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Compromise Still Not Right

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October 28th, 2015



For those who regularly read WWD! know dat I'm one of those who believe dat we should be celebrating seasons in their season. It's been well documented hea dat every year during da last three months - now four - it's been inching closer and closer to having da "holiday season" actually not evah stopping; or ending depends how you see it.

At da end of September, Da Wife and I started looking for some Halloween decorations at Target and found a plethora of items to check out.







Do you see wat I see? I see, I see? *singing*

Wassup Wit Dat!

I get it dat every retailer needs to get a jump to catch da early profits but September wasn't even pau and get da Christmas stuff up already?

But it has to be mentioned though dat at da very least, Tar-jay has some sort of dignity in having it displayed on da far back corner of da store. I mean literally, da far back corner and not overwhelmingly an entire section either which is surprising.

You all probably have seen holiday stuff pop up already and hopefully nevah check 'em out.... or did you? And I know you all, well except maaaaaybe da makule ones, get da kine camera phone so feel free to snap away and send me da pics to share with da WWD! Hui. 😛

I was just trying to figgah out how to make a mask out of dis.....







Have a great Hump Day Wednesday!








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Still Going Get Lolo's

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October 26th, 2015



Mahalos for those who kept checking in with WWD! as I was literally working 60+ hours in each of the past two weeks and I am spent. Hopefully I can get back on track.

Dis blog entry may only be of interest to some although wat I foresee people doing affects all of us on da road.

Da State has finally announced dat an extra lane has been added near da Sears Distribution center along with opening up a shoulder lane on da H1 from da Aiea Heights overpass to da Waimalu/Pearl City off ramp.

As a Pearl City resident........ HALLELUJAH!

It's literally been a wish/dream come true although it must have taken about 10 years to literally open two lanes from Aiea to Pearl City even though da infrastructure already "allowed" for it. For those who may have "forgotten", da existing far right hand land was actually part of a hugemangeous shoulder lane and was extended to help traffic and why they nevah just add two knowing we got da worse traffic in da nation beats da heck out of me.

But let me bring West bound commuters back to reality specifically those who use da Waimalu/Pearl City off ramp - I'll bet my bike dat still going get those lolo's who use it till da very end and THEN forcibly make their way back across two lanes to get back into da main flow.

Wassup Wit Dat!

All west bound traveling vehicles will be witnesses to those who 1) try to force their way in, 2) those who refuse to let them in, 3) those who "successfully" make it across two lanes in ten feet, 4) those who aren't successful in their first, second and third attempts and sustaining da same traffic mess dat we all grumble about cause all those who are on da new far right shoulder just want to exit H1. 😆

Case in point da same at da Aiea off ramp but at least dat one get one free lane on da left to go straight through.

Well it is Mumblin' Monday but at least da weather has finally lightened up.








Confusing 'Tone'

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October 12th, 2015



In dis day and age of digital conversation, people no talk face to face anymore.

It's such an anomaly dat people can't even look people in da eye wen in person and even moreso feel 'uncomfortable' wen people do. Behind da computah, you can't notice tonal fluctuations, facial expressions nor da evah elusive body language.

As digital evolution has it, wat we have in place now are emoticons to 'express' how one's tone is supposed to come across since we can only literally take it face value. Written sarcasm can't be fully trusted to be sarcasm but you know wen someone is YELLING.

But we are human. We 'read' it as how we perceive da words to be which tends to rub people da wrong way quickly sometimes since, well, we're not face to face.

In business, you need to be especially aware of da ramifications of such 'emotion' whether you know it or not especially if you're a person in position of frequent customer contact and even moreso if you one manager. I was shaking my head at da (redacted) email I recently received:

From: xxxxxxx
Sent: xxxxxxx
To: Lance Kwon
Subject: Address update

Aloha Lance,

Apologize for the multiple responses to your move, but I wanted to double check!!! Did you folks close the Big Island office and move to Oahu or is it still operational and now you’re HQ is Oahu???
Also can you update my info as I have the following in my database for xxxxxxx LLC!
xxxxxx
xxxxxx
xxxxxx
Appreciate the updates and patience 🙂

Mahalo,

xxxxxx
Business Development Manager
xxxxxx

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From: Lance Kwon
Sent: xxxxxxxx
To: xxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Address update

There is a xxxxx Inc. on the Big Island but xxxxxx LLC is a company apart from xxxxxx Inc.

Please remove xxxxxxx as she is with xxxxxxx Inc. The rest are with xxxxxxx LLC.

Mahalo,
Lance

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Aloha Lance,

Appreciate the clarification…..so both are companies but no longer affiliated???
Have removed xxxxxxx and have her with xxxxxxx, Inc.

Mahalo,
xxxxxxxx

You may not have it in caps but when you use three exclamation points in a row along with three question marks in a row, you can't help but interpret dat as 'yelling'. And das coming from a "manager".

Wassup Wit Dat!

And then I started to chuckle cause I was just imagining him if he was standing in front of me face to face saying all dat he wrote above along with wat kine of facial expressions he would have saying things like, "Apologize for the multiple responses to your move, but I wanted to double check!!!"

Picture it for a moment.......... too funny.

Are you an emoticon user? Do you add multiple smiley, sad and angry faces? Wat are your digital pet peeves in regards to "conversation"?








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Survey: 'Healthy' Take Out

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October 10th, 2015



Every once in awhile I like to just find out wat everyday people do about a particular subject - today is about "healthy" food tricks.

We all try and eat healthy(ier) but we all know da 'bestest' foods tend not to be healthy at all. From chicken katsu to fried saimin to gravy all, our local kine grindz tend to get da bettah of (most) us.

But those who make a conscience effort in trying to enjoy those kine's of foods still, how do you do it? Da most obvious one - no mattah wat you eat - is moderation and portion control but c'mon, who doesn't go for seconds & thirds at a local kine pot luck or a onolicious buffet? 😀

Wat you say to dat?

You tinking Wassup Wit Dat! but actually.... Lose Money no? 😆

Besides denying multiple servings, I've heard of asking for salad dressing on da side, toss salad instead of mac salad, brown instead of white rice, whole wheat/multi-grain instead of white breads, whole wheat pasta instead of white flour based, removing da skin off of fried chicken and even blotting da top of your pizza dry with a napkin to soak up any oil.

Wat do you do wen ordering out? Wat substitutions do you ask for? Wat is one kine of food dat you WON'T substitute for?

Do you still love food?








Gotta Love It

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October 8th, 2015



Dis was going to be saved for a FGF post but seeing how I've been so consumed at work needed a quick little pick me up.

I'll be da first one to say dat dis song has been waaaaaay ovah played but it's always fun to see it like dis.......

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Now you'd be surprised by how many people were so critical about dis on a popular sporting website as if da world's life depended on it and I couldn't fathom why. One response in particular:

"How is this funny or cute? These kids have been prepped to play football at some level yet as soon as a song comes on they lose control and disregard anything happening on the football field not to mention the fans and I would imagine some parents cheering for it. This is the same mentality we see at least weekly on the news but with higher consequences."

Wassup Wit Dat!

Geez, these are Pee Wee players that'll take a potty break during a game and dis is most definitely just a practice which any experienced football player would be able to distinguish quickly (choke adults standing all around without ref's would kinda give dat away).

Dis is da very reason "innocence" is lost from da game - playing for da love and having fun doing it is robbed wen at dis age it's all about "fun". Granted, dancing during a live play is not really "football" but it surah looked like a lot of fun to me. 😀

Anyways, stand up now. I know you want to do it.........

Now watch me whip
Now watch me nae nae
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae








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