By Braddah Lance
The Honolulu Advertiser's own photographer/videographer Greg Yamamoto knows tons of people including local celebrities. He always mentioned to me that one day he'd just like to shoot raw footage of Augie Tulba - aka Augie T - and me just talking any kine.
But then he'd also say dat a translator would be needed.
Wassap Wit Dat!
A few weeks ago Greg pops by my desk pitching his idea again. For me, I don't mind watevah zany things he comes up with but most times it's a spur of da moment kind of thing.
Dis time wasn't any different.
GREG: "Hey Lance. You remember that thing with Augie I wanted you to do something with?"
BL: "Yup. Why wassap?"
GREG: "Augie going be stopping by today so you like go meet him?"
GREG: "He'll be on the Warrior Beat Show and he should be done in about an hour."
GREG: "So I'll get da camera all set up and you can interview him and just talk."
GREG: "Oh, yeah but keep it 'G' rated."
Heh? Braddah, I need time for prepare! I not da kine impromptu kine guy. I need material and even more so you like me "interview" him..... AND keep it 'G' rated?! And you like me be ready in one hour?
Wassap Wit Dat!
Man, talk about pressuah!
But it was au'good and fun too! Augie T is one very cool guy and while I wish I had bettah questions to ask and more time to prepare.... eh, das da life of Wassap Wit Dat! right?
And a special Mahalos to our online tag team guru's Scott Morifuji and John Garcia for putting it together..... along with laughing their a$$ off in da background.