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Pupu Freak?

March 31st, 2010

Pupu's or appetizers? Know da difference?

They mean da same thing.   😛 

It's actually one of those words dat wen we hear 'em on da mainland, our ears semi-perk up and wondah if get any kine local ties. Jus' like if you hea someone say 'Howzit howzit'... wit da "Z", jus' by da way they say 'em you can "tell".

But believe it or not, according to Wikipedia, da word pupu could be argued by da Chinese dat they "invented" da word. Ok, dat's your useless fact of da day.

Everytime get pah-tay, gotta have. Everytime go drinky drinky, gotta have. Everytime.... gotta have.

From seven layer dip to garlic sesame soybeans to kim chee dip, it seems like no mattah if you no can cook, you can at least make ONE pupu, right? Or at least know wea fo' buy 'em eh?   😉 

But hea in da 808, hands down, da one true pupu dat will ALWAYS be king is poke.

Not poke like how you poke someone. Not poki like po-key.

Wassap Wit Dat!

Poke is pronounced po-keh / po-kay.

Now dat Da Wife is hapai, she's really looking out for our baby by not eating undercooked foods and unfortunately, not eating poke too. She's suffering cause she really loves a good steak and poke.

I love 'em both too and unfortunately, being da good husband dat I am  😀 ,  I no can eat those things either...... at least in front of her (more on dat in a latah post). Da Wife knows I'm a poke freak and could live off of most any kine ahi poke or tako poke so now dat I'm going cold turkey, I can only dream.

Everytime we go grocery shopping she sees me eyeing out da poke counter. I always pass by checking out if they using frozen or fresh, wat kine "spicy" ones they get and then I gotta mutter those words,

WORKAH:     "Hi. Can I help you?"
BL:     "No.......... *in a sad deflated tone*  jus' looking."

Poke withdrawls..... it ain't pretty.   🙄 

So wat's your favorite pupu? Wat pupu do you always "wish" get at da pah-tays you attend? Are you one of those dat eat pupu's as a "meal"? Do you make a special pupu dat everyone always asks for? Wea's your favorite place to get your pupu fix?

Gonna need a shot of spicy tuna to calm da shakes.......... Da Wife not around....... right?


Braddah Lance Kwon

Last One?

March 29th, 2010

No, not da blog..... for now.

Braddah Gregory Yamamoto (THA photog/videographer) had an idea three years ago about doing a "local" whacked out version of da Car Show and while only my name came up as to da only one who was crazy enough to do it - I gotta admit it's been fun evah since.

But little do people know dat I nevah evah know if/wen we are going to film it or not. Da first time was like a day and a half warning then da second time was like da day before, dis time..... about an eight hour warning.   😯  

It's nevah scripted. It's not "planned out". All we do is get there, do a quick walk around and make sh...stuff up. Ok, there's usually da "ending prop" but besides dat we just wing it. It's nerve-racking trying to tink of interesting things to say and you really gotta tip your hat off to da people who do dat for a living.

Big props goes out Braddah Greg though cause aftah we've both worked a full day, relax a bit, we head down to shoot film for about two hours and pau at 9pm - fortunately my part is done - but not for him.  He has to go through all da clips and edit a ton of footage in just a few short hours aftah getting into work da next day so dat da video will be ready.... all for an eight minute clip.

Muchos Mahalos Greg!

Click hea to see da Wassap Wit Dat! CAR SHOW VIDEO.

For those who didn't get a chance to check out da 2010 First Hawaiian Bank International Auto Show, hea's a few pics.


Started off da night wit some dinnah - Hamburgah steak for Da Wife


Pork Cutlet for me...... Can anyone guess wea dis is from?


Thought da sign was pretty funny asking for change.... I guess da ATM's were pretty busy dispensing 20's all night



Da Wife and I got there about 8ish and it was still pretty packed



Some of da "finer" cars in da show... or should I say cars dat we couldn't afford   😉 

Dis Benz was pretty sweet....


And da new 'Vettes weren't too shabby themselves


BMW joined da diesel movement as well as actually shaping their cars to be very aerodynamic as well


Dis Bentley was a real eye catcher.............


But da price tag made your eyeballs pop out



Ford's push to rejuvenate da Mustang


Dis was a very impressive truck


Toyota Sienna is da only minivan to offah an automatic seat "loader & unloader" for anyone dat needs help. It's called da "auto access seat" which is sorta "hand-van" like wea da ENTIRE seat will lower out of da van.


I can't understand why Da Wife said no    😆 


Some classic club car action............


There was even da City's Rail informational booth out.... at da "car show"



 Braddah Lance Kwon

For Those Who Still Reading Anyways....

March 25th, 2010

Sorry for the sporadic and "off time" posts but I really guess I'm getting "old".   🙄 

Baseball season has started, I started exercising (training) again (no fo'get, da 'No Scade 'Em Go Get 'Em Weight Loss Challenge has started!) and I stay trying a Cesar Milan (Dog Whisperer) thing with our dogs...

So dat means by da time I get home all I get fo' do is eat, shower, little stuff around da house and I'm out by 10pm - recently it's been like 8:30pm.   🙁  Seriously, even da dishes have taken a back seat and we got a double bin sink dat's been full for a few days dat I haven't gotten a chance to do.   😳 

Waking up at 5am every morning to get ready for work doing da dog things is exhausting in itself and on top of dat it only gets worse since Da Wife is hapai, I gotta pick up da slack for make things easier for her and help her [us] out.

So sad, too bad - dat's life eh, Suck It Up! No ask me how we going survive once da keiki stay come.... but something had to give in da mean time and unfortunately da WWD! blog has taken a hit.

I know I know, no mo' da "fun" kine mo'olelo's recently and from Da Hui posts alone, it seems like we lost more than a handful of readers. I do have a few good WWD! posts waiting in da wings but it kinda falls back to da "merger" of da papahs too cause we don't know wea da blogs will stand and/or if we'll still be around.

Wassap Wit Dat! yeah?

I guess I bettah buss' 'em out before no can eh?

Well stay tuned for next week's ones and I'll try to earn your readership back... if you still stay checking WWD! out.   😀

btw, I got TWO tickets to the Magic Island Family Festival starting today through Sunday. The tickets are for the unlimited ride wristbands but there are time restrictions for their use.

Thursday March 25  5-10pm
Friday - No can
Saturday March 27  10am-4pm
Sunday March 28  5-10pm

So hea's how you scorah 'em. Since da baby no mo' name.... let's play da name game buuuut we don't know da sex yet buuuut da name Da Wife and I have tentively picked out is sorta a unisex name so dat's your (only) clue.

If nobody guess 'em..... post numbah 77 wins 'em..... if get dat high..... if not, whoevah wants 'em will get 'em.   😆 

Oh yeah, E Komo Mai to WWD! dachad! I didn't get a chance to reply to anybody da past few days so there's a shout out to you and hopefully you'll stick around to post more.   😉 



Braddah Lance Kwon


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How's Your Food Politics?

March 23rd, 2010

By one of the many definitions for da word "politics" by, it's "the often internally conflicting interrelationships among people in a society [office]."

Now we all know there's jockeying and manuvering to "position" oneself with da powahs dat be so dat if one day you may actually get wat you want if you kiss enough okole but one office "politic" dat seems to affect everybody one way or anoddah is.......


If you work in an open shared office, not a room, you know wat I mean. There's a "designated area" for da grinds dat's open to "everybody", there's da only "your hui" stash and then of course you get your own private stash usually kept in your drawers cause it's too good to share.

I would have to say one of da biggest "political manuver" is da "I brought some ono kine grinds but nevah make/buy enough so I gotta pick and choose who I give to" move.

How do you do it? Do you pass it out wen "dat" person no stay or wen bathroom? Do you secretly walk around and tell da people you giving to, "shhh, I no mo' enough so take one and shhh". Or do you blantantly give out to your peeps and leave those oddahs out?

How's about those who was away while da food was out and by da time s/he came back was all gone?

We all get 'em. We all know 'em. Those buggahs we just "no like" but have to work with. Those buggahs who no share. Those buggahs who always take but no give. Those buggahs who NEVAH bring anything to share evah..... but always take anyways!

Yeah, you know wat I stay talking about cause you probably either had da image of da person pop into your head just now or you wen give one quick "spock you out stink eye" at him/her eh? No lie.   😛 

But da one dat really irks da crap out of me is da "leech". Dat's da person dat cruz around and once da nose gets a whiff of food stay migrating to da source and like try make like Mr/Ms. Aloha and talk story and make all friendly friendly and then moves in for da kill.......

LEECH:     "ohhhh, dat smells soooo ono.... "
SUCKAH:     "It does yeah...... you like one?"
LEECH:     "No. I no like."   (but still spocking 'em out)
SUCKAH:     "Fo' realz, you like one?"
LEECH:     "You surah?"   (got da "you fell dat one?" look)
SUCKAH:     "Yeah, take one."
LEECH:     "Oh tanks eh!"

I nevah seen one leech move so fast.    🙄 

How you going ack eh? No can be one snob. No can be anti. And fo' surah no can "rude". You know wat? If da "leech" at least share back once in awhile at least save face but how often you see dat?

Anybody got leeches in their office? Takers but no givers? Those who ALWAYS bring in grinds? Those who NEVAH bring in grinds? Do you make a plate for a friend who happens to be away from his/her desk at da moment knowing dat da food going be gone before he/she comes back? Or are you one dat says, "snooze you lose"?

How's about those who take 'seconds' BEFORE everyone has their 'firsts'? Or da one's who take more than a 'serving' on their first pass?

How's your food politics?



Braddah Lance Kwon

To Make You Laugh

March 19th, 2010

With people on Furlough Fridays and kids on waiver days, there's not too much to do for Feel Good Friday's. We seem to have lost our chronic Kwonic jokester, roach, wit his weekly post of jokes and friday blogs in general have been slow.

Hopefully for those who are dropping in today will enjoy da two funnies I got via email from "(s)he who must not be named" (wat movie dat from?). On top of dat, Chicken Grease, has got a Tip Of Da Day for ya:

Just a suggestion that you might want to include soon on one of your daily blogs.  As you are an accounting type -- and since it's tax time 🙂 -- be sure to tell the gallery about Schedule M -- AKA, the "Making Work Pay and Government Retiree Credits" form, which increases the lines 61-71 "Payments" amounts (which subtracts from your total tax, line 60) section on the 1040 form.  At the level, this form sounds like that dastardly EIC credits form, which is great, but, taxpayers(s) can only take if they have keeds . . . but, Schedule M. might very well make the difference between having to pay taxes and getting a refund, for years 2009 and 2010.



Now don't say I didn't warn ya..... make surah you not eating your breakfast, snack or lunch and you bettah not be drinking coffee, tea, watah or soda while you read these two Jokes Of Da Day!

A precious little girl walks into a petsmart shop and asks, in the sweetest little lisp, between two missing teeth, "Excuthe me, mithter, do you keep widdle wabbits?"

As the shopkeeper's heart melts, he gets down on his knees so that he's on her level and asks, "Do you want a widdle white wabbit, or a thoft and fuwwy, bwack wabbit, or maybe one like that cute widdle bwown wabbit over there?"

She, in turn, blushes, rocks on her heels, puts her hands on her knees, leans forward and says, in a tiny quiet voice, "I don't think my python weally gives a thit."


Dis is soooooo "classic"........

A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Wyoming when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust.

The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes , Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?"

Bud looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?"

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone , and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany.

Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.

He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"

"You're a Congressman for the U.S. Government", says Bud.

"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of sheep...

Now give me back my dog.


Wat's sad about da second joke is dat it's probably actually true for some of our politicians......   🙄 

Happy Feel Good Friday everybodies!!!! And have a grrrrrrrrreat weekend!



Braddah Lance Kwon

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