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Wat Else Do You Say?

July 27th, 2016

Recently a close friend of mine's just lost da mother of their daughter to cancer. It was an 'expected' passing having already known da prognosis of an inoperable tumor a few years ago and while da last few days were spent in hospice - death is nevah easy. Da ohana seems to be taking it in stride already having been prepped for da moment but still death is nevah a pleasant thing to deal with.

Since I've nevah had a person close to me pass, I can't truly say how I feel about death but wat I can imagine is how many times da survived have heard either "I'm sorry" or "my condolences". Da count is probably off da charts and for every funeral I've attended, I constantly asked myself, wat else do you say? You obviously can't say Wassup Wit Dat! but is there anything else to add in somber moments? I guess das why Hallmark is still around.

Besides maybe sharing a mo'olelo during down time, have you 'said' anything oddah than da standard two phrases? Da funeral line probably isn't da right time to strike up a conversation so maybe da two phrases are 'mandatory' to keep da line moving or if you don't have anything to say? Have you written anything oddah than phrases and maybe a "I'm/We're here for you" on da sympathy card?

Death sucks.... nevah anything 'right' to say.

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Can You Hear Me Now?

July 25th, 2016

Having been a faithful loyal wireless customer to Sprint, it pains me to see wen I'm unable to retrieve service on my phone considering it's a lifeline for not only with ohana but work and da occasional game or two as well - trust me, NOT Pokeman Go.

If you haven't guessed wat "49" was in da last blog, I've been out adventuring for a few days and while all da people in my traveling party were getting their calls, voicemails and text in EXACTLY da same spot I was in - my phone/service struggled to keep up.

Wassup Wit Dat!

I was getting texts literally hours late, 'data' was nearly impossible to get unless I was near wi-fi and even then it seemed like only certain data was able to go through - no web but was able to video call, no email but was able to get (delayed) text and it sucked seeing everybody else 'connected' but not me especially since you nevah know when someone is trying to reach you and it could be an emergency - maybe my phone is too old (Note 3) but maybe it's my service.

Please bear with me as I'm putting together a Travelog post but in da mean time, if you feel like sharing, who's your service provider? Have any frustrating connection problems? Are you a "can you hear me now" caller?

SHOUT OUT: And for those who want a bit of cheer, KSSK is having their LEON day (Noel spelled backwards) today which is normally held on June 25th but they were in Alaska. They'll be playing Christmas music for the whole day I believe and with the rains that came through we all might need a little pick me up. 😀

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July 20th, 2016

I love my Niners but can you guess wat all these have in common.......

8 stars
24 hours
Forget Me Not
Under 2 cents an acre
Wolly Mammoth

If you do guess, let me know 'how' you got your answer.... and no using Google, Bing, Yahoo and watevah search engines you can get your hands on eh?

Perpetuate Full Circle

July 19th, 2016

Last week while parking at da Kapolei Commons theater side parking, I pull into a stall that was partially occupied by a Target shopping cart. It was pretty far away considering da distance from Target and thought it was a little off track since it was about 10pm and carts were still out. Aftah parking, I walk up to it moving it to an area wea it was 'safe' and saw dis...

Hea's a little bettah look

All I thought was, Wassup Wit Dat!

Maybe they needed an outdoor table. Maybe they needed... who am I kidding? Wat da heck was dat about? There are ample trash receptacles around da property so why da heck would you do dat? I couldn't believe people are just so... bleh.

Then aftah coming out da theater heading to da car, I see dis....


I can only assume it was a Target employee as da cart was gone but s/he dumped all da opala dat was in da cart onto da ground. Sadly it was dumped right next to our car when I purposely put da cart away from da car to prevent any possible dinging opportunities. I was just tripping out dat one act of ainokea was paid forward by anoddah act of ainokea.

Da golden rule in full effect I guess.

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Shakanack Review: Regal Kapolei Commons 12

July 14th, 2016

Contrary to belief, Da Wife and I don't go out much and if/when we do, it's pretty much a been there-done dat kine of thing so wen she said she wanted to go see a movie as our date/anniversary night, I was surprised to say da least considering we've only watched about five movies in an actual theater in da last decade.

I know, I know.... Wassup Wit Dat!

In fact I probably can list da movies: Star Wars-The Force Awakens, Twilight (da first one), Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers... ok, maybe I can't.

We decided to check out da newly built theaters at Kapolei Commons since they boasted a new way to watch movies with reclining seats and food trays amongst oddah things.

I no get "invited" to sample these places. I no get reimbursed for meals eaten. I no get asked/told by The Honolulu Star-Advertiser to check these places out so wat you get is a legit, straight up review from a local braddah who loves ono kanack kine grindz as much as he loves his beer. :mrgreen:

Was a classic WWD! moment wen a 'brand new' place had stuff broken already. Dis watah feature does its own little Bellagio watah show synchronized with lights. It's a kid magnet too so watch out for little ones running around.

Reminded me of college lecture halls with swing out desks.

Da controls to recline. I gotta say dat da motor to lift da leg rests and recline were awesome! Pressure sensitive to control speed and really fast and quiet motor.

Da popcorn box is HUGE now wea you can pour out da popcorn from da bag into da box and it doesn't 'leak' either!

Perfect for short Asians! 😆 They left more than enough space dat when you're legs are fully extended, people can still walk by without having to put da leg rest down.

A word of (WWD!) warning, do NOT place your hands/fingahs in between da seat cushions - you're going to regret it! Thank goodness I nevah but I noticed dat da seats aren't wiped down between shows nor are their food trays. You can see all da 'sticky' soda residue around da cup holder.

So hea's da breakdown:


Five Shakas and a Howzit Howzit!

Considering da theaters are still new, it was a nice setup. Da exterior is a decent size to meet up with people and once da one or two restaurants open up, I can only imagine it'll be a one stop night out to dine and watch. Da food lines had every register open so no one had to wait in line long for their goodies and they even had decent non-traditional movie theater foods like cheeseburgers, chicken tenders and oddah stuff you nevah would expect in a theater. It was also a sign of da times dat we ordered our tickets online and just had to show da barcode on our smartphones aftah we got our snacks. Da seats were supah comfy, da reclined positions were numerous and you felt like a rock star. One suggestion though, bring wipes - antibacterial - to wipe down your seat and tray and keep your hands away from da black hole cause you nevah know wat's in there.


Three Shakas and Bumbye

Da price of movies is pretty expensive especially if it's +1 or with ohana but just da chairs alone is kinda worth it especially if you're watching a long movie. For those ordering online, there is a convenience fee of $3 (per transaction I believe) but you're able to "reserve" your actual seat! Now dat was supah cool although you could also save a great deal should you buy your tickets from credit unions or Costco. And it wouldn't be WWD! if we nevah witness da three times da seats next to us had people in da wrong seats and bussing out their tickets to show each oddah 'proof' dat they in da wrong seat. Too funny, how people no can even find da right seats even though get da big numbahs in plain sight directly on da trays. 😆 Da concession prices though is wat dropped a shaka from da rating as we all know it's ovah priced but we still buy 'em; at least da popcorn and no lie, you carry big purse or wear cargo shorts for a reason. 😉 😉


Four Shakas and Auuu'right!

If you into movies, you gotta check out Regal Theaters at Kapolei Commons - those chairs really make a difference. Nothing more I can say oddah than just bring those wipes and enjoy da show.

Check out Regal Kapolei Commons 12 for show times and ordering options.

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