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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Skins Game

Just dropped Ukuleleboi at the airport and them found the Redskins game!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hawaii Bowl

Game over Warriors prevail 24-10 and receive an invitation to the
Hawaii Bowl after the game. But the best bowl right now is the corn
chowder bowl at Cabana A!

Hail storm!

Confetti joins the rain as Greg Alexander answers a big sack with a
big pass for a UH TOUCHDOWN!
Warriors lead 24-10 with 6:34 to play in the 3rd quarter.

Let it Rain

The misty rain continues and is getting heavier. The temps are
dropping too. It is most definitely chilly!


Livin on a Prayer- with a national cheer group and the UH Band.
Before this, Tasha Watson competed in the Bowzooka field goal contest.


There a a lot of Washington fans here and a few cheerleaders to
coordinate their very loud voices.

The soft rain has continued throughout the first half of the game-
making the field pretty slick.


It's raining on the field but not on us.

TV timeouts

Just a personal preference but I rather watch and hear the band and
cheer squad and dancers than listen to a tv commercial blasted in the
stadium and shown on the punytron.

TD Traditions

Pushups in the endzone, cannon shot, Fight Song, Warrior Dancers and Cheer, flag run, Vili's drummers and high fives all around!
UH scores first.

Alexander's first downs

When the receivers are covered, QB Greg Alexander scrambles for first

Hookupu head

This fan's ti leaf hat is now a familiar sight!

Gametime !

UH plays Washington State tonight.

Pre-game throw and catch.

Homey got the ball moving around the field with Jason, Reyn,
Addahknowjoe and Ukuleleboi.

Home Sweet Cabana

Under cloudy skies, with occasional misty rains, the Tsai-kos are
tailgating-enjoying the Food, Family, Friends, Fun and soon Football!

The clouds are not preventing a game of catch or a friendly game of

Friday, November 28, 2008

Lots of Thanks - #1 son at work

Turkey replaces chicken at Po‘ipu lifeguard tower

Kaua‘i Water Safety Officers Aaron Haberman and Myles Emura help Marianne Martin unload Thanksgiving lunch from her car yesterday. The lunch of traditional turkey, salad, gravy and pumpkin pie was provided by the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort and Spa.
By Dennis Fujimoto - The Garden Island
Published: Friday, November 28, 2008 1:13 AM HST
PO‘IPU — A water-soaked wallet interrupted Myles Emura’s watch over a baking chicken yesterday.

Emura was one of three water safety officers who tended to Po‘ipu Beach Park, which was crowded with beach-goers taking advantage of clear skies and sunny weather on the Thanksgiving holiday.

But for Emura, Aaron Haberman and Justin Tabalno, it was another day of toil as one of the snorkelers turned in a wallet still dripping after being retrieved from the ocean.

In the distance, swimmers paid little heed to the “no swimming” and “strong currents” signage as they laughed and splashed in an area that was obviously affected by strong currents.

“If this keeps up, stick around because there’s going to be excitement. We get no respect,” Emura said. “But we’re going to have baked chicken for lunch.”

Emura said he was fixing the lunch near the lifeguard storage area and kept an eye on both the baking fowl as well as the beach activity.

His conversation was interrupted as a lady dressed in red approached the tower.

“Can I get some help?” Marianne Martin asked. “I have some lunch for you folks from the Hyatt.”

Martin, the general manager for the Whalers Cover resort, said she was pressed into service after the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort and Spa people called her and asked if she could help deliver some of the Thanksgiving lunches.

The Hyatt’s culinary staff had prepared traditional Thanksgiving lunches of turkey, gravy, salad and pumpkin pies for the lifeguards on duty at Po‘ipu as well as the shift crews at the Koloa and Kalaheo fire stations.

Martin, who was also working on Thanksgiving, said she agreed to help with the deliveries, shutting down her office while she tended to taking care of the Thanksgiving lunches.

“Jody Kjeldsen of the Po‘ipu Beach Resort Association was also asked to help deliver,” Martin said.

“But she didn’t mind since her husband Maui is at the Koloa fire station.”

That left Martin, the lifeguards and the Kalaheo fire station with the aroma of freshly cooked turkey with all of its trimmings wafting from the little Toyota as Emura opened the door to help unload.

“The food sure smelled delicious and was distracting while driving,” Martin said.

Leimomi Keoho-Niitani, the public relations coordinator at the Grand Hyatt, said the resort has been traditionally doing the Thanksgiving deliveries to the lifeguards and fire crews at the Koloa and Kalaheo fire stations for the past several years as a gesture of the resort’s thankfulness and appreciation for the crews.

As for Emura’s baking chicken, he said, “Not to worry. We’ll share it with the visitors.”

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Mahalo Ke Akua

Thanks and Hope for this Thanksgiving Day
In cycles gone by, though harmony was established, yet, owing to the absence of means, the unity of all mankind could not have been achieved. 
Continents remained widely divided, nay even among the peoples of one and the same continent association and interchange of thought were well nigh impossible. Consequently intercourse, understanding and unity amongst all the peoples and kindreds of the earth were unattainable. 
In this day, however, means of communication have multiplied, and the five continents of the earth have virtually merged into one.... 
In like manner all the members of the human family, whether peoples or governments, cities or villages, have become increasingly interdependent. For none is self-sufficiency any longer possible, inasmuch as political ties unite all peoples and nations, and the bonds of trade and industry, of agriculture and education, are being strengthened every day. 
Hence the unity of all mankind can in this day be achieved. Verily this is none other but one of the wonders of this wondrous age, this glorious century. 
Of this past ages have been deprived, for this century -- the century of light -- has been endowed with unique and unprecedented glory, power and illumination. Hence the miraculous unfolding of a fresh marvel every day. Eventually it will be seen how bright its candles will burn in the assemblage of man.
Behold how its light is now dawning upon the world's darkened horizon. 
The first candle is unity in the political realm, the early glimmerings of which can now be discerned. 
The second candle is unity of thought in world undertakings, the consummation of which will ere long be witnessed. 
The third candle is unity in freedom which will surely come to pass. 
The fourth candle is unity in religion which is the corner-stone of the foundation itself, and which, by the power of God, will be revealed in all its splendour. 
The fifth candle is the unity of nations -- a unity which in this century will be securely established, causing all the peoples of the world to regard themselves as citizens of one common fatherland. 
The sixth candle is unity of races, making of all that dwell on earth peoples and kindreds of one race. 
The seventh candle is unity of language, i.e., the choice of a universal tongue in which all peoples will be instructed and converse.
Each and every one of these will inevitably come to pass, inasmuch as the power of the Kingdom of God will aid and assist in their realization.5

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Colt Comes/Gives Back!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. It is a tremendous honor to have Mr. Colt Brennan host a benefit dinner at The Willows, Hawaii’s premiere garden restaurant, during the week of the 2009 Pro Bowl. Since the NFL festivities begin in earnest on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, the date of the event is Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Official Website:
Please check site for continuous updates!
For more information and to purchase tickets pleas contact Kyle Nakayama or Chantel Oh at the Willows Restaurant Monday thru Friday
(808)952-9200, or (808)497-2900
Leila Wai's Honolulu Advertiser videos capture Colt through the eyes of Jason Campbell and Fred Davis.

And let us pray for one who was Colt's future teammate whose sudden passing is remembered this week:Sean Taylor

Colt, Davone Bess and Ryan Grice-Mullins are among the Warriors who honored Sean Taylor during the Washington game last year.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Dawn over Diamond Head

View from my room at the Ilikai. Why do I keep wanting to say, "book
'em Dano" ?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Art Opening

Gigi and her hubby took me to a lovely art opening at the Honolulu
Country Club. Not only did I enjoy the show, I actually saw the Salt
Lake that gave the area it's name!

Gigi the golfer

Kekoa just came over with his mom's golf clubs for gigi. What a
beautiful set! Pops and Kekoa put this all together for gigi. Gigi
gave Kekoa a set of her books too!


Here I am with gigi-Hawaii and attired in my new Cooley jersey! The
Skins game is not on tv here so we are going to watch the Giants game.

Visiting gigi-Hawaii

Gigi and David

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tsoup's on!

Soup's On!

The end of a perfect game day. D1shima's mom's recipe corn chowder.

Pau Game

Hawaii wins 49-17

Gary's Goobers

"Mr Kymry" has his own traditions too. Plain and Boiled Peanuts!

Kymry's Karma

This ritual hotdog is part of a game-winning tradition.

Fumble mania

Hawaii leads 14 - 7 at the end of the first quarter amidst a couple of
fumbles and turnovers.

Warriors take the field

Kymry and Liz

The windvis picking up - as you can seevfeom our hair!

National Guard Band

UH and NG band play to honor the armed forces!



Soft drizzle and a lot of anticipation for a GREAT game!

Pops, Kekoa, Kymry and Gary (Mr. Kymry)

Kymry's kookies


No worry W and Dr. Doc

Wassup Doc and Dr. Doc always bring the recycle bin. We are not
forgetting them while they convalesce.


The Addahknows are here with jhuk (chook, jook, however you spell it).

Garret's folks

They are here for the beef and tripe stew.

Stews are us!

Hot stews are the dish of choice for the first round.

Resourceful. Tsai-kos

Mahalo A-house family!

Tsai-ko Grill

A little rain cannot deter the Tsai-ko gaters!


A quick stop at the NEX with Kekoa produced one of my Redskins wishes!
Now I have a Cooley jersey to go with my Brennen Jersey!

On to the Tsai-ko Gate and Warriors Game. Did I mention it is raining?

Friday, November 21, 2008


Once in a while you just have to let it play and see where it leads.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

When you're hot...

So I guess when you live in the sunniest place on Kauai, it makes sense to go solar. I love the European sensibility of direct-heat hot water and our Paloma and Bosch heaters have worked well for us for the last 25 years. But the price of fuel - LPG- has gone up a lot too so I finally bit the bullet and bought a solar water heater yesterday. As you can see, it gets the winter early morning sun pretty good.

Today we got an upgraded HD Dish Network antenna and service. And in a couple of months, we're adding photovoltaics to the roof.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hi Grandma!

Lilu has learned to wave, clap and crawl and is turning into a work of art as well!
 And did I mention that Michele makes delicious candied oranges?