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Monthly Archives: March 2011

I know you got people all over asking for donations, but the way I see it if you are blessed you should help. You dodged the tsunami/help the ones that got hit, you got a home and food/help the homeless that don’t. I seen a flyer for this before the tsunami/earthquake went down. And yes help and pray for Japan! But also don’t forget charity begins at home. I thought this was a dope idea. $20 and you get a bowl of soup and some bread, some entertainment (i dunno what it is), and a hand made pottery bowl created by members of the Hawai’i Pottery Guild. The soup is from some of the best restaurants on the island too. You get a meal, a bowl you can keep or give it away as a gift, and you help out River of Life Mission and Hawai’i Meals on Wheels to help less fortunate people right here in Hawai’i. Brownie points indeed. I have a hard time giving homeless people money because I get mad when I see people who I gave money for food go to the liquor store and buy booze or drugs! This way you make sure they getting food! Bless and be blessed.


Sorry for not being online. Not that I don’t want to, just got super busy. Planning huge events (personal and public), finishing my last Statistics class (I hope for life!). Just when everything was all good the tsunami coming. I hate (try not to hate things but I hate this) natural disasters. So when Japan got hit I felt bad. Then when we had tsunami coming I was all oh shit! My house isn’t in the low lying evacuation zone, but I got ready to run up the hills anyways. I had to focus on my dogs, I didn’t have enough leashes for the tribe. I gotta buy more. Then I looked at my emergency list. Most things were covered, but not the water situation. Hurricane season I got water on lock (ask me about my strategy. its simple. Costco) but this tsunami caught me sleeping. I packed up, cleaned out my car (that was the real task) and got ready just incase we had to leave. My house is 2 miles from the beach, yet I dunno how they calculate those maps in front of the phone book, and if their math is wrong I don’t want to pay for it. Having my dogs forced me to choose material things or the pack. The pack means a lot to me, so bye bye collectibles. Flood/water is a little easier for me to deal with than winds blowing your house down, but as I prayed for Hawai’i’s safety and recovery for Japan I was glad to see that if I lost my things the only thing I needed was someone to hold my hand and let me know it would be ok no matter what. Wow.

Glad we are safe, but don’t take nothing for granted, and don’t mess around when they warn you. All these donkeys going near the beach when the fire/police trying to clear the area pissed me off. I’m all about survival of the fittest and also about not wishing ill will on nobody, but I couldn’t help but to think that if the super huge wave washed these fools away their family and friends would pay for their stupidity, not the donkeys. I also thought if there was a sniper on the roof of the hotels with a paintball gun that would help things out too? I’m just saying.

Moral of the story: count your blessings, be prepared, get your priorities strait, and Jesus is always ready to hold your hand. Now to patch the holes in the things missing in my emergency prep kit. I don’t own a first aid kit. I got band aides, but that’s it. And to buy a new can opener (CHEE!).

Herb Kane was a legend in my book. While there are many artists that paint Hawaiiana, Herb Kane was the man! My days at Kamehameha allowed me to see a wide variety of his artwork. As an art student back then, I could only imagine having the patience to paint such fine details on a large scale. My favorite spot to chill during school was at the tables right in front of his Battle at Nu’uanu Pali painting in the library (I’m not sure if its the original one…Kamehameha got money but they known to be smart ant reprint them so the originals don’t get messed up…go look at my friend Solomon Enos’ work at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center…all reprinted so the tourist dont get sand on um). I one time tried to count how many warriors were falling off in that painting. I kinda wish I had that as a print. I truely wish I had his skills. My drawings sucked in comparison, but Mr. Kane’s paintings really inspired me to continue to try. I should sketch something today. Mahalo ia Herb no kou mau ki’i kamaha’o!

He painted one of my favorite spots!

You aint artsier than me WINNING! Lofa x Suitmanx Alex Pardee x Space & Sound. Thanks Charlie for WINNING!, thanks Suitman for photo, thanks Pardee for SICK drawing (get the print and the Upper Playground shirt!), and thanks Annie for the photoshoping!

If you didn’t know I like to dig for records. Maybe not be the jems you look for, but it’s the hunt for me that I enjoy. Most of the time I want either b-boy breaks, dope hiphop (golden, current, saferap, backpacker, etc.), danceable stuff (booty, stevie-b, freestyle, etc.), or Hawaiian. My friends that actually dj clown me because I don’t even own a turntable (I got fisher price one? But I never played nothing on it) but I buy wax. The real reason I buy wax is because when they first came out they were decent prices, but now they pricey. I’m not on that tip to flip wax yet but one day I will be. But I just hate when I sleep on something cheap then and now they pricey as a mofo.

A while back I got an email from someone a while back about my favorite local comic book called Pineapple Man. He saw my blog post and asked if I could find some. I used to buy them all the time from JJ’s in Kane’ohe (livicated!). When they were open they sold the ashcan versions (google that son! You comic book heads should know) for like $2 i think? Well JJ’s closed and I didn’t go to town much, so my comics fell off. I didn’t buy doubles because I was broke as a kid and I only needed to read it once and in the bag it went. Anywho the guy from the mainland who emailed me asked if I could find them because they were a grip in the mainland. I know they were small runs but who knew the only comic from Hawai’i (that I know of yet, wait there’s Gordon Rider) was a hit in the mainland? I picked up my copies of the full sized Pineapple Man from the Hawai’i Library book sale so I figured I could find them again. Unfortunately no luck. Issue 1 is going for $100 each. WTF? l finally got a hold of some back issues, but still mad that I coulda scooped up choke and made a killing. You never know what things are gonna be worth later.

PS. The guy emailed me back and said that they made Pineapple Man plush? Now my hunt really begins!

Another day for girls to enjoy getting gifts and stuff. Cus V-day isn’t enough? How come Boy’s no get jack on Boys Day (EFF Children’s Day). But we get to fly koi? Word!

I don’t have the patience to make custom bentos but I do like looking (and eating) them. AiBento is one of the websites I love geeking out on. Here’s their girl’s day bento they made. Make it for your girl? Maybe I try.

Read more about it here and read when you looking for some bento ideas and recipes. Kudos to Pikko

So the Bizarre Foods guy used to be homeless and an addict. And he’s trying to help people that are homeless. Word. Travel Channel gonna give up to $100,000 if a million people watch the show. You gonna watch tv anyways right? You might as well watch and make sure Travel Channel gives $100K. Bizarre Foods is actually a good show and I’m all about helping the homeless. So help out and give the show a gander. Much easier than pulling your own money out of your wallet.

More about 100,000 Homes here