Archive for September, 2006

Another Saturday Night

I can only imagine whats going on down there. It was a warm afternoon for me so I ventured up Tantalus for a cool relaxing view of H-town.

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Waikiki

Fall has landed and the leaves start to change….but not here Hawaii’s mango season is just about over but that’s about it.

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The smart ones are making their winter plans now. Although the best part of the year has just happened…SUMMER!

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The South Shore swells are trimming down and the North Shore is just starting to kick up. I have to admit it’s been one hella of a summer.
Aloha

84th COUNTY FAIR

STARTS TODAY

This afternoon/evening we start our annual Mau’i County Fair.

The rides and attractions in the midway are, as usual, from E.K. Fernandez Shows.

Festivities start with a parade to the fairgrounds along Ka’ahumanu Avenue, from the community college in Kahului.

I attended one year. Lots of fun for wide-eyed keiki’s but I personally found the entire affair rather trite and boring.

Teens and “tweens” find it a great place for our society’s courtship rituals. Just like every other place in the USA.

The weather should be pretty pleasant tonight and Friday. Saturday and Sunday are still in doubt but will probably be okay.

It runs through Sunday, for those who are interested.

Illusions

So I kicked off this Saturday evening with a stop @ Sansei Seafood Resturant and Sushi Bar. S_2.jpgclick to view larger It is on the third floor of the Waikiki Beach Marriot Resort and Spa. Gracious waitstaff and Late night Sushi or appetizers until 1am.
The sushi was plentiful and the sake’ was hot. S_3.jpgclick to view larger I should of snapped the photo before I dug in…Ooops. I couldn’t restrain my impulse.
I also found out that every Saturday night Illusions is going on. S_1.jpgDJ Great music mixed with nice atmosphere is hard to beat, not to mention there’s never a cover!
I found Illusions going on @
2552 Kalakaua Ave.
808-931-6286
Sansei hawaii

VISITOR’S POINT OF VIEW

Scoured “YouTube” and here are the best visitor videos of Mau’i.

More on page #2

Have a great day/week/month/year/life!
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DON’T YOU GET TIRED OF DRUNKS?

I drive a cab on the beautiful “Magic Isle” of Mau’i. I work from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. Those hours mean that I earn the vast majority of my rent money from people who have overindulged in alcohol. Some drunks are obnoxious. Some are mean. A lot are incoherent. The vast majority are just silly/stupid. It is almost an art form in how a driver deals with drunks.

I had these three people in my cab on two successive nights. They are happy, boisterous.
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Steve and Mike are from New Jersey. Terra is from California. They are on Mau’i for a wedding that occurred on Thursday.

The ride with them last night was about 20-minutes long. This is a 3-minute segment of that journey. While this is technically a video, it was dark in the cab, so just listen to the audio.

I would call this a “typical” cab ride at night.

RSS readers click here to listen

END OF SUMMER

Well, the autumnal equinox occurs on Friday.

Summer offically ends and we all know that ghosts & goblins, turkeys, Saint Nick and Father Time are rapidly approaching.

Here on Mau’i, we are in the September doldrums. Very few tourists. Its a well kept secret that this month has the best weather of the year, hotels and condos are offering discounts and the various activity businesses have cut their fees to the absolute minimum. Anything to draw people in.

Newcomers to the tourist indrustry are now learning why all of us old-timers stash money away during the busy times. You have to if you plan on paying your bills and eating during the lean times.

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My good buddy, Tammy, the bartender at Neptune’s
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FUNNY CARTOON

Fellow cabbie, from Washington DC, Lugosi, of Mirth, Musings & More posted this political cartoon by Tom Toles,The Washington Post

Its too funny not to be shared.

Hustle

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I love Honolulu, the weekends are filled with busy people.

The hustle and bustle on weekend nights can be rather entertaining. I went out this past Saturday and caught this action.

Aloha

GOOD MONDAY MORNING!

I put y’all to bed with some gentle music and soft sunsets yesterday.

Lets see if this will help get your day started.

Pump Up The Volume!!

RSS readers can view video here

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