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Entries from December 28th, 2009

Bookmarks for December 28th

December 28th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 28th: Swiss test solar-power aircraft for night flight: The prototype of an aircraft, to be propelled entirely by solar power even at night, has already been successfully tested for a ‘flea hop’ or a short flight. Scientists and engineers […]

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Chinatown Chase 2010 is On

December 22nd, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Art, Events, Hawaii

For the fourth year in a row, questing teams will descend upon the Chinatown Arts district in February seeking fame and fabulous prizes… all to support the Hawaii Theatre Center. Registration is now open for Chinatown Chase 2010, a city-spanning adventure and scavenger hunt organized by the fun folks at Ravenchase Adventures. Teams of ten […]

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Hawaii is Happy

December 18th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Hawaii, Health

Hawaii is the second happiest U.S. state, according to a study published yesterday in the journal Science. More interestingly, the researchers say that a community’s perception of its level of happiness seems to correlate with mostly objective measures of quality of life. “We wanted to study whether people’s feelings of satisfaction with their own lives […]

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“LOST” for the Holidays

December 18th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Television

SPOILER ALERT: Today is the last day of “LOST” production for the year, with most of the cast and crew taking a break until Jan. 10, 2010. Most of this week, they were working at Police Beach on the North Shore, but there were a few location shoots closer to town. More on those to […]

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“LOST” Travel Package and Tour

December 15th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 31 Comments · Events, Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture

If you’re a “LOST” fan who has been contemplating a visit to “The Island” in January to celebrate the sixth and final season of the show, now is the time to take the leap. Local officials have yet to confirm the advance screening of the “LOST” season premiere at a “Brunch on the Beach” event […]

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Bookmarks for December 14th

December 14th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 14th: Connecticut scientist leads the way in freezing coral to give it life later: Hagedorn's lab in Hawaii is the only one in the world dedicated to coral cryopreservation. With funding from the Smithsonian and NOAA, Hagedorn is racing […]

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“LOST” Beach Premiere Set for Jan. 30

December 11th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 21 Comments · Events, Hawaii, Lost, Television

The much-anticipated premiere episode of the sixth and final season of “LOST” will be shown three days early on the beach in Waikiki, TV blogger and “LOST” fan Doc Arzt reported this afternoon. To say there has been strong demand for the event would be an understatement. I receive several e-mails a week from “LOST” […]

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The Hawaii Independent Steps Up

December 10th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Media, People, The Web

While the mainstream, corporate media is still struggling to find its footing in the digital age, grassroots online news initiatives everywhere are putting down roots. Citizen journalism and independent media are near and dear to my heart, so I’m always interested when a new venture is launched here in the islands. The Hawaii Independent is […]

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Bookmarks for December 8th

December 8th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 7th: Sea yields clues to ’41 attack: New evidence indicating the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor effectively from under water, as well as the air, was announced today by the "NOVA" television series on the anniversary of the 1941 attack […]

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“LOST” Season 5 DVD Release Tomorrow

December 7th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Lost, Pop Culture, Television

It’s hardly news to any hardcore “LOST” fan in North America, but tomorrow brings the long-awaited release of the Season 5 DVDs from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. (And some people who ordered online have actually received their shipments a day early.) As I blogged last month, a series of “sneak peek” videos had been posted […]

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