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Entries from September 27th, 2008

Waikiki Apple Store Opens

September 27th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 10 Comments · Business, Events, Hawaii, Technology, Video

Royal Hawaiian Apple Store Grand Opening from hawaii on Vimeo. Hawaii’s third Apple Store opened this morning in Waikiki, overlooking Kalakaua Avenue from the Royal Hawaiian Center. I was, in fact, second on the scene at 3 a.m., showing up an hour after web cartoonist Sophie Lynette. (I wasn’t planning on being there so early, […]

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“LOST” on Stormy Seas

September 27th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 9 Comments · Lost, Pop Culture, Television, Video

SPOILER ALERT! When the sun goes down on Friday, most people rejoice at the end of the work week. Today, however, sunset meant things were just getting started for the “LOST” production crew. They commandeered the swimming pool at Kaneohe District Park, converting it into a film-studio-grade water tank. The floor of the pool was […]

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Bookmarks for September 23rd

September 24th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 23rd: The Animated Life: New York Times opinion blog… via animation. Jeff Scher is a painter who makes experimental films and an experimental filmmaker who paints. 2008 Republican Platform: We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government […]

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“LOST” About Town

September 24th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Lost, Pop Culture, Television

SPOILER ALERT! It’s been a busy few days for the “LOST” crew. This morning, they turned up in the heart of downtown Honolulu, taking over Alakea Street near South King St. — an immensely busy intersection. On the scene were Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly, and their respective cars (the classic Ford Bronco and the […]

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Saturday is Museum Day

September 21st, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Art, Events, Family, Hawaii, Science

There’s only one thing better than getting into several island museums for the price of one: when the price of admission is free.  This Saturday, Sept. 27 brings “Museum Day,” sponsored by Smithsonian magazine. That means free admission at ten participating museums in Hawaii (and dozens of museums across the country). On Oahu, you can […]

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Andy Bumatai Taking a Talk Show Break

September 18th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii, Media, People, Television

Another day, another “Twitter exclusive.” Local comedian and talk show host Andy Bumatai has announced that his show, “NightTime with Andy Bumatai,” will be put on hiatus until next year, and will be filmed in yet another new location and have a different format. “I’ve decided to put my show, NightTime, on hold until January,” […]

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Shawn Ching Leaving KITV

September 16th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Media, People, Television

KITV news anchor Shawn Ching is leaving the station after November to pursue a career in law. Coworker Rich Fewell broke the news on Twitter this afternoon. The Roosevelt High School grad has been with the station for over twelve years, starting as its sports director in 1995. He previously covered UH sports at KHNL. […]

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iLovePhotos Now Available

September 16th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Business, Events, People, Technology, Television, The Web, Video

After over two years of development, Hawaii-based Blue Lava Technologies has finally released iLovePhotos, its desktop photo organization and sharing application for the Mac. The launch comes on the heels of the company’s well-received debut at DEMOfall in San Francisco, a leading launchpad for startups. Here are a few of the DEMO write ups: VentureBeat, […]

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Bookmarks for September 15th

September 15th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 15th: News Site That Sends Readers Away With Links Has Highest Engagement: Drudge beats every original content news site by a two to one margin. Drudge is also one of the largest news sites that isn’t built on an […]

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New Grim Smiley Drops Thursday

September 15th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Music

When we last checked in with Grim Smiley (formerly known as “The Crud”), the band was getting settled in Seattle and readying the release of their first EP under their new name. Less than a year later, the island-grown, Seattle powered grunge-pop trio is now set to release “Age of Delirium” on Thursday. The four-song […]

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