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4th of July Plans?

June 30th, 2016

Just was wondering...........

Wat are your 4th of July plans or suggestions? Obviously there are/should be many events around da island but wat have you heard, going to check out or planning for? Any shopping deals involved?

There are two popular main stays on opposite ends of da island, Ala Moana and Kailua, but is there anything else? We did da all day camp out at Ala Moana before and dat was really fun but choke crowded and tiring. I heard dat now people literally 'yellow tape' their area to kapu their spot and prevent encroachment - Wassup Wit Dat!

We also went to Sand Island to view da Aloha Tower fireworks which was pretty crowded too. I'm surah people crowd Hilton's lagoon and Rockpiles/Bowls area for a prime spot for Ala Moana's show as well.

Do you still go to parades? Are there any out there?

Feel free to share your memories and/or plans - it may help those wanting to try something different....... like me. 😉 😉

Twinkle Toes

June 28th, 2016

For da past couple of months, da makule boys have been getting together every oddah Sunday to play some basketball. While our minds envision moving at lighting speeds we had decades ago, realistically our bodies say oddahwise. I'd like to think I still can move but when I have to will myself to sprint, that's not a pretty sight.

Before work today, I had to drop off some mail at the airport USPS. As I was heading towards da concourse through da parking lot, I couldn't help but notice in da corner of my eye a white flash. I took a glance to my left and instinctively tried to move.... aftah noticing a car was reversing right into me! Blessed with a really pathetic vertical jump, I placed my hand on da trunk of da car and used it as a springboard trying to avoid getting run ovah as it CONTINUED to reverse!

Wassup Wit Dat!

As I walked around da corner of da car back towards da concourse, dis wahine was beginning to look up (probably cause she was looking down on her phone) - and perhaps da fact dat I slapped da car - only realizing at dat moment she almost ran me ovah. She gave a flimsy wave to say sorry and drove off - not even rolling down da window to 'say' sorry or checking if I was ok.

Maybe cause I was in my padded motorcycle jacket and still had my helmet on she thought I was Iron Man or something but I was just lucky enough to have caught da sun's reflection off da rear windshield to jump/push out of da way. More lucky dat there wasn't anoddah car coming through and running me ovah dat way too. 😯 Wat are da odds dat I would be exactly in da middle of car (couldn't see da reverse lights) at exactly da same time of a reversing car??

Kinda pupule to think dat my motorcycle gear was used to protect me walking through a parking lot - or maybe not.

Happy Father's Day!

June 19th, 2016

Happy Father's Day to all da Dad's out there! May your day be blessed with returnable clothing, usable gadgets/tools and most importantly non-whining kids..... young or old. lol

Have a great day!

Go Cav's!

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Influenced Influence

June 16th, 2016

Growing up without any full-time support or stability at home is a recipe for disaster. While you may have roof ovah your head, food on da table and clothes on your back, you still have to learn, grow and survive 'reality'. In da best situations, your parent(s) are there to instill core values that they believe in - and have been taught themselves - but wat happens wen they aren't around to supervise? With each passing generation, da situations are da same but how we cope with them is wat constantly evolves.

Wen I was growing up (specifically between 5-12 years old), we hardly evah spent any time indoors. We were always playing outside and most times it involved backyard sports back at da elementary school grounds or da district park: kickball, football, basketball, baseball, ping-pong - anything with a ball dat involved people. You learn 'rules' pretty quick and you most definitely learn how to 'survive' especially dealing with pick up games. No iPads, laptops or smartphones.

While I was a park rat, I still remembah something else dat helped 'mold' me wen I wasn't at da park: movies and da tv. While my parents were working 14+ hour days, da tv - at least back in da day - had much 'cleaner' content. Watching da shows and movies I'll openly admit dat I treated them as something to believe in, I related it to 'real' life.

Obviously da tv shows are like night and day comparing da 80's to now, even some of da "safe for kids" rating is pretty debatable. Movies on da oddah hand are always available no mattah how 'outdated' it may be. There are a few movies dat once they are of 'age', I'll force them to watch it with me cause no mattah how corny it may seem, it's still 'believable' if you believe in da message - or at least da message you interpret it to be.

My all time favorites and wat I got out of it during my hannah-battah dayz:

Stand By Me - friendship, loyalty, adventure, fun, trust
Goonies - same as above
Princess Bride - true love
Sorry wasn't a Stars Wars (sci-fi) fan
Poltergeist - will nevah watch static tv and constantly will question if anything was built ovah a graveyard
The Little Mermaid - it was like da 'first' animated movie and automatic date movie LOL
The Outsiders - toughness, survival, family, profiling, get chance
Top Gun - F14's, motorcycles, testosterone, need I say more? And da 'scene', it's why guys.... wanted to be a Naval Aviator. LOL
Karate Kid - 'Asian' values, humility, shut up and learn, there's a method to da madness

Even classic tv shows Family Ties, Who's The Boss, Silver Spoons, Different Strokes, 21 Jump Street, Family Matters, Growing Pains, Happy Days and of course MacGyver! If you don't know MacGyver,

Wassup Wit Dat!

I was nevah into da "fake" stuff and I intertwined da 'ideals' of these shows which paralleled my upbringing and vision from my parents..... but who listens to parents? lol Lo and behold, still till today, I still believe all those 'messages'. My dream is to one day share with my keikis' a bowl full of popcorn and kaki-mochi watching Stand By Me and hoping they are influenced da same as I have been..... in between checking their text messages and FB of course.

Have you had any movies, wen you was growing up, dat influenced you? Do you have one, two or more movies dat still will stir your emotions? Wat about any tv shows? Did you watch for 'entertainment' or did it feel 'real'? I can't believe I still use some of da tag lines today.....

Eh, no laugh, I bet you do too!

No Code

June 14th, 2016

As da years pass, we all bear witness - and are a part of - da evah evolving 'rules' of society. While most of us have da mindset dat good will ovahcome evil, there comes along something in da news or social media dat just breaks da (hopefully instilled) basic moral principle dat we've grown up with in Hawai'i.

Within da past month, in case you've had no social contact while hiding in Makua cave, a 76 year old woman was surprised attacked with a rear naked choke hold dat totally knocked her out while da frickin' punks robbed her store of a few bucks and soda - mind you dat was da THIRD time in a week she's been robbed. They had no reason to subdue her to dat extreme and definitely didn't need to just drop her like a brick wen they ran off.

And then there's da most recent attack - for apparently no good reason - of a guy who false cracked a 55 year old woman...... for nothing! And just as an aftah thought before leaving, went back to her as she lay on da ground and dragged her 10 feet just to take her phone!

Wassup Wit Dat!

I can say for certainty dat I would NEVAH EVAH in a gazillion years lay my hands to cause injury to a woman, especially an elderly woman! As a man, how could you evah do dat?

If to subdue because there's imminent harm coming to you then by all means but personally, even to dat extreme, I would have difficulty intentionally causing harm instead of doing enough to just disarm and control da scene but then again, in a life and death situation you ain't thinking about da attacker's well-being.

It's sickening dat in both cases there wasn't even a hesitation by both "men" to inflict harm on a woman. If it were against anoddah man, would it be ok? Heck no, maybe more tolerable to 'watch', but I don't understand why things like dis have escalated to such levels wea there are no 'rules', no code. I guess my mind (heart) still lives in a world dat chivalry should nevah die - or be forgotten. Fights are still fought one one on one (with fists only) and dat if da oddah person goes down, all pau - no need stomping on him when there's no fight left. And it's definitely mano a mano - not *insert your own adjective(s)*.

Da nail in da coffin for me is dis happened hea in Hawai'i, our state, our home town wea I still believe we have a higher 'standard' of Aloha. I'll admit dat I (naively) live undah da misconception dat our 'Live Aloha' lifestyle is inherently passed down generation to generation but hitting a woman is like asking for a lifetime of bachi... at least to those without a moral compass.

Maybe it's time to start handing out magnets and pins.... because there are some lost souls.

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