there's nothin' in my mind that ain't printed on my tee shirt.
I'm exhausted. I'm exhausted and I'm stuffed. How long in Qatar?
1 week, 1 day ago on Aloha Tokyo! Quick trip through the Big Mikan
Wow. Some of those kids were good. Pro level stuff happening there.
1 week, 3 days ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ The Headquarters
Greatest stripper name since Ginger Wasabi
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Candy Bar Hawaii
Vodka is great with food, especially buskeddie sauce
3 weeks ago on Preview: Ocean Vodka’s Ultimate Cocktail Showdown
Ooooh! You're so MEAN!
1 month ago on TacoCat HI launches its fusion pop-up
A TRUE AND TRAGIC TALE: the Norwegian exchange student had to be escorted onto his flight departing Juarez. his year abroad was up and it was time to go home. "don't you want to go home? see your family, your friends?" "No", he wailed, "i want to stay in Mexico. I LOVE TACOS ! "
ANOTHER TRUE TACO TALE: in San Yisidro, just across the border, there is a large billboard, installed by the City of San Diego. it faces Mexico and it announces that; SAN DIEGO SAYS 'NO' TO DRUGS. someone climbed the scaffolding and with black paint appended: 'YES" TO TACOS !'
the world can never have enough tacos. what a great logo has TACOCAT. and the tee shirts are great too. they look like HOLLISTER designed them.
FUTURE FRANCHISE BIZ IDEA: make giant foam and fleece tortilla CAT BEDS. have contests wherein the winners are those with the best photos of their cats made into TACO CATS.
1 month, 1 week ago on TacoCat HI launches its fusion pop-up
I enjoyed this very much. i see clothing to be the one absolutely universal instance in which everyone is an artist at one level or another. whether you dress Haute or jeans and tee shirts, as i do, you have that time in the morning deciding What To Wear, the time during which you make choices that are aesthetic and express your inner self.
when the art of dressing is married to the art of chronicling it in fine photography, a circle is complete.
these photographs jump off the screen. i'm drinking them in like Italian Renaissance paintings.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on On now: Yi Lin Hu fashion photography exhibit
File under; Things Worth Doing
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Did this: Mahi’ai Matchup 2015
I'm sure CATHERINE ELIZABETH TOTH FOX has printed this out, had it bronzed and created around it, a small shrine, complete with incense burners
2 months ago on A thank you letter to John Cusack
Gimme the LOCO MOCO & the COC CREBRU
2 months ago on Japengo’s secret menu
It's all those fake Chinese, spoiling it for the real Chinese
2 months ago on Where real Chinese eat Chinese food
what a great looking bar! my compliments to the designer.
2 months, 1 week ago on Treetops reopens at Paradise Park
these kinds of services are so useful and will become indispensable. i'd like to see home builders accommodate for them with refrigerated delivery portals, which they have in Korea and Japan. if you need this kind of service you are not somebody who can stay home to take delivery every couple of days.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Will Chen and HI Fresh Box
idk there were any 'Jack Hacks' before this. V-shake and churros? that sounds great. i'm going to try it, but with chocolate churros.
i think your boss realized that you are a leader and that your leadership skills come from leading by example. over the years i have formed the opinion that you are such. here is what i know from observation: you do care about people and are happy when others succeed; you have the work ethic of Thomas Edison, the modesty of Ben Franklin, the service mentality of Mother Teresa and the integrity of Abe Lincoln. in short; you are a good egg. i am proud to say you are my FB friend and my spiritual 'Little Sister'. it is my extreme pleasure to tease, needle, annoy and harangue you. hope our paths cross again soon.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Talk story with Jack in the Box CEO Lenny Comma
it just keeps getting better and better. how 'bout showcasing some ridiculously expensive jewelry and some outrageously costly cars. inquiring Chinese billionaires want to know, and got cash to blow.
3 months ago on Dom Perignon dinner: Learning about champagne
3 months ago on Hennessy Prestige dinner: Learning about cognac
i knew a bar hostess in Japan who could make X-rated Origami. she could take a dish towel and fold it into male and female genitalia and could switch from one to the other in flash. she called herself 'Sake Tume'. we said "that's racist dude". but we laughed anyway.
3 months, 1 week ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Origami Dō
i know that place. and it its good Thai. i love Kapolei. it's like southern Orange County; so vapid, so sterile, so....American. the library is my office there. there is where i met Gene Park for lunch that he had to cancel on. and there, near there anyway, just over the barbed wire in Honokai Hale, my friend Nilva is counting her Benjamins as the value of her always-under-construction Filipino house goes up and up. 2008, ME: just how far out C-Country are you Nilva? NILVA: well, it's not all the way to Waianae!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Hidden gem: Thai Lao
i'll be sad to see the Central Y get demolished. it is one of the best classic modern structures on the island. i'm sure the new facility will be wonderful, but Honolulu needs all the good architecture it can get.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ YMCA of Honolulu
Gordon Ramsay's Dwarf Porn Double Pub, Grill, and Badger Den - gotta go
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Vegas: A day-o-fun on The Strip
yes, thanks for sharing EAT. i haven't been downtown since the big scary thing, which i will not ride, opened up sometime in the 90s. looks like a visit is in order. but no big scary thing. only our office girls were brave enough to ride it.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Vegas eats: eat.
do you think the US knocked NK off the internet the other day as a warning to K J Numero Uno? i do. also, i'm convinced the Navy has sunk at least one NK submarine. out near the NW HI Islands. i agree with your dad re: Dennis Rodman. NK just isn't funny without Dennis.
4 months ago on My Korean parents react to ‘The Interview’
it's the 'green tie' of cars. it says; 'i can be trusted'. it may not be as sexy as the Camry, but you'll tart it up a bit. hubba hubba.happy holidays.
4 months ago on My little auto adventure: Prius c
Japan: it's still not perverted enough for me.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Tokyo: Akihabara and Narukiyo
the town feels very calm and remote and sparsely populated, like a mountain resort . i guess it's the tone of the pictures. i liked this blog a lot. now i'm going to Jimbo's for Japanese apples, whatever chestnuts and some kind of fig product.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Day trip from Tokyo: Obuse
Wonderful. That was my Japan.......god, I'm old
5 months ago on Nostalgic J-Pop at Yoyogi Milk Hall
What did you bring back for Scrunch?
5 months ago on Wandering Tokyo, part 2
Samsung Plaza. it's a make it or break it location. thin crust, garlic. so far it's looking very promising. maybe Doughlicious will be to pizza in Samsung what Sushi ii is to sushi.
5 months ago on Something new: Doughlicious
the things i loved most about Japan, i can feel in these pictures. they stir my memories of being a clueless gaijin, wandering around invisible, utterly lost, unable to speak or understand or read or know what i was eating. i might as well have been on another planet. existing at that level of isolation and lack of integration into the society was something a lot of my American friends couldn't abide, so they kept to a small territory around the US operations where we worked. i loved it. so did my wife. we were young. i was 22, she, 19 when we arrived. three years later we felt like pros. of course, we weren't. we were still clueless gaijin. ten, twenty, thirty years later, long divorced and remarried, we'd meet up for lunch on occasion and the conversation always turned to our time together in Japan. we'd laugh and remember and laugh some more, and the years of living separate lives melted away, and we were both young again. the last time i saw Patti was after my son was born, ten years after our divorce. she was flying for Continental on the Pacific routes. she came to see the new baby. i drove her back to her hotel afterward and she paid me the greatest compliment i've ever received. in the car, she took my hand and said; "you've become the man i always wanted you to be."
we did a lot of growing in Japan. neither of us will forget that.
5 months ago on Wandering Tokyo, part 1
soup dumplings. say no more.
5 months, 1 week ago on Fresh Bytes: EAT THIS
now you've done it. expect a city ordinance prohibiting eating malasadas while driving.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Comfort food
This looks like a must. I used to go to Ramen Kai but I found it kinda worn around the edges. I switched to the simple, basic, no frills, no surprises, and cheap Nakamura. As you mentioned re: solo dining; that's one of the things I like about Ramen Joints. When I'm in HNL, I'm usually alone, as my wife doesn't love the city like I do. i spend less time eating and eat less there, so Ramen and quick trips to Shirokiya make up a lot of my meals, and as a result, I drop weight like a castaway. i would, however, trade my Spartan dining habits for the rarefied heights of your gastronomic excursions; like in a New York minute. Keep the vicarious thrills coming.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Something new: Man Ichi
certainly, #10 was the best picture. thanks for the story and pics you do-er of good stuff person who sleeps hardly never.
6 months ago on Party pics: Hawaii Bowl Flavors
sconettes! brilliant! this could be the new cupcake. have your people call my people.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Something new: HASR Deli
that was impressive. i'll bet even Ceaușescu never had it so good. what was Russ having at Zippy's while all this was going on?
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Hoku’s fall harvest sake dinner
thanx 4 this, M. i love Versace stuff, Prada too. i don't wear anything but Levis, crew tees and Chuck Taylors, but i love that stuff. Thom Browne too. that smarty pants, Scrunch, once asked me how many pairs of shoes i had. i told her seven, but they were all slippers from Old Navy. did you get a Versace purse to match your blue eyes?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Fashion forward: Versace’s Fall/Winter 2014 preview
right on about the booties, Doug. i asked a farmer about that once in the Kanto plains. that was a long time ago, his were not plastic, but silk.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Aloha Sapporo! Visiting Furano, part 1
what's an Oktoberfest without pineapple? i was hoping to see a pic of Scrunch wearing Lederhosen and a little Bavarian hat with a feather in it.
7 months ago on Eat the Street: Oktoberfest
why don't you next test drive a Lamborghini Aventador? you could if you had a Saudi Prince BF. this gold wrapped one is nice.
7 months ago on My little auto adventure: Hyundai Elantra
that was superb. i can relate. i have to be in, on, or under the ocean as much as possible. the North Shore in summer is my valhalla. if i play my cards right, if i get lucky, on the last day of my life i'll be there, suspended in the blue, looking up at the clouds from 20 feet
7 months, 1 week ago on Olena’s ocean adventures – part 1
if i could, i would take a life sentence. it was the best work i ever did and it made me the best man that i could ever be.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on My summer in baby jail
ah! "fruitful day", i see what you did there. don't do it again. out of the fabulous featured fruits (that's called 'alliteration', and i won't do it again) i knew only a couple. i prefer my favorite juicy fruits to be of the low hanging variety, easy to reach. that goes for women too. this was a very informative, bookmarkable article. i'm going to paste it up there right next to my 'all the kinds of fish you can catch in Hawaii'. you are doing a splendid job of keeping me informed, entertained and enlightened. i hope to see you in the near future. i will not bring a ladder. -your pal, tf
7 months, 2 weeks ago on A fruitful day at Frankie’s Nursery
so, if i understand this, the harvest moon festival has less to do with the phases of the moon, which you can't alter, and more to do with how long you can stretch out selling mooncakes.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Chinee like me: Moon Festival 2014
i often take my Zojiru to Shirokiya and put together my own Bento, then head for Shark's or the Bay, go snorkeling, get famished, find a picnic table, open up the many secret container compartments. stand back everybody, my ohashi are smokin'
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Bento
Breakfast; it's what's for dinner
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Eat the Street Breakfast
M808: it's hard to imagine there's a place you didn't know about. i've always expected that, some Sunday morning, around 6, you would settle down in front of your computer and realize there were no more restaurants to write about, that you have blogged about every single one on Oahu, and maybe Maui too.
8 months ago on Something New: VJ’s Waikiki Dogs & Burgers
that looked like an INEZ Martini; half a tree of olives.
8 months, 1 week ago on Good eats at Holoholo Bar & Grill
a half track full of Marines rumbled down the 405. just before the Wilshire exit the Lt. shouted: "-tenshun". the Marines snapped to. "-right face. -prepare to render honors to the King of Beers. -hand salute." the half track rolled by the biggest Budweiser sign any of them had ever seen, on the biggest building any of them had ever seen, with more stainless steel tanker trucks than any of them had ever seen.
look, it's the KING OF BEERS. it says so right on the label.
8 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/the-current/eat-and-drink/The-Next-Generation-of-PBR.html
pastry sous chef? IDK there was such an animal. re: deconstructed desserts: i once told Bertrand at Mille Fleurs if he did it again, i'd beat him with a wiffle bat. ok, i was drunk, it was Christmas. we were having our office party there. our bill beat Helen Copely's Christmas party the night before. now i get McD's dollar menu soft serve for dessert, and on my next HNL trip, i'll have to couch-crash and dine with Parkrat at Zippy's
8 months, 2 weeks ago on New chefs, new flavors at the Top of Waikiki
".........once I had become clear in what I wanted".- that is key. a clear vision of what you want, in detail, the end game, fully formed in your mind, is one half of reaching a goal. the other half is easy. you get out your calendar and you set a deadline. a goal without a deadline is but a wish.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Course Correction 2: The road back