I can do to support my husband and let him serve without concern about what is going on at home.

    I would go, but I had to make a choice and I might be going to Fort Hood to see hubby before he leaves for Iraq. Unfortunately, I am not a millionaire and need to show up for my job. 🙁 I will keep it in mind though should circumstances change.

  412. BG July 16, 2008 10:02 pm

    Rob25 (and Doris too)

    There are a number of us who have attachments to the military…some old retirees like Kekoa, Warriormojo, A-House and others…and the young warriors like Pauoa Boy. Many more just have feelings for the folks who bear the burden for us. Hoohiki asked, “How you gonna act?”. I would answer it this way…do not carry a guilty conscience because we live in paradise and can attend the myriad of fun Tsaiko (and otherwise) events. The folks who die doing the dirty work do so because they, and many others, think the American dream is worth dying for. So, make sure their sacrifices are not in vain. Laugh and cherish each moment, “making memories”…and also be thankful. I think that’s all that’s needed…just say “Thank-you”.

    There are many who are tired of the “war”. There’s hope that getting out will stop all the pain. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to learn to live with the present realities…which may not be self-evident to Mr. and Mrs. Person-in-the-Street. What’s going on now is not our parents’, grandparents’, or great-grandparents’ wars. Terrorism is pervasive. It’s even underground in the US. Not saying this to scare anyone. It is what it is. Let’s just say that America is OK as long as there are enough citizens willing to defend it. From my viewpoint, that number is dwindling as less young adults and parents are willing to put aside the good life. Look at the troops in the forefront of the action and you will see an ever increasing number of non-citizens from Mexico, the Philippines and other asian countries…those who would risk their lives to become citizens and have their families live a piece of the good life.

    Rob25, I was at the stadium the last time the 29th went out. And I saw all of them off at the airfield. I can’t miss supporting them on this mobilization also. The KK will have to wait a little bit. I’ll be there.

  413. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 10:04 pm

    Kekoa package delivered as promised to Ronnie…

    Brie No need be nice we all family so if I suck just say so… 🙂

    Mrs. A-House I thinking maybe Midori might be my twin too, I too do the lomi lomi inna poi combo, very onolicious! As for bad experiences, you may tink what da heo, but I no eat spaghetti at all.

    gigi Sugar in poi, what you trying for make candy, aiyah no can already lol…

  414. Stretch July 16, 2008 10:06 pm

    Stretch…did you have your white board at the bash? If you did, what did you write on it?

    Rob – the board was there but I didn’t write anything on it. I had the “Boise” Potato Head on top of it. I will make it an “Idaho” Potato Head for this coming season.

  415. Rob25 July 16, 2008 10:09 pm

    BG – Thank you for your thoughts. You are such a wise and compassionate man. I am lucky to have found people like you on this blog. I agree completely with all that you said.

    I will also be there as they mobilize again. I would never miss seeing my husband off as you just never when we will see each other again. Like I stated before, that is my duty to him as his wife and the country, to support his call to protect the American way of life and improve things for others around the world.

    I’m proud and privileged to count you and the many others on this blog as my friends. I know that our friends at the KK will be there when we are done attending the Aloha ceremony.

  416. koakane™ July 16, 2008 10:11 pm

    bhf2 we left the poi in da bag while da wata started to warm up and waited till the poi started to thaw out. when done leave in warm water for a while then hemo out of bag and lomi lomi. actually the school cafe had this humongas mixa and we pored the poi into it and dat big mixa did da work. bwhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 😆

  417. Rob25 July 16, 2008 10:12 pm

    Stretch – I love hearing about your whiteboard! Before I got on the blog I used to hear Kekaula talking about it and thought it was great that you were doing that. What fun! Maybe you could take pics of your WB offerings and them post them for us!

  418. koakane™ July 16, 2008 10:15 pm

    bhf2 das the magic got to heat up frozen poi to get the taste back. I neva know and thought was spoil called my aunty and she had to tell me how for do um. if was at home wacks with the niau broom.

  419. koakane™ July 16, 2008 10:16 pm

    back lattas new trime.

  420. Rob25 July 16, 2008 10:18 pm

    SteveM – Just some information so that you can update road game plans. I will be attending with my friend hibiscuslei who is too shy to post anything. We are going to be staying with Ronnie. Ronnie wants to stay up in Fresno the night of the game, but I would rather go somewhere else…not sure what we will do.

    Will the Alumni association have their tailgate at this game? I wonder how we can get some information about the tailgate.

    Anyone else going up for the Fresno game?

  421. koakane™ July 16, 2008 10:19 pm

    new trime = news time

  422. Jason July 16, 2008 10:20 pm

    BG: Well said.

  423. Rob25 July 16, 2008 10:20 pm

    Good night Tsaikos!

    I will check in again in the AM.

  424. d1shima July 16, 2008 10:27 pm

    Stretch / SteveM,
    you got mail

  425. al July 16, 2008 10:30 pm

    gigi #395 you gotta be local to appreciate poi.
    oh and not with sugar!
    p-boy is right that’s not candy!

    try poi with hawaiian salt. oh yah, i forgot you don’t use hawaiian salt. but, i thank you for giving me your ration of the stuff that came from the real hawaiian salt farms which i passed on to ronnie.

    next luau you attend try some lomi salmon in the poi.

  426. jm2375 July 16, 2008 10:34 pm

    Re: layoffs. Just reading my print edition. Noticed that Dick Adair is on vacation. I like strangle HA management for laying a guy off while he’s on vacation! :X 😈

    Got my new phone today. Trying to figga out how it works. Gotta sync it with my pc later.

  427. al July 16, 2008 10:35 pm

    bg…..spoken with heart.

  428. al July 16, 2008 10:49 pm

    kekoa…i was about to summon the impossible mission task force to find you.

  429. d1shima July 16, 2008 10:55 pm

    Well Warrior Fans,
    We’ve come to the end of an interesting day.

    Prayers and best wishes to all….


  430. Ralph July 16, 2008 11:01 pm

    Best wishes to LizK’s mom and ST’s sister…Get well soon….

  431. Pauoa Boy July 16, 2008 11:03 pm

    Yups same for me gang, time to Tapout for the night, catch you guys manyanaz…

  432. Ralph July 16, 2008 11:04 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Brostrom family and the families of the other 4,000+ warriors who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Middle East for all of us.

  433. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 16, 2008 11:21 pm

    ST- love the title for this page – a little Beethovan touch…

  434. momotaro July 16, 2008 11:29 pm

    Hi d1, Mrs. A-House,
    Work has been busy so from time to time I just “Esme” in and out of the blog. I did see the pic of Mr. A-House this morning with his catch, looks like he is having a lot of fun.

    Just want to say thanks to all who serve or who have served, the world is a safer place thanks to you.

  435. Kekoa July 17, 2008 12:05 am

    Pauoa Boy ~ Hand salute Marine! Mission accomplished, and an oak leaf cluster with a *well done* is added on to your Good Conduct medal. I’ll be in the area all day, so carry on….

  436. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 17, 2008 12:11 am

    Nitey Nite all!
    Sweet dreams and the protection of Ke Akua to all!

  437. Jason July 17, 2008 12:17 am

    LizKauai: I think the title refers to Mack at the ESPYs. You know, the SportsCenter theme. But Beethoven’s 5th is good, too. 😀

  438. Kekoa July 17, 2008 12:25 am

    BHF2 ~ How to reconstitute frozen poi and make ’em taste like it was fresh poi if it was in fact flash frozen when fresh to start.

    1. Take it out of the bag(s) still frozen of course and place inside a proper sized Pyrex bowl (or one that can resist high temp).

    2. Place inside a large steamer pot. and let the poi steam until it has liquified into the gooey glob we know and love. Take the whole bowl out of the steamer (careful, dat maka is hot!) and let it cool inside the fridge for about an hour.

    3. The bowl will still be a bit warm, but way cool enuff to handle. Get a portable cake mixer, and mix the poi with some crushed ice and a little water sprinkled inside. 2 Things will happen. One, it’ll mix & stretch the poi a bit and two, it’ll cool it down to a respectable, but very nice taste level. Also, at this point you can add whatever you prefer in it, because it is now fit for human consumption.

    4. The process may be a bit lengthy, but it will help keep you from ‘burning’ the poi by cooking with direct heat as some folks try to do. Steam it, and you will never scorch it or ruin the taste.

    Chef Kekoa

  439. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 2:18 am

    one year in summer fun I entered a poi eating contest.
    it was the first time i ate poi.
    needless to say, I placed last and chunks of poi rained down among the spectators.

  440. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 2:30 am

    took Mrs. LV to a sushi restaurant tonite.

    very disappointed with the quality of fish, Mrs said “nama kusai” i.e. a little old and overly fishy taste.
    Mrs. also said that all the sauces were too sweet, even for a non Japanese chef.

    Large Sapporo cost $7.95 and an Ume shu cost 4.95.

    Owner/chef is a local boy from east shore area and gave us a generous discount, but cannot recommend.

    nice owner and wife, but need to work on freshness also out of maguro.
    what sushi joint has no maguro!

  441. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 3:20 am

    almost time for bhf2 to come screaming out of the chute!

  442. Ralph July 17, 2008 3:23 am

    Hi las Vegas, up early or haven’t you gone to bed yet

  443. Ralph July 17, 2008 3:27 am

    you pacified your wifey with patience (waiting game and avoidance) and fuud…at buy her roses…oh yeah, you gave her all of your tips, well I hope it was a good night for tips..a whole lot of difference between a $100 night and a $500 night…

  444. Ralph July 17, 2008 3:31 am

    bhf2 should have been up all night with all the news of new recruits signing early…the adrenaline rush would have and should have kept him up all night long…Taz Stevenson from Mililani will be a junior next year and he was already offered…hopefully more of our home boys jump on the bandwagon early and commit

  445. Ralph July 17, 2008 3:33 am

    las vegas Hello!!! must have passed out on the keyboard…

  446. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 3:35 am

    Hi Ralph,
    It was a close one but somehow I made it, just barely.
    She didn’t say anything but when I saw money missing from my tip box I knew things were on the mend.

  447. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 3:37 am

    I was watching the JibJab videos, didn’t know antone was here

  448. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 3:39 am

    sheesh, Anyone!

  449. Ralph July 17, 2008 3:43 am

    HA layoff only made the business section today….no front page banner news as workers scramble to check their e mails hoping their names are not on the list of displaced workers…

  450. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 3:43 am

    Good luck to the laid off HA employees, hope you find something soon.
    I was in the same position when a bunch of us were laid off after 9/11
    $%#@ that casino/hotel

  451. Ralph July 17, 2008 3:45 am

    I thought you gave her your tips out of the goodness of your heart…She took your tips…maybe its her way of punishing you and not forgiving you

  452. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 3:45 am

    HA layoff on front page of SB online edition

  453. Ralph July 17, 2008 3:47 am

    what’s a jibjab video, never heard of it…you seem to find a lot of you tube stuff

  454. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 3:51 am

    what I usually do is split the tips in half and give it to her, my half goes for outside kau kau and spending money for the kid.

    this time i just put everything into a clear box.
    she took the bait, but I’ll have to put about 90 percent in the box for quite a while.
    sorry nice folks at L & L drive inn, no kala so no can come.

  455. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 3:56 am

    watch this


  456. Ralph July 17, 2008 3:56 am

    call it your special diet, no outside food with lots of trans fat and carbohydrates. drink a lot of water and lemon juice to cleanse yourself then you won’t have to go to the doctors so often…

  457. Ralph July 17, 2008 3:59 am

    check out the Shintani diet plan..I understand that its like a vegan diet, not really sure but I know someone who has diabetes on the diet and she loss lots of weight and her sugar count really dropped to her satisfaction..and it did so in about 2 months…

  458. Ralph July 17, 2008 4:04 am

    LV just watched jibjab, so funny, I bookmarked it to watch the others

  459. Ralph July 17, 2008 4:07 am

    are you in the limo business or was that a thing of the past

  460. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 4:09 am


    Meat (beef, pork,ham,bacon and even chicken)
    Mac salad
    Diet Coke and the occasional watercress leaf
    are just too good to ignore

  461. Ralph July 17, 2008 4:09 am

    I better hit the sack got to work this morning…good morning to you Las Vegas and have a good day, a nice day and a fun day….

  462. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 4:11 am

    Don’t own limos anymore but work for a wedding chapel driving their limousines

  463. ラスベガス July 17, 2008 4:12 am


  464. bighilofan2 July 17, 2008 4:56 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!!!

    44 days and countin!

    Howzit howzit Las Vegas, an Ralph if you’re still up.


    THANK YOU. same to you, chef Kekoa!
    I going test an try both ways. I going leave em in da bag, boil da water so da bugga comes mushy, leave em in da bag, add little watah, retie da bag and squeeze da heck outta da bag for awhile till da buggah lomi lomi, den cut a end off da bottom ah da bag an aim em in da bowl. add side dish wit alae salt, chili an inamona all mashed togedda, put maui onion slivers on dat dish, anodda side dish ah palani poke using paht ah da 2nd bag, mix with small kine opihi, limu kohu, chili, onions. some tunes, one case SteinyzBud. man o man.

    cook/chef/tasterBHF2 😀

    again, thanks Koakane an Kekoa.

  465. bighilofan2 July 17, 2008 5:16 am

    ho boy, turble newz HA. i’d say lettin go 54 peeps is front page, to me. i keepin up da gppd newz in my en ah da hood. life goes on, gotta make da good vibes.

  466. djmitcho July 17, 2008 5:32 am

    Good Morning to the Tsaiko Village! Hope everyone has a good day.
    I usually don’t post links and stuff, but I found this to be really funny and creative. Some of the more life experienced Tsaikos might have actually been there for this performance.

  467. bighilofan2 July 17, 2008 5:52 am

    James Donovan,

    ticket peeps.

    hoo boy! Fla weakness startin to show. 😀
    just called Fla tix office. she tole me da “tix neva come from da printah yet, a$$ y we neva sen yu da tix” yet. “we’ll fill your order wit da best available seats, sumtime @ the middle of next month. but we have you in the system…”

    sounds like a lot of hooeey, doesn’t it? 😀 Fla. tix office sounded a whole lot better last April 21, when I ordered way before Hawaii was offering, I’ll give em that much. Now, I’m thinkin LizK gonna get hers 1st.

    anyway, all dis gonna come to a head 44 days an 1 hour from now. no moah need make guude guud shiney shine nicey nice. jus go ovah dayah an “lite up da barbeez.” 😀 he he he 😆

    I stay cummin like Mrs. A House. outta da shell. onto da dark grey side. get enuf curage to make da change in da ROTFLMAO, go try fo tutti frutti. hehehe but i no me, no can dat one. 😀

  468. bighilofan2 July 17, 2008 6:03 am


    i stay a little dense so i dunno who stay makin “koa mahu”, oah “koa mahu’s cuz”, or “koa mahu cuz’s frend”. i neva figah em out yet but i no gotta be one of you guyz. so who is it? no be shame… tell uncle hilo. 😀 sumtimes you guyz crack me up. 😆

  469. bighilofan2 July 17, 2008 6:07 am


    btw, about a month ago da Trib Herald had story on da State schools usin plenny electricity, Kapolei was named and menshuned my cuzin as da principal, dats why i taut he was da principal and not da vp.

  470. Loa July 17, 2008 6:36 am

    morning gang!

    auwe regarding eliminating jv sports in the public schools
    always felt that sports is a good way to keep the kids out of trouble
    looks like club sports will have to serve that purpose

    bighilo – i give up trying to figure out the different clans, the buggas funny

  471. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 17, 2008 6:36 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  472. Loa July 17, 2008 6:38 am

    my condolences to the Brostrom ohana

  473. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 17, 2008 6:42 am

    hmmm. The story in da odda papah about the HA layoffs is almost worth risking being smuud here for a link.

    I said almost…
    I did not say what I said…


  474. MeiLing July 17, 2008 6:50 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    I just experienced the warp zone on the blog…ST’s pic not showing, text really tiny, ad up at top took up 1/2 the window… then back again.

    My hula sistahs & brahdahs just gave me a going away present at our ho’ike that included a UH “H” magnetic logo. Since my Subaru is plastic on the back (yuck), the only place it is sticking is the gas filler door. Anyone know if this is a problem if I stick it on there?

    d1shima, you work for a dealership…. do you know???

    poi… I’ve never had a problem heating frozen poi with some water in a pot to reconstitute it. Just have to make sure you stay at the stove & stir. The keeds here put some coconut milk in the poi last year and it was ono!

    Condolences to the Brostrom ‘ohana.

  475. d1shima July 17, 2008 6:58 am

    Great Morning All!

    Mei Ling,

    Remember that we did the poi melting thing once for #1 son wen he was in OR.
    Did the bag in da hot water method; worked out OK. Just glad I live Hawaii so no need do dat all da time wen get poi.
    Hmmm, wat about poi-sicles? Jus’ lick da buggah!

  476. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 17, 2008 7:00 am

    Hi MeiLing!

    Re poi- a double boiler works too. Warm em up to make em soft and no risk of burning.

  477. MeiLing July 17, 2008 7:02 am

    Hi, las vegas, ラスベガス!

  478. d1shima July 17, 2008 7:03 am

    As much as I love the WB, with wat happened yesterday I’m kinda wondering about supporting the HA with the post counts.
    If the high counts help them with advertising but dey going play stink li’dat, wat?!?!

    I guess I like you folks thoughts….

  479. d1shima July 17, 2008 7:04 am



  480. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 17, 2008 7:06 am

    d1- to me, it’s all about ST and not the HA.
    Dunno enuf about the inside scoops and will follow what ST thinks about being helpful.

  481. MeiLing July 17, 2008 7:06 am


    Yep = can? or no can?

  482. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 17, 2008 7:09 am

    BTW- the absence of the Tsai bros makes me feel like more prayers are in order for their sister.

  483. Kekoa July 17, 2008 7:38 am

    Good Morning Liz…Howz mom doing?

  484. Blackie July 17, 2008 7:47 am

    ST & Mike – My prayers go out to you, your sister, and family.

  485. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 17, 2008 7:48 am

    Hi Kekoa!
    so far so good. I’ll check in with you on voice or email soon. Sounds like you had a busy day too..

  486. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 17, 2008 7:51 am

    new blog is up!

  487. bamboo mana July 17, 2008 7:53 am

    las vegas, have you tried Island Sushi on Eastern across the Thunderbird? Owner’s a Pearl City boy. Good kine grinds & ono!

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