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Delicate Blossom: You must be a polar bear! Japan with all that moisture in the air is COLD!! BTW, the first time I saw a live panda was at Ueno Park. This was shortly after they came from China. The enclosure was brand new with buku crowds...the rest of the park at the time was average. Am sure that has changed.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Wandering Tokyo, part 1
Delicate Blossom: In the course of drunken conversation, did the situation of paying US/Hawaii income taxes come up? I always wonder about how some people live in foreign countries and still maintain/or don't, the income tax requirement.
6 days, 22 hours ago on Aloha Tokyo! A night out with Hawaii friends
@nonstopmari @Annoddah_Dave EO: I think luck plays a big part.
1 week, 3 days ago on Something new: Dessert bar at Pig & the Lady
EO: Next up will be for PATL to come up with a parking lot! The place is great but parking at times can be challenging. I guess that is the lure, to make it there is part of the journey toward a reward of guud fuud and dessert.
1 week, 4 days ago on Something new: Dessert bar at Pig & the Lady
MC: A short film is like a vacation after all the HIFF full length stuff, eh?
1 week, 5 days ago on Talking story with ‘Lava’s’ creators
CAT: My comfort fuud when living in Europe, eons ago, was a bowl of chazuke and an open can of Coral tuna with shoyu and pepper. I had my mom send me Coral tuna which at that time was made locally of aku. I could not get that type of tuna there...mostly ahi and albacore types. Coral today does not pack aku anymore rather it is albacore which is not the same in taste.
1 week, 5 days ago on Our Top 5: Comfort food
Chad: I have never returned to Royal Kitchen after we got a box that seemed right out of the refrigerator. Imagine the surprise at the first bite! Bun appeared warm but the meat inside was still cold. Poor quality control.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Our Top 5 challenge: Manapua
Delicate Blossom: I don't care for sauces in my burger as they tend to mask the actual taste of beef. I have asked for no ketchup, or sauce for most burgers. Even hamburger steak plate lunch I would specify "no gravy". If the quality of the meat is top notch, you really don't need sauce/gravy. I guess I would be considered "strange".
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Discovering Hilo’s gravy burger
@Melissa808 @Annoddah_Dave Yeah, u r everywhere! Wondah Woman...or Chicken (Wo)Man??
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Buffett Fest preview
Delicate Blossom: What happened to Merriman?
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Buffett Fest preview
Delicate Blossom: I guess there is a market for my old Elvis 45s!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Hungry Ear Records
MC: Realistically, how many of these films will you be able to see and enjoy? That's a lot of popcorn to eat!
3 weeks, 5 days ago on HIFF Review Roundup
Delicate Blossom: wondering how long this one will last?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Something new: Man Ichi
Chef Ed: Cool Vid! Enjoy continued success!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Course Correction 3: Making waves
Delicate Blossom: Since you are not a senior, you don't understand the dietary restrictions that many who live in senior facilities have. Too much salt, spices and other things are to be considered when feeding seniors. Therefore, it generally means bland and often very soft fuuds. Your time will come...so, live it up NOW! LOL
1 month ago on Healthy-licious cooking with Kahala Nui
MC: Have you seen "Forever" yet?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on My must-see TV this fall
Delicate Blossom: Ok, so who got the ox tail??
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Tasting Molokai Ranch at 12th Avenue Grill
Delicate Blossom: Asahikawa...isn;t that the place with the famous zoo?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Aloha Sapporo! Last day in Furano
MC: I wonder how many XL Bags of popcorn in this line up?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on HIFF 2014: The lineup
MC: I guess Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson didn't make it for you? I go as far back as Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruice. Although I thoroughly enjoyed Robert Downey's take on the role.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Movies I Miss: Buddy cop films
Delicate Blossom: Could it be that Japanese farm products are not GMO?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Aloha Sapporo! Visiting Furano, part 2
MC: Foie Gras!!!~do it now while you are young and your metabolism can take it. Trust me, animal organs are deadly for cholesterol as I now have to watch what I indulge in. BTW, the South Premium Mall is enclosed and air conditioned, so they are easier to walk through than the North side one, especially during the heat of the day.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Vegas Vacation: Restos and recs
@Myong @Annoddah_Dave MC: Yes, large bag of popcorn for this one. Saw it in Titan format. DW did a good job in creating his own version of Robert McCall. The only thing that was quirky was when he used the powder actuated nail gun without a safety...and one handed at that! Normally you can only fire these if you unlock the safety by pushing the barrel against a hard surface. Similar to Lethal Weapon sequel. Liked that he used public transportation rather than a Jaguar as in the TV series. Made his low key existence more believable. It will be tough to not think about this flick whenever using a wine corkscrew.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on No one’s badder than ‘The Equalizer’
MC: Going there in a couple of weeks...thanks for the update on what's happening!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Vegas Vacation: The hotel and shows
DS: Looks very nice and inviting. Wonder if the homeless will use it at night.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Parklets unveiled in Our Kaka‘ako
MC: Edward Woodward played the role with little emotion...based upon his cold blooded profession. He was cool and collected and only got really pissed when facing those that do innocents wrong. I am a fan of the series but it got cancelled...but been waiting for the DW take of this role. Sounds like a large bag of popcorn!
2 months ago on No one’s badder than ‘The Equalizer’
@Melissa808 @Annoddah_Dave I vaguely recall that but for the life of me I can't remember where it was before they built that beautiful restaurant. Things I remember were the kimono clad waitresses, Canlis Special Salad, and a car valet that had an incredible memory to match you with your car (he did not give you a token and knew which car was yours)
2 months ago on Party pics: Hawaii Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame
@Melissa808 @Annoddah_Dave I understand that the "Broasted" label is copyrighted and a company sells the pressurized fryer for over $10K. Them's a lot of chix to amortize the cost of set up!
2 months ago on Something new: Hawaii’s Favorite Kitchens
Delicate Blossom: It is a Korean Kar, did it have a place for Kim Chee storage? LOL
2 months ago on My little auto adventure: Hyundai Elantra
Delicate Blossom: Canlis, shades of my senior prom...I miss that place!
Delicate Blossom: If only they could also bring back Chico's Broasted Chicken!
Delicate Blossom: Did the GMO stuff come up in conversation?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Chefs Action Network
Delicate Blossom: speaking of Chinee, is the Secret Dinner Society on hiatus?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Chinee like me: Moon Festival 2014
@Chuggy_Bear @Annoddah_Dave CB: I agree with K's but you gotta love rice cause there is plenty of it. I did eat at Sugoi's a couple of months ago and was completely turned off. They were better before becoming uber popular. Yup, the chicken was dry as an old nag!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Bento
CB: I don't know how Zippy's made the list or even Sugoi's. Get real bento from Kokoro Tei. Even some of the bento offered at Shirokiya is better than Zips and Sugoi.
Delicate Blossom: Fuud Reminds One Life Is Cool. Great pix and video. Wish I could afford all the HFWF events. Back to my instant ramen....
2 months, 2 weeks ago on HFWF 14: Finale at Ko Olina
Delicate Blossom & Chef Ed: You guys really make it hard for me to eat my instant ramen while looking at these fuud pix!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on HFWF 2014: Under a Maui Moon
Delicate Blossom: Very nice pix of fuud. Too bad you weren't able to get "Mars" with the "Milky Way"!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Kicking off Kaanapali Fresh 2014
Delicate Blossom: Are they open at night (when it is not so warm)?
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Something New: VJ’s Waikiki Dogs & Burgers
Wine Gurl: Yes, do have the valet park your car. Went there when it was Zen and the parking is very tight. Do not recommend bringing your Escalade or Dodge Ram. I can't remember where we parked when Frank DeLima was packing them in at the Red Noodle???
3 months ago on Hidden gem: Il Buco
Delicate Blossom: Went there shortly after they opened. Fuud was guud but very few peeps for lunch. They don't advertise much and rely on word of mouth. It's kind of a hidden gem but for that neighborhood, prices may be a bit high. Not too many students can afford some of their stuff as it is near the UH. You're right, parking is pretty generous until your followers "slam" the place after reading this post! LOL
3 months, 1 week ago on Good eats at Holoholo Bar & Grill
MC: Right on! Much of the social media stuff is about the individual. Dale Carnegie said that the 2 main drivers that humans have in doing anything is: 1. The need for sex; 2. The need to feel important. I guess the ice bucket is all about #2, because I know that a bucket of ice water dumped on you inhibits #1!
3 months, 1 week ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right
@Melissa808 @Annoddah_Dave Delicate Blossom...thanks, I don't recall that post. I must have been too spiked at the time!
3 months, 1 week ago on Low tea at Stage
Delicate Blossom: Neat stuff and looks like it is filling...I wonder what a "Middle Tea" service would be like? Perhaps "spiked" hot tea or ice tea.
Delicate Blossom: as advertised...went during an off hour so it was not crowded. Can imagine if this place gets really busy. Attentive staff.
3 months, 1 week ago on Brunching at The Nook
@Melissa808 @Annoddah_Dave Delicate Blossom: I don't care what others may say....you deliver!! Tenks!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on New chefs, new flavors at the Top of Waikiki
MC: It takes talent to write and act to make a film successful. It seems a lot of US films are so formulaic just to punch out some dough for the company. Even the actors are really no more than merely prostituting themselves...slam bam thank you ma'am! They need the dough just like the rest of us and lower their standards and price accordingly just to make it through the day.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on ‘Let’s Be Cops’ gets points for trying
Delicate Blossom: You are usually quite good at including prices of dishes...is there a reason for not including them here? Maybe the LASIK wasn't good enough to see the small print of a price on the menu. LOL. I'm with turkfontaine, some things are better deconstructed in our stomachs than before we put it in our mouths.
@Melissa808 @Annoddah_Dave Delicate Blossom: I guess even with LASIK the 2:00AM hour makes the eyes bleary!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Hy’s Steak House new happy hour menu
Delicate Blossom: I think pix #15 should be captioned as "rack of lamb" vice "lamb chops" which is a different cut. The next pix is really not how true rack lovers would want it done. Agree that it should have more pink...but fuud does luuk guud. Fuud Reminds One Life Is Cool.