Saturday, June 23, 2007

Jamba Juice BOGO

Print it out and enjoy.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Alley @ Aiea Bowl

Thought I'd try this place out since it's under new management. I had the burger with fries because everything else was a bit expensive starting at $7-$8. The burger was not bad. The meat was pretty tasty but for $5 you would think it would be a deluxe with lettuce/tomatoes etc. It only came with lettuce. The fries weren't that great. It was the shoestring type and it was too crispy. I probably won't be going back unless I hear more about this place.

Monday, June 18, 2007

What is the Best Light Beer?

In the July 2007 issue of Consumer Reports, they rated several light beers. Here is how they stack up:

Ranked "Very Good"
1. Michelob Ultra Amber
2. Michelob Light
3. Michelob Ultra
4. Coors Light
5. Sam Adams Light
6. Budweiser Select
7. Busch Light
8. Bud Light
9. Natural Light
10. Keystone Light
11. Miller Light

Ranked "Good"
12. Miller High Life Light
13. Milwaukee's Best
14. Yuengling Light
15. Stroh's Light
16. Labatt Blue
17. Heineken Premium Light
18. Amstel Light
19. Corona Light

Ranked "Fair"
20. Beck's Premier Light

I was surprised how low Heineken and Amstel was. A little surprised that my favorite, Bud Light, was only 8th. In a recent outing with Wayne's World himself, the bar actually ran out of Bud Light draft. I never seen or heard of that happening before. Although WW was pounding those beers like water. Gotta try the Michelob next time.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The challenge!

Become a bronze power seller by selling an avg of $1000 per month for 3 months. $100 bet. Will Pat accept the challenge?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Maybe WW Get Chance?

Maybe Wayne's World get chance with Jessica Alba if he's willing to experiment in sex.

And it is official - Jessica Alba is not a virgin.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Road Runner Using Packet Shaping?

I guess this would go for Oceanic's Road Runner Internet service as well, but Time Warner announced they're using packet shaping "during peak hours when using certain applications that consume lots of bandwidth."
"Packet shaping" technology has been implemented for newsgroup applications, regardless of the provider, and all peer-to-peer networks and certain other high bandwidth applications not necessarily limited to audio, video, and voice over IP telephony. Road Runner reserves the right to implement network management tools for other applications in the future.
So what this basically means is that you may see slower performance on RR, especially if you use a lot of P2P stuff. Buyer beware.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Thailand Consulate in Hawaii

Located across the street from Young's Fishmarket in the Dillingham area. A cute old couple runs it. Just be patient with them because it's kind of slow. Very nice people though.

Tel : (808) 845-7332
Fax : (808) 848-0022

Monday, June 11, 2007

Burger King Hawaii finally adds spam to the menu

Took them long enough! Is Jack in the Box next???

Go! Airlines $1 One Way Web-only fares - 1000 seats available

Good luck gettting em. The site is slammed.

* Restrictions:
Fares are valid per segment. Only 1,000 segments will be available at this special fare. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable. Seats will not be available on flights that operate during busy travel times and holiday periods. Changes can be made prior to scheduled departure for a fee of $20 per person plus any applicable difference in airfare. Fares do not include September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Excise Tax of $3.40 per segment. All taxes and fees must be paid at the time of purchase. Other restrictions may apply. Available only on flights operated by Mesa Airlines doing business as go!. Tickets available to purchase from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m., Hawaii Time, Monday, June 11, 2007. Fares are valid for travel from June 11, 2007 through December 15, 2007. This special fare applies to flights to or from Honolulu. Special fares may be combined for one-way or roundtrip travel between neighbor islands. When combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Heineken lite

@ Henry Louis

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Dry aku!


Saturday, June 02, 2007

Vacation time around the world

Looks like France is pretty cruise. They work you to the bone in China. Europe overall looks pretty good. South Korea with 10 days is kinda low.

Country legally required
Australia As of 27 March 2006, 20 work days (4 weeks). 2 weeks can be "sold" to employer. Additional Long service leave is also payable.
Austria 35 days, for elderly employees 42 days
Brazil 30 consecutive days, of which 10 can be sold back to the employer
Canada 10 working days, determined by provincial law
China Not required
Denmark 6 weeks, of which 5 days can be "sold" back to the employer - omsorgsdage (carer’s leave).
Finland 35 days
France 5 weeks[1] (+ 2 weeks of RTT (Reduction du Temps de Travail, in English : Reduction of Working Time) according to the contract)
Germany 4 weeks (24 "workable" days, i.e. Mo to Sa, even if the working week is Mo to Fri), plus 9 to 13 bank holidays
Greece 20 working days or more depending of the years in the company
Hong Kong 7 days
Israel 14 days
Italy 20-30 days plus 12 public holidays
Japan including sick leave: 18 days paid time off;
Korea, South 10 working days
Mexico 7 days
Netherlands 4 weeks
New Zealand 4 weeks as of April 1, 2007
Norway 25 working days
Portugal 22 working days, up to 25 without work absences in previous year.
Singapore 7 days
South Africa 21 consecutive days
Spain 30 calendar days
Sweden 25-32 working days, depending on age
Switzerland 28 calendar days (= 20 work days)
United Kingdom 20 calendar days, plus 8 bank holidays
United States Not required, but 7-21 days is standard for most employers. Typically, 10 working days with 8 national holidays. Members of the US Armed Services earn 2.5 days per month, for a total of 30 vacation days a year, not including national holidays.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Phasing out COLA program proposed for Federal Workers

Article in today's Advertiser about phasing out COLA.

"The cost-of-living adjustment received by thousands of federal white-collar workers in Hawai'i would be phased out and replaced by other payments under legislation proposed by the Bush administration.

The measure, proposed Wednesday, would phase out the COLA program over a seven-year-period for workers here, in Alaska and Guam and other U.S. territories. At the same time, the workers would begin receiving so-called "locality" payments, which boost salaries based on surveys of what's paid by the private sector in local markets."

An example - A GS-12 , step 5 making $63,809 in base pay gets 25% COLA - $15,847 which isn't federally taxed. If we received 25% Locality pay instead of COLA, that would equate to $3,962 at the 25% tax rate which would be lost. Of course your retirement pay would be a little higher because the locality pay would be factored into it but I would rather have the COLA over the long run. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.