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The tradewinds are strong this morning after a few days of windless heat and humidity. Even the constant noise of civil and military aviation is not going to spoil my mood. Life is good sportsfans! Maximus and Sammie are still asleep at 10am! You don't blame them, I heard them laughing well after 2am. It's the Xbox! School starts again on the 29th, so enjoy it while you can kids. Max dodges school because he's not 5 until the end of August. They say you have to be of age by July 1. Age really does matter when you're that young.
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Yes, it sure does matter at that age. I always let me kids stay up until the wee hours when they were young during the holidays. I'd surprised them with 1 a.m trips to Mc Donald's :). 
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I'm stoked with this pencil sketch program because it can process video on the fly. It's free. It's called Sketch Camera. I have a Galaxy S7, btw.
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after reading this post a couple days ago, I had a bad craving for this squid. I suddenly found myself today, at Donki's Pearl City. Aha, there's a small food court there that has a Filipino food stand. They make Filipino-style squid, the kind my grandma used to make before she died in 1954. One day in the 60's, my youngest brother asked an aunt if she knew how to make it. She did, but she died in the early 70's. D'oh!

But I got a 1/2 pint of it from that food stand, and holey moley, it was identical to what I remember my grandma and auntie used to make! Once I started to eat, I didn't stop until I finished it.

Whoever cooked it didn't clean out the bodies like you see in the picture, there was still that hard wax and strange cottage cheese in it (like g/ma& auntie's). So you always have rubbish left over. Though, a friend of ours who was in the house once ate the innards also, for us, it was eating the bones when you eat fried chicken thighs. Very amusing. This stuff is comfort food for me and my 4 brothers. I'm going back today. It's expensive though.
 
Outshined by glamorous bivalves and crustaceans like clams and lobster, squid is a humble ingredient that with patience and creativity can be transformed into $25-a-plate dishes at home. Squid is cheap (about $6 per pound — and a pound is a lot of squid) and easy to find. Perhaps best of all, because properly cooking squid only takes a few minutes, it’s conducive to dinner-in-a-flash.
Ditch the deep-fried calamari and go for a more wholesome approach.
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I saw a late caturday pic posted in my stream just now. I suddenly thought: "did I miss flaturday?"

When I was a rookie cop, walking the beat in Waikiki, I came across a woman who needed her tire changed. I obliged her. In the end, I got my hands dirty, was sweaty and hot because I was in full uniform. In those days, I carried a flashlight, a blackjack, a load of 12 extra ammo, cuffs, mace, and 2 tag books in my back pockets, one for parking and one for moving tickets. Not to mention my revolver, a 4" S&W. I was pretty loaded down. Plus, I had to wear my hat. I think I took it off.

I did that only once because I was a dumb rookie. After that, whenever I came across a woman needing a tire change, I offered to call a tow wagon, or have dispatch call someone they knew to help (this was in 1978, before cell-phones.) Because I told people that I hurt my back and could not carry a tire out of the trunk. I also offered to tell them how to change a tire, which no one ever took up.

Once, I answered a call for assistance from a beat parter, who was a female officer. When I arrived with another beat partner, a male officer, she said she needed help in changing a tire for a woman. We were on the freeway. Cars were whizzing by. The flat was on the driver's side. Worse, the driver said she didn't have a jack or tire iron. The other officer and I said that we did not have a tire iron that fit the lugs on the car. We tried. The female officer dug around in her trunk and came up with a fancy new cross-shaped chrome tire iron that spun on the axis. It would fit any lug nut on any car, she said. Her family owned a supermarket chain and so she had access to stuff like that. It was a Dodge or Plymouth, I forget which. We couldn't get the lugs off, using both our combined strength, we tugged mightily on the tire iron, breaking it. The nice tire iron was broken. What we didn't know was that for the particular model of car, it wasn't righty-tighty and lefty-loosey. It was the other way around. We ended up calling a tow wagon for the motorist and arguing with one another because we should've tried it the other way before breaking it. But hell, the female officer had money and could replace the tire iron without losing $. Next time, she'd think twice before asking us to change a tire for someone.
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Lol : a fable with a moral...
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I saw this performance last night on public access TV, another one of those iconic songs of Hawaii done using various artists and people across our island-state. This song is sung whenever a mass meeting or party is ending. It gives the crowd a feeling of solidarity. Plus, it allows for the parts of the lyric to be delayed by certain members of the audience. I faked it for years until through sheer repetition, I suddenly learned the lyrics and now can sing (softly) in my off-key voice.

It's a beautiful song, one that ends with the crowd swaying. The tune is from an old Christian hymn, and was composed by the Reverend Lorenzo Lyons in the late 19th century. The lyric is about the love for Hawaii and the land.
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A language with only 5 vowels and something like 7 consonants is bound to have inexact meanings to words. So one has to consider the context. I too thought "oli" meant chant, but I've never heard it used in a phrase other than in this song. I think the "rejoice" meaning comes closest to what the reverend meant. 
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This is a killer dance video. I'm not sure how some parts of it were made, I think it may be magic. It's what big screens were made for. Chromecast it to your HDTV!
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What will experience at a near future in a virtual reality (VR) club.
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I remember that in the 60's, I was sitting in my MGB, it was a crisp morning and I was on the way to class at the university. The music on the radio was the 59th Street Bridge song. I, of course, did not know where 59th street was. The song kept saying it "felt groovy." Made me feel good. Flash forward a few years, still the 60's and I'm driving around, and I can't remember with who, and S&G's The Boxer came on. I thought, and still slightly feel today, that everything you want in song lyrics was already covered by the duo. <Sigh> that was before hearing the Animals sing "We gotta get out of this Place" while riding my armored personnel carrier in a Vietnamese jungle.
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Many sweet memories and a few bitter ones...
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Oh my

Went back to Donki Pearl City this morning to get more of that squid that I had yesterday. It was gone. The lady behind the counter said that it was still frozen. I don't think she understood when I asked if I was too late or too early. I asked if they made it every day, "yes siiiir" she said in her thick accent.

I bought the pork gisantes to substitute and discovered that the meat was tough. That's why I don't make it. I hate tough pork in pork n'peas. It doesn't have to be because cooks who know how to cook make it turn out tender.

Lucky for me that I was in Donki and bought me that wasabi-mayo poke. It's a killer. I can eat a half-pound in one sitting. I normally can eat maybe 1/4 pound in one sitting of another type, and that's when I have a beer with it. That's how good it is. Don't go there. Haw!
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Right now, I'm watching a fishing show that I've been watching since the early 70's, when I used to work on Sunday, during the 3rd Watch, (2:30pm-11pm). My boss was Lt. Given, (since passed) who tuned our TV to this show. In those days, a guy named Hari Kojima was the host along with Bruce Carter, an old haole (white) fisherman. Kojima, who went to the same school as I did, is 2 years older than I am; he worked for Tamashiro fish market. He used to cut up these huge ahi (tuna) repeatedly on the show to make poke or sashimi. There seemed to be a lot of shows where the dish in the "cooking" segment was raw fish. Lt. Given used to wait for when Bruce would have to taste the raw fish. He made the most subtle of revulsion expression. Given used to roar with amusement. The show was about various people on the islands fishing, and fishing related subjects, as it is today.

There are now 2 fishing shows that are nearly identical, Let's Go Fishing, which was the title of the original show, and this show, Hawaii Goes Fishing. I love both shows.

I'm not a fisherman. I don't have the temperament (too impatient,) and though I like eating fish, I don't like to look at them or touch them. My wife used to make me clean and cut the fish we were going to have for dinner. I hated doing that, but marriage, you know.

Here's a sample of the show I'm watching now: I also kept in a fragment of the 1st segment those not from here can hear pidgin English. Haw!
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Our weather "forecast" makes you laugh. Why do we have weather-readers? The most popular evening newscaster, Joe Moore, used to dislike weather people because he felt they were unnecessary in Hawaii, he could read the forecast: "The weather will be the same this whole week."

One other observation: weather readers always use the phrase, "anytime soon" when they're saying that that certain weather condition isn't going away...anytime soon. It pisses me off to know that they aren't going to find another way of expressing that thought anytime soon.
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we also have silly traffic reports, with the reporters pretending that even though we're on an island, and we have limited roadways, there are ways to go around the heavy traffic.
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My daughter, who works at the Pearl Harbor NEX, (Navy EXchange) says that they're stocking up on Zippo lighters with miscellaneous designs because the Chinese are about to hit the port. RIMPAC, the annual military exercise of ships & planes from Pacific Rim countries is happening. The ships dock at Pearl Harbor. The sailors flock to the NEX. However, the Japanese and Koreans are already in and sales for my daughter, who runs the sound department, are meh.

The Chinese, you see, will buy up pallets of Zippos. They're given $ by their government to acquire them. It seems that they think that Zippos are quintessentially American, and thus have collector value. They're not for the sailors, they're for the Chinese people.
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Good for Zippo.
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Here's the result of me making char siu this afternoon. If it wasn't for my granddaughter, who rushed into my room saying she needed my help to turn the stove off because she didn't know how, it would have burned even more. She said the stove was smoking. Then again, I like the char in char siu. It was delicious. The video I posted said to cook it @500 degrees for 26 minutes. At 20 minutes, it was smoking! Had to open the front and back doors to clear the kitchen and living room. And then, turning the meat over and dropping the heat to 450 degrees for the same number of minutes, well, it burnt the other side too. Now I know. 500 & 450 is just too high. Plus, I like my char siu nice and red, but this had a nice taste, but not sweet enough. Strong taste of the 5 spice, though, but not unbearable. Now that I know how to make it, I won't ever buy char siu again..maybe. It's real easy to make and I discovered that the market had at least 3 other brands of pre-made sauce, one that +Walter Imai recommended & 2 more. Oh, and I practically inhaled the meat. Haw!There's a little bit left for my daughter when she comes home from work.
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That looks yummy to me!
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wiseass, often wrong, uncontrollable, laughing, liberal conservative
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I'm mostly known for skipping rocks on land. also sometimes for skipping friends on important events, purely by mistake. I'm an old retired policeman, since 2001, however, I never lost my talent for goofing off, being a wiseass, or accepting gifts for no return favors.  
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I had the idea of a lobster hospice.
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  • Universi-T of Hawaii, Quang Tri college of death
    English, 1965 - 1977
    interrupted in 1969 by 2 years of the Vietnam war, I went back in 1973 and graduated in 1977, going part-time and taking anything I wanted.
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