Sunday, April 30, 2006

Shore Bird Grill Restaurant - Waikiki

Went to the Shore Bird Grill this past week with some friends because one of their friends was staying in Waikiki. I've never been here before and it wasn't too bad. You cook your own steak, chicken, or whatever you order on this big grill. The view was really nice but I probably wouldn't go back unless someone was buying me dinner.

Chart for cooking times.

Da grill.

Before the grilling...


Nice view

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawaii

This is a good agency for people who have debt problems. This agency has been approved by the Dept of Justice
They help you to contact the credit card companies and can help you set up a budget to help pay off your debt.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Doggie treat

My owner can only afford tree branches for treats....

Random pic

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Battlestar Galactica Prequel

"The Sci Fi Channel will delve into the backstory of "Battlestar Galactica" with a new series that looks at the years leading up to humanity's devastation by the Cylons."

This should be interesting...

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Foodbank Fun!!!

Volunteered today with some friends to help out with the Foodbank today in the afternoon. I didn't want to do the fishnet thing but I didn't have a choice. I kinda felt like a beggar with a big sign on me asking for handouts. Start out at the beginning of the red light, walk down the line and hope for some dollars, walk back to the beginning. Repeat. The worse is walking all the way down and getting nothing. Such rejection! We were at the end of Kam hwy so alot of people probably already gave before they got to us. We did pretty good though overall.

Girl power!

Fellow beggars...

Some random pics..

Guess where....

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Chun Wah Kam is packed on the weekend!!!

Went there for a quick bite at lunch and it was packed! Heard it's been worse than it was today so I guess we were lucky. Ordered only one item but it still was too much. Shoulda ordered the mini plate which I still probably couldn't finish. Here are some pics. I got beef broccoli with pancit and a gau gee. Myong's Madness got eggplant, chow funn, and sweet sour pork I think. Here are the pics(Sorry it's kinda blurry cuz I had my 2 MP cam).

Packed parking lot!

Some choices...

Myong's Madness Before pic
MM After pic:

WW Before pic:
WW After pic:


Friday, April 21, 2006

Borders 25% off coupon


Borders Rewards Members
25% Off the Regular Price of One Item

Non-Members of Borders Rewards
10% Off the Regular Price of One Item

Great Harvest Bread Coming to Kailua

Great Harvest Bread, the home of the $8 loaf of bread, is opening next to the new Starbucks in the Enchanted Lakes area. According to the neighboring Starbucks employees, the store will open this July or August. Although their bread is expensive, it's really, really good. I like the ones with white chocolate in them.

So make a trip out to the Windward side and check out the recent additions. There's Coffee Bean and Tea, Mama's Island Pizza, Ho-Jin's Korean Fusion, Chip & Cookie, Cold Stone, and Pier 1.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Sports Authority - 25% off Friends and Family coupon

25% off any single item:
Thursday, April 20th to Sunday, April 23rd

Thanks Steven!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Turtle Bay Arnold Palmer course is UNBELIEVABLE!!

Went golfing(If you can call it that. haha) with some friends on Sunday at Turtle Bay on the Palmer course. First time we were able to get a tee time. Probably because it was on Easter Sunday. $52 for kamaaina rate for twilight. We got to go out at 1:45 and we were able to finish 18 holes. We saw Michelle Wie as she was leaving the clubhouse with her parents and getting into their Mercedes Benz, Lexus. Practicing for next year's SBS Open perhaps? Thought about getting picture but it feels kinda weird asking a 16 year old for a picture even though she's a superstar. Doesn't BJ Wie look a little like Jon Yoshimura ? Well, back to the topic...the fairways was unreal at least to me since I've never seen fairways that look like greens on alot of golf courses. The rough was pretty rough in alot of areas though. You can easily lose alot of balls. One of us lost 18 balls but I'm not saying who. =) Here are some pics:

What the hell are Anal Sacs?

So I come home on Friday and I see the butt of my doggie(golden retriever) is a little wet. So I look at her butt and there's this swollen lump around the size of a quarter by her butt! I was like what the hell is that?? Called the vet and made an appt for Monday to look at it because they said it could wait. Well on Saturday the thing kinda popped and brown stuff slowly oozed out of it. Not that smelly though surprisingly. She felt much better and I took her in today and she has to take antibiotics for 10 days. The vet said the sacs don't tend to be problem with larger dogs, but small dogs you have to sometimes manually empty them. Just glad my doggie is OK...whew....

CEOs say how you treat a waiter can predict a lot about character

From USA Today...

I can't stand people who think they're better than others because of their money, wealth or status. Maybe it's because I don't have any of the three...Hey waiter get me my damn water!

Cheap Microsoft fingerprint reader at Office Depot

It's on sale this week at Office Depot for $10 after rebate. I'm gonna get one to see how good it is. Also if you take an empty printer cartridge, you can get $3 off of your purchase or a ream of paper.

UPDATE: It's only good for Windows XP! Dang! I still have Windows 2000! I should've know it was a Microsoft trick to get you to buy their latest O/S. Damn you Bill Gates!

Microsoft Fingerprint Reader lets you easily log on to your PC and your favorite Web sites with the touch of your finger — without having to remember all of your passwords! Simply place your finger on the receiver whenever a password or user name is required.

Easy-to-use software makes replacing passwords with your fingerprint a snap. Simply register your fingerprints with the easy-to-use registration wizard and you're ready to go. Then, when you visit a site that requires a password, just touch the Fingerprint Reader with any registered finger, enter your data, and then click OK — it's the last time you need to enter that information! Now, you can browse to the Web site and log in with a touch of the finger or log in with a click of the mouse via Quick Links. Windows® XP users can also use the Fingerprint Reader to switch between user accounts without actually logging off from the computer by turning on the Fast User Switching feature. With a touch of a finger, you can quickly switch between users without closing programs and files. Backed by the manufacturer's 3-year warranty.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

You Say "Jamba," I Say "Juice!"

Jamba Juice is having a BOGO free deal until April 19. Here's the coupon to print.

Try their new drinks:
  • Strawberry Whirl
  • Grape Escape
  • Raspberry Rainbow
  • Mega Mango

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Nerds Make Better Lovers(?)

Yes, according to this article.

Nerds not only have the brains, but they also have the most powerful possession of all, the love touch.
So don't worry about being a dork. Ladies love cool nerds.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Bidding Advantage

Not sure how good the deals are but I'm sure there must be something interesting....

Heather Locklear Dating David Spade?

Say it ain't so. Been hearing reports that Heather Locklear is in fact dating David Spade.

From Tommy Lee to Richie Sambora to David Spade. Go figure.

Pier 1 Imports Kailua Now Open

The new Pier 1 Imports store in Kailua town opens for business today. Sorry no pics.

Store is located between Longs and Macys. Here's the address:

Pier 1 Imports - #1538
609 Kailua Road
Kailua, HI 96734

Friday, April 07, 2006

More specials from Waikele Outlet Stores

You have to register as a VIP shopper to get the deals:

Anne Klein
March 23 - April 30: 20% off any one regular price item
Jones Apparel Group employees not eligible.

February 1 - April 30: 15% off any single item. Includes sale merchandise.

Calvin Klein
January 1 - April 30: 20% off any single item.

Geoffrey Beene
February 1 - April 30: 15% off any single item. Includes sale merchandise.

January 1 - April 30: 20% off your total purchase of $75 or more.

February 1 - April 30: 15% off any single item. Includes sale merchandise.

Nine West
March 23 - April 30: 10% off entire purchase
Jones Associates not eligible.

Waikele Outlet Stores sales for April

A|X Armani Exchange
Apr 14 - 16
Easter Weekend Sale/Early Openings
20% off all merchandise from 7am to 10am

Apr 6 - 12
30% - 50% off* Entire Store
*limited exclusions apply

Calvin Klein
Apr 5 - 11
Calvin Klein underwear semi-annual event

Apr 6 - 19
$10 & under Easter sale

Geoffrey Beene
Apr 5 - 11
30% - 60% off* Entire Store
*limited exclusions apply

Apr 5 - 11
30% - 50% off* Entire Store
*limited exclusions apply

Mar 20 - Apr 30
40% Off Select Men’s and Women’s Sportswear

Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet
Apr 2 - 11
Take 20% Off new collection of dazzling Fine and Fashion Jewelry from the top designer names
April Designer Shoe Sale: Purchase any pair of Men’s or Women’s Shoes, Save 50% Off a second pair.

Apr 1 - 30
Off 5th Savings Card
With any purchase at Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet throughout the month of April, receive an exclusive savings card to be used on your entire purchase during your next visit.

Mar 21 - Apr 10
Extra 20% Off Select Items in the store
Extra 20% Off Perry Man/Perry Woman plus a Free Gift With Purchase (.5oz.)with any purchase of $50 or more that includes Perry Man or Perry Woman
While supplies last
Extra 20% Off Roberto Verino (M/W)

Apr 11 - May 1
Extra 20% Off Bijan (M/W), Bijan Wicked (M/W), Bijan Style (M/W) with Ancillary Bijan Product Free Gift With Purchase of $50 or more including Bijan Product
BOGO (Buy One Get One for $9.99) On the Following Brands Fendi, Forever Elizabeth, Giorgio, Givenchy Pour Homme, Kenneth Cole, Nu, OP, Ocean Pacific, On Ella, OP Endless, Oxygene, Perry F&M, 360º Blue, Portfolio, Realities, Realm, Red Dress, Spark, Good Life, Touch Sport, XOXO.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Online banks - rates moving up

Here are two of the more competitive rates for savings. I don't even know how people put their money in commercial banks nowadays. Their rates are horrible. At least put it into a credit union. Honolulu Federal Credit Union is a great one for federal employees.

Emigrant Direct - 4.5%

They also have a 1.4% Rebate Visa Credit Card

ING Direct - 4.0%

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Google Romance!

Find your soulmate! Finally! The solution to all of my problems! Woohoo!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Probably the best bang for your buck region free DVD player

Based on the advice of the movie master Myong's Madness, I finally purchased a do it all DVD player, the Phillips DVP642. This is mainly for playing downloaded movies and foreign DVDs that are coded with a different region than the U.S. I got it from Compusa for $60. It was at BestBuy for $55 but they're all out and they're not selling it anymore. It's $69 at Circuit City.

Here are the specs:

Plays any region PAL or NTSC DVD movies!

Playback of all formats:

Video: DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, Video CD, Super Video CD, MPEG-4,
Home Theatre Certified DIVX® 3.11/4.x/5.x

Audio: CD, CD-R/RW, MP3-CD* (-256 kbps)

Pictures: Picture-CD (JPEG) with music (MP3*)

Plays MP3-CD (supports 32, 56, 64, 96, 128, 256 kbps and variable bit-rate)

Digital Progressive Scan gives you the best DVD quality!

Digital 3-2 Pulldown
54mhz/12 bit Video D/A Converter
192 kHz/24-bit Audio D/A Converter with frequency response of 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz 4 Level virtual surround sound
Standard and wide screen TV formats- 16X9, 4X3 Letter Box, 4X3 Pan & Scan
8X Zoom
1/2X / 1/4X / 1/8X Slow Motion in forward and reverse
Full function universal remote control for TV and DVD

Dolby Digital Decoder and DTS Decoder

Video Outputs:

Component Video

Audio Outputs:

Analog 2 Channel Output
Digital Coaxial for 5.1 channel surround sound
Digital Optical for 5.1 channel surround sound

Monday, April 03, 2006

Where do they have crinkle fries?

For some reason, I'm kinda crazy about crinkle fries. Probably because it tastes way better that the skinny fries(except for McD fries). Potato wedges are pretty good too though. Steak fries are up there as well. Couple of the places I like for crinkle fries are Magoos Pizza(Cheesy fries rule) and Kiki's. I think all of the L&Ls have em. Know of anywhere else?

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Would you turn in an ipod that you found?

I thought that this was a nice feel good story. click

Wonder what I would do????