By Braddah Lance
You know how we roll at WWD! - wen we can kokua and share any tips, information... anything, we share without hesitation - it's called da Aloha Spirit. Some get more than oddahs, some no more - it's an "attitude" you cannot fake cause it comes from da heart.
I get two bits of "Aloha" I like share with you and best yet?....... They F to da R to da double E! FREE FREE FREE!
Da first not going happen till March but I'm surah more info will pop up again once it gets closer but I wanted to send out a huge Mahalo Nui Loa to Leslie and Sal Hernandez for bringing back a classic dat today's generation will hopefully get a chance to experience da drive-inn.
No, not da drive-thru...... drive-inn movies! (Click hea' to read da article by Dan Nakaso)
The "new" location is set for Aloha Stadium aftah da swap meet closes up and I'm actually kinda excited about it. One of da catches about it though is dat da movies itself will be dated by a few months as they are not allowed to "compete" (per their licensing agreement) with current movies but who cares? It's more about da atmosphere and da freedom to actually go to da bathroom without stepping on toes right? 😉
I went to a few and it was fun to actually watch movies "outside". Plus I'm surah all you MLC'ers have some "fond" memories eh? 😛
I certainly hope you'll get a chance to go since it appears it'll only run for a month and then it's a "see if it's doable" kine of affair.
Da second, is something I hope many of you will take advantage of tomorrow and if not now, hopefully later. You may have heard about it already, you may have not and if you're able to change plans I certainly hope you can check out the USS Missouri on Saturday January 30th. (Click hea' to read da article)
In a rare offering, the Battleship Missouri Memorial will be offering free admission to kama'aina and military personnel to help celebrate the Mighty Mo's official reopening from dry-dock repairs. The "Mighty Mo Pass," which is a new all-in-one ticket to experience the famous battleship, includes a single admission, plus a choice from one of the following tours:
- Mighty Mo Tour (35-minute guided tour)
- Guide2Go iPod Tour (audio-visual tour using the Apple "iPod touch" corresponding to shipboard signage)
- Acoustiguide Tour (audio-only tour also corresponding to signage)
- The option to tour the battleship at one's own pace along a variety of self-guided tour routes.
There is an upgrade to da Battle Stations Tour (additional $25) which features a new 90-minute guided tour. It's da most comprehensive tour and features, including many areas of the ship not accessible without a tour guide. Only Battle Stations Tour participants see da inside of Turret No. 1, an engine room, a plotting room and da "Broadway" (an internal corridor that extends two-thirds of da length of the ship).
Personally, I'd pay da extra $25 and do da Battle Stations Tour. It'll add up if you have a family but if you can afford it, it sounds like da most "fun" and interesting thing to do.
I've always wanted to go on the USS Missouri and unfortunately cannot make the free showing. I am really really disappointed but I promise you, for those who are unable to attend tomorrow's free showing, dat I'll make it there as soon as I can and do an indept blog about it with CHOKE pictures! It's not a "tourist" attraction, it's history and if you don't get chicken skin from it, visit da USS Arizona Memorial next door and you certainly will from dat.
So if you can check it whether it be now or later, make surah you go share with your ohana.
Have a grrrreeeeat weekend everybodies and I hope you'll use and share da two Tips Of Da Day bits!
Happy Feel Good Friday!