August 30, 2009 at 3:43 pm (Uncategorized)

More like bago-OWNED. (… What? O.o)

2009-08-30 14.30.04So I’m in the kitchen washing dishes, when something odd catches my eye. It’s purple, it’s metallic, I have no idea what it is. I mean, look at it! Damnit. No, not the soda crackers. Forget the Diamond soda crackers. Focus!

Sorry! Sorry. I didn’t mean to yell. C’mon, stop crying. We’ll go to McDonald’s later. Okay? Okay.

Now, about the clear purple and metallic thing. It was odd looking. Sort of like a toy. Or maybe a bell of some sort.

After finishing up the dishes I decided to take a closer look. Picking it up, I noticed it had some kind of nozzle on one end. “Weird”, I thought. Kinda looks like a squirt gun, maybe?



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squirt gun?

2009-08-30 14.30.45Looking on one end I see some text: “push here”. Okay!

A little bit of liquid comes squirting out of the nozzle end into my hand. “Hunh. Water. Boooring.” Then I notice a floral smell.

“What the heck?”




Apparently, it’s one of those sample things. What’s it doing in my kitchen? But the smell. The smell just isn’t washing away. Bah. At least it isn’t too bad.

Anyway, back to my laundry. Bleh.

(Phew! Finished up this post before my laptop’s battery died. Go me.)


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August 14, 2009 at 1:27 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

*Ahem* Excuse me. I mean, YouTube. I am an avid fan of YouTube, as I’m sure you all are. You can find nearly anything on that site! Music videos, clips of shows, the opening to that cartoon from the early 80s – an assortment of goodies. I’m subscribed to a fair number of people on YouTube, with their content varying from the standard vlog (or video weblog) to whole skits involving green screens and even construction paper cutouts.

Probably my favorite YouTube celebrity is Natalie Tran. You can find her videos under her Communitychannel tag. She’s an early 20-something year old girl from Australia who does comedic videos about friends and life in general (man, was that a generic statement or what?). Often times she’ll play multiple roles in her videos using editing  to interact with herself. I lurve her (accent). Being from Australia, she has some quirks with the way she pronounces some words. For example, “no” comes out as sort of a “nohwr”. Hm, now that I try to say that out loud it sounds nothing like how she says “no”. Anyway, there’s a subtle “r” at the end of her “no”. I also picked up “youchewb” from her as well.

Kalena’s the one who introduced me to her videos. One of her earliest videos involved her drinking like a quart of milk with Milo in it. This Milo drink intrigued the two of us but we weren’t sure how we’d get a hand on the stuff. I mean, “Milo”? What the eff is that? Turns out it was actually pretty easy to find at Daiei, Longs, or Marukai; we’d just never noticed it. Heck, you can even find those cookies (name escapes me) here now.

Anyway, Kalena and I made a video of our first taste of Milo and I believe she’d replied to Nat’s video with it. I won’t link it because I’m rather akward in the video and I don’t like the sound of my voice. If you’re really curious I’m sure you’ll be able to search for it.

A few others worth mentioning:

  • Cute With Chris: Doesn’t really update anymore but worth going through the backlog. Used to be mostly about people’s cute pets and comedy. He’s become more and more… irate, I suppose.
  • Happy Slip: Another comedic channel. 1st gen (?) Filipino lady. Talented musician. Can do a great Filipino accent.
  • Mugumogu: A portly Scottish Fold cat named Maru from Japan. You’ve probably seen some of his videos.
  • thewinekone: Amusing Asian dude from Canada. He’s gotten kinda weird.  I mean, he was weird before but it’s kinda creepy now.

Can you tell I got lazy? Lists are way better (and easier). It’s Aloha Friday and all that jazz. Have a good weekend, everyone.

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August 12, 2009 at 11:58 am (Uncategorized)

An odd thought popped into my head while at work. In high school, I took Japanese all four years because I like easy A’s. Even though I only have a conversational ability to speak Japanese, I took to the grammar and character writing pretty easily. As such, I was often one of the first people to finish their class work (not gloating here, getting to the point). This allowed the people around me to copy my work. This spread outward from me until everyone had completed the assignment. Occasionally, someone from the other side of the classroom will break this chain by coming straight over to my desk to copy my work.

Now, to be fair, not everybody copied my work, and this usually happened on the more difficult worksheets that called for translating English words written in Katakana back to English (i.e. orenji written in Katakana is translated to Orange). Of course, everybody copied off of everybody in high school. It was all about taking the easy way out so it didn’t bother me that people copied my work.

This reminds me about the guy behind me in Shima’s class who was one lazy sumbitch. Neil something, I think. He cheated off of me all through the class. And I let him. I was a bit of a pushover during my school years. Maybe I still am in some regards. He was a nice guy though, if not a bit wired.

Or maybe I just made up all of this in my head to make myself feel better about high school.


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Mid-Year Resolutions

June 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm (lunch, Uncategorized) ()

Normally, I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions, mostly because I know I’m not going to keep them. Stop eating fast food? Ha! Drink less soda? For a week or two, maybe. Exercise more? Haaaaaaa. [As an aside, I actually did all of the above for months last year and actually lost weight. Then I got lazy real quick and gained it all back. Weeee!]

Someone on the board I frequent posted an image showing how much water is used for various tasks [I’d link the image but I can’t find it]. It showed things such as showering versus bathing, light-flow toilets versus heavy-flow, et cetera. One of them was how much water was required for a pound of beef. The image used water drops to represent one gallon and most things had 8-10 drops. Beef on the other hand had several rows and took up an entire column and then some. It was staggering. I was shocked at how much water was required. Thinking about it, though, I probably shouldn’t have been surprised. Short of the obvious things such as drinking water and such for the cows, they use water to clean up, and the water to produce the food for the cows.

Then and there I decided to cut down on the amount of red meat I intake. In terms of saving water the beef I wouldn’t be eating is miniscule, next to nothing, but I also took into consideration the health benefits in reducing the amount of red meat eaten. Now, I’m not cutting it out completely – just reducing what I eat. Heck, this past weekend we went to Shabu-Shabu World (House) and I got the beef/pork set. I’ll just have it maybe once or twice a week as opposed to having had some probably everyday before.

I think this would be a good starting point to getting healthier. Slowly, but surely, I’m going to try and start cutting out unhealthy things in my diet. Beef first, but what’s next? It should probably be soda but I think that might be one of the last things to go. I lurv it too much! Also, I’m still eating other kinds of meat such as chicken and pork. The one thing I should probably get back into is exercising. Gah, but I hated running so much. Wii Fit? Ha.

Nah, I for now I’ll just try to eat better. Y’know, ’cause it requires less effort on my part. Man, this is going to be so hard at barbeques.

Yes, I know. It’s been a while since I last posted anything. It’s been over a month, in fact. I could make excuses like how it’s gotten busy at work (which it has) or that I’m lazy (which I am) but, uh… I’m not sure what I was getting at.

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Star Wars vs. Star Trek

May 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm (Uncategorized)

I was reading up this dude’s blog, some guy who works at 1up but his contract was coming to an end. During the interview process he was asked whether he’d want Force Powers from Star Wars or the Transporter from Star Trek. I stopped reading at that point and started thinking in my head which one I’d choose. Force Powers or Transporter. Hmmm. I actually went through the thought process of deciding which one was better, pros and cons, and all. In the end I decided on the Transporter. Why?

Well, first off, I think the Force Powers would be cooler. I mean, I’d be able to do all kinds of crap to impress the ladies. I’d never have to get up for the remote – I could just will it to my hand. Would that include the other stuff like the Jedi mind powers and such?

On the other hand, a Transporter could take me pretty much anywhere. I wouldn’t have to pay for gas, and travelling would be nigh instantaneous. Hell, I could work anywhere in the world and still live in Hawaii. Then I started thinking about the insane power consumption it’d probably take to power a Transporter and thinking it might not be as practical as I thought it’d be.

Also, I’m pretty sure that’s Matt’s brother in the video on the linked blog.

So, yeah. Just a small peak into my thought process.

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Weird Dreams

March 29, 2009 at 7:28 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

As usual, I ended up falling asleep this lazy Sunday afternoon. I think it was a bit more warranted than usual because I went to bed around 2:30 AM and woke up around 9:30 AM. I don’t know what that’s all about. I’d been doing my laundry for most of the morning, with video games and television disbursed in between. I ended up falling asleep around 4:00 PM or so and had the weirdest dream. 

One of them involved Resident Evil 5 and fighting the last boss. However, rather than the normal in-game setting, it was on a bright, sunny beach. It was kind of odd. Made me sort of want to go to the beach but then I remember that the beach is never that clean or nice in real life. It wasn’t all that surprising that I had that dream seeing as how I had been playing the game just before I’d taken a nap.

The other dream that I can recall involved me finding a stray kitten and bringing it home. It was tiny. No, seriously – it was so tiny it was smaller than the palm of my hand. I also recall one of its paws being injured so it had a  bandage wrapped around it. Another regular sized cat showed up. Apparently a friend of the parents had become ill or passed away and it had become our responsibility to take care of the cat. At one point the larger cat began chasing the tiny cat so I swatted the larger cat with a newspaper. It gave me this incredibly sad look.

Near the end of the dream I couldn’t remember which cat I had brought home. I don’t know why it was important but it was something I was trying desperately to remember. Then I woke up.

All in all, a pretty standard Sunday. Oh, yeah, check out some changes I’ve been twinkering with for my blog. I think it’s a stark improvement. Lemme know what you guys think.

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Road Map

March 13, 2009 at 1:06 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

Growing up, a lot of people are exposed to music and musical instruments. Often times in elementary school in Hawaii they have the children learn to play on flutophones or recorders. During my sixth grade year, every Friday a portion of class time was used for ukulele instruction. [Note: Ukulele instruction may have begun before the sixth grade but I can’t recall] There was a box containing ukuleles for everyone in the class. We were taught mostly simple songs involving picking and strumming.

I enjoyed playing the instrument and this carried over to intermediate school. There was an ukulele class available that I decided to take because 1. I enjoyed playing and 2. it sounded like an class. During my second year of ukulele the instructor was a young-ish woman who was semi-attractive. Maybe. To tell you the truth I don’t really remember. The important thing is that she’s a woman. She had this rule where she didn’t like people to cross their legs because it promoted varicose veins. I thought it was a stupid rule and crossed my legs, anyway. Well, maybe not so much crossing as propping on leg on the knee of the other.

That seemed like too much exposition just to say that “I had a teacher who didn’t like people to cross their legs because of varicose veins”. Also, in hindsight it probably wasn’t important whether she was a woman or not. I dunno.

Speaking of teachers with odd tics, I always thought the elementary P.E. teacher looked like he had a basketball under his shirt. He had a rather large stomach, causing his shirt to hang over it like a dress. He always seemed to have drymouth and would have spittle acumulate at the corners of his mouth. I remember weird stuff.

Over the years I’ve had good and bad teachers. Teachers I absolutely loved and a few I loathed. I even had a hippie as an English instructor in tenth grade.

Crap, I shouldn’t have started reminiscing about school. I feel bad for a lot of the teachers. Teaching can be such a thankless job.

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I Was Bitten By

March 12, 2009 at 6:39 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

…Twilight. I saw that on a bumper sticker on a car tonight. There was also another one that said “Vampires ❤ forks”. I didn’t get it. I just assumed it was a Twilight thing. I threw up in my mouth a little.

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Lemon Dance Party

February 25, 2009 at 3:48 pm (Uncategorized)


Yeah, I got nothin’. I’ve been sick the last week or so, so I haven’t felt like posting much, short of some links on Facebook. The sinus pressure!

I don’t know if anyone has noticed but my frontpage was sorta whack. There were only supposed to be ten posts listed but it had almost all of my posts and some of them were out of order. I figured out what was wrong and fixed the damn thing. Don’t check the “Stick this post to the front page” box!

I think I may end up putting certain posts behind passwords because apparently my blog is showing up on certain searches (see previous post). Hopefully that helps. What are some of you people looking for?! You make me sick!

I need to get home to play more Street Fighter. SHOYU-KEN! (Soy sauce-Ken for those on the mainland)

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The Joker

January 30, 2009 at 3:28 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

1UP just put up a preview on Batman: Arkham Asylum game and I couldn’t help but smile while watching the video – they’re using the voices for Batman (Kevin Conroy) and Joker (Mark Hamill) from the animated series! I’d actually heard this news previously but there’s just something so right when an animated Batman opens his mouth and Kevin Conroy’s voice comes out.

Now, this got me thinking: I know Mark Hamill is the voice of the Joker in the animated series but I could never see the voice coming out of Hamill’s mouth. I mean, it just doesn’t seem possible so I decided to make it a mission to find a video of Mark Hamill doing the voice of the Joker. I perused a few videos until I found one. It was from G4’s Attack of the Show and it was from a camera recording the TV. Not the greatest video but you do get to hear the Joker’s voice come out of Hamill’s mouth.


Crazy stuff. The first video I found was an extras item from the DVDs, something I’d know had I actually taken the time to unwrap them.

Zombies in area! Run

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