Monthly Archive: January 2009

Evangeline Lilly ‘Allergic to Hawaii’

Evangeline Lilly ‘Allergic to Hawaii’

“LOST” star Evangeline Lilly returned to The Late Show with David Letterman last night. And the conversation quickly turned to her relationship with the Aloha State. You’ll recall that in her interview with MSN TV last May, she noted that the islands’ inefficiencies can sometimes make her want to kill...

Breathe Concert for Clean Air

Breathe Concert for Clean Air

A spectacular line-up of local musicians will grace the stage in the first-ever second-annual “Breathe Concert,” taking place tomorrow at the Hawaii Theatre. Coming on the heels of the opening of the Hawaii State Legislature, the American Lung Association of Hawaii is seizing the spotlight to call attention to the...

“LOST” Gearing Up

“LOST” Gearing Up

Eagle-eyed “LOST” spotter Ed Morita sends a brief report today, after finding the crew setting up on Lipoa St. behind the Pearl Kai Shopping Center in Pearlridge. They were settling in for a long stay, with notices spanning through Friday evening.  Apart from watching the crew receive official “LOST” Season...

“LOST” Connections

“LOST” Connections

SPOILER ALERT! Yesterday’s photoset from Mike, depicting an unfamiliar beach camp set built near Camp Erdman on the North Shore, prompted many fans to scour them for clues.  Today, Jennie from Denver passes along her own photos from the same spot, one of which reveals a tantalizing link. The last...

“LOST” Ashore

“LOST” Ashore

SPOILER ALERT! Visiting “LOST” fan Mike Sorensen stumbled across the “LOST” crew yesterday, setting up a scene on the beach near Camp Erdman, a.k.a. Othersville.  There was a makeshift hut, and luggage and debris scattered everywhere.  Though eerily familiar, it doesn’t look like this is supposed to be the disappearing...

A Few Good ‘LOST’ Blogs

A Few Good ‘LOST’ Blogs

One good turn deserves another. Not long after I had the opportunity to curate the “Top 10 Hawaii Blogs” for Blogs.com, I got the chance to turn the spotlight on bloggers who share my obsession with ABC’s hit television series “LOST.” So, just in time for the spectacular premiere of...

Hawaii Goes to SXSW

Hawaii Goes to SXSW

South By Southwest (SXSW) is one of the nation’s largest music, film, and interactive festivals. Now in its 23rd year, it now draws over 11,000 people to Austin, Texas each year. Among them, many of Hawaii musicians, filmmakers, and online entrepreneurs. Some of the musicians making the trek this March...

Rally to Support Act 221

Rally to Support Act 221

A cross section of Hawaii’s tech sector — ranging from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to business leaders and everyday geeks — will present a united front at tomorrow’s opening day at the Hawaii State Legislature. Spearheaded by Bill Spencer of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association, the group will amass at...

“LOST” Returns

“LOST” Returns

On the eve of the broadcast premiere of the first two episodes of Season 5, veteran “LOST” spotter Howard Hsu sent word of a location shoot in downtown Honolulu. They recreated, on a smaller scale, the Widmore Industries exterior seen in Episode 3×08, “Flashes Before Your Eyes.” The signs were...

Bookmarks for January 18th

Bookmarks for January 18th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on January 18th: Real Geeks Ride: Starting May 20th 2009, we will bike 3000+ miles across the USA to make a point. Our goal is to persuade 1,000 geeks to bike to work instead of driving....

“LOST” in a Market

“LOST” in a Market

Looks like the winter “LOST” production hiatus is over. Filming for Episode 12 of Season 5 commenced yesterday, and late word came of a location shoot at the Times Supermarket in McCully (1772 S. King St.). Out front, a false sign hung that no doubt gave local shoppers pause: Tim’s...

State Braces for High Winds

State Braces for High Winds

High winds with gusts of up to 60 to 70 miles per hour may buffet the state tomorrow and Friday, and government officials met today to discuss contingency and communications plans. The National Weather Service, State Civil Defense, and other agencies initiated talks this morning, gearing up for stormy conditions...

Twitter Reports on Hawaii Economy

Twitter Reports on Hawaii Economy

This afternoon, the state Council on Revenues is giving a briefing on the state economy at the Hawaii State Capitol. And at least two people are Twittering from the briefing as it unfolds: Ian Lind (independent investigative journalist and blogger) and Georgette Deemer (Communications Director for the Hawaii House of...

iFu for iPhone Available

iFu for iPhone Available

As I blogged almost a month ago, local tech and engineering firm Oceanit was trying its hand at iPhone development with iFu Kung Fu. The whimsical application was the brainchild of Russel Cheng, who gave the public its first look (or listen, at least) on Bytemarks Cafe. At the time,...

Bookmarks for January 5th

Bookmarks for January 5th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on January 5th: Study: Hawaii’s pygmy killer whales stay close: A new study of pygmy killer whales shows that those living off Hawaii tend to stay close to the islands and don't swim out to the...

Kenneth Makuakane CD Release Party

Kenneth Makuakane CD Release Party

Renowned local music producer and musician Kenneth Makuakane will be celebrating the release of his new album, “The White Bathtub,” on Thursday with a CD release party at the Ala Moana Hotel‘s Pakele Lounge.  Special guests include Barry Flanagan, Walt Keale, Obrian Eselu and Stephen Inglis. And as with all...

Bookmarks for January 4th

Bookmarks for January 4th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on January 4th: Obama bringing renewed interest to Hawaii: However Obama’s ties to Hawaii are measured, his impact on isle tourism – especially during one of the darkest times in Hawaii’s visitor industry – is worth...

Roz Savage Needs Help to Stow Her Boat

Roz Savage Needs Help to Stow Her Boat

Roz Savage, who hopes to set records and raise environmental awareness by rowing solo across the Pacific Ocean, is putting out a call for help. Her high tech rowboat, The Brocade, is in desperate need of shelter while it awaits Phase 2 of her voyage. “I urgently need to find...