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Idling By

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June 18th, 2014



Wen I post a blog about certain situations I encounter (or how some readers say I put myself in), I'm perplexed about how such comments come about. There are comments telling ("encouraging") me to think about my players or da safety of my own keiki but wat they fail to realize is dat I do.... I ALWAYS do.

There was a particular comment about a month ago:

Next time, just call 911 and be done with it because:
● you have a baby now. Baby is the priority.
● if the guy is so bold as to do the . . . seeming out-of-the-ordinary things that he did . . . ask yourself, what else might he be prepared to do.

It's not about not doing anything. Just call 911 and be done with it. Don't go until something happens to you. You're not Batman.



Wassup Wit Dat!

How can I - or anyone - in good moral conscience - watch and/or stand by when there are things going wrong? It's the very thing I teach and preach to not only my players but to my daughter and later my son once he's able to. How can I say it's the "right thing to do" while standing there literally doing NOTHING? And to be "done with it"??

I tell the players this every year:

It takes much more of a man to stand up and stop what's wrong than it is to stay on the side and only think about it or keep it to yourself or worse yet, only "talk" about it. You should be able to stand up to a friend and tell him 'nuff already or stop something you feel is grossly wrong BUUUUUUUUT hea's da catch, be prepared to defend yourself even to da point of getting your okole kicked because no mattah dat da right thing should be done, da oddah person obviously is more right than you at dat particular time.

Wen your friend(s) get teased and s/he isn't laughing, step in. If someone is getting pounded and you tink they had enough, stop da fight by holding back da person getting beat (if you hold back da person who's doing da beating, they may take it as anoddah fight). If you're able (feel safe enough) to approach strangers who are doing something not right, then God be with you and stand strong.

Too much has society been standing "idly" by. Take a look at Talia in da previous blog. If there was ANYONE who had contact with her and thought even for a second she needed help and didn't do anything about it, you tink they no feel sick to their stomach right now?

So to each their own. Stand up or stand down. Pick your battles and be prepared to defend them. Be prepared to get your okole kicked. Be prepared to do da right thing. I'm not Batman nor any superhero for da mattah, I'm just an ordinary person who believes dat doing da right thing is more than a punchline or just something you say but please don't ask/tell me to stay idly by when a wrong is being done right in front of me and there's something that can actually be done.

Aftah "evaluating" things, surah things could have been different as well as da outcome but at dat moment you not tinking about results or procedures, it's about just stopping da wrong. Can you (I) help in every situation? Hell no! Not even superheroes can do dat but I'll do wat I can wen I can.

For those who preach to "watch", da next time you are being wronged, don't cry out for help or expect a stranger to appear out of nowhere and lend a hand in support. Don't wonder why people continue to walk by staring and not a soul offering comfort while you wait for "help". Don't ask how come nobody did anything wen they saw someone breaking into your home or car. No cry foul when your wordly possessions are stolen from you. No talk stink wen someone you love is being hurt and no one lifted a fingah..... but did dial 911.

I'm not out there trying to make everything good nor do I need to. Things you can do, you do and obviously things that may cause harm to you, proceed at your own risk depending on da situation. It boils down to wat YOU want out of life and can do about it. If you da type dat only lifts a fingah to dial 911 or just stares as crap happens then so be it, nothing wrong about dat but no "scold" me for lifting more than a fingah wen I got nine oddah fingahs and ten toes dat'll step right in.

While I'd like to believe dat we all want to do right, how passionate are you about it? Have you evah done "right" and have it blow up in your face? Have you evah regretted not having done something to help? Have you been on da oddah side looking for ANYONE to help and no one did - how you feel about dat?

Those who think will not act and those who act will not think..... sadly, both sides agree on one thing........

Da oddah side is "wrong".








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Try Wait.......

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June 17th, 2014









Deep in thought..................





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LOL Paraskavedekatriaphobia

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June 13th, 2014



Wat da heck is dat you ask?

Well if you look in most building elevators taller than 13 floors, you know wat I'm getting at. If you love da baker's dozen, you should have it partially figured out...

If you believe that "Jason" cannot/will not die, you one shmart buggah!

Paraskavedekatriaphobia is "the fear of Friday the 13th".

While I don't have a fear of the number "13" - especially on a Friday - I don't dismiss it as well. I'm not particularly going to walk under any ladders or break mirrors any time soon but I still "respect" da fact dat it's unlucky.

As quoted from Wikipedia: 

According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day.

Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. "It's been estimated that [US]$800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day".[5]

Despite this, representatives for both Delta and Continental Airlines say that their airlines don't suffer from any noticeable drop in travel on those Fridays.[13] 

17 to 21 million people don't even wanna get out of bed cause of Friday the 13th? I thought dat was already a gimmie on ANY given day!  😆

Do you have any superstitions you absolutely "fear"? Do you purposely avoid any bad luck omens like not stepping on cracks on a sidewalk or running away wen you see a black cat?

I personally don't evah bet on numbah 13, I try not whistle at night and I most definitely stay away from da numbah 6.

Silly, but bad luck seems to be all around me anyways so I'm actually not phased wen it happens but wen good luck comes about, das wen I'm surprised.

Wassup Wit Dat! yeah?

So just for today, face it head on and kick "13's" okole..... or just call in sick and blame it on paraskavedekatriaphobia.

Have a good luck Feel Good Friday da 13th! 😛








No Waste My Time

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June 12th, 2014



Down-sizing. Max productivity. More with less.

Some of da buzz words we live with all around us as we try and literally fulfill the jobs of two people into one. Why? Cause we no like lose our jobs and we got bills to pay. Plus unless you homeless, keeping a "real" roof ovah our heads and food on da table isn't free... nor cheap in Hawai'i nei.

It was interesting to read multiple articles about da biggest time wasters and contrary to belief, it's not Facebook or Instagram or Twitter.

It's da instrument used to access it.

A'ole, still not da computah.

It's your "smart"phone.... while da computah isn't very far behind.

Between instant messaging (text), checking emails, using an app or even playing a game check out your cubicle mates desk and wat's on top? Probably not so much da bombucha flip style but da almost as thick as a pancake (minus da case) flat screen phone.

Wat you do on it basically boils down to about two hours a day.... at work!

Wassup Wit Dat!

Sneaking in a minute or two or more checking a text or email adds up. Then watevah you can't access - or can't see cause maybe too small for your old eyes 😆 - you open up a browser on your computah which then of course drags to a few minutes hea and there.

Joining da list are meetings dat drag (no clear purpose), water cooler talk (gossip) and in da top three of time wasters next to your smartphone and web surfing are distractions which seem to pop up at da most inopportune time yeah?

You know, you add up all da wasted time and I swear we really only work five hour days! 😀 Granted there are some dat really take advantage and MAYBE put in four hour days and I'm surah you know who they are.

Wat do you see around dat seems to waste time at work? Wat are your pet peeves about a co-worker dat seemingly always wastes time? Wat is YOUR biggest time waster? No lie, you get.

No worry about getting caught you "anonymous" hea.... plus you NEVAH wasting your time at WWD!. LOL








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Carmaggedon

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June 10th, 2014



We all know about it, heard about it and probably have had to go through at least one extended drive time by now with all the freeway rehab projects calling for near or full lane closures causing Excedrin kine headaches and curse filled rants while inching along past a sign dat reads 55mph speed limit.

So wat?

I no can believe da nerve of some people bitchin' and moanin' about having to drive in longah than usual traffic and wondering why gotta close choke lanes.

Wassup Wit Dat!

How's about letting da crew do their jobs safely and more efficiently? How's about da "benefits" drivahs are to reap in da end? How's about showing some aloha for wat's to come? EVERYBODY has bitched about da road conditions on our freeways for decades - city roads is a whole 'noddah monster - and FINALLY something is being done instead of patchwork - so we've been told.

We're about to get "new" roads so wat's da problem? It ain't happening in a blink of an eye and it definitely ain't happening during da day time so why gotta complain? Now if wen da projects pau and there isn't a noticeable difference, then let's bitch but till then, give it a chance. I've sat through da traffic and it isn't pretty but you just have to suck it up as da construction crew is ahead of schedule even with all da off and on rain we've had.

One thing dat does make me scratch my head and curse along with da oddahs though is da City department in charge of da traffic lights. Why no can coordinate or "flip da switch" to green or hold it longah to make da flow move? Why gotta keep it on a timer? Isn't there a "room" like in da movies with uku-million tv's and da ability to change lights? Dat can't just be a movie thing right?

Especially in times like these - or major accidents - wen drivahs have to take alternate routes how come no can help things along? Das wat makes me say....

Wassup Wit Dat!

I certainly hope da "improvements" are drastically worth it - instead of just a marginal improvement - oddahwise you going get half da island up in arms with more than da one-fingah salute.

And they ain't saying our roads are numbah 1. 😯



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