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Mahalo

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November 28th, 2013



Howzit everybodies!

Haaaaaaappy Gobble Gobble Day!

I tink of all da holidays, Thanksgiving is probably DA craziest! You gotta prepare meals, plan out da day, your visiting itinerary, strategize your Black Friday maneuvers, oh wait, it's called Black THURSDAY now isn't it?

Wassup Wit Dat!

Sadly every year Thanksgiving is being shortened and soon it will be eliminated or only celebrated by a few.... and I will ALWAYS be a part of that "few". πŸ˜€

Are there any Thanksgiving traditions or foods dat has been passed on to da next generation in your ohana? Do you always have turkey? If so, wat kine - brined, fried, baked, is there any oddah way you've had it? Do any of you celebrate Thanksgiving at da beach? I tink I like start dat once Da Keiki and Da Baby get a bit older cause I tink das cool if you're able to do it.

In dis day of Thanks, I'd like to say Mahalo to each and every one of Da WWD! Hui dat faithfully come back and read da WWD! dribble dat gets posted. I can't say enough how much dat means to me to keep trucking on even though, as you may have noticed, is getting more and more difficult to do.

Eh, no fo'get to hug your loved ones and saying Thank You is equally as powerful as saying I Love You. πŸ˜‰

From Da Kwon Ohana to you and yours, Maaaahalo and have a grrrrrreat Thanksgiving!!!








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On Fire

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November 26th, 2013



Da past couple of weeks we've had some pretty heavy wet weather blast through da islands and every time it does we wondah wat insect(s) will make its way into da hale.

Normally, I spray an insect "barrier" around da perimeter of da hale but cause of da recent rains, I wasn't able to do da periodic treatment. Now I get one colony of red ants dat has made house in my house. 😑

If you've evah battled ants before it's not like you just go and wipe away da couple dozen dat are there and pau, it's an ongoing war until you can Trojan horse them.

I bought ant bait (da kine in da plastic black container like da cockaroach kine) and laid it out in da line of their trail hoping dat they stop playing blind and go inside but it's not working as claimed dat da it'll kill da queen in a few days. I then bought a refill of a liquid bait (Terro) dat has always worked but only been successful on black ants. While more ants took da liquid bait than da dry bait, it still didn't complete da job. If anything, it just slowed it down and relocated da "trail" rather than eradicate da problem.

Aftah I come home from work, I jump in da shower thinking about doing anoddah Home Depot run and aftah I pau bocha, I grab da towel and start to dry off. I felt a few hairs on my back and tried to brush it off. I then felt a few more loose hairs on my arm, then my neck and it started to get a little itchy. All of a sudden I was on fire!

I had choke red ants in my hair, neck, arms, body and they stay pissed! Without tinking, I grab da towel trying to dampen da fire but realized dat they was in da towel as if it was their mound!

Wassup Wit Dat!

I dump da towel, jump back into da shower scrubbing furiously trying to put da fire out. Aftah all dat, I had welts like you wouldn't believe and felt like I was being punked or on a new reality show 'Pissed Insects'.

Just wait you suckahs.... I bite back!

Have you evah been attacked by insects? Has insects or bugs attacked your house? Do you have/make homemade remedies or you just go Home Depot/Lowes and buy da most intimidating box on da shelf?




SHOUT OUT: If anybody - or knows anybody - dat is hiring for possibly a front desk/receptionist type of position, please shoot me an email with details. There's a long time Kwonic dat found out dat she is being laid off before da holidays and having been laid off before, I know EXACTLY wat she's going through. Keep in mind dat I will screen your email to ensure dat I don't forward a bogus or phishing expedition but if you genuinely want to help or have any leads, it is very much appreciated. I know da WWD! Hui won't let us down! πŸ˜‰








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Lucrative

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November 13th, 2013



Last night Da Keiki shows me a receipt her teacher sent home with her and me working in Finance I gravitate towards da numbahs and I couldn't help but do a rough calculation: numbah of students times da amount we pay every month = HOLY GUACAMOLE! Cha-ching!

But of course get all da kine logistics of salaries, rent, insurance, blah blah but da net amount, I'm guesstimating, is still high. Then I was tinking about da amount we pay for Da Baby's sitter and WHOA! Das a good "net amount" too!

Sometime I wondah wat kine of businesses make da most money? Besides da kine "professionals" dat have gone to school for uku-million years like lawyers and doctors, who makes a considerable amount of money per hour? In da Pearl City Wal-Mart area near Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union, there are impromptu "vendors" which I'm surah are there illegally but no one has "complained" so they continue to set up shop there tents, chairs, road signs and all.

Anybody who drives da "Wal-Mart" road knows these people all too well. Da two who are there religiously every weekend are da "cold li-hing mango lady" and da "huli-huli chicken guy" (outdoor barbeque pit, cooler and all!). There's a third dat is there frequently as well, "pastele and rice". Once in awhile there would be "challengers" taking up prime City & County space like a "homemade toy guy", "puppy sale" or some kine of fundraising attempt.

No rent, no overhead....... hmmm, sounds pretty lucrative - or at least profitable enough to do it - if you don't mind da time you spend doing it.

Now get these "steam car wash dudes" in Pearl City and Aiea and I can't even imagine 1) having steam to wash da car and 2) dat it would be a money maker considering there are two to three people dat has to split da fee. I would tink you'd have to average three to four vehicles an hour just to pay for da labor and four to five an hour just to buy a plate lunch aftah dat.

I once heard dat those hot dog vendors like Woody's are actually one of THE most lucrative businesses out there making easily into da six-figure mark annually. Da hotdogs aren't cheap but six-figures annually off of a processed meat? πŸ˜† 😯

Wassup Wit Dat!

Wat kine of low-key businesses have you seen dat you wondah if it's lucrative or not? Wat street vendors are "regulahs"? Have you evah pulled ovah to buy anything from them?

If you see a vertically challenged, wise-okole, round is a shape, pidgin speaking Korean selling kim chee on da side of da road in Pearl City............. saying "Wassup Wit Dat!" is da secret code for Kama'aina discount. πŸ˜†








Just A Day (off) To Some

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November 11th, 2013



Words - and definitely not a day - will never be enough for those who have sacrificed their time, ohana, well-being and for many, their lives to help make this country what it is today and for the freedoms we appreciate and take for granted as well.

To those who serve and have served, we are indebted to you forever and as long as this country stands strong and proud, it is our civic duty that we will never forget.

As an ordinary civilian, it is with great, heartfelt appreciation that I say.... Mahalo!




I bring back this post every Veteran's and Memorial Day as it pulls me back to reality about the sacrifice our Armed Services make. Check it out by CLICKING HERE!








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Three Special Steps

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November 8th, 2013



Wen it's Da Keiki's turn to watch tv, while she doesn't know it, she's only allowed to watch educational and social learning type of cartoons. She doesn't watch "silly ones" or oddahs dat are above her comprehension level and I can honestly say dat she is influenced - and learns from - these types of cartoons.

Da Wife and I also watch all da cartoons with her to make surah it falls along da same lines we're trying to teach her and definitely don't use it as a "babysitter". We reference them during real life situations so she can correlate and understand the "lesson" - we find each oddah, Da Keiki, Da Wife and I, saying "just like ______".

I really wish some adults would start watching cartoons again.... and not da likes of Sponge Bob Square Pants for learning sake.

Yesterday, I had to take Da Keiki to da doctor and was on H1 from Pearl City to Aiea about 9:15am and while there were still a lot of vehicles on da freeway, it was flowing steadily going about 40mph. During normal morning rush hour, get choke cars dat try to cut across da solid lines to get to da far right shoulder lane but da shoulder lane is "closed" aftah 8am.... so I thought.

I was on da far right lane as I just got on da freeway from da Pearl City on ramp and I couldn't believe how many cars and trucks were jumping onto da shoulder and zooming past everybody as if they just stole spicy ahi poke - not everybody was doing it but you could tell some people were thinking "if they can do it, why can't I" as da lane merges. You could sense da hesitation as da merge ended and they were contemplating which way to go.

As I was merging into da "legal" right lane, I saw a truck jump onto da shoulder and hit da throttle. Before, during and aftah he passed, I blared my truck horn for a good seven seconds and as he jetted passed me, I got thanked with da one fingah salute. Nice.

Then as da merge completed, I noticed anoddah truck - then anoddah - jump into da shoulder but dis time I started to ride da solid line with da right side of my truck. It's pretty tight going across da overpass so they couldn't pass, instead, he rode my bumper so close dat if I brake checked him, guarantee would have fish-tailed.

I knew once we were across da overpass they would continue to pass - cause da shoulder expands aftah dat - and as they accelerate, I get da stink eye and obviously some adjectives lip synced through their tint since my window was down. I shake my head and give da Mutombo finger wag and they were on their way probably still muttering how I was such an a$$.

They stay doing something wrong, inconsiderate, uncool and illegal yet I'm da son of a motherless goat.

Wassup Wit Dat!

Just twenty minutes prior, Da Keiki was watching a cartoon called Special Agent Oso wea their "niche" is taking situations and breaking it down into three steps. It's a catchy tune with da lyrics dat goes like:

Three special steps, that’s all you need. Three special steps, and you’ll succeed. Your special assignment is starting now, and three special steps will show you how. Step 1.. Step 2.. Step 3

Three special steps, so now you know. Three special steps and you’re ready to go! The checklist has all the steps you need. Just follow them all and you will succeed with three special steps!

Dat episode's lesson was about owning up to your mistake and saying sorry - how visionary was dat. πŸ˜†

I tink those guys missed dat show.

Have a great Feel Good Friday..... and go watch some "real" cartoons dis weekend. πŸ˜‰








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