Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!

December 31st, 2008
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It's officially da last day of da year.... :grin: :sad: :???: :mrgreen:

I dunno about you but I think DIS is da bestest holiday of da whole year! Wen else can you pah-tay hard, blow shtuff up and not get busted? Did I mention you can be all kolohe li'dat and say stuff like, "no worries Babe, I clean 'em up..... next yea'!"  :lol:

I gotta admit, our hui has diminished some - either moved or get family - and we've had some wild New Year's in da past but da fellahs dat still around... they wat you call true friends!

It's kinda strange fo' us cause evah since I could remembah all da way back to high school dayz, we've always pah-tay'd with friends. Sure we were always at someone's house with a "host family" and we put in calls to da parents as da time got near, but wen da clock struck midnight da boys were always together blasting off da multiple and deafening 10,000+ strands.

Well, you kinda don't wanna be near us if there are fireworks involved cause we're pyro's.... well ok, jus' me. I don't make bombs or anything but I do like to see wat will/can blow up. I once threw a whole bunch of firecrackers, morning glories and some oddah stuff inside my friends mailbox to see if da mailbox would blow da lid off... nada... but next thing we knew we needed a water hose pronto! :shock:

We also raced bottle rockets down the streets (crossed our fingahs it wouldn't go undah any cars) and in da kolohe days used to shoot 'em off da car while driving as if we were in Desert Storm. And if by some miracle at da end of da night all da fireworks not pau, I just make a bonfire and light it up. :shock:

(Any of da above information posted in WWD! is strictly for amusement purposes only and will deny any wrongdoing while pleading da 5th).  :grin:

New Year's is unreal wen you think about it although it has lost some of it's luster with permit fees and now da econonomy - regardless, it's still fun if you're able to do it. Wat trips me out is how many "illegal" aerials are out there.

Where I live in Pearl City, it started from November a nightly show of illegals going off and as each night passed it grew and grew. Just da oddah night it must have been at least a five minute show with supah loud cherry bombs exploding and setting off car alarms left and right.

Come less than 24 hours from now, da "smell" in da air, da food, da drink, da friends and family..... can't ask fo' anything more right? :wink: Unless you asthmatic and need a filtered mask.... but how you going talk, eat and drink, I dunno. :lol:

Before you bust out your New Year's plan and mo'olelo's, how many of you make New Year Resolutions? How many of you stick to them? At least one?

As you know WWD! is not "normal" and we like to have fun (ok, poke fun) so let's try something new.... how's about New Year Breakers! Lurkahs, feel free to join in at anytime - it will be da New Year aftah all.

Here's a few - and keep 'em coming - but if I figgah right, we should be able to hit at least a thousand posts (one "Breaker" per post please) since New Year Resolutions nevah last long but at least you'll fulfill every single one of da Breakers! :lol:

  • I promise dat I will not stop at one serving... maybe at two... well depends if it's buffet.
  • I promise to go to da gym.... when I feel like it.
  • I promise to be grumpy at least one time a week.
  • I promise to post more often on Wassap Wit Dat!

 

Pah-tay hard, Pah-tay safe
All you drivahs, don't tempt fate
Drink tonight, drive you not
Arrive alive, leave awake

Enjoy da lights with smoke filled air
Da magic comes but once a year
Eat up, drink up - have a good time
I hope to see you in 2009

 

 

 

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52 Responses to “Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!”

  1. GA Bows:

    Happy New Year to everyone. . hope you have a save and a fun night!
    Oh miss New Year's Eve on the island, it's not the same here in the states.

    Anyways, I promise to stop smoking.


  2. islandgirl in nc:

    Have a fun and safe night! I will miss those midnight fireworks where every single house in the neighborhood had strings going off at the same time. The noise was outrageous. My favorite was our neighbor next door who had the most immaculate lawn. He always faithfully put up his string of fireworks but did not want to mess up his lawn. Each year he would come up with different ways to catch all the rubbish... corrugated roofing on the lawn, a large steel barrel, etc. But never fail, it would always leave those familiar red pieces of paper each year scattered all over. Just more good luck for the year, I say!

    Haven't thought much about making any resolutions... but here's hoping for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year for everyone! We'll be starting here 5 hours before y'all!


  3. Ocean Lover:

    Have fun BL and be safe! Happy New Years!

    OL


  4. NKHEA:

    Howzit everybody :)

    Have a good one, and be safe all you WWD bradda's and sista's :D

    gatta go fo now, goin come back lata's :) :D :P


  5. Kelli:

    Happy New Year, Braddah Lance! Don't party too hard. Eh, you guys get half day or what? Some of us gotta work one FULL day. WWD!


  6. Ynaku:

    Happy New Years my Bruddah Lance and to Da Wife. You guys had good fun this year yeah. Think of the good times.

    Thanks for the fun time this year. Looking for more next year and hope we meet again IRL


  7. bamboohouse808:

    Happy New Year to BL and all the Kwonics and Lanceformers!!

    I miss living near "da boys". We all grew up together from small kid time and we would all celebrate New Years together every year. Now that some of us moved away, it gets harder to get together like that. Now, we text each other at midnight and try and hookup on New Year's Day.

    As for my New Year Breaker - I will work out every other day.....bwahahahaha


  8. Shizah:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! Sorry neva post long time. Hope everybody be safe tonight. I promise to stop smoking and drinking.


  9. Kat:

    Hau'oli Makahiki Hou.... Halos for cheering me up, New Years has never been the same for me since I 'wen move mainlan... Ohhhh I would give anything to pah-tay in kalihi right now.


  10. hemajang:

    Happy New Year BL and rest of your loyal bloggers. Be safe folks. Your newspaper has a good editorial on a consumer ban on fireworks...I agree totally. Of course, I old and have mellowed out considerably.


  11. Bre:

    Happy New Year to one and all (especially BL and Ynaku!).

    I don't know what we are doing tonight. Probably just stay home and celebrate our first married new year. It is difficult to do too much as my mom lives with us and my nephew and his pregnant girl friend just moved in. That is a party in itself!

    I hope everyone has a great time but be safe!!!


  12. B:

    Hauoli Makahiki Hou bradda Lance and everybodies ova hea. have a good one an be safe.
    nowdays,since da kids stay beeg, only make small quiet kine noise. no moa all da pyro kine. everybodies get udder places fo pahtay, so we do lil bit den pau. but its all good.
    I resolute fo do moa blog ova hea cuz BL like make hea "moa badder",(quoting one warrior player).


  13. sassy7:

    Feliz Ano Nuevo....Manuia le tausaga fou....Hauoli Makahiki Hou.....everybody.....keep safe gang....if you drink...get a designated driver...if you no drink...be the designated driver....no more fireworks like the islands here....but will be getting together with some friends tonight...leaving the party early as the keiki's will be with us...going to some friends house from McKinley High/Marynoll...on new years day...so good to find locals who can just hang loose with....

    New year's breaker....same goal every year...for loose 50lbs....this year I only did 30.....work it ...work it.........and to have an attitude of gratitude all year long.......

    So...bottoms up everybody.....KWONICS....looking forward to what the New Year will bring...my best to all of you......BL....thanks for keeping me connected....through the blog....u da man!!!!!


  14. 9th Island Girl:

    Wow, sassy7! Good for you, losing 30!!! Every year my goal is the same: lose weight.

    My breaker: I exercise my right not to exercise... :)


  15. kako mochi:

    happy new year everyone!!

    *yes . . . i'm still here . . . leave on saturday!

    i'll be in the PC, w/the parents and everyone else on the block - we play cards, eat, play w/firecrakers, and DRINK!! my brother has 3 big coolers full of fireworks left over from last year . . . so i guess i'll be busy all night!

    hmmm . . . this could be the party BL was tryna get me to throw earlier this year! if you can find my parent's house - come in! make a plate, grab a beer/drink, and take a seat at the poker table in the back :) everybody is aunty or uncle . . . no be shame . . . they'll all ack like they know you from before anyway!! LOL ~ typical local style!!

    anyway - i don't tell anybody my resolutions . . . i think they're like birthday and wish bone wishes- if you say it out loud, it won't come true! i started making new year's slogans a couple years ago . . . '07 was "no drama in the Oh 7!!", '08 was "feeling great in Oh 8", not sure what '09 will be yet . . . maybe - "more wine in Oh 9!!"


  16. Ynaku:

    Thanks Bre, for that special wish. Same from my family to yours. Happy New Year.


  17. anklebiters:

    Happy New Years to BL and the WWD bloggers :!:

    70 and sunny today....great firework weather..


  18. opso:

    Happy New Year's.....Eve to BL and Da Wife and to all you Kwonics out dea!! *insert party reveling emoticon here*

    *i promise to watch less k-dramas* :roll:


  19. Braddah Lance:

    GA Bows:
    Oh miss New Year’s Eve on the island, it’s not the same here in the states.

    But you hea' in spirit right? :wink:

    Anyways, I promise to stop smoking.

    Au'right! A first breaker!
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    islandgirl in nc:
    Have a fun and safe night! I will miss those midnight fireworks where every single house in the neighborhood had strings going off at the same time. The noise was outrageous.

    How else you going know it's "New Year"? :lol:

    Each year he would come up with different ways to catch all the rubbish

    We used to do au'kine too... no work so we just clean up aftah.

    We’ll be starting here 5 hours before y’all!

    See! Hawaii always late again! :lol:
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    Ocean Lover:
    Have fun BL and be safe! Happy New Years!

    Right back at 'cha!
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    NKHEA:
    gatta go fo now, goin come back lata’s

    Who you kiddin'? You going be out by 9pm. :lol: I shouldn't laugh... I'll probably be out by 10pm. :mrgreen:
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    Kelli:
    Happy New Year, Braddah Lance! Don’t party too hard. Eh, you guys get half day or what? Some of us gotta work one FULL day. WWD!

    Awwwww.... you poor thing. :cry: Wea' you working by da way? You can tell me offline.... I'm always looking fo' hook ups! :grin:
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    Ynaku:
    Thanks for the fun time this year. Looking for more next year and hope we meet again IRL

    Rogah dat! But you fo'get, YOU guys make WWD! fun!
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    bamboohouse808:
    As for my New Year Breaker - I will work out every other day…..bwahahahaha

    :lol: Yeah, those 12oz curls are killahs! :lol:
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    Shizah:
    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! Sorry neva post long time. Hope everybody be safe tonight. I promise to stop smoking and drinking.

    Yeah, my post count has been dropping. :cry: As far as your breaker... dat'll be ovah in about a few hours. :lol:
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    Kat:
    Hau’oli Makahiki Hou…. Halos for cheering me up, New Years has never been the same for me since I ‘wen move mainlan… Ohhhh I would give anything to pah-tay in kalihi right now.

    E Komo Mai Kat! And you know you can always hele on to WWD! and feel good... well, at least most da time! Hope your New Years starts off with a bang! (get it? - yikes, didn't mean gun shot... mean't firecrackahs) :grin:
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    hemajang:
    Your newspaper has a good editorial on a consumer ban on fireworks…I agree totally. Of course, I old and have mellowed out considerably.

    I'll be sure to read it! I only usually read da weekend papah... I know I know... but I work hea'. :roll:
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    Bre:
    Happy New Year to one and all (especially BL and Ynaku!).

    Ho wow! We special yeah? Special ED. :lol:

    I don’t know what we are doing tonight. Probably just stay home and celebrate our first married new year.

    Congratulations again!
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    B:
    I resolute fo do moa blog ova hea cuz BL like make hea “moa badder”,(quoting one warrior player).

    Is dat a breaker already? :lol:
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    sassy7:
    New year’s breaker….same goal every year…for loose 50lbs….this year I only did 30…..work it …work it…

    WOW! Awesome! See wat happens wen you stay off da ulu?! :lol: j/k You go girl!
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    9th Island Girl:
    My breaker: I exercise my right not to exercise…

    Yeah! Me too.
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    kako mochi:
    *yes . . . i’m still here . . . leave on saturday!

    I thought WWD! wen bore you out already... :sad: But glad to see you still around! :grin:

    if you can find my parent’s house - come in! make a plate, grab a beer/drink, and take a seat at the poker table in the back everybody is aunty or uncle . . . no be shame . . .

    Ho, I not going be shame but I afraid once I come inside, I not going leave. :lol:
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    anklebiters:
    70 and sunny today….great firework weather..

    Also good fo' golf! :grin:
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    opso:
    *i promise to watch less k-dramas*

    Awesome breaker... should be done by 8pm yeah? :lol:


  20. buddahbelly:

    Happy New Year Bruddah Lance and fellow bloggers! Be safe and love each other. Hoping 2009 is better than '08. I used to look forward to burning the fireworks but now, I rather watch, getting older guess. I'm ending this year with a cold brew and starting 2009 with the same, a toast to you all!


  21. Ynaku:

    Hey WWD! Pau work for the year. Everyone have a safe and great New Years.

    Chee Hoo!!!!!

    *fist bump* guys and xoxo ladies


  22. lj:

    I don't know what we're doing tonight...I'm usually on the Big Island for New Years and this will be the first time in forevers that I'll be in Honolulu. Probably go to a friend's house or something.

    On a side note, we've been seeing a lot of aerial fireworks on a nightly basis in my neighborhood (Kakaako side)...anyone else seeing these in their neighborhoods? It's nice since my view of the Friday night fireworks is blocked by condos but I'm sure it's not legal...

    Happy New Year everyone - I hope 2009 is your best year yet! :)


  23. Rodney:

    Happy New Year, bruddah Lance!

    Gotta say, you make the bestest kim chee! Mahalos

    Best wishes to you and da wife for 2009.

    UR


  24. BananaFysh:

    Happy New Year BL!! :D

    Okay, I go put some "Breakers"

    "I'll stop drinking beer in 2009."

    :lol:


  25. BananaFysh:

    "I'll exercise EVERY DAY, and lose a bunch of pounds!"

    :lol:


  26. Braddah Lance:

    buddahbelly:
    I’m ending this year with a cold brew and starting 2009 with the same, a toast to you all!

    Jus' like me! :mrgreen:
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    Ynaku:
    *fist bump* guys and xoxo ladies

    Why, wat if I like xoxo too? :lol:
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    lj:
    I don’t know what we’re doing tonight…I’m usually on the Big Island for New Years and this will be the first time in forevers that I’ll be in Honolulu. Probably go to a friend’s house or something.

    You're welcome to come by.... jus' look fo' da bonfire in da middle of da road. :eek:
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    Rodney:
    Gotta say, you make the bestest kim chee! Mahalos

    Dang... you didn't get da "special" one. Jus' joke! :lol: Glad you enjoyed it!

    Best wishes to you and da wife for 2009.

    And da same to you and yours!
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    BananaFysh:
    Okay, I go put some “Breakers”
    “I’ll stop drinking beer in 2009.”
    “I’ll exercise EVERY DAY, and lose a bunch of pounds!”

    :lol: Perfect!


  27. BananaFysh:

    "I'll do more work and spend less time on the blogs."

    :razz:


  28. BananaFysh:

    "I won't boost post counts by making numerous, meaningless posts."

    :lol:


  29. Kelli:

    Braddah Lance: Oops! Do the people I work with read your blog? They're letting us go at 2. I going e-mail you where I "work" at.


  30. Coconut Willy:

    Happy New Year BL and all your faithful readers and bloggers.
    Thanks for all the great topics this past year and looking forward to a great '09.

    Have a safe one everybody!


  31. GA Bows:

    Will always be back in the islands in spirit. . .

    Another breaker. . . I promise to save more and spend less. LMAO


  32. Masako:

    Have a great New Years Braddah Lance and everyone else. Be safe and be careful! No resolutions for me, just looking forward to a great year!


  33. BananaFysh:

    Are we at 1000 yet? :roll:


  34. BananaFysh:

    K-den, I'll put more "breakers"

    "I will switch to a vegan lifestyle."
    :razz:


  35. BananaFysh:

    "No more R-rated movies for me! Only wholesome, family fare from now on!"


  36. BananaFysh:

    "I will stay awake and be attentive during all meetings at work."

    :lol:
    :lol:
    :lol:


  37. BananaFysh:

    "No more complaining about other peoples driving habits!"

    :razz:


  38. BananaFysh:

    "I shall not fart in the elevator, and then blame the old guy standing next to me."

    :shock:
    :lol:


  39. BananaFysh:

    Are we at a 1000 now? :lol:

    No? K-den,

    "I will only post in the HA blogs when I have something intelligent to say."

    :lol:

    :lol:


  40. NKHEA:

    Ok, back for now :)

    Breakers; 1) will quit drinking beea's (if you beleive dat, you like buy land
    on da BI)
    2) no goin eat poke anymo (yeah, right)
    3) not going laugh at BL wen he try SUP (impossible)
    4) going give everybody the best waves (neva happen)
    5) going work mo hard (now that really one joke)
    6) not going spend so much money (might be in jail so no
    need worry).
    7) going be really be nice to IKHEA (had to say dat she stay
    right behind me)

    Ok, going tink of a few mo wen I stay makin ready for Pah-Tay :)


  41. Ynaku:

    Hey BL

    XOXO to my bruddah :D


  42. M:

    Have a Happy New Year BL and Terri!!!! :) and every else out dea!!! :)

    Be safe, don't drink and drive!

    BL, tanks again fo da Kim Chee, dat's da bestes... :)


  43. Rod's Big Bro:

    BL, thanks again for dat story about da one maka popoki. And "A Happy & Prosperous New Year" to all posters & lurkahs, that make the Triad the place to be everyday, except last Friday. Ynaku & NKHEA, making my plans to get to BI, in 2009.


  44. King Katonk:

    BL,
    Just want to wish you and your loved ones a great 2009.
    All the best in this coming year.

    I can't wait for next year's football season...
    Go Warriors and Go Niners!


  45. anklebiters:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR from AZ!!!!!

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot
    and never brought to mind?
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot
    and days of auld lang syne?
    For auld lang syne, my dear,
    for auld lang syne,
    we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
    for auld lang syne.

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot
    and never brought to mind?
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot
    and days of auld lang syne?
    And here’s a hand, my trusty friend
    And gie’s a hand o’ thine
    We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
    For auld lang syne


  46. NKHEA:

    "HAPPY NEW YEAR" all you bugga's


  47. KAN:

    HNY evvryboddy.

    My breakers:
    I will not stress freak out.


  48. KAN:

    Breaker #2:
    I will not sacrifice reading books or engaging in hobbies because I feel like I have to be PRODUCTIVE.


  49. KAN:

    Breaker #3:
    I will watch more movies this year.


  50. snow:

    Happy New Year BL and Terri, as well as the Kwonics, Lanceformers and Lurkahs out dea! Hope your new year is off to a great start!! :)


  51. McLovin:

    BL,
    On the big island we used to "race" the bottle rockets on the street too. The only difference is that we used to start it on our drive way and we built a ramp so it would "jump" over the main road. Fortunately a vacant lot was on the other side. We had to be careful with the bottle rockets because we lived on an anthurium and the bottle rockets would burn the shade cloth. I hate to admit this but the "sickest" thing me and my cousins did with firecracker was to put it in a bun, light it and feed it to the pigs. Believe it or not when the firecracker exploded, the pigs did not even flinch. (These were huge pigs). It was surreal to see the smoke wafting out of its nose and mouth. Man, my uncle was furious when he found out what we were doing. (And rightfully so). PETA would have a field day with this oene.


  52. McLovin:

    Oh yeah another fun one was putting a duck brand firecracker under a vienna sausage can. Man, that thing shot up like a rocket. Pretty high elevation too.