Archive for April, 2015

Hey World, Take Notes

April 29th, 2015

If you haven't heard by now, da mother of da year award has an uku-serious contender and she hails from Baltimore.

Da video, if you haven't seen it by now, is a viral sensation of some real old school parenting wea you see a parent actually taking charge and proud ownership of her child. *** Search "Baltimore Riots Mom" but take note dat da 'real everyday' language is NSFW ***

In just da short video, if there evah was a time for a person's pride to blow up it definitely was at dat moment. There's one thing dat society has been diminishing in is pride and Toya Graham showed exactly wat it was to be a parent full of it.

As da mo'olelo goes, she saw wat appeared to be her son (whether on tv or on da street is unclear) but wat is clear is dat da moment she saw him hurl rocks at da police and made eye contact with him.... a mother knows.

And a child definitely knows dat wen they f*#%ed up, once those heart piercing with a spoon daggers through their skull, they're f*#%ed.

As a child who has experienced da death defying kim chee stare and now as a parent, I was/am filled with dat same pride and fear of shame dat guides me through difficult choices. It was great to see a parent have dat much pride - and fear - to not have her son continue to participate unlawfully and even forcibly pulling down da mask to show everybody who he was instead of just shuttling him to da side to 'talk' to him.

Sadly, reportedly, no oddah parent was there to yank their own keiki from da dangerous wrong-doings even though da streets were filled with kids from da nearby high school!

Wassup Wit Dat!

You know wat was impressive though? Dat da mother must have done something right cause as she was giving him lickins', he was taking it and all da while being 'respectful' by not confronting her and backing down while she continues to 'emphasize' her point.

Surah, she was da 'crazy mom' as da politically correct crowd is b!tc#ing about but you know wat? Look at da situation da boy was in - I would have done da exact same thing..... with much more bleeps.

There's a handful calling it abuse but while only an open hand and extreme profane language was used, it wasn't like she was beating him to submission. Da only thing we can hope (wish) for is dat da 'discipline' was just a reaction to da situation and not an everyday thing with them. I can only imagine da shame and disappointment she must of had and you can only feel dat if you tried to raise your keiki 'right' oddahwise who/why else would someone feel so much emotion?

It was scoldings and lickins' hitting da very essence dat still makes a person a person, pride.

Once das gone, das wen you want to start worrying.

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Man vs Machine

April 27th, 2015

Being da average DIY kinda guy, I have an arsenal of hand tools to which to work with but I also have a bunch of power tools to make it 'easier'.

Aftah spending half da day sanding a bunch of 2x4's with an orbital sander for a bench project, it wasn't quite da smoothness I was looking for so on a whim I grabbed my hand sander and voila! Not only was it da right texture but it also sanded much 'easier' and fastah.

Wassup Wit Dat! I told myself as I was shaking my head.

How can a machine dat'll spin ovah 13,000 rpm's be out performed by a manual hand sander? But you know wat? In thinking dat, I was reminded why I have so many WWD! moments - it's just da rule of WWD!. Wen I stay doing da job manually, I wish for a machine and wen I stay using da machine, da results of a manual is bettah. No can win.

Then I was thinking at how many machines are being used or sought aftah wen just doing it manually would suffice or even out perform wat was supposd to be fastah and easier with one machine?

There are manual and electric staplers, date stamps and even vacuums! There are whisks vs mixers, hammer vs nail gun, gas/electric vs push mowers - for every hand tool, there's an electric counterpart even da basic screwdrivers. Obviously there are many more times wen da machine will outperform da manual method but call me nostalgic - or 'old' school - but there's something about getting your hands dirty and some dirt undah your fingahnails. 😀

How many of you prefer to get your hands dirty rather than look for da nearest available electrical socket? Do you succumb to da infomercials touting why you haven't done it da 'fastah and easier' way? How many of you have an electric toothbrush? Ok, how many of you have an electric toothbrush.... but still brush like it's a manual? 😆 No lie now.

Sadly, one thing I cannot do without is a 10-key calculator...... I no have enough fingahs and toes.

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Foodie Kokua

April 21st, 2015

Howzit Howzit!

So hea it is, a friend of mine who has defected to da "main rock" is back in town to help take kea of his mom. He's been ono for some local kine grindz but not plate lunch kine cause we get a bunch of us getting together for dinner but we have no idea wea.

Sorry but Zippy's and and da like are out and I'm asking Da WWD! Hui for any suggestions - anywea between Mililani and Town is game. C'mon, you guys have got to know at least ONE 'nice' place no? Or you just like me and only go to da 'safe' places? 😆

I'm hoping dis time da foodie's will come out of Lurkahville and post cause da last couple times I asked for Da WWD! Hui's help in dis area, it was like no one evah ate out.

Wassup Wit Dat! 😆

And I know you guys da ones to buss out da phone and take pics of even just da french fries so no ack eh. 😀

We're thinking Side Street Inn as our fall back but would be great to try some place different even if you nevah try 'em before...... and get a Shakanack review too. 😉 😉

Mahalos in advance to those who eat out a lot. 😛

Too Damn Easy

April 20th, 2015

It's a Mumblin' Monday and I gotta say, wen da heck has it become so easy to do watevah dat 'used' to be wrong freely and not even bat an eyelash?

Look at our recent headlines of an SUV allegedly running ovah a motorcyclist... ON PURPOSE! How about - and I've blogged about dis - prisoners releasing themselves from furlough... nearly everyday without da public being aware! Wat about those lolo's who STILL drive on da shoulder lane just cause traffic, TRAFFIC!, is toooo slow for 'them'. 🙄

And let's not forget about da pupule (mostly successful) attempts of trying to either scale, ram, fly or run through restricted White House space. Or how easy it is for a teenager to carry out shootings..... with multiple guns! Wat about gang raping an allegedly drugged woman on a beach during spring break..... while hundreds, yes, HUNDREDS, surround and watch...... AND RECORD WITH THEIR PHONES but no one bothers to interfere or call da police!!!

Wassup Wit Dat!

Will doing da right thing be too frickin' hard to do soon?

Coming or Going?

April 17th, 2015

Da weekend is finally hea and all I wanna do is...... not think.

I figgah some of you might feel da same so I get one game for you. You not going win any prizes but I stay building/training your eye for WWD! moments and how my 'awareness' stay pupuple kine noticing things dat 'normal' people probably wouldn't give a second thought to. 😀

So go check 'em go check 'em go check 'em go and tell me wassup wit dis view.... you might have to zoom to see it. 😉 😉

And Ocean Lover, try wait a few before you jump in eh? 😆

Happy Feel Good Friday to da WWD! Hui! 😀

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