Monthly Archive: July 2010

“Hawaiian Ghost Story” Needs Votes

“Hawaiian Ghost Story” Needs Votes

“Hawaiian Ghost Story” is a feature film that doesn’t yet exist. But there is a story to be told, and people willing to tell it. As with most creative projects, all they need is...

“Hawaii Five-0″ at Comic-Con

“Hawaii Five-0″ at Comic-Con

One of the highlights for me at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was the preview for the new “Hawaii Five-0” reboot on CBS. The event featured stars Daniel Dae Kim, who gets to stay...

Hawaii Hosting Pokemon World Championships

Hawaii Hosting Pokemon World Championships

I’m still recovering from Comic-Con (and I’ve already preregistered for 2011), but one of the millions of geeky sights burned in my brain from the massive expo floor is the persistent popularity of Pokémon....

Comic-Con, Here We Come!

Comic-Con, Here We Come!

In a few hours, my wife and I will be taking a red-eye flight from Honolulu through San Francisco to San Diego, where we’ll be attending our third Comic-Con. Dubbed “the geek prom” by...

Jobs Ends Hawaii Vacation, Tackles ‘Antennagate’

Jobs Ends Hawaii Vacation, Tackles ‘Antennagate’

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today held a press conference to address “Antennagate,” or widespread reports of reception problems with its iPhone 4 smartphone. Jobs reiterated that it’s a problem for all phones, that only...

Hawaii Five-0 Production Begins

Hawaii Five-0 Production Begins

Production on CBS’ reboot of “Hawaii Five-0” officially started today in Waikiki. Work kicked off after a traditional Hawaiian blessing at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon by Kahu Kelekona Bishaw of Bishop Memorial Chapel...

Hawaii in Bottom Five for Business

Hawaii in Bottom Five for Business

Hawaii is bad for business. The latest “Top States for Business” survey by CNBC ranked Hawaii 48th among all 50 states. The good news? Hawaii climbed a step from 2009, switching places with Rhode...

Microsoft Launches ‘Project Hawaii’

Microsoft Launches ‘Project Hawaii’

Although I’ve previously noted hints that Apple and Steve Jobs are fans of the Aloha State, they’re certainly not the only company to pay tribute to Hawaii. And now, Microsoft is sporting some island...

Phineas and Ferb Go Hawaiian

Phineas and Ferb Go Hawaiian

Much as I’d like to think of myself as a sophisticated connoisseur of art and culture, I consume my fair share of pop pablum. And as a dad to three kids, I also know...

Governor Vetoes Civil Unions

Governor Vetoes Civil Unions

Gov. Linda Lingle this afternoon announced that she has vetoed HB444, which would have legalized civil unions in the state of Hawaii. A rush transcript of her remarks, and the subsequent Q&A with the media, follows:...

Looking Up License Plates

Looking Up License Plates

Just how public are public records? Last week, KITV’s Daryl Huff raised the alarm about a website that can tie Hawaii license plates to driver names. The first piece did not identify the website,...

Blogger’s Bento Book a Blast

Blogger’s Bento Book a Blast

Local blogger Crystal “Pikko” Watanabe is a guru in the way of the bento — the traditional Japanese meal in a box. I became a fan through her many incredible “LOST”-themed bento creations, which...