Monthly Archive: September 2009

Bookmarks for September 30th

Bookmarks for September 30th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 30th: Moon-crashing probe aimed at bigger target: A NASA spacecraft destined to crash into a moon crater in the hunt for hidden caches of water ice has a new target, the space agency announced...

Don’t Miss Lunch at 220 Grille [Updated]

Don’t Miss Lunch at 220 Grille [Updated]

One of the more interesting restaurants in Honolulu exists only a few weeks out of the year. 220 Grille specializes in “Hawaii Regional Cuisine,” offering great food and service on the slopes of Diamond Head. Yet everything on the menu costs less than $10. How? By putting students to work....

Kat Reeder Tackles Triple Crown

Kat Reeder Tackles Triple Crown

Local artist Kat Reeder, whose work you may have seen at First Friday as one of the recently featured artist at the Chinatown Boardroom, was tapped to create the official poster of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing 2009. Although the competition doesn’t begin until November, she’s offering an early...

“LOST” Seen and Heard

“LOST” Seen and Heard

SPOILER ALERT: Work on the sixth and final season of “LOST” continues here in Honolulu. Thanks to some eagle-eagle eyed fans (and one friend with a good ear), here are some new photos from recent shoots and a brief note about filming that took place today on the Hawaii Film...

Bookmarks for September 22nd

Bookmarks for September 22nd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 22nd: Hawaii taps HP for health data warehouse projects: Hewlett-Packard Co. is working with Hawaiian state health officials on two data warehousing projects, one of which will be one of the first examples of...

Free Admission on Museum Day

Free Admission on Museum Day

This Saturday, Sept. 26, brings Museum Day 2009, and several Hawaii museums are among the over 1,200 museums participating nationwide. The event, which is expected to draw over 200,000 people, is now in its fourth year and sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. To take advantage of the free admission offer, visit...

ʻAiea Dog Vies for ‘Cutest’ Crown

ʻAiea Dog Vies for ‘Cutest’ Crown

Meet Bobby Gorgeous. The five-year old white Pomeranian from Aiea is competing in the “Cutest Dog Competition,” which is offering a million dollar prize. His “fashion mentor” Guylynn Gia is trying to drum up votes, and pledges to share the winnings with the Hawaiian Humane Society, Malama Na Honu (a...

“LOST” in the Neighborhood

“LOST” in the Neighborhood

SPOILER ALERT (Updated 3:12 p.m. HST): Breathless word comes from Carrie of a recent “LOST” shoot in Kahala. Less than a block from the home where Hurley hid in Season 5, she found her neighborhood once again packed with trailers and trucks before sunrise. Fortunately for us, she blew off...

“LOST” at HIFF

“LOST” at HIFF

Updated Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.: As reported late last month, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is collaborating with the producers and creators of the hit television show “LOST” for a series of special events on Saturday, Oct. 17. There will be a series of “master classes” during the day,...

Bookmarks for September 15th

Bookmarks for September 15th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 15th: Unraveling the Chemistry of Titan’s Hazy Atmosphere: An international team of scientists has announced the confirmation of a key chemical reaction that forms the molecule triacetylene in the ultra-cold atmosphere of Saturn’s moon...

‘LOST’ Scene Report

‘LOST’ Scene Report

SPOILER ALERT: The “LOST” production crew has kept largely out of sight this week. But a couple of reports have come in from the location shoot reported on Tuesday (and at right, one of a couple of photos captured by my friend Vernon Brown). Thanks to Eric and K.C., we...

Polynesian Cultural Center Special Offer

Polynesian Cultural Center Special Offer

Recently, the Polynesian Cultural Center hosted a “Social Media Night,” inviting several local bloggers, video bloggers, Twitter and Facebook users to see their new night show, “Hā – Breath of Life.” Now, the center has made a special offer available to our local friends and followers who might be interested...

Photo Fusion Workshop on Sept. 24

Photo Fusion Workshop on Sept. 24

Renown digital photographer and videographer Vu Bui (of The Bui Brothers) is returning to Honolulu as part of a “photo fusion” mini-tour. He’s going to be spending a week on Oʻahu shooting photos and videos to teach people what they can accomplish with the most basic gear. And the kickoff...

‘Man v. Food’ in Honolulu

‘Man v. Food’ in Honolulu

Tonight on the Travel Channel, “Man v. Food” turns the spotlight on Honolulu. The program, which crosses the country in search of local traditions and regional specialties, challenges host Adam Richman to partake in each destination’s indulgences. While on Oahu, he’s introduced to the loco moco at Hukilau Cafe in...

27th Okinawan Festival

27th Okinawan Festival

Okinawan Festival from hawaii on Vimeo. This past weekend brought the 27th annual Okinawan Festival back to Kapiolani Park. More than 40,000 people turned out over two full days to revel in all things uchinanchu, showcasing everything from traditional Okinawan performances, to delicious food, to several cultural activities. My family...

Bookmarks for September 8th

Bookmarks for September 8th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 8th: Expedition to extinct Papua New Guinea volcano unearths remarkable finds: “It was mind-blowing,” said Dr George McGavin. “Allen Allison, a specialist in amphibians from the Bishop Museum in Hawaii, said, ‘I think that’s...

‘LOST’ On Arrival

‘LOST’ On Arrival

SPOILER ALERT! After a long holiday weekend (capping off a long week of late-night shoots), the “LOST” crew was out and about early this morning. The news came courtesy former coworkers whose parking lot was commandeered as the production’s base camp.

Roz Savage Arrives in Tarawa

Roz Savage Arrives in Tarawa

Solo ocean rower Roz Savage arrived in Tarawa yesterday, having journeyed over 3,000 miles in 104 days since leaving Honolulu in May. Check out the first set of photos on Flickr, which shows the welcome she received from the locals and marks the end of the second leg of a...

Bookmarks for September 2nd

Bookmarks for September 2nd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 2nd: Tesoro moves oil to Pacific on reversed Panama line: Reversal of the 81-mile pipeline, which formerly flowed from the Pacific to the Atlantic, creates a new oil conduit from the Atlantic to the...

Online Hawaii School Guide Launched

Online Hawaii School Guide Launched

After eighteen months of research, development, and plain hard work, local entrepreneur Evan Leong today launched the Hawaii School Guide. It’s intended to be a comprehensive education resource, offering information on over 800 schools (extending far beyond the 300 schools covered by the Hawaii state Department of Education website). Burt...