Hot blooded but laid back Korean
Gotta see Birdman and Whiplash. Does JK Simmons wear a Farmer's Insurance polo shirt in this? Great post. Got me pumped to watch these flicks.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Who are the early Oscar contenders?
Yah another dim sum restaurant, but Golden Palace makes a very good shar siu bao (and cheap too). Have gone there for youth baseball team orders.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Manapua
Great topic. Tanioka's is the shizz. How about Mitsuba, Mitsuken, and Akyth (I stumbled on it but good stuff for the kids)?
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Bento
@Myong @Annoddah_Dave another guy who was great in drama but a clown off the screen is Bill Murray. They seem to have similar career paths but Bill seems more aloof in real life.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on RIP Robin Williams
Terrific post, Myong and sums up my thoughts as well. Thank you. And I agree, Awakenings was powerfully moving, and Robin Williams' acting brought my empathy and compassion to life (of course DeNiro was awesome too). "Jack" was also very moving to see a boy in a grown man's body like only Robin Williams could pull off; Robin was good at tapping into life changes and connect them to your heart. Of course, my all time favorite movie is Dead Poet's Society, and John Keating as a character is still real to me. I had an English teacher in high school like that, and I always hoped there would be more people in real life who drew only the best out of you like how Robin portrayed Mr. Keating. O Captain! My Captain!
@s4xton I get your personal touch interest, but where do you get proof that sign waving works? Works in what way? More votes? That's not measurable without surveys, and even then what population are you surveying. We've already seen (from Myong's post here and on FB) that plenty of voters are turned off by sign waving. So I am just wondering where you get that this is a tried and proven way for a candidate to win over voters? Likely it is as Melissa said, done because other candidates do it and you look humbug if you don't do it; also, because the Hawaii mentality is "this is the way we've always done it." I think Myong provides some valid arguments on why we need to rethink sign waving as one of the main campaign arsenals.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving
Outdated, dangerous (for those driving and for those standing), and causes traffic jams. In this day and age of social media and imaginative PR technology, why is this still continuing? Man, giv'um on this one Myong. Get on Hawaii News Now or KHON morning news and talk this up. Heck, how about I meet you at the edge of the Pali Highway near the Pauoa exit and we sign wave about this very important topic? Wait ...
I love this post. Reminds me of Dodger Blues.
7 months, 1 week ago on Pirates 12, Dodgers 7: The Dumbest Game In The History Of Baseball
8 months, 1 week ago on Something new: Itchy Butt
I like the list, but no Sasabune or Mitch's?
9 months ago on Our Top 5: Sushi
I don't think you've pointed out how much of a finger-pointer Ian Kennedy is. After the big brawl game at Dodger Stadium, all he could talk about after the game was how it was wrong that Greinke hit Montero. Never mind the two helmets he himself hit with his pitches (one, the opposing pitcher's). Then in the recent Dodger game in Phoenix, on the heels of his main role in all this, he hits our hottest hitter (probably by accident but because of the circumstances, lay low). All he could say after the game was how Puig "plays with arrogance." Accountable much, Ian? *sigh*
1 year, 7 months ago on So Everyone Hates Yasiel Puig Now
I can't believe I said "there" instead of "their". I did spell "D-bags" correctly, however.
The Arizona D-bags are the biggest cry-babies in baseball. I love there little self-serving rules of conduct.
I was more surprised how League dominated last season, after being demoted in Seattle from his closer position. But like you said, this season has been a wild swing the other way. How do you throw 95, have a herky jerky delivery slot, and still get hit so hard all the time? I guess it was like Broxton throwing 100 gas but still getting ripped. I feel bad for Brandon. It's not like he wants to perform like this, but every hit, every run allowed, brings a chorus a boos -- something no other pitcher gets right now. I can see how it must suck for him right now to take the mound at Dodger Stadium. Anyway, awesome 4 game winning streak over the NL West. Let's sweep the Hated Ones!
1 year, 8 months ago on The True Cost of Brandon League
Whoops Pier 38. I guess I was thinking SF.
1 year, 8 months ago on Our Top 5: Poke
Tamura's, Tamashiro's, Ono Seafood, Nico's Pier 39 (poke at the deli, not from the restaurant), and Pa`ina Cafe are also contenders. Also, I will never reject a pound of simple shoyu ahi poke from Foodland ever. Yum.
@Catfishin yup. Stop buying players. Just let the team gel, finally.
1 year, 8 months ago on Giants @ Dodgers June 24, 2013: Ryu. Bumgarner. Go Time.
Not that I want Romo in a save situation, but I would like to have Hanley go yard on him once again. Let's sweep this one boys. Keep rolling against he NL West.
@JoeyE it's a bully thing, which is a Ned thing.
1 year, 8 months ago on Yankees 6, Dodgers 4: The Most Dodger Game Ever
Japan 2 (Kuroda & Ichiro), Korea 1. Ballgame.
Time to start another brawl. Where's Greinke? This team is going nowhere fast. It's time for Ned to go. It's been time for Ned to go.
Scheduling is horrible. I dunno, for some reason I am seeing this short Yankees series as a chance to do something different (i.e. winning a series), and create some momentum. There are not many more series left until the Dodgers are cast into irrelevancy in the division race even by the all-star break. Looks like the wild card is out as an option as there are too many good teams in the NL Central.
1 year, 8 months ago on Dodgers @ Yankees June 18, 2013: Sure Looks Gloomy Out There
Also, if for pure volume people want to gorge on bulgogi or kalbi, with sangchu (red leaf lettuce) and samjang (marinated bean paste), there's probably no better deal than Camelia Buffet on McCully for lunch (with coupon like $12.99). If I was a starving student, I would make that my one meal a day. But I'm not, so I don't go there (too often).
1 year, 8 months ago on Part II: Where real Koreans eat Korean food
@MyongChoi OK thanks. I have to find the right code word for the 808 kine Korean food haha.
I may have to go to Hyung Jae for some gamja tang (potato stew) -- I am drooling right now. I have yet to find a Korean restaurant that serves good bin dae dukk (korean bean pancake). Not the onion or seafood jun (flour based). The bean based pancake. They call it no dong dukk or something here? Regardless, it's not done right for some reason. When bin dae dukk comes out fresh, melt in your mouth - there's nothing like it! I'll take some suggestions.
@DianeSeo @MyongChoi @Annoddah_Dave what new place? I'm surprised MC had Peppas on his list LOL. I think So Gong Dong should probably have had a mention on one of these lists. Great post Diane!
@Purple Drank @Dodgers' 7th Ringthere's no way you leave a guy in making his first appearance, after he gives up two hits, in such an important game. It is a no brainer to bring Paco in: he is a lefty, he's got experience, this is a pressure situation, this could really damage Withrow's confidence, etc. But Donny allows the damage to be done and THEN he brings in Paco too late. In a game where we have an insipid offensive lineup and we have a lead, you have to manage with urgency and shorten the game. This is not the time to allow your first appearance rookie pitcher to find himself . *ugh*
1 year, 8 months ago on D’Backs @ Dodgers June 12, 2013: Adrian Gonzalez & Some Other Guys
@RussellAllen Donny doesn't seem to think things through. Like the other day when the Dodgers beat the Braves on the wild pitch: you had Ramon Hernandez on second with Cruz at the plate. Run for him. But he didn't, Cruz got a base hit, and Ramon being slow only went to third. So THEN he runs for him by putting in Schumaker. Wut? If you were going to do this anyway, do this when Ramon is already in scoring position at 2nd base. Lucky Uribe was able to get a wild pitch and Schu scored but it was really bad decision making, IMO.
1 year, 8 months ago on A Brawl With No Winners Whatsoever
I saw fear in Matt Williams' eyes.
That must be Dave Wakeling's favorite shirt. He wore the exact same shirt like 2 years ago when English Beat performed at Pipeline. Special Beat Service baby!
1 year, 8 months ago on Party pics: The English Beat @ Republik
The last "calendar" year would still be within 2013. I think you would just say within a year, or since June 2012, or within two calendar years, or what not. That said, PUIG RULES!!!
1 year, 8 months ago on You Might Say Yasiel Puig Is Off to a Good Start
@Piano Dave wow that sucked for him and the Dodgers, big time. What a lose-lose situation except for the Expos. I guess the Expos deserved a break here and there.
1 year, 9 months ago on How Many Dodgers Are Headed to Colorado?
@Jeith Brinz Joey Amalfitano FTW!
By the way, Jody Reed had a perfectly fine season before the Dodgers had to go get Delino DeShields. They should have just kept him AND that trade bait PEDRO.
@MyongChoi Check this out from LOSTpedia, re: an ep. in Season 3 called, "The Man Behind the Curtain" (referring to Ben):
Wizard of Oz: The episode title is a reference to the 1939 filmThe Wizard of Oz, where the ruler of the Emerald City hides behind a curtain. The Wizard of Oz: "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain." (Literary works)Aunt Em: Ben's mother Emily shares the same first name with Dorothy's aunt in The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy's last name wasGale, as was Ben's alias. (Literary works)
1 year, 11 months ago on Nonstop Movies: 'Oz the Great and Powerful'
@MyongChoi @WillL I actually see too many parallels for me to think that Raimi wasn't influenced by LOST.
Oz reminded me of why I loved LOST so much. It was someone like Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof or Sam Raimi, taking a basic story and twisting it with imagination, mythology and allusions. The flash backwards and the black and white movie feel of the old Flash Gordon movie, which provided a lot of cool and mysterious nostalgia. I also liked Franco's performance because he played it like a real person with real flaws, and someone who did not take himself too seriously (whether in character or as an actor playing the character). I felt like we were "behind the curtain" the whole time. One more parallel with LOST is that Jacob seemed to always be behind the curtain, or at least invisible in his chair, as hardly anyone knew who he was or what he looked like.
@nonstopmari @Melissa808 doen jang jjigae is one of the wonders of the world. Actually the deal at Sik Do Rak right now for $3.95 (before 5pm) may be the best deal in town. Smells like crap but tastes like heaven.
2 years ago on Nonstop launches segment on KHON
Ewww natto. The Japanese doen jang. Smelly. Great spot thought Melissa!
@MyongChoi my mainland transplant friend says it's partly the service too, that it's so slow. I guess the waiters/waitresses are not hustling either. We do have good Asian food of course, but if your core foods are Mexican, Southern, or even Italian, it's not a stretch to say these kinds of food are generally subpar (of course there are exceptions) here.
2 years ago on Caan he say that?
@Melissa808 he should have played it like Matthew Fox. You knew he didn't like it here but he grinned it and bore it. As soon as shooting in Season 6 was over, he got out of dodge back to L.A. on the first plane out. What's not to like about living in Lanikai but yes, the 808 is not for everyone. And that's fine. I think the guys that took to Hawaii culture on the LOST cast were Ian Cusick (he travels around but wife and kids I believe still live in Kailua), Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway and of course, our "own" Daniel Dae Kim. Perhaps Terry O'Quinn too since he decided to come back to Hawaii to film on Five-0.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. But it is a fact that Sasabune is da best. Since he is been there (I know a friend who saw him there) how dare he say the food in the #808 sucks. A fact yo! :P Let him eat at Wailana Coffee House the rest of his time here. Maybe that will be some comfort food for him. I agree with what you say, by the way.
My only regret was that I heard about this monkfish liver as one of the eastern omakase courses and it did not come out. I should have requested it.
2 years, 1 month ago on Sushi Sasabune – the other omakase
@DianeSeo @MyongChoi you make it sound like he said something new. :P
@MyongChoi @DianeSeo it's probably at least $50 more (worth it). Ken helped us get a little break on the final tally for knowing a friend of the chef.
You innard eating mofo. Haha, great post. Thanks for the fun - best sushi experience ever and I'm glad I had my maiden voyage at Sasabune with the Eastern omakase.
@Melissa808 I am. Our finances would never be this way if it were run by a Korean.
2 years, 1 month ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Sing Cheong Yuan
My wife is Chinee like you. But that doesn't rhyme!
I'm definitely going to take my parents here visiting from L.A. in a couple of weeks. Let's see if it passes my grumpy dad's L.A. Koreatown standard grumpy test.
2 years, 2 months ago on Nonstop eats: 678 Hawaii
P, T & A was one of the best comedies EVER.
2 years, 2 months ago on Fab Five Films: John Hughes