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During an algebra class at good ol’ Roosevelt High, a future blog host noted that inner beauty is what counts most.

A female classmate then said: “Why do all ugly people say that?”

The clumsy segue is that the state is spending a lot of money completing the Ching complex and building/renovating locker rooms and meetings rooms on UH’s lower campus. But while the projects are much needed, long overdue and aesthetically pleasing, there apparently isn’t enough money for new furniture.

Administrators and coaches from several sports have been seeking donations for desks, chairs and other interior essentials.

Inner beauty should matter.


  1. ai-eee-soos June 28, 2014 8:16 am


  2. kapakahi June 28, 2014 8:20 am


  3. tommui June 28, 2014 8:23 am



    One more day to go – GO WIE!

  4. ai-eee-soos June 28, 2014 8:23 am

    as al said, Michelle Wie still burning it up.

    In the clubhouse at 132, 2 shots ahead.

  5. tommui June 28, 2014 8:24 am

    ST – good comment!

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid June 28, 2014 8:32 am


  7. Da Punchbowl Kid June 28, 2014 8:34 am

    Charge da Ching Field contractors for all the cost over runs. They can buy the furniture.

    Morning Judge!

  8. Da Punchbowl Kid June 28, 2014 8:37 am

    And what of us who have neither? 🙁

  9. kapakahi June 28, 2014 8:52 am


    FYI…..funding for FF&E (i.e., Fixtures, Furniture & Equipment) is typically a separate source (i.e., EQUIPMENT line item budget in CIP funding appropriation) from CIP funding for DESIGN and CONSTRUCTION, respectively.

    Could be that UH re-programmed the EQUIPMENT line item CIP funding to cover the unanticipated CONSTRUCTION change order costs……which would be a typical strategy…..since gotta build the new facility first…..then can deal with the FF&E inside later on. That’s what happened when the Kapolei Public Library sat empty for over 1 year after completion of construction before the Hawaii State Public Library System could get the necessary additional funding appropriated by the State Legislature to purchase the FF&E.

    Also, some FF&E items (window coverings, position-related furniture, and office equipment – copy machines, computers, printers, phone handsets, security systems, etc.) would be funded out of the separate UH Lower Campus Operating fund budget (as opposed to CIP appropriation funding) – same fund source to cover recurring water, sewer, electricity, telecom, and electronic security costs.

    The Operating fund budget to cover operating costs (and eventually repair and maintenance costs after the contractor guarantees and manufacturer warranties have expired) typically always needs to increase whenever any State entity builds a new facility. With UH Lower Campus budget woes, that obviously didn’t happen…..which explains the current FF&E situation.

  10. kapakahi June 28, 2014 9:00 am

    #7. DPK,

    The cost overruns are because of UH-initiated construction change order revisions……most of which have yet to be paid to the Contractors nor the subcontractors…..with most still tied up in the UH construction administration bureaucracy under review and not yet approved.

    The UH administrators obviously placed a higher priority on requesting and initiating these construction change order work than on providing new FF&E for the facility.

  11. kapakahi June 28, 2014 9:04 am

    Regarding the stadium study, I find it curious that the OIA is recognized as a stakeholder…….but not the ILH who schedules most regular season football games at Aloha Stadium……nor the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) who schedules the State Football Championships there……nor all the public high schools who conduct their graduation ceremonies there.

    Also noticed that Centerplate…..the stadium concessionaire who also runs the Swap Meet….is also not listed as a stakeholder.

    Yet Populous……a mainland-based stadium architectural consulting firm…..who was only partially involved in the design of the recent handrail upgrades at Aloha Stadium……is considered to be stakeholder.
    Maybe ‘cuz they have a vested interest here…..i.e., the inside track as the designer of any new stadium.


  12. hatakeman June 28, 2014 9:24 am

    It seems the UH Athletic Department administrators/managers were incapable of successfully managing the TC Ching Athletic Complex construction project. I suppose they are successful operational managers, but were cast into roles for which they lacked the skill-set and experience. The mismanagement of this project is an embarrassment to the University of Hawaii.

  13. kapakahi June 28, 2014 9:29 am


    The project was managed by the Upper Campus…..not the Lower Campus.

    The Lower Campus is just the recipient of the project…..and is left with the task of dealing with the result……like getting FF&E.

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid June 28, 2014 9:29 am

    #10 – I stand, er, sit corrected.

  15. Stephen Tsai June 28, 2014 9:38 am

    On a much smaller level, who will manage the H Zone stores?

  16. kapakahi June 28, 2014 9:50 am


    Don’t know will manage…..but the H-Zone store will be keeping the same store employees as the Rainbowtique. The employees will be transferred over from the UH Bookstore.

  17. kapakahi June 28, 2014 9:53 am


    BTW I can think of several of your former RHS female classmates who would’ve responded that way……back in the day.

  18. kawika49 June 28, 2014 9:58 am

    Or mobile stores?

  19. kawika49 June 28, 2014 10:02 am

    Shoot, they could have a H-zone mobile site on all the Islands on game day, with a wide screen!
    Maybe on the JC campus sites.

  20. kawika49 June 28, 2014 10:10 am

    On the neighbor islands; they could ask lunch wagons to participate. Not everyone can afford pay for view. It would allow younger ones to see, what they could be.

  21. jeezy33 June 28, 2014 10:48 am

    It looks like oaks christian Center Malik Patton will be a preferred walk on at Hawaii and should be working out with the team this summer. Gotta open up that pipeline

  22. SteveM June 28, 2014 11:46 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Got plenty of “inner beauty”. It will show… 😉

  23. wampam June 28, 2014 12:35 pm

    The H Zone, effective July 1, is “owned” and managed by the Athletic Dept. They have as complete control as you can have within the UH.

    This means that they can (and will) plan product lines based upon upcoming sporting events, something that was lacking with the UH Bookstore. You’ll notice they are planning for more outlets within the various venues to better serve the public. It’s always been an issue when the larger crowds are present. Access to the store (in Stan Sheriff) was limited and the lines were excessively long.

    I believe one outcome from this change in management, is there will be an attentive ear to public concerns and interests with the appropriate actions.

    While there will be some bumps along the way while they adjust to the new responsibilities it should be an overall positive move for both the customer and the UH Athletic Dept.

  24. st. anthony trojan June 28, 2014 12:50 pm

    # 23 wampum…do you work for the H zone store or connected in ne way…just asking..

    “The H Zone, effective July 1, is “owned” and managed by the Athletic Dept. They have as complete control as you can have within the UH.”

    The UHAD has not been very responsive to its “customers”….if you read this Tsaiko’s blog very often…be that as it may…is good news to hear that the H zone…will be moving into the “neighborhoods”…

    Hope the “bumps” are small ones like “nutmeggars ripples”…n not like Witey’s Haleakala…..HE HE

  25. oneseason June 28, 2014 12:51 pm

    Considering how the Ching complex project went, the stadium consultants should probably included the DES Bulky Item Pickup folks as a Stakeholder.

  26. Ipu Man June 28, 2014 12:52 pm

    “During an algebra class at good ol’ Roosevelt High, a future blog host noted that inner beauty is what counts most.
    A female classmate then said: “Why do all ugly people say that?”
    Do you ever see that girl nowadays? What a terrible thing to say to your face in front of all your classmates. I think you are as good looking as Shrek…

  27. st. anthony trojan June 28, 2014 1:14 pm

    # 25 oneseason…LOL…..GOOD ONE…

  28. kapakahi June 28, 2014 1:36 pm


  29. kapakahi June 28, 2014 1:42 pm


    Wonder if this kid is available……and eligible?

  30. Stephen Tsai June 28, 2014 1:53 pm

    Oh, I know the athletic department will run the H Zone.
    I was just wondering which person would run it. McNamara? Clapp? Cory Enriques? Ben Jay?
    It would seem that somebody with retail experience would be in charge.

  31. st. anthony trojan June 28, 2014 2:05 pm

    seems like # 23 wampum has a lot of “inside” knowledge about the H ZONE… maybe if n when he replies to my question…we may find out…and he/she may just ‘clam’ up…

  32. leron June 28, 2014 2:26 pm

    #30 Cory Enriques? That’s funny. Cory’s a great guy.

  33. Dennis Halloran June 28, 2014 2:26 pm

    eliminian and BC lions on ESPN3

  34. hossana June 28, 2014 3:44 pm

    This is just damm disgusting and nauseating to read about more stupidity and ignorance going on in the athletic dept. or UH unable to manage and administrate what is needed correctly. What a bunch of idiots they have running the budget at the UH. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALREADY!! I find it hard to believe that there is another university in Div. 1, 11, 111 or NCAA that is run so poorly and low class as this university we have in Manoa.
    Every official in the administration should be suspended or fired for malfeasance and incompetence. IT IS JUST INEXCUSABLE THAT COACHES HAVE TO GO BEGGING FOR MONIES TO FURNISH THEIR OFFICES ETC..

  35. st. anthony trojan June 28, 2014 4:06 pm

    # 34 hossana: …yea n not paying there employees (athletes) in a timely manner…letting them starve…sleeping in locker room etc…outrageous behavior…for administrators…

  36. obachan June 28, 2014 5:23 pm

    UH a.k.a. University of Hard-Heads where no one is held accountable so stubborn and inefficient ways of operation persist despite endless calls for change.
    Afta all, da “H” in da UH logo stands foa hard-head.

  37. BYee June 28, 2014 5:41 pm

    Just who needs what perhaps myself and others can purchase done if these items

  38. Stephen Tsai June 28, 2014 5:43 pm

    Cory’s a great guy. UH volleyball would love him more if he brought his brother to UH.

  39. st. anthony trojan June 28, 2014 5:49 pm

    he from big island huh.. have great vb players hilo side…
    Haili tournament always was good to watch both young n old talent..

    wonder if still have that tournament now ?

  40. nutmegger June 28, 2014 6:09 pm

    There is a Dave Shoji book in the works. I think it should be available within the next 3 months.

  41. st. anthony trojan June 28, 2014 6:14 pm

    wow.. meggar..that should be interesting.. when he is younger.. see him play in hilo haili tournament.. great competitor.. n played for outrigger…they had very many great teams..n players..should be a very interesting book…

  42. ralph June 28, 2014 6:37 pm

    John McNamara is in charge of H Zone.

  43. 808WarriorFan June 28, 2014 10:11 pm

    IMUA ROUGH RIDERS ….. !!!!!

  44. $ June 28, 2014 11:01 pm

    What has Ben Jay done as our AD for a year and a half?

  45. st. anthony trojan June 28, 2014 11:01 pm

    was a teddy roosevelt a rough rider ?…or roy rogers ?

  46. Da Punchbowl Kid June 28, 2014 11:43 pm

    Teddy was.

  47. st. anthony trojan June 28, 2014 11:53 pm

    he must have been as old as ticky huh ?

  48. ludo 9 June 29, 2014 6:49 am

    Inner beauty should matter but this is not what people see in premier.Les people always see the physical appearance first. that’s a shame.

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