Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Toyota Sale!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Free Cheesecake factory slice with two entrees 6/23- 6/26

This year marks The Cheesecake Factory's 30th anniversary. In honor of this exciting milestone, we invite you to join in the celebration!

Cheesecake Factory guests who purchase two entrées will be treated to a slice of our legendary cheesecake with our compliments. Simply print this offer and present it to your server between Monday, June 23, and Thursday, June 26, and choose a slice of our famous cheesecake for you and a friend to enjoy.

Sharing is a big part of the fun at The Cheesecake Factory. So, feel free to share this offer with others. It will be accepted at any Cheesecake Factory restaurant nationwide, so everyone can join in celebrating our 30 delicious years!

Guests may also print this offer online at

We look forward to seeing you.
Your Friends at The Cheesecake Factory

Sunday, June 22, 2008

My bike!

Decided to save some gas and ride the bike to Starbucks Kam Shopping Center from my house. Bike still runs great! One of the spokes was broken but das about it. That bike has been with me for over 10 years!

Took some pics of Mitsuken along the way. My fav is the breakfast at $2.88. I think it was $2.50 before but still a great deal with all the fried rice they give you.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

$10 off $30 at Buca - June 18 - July 11

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Here's a previous review in 2006 when they were in Waikiki click

Here's their new address:

Tenkaippin Hawaii
617 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 (map)
(808) 732-1211

It's close to the Starbucks on Kapahulu. If you like rich, creamy, broth, that's their speciality here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Solar Electricity

Been looking into getting solar electricity to see what it's all about. Here are the numbers provided by Hoku Scientific:

Cost of a 1.32kW System $ 15,700
Less 35% Hawaii Tax Credit
Capped at $5,000.00 ($ 5,000)
Less Federal Tax Credit
Capped at $2,000.00 ($ 2,000)
Adjusted System Cost $ 8,700
Estimated Yearly Energy Savings $ 630

So that means it would take 14 years to pay for the system. I talked with another vendor and they charge close to the same. The panels are way bigger than solar water heaters so you would need a decent size roof. It has to face south and not be blocked by anything. Another factor to remember is the life of your roof. You don't want to install it and then realize your roof needs to be redone.

Right now, the cost is a little too high. Hopefully the prices come down and they don't get rid of the federal and state tax credit. Without those, it would be a lot more expensive.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Alan Wongs

“New Wave” Opihi Shooter
Local Limpet in Spicy Tomato Water, Fennel Basil Ume Shiso Essences

Heard that this was too salty. Didn't taste too good either.

Seafood Cakes
Lobster, Shrimp, Scallop and Crab Cakes, Caper Mayonnaise,
Tsukemono Relish

This was the best thing I had! I could have just eaten this all night.

Hamakua Springs Greens and Vegetable Salad
Alan Wong’s House Dressing

Nothing impressive. Just a normal salad.

Ginger Crusted Onaga, Long-Tail Red Snapper
Miso Sesame Vinaigrette, Organically Grown Hamakua Mushroom and Corn

This is one of their more popular dishes. I thought it was OK. I'd rather have the furikake onaga at the Pinapple Room.

Pan Steamed Opakapaka, Short-Tail Pink Snapper
Shrimp Pork Hash, Truffle Nage, Gingered Vegetables, Tapioca Pearls

This is what I ordered. The meat was a little too chewy. Overall a good dish with different flavors to taste which I like.

New Wave “Banana Split”
Trio of Mochi Wrapped Banana Ice Cream topped with “Wong Way” Candy Bar, Kula Strawberry and Coconut House Made Ice Creams

This was a banana mochi ice cream dessert. Kinda messy but pretty good.