Looking For Fun?

July 30th, 2009
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Howzit howzit!

Well last night's pah-tay was...... GOOD FUN! :grin:

But pics and mo'olelo's will be posted tomorrow (hopefully) :wink: so stay tuned.

In case you didn't know, there's the Honolulu Family Festival at Magic Island starting tonight and running through da weekend:

Thursday, July 30 - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, July 31 - 5 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, August 1 - 10 a.m. to midnight
Sunday, August 2 - 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(click da link above for more info)

I haven't been to one at Magic Island yet but it must be pretty trippy to have something li'dat on an "island". If you've lived on Oahu long enough, you'd have to have at least gone to some kine of fair or carnival whether it be da 50th State Fair, Farm Fair, McKinley Carnival, Punahou Carnival, Iolani Family Fair.... da list goes on.

But all those fairs/carnivals truly miss one thing, real ambiance.

Can you imagine taking taking a date to watch a gorgeous sunset and then go ride some rides and eat carnival food all within footsteps of each oddah? I dunno about you but dat sounds like a plan! :cool: Or maybe enjoying all da grinds and then taking a moonlit stroll hand in hand? I can imagine wat da view must look like from on top da ferris wheel. Ooooh la-la. :wink:

I tink it's a great idea dat came out of da Mayor's office and I hope it continues. There's no admission to get in, parking is FREE (good luck finding some although da City does provide a FREE shuttle), you can just go for grind and/or ride rides while listening to da smooth rhythmic sounds of rolling waves.

Do you tink da Honolulu Family Festival at Magic Island is a good idea?

Come share your mo'olelo's about your fondest memories of da fair - good or bad and let's play a game while we at it. Besides sharing your memories, post your favorite things about da fair dat's a must. For example, Ride da Zipper, Corn on da cob, etc.

For your efforts, Post #54 and #77 wins a two-pack of unlimited ride passes valid on:

Thursday, July 30 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 2 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A $50 VALUE!........ jus' for posting on WWD!. :grin:

So no scade 'em go get 'em.

Shoots!
k-den

 

 

Braddah Lance Kwon

 

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108 Responses to “Looking For Fun?”

  1. 9th Island Girl:

    first!


  2. 9th Island Girl:

    I go to fairs for the food. Ferris wheel is my speed. :)

    Fondest memory? I think it's when my daughter wanted a particular stuffed animal so badly, and got it on her first try.


  3. anklebiters:

    BL:

    Foreigners are spotted 52 posts, correct :?: So this make it #54 :!:


  4. Braddah Lance:

    Let's add to da count......

    Ride da Zipper


  5. Braddah Lance:

    They didn't have da Skyline at da 50th State Fair dis past year.
    :sad:


  6. Braddah Lance:

    Fried saimin!!!


  7. Braddah Lance:

    Elephant ears!


  8. roach:

    BL,

    You know, one of my fondest memories was working in a saimin booth at a 50th State Fair on Magic Island. We were young and worked for free to benefit a church. Of course, working with a bunch of young girls was a plus too. This was way back when Magic Island didn't even have grass yet just a crushed white coral surface.
    The variety of good food at the fair or carnival is always the highlight for me. Funny how thing always taste better at a carnival. Just close your eyes and imagine the smells !


  9. anklebiters:

    Oh well, I'll need air fare to get there first.....

    Speaking of fair rides....I was watching the Tour de France and in Paris they showed a BEEG one, next to the tour route. London has the London Eye, it's like the 5th tallest in the world, after the ones in China and Berlin are completed.


  10. Rosette:

    Do you tink da Honolulu Family Festival at Magic Island is a good idea? YES IT IS A GOOD IDEA....


  11. EMM386:

    I used to love 'em as a kid/teen. I think I'd like them more if I had kids now, 'cause I could re-live small-kid time through them. Now, it's more about the food for me.


  12. Coconut Willy:

    I haven't been to the Magic Island fair so I dunno. Seems like a neat location. Maybe if I win the free rides I can take the kids. Now throw in some free food and guaranteed parking..........


  13. kako mochi:

    i never went to the magic island carnival yet...and i live so close too!

    i did go to the 50th state fair a few years ago w/my nephew - at like 2 in the afternoon. it was HOT!! it was a sauna in that dinosaur tilt-a-whril thing, even the ride conductor was like "hot yeah?!"

    i would like to go, as long as it's at night and there's a breeze - i'd probably get flashbacks if not!!


  14. King Katonk:

    BL,

    My fondest memory is when my grandparents took me and my twin brother to the 50th state fair. I don’t remember what year it was but we were very young. I vividly remember the flashing light bulbs emanating from the red and white striped Leonard’s Jr. truck and begging my grandfather for a malasada. Forget the cotton candy, I wanted the good stuff. I think I ended up eating a half a dozen while leaving remnants of sugar all over my face. Ever since that day I’ve been hypnotized. Today whenever I see that truck I experience a flashback that includes uncontrollable drooling.


  15. King Katonk:

    BTW - could you hold this post in moderation until #53 registers?

    Eh, worth a try?


  16. acuradriver02:

    BL~

    sorry went miss yet another Triad party. My daughter had swimming class yesterday afternoon, then I found out we had to go hunting for cabinet pulls for the new closet that was just installed. Too bad it wasn't at the Kaimuki Grill, which would have been perfect, since my daughter's swimming class is right in the Kahala area.

    have never been to the Family Festival. aren't they all more or less the same, since all EK Fernandez rides/booths? only difference is scenery. like you said, the scenery at Magic Island would be awesome, but I am very reluctant to fight traffic and look for parking spot.

    daughter would love to have that ride bracelet. i suppose I wouldn't mind either, since someone has to go with her...


  17. zx6r:

    best memory of fairs/carnivals is walking around eating buttered, salty corn on the cob that was impaled on the chopstick! Ah heaven! And the smells of the hamburgers cooking, Nostalgia at its best.


  18. zx6r:

    Braddah Lance,

    what's elephant ears?

    In answer to your question yesterday, rotgut is the cheapest nastiest harshest unfiltered hard liquor you can find at your corner liquor store. Therefore it 'rots your gut'


  19. Braddah Lance:

    roach:
    Of course, working with a bunch of young girls was a plus too. This was way back when Magic Island didn't even have grass yet just a crushed white coral surface.

    Yeah, especially if you're in da back of da booth. :wink: And crushed white coral surface? WWD! :lol:

    The variety of good food at the fair or carnival is always the highlight for me. Funny how thing always taste better at a carnival. Just close your eyes and imagine the smells !

    Ahhh Braddah! You just hit da nail on da head! Da Wife and I say da EXACT same thing!
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    anklebiters:
    Oh well, I'll need air fare to get there first.....

    And you missed da USS Hawaii ride.....

    Speaking of fair rides....I was watching the Tour de France and in Paris they showed a BEEG one

    There was one in Tokyo too dat I rode..... took FOREVAH to go around like 20 minutes!
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    Rosette:
    Do you tink da Honolulu Family Festival at Magic Island is a good idea? YES IT IS A GOOD IDEA....

    :grin:
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    EMM386:
    Now, it's more about the food for me.

    Food is good. :grin:
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    Coconut Willy:
    Maybe if I win the free rides I can take the kids. Now throw in some free food and guaranteed parking..........

    I'll throw in da tickets and parking..... :grin:
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    kako mochi:
    i never went to the magic island carnival yet...and i live so close too!

    Ai-goo. :roll:

    i would like to go, as long as it's at night and there's a breeze - i'd probably get flashbacks if not!!

    Flashbacks or heat flashes? :lol:
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    King Katonk:
    Ever since that day I’ve been hypnotized. Today whenever I see that truck I experience a flashback that includes uncontrollable drooling.

    Well I just drool wen I hear da word 'Leonards'. :lol:

    BTW - could you hold this post in moderation until #53 registers?
    Eh, worth a try?

    :lol: :lol: :lol:


  20. acuradriver02:

    We have been to numerous Punahou Carnivals (essentially every year, since I moved here from LA, rain or shine). And now, we go to the Iolani Fair every year (as "volunteer"/guest worker mostly). don't care to do most of the rides - have you seen the $$ to ride at Punahou Carnival?

    I guess if I had to choose a favorite ride, it would be the one that you lie down and it's like a hang glider that they had at the 50th State Fair. But boy, that place is HOT!! Felt like we were baking in an oven.

    Don't have that much expectations about the food - they all taste the same after awhile. We always compare the same items at the different carnival/fairs. I think I like the fried udon at Iolani better, but the malasadas at Punahou are legendary.


  21. M:

    Good Morning BL!

    Tanks for da entertainment last night, my ears still ringing! :lol:

    Tanks for the awesome kim chee too! da bestes!

    I no ride stuff when I go to da fairs, except when I go Disneyland, I just buy fuud, eat and people watch.


  22. Braddah Lance:

    acuradriver02:
    sorry went miss yet another Triad party.

    No worries. I'm surah they'll be oddahs. :wink:

    have never been to the Family Festival. aren't they all more or less the same, since all EK Fernandez rides/booths? only difference is scenery. like you said, the scenery at Magic Island would be awesome,

    Yeah, it's all practically da same but if I was still dating, I'd be there. :wink:

    daughter would love to have that ride bracelet. i suppose I wouldn't mind either, since someone has to go with her...

    Only 30 something left till da first winnah.........
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    zx6r:
    best memory of fairs/carnivals is walking around eating buttered, salty corn on the cob that was impaled on the chopstick! Ah heaven! And the smells of the hamburgers cooking, Nostalgia at its best.

    Funny yeah? Same food at all da fairs...... but no can get ovah da smells. :grin:

    Braddah Lance,
    what's elephant ears?

    Das da deep fried pastry waffle looking thingy with canned strawberry syrupy thingy and powdered sugah...... not da healthiest thing to eat but it satisfies your sweet tooth. :grin:

    In answer to your question yesterday, rotgut is the cheapest nastiest harshest unfiltered hard liquor you can find at your corner liquor store. Therefore it 'rots your gut'

    I'll take two please. :lol:


  23. Coconut Willy:

    I used to like the Farm Fair at the McKinley location. For some reason, that felt like it had ambiance. Not like a fair set up on asphalt.

    The Hawaii County Fair in Hilo was the event of the year. Right Ynaks? Hey, where's Ynaks?


  24. acuradriver02:

    slight tangent...

    the "carnival" at Iolani is the Iolani Family Fair.

    I know, just semantics, but I can just imagine someone getting offended. Some things that I'll never understand, not having grown up here.

    geez, how many more to go before #54???


  25. KAN:

    I NCH rides at fairs/carnivals. I get motion sickness and I'm afraid of heights. Aigoo.

    But I love fair food. Malasadas and hulihuli chicken at carnivals in Hawai`i. Scones at the Puyallup Fair in Washington. Everything-on-a-stick at the Iowa State Fair (Sweetie and I are going this year). Seriously - at the Iowa State Fair, you can get the usuals like corndogs, popsicles and candied applies, but you can also get pork chops, pickles, cheese, deep fried twinkies, and NEW THIS YEAR - fried pineapple on a stick and salad on a stick.

    http://www.iowastatefair.org/services/fooddirectory.php


  26. hemajang:

    think bbq stick is my favorite carnival food, money was tight as a kid so we usually bought food rather than rides. eh BL, sounds like your kim chee is legendary, if you offer that as a prize, you probably get hundreds of comments.


  27. roach:

    BL: Das da deep fried pastry waffle looking thingy with canned strawberry syrupy thingy and powdered sugah...... not da healthiest thing to eat but it satisfies your sweet tooth.

    Elephant Ears ? Sounds like Funnel Cakes to me.


  28. snow:

    thanks to you, shauna and rodney for hosting another great party! and, thanks for being your ever entertaining self and for the ono kim chee, too! had a great time, as always, and don't have much of a voice today!

    i love fairs/carnivals but i don't like when they are too crowded or hot (like the 50th state fair, on asphalt!)! i don't ride much anymore but used to ride almost everything before! kako mochi reminded me of my worst fair memory - getting pretty sick on that dinasaur ride! ughhhh! i don't really have any one memory that stands out as the best, though... lots of good memories to choose from!


  29. Melissa:

    HI LANCE!!!!
    Muah!

    See, I came by.


  30. visitor:

    The "carnivals" I most remember are no more. I remember going to ones at Kaimuki High, Roosevelt High and even in Palolo Valley...by Jarrett Intermediate. Although smaller than the 50th State, Farm Fairs and the Punahou carnivals, it was much more comfortable, more homey and neighborhood-like. That could be because it was such a long time ago when things were not as "high strung" and commercialized as today.


  31. buddahbelly:

    Aloha!

    I'm dating myself, but I remember when Magic Island was only about a 100 yards long and 50 yards wide. I kinda remeber them having some kinda fair there back then. This was in the early sixties.


  32. Bre:

    I have never been to a state fair in Hawaii although we will be in Kauai for the last day of the fair on that island and we plan on attending.

    As for the LA County Fair my favorite food is the fried zucchini and tower of apples. I work just a block from the Ventura County Fair and it is so hard to go out for lunch and smell all the great fair food. This fair is coming up next week so I am already getting ready for it!

    As for my favorite memory, there are too many but the best would probably be going with my nieces and nephews when they were young and looking at the farm animals. The kids were always so excited to see everything. This year my nephew has a baby so we will be taking the next generation.


  33. KAN:

    @ Roach, #27: elephant ears are similar to funnel cakes. Only difference (as far as I know - as I get older, it's harder to eat the fried stuff) is with elephant ears, they put the whole thing in the oil at the same time, but with funnel cakes, they "pipe" the batter into a circle a little at a time into oil.

    *KAN . . . doing my part to bump the post count*


  34. Matt:

    gotta defend my alma mater. the ride prices are set by EK Fernandez, right? so how can the punahou ones be higher? imo, it's all about the malasadas and portuguese bean soup there, anyway. too makule for rides now.


  35. Matt:

    now, on the mainland, gotta settle for the county fair. coming up in my county, so we'll probably go. every year, we do a fair food night where my BiL, Sil, wife and kid go to the fair and pig out on fair food: onion loaf, fried chicken, fried mushrooms, fried whatever. not sure why, since it's not that good and not even comparable to the food at fairs back home (where's the teri beef stick/saimin combo when you need it?)


  36. Matt:

    BL, if i should be the right post, can i give them to my cuz? if not, no big. just trying to up the post count, anyway...where's rosette when you need her?


  37. Ukuhead:

    BL: Thanks for bringing the kim chee... Was ono!!!

    Please post da pics soon cause, after eating all that kim chee, I need proof that I was at the blog party and not some place else. :wink:


  38. Hawaii.kiwi:

    I went to the Magic Island fair a couple of years ago. It is a beautiful location but really hot during the day. In addition to the rides, they bring in entertainment like acrobats. It was fun.


  39. Ukuhead:

    @ Roach, #27: elephant ears are similar to funnel cakes. Only difference (as far as I know - as I get older, it's harder to eat the fried stuff) is with elephant ears, they put the whole thing in the oil at the same time, but with funnel cakes, they "pipe" the batter into a circle a little at a time into oil.

    *KAN . . . doing my part to bump the post count*

    KAN: Thanks for the clarification. I thought elephant ears was something like camel toes :evil:


  40. che:

    is it 54 yet?


  41. che:

    what about now?


  42. HNL2LAS:

    BL: Mahalo for bringing da famous kim chee last night! Thank you very much to you UR and QB, if wasn't for you three, there would be no Triad to pahtay with! We nevah need entertainment as long as you are in attendance, hee hee...


  43. HNL2LAS:

    I used to do it all at the fairs.... ride rides, play games, and eat fuud! Now, eh.. its only EAT FUUD!

    Cotton Candy, elephant ears or funnel cakes! My fave ride used to be Tilt-a-Whirl! Fave games either the water shooting game, where you race against others, the balloons 'n darts games or the rings on the soda bottles one!


  44. acuradriver02:

    we're almost there...


  45. Braddah Lance:

    acuradriver02:
    I guess if I had to choose a favorite ride, it would be the one that you lie down and it's like a hang glider that they had at the 50th State Fair.

    My baseball players loved dat ride too!

    I think I like the fried udon at Iolani better, but the malasadas at Punahou are legendary.

    Fried udon? One of my fave's! Nevah seen 'em..... but then again, I haven't gone in forevah.
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    M:
    Tanks for da entertainment last night, my ears still ringing!

    How come? Sitting too close to da music speakahs das why.

    Tanks for the awesome kim chee too! da bestes!

    No problemo!
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    Coconut Willy:
    I used to like the Farm Fair at the McKinley location. For some reason, that felt like it had ambiance. Not like a fair set up on asphalt.

    Yup. Das how I remembah da Farm Fair.
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    acuradriver02:
    slight tangent...
    the "carnival" at Iolani is the Iolani Family Fair.

    Correction made. :oops:
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    KAN:
    Everything-on-a-stick at the Iowa State Fair (Sweetie and I are going this year). Seriously - at the Iowa State Fair, you can get the usuals like corndogs, popsicles and candied applies, but you can also get pork chops, pickles, cheese, deep fried twinkies, and NEW THIS YEAR - fried pineapple on a stick and salad on a stick.

    DANG! I just checked it out and da food spread?!? OMFG! I tink Da Wife and I would be broke cause we'd try practically everything there! You lucky buggahs you!
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    hemajang:
    eh BL, sounds like your kim chee is legendary, if you offer that as a prize, you probably get hundreds of comments.

    Legendary? :lol: And if I offered dat as a prize..... I going deplete da cabbage farmers crop. :lol:
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    roach:
    Elephant Ears ? Sounds like Funnel Cakes to me.

    Yeah, dat too. :grin:
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    snow:
    thanks to you, shauna and rodney for hosting another great party! and, thanks for being your ever entertaining self and for the ono kim chee, too! had a great time, as always, and don't have much of a voice today!

    :grin:

    kako mochi reminded me of my worst fair memory - getting pretty sick on that dinasaur ride! ughhhh!

    Dat just reminded me of one time a few of my players had da bright idea to see who could spin da most....... da rest is history. :lol:
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    Melissa:
    See, I came by.

    So I guess I gotta drop by too then eh?
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    visitor:
    The "carnivals" I most remember are no more.

    They shmall kine coming back now no? I mean each community seems to be bringing back some of dat essence with their own "Sunset on da Beach" kinda thing.
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    buddahbelly:
    I'm dating myself, but I remember when Magic Island was only about a 100 yards long and 50 yards wide.

    Wow! Was there Sand Island back then too?
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    Bre:
    As for the LA County Fair my favorite food is the fried zucchini and tower of apples. I work just a block from the Ventura County Fair and it is so hard to go out for lunch and smell all the great fair food. This fair is coming up next week so I am already getting ready for it!

    I tink next time we're up in CA, we going try look for a County Fair. Da food differences compared to hea sounds just as ono.

    This year my nephew has a baby so we will be taking the next generation.

    And so passes down anoddah tradition. :grin:
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    KAN:
    @ Roach, #27: elephant ears are similar to funnel cakes. Only difference (as far as I know - as I get older, it's harder to eat the fried stuff) is with elephant ears, they put the whole thing in the oil at the same time, but with funnel cakes, they "pipe" the batter into a circle a little at a time into oil.

    HA! I knew was da same thing! I guess das why they gotta call it Funnel yeah? Cause they "funnel" it out. :lol:

    *KAN . . . doing my part to bump the post count*

    Mahalos! You da (Wo)Man!
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    Matt:
    gotta defend my alma mater. the ride prices are set by EK Fernandez, right? so how can the punahou ones be higher?

    I tink da post was just saying dat da ride prices were pricey - not dat one site was more than da oddah. :grin:

    imo, it's all about the malasadas and portuguese bean soup there, anyway. too makule for rides now.

    Ohhhh! I stay craving some portuguese bean soup now!

    (where's the teri beef stick/saimin combo when you need it?)

    If you imagine it........ it'll be real. :razz:

    BL, if i should be the right post, can i give them to my cuz?

    Rogah! No problemo!

    just trying to up the post count, anyway...where's rosette when you need her?

    :lol: LMAO!!! :lol:


  46. opso:

    BL - mahalos again for annoddah good fun pah-tay last nite! and also for da "world famous" kim chee. :D

    hmm......i no think i eva went to dat Family Festival.

    mostly i like playing da games (lucky strike) and partake in all da ono grindz. no can handle riding some stuffs now. a few years ago i when ride that Scrambler like ride that also tilts. ho......talk about getting my head all discombobulated. :?


  47. NKHEA:

    Yoooooo howzit BL :)

    Jus goin stay check-in fo now :) be back :D

    NKHEA.... like see da pics from da pah-tay


  48. King Katonk:

    Sounds like you guys had a blast at the Triad Pah-tay.

    Us mainland folks are jealous.

    Maybe in the future someone could post a vlog or perhaps even a live feed so we can be virtual participants.

    I'll just make sure to turn the speakers down.
    (note to BL)


  49. acuradriver02:

    BL~

    thanks for clarifying my point about the expensive rides. Iolani fair rides are not as expensive, only because the rides are not nearly as big. caters mostly to toddlers. anyways, having grown up with Magic Mountain and even Disneyland, the rides just don't compare.

    my "most memorable" moment from the Punahou Carnival was from I think 2 or 3 years ago. The rain turned the field into a mud pit. And I swear they just fertilized the grass, so you can just imagine that combination. My shoes would get sucked down with each step. And saw all these kids walking barefoot...ugghhh... I had to hose down all of our shoes and was pretty gross.


  50. Matt:

    BL, you gotta try the onion loaf if you ever get up here. It's not exactly gourmet, but imagine onion strings battered and fried in a loaf shape/size by stuffing them into a loaf shaped basket. kinda awe inspiring.


  51. acuradriver02:

    BL~

    Thanks for clarifying the point about the expensive rides. Didn't mean to pick on Punahou specifically. The rides at the Iolani Fair are about just as proportionately expensive, but since only have small rides, smaller prices.

    BTW, still have leftover kim chee?


  52. acuradriver02:

    oops...sorry for duplicate post. when I refreshed the screen, didn't see #49 post (and I refreshed 2x).


  53. acuradriver02:

    2 more to go...


  54. acuradriver02:

    #54?


  55. Ukuhead:

    FBI so (like CW and Ynaku) only know the Hilo County Fair and all da mud.


  56. King Katonk:

    Has anyone ever tried a Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwich?


  57. Ukuhead:

    dang it. was going try post hoar the passes but too slow. I guess I out of practice.


  58. King Katonk:

    @acuradriver02

    Congrats!

    Make sure you eat plenty food before you jump on those rides.


  59. onecupcoffee:

    The festival makes me think of good food! Growing up on Maui, we ate Flying Saucers and Pronto Pups at the fair. Do they have those on Oahu? The Flying Saucers were grilled bread pockets with meat stuffing. The Pronto Pups were similar to corn dogs.


  60. B:

    have to say that the magic island fair is at a perfect place. like you said BL, cruise, watch the sunset, beautiful. we usually go do our walking around the park and kine of pass through but we no do nothing.

    used to love the fried noodles at the carnivals and fairs.


  61. Shauna:

    Did you steal some passes at HR when no one was looking? ;)

    But on topic, I love carnival food though one gotta wonder how clean it is! LOL! ;)


  62. acuradriver02:

    King Katonk~

    Thx! I guess I know what we're doing this weekend.

    But still Braddah Lance to chime in and make it official.

    Out of curiosity, you're on the Mainland, no? Can you be katonk if you're on the Mainland? Can I ever outgrow that? My wife still calls me katonk, even though I've lived here 15 years. And I've even been able to fool folks from Waimanalo and Waianae, that couldn't believe I was from Mainland. I guess when I ask for a shopping cart at the supermarket, that kinda gives it away...lol


  63. anklebiters:

    BL:

    Is that the one near the Rainbow Bridge...Odaiba Ferris Wheel :?:


  64. Ynaku:

    Hey CW, I stay hea. Hea the Hilo County Fair always come rainy season. Actually maybe they the ones bring da rain. Almost garuns going rain during da county fair.


  65. Ynaku:

    OK I stay help get the next person close to #77


  66. Ynaku:

    So what, you guys had guud fun I heard yeah? The USS Hawaii never pass my way, dang it.


  67. Braddah Lance:

    Ukuhead:
    BL: Thanks for bringing the kim chee... Was ono!!!

    Glad you enjoyed it!

    Please post da pics soon cause, after eating all that kim chee, I need proof that I was at the blog party and not some place else.

    hee hee.... I going blur your face in all da pics then. :lol:
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    Hawaii.kiwi:
    I went to the Magic Island fair a couple of years ago. It is a beautiful location but really hot during the day.

    Das wen you jump in da ocean for a quick swim. :wink:
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    HNL2LAS:
    BL: Mahalo for bringing da famous kim chee last night! Thank you very much to you UR and QB, if wasn't for you three, there would be no Triad to pahtay with! We nevah need entertainment as long as you are in attendance, hee hee...

    :grin:

    ...... or the rings on the soda bottles one!

    Yup! Can't leave without a $5 liter of Pepsi. :oops:
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    opso:
    BL - mahalos again for annoddah good fun pah-tay last nite! and also for da "world famous" kim chee.

    Mahalos for coming! But then again had beea and grindz..... wea else would you be? :razz:
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    King Katonk:
    Sounds like you guys had a blast at the Triad Pah-tay.
    Us mainland folks are jealous.

    Well next time Da Wife and I go up, we go have one CA pah-tay and make da 808 jealous. :wink:

    I'll just make sure to turn the speakers down.
    (note to BL)

    I jus' trying fo' make surah no one is left out of da conversation. :wink:
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    acuradriver02:
    anyways, having grown up with Magic Mountain and even Disneyland, the rides just don't compare.

    Rogah! Wenevah Da Wife and I go up to CA, we ALWAYS go to an amusement park like Six Flags.

    my "most memorable" moment from the Punahou Carnival was from I think 2 or 3 years ago. The rain turned the field into a mud pit.

    Dat was like every year but dis year. Dis year was "magical" cause it nevah rain. :shock:
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    Matt:
    BL, you gotta try the onion loaf if you ever get up here. It's not exactly gourmet, but imagine onion strings battered and fried in a loaf shape/size by stuffing them into a loaf shaped basket. kinda awe inspiring.

    Wen I saw dat, I was like, "whoa! I gotta have me one of those!"
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    acuradriver02:
    BTW, still have leftover kim chee?

    Sorry..... all 7lbs of it gone! Bumbye next time.

    #54?

    Hmmmm :?:
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    Ukuhead:
    FBI so (like CW and Ynaku) only know the Hilo County Fair and all da mud.

    You know, I was wondering do you guys on da BI go to oddah neighboring towns for pah-tay? Like Waimea - I know kinda far but das da biggest town I can tink of on Hilo side.
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    King Katonk:
    Has anyone ever tried a Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwich?

    Nope but if I evah do..... get da defibulator ready.
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    Ukuhead:
    dang it. was going try post hoar the passes but too slow. I guess I out of practice.

    :lol:
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    onecupcoffee:
    The festival makes me think of good food! Growing up on Maui, we ate Flying Saucers and Pronto Pups at the fair. Do they have those on Oahu? The Flying Saucers were grilled bread pockets with meat stuffing. The Pronto Pups were similar to corn dogs.

    Can't say dat we have those hea. Nevah heard of 'em..... but sounds ono!
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    B:
    have to say that the magic island fair is at a perfect place. like you said BL, cruise, watch the sunset, beautiful. we usually go do our walking around the park and kine of pass through but we no do nothing.

    Well now you get one excuse to. :wink:
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    Shauna:
    Did you steal some passes at HR when no one was looking?

    Heck no! Call it my Salt Lake skillz. :lol:

    But on topic, I love carnival food though one gotta wonder how clean it is! LOL!

    You didn't know? Da dirtier it is... da bettah it tastes? Das why at da kine hamburgah grills li'dat da places look filthy. :razz:
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    acuradriver02:
    Thx! I guess I know what we're doing this weekend.
    But still Braddah Lance to chime in and make it official.

    Cheee-hooo! You da winnah!

    You can either pick 'em up hea at da Advertiser Building at 605 Kapiolani before 5pm today or tomorrow or I can meet you on da way home towards Pearl City..... but I ain't driving to Makaha! :lol: Call 525-8000 and ask for Lance.

    Can I ever outgrow that? My wife still calls me katonk, even though I've lived here 15 years.

    Not unless you can talk/understand fluent pidgin, have a tan and say and spell Kaaawa, Kalanianaole, kama'aina without a hitch. :wink: And only aftah dat..... we'd tink about it. :lol:

    And I've even been able to fool folks from Waimanalo and Waianae, that couldn't believe I was from Mainland.

    See.... they fooled you cause they just being nice. :lol:
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    anklebiters:
    Is that the one near the Rainbow Bridge...Odaiba Ferris Wheel

    Not surah. I went wen I was in high school and we was all trippin' out how hugemangeous it was! I remembah going through a lot of buildings just to get to it though.


  68. King Katonk:

    @acuradriver02

    My grandfather was born in Waialua. My grandmother in Hale’iwa. My mom in Honolulu. Me, San Francisco. Go figure. My family is convinced that being born on the mainland has caused me to have an extremely hard head, thus the nickname.

    I used to spend all of my summers in Hawai’i from the time I was in diapers up until high school. After college I had a job where I would travel to the islands at least twice a year. I could definitely pass as a local, yet I cannot shake the stigma of being katonk. My dead giveaway is that I talk haole and I could pass as the real life Glen Miyashiro.

    Although I am living in L.A. I plan on retiring to the North Shore. But with this economy, I may have to work another 50 years or so. Yikes.


  69. acuradriver02:

    BL~

    au right! my daughter will be happy...hopefully da wife didn't have something else planned on Saturday. I konw we're doing the Heart Walk that morning, but will definitely plan on going over after that. so, what about this parking you mentioned earlier??? I would seriously think about trading you the bracelets for a decent parking spot.

    what time do you get into work in the am? I can swing by on my way to/from work and get it.


  70. Bre:

    CA party? Did I just read something about a CA party?!! I hope it is in the LA/Ventura area. If so, I am there!!

    If you want to make the LA County Fair (very, very big) be here in September. The Ventura County Fair (very small) is next week and I think the Orange County Fair was earlier in July but I am not sure.

    I would recommend the LA County Fair. It is so big it is hard to see everything in one day.


  71. Ukuhead:

    2nd chance for snipe passes.


  72. acuradriver02:

    BL & KK~

    I guess I'm destined to remain a katonk then... I can say all those words without any problem, but when people bust out the "real" pidgin, no can. still remember when we met a girl from Hawaii at school in CA. she said "you like grind" and we thought, boy, must be our lucky day :-) i guess she must've remembered that she wasn't in Hawaii anymore and quickly said "you wanna go eat".

    I know what you mean about working...just refinanced + took on additional loans to renoavate our house...another 30 YEARS!!! so much for retirement...


  73. Ukuhead:

    Gotta be faster this time.


  74. acuradriver02:

    1 more to go


  75. acuradriver02:

    wow!!! sweep??


  76. Ukuhead:

    BL

    ask opso. Hilo is the BIG city.


  77. Ukuhead:

    Bingo


  78. Ukuhead:

    Winna winna chicken dinna. :grin:


  79. Ynaku:

    I agree with Ukuhead, Hilo is TOWN.

    Whoo Hoo


  80. King Katonk:

    @ukuhead

    Good job on sniping the passes.

    Don't mess with the FBI.


  81. Rodney:

    Us MLCers like tickets to the BIA Home show, not no bleepin' fair.

    Oh wait, we going be boogie-ing down to 70's Nightclub Bands. Das right. :wink:


  82. acuradriver02:

    ugghh...had it in my head that I was aiming for #74...senior moment at its worst :-(

    congrats ukuhead!


  83. Coconut Willy:

    shucks. didn't think it would ramp up tat fast!


  84. sally:

    @Ukuz: elephant ears = funnel cakes = you thought camel toes? OMG and you looked like such a nice boy last night.

    Our club worked a booth at Kaimuki HS Carnival one year. That was the last one. I remember working a booth at something called "Celebration of Life" Fair during high school. Still got the pics.

    Now, I only go Iolani Fair since I just gotta walk across da street. Only go for the produce brought in by Aloun Farms. Cheap and Good! Only problem is that it's so heavy... the longest walk back home ever.


  85. sally:

    Can you believe I never been to a Punahou Carnival?

    Cannot ride anything anyway... scared of heights. Cannot even ride Skyline. Ferris Wheel? No way!!!! ugh, I getting cold sweat just thinking of it.


  86. snow:

    King Kotonk & acuradriver02 - moved here when i was 9 and been living here ever since... but still can't speak pidgin full-on and still get called kotonk! but, then there are people who don't believe i wasn't born here either (uhh, hello, i was only 9 years old when i moved!). so... go figure. i think i'll probably be called a kotonk my entire life! :?

    acuradriver02 & ukuhead - congrats on getting the lucky numbers! (aisus, acuradriver02... MLC moment! heh heh!)


  87. Ukuhead:

    OMG and you looked like such a nice boy last night.

    I am... :evil:

    why??? Aren't those caramel apples called camel toes??? :roll:


  88. Ukuhead:

    BL: Thanks for putting up the tickets. My kids will be really happy. You can drop the passes off at my office anytime. :grin:


  89. Braddah Lance:

    Ynaku:
    Hey CW, I stay hea. Hea the Hilo County Fair always come rainy season. Actually maybe they the ones bring da rain. Almost garuns going rain during da county fair.

    Maybe they da same organizers of da Punahou Carnival? :razz:

    So what, you guys had guud fun I heard yeah? The USS Hawaii never pass my way, dang it.

    It did but they said da strawberry mochi would have put them ovah their GVWR. :lol:
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    King Katonk:
    My dead giveaway is that I talk haole and I could pass as the real life Glen Miyashiro.

    Black rimmed glasses to? :razz:
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    acuradriver02:
    au right! my daughter will be happy...

    :grin:

    so, what about this parking you mentioned earlier???

    Da trick is to drive in a circle for 19 minutes ad on da 20th minute, a stall will appear. :wink:

    what time do you get into work in the am? I can swing by on my way to/from work and get it.

    8:30am
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    Bre:
    CA party? Did I just read something about a CA party?!! I hope it is in the LA/Ventura area. If so, I am there!!

    We were just there... twice last year! Next time. :grin:

    If you want to make the LA County Fair (very, very big) be here in September.

    Just Googled it....... HOLY SMOKES! Dat buggah is huge! Too bad in Sept though.... we normally travel during winter cause it's colder - go figgah. :roll:
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    acuradriver02:
    still remember when we met a girl from Hawaii at school in CA. she said "you like grind" and we thought, boy, must be our lucky day

    :lol: Is dat why you moved to Hawaii? :lol: :razz:
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    acuradriver02:
    1 more to go

    wow!!! sweep??

    Check again.
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    Ukuhead:
    2nd chance for snipe passes.

    Gotta be faster this time.

    Bingo

    Winna winna chicken dinna.

    See, you still got it. :wink: See above reply to acuradriver02 for pick up instructions. :grin:
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    Ynaku:
    I agree with Ukuhead, Hilo is TOWN.

    Then wat's da "city"?
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    Rodney:
    Us MLCers like tickets to the BIA Home show, not no bleepin' fair.

    I get tickets to dat too. :razz:

    Oh wait, we going be boogie-ing down to 70's Nightclub Bands. Das right.

    Oooooh.... da old fogey pah-tay. :lol:
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    acuradriver02:
    ugghh...had it in my head that I was aiming for #74...senior moment at its worst

    :lol:
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    Coconut Willy:
    shucks. didn't think it would ramp up tat fast!

    You snooze you lose. :razz:
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    sally:
    @Ukuz: elephant ears = funnel cakes = you thought camel toes? OMG and you looked like such a nice boy last night.

    Now you know how us bloggers feel wen we meet in real life. :lol:

    Can you believe I never been to a Punahou Carnival?

    Really? I guess it was going to be waaaay to far to walk with da produce back to your home yeah? :lol:


  90. 1 dble:

    Never actually went to the fair at Magic Island, makes me too mad. Parking is a nightmare anywhere a fair is on, can you imagine those of us who need to be down at ala moana for paddling practice, and can't find squat!?!

    Didn't care for the fairs at the stadium, too hot. Best ones were at McKinley, small kid time. FUUUUUD!!! Gotta love all that grease!


  91. sally:

    Backwards katonk story:

    When I lived in Denver for a short stint I asked a waitress, "May I have 2 cups of coffee?" and she said OMG where are you from? I was like... huh?

    I said "Hawaii" and she said "I knew I heard an accent".

    ACCENT? What accent? May - I - have - 2 - cups - of - coffee?

    LOL I guess you can take the girl out of Kapahulu but...


  92. Ukuhead:

    Shoots... I go stop by tomorrow morning.


  93. M:

    The 50th state fair used to be at Kapiolani park a long time ago.

    Masako and I rode the largest ferris wheel in the world this past March in Yokohama, Tokyo. It moved so slow it took a long time to go around. Masako didn't want to ride it but she had no choice...hahaha


  94. M:

    I should have said Yokohama, Japan....


  95. theDman:

    Cannot wait to see the pics.

    The only problem I have with the carnival at Magic Island is that we were going to have a company picnic there but we learned the City pre-empted us. We had to go find another place.

    Too bad for us, the location would have been perfect.


  96. Makiki:

    Sorry I never made it last night. Can't believe I missed the Kim Chee. I've been fighting a bug and I thought I was OK but... oh well.

    Hopefully I can make the carnival this weekend. I think it's a great idea especially since the proceeds are supposed to help maintain the park. With food, music and choke people to watch how can you go wrong?

    You goin take the wife on a "date"?

    Alan from Makiki


  97. Braddah Lance:

    snow:
    ... but still can't speak pidgin full-on and still get called kotonk! but, then there are people who don't believe i wasn't born here either

    You was born here fo' realz? :razz:
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    Ukuhead:
    BL: Thanks for putting up the tickets. My kids will be really happy. You can drop the passes off at my office anytime.

    Uh, you're supposed to come here.
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    1 dble:
    Parking is a nightmare anywhere a fair is on

    Parking is a nightmare anytime/anywhere period. :roll:
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    sally:
    Backwards katonk story:

    When I lived in Denver for a short stint I asked a waitress, "May I have 2 cups of coffee?" and she said OMG where are you from? I was like... huh?

    I said "Hawaii" and she said "I knew I heard an accent".

    Heh? We got an accent? Maybe it was you dark golden tan dat gave it away?
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    Ukuhead:
    Shoots... I go stop by tomorrow morning.

    It'll be here. :grin:
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    M:
    Masako and I rode the largest ferris wheel in the world this past March in Yokohama, Tokyo. It moved so slow it took a long time to go around. Masako didn't want to ride it but she had no choice...hahaha

    Dat one may be da one I rode too.
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    theDman:
    Cannot wait to see the pics.

    It isn't dat great... kinda hard to talk and take pics and take a swig at da same time. :mrgreen:
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    Makiki:
    Sorry I never made it last night. Can't believe I missed the Kim Chee. I've been fighting a bug and I thought I was OK but... oh well.

    Eh, no spread da H1N1 Brah! :wink: Nah, da kim chee would have cleared dat up right away. :grin:

    You goin take the wife on a "date"?

    Nope..... got shot down! She preferred da Home & Remodeling Expo so dat's wea we'll be.


  98. Makiki:

    BL - 2 days to the weekend I think you can do both.

    Alan from Makiki


  99. Makiki:

    da Home & Remodeling Expo can be dangerous. Da wife goin get more ideas - wouldn't it be nice if...

    Alan from Makiki


  100. Makiki:

    That's better.

    Was bugging me that this wasn't over 100. Next time gotta set the targets higher!


  101. C0hiba:

    BL, just wanted to stop by and say mahalo for the Kim Chee.
    I got home too late last night and left too early this morning. I hope my mother didn't eat it thinking it's tsukemono. Going burn her mouth.

    BTW, without giving away your secret ingredaments, can you tell me if it contains any shell fish, like ebi or squid guts. My brother is allergic to shell fish.

    Thanks again.


  102. snow:

    BL - nooo, i wasn't born here. das why i "kotonk." :?


  103. sally:

    RE: no can find parking: I give you all permission to call on my parking angel. His name is Walter. You tink I joking? Walter has been w/ me everywhere, incl Vegas and San Francisco.

    I just call out "Wallllterrrr. I need parrrrkinnnng. Please helllllp meeeee". My friends always wonder how I manage to get good parking at the junkest parking lots like Ige's, Ala Moana (during Nightclub Reunion), Hawaii Yacht Club... Walter is very generous, he'll help anybody.


  104. acuradriver02:

    sally~

    I hope Walter is in a generous mood on Saturday...I going need it.

    You live close to Iolani?? My wife keeps telling me better start thinking of options IF/when our daughter graduates from Iolani...going need Walter (or maybe just a very nice sally) for parking on that day. Still looong time away...


  105. sally:

    @acuradriver02: I live down a private lane, no guest parking stalls. Otherwise I'd be happy to oblige. Kaimuki HS (Iolani Mauka) football field always beomes available for all Iolani events (like Family Fair) so you shouldn't have a problem.


  106. Ukuhead:

    BL: Since I going stop over, I going drop off fried rice for the OCD blogger. you like some too?


  107. HNL2LAS:

    onecupcoffee: HEY, for real they have flying saucers and pronto pups at the fair on Maui?? I thought that was a Kauai bon dance thing! huh, I learned something new! hee he...


  108. Braddah Lance:

    Makiki:
    BL - 2 days to the weekend I think you can do both.

    Maybe stop by da fair for grind. :wink:

    da Home & Remodeling Expo can be dangerous. Da wife goin get more ideas

    Cuts both ways. :grin:

    Was bugging me that this wasn't over 100. Next time gotta set the targets higher!

    Mahalos for helping WWD! hit da century mark! Higher target? Today was a fluke - usually I pray I get past 20. :roll:
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    C0hiba:
    BL, just wanted to stop by and say mahalo for the Kim Chee....
    BTW, without giving away your secret ingredaments, can you tell me if it contains any shell fish, like ebi or squid guts. My brother is allergic to shell fish.

    Mahalos for dropping by and for catching a round! :mrgreen: And no, no shellfish - das old country style. :grin:
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    snow:
    BL - nooo, i wasn't born here. das why i "kotonk."

    Gomen. Missed da "wasn't" part. :oops:
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    sally:
    RE: no can find parking: I give you all permission to call on my parking angel. His name is Walter...I just call out "Wallllterrrr. I need parrrrkinnnng. Please helllllp meeeee".

    Is dis before or aftah having a few? :razz:
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    Ukuhead:
    BL: Since I going stop over, I going drop off fried rice for the OCD blogger. you like some too?

    Surah! I never refuse food.... or drink. :wink: :grin: