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Aloha 'Oe..... For Realz

October 8th, 2016

It is with great sadness dat dis will be da final blog of Wassup Wit Dat!. I've just been notified tonight dat da blogs on Honolulu Star-Advertiser has been discontinued with no indication of a return and while da blogs are only in 'digital' print, it wasn't able to survive da current changes at HSA. WWD! will still be around in archive form but das just about it.

Personally I'm even surprised dat WWD! has 'survived' almost a decade - yeah, almost a DECADE!

Wassup Wit Dat!

How does a career accounting grunt dat deals with numbahs all day able to dabble in an industry filled with... words? Having a bunch of pupule readers, das how! lol Maybe cause Pidgin (albeit da "readable" Pidgin kine) is a common denominator dat we don't want to see disappear in a forevah changing Hawai'i society? Maybe cause you enjoy reading about da 'observation skills' of a soft spoken Korean 😆 wondering how da heck can one person have so many 'fun' WWD! moments.

'Words' can't express my gratitude to The Honolulu Star-Advertiser for da continued opportunity in keeping WWD! alive for as long as it could but da true Mahalos goes out to Da WWD! Hui because without you, WWD! would have vanished before you finished saying "pupu platter". It was a joy to have read every single comment - good and bad - exchanging banter and carrying "conversations" - meeting some of you in real life wasn't scary either. 😀

With a fondest Aloha, Mahalo nui loa for all your time and support. I have been personally blessed with dis tremendous ride and I loved every bit of it - I certainly hope you have too.

Until we meet again, keep on keeping on - A hui hou.

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Kokua Needed: Every Vote Counts

October 1st, 2016

Howzit! Howzit!

Calling in a favor chip for those who peruse actively on da internet.

KITV is holding a local 'battle of da bands' type of contest called "Kanakapila Island Showdown". They are matched up and within that particular pairing, whomevah has garnered da most votes will advance and pair up with a winnah from annodah paring and continue until a winnah winnah chicken katsu dinnah is selected. Wat's pretty cool so far is dat da bands competing are singing local songs and their renditions to them.

My friend, Brandon Onishi, is in the band Kai Malo'o (guitarist on da right side) singing "Mt. Keala" from da "Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka 'Aina I ka Pono" Dennis Pavao Cover.

Wat's amazing about him is dat in high school, he was a (below) average trombone player who really wasn't interested in band geekdom and from his sister's omission, he "[sang] in his bedroom so horribly we couldn't shut our ears enough" and now as a self taught guitarist and singer, sounds pretty damn good to me all things considering!

Please sign up to vote on KITV below, of course, should you deem them worthy but if not..... at least no vote for da oddah guys eh. lol 😉 😉

Kanakapila Island Showdown


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