Cheepono, HawaiianKiko win tickets

E-mail me at and I’ll get  you the tickets. Or you may call me at 256-0223. Thanks.

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Thanks again to Coach Mack for being our video guest. As I understand it, we encountered problems with “choppiness” during Mack’s segment. I guess the techs cleaned it up for the replay.



  1. letsgowarriors February 6, 2009 8:47 am

    who are the projected greyshirts from this class?

  2. al ™ February 6, 2009 8:50 am


  3. owen-16 February 6, 2009 8:55 am

    i’m figuring one’s gotta be that hilo lineman. just hope they don’t drop the ball on any of the greyshirts like they did w/ noa…

  4. al ™ February 6, 2009 9:03 am

    congratulations on securing what appears to be the best recruit class in warrior history. i know it will take several years to right the ship. it looks like this year will require even more rebuilding or reloading than last year. this year we will lose another 30 seniors.

    so, do you start to insert freshmen and sophmores a bit more this coming year knowing that you may take it on the chin but, are developing the experience level of the whole team necessary for the future?

  5. Stephen Tsai February 6, 2009 9:04 am

    Problem with grayshirts who aren’t on the team now, as I understand it, is they weren’t eligible during the fall semester. There’s a cutoff date for enrolling at UH, as well as the mandatory Clearinghouse evaluation period.
    Art Laurel and Alema Tachibana were eligible and part-time students in the fall, which made it easier for them to go to fulltime status this semester and receive their scholarships.

  6. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 9:06 am

    I wonder if the video will not be choppy. Noon huh? Damn, got a lunch date today. Hope the show will be archived for later viewing.

  7. Stephen Tsai February 6, 2009 9:06 am

    We’re still on the 200-second delay because of the Pro Bowl contest, which, by the way, ended yesterday. The names have been submitted, and the winners are set to be announced.

  8. cheepono February 6, 2009 9:10 am

    top 10!


  9. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 9:10 am

    Good morning posters, lurkers, ST, Princess Leila, and Faye.

  10. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 9:11 am

    Why a 200 second delay? Why not 120 seconds or 77 seconds?

  11. SteveM February 6, 2009 9:15 am

    Good morning everyone!

  12. oxymoron February 6, 2009 9:20 am

    I want to know what sort of urgency Mack is placing on getting the O-Line up to speed, to avoid the sack totals of last season. And what they are doing to address the personal foul issues. Seriously. Between those two issues, 3 more wins could have been had last year. ST, your thoughts? Could you kindly ask Mack about this?

  13. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 9:20 am

    I see Toma is off to ND. Good luck to him.

  14. Pride. February 6, 2009 9:25 am

    Everyone’s always blaming the offensive line for sacks. Tell the Quarterbacks to get rid of the ball. Tell the receivers to get open darn it.

  15. Paco February 6, 2009 9:27 am

    Coach Mack, Congrats on securing a promising class of student-athletes! Are you planning on changing your recruiting strategy as far as over-offering? Do you think it had a negative effect on some kids that ended up de-commiting? I think some kids may feel that they may have a better opportunity with another school that had less commits for their respective position.

  16. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 9:30 am

    I blame the defense for the sacks. After all, it is them who do the sacking.

  17. YpoWarrior February 6, 2009 9:32 am

    Coach Mack,

    How soon will you fill the 2 open coaching positions? Will Brian Smith coach another area/position & hire a new OL coach? What duties will the other coach have?

  18. owen-16 February 6, 2009 9:36 am

    There’s a lot of people to blame for the sacks but the personal fouls, now that’s a total different story…the blind man who just listened could tell that one certain olineman was getting called for a lot of stuff. PF, holdings, false starts, no need to say his number he and most others know who he is…

  19. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2009 9:39 am

    Top Twenny!

  20. cavewarrior February 6, 2009 9:42 am

    Top 5!

    Somethings goofy with the site or my pc…anyone else notice webpage problems?

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2009 9:44 am

    There’s a 200 hundred second delay… Now I’ve forgotten what I wanted to ask 200 seconds ago.

  22. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2009 9:48 am

    Will Heun be a rush end? Or an RB?

    I’d like to see Steele Jantz at least get some reps as a QB for a while, and see what he can do before moving him elsewhere.

    Will the team practice exclusively on the turf at Ching Complex or will they still use the grass fields too?

  23. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 9:49 am

    Coach Mack:

    Now that Toma has decided to attend Notre Dame, what do you plan to do with the scholarship that was offered to him?

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2009 9:51 am

    200 seconds is actually 3.33333333333333333 minutes for those who wanna know.

  25. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 9:51 am

    DPK – Stop asking rhetorical questions. I don’t even know what rhetorical means.

  26. oxymoron February 6, 2009 9:54 am

    Pride: yeah, different things contribute to sacks…receivers not getting open, not running correct routes or even lack of speed where a play doesn’t develop. QB’s holding onto the ball too long, or even running backs missing a block. But if you watched any game, you know many sacks were had due to leaky blocking up front, or slowwww feet at the tackle positions. Ultimately the O-Line needs to execute better, and that’s the bottom line. My question for Mack via ST wasn’t about placing blame as much as what they are going to do to improve. Don’t get your panties in a bunch!

  27. warriorfanny February 6, 2009 9:55 am

    Will MAC make changes in off-season training–especially our OL?
    Will Tony T be promoted to full-time coaching status?

  28. roysan16 February 6, 2009 9:56 am

    Question for Coach Mack

    Quoting Bobby C on 1420 he has raved and said that when it comes to recruiting integrity you and JJ are tops. Is this true?

    In other words once a player has committed to another team- 1) Do you still go after them 2) Close the door entirely 3) Leave the door open, and allow the player in only if it’s on the volition of the player

    Paul Johnson of Georgia Tech has set a precedence where he has pulled a scholarship offer from a player who had committed to his team yet was still visiting other programs. What are your thoughts of recruits that have committed to your program and yet were still looking elsewhere.?

    T. Maka, a one time UH recruit that was scheduled to visit Hawaii, publically announced his intent of going to UCLA a few days before his scheduled trip here. In an instance like this – 1) Did he come? 2) Or did UH nix his trip knowing that it would be a futile attempt of trying to sway him away from UCLA-and basically save money and costs of having him travel here.

    Thank you for stopping by for the chat. I join others in congratulating the coaches and recruits for bringing the big picture into focus.

  29. Pride. February 6, 2009 9:56 am

    Oxymoron, I know what you’re saying. I’m just playing.

  30. addahknowjoe February 6, 2009 9:57 am

    Coach Mac:

    What do you envision, not just as a program or institution, but as a community, as a state, an entire Warrior Nation, what do we need to do to not only bring a national championship to Hawaii but be a consistent national force every year?

    Never settle.

    Keep fighting!

  31. kama krab February 6, 2009 9:58 am

    Howzit Everybody,

    According to Coach Mac he already has an idea on the G.A. position and a Special Teams person. He also said that he is bringing in two very experienced O-Line coaches to interveiw, so it will be a very interesting next couple of weeks. It really looks like there are going to be some changes in responsibilities come spring ball.

  32. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 9:58 am

    Sorry Pride. but I just had to laugh picturing your panties in a bunch.

  33. Stephen Tsai February 6, 2009 10:02 am

    It (hopefully) won’t be choppy because we’re doing it in studio.

  34. LizKauai [Believer] February 6, 2009 10:04 am

    m-homey- would that be shorts or bvds that you are picturing? Just curious…

    Stephen- you sound very clear on the promo video. I betcha the eBay ref caught a few off guard tho… 😆 Way to be yourself, ST!

    I have a doctor’s appt. that may carry into noon. But I shall be praying for the HA server. Hopefully, the techies got what they needed to beef up the system to handle video and blog loads together. We have seen the crashes w/o the video element.


  35. addahknowjoe February 6, 2009 10:04 am


    How come you picturing Pride in a three point stance?

  36. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2009 10:07 am

    Tsai- The multi-media mega figure! 🙂

    How can my questions be rhetorical?

  37. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 10:16 am

    Hi MLiz!

    A-Joe – Not only picturing it but he is the center and you are the QB!

    DPK – See.

    I wonder if we’ll see a couple of running backs in the backfield this season on certain plays?

  38. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2009 10:19 am

    It was actually hard trying to come up with a hypothetically rhetorical question in response to your rhetorical question… 😆

  39. roysan16 February 6, 2009 10:19 am


    DPK- Good question

    Practicing exclusively on artificial turf has a lot of drawbacks. I’ve read somewhere that players practicing daily on artificial turf are more susceptible to injuries, harder on the knees etc. than it would be on grass. Ron Lee looks forward to practicing on the Ching Field because of the lights.

  40. duffer February 6, 2009 10:22 am

    A little of topic……..


    April 26 Sunday, bring another sandbagger to Maui and play in the Maui Junior Golf Fund Raiser.


  41. duffer February 6, 2009 10:22 am

    of = off

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2009 10:24 am


    Your question about Paul Johnson’s tactics is also a good one…

  43. PONO February 6, 2009 10:28 am

    I hope everyone with questions regarding what it takes to become a national player and win a national championship has season tickets. I love how UH fans want to be elite but no one wants to shell out $$. People complain about $3 parking and ticket prices. UH games are a bargain compared to any other venue on the mainland. Even SJ St charges 15-20 bucks to park. Let’s get real here.

  44. PONO February 6, 2009 10:30 am

    Everyone’s asking how to buy the porsche when you’re making minimum wage. I’m not saying dollars equals victories but there is a damn high correlation.

  45. morning dove February 6, 2009 10:30 am

    Question for Coach Mack.

    If someone in the “know” told you it would be wiser to have your team practicing in the afternoon instead of the mornings would you listen? Getting the player’s body clocks more attuned to a time of the day closer to when they actually play the game-wouldn’t this make sense? Your thoughts?

  46. miconia February 6, 2009 10:34 am

    Coach Mack-

    Pono brings up a good point. If the football program brought in more money from ticket sales and other sources, where would you spend it? What areas of the program are the biggest victims of budget shortfalls?

    *On a sidenote, I am a proud season ticket holder, and we have a group of 31 of us in the south endzone red section. Personally, I would be willing to pay over $200 for each of my season tickets. But, there are some in my group that complain about the $110 price of our tickets currently.

  47. roysan16 February 6, 2009 10:35 am

    lol…too clever md.

  48. Willie February 6, 2009 10:36 am

    Coach Mac, this year will mark 30 years as a season ticket holder and I really respect that you are a “1st class” type of coach.

    My pet peeve is that unnecessary personal fouls have got to stop, these are definitely preventable.

    Why not just suspend players for egregious “lolo” type personal fouls. 1st time you’re out of that game, 2nd time out + 1 game suspension. 3rd time off the team for that year. Guarantee with this system those selfish individuals will stop with this “consquence for action” plan instituted.

    How about it Coach Mac?

  49. Pride. February 6, 2009 10:36 am

    My panties are always in a bunch. But at least they’re pink, my favorite color.

  50. A-House February 6, 2009 10:40 am


    You are a good sport!

    Thanks for the mesage to Nolan R.

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2009 10:41 am

    Can you state that in a question, Pride?

  52. mauiwarrior February 6, 2009 10:45 am

    Coach Mac:

    With our new load of running backs, will the offense run the ball more? Out of the JC receivers(both this years and last years recruiting classes), which one do you feel will contribute the most?

    Aloha and Mahalo for all your hard work……

  53. Kazz February 6, 2009 10:49 am

    Coach Mack,

    Will practices remain open to the public for spring ball?

    Pearl City, HI

  54. mauiwarrior February 6, 2009 10:50 am

    roysan16-re: post 39

    I was under the impression that the “FIELD” turf that was installed was closer to grass than astro turf…….isn’t astro turf the one that causes more injuries and field turf a, very similar surface to grass, more user friendly in competetive sports….just adding my two cents, although i could be wrong

  55. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 10:51 am

    Pride. knows Nolan Ryan?

  56. owen-16 February 6, 2009 10:53 am

    might be a question more for JD, but did we ever figure out if we’re able to have a drop box at the stadium for NaKoa contributions…

  57. bb February 6, 2009 10:56 am

    Coach Mack:

    Its the 100th Anniversary…

    Any chance of anything “retro” happening with our jersey’s?

  58. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 11:07 am

    Looks like ST and the Princess are on their way to be like Regis and Kelly, Vanna and Pat, Sonny and Cher…

    …from blog host to video host. I guess those karaoke videos paid huge dividends.

  59. Pride. February 6, 2009 11:09 am

    Homey. I taught him how to pitch?

  60. jm2375 February 6, 2009 11:09 am

    Kekoa – you got mail.

    So, to win the tix, do you have to be present to win?

    Anyone going to the Wahine softball game this afternoon? I’m thinking about going.

  61. addahknowjoe February 6, 2009 11:10 am


    Whew! Thank God for shot gun formation!

  62. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 11:23 am

    Pride. – Good one!

    A-Joe – After the otot, then you were in the shotgun formation…or more like punt formation.

  63. Mei Ling February 6, 2009 11:33 am

    Mornin’ (barely)!

    oxy ~

    I hope the Coach addresses the fouls that our players commit.


    I think it was Gary (UH field maintenance) who told me that the team would still be using the grass fields during the week for practices & will be using Ching field on Fridays for walk-throughs. I don’t think Coach Mac thot my suggestion that the Tsaikos could play flag football on Ching field. (Don’t want to see you guys hurt yourselves… :)) )

    Hope the video is smoother than yesterday. Good to see the Princess doing her magic.

    Have a great day in Hawai’i nei, erryone!

  64. SteveM February 6, 2009 11:51 am

    OMG — over in the Hawaii MomsLikeMe site, Esme is lamenting the fact that Tsai-ko (Jagermeister) Bombers won’t be flying at the Karaoke Call tomorrow. Can you imagine a joint Karaoke Call between Esme’s mothers and Bulla’s bombers? 😯

    How can I get an invite to that one if it happens? 😉

  65. Stretch February 6, 2009 11:56 am

    SteveM – no mention anything about goteborg sausage, she going twist it around and call you kolohe

  66. Esme February 6, 2009 11:57 am

    Aloha, everyone! I am here. I am working on a deadline, but I have TWO computers on and will be watching the show with one eyeball, working with the other. …

  67. Esme February 6, 2009 11:58 am

    And, hey, no talking stink about me here! Especially now, with the show 5 minutes away! No moms! No sausages! 😆 Focus! Focus! Football, SteveM! Football! 😆

  68. Esme February 6, 2009 12:02 pm

    P.S. …

    Really> I understand Colt is in today’s show too? If so, right on!

    Aloha, Colt! *waving madly* Awww, man, one of these days I hope I will get the chance to shake your hand and thank you again for leading our team on the greatest thrill ride ever. Wishing you huge aloha and luck!

    OK, I’m switching to the Tsai channel now … 😉

  69. Stretch February 6, 2009 12:11 pm

    Check out ST’s shirt…. NICE!!

    BTW – don’t think LIZ or Kekaula needs to be worried

  70. LizKauai (iPhone) February 6, 2009 12:16 pm

    Howzit? I cannot see the video because no Flash for iPhone Safari browser. 🙁

  71. Stretch February 6, 2009 12:29 pm

    video still choppy

  72. Esme February 6, 2009 12:33 pm

    ST’s Tsaiko shirt … ftw!! :mrgreen:

  73. Esme February 6, 2009 12:33 pm

    My video looks smooth … but it’s on the fastest computer here …

  74. Stretch February 6, 2009 12:37 pm

    i missed who won the tickets

  75. SteveM February 6, 2009 12:41 pm

    I think ST said that HawaiianKiko and Cheepeno won the tickets. I’m sure he’ll post it here too.

  76. A-House February 6, 2009 12:41 pm


    Good question – hope it was me!

    Mrs A-House is vey unhappy with the “choppiness” of the video because ST said that it would be better since they were doing it inside a “studio”. Whatever message Coach Mack had was lost in the choppiness.

  77. Jason February 6, 2009 12:43 pm

    LizKauai: That’s why I went to a school computer to watch the show. I’m back on my iPod touch now. 😀

    IDK about everybody else, but that was really choppy for me. Maybe it was just this UH connection.

  78. A-House February 6, 2009 12:43 pm


    Congrats on winning the tickets, but Mrs A-House is very disappointed she didn’t win and a self professed “sore loser”.

    Enjoy the game and have fun on Sunday.

  79. A-House February 6, 2009 12:45 pm

    and Cheeopono!

  80. kama krab February 6, 2009 12:48 pm


    It was really choppy on my side to.

  81. not far away anymore February 6, 2009 12:49 pm

    It was really choppy for me too. I was on a high speed connection. Most of the prerecorded stuff came through fine, but the live stuff was a mess. I didn’t hear more than half of what Coach Mack said.

  82. Kazz February 6, 2009 12:52 pm


    I think the show is over right?

    I was anxious to see how my Blackberry Storm would handle the feed.

  83. Kazz February 6, 2009 12:55 pm

    Anyone saw Coach Mack mention if practice will be open to the public for Spring camp?

  84. SteveM February 6, 2009 12:55 pm

    Video was choppy for me too. Pretty good show, but might need a director to cue the talents when the videos start and end. ST is getting very smooth. 🙂

  85. expat February 6, 2009 12:55 pm

    By the way, what is the deal with Mack saying Cayman might be the first recruit from Punahou? What about Miah, what about the Uperesas? Those are just the real recent guys.

  86. owen-16 February 6, 2009 1:01 pm

    his first recruit maybe, not sure

  87. LizKauai (iPhone) February 6, 2009 1:06 pm

    Congrats All!
    ST and PL- for a groundbreaking effort.
    To the Advertiser for moving forward in the journalistic communication business.
    To the ticket winners and all who entered to support the effort.
    To Coach Mack and the Warriors for being who you are where you are!

  88. Jason February 6, 2009 1:07 pm

    Kazz: Was pau around 12:30. Roughly half-hour show, went couple minutes over.

    I think there are things that need improving and better planning, but nevertheless, I’m looking forward to watching this new show on Tuesdays.

  89. jojo ® February 6, 2009 1:11 pm

    Jason or Liz or anyone who is versed in Korean fuud –
    What is the difference between chige and soondubu?

  90. Committed Road Warrior February 6, 2009 1:16 pm

    The videocast (now available for replay) was a good first start! Learn and adapt and this has choke potential! I’ll be looking forward to watching this on Tuesdays in the future.

  91. mp February 6, 2009 1:21 pm

    video/audio a little choppy, but I like the concept and am looking forward to seeing more in the future.

    big thanks to coach mac and the tsai/wai team.

  92. FloridaTed February 6, 2009 1:22 pm

    Well, congrats, Princess and Tsai-Meister.

    That was fun and the video was flawless, all the way over here in Florida.

    Great job, let’s keep doing that, that way we all can get to meet the whole team personally.

    Coach Mack sure is a class act, I like his whole approach to recruiting, already planning for present and future seniors to go for their Masters. If I were a parent of a college kid, I would MAKE my son play for Big Mack.

  93. LizKauai (iPhone) February 6, 2009 1:28 pm

    Jojo- I dunno. Jason can prolly tell you.
    Ok. Pau. Blunching and time to go back to work.
    A hui hi ho!

  94. Jason February 6, 2009 1:34 pm

    Jjigae means stew. Sundubu, strictly speaking, is soft tofu. When we say sundubu, we really mean sundubu jjigae. There are various types of jjigae — gochujang jjigae and doenjang (miso) jjigae come to mind.

  95. jojo ® February 6, 2009 1:35 pm

    Thanks Liz?
    Jason? I mean gim chi chige and soondubu

  96. chawan_cut February 6, 2009 1:44 pm

    I can’t believe I missed the show!
    anyone have a recap? or is it cached somewhere to replay?

  97. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 1:51 pm

    chawan – look for Stretch’s link above.

    I wonder if ST and PL have makeup and wardrobe people?

    Another thing, I think ST and PL should be mic’d. Sometimes I couldn’t make out what was being said.

  98. mctruck February 6, 2009 1:57 pm

    I see TCU already got a commit for 2010 from an OT, so I guess coach Mac has got the right idea. You go coach.

  99. cheepono February 6, 2009 1:58 pm

    I’d like to give a special thanks to ST b/c without him… winning the tickets would never have been possible… also a big mahalo goes out to the honolulu advertiser and all the tsaiko’s of the WB.

    Faafetai Lava. cheepono out.

  100. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 1:59 pm

    Congrats to cheepono and HawaiianKiko!

  101. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2009 2:01 pm

    Way to go, Cheepono and HawaiianKiko!

  102. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 2:01 pm

    Any scoops on the 2010 recruits or silent commits?

  103. Wahinefan February 6, 2009 2:08 pm

    Wahine volleyball just got a commitment from 5′ 9 setter from southern California, Rainette “Mita” Uiato.

  104. Wahinefan February 6, 2009 2:09 pm

    Uiato is a 2010 recruit. Replacing Stephanie Brandt.

  105. A-House February 6, 2009 2:11 pm


    I too was surprised when Coach Mack said his “first recruit” from Punahou knowing that Miah red srited last year and will be competing for playing time in Spring ball.

    But, no worries as there will be many more from Punahou in the future if Coach Mack keeps refining his recruiting process.

    Kimo decomitted because he had a chance to play TE and UH does not use a TE.

    I was disappointed that Wade K went to Oregon, but he had his reasons and hopefully Coach Mack left the door open should he decide to return.

  106. A-House February 6, 2009 2:15 pm

    I thought I saw something about a 2010 scholarship offer to the OT at Waialua – correct me if I’m wrong.

  107. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 2:22 pm

    Thanks for the scoops Wahinefan!

  108. TChahng [서울특별시] February 6, 2009 2:27 pm

    Uhh… Just woke up… Still chilly in Seoul. I missed the show!!!???

    Speaking of panties; did you know the word panty is uni-sex here in Korea? Koreans use it for both men’s and women’s underwear.

    Pride, you don’t have to get them in a bunch. One at a time at the Dongdaemun market in East Seoul is just as cheap! Haha!

  109. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 2:36 pm

    A-House – No need correct you. Now if UH can get that Punahou DL for 2010…

  110. al ™ February 6, 2009 2:37 pm

    some prayer request……

    spoke with hawaiianbod’s mother earlier today. brother is in the hospital with a severe infection of one his arms. unsure how he got it or where he got it from.

    he should be fine. he was mainly concerned that he would miss the karaoke kall tomw.

  111. Kazz February 6, 2009 2:42 pm

    Brother “Bod”,

    Take care we all wish nothing but the best in a speedy recovery for you!

  112. LizKauai [Believer] February 6, 2009 2:46 pm

    Prayers for hawaiianbod!

    I embeded the HISTORIC video replay on my blog too.


  113. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 2:47 pm

    What a Tsaiko, there he is, in the hospital and he is concerned about the KK.

    Get well H-bod! See you at Spring ball.

  114. SteveM February 6, 2009 2:47 pm

    Take care Hawaiianbod! Don’t worry, If you can’t make it tomorrow, we have another in a couple weeks 😉

  115. SteveM February 6, 2009 3:02 pm

    Saturday, February 7, 2009
    7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street)

    A few Karaoke Call reminders before some of us leave our computers for the weekend…

    1. Per KK’s policy, we may enter the room (Green Room) as early as 7:15 PM. We must likewise exit around 12:15 AM.

    2. Please reserve the front section of seating and tables nearest the door for Esme’s MomsLikeMe group. This is so we can all greet them easily, they can make a fast getaway, and/or easier to get to the dance floor 😐

    3. d1shima will do the initial input of karaoke songs to minimize duplicates and even distribution. Paper & pen for requests will be provided.

    4. Did I mention it is a semi-dinner potluck…? 🙄

  116. Mei Ling February 6, 2009 3:05 pm

    Prayers out to H-bod’s bro ~ get well soon.

  117. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 3:10 pm

    Mei Ling – It’s H-Bod. The “brother” in al’s post is a term of endearment. We are all “brothers”…well “sisters” too.

  118. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 3:10 pm

    SteveM – Looks like we’ll be having sushi and dessert!

  119. SteveM February 6, 2009 3:11 pm

    Karaoke Call suggested attire: “Tsai-ko Black” and/or name tags.

  120. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 3:11 pm

    Okay, just so I can put SteveM to work, koakane is bringing gau gee and I am bringing gau gee.

  121. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 3:13 pm

    Ummmmm, It may be sore wearing just a name tag.

  122. TOM February 6, 2009 3:14 pm

    I watched the “re-play” of TWB on the and it was a great job. Leila looked as lovely as ever and St looked like ST.

    The techies cleared up the picture but the miking as uneven.

    Might I suggest that Leila and ST be given mikes as the segment with Coach Mc showed low volume with the two and good volume for Coach Mac.

    But great job and congratulations to all.

  123. SteveM February 6, 2009 3:22 pm

    homey — can wear a Goteborg sausage too? That’s so the moms you’ve been inciting can recognize you… 😆

    Nah, wear your Tsai-ko shirt–it has your name on both sides for a reason. 😉

  124. Mrs. A-House February 6, 2009 3:26 pm

    A-House knows better now (after I grabbed him in a MMA headlock) that he is NEVER to post anything on the blog without my knowledge or prior approval when he uses my name. On his behalf, I am apologizing to Cheepono and HawaiianKiko for his insinuating that I am a poor sport about not winning the tickets. He was desperate to post something and resorted to nonsense that named me. So…

    Cheepono and HawaiianKiko –

    My sincerest congratulations on winning the Pro Bowl tickets! Enjoy the game which promises to be action-packed and played under ideal playing conditions in our beautiful paradise.


    ST –

    As choppy as the live interview video was, it still was very enjoyable to gaze upon lovely Leila, two of the most good-looking studs, Coach Mack and yourself. If anybody thinks I’m kissing up to you, ST, folks…it doesn’t work and has never worked in the past. ST is THE most honorable and reputable professional in the business and one of my favorite neighbors.

    Enjoy a great Pro Bowl weekend, everybody!!!

  125. jm2375 February 6, 2009 3:30 pm

    Howzit Mrs A-house!! How’s things!! Set your hubby straight! 😆

  126. Mrs. A-House February 6, 2009 3:30 pm

    HawaiianBod –

    So sorry to hear you were hospitalized. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. Tsaikos will always keep a seat for you at any of the functions. Take your time…recover well.

  127. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 3:34 pm

    So A-House, did the wifey actually throw a tantrum?

  128. g-nalo February 6, 2009 3:37 pm

    hi Mrs A-House,

    i believe you. matter how much Mr. A-House runs in the sands of Ala Moana beach, when you get the MMA headlock on its tap tap tap.

  129. wafan February 6, 2009 3:40 pm

    Hbod . . .

    Get well soon! And, stop worrying your Mom.

    Mr. A-House . . .

    Get well soon after what sounds like a brutal headlock by the Mrs. Geez. Note to self: do not, under any circumstances, get Mrs. A-House upset. I wonder if like mother, like daughter applies? Ugh. I think I would rather not find out first hand. Or is that first back-hand. HA!

    Princes . . .

    Looking good! As usual.

    Mr. Tsai . . .

    Uhhhhh, yeah. You looked good, too.

    Mack . . .

    Always a classy guy!

    Homey . . .

    Just depends where you wear your name tag.

  130. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 3:41 pm

    g-nalo – headlock seems too WWE, I think she got him in a triangle and put him to sleep.

  131. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 3:42 pm

    wafan – I did say sore.

  132. wafan February 6, 2009 3:42 pm


    A thousand apoligies Princess. I intend to neither change your gender nor number.

    Princes = Princess

  133. wafan February 6, 2009 3:44 pm

    Dang. Must be Friday.

    apoligies = apologies

    Okay, I will stop now. Shucks.

  134. roysan16 February 6, 2009 3:52 pm

    Watching the video, or parts of it, little by little, I noticed Coach Mack conveys a happy smile. This is very noticeable. I hope behind that smile things are going well. Listening to the exuberance in his voice one senses everything is fine.

    Points he touched on. And goals that he foresees in the future is that he wants at least half his starters working on their masters in their last year. This is huge. A very good precedence to start.

    He mentioned that he made the rounds to each recruits homes. And let on that the families took good care of him as he was glancing down at his tummy. Fostering a bond with the families was key. But again think how much of selling point it is to the recruits and parents when the head coach wants you not only graduate, but he wants you to graduate above everyone else that aspires in getting their bachelors-he wants the recruit to have the sweeter plum, a masters degree. This is huge.

    On the same thought he mentioned how happy he was with Tony T. And what finer example to show to the recruits than to say that Tony’s been there, done that. For Tony can proudly say that all his hard work has paid off in the class room-with his 2 master degrees. This is huge. And Tony can be captivating when expressing to the recruits and future student athletes aspiring to higher education.

    One question dealt with which recruit did he have to work hard on in convincing him to stay. And that was Chad L. And the beaming smile was omnipresent when he talked about the recruits, especially when he was glad to land Chad and the boys from Kahuku. And the rest of the kids from Hawaii and the mainland.

    After listening to Coach Mack he alluded more so the character of the recruits saying that was important of which kids he wanted in his program.

    This is only the first full year of recruiting, so to speak, compared to last years three weeks sprint of trying to land recruits. And as other fans have been happily impressed with the direction the program is taking…I wholeheartedly agree, too.

  135. whitey February 6, 2009 3:53 pm

    Best wishes and get well quickly to Hawaiianbod.

  136. Kazz February 6, 2009 4:14 pm


    A-house would have gotten away with some help of some vasoline.

  137. Kazz February 6, 2009 4:14 pm


    A-house would have gotten away with some help of some vasoline.

  138. d1島 February 6, 2009 4:43 pm

    Tough thing to hear on Aloha Friday….

    Good luck to those affected at Brand X

  139. d1島 February 6, 2009 4:45 pm

    Good thoughts for Hawaiianbod.

    Congrats to Cheepono and HawaiianKiko.

  140. d1島 February 6, 2009 4:46 pm

    Busy day….

    I go catch up on some reading and bbl… 😉

  141. d1島 February 6, 2009 5:05 pm

    Wow, where did everyone go?


    I watched the “re-play” of TWB on the and it was a great job. Leila looked as lovely as ever and St looked like ST.

    LMAO 😆

  142. d1島 February 6, 2009 5:25 pm

  143. Ralph February 6, 2009 5:54 pm

    SteveM you might want to post the cost per person for the KK, who will be collecting the money to repay Stretch for the downpayment etc, BYOB or whatever to drink and pupus….

  144. February 6, 2009 6:05 pm

    Website Directory – Hawaii

    Website links category Hawaii

  145. wafan February 6, 2009 6:17 pm

    Where is everyone? Getting ready for the KK tomorrow night?

  146. labrat February 6, 2009 6:19 pm

    I saw Ferd in the news. Look like they had a union meeting about pay cuts.

    I missed Mack???? Aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgh!!!!!!


  147. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 6:28 pm

    Ralph – Look at SteveM’s site for the info. We know the routine already. Plus it’s sold out and only special guests will be allowed in.

  148. Ralph February 6, 2009 6:38 pm

    Homey I know of SteveM site but was posting a reminder to SteveM that those who don’t frequent the blog or read his website might not know of the charges, etc….

  149. Ralph February 6, 2009 6:39 pm

    off topic Captain of the Port Royal is in deep kim chee…grounding a cruiser next to the reef runway….kind of close to shore for a big ship…

  150. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 6:41 pm

    If they don’t frequent the blog then they won’t see it.

  151. curveball February 6, 2009 6:44 pm

    My buddy is on a ship that is right next to the Royal..He says it is buried in the reef on both sides..I went up on top of the mountain and looked down at it and it is real close in the light green water..ooopppps…this might get very interesting..

  152. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 6:49 pm

    curveball – When you reached the top of the mountain did the guy up there tell you that cars cost less at cutter?

  153. curveball February 6, 2009 6:55 pm


  154. chawan_cut February 6, 2009 6:56 pm

    here’s a day old coverage of some of the recruiting buzz as well as the 100th UH football birthday party and recruiting celebration at Murphy’s

    also highlights of last night’s bball win over Fresno

  155. Ralph February 6, 2009 6:59 pm

    Homey or they can’t read

  156. Ralph February 6, 2009 7:03 pm

    chawan aren’t you at the wbb game….gender equity- you and Kazz got to bea there to show your support for both genders in bb..take a pilllow with you, it is going to feel like a long night watching the bouncing ball.

  157. homey ℞ February 6, 2009 7:05 pm

    Well if they can’t read then they don’t surf the internet. Probably just watch TV and sing songs thinking they are saying the right words. 😆

  158. chawan_cut February 6, 2009 7:12 pm

    wow, homey is online late.
    a friday night at home for homey…

  159. chawan_cut February 6, 2009 7:13 pm

    taking a break. tomorrow is gonna be a long night, with the basketball game and then karaoke.
    can’t handle 4 straight days of games anymore.

  160. labrat February 6, 2009 7:23 pm

    Port Royal captain is headed for early retirement. Navy has some seagoing tugs and salvage ships with powerful engines. They may have to send a couple. The reef must be taking a beat.

  161. Ralph February 6, 2009 7:33 pm

    Homey internet- you tube and my space, non readers looking for pictures and videos….and some lurkettes and inquiring minds want to know who dat homey and brew808

  162. SteveM February 6, 2009 7:33 pm

    Saturday, February 7, 2009
    7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street)

    A few Karaoke Call reminders…

    1. Per KK’s policy, we may enter the room (Green Room) as early as 7:15 PM. We must likewise exit around 12:15 AM.

    2. Please reserve the front section of seating and tables nearest the door for Esme’s MomsLikeMe group.

    3. d1shima will do the initial input of karaoke songs to minimize duplicates and even distribution. Paper & pen for requests will be provided.

    4. Did I mention it is a semi-dinner potluck…? 🙄

    5. Suggested attire for Tsai-kos: “Tsai-ko black” and/or Tsai-ko name tags (Goteborg sausages optional).

    6. Please pay Stretch at the door. $15 per person.

  163. Ralph February 6, 2009 7:35 pm

    and homey isn’t the one wearing the purple muumuu last spring

  164. Ralph February 6, 2009 7:40 pm

    a New Zealander and an East European plays on the wbb and I don’t recall any problems for them to enroll at UH or with the NCAA clearinghouse…so the problem for the fb Aussie is his core classes not being relevant to colllege prep courses….

  165. Ralph February 6, 2009 7:44 pm

    lots of turnovers…wahines throwing the ball away, san jose walking or double dribble…..imagine the amount of monies spent on scholarship on both teams and their level of play is definitely not D1

  166. el guapo February 6, 2009 7:49 pm

    Mr. A-House,
    Just checked the team website. It says that Miah and Uperesa are 2007 grads, so it sounds like they were JJ recruits.

  167. Kekoa February 6, 2009 7:52 pm

    Those of you watching the wahine bb game might have taken note that E-Bolla stood and actually ‘acted’ like the coach for the first 15 min of the 1st half!

    I guess he read my critique about the players coaching themselves while he sat thinking about his 401k. I won’t mention the score with 3:45 left in the half–I don’t want to be the reason a personal foul is called on Sensei Al for making a slashing motion at his throat…he wouldn’t believe it anyway…heheheh!

  168. curveball February 6, 2009 8:13 pm

    Why don’t you take POPS out there he will have that boat off the reef in no time..

  169. Ralph February 6, 2009 8:37 pm

    yeah don’t tell Al the score to the wbb, we want him to watch all 40 minutes of it

  170. al ™ February 6, 2009 9:07 pm

    tks ralph.

  171. al ™ February 6, 2009 9:09 pm


    February 6th, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    Karaoke Call suggested attire: “Tsai-ko Black” and/or name tags.

    two things come to mind

    one, karaoke kall has turned into a “bowling league” fashion event.

    two, robert was gonna wear his hot pink shirt and pride. would be following him around all night.

  172. al ™ February 6, 2009 9:10 pm

    karaoke kall is sold out….

    dang. i was just thinking of making my first kk.

  173. Kekoa February 6, 2009 9:14 pm

    Curveball ~ Before they built that reef runway, and neighboring Hickam Harbor, that area was great for spear fishing. Schools of sizeable mullet were ranging that area within easy ‘trow net’ range too.

    You made me flash on Pops helping a friend bring his sunken cabin cruiser up. He secured the inside of the cabin with a 3 man life raft. Once inflated it popped the bow straight up. Then using 2 empty 55 gallon drums filled with air as floaters, he was able to level the boat and tow it in for repairs.

  174. Kekoa February 6, 2009 9:17 pm

    Pops suggested they use a 20 man life raft for the missle cruiser…heheh!

  175. A-House February 6, 2009 9:19 pm

    el guapo:

    I guess I mis-heard Coach Mack if he said “MY” first recruit out of Punahou and that would be Cayman.

    I hope this starts the “pipeline” to Punahou as their team is really an “all Oahu” team with players from all over the island. Just imagine if Teo and Toma had to play for Kahuku as all public schools are basically restricted by boundaries.

    Same can be said of any “private school”.

  176. A-House February 6, 2009 9:22 pm


    This is only the 2nd game I saw Bolla standing up and “coaching” his players.

    With Mrs Bolla as an assistant, it appears that Chasity is in the “background” rather than in the players faces. Too bad cause I really believe that she would make a hellva good head coach.

  177. whitey February 6, 2009 9:24 pm

    Col A House, you missed the part about coach mc’s daughter is also at punahou and she keeps an eye out for future players for her dad. good kid!!!!!

  178. whitey February 6, 2009 9:26 pm

    somwhere lost in the e bolla case is how the hell is his wife the asst coach????

  179. Ralph February 6, 2009 9:28 pm

    Tuioti’s did at Punahou, now I find out coach Mac kid is at Punahou….I had reason to believe there is a waiting list to get into Punahou, tough to get in, very selective and limited spaces with lots of applicants. Rock stars, just march to the head of the line….

  180. Kekoa February 6, 2009 9:28 pm

    A-House ~ Seemed like he was talking story with Todd Apo the ref, instead of ‘coaching.’

  181. whitey February 6, 2009 9:29 pm

    remember when riley tried to hire his brother and was denied. somehow the board of regeants has fallen flat on its face because this is a gross case of nepotism. but then, i always forget that the ass ad, mkk, is an attorney, but a crappy one.

  182. al ™ February 6, 2009 9:29 pm

    kekoa… forget the abundance of clams and ogo in that very same area. also was known for choke papio and o’io.

  183. Ralph February 6, 2009 9:31 pm

    e bolla’s wife applied, the committee narrowed the selection to 3 and she was picked…Bolla was excused from the process. can’t remember who sat on the selection committee, maybe the HA person covering wbb can enlighten us…who got stuck covering the wbb, is it mike….

  184. whitey February 6, 2009 9:32 pm

    ralph, send your kids to roosevelt or mckinley. same education, but less money. naahhhh, only joking.

  185. whitey February 6, 2009 9:34 pm

    ralph, another suggestion, use al’s name for reference to get into punahou. might work.

  186. whitey February 6, 2009 9:37 pm

    kekoa, how is the queen doing???

  187. SteveM February 6, 2009 9:39 pm

    psssst, Al, if your shirt doesn’t fit anymore, just say so and we’ll make you another later this year…

  188. Ralph February 6, 2009 9:41 pm

    Al is a McKinley grad…..he would be a good reference for fuud but I don’t want to get as fat as him and fine dining is not an option for me…I live the simple life…

  189. jm2375 February 6, 2009 9:42 pm

    Ralph – I think Coach Mack’s grandson (and maybe his granddaughter) attend Mid-Pac. I saw Coach talking to his grandson, who was wearing a bb uniform, a couple of weeks ago. BTW, Coach Trap’s sons also attend Mid-Pac and Bob Coolen’s son attended Mid-Pac last year, but I hear he’s now attending Punyhou, which actually makes more sense, since Nanci Coolen teaches PE at Punyhou.

  190. Ralph February 6, 2009 9:43 pm

    good thought whitey, how is Diana doing these days?

  191. Ralph February 6, 2009 9:48 pm

    if a parent is on staff at Punahou, the kid gets a waiver-freebie…

  192. whitey February 6, 2009 9:52 pm

    since jm2375 mentioned coach trap, i was just thinking how will uh baseball do this year. i used to follow them quite religiously till they let coach nomura go, then it all fell apart. hard to generate enthusiasm since then.

  193. jm2375 February 6, 2009 9:52 pm

    Ralph – I think it’s only the first kid. Subsequent kids get a discount, but not that much.

  194. whitey February 6, 2009 9:54 pm

    will there ever be another tats playing for uh????

  195. Garret February 6, 2009 9:54 pm

    Thanks…. hope your papers completed and submitted with positive results.


    I hope that you had a great birthday celebration!

    I’m sorry that I didn’t respond earlier to you–the papers and other work *really* kept me busy! Plus, all this negotiation and contract delays was putting a lot of pressure on me and I think my posting was getting grumpy. Today was so busy that I missed the video chat and haven’t even seen it yet! I guess I’ll see it tomorrow…

  196. whitey February 6, 2009 9:55 pm

    or will uh ever go to the college world series again?????

  197. Garret February 6, 2009 9:58 pm


    I think you were right and I was wrong on McKay…I thought I remembered his situation, but it might have been another player (maybe the recruit roysan16 mentioned in his post) that had committed shortly before his scheduled visit to UH. I remember that being discussed here or on SH.

  198. Garret February 6, 2009 9:59 pm

    This paper ranked the impact that the players had with the Dolphins.

    18. Receiver Davone Bess – Of all the undrafted rookie receivers in NFL history only former Jets standout Wayne Chrebet contributed more than the 56 receptions Bess provided in his NFL debut.

    26. Center Samson Satele – Second-year center had a decent season, but occasionally found himself getting pushed around by some of the NFL’s better defensive tackles.

  199. whitey February 6, 2009 9:59 pm

    sheeesh, thinking like this reminds me of when i made sure i watched laurel and hardy, buster keaton, eddie cantor, three stooges, the little rascals, and red skelton. not to mention lucky luck, capt honolulu

  200. Garret February 6, 2009 10:01 pm

    Bill Parcells sure has a great contract situation–he’ll get his full pay even if he quits and takes another job with a competitor.

    ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, quoting unnamed sources, reports Parcells can walk away from the Dolphins when he chooses, while retaining his fully guaranteed salary.

    Last week at the Super Bowl, Parcells, the Dolphins head of football operations, told ESPN during a segment of NFL Live that he “definitely” would be back with the team in 2009.

    But in 2010, Parcells, 67, could end up anywhere – back in the Dolphins’ front office, at a local driving range or back in New York with the Jets – and still be paid the final two years of his four-year, $16 million deal.

  201. SteveM February 6, 2009 10:01 pm

    Congratulations, between everyone, all were answered.

    Answers to Tsai-ko Karaoke Trivia
    Name the Tsai-ko associated with the following songs:

    1. Back in the USSR — WarriorMojo
    2. Chotto Matte Kudasai — Al
    3. Chotto Matte StephenTsai — RK
    4. Flying — Peaches
    5. Funky Cold Medina — UHfan808
    6. The Green Leaves of Summer — SteveM
    7. I Will Survive (while eating nabeyaki udon) — LizKauai
    8. Just a Gigolo — WreckinEyez
    9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight — ST
    10. Me and Mrs. Jones — Addahknowjoe
    11. Mac the Knife — Midnight
    12. One in a Million — prideperiod
    13. Sailing — Stretch
    14, The Snows of Mauna Kea — whitey
    15. Sukiyaki — d1shima
    16. These Boots are Made for Walking — Mrs. Bulla
    17. Ventura Highway/Tin Man — (Jesse) James
    18. (tie-breaker) Emotion — Mrs. d1shima
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Now do, we attribute “Three Times a Lady” to Jason as LizKauai suggested?

  202. whitey February 6, 2009 10:02 pm

    and making the “goggle” signal with your hands by capt honolulu is not easy

  203. whitey February 6, 2009 10:04 pm

    break time and maybe sleep time.

  204. Garret February 6, 2009 10:05 pm

    Texas Tech sure recruited well this year (getting an Oklahoma commit to switch shortly before NLI day topped off their class nicely) despite the messy contract situation with Mike Leach. The latest contract stipulations makes it seem like Texas Tech’s AD doesn’t want Leach to accept the contract extension and to go away instead.

    Tech has given Leach a Feb. 17 deadline to accept an offer of $12.7 million for five years – through 2013 – following athletic director Gerald Myers’ early December offer of $12.1 million.

    But Leach’s agents at International Marketing Group aren’t pleased with four provisions in the most recent offer, according to 92 pages of e-mails and letters between the parties obtained Friday by The Dallas Morning News through an open records request.

    The existing contract doesn’t penalize or restrict him from discussing job opportunities with third parties. The offer requires Leach to receive Myers’ permission before talking to others about jobs. If he didn’t, he could be terminated for cause.

    Baldwin said several Big 12 football coaches’ contracts require notice, but none allow the coach to be fired for cause.

    Leach’s contract allows him to control his personal property rights, such as speaking engagements and TV and radio commercials. Tech’s new proposal calls for the university to “acquire coach’s rights for outside athletics related income,” taking control from him and allowing Tech to maximize its income.

  205. Garret February 6, 2009 10:07 pm

    ESPN is creating a sports-themed high school in New York City that focuses on the business side of sports.

  206. Garret February 6, 2009 10:08 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff. These links are a few days old because I didn’t want to post them before NLI day.

    DARPA is funding a program to create sustainable autonomous robots–no batteries needed and no human control. Terminator flashback…especially disturbing to think that the robots can fuel themselves on dried human flesh. So, these armed autonomous roots can live off of human bodies!

  207. Garret February 6, 2009 10:09 pm

    DARPA is funding a program to locate a Rocket Propelled Grenade *before* it is fired.

  208. Garret February 6, 2009 10:09 pm

    It looks like the flying car will go on sale next year!

  209. Garret February 6, 2009 10:10 pm

    Man slept while a woman carved her name in his arm!

  210. Garret February 6, 2009 10:10 pm

    68-year-old Korean woman has failed her driving test *771* times but she says that she will not give up. She has been taking the test basically every work day since 2005! If she ever has a great day and passes the test…is a 68-year-old woman who failed her driving test that many times really going to be safe to be on the road?

  211. Garret February 6, 2009 10:11 pm

    Free play links pau.

  212. Garret February 6, 2009 10:11 pm

    Story about a 7-year-old golfing prodigy…3 years ago (when he was 4!) his family moved from Chicago to Las Vegas so he could golf year-around (just about every day). His parents have spent over $20k on lessons for him and he’s just in the first grade!

  213. Jason February 6, 2009 10:12 pm

    Three Times a Lady, eh … 😀

    Speaking of which, I hope Rich2176 and Margo are doing well.

  214. d1島 February 6, 2009 10:24 pm

    Well you just can’t beat dropping off your youngest child at the airport for a flt to PDX and coming back to see a report about a plane limping in on one engine from Hawaii the night before. 😯
    It was nice to get that text earlier tonight letting us know he got in without a problem 🙄

  215. Kekoa February 6, 2009 10:28 pm

    Whitey ~ Clean out your cobwebs and check your email.

  216. Kekoa February 6, 2009 10:29 pm

    D-1 ~ You are blessed my friend!

  217. al ™ February 6, 2009 10:32 pm

    ralph….i am on a diet.

    tonight, we met friends at pf chang’s. half price pupu’s, three buck stella’s on tap, two buck discount on wine, and great company.

  218. al ™ February 6, 2009 10:34 pm


    eh no worry. we all make mistakes.
    yah, even monkey’s fall out of trees.
    (just joking)

  219. al ™ February 6, 2009 10:35 pm

    so tonight number two goes to a place where nfl pro bowlers will hang.

  220. Stretch February 6, 2009 10:37 pm

    al – you didn’t want to join no 2 at rock za & femme nu??

  221. Esme February 6, 2009 10:51 pm

    2. Please reserve the front section of seating and tables nearest the door for Esme’s MomsLikeMe group. This is so we can all greet them easily, they can make a fast getaway, and/or easier to get to the dance floor 😐

    Saw this only just now and … bwaaaaaa hahahahahaha! xD

  222. Esme February 6, 2009 10:53 pm

    Anyway, I’m just whooshing in and back out. Gotta get all my housework and office work done now so that I can get a pass to go out tomorrow night. 😉 I’m so looking forward to seeing the Tsaikos! It’s been ages!

    P.S. Has anyone extended an invite to cb? 😉

  223. al ™ February 6, 2009 11:02 pm

    actually they said i was too old to follow them.

  224. TOM February 6, 2009 11:06 pm

    Ralph: At Punahou, the first child of a faculty member gets in free – assuming the child meets the all requirements for admission; second child is 50% discount and after that, good luck!

  225. Kekoa February 6, 2009 11:48 pm

    Al & Big Wave ~

    Do you recall the late 50’s out at Makaha when the Army would park a couple of huge searchlights on the beach? It allowed night surfing to become a really cool spectator event. All my heroes back then like Rabbit Kekai & Buffalo K. were the Kings of surfing. Lots of tandem teams put on quite a show in the spotlight. They did actually have a speaker system set up and would announce the top 3 of the night. I believe that their only reward was bragging rights.

    In the day time I’d be out there with my dinky little paipo board. It was handmade in Mr. Bowman’s wood shop class at KS prep school. I was like a little mosquito out there pestering the big board guys by sliding in on the eastern fringe of the wave as they normally broke in that direction.

    Pops was usually hanging around the reefs further to the east where the waters were usually calm…poking fish for our lunch.

  226. Kekoa February 6, 2009 11:55 pm

    Esme’s coming! Hooooowheee! Now the place will really be rockin!’ May I place my request now for a song that you never got to sing at the Blog Bash?…. FIRE!

    If you want, I’ll even bring a bass guitar so we can have that bass riff grinding out over a seperate speaker! More noise toys to crank up the musica!! Hola!

  227. al ™ February 6, 2009 11:56 pm

    i heard about the night lights….but that was too far to travel in those days. we fished a lot with the family all along the waianae coast. after the second break in of our vehicle we stopped going.

    however, i did catch a wave or two at the infamous makaha beach. my uncle was one of those beachboys back in the day with all those historical figures of surf.

  228. Ralph February 7, 2009 12:08 am

    Al it wasn’t a breakin, kekoa was hungry and thought you had some extra fish and dem days the boys from the ceded lands neva use door knobs to get in anywhere..

  229. Kekoa February 7, 2009 12:33 am

    Everything past Waipahu was considered ‘country’ including Waipahu! Kapolei was all cane field. Folks in the city rarely came out there. People really did use the coconut wireless to give surf reports…get to the nearest rotary black clunker and dial your frenz about the surf heights.

  230. Kekoa February 7, 2009 12:39 am

    Ralph ~ Never went hungry when you were in or near the ocean. Never understood break-ins. Never had anything valuable enuff to steal. Never say never…

  231. Kekoa February 7, 2009 12:44 am

    …and Ralph, thanks for asking about Diana. Pain is getting more spasmatic at times, and that really kicks it up to scream level 10.

    She’s looking forward to breaking out of the cabin fever mode and go to the KK and take her mind off of this stuff, and have some fun with good friends.

  232. Ralph February 7, 2009 1:26 am

    new post

  233. social development March 12, 2009 7:47 pm

    social development…

    I know that you thought alot about this….

  234. subconscious March 13, 2009 10:38 am


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