Rekindling the Blaze

By some players, he is jokingly referred to as “Blake Soares” because of what they perceive as his resemblance to UH linebacker Blaze Soares.
But Josh Andrews has his own impressive credentials. The 2007 Mililani High graduate was an All-State player in 2006. In 2005, he was the O‘ahu Interscholastic Association Western Division’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Andrews has been working out with UH players four times a week. He hopes to join the Warriors as a non-scholarship player.
“He’s awesome,” said UH long-snapper Jake Ingram, also a Mililani High alumnus.
Andrews, who attended a Division II school last year, already is off to a good start. He trains under Harold “Fudge” Fajardo, the legendary Mililani strength coach.


Here’s the real Blaze:


* * *

The word — OK, the picture — is out. I’m a lousy photographer. Offensive left tackle Ray Hisatake decided to help me, posing in this artsy way. That’s Clarence “Lafu” Tuioti-Mariner flashing the “Westside” sign.


* * *

Tui‘atua Tuiasosopo, an All-State guard from Saint Louis School, has been working out regularly with the other UH offensive linemen. Tuiasosopo, who signed with UH in February, is on the training-camp roster:


* * *

Sometimes being a walk-on has its privileges. For instance, a football scholarship can’t cover the full cost of a room in the new dorm. But walk-on receiver Jett Jasper has signed up for a room, thanks to the financial backing of his parents. What’s more, his room, which becomes available next month, faces the ocean.


Jasper, who will be a second-year freshman this fall, has served as host to the newcomers. He has taken the new quarterbacks to his secret snorkeling spots. Jasper said he had to find a really long board for 6-foot-5 Greg Alexander to use for a surf excursion.

* * *

The offseason is one of the best times. The players are more relaxed, and their fun sides are revealed. Safety Spencer Smith demonstrated one of his talents to the gallery, which included Ronnie and Rob25.


* * *

If you’re on the Windward side today, stop by Champs in Windward Mall. They have replicas of Colt Brennan’s Washington Redskin jerseys available. It’s $80 each, and XL is the only current size available . But it’s the burgundy jersey, so it looks pretty nice.


  1. LizKauai [Believer] June 22, 2008 1:31 am

    Woo hoo!

  2. LizKauai [Believer] June 22, 2008 1:33 am

    xs-homey and da odda Mililani unkas must be proud to see Josh in da green and black and white!

  3. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 1:41 am

    We missed you tonight (last night), Liz.
    We had a blast at bowling.
    UHFan808 is clearly a ringer. She bowled 159 the first game.
    Ronnie had a turkey (three consecutive strikes).
    Peaches was the Comeback Player of the Night.
    And the birthday woman, Midori7, was in great form.

  4. LizKauai [Believer] June 22, 2008 1:50 am

    hoowee, ST!
    Way to go, Tsai-kettes!
    Our whole family enjoys bowling. Until my feet are better, I have to stick to Wii bowling for now.
    Hey- someone mentioned that Todai might be a good cattle call location- has a semi-private area and prices for lunch are reasonable.

    iMac is set up and it is nitey nite time.

    Hope Rich2178 is having fun on the golf course!

  5. LizKauai [Believer] June 22, 2008 1:52 am

    ohhh. more pictures… no can sleep yet!
    ST- did you see my latest granddaughter pix? She’s going to go to da land of Portugal next week!

  6. Hurt Feelings June 22, 2008 1:53 am

    It was really funny tonight that our group was making the most noise in the whole alley. Everyone would know if someone made either a strike or spare. The worst thing about it is that we were the “old futs” and the young kids must have been wondering who these crazy people were. I think that’s why they placed us at the end, so we wouldn’t bother anyone else.

  7. addahknowjoe June 22, 2008 1:59 am

    Neither rain, sleet nor bowling interrupts ST’s posting!


  8. LizKauai [Believer] June 22, 2008 2:00 am

    yeah! hurt feelings got invited to something!

  9. Barry Markowitz June 22, 2008 2:01 am

    ST, nice JJ story this morning

  10. addahknowjoe June 22, 2008 2:02 am

    Hurt Feelings-

    Eh, you wuz lurking at the bowling alley? Wea you wuz? Should’ve come up and introduce.

    aahhh!!! next time, K! No shame. We all family.

  11. Peaches June 22, 2008 2:24 am

    It was another fun evening.

    The view from the A-House patio was beautiful and their hospitality very warm.

    Thank you Stephen and Wena, the Tsai family, also Tsai-kos and Tsai-kettes for supporting the oldest bowler tonight.
    Your guys are the best.

  12. Addahknowsports© June 22, 2008 2:28 am

    Hmmm…Andrews does kinda sorta look like Blaze.

  13. Addahknowsports© June 22, 2008 2:30 am

    Wow, Peaches. You still up?

    Ditto those sentiments.

  14. MeiLing June 22, 2008 2:34 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Tsaikos bowling … now that’s a funny image. Sounds like y’all had tons of fun.

  15. LizKauai June 22, 2008 3:40 am

    MeiLing- no surprises- they are prepping for Te-Bowling in da Swamp!

    ST- Thanks for the pic and info about our native son Jett Jasper!!!
    Nitey nite!

  16. TChahng [대장입니다] June 22, 2008 4:01 am

    Betta late den neva, eh.

    Welcome back David Gilmore!

    Make memories, share memories.

    My bestest memory of “Happy” was in the fourth quarter of the 11 Oct 2003 Fresno St. game. UH up 48-28, less than five minutes left in the game. After another incomplete pass by Jason Whieldon on third down, the Warriors are in punt formation. Kurt Milne is back to punt. It takes a while for the snap but Chad Kapanui, lined up as the HB, surveys the Fresno St. punt return squad and their alignment. DG is lined up on the right side seemingly ready to block the outside rusher. On the snap DG takes off downfield while Chad takes the short snap and just launches a floater to DG. DG catches the pass, sprints past a couple of defenders, jukes the punt returner and makes it into the endzone for a 43-yard TOUCHDOWN! After a Jason Ayat PAT, 55-28.

  17. Garret June 22, 2008 4:12 am

    Welcome to the Warriors Josh Andrews! I wish you the best in your Warrior career…the defense is pretty deep but hopefully Josh can earn some playing time on special teams and work his way up the depth chart.

    One this is for sure: with the depth the team has and how Mack rotates players on D, the players will have a great incentive to work hard and the players on the field will have earned their playing time!

  18. Garret June 22, 2008 4:15 am

    Hi Garret!
    Thanks for the links!
    Which games are you planning to attend this fall?

    Hi Liz!

    Sorry that I didn’t respond last night, but I was taking care of laundry and packing after I finished posting those links.

    As of now, I do not know what games I can attend. I do know that I cannot make it to the Florida game due to work but that I *will* attend the Oregon State game. I’m hoping to attend more games on the mainland or Hawaii, but it will all depend on my work schedule.

  19. Garret June 22, 2008 4:15 am

    I’m sure that Jett will like the new dorms!

  20. Garret June 22, 2008 4:23 am

    Best of luck to Nicole as she plays soccer for Jamaica!

    Basketball’s loss is football’s gain for Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz as Nicole McClure chose to be between the sticks for the National Under-20 Women’s team.

    McClure, 18, who plays for the University of Hawaii, was recently contacted by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to don the national colours and she duly obliged.

    “It is really a dream come true to represent Jamaica on the football field,” McClure told the Sunday Observer a day after her ‘baptism’ as a Reggae Girl.

    “I started out as a midfielder but after playing basketball, I was better with my hands, so one day after a training session the coach asked who wanted to be the goalkeeper. Everyone raised their hands but I really wanted it so I would stay in the goal a lot longer than everyone else. From that moment on I decided that that was my position,” said McClure.

    She has not looked back since racking up impressive stats for her university which captured the Western Athletics Championship (WAC) before getting knocked out in the NCAA first round.

    The new Reggae Girl, who is a second year student majoring in business management, was an integral member of the team, appearing in 14 matches, with a one goal-against average.

    During the WAC tournament she preserved a shut-out in a double over-time semi-final win over Utah State with a season-high six saves and made five during the second half of the title-clinching victory over Fresno State.

    McClure, standing at 5ft 7 inches tall, is considered by the coaching staff as the best female goalkeeper that Jamaica has ever seen.

  21. Garret June 22, 2008 4:28 am

    Condolences to Chad Kapanui and his team…they were eliminated from the playoffs last night, losing a heartbreaker. The other team scored the winning TD with just 37 seconds left…Chad Kapanui threw a TD pass to get his team ahead with just 53 seconds left in the game, but their D gave up a TD in just 16 seconds!

    Even with just 30 seconds or so for the final drive of the game, Chad got to the 4-yard-line before he was tackled. So close to winning that playoff game!

    he RiverCity Rage defeated the Sioux City Bandits in round one of the UIF playoffs, 37-33, at the Family Arena Saturday night. The win propels the Rage into the Eastern Conference championship game at Bloomington, IL against the Extreme on Monday, June 30th. The Rage scored the go-ahead touchdown with just 37 seconds remaining and their defense held on as the clock ran out on the Bandits.

    It then took Sioux City under a minute to take the lead right back as they scored a quick touchdown on a 14-yard pass play to Tommy Hoffer with only 53 seconds remaining. The Rage, though, needed just 16 seconds to respond. Ryan Maiuri found Virgil Union in the corner of the endzone to give the Rage the lead at 37-33. The Sioux City threatened, but the Bandits’ final play of the game ended up just short as Terrell Washington stopped Bandits’ quarterback, Chad Kapanui, at the 4 yard line to give the Rage the victory.

  22. NYUH June 22, 2008 4:28 am

    Scholarships don’t cover the cost of a dorm room?

  23. Rob25 June 22, 2008 6:30 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    *rubbing eyes and yawning*

    Just got up to “do my business” and headed back to dreamland.

    What a great time we had last night! Ronnie came on strong in the middle. Must be band…start strong, take it down and then crescendo. I was just trying to keep up with Stephen.

    Have a great breakfast! Like I told Koakane and James, you guys are killing me. I’m too old to keep up this frenetic pace. You guys are pros.

    It’s like I found a wonderful family that I had lost. You people make life seem right…to bad others couldn’t love like we all do.

    OK, I’m starting to get mushy. Guess that means that I need to get some more sleep. I’ll be on later….after I practice Wii bowling,..gotta train for the next bowling trip.

  24. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 6:36 am

    Good Morning Gang, wow you guys up early this morning

  25. Rob25 June 22, 2008 6:37 am

    Wait –

    Chawan – Nice to finally meet you.

    Tsaikettes – We represented last night. At least we didn’t drop the ball like some other Tsaiko…not while I was there.

    Wena – I didn’t get a chance to give you and Stephen a hug. Here it is: (((((hug)))))

    Asports – That hubby of yours is a great hugger. Lucky girl…OK he’s lucky too.

    Mike – Great meeting you too.

    Off to dreamland I go.

  26. Rob25 June 22, 2008 6:45 am

    Good morning PB!

    Josh Andrews does look like Blaze. Ronnie told me he was Blazwe when we were at the unsupervised workout on Thurday. I think that I will call him Blaze clone like on my Wii. Too bad we couldn’t really make a whole bunch of his clones.

    Chawan – You’re such a stud!

    OK – for real, I’m going back to sleep.

  27. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 6:46 am

    Eh Blake Soares does look like Blaze Soares little bit. 🙂 Nah, good to hear the boys wanting to come back home, Andrews would be a great addition to an already killer LB core. Just hope they can find a way onto the field and get some PT. Can we say “Killah LB University”

  28. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 6:48 am

    Howzit Aunty Rob25

  29. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 6:53 am

    Hisatake went slim down alot, hopefully that equates to nimble feet at one of the Tackle positions to keep the DE’s off our QB. Can’t wait to see how our revamped OL is going to look this season. Hope Kainoa LaCount can hurry up and get down here too. Would love to see a 6’7″ tower of power laying out DE’s.

  30. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 6:54 am

    Jasper look like he ready for get in the Octagon and throw down UFC style

  31. Blackie June 22, 2008 7:00 am

    Good morning everyone. Andrews does look like Blaze.

  32. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 7:18 am

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  33. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 7:44 am

    Aunty Gigi – The Wii is probably the best video game invention, always have fun playing that thing

  34. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 7:46 am

    PB, yeah, it’s a great invention. Trouble is I can never score even close to 200. So it is not as easy as it seems!

  35. Hoohiki June 22, 2008 7:57 am

    Manti Te’o is deserving of all the national attention, accolades and honors he is getting. For all the wishing and hoping of the UH fans that he will become a warrior, I think he’ll choose to go away. How many local recruits in the past did UH get, who were considered number 1 in the state? Who was a highly sought after recruit that UH
    won in the recruiting war? Can’t think of anyone…..

  36. Manoa Mist June 22, 2008 8:04 am

    Aloha Stephen!
    Hey, nice new photo of you without the glasses. That pic is awakening all kinds of new and exciting feelings in my loins. But my brother – my brother – who does the hair styling?? Is one of the Tsaikos a hairstylist? Maybe there’s hope!

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2008 8:07 am

    fordyette! maybe, but who’s counting?

  38. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2008 8:15 am

    So glad to see that da big boys are getting more face time on our lil ole blog. They seem to enjoy the exposure. Also glad to see Jasper sticking it out and workin’ hard this summer.

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2008 8:19 am

    Do they get to use the “big bag” in unsupervised work outs?

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid June 22, 2008 8:22 am

    okay, enough posts for now. My doctor sez that I shouldn’t talk to myself so much.
    Good morning everybody!!! 😆

  41. bighilofan2 June 22, 2008 8:36 am

    Good mnnroig Tkoiass eerhwverye. 😀

    heh heh heh

    i just luv da special ed classes. 😀

  42. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 8:36 am

    Hoohiki, regardless if Manti Te’o stays or goes, Hawaii will support him. Athletes such as him will be sought after by everyone and their brother, so obviously he’ll make the best choice for himself on where to go. If he chooses to stay home than great, if not, good luck to him wherever he goes.

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  44. Maverick June 22, 2008 8:43 am

    Morning Gang –

    Hooiki In my opinion, all our recruits are # 1


  45. bighilofan2 June 22, 2008 8:51 am

    Hi Gangeh. catchin up on da blog happs.

    please pretty please no make negative waves, bradda

    69 days to Florida

    da coaches an playahs no day playin Florida.
    I believe in overachievin. its happened all my life.
    i’m used to it. have faith in da crew!!!!


  46. Nick from Kapaa June 22, 2008 8:52 am

    Im in the new dorms too (Frear Hall) those things are really expensive, id say about $1000 more than the others.

  47. Nick from Kapaa June 22, 2008 8:53 am

    Wait, I dont even think that Jett is on a scholarship.

  48. Kevin June 22, 2008 8:56 am

    I seem to recall Josh Andrews being credited with a lot of “Katooshes” by Larry Price on the OC16 broadcasts. This may be another great addition to an already solid LB crew.

  49. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 22, 2008 8:59 am

    TSAIKOS: Take advantage of Kailua’s bowling alley while you still can. Barring unforseen circumstances, it will be gone shortly. This has been a battle yours truly and other bowling supporters have been fighting for about ten years now, but as the rest of downtown Kailua owned by Kane`ohe Ranch gets developed, it will get harder & harder to keep The Powers That Be from moving forward with that project.

    Within five years, the only bowling alleys left on O`ahu will be on the military bases. Just look at how many have disappeared over the past ten years – despite the increase in the sport’s popularity around the world and here in this country.

    Unfortunately, like it has with darts and golf, the damage to my shoulder from last August’s accident has pretty much ended my bowling days, but I’m still working on brying to restore most of the mobility through gym workouts. Perhaps one of these days……

  50. Hurt Feelings June 22, 2008 9:02 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    What a night!! It was a lot of fun. Good thing I bowled only one game so I didn’t keep embarassing myself. It was SAD!!! Also, I had to assist Koakane who was keeping an eye on all the ladies purses in the bullpen.

    Time for me to get ready to go eat breakfast. Hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday. See you all later.

  51. I Believe June 22, 2008 9:22 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka all-

    So, ST, what CAN a football scholarship cover if it can’t cover a dorm room? Only tuition and books?

  52. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 9:25 am

    ST, if the room faces the ocean (south), then expect it to be hot. Mauka view would be better because you get the breeze and shade from the afternoon sun.

  53. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 9:37 am

    I Believe:
    The scholarship covers the cost of a room at the other UH dorms and UH apartments. But a room at the new dorm is much more expensive. A player would have to cover the difference. Student-athletes, who are restricted in how much they can work, can’t afford the extra $200 or so per month.

  54. koakane™ June 22, 2008 9:37 am

    howzit, howzit aloha kakahiaka

    how all yu’s amigo and amigas out dea, one shaka looking day so far

    some outstanding sports going on out windward side. so many talented tsaiko athletes.

    ronnie watch out for your boy he get chance for be one of rich stars. bugga can dance 😆 .

    eh rob only way to be like us is to practice, practice so hurry up, get ronnie and come on down 😀 besides james no like say but he neva parte with upper campus wahines in his younga day.

    chawan neva know u one beast babe manganet 😯 she neva hesitate just bypass jessie and go right for u whoooooooootahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    finally to pooa ting hurt feeling only one stuff to tell you LEFT

  55. Kekoa June 22, 2008 9:39 am

    Early Sunday morning shout out to Ronnie includes this reminder… Remember when you told me that you didn’t think it was fair to have 2 events planned with you as the honored guests in one week? OK, so we took your concern into consideration and stopped at just 2…for you…and that left 2 more for us before the week was ovah!

    Well now, let’s review…

    ~ Tuesday the 17th, the *Hail & Farewell* Camellia Buffet.

    ~ Thursday the 19th, the *Ronnie & Rich* Genji K-call.

    ~ Saturday the 21st, the *Midori Bertday Bowling Bash* (and who rolls a Turkey?)

    ~ Sunday, the 22nd, Wessie Breakfast Call, with the chapter members taking a brief timeout to regroup and work on serious planning for the *2nd Annie-versary Blog Bash*

    Stay tuned to the Tsaiko network for more information…

  56. FloridaTed June 22, 2008 9:40 am

    Morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Finally I got back on the blog after nearly a week, (not that anyone noticed,lol), but I had both my computers down. Had to completely purge one of them and re-install everything. Well at least now they’re running again as good as new. Boy, sure was weird not seeing the blog for that long.


    Good story on J.J., very balanced, with good perspective. We all basically know what really happened. All I have to do is recall all the frustrations I’ve felt, when the great buffoon was still running the AD Deptm., so I can just imagine what JJ must have felt over the years. Good article from Ferd also.

    I sure like the personal touch and connectedness your pictures create. I really miss not being able to partake in all those fun Tsaiko functions.

    I can hardly believe all the studs we have this year. Fall camp can’t come too soon.

    Warriors, beat the Gators and the sky is the limit. Win and we’ll have at least five games on TV.

    Aloha, everybody, glad to be back.

    What happened to the numbers? I really liked them, made it easy to keep track of points of interest and references. Can we have them back, Mr. Blog technocrat, in charge of smooth sailing for this community? Have a Bud and fix it, please?

  57. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 9:41 am

    Actually, by facing makai, Jett Jasper’s room has a perfect view of the practice field.

    I remember several years ago, the UH media guide said one of the duties of an official was to “overlook” NCAA rules. It was supposed to be “oversee.”

  58. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 9:42 am

    Hey, whatever happened to Florida Ted …
    Oh, there he is!
    Welcome back!

  59. koakane™ June 22, 2008 9:45 am



    exit stage right

    play good now

  60. bonar June 22, 2008 9:46 am


  61. FloridaTed June 22, 2008 9:46 am

    Very cute, Tsai-Meister, good to BE back.

  62. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 9:47 am

    Yeah, Nick, you’re probably right about the cost of the Frear (sp?) dorms.
    It’s a good thing the Jaspers’ family restaurant is doing well. So, everybody, when on Kaua‘i, please visit JJ’s Restaurant.

  63. I Believe June 22, 2008 9:48 am

    ST- Just read your article from interviewing Coach JJ- that must have been interesting, to say the least….still so many questions…but nice that he is donating his motorcycle to benefit the team!

  64. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 9:49 am

    I’m going to post more photos and stuff later. I was trying to do it last night (early this morning), but it was loading too slowly, and I actually nodded off. I woke up because the laptop was toasting my crotch.

  65. FloridaTed June 22, 2008 9:52 am

    What does a toasted crotch look and feel like? Scary thought…..

  66. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 9:52 am

    I Believe:
    Much apologies for the interview not going into many details. We didn’t have that much time. He was supposed to give me a call to let me know when he would be available. But I was having lunch with Donovan and Rich2176, when he made the alert call.

  67. I Believe June 22, 2008 9:53 am

    Thanks ST on the clarification re: scholarships and dorm rooms!
    BTW- I think you are a great photographer! We really enjoy what you are posting!

  68. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 9:54 am

    Well, a Toasted Crotch isn’t listed on many menus.

  69. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 22, 2008 9:57 am


    Can donations to Koa Anuenue be made to underwrite dorm costs or is it up to the student athlete to get it on his own through his or her family or by taking out student loans?

    Could a fund be set up to be used by all student athletes – not just those in a particular sport – to help underwrite room & board costs. Just thinking about the cost to feed a speedy softball player, let alone a 275 lb. defensive lineman, boggles da mind!!

    BTW – be sure to keep posting the photos of the players showing off their playing skills. Perhaps you might want to do the same for the XYs on the blog once the Wahine volleyball team goes into full-on practice.

  70. I Believe June 22, 2008 9:57 am

    ST- You don’t owe an apology! Forgive me!

  71. bighilofan2 June 22, 2008 10:06 am

    I disagree with your assessment about our present coachin staff. i had to think about how to publicly express myself.

    as far as recruiting Hawaii’s “top pick”, In this day and age of the internet, HDTV, Travel Channel, YouTube, most Hawaii teenagers have been laced with stories, experiences and tales from others, includilng the older generation, so much so that rock fever is an accepted expression among us islanders. Friends and friends of friends point to the lifetime advantages that promote the idea of going away for your education. Getting a good education womewhere else, travel now and see the world while you’re young, spread your wings, yadi yada, we’ve all heard that – from the time the Prince and Princess went to England almost 200 years ago. The Grand Canyon, Whistler, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Boston, New York, Chicago, Grand Tetons, Statue of Liberty, Independence Pass, Rifle, Jackson Hole, Chattanooga, Savannah, Montgomery, Philadelphia, DisneyWorld, Auckland, Tane Mahuta, silver doubloons – I wouldn’t know the excitement about these things and places if I have not traveled, alot. So, there is something to be said about the allure of going away, and it has nothing to do with sports.

    But the excitement of playing against a national power, and doing very well against a national power, that is happening now at the University of Hawaii. The truth is that Polynesian people fit well in Hawaii. That is real. For those of us who have been discriminated against (and I guess that applies to all of us and all of my ancestors whether they were brown, white, yellow skinned, to some more often than to others), it makes it easier for us to develop and hold onto the “its us against them” mentality. I admit I have that mentality.

    I like our team. I have hope for our team. I’m looking forward to going to Gainesville, again. This time, to watch the Warriors make us proud!


  72. Hoohiki June 22, 2008 10:13 am

    I feel conflicted about JJ saying goodbye to his Harley even though the proceeds from the sale will benefit UH football. Because he bought it when he first arrived here, it seems to symbolize his affinity with Hawaii and the university and for him to finally give it up, it somehow symbolizes his leaving to be final. Being a little sentimental…

  73. bighilofan2 June 22, 2008 10:15 am


    do you know if Coach Ron is going to Samoa with Coach Mack?
    which Hawaii Assistant Coaches are going, if you know? Thanks.

    just curious.

  74. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 22, 2008 10:20 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  75. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 10:26 am

    The Lee brothers are not going.
    Most of the new coaches are going.
    While UH still wants a presence in American Samoa, the emphasis will be on going after the top local prospects.
    UH already has offered 18 scholarships, 11 of which were made to local high school players. While Manti Te‘o is everybody’s No. 1, Dalton Hilliard is high on the list, too.

  76. Hoohiki June 22, 2008 10:27 am

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the majority of our top local players who were offered scholarships by UH actually stayed home? I remember a time when recruits didn’t even have UH in the mix of schools they considered because exposure was such a big factor and UH did not have that. Now, I think the players have a harder decision because now they do have exposure, NFL contacts, and nothing beats staying home and eat mom’s cooking.

  77. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 10:31 am

    Howzit Gang, back from the Sunday chores

  78. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 10:34 am

    As I understand, the value of a scholarship is based on a school’s tuition and the area’s cost of living and housing. So, the amount is flexible, but also not so flexible.
    UH’s athletic program gets a certain amount of tuition waivers from the school. Koa Anuenue helps raise the rest. (At USC, every football scholarship is endowed.)
    However the index is determined, that’s the value of a UH scholarship. So while you may donate to UH’s scholarship fund, it will offset what Koa Anuenue contributes. But it won’t increase a student-athlete’s scholarship check, and thus, it won’t give the player the money to upgrade to a room in Freer (sp?) Hall.

  79. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 10:34 am

    bighilofan2, I get that same us against them mentality, das why I only, BLEED WARRIOR GREEN BLOOD

  80. tom mui June 22, 2008 10:34 am

    ST – good story re: JJ this morning.

    Glad to see Michelle break the 70’s this morning. It may be that she had a bunch of technical problems as Whitey pointed out but at least she made the cut and is competing.

  81. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 10:36 am

    June is correct in that a certain number of players want to go away. And, realistically, UH doesn’t have enough scholarships to give to every Division I-A prospect in Hawai‘i. That said, UH’s goal is to land every TOP Division I-A prospect.

  82. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 10:38 am

    I’ll be back in a bit. My daughter put me on a training schedule. (Need to get the typing fingers ready for the season.)

  83. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 10:39 am

    By the way, where did all of the numbers go? How do I know who’s 96th?

  84. Stephen Tsai June 22, 2008 10:43 am

    Ever go to Sears for a tire?
    They always recommend 39 other things they want to do to your car. It’s like, please, just focus on the tire.
    It would be like going to a doctor for a thumb injury and he starts recommending treatments for other parts.
    Well, that’s this blog. The computer guys are always bopping in and out of this blog, tinkering with things you didn’t ask to be tinkered. And, every so often, they’ll shut down something to tinker with something else, then forget to re-activate what was shut down. It’s like a plumber forgetting to turn back on the water after he fixes your toilet.

  85. fyoosh June 22, 2008 10:45 am

    That’s funny, Blake Soares is the name of Blaze Soares’ younger (Castle ’07) brother.

  86. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 10:45 am

    Aiyah no wonder the numbahs is all hammajangz

  87. warriorsanddolphins June 22, 2008 10:48 am

    Stephen, i dont know if you are allowed to speak on this, but what’s the status of Geordon Hanohano. He was probably our best recruit and inquiring minds want to know.

  88. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 10:50 am

    I agree that UH tries its best to land all the top local boys possible and realistically cannot offer every single one of them. It is true that if the players want to stay home, they stay. If they want to go away, they go.

  89. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 10:52 am

    Tui looking good, I know he’ll fit right in on the OL and will probably be one of the top lineman in years to come.

  90. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 11:09 am

    Okay hope everybody enjoying this Sunday, check you guys in a few cuz got things to do…

  91. bighilofan2 June 22, 2008 11:18 am


    I agree, that would be wonderful. But like PB sayz, if day wanna go day goin go.

    Like Daniel Teo Neshem, he went UWash from HPA. He wen terrahrize Colt last year. An cannot put all da Polyz on UH team. For me, I like da cosmo look of our team. Get all kinz, an das realll good!! Like Bulla and Barry’s boyz, good for dem fo go. I personally wish day was heah cuz, yep, i like hog cheeze. But a$$ awright. Not errybudy whuze a contributah in Hawaii went UH. get plenny ruum fo errybudy.

    an for real, i like da overacheevah kine bradda anyway. i like one medium becum one supahlarge! an i like ruum for da braddas who went away fo cum back, like Mana Silva. an i like da bradda who wasn’t ranked anywhere in high school and grows up and becams da man’s man. not because says so, but because he get da respect ah da odda playahs. datz da buggah i like be paht of UH.

  92. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 22, 2008 11:19 am

    ST- I like Costco for tires (when they are on sale).

    Remember when the new blogware started and we complained about the numbers? Mebbe the techs are just catching up with the complaints :mrgreen:

  93. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 22, 2008 11:39 am

    I think our college-bound students should have a chance to have a home-in vacation in the area they are thinking about BEFORE they commit to a school. There are sooo many factors in play. And the student’s own personality as well as the availability of ohana is important.

    Jordon Dizon was successful in Colorado but not everyone could have done it – even Colt, in his videos hints at the kind of pressures there were at CU.

    Another of our wessai brainiacs was accepted by Harvard but the lack of ohana and the racial-cultural-socio-economic striation of the area sent him packing for home after a few months.

    Some kids just want to get off the rock.
    Some get affected by the cold weather or lack of sunlight.
    Some miss Hawaiian music on the radio and all the subtle cultural props that we take for granted every day.

    These factors work the other way too – thanks to the people who embraced the very- embraceable Colt, the shock of living in Hawaii was mitigated.

    From everything I’ve heard over the last two years, Jett Jasper has been helpful in this way too. His blond local boy charm, Mr. Aloha heritage (3rd generation of a good fuud/popular business sportsbar family) and willingness to help (transport) others makes it easier for our off-island students to adjust here.

    So whether the best of our best decide on UH or a mainland school to start- we would do well to keep the home fires burning and keep the welcome mat out for some changes are inevitable.

  94. chawan_cut June 22, 2008 12:00 pm


    did you see the lego exhibit at pearlridge? a world famous lego master builder has his works on display at Phase I & II.

    nice to meet both you and rob25 yesterday too.

    i’m no stud koakane, that was just coincidence. that and alcohol.

  95. bighilofan2 June 22, 2008 12:04 pm

    I like how you said that, LizK.

    Sure glad Cal and Ron are stayin home. Tellz me their heads are on straight.

  96. al June 22, 2008 12:15 pm


    June 22nd, 2008 at 2:24 am
    It was another fun evening.

    The view from the A-House patio was beautiful and their hospitality very warm.

    Thank you Stephen and Wena, the Tsai family, also Tsai-kos and Tsai-kettes for supporting the oldest bowler tonight.
    Your guys are the best.

    you mean stevem wasn’t there???

  97. al June 22, 2008 12:26 pm

    fyoosh…..that’s funny cuz i was just gonna mention dat one too.

  98. FloridaTed June 22, 2008 12:32 pm

    Keeping all our top ten recruits at home is impossible, not even the super programs keep all their top local prospects. The urge to go away is not exclusive to Hawaii, but is part of every young persons mind. Some actually need it, others do just fine staying home. Besides, nobody really ever knows how any touted prospects will turn out under the lights. But Hawaii, especially under Coach Mack, is on the right track.

    The main goal for us should be to consistantly keep 8 to 10 of our top 20 prospects here, regardless of the numbered order, supplement the rest with mainlanders and other good local prospects and build as much depth as possible by offering rewarding playing time to all hard workers

    We will see in the next few years, under McMackin, that our growing depth in all positions will do more for the quality of our team than a few superstars.

    We often had great starters in the past, but lost many big games in the fourth quarter due to big drop-offs from the back-ups or the starters getting worn down. I like the direction Coach Mack is taking. I truly believe that under his reign we won’t have many, if any at all, up and down seasons.

    Aside from a certain prestige factor, not even a Manti Teo will make or brake this program, but continuing to improve our defense, always having at least 8 receivers ready to go and 3 QB’s, all staggered in years, coming up in the offense, continue building depth on both sides of the line that, my friends, will get us consistantly to the promised land of big time college football. We’re almost there, you all will find out this year how close we really are. That’s my three cents.

  99. tom mui June 22, 2008 12:48 pm

    $18.8 is a nice bit of change for Michelle in this tournament. Hopefully she will do better $$$ in the LPGA Open next week.

    Golf is a weird game – Annika has been the person – at least up to now – the person that has been no. 1 for the longest time. Michelle beat her by two strokes.

  100. GRM June 22, 2008 12:58 pm

    ST, Re: Tires/Sears
    From my experiences, Sears will check out the front end of your car when you go in for tires and advise you as to what should be done. Usually they mean well. In my youger days, I used to work part-time at my father’s brake shop. There i would usually check out areas related/connected with the braking system. All this was to ensure that the customer’s vehicle was safe to operate. I don’t think that you would want to go somewhere that will do only what you want and not adise you if something appears wrong.


  101. Rob25 June 22, 2008 1:14 pm

    Good Afternoon Tsaiko family!

    Happy Birthday to midori7 (again), my mom, and that sister that jumped in our group pic and was hugging on chawan. That is not about alcohol! hehehe

    Hope you all had a great breakfast call. Sorry I was comatose and when I got on this morning it took me two hours to go back to sleep. (Good thing my kids are old enough and wise enough not to wake their mom!)

    koakane – I don’t think that practice can limber me up enough for this schedule. Might have to retire…too bad I can’t for another 25 years or so.

  102. FloridaTed June 22, 2008 1:24 pm

    Looks like the blog is taking a nap.

  103. whitey June 22, 2008 1:26 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos here and around the globe. Nice day on Maui and hope you all are having the same.

    tm, yes, what michelle made is not very much, and at this rate, she won’t qualify for the samsung which pays the biggest purse. her course management leaves a lot to be desired, 4 birdies in the front, then 2 bogeys and 2 birdies. that is not smart course management, take out the bogeys and she would have shot 6 under today, but she has yet to show she can play a round without bogeys or doubles.

    warrior football appears to be shaping up and the players are starting to think bigger dreams. the work ethics they do this preseason will directly affect their season and they appear to be ready to challenge the opposing teams. injuries which were a major problem in the past appears to be minimal and because of their efforts to get in better shape, injuries are on a downward trend. keep up the good work and look forward to when training starts.

  104. al June 22, 2008 1:30 pm

    ahoy there whitey!

    cruising it today???
    good assessment of michelle wie.

    so, can you go to kauai soon? michelle’s aunty will be making her debut. perhaps you can caddie for her?

  105. al June 22, 2008 1:31 pm

    ted….yes you did awaken some of us. but, now the honey do list awaits.

  106. bighilofan2 June 22, 2008 2:04 pm

    howzit everybody.

    wuz lookin for the UH Football Roster for 2008 and ran into Tombo Ahi’s blog post this morning, which had referrals to da odda reporter odda newspapaer stories about UH Football and ST stories over the past few days.

    Learned that 10 football coaches, five from Hawaii and five from SMU, will conduct the first June Jones American Samoa Football Academy a week from tomorrow in Pago Pago. The UH coaches are Greg McMackin, Alex Gerke, Nick Rolovich, Brian Smith and Craig Stutzmann. The SMU coaches are Jones, Dennis McKnight, Wes Suan, Jeff Reinebold and Frank Gansz. The June Jones Foundation is sponsoring the academy, as well as $2,000 college football scholarships that will go to five of the expected 550 participants, foundation director Kevin Kaplan said.

    “They don’t have to go to Hawaii or SMU. They can go anywhere they want, as long as it’s in the United States,” Kaplan said.

    Current and former NFL players Jesse Sapolu, Maa Tanuvasa, Mel Purcell, Reagan Mauia, Paul Soliai and Leo Goeas are also scheduled to appear, Kaplan said.

    And I recalled, while reading all this, that it wasn’t too many years ago that some Samoan kids hadn’t played football until their last year in high school.

    As much as I like talk stink about JJ, da bradda is doing good for our community. So hats off to you JJ. Yu not perfect; nobody is. So all in all, good luck at SMU.

    btw, saw Brian Smith in the hall the other day. He has been working out.

  107. Jason June 22, 2008 2:42 pm

    People were talking about keeping the local athletes here. Well, it extends to all potential college students. I never could have gone to the Mainland to study — I love Hawai‘i too much to leave for so long. On the other hand, I have friends who hate it here, both immigrants and born-and-raised. They go to the Mainland, and they stay there; some have sworn never to come back if possible, and if they do come back, they do so begrudgingly. And I’m sure it’s the same way everyplace else.

    To me, I’d need to look at the kids in the middle, the ones who say it’s okay to stay, but it’s okay to go as well. Are we offering them (and all the other students) a feasible option here at UH? And this is not just for athletics, this is for academics as well. If UH doesn’t offer an academic and/or athletic program that is good enough to attract those kids in the middle, then why the heck should they stay. We’re talking about a college education — that’s not a decision to be taken lightly. We can’t ask kids to stay because we want them to — but it needs to be because here is right for them.

  108. tom mui June 22, 2008 2:54 pm

    WHITEY: Sorry I missed you guys – I’m not sure if you left IHOP before I got there or I got the bum steer.

    Depending on how the case goes, I’ll be back – got to get more Maui Wowies = the candy, that is!

  109. Michelle June 22, 2008 3:08 pm

    tom mui:

    June 22nd, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    $18.8 is a nice bit of change for Michelle in this tournament. Hopefully she will do better $$$ in the LPGA Open next week.

    Golf is a weird game – Annika has been the person – at least up to now – the person that has been no. 1 for the longest time. Michelle beat her by two strokes.

    Thanks for the kind words, Tom. You know, that’s right, beating Annika by 2 now makes me Number1 , I think, you know. I am going to be putting in a lot more hard work, you know, and be a better player than ever before, you know.

  110. Jason June 22, 2008 3:09 pm

    Posting this again:

    Okay, I have compiled a list of photographs and videos, and the people in them. Same as last time — for those that went to Genji last night, I will send you a link to a private album that contains all of these photos and videos. If you would like any of your photos/videos removed from said private album, please let me know. And if you would like to give permission for your photo/video to be posted in a public album to be shared on the blog, please let me know as well. E-mail me at jnagaoka (at), and I will send you the link to the private album.

    (At the same time, if you could update me with your blog name and preferred e-mail addresses, as I mentioned in post #84.)

    • The Lion Sleeps Tonight — Stephen Tsai, bighilofan2
    • Sons of Hawai‘i — Da Punchbowl Kid, Ronnie, Rob25, Kekoa, prideperiod
    • Ventura Highway — James
    • Photograph — Stretch
    • Photograph — Stephen Tsai, Rich2176
    • Photograph — Stephen Tsai, Rich2176
    • “Me and Mrs. Gomes” — addahknowjoe
    • Photograph — addahknowjoe, addahknowsports
    • The Loco-Motion — Dee(?), Lynn
    • Funky Cold Medina — UHfan808, homey, Stephen Tsai
    • Green Leaves of Summer — SteveM, Kekoa, homey
    • These Boots are Made for Walkin’ — Lynn, homey, bulla
    • Photograph — UHfan808, Rich2176, Midori7, koakane
    • Photograph — Hiflyer, UHfan808, Rich2176, Midori7
    • Photograph — koakane, James, homey
    • Photograph — Rob25, Ronnie, LizKauai
    • Greatest Love of All — LizKauai
    • I Will Survive — LizKauai
    • Livin’ on a Prayer — James
    • Photograph — Rich2176
    • Photograph — Robert Kekaula
    • You’ve Got the Touch — Robert Kekaula, prideperiod
    • She Believes in Me — Robert Kekaula
    • Sunflower — wreckineyez
    • LizKauai’s Nabeyaki Udon

  111. bighilofan2 June 22, 2008 3:15 pm


    if that was you and not homey, DPK, Stretch or D1shima acting up, then I am really impressed. but all the ‘you know’ causes me some doubts,you know

    heh heh

    course, it could be whitey pulling on Tom’s chain.

  112. Michelle June 22, 2008 3:18 pm

    whitey: June 22nd, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    Good afternoon Tsaikos here and around the globe. Nice day on Maui and hope you all are having the same.

    tm, yes, what michelle made is not very much, and at this rate, she won’t qualify for the samsung which pays the biggest purse. her course management leaves a lot to be desired, 4 birdies in the front, then 2 bogeys and 2 birdies. that is not smart course management, take out the bogeys and she would have shot 6 under today, but she has yet to show she can play a round without bogeys or doubles.

    Whitey, I’m sorry you feel that way about my course management. I will never give up, no matter how much criticism I get, I will push my limits, you know, my golfing potential,you know, and see where I can get to. In case you did not read my pre-tournament interview at the Wegmans LPGA this week, I have answered my Future goals in golf, yes, playing in the Masters, possibly winning 50 tournaments or the Grand Slam. Nothing is impossible. Read my complete interview on the link above.
    Below is my actual response to Ashley Cushman on Whitey, just wait till my career is over…..people will forget who Tiger Woods is.

    Q. If I can just follow on that. Would that be to, you know, win a women’s Grand Slam or you talked about participating in The Masters? What are some of those concrete goals?
    MICHELLE WIE: Definitely playing in the Masters, that’s been my goal since I started playing golf, I’m never going to give up on that. Like I said, the sky is the limit. I don’t know what my potential is. I want to see how good I can get. And whether that’s winning a Grand Slam, or winning 50 tournaments, I don’t know what that is.

    I just want to have fun along the way and just see how really good I can get and be the best player I can be.

  113. Esme June 22, 2008 3:20 pm

    Hi, gang! :mrgreen:

    Shucks, sounds like I had to miss ANOTHER great get together. Rats. 😡

    And …

    If you’re on the Windward side today, stop by Champs in Windward Mall. They have replicas of Colt Brennan’s Washington Redskin jerseys available. It’s $80 each, and XL is the only current size available . But it’s the burgundy jersey, so it looks pretty nice.

    Shucks. This is one of the few times I’ve ever actually wished I were a larger person. Just so I could fit that. … *wanders off wondering whether she should start taking cattle-call lessons from some Tsaikos*

  114. Stretch June 22, 2008 3:22 pm

    Howzit Esme – we’ve been missing you. where you been hiding?? hope you will be able to join us for the next upcoming event. Not sure what it’ll be but guarantee get something coming up.

  115. Stretch June 22, 2008 3:26 pm

    How come the UNC vs Fresno St baseball game is not on tv??

    If anyone interested, Fresno St is winning 4-1 in the top 6th. They are home team.

  116. Nick from Kapaa June 22, 2008 3:34 pm

    Although I went to high school on Kauai I never went to Jett’s parents restauraunt (JJ’s Broiler) ever. I played football against him and i guess it was a sub-concience boycott that me and my teammates had.

  117. FloridaTed June 22, 2008 3:36 pm

    Stretch, it’s on ESPN Classic.

  118. clubu99 June 22, 2008 3:51 pm

    Stretch or anyone that doesn’t have ESPN Classic and wants to listen to the Fresno St. game:

    6-1 Fresno with Fresno coming up in the bottom of the 7th.

  119. 99club June 22, 2008 3:52 pm


  120. FloridaTed June 22, 2008 3:59 pm

    6=1 now, top of 8th.

  121. Ralph June 22, 2008 4:02 pm

    game on channel 218 6 – 1 eight innning FSU up

  122. Lua Tuiasosopo June 22, 2008 4:09 pm

    Hey Pauoa Boy-

    A Big FA’AFETAI TELE LAVA for the compliments on our Tuiatua! He’s been working our really hard & learning the TRUE definition of RESPONSIBILITY & ACCOUNTABILITY as a Freshman University of Hawai’i Warrior Football Player & as a Student Athlete period!

    We really felt for him…’cause the 1st Session of Summer School & Summer Football Workouts started the day after his Graduation Party…and 2 days after his graduation from Saint Louis! So, he has no downtime or shall we say RELAX TIME!! His Daddy told him…”Son, HARD WORK & SACRIFICING now will help you to ACHIEVE your goals & dreams in the years to come…”

    Tui is excited about FALL CAMP & he’s really gelling & developing a brotherhood with some of his USO’s on the OLINE & Defense!!!

    Mr. Tsai…Fa’afetai tele lava for posting more pictures of our Handsome OLINE guys!!! Can u tell how tickled “Tuiatua’s Mommy is” *wink wink*!!!

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!! We can hear “HAWAI’I FIVE-O” Playing in our Sleep!!!!

    Yours truly-
    U.H. Warrior & NMSU Aggie’s Mom

  123. whitey June 22, 2008 4:10 pm

    michelle, let’s look at the basic stats, yours was for 72 holes, 23 fairways, 45 greens in reg, 110 putts, and driving 270. look at the winner, 48 fairways, 49 greens, 105 putts, and driving 244. ochoa stats is 40/56/121/268. petterson stats is 49/55/114/268. if you are impressed with your fairway hit and greens in reg, you are living in your own world. 23 fairways hit in 72 holes. get a grip!! your putting has improved and your driving distance remain constant which is very good, but driving and not hitting fairways won’t get you into the winner’s circle. you ain’t tiger from the roughs and hazards.

  124. Lua Tuiasosopo June 22, 2008 4:10 pm

    Hey Pauoa Boy-

    A Big FA’AFETAI TELE LAVA for the compliments on our Tuiatua! He’s been working our really hard & learning the TRUE definition of RESPONSIBILITY & ACCOUNTABILITY as a Freshman University of Hawai’i Warrior Football Player & as a Student Athlete period!

    We really felt for him…’cause the 1st Session of Summer School & Summer Football Workouts started the day after his Graduation Party…and 2 days after his graduation from Saint Louis! So, he has no downtime or shall we say RELAX TIME!! His Daddy told him…”Son, HARD WORK & SACRIFICING now will help you to ACHIEVE your goals & dreams in the years to come…”

    Tui is excited about FALL CAMP & he’s really gelling & developing a brotherhood with some of his USO’s on the OLINE & Defense!!!

    Mr. Tsai…Fa’afetai tele lava for posting more pictures of our Handsome OLINE guys!!! Can u tell how tickled “Tuiatua’s Mommy is” *wink wink*!!!

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!! We can hear “HAWAI’I FIVE-O” Playing in our Sleep!!!!

    Yours truly-
    Tuiatua & Ana’s Mom

  125. Ralph June 22, 2008 4:26 pm

    FSU in the championship game, go FSU, represent the FSU and the WAC

  126. 99club June 22, 2008 4:27 pm

    Fresno State vs. Georgia tomorrow 1 p.m. HST. Fresno won 6-1 over NC.

  127. MeiLing June 22, 2008 4:27 pm

    Congratulations to Fresno State! 6-1 over UNC & playing Georgia in the CWS.

  128. Esme June 22, 2008 4:35 pm

    Stretch, I’ve been lurking around. But I’ve been sick and also pounded with work and saddled with kids. So … yes, hopefully will catch you guys for some fun soon!

    Meanwhile …

    Oh, so cool to hear about all these Mililani alums doing well. Go, Trojans! Chee-hoo! :mrgreen:

  129. FloridaTed June 22, 2008 4:36 pm

    Fresno, unexpectedly amazing.

    Mrs. Lua Tuiasosopo,

    Thank you for loaning us your fine son. He will be a good one for the Warriors. He comes from great stock. Aloha.

  130. midori7 June 22, 2008 4:40 pm

    holy cow! Fresno playing in the CWS championship! GO WAC!!!

    why have all the earlier EWS games on ESPN & then have the deciding game on ESPN Classic??? gotta think about getting digital cable I guess…

  131. bighilofan2 June 22, 2008 5:17 pm

    Mrs. Tuiasosopo,,

    Congragulations to you and your family. Your son Tui is showing us what the words discipline and responsibility mean in life. Such a fine role model for all the other up and coming student athletes.

    I am soooo excited, for all of us Warrior fans. Maybe we see you in Gainesville?
    Sure hope so. I cam’t wait to hear 5-0 too.


  132. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 22, 2008 5:30 pm

    Michelle Wie Rocks! One day at a time… keep on keeping on!

    Hi, Mrs. LT!

    Hi Nick from Kapaa! Kauai is funny that way… the high school “loyalties”, I mean. That all changed for us with the 2005 All-Kauai Rose Parade Band. We forgot about island regionalism and began to think like an island united. That effort was a benefit to every school and every student and parent.

    When Jett was at Kauai High, he and his team kicked Waimea’s butt all year long. But my personal friendship with the Jasper family made me a proud auntie anyway. The older I get, the larger my ohana becomes. That’s just my perspective growing…
    like my bod… bwahahaha!

    We’re really all family on this planet earth.

    Enjoy a meal and beverages at JJ’s sometime when you come back to Kauai- tell ’em you’re Jett’s classmate at UH :mrgreen:

  133. tellingitlikeitis June 22, 2008 5:34 pm

    Someone was asking about Geordan Hanohano.
    by now a defense strategy has been formulated.
    imho the key to a successful defense is a brutal offense, with Jervis
    testifying in his defense. and bring in a defense psychologist,
    and putting all four big boys on the witness stand, twice.
    let the jury see them. put a carton of eggs in their hand, turn off the
    courtroom lights.

    for this reason I don’t see Geordan playing this year. carlisle won’t let
    it happen.

  134. Hoohiki June 22, 2008 5:43 pm

    ST- Can you post a pic of both the original Blaze and Josh Andrews so we can really see how similar in appearance they really are? Thanks.

  135. Hoohiki June 22, 2008 5:46 pm

    Many people will not agree with me, but give Hanohano another chance.

  136. Stretch June 22, 2008 6:07 pm

    Mrs LT – Thanks for stopping by this site and giving us some insight to your son. It is great that he has the drive to get better as a person and football player by being out there with the other guys. The experience he is gaining is no doubt invaluable.

    At the Beast’s graduation party, Bulla brought over your son to meet the Tsaikos. We are thankful he stopped by to say Hi. I am sure we will see and hear about him for years to come in a Warriors uniform.

  137. Barry Markowitz June 22, 2008 7:05 pm

    How did ST know that just got back from City Mill to get parts for fixing the float unit on the toilet. He sure has ESP-n.

  138. momotaro June 22, 2008 7:20 pm

    Happy Birthday Midori7!!

  139. momotaro June 22, 2008 7:22 pm

    I can’t believe that I will be cheering for Fresno State to win the CWS…

  140. Esme June 22, 2008 8:09 pm

    Hooo, quiet in here tonight. Where is everybody?

    Gonna start raiding the fridge and bouncing on the bunk beds in the Tsaiko clubhouse if no one’s around.

    *tapping the karaoke mike* Testing 1, 2 … 1, 2, 3 …

  141. Esme June 22, 2008 8:10 pm

    Whoops! :mrgreen:

  142. brew808 June 22, 2008 8:26 pm

    Guarantee – The Bulldogs will win the CWS tomorrow!! Go Bulldogs! 😆

  143. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 22, 2008 8:28 pm

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  144. BG June 22, 2008 8:32 pm

    Pssst…I know Kekoa going put out more info on the Anniversary Bash soon…but, I going jump the gun with this message:

    Let’s be proactive in taking every step towards keeping our Ohana safe and thriving! Please volunteer to be a “DESIGNATED DRIVER”. Your kokua and willingness to look after a fellow Tsai-ko CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Send me a message with your phone number to tsaiko808 at yahoodotcom and I’ll contact you. PLEASE HELP!

    Anniversary bash is July 10th. I know its a weekday, but NO MATTER! It will be the best thing happening this year…don’t miss it!!!


  145. Stretch June 22, 2008 8:38 pm

    Condolences to the Baptiste ohana and people of Kauai.

  146. Barry Markowitz June 22, 2008 8:58 pm

    BG, Homey doesn’t live in East Oahu. I will be a Designated Driver…but do we have any Tsaiko over indulgers this side? Count me in for East Oahu, if you can guarantee they won’t decorate my car if they no can handle.

  147. BG June 22, 2008 9:02 pm

    Thanks Barry! I already have your contact number and will call you in a couple of days. Note to myself…”Self, get some barf bags…contact Aloha Airlines”.

  148. BG June 22, 2008 9:03 pm

    Actually Barry, Homey lives where I live! lol

  149. BG June 22, 2008 9:04 pm

    Not in the same house, tho’ 😆

  150. JaM June 22, 2008 9:07 pm

    Good Evening to all! Wishing all a pleasant evening…

    Just finally caught up reading (lurking)…

    Happy Belated Birthday to Midori7!!!!!

    LizK: How is the your foot feeling?

    As usual, been busy with JO track and field…I understand that UH gave an assurance that the meets including the Aloha State Games will be held at Ching field as scheduled through the end of July….bad news is that the renovations/construction of Clarence Ching field/complex will not start till after that…

    Go Warriors!

  151. BG June 22, 2008 9:10 pm

    OMG! Since Midori7’s berfday was on the “Longest Day”, we’re on the downhill slide from summer! Little over 5 weeks to the start of football practice…

  152. JaM June 22, 2008 9:12 pm


    will volunteer as a DD…I don’t drink..unless you count pepsi/coke!..kaneohe

    Go Warriors!

  153. BG June 22, 2008 9:14 pm

    Hi JaM…great seeing you Thursday ❗

    Well, gotta go do a project. Be back in the morning.

  154. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 22, 2008 9:18 pm

    Auwe, our Mayor has passed away. We will miss him very much. He loved the people of Kauai and looked after the “quiet ones” who depended on him to steer the boat safely through the seas of change.

    My current Rotary Pres. was supposed to meet Bryan in Whitby, Scotland this week where a sister city relationship was being established (our Prez. was born is Scotland).

    Hi JaM! Actually, I was trying to take it easy this weekend and stay off my feet. So I am carrying a bowl of cereal for breakfast, trip, turn my ankle and whack my shin on an object. So it was back to the ice packs today…. arrrgggh! My feet were cramping a lot and making strange shapes.

    The ankle is ok… I can walk – when I’m not keeling over…

  155. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 9:19 pm

    Good evening gang, just pau put the keikis to moe moe…

  156. Jason June 22, 2008 9:33 pm

    My sympathies to the Mayor’s family and all the people of Kaua‘i.

  157. whitey June 22, 2008 9:36 pm

    the CWS will be a “bulldog” series. hope fresno beats ga for the championship. the WAC is showing the rest that this conference is for real. first BCS with UH, now CWS with Fresno.

  158. Jason June 22, 2008 9:41 pm

    Guarantee – The Bulldogs will win the CWS tomorrow!! Go Bulldogs! 😆

    brew808: I guarantee they won’t … cause it’s best two out of three, with a game each on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (if necessary). Nice try — you can’t smart-aleck a smart-aleck. 😀

  159. lakerj32 June 22, 2008 9:47 pm

    Hi Tsaikos

    Thanks for the invite last night. I figure its time I join in. Stephen keeps looking at me funny like “who the heck is that bald guy?” lol. You guys are a lot of fun.

    Midori7 – happy birthday again.

    UHFan808 – youre an awesome bowler

    Stretch – I know I bowl on the wrong foot.

    Chawan-Cut – You’re Lame (except 4 last night, chick magnet)
    He also said I should use my real name…how lame is that?!

    BTW. Im happy that a guy from Castle (Blaze) is getting positive press. Thanks again, guys.

  160. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 9:48 pm

    Aunty Lua No worries, I’m sure Tui will do just fine and become a force on the OLine. Hard work and determination will do him good and I know he already has the desire to be one of the best, like all our Warrior Boys do. Glad he chose to stay home and play for the Warriors, I’m sure he’ll make you proud.


  161. Garret June 22, 2008 9:50 pm

    This is one of the most difficult blog entries that I’ve ever seen. However, *if* this blog is credible (which, given the quality of the writing and the fact that it is a soccer blog, is questionable), then UCLA is leading in the recruiting battle over Kapolei’s Stanley Hasiak. It is interesting that he’ll attend camps at UCLA and USC this week…how things go there might determine which school will lead in the recruiting battle over him.

    Earlier in the spring, Hasiak up some eyes with a quality performance at the NIKE Combine in Honolulu. He was timed in the 40 at 5.4 electronically. He also a perpendicular leap of 30-, and ran an impressive for a big guy 4.7-shuttle time.

    On Monday I leave of absence for California, Hasiak said. On the 24th Ill be doing the last day of UCLAs camp and while Im there Im profitable to do an off-the-record.

    Then on the 25th and 26th is USCs rising stars camp and Ill be there, Hasiak said. If I have time Ill do an unofficial over there. Then on 27th Ill be working to San Francisco to official visit Cal.

    At the moment Hasiak has from Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, UCLA, Michigan State, SMU and San Diego State.

    I didnt want to say everything previous, Hasiak said. Right now I feel like just a little bit more than the extra teams that Im oriented towards UCLA.

  162. Garret June 22, 2008 9:52 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want the off topic stuff.

    Interesting that lead-exposed children have a MUCH higher chance of being arrested for violent crimes. Every 5-microgram increase in blood lead level at age 6 correlated with a 50% increase in violent crime later in life!

  163. chawan_cut June 22, 2008 9:52 pm


    why was i so “Shy! Shy!” yesterday? or were you talking to Stephen?

  164. Garret June 22, 2008 9:52 pm

    This guy was given a little gold cup from his grandfather, and he used the toy for target practice with his air gun when he was a kid. Now he’s 70-years-old and was moving so he got the cup appraised…it is worth about $1 mil!

  165. Garret June 22, 2008 9:53 pm

    Rising food prices have resulted in increased sales of Spam.

  166. Garret June 22, 2008 9:53 pm

    A spell check on a high school yearbook really messed up the last names of some unfortunate high school students.

  167. Garret June 22, 2008 9:53 pm

    Acidic water in the Pacific Ocean is threatening the Pacific Northwest’s shellfish industry and could decimate the marine life off the coast of Oregon and Washington.

  168. Stretch June 22, 2008 9:54 pm

    Whoa, welcome to the blog lakerj32 – i thought you was a dodgers fan?? Unless you are trying to get on the good side of midori7. BTW – you can indrectly blame Koakane for all those “left” yells while you were bowling.

  169. Garret June 22, 2008 9:54 pm

    Free play links pau.

  170. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 9:56 pm

    Garret – Isn’t Norm Chow at UCLA now? Maybe he might have a little pipeline going in recruiting Hasiak to UCLA.

  171. Garret June 22, 2008 10:00 pm

    I’m blogging from our room at The Cal. We are in Vegas for my Mom’s Lapahoehoe High School class reunion. They have it in Vegas every other year and they invite the class 1 year older than them, and that class has their reunion in Vegas on the alternating years. So, they all meet at the Cal every year!

    My sister’s family should be arriving any minute now. I got to gamble on a blackjack table with my Dad–we were there for over an hour and I ended the night a little ahead.

  172. Fake Michelle Wie June 22, 2008 10:01 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    June 22nd, 2008 at 5:30 pm
    Michelle Wie Rocks! One day at a time… keep on keeping on!

    Hi Liz, thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate your sincerity on the
    forum boards, you know….people can be so insensitive, filled with hate and
    jealousy. Thank you for sticking up for me during these hard times. I will
    continue to strive to be the best, beat Tiger Woods, get on the PGA tour, etc.
    The sky is the limit and I will not let anyone stop me because you know, I am unstoppable. Its too bad I am playing the Womens US Open this week, maybe
    could have joined your group on kauai, oh well, maybe next time you know.
    See ya.

  173. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 10:02 pm

    Aunty Liz – Sheesh take it easy, cereal can be dangerous you know, ever heard of cereal killahs 🙂 Nah, hope you au’ryte…

  174. Jason June 22, 2008 10:02 pm

    I be dumb read story Hasiak. Dumb really. I no know government supplies linemen to the inland. 😛

  175. Garret June 22, 2008 10:03 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    Yes, Norm Chow is the offensive coordinator at UCLA and he could be a huge help in their recruiting Hawaii players, especially those who play offense. Their new head coach is also a very good recruiter, so they will probably do a really good job at making a favorable impression on the players who attend their camp.

  176. Garret June 22, 2008 10:04 pm


    LOL! I read that article over and over and the more I looked at it the more things stood out to me as being particularly weird.

  177. Garret June 22, 2008 10:07 pm

    Got to go now…my blogging will be hit-and-miss until Thursday.

    I have no idea what our plans are now because my sister’s family decided to come to Vegas just recently. If I knew when they had things planned I was going to try to meet up with the Vegas Tsaikos…but when I have no idea of the reunion events and the family events, I cannot plan anything.

  178. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 22, 2008 10:11 pm

    Wishful thinking only delays the inevitable.

  179. Pauoa Boy June 22, 2008 10:13 pm

    Off to dream a little dream, catch you guys in the a.m.

  180. Fake Michelle Wie June 22, 2008 10:15 pm

    whitey: June 22nd, 2008 at 4:10 pm
    michelle, let’s look at the basic stats, yours was for 72 holes, 23 fairways, 45 greens in reg, 110 putts, and driving 270. look at the winner, 48 fairways, 49 greens, 105 putts, and driving 244. ochoa stats is 40/56/121/268. petterson stats is 49/55/114/268. if you are impressed with your fairway hit and greens in reg, you are living in your own world. 23 fairways hit in 72 holes. get a grip!! your putting has improved and your driving distance remain constant which is very good, but driving and not hitting fairways won’t get you into the winner’s circle. you ain’t tiger from the roughs and hazards.

    whitey, why the jealousy? Its time you jump back on my bandwagon because
    after my top 25 finish today, and beating Annika by 2 shots mind you, I will
    try to get to number 1 spot on LPGA. After that, I will take down Tiger Woods
    and the PGA tour. Why do you think I get paid 20 Million a year and am the top money earners for both men and women? Its because I hit the golf ball 300 yards and am considered a Phenom, ready to be Nike’s top dog, overtaking this Woods wannabe. My potential is unlimited and with my PR management company William Morris negotiating a 250 Million dollar deal with future sponsors, I will be the most celebrated golfer, or athlete, man or woman to ever have graced planet earth.
    Thanks again Tom, Liz, and all my fellow golf fans…it is because of you, you know, that bring my confidence up and stay positive. You know, Whitey, hope you
    realize that I could beat you with one hand tied behind my back. Next time I go to
    the valley isle, I’ll call Jerry at Kapalua and schedule a game with you. Thursday morning, turn on the Tv and you will see my name on top of the leaderboard, just watch.

  181. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 22, 2008 10:17 pm

    Nitey Nite, Pauoa Boy! I’ll watch out for da killahs 😆

    Garret- enjoy all the time you can w/ your family… and everything will work out!

  182. Stretch June 22, 2008 10:19 pm

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    June 22nd, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    June 22nd, 2008 at 10:11 pm
    Wishful thinking only delays the inevitable.

    Hey WDoc – can you explain these two comments, not sure what you are referring to.

  183. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 10:23 pm

    Practiced my drives and putts at Pearl City Country Club this morning. Not very good. Last time to golf before the best ball tournament next Sunday on Kauai.

    Hubby is much better at it.

  184. Stretch June 22, 2008 10:25 pm

    gigi – good luck next weekend. I hope you don’t get too discouraged on the course. did you buy enough golf balls??

  185. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 10:26 pm

    Dined out twice today. Banana Leaf Pasta Cafe for lunch.

    Genki Sushi for dindin. More variety than Tokyo, but I miss the thick slices of sashimi that were fresh caught in northern Japan. Can’t beat the sushi in Japan.

  186. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 10:26 pm

    stretch, hubby will buy 24 at Costco next Friday, when he usually shops there.

  187. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 10:29 pm

    Titleist is the best ball and hubby questioned buying those instead of something cheaper — especially since we might lose them all at the course. $32.

  188. Jason June 22, 2008 10:34 pm

    gigi goes from never eating raw fish to yelling at Genki servers, “I like it thick!”

    I bet she ate all the poke on Thursday night.

  189. BG June 22, 2008 10:34 pm

    Kekoa…check your email (22)

  190. Stretch June 22, 2008 10:36 pm

    gigi – buy the cheapest ball you can get. the ball is not going to make a difference for you.

  191. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 22, 2008 10:37 pm

    gigi- bring some junk balls along too. Sometimes I hit a junk ball on iffy holes – like hole 6 that spans a gulch.
    Don’t worry- the ladies’ tee is on the same side of the gluch as the green 😉

  192. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 10:38 pm

    yes, Jason, I ate all the poke.

    somehow, the raw fish in Hawaii doesn’t taste as good as fish in Tokyo. Or is it just my imagination?

    A blogger told me the cantaloupe that sells for $105 in Tokyo is worth every penny. He even said the rice tastes better in Japan.

    Must be the romance of a foreign city that makes you think that way.

  193. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 10:40 pm

    Re- balls.

    Hubby said 24 balls at Costco probably costs about the same as cheaper balls at Sports Authority so he is set on buying the Titleist at Costco.

    How much do you guys spend on balls?

  194. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 10:44 pm

    BTW, Jason, the subways in Tokyo were steel on steel. They were pretty quiet and fast. Hubby and I will not sign any peition to stop rail now.

  195. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 22, 2008 10:44 pm

    When I could walk, we used to scour the gulch for lost balls… bwahahaha!

    I like Titleist too, btw. But for as much as I play, pah! I don’t buy much.

  196. Stretch June 22, 2008 10:44 pm

    gigi – go to sports auhtority, wal-mart, kmart or some of the cheap places. you don’t need to spend big money on golf balls. you could use the range balls and it will not affect your game yet.

  197. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 10:48 pm

    Liz, will you be golfing on Sunday? With your feet being that way, I wonder.

  198. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 10:49 pm

    OK, stretch, hubby will check out Kmart when he picks up his pills.

  199. Stretch June 22, 2008 10:50 pm

    gigi – what kind of “pills”?? does it happen to be colored blue??

  200. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 10:53 pm

    nah, stetch, haha. These are pills for his arthritis!

  201. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 22, 2008 11:10 pm

    gigi- I’ll try to golf on Sunday. With the cart, I just need to see if I can park and swing.

  202. UHfan808 June 22, 2008 11:11 pm

    Boy what a(nother) whirlwind week/weekend I would not trade!

    Sunday, 6/15: It all started with Sunday Midori’s Lakers basketball game. Yay they won!

    Tuesday, 6/17: FSU (Go WAC!) vs UNC CWS baseball game. Boo WAC lost. Also was Lakers vs Celtics game, unfortunately they lost and lost the series.

    Thursday, 6/19: Rich2176 & Ronnie’s Karaoke Call. Thank yous & Kudos to SteveM and al for putting it all together so we could heavily commiserate in person! It was quite an experience *hearing* the blog personalities instead of “simply” *reading* them online. Lol. If you know what I mean, just too funny with lots of good info in between and no need refresh! Good to see Rich, Ronnie, and her best friend Rob25 doing well. Got to meet Tsaiko Ralph and lurkers Brenda and Cathy = ). Unfortunatley did not (have time to) meet Tsaikos Midnight or Long Time UH Fan. = ( . Just plain wonderful to break bread, sing, and spend time with the Tsaiko blog gang; always always such a terribly awesome time. I always say Tsaikos just know how to have good (clean) fun. Got to say hi to most but if you can believe it, missed saying hi to some and only said hi/bye when making the rounds to leave. Funny Rob25 observed it took Midori and I 15-30 minutes to say bye to everyone. lol.

    Saturday, 6/21: Next came Saturday’s Tsaiko Dinner & Cosmic Bowling activity that happened to be my twin sister Midori’s birthday. Mr. & Mrs A-house and Midori, thank you for your gracious hospitality and opening up your hale making it a warm homestyle Midori birthday party. To the attending Tsaikos, thank you for joining us in our quest to “fight” the post UH sports/pre-UH football “blahs.” Addaknowjoe, Addaknowsports, Chawan, James, Koakane, lakerjm(sp?), Mike & grlfrnd, Peaches, Rob25, Ronnie & son & niece, ST & Wena + son & daughter Allie, SteveM, & Stretch, thank you, thank you, thank you for joining us! As usual we had too much fun. After getting home, Midori and I were too awake and talked on the phone recapping the week’s events. giggle.

  203. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 11:17 pm

    Liz, I’ll probably bring some Pepperidge Farm cookies to the potluck on Sunday, Can’t think of anything else that will fit into my carry-on without leaking or spilling.

    Looking forward to the BBQ.

  204. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 11:18 pm

    UHfan, hi. Yeah, what a week, huh? We all had a good time.

  205. UHfan808 June 22, 2008 11:23 pm

    gigi- Yep great week and looking forward to more. Good seeing you and mr gigi out at Thursday get-together. Have you recovered from your Japan trip? Welcome back home btw.

  206. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 11:25 pm

    yeah, I’m pooped right now. Will probably go to bed pretty soon.

  207. Jason June 22, 2008 11:38 pm

    UHfan808: Err, Fresno won last Tuesday. They lost yesterday, but won today.

  208. Jason June 22, 2008 11:41 pm

    Warning: Political Talk

    gigi: You do realize the petition isn’t to stop rail, but to get it on the ballot. Don’t you think the public has the right to decide for itself whether to spend taxpayer money on this endeavor? Once it gets on the ballot, then the voting public will get to decide whether or not to continue with the rail initiative. Sign the petition, get the topic on the ballot, and vote in favor of it if you want. As for me, I’ll vote against it. But I could tolerate rail passing if it went to a public vote; if it goes through because of the Mayor’s dictatorial-esque actions, then I’ll be pissed and disgusted.

    End: Political Talk

  209. UHfan808 June 22, 2008 11:45 pm

    Wow my palm centro phone has a limit on text entries. lol that I reached that limit on the last post.

    cont’d week…

    (skipped) blessing on Friday, 6/20: Jon Hee got golden glove (?) award!!! Superb job he did playing for the UH Rainbows, he really deserves it! Whooohooo!!!!!

    Upcoming week began today and is off to a great start with WAC CWS baseball game, FSU vs UNC. Awesome work and representation FSU did winning 6:1. That FSU Mendonca 3rd baseman with broken hand fielded great and got on base bringing home his teammates when the team needed him. Ahhhh he reminds me of Jon Hee. Shucks I wish UH made it there instead but…GO WAC!

    CWS game on tomorrow and Tuesday! It’s WAC vs SEC, FSU vs Georgia. Sounds too familiar to Sugar Bowl???

    Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

    Hey Midori what else we doin’ this week??? Chawan wants to see Indie!!!

  210. al June 22, 2008 11:47 pm

    bring manapua
    two frozen guava chiffon cakes from delight bakery boxed for flight.

  211. Ralph June 22, 2008 11:51 pm

    UHfan808 you used all your text memory thursday night..A/joe was amazed, he said, these girls texting each other and they sitting next to each other.

  212. SteveM June 22, 2008 11:53 pm

    Hello and good night!

    I still haven’t recovered from Thursday night. Going to work tomorrow might put me back on track 🙁

    Best wishes to Rich2176 and Ronnie as they leave Oahu! I’m already hearing enthusiastic talk about meeting in Las Vegas for the 2009 UH-UNLV game! See you folks again, hopefully, when the seaon starts.

  213. Ralph June 22, 2008 11:53 pm

    Al I was thinking the same thing! don’t they have safeway on Kauai selling cookies, or long’s. DUH

  214. gigi-hawaii © June 22, 2008 11:54 pm

    Last post before I call it a night —

    Jason, the petition is being promoted by the stop rail now committee. But you already know that. I see no reason for it to be placed on the ballot so we will not sign it. Fasi had the vision, but rene mansho smashed it. Then mufi comes along and gets rail going. RAIL ALL DA WAY, BABY!

    Al, manapua will be stale by Sunday, We are leaving Saturday morning. 2 cakes will not fit in my carryon.

    Thanks and g’nite, folks!

  215. UHfan808 June 22, 2008 11:55 pm

    Jason- #208 Yep you’re correct! Saw-wee for confusing anybody.

    Tuesday, 6/17: FSU won vs UNC
    Saturday, 6/21: FSU lost vs UNC
    Sunday, 6/22: FSU won vs UNC

    Guess mebbe easier to post from computer. lol.

    Thank you for the correction; saw-wee again!!!

  216. al June 22, 2008 11:57 pm

    so it was you who ate all the poke.

    gigi-hawaii ©:

    June 22nd, 2008 at 10:38 pm
    yes, Jason, I ate all the poke.

    did you know we had to order addtional poke?
    now i know why.

    and who ate all the teriyaki steak???

  217. al June 23, 2008 12:00 am

    no, no, no, no… carry the cakes separately in your other hand.

    eh, kauai got costco. if it is a potluck bbq, buy some steaks there.

  218. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 23, 2008 12:01 am

    gigi- no need bring fuud. Rotary club does potlucks like Tsai-kos. If anything, bring a lilikoi chiffon pie from our early lunch at Hamura Saimin 😉

  219. UHfan808 June 23, 2008 12:02 am

    Jason- Mebbe wanted FSU to lose but wanted them to win at same time. lol.

    Anyhoo…GO WAC!!!

  220. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 23, 2008 12:05 am

    I still am in shock from our Mayor’s passing. He was much younger than me…
    He was a sweetheart… I guess that is why he was called onward. Tough times ahead for Kauai… where fragmentation and disunity is rampant in some circles.

  221. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 23, 2008 12:06 am

    Nitey nite and sweet dreams, ka kou!

  222. Jason June 23, 2008 12:07 am

    Of course, gigi ate all the steak too. 😉

  223. al June 23, 2008 12:15 am

    jason you witness that, too?

  224. al June 23, 2008 12:17 am

    hey don’t you guys work tomw?

    uhfan….i heard that you are a ringer at the alleys.

  225. Jason June 23, 2008 12:20 am

    All I know is that I had something like five pieces, and I wanted more. That was good steak. 😀

    I think I’m heading to bed. Good night.

  226. 99club June 23, 2008 12:36 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    It’s going to be tough for Fresno today since Georgia’s pitchers have had an extra day to rest their arms. Anyone know how much extra cash the WAC receives for Fresno making it to the championship? Just curious.

    This marks the end of the year for NCAA sports, eh? Next up: FOOTBALL!

  227. marlis June 23, 2008 12:48 am

    Re-Kapolei Hurricanes Football Website

    I was looking at their football roster. And once coming to their web site, this is one of the better ones I’ve seen, including all of high school and college. I’ve been to the official sites of the Florida Gators, Notre Dame, SMU, UH and a few of the high schools in the state and I’m really impressed with Kapolei’s. The detail and depth of how the web site allows the visitor to look into the roster with pictures of the players, highlights of games and a long list of other facts related to Kapolei football works it’s way in inspiring not only the current players. But the future ones, too. Instilling school pride, note the yearly academic teams. And acknowledging on the field achievement is so purposeful as a motivational tool for the players to ascend to.Even looking at the past players strength and speed PRs makes the current players have goals to shoot for. And how, someday soon, I wish that someone will work on UHs official website.

    For the UH official athletic website it doesn’t exude any school pride like Kapolei’s. In a matter of minutes I was able to read about the Kapolei’s coaches preamble, pledge and philosophies. And as a visitor to the Kapolei website I see where the former Hurricanes are going to college. Does the UH site acknowledge past player awards of alumni in the NFL? The answers is no. Does the UH site have a school’s mission statement. Or President’s statement. Or athletic director statement. Or coaches statement, like Kapolei’s?No, no, no, no.

    When potential athletes, donors, alumni and fans come across the UHs official website does it grab them the same way that Kapolei’s does? For myself, no it doesn’t. I feel the buzz words inviting, captivating, coveting and wanting of the Kapolei’s site. For a relatively new school (2002) it wants the visitor to experience the lore and the history of the team. And I don’t gain any excitement from the UH’s site. Yet they have the capacity to do so. Especially seeing that they have a 100 years to expand on and alumni to call upon.

    Yes, I think the official UH’s football site needs a lot of improving.

    Here’s a look at Kapolei’s football website.

    Kapolei Hurricanes Varsity Football

    Football Roster
    Coaches & Staff
    Kapolei Football History
    Football Firsts
    Kapolei Records
    Football Archives
    Hurricane Yearly Leaders
    Kapolei Stats Kapolei Stats
    Strength & Conditioning Records
    All Academic Team
    Coach Hernandez’s Favorites
    The Hurricane Pledge
    Hurricanes in College!!
    Practice Schedule
    Football Hall of Fame
    Kapolei Football Schedule
    All Time Roster
    Footballl Facilities
    Football Honors
    Player Highlight’s
    Ikaika Tan Tribute
    Photo Galleries
    Cool Football Links
    Support Our Team
    Contact Us

  228. Kekoa June 23, 2008 12:56 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko’s!

    Pay attention PLEASE!

    ~ We will be finalizing the Menu for the “Celeblog Bash” this week with the UH people. (Koakane’s coined phrase from his vast Dictatorial archives).

    ~ We will also be putting the finishing touches on the financial arrangements made by our Finance Minister, Stretch & Company to fund this event AND fund raise for our favorite UH Sports teams.

    ~ I’m compiling an impressive list of special guests invited to share their Mana’o with the Tsaiko Ohana, and possibly adding more. So far we have 4 former star athletes in attendance.

    ~ There will be various displays and of course the central theme to the Warrior Beat, is Football. What better centerpieces to have but the Warrior Mannequins that Coach Mack has graciously loaned us to show off those great new Under Armour Unis in Home and Away colors. Whoo Hoo!

    ~ Soon James will list some of the various sale items, raffles, games, prizes and surprises and the supah doopah Grand Prize for the nite offered by the AD hizzself, JD.

    ~ And finally, the word is that the former ‘Underground Garage Band’ now known as the *Tsaiko All Star Band* is kona be making one Secret Spesho Kanikapila Kine practice at an undisclosed location sometime this week.

    The key to all this good fun is that you must be there or ‘be square’ as they used to say back in the day. There is only room for 125 lucky people in the Ed Wong Hospitality Room. In order to get in on the fun, one must be on the guest list…and just how does one lucky buggah get on top dat list you may ask Kekoa?…Send in your request for tickets to Braddah Stretch:

    You will receive instructions on how to send your $20.00 donation in for a confirmation number. Keep in mind that there are only 125 seats available for this event. Once we have received payment for that amount…pau! You sheet stay in da wash braddah and you outta luck!

    More laterz!

  229. Ralph June 23, 2008 1:44 am

    Kekoa I sent e mail to stretch confirming my attendance…asked him to post on blog if he got the email.. is SteveM gonna keep a running count of attendees?

  230. Pomai June 23, 2008 2:29 am

    Gigi and Jason – do either of you know the reason that this rail system is being built?

  231. mctruck June 23, 2008 4:27 am

    I’m thinking, Fresno to go all the way to wrapup the National Collegiate baseball championship.
    If not, at least FSU showed the nation that the WAC plays some awesome BB.

    Go Dogs!!, do the WAC proud.

  232. tellingitlikeitis June 23, 2008 4:46 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    and a good heads up for the UH Media guyz Derrick and Ryan.
    may i ask you pretty please EMAIL the UH Media Director and Associate Media Director DERRICK and RYAN about the Kapolei website?

    I mean, if the high school guyz can do that and be that good, UH supposed to do that an be bettah!

  233. MeiLing June 23, 2008 5:00 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

  234. tellingitlikeitis June 23, 2008 5:24 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!!

    68 days

  235. bighilofan2 June 23, 2008 5:32 am

    howdy y’all.

    Malcolm Lane,
    in less than 10 weeks alot of people in Florida are going to know who you
    are – a Warrior! make a outstanding statement about yourself. make yourself proud! work that JUGS machine!!!


  236. Stretch June 23, 2008 5:36 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Since Kekoa sent out how to RSVP for the party on July 10, I will add a little more.

    Anyone interested in attending the party or have questions can send an email with your blog name and real name to tsaikoparty@yahoo and I will reply with instructions how to make the payment. After receiving your payment, I will send you a confirmation email that you are all set. As Kekoa already mentioned, there is space for 125 people so please do not wait if you want to attend. I will feel bad for telling people that no more space. Mahalo

  237. Stretch June 23, 2008 5:38 am

    June 22nd, 2008 at 11:57 pm
    did you know we had to order addtional poke?
    now i know why.
    and who ate all the teriyaki steak???

    Is this the reason why SteveM mentioned that you were short money on Thursday and had to put in your own?? For the party on July 10, once the food is pau, it’s pau. No more ordering additional food. I am sure everyone here knows how to take their share of food and leave some for others to enjoy.

  238. Kekoa June 23, 2008 6:45 am

    Sad ending to one of our most memorable parties. Brother Al has been stiffed by certain individuals. Those who happened to notice compared notes, and witnessed these folks unabashedly partake of more than their share. Just a gentle reminder that it’s not what most of us were taught when we grew up here in the islands. Please share the Aloha.

    To help ensure that this does not happen at the anniversary blog bash, we have taken steps to order more than enough food to satisfy the 125 guests in attendance. Believe me, along with the food and entertainment, there will be more prizes and surprises than you could ever imagine!

    I’m happy to report that the *Tsaiko All Star Band* held their first practice session, and sounded good enuff to go into a recording studio and cut an album!

    No kidding! They were in sync from their very first song, to the 16th song they played nearly non stop! There could have been more songs to follow but our lead singer and instrumentalist had to go manage his Safeway store in Kapolei before the masses stormed the store at the dinner hour!

    Stay tuned for more announcements concerning the *Anniversary Celeblog Bash* as we move forward to July 10th.

    Don’t forget to email Stretch at for your confirmation information.

  239. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER June 23, 2008 7:08 am

    New post is up!

  240. bighilofan2 June 23, 2008 7:13 am


    good morning brother. howz da family? say hi to pops. 😀
    sorry, no can come 7/10. next time. but my bannah stay dayah.

    did you see the Kapolei Hurricanes website???? pretty cool. they make themselves feel really good even with a 7-4 season. There is a marketing genius in that school, not sure if its eteamz, or the Kapolei water. whatever, Marlis is right.
    They’ve got the winning ticket. I’m gonna find out from the horse’s mouth how they’re doing it. Today. I’m betting its got something to do with students pitchin in from one or more of their classes. With a leader somewhere in the mix.

    so Kekoa, what can you tell us about this Hasiak (sp?)

  241. BG June 23, 2008 12:22 pm

    Wooo Hooo!

    “In like Flint”…got my response for Betty and me to attend the Ultimate Pah-tay!!! Nevah like chance being numbah 126!!! 😆

    If last Thursday wuz da warm-up, dis going be ovah da TOP!!! Sooo excited, talking da local dialect now! Sheeesh

  242. Lua Tuiasosopo June 25, 2008 11:30 pm

    Talofa Lava Tsaiko’s-

    A big Fa’afetai tele lava to you guys for welcoming a “University of Hawai’i Warrior Football Mom”!!!

    Here in the Tuiasosopo Household “EXCITEMENT” fills the air, along with a little bit of brotherly harrassment between our 2 sons!

    Bighilofan2…yessssss, we will see you in Gainesville…we’re currently trying to figure out what we’re gonna sell 1st “My husband Ana Sr…or our House” to make the trip…lol lol lol…All kidding aside…we are definitely making our way to Florida!!!

    Pauoa, Bighilofan2, Stretch and all the other Tsaiko’s…Fa’afetai, Fa’afetai, Fa’afetai for the kudo’s to our Tuiatua!!! We are definitely proud to know that our Tuiatua stayed home to play for the University of Hawai’i Warrior Football Team!!!

    It’s a GOOD DAY to be a U.H. WARRIOR!!!!!!!!!!

    Fa soifua Tsaiko’s-
    U.H. Warrior & NMSU Aggie’s Mom

  243. koakane™ June 26, 2008 8:00 pm

    au’ryte staiko’s and staikette’s Anniversary display information

    TSAIKO CULCHA memorabilia drop off’s

    Townies on July 8 tuesday please email James at so he can give you directions on where to where he will be accepting memorabilia items.

    Wessai on July 9 wednesday please email d1 at so he can give you directions as to where he will be accepting memorabilia items.

    Kauai Rainbow Plaza, Kalaheo please email lizk at before July 5 so she can give you directions.

    Al is handling Maui.

    Please put items in a paper bag or large zip lock back with your name on it. All items will be returned to you at end of the party.

    Thanks so get your stuff together and bag it. If you have not thought up anything yet you know the dates and times.

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