Category Archives: July 2012

Hawaii Life in Style

My family including my uncle, aunt and their two children came to visit me in Hawaii this week and I actually ended up having a lot of fun with them.

And here’s a picture of me in my cowboy boots at the beach. That’s right, AT THE BEACH. I don’t plan on wearing any slippers or sandals while I’m here so get used to it. I’ve actually had a pretty easy time climbing rocks with these shoes, believe it or not.

We ended up going to Kickin Kajun for dinner and since I love that place, I was a happy camper. Mark and I always get the same thing and it’s always SO GOOD. Yum!

For those of you who don’t know it’s kind of like Boiling Shrimp or Boiling Crab in LA. They bring you your seafood order in a huge plastic bag and you just kind of go at it and make a mess.

This wasn’t our pile of food but my uncle’s. We usually only get the King Crab since we’re not really big Shrimp or Crayfish eaters. But boy was our Crab delicious! MmmmMmmm…

For dessert we went to Menchies but instead of getting Frozen Yogurt I just wanted a waffle cone. Literally.

But we all know I’m a sucker for waffle cones. I can’t help that it tastes SO GOOD! Yum!

And after dinner and dessert we made our way to the beach and had some fun just playing in the sand and chasing little crabs around on the beach.

Aren’t these little buggers just the cutest? I kind of want to make a habitat for them so I can keep them in our place but Mark wasn’t too thrilled with the idea. All he said was, “You’ll forget about it soon”. Hahaha. Oh well. It’s a little hard to make a habitat to keep crabs because most need both sand and water and some actually need both fresh and salt water to survive because apparently fresh water has more protein in the water for the crabs. And it gets a little more difficult because these suckers like to climb and if I don’t want a bunch of crabs all up in my business I need to make sure the lid is AIR tight. But I’m sure these guys would be much happier in their natural home on the beach.

I think I’ll settle for a hamster instead. I just have to wait till Mark’s gone because he doesn’t really want me to have one. But I don’t think I can resist! I haven’t ever gone this long without having a pet! It’s driving me up a wall!!! I just need to make sure I find someone who can take care of my little hamster friend when I go away for the Holidays. I don’t think most airlines allow them on flights so…I’ll ask around when the time comes.

The next day we tried to go to Hanauma Bay but there was no parking and it was too crowded so we decided to go to the North Shore. We went to Haleiwa so we could get some World Famous Matsumoto’s Shaved Ice. Yum! My favorite! And Mark was able to join us on his lunch break too!

So many flavors to choose from! I ended up getting Strawberry + Guava with Condensed Milk and Azuki Beans. It was just what I needed to help me cool down.

(We actually ended up going back yesterday after we checked out some North Shore beaches for some offsite PT for Mark’s company). But yesterday I got Orange + Creamsicle with Condensed milk and it tasted just like an orange cream soda! Yummy!

We also ended up going to get some lunch because my family was still hungry. (Go figure). But Mark had to go back to work. Oh did I mention that my family had (moments before) gone to the Dole Plantation and gotten two pineapple ice creams with pineapple. And they were still hungry? My god! Pineapple ice cream, snacks in the car, shaved ice and then BBQ & Garlic Shrimp!

I ended up getting a bacon wrapped organic Portugese Sausage hotdog without the bun. Boy was it a tasty treat! My family missed out BIG TIME!

This dude was the best! If you’re ever on the North Shore go to THIS guy! Some of the best and freshest meat you will ever taste! VJs, remember that!

Then we went to Shark’s Cove for some good old snorkeling. Next time I want to take a waterproof camera with me so I can take some pictures to share with ¬†everyone.

Boy were the fishes neat. We also got to see a sea turtle which was pretty spectacular. I did get a little claustrophobic at times so I didn’t go out for too long.

Then it was Korean BBQ time with the family! We took them to Sikdorak because we love that place! Sorry I didn’t take any pictures though. I was too hungry to think properly. I could eat at that place every day if I had the opportunity to. Raw meat……

And then we took my cousin to Dave and Busters for a bit and we had quite a bit of fun. All in all I had a pretty good day with my family. More pictures and updates coming soon!

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Law and Order: SVU x NBA

My two favorite things coming together! I thought I was dreaming when I saw Chris Bosh on this episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit… I looked it up and although it’s this season it aired late last year. Why was I the last to hear about this? Apparently it was during the lockout when these guys still needed work. I mean, they fit in with the episode but I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.

Oh and Carmelo is in it too.

Season 13, Episode 2, “Personal Fouls”. Look it up.

Here’s a Behind the Scenes look:

and the Promo they used on TV:

Boy was it a weird lockout season. Some went to play basketball overseas, some got jobs at furniture stores while others decided to play basketball stars on Law and Order…hmmmmm…hahahaha.

Now it’s time for me to finish watching the episode! Yay!

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I am THE biggest dork in the world

Want to know why?

I was walking to work one day and I decided to stop and McDonalds so I could pick up some lunch to eat for when I have my break and everything went by like normal. I went back the next day and BAM! there’s posters and cutouts of Lebron and I was instantly mesmerized! I went up to the clerk at the register and asked if when the promotion was over if I could buy the posters from them and they actually said YES! Apparently they either throw them away or people ask for them so they give them away. OMG! I get a Lebron poster and possibly a cutout too?!?!?! YES PLEASE! Mark doesn’t want me to have the cutout but if I have the opportunity to get it…why not?! Right? I’ll keep it in the closet if I have to. The lady at McDonalds was like…who’s Lebron? Hahaha. The less people know the better. MY POSTER! MINE! YA HEAR!

MUHAHAHAHAHA!

Remember this?

and this?

Lebron already got one ring…so only 6 more to go!

I can’t wait for my new posters and Lebron memorabilia! I am literally the biggest dork in the world. Oh well.

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Lakers welcome Antawn Jamison!

And not Dwight Howard! Woo Hoo!

Yes there are still rumors going around that the DH trade is still possible but I hope to god it isn’t. Like I keep saying, I rather have a younger Bynum who is only getting better with time than Howard who just seems to whine more as the days go by.

Aw yeah! We won’t have the worst bench in the league anymore! Awesome. I’ve been counting down the days…

Jamison is the man when it comes to point scoring AND rebounds. He can be the Sixth Man on the Lakers ANY day. Yes please.

Cool fact about Jamison: He is the only player next to Dirk Nowitzki in NBA history to accumulate over the length of his career at least 1,000 three-pointers, 7,000 rebounds and a whopping 19,000 points.

That’s pretty amazing if you ask me.

Welcome to the Dream Team! Oh Yeah!

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Here comes Honey Boo Boo

So we’ve all seen that Toddlers and Tiara episode or clip where this little girl says, “A dollar makes me holla honey boo boo!” and for those of you who don’t go on YouTube or haven’t gotten addicted to Toddlers and Tiaras yet here is the clip from the original episode.

Yes I do watch the show and Yes I am addicted. How could you not be when you get little girls like this every now and then. They just MAKE TV!

And for those of you who already know they’ve made a TV show spin off off of a different contestant named Eden and the show was called ‘Eden’s World’ but it didn’t do too well and it was on Yahoo’s list of failed Spin offs which also included The Pauly D Project and RuPaul’s Drag U but we’ll talk about that another time.

The reason why I’m writing this blog is because they just aired a commercial for yet ANOTHER spin off but this is one I actually can’t wait to watch. Want to know what it’s called? ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ and I am TOTALLY serious.

If you don’t believe me, watch this commercial:

Where do people come up with these ideas?

In other news…apparently when it rains in Hawaii all the ants go inside so even though I live on the 14th floor of an apartment I still get mini Hawaiian ants. UGH. And what’s even worse is that not only do I keep the house IMMACULATE with NO FOOD LYING AROUND but they’ve still managed to make their home INSIDE MY COMPUTER. NO JOKE. Like literally INSIDE MY COMPUTER. They come in and out of the air vents and it’s driving me nuts. I took my computer apart and shook as many as I could out. Wiped it down a million times. Used ant spray and Clorox bleach spray but even then every other second one will come crawling out of some crevice of my computer. And in the process of cleaning my computer I think I may b=have broken it. Yeah I can still go online but now it says I have no audio output and it says that I can’t go on Google or Facebook because it’s not “safe” for me to do so. OMG. I JUST WANT TO WRITE BLOGS ABOUT STUFF! Anger rising……..

Damn ants. I’ve had it up to HERE with you!

I called the exterminator so he should be here tomorrow morning. I can’t wait! Now if only I could get my computer back in working order. UGH. Whatever.

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Lebron James Trick Shot

Mark told me about this so I knew I had to share this with you guys. Look at Lebron’s crazy trick shot that he’s been doing at the Olympic games practice sessions. It’s pretty gnarly. Watching Kevin Durant try and do it too is pretty funny.

Good Luck Team USA! I know you guys will continue to kick some SERIOUS ass!

And for those of you who have already seen this clip, watch this other one that Mark showed me. Dennis Rodman vs Karl Malone WRESTLING circa 1998. Yeah that’s right, I said Wrestling.

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Fat Cat + Box = Absolutely Adorable!

So our apartment doesn’t allow pets and bringing pets to Hawaii is a real PAIN so my mother sends me daily photos of my baby Rolf which sometimes includes pictures of Lala. She’s okay too, I guess. Wolfgang is my main man when it comes to my dogs but I guess I’ll have to ask my aunt for pictures of him sometime…

But until then…look at my big baby Rolf!

He likes to drink water from random places…he drinks a lot more of that flower water than he does the filtered water that we give him. Oh well. To each their own I guess.

Sitting in what looks to be some sort of top fold box. Good thing it’s open on one side because otherwise Rolf might have a harder time getting comfortable. He’s just a big fluffy lazy puff.

The cool thing about Rolf is that because he’s a ragdoll he’s a pretty laid back cat. He won’t attack anyone unless he knows that it’s just a little play fighting. He hates to lose when it comes to play fighting though. My mother says he gets it from me…but I don’t know what she’s talking about. We also don’t need a litter box for him. He just goes outside and does his business in the bushes and comes back. And on rainy days or days when the doors aren’t open he’ll go on newspaper so he’s one pretty smart kitty cat. Saves us a lot of headache and kitty litter odor.

A friend of mine on facebook once said, “All the pictures of your cat are of him sleeping”. And that’s because…that’s what he does most of the time. Well, not sleeping but more like relaxing. Both Rolf and Lala like to get some sun in when they can. I always love photographing Rolf when the sun is out because it always reflects off his long white coat and just makes for such a stunning photo.

Who doesn’t love cute cat photos?

And here’s one with Lala in the background. They’re almost inseparable now. Mostly because Rolf just likes to be alone but Lala clings to everyone and with me being gone I think Rolf has become her new best friend.

Oh and the reason why Rolf is so good with dogs is because he grew up with my other dog Wolfgang since he was a week old so he’s used to having canine company. Lala, on the other hand, kind of had to get used to Rolf’s existence…even though Rolf was here before her. She still gets jealous if we hold Rolf or give him a bath but that’s just who she is.

And then you have moments like these where they are just sleeping together. Adorable right? I miss them so much but I’m glad that they’re being well taken care of.

Best pets in the world! Love you!

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