Anybody Wanna Cruise Waik's?

May 29th, 2009
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A few weeks ago - before I was sick - Da Wife and I had always talked about cruising Waik's (short for Waikiki for all da non-kama'aina folk).      :wink:

So Da Wife and I hopped in da car and drove down one lazy Sunday afternoon just to see how it's changed and we were pleasantly surprised.

Besides the transformation of the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.... and the rebuild of the "Boardwalk" on Lewers Street.... and the Duty Free fish tank gone.... and the Waikiki Theaters closed down.... and a couple of buildings empty.... it pretty much looked the same. :roll:

There's always a certain vibe in Waik's - maybe it's just because we were "playing tourist" or maybe it's because the weather was fantastic but nonetheless, it was actually fun to cruise around on foot. While we mainly stayed around the Kalakaua/Royal Hawaiian area, it certainly felt like we walked a mini-marathon!

Follow da pictoral below of wat we saw.... and click hea to see more!

 

We started off on da Ewa end across the street of the Royal Hawaiian at the newly redesigned Lewers Street. It has a ton of stores and restaurants to please tourist and kama'aina alike.

 

 

There's even a store with guess who drawn on da window........ BJ Penn!

 

 Da Wife and I   :grin:

 

 

 

 And wat would Waik's be without a street named after one Hawaii's favorite entertainers - the late Don Ho.

 

 

 No, it is not an obscene carving. It's actually a Harley carved out of wood! Pretty cool... even if I'm not old enough to ride a Harley.  :razz:

 

You know wea dis is? If you can't remembah... it's wea the old metal statue of the fisherman throwing spear was at with the waterfall and hula stage. They really opened up da area and it looks much bettah.

 

 

 

Can you spot Da Wife? We took a stroll inside to get a bite to eat. Wea? Read on to find out. 

 

From all da times I've walked in The International Marketplace, I've nevah noticed da "yellow brick road". It actually helps you find your way in, out and about so you don't get lost - how cool is dat!

 

Is dis a postcard photo op or wat? :grin:

 

 

Check out da store...... Can you spot Da Wife?
I feel a SOS coming soon.
   :lol:

 


C'mon.... you can't fo'get about da "magic" pearls. Tap it three times and say it with me........ A-L-O-O-O-O-H-A! 

 

 

 

Starving by now so we head to Puka Dog for a quick snack.

 

 

 It's like da Soup Nazi (ala Seinfeld) wea you order in steps.

 

 

 Once your bread gets properly toasted.... it goes on "tap"......

 

 

Check out all da sauces they have on "tap". Shmall kine nutz yeah?

 

 

Just like filling up a draft.......

 

 

Was there any doubt which sauce I wanted?

 

 

 

Like the store's name, it's a Puka Dog - literally a dog in a hole. Dis is da top of da hole..... before da big bite!

 

 

 

See, it takes two hands to hold da buggah.

 

 

Sorry, dis pictah isn't da prettiest but it surah was onolicious!

Make surah wen da cashier asks you wea you from, you say hea so you get one kama'aina discount..... yeah, it's not a myth.... still get stores dat offer dat.

 

 

 

Walkin' back around and you can see why hotel occupancy is down..... cause no mo' people.

 

 

Hey! I used to work hea! In fact, dis very store! Store #54 of uku-million. Ahhh, da memories.

 

 

I dunno about you but a Hello Kitty spam musubi keychain?! And hea I thought they were only in manapua's.   LOL.  I kid I kid!   LOL :lol:

 

Now I dunno about you but I was trippin' out dat they were sold out of a brush costing dat much! :shock:

 

 

Does it help grow hair? Or maybe it gets da white out?

 

 

Would you believe they would leave bricks of gold just out in da open?

 

 

Don't ask how much it costs.... you'd think you were actually buying a 'real' gold brick!

 

 

 

Damn I look good huh?

 

 

Had to stop by and stroll through the "Pink Palace".

 

In da lobby area, there's a hugemangeous nostalgic looking map of da islands. There were about five tourist admiring it the same time I was.

 

 

It doesn't get any more "Waikiki" than dis! :cool:

 

Of course we couldn't leave without getting a slice of cheesecake!!

 

 

 

We stopped by Burger On The Edge again using up the last of our gift certificates and it was ONO! Except, don't get da "Kick Ass Chili Fries"... not so 'kick ass' if you ask me. Stick with da truffle fries and you won't be disappointed. And now they even offer wheat bread! Yum.

 

 

So there it is. Waik's enjoyed like a couple of "kama'aina tourist" and I gotta admit it was fun! We got to do a bit of window shopping, people watching and just taking in the sights and sounds of otherwise anoddah part of Hawaii. If you get a chance, DO IT! You deserve to have a little fun and enjoy wat Hawaii has to offer.... unless you're a hermit or a killjoy.

If at da end of da day you're still unhappy, put on dis shirt and make yourself happy.....

If there's anything Waik's has plenty of..... it's beer.

Happy Feel Good Friday everybodies! ......... Lurkahs too. 

 

 

 

 

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32 Responses to “Anybody Wanna Cruise Waik's?”

  1. Center Of Thought:

    Aloha BL - glad you're feelin betta!

    Waikiki still has a really special place in my heart. Of course I used to cruise there as a kid...jump the wall, cruise around, jumpin in the hotel pools, etc. Later, as a yong adult, I loved the nightlife - lived on Liliuokalani a couple blocks from the beach...used to cruise in the Trans Am around and around Waikiki with the tunes cranked.

    When I went back home to visit, I stayed in Mililani with my ohana; cruisin the local area, north shore etc.

    For New Years Eve, I got a room in Waikiki across the street from the Royal Haw'n Center - just to hang out in town for a couple days, spend time with my son, and just kinda see how things changed (or stayed the same). I HAD to do it - the trip wouldn't have been complete.

    I gotta say that, overall, it really seemed more the same, than different. same hotels were there, same beaches, same drunk obnoxious tourists (hee hee). It was almost nostalgic in a way.

    Yeah, some things are new like you said - Lewers Street, the renovated Royal Hawaiian, a few newer retail spots, etc. But overall, I was struck by how much the place has remained the same. I have to say, tho - the f*cking cigerettes in the water from the tourists pissed me off. Water's getting a bit more dirtier there. If I EVER see somebody littering the 'aina or thowing crap in my ocean, I'm goin' off. I'll open a major can of whoop ass on these ignorant people. Hate that sh*t...ooops, sorry - had to get the "protect our land" speech off my chest haha

    Anyway, I will ALWAYS love going there and hanging out - whether I'm visiting, or if I move back and live on O'ahu.

    btw, serious BL - you never knew there was the yellow path through the Intl Marketplace? As a keiki, I used to wander throu there and just follow the path (right to the shave ice stand). I thought the place seemed much bigger than it actually is, and it didn't smell as "coconutty" as I remember it being. Also, no more sugarcane slices for sale - THOSE were the bomb!

    Mahaloz again for the trip back home, and down the winding road of memory lane, brother. All my best!


  2. Ynaku:

    Alooooooha. Cool. Thanks for taking us along on your walk. Some pix never load (da ones with da wife) but nice anyway. I go check out the other site laters.

    Brah that angle of the wooden harley is unreals. Look like someone was.......never mind. And you never too old to own one. ;)

    Cuz you almost back to form. Maaaahaaaaaalo


  3. roach:

    BL,

    I dunno bout da oddah braddahs but I no like to go to Waikiki. Too much dumb peoples stay down dea. Dey cross da street against light and act pupule afta a few drinks la dat and pakin is so much kala. Wen I was yonga, we usto go movies in Waikiki and check out da young tourist chicks but now mo betta stay home. I only go dea, if i gotta go to a wedding or a patay la dat.
    U no, I think das da same about people dat live nea one tourist place. My friend in SF nevah like go to Fishaman's Wharf wen I like go but she wen go wen I wen ask her nicely la dat. And my niece in Vegas, she no like go to da strip, downtown ok but no strip la dat.
    Happy FGF la dat, maybe one joke laytas.


  4. M:

    Good Morning BL! :)

    I haven't cruise waikiki in a long time myself, it's time to check it out too. Gotta go night time too. The street performers are out on the sidewalks.

    Have a FGF everyone!


  5. Ocean Lover:

    Mahalo BL! You seem "back to form" to me. I haven't gone to Waikiki in YEARS! Seems a lot of the locals DON'T. Your pictorial provided me a snapshot of what I'm missing out on.

    MAYBE I can drag Da Wife to take an afternoon stroll down there one of these weekends. We could play tourists if just for a few hours and see what the tourists spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars for to experience.......and its right here in our back yard!

    Mahalo again for making me appreciate what we have.

    OL


  6. Rosette:

    THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN TOUR! I enjoy walking around our city..thanks for showing us around....YUP THE BIKE IS obscene why esle would he carve it that way!


  7. Rosette:

    OH THE CAKE...gotta have cake!


  8. Kage:

    I was just in Waiks recently too. Wow talk about flashbacks. We used to go there often for movie premiers before the big screen Ward, Dole, etc.

    Parking in the garage behind what used to be the Waikiki Theaters was flat rate $7 Friday night. It still looks the same after all these years. Its a wonder I used to be able to get in and out of that place with my car back then in my inebriated state. I had to be careful this time around in my sober state.


  9. KAN:

    Auright BL! Glad you're feeling better and mahaaaaaaalos for takin' us on yo' tour.

    All da fuuud pix makin' me ono fo lunch arreddy. Wea you guyzes wen park? Royal Hawn' SC?

    Last time I was in Waikiki was my cousin's wedding last year Feb. Last time I went cruising around Waikiki was at least 3 years ago. Good fun, but NCH for too long - it's hot, some people are nuts, etc. But dere's some stuffs no can see/get anyplace else - certain entertainers (no, I don't mean the "business women" on Kuhio and Kalakaua) and certain food.


  10. B:

    I have a fondness for Waiks as I used to work there for nearly 30years.(BL- did you work for the company with the blue/white logo w/da plenny choke stores. you mentioned store #54, I worked dat company too.)

    yep, no need spend too much kala to enjoy waiks. afta da previous mayor wen spend choke on revitalizing waiks, it's actually much better now. go stroll down san souci promenade side, find one bench den watch da beautiful sunset. walk down kalakaua, might have hawaiian music on da mound by Duke's statue. evening time get street performers, actually get some good music to be heard.jus cruise around, goin get someting you like.

    like Ocean Lover said , tourist spend uku bucks for see waiks(mahalo to da tourists) us guys can get all dis fo free.

    happy FGF everybodies. have a great weekend.


  11. kate:

    Glad to see you are feeling better Lance! You were so sick last week. What happened to your pictures? Cannot see.....!

    Even now as a visitor, I rarely venture into the heart of Waikiki. Many years ago, we decided to stay at the Mariott and we really had a good time. We walked around and check out the tourist things like you. The best was eating Melona bars on the lanai in the evening and listening to the live Hawaiian music at the pool. Hawaii is really special and it's easy to forget when you're living there. There's a certain special feeing I cannot describe. Now we always stay at the HHV on the outskirts of Waikiki...easy access out of the area and into Ala Mo and beyond. You'll find us hanging out in YOUR area (PC/Aiea) because of free beers and food at my brother's house!

    I saw that Puka Dog on the food network. Interesting...I'll have to try it. I haven't seen the renovations yet so I think it's time I take another Waikiki tour.


  12. pink lady:

    perfect timing - my bf and i are doing a "staycation" next weekend at the moana! you gave me some ideas; i definitely want to check out puka dog!


  13. theDman:

    BL, really great pictures, thanks.

    I like the Lewers and RHSC improvements, even if no mo tourists right now. In the long run, it will pay off.

    Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between locals and tourists (especially when some of the Japanee kine come to the islands with their pre-tan), did any of the Korean vendors down there try to talk Korean with you, thinking: "ah-ha a Seoul Brother"?


  14. Braddah Lance:

    Center Of Thought:
    Aloha BL - glad you're feelin betta!

    :grin:

    Waikiki still has a really special place in my heart. Of course I used to cruise there as a kid...jump the wall, cruise around, jumpin in the hotel pools, etc. Later, as a yong adult, I loved the nightlife ...used to cruise in the Trans Am around and around Waikiki with the tunes cranked.

    Same now as back then only it's not a Trans Am but either a suped-up Honda or Toyota/Ford truck. :grin:

    Yeah, some things are new like you said - Lewers Street, the renovated Royal Hawaiian, a few newer retail spots, etc. But overall, I was struck by how much the place has remained the same.

    Yeah, unless they start tearing down buildings, it'll always be da Waik's we've grown up with... only da people will change da vibe.

    btw, serious BL - you never knew there was the yellow path through the Intl Marketplace?.....and it didn't smell as "coconutty" as I remember it being. Also, no more sugarcane slices for sale - THOSE were the bomb!

    Nope, nevah know. :roll: And guess wat? It smells "coconutty" now and I think I saw a vendor selling sugarcane too! :shock:

    Mahaloz again for the trip back home, and down the winding road of memory lane, brother.

    No problemo. :grin:
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    Ynaku:
    Alooooooha. Cool. Thanks for taking us along on your walk. Some pix never load (da ones with da wife) but nice anyway. I go check out the other site laters.

    I wen reload 'em so it should work. *BL crossing fingahs*

    Brah that angle of the wooden harley is unreals. Look like someone was.......never mind. And you never too old to own one.

    Yeah da carving was kinda "imaginative" and there is an age requirement.... although my hair could pass. :grin:

    Cuz you almost back to form. Maaaahaaaaaalo

    Almost? Tough crowd. :lol:
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    roach:
    I dunno bout da oddah braddahs but I no like to go to Waikiki.

    Well you deal with less pupule people during da day but only if you can stand da heat. It really isn't dat bad considering it's kinda empty.

    U no, I think das da same about people dat live nea one tourist place.

    And das why gotta go bumbye you lose out. Hawaii is "our" aina.... and we should be able to enjoy it.
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    M:
    Gotta go night time too. The street performers are out on the sidewalks.

    Now dat is a whole different nightlife!
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    Ocean Lover:
    MAYBE I can drag Da Wife to take an afternoon stroll down there one of these weekends. We could play tourists if just for a few hours and see what the tourists spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars for to experience.......and its right here in our back yard!

    Exactomondo! In fact Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center still has the parking deal wea if you shop or dine you get 4 hours of free validated parking.

    *hint - just go to Cheesecake factory and buy a slice and you get full validation*
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    Rosette:
    THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN TOUR! I enjoy walking around our city..thanks for showing us around....

    Don't forget to try it yourself!

    OH THE CAKE...gotta have cake!

    Oh dat's a must!
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    Kage:
    Parking in the garage behind what used to be the Waikiki Theaters was flat rate $7 Friday night. It still looks the same after all these years.

    I believe it's da same.
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    KAN:
    All da fuuud pix makin' me ono fo lunch arreddy. Wea you guyzes wen park? Royal Hawn' SC?

    Rogah!

    But dere's some stuffs no can see/get anyplace else - certain entertainers (no, I don't mean the "business women" on Kuhio and Kalakaua) and certain food.

    True dat!
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    B:
    I have a fondness for Waiks as I used to work there for nearly 30years.(BL- did you work for the company with the blue/white logo w/da plenny choke stores. you mentioned store #54, I worked dat company too.)

    Rogah! I used to work for two hotels too!

    ....actually get some good music to be heard.jus cruise around, goin get someting you like.....like Ocean Lover said , tourist spend uku bucks for see waiks(mahalo to da tourists) us guys can get all dis fo free.

    Das right! We should be able to enjoy it more cause everyone should know a trick or two dat a tourist wouldn't know. :wink:
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    kate:
    Glad to see you are feeling better Lance! You were so sick last week. What happened to your pictures? Cannot see.....!

    Yup, feelin' bettah... oddah than staring at da five foot stack of papers I had to go through. :???: And try look again.... hopefully da pictahs work now.... if not get da link to da album but no captions. :sad:

    The best was eating Melona bars on the lanai in the evening and listening to the live Hawaiian music at the pool.

    Now dat sounds good!

    Hawaii is really special and it's easy to forget when you're living there. There's a certain special feeing I cannot describe. Now we always stay at the HHV on the outskirts of Waikiki...

    Well HHV really spruced up the area with the lagoon and pool renovation. We may just sneak in one hot day. :grin:

    I saw that Puka Dog on the food network. Interesting...I'll have to try it.

    It's a little expensive for a "dog" but da bread is tasty and da sauces really make da dog so choose wisely. :wink:


  15. kate:

    Here's a link to Anthony Bourdain's segment on the Puka Dog. Puka Dog starts at around 5:50.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFhckzbTyTs&feature=related

    Looks good.


  16. lakesidegt:

    BL
    Looks like you've made a full recovery.

    The wife and I also like to spend some hotel time in Waikiki, though we have not yet done it this year. We were supposed to be hosting some relatives from Alabama in Waikiki this weekend, but they cancelled.

    So that gives us more time to plan for younger son's graduation from Moanalua next Friday.

    How's the coaches' meetings?


  17. Scott:

    Hey, you came to my part of town BL! I lived there for 3 years and still go to Waikiki a few times a week when walking my dogs and on the weekends with the wife. I'll certainly miss it when I move. I like looking at old pictures of Waikiki and watching Blue Hawaii to get an even better sense of the place in the 50's and 60's. Now that would have been the time to live in Waikiki.

    Glad you're feeling better, it's like seeing the old BL. Have a nice weekend!


  18. kate:

    Lance:
    We'll be at the HHV in July using our timeshare. No, we're not staying at the new Grand Waikikian but the tower next door. The lagoon was completed over a year ago and I think the new pool for the timeshare towers (Lagoon & Grand Waikikian) is done. If you like, come and visit us and you can use the new timeshare pool - if it's like the old pool, you need a key to get in. I haven't seen it yet so I can't tell you if it's any good.


  19. roach:

    BL,

    Hea da FGF joke:

    A 75 years old fellow, who loves to fish, was sitting in his boat the one day, when he heard a voice say, "Pick me up."
    He looked around and couldn't see anyone. He thought he was dreaming. Then he heard the voice say again, "Pick me up."
    He looked in the water and there, floating on the top, was a frog. The man said, "Are you talking to me?"
    The frog said, "Yes, I'm talking to you. Pick me up, then kiss me, and I'll turn into the most beautiful woman you have ever seen. I'll make sure that all your friends are envious and jealous because I will be your wife!"
    The man looked at the frog for a short time, reached over, picked it up carefully and placed it in his front breast pocket.
    Then the frog said, "What, are you nuts? Didn't you hear what I said? I said kiss me, and I will be your beautiful wife."
    He opened his pocket, looked at the frog and said, "Nah, at my age I'd rather have a talking frog."
    With age comes wisdom.


  20. Ynaku:

    Bwahahaha roach.

    Happy Feel Guud Fridays everybody :P


  21. Braddah Lance:

    pink lady:
    perfect timing - my bf and i are doing a "staycation" next weekend at the moana! you gave me some ideas; i definitely want to check out puka dog!

    E Komo Mai back to WWD! pink lady!
    You and your bf will/should have a great time as long as da weather holds up. At da Moana too? Doesn't get much bettah than dat! Make surah you guys check out da night performers too though - I particularly like da Jamaican drummers.
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    theDman:
    BL, really great pictures, thanks.

    Mahalos!

    I like the Lewers and RHSC improvements, even if no mo tourists right now. In the long run, it will pay off.

    Oh, I'm surah it will. I remembah how "dingy" it used to look before and they really cleaned it up. I jus' hope da business' can hold on.

    Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between locals and tourists (especially when some of the Japanee kine come to the islands with their pre-tan), did any of the Korean vendors down there try to talk Korean with you, thinking: "ah-ha a Seoul Brother"?

    No Seoul Braddah action but Da Wife and I got a few "konichiwa's". :lol:
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    kate:
    Here's a link to Anthony Bourdain's segment on the Puka Dog. Puka Dog starts at around 5:50.

    Dat clip is long - gotta check 'em out at home. But I still think $5.50 for a dog is kinda high but das jus' me. Still ono though. :grin:
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    lakesidegt:
    Looks like you've made a full recovery.

    Still got a cough dat's slowly dying but able to get out and about.

    So that gives us more time to plan for younger son's graduation from Moanalua next Friday.

    Geez.... graduation huh? Good luck!

    How's the coaches' meetings?

    Only had one dis year... they practice on da oddah field and they kinda no do 'em too anyways.
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    Scott:
    I'll certainly miss it when I move.

    Yes you will! :razz: Don't forget to pick up your prize from da golf outing.

    Glad you're feeling better, it's like seeing the old BL. Have a nice weekend!

    Wow! You guys make like I died or something. :lol:
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    kate:
    We'll be at the HHV in July using our timeshare....If you like, come and visit us and you can use the new timeshare pool - if it's like the old pool, you need a key to get in.

    Oh believe me.... I don't need a key. :twisted: Jus' joke. If I was wit Da Wife kinda hard but if was jus' me..... no problemo. :lol:

    July? Perfect summer weather! We may jus' swing by. :grin:
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    roach:
    He opened his pocket, looked at the frog and said, "Nah, at my age I'd rather have a talking frog." With age comes wisdom.

    :lol:


  22. Center Of Thought:

    lol roach...

    Scott, you know what's cool to watch? Edgy Lee has done a great doc on the history of Waikiki - you can check it online at pacificnetwork.tv.

    She's a brilliant filmmaker and does a magical job at exploring the history of our islands...


  23. 9th Island Girl:

    Ooh, I like your pictures, and I always like looking at food pictures!

    We used to walk around Waiks after taking my daughter to the zoo, and when she got older, we used to go buy shells (!) from Duty Free. I go b/c the food in Waikiki is good, lots of choices. We haven't gone in a few years, though, so I want to check out the new Royal Hawaiian shops and restaurants.


  24. 1dble:

    wow! we used to go to IMP and sing da song from Wizard of OZ like da munchkins.... still check out part of Waiks every now and again.

    What I used to hate was when da military guys called Waiks "the keys". Brah, das in florida, not hea!


  25. opso:

    BL - whoa! nice pix dea!

    good fun yeah........playing da tourist role once in awhile and cruise down waiks. gotta go check em out every so often.

    so what? da hot-hot habanero sauce was kick a$$ kine hot? or just meh? look ono tho. :D

    ho....SOS fo reals with dat Stupid Factory pic. WWD?! :?


  26. snow:

    we love staying in waikiki and playing tourist! we probably stay there at least once or twice a year and walk around down kalakaua. we usually stay in the beachwalk area - we really like the new area there (compared to how dark and dingy lewers was before!! yuck!), especially mondo gelato and red mango. we just went on sunday night... we found street parking on beachwalk! woo hoo! we saw a lot of people we knew staying in waikiki for the weekend... lots of good deals to be had for kamaaina! gotta help support our local economy, too, if can! we'll be back down there for a weekend in july, letting my son and his friends stay over at our timeshare.

    thanks for the pics, BL! great way to start the weekend - like being on a mini vacation. glad to see that you're feeling better!!

    happy FGF kwonics, lanceformers, and lurkahs!


  27. Scott:

    Wait, a hot dog and burger on one day?! .....nice ;)

    What store is that beer t-shirt from? I must have that shirt.


  28. Coconut Willy:

    I work in the Jungle, but not in the heart of the Jungle. I drive through every week day though. Nice to see it from a tourist's perspective. Did you know Egg N Things moved to Saratoga Road?


  29. NKHEA:

    Howzit BL :) good to see you back to norm ;)

    Good pics ;) IKHEA and I do dat once and awhile too :) like you said check out the new Royal Hawaiian SC and Beach Walk, they did a great job ;) looks really good now :D

    We found out good time to go eat at Cheese Cake Factory is bout 2:00 ;) sit at the bar have couple-3 wit some pupu's winna's :P

    NKHEA...like eat puka dog now

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  30. lovelyhanalei:

    Thank you for a great tour of waikiki! I haven't been there in many years, so you brought back great memories. So glad you are feeling better!


  31. Braddah Lance:

    9th Island Girl:
    We haven't gone in a few years, though, so I want to check out the new Royal Hawaiian shops and restaurants.

    It's changed a bit but I believe for da bettah. You gotta check 'em out.
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    1dble:
    What I used to hate was when da military guys called Waiks "the keys". Brah, das in florida, not hea!

    Believe it or not, I hea some local makule people call it "Da Keys" too. :shock:
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    opso:
    good fun yeah........playing da tourist role once in awhile and cruise down waiks. gotta go check em out every so often.

    Yup!

    so what? da hot-hot habanero sauce was kick a$$ kine hot? or just meh? look ono tho.

    Nah, had shmall kine kick but nothing you cannot handle if you eat "hot" stuff anyways. :grin:

    ho....SOS fo reals with dat Stupid Factory pic. WWD?!

    :grin:
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    snow:
    we usually stay in the beachwalk area - we really like the new area there (compared to how dark and dingy lewers was before!! yuck!)

    Yup, I was extremely surprised how they spruced up da place cause I remembah wen I used to work in Waiks before.... nevah liked going down dat street.

    ... lots of good deals to be had for kamaaina! gotta help support our local economy, too, if can!

    Rogah dat!
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    Scott:
    Wait, a hot dog and burger on one day?! .....nice

    Oh yeah! :grin:

    What store is that beer t-shirt from? I must have that shirt.

    I fo'get but it was next to da BJ Penn store - second floor of the new Lewers Street Boardwalk area.... but kinda expensive.... da shirt was like $30+.... fo' a t-shirt!!! WWD!
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    Coconut Willy:
    Nice to see it from a tourist's perspective. Did you know Egg N Things moved to Saratoga Road?

    :grin: You know I nevah even eat there once. :sad:
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    NKHEA:
    We found out good time to go eat at Cheese Cake Factory is bout 2:00 sit at the bar have couple-3 wit some pupu's winna's

    It was still hellah busy wen we went and it was mid-afternoon. Dunno how they do it but they're ALWAYS busy!
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    lovelyhanalei:
    Thank you for a great tour of waikiki! I haven't been there in many years, so you brought back great memories. So glad you are feeling better!

    You gotta go check 'em out! And glad to be feelin' bettah too. :grin:


  32. kikaida:

    Hey, you're never too YOUNG to get a harley... bought mine when I was only 26 years young.!