Livefyre Profile

Activity Stream

Ooooh! You're so MEAN!

4 days, 11 hours ago on TacoCat HI launches its fusion pop-up

Reply

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. 

5 days, 20 hours ago on TacoCat HI launches its fusion pop-up

Reply

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 week, 5 days ago on On now: Yi Lin Hu fashion photography exhibit

Reply

File under; Things Worth Doing

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Did this: Mahi’ai Matchup 2015

Reply

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

4 weeks ago on A thank you letter to John Cusack

Reply

Gimme the LOCO MOCO & the COC CREBRU

1 month ago on Japengo’s secret menu

Reply

It's all those fake Chinese, spoiling it for the real Chinese

1 month ago on Where real Chinese eat Chinese food

Reply

what a great looking bar! my compliments to the designer. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Treetops reopens at Paradise Park

Reply

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.  

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Will Chen and HI Fresh Box

Reply

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.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Talk story with Jack in the Box CEO Lenny Comma

Reply

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. 

2 months ago on Dom Perignon dinner: Learning about champagne

Reply

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.

2 months, 1 week ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Origami Dō

Reply

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!

2 months, 1 week ago on Hidden gem: Thai Lao

Reply

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. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ YMCA of Honolulu

Reply

Gordon Ramsay's Dwarf Porn Double Pub, Grill, and Badger Den - gotta go

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Vegas: A day-o-fun on The Strip

Reply

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.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Vegas eats: eat.

Reply

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.

3 months ago on My Korean parents react to ‘The Interview’

Reply

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.


3 months ago on My little auto adventure: Prius c

Reply

Japan: it's still not perverted enough for me. 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Tokyo: Akihabara and Narukiyo

Reply

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. 

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Day trip from Tokyo: Obuse

Reply

Wonderful. That was my Japan.......god, I'm old

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Nostalgic J-Pop at Yoyogi Milk Hall

Reply

What did you bring back for Scrunch?

4 months ago on Wandering Tokyo, part 2

Reply

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. 

4 months ago on Something new: Doughlicious

Reply

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. 

4 months ago on Wandering Tokyo, part 1

Reply

soup dumplings. say no more.

4 months ago on Fresh Bytes: EAT THIS

Reply

now you've done it. expect a city ordinance prohibiting eating malasadas while driving.


4 months, 1 week ago on Our Top 5: Comfort food

Reply

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.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Something new: Man Ichi

Reply

certainly, #10 was the best picture. thanks for the story and pics you do-er of good stuff person who sleeps hardly never.

5 months ago on Party pics: Hawaii Bowl Flavors

Reply

sconettes! brilliant! this could be the new cupcake. have your people call my people. 

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Something new: HASR Deli

Reply

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?

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Hoku’s fall harvest sake dinner

Reply

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? 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Fashion forward: Versace’s Fall/Winter 2014 preview

Reply

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.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Aloha Sapporo! Visiting Furano, part 1

Reply

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. 

6 months ago on Eat the Street: Oktoberfest

Reply

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.

6 months ago on My little auto adventure: Hyundai Elantra

Reply

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 

6 months ago on Olena’s ocean adventures – part 1

Reply

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. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on My summer in baby jail

Reply

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

6 months, 2 weeks ago on A fruitful day at Frankie’s Nursery

Reply

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. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Chinee like me: Moon Festival 2014

Reply

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'

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Bento

Reply

Breakfast; it's what's for dinner

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Eat the Street Breakfast

Reply

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.


7 months ago on Something New: VJ’s Waikiki Dogs & Burgers

Reply

that looked like an INEZ Martini; half a tree of olives.

7 months, 1 week ago on Good eats at Holoholo Bar & Grill

Reply

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. 

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/the-current/eat-and-drink/The-Next-Generation-of-PBR.html

Reply

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

7 months, 2 weeks ago on New chefs, new flavors at the Top of Waikiki

Reply

 ".........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. 

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Course Correction 2: The road back

Reply

That was very informative. Everyone I have known who had it done had the old school procedure. The word Slice' always kept me away. now you can see which truckers are the cutest.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on My LASIK adventure

Reply

PBR is like a human soul; it gets reincarnated. it was the beer of choice during the nascent days of the punk scene along the NYC to Austin trail.  those nights drinking PBR after a concert, listening to Henry Rollins or Lester Bangs hold forth in somebody's south Austin house, cemented  that brew into legend and my youth. 

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/the-current/eat-and-drink/Have-We-Reached-Peak-PBR-.html

Reply

your writing skill must be the equal of your pastry skill. i've enjoyed everything i've read authored by you. your comic chops have rendered my wife and me into puddles of jelly.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Course Correction

Reply

if you will test drive a few of the smaller sized cross-over SUVs, like a Range Rover Evoque (over 40k) all the way down to the Jeep Patriot (well under 20k) you might find something you like. one thing i'm betting you will like is the experience of sitting up higher than in a standard sedan. Inez always thought she wanted a Saab or a Peugeot Wagon. there wasn't a spectrum of differently sized SUVs so we went to the most car like big SUV available at the time. one drive in a Range Rover Classic, LWB and she never wanted to go closer to the ground again. we kept that car just under 20 years. 

8 months ago on My little auto adventure

Reply