Katahara to Na Koa

Alvin Katahara will succeed Don Weir in the role of executive director of Na Koa, the Warrior football team’s booster club. Katahara still will remain as a fund-raiser for the athletic department.

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About a month ago, I asked UH volleyball coach Charlie Wade about an outside hitter from Le Jardin Academy. He nearly single-handedly helped Le Jardin beat my son’s team the night before.

After a while, Wade was able to identify the player. The delay? In local boys volleyball, players are identified more with their clubs than their high schools.

And that is why many here will root for Stanford in today’s NCAA championship match. It’s not just because seven players, including four starters are from Hawaii. It’s because the Cardinal plays Hawaii volleyball, which means an emphasis on the serve-and-pass game. A lot of it has to do with beach volleyball, which forces every player, including middle blockers, to develop all of the volleyball skills. Another has to do with Hawaii’s club programs — Erik Shoji, Kawika Shoji, Brad Lawson and Spencer McLachlin have played with or against each other for more than a decade.

Stanford’s success begins with its passing. Erik Shoji, of course, is the nation’s best libero. But because McLachlin and Lawson are accurate — and tall —  passers, Shoji often can play middle back while the others can protect the corners and pass tipped spikes. Steady ball-handling is synonymous with Hawaii volleyball, and that will be spotlighted during today’s match.

By the way, Kalani Soeda was Le Jardin’s scoring machine. And he was a great  passer, too.

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Happy birthday to two special people — Lorna (wife of the late Long Time UH Fan, whom we miss greatly) and Gwen Kekaula, my former Advertiser colleague. Wishing both of you a wonderful day.

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KITV sports director Robert Kekaula writes about Nalani, a fellow Kamehameha Schools graduate and member of Na Leo Pilimehana:

I heard “North Shore Serenade” the first day the album came out. I said to myself, “Thank you, Nalani. This song rocks.”
I like her voice. Her voice on “North Shore Serenade” and “Poetry Man” makes me weak in the knees.
Everybody has their definition of “It.” Nalani’s “It’ is “North Shore Serenade” and “Poetry Man.” Even though most people recognize her for “Local Boys” — that’s her baby — “North Shore Serenade and “Poetry Man” take the cake.
My iPhone has some iPod action. I put those two songs on. I list them under “Kick Ass.”

North Shore Serenade


  1. djmitcho May 8, 2010 12:14 am


  2. Ralph May 8, 2010 12:19 am

    second. wow, Mitch you’re up early in DC, too early for breakfast for me

  3. djmitcho May 8, 2010 12:20 am

    Of course, I’m just getting up while most of you just going to sleep. I agree with RK, both those songs are great Na Leo songs. I think my 2 favs are Flying with Angels and I Miss You My Hawaii. Well first day of walking around DC yesterday and I have a blister on each foot. Don’t know how that will work for today, but gotta suck it up. Going to tour the White House today.
    Hope everyone has a good day today.

  4. jm2375 May 8, 2010 12:22 am

    Top 5!


  5. Ralph May 8, 2010 12:22 am

    okay Robert, where is the rest of the bio?

  6. Ralph May 8, 2010 12:29 am

    SB on TV saturday:
    LSU vs Tennessee ESPN 222 at 6 am; Missouri vs Nebraska Fox 226 at 7 am

    on Sunday: Texas vs Georgia ESPN 222 at 7 am

    Teams that are regional bound and nationally ranked. UH may end up facing them sometime in regional play.

  7. Ralph May 8, 2010 12:30 am

    Nebraska could be the odd team out in the big 12 unless 7 teams from the conference is picked.

  8. al May 8, 2010 1:19 am

    i have to agree with the big guy.
    north shore serenade is kick arse.
    but, i tink i am partial to poetry man.

    amazing that na leo celebrated 25 years of exceptional form.
    told nalani once to redo the “friends” with some nostalgic lyrics using the same theme and music.

  9. cheepono May 8, 2010 1:48 am

    top 10 bebe!

    cheepono out.

  10. BigWave96744 May 8, 2010 3:53 am

    Our Wedding Song was Na Leo’s “Rest of Your Life”…
    Yes Nalani is one of my all time favorites 🙂

  11. wafan May 8, 2010 4:44 am

    What a beeeeeeauuuuuuutiful Saturday!

    No clouds and temps up in the mid-60’s.


  12. wafan May 8, 2010 4:49 am

    Brief and concise. Nice.

    North Shore Serenade was one of the numbers my kids danced at our lu’au fundraiser.

    But, my all time favorites are Flying with Angles and I Miss You My Hawai’i. Always have to stop what I am doing when these songs come on . . . and just listen.

  13. wafan May 8, 2010 4:49 am

    Thank you RK and NC for some good memories and music!

  14. BigWave96744 May 8, 2010 4:50 am

    Speaking of Nalani, Kaha’i is today’s SportsHawaii Warrior Of Day


  15. wafan May 8, 2010 4:56 am

    dj . . .

    Sorry to hear about the blisters. I am sure, though, you are having a great time! So much history there and in the surrounding areas. For history buffs it is one of the places to be and see!!!

    Was Akaka’s aide able to take you on a walking tour of some of the buildings? Senators Murrary and Cantwell are good people with whom to visit, too. Their staffs are pretty helpful, too.

    Couple years ago we saw then presidential candidate Obama in the hallway of the capital building. Security kept the crowd back telling us to keep the noise down. But we shouted, “Alooooha!” anyway. He stopped and came over to visit for a minute. Very personable man. Guards glared at us but could do nothing. HA!

  16. βρεω808 May 8, 2010 5:25 am


  17. βρεω808 May 8, 2010 5:26 am

    Whoah….. those are BIG shoes that Don Weir left to fill…. 😯

  18. βρεω808 May 8, 2010 5:29 am

    Sending my ((((((hugs)))))), 🙂 😀 😀 , and ❤ ❤ ❤ to all of our Tsaiko friends and family in need.

  19. βρεω808 May 8, 2010 5:33 am

    ~•~~~•~ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Happy..Birthday..Lorna!!! ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ~•~~~•~

    (Lorna = Mrs. LTUHFan. I really miss his posts and his positive outlook on everything…. )

  20. βρεω808 May 8, 2010 5:39 am

    My input for Nalani….. how cool was it for her to give hubby Shelton a 2000Honda Generator for X-mas/b-day! That’s says volumes about the Nalani!!! 🙂 😀 😆

    ♪ ♫ ♪ 😀 ♫ ♪ ♫ 😀 ♪ ♫ ♪ 😀 ♫ ♪ ♫ 😀 ♪ ♫ ♪ 😀 ♫ ♪ ♫ 😀 ♪ ♫ ♪ 😀 ♫ ♪ ♫ 😀 ♪ ♫
    😀 ♫ ♪ ♫ 😀 ♪ ♫ ♪ 😀 ♫ ♪ ♫ 😀 ♪ ♫ ♪ 😀 ♫ ♪ ♫ 😀 ♪ ♫ ♪ 😀 ♫ ♪ ♫ 😀 ♪ ♫ ♪ 😀

  21. βρεω808 May 8, 2010 5:44 am


    Stay cool.
    Keep your cool.
    & Be cool! (That’s a given since you’re all Tsaikos!) 🙂 😀 😆

  22. LizKauai (iPhone) May 8, 2010 5:52 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    It is FRIENDS for me. My fave Na Leo song. Mahalo for the great way to start my weekend, Robert and Nalani!

    Hauoli Lahanau to Lorna!
    Good luck to Alvin Katahara and Na Koa.

    Warmest aloha to all and fervent prayers for those in need.
    Tsai-ko tsolidarity.

  23. LizKauai (iPhone) May 8, 2010 6:02 am

    And congrats to Kahai – nice feature!!!

  24. d1島 May 8, 2010 6:32 am

    Great Morning All!

    Congratulations Alvin Katahara!

    Nalani is a Tsweet Tsaiko with an unreal Tstory. The journey she is on with Na Leo Pilimehana is a fantastic one…..truly from Brown Bags to Stardom!
    In the midst of that she has nurtured an admirable relationship with husband, Shelton and her three terrific kids….amazing!


    It is a glorious day down the coast as well…perfect for a lu’au! 🙂
    btw, seeing that 747 in its present location is awesome! Really gets the mind going as to how they did that!?!?

  25. d1島 May 8, 2010 6:37 am

    Loads of prayers and healing thoughts out to those in need.

  26. d1島 May 8, 2010 6:40 am

    Tough call by Coach Taylor last night; the Lions can only get better.

  27. Kekoa (iPhone) May 8, 2010 6:42 am

    *Poetry Man* works for me. Stop..crank it up…try homaginize…drive on with a big smile thinking I just made it sound ‘mo mello!

    Mahalo Nalani for 25 years of pure listening pleasure. May you enjoy many, many more.

  28. Pomai May 8, 2010 7:03 am

    Wow Kekoa I nevah knew that Nalani started singing at the age of two>>>>>

  29. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2010 7:12 am

    Toidy! 🙂

  30. d1島 May 8, 2010 7:17 am

    Oh, I’m going to a luau….

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2010 7:18 am

    Yes, Nalani and all o’ her buddies in Na Leo are special! And she makes nice babies too! 🙂

  32. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2010 7:20 am

    You going luau d1? With some lau lau for your kau kau? To be proceeded by a hukilau? 😆

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2010 7:23 am

    Some of us old people remember Robert and Nalani when they were Kamehameha students.

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2010 7:26 am

    Sorry, that should read “preceded” not proceeded above.

  35. whitey May 8, 2010 7:31 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  36. whitey May 8, 2010 7:35 am

    Don’t want to say too much about the hs baseball announcers, but the song “Crying Time Again” fits them perfectly. For those who remember Kahai S at UH, this is his son that is playing for Baldwin. Go Baldwin!!!

  37. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 8, 2010 7:37 am

    Howdy Folks!

  38. whitey May 8, 2010 7:39 am

    Listening to the announcers, you think that St Louis was beating Baldwin. Give the Baldwin kids credit, they played the game and won fair and square.

  39. Kekoa (iPhone) May 8, 2010 7:39 am

    Pomai ~ (@#29) Brown noser!…Go watch softball with Kazz and behave yourself around the Wahine!

  40. whitey May 8, 2010 7:40 am

    Got to go. Get game today!!!

  41. Kekoa (iPhone) May 8, 2010 7:42 am

    Whitey ~ Maui boyz rock solid!

  42. Slugger May 8, 2010 7:52 am

    Good morning!

    Congrats to Alvin on taking over Na Koa! Lots to do….

    Thanks, Robert, for the piece on Nalani and getting us singing Na Leo tunes all day. Listened to Nalani sing with Na Leo on the morning news show this past week. Love their music!

  43. koakane May 8, 2010 9:06 am

    Whitey agree with you, a friend of mine is one of the Baldwin coaches. I meet the team when they came to play in the Iolani toury. Respectful kids and super coaching staff. Go Baldwin Bears.

    morning to tsaiko country and to those trying to get up this morning

  44. Kekoa (iPhone) May 8, 2010 9:07 am

    Happy Birthday Lorna!

  45. Kekoa (iPhone) May 8, 2010 9:10 am

    Howzit Pahtna! Baseball on your schedule today?

  46. sjmacro May 8, 2010 9:19 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and belated Happy Birthdays for all this past week.
    Prayers for those in need.
    djmitcho: You won’t be able to take a camera into the White House tour, but your camera phone will work. Our Secret Service guide allowed us to take “undercover” pics for 60 seconds at the lat stop of the tour. 😉

  47. sjmacro May 8, 2010 9:19 am


  48. labrat May 8, 2010 9:32 am

    First thing that came to my mind when I saw Nalani’s name above was “I like her voice.”

  49. koakane May 8, 2010 9:38 am

    yep gathering the troops to watch the hs finals, cheering and pinging for dem bears from baldwin.

  50. Jack Flash May 8, 2010 9:50 am

    Gotta hand it to Na Leo- they got the “it” factor for sure. Still awesome after all these years!
    Although, i’m still demanding a recount from Brown Bags ’84 up on Kapalama Heights. My band’s version of “No One Like You” by the Scorpions rocked! Ask Nalani- she’ll tell ya, hahaha…

  51. HiFlyer May 8, 2010 9:50 am

    I can’t choose just one or two songs by Na Leo, because they are all great songs.

  52. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2010 10:08 am

    If you liked UH’s hardest hit in the Spring Game, you’ll love this!


  53. tommui May 8, 2010 10:21 am

    Happy birthday Lorna!

    DJMITCHO: I looked at the EOH photos this AM – where was yours?
    (Or what was the subject matter – hard to bend down to see some of the shots).

  54. d1島 May 8, 2010 10:48 am


    Not sure about the laulau…but based on last year, should be ono kaukau!

    No mo hukilau…but did cut lots pineapple yesterday.

    Over 900 expected tonight! WooHoo! 😯 Good fun!

  55. d1島 May 8, 2010 10:50 am

    Happy Birthday Lorna and Gwen! 🙂

    …back to campus!

  56. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc May 8, 2010 11:12 am

    Late Saturday morning – still trying to deal with a nasty cold complete with flu-like symptoms – have been mostly bed-ridden except for mad dashes to da biffy since last Sunday evening.

    I was so sick on Wednesday I couldn’t make it to any of my doctor’s appointments set weeks before. Two of them have been re-set for this Wednesday, the third for the following week – all at different Kaiser clinics.

    I haven’t even been outside since last Sunday –

    Never got a chance to meet up with my brother and his wife although DrDoc did have lunch & dinner with them. Found out that my brother’s stepson-in-law not only is a sports agent but also that the SIL’s son play baseball for USC. Had no idea about that connection while we watched the games a few weeks back.

    Hopefully, my boogerness will be under control by tomorrow evening for the volleyball banquet.

    Does anyone have any information about something similar for the two diamond sports?

    Mahalo Chopsueyboy for the referral in yesterday’s blog at #111.

    Back to bed – hope at least a few Tsai-kos – are up at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. We’d planned to go, but I am still too germatically toxic to be let loose on the rest of the world.

  57. bluefintuna May 8, 2010 11:43 am


    It was back, I think, 2005, or maybe even earlier, that I was flipping the channels on the TV when I came across Nalani and her group playing at the Aloha Tower. Usually I search the channels for poker or MMA fighting, but there was something that grabbed me into settling into watching Nalani sing.It was the voice. The look, the eyes, and the red hair. But mostly, as I can see, it was how her heart and soul surfaced in her songs. And how her voice and eyes conveyed that. So I just sat there and watched, listened, and savored the moment yet all the while making a mental note in finding out more later on of who this special person was. Five years later I look back at the second happenstance, reading this blog, and finding out the nalani occasionally posted here. On both happenstances I consider my self fortunate. Best wishes to Nalani.

  58. wafan May 8, 2010 12:03 pm

    d1 . . .

    A Boeing 747 can stop on a dime. Or in this case on several rooftops.

    Lu’au? Wish I had known earlier! I guess I was not paying attention.

    Hope everyone has a great time!!!

  59. wafan May 8, 2010 12:13 pm

    Happy birthday Mrs. LTUHF!!! Many more healthy and happy one’s, too!

    Congratulations to Alvin K., too! Tough act to follow but still a lot to do to continue the positive growth of Na Koa.

  60. wafan May 8, 2010 12:15 pm

    I hope there is a nice and boisterous crowd at todays Wahine scrimmage.

  61. RainbowCliff May 8, 2010 12:37 pm

    Good Afternoon Tsaiko Nation, upon my first visit back to you GREAT folks of Hawaii Nei in 2000, I was salavating for new edition to Hawaiian music and I was told by a close Hawaiian friend on these fantastic ladies by the group name NaLeo.

    I immediately went to a music store ( Hilo Hattie) and bought their CD in title of “I Miss You Hawaii” and when I heard that song and others I was just “TOUCHED” by their beautiful voices as these MAGNIFICENT three wahines just took me away with their smooth harmonies, poetic lyrics and gentle rythyms as I played them “EVERYDAY” in my rented convertible driving diamond head, pali highway and north shore !

    THANK YOU to NaLeo for “Hawaiian Eyes”, “Simple as a Sunrise”, Hanau ‘O Kekauluohi and “Moloka’i sweet home” as when I play those songs MAN I get choked up as you folks are so BLESS to have beautiful songs that represent your RICH culture as these ladies in sport term “BRING IT” as when I play them here in Los Angeles I get the local LA person who hears them “tranquilize” by their “BEAUTIFUL VOICES’ !

    All I would ask is who are these ANGELS names of wonderful Hawaiian music as still today I don’t know who they are ?

    Mahalo Tsaiko Nation for Naleo and God Bless William Charles Nulalino as on my next time coming back to you GREAT FOLKS I want to visit Nulalino Homes For The Elderly and FEED every Hawaiian Folk there in HONOR of “Loco Maakaee ” merciful and gracious !

  62. Old Diver May 8, 2010 12:38 pm

    Congratulations to Kalani’s Jared Spiker for winning the State Tennis Title. Pained me to read preseason and during the season articles in the H/A focusing on the private school tennis players and giving defending State Champ Spiker second billing. Good luck when you become a member of the UH tennis team next year.

  63. Nalani May 8, 2010 12:38 pm

    Wow gang. I randomly logged on today and was treated to so many kind words about Na Leo. Thanks Kekaula for starting it off, and to all the Tsaiko’s for their sweet sentiments. It really made my day.

    But the best part of today was seeing Kahai’s Warrior of the Day. We all know how much we love our kids, and wish them success even more than our own.

    BTW, what Kekaula failed to mention was that his group beat us the year before we won Brown Bags. They played a medley of Hawaiian songs and totally blew us out of the ballpark. He was a Sr and we were Jrs and we thought they were awesome.

    And yes Jack Flash…you guyz rocked 2!

  64. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2010 12:46 pm

    Kekaula said his class was the only one to go zip-for-four in the Kamehameha song competition.

  65. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2010 12:54 pm

    Thunder Sunder is a beast

  66. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2010 12:56 pm

    Penn State’s middles are too quick.

  67. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2010 12:58 pm

    You gotta love the pace of the title match.
    Play over, rotate quickly, serve the darn ball.
    Great back stories, too. Libero falls down too much; coach took away his knee pads.

  68. RainbowCliff May 8, 2010 1:06 pm

    Miss Nalani, WOW I am a true fan to you and NaLeo as your cd ‘I Miss You Hawaii’ is played constantly here in Los Angeles as I ‘BLAST’ your tunes from my car as Stephen Tsai can attest to as so many LA good people who I know treasure your beautiful voices !

    Question I would like to ask you the name NaLeo how did you come up with it and the meaning of the word ? as well as the song Moloka’i Sweet Home is one of you ladies from there as it is “AWESOME” !?.

    Mahalo for your GREATNESS as MAY I have an autograph picture of you ladies in my office as there is a whole wall dedicated to Hawaii and I want you ladies “UP” so I can brag to those UCLA and USC colleagues who often visit me try “DARING” to question Hawaii ?

  69. Stephen Tsai May 8, 2010 1:10 pm

    Yes, I can attest.
    I think we can bring peace to L.A. if we can just have RainbowCliff drive around, blasting Na Leo songs.

  70. PONO May 8, 2010 1:15 pm

    Who wins the HHSAA Baseball tourney tonight? The hometown favorite Bears or the Punahou dynasty? Should be one helluva game.

  71. RainbowCliff May 8, 2010 1:21 pm

    Tsai Meister, MAHALO sir as I have a convertible sky roadster now as I drove Garret in it upon visiting him and his love ones in San Diego last week as we were JAMMING Phil Collins and Sting having fun at ‘LEGO LAND’ !

    When you come to LA, I will put you in it with top down and ‘NALEO’ will be blasting as we both together will “give em bra” loco ono style all over Los Angeles !

    Thank you for your “GREATNESS’ !

  72. sjmacro May 8, 2010 1:25 pm

    tommui: you got me mixed up with dmitcho; here’s link to gallery that contains photo(s) I considered using. Ended up with the first one “Lemme Lemur Your Banana” Should have been on top of first set of easels as you entered the library. No need bend down 🙂


    May 8th, 2010 at 10:21 am
    Happy birthday Lorna!
    DJMITCHO: I looked at the EOH photos this AM – where was yours?
    (Or what was the subject matter – hard to bend down to see some of the shots).

  73. sjmacro May 8, 2010 1:32 pm

    Happy birthday Lorna and Gwen 🙂 😀 sj & myki

  74. A-House May 8, 2010 2:04 pm

    Happy Birfday to Mrs. LTUHF!!!

  75. A-House May 8, 2010 2:05 pm

    Al Katahara:

    Contratulations or “poor ting” you took Don Wie’s job, but we have all the confidence that you will do well with Mae’s support!!!

  76. jm2375 May 8, 2010 2:18 pm

    Congratulations & good luck to Mr. Katahara.

    Stanford is making this look too easy. Lawson is superhuman today. Wonder if Parker is in the crowd. Dave Shoji getting teary-eyed.

    Happy bday Lorna!

    Favorite Na Leo songs – Flying with Angels and Rest of Your Life.

  77. Matt May 8, 2010 2:20 pm

    Stanford wins the national championship in a sweep. 30-25, 30-20, 30-18. Dave Shoji in tears with emotion. Stanford made it look way too easy.

  78. jm2375 May 8, 2010 2:23 pm

    Next year’s national championship is at Penn State, site of UH’s last title. Can we do it again?

  79. Slugger May 8, 2010 2:35 pm

    Happy birthday, Lorna!!! (((HUGS)))

    Happy birthday, Gwen! and much happiness in life after the HA.

  80. whitey May 8, 2010 2:43 pm

    UH baseball for Baldwin is represented by 2 alumnis, Kahai Shishido, AD and Jon Viela, Coach. I wonder if Coach Trap and his assistants paying attention?????

  81. Garret May 8, 2010 2:56 pm

    My wife and I love Na Leo’s music…to me, their CDs are the first thing I think about when I think about Hawaii’s music.

  82. Garret May 8, 2010 3:12 pm

    Good news from this report about Washington’s mini-camp.

    *The wind was strong and gusting during the midday session and that did not do much for the passing game. When deep passes arrived at their destinations it generally was due to happenstance rather than skill.

    *Despite the wind, Colt Brennan seemed to be much more confident and smooth than he has looked the past couple of years. It seemed like he may have been on the way out a month ago but the trade of Jason Campbell and the fact that the team did not draft a quarterback gave him a new life.

    *Second-string QB Rex Grossman has his struggles. His passes lacked zip and he threw a couple into the ground. He even had one batted down at the line, an infrequent occurrence against a half-speed rush.

  83. Pomai May 8, 2010 3:43 pm

    Well there were four of us at the Softball scrimmage for the first three innings then a few more people showed up at the end there was about 15 people. Kazz, myki, sjmacro and I.

    It was neat having the whole place to ourselves, you could hear the girls yelling and coach coaching. They split up with the first team against the rest, and the rest won 3 – 1. Had some good plays by both sides, a few deep balls for outs no HR’s. For me I had to winch when Kelly got hit in the back, she went down to first base but you could see she was hurting, boy we don’t need to lose her now.

    All in all it was worth the time to see them play, plus as usual we had a good time talking story.

  84. LizKauai (iPad) May 8, 2010 3:51 pm

    WooHoo COLT!!!

  85. jm2375 May 8, 2010 3:58 pm

    Go Colt!!


  86. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2010 4:00 pm

    Would you care to let the rest of us know why Colt’s getting a WooHoo, Mz Liz?

    Or is that just a “general” WooHoo for know particular reason?

  87. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2010 4:02 pm

    Nevermind Liz. I missed Garret’s post above!
    WOOHOO COLT!!! 😆

  88. Da Punchbowl Kid May 8, 2010 4:04 pm

    Thanks for that post, Garret!

  89. NorthShoreFan May 8, 2010 4:07 pm

    Guud afternoon all..
    Stanford was awesome!…made it look easy….Coach Dave was all emotional like dat…

    First team vs the “rest” … and the “rest” won?…wow is this a statement for next years team?…

    Happy Mother’s Day..(early wish)…to all moms….BEEG MAHALO FOR ALL YOU DO!….enjoy da day…

  90. Kazz May 8, 2010 4:33 pm

    Wahine Softball Scrimmage Notes

    White Team:

    Pitchers- Stephanie Ricketts and Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu.
    Catchers- Tasha Pagdilao and Jocelyn Enrique
    1st Base- Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu and Jori Jasper.
    2nd Base- Dara Pagaduan
    SS- Tara Anguiano
    3rd- Sarah Robinson
    LOF- Rachel Paragas
    COF- Brynne Buchanan
    ROF- Mikalemi Tagab-Cruz

    Black Team:

    Pitchers- Kaia Parnaby and Jenna Rodriguez
    Catcher-Katie Grimes
    1st Base- Amanda Tauali’i
    2nd Base- Traci Yoshikawa
    SS- Jessica Iwata
    3rd- Melissa Gonzalez
    LOF-Alex Aguirre
    C- Kelly Majam
    ROF- Kanani Pu’u-Warren

    Pretty much you can see what Coach Coolen was doing here with Ricketts on the opposing side (in white) of our usual starters (in black). Lots of outside/inside pitches to the black team to keep them off balance as there will be no doubt that everyone in the WAC will look to shut down the Wahine offense as much as they can. As a result, no homers today. Lots of pop-flys off of Ricketts’ pitches by the black team.

    Kaia Parnaby pitched about 3.5 innings and then Jenna Rodriguez got the rest of the 7 inning game and it was somewhat the same for Ricketts as Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu got the second half of innings as well.

    For Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu, I think she had a great day. I haven’t seen her pitch since the game against CAL last season and she had some SWEET off speed/change-up type stuff today that caught the ladies in black swinging air or striking out looking.

    Today small ball “dominated” the power hitting game as the white team took the game 3-1. Of course both Coach Coolen and Coach “Dee” were working their usual spots at 3rd and 1st for BOTH teams so you know Coolen is expecting more of this against the Wahine from Thursday in the WAC tourney up until they reach the regionals and hopefully beyond.

    Melissa Gonzalez got the first highlight of the day fielding a laser beam of a line drive off Tagab-Cruz’s bat resulting in an immediate out.

    As Pomai pointed out, Majam really got the first “highlight” of the day by getting beaned flush in the back by a pitch from Ricketts. It was routine though, but with us sitting directly behind home plate and an empty stadium, the sound of the ball off her back was “thunderous”. Sounded like a bat coming off of a punching bag. Majam was fine though. She stretched a little after jogging right over to first base and was fine the rest of the day.

    Softball gurls are TOUGH! 😎

    Brynne Buchanan, a lefty, looks like our only true “slap hitter” in the current line up she managed to successfully initiate a hit or two (I think) as a result. The team in white looked like they had more “umph” today than the black team.

    Other than that, nothing else I can really think of off the top of my head that stuck out today. I’m pretty sure that this isn’t the last “practice” before the team leaves for the WAC tournament. There was apparently another scrimmage scheduled tomorrow, but due to Mother’s Day festivites, that has been cancelled.

  91. Kazz May 8, 2010 4:35 pm

    Oops, I forgot:

    Wahine Softball

    Black Team: 1 run, 5 hits, 0 errors.
    White Team: 3 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors.

  92. Kazz May 8, 2010 4:47 pm

    Again, I just wanted to say “congrats” to the WARRIOR VOLLEYBALL TEAM on a great season and looking forward to the next!!!

    We gotta support the kids that represent us! :mrgreen:

  93. tommui May 8, 2010 4:56 pm

    SJMACRO: re your 72:

    You know, all orientals look …

    With blog names, sometimes it’s hard to know who’s who. Your lemur picture was terrific but the picture of the brown panda in your webpage is really appealing.

    I was surprised at the quality of the photos exhibited and the love and care that went into it. Karen Ahn’s photo appealed to me as, like Indiana Jones, I hate snakes!

    Both Gary and Milton invited me to your meeting of EOH and I was surprised at the number of your members and the fact I knew some of them!

    TSAIKOS – go see this photo exhibit at the main Library of Hawaii. It is really worthwhile.

  94. Garret May 8, 2010 4:57 pm

    Am I just being paranoid? Here is what has been bothering me for awhile:

    Everybody knows that UH has major budget problems, less money coming from the State and cutbacks everywhere–classes needed for graduation may not be offered, furloughs, maintenance ignored for buildings, etc. With another round of cuts expected for UH, we all know that Upper Campus has to look to find new money somewhere.

    Is it possible that the Athletics Fee won’t benefit the Athletics Department? I figure that the Athletic Department will net about $1.5 million per year–$2 million minus $100k direct to the students minus the money that will be spent on concerts, etc. What happens if Upper Campus just reduces its subsidy of the Athletic Department by $1.5 million? The Athletic Department would get no extra money!

    Even worse, I’ve seen comments stating that the Athletic Department should have a balanced budget soon–I think the Board of Regents mentioned that in the recent Advertiser article about the Athletic Department deficit. I could see Upper Campus saying that the Athletic Department should eliminate its deficit once they get the Athletics Fee.

    That sounds like a reasonable request…but when you think about it, the Athletic Department has about a $2 million deficit now. If they get $1.5 million from the Athletics Fee, that means they now effectively have $500k *less* than before! So, Upper Campus would have $2 million *more* to help with their budget problems and the Athletic Department would have $500k *less* under this scenario.

    I hope I’m just being paranoid…but this seems like it could actually happen if UH’s overall budget gets squeezed too badly.

  95. Kazz May 8, 2010 5:18 pm


    Sorry. I do see what you are saying, but all I see on Kawika Shoji is the color red and “Stanford” on the front.

    Developed in Hawaii, but dedicated to Stanford Volleyball.

    But that’s just me talking.

  96. Quentin Percy May 8, 2010 5:21 pm

    The non-standard CD-Rs can store 702 MB info and 79 minutes and 59 seconds of audio. The writable surface with the CD-R includes a spiral groove, which guides the laser beam beam for composing and examining information. The spiral groove facet is coated using a thin layer of organic and natural and natural dye, followed by a thin coating of silver, a silver alloy, or gold. Then a last protective layer of lacquer, which can be photo-polymerizable, is coated like a thin coating, and is cured utilizing UV light within the end. That is how a blank disc is prepared. The info is inscribed about the spiral groove. For composing information on a CD-R, the laser beam physically burns the organic dye by heating to a certain level. This location on the disc that has been created upon turns opaque to the laser and reflects less light than the other areas. When a CD-R is developed upon, its organic dye undergoes an irreversible decomposition. Hence when a CD-R is written upon, it is permanent and cannot be erased or re-used.

  97. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 8, 2010 5:31 pm

    UH upper campus poaching from lower campus sounds like a LEGITIMATE concern to me.

  98. wafan May 8, 2010 5:39 pm

    Hmmmm, sounds exactly like what districts are doing with the CTE funds provided by both the state and federal governments. They charge a non-employee related cost (NERC) for lights, HVAC, and other normal things they do not charge to academic subjects. All they see is a pot of extra cash. Then they complain that CTE is not pulling its fair share in funding for additional equipment, supplies, etc.

    Kind of a disgusting tactic to use as a money grab.

  99. wafan May 8, 2010 5:40 pm

    #96 . . .


  100. wafan May 8, 2010 5:41 pm



  101. al May 8, 2010 5:44 pm


  102. al May 8, 2010 5:45 pm

    happy birthday to my pal lorna and gwen k.!

  103. al May 8, 2010 5:47 pm

    c’mon now kazz.
    give it up to the local boys at stanford.
    how much did the former uh coach go after them?
    not much for sure.

    maybe kawika will one day follow in his dad’s footsteps.

  104. al May 8, 2010 5:49 pm

    i actually trust chancellor hinshaw that the athletic fees will stay with the uhad. she has shown to have much common sense and wherewithal for such funds.

  105. nokaoi May 8, 2010 5:55 pm


    May 8th, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    UH baseball for Baldwin is represented by 2 alumnis, Kahai Shishido, AD and Jon Viela, Coach. I wonder if Coach Trap and his assistants paying attention?????

    uncle whitey…no give him too much credit.

  106. jm2375 May 8, 2010 6:01 pm

    Congrats to MPI on placing 3rd in the state baseball tournament and finally beating SLS!! (Sorry d1, bulla. NOT!! 😀 )

  107. nokaoi May 8, 2010 6:06 pm

    somebody said there was another mbb recruit in town?

  108. al May 8, 2010 6:13 pm

    nalani…i still owe you lunch. when you gonna collect?

  109. Pomai May 8, 2010 6:59 pm

    #104 al

    When the bean counters are involved you can not rule out anything, they only know numbers and couldn’t care less about Athletics Department. Also if they tell the regents that they should grab the money for upper campus then that’s what will happen no matter what Virginia says.

  110. A-House May 8, 2010 7:13 pm

    Anyone get a “good” collared green recipe.

    Saw one on Diners, Drivein and Dives tonight. Lady used 1 little ham hock, pepper, salt, chicken paste, and the greens.

    I really like the one at Main Street Station buffet, but it was not available during the first week of April. I believe this one has some bacon.

  111. A-House May 8, 2010 7:19 pm

    For me, any student athlete who decides to play for another team represents that school and not Hawaii. True, some have no choice, but still they do not represent Hawaii.

    Ever hear any football sports caster say a player is from Hawaii? When Alualu was chosen as the 10th player in the 2010 draft, they made a comment that he was from USC; not Hawaii!!!

    Likewise, when a UH player is selected, they announce it as UH, not from California or Washington or LV, etc.

  112. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 8, 2010 7:26 pm


    The kids that went to high school in Hawaii did well for Stanford volleyball.

    Cmon sir, you know me already. 😎

  113. A-House May 8, 2010 7:27 pm


    I thought only legislators take money allocated to a program and divert it to another.

    Like the Texas Gov who allocated the $2 billion stimulus money to their “rainy day fund”; not use to create jobs, maintain jobs, etc. And, Texans give the President grief that the stimulus money did nothing for Texas.

    Hawaii is no different as most of the “tobacco” money for our state has been allocated to other programs rather than fight tobacco use or treatment/facilites for tobacco related diseases.

    Further, all the interest income off the “hurricane fund” has been diverted to the “general fund” so the legislators can use it to fund other expenses. Over the years, it has gone into the millions of dollars!!

  114. A-House May 8, 2010 7:30 pm

    monku, monku, monku – yep, because it is not right!

  115. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 8, 2010 7:34 pm

    The Mascovy Duck at Le Bistro is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! 😎

  116. BleedGreen808 May 8, 2010 7:35 pm

    PUN 10
    BAL 0
    bottom 1st

  117. BleedGreen808 May 8, 2010 7:37 pm

    Bottom 1st…Bases loaded…0 outs

    Pun had a chance for a double play. An error by the 2nd baseman

  118. BleedGreen808 May 8, 2010 7:41 pm

    DII State Championship

    KS-Hawaii 2
    Waimea 0
    Bottom 2nd

  119. protector May 8, 2010 7:53 pm

    al on # 103,

    I’m with Kazz on that one. I have no interest in Stanford and will not ever root for them even though they have that Hawaii contingent (unless of course, it helps UH in some way). Regardless of the reason local kids go away (whether it’s for a prestigious or quality education, the need to get away or for enhanced chances to make the pros), any locals that help beat UH will never make my favored list As for Wilton recruiting the Shoji boys & others, I’m sure he coveted them, but do you really think he had a chance if UH was not even on their radar? They probably gave UH as much consideration as Manti Te’o did..NADA! I’m hoping that after this past volleyball season that some of the local players will consider staying home.

  120. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 8, 2010 8:10 pm


    Charlie Wade said that he was a little frustrated because apparently some local high schools were taking their volleyball players to watch Pepperdine’s practice when they were down here for that first round match against us at home.

    Coach Wade is going to have his work cut out for him, but he’s made a damn good impression already!!!

  121. Sam Owen May 8, 2010 8:13 pm


    d1 will concur with the obvious, we still have a better logo/sticker with the crusader, haha 🙂

  122. Bulla May 8, 2010 8:15 pm

    of all the people and of all the places,

    i ran into one of the original Tsaikos at the original Sam’s this afternoon, a truly pleasant surprise……..

  123. jm2375 May 8, 2010 8:40 pm

    Sam – at least it’s better than that thing, whatever it is, the Flying O? :mrgreen:

  124. BleedGreen808 May 8, 2010 8:50 pm

    DI State Baseball Championship

    Pun 13
    Bal 2
    Bottom 5th

    DII State Baseball Championship

    KS-Hawaii 9
    Waimea 0
    Top 4th

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  126. Kekoa May 8, 2010 8:55 pm

    protector ~ Papa Jim said to the Stanford ‘turncoats’ when they commented at courtside that they were on their home court. “This is not your home court!”

    He went on to say, and I’m paraphrasing…”you do not play for the University of Hawaii!” “You will never be able to call this your home court ever because it belongs to the men who play volleyball for the Warriors!”

    Their choice to attend Stanford is their business. We, as fans, do not have to acknowledge them. If I would have bothered to watch the game today, I would have been cheering for Penn St.

  127. d1島 May 8, 2010 9:04 pm

    Mercy-ruled in a State Championship game? 👿

  128. LizKauai (iPad) May 8, 2010 9:10 pm

    Go Waimea!!! 10-9 WAIMEA!!!!

  129. PONO May 8, 2010 9:13 pm

    Punahou Dominated tonight, what a performance. 7 peat is really impressive.

  130. tommui May 8, 2010 9:15 pm

    Protector’s #119 and Kekoa’s #126.

    And yet every time someone goes to the Mainland, some Bloggers have said “make Hawaii proud!”

    If a kid goes to Washington, he is a huskie, not a Hawaiian; or SC, he is a Trojan, not a Hawaiian; he may make UDub proud or USC proud but certainly not Hawaii!

  131. d1島 May 8, 2010 9:20 pm

    …if he comes home, HE’S A TSAIKO!

  132. Ralph May 8, 2010 9:26 pm

    Luau must be over

  133. Ralph May 8, 2010 9:32 pm

    Tennessee sb field is 200 down the lines. The ESPN announcers mentioned the Rainbow Wahine and their homeruns, very positive in tone. Also mentioned that the top 25 teams come primarily from three conferences, the Pac 10, Big 12 and SEC.

  134. Bulla May 8, 2010 9:38 pm


    easy tigah, haha 🙂

  135. Ralph May 8, 2010 9:40 pm

    LSU and Tennessee plays the short game very well, good slappers and bunters, lots of team speed.

  136. Kekoa May 8, 2010 9:42 pm

    Tom ~ We have Tsaiko sons that, because they were unable to play for the Warriors, they have chosen to play elsewhere. All have done well for their schools, and one dedicated son has sacrificed his Schollie to walk-on at UH.

    The others realize that their physical limitation is a better fit for where they are at. They play for the love of the game! Of course they would all like to play for their home team! However, reality dictates their station in life.

    Last year, I was able to put together a luncheon for a few of those Tsaiko Sons. It was a way for we Tsaiko’s to celebrate their fb season. These boys all respect the UH program, unlike the Stanford Brats brothers.

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  138. papajoe2 May 8, 2010 9:57 pm

    i was watching the volleyball game for the 1st game and a little in the second game. at one point the commentator said that the older shoji recruited the other hawaii players to come to stanfred cardining so that they could play together and win the title. too bad they didn’t stay home. i turned the station and just peeked at the score perioditicly, but couldn’t stand the anouncers calling them hawaiians. maybe its just my ill feelings/jealousy toward those that went away, but its their choice and their education. i just want hawaii to be in their shoes and am envious.

  139. LizKauai (iPad) May 8, 2010 10:09 pm

    Waimea. WINS 11-10. D2 CHAMPS!!!

  140. papajoe2 May 8, 2010 10:11 pm

    congrats to both punahou and baldwin in the d1 championship baseball game. Its hard for a public school to beat a private school, as not only does the private schools have players on their rosters from throughout the state, but most of the private schools also have top notch coaches and great resources (equipment, etc.). most of the public schools are “community” schools as most, if not all, of their players reside in their district. This is not an excuse, as i’m sure most of the public schools’ coaches and players welcome the challenge of playing for the right to become a state champion. what i’m trying to say is: baldwin hold your head up high. just to get there is a great accomplishment. would you have rather played in the championship game today or been eliminated earlier and watched the game instead. once again congrats to both punahou and baldwin.

  141. Kekoa May 8, 2010 10:14 pm

    …and speaking of a Tsaiko Son…AbeM beat Bryan Clay at a track meet in the shot put competition. He blew past Clay by 3 ft! This is only a day after he wrapped up Spring training for fb!

  142. Ralph May 8, 2010 10:21 pm

    But Bryan Clay is a decathelon athlete, AbeM is a shot putter, imagine if they went toe to toe in all ten events. Keeping things in perspective, cheers for both of them, but picking one event to celebrate the accomplishment of one athlete over another who competes in the event because is happens to be one of 10 events that he normally competes is okay but not the same as beating Clay in all ten events or score more points in all ten events.

  143. Ralph May 8, 2010 10:22 pm

    Bryan Clay is not the best athlete for each event but he is the reigning decathelon champ for total score for all ten events.

  144. Kekoa (iPhone) May 8, 2010 10:32 pm

    C’mon Ralph give the kid his due! We know he’s the Gold Medal winner in the Decath. Just sayin’ that it had to be a thrill just to be in the pit with him.

  145. LizKauai (iPhone) May 8, 2010 10:37 pm

    #140- makes the mighty Menehune win over Kamehameha Big Island even sweeter!

    Go Abe!! One of my faves on any team!

  146. al May 8, 2010 10:40 pm

    putting it in perspective…
    abe markowitz 6’2″ / 285 lb
    brian clay 5’11” / 185 lb

    usc just completed its track n field season.

  147. LizKauai (iPhone) May 8, 2010 10:40 pm

    But liking Abe does not mean I will be cheering for USC when fb season starts! 😈

  148. al May 8, 2010 10:41 pm

    on another note…i hear abe’s competing for some playing time this year.

  149. al May 8, 2010 10:43 pm

    and one day lil abe will be treating us for some ailment. you go boy!

  150. al May 8, 2010 10:53 pm

    i for one shall never throw one of our local kids under the bus. no matter if they attend stanford, usc, cal, notre dame, or east carolina, they still one of our own and they still somebodies kid.

    often these kids were never recruited by hawaii. derrick low, a couple of the stanford boys (hush), oh the list is long. some of previous uh coaches didn’t bother or heard that they wanted to go away and never made a decent effort to keep them home. just this year we lost several of the bluechip football players because of those reasons. (but, i am not telling.)

    it is refreshing though that some of our new coaches will make earnest efforts to recruit local.

    you never know what the circumstances were that lead a local kid to some far away college. the converse is true, otherwise we’d never get the mainland athletes that we do.

    don’t blame them for seeking a stanford, cal, yale, or uw education. lets concentrate on improving our school and athletic programs so that we do become one of their first choices.

    after all they are all God’s children.

    …nuff said.

  151. Slugger May 8, 2010 10:56 pm

    Weather forecast for Las Cruces on Thursday:

    HI 83, Low 56

    [Kazz: I think I answered your question today thinking about Flagstaff at 7,000 ft.]

    IF there is a local broadcast of the SB game on Thursday, my friend’s brother is going to record it for me. BUT that’s a BIG IF. I didn’t see anything on the WAC site stating that the games would be televised. Tsigh… and we have a contact in Las Cruces… tsigh…

  152. al May 8, 2010 11:09 pm

    i spoke to lorna aka mrs. ltuh fan earlier this evening. i am pretty sure she wanted to thank you all personally.

    however, she did tell me that she was having problems with her computer the past few days.

    so it may very well be that she was unable to get on. in which case please accept her mahalo to the well wishers through this comment.

    mahalo folks.

  153. whodoyouthinkyouare May 8, 2010 11:31 pm

    (#130) Sosorryyoufeelthatway

  154. jm2375 May 8, 2010 11:32 pm


    see ya tomorrow!

    Happy Mother’s Day early to all the Tsai-ko Moms!

  155. whodoyouthinkyouare May 8, 2010 11:33 pm

    (#150) Amen al

  156. Ralph May 9, 2010 12:06 am

    second hand info, someone posted that the sb game can be seen by streaming for $14.95. Check the WAC or NMST site for streaming if you are interested in viewing the game.

  157. al May 9, 2010 12:22 am

    and punahou does it again.

    sooner if not later eric kadooka will be recognized as the best of the punahou baseball coaches. i guess there will be no ignoring his accomplishlments (myself included) and his legacy will soon surpass the (gulp) eldredges, dave and pal.

  158. al May 9, 2010 12:32 am

    it almost seemed as though that punahou’s opponents folded their tents before the first pitch, succumbing to the punahou legend by a combined score of 37-4..

  159. Kekoa (iPhone) May 9, 2010 12:41 am

    It’s all about good manners, respect, attitude, and good upbringing, Al. Some of these kids forget where they came from. Thank goodness the Tsaiko sons have the right stuff.


  160. financial aid for college May 9, 2010 1:23 am

    found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later

  161. Pomai May 9, 2010 1:53 am

    Ok here is my 2cents. If you go to a college you represent that college not your place of birth when talking about sports, when you talk about one’s character (morals, values and how one leads their life) then yes you represent Hawaii. I would not wish any ill will on any kid who goes away for what ever reason, but that does not mean I have to root for them either(in sports) but do owe them the respect of one person to another. Do you root for Stanford just because they have a few local kids, well that’s up to each individual person, I myself do not, because the only college team of any kind that I root for is UH, but I won’t put the local kids down either.

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  163. wafan May 9, 2010 3:44 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mommies!!!

  164. d1島 May 9, 2010 4:10 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Mothers’ Day to the Tsaiko Mamas!

  165. wafan May 9, 2010 4:18 am

    Congratulations to the Puns and Menehune!


  166. Bulla May 9, 2010 4:31 am

    Happy Mothers Day

    I support all our local kidz here and away; but I choose to support them as individuals and not their school.


    Congrats Abe, good job, see you in September 🙂

  167. wafan May 9, 2010 4:38 am

    Any mommies interested in having cranberry or blueberry scones? Fresh and hot out of the oven! Come on over!!!


  168. βρεω808 May 9, 2010 4:49 am

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  169. mctruck May 9, 2010 4:49 am

    A-House, ur #113, on the money.

    Maybe one of these days, the Democrats will take back this state and set the matter straight.

  170. Bulla May 9, 2010 6:14 am

    On this Mother’s Day…….let me share this….Mom…..
    all the prayers prayed,and the smiles shared,
    all the tears you’ve cried,because you cared.
    all the encouraging words,and quiet times together,
    all the undying support,that lasts forever.
    all the meals you cooked,and good advice you gave,
    all the laughs we shared,and all my trophies you saved.
    all you’ve done for me,and all you continue to do,
    All I can humbly say is

    tell your mom you love her, spoil her, make memories, make memories, make memories…….although my mom has been in heaven for 32 years, i still feel her in my heart every day. life is too short, forgive and forget…..you will only have one mother in this life…..make memories 🙂

  171. Kekoa (iPhone) May 9, 2010 6:22 am

    D1 ~ Awaiting the call for help last night. Me and my crew was ready to fly up to the PNW. Thought for sure there would be a need for emergency relief effort in the overindulgence department.

    Overdose cases of Kalua pig & lau lau can be fatal! Another area of concern is the lomi salmon. Poi shortage can cause a mild panic in the serving line.

    Leftovahs?…call 808-Tsaiko for disposal.

  172. Yen Udo May 9, 2010 6:26 am

    OK good to see- interesting blogs are always welcome! See yas.

  173. Kekoa (iPhone) May 9, 2010 6:27 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Tsaikette Mom’s out there.

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  175. wafan May 9, 2010 6:35 am

    A very nice surprise the other day . . . maybe wishing too hard.

    In any case, nice to hear from HawaiianBod on the blog. Or did I imagine it?

  176. Bulla May 9, 2010 6:36 am


    that was a nice surprise, mahalo for reminding us.

    HawaiianBod, blessings and prayers to you bro 🙂

  177. wafan May 9, 2010 6:43 am

    Bulla . . .

    So glad you released your inner poet. That was awesome!

    Maybe one day I will be able to convince my mom to join us at a cc. Her heart is more than big enough to share.

    Must . . . resist . . . the urge . . . to . . . call . . . too . . . early . . . HA! The last thing anyone needs is an irritated Asian mom on Mother’s Day.


  178. d1島 May 9, 2010 6:46 am


    Ever the helpful one! 🙂

    No worry, beef curry. All da fuud is safe! 😉


    Yes, indeed. Prayers to erry Mother’s child today as well!

  179. d1島 May 9, 2010 6:48 am

    …off to a “Spiritual” Mountain!
    (wishes of “Good Luck” will be well-received…haha)

  180. wafan May 9, 2010 6:50 am

    Good deed mission for the day completed — successfully! Delivered hot scones to the mommies in the three houses in the neighborhood.

    Hey, the husbands could say nothing. On Father’s Day I sometimes make teriyaki and share that with them. So, if they are in hot water . . .

  181. wafan May 9, 2010 6:54 am

    Kekoa . . .

    The mission of mercy food North on I-5 would be substantially shorter than sending it parcel post to your location.

  182. jm2375 May 9, 2010 6:56 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Mom’s Day to the Tsai-kette Moms!

    I think I’m the first one up. Been sleeping on the couch the past few nights, so as to give hubby my cold, since he will be traveling next weekend. Think I’m the first one up, unless you count the puppy who loves his squeaky toys! 👿

    wafan – you are the bestest. I wish you were my neighbor.

  183. jm2375 May 9, 2010 6:58 am

    😳 …so as NOT to give hubby my cold…

  184. wafan May 9, 2010 6:59 am

    d1 . . .

    Remember to pay homage with the offerings you are sure to provide.

    May the gods release their blessings upon you at the almighty table of worship as your fortune rests on the cubes of fate!

  185. chopsueyboy May 9, 2010 7:01 am

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  186. wafan May 9, 2010 7:03 am

    jm2468 . . .

    One of my friends insisted it was because the couch was more comfortable. Uh-huh. Right.

    Earlier this morning I invited all the Tsaikettes to come over for fresh out of the oven scones. I guess no one was awake at the time. Oh well. Maybe next time!

  187. jm2375 May 9, 2010 7:09 am

    wafan – can you teleport some scones over here to Kailua?

    not sure what’s more annoying – hubby’s buzzsaw or puppy’s squeaky toys at 3am!

  188. wafan May 9, 2010 7:14 am

    jm1359 . . .

    No problem. Do you want the plain, cranberry or blueberry? Perhaps one or two each of them?

    Strawberry preserves, guava jelly, or smothered and dripping with real butter? Or perhaps a little bit of each on each scone?

  189. jm2375 May 9, 2010 7:16 am

    wafan – one of each please. no need da condiments. I’ve got jars of poha and ohelo jam I bought from the farmer’s market. soooo oonnooo.

  190. wafan May 9, 2010 7:19 am

    jm360/3 . . .

    They will be sent right after they come out of the oven. Just need to whip some together for you.

  191. jm2375 May 9, 2010 7:24 am

    wafan – just make sure ST no kakaroach ’em!

  192. LizKauai (iPad) May 9, 2010 7:32 am


    Tsweet brew greetings- a great way to wake up!

    Now- do I wake up the boys or just make my own breakfast??

    <3 <3 <3

  193. Bulla May 9, 2010 7:33 am

    good morning Tsaikos,

    one word could never capture the essence of a moment, no matter how big or small, but one word goes such a long way in this day and age of technological chaos…..but to all the moms out there…………..


    to all the mothers out there, thank-you…..thank-you for loving on your kids, for loving on your husband, for all the sacrifices you’ve made for your family, for going without so they might have….for all the prayers prayed and blessings shared…..


    for just being there when the world has dumped it’s anxiety and problems upon the shoulders of your loved ones…….

    just wanted to say thank-you…..forgive and forget, let go and let God…. this thing called life is waaay to short…..and we all play in the rat race for what? for more toys, more trips, bigger houses, nicer cars, fatter portfolios, more bling….if we’re all in the rat race, the winner is still a rat….. enjoy life, love on your family, be a dream builder, words of encouragement, dream BIG…..play hide and go seek with the kids, slippery slide at kakaako…..spend time with them, love on them……tomorrow is not a given…….only the moment you have right now.

    make memories, make memories, make memories…………..AMEN

  194. wafan May 9, 2010 7:33 am

    jm2*1.5 . . .

    No problem. You live right up the street from the A-Houses, right?

    They being sent!

  195. wafan May 9, 2010 7:35 am


    “They being sent!” = “They are being sent!”

    Besides, I think Mr. Tsai is still asleep.

  196. jm2375 May 9, 2010 7:38 am

    wafan – ST lives up the street from the A-houses. I live a few miles away. But, should some scones get diverted to the A-house abode, I wouldn’t mind.

  197. papajoe2 May 9, 2010 7:38 am


  198. Slugger May 9, 2010 7:43 am

    Good morning!

    Happy Mother’s day to all of the Moms and Mr. Moms out there!

    Off to see my Mom… Esme & out…

  199. wafan May 9, 2010 7:43 am

    jm3711 . . .

    Scones away!

    Oops. Maybe you can sneak in to the Tsai’s residence and grab the scones?

    Worse, I need more stuff to make more scones. Sorry! Maybe next time.

  200. papajoe2 May 9, 2010 8:01 am

    my wife just came back fro california and brought home a lottery ticket. maybe hawaii should go the lottery route to handle the education problem. if a lady just won $266 million, and the place that sold her the winning got $1 million, how much did california “win”? That would also take care of UH’s athletic budget downfalls as they are a public school, and also, leave the hurricane insurance alone. Just think of all the tourists that would buy the lottery ticket. Plus, what is not mentioned is, there are also other winners who had most of the numbers but not all. on that lottery draw alone there were 5 tickets that won $174+ thousand. check out calottery.com to see the amount people won in just the last couple of months. again, if you add up ALL the winninings, not just the grand prize, how much did the state of california win?

  201. Kekoa (iPhone) May 9, 2010 8:03 am

    Jmxxxx ~ Go back sleep. Maybe hubby will make you a nice Mom’s Day breakfast inbed on the couch.

  202. papajoe2 May 9, 2010 8:04 am

    #200 fro = from

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    One fellow wanted to be a Warrior but did not get offered and went away to school but his desire to play for UH, after proving himself on the Mainland, transferred back to UH without a scholarship in hand. But he will get one.

    The ones I get irritated with are those people that turn their noses up at UH and won’t even give UH the time of day. I really don’t think that they can call themselves sons of Hawaii!

    Subtext – I suppose if someone was going to the Ivy League, a MIT or CalTech or a good private school like Northwestern or a Stanford, I can understand that, but to go to someplace like a BYU, there I draw the line.

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    tommui-I second that emotion

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    You said it all, bruddah!

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