Howzit! Howzit! I'm Baaack Baby!

August 24th, 2011
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Its been 1 year, 2 months, 3 weeks and 1 day since my last blog..... kinda sounds like a "meeting" yeah? :lol:

Boy has it been a helluva long time but guess what?

Wassup Wit Dat! is back baby!

As a former Honolulu Advertiser employee in the Finance department and staff blogger, I guess you could say that it was fate that originally brought me into the blogosphere world and fate to bring me back once again.

In all honesty, I feel "rusty" and really nervous about starting up again. For those who know me - or gotten to know me - know that I'm far from both but I'll try my best to keep you entertained as I've done in the past.

So what's Wassup Wit Dat! (WWD!) all about you ask?

It's anything and EVERYTHING from an old school local boy point of view. It's about life and episodes inside and out of Hawai'i. There will be stories (mo'olelo's) that shock, inspire or reach out to you while we share our thoughts/opinions (mana'o) - good and/or bad. I get ripped sometimes but it's au' good as long as it's said nicely cause trust and believe, I bite back. :wink: I'm loud, straight-forward and shoot from the hip (which gets me into trouble sometimes) keeping it as real as I can but no one can question my love for da 808.

But it's that same Aloha that I passionately have that I blog about moments that make you say....

Wassup Wit Dat!

WWD! is unique in the sense that the blog's "voice" is mainly in Pidgin and while the mo'olelo may have a mixture of grammer, my responses are usually in my native tongue cause that's how I talk fo' real. For those who are not used to Pidgin may find it hard to understand at times but you'll be able to piece it together... hopefully.

You'll learn pretty quickly that I observe things most people don't and experience more than a fair share of "hard-luck" incidents that I'm more than happy to share so that you may smile, laugh or tease at my expense. I only ask that you post a comment or at the very least, return to read again and leave with a grin, smirk or chuckle.

There were a bunch of things I wanted to do on the blog when it was at The Honolulu Advertiser but I never got a chance to. Now with a fresh start, stay tuned for a whole bunch of new segments to be added on cause for those who read regularly, you know that WWD! is not your ordinary blog but has au' kine stuff. No worries, still going get Pidgin Word of Da Day (PWODD), Shout Outs, Feel Good Fridays, Shakanack Reviews and I sincerely hope WWD! will be a regular read for you.

So E Komo Mai back all you Kwonics, Lanceformers and Lurkahs (stay tuned to find out wat da heck those are) cause it only gets pupule from here!

SHOUT OUT: Mahalos to CW for allowing me to blog at The Honolulu Star-Advertiser!

Posted in WWD! | 45 Comments »

45 Responses to “Howzit! Howzit! I'm Baaack Baby!”

  1. islandgirlinnc:

    So glad to see you back BL! Missed you and your blog! Looking forward to hearing all the stories and especially of your new job as a father. Still here in the Carolinas and still one of your biggest fans out here!


  2. De:

    Welcome back! I missed reading your blog and I look forward to reading more WWD! Can't wait!


  3. MaryC:

    Glad to see you back blogging. Look forward to reading more!


  4. JPW:

    welcome back, BL!


  5. JD:

    Sounds like I may learn Pidgin.


  6. JD:

    How do I save this blog link to my iPhone?


  7. Ynaku:

    Cheee Hoooo!!! WWD! is back. Eh, I no need pay heh for comment on WWD! ? Gotta pay for read da papah.


  8. sally:

    CHEEEEE HUUUUU! Excuse me for getting a bit misty here, *snif* The Triad remains INTACT! All is right in the world again.


  9. anklebiters:

    YAY !!!!!! Kim Chee time !! :-)


  10. DIO:

    Right on, the Triad is complete again!! :-D So what, when and where is the next Pahtay?


  11. anklebiters:

    Welcome Back...

    http://youtu.be/GGlY3ubGzUY


  12. wafan:

    Eh, sneak attack post!

    YAY!!!


  13. NaPueo:

    Welcome back Braddah Lance.


  14. M:

    Welcome back BL!!!!!!!!!


  15. Jeannette Hayashida:

    Many welcomes backs. I have misssed you. How's the new baby doing? How's the whole family doing? Looking forward to many entertaining, thought provoking blog posts from you.


  16. Kage:

    Welcome back, BL!
    looks like I gotta look at the blogs again.

    Thanks DiO for the heads up dat heez back!


  17. DIO:

    sally: Not only is da Triad whole once again, but we also got a new generation started...Scott's kid representing da Hive, ankles g-kid for MLC, and baby Kwon, representing WWD!


  18. dihudfan:

    whaa you wuz... welcome back!!!


  19. HNL2LAS:

    YAY!!!! Welcome back BL!!! ... ohh and I was worried I wouldn't be able to see it without paying.. guess not.. double yay!!!


  20. Keoni Simpkins:

    Hey BL, welina ke aloha! Now dat you back, lets throw pahtay! Look forward to reading you regular again!


  21. 808Dad:

    You know you have so may people who appreciate what you write and share. Thank you.


  22. Aunty Paula:

    AURITE!!! It's great to see you blogging again and to see all the familiar names of your faithful readers. And the SA lists all your archived posts from the HA days too! Looking forward to reading wassup and new in your life. Welcome back, BL!!!


  23. Braddah Lance:

    islandgirlinnc:
    Looking forward to hearing all the stories and especially of your new job as a father. Still here in the Carolinas and still one of your biggest fans out here!

    E Komo Mai back to you too! Hope all is well with you especially with Hurricane Irene in the area. And rogah... got choke mo'olelo's of Mr.Mom! :lol: Hey! You're the inaugural 1st poster of da new WWD!. :grin:
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    De:
    Welcome back! I missed reading your blog and I look forward to reading more WWD! Can't wait!

    E Komo Mai back! I'll try my bestest to keep it going dis time.
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    MaryC:
    Glad to see you back blogging. Look forward to reading more!

    E Komo Mai back! Well, I didn't hit da Megabucks so I guess I had to do something...
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    JPW:
    welcome back, BL!

    E Komo Mai back to you too! I'm glad to be back.
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    JD:
    Sounds like I may learn Pidgin.

    E Komo Mai to WWD! Well, maybe not all one crack but you'll learn shmall kine....

    How do I save this blog link to my iPhone?

    I have no clue... probably in the options screen there would be a save the link feature but if not, I guess you just have to find a computer. :wink:
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    Ynaku:
    Cheee Hoooo!!! WWD! is back. Eh, I no need pay heh for comment on WWD! ? Gotta pay for read da papah.

    Ha ha ha! E Komo Mai back Ynaku! Long time no talk/see. No need pay to hit up da blogs.... unless you like pay with mochi. :wink: :wink:
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    sally:
    CHEEEEE HUUUUU! Excuse me for getting a bit misty here, *snif* The Triad remains INTACT! All is right in the world again.

    E Komo Mai back girl! Well I guess your world must be pretty pupule. :lol:
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    anklebiters:
    YAY !!!!!! Kim Chee time !!

    E Komo Mai back to you too anklebiters! Kim chee comes latah.
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    DIO:
    So what, when and where is the next Pahtay?

    E Komo Mai back! Well, I was waiting for a ticket to fly back up first to bring da pahtay to you. :wink:


  24. Braddah Lance:

    anklebiters:
    Welcome Back...http://youtu.be/GGlY3ubGzUY

    Listening to dat made me tink of "Welcome Back Kotter". Nevah really saw da show cause I was so young but fo' some reason da song stuck - go figgah.
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    wafan:
    Eh, sneak attack post!

    Ha ha ha! E Komo Mai back to you too! But honestly, I nevah even know da blog wen live cause I not a "Featured Blogger"... yet.
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    NaPueo:
    Welcome back Braddah Lance.

    Glad to be back! And E Komo Mai back to you as well!
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    M:
    Welcome back BL!!!!!!!!!

    Right back at 'cha M!
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    Jeannette Hayashida:
    Many welcomes backs. I have misssed you. How's the new baby doing? How's the whole family doing? Looking forward to many entertaining, thought provoking blog posts from you.

    E Komo Mai back to you too! All will be answered continuously and hopefully wit da same flavah - maybe more. :grin:
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    Kage:
    Welcome back, BL! looks like I gotta look at the blogs again.

    E Komo Mai back! Well at least look at WWD! right? :grin:
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    DIO:
    sally: Not only is da Triad whole once again, but we also got a new generation started...Scott's kid representing da Hive, ankles g-kid for MLC, and baby Kwon, representing WWD!

    So wat? Pay-per-view cage match on Sesame Street? :lol:
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    dihudfan:
    whaa you wuz... welcome back!!!

    E Komo Mai back to you too! I wuz/still am, unfortunately, looking for a job. :sad:
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    HNL2LAS:
    YAY!!!! Welcome back BL!!! ... ohh and I was worried I wouldn't be able to see it without paying.. guess not.. double yay!!!

    E Komo Mai back! No need pay.
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    Keoni Simpkins:
    Hey BL, welina ke aloha! Now dat you back, lets throw pahtay! Look forward to reading you regular again!

    E Komo Mai back and Mahalos! I hope to keep you reading and entertained... as long as get pupus and beea... I'm there. :mrgreen:


  25. snow:

    Yay! So glad that you're back! WWD was the first blog of the TRIAD that I commented on... you are the cornerstone! Looking forward to hearing your adventures!


  26. hawaiiobsessed:

    E Komo Mai Braddah!!! I am so excited!! I have missed you and the blog. The laughs and the tears. Now I can quit hanging out on youtube looking for my pidgin fix! Some of the stuff I found was pretty funny tho.
    Can't wait to hear the Mr. Mom stories. Your daughter is so cute!
    Mahalos for doing the blog again. My world is complete! :)


  27. Ynaku:

    Mochi???? Eh wea u was 3 weeks ago? I was working up da street from your house on 1100 Waimano Home Rd Pearl City. My oddah friend gave me Kim Chee fo bring home. If da buggah neva leak. Good ting was double bag odddah wise TSA going call da bomb squad.

    Next time cuz. I'm shua dey goin' send us back Oahu fo work.


  28. DIO:

    eh, not cage match, more like playpen match on Sesame Street. :lol:


  29. Coconut Willy:

    Eh. Where my post went from yesterday?

    Welcome Back!....Kotter


  30. Coconut Willy:

    Kim Chee!


  31. GA Bows:

    WOOO-HOOOO.... WWD is back!
    Welcom back BL.


  32. David de Jesus:

    Congrats and welcome back BL!!!! I used to look forward reading your blog back when we used to work at HA la dat...hope all is well with you and family...you still taking ordah for kim chee? hook me up some please..Aloha


  33. hawaiiobsessed:

    yeah! The archives are back! Yippee!!


  34. Mainland Scott:

    Great news BL! So glad to have the blog back.


  35. M:

    Da Triad is back again! Chee Hooo!!!!!!
    Bust out da Kim Chee!


  36. anklebiters:

    PAH-TAY time........I'm thinking of being back in HI in November....recuperating from shoulder surgery.....


  37. Seawalker:

    Hey BL, glad to have you back. Wasamata you? No job? Accountants do it by the numbers. But if no money, then no honey. Nah, just kidding. Think of it like the dishwasher. The buggah gets stuck if not used often enough. :lol:


  38. Rodney Lee:

    Hey fellow yobo! Dis calls for celebaration!


  39. 9thIslandGirl:

    Awright!! Sorry if my comments get planny typos but I using my phone now and I suck at
    Typing on the small keyboard. Welcome back!


  40. Braddah Lance:

    808Dad:
    You know you have so may people who appreciate what you write and share. Thank you.

    :cry: Mahalos. E Komo Mai back!
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    Aunty Paula:
    AURITE!!! It's great to see you blogging again and to see all the familiar names of your faithful readers. And the SA lists all your archived posts from the HA days too! Looking forward to reading wassup and new in your life. Welcome back, BL!!!

    Mahalos Aunty Paula! Good to be back... although these late nights I don't miss. :lol: E Komo Mai back!
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    snow:
    Yay! So glad that you're back! WWD was the first blog of the TRIAD that I commented on... you are the cornerstone! Looking forward to hearing your adventures!

    E Komo Mai back!
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    hawaiiobsessed:
    E Komo Mai Braddah!!! I am so excited!! I have missed you and the blog. The laughs and the tears. Now I can quit hanging out on youtube looking for my pidgin fix!

    Yeah, maybe I should have done vlogs. :shock: E Komo Mai back!

    Can't wait to hear the Mr. Mom stories. Your daughter is so cute!

    Mahalos! I do have some mo'olelo's to share about my adventures in dat!
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    Ynaku:
    My oddah friend gave me Kim Chee fo bring home.

    Traitor. :razz:

    Next time cuz. I'm shua dey goin' send us back Oahu fo work.

    Bumbye...... E Komo Mai back!
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    DIO:
    eh, not cage match, more like playpen match on Sesame Street.

    Playpen match - lol
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    Coconut Willy:
    Eh. Where my post went from yesterday?

    You had one?
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    GA Bows:
    WOOO-HOOOO.... WWD is back!
    Welcom back BL.

    E Komo Mai back to you as well.
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    David de Jesus:
    I used to look forward reading your blog back when we used to work at HA la dat

    Well I used to like going to work at da HA.... :roll:

    ...hope all is well with you and family...you still taking ordah for kim chee?

    I'll let you know.
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    hawaiiobsessed:
    yeah! The archives are back! Yippee!!

    Rogah. I'm amazed they still kept everything. :shock:
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    Mainland Scott:
    Great news BL! So glad to have the blog back.

    Hey there Mainland Scott! Good to hear from you! Hope all is well with you, yours and da little one. E Komo Mai back.... at least to da blog.
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    M:
    Bust out da Kim Chee!

    Geez..... is dat all I'm good for? :lol:
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    anklebiters:
    ....recuperating from shoulder surgery.....

    Rotator cuff? Hope it isn't bad.
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    Seawalker:
    Wasamata you? No job? Accountants do it by the numbers. But if no money, then no honey.

    Nothing mattah wit me.... all da employers no like cause I "over qualified". :sad:

    Nah, just kidding. Think of it like the dishwasher. The buggah gets stuck if not used often enough.

    You mean your hands get stuck? Lucky I wash dishes everyday.
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    Rodney Lee:
    Hey fellow yobo! Dis calls for celebaration!

    You buying? :mrgreen:
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    9thIslandGirl:
    Awright!! Sorry if my comments get planny typos but I using my phone now and I suck at
    Typing on the small keyboard. Welcome back!

    No comment on your technology issues. E Komo Mai back!


  41. anklebiters:

    It's my left one this time....and I'm right handed......WWD :!: :!:


  42. Makiki:

    Glad to see you back!

    Alan


  43. Braddah Lance:

    anklebiters:
    It's my left one this time....and I'm right handed

    As long as you can wipe your okole clean is all dat mattahs. :lol:
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    Makiki:
    Glad to see you back!

    Glad to be back! E Komo Mai back to you as well!


  44. tman:

    Awesome!

    Been waiting a loooong time for your return.


  45. L.:

    welcome back