Archive for 2009

Google Wave

I got my wave invite, don't really know what to do yet. They said it
is not supported on the iPhone yet. Looks pretty good to me!
Maybe we will get a dedicated app. Even a web app would work for now.
How come google voice, wave, and mail can't all be on the same screen?

EZ Boy

Today my buddy EZ had to have hernia surgery.  He is only 17 months old, and a precious little boy.  We had to be in the hospital by 7:30am for a 9:30 surgery.  The morning was going fine, and we were waiting in the room, when we found out that it has been pushed back another hr.  Not too bad if it were for an adult, but when a baby does not know why he cannot eat, it get's pretty rough.
The Dr. came in and Jodi took EZ into the room.  Within 5 breaths, he was sleeping.  We took the time to go up to get something to eat, and was back down in 30 mins.  On our way down to the room, he was already done.  The surgen said he was great, and would be in recovery.  Within 30 minutes, he was dressed and ready to go home.
Here is the story I got from the recovery room.  My sister went in to see her baby.  She picked him up, and he was a bit groggy.  She fed him, and he was not happy with his I-V still in his hand.  He kept picking at the needle.  After a couple of minutes, my sister noticed blood all over her and him.  He had proceded to pull off the 5 layers of tape and rip his I-V out of his hand.
That's EZ, he is a fighter.
Thank you for all prayers.  He is recovering at home and dr. said he will be just fine!

Here is a video of him getting his gown on.


I have started a new blog, This is desigend to allow me to post from an email, and it will update my twitter and also the blog at the same time.  I will try to keep the posting on that blog to pictures, videos, and music, and keep this blogspot more for personal stuff, in turn keeping all the simple, pics and vids out.  I have also added a widget to the side of my main blogspot page.
Love you all.

Sunday November 1, 2009

Today my wife wanted to do something "romantic." She wanted to go to one of her favorite places, Moanuloa Gardens and have a picnic.  Oh joy!  It was a pretty hot morning here in the islands, so I was not too thrilled, and I didn't feel too good this morning, but it is my wife, so I thought I better take her.  We started out making a stop at Down to Earth for Carissa to pick up her Avocado sandwich.  We then made stop to Kiawe Grill for me to pick up my plate, of pulehu beef, grilled over some kiawe wood.  Came with rice, and my choice of veggies, which were kim chee, potato salad, Korean noodles, and a couple of pieces of tofu (for Carissa).
We found a spot, sat down and had our lunch.  I packed a cooler of drinks, a mat to sit down on, plus my chair and aluminum table.
Within a few minutes, Carissa's parents showed up to visit with us.  So much for a romantic afternoon.  Either way, it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon and the weather was perfect for sitting in a park and having some lunch.  Here is a shot I took of Carissa and her mom near the stream.

What the Heck?

Walked into the bathroom at Best Buy. Saw this on the ground, then thought about the scenario...

Kid: "mom, i have to use the bathroom."
Mom: "hurry up, i'll be right here in the car stereo section waiting for you."

4 hrs later...

Mom:"son, let's get ready for a bath."
(son goes into bathroom-for his bath)
Mom:"Um, Freddie, where are your underwear?

Son:"I don't know, I think I left them in the bathroom, in BEST BUY"

7 ways to beat the flu

I read this from Yahoo, and thought I should pass it on...

With cold and flu season around the corner and H1N1 virus still making appearances, it is more important than ever to bolster your immune system this fall and winter. Here are some natural, simple solutions that will help protect you!

1. Chestnuts bolster immunity
In both Asia and the Mediterranean region, chestnuts have been popular for centuries. Chestnuts differ from other nuts with their low fat content and high fiber. They have a mild, sweet taste and a crumbly consistency. An excellent source of potassium, folate, vitamins B6 and C, chestnuts strengthen the kidney-adrenal system and bolster the immune system to fight off the flu and combat infections. This flu season, introduce more chestnuts into your cooking: they are good roasted in the oven, cooked with chicken, lamb, beef, or pork, or in any dish with beans and legumes.

2. Stimulate your thymus
Your thymus is a fist-size gland located behind your sternum in the center of your chest. It plays a critical role in the functioning of the lymphatic and immune systems. It develops over time, reaching peak size when you are in your early 30s, then begins to physically diminish until it shrinks to the size of a pea around age 70. You experience the gland's waning as waning energy in your body.

To support thymus health, the Chinese use astragalus root. Studies show astralagus is an adaptogen, which means it corrects both high and low metabolic imbalances, acts on invaders wherever they attack the body, and promotes overall vitality. The usual dosage is 100 to 150 mg per day in capsules or you can drink astragalus tincture or tea.

Another way to stimulate your thymus is to use acupressure. With your index and middle finger, gently tap against the sternum (midway between the nipples) 50 times, in the morning and evening.

3. Immune-supporting herbs
You can use the following herbs to help strengthen your immune system:

• Ligustrum has undergone much research recently, which has revealed this herb's immune boosting functions. Its actions include increasing white blood cell production, phagocytosis, and T-lymphocyte help cell activities.

• Cherokee Rose is traditionally used to protect the body from external pathogens with its astringent properties. It is also one of the highest natural sources of vitamin C.

• Honeysuckle is a natural anti-microbial herb that has been used for centuries to increase resistance and fight against bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.

You can find these herbs in health food stores, online, and at the offices of acupuncturists and Chinese herbalists.

Or look into a formula that combines all of these herbs in one immune-boosting herbal formula, called "Perpetual Shield."

4. Be healthy with bee products
Royal jelly has long been regarded in Asia as a longevity tonic that enhances energy, virility, and immunity. Rich in vitamins and collagen, royal jelly is used to feed queen bees. An antibacterial protein in the substance, dubbed royalisin, is effective against certain bacteria, including streptococcus and staphylococcus.

Bee propolis is rich in flavonoids that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains terpenoids that possess antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiprotozoan agents. Not unlike some prescription antibiotics, propolis prevents bacterial cell division and breaks down the invading organism's cell walls and cytoplasm.

Find royal jelly and bee propolis in enriched honey or in supplement form from herb shops and health food stores.

5. Beta-carotene Builds Immunity
Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant that improves immune function and promotes mucous membrane health. In fact, a 1997 study conducted by the Institute of Food Research in the United Kingdom suggested that dietary intake of beta-carotene can enhance cell-mediated immune responses. How to get these beta-benefits this flu season? Eat more orange-colored vegetables, including carrots, winter squash, butternut squash, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and yams. Additionally, these are all an excellent source of Vitamin C, a famous immune support.

6. An all-in-one immunity soup
Cook up a broth of shiitake mushrooms, any kind of seaweed, cabbage, any type of squash, carrots, fresh ginger, oregano, and onion in chicken or vegetable stock. Shiitake mushrooms contain polysaccharides, sterols, and coumarin, as well as vitamins and minerals that increase your immune function. Seaweed cleanses the body, cabbage has ability to increase your body's ability to fight infection, ginger supports healthy digestion, and the remaining ingredients promote general health and well-being.
Eat this soup every other day to build a strong and healthy immune system.

7. Treat Your Body Right
Encourage your body to fight flu and other infections by giving it the care it needs.

• Get at least 7 hours of quality sleep every night. Studies show that your immune system function drops by an average of 60% after just three nights of poor sleep.

• Keep your stress level low with meditation, tai chi, or yoga.

• Dry body brushing daily can activate lymph circulation that is important to clear out toxic debris and stimulate immunity.

• If you feel your immune system has already been compromised and illness is on the way, consider this Cold & Flu elixir, which supports recovery as it boosts your immune system.

I hope you find the ways to build your immunity for a winter free from cold and flu! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

Dance Dance Revolution

I said I wasn't going to post a bunch of videos on here, but this one is one of my favorites. This big boy does some damage on the dance moves, but then just keep watching till the end...

Boring-things going on

Sorry about the posts recently. I thought it would be fun to just post quick videos I find, or pictures, but I realize that it is boring, and it is not really about my wishes, or life. All them except for the EZ videos. I have created a different blog for the pics and vids and will keep this one going for more personal stuff. You can check out, The nice thing about posterous, is it automatically updates my twitter account.
On more news, I still do not have a job, and will be taking offers from pretty much anyone at this point. I thought I was going to be cooking steaks at Blazin Steaks in Pearl Ridge, but the guy offering the job is now selling the place, since PR has been giving him the run-around, and not allowing him to open the store. He has been losing money since April or May. Oh well. Please check out 808Discount, which is hopefully where some $$ will be coming in from really soon.

My wife on the other hand got a new job. She starts next week Monday, the 26th, at Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union. She is excited that it will be really close to home, she starts a little later, and will have Wednesdays and Sundays off, but now has to work a half day on Saturdays.

I am happy for her. Please keep us in your prayers as we are struggling to make payments.


It only took over 2 years, but as of 7:15am. The iPhone officially has
mms, or picture messaging. An update was sent through iTunes, and all
is well. I guess we will see how the network holds up now that
millilns of people will be sending pictures and videos all day!

Obama Card

A friend posted this on his Facebook. I love it. Sums it up just perfectly.

Day @ the beach

Today was a beautiful day in Hawaii. After a birthday party at a park,
sitting under a shaded tree feeling the trade winds blowing, we
decided to take sonic down to the beach. He has been doing a lot
better going into the water, and even "caught some shore break"
although he didn't mean to. A lot of running and a lot of sand eating
while fetching, we all had a great day today.

Even dogs know...

This is a funny video. Enjoy.

Food Inc.

Go see this movie. You will never look at you food the same. I want to grow my own vegetables, raise my own chickens, eggs, beef, etc. I think I may have to move out of my tiny townhouse, and off to my gramp's farm in Nebraska, but if it makes life better for my family, is there another choice?
The only theater in Hawaii showing this movie is the Koolau 10, which is out in Kaneohe, across from the Valley of the Temples. Well worth it, just to have your eyes opened to the big food industries and how the dictate what goes into the supermarket, and the poor treatment of animals. Wow.


This has got to be one of the funniest videos out now. A joke made for some award show. It really is her rapping. Love it.

Someone Hates At&t

This guy must have really bad reception and "no bars in more places." I am actually pretty happy with my 3G service in Hawaii. I do drop calls a lot more than when I had Verizon, but VZ does not have the iPhone, nor do they allow the apps. If you think ATT crippled the iPhone, try putting music or ringtones on a VZ phone, yup, you pay for all that stuff, and $3 for a ringtone, that can't be moved from phone to phone, come on!

Love me some Thin Mints.

Always Hungry

Poor girl. She is always hungry and can't stop eating.

New Blog to follow

My wife decided to start her own blog. She now has a website she updates as well as her new blog Please check it out. She has become a vegetarian and has stuck with it for the past 27 days. Not so great for me as a husband who loves meat. Some of the stuff is not so bad, but others, are just plain gross. I will keep you updated on her progress as well as my struggle to have meat removed from my dinners...

The Rescue

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.  I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.  I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid. 

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage.  I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today.  Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them. 

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past.  I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life. 

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.  I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the kennel to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. 

A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.  Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.  I would promise to keep her safe.  I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.  I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor.  So many more are out there who haven't walked the kennels.  So many more to be saved.  At least I could save one. 

I rescued a human today!
     ~ author unknown but appreciated

Beautiful story. 
Looking to rescue a human, visit

Wedding Dance Intro

For those who have not see the intro to this wedding, which got over 12 Million views in 10 days here you go...

Then following is a college humor spin. The Divorce. Pretty funny stuff.

Beyonce Clown Dance

Someone sent out a "tweet" with this youtube vid. I thought it was awesome. Here you go, enjoy.

Kelly Clarkson-Already Gone

Kelly's new video. Great song. Enjoy.

Update: Bummer that someone removed this video. I will find it and add it again.

Sorry, best I can do is a link HERE to the video on youtube.

Google Voice

So... I got my Google Voice invite last night, and went through, picked a phone number (no 808 right now...) and got it all set up to ring my cell if you were to call my GV number. I am still pretty confused as to why I wanted or NEEDED such a service, (it's free) when all it does is route calls to my cell or any other phone, and I still get charged minutes. I have ben reading about mobile-mobile and think if I have the caller's info on my phone, (say my wife) she can call the GV number, then it would route to my phone and be a free call for both of us? Or is it just free for me since the # she is calling from is ATT? Or Am I charged minutes also since the call is routed from my GV number? See what I mean! Once I get it all figured out, I will be more of an advocate for the GV system.
One thing that is nice is I can give my GV number out on my Resumes, to people I don't really know, since there is a feature that allows you to block certain numbers that call your GV.
The system also forces the caller to state their name, and when my phone rings (home, cell, office) the recording is played and I can choose to answer or send to VM. If I choose to send to voicemail, I can listen in on that message, and then, that message is then transcribed out in an email, then sent to your google account. From the web I can send and receive SMS free, but if I have the reply sent to my phone, I get charged an sms. No big deal, I have 1500!!!

If you get a text or a call from 775-77FUDGE which is my GV number, hit reply or answer the call it's me fudge!

I have this widget posted on the right hand side, you can call me from this link directly from your computer! Give it a try.

The Past 7 Months

Observations of the President's 1st 7 months:

1. Offended the Queen of England .

2. Bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia .

3. Praised the Marxist Daniel Ortega.

4. Kissed Hugo Chavez on the cheek.

5. Endorsed the Socialist Evo Morales of Bolivia

6. Announced we would meet with Iranians with no pre-conditions.

7. Gave away billions to AIG. also without pre-conditions.

8. Expanded the bailouts.

9. Insulted everyone who has ever loved a Special Olympian.

10. Doubled our national debt.

11. Announced a termination of the space defense system the day after the North Koreans launched an ICBM.

12. Despite the urgings of his own CIA director and the prior 4 CIA directors, released information on intelligence gathering.

13. Accepted without public comment the fact that five of his cabinet members cheated on their taxes and two others withdrew after they couldn't take the heat.

14. Appointed a Homeland Security Chief who quickly identified as "dangers to the nation", groups including veterans of the military, and opponents to abortion on demand, and who ordered that the word "terrorism" no longer be used but instead referred to such acts as "man made disasters".

15. Circled the globe so he could openly apologize for America's greatness.

16. Told Mexicans the violence in their country was because of us.

17. Politicized the census by moving it into the White House from its Department of Commerce origins..

18. Appointed as Attorney General the man who orchestrated the forced removal and expulsion from America to Cuba of a nine-year old whose mother died trying to bring him to a life of freedom in theUnited States.

19. Salutes as heroes three Navy SEALS who took down three terrorists who threatened one American life and the next day announces members of the Bush administration will likely stand trial for "torturing" a terrorist who had played a part in killing 3000 Americans by pouring water up their nose.

20. Flew Air Force One over New York City causing panic at a cost of $400,000 to get a photo you can make with Photo Shop for less than a dollar.

21. Sent his National Defense Advisor to Europe to assure Europe that the US will no longer treat Israel in a special manner and they might be on their own with the Muslims

22. Began the process of nationalizing the Auto Industry and the Insurance industry.

23 Announced that for all intent and purposes, the Health Insurance Industry will be nationalized.

These are True Facts, think about it.

Thank you Mr. Obama

Alice in Wonderland

Movie trailer looks pretty sweet.

New Law

Starting tomorrow, July 1, 2009- You can no longer drive in Hawaii while holding your cell phone. You can use a bluetooth headset, or some type of speaker phone.

“Sec. 15-24. Mobile electronic devices.
~ No person shall operate a motor vehicle while using a mobile electronic device.

Click here for the link if you have any questions about the new law.

MonaVie Energy

MonaVie Energy is a natural, healthy, long-lasting energy beverage of antioxidant rich super fruits and energizing botanicals.  This delicious and nutritious drink delivers a unique blend of ingredients to keep you going throughout the day.  Unlike most energy drinks which are loaded with synthetic caffeine and high fructose corn syrup, MonaVie Energy is a healthy and natural alternative that promotes sustained energy for increased stamina and reduced fatigue. 

~Enhances performance
~Boosts endurance
~Increases alertness
~Fights fatigue

Key Features:
Healthy energy drink
80% fruit juice
Delivers Isomaltulose for longer lasting and sustained energy

Contains a superfruit blend including the Brazilian acai, acerola, camu camu, and cupuacu
All natural sources of caffeine (guarana, yerba mate, and green tea extract) for increased alertness and focus
Proprietary energy blend of botanicals including panax ginseng and maca
Added B complex vitamins for energy metabolism
Deliciously refreshing taste, and lightly carbonated.

Thirty energy drinks in the retail and direct sales channels were surveyed, including the top 5 selling products available today...
97% contain either preservatives, artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors
87% contain preservatives
57% contain artificial sweeteners
50% contain artificial colors
40% contained artificial flavors

MonaVie Energy:
No preservatives
No artificial flavors
No artificial sweeteners
No artificial colors
100% natural energy source

MonaVie Energy will be available on June 20, 2009. If you are interested in MonaVie Energy, or MonaVie in general, please email or call me.

Click here to enroll in MonaVie, use ID # 2018600

I'm 33

Yesterday I turned 33. To celebrate, I went to breakfast with my dad at the Mililani Golf Course, and had an Adobo Kim Chee Fried Rice Omlette. It was awesome. Check it out.

Carissa then took me to Mortons Steak House. Bro, Jess, Stephanie, Roper, Kristie and Pat all enjoyed a great dinner. We started with salads and then out came the BEEF. I had a Bone-in Ribeye, where most others had a double cut filet mignon. The sides came out were creamed spinach, lyonnaise potatoes, garlic mashed, mac and cheese, broccoli, and even french fries.

Morton's Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake-was served with Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

Thank you everyone who came out to celebrate with me.

"Bite" into the New Moon

For all of you Die Hard Twilight Fans. Here is the trailer. Only a little over 5 months away!


So my wife and I decided to get involved with Monavie. An awesome Acai whole food drink. Made up of 19 different fruits, some of them Acai, blueberries, pomegranate, to name a few. These fruits are chocked full of antioxidants and phytonutrients. If you would like some information, please email her at
You can check out the juice at If you decided to move on from there, our ID is 2018600


Not much to update. Just spent the past 2 hours working in starbucks
trying to get my students grades updated, and I got this old retired
Colonel that keeps talking to me, yet never finishes one topic. He
pauses like he is thinking of something, the comments on the paper or
someone who walks in the door.

He didn't even buy coffee!!!


This lady was in Starbucks. She had 2 necklesses on, one of Bella and
the other, Edward. Looks like she made her own bag too!

Wow! 

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