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September 17th, 2014

We've all heard of road rage and it's naturally gotten worse as we as society has gotten more violently brave behind da barrier confines in da mega-ton framed steel box we freely enter not consciously aware dat it's a trigger for dissociative identity disorder.

Basically, you get shmall kine nuts behind da wheel even though you may be da most nicest person in da world wen on foot.

EVERYONE is a "perfect" drivah and wen you not, it's NEVAH about you being wrong - or admitting fault - but da oddah drivah is ALWAYS da okole.

I'm not timid to say I'm one of those types of people but I like to think I'm at least a step above cause wen I'm wrong, I admit I'm wrong and give da look of shame and wave a shaka. Most times da oddah drivah will mutter a few choice words for closure and will at least "accept" da apology but then there are times like recently wea da rage heard around da world has gone viral.

Da video is pretty intense and cause there's language and a minor, I don't know da rules about posting it on da blog so I'm erring on da side of caution to not post it but you can do a quick video search with da key words: Arakaki, Road Rage, Moanalua Shopping Center and you'll get about a million links.

If you haven't seen da video, it's BIG TIME nuts! I'm talking supah crazy!

In a nutshell dis is da he said/she said preamble: da guy (Arakaki) is behind da person *she's definitely not a lady* (Ong) and notices she's looking down as if "allegedly" on her phone. There's a good amount of space in front of her cause she not paying attention so he goes around and "cuts" her off. She accelerates hard and nearly rear ends him. Ong then follows him a long distance from Pearl Harbor area all the way to da Moanalua Shopping Center wea he heads into knowing she is tailgating him.

Then da video shows da rest.

Da actions in da video is extremely disturbing but wat really gets me is dat there are a bunch of people who have got to be more pupule than her actually backing Ong up!

Wait, she's not paying attention, he goes around her, she nearly rear ends him, tailgates him, honking her horn obnoxiously, drives on da oddah side of da road, nearly takes out two cars coming in da OPPOSITE direction, has a minor illegally sitting in da front seat, cursing, yelling, speeding, gets out of her van to confront him, "assaults" him trying to slap his phone down or take it away, screams obscenities, shows her "aloha" with double handed salutes, verbally abuses him, calls him out and all he's done (per da video) was to sit in his truck and not say anything oddah than wen she reached into his truck.

And you wanna back Ong up?

Wassup Wit Dat!

Seriously, wat planet are they from? How can you even say anything she did was justified wen EVERY SINGLE ACTION of her's was not only illegal for da most part but just morally wrong. And of course come to find out she's a RN and a captain in da U.S. Army! :shock: Really? A captain and a profession dat's about compassion and caring?? Ai-goo. :roll: Talk about conduct unbecoming not to mention how many (un)confirmed reports there were of previous outbursts from both her and husband. In dis digital age, you can't hide from anyone who knows how to "search" cause her identity - and background - was found almost immediately once it went on FaceBook.

Let me also point out dat Arakaki says he is fully aware dat using an electronic device while driving is illegal but wanted to document da craziness as he said/she said doesn't hold water. He also is readily and fully accepts any and all consequences for using dat electronic device but says she shouldn't be off da hook either.

Here's a small excerpt from KITV:

Ryan Arakaki told KITV4 News that she tailed him for about five minutes. Then, she shouted at him from her car. Later, she got out of her car and stormed right up to his window.

"You can hear me on the video saying, 'That's assault. That's assault.' But she really didn't care," said Arakaki. "She was pretty much off on the deep end already. She was pretty upset."

"I was super, super angry. I really was angry," said Kimberly Ong. "And, of course, he was taunting me somewhat. So, that obviously made me even more angry. I'm not the most happy about it. But, I could have probably chose some better words to use. I was upset and it's apparent. I don't totally 100 percent regret it."

"What made her upset was she wasn't paying attention and I cut in front of her or changed lanes to get in front of her and she probably looked up, probably stepped on the gas and probably almost rear-ended me and she was upset that she had her son in the car and almost got into a car accident," said Arakaki.

It's against the law to hold your phone and shoot video while driving. Arakaki says he knows this, but wanted to document the incident. He filed a police report Thursday morning.

Police say the case is classified as "unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle." They say most traffic violations have to be in view of the officer. Traffic investigators say they will have to get a statement from the victim and the suspect and the case would be referred to prosecutors.

I mean there's so much wrong about dis whole incident dat a blog cannot cover it all nor do I have da time or energy to do so.

One last thing I wanted to share though is dat HPD says dat da only thing dat Ong would/could likely be charged with is "unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle" wen da video shows a clear case of road rage (if I'm not mistaken, isn't dat a crime?), endangering a minor (sitting in da front seat AND leaving her vehicle with him in it assuming dat da engine was still on too), driving on da wrong side of da road (citation) and I don't know wat else cause just being an @$$ isn't illegal.

But HPD says dat most traffic violations have to be in view of da officer so da video can't be used to dat effect............ but they can use da video of da HPD officer beating his girlfriend and suspend him? So video can only be used for certain crimes or violations?

Wassup Wit Dat!!!

Why even have video "proof" then?

All pau now..... no can prove nothing anyways.

Just Wondering.....

September 15th, 2014

Back wen I was an employee of da then The Honolulu Advertiser, I was privy to some electronic "stats" letting me know how much WWD! was being read - or at least visited. Now dat I am not an employee of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, I do not know anything about anybody checking into WWD!.

We've lost a ton of readers wen WWD! was shut down and I was laid off for almost a year and a half. Shortly aftah finally landing a job, luck would have it dat the Star-Advertiser picked up WWD! and it's been running evah since. We got a whole bunch of new readers and posters/commenters and amazing to say, there has been a bunch of WWD! Hui members from da beginning! :shock:

Wat makes them keep coming back beats da heck out of me oddah then reveling in my "misfortunes" but personally, I think it's supah cool dat they still around... or just enjoy punishment. lol I know there are many as well dat have been regular posters but have receded into Lurkah status which is cool by me. It was fun wea we all could "wala'au" through our posts before but times have changed and das cool too.

People are busier than evah and choose to read and leave getting their "fix" and some read only on certain days and wat have you but you know wat? I wanna know who's out there if you got seven seconds to spare to drop in and say Wassup (Wit Dat)! I remembah wen "roll calls" were made so we all could see who was brave enough to cross da keyboard line and we'd have anywea between 50-100 posts! And those were just da ones who were shmall kine nuts! :lol: :razz:

And for those who are part of da WWD!v2 perhaps don't realize dat there are "levels" of WWD! madness created, suggested and voted on by da WWD! Hui shortly aftah inception:

Lurkah - those who choose to enjoy reading WWD! in their bvd's sipping pina coladas and swearing, yelling, laughing and crying at their monitor.

Lanceformer - put on some clothes, cracked their knuckles and thought of a clever screen name (some have changed theirs ovah time) plus was tired of da monitor not saying anything back.

Kwonic - you one craaaaaazzzy buggah! Gotta read wen get one new post and no scade 'em go get 'em wen posting a comment.

So which one you?

Or is Monday not your reading day? :wink:

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Always Get Chance

September 6th, 2014


Just wanted to share a little note dat was published in da "Mahalo" section not too long ago:

To a young man who on Wednesday, Aug. 6, as Hurricane Iselle approached, gave up one of his cases of water to me at Don Quijote Waipahu. When the person distributing water at the store said he didn't have any to give to me, I went to the front of the store, where I was told again that there was none available for me. When I went to the checkout line, this young man took one of the cases from his cart and handed it to me. I told him that I couldn't take his water (I didn't know how large his family was), but he said, "It's all good." We are on Oahu from the mainland for the funeral of my mother-in-law, and we had not had time to prepare for the hurricane. It is so good to see that the aloha spirit lives in the good people of Hawaii. — Rick R.

With all da hoarding action going on wen we had da double threat, it was great to read about some Aloha. :grin:

Now back to da WWD! action..... sorry, but I gotta say with all da crap dat happened at Aloha Stadium last week it certainly left a lemon peel taste in many mouths.

But you know wat? Too frickin' bad I say! Well at least for some of it.

Look, unless you have NEVAH tailgated before or attended a concert or da like, 'den you should very well know dat 1) traffic is a b!tch and 2) traffic is a b!tch. No even get me started about da lolo's who nevah even have tickets and expected five star service wen they looking for da cheapest price and 'den grumble more cause they still think it's too expensive. Plus you had SOOOOO much people dat decided last minute to go which even caused more delays in everything but for anyone who has bought tickets, it's not as simple as "ok, may I get two tickets please?"

You know gotta check da seating chart, look at da price, no like da price, check somewea else, contemplate with your friend with da following conversation:

"So wat, you like these seats?"
"Brah, watevahs."
"How much are those?"
"Uh, kinda expensive - get anything cheaper?"
"How's about these?"
"They look good - how much are those?"
"Wow, $15 more for those?"
"So wat then?"
"Watevah you like."

And we all know how those conversations go while people behind you roll their eyes and do da same thing wen it's their turn. :roll:

I just gotta say, if you wasn't prepared to go, no grumble. Seriously? Football, tailgating, alcohol, CHOKE people in a confined area and you expected to waltz in, get yours and stroll down like you owned it? It's so crazy to hear all da complaining coming from..... "fan's". Oh wait, they were da same ones who jumped on da bandwagon during da Sugar Bowl run yeah?

There are some serious logistic issues with Aloha Stadium no doubt and yes, those who've run da stadium need a swift kick in da okole to recognize dat those SERIOUS issues have been plaguing faithful fans for YEARS. One of da biggest gripes I hear all da time happens hours before da game wea da fun starts: da entry time to tailgate. You would tink dat they would/should at da very least make it earlier to help cause LESS traffic but wat do I know.

One thing is for surah though....... how da heck do you run out food??

Wait, how da heck do you run out of WATAH?????

Wassup Wit Dat!

Got any Aloha Stadium "experiences" to share? You're probably not da only one.

All moaning asisde, how's about our 'Bows tonight though - get chance I think yeah?

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Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don't

September 3rd, 2014

Aftah filling up gas before heading into work (late again), I approached an intersection and noticed a man lying face down on a grassy corner with his backpack about an arms length away. He looked a little precarious considering he was lying down slope on da grass wea there are rarely any noticeable foot traffic. In fact, there aren't any sidewalks at all in da area (corner of Puu Kala St & Puu Poni St SW corner) and those familiar with da area can attest dat you don't see much people walking there wen driving by.

As I slowly rolled to a stop at da intersection, I checked him out before a car approached behind forcing me to clear da intersection. I looked in my mirror to see if da person was going to move but he didn't and he looked like he was knocked out cold from da few seconds I witnessed and it didn't sit well with me dat it just all looked "weird".

I thought about turning around but a few scenarios ran through da coconut shell:

1) He could be sleeping.
2) He could be bleeding.
3) He could be crazy.
4) He could be crazy crazy.
5) Call 911 once I get into work.

I chose option 5.

911: Police, Fire, Ambulance?
BL: I'm not sure. I noticed a guy lying on the corner and he looked knocked out.
911: Is this an emergency?
BL: Not sure, I don't think so.
911: I'll connect you to EMS. They'll check it out.
BL: Thank you.
911 EMS: What's your emergency?
BL: There's this guy lying on the corner and he looks like he's knocked out but I couldn't tell if he was sleeping or hurt as I was passing him on my way to work.
911 EMS: Does he require an ambulance?
BL: Not sure. I noticed him as I was driving by going into work.
911 EMS: Is he still there?
BL: Not sure, I'm at work now.
911 EMS: How long ago?
BL: About 20 minutes ago.
911 EMS: 20 minutes ago? *sarcastic undertone since it was 20 minutes ago*
BL: Yes, 20 minutes ago. I was driving into work. (boy do I sound like a broken record)
911 EMS: What is he wearing?
BL: Darker clothing, grey I think and he had a backpack about an arms length away. He's fully clothed but I can't tell if he's homeless or not.
911 EMS: A person is a person. *with a hint of sarcasm*

Heh? Did she just insinuate dat I tink a homeless person is less of a person than a housed person?

Wassup Wit Dat!

I don't know if dat person was homeless or not but lying on a corner of a fairly busy intersection sleeping - or knocked out - which does not have a history of having people "hang around" would be a cause of concern no? If dis person was not a "person" to me, would I be calling in for someone to check him out to see if he's ok? He was not terrorizing anybody nor causing trouble but wat if he needed help and no one (I) didn't do anything about it?

By providing as much detail as I could (isn't dat wat 911 asks/expects?), I get chastised for it? I'm sure EMS or HPD would like to know wat kine of situation they would be heading into if they would be dealing with a true "homeless" person or not. Did I disparage dis person just by stating dat I didn't know if he was homeless or not? Did I use an unpolitically correct adjective somewea?

Maybe next time I just won't be a concerned "person" and leave well enough alone.

Nah, I'm a real person.... I'll be damned.

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Really... Wassa Mattah You?

September 2nd, 2014

It really makes me wondah how da heck society has gone from decently respectful people to people who just no give a $h!t.

Da Wife and I were at Waikele dis past Labor Day weekend - Saturday afternoon specifically - and while you might have thought dat da mall would be a little crazy, it really wasn't. There were a handful of parking stalls still open considering it was packed and while there were vehicles parked illegally against da far wall in da upper section of the mall, dat has always been da case wen it becomes overcrowded and no, we have nevah parked against da wall even though it was "open".

But dis one - no, make dat TWO - lolo's really took da mac out of da mac salad.

No see nothing wrong? Try look at 'em dis way.

Still don't know? Try check out da keiki and his dad walking in da second pic. Still no can figgah 'em out?

They stay walking on da median and not in walkway cause get two massive suv's PARKED in da walkway!!!

Wassup Wit Dat!

I mean really, in da WALKWAY?!? Why not just drive through da mall and park in front of da store you shopping at? Forget dat da curbs are CLEARLY painted red which at last check I thought universally - at least in da U.S. - signaled "no" or "danger" and da likes. I guess das a way to beat getting a ticket for parking in da handicap stall. :roll:

Wat gets me is dat even at da very least, da Mall Security didn't do a thing! I saw two ride by and nada - not even a flinching double take.

I get it dat it's busy and crowded but does dat mean we just ignore civilized rules? We no longer have da patience to wait your turn wen it's "inconvenient"? So wat if you have to park "far" - aren't da stores you're planning to visit even further? Outlet mall and shopping centers aren't cakewalks and you rack up miles walking during your shopping outing so wat's a few more yards?

Times like dat I wish I was in a Road Runner cartoon and da giant anvil just dropped. :lol:

We were there for a few hours and those two *bleep bleep bleep* were there before we got there and still wen we left with no repercussions.

Sadly, chances are they'll do it again...... and oddahs will follow.