Wassup Wit Dat!
May 23rd, 2016

We've been brought up to finish wat you start - well, at least most of us. It's an action dat you try to instill into generation aftah generation dat unless you are committed to complete watevah task is at hand, don't start 'em then.

It's mostly prevalent in youth sports as we try to "teach them a lesson". I've seen many kids come through the program not 'wanting' to play but once they realize dat they are having fun, learning and gaining life experiences, they're wanting to come back the next season. I've shared countless examples with da players like, "why would you sprint 137' knowing dat you only got 3' left to score... and then jog the remaining 3'?" You already sprinted 137, was it that much exasperating to run da remaining 3'?

Think about cooking. Would you prep a 30 ingredient meal with a dozen pans and dishes taking you two hours to prepare..... only to leave it on da stove or in da oven? Would you put on shoes to go on a run and not tie up your laces? Would you go shopping and leave your wallet at home? Wait, now dat might be something you'd want to do.

See anything wrong with dis?







Try look again if you missed but in case you no can figgah it out......

Dis is probably a bit more obvious:





Wassup Wit Dat!

How can you, in pic 1, miss da entire cart return area? Seriously, you were able to push da cart all da way down but didn't want to put it in da actual cart return? Ai-goo.

In pic 2, I actually witnessed dis one. A 55-65 year old Japanee/Filipino looking man was returning his cart and refused to push it three more feet into da cart return. I had to do a double take and chuckled a little. Seriously, da front of da cart was inside already but he couldn't either walk it fully in or give it a small push to roll it in?? He just walked away as if nothing.

Wen I returned our cart aftah loading our car, I 'finished' Uncle's intent. lol

C'mon, have you evah done dat? Well, maybe not da cart thing but started something and nevah finished? We live in da real world and we all have been there, done dat. Whether there may have been some reason or justification for not finishing, let's hope (work for) finishing it especially if you're just three feet away.

Or at least have enough strength to push da cart through.




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May 19th, 2016

I just couldn't believe it wen I heard and read about it on social media and da news. My heart sank, anger enveloped and I was just..... extremely disappointed, well, mostly sick.

Just a few days before graduation ceremonies were to commence, a dozen soon to be graduating seniors from da Moanalua High School Class of 2016 decided that they wanted leave a mark (pun fully intended). Wat these lolo's had done was unfathomably incomprehensible and extremely idiotic to say da least. See for yourself, and no, these are not photo-shopped.





WASSUP WIT DAT!

As an alumnus of Moanalua High School, I couldn't believe it was MY school. At first thought I was thinking (hoping) it was a rival school or something li'dat but nevah one of our own. It's not dat it would make it easier to deal with but who would evah think dat someone would evah do anything back to their own high school - disgruntled or not - especially in Hawai'i wea we are all tied by it. Our high school connections are second nature hea so WTF was going through their minds?

Pranks are made to be temporary and totally in fun. It does get 'competitive' to bettah da next prank but still, dis was not only distasteful, it was down right cruel. Is dat how you really wanted to be remembered - da punks who basically shamed their entire class?

My jaw dropped as I saw image aftah image knowing every single spot of da vandalism left behind. Showing even more stupidity, they didn't know there were surveillance cameras all ovah da place? Were these da Valedictorian students of da 'Breakfast Club'? And to have a DOZEN of them willingly participate without a thought dat maybe they gone too far? There are actually many more vandalized areas and I just couldn't believe how much damage these 12 lolo's had done. And seriously, not dat it would be allowable by any means, but really, my five year old could have tagged 'Seniors' waaaaay bettah than dat. I'm thinking maybe these 12 aren't higher education bound and advocates for higher minimum wages. :roll:

My sincerest gratitude goes out to da staff - and any volunteer - at Moanalua doing their best to quickly have da grounds cleaned up and ready for a special night come Friday. Thank goodness da 12 students were caught and will not participate in graduation! I hope those who know who these people remind them of their foolish acts for years to come.

Life will go on, buildings will be repainted and da grounds will back in shape. Disgusted now but our pride will nevah be diminished - da spirit of Na Menehune will forevah be strong.

All hail Moanalua!




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May 17th, 2016

It's so funny how many experiences dat you share with someone will actually happen to someone else as well - or at least you may think it will. Wen you actually 'see' it, you share yet anoddah experience followed by a laugh or a "I told you so".

Costco, yes, Costco, was yet anoddah adventure. As we were weaving through da 'sample time' aisle's, it was pretty hectic trying to 'control' a two year old on da verge of nap time but it just so happened Da Wife and I, at da exact same moment mind you, glanced ovah to dis oddah ohana with three kids. It appeared dat da dad was trying to talk to one of da young ones and inadvertently ran ovah da mom's heels with da front of da cart. As she whipped around with da meanest stink eye,

Mom: "What the he!!?"
Dad: "Wat? You just walked right in front.
Mom: "Watch what you're doing!"
Dad: "But you walked right in front - it was an accident. Sooorrrry."
Mom: "Geez!"

Da Wife and I just turned to each oddah and bussed out chuckling cause we have done dat and had dat exact same conversation on numerous occasions... and then we had our own conversation.

Da Wife: "Sound familiar?"
BL: *giggling* "Yup."
Da Wife: "He should watch wat he's doing."
BL: "But she walked right in front."
Da Wife: "Still, you would be pissed."
BL: "But she walked right in front."
Da Wife: "We are not about to argue about someone else's argument."

I just laughed and naturally agreed.

How common is dat deja vu moment? Wen it's happening to you, you no think twice and react 'accordingly' but wen it's someone else, you immediately laugh cause it's almost like a mirrored replay showing how silly it was/looked. And at Costco, c'mon, no tell you haven't had a moment li'dat in Costco. lol

Wassup Wit Dat!

Have you evah had a moment reenacted in front of you and your friend/partner? No lie - guarans you have - wat were your reactions? Do you sometimes wondah if oddah people argue, ahem, politely discuss wat you go through? Maybe das why groups like AA, NA, GA are successful - cause they go through da same thing and wen talking/seeing it happen to someone else, you tend to see a different angle of da situation. I truly believe das how we 'evolve' into bettah people wen you actually are able to 'see' it.

Mahalo to those who continue to be silly in public..... it's funny watching my(our)self. lol




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May 13th, 2016

Ok, so today really isn't a lucky day unless you favor da numbah 13 and if so, then today would be double-licious lucky cause it's Friday da 13th... in case you haven't noticed.

For those paralyzed by today's (un)fortunate date, you probably have paraskavedekatriaphobia - da fear of Friday the 13th and from those who conduct studies dat 'normal' people don't even imagine, they've come up with dis:

As quoted from Wikipedia: 

According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day.

Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. "It's been estimated that [US]$800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day".[5]

I would think dat on any given day people don't want to get out of bed. lol

Wassup Wit Dat!

Now wea do I sign up to conduct "studies" li'dis cause wouldn't you love a gig dat seemingly you don't have a clue as to why you would research such a thing? Wat oddah funky kine studies have you heard/read about? Recall any dat you wondah who/why da heck a study li'dat would even be considered?

Have great, safe and luck filled FGF!




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May 10th, 2016

My mind thinks so but I guess da days aren't agreeing with me. I'm ovahloaded, ovahwhelmed, ovah it. lol So hea's a little somethin' somethin' - a blast from da past to get your mind off Wed, ur, Tuesday.

Click hea to try your hand at Grinds Quiz - Part 2 (created by Braddah Tracey Nishibun) and let us know how you did!

Or you could just go out and sample all da grindz..... or feel free to drop some off if da mood should strike you. 😀