Wat Is It About People?

September 14th, 2011
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Unemployed and Mr.Mom.

One of those two things I don't mind being. One of those two things almost ended.

If you guessed unemployed, no go Vegas cause you no mo' luck.

As a person, we make choices everyday usually to benefit yourself or someone else. As a new parent, there are a million more choices hovering around and it'll never be about you.

About a month ago I took Da Baby down the road to Daiei/Foodland to pick up groceries for dinner. Being unemployed and trying to make ends meet (we sold Da Wife's car awhile back), it was either da bike or footmobile. While I still have the bike, they don't make a seat for Da Baby to ride in so I buss out my newest ride... a six-wheeled convertible called a stroller.

There are two ways to get to the market from my home: a paved way with a sidewalk which takes longer and an unpaved way over unleveled grass and dirt which is way shorter. Guess which one I took?

Trust me, no go Vegas!

Mr.Mom chose the longer route on paved sidewalk cause it was the safer thing to do for Da Baby. On the way back home, I'm waiting patiently at one of the busiest intersections in lower Pearl City for the light to turn green and once it gives me the walk signal, this is what I see:

The intersection was clear as crystal in all directions and as I'm about to enter the crosswalk, I take a peek back to avoid anyone turning right blindly and this is what I see:

All clear so I enter the crosswalk and not more than about four feet in, this is what I see:

Minus the car directly in front of me in the pic, the car on the left making a left turn came out of nowhere and ripped the turn towards me. All I could do was yank the stroller a bit in that split second and yell some choice words at the car coming towards us which I'm not able to repeat on the blog.

The car obviously saw me because as he passed by, he was pointing at me frantically yelling, "YOUR FAULT! YOUR FAULT!".

Wassup Wit Dat!

Even his passenger, either his wife or mother - they were all makule, had a stoned look on her face as if she was going to die. He ripped the turn going so fast that he was actually halfway into the other lane and luckily no car was approaching or waiting in the lane. I paused in the crosswalk literally fuming and ready to flip the nos switch on my suped up convertible to chase him down when I realized I was still in the crosswalk with Da Baby.

Then I looked back to the intersection to make sure no other cars were coming and this is what I see:

How classic is dis WWD! moment yeah? :lol:

Wat is it about people and not being able to obey - respect - laws nowadays? Have you had any close calls? When making a turn, do you look for anyone in the intersection first before stepping on the gas to make the turn? As a pedestrian, do you look look in all directions before you cross or do you just stare at the ground and pray? Or are you one to stink-eye da car to make surah they see you? Did you know dat most accidents involve a left turning vehicle?

Walk safe, drive safe, be safe. If you in a hurry, you should have left early. :razz:

I'm more than relieved to see dat Da Baby has made it to Day 366! Yes, she is officially a year old today - Hau'oli La Hanau Da Baby! :grin: Dis pic is one of my favorites although she was only about five months old.

61 Responses to “Wat Is It About People?”

  1. hawaiiobsessed:

    First?


  2. GA Bows:

    First... WWD


  3. GA Bows:

    Okay, make that second.

    Anyways.. yeah get plenty of lo-lo drivers out there.
    Happy Birthday little one, wishing you many, many, many more!

    Eh, BL... you get da traditional yobo birthday dress for her?


  4. hawaiiobsessed:

    First! Hau'oli La Hanau Da Baby!!! Yeah! She is so stinkin cute! So glad she made it to 366 days. :>) Are you going to have a baby luau and can I come?

    People are so inconsiderate! yikes! Yes, I always look, look again, cross quickly and look some more! I also do make eye contact so I KNOW they saw me!

    While driving I almost mowed down a bike rider once, I looked, no one there, checked the other side and started to go, and there he was, right on my left fender! Yikes. Scared me to death. So glad I didn't take him out.

    Sorry you are still unemployed. I think you should start a Hawaii Five 0 tour. You could take them to all the sites and have lunch ( or tea!) at the restaurant where Wo Fat and Steve McGarrett met. You could even do an elaborate one and take a boat out and show them the McGarrett house from the ocean like the scenes in the show. Maybe you could say you are Chin's 16th cousin twice removed or play up the Korean thing. :>) ( that isn't meant disrespectfully in any way, shape or form ok?) You could do a city one and a country one. Take them out to Chinaman's hat where Steve and Chin went fishing. Drive them out to the area where they burned the 10 million dollars. I'd go! :>) Just a thought.


  5. KAN:

    Your daughter is ADORABLE! I love all her hair!

    I was talking to a co-worker yesterday about dumb drivers. I was walking home from the gym on Monday when the full moon rose, and I realized why all those drivers had been especially stoooopid - running lights, whipping around corners, blocking crosswalks - at least 5 different drivers during my 35 minute walk. WTH?

    The one that still has me fuming TWO MONTHS LATER was a driver who had blocked a crosswalk at a busy intersection. My light turned green, I caught her eye, as I always do when I think a driver's going to do something stupid (in other words, always) as I was going to walk in front of her (since she had blocked the crosswalk) AND SHE PUSHED THE GAS AND ALMOST HIT ME. I almost threw my bag at her back windshield.


  6. KAN:

    Speaking of accidents involving drivers making a left turn, it was fatal for a Seattle bicyclist.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016189583_bikewrecks13m.html


  7. hemajang:

    huuuu, Mr. Mom, your daughter is so cuuute...and I like her spiked manga hair. Yeah, keep her safe, world is full of obstacles...and WWD moments.

    I know exactly the location of your near accident. Even if you had the right to be in the crosswalk, it can be dangerous when left turning drivers has the green light but not paying attention...happens way too often. The only way to avoid that is to have a left turn on signal green light. And how ironic that da police station right dea! Waimano Home Road is one very busy street and easy to speed going downhill. In a similar situation, a Mililani HS teacher was killed while jogging. She was in the crosswalk at Kuahelani and Meheula, driver making left turn on green did not see her. I was at that intersection a little bit earlier during my run. Your head gotta be in a swivel on any street crossing especially where there is no traffic light. Knock on wood, but no close calls so far. I have seen cars go through red lights so still be vigilant and alert even if you have the walk signal...be safe. On my runs, I admit to jaywalking or jayrunning on certain streets but making triple sure it is safe.

    I'm thinking the shorter route, even if no mo sidewalk is safer because less traffic and slower drivers on the side streets. I know that area well as my in-laws live up Momilani and wife's relative live above the shopping center.


  8. sally:

    My hands are shaking as I read your story. The words in my head cannot be repeated here. Here you make the choices that say "right choice" all the way and WAAAT?!

    Just like in your other post, the driver couldn't even make an acknowledgement of "ohhh sorry!" but actually thought YOU was wrong! And you had da Baby!!!

    I'm just thankful you and da Baby are fine... your angels were watching.


  9. sally:

    And yes, da Baby is soooo adorable! ehhh... is that one giri giri? LOL Too cute, her.


  10. 9thIslandGirl:

    I can't tell you how many times I've almost been run over by people who are turning left or making illegal turns...one time I was in a crosswalk in a 4-way stop area, and a guy talking story with his passenger must have suddenly realized that he was going the wrong way because he made an illegal U turn and came within inches of me, then saw me at the last minute. Brah, I was yelling some choice words to him, too.

    I always tell my daughter to make eye contact with the drivers before continuing in a cross walk, and to stop talking when we're in a busy parking lot. The car engines are so quiet now, you won't hear them until the car is right there.


  11. DIO:

    Unfortunately, there are many stupid drivers and they are everywhere!! That is why I never assume the best case scenario. I assume the idiot turning left will not see me in the crosswalk, despite the fact that it is a bright sunny day, and I'm crossing with a green light. I assume the lolo coming from the right will not stop until well beyond the "stop line" painted on the road, forcing me to leave the bicycle lane and dodge into the lane for cars and other vehicles. I always assume the worst case scenario and try my best to find an "escape" out of it, no matter whether I'm on foot, in a car, or on a bicycle.

    Honestly, the problem in the USA is that we are too lax with rules for people getting a license, for them keeping (and renewing) that license, and for punishments when they do something wrong. The example given by KAN (above) is a perfect example of this stupidity on the road. Another example is your blog entry about how you almost got taken out by the idiots while you were riding your motorcycle. If those idiots caused you to crash and you died that day, I guarantee you there wouldn't be much (if any) punishment brought against them. They'd use the same excuse as everyone else, "oh, I neva see him..." and they'd go free. If they did get punished, it wouldn't be much, probably just a small fine. If that doesn't sound like anything bad, think of this...if you shoot someone, even in self defense, you get charged with murder. Kill someone with your car, and it's not as serious a crime. You get harsher penalties for harassing the Hawaiian Monk Seals than you do for injuring or killing someone with a vehicle.


  12. M:

    Howzit BL!
    Lots of "Ainokea" drivers out dea. Always gotta look out fo dem. Betta to be extra safe dan sorry.
    Da Baby sooooo cute! Happy Birthday!


  13. sally:

    @9thIslandGirl: I just told my daughter the same thing since we just moved to this new apt. She and her boyfriend walk the neighborhood a lot to visit the diff mom 'n pop stores and the small shopping ctr.

    Never assume the drivers see you. Never. Do the eye contact thing!


  14. anklebiters:

    Lots of HAIR :!: :lol: Such a cutie....


  15. Ocean Lover:

    Hooooo BL,

    You right.....if I had "guessed" which option you took in your experience above I would surely be losah in Vegas. :-(

    One observation though..........you wasn't taking da pikchas AS YOU WERE WITH YOUR PRECIOUS ONE crossing dat street were you?

    If you were............."ah hanakokolele" and small kine "shame on you".

    OL..................giving BL schmall kine scoldings


  16. melancholyone:

    Are the pictures in real time?

    The clear intersection picture has a red hand in the walk signal.

    The view backwards picture has a red hand in the walk signal.

    The car turning has a yellow traffic signal.


  17. Ocean Lover:

    Oh yeah............HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to the lil one.

    When you old enough tell daddy "Put dat phone away and pay attention to ME!" ;-)

    OL..................sorry BL.....you deserve it. ;-)


  18. Ynaku:

    Some Cute your baby. Look more like your wife :lol:

    Whoa brah. The guy was wrong. No matter what, if get one pedestrian in the crosswalk, you gotta give them the right of way EVEN if the SOLID HAND is on. Doesn't matter who's right. Better than being DEAD right.

    And wea da men in blue? They stay right across da street.

    OK when I come ova next time and see one bling bling tricked out baby stroller with all da flashing warning lights, I going know das you. We supposed to come back work up da street again in a few weeks, so may "BUMP" into you.

    Take care da baby Mr. Mom


  19. DIO:

    Ynaku: Da men in blue was at the plate lunch place eating... :lol:


  20. carokun:

    Seng-il chukahehyo! :) Glad you both made it safely home.


  21. sally:

    Seriously, BL? He was yelling "Your fault, your fault"??? Wassamatta him?!!! Even if was (which wasn't, but I jus' saying if was scenario), it no mattah whose fault, you one pedestrian WITH ONE KEIKI!

    GEEEEZZZ!


  22. M:

    Da police station right dea and whea da cops when you need dem....


  23. roach:

    BL,

    Wow! Nice hair on your baby, you must take her to Paul Brown or something. That driver is just another example of the "me first" attitude that is so prevalent in society today. And it's just handed down from generation to generation as kids observe their parents act like punks when dealing with other people.
    Sorry, to hear that you're still unemployed. I thought that since you re-appeared on the newspaper that you also got a job with them too. My bad. I'm about to retire in 2 weeks after 32 years with the government, I wish that I could pass it on to you but no can la dat. I'll keep my ears open for any job openings and I'll pass it on.


  24. Keoni Simpkins:

    Man, can I tell some stories! I live on Nuuanu Ave, and if there's one place where HPD could make a mint with a speed camera it's there! For all da lolos out dea, it's a friggen residential area (all the way beyond Vineyard!), but you act like it's H-1 our beyond Pearl Harbor!!! There have been several pedestrian fatalities just in the year and a half I've lived here! I wish there was some way to get these idiots to SLOW DOWN and actually pay attention.


  25. Keoni Simpkins:

    Oh yeah, BL, kiuke kou keiki wahine! Hau'oli La Hanau 'Ekahi, sweetie!


  26. Paco:

    Your daughter is adorable! Such a cutie!


  27. Paco:

    Did you guys do the 100 day celebration? I just heard about that from one of my Korean friends.


  28. rayboyjr:

    :cool: Good Morning Everyone!!! :cool:

    ... hey Braddah Lance ... ♫ Happy Birthday Happy Birthday ♫ to your beautiful baby girl!!! ...

    ... haha, what a coincidence ... we share the same birthday! ... I can tell you already, she's going to be a fantastic daughter ... and grow up to make you a real proud papa!!! ...

    ... Have a Good One Everyone!!! ...


  29. cojef:

    Very cute little keiki ! Mucho lol-lo drivers out there. Put a person behind the wheel and it turns that individual into a monster. For example on a Sunday at noon tried to turn-in a driveway of a restaurant and was almost blind-sided by another driver. My observation was that this family had just arrived in all their Sunday finery after the service but was intent on beating me into the parking lot. The driver while in church was meek as an angel, but as soon as got behind wheel of the car, transformed himself into the devil.


  30. anklebiters:

    The town of Gilbert has to have the worst left-turn lanes on the planet. Imagine your self sitting in the left turn lane. Directly across from you is the left turn lane for the opposing traffic. In most intersections designed by a sane person, if you draw a line from the outside edges of your lane to the corresponding points on the opposite left turn lane, they should line up closely. Not in Gilbert....the drive side lines intersect just about in the middle of the opposite lane....what happens is that you can't see oncoming traffic in the two middle lanes as you're too far over to the right to see past the cars in the opposite left turn lane.

    I've seen tooooooo many broadside hits where the driver turning left didn't see the oncoming car and was nailed. I even had one driver wave at me with one finger as he had to jam on his brakes.....WWD :!: ...he's making a left turn and I'm at fault :?: Their design must conform to code as nothing has ever been done other than having a lagging left-turn light. I avoid making left anywhere in Gilbert....you're taking your life in your hands :!:


  31. 808Dad:

    Hey Lance,
    Like everyone else I have stories to tell. I like to go running night time, late night time. Especially when there’s a full moon. Not sure if it’s the full moon or the late hours but some drivers think they have the right away even when they are at a red light turning right. I have the walk signal and start to enter the cross walk. All of a sudden they make a hard right and almost hit me. This happened over a hand full of times. I should carry a baseball bat.
    808Dad


  32. snow:

    good thing your little poofy haired little one wasn't hurt!! aisus, that was too close for comfort! happppppppy birthday to her!!

    that intersection is bad, especially because so many drivers come speeding down waimano home road then they whip that turn! they're often driving a good 20 mph over the speed limit!

    the other night, my husband had a close call while he was making a left turn. he had the left arrow but the pedestrian was crossing on the red, in a poorly lit intersection. i yelled out so he stopped abruptly but she continued to leisurely walk across the street while giving him the stink eye! :mad:

    @rbj - happy birthday to you, too!


  33. Braddah Lance:

    hawaiiobsessed:
    First?

    And to you Da Quote of Da Day.........
    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    ― Mae West
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    GA Bows:
    Okay, make that second.

    Snooze you lose. :razz:

    Eh, BL... you get da traditional yobo birthday dress for her?

    My mom wanted to get her one but I told her no need cause she can't afford to get one and if I had deeper roots into my own culture, I would. Unfortunately, I've been "Americanized". :neutral:
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    hawaiiobsessed:
    Are you going to have a baby luau and can I come?

    Only if you promise to bring a really biiiiiig gift. :grin:

    People are so inconsiderate! yikes! Yes, I always look, look again, cross quickly and look some more! I also do make eye contact so I KNOW they saw me!

    Ha ha ha. We do dat too! Nevah work da oddah day at Wal-Mart. Van just stopped in da middle of da parking lot crosswalk making EVERYONE wait for them to DROP OFF their passengers! Wat they couldn't pull into a stall or pull up away from da most busiest part of da parking lot/store??? Anyways, he was pau (no one needed special assistance - they were just frickin' lazy to walk) and since everyone was just crossing and not letting vehicles go, Da Wife and I stopped to let cars go until a car yielded to us. We made eye contact with da van as we were ALREADY crossing and he decides to go then jams his brakes! Idiot.

    Sorry you are still unemployed. I think you should start a Hawaii Five 0 tour.

    HA HA HA HA HA! I was just telling Da Wife dat I wanted to do do personalized island tours tailored to wat da malihini wanted but once da word "sue" came up, da idea was squashed.

    Maybe you could say you are Chin's 16th cousin twice removed or play up the Korean thing.

    LMAO! I would just say he's my Uncle and could get away wit dat. :lol:
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    KAN:
    Your daughter is ADORABLE! I love all her hair!

    Mahalos.

    I was walking home from the gym on Monday when the full moon rose, and I realized why all those drivers had been especially stoooopid

    I really wondah if a full moon has some kine of cosmic effect on already imbalanced people? Hmmm.....

    ....AND SHE PUSHED THE GAS AND ALMOST HIT ME.

    Wat a frickin' idiot! I've unfortunately been caught in da crosswalk a time or two and I hated dat. Piercing stink eye's and me apologizing. Ugh. But I nevah tried to go through once people had da right of way in fear of running someone ovah. :shock:

    Speaking of accidents involving drivers making a left turn, it was fatal for a Seattle bicyclist.

    We just had a motorcyclist fatality da oddah day too.
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    hemajang:
    Yeah, keep her safe, world is full of obstacles...and WWD moments.

    Unfortunately she has my blood.... WWD! moments are therefore inherited. :roll:

    The only way to avoid that is to have a left turn on signal green light.

    I totally agree but das da "dummy proof" way. If people just learned and changed their habits to look ahead and forward into a turn instead of keeping their eyes glued to their hood I bet half da accidents can be avoided. As a motorcyclist your taught to scan at da least, three car lengths ahead and anticipate. If a drivah doesn't care to scan ahead three car lengths.... shouldn't a driver anticipate dat at an intersection there are crosswalks - most times - and at those crosswalks people cross da street?

    And how ironic that da police station right dea! Waimano Home Road is one very busy street and easy to speed going downhill.

    Rogah dat.

    Your head gotta be in a swivel on any street crossing especially where there is no traffic light.

    Rogah dat too.

    I have seen cars go through red lights so still be vigilant and alert even if you have the walk signal...be safe.

    No even get me started on dat! :mad:

    I'm thinking the shorter route, even if no mo sidewalk is safer because less traffic and slower drivers on the side streets. I know that area well as my in-laws live up Momilani and wife's relative live above the shopping center.

    Uh, hema's, you been there recently? Da "shorter" route is waaaay more dangerous cause people not only rip it down Hoolaulea but cause da road is a little wider, vehicles no stop and go around oddah vehicles wanting to turn so you get choke swerving vehicles and plenty impatient people. Plus it's bumpy, dirty and da sidewalk at da shopping center is pupule cause vehicles rip it in to "beat" oncoming traffic. :shock: I swear one day going get one fatality there by da Reynold's truck.
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    sally:
    My hands are shaking as I read your story.

    You need me to hold dat Johnny's while you calm down? :razz: Sorry, didn't want to make you worried.

    Here you make the choices that say "right choice" all the way and WAAAT?!

    C'mon, you should know by now dat dat's da story of my life. :roll: :roll:

    I'm just thankful you and da Baby are fine... your angels were watching.

    I must be on life four of nine......

    And yes, da Baby is soooo adorable! ehhh... is that one giri giri?

    She had woken up moments ago wit da Asian fro' and I couldn't resist.
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    9thIslandGirl:
    I always tell my daughter to make eye contact with the drivers before continuing in a cross walk, and to stop talking when we're in a busy parking lot. The car engines are so quiet now, you won't hear them until the car is right there.

    Good advice especially about stop talking wen in a busy lot. Anoddah tip is to always look for da reverse lights which I'm surprised many people don't do. Das a clear indication of a vehicle's intent and yet people still continue on. Ai-goo.
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    DIO:
    I assume the lolo coming from the right will not stop until well beyond the "stop line" painted on the road

    Ha ha ha! I assume dat too!

    You get harsher penalties for harassing the Hawaiian Monk Seals than you do for injuring or killing someone with a vehicle.

    Rogah dat big time! Nothing against endangered animals but since wen are crimes against humanity less severe than versus an animal?
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    M:
    Da Baby sooooo cute! Happy Birthday!

    Mahalos!
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    sally:
    She and her boyfriend walk the neighborhood a lot to visit the diff mom 'n pop stores and the small shopping ctr.

    Awwwww, so kawai!
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    anklebiters:
    Lots of HAIR Such a cutie....

    Das Da Wife........
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    Ocean Lover:
    One observation though..........you wasn't taking da pikchas AS YOU WERE WITH YOUR PRECIOUS ONE crossing dat street were you?

    Try look bettah... all da pikchas I was on da sidewalk aaaannnnd clearly away from da road. *BL tink OL need bettah glasses* :razz:


  34. rayboyjr:

    ... this reminds me of something that happened to a friend a while back ...

    ... we just finished playing at the outdoor courts on 11th & Waialae Ave in Kaimuki ... me and about 4 or 5 of my friends were going to 7-11 across the street for some drinks ... the signal lights turn green so we start to enter the cross walk ... I'm with two or three others who are at the head of the group ...

    ... about a third of the way into the crosswalk we hear my friend yelling ... we turn around to see one of my friends on the hood of a car ... and it's still in motion trying to turn the corner ... my friend is pounding on the hood and yelling ... the person in the car finally stops and my friend jumps off ... we're all like WTF is going on!!! ... that was a crazy close call!!! ...

    ... it turns out the driver was just paying attention to the front of our group ... and didn't to notice my lone friend behind the main bunch ... head turned left to see that we were clear ... but failed to check back to the right ...

    ... everyone is right ... never assume that the driver knows you're there ... unless you see them looking at you ...


  35. De:

    Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    I always look both ways. I almost got hit by a car turning left so you are right or should I say left.

    I think I've made a comment on all your new blogs. I may officially be a commentor now versus a lurker....watch....I bachi myself and won't make a comment next time.


  36. anklebiters:

    Buy a Toyota in the future - Toyota system automatically stops car before it hits a pedestrian :-)

    http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/toyota-system-automatically-stops-car-it-hits


  37. B:

    happy birfday baby! so cute!

    everyday,every minute get some kine car related stupidness on our streets. no can li'dat. we stay live on one island that if neva have traffic probably take us hour half to go around. no can understand why people stay rush so much. rush fo go work,come home,go shopping....everything. kine of crazy.


  38. hemajang:

    eh BL, quoting Mae West make you one honorary MLC member.


  39. Ocean Lover:

    Eh BL.....I have a new prescription for my glasses and just got them a couple of months ago. They can SEE really well and I used them to take a look at the pics AGAIN. I agree that "all da pikchas I was on da sidewalk aaaannnnd clearly away from da road."

    But when I looked CLOSER at the pikchas.....that's when the pictures "said a thousand words" or perhaps 998 words.

    Picture #1 - Right below the "GREEN" light there's the lit up (Orange)"Mr. Hand". He's telling pedestrians "Eh....if you going cross you better HURRY as I'm gonna change colors soon".

    Picture #3 - You did take the pikcha "from the sidewalk" and pointed out the white car that nearly nailed you two......but WHAT COLOR is the traffic light? And remember.....you still didn't even STEP OFF THE CURB YET. And I can clearly see "Uncle" past the crosswalk getting ready to BEAT THE RED LIGHT that is just about to light up.

    Your little girl is DEPENDING ON YOU to give 100% attention to what's going on around her....she's totally reliant on you.

    OL..............friends correct friends cuz dey care


  40. Manoa Mist:

    Dude just starting to follow the blog and...I like it, especially since I'm Pearl City too and am very familiar with your "travels."
    The last one you wrote where you almost got run off the road - man don't stop and yell at the folks on the road unless you ready to throw down in a life and death match. Ain't worth it brother.
    And this one - main thing is that adorable baby don't get hurt. No worry about nothing else. Drive - even your stroller - defensively. Let the crazies go on their way. Believe me, get plenny nuts kine folks out there.
    If you and baby make it back safe, it's all good.
    Peace out.


  41. dihudfan:

    nothing worst than drivers not paying attention to their driving and also lack of aloha, thank goodness you didn't get hurt. Main thing you nevah get hurt!! I do alot of walking in downtown area and I notice all the bad things happening at intersections all over downtown. I'd say 80 percent of the time, the driver not paying attention or just no care. A LOT of pedestrians don't even bother to look before crossing the streets... But my pet peeve... drivers that don't read the signs at intersections that have NO left/right turns on RED... been in many incidents with these lolo drivers...

    What a Princess!!! Dats one cute babe!!!


  42. hawaiiobsessed:

    I figured BL took those pics later cuz why would he take pics when he didn't know he was going to get ran over.


  43. anklebiters:

    Hey BL....you think I can borrow some hair from Da Baby :?: My shoreline is receding.... :lol:


  44. tita leerz:

    Wow BL! When did you "get back?" Sorry, I been so out of it then I see your mug under Ed's and I just had to come check it out!


  45. Keoni Simpkins:

    @Ankles Da tide went out on my head years ago and someting tells me it nevah coming back in! :shock:


  46. tita leerz:

    They musta been makule cuz stupid fo act like dat in front da police station. Too bad no mo dat arc bridge at dat intersection too. Just as stoopet if not more, I see plenny highlands kids rush da intersection at da oddah arc bridge...no mo even crosswalk on dat side. Be safe bruddah mr. mom!


  47. Braddah Lance:

    melancholyone:
    Are the pictures in real time?

    Real time aftah da fact.

    The clear intersection picture has a red hand in the walk signal. The view backwards picture has a red hand in the walk signal. The car turning has a yellow traffic signal.

    Excellent observation - doesn't all dat trigger something is amiss? Glad to see at least you're aware and I don't have to worry about you hitting me on da road. :wink:

    E Komo Mai to WWD! melancholyone! Hope you'll be by more often.
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    Ocean Lover:
    When you old enough tell daddy "Put dat phone away and pay attention to ME!"

    Ahem. :roll: First, it wasn't a phone. Second, I can't walk in FRONT of da stroller. Third, she gets tons of attention. Fourth, she's always put first. Fifth, well, there really isn't a fifth but I was on a roll.
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    Ynaku:
    Some Cute your baby. Look more like your wife

    So you saying Da Wife cute too?

    No matter what, if get one pedestrian in the crosswalk, you gotta give them the right of way EVEN if the SOLID HAND is on.

    Sorry, Ynaku, if someone enters da crosswalk wen solid hand is on, da pedestrian is at fault. I hate wen people do dat. It's just like a red light for vehicles, you don't expect vehicles to run da red so drivers should expect pedestrians not to cross at solid hand either.

    Doesn't matter who's right. Better than being DEAD right.

    Rogah dat.

    And wea da men in blue? They stay right across da street.

    I know, das why funny. :lol: I don't expect 5-0 to be watching right outside da station but how brazen people must be to do anything remotely illegal in front though no?

    OK when I come ova next time and see one bling bling tricked out baby stroller with all da flashing warning lights, I going know das you.

    No fo'get da suspension lift and da 4x4 tires.

    We supposed to come back work up da street again in a few weeks, so may "BUMP" into you.

    You stay work next to da water pump station? By chance, you coming next week? :wink: :wink:
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    carokun:
    Seng-il chukahehyo!

    Komapsumida.

    Glad you both made it safely home.

    Me too!
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    sally:
    Seriously, BL? He was yelling "Your fault, your fault"??? Wassamatta him?!!!

    Yup. No joke, if Da Baby wasn't wit me I would have tried and chased him down and "explain" politely of course.
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    M:
    Da police station right dea and whea da cops when you need dem....

    Hopefully putting away worse people 'den da lolo.
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    roach:
    Wow! Nice hair on your baby, you must take her to Paul Brown or something.

    roach, fo' realz, her hair was exactly li'dat wen she woke up. Das why I had to buss' out da camera.... cause it nevah happened again.

    Sorry, to hear that you're still unemployed. I thought that since you re-appeared on the newspaper that you also got a job with them too. My bad.

    Nope. They just picked up da blog and I'm thankful for dat. And it is totally not your fault for tinking dat as most people would have anyways. No worries, I still living, get roof ovah my head and Da Baby get food in her opu... das all need. Oh yeah, maybe Da Wife too. :razz:

    I'm about to retire in 2 weeks after 32 years with the government

    WOW!!!! Congrats for all da years and retirement! I sincerely hope you go out and enjoy yourself cause das a long time to be working.

    I wish that I could pass it on to you but no can la dat. I'll keep my ears open for any job openings and I'll pass it on.

    No worries. Mahalos for caring and stay tuned. :wink:
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    Keoni Simpkins:
    For all da lolos out dea, it's a friggen residential area (all the way beyond Vineyard!), but you act like it's H-1

    Das old school neighborhood too wea get more narrow road ways and lots of blind spots too.

    I wish there was some way to get these idiots to SLOW DOWN and actually pay attention.

    Nails on da road? :evil:

    Oh yeah, BL, kiuke kou keiki wahine! Hau'oli La Hanau 'Ekahi, sweetie!

    Mahalos! I tink we can say you've gone beyond Lanceformer nation and now am officially a Kwonic. :grin:
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    Paco:
    Your daughter is adorable! Such a cutie!

    Mahalos Paco! You know I kinda like saying Paco.

    Did you guys do the 100 day celebration? I just heard about that from one of my Korean friends.

    No. My mom wanted to but she respected dat we weren't really into it. Sadly, I'm not in touch culturally wit my Korean side oddah than making kim chee, talking loud and sometimes short tempered. :sad:
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    rayboyjr:
    ... haha, what a coincidence ... we share the same birthday!

    Wat a coinkydink! Hau'oli La Hanau to you too!

    ... I can tell you already, she's going to be a fantastic daughter ... and grow up to make you a real proud papa!!! ...

    I certainly hope so.
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    cojef:
    Put a person behind the wheel and it turns that individual into a monster...The driver while in church was meek as an angel, but as soon as got behind wheel of the car, transformed himself into the devil.

    Crazy yeah? It's amazing wat a few tons of metal can do.

    E Komo Mai to WWD! cojef! Don't be afraid to join in anytime.
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    anklebiters:
    The town of Gilbert has to have the worst left-turn lanes on the planet.

    Mental note to self.... do not drive in Gilbert.
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    808Dad:
    ...but some drivers think they have the right away even when they are at a red light turning right. I have the walk signal and start to enter the cross walk. All of a sudden they make a hard right and almost hit me. This happened over a hand full of times.

    I really cannot understand how or why people rip da right hand turns on a FRICKIN' RED LIGHT! Even if there are ZERO pedestrians, you're supposed to come to a complete stop (translated to rolling stop in real life driving) and then yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. All because why? They like beat da oddah cars and no like wait for their light (turn). Sad.
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    snow:
    the other night, my husband had a close call while he was making a left turn. he had the left arrow but the pedestrian was crossing on the red, in a poorly lit intersection.

    See Ynaku, case in point to your earlier post.

    ...she continued to leisurely walk across the street while giving him the stink eye!

    Oh I so hate dat wit a passion! Da pedestrian was completely in da wrong and yet not THEIR fault. AIIIII-GOOOOOO!


  48. Makiki:

    Wow! I can't believe it has been a year. Happy Birthday D***n! (didn't know if you want her name here) If you think it is tough looking out for her now... try wait til the boys start coming around.

    Alan


  49. Ocean Lover:

    Sorry BL. When you said "......this is what I see" I literally believed you took those pictures as your experience happened.

    Once you turn MLC like me," Mr. Loopy" starts hanging around more often. :-(

    OL.........need JPO ova dea


  50. Ynaku:

    OK OK sorry, I stand corrected. but still no try bang em.

    No I not coming next week. MAYBE the week after. And we MIGHT be working across the park below the traffic light where get that small building. Looks like one Water pump station but we no pump watah :lol: But I think they going send us Sunset Beach where I hear the sunbathers no wear much clothes....So they tell me. I gotta check if as fo realz


  51. Ynaku:

    Oh and YEAH your wife cute (from what I can tell by the pitchas since you no bring her around to da pahty :D )


  52. anklebiters:

    Keoni:

    Low tide all the time :?: :lol:


  53. DIO:

    Good morning everybody!!

    Eh Ynaku, make sure you wear your glasses so you can see, eh? You no like get a new name, NKSEE :razz:


  54. Braddah Lance:

    rayboyjr:
    ... we turn around to see one of my friends on the hood of a car ... and it's still in motion trying to turn the corner ... my friend is pounding on the hood and yelling ... the person in the car finally stops and my friend jumps off ... we're all like WTF is going on!!! ... that was a crazy close call!!! ...

    You call being a hood ornament a close call? Yowza! At least his hood jumping stunt doubling skills were in check.

    ... it turns out the driver was just paying attention to the front of our group ... and didn't to notice my lone friend behind the main bunch ... head turned left to see that we were clear ... but failed to check back to the right ...

    I tink das a common move by drivers.
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    De:
    Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    Mahalos!

    I think I've made a comment on all your new blogs. I may officially be a commentor now versus a lurker

    I tink you qualify as a Kwonic by now. :razz:

    ....watch....I bachi myself and won't make a comment next time.

    You know wat happens aftah you hit Kwonic status and no post eh?

    Well, nothing really. I just wanted to say dat but you'll be missed if you don't post. :razz: :lol:
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    anklebiters:
    Buy a Toyota in the future - Toyota system automatically stops car before it hits a pedestrian

    Doesn't da European vehicles do dat as well?
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    B:
    happy birfday baby! so cute!

    Mahalos!

    no can understand why people stay rush so much. rush fo go work,come home,go shopping....everything. kine of crazy.

    Rogah dat! I've come to a point dat wen I stay rushing and late, I actually hit myself cause it was my fault. Wen you stay weaving in and out of traffic or disregarding basic traffic laws you put oddah people at risk making YOUR life and time more valuable 'den anyone elses and dat ain't right.
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    hemajang:
    eh BL, quoting Mae West make you one honorary MLC member.

    I thought I was there already cause my hair?
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    Ocean Lover:
    Picture #3 - You did take the pikcha "from the sidewalk" and pointed out the white car that nearly nailed you two......but WHAT COLOR is the traffic light? And remember.....you still didn't even STEP OFF THE CURB YET. And I can clearly see "Uncle" past the crosswalk getting ready to BEAT THE RED LIGHT that is just about to light up.

    Wow! You must tink I stay one supah-human bloggah with lighting speed along wit psychic powahs to have foreseen a vehicle about to run me ovah, yank Da Baby to safety all da while taking pics of a crosswalk going forward, backwards AND of da Police station and still being able to "converse" wit da drivah all in da mattah of about two seconds.

    I underestimated my abilities as well cause those pics were AFTAH DA FACT and a day later.

    Your little girl is DEPENDING ON YOU to give 100% attention to what's going on around her....she's totally reliant on you.

    I understood dat da moment I found out Da Wife was pregnant. I would nevah put her - or anyone else - in jeopardy da way you make it sound like above but I know you MLC so you get pass.

    OL..............friends correct friends cuz dey care

    *BL tinks OL needs brain scan now* :razz: :lol:
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    Manoa Mist:
    Dude just starting to follow the blog and...I like it

    Mahalos!

    E Komo Mai to WWD! Manoa Mist! You'll see dat WWD! will have a lot to offer if you enjoy being entertained at my expense. :lol:

    The last one you wrote where you almost got run off the road - man don't stop and yell at the folks on the road unless you ready to throw down in a life and death match. Ain't worth it brother.

    I hear ya but let me ask you dis 'den. Should we just allow society to do watevah it wants 'den without anyone "helping"? I understand da whole gotta beef attitude especially in road rage incidents and it's a hit and miss wit dat as well cause some will not care regardless but those oddah times da light bulb goes off too and sometimes someone needs to flip da switch.

    Drive - even your stroller - defensively.

    Ha ha ha. I actually do. :shock: I "drive" like how I ride my bike.

    If you and baby make it back safe, it's all good.

    Rogah dat!
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    dihudfan:
    I do alot of walking in downtown area and I notice all the bad things happening at intersections all over downtown. I'd say 80 percent of the time, the driver not paying attention or just no care.

    I tink no mattah wat part of da country you stay in, "Downtown" will ALWAYS have a different attitude and it's more like playing Frogger rather than survivor.

    A LOT of pedestrians don't even bother to look before crossing the streets...

    Sadly I totally agree but for some reason in Downtown, pedestrians, I feel, are equally to blame since they have da same "attitude" as drivers without da cage.

    But my pet peeve... drivers that don't read the signs at intersections that have NO left/right turns on RED... been in many incidents with these lolo drivers...

    I know! How many times I stay stop at da light and da fricka behind me honk their horn waving their hands telling me to go wen I stay stop cause da SIGN says no can go. :roll:
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    hawaiiobsessed:
    I figured BL took those pics later cuz why would he take pics when he didn't know he was going to get ran over.

    You one shmaht buggah eh you!
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    anklebiters:
    Hey BL....you think I can borrow some hair from Da Baby My shoreline is receding....

    LMAO
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    tita leerz:
    Wow BL! When did you "get back?"

    I nevah left.... nah, about a couple weeks now. Glad to see you back to WWD!.
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    Keoni Simpkins:
    @Ankles Da tide went out on my head years ago and someting tells me it nevah coming back in!

    Ha ha ha
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    tita leerz:
    Just as stoopet if not more, I see plenny highlands kids rush da intersection at da oddah arc bridge...no mo even crosswalk on dat side.

    I know! I really no understand dat kine and fo' wat? To rush da manapua truck das why. Sad.
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    Makiki:
    Wow! I can't believe it has been a year.

    Time surah does fly.

    If you think it is tough looking out for her now... try wait til the boys start coming around.

    Wat you tink da gun is for? :mad:
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    Ocean Lover:
    Sorry BL. When you said "......this is what I see" I literally believed you took those pictures as your experience happened.

    Ha ha ha. It's ok, you makule.
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    Ynaku:
    OK OK sorry, I stand corrected. but still no try bang em.

    Of course not! :roll: :roll:

    No I not coming next week. MAYBE the week after. And we MIGHT be working across the park below the traffic light where get that small building.

    Too bad.... get pah-tay. :wink: :wink: And I stay pretty close to your "work".

    Oh and YEAH your wife cute (from what I can tell by the pitchas since you no bring her around to da pahty )

    Cause she no like see da same kine lolos like me das why - one is enough for her. :lol:
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    anklebiters:
    Keoni:
    Low tide all the time

    And hea I keep waiting for one tsunami fo' come. :lol:
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    DIO:
    Eh Ynaku, make sure you wear your glasses so you can see, eh?

    You mean binoculars right?


  55. DIO:

    BL: No, not binoculars, I mean da kine telescope that you use to see the stars in the sky!! :lol:


  56. Kage:

    Good Morning.

    aaawaaah your little girl is a cutie.

    Glad you both survived the idiot driver.

    okay, better get back to work.

    Laters.


  57. DIO:

    Keoni: The tide that went out on your po`o...was it a regular, slow tide, or was it a riptide? :lol:


  58. anklebiters:

    It's like the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia....world's highest tides.


  59. Keoni Simpkins:

    >> I wish there was some way to get these idiots to SLOW DOWN and actually pay attention.

    Nails on da road? :evil:

    Oh yeah, BL, kiuke kou keiki wahine! Hau'oli La Hanau 'Ekahi, sweetie!

    Mahalos! I tink we can say you've gone beyond Lanceformer nation and now am officially a Kwonic. :grin:

    Welakahao!! I finally made it! :lol:


  60. Keoni Simpkins:

    @Ankles Lets put it dis way: da tide stay going out like I goin get one hair tsunami, but da buggah nevah arrive! "shock:


  61. Keoni Simpkins:

    @DIO See da previous comment. :'(