Bio not provided
@turkfontaine Oh yeah, forgot to mention, they do sell those t-shirts. I'm a proud owner of one!
1 year ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Island Brew
Did you notice how the toothpick villian reminds you of an evil @johngarcia?
1 year ago on 'Hawaii Five-O' Recap: 'Ua Hala'
Rafael gave me a name change!
Yeah, I had the same problem this morning. It appeared that it was defaulting to the previous video. What you can do is at the bottom of the video, there should be a row of thumbnails showing all the videos there. Scroll left and the Island Brew should be there. Right now, as I write this (8:45 p.m. Hawaii time, Wednesday night), I see the Island Brew video.
@turkfontaine It's actually in Hawaii Kai, near the Hawaii Kai Longs and Safeway.
edmorita Um, she is a pushy Chinee for a reason...
1 year, 8 months ago on Things just got real!
Wow! That was quick. Big congrats! One can just imagine when they do the background piece and we see the pushy Chinee lady....
Happy Birthday and Big Congrats!
Nonstop Honolulu and I are now linked forever--for it was my commenting here that led me (with the encouragement of the Twitter Goddess Melissa) to venture out into Twitter. It's been a wild ride for the both of us, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
In fact, this calls for a birthday haiku:
From vast nothingness,It came, a new child born,Beauty and wonder.
1 year, 9 months ago on Nonstop turns the big 1
After a week of the Cooking Channel's Eat Street crew filming Camille's on Wheels, Flip't Out Eats, Opal Thai and Soul Patrol, it was a pity the full crew didn't stay and film tonight's event (the director stayed back an extra day and came down to ETS. I heard he enjoyed it). As Jesse of Flip't Out noted, it would've made the perfect ending to this week's shoots. But I have the feeling they'll be back....
1 year, 11 months ago on Eat the Street Pig Out!
Ha, ha, funny how Jermel has to reign in and control her more mature comrades!
1 year, 11 months ago on Eat the Street 'Pig Out' contest
Cat CodyZamboni Better give ParkRat the heads up on this saimin. I can just see him camping overnight to be the first one in line.
1 year, 11 months ago on Cat Chat 19: Rainbow's turns 50
Why am I not surprised that you had to get legal clearance from a bunch of lawyers regarding a legal activity of theirs?
2 years ago on It's Law Week!
Are you still being carded? If so, you haven't crossed totally into aunty territory yet!
2 years, 1 month ago on Did he just call me 'aunty'?
nonstopmari Melissa808 That's why Melissa808 is the Twitter Goddess. She is above it all!
2 years, 1 month ago on My week of durian love
I'm curious, Mari--how was the durian with the orange blossom water on it? The Shogunai Taco guys were raving about that.
Reminds me of a button I had in my desk when I used to work in customer service: The customer is always right--as long as they're within earshot!
I think part of this standardization is customers getting out of hand or thinking they know more. Let's be honest, the customer isn't always right. When in doubt, I ask the staff what they would recommend. Most of the time it's a good pick they make.
I also wouldn't be surprised if cost and training factor into this as well. Standard menu means set items to purchase, and it keeps cost down. No deviation from the menu means items can be cranked out faster vs. a time consuming special order. It also means you can cut corners on training by hiring less experienced people to make the items vs. a fully qualified chef.
But one can't help but wonder if we're losing something in the process. Oh well, there's always mom's home cooked meals! The best thing in the world!
2 years, 2 months ago on No more 'your way'
CubaJoe johngarcia Angela hawaii CubaJoe, may I respectfully suggest you read what I just wrote and posted here. You may not agree with everything, but I think my last point is pertinent.
2 years, 2 months ago on Defining progress
Okay folks, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! THIS ENDS NOW! We've all beaten the horse to a bloody pulp and blood is on all of our hands. Let us summerize this and end it.
1) We can all agree John is first rate gentleman. He has remained calm and civil during this. Some of us would have degraded this to a pissing match and fisticuffs a long time ago. In fact, he has gently reminded us that things were getting out of hand, and took action. We all, ALL of US, do a disservice to him if we continue on against his wishes.2) This has brought forth passionate fans for the contestants. We've all had our chance to say what we felt, vent, and show data. And in a remarkably civil way. In other places, violence would've erupted. Let us embrace and enjoy that simple fact.3)Charities are the winners here. They receive funds that are hard to get in these austere times. It is a noble and worthy goal and again, we are doing a disservice to this if we continue.4)Something new was tried, and with anything new, lessons will be learned, mistakes made. It can only get better, but only if we objectively learn from it.5)Ultimately, no one is hurt or killed. At the end of the day, that is what matters the most. We can all go to our loved ones and bitch and moan about this contest, and they'll be there nodding their heads in understanding and support. There are others who are overseas, facing death and destruction, on a daily basis, who wish only to get back home to that same comfort.
It's time for all of us to move on.
johngarcia Melissa808 While it would be refreshing and educational for all to hear the story, I don't think it's going to be forthcoming soon. I can't see them coming out and saying, Uh, we screwed up. At a minimum, no one wants to admit failure and end up as historical case study, as Melissa808 suggests. More immediate would be the damage to their client's confidence and possible loss of accounts. And I won't be surprised that they are reluctant to be open about it so that their competitors can learn and take advantage from it.
So, as Melissa808 again suggest, we're looking at the digital/social media/marketing equvilent of a Phyrric victory for Audi and the agencies.
You know what they say: Once you go muppet, everything else seems like a sad sock puppet.
2 years, 2 months ago on Cat Chat 17: Puppet sex?