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Post by himekohimura » Aug 3rd, '06, 02:05

Hey minna >.<Himeko>.<
I'm originally from Kaneohe/Kailua, but moved to Hilo a few years back. I miss Oahu so much~! Hilo is just too quiet...*sigh*

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Post by jholic » Aug 3rd, '06, 03:35

himekohimura wrote:Hey minna >.<Himeko>.<
I'm originally from Kaneohe/Kailua, but moved to Hilo a few years back. I miss Oahu so much~! Hilo is just too quiet...*sigh*
howzit, himeko! nice to see you around, finally. i know, yeah? i love the neighbor islands, but i think i could only live on oahu.

blueeyed: thanks for all the work, you and the other nya wahines do. mahalos planny! :)
pretty cool you wen tutor these jp people. at least you putting your mad skills to good use, yeah? how you missed the takoyaki crew in shirokiya's? they always have some jp specialty crews coming in like takoyaki, and even that mr something (not mr donut, but that one that opened up in waiks ???).

sarc: geez, the memory the first to go! how i forgot about makino's?? i ate there about four times in the two weeks before i left the islands. both at the mililani one and the one that took over the eastern garden spot in pearl's. both are good, but i think i prefer the mililani one a bit more. i actually think they're a little better than todai's (i think they cheaper than todai's too).
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Post by blueeyedwolf » Aug 3rd, '06, 03:49

jholic wrote:
how you missed the takoyaki crew in shirokiya's?
Well.....they did have me working my butt off. I actually worked in Bookoff...the bookstore that leases the space in Shirokiya. So ya, I was never allowed to participate or go snooping into their wonderful food sampling or buying. I always got off work so late too that there were no food left, let alone buses for me to catch home. (lived on Wilder Ave right off H1). So ya, basically I didn't have a summer that year because I took both summer sessions back to back. 3 months of my life just scramming information in my little tight brain and working my butt off to pay for rent and food. Maybe I'll get lucky the next time I visit Oahu. When do they usually sell them? Anybody know? :blink

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Post by Gaston » Aug 3rd, '06, 03:53

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groink wrote: The only time I've ever bought takoyaki was at the annual festivals at Shirokiya.
--- groink
Yeah, I stand in line when Shirokiya has their food festivals too. But that's only one or two weeks each summer. I wish there was someplace you could buy takoyaki year round!
There is a yakitori restaurant called "Koh no Tori" next to Imanas-Tei by the back exit of UH (Puck's Alley area - in the alley way by the 7-Eleven). The have freakin' good takoyaki year round!

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Post by himekohimura » Aug 3rd, '06, 03:54

jholic --> yeah, I know. It's hard living over here in hilo. I crave for Zippy's and there's no one who sympathises with my pain. And people over here didn't understand why I cried when they took down the dole pinaple. It's interesting how culture variates from island to island...

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Post by jholic » Aug 3rd, '06, 03:57

blueeyed: can't say when. i don't think they have a regular schedule. it's whenever they can get the jp people to come over and do their thing. the last crew i saw was from a famous store in osaka (in kuidaore). if you go to the famous bridge in osaka where you can see the glico man, there's a famous takoyaki store with a huge octopus above their door. those guys came down to do takoyaki at shirokiya's. the line was frekkin' long. :lol
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Post by jholic » Aug 3rd, '06, 04:02

himeko, i know what you mean. i don't like zippy's, cuz the food is a bit unhealthy, but when you stay out late, what else get, yeah? but now, they sell their chilli in stores, so at least you got that. :lol

i like hilo cuz there's so much things you can do nature-wise, but the fact that there's so few people, and not much of a nightlife would get to me. i'm not a clubber or anything, but i like having options to do something. but i don't mean this to bash on hilo. love all the islands, but personally would have a hard time living anywhere but oahu.
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Post by mimmi » Aug 3rd, '06, 04:35

:-) @ jholic....that's too bad you can only live on Oahu....I was planning on taking you to my Island to make you a permanent resident, so I think it won't work out then aah?....sorry just want to be funny and being silly :lol :lol....

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Post by meiohsetsuna » Aug 3rd, '06, 04:38

I'm a Kailua-Kona girl myself, born and raised. Used to want to go to Hilo cuz it had the only mall on the Big Island. But KK is growing SOOOO fast now. There's so many people, its crazy. And I used to work at the airport, so I knew the figures on the increase of travelers.

Yah I found it extremly dull and boring at night in Hilo. I couldn't believe how many shops and restaurants were actually closed on Sundays. Made me realize KK did have something to offer afterall. (Especially after hearing all the Hilo peeps talking about making special trips to KK just to visit Costco or something...) Also made me get into subbing with the rest of the Nya!Posse. :D

Ohyah, and I buy Zippy's stuff from Costco. :)

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Post by Kanpai » Aug 3rd, '06, 04:50

Gaston wrote: There is a yakitori restaurant called "Koh no Tori" next to Imanas-Tei by the back exit of UH (Puck's Alley area - in the alley way by the 7-Eleven). The have freakin' good takoyaki year round!
Thanks Gaston! I been craving for takoyaki for a long time!

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Post by Dyka » Aug 3rd, '06, 04:50

Oh wow, I was not aware of this thread. Haha, I wish I had found it earlier.

I think I'll conceal my identity, but I'm sure after this next bit you'll all have an easy time finding me on the streets with a good eye, besides, it's not that hard to find me online, anyway.

I am the head administrator of ScanLover Forums, being superceded only by the webmaster himself.

Of course, how many of you knew of that site?

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Post by blueeyedwolf » Aug 3rd, '06, 05:33

meiohsetsuna wrote:
Yah I found it extremly dull and boring at night in Hilo. I couldn't believe how many shops and restaurants were actually closed on Sundays.
Ya, I totally agree with Setsuna. Even though I'm pretty much a Hilo girl, I still have problems with them shutting down downtown on weekends and at 5pm on weekdays. It's like, "Dude, where'd everybody migrate to?" Of course bars are open, but still there's no real place you can just "hang" except for the mall (which is pathetic) and walmart(which is more pathetic though I go there a lot). We used to hang at the Karaoke place A LOT. But of course Hilo being Hilo, they shut down due to lack of business. Hilo is really pathetic. These are times I wish I were back in Japan. Oh, those all nighter karaoke nights~ *reminisces*

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Also made me get into subbing with the rest of the Nya!Posse
Amen to that! We actually were singing our lungs out with Jpop way before we ever formed Nya!. Just give any one of us a mic, you'll never see it again. (talk about cat fight when we only have 1 or 2 mics) :argue: XD And I'm totally jealous that Setsuna and Hime went to karaoke in Japan without me. I had to be the "rusuban" :cry: *sniffles*

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Post by blueeyedwolf » Aug 3rd, '06, 05:40

Dyka wrote:
I am the head administrator of ScanLover Forums, being superceded only by the webmaster himself.
I haven't heard of the site :scratch:, but I have seen your name around.... :-) How do I get to your forum?

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Post by Dyka » Aug 3rd, '06, 06:01

Have you seen my name around this forum or have you caught it on other websites?

You can get to the forum at http://forum.scanlover.com

You're a female, what is your opinion on bikini models and pornography? :P

Believe it or not, I dislike porn. I'm there for the community and the non-nude models.

Habeeb it.

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Post by meiohsetsuna » Aug 3rd, '06, 06:04

Dyka wrote:You're a female, what is your opinion on bikini models and pornography? :P

Believe it or not, I dislike porn. I'm there for the community and the non-nude models.
Well if that wasn't just thrown out randomly. :blink

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Post by Dyka » Aug 3rd, '06, 06:10

Haaaa, not quite. Take a look at the site and I'm sure you'll see the relevance.

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Post by SHD » Aug 3rd, '06, 06:21

Hilo--must have been a law one time that if you opened an eating place you gotta name 'em after somebody. Don's, Blaine's, Dottie's, Freddie's--c'mon i know get some more.

Go over for business one in while, get off the plane, go Cafe 100 eat breakfast, cheap, ono.

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Post by blueeyedwolf » Aug 3rd, '06, 07:21

Dyka wrote:
Have you seen my name around this forum or have you caught it on other websites?
It may have been on this forum....can't remember :scratch: . I do recognize a lot of other people's names here too though.
Dyka wrote:
You're a female, what is your opinion on bikini models and pornography?
Believe it or not, I dislike porn. I'm there for the community and the non-nude models.
:blink Do I really have to answer this? I'm almost afraid to check the site :crazy:
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Hilo--must have been a law one time that if you opened an eating place you gotta name 'em after somebody. Don's, Blaine's, Dottie's, Freddie's--c'mon i know get some more.
Hahaha! So true! Even the Japanese restaurants are named after some one. Miyo's, Miwa's, Satsuki's, Itsu's(or did they go out of business :scratch: ). Ya, it's like they name their restaurants after the owner or something because everybody pretty much knows everybody else. It's like, (a figurative scenerio):
A: "Eh, you know Don's grill?"
B: "Yah, why?"
A: "Da owna is da kine, my uncle cuz"
B: "Ho! fo' real? I love his food man!"
Ya, Hilo is SO small it's scary. It's like the person sitting next to you in school is somehow related to you. Or worst yet, your BF/GF is your cousin and you never knew :goggle:(knew a friend that happened to him....he was dating his first cousin or so and never knew it)

Oh yah, if you ever want good sushi in Hilo....I'm SO still on the sushi topic....(I blame all the boys talking about sushi over there in oahu...making me so ono for good sushi too~ ! :mrgreen: ,go to Tsunami Grill/Ocean's Sushi Deli in downtown(same company, located right across the street from each other). Their sushi is SO ONO, BROKE DA MOUTH! Us Nya! girls absolutely just LOVE the place to death. After our Nya! nights we would pile in my truck and drive our hungry butts there just for sushi and their other yummy food. (I personally like their Tanuki Jiru a.k.a Pork miso soup with veggies with a Rainbow sushi) But they're usually packed and I think they close at around 9pm, so gotta go early. I SO can't wait for Setsuna to come back to us. Our Nya! outtings are just not complete with out the three of us.... :cry: *sniffle* Hayaku modotte ko~i! :hissy:

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Post by Dyka » Aug 3rd, '06, 07:27

Hahaha, I guess you shouldn't go there, then. ScanLover is tagged as an "Asian Idol Appreciation" site, but in laymen's terms, it's a porn site. However, our vision is to encourage intelligent discussion and a friendly community, so people are often surprised at the quality of the discussions.

Of course, I'm just a guy trying to defend his image and the site he supports, which isn't easy given the content.

Oh well, life goes on. :P

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Post by meiohsetsuna » Aug 3rd, '06, 07:38

Ha, your secret is out to those of us who had no clue... :mrgreen:

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Post by Dyka » Aug 3rd, '06, 07:50

Just uh... don't bother me for free porn... :P

Hahahaha, so how's everyone else doing?

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Post by blueeyedwolf » Aug 3rd, '06, 07:52

Hahaha...I just took a peek. :P Just looked at your opening page with all the contents and stuff listed. By the looks of it I figured it was a "dude's fantasy world page" but with class. It's cool. I totally respect it.

In fact, my brother's friends run a porn site too. Never went there since I know the dudes and always hear them bickering about how they were going to clean the pictures and make them more "ranchy".... I guess that's the word to describe it. I wanted to see their work since they were so proud of themselves, but by the convos they were having I never could bring myself to check it out.(let alone when I found out what kind of site it actually was)

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Post by SHD » Aug 3rd, '06, 08:24

alright idoru(s)! K, i was over there little while. :whistling:

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Post by asdfasdf13 » Aug 3rd, '06, 08:50

O___O a hawaii thread.... haha i had to make an account just so i could post here... anyone here from hawaii kai?!??! woot go hawaii...

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Post by groink » Aug 3rd, '06, 09:04

asdfasdf13 wrote:O___O a hawaii thread.... haha i had to make an account just so i could post here... anyone here from hawaii kai?!??! woot go hawaii...
Aloha! Welcome!

I don't live in Hawaii Kai, but I used to work at Koko Marina back in the late 1980s, where Bank of Hawaii is right now, and also the Hawaii Kai Corporate Plaza, across from Roy's. Hawaii Kai also have the only Foodland that carries those cream puffs - the ones that draw LOOOOOONG lines at Shirokiya. Forgot the name of the company - I usually end up calling them "Papa Smurf" and strange enough people know what I'm talking about.

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Post by howzitboy » Aug 3rd, '06, 09:05

wow, kewl me too. just had to sign up to say howzit to everyone. i live by daie i(ala moana) errr whats it called now? don quiote? how on earth u spell it?
having too much fun gettin all the doramas.( my wife thinks im nuts).

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Post by howzitboy » Aug 3rd, '06, 09:08

oo, forgot to mention. my friend took pictures at Sorimachi Takashi and Matsushima Nanako wedding. boy is she pretty!! lucky guy huh? meant Takashi, not my pal lol. no fun working ....

oops forgot i was the back up photographer for hideko hara wedding while ago. omg she was drop dead beautiful too. i wish i kept her pictures i took.
i've seen some "stars" from japan but didnt know who they were . id ask my friends and they would say, omg u dont know thats blah blah and id say, err whos that . but , now that i watch the doramas, ill be ready next time!!
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Post by Dyka » Aug 3rd, '06, 09:09

Man I notice by your posts that I'm probably the youngest person in this thread, or at least one of the youngest. Feels a bit strange, but whatever. I've only gotten into one drama so far, but I have yet to finish it. That'd be Shimokita Glory Days. I'm waiting for the subtitles to be released before I watch episodes.

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Post by howzitboy » Aug 3rd, '06, 09:18

ive been watching wayyy to many last few weeks. soo many fun shows, so little time. if u just have to see one drama id go for hmm great teacher onizuka (japanese) or full house (korean). both are soo fun.

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Post by asdfasdf13 » Aug 3rd, '06, 09:30

haha anyone here chinese??? haha

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Post by SHD » Aug 3rd, '06, 20:06

groink wrote:Forgot the name of the company - I usually end up calling them "Papa Smurf" and strange enough people know what I'm talking about.

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Post by freezingcoffee » Aug 3rd, '06, 20:29

I'm going to be going to hawaii pacific this fall, so I'll see you guys there

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Post by groink » Aug 3rd, '06, 21:08

freezingcoffee wrote:I'm going to be going to hawaii pacific this fall, so I'll see you guys there
Cool! That's where I earned my bachelor's back when they were still called Hawaii Pacific College. Guys - if you want to go to a school with literally HUNDREDS of F.O.B. Asian girls, THIS is the school for you. Join the various cultural clubs, get a room at a co-ed dormitory and you'll be living the dramas you watch.

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Post by jholic » Aug 4th, '06, 04:04

HO! talk about the locals uniting, yeah? geez, i thought i only had to read one page back, but was more like four or something.

mimmi: which island you stay on? i've been to almost all of them except lanai, niihau and kahoolawe. :lol

Dyka: sorry, never heard of your site. but i'm pretty sure some of my friends back home probably did. haha! well, aloha anyways.

meioh: i was kinda surprised that costco was built on kk side instead of hilo. maybe the land was cheaper??

SHD: that's pretty funny about the names of the restaurants. i ate at blaines and a couple of the others. i love nori's too!

BEARD PAPA!!! that was the company i was trying for remember six million posts back. they was at shirokiya's several times before they opened one in waiks.

freezingcoffee: groink's right about the hpu girls. wow. you going be pretty lucky. when i worked in downtown, kept seeing them all over. then again, hard for beat the girls at UH.
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Post by blueeyedwolf » Aug 4th, '06, 09:18

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meioh: i was kinda surprised that costco was built on kk side instead of hilo. maybe the land was cheaper??
Nah, KK is way more expensive than Hilo. There was talk about having Costco come to Hilo, but it got rejected because of all the sovereignty stuff. Too many Hawaiians protested(no offense), so they never were able to bring it.(something I heard through the grapevine...wonder if it was in the papers? :scratch: ) Instead we have a Cost U Less store. Similar to Costco, but no membership needed. It's smaller and it doesn't have a good selection though. Still it's better than nothing. When ever I want stuff from Costco, I simply grab a friend with a card and kidnap them to Kona. Recently it has been Setsuna and Hime :mrgreen: Gotta love friends. :wub:

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Post by freezingcoffee » Aug 4th, '06, 18:49

Oh..... My girlfriend is going to love it when she hears this....haha

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Post by meiohsetsuna » Aug 4th, '06, 22:22

freezingcoffee wrote:Oh..... My girlfriend is going to love it when she hears this....haha
When she hear waat? :P 'bout all da tita's who wen start for come hea? (small kine joke)


Jholic: The land might have been cheaper at one point, but not anymore! What they claim is 'affordable housing' starts at about $650,000. My parents could pocket a quatta million if dey like fo sell dere house in da boonies, but dey no like cuz everyting else stay more 'spensive. It seriously looks like Hilo is a dying town, and Kailua-Kona is on its way to being the next Maui or someting. :blink If I remember correctly, the population of incoming haoles move to Oahu, Maui, and KK as the top three places in the state. And in KK we have an intersection by Borders that I believe is near the top of the list for most traffic accidents/fatalities in the state.

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Post by groink » Aug 4th, '06, 22:26

freezingcoffee wrote:Oh..... My girlfriend is going to love it when she hears this....haha
Make believe Hawaii is Las Vegas. Everything stays in Hawaii.

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Post by puccakiss79 » Aug 5th, '06, 01:17

SHD wrote:
groink wrote:Forgot the name of the company - I usually end up calling them "Papa Smurf" and strange enough people know what I'm talking about.

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shu kurimu! so good.
Is that what Beard Papa is?! I had no clue what that was until your post, thanks. I thought it was some shave ice place! There's been renovating at Salt Lake Shopping Center for months now and apparently, there will be a new Beard Papa near Long's (next to the new Coffee Bean). I don't know if they are open yet (I doubt it), but those pics look yummy! I usually go to Kapiolani Baker in Aiea to get coco puffs, I'm hoping these are just as good since it's right down the road!
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Post by groink » Aug 5th, '06, 02:01

groink wrote:Forgot the name of the company - I usually end up calling them "Papa Smurf" and strange enough people know what I'm talking about.
Other names I use within Hawaii to describe places:

- I still call the former Daiei store chain "Holiday Mart".
- I still call the Blaisdell Center "HIC".
- I can't remember Chinese names. The Chinese take-out restaurant in the Waimalu Shopping Center, I end up calling it "Wang Chung". Yeah! "Everybody Wang Chung tonight!!!!"
- I still call the building on Ala Moana Blvd the "Gold Bond Building".

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Post by puccakiss79 » Aug 5th, '06, 03:56

I think most of you guys are jdrama fans, but if anyone wants to check out the Hawai`i Korean Film Festival here are the details, http://www.hiff.org/specialscreenings.php
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Post by sarcasstik » Aug 5th, '06, 09:42

puccakiss79 wrote:I think most of you guys are jdrama fans, but if anyone wants to check out the Hawai`i Korean Film Festival here are the details, http://www.hiff.org/specialscreenings.php
Any suggestions? I've never watched any of the movies. I think I'm generally open-minded though. I enjoyed a lot of shows at the Asian American Film Festival when I was goin to school in the Bay Area...

Speaking of jdramas, did anyone else find Densha Otoko extremely overrated? I guess this is kinda off topic, but maybe I won't be bludgeoned to death with my own laptop in this thread since I stay one local :whistling: If not for Shiraishi Miho and Toyohara Kosuke, I don't think I could've finished watching it. Am I missing something?

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Post by puccakiss79 » Aug 5th, '06, 20:41

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puccakiss79 wrote:I think most of you guys are jdrama fans, but if anyone wants to check out the Hawai`i Korean Film Festival here are the details, http://www.hiff.org/specialscreenings.php
Any suggestions? I've never watched any of the movies. I think I'm generally open-minded though. I enjoyed a lot of shows at the Asian American Film Festival when I was goin to school in the Bay Area...
Haha, open-minded is good, because you really don't know what you're getting from a Korean movie! I think this is the first Korean Film Festival in Hawai`i
but I was a bit disappointed in these selections simply because I'm a fan of action cinema. Shiri, Oldboy, and Bittersweet Life are my top 3 Korean Films, all have some good action scenes (and funny enough, I've seen them all at Dole Cannery at a film festival). But I have some other favs too, not jus action.

If you haven't seen many Korean movies it might be better to d/l or rent some kmovies especially because the tickets are between $9-$10. Or better yet, if you have digital cable, 118 is AZN TV and 546 is Imaginasian TV sometimes they air Kmovies on Sundays and reair them on Mondays.

For this festival, I have tickets to see Forbidden Quest. The director, Kim Dae-woo, also directed Untold Scandal which I liked a lot. Untold Scandal is based on the novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" and the similar to the more modern Cruel Intentions movie except the Korean version is set in the 18th century. The costumes and sets were absolutely beautiful, so I'm hoping the same is displayed in Forbidden Quest. If you're interested in this one, AZN Television (digital channel 118) is airing Untold Scandal tomorrow at 6p. They reair the same movie throughout the day and even once on Monday.

The only other movie I'm thinking of watching is You are my Sunshine, but after reading the synopsis on the HIFF site, I don't think I will. But the caps look good. http://www.hancinema.net/korean_movie_Y ... nshine.php Many of the Korean films I've watched change moods halfway or so through the movie, Sex is Zero and Juhong geulshi a.k.a. Scarlett Letter are examples. The synopsis seems like it something in the end will not be what I want to see atm.

FYI, if anyone wants to watch "...ing" Imaginasian TV (546) is airing it on Sunday 2p. This was a good movie, and it has one of the typical endings to expect from a Kmovie.

Since I'm talking about the other Asian Channels we now catch in Hawai`i and some of you might have found it yet digital channel 80 is KBS America/World and KBFD 2. I think they share in the programing as KBFD commercials and older subtitled dramas airs during weekdays/nights now.

Hopefully in the Fall Film Festival when they include other countries and we'll see more variety.
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Post by SHD » Aug 5th, '06, 21:38

sarcasstik wrote:Speaking of jdramas, did anyone else find Densha Otoko extremely overrated? I guess this is kinda off topic, but maybe I won't be bludgeoned to death with my own laptop in this thread since I stay one local :whistling: If not for Shiraishi Miho and Toyohara Kosuke, I don't think I could've finished watching it. Am I missing something?
lol! yeah, more safe posting that in this thread--you know, local style, no talk stink about anybody, cause you neva know. well to each his/her own--i enjoyed it alot, i think part of the enjoyment was if you were following it as it was being released. thanks to some incredibly fast subbing and cooperation it was like being part of the online community in the dorama.

pucca, thanks for the film festival link. not long ago HIFF was just about the only thing going but with the internet and etailers, it's becoming that films brought in are old news. i'm tired of the "Korean Wave" popularity--way past time to judge films on their own merits not because of their country of origin. still, there's one or two i'm interested in catching.

and those Beard Papa puffs--they fill them when you order so the pastry is slightly crunchy on the outside, spongy inside and a light cream. danger if they're close to your house! :-)

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Post by puccakiss79 » Aug 5th, '06, 22:26

SHD wrote:pucca, thanks for the film festival link. not long ago HIFF was just about the only thing going but with the internet and etailers, it's becoming that films brought in are old news. i'm tired of the "Korean Wave" popularity--way past time to judge films on their own merits not because of their country of origin. still, there's one or two i'm interested in catching.
LOL, "dey goin' fo' broke" as far as the Korean Wave is concerned. I wonder if it will ever slow down. I was surprised when Blockbuster started renting kdramas and when I saw Borders selling Korean dramas. Movies are one thing, but Korean dramas, it must be a bankable market. But now, I'm not really surprised at all the Korean drama things all over the place. Except Morning Glory! WTH, they all disappeared except the the Mililani store =( now I have to go online to buy all my pucca stuffs!
and those Beard Papa puffs--they fill them when you order so the pastry is slightly crunchy on the outside, spongy inside and a light cream. danger if they're close to your house! :-)
OMG! Another thing for which I have to worry about getting addicted to.
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Post by mimmi » Aug 6th, '06, 03:05

jholic wrote:HO! talk about the locals uniting, yeah? geez, i thought i only had to read one page back, but was more like four or something.

mimmi: which island you stay on? i've been to almost all of them except lanai, niihau and kahoolawe :lol

Dyka: sorry, never heard of your site. but i'm pretty sure some of my friends back home probably did. haha! well, aloha anyways.

meioh: i was kinda surprised that costco was built on kk side instead of hilo. maybe the land was cheaper??

SHD: that's pretty funny about the names of the restaurants. i ate at blaines and a couple of the others. i love nori's too!

BEARD PAPA!!! that was the company i was trying for remember six million posts back. they was at shirokiya's several times before they opened one in waiks.

freezingcoffee: groink's right about the hpu girls. wow. you going be pretty lucky. when i worked in downtown, kept seeing them all over. then again, hard for beat the girls at UH.
my island is too far away from yours, somewhere in the South Pacific (sorry, you won't know the name if I mention it, so it's not worth it mentioning it), so that's why I think my proposal won't work out....so please turn me down so gently , so my heart won't break too harshly to pieces, then I won't be able to go on :lol....

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Post by sarcasstik » Aug 6th, '06, 03:37

puccakiss79 wrote: Shiri, Oldboy, and Bittersweet Life are my top 3 Korean Films, all have some good action scenes (and funny enough, I've seen them all at Dole Cannery at a film festival).
Actually, I was planning to watch Oldboy a couple years ago when it aired at a film festival, but I couldn't get tickets. I think I'm gonna have to rent that one at some point. I heard good reviews from several other people as well.
puccakiss79 wrote: FYI, if anyone wants to watch "...ing" Imaginasian TV (546) is airing it on Sunday 2p. This was a good movie, and it has one of the typical endings to expect from a Kmovie.
Ok, stay ready for record on the DVR.
puccakiss79 wrote: Except Morning Glory! WTH, they all disappeared except the the Mililani store =( now I have to go online to buy all my pucca stuffs!
Nah, still get the one on Keeaumoku yah?
SHD wrote: lol! yeah, more safe posting that in this thread--you know, local style, no talk stink about anybody, cause you neva know. well to each his/her own--i enjoyed it alot, i think part of the enjoyment was if you were following it as it was being released. thanks to some incredibly fast subbing and cooperation it was like being part of the online community in the dorama.
I guess the Densha Otoko's whining just got a little too annoying for me. Although, I loved Jinkama. That role put her in my fav actress list for sure. Imperial March... too funny. I agree though, it was awesome how fast it got released. I guess in some sense, it's not as professional as some of the other subbing teams (as far as consistency and the fancy shmancy effects), but I guess it was still pretty cool. Like "by the fans for the fans" kine feel. The same thing sort of happened with T & D, which was a project I was helping with. The translator got busy, but some other people decided to help out and finish it up, and I'm glad for that.

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Post by jholic » Aug 7th, '06, 04:19

blueeyed & setsuna: i guess i shouldn't be too surprised at the cost of housing. was bound for go up in those places eventually. i always thought getting land out in hilo and kk was a better value. there went that idea. at $650k, i can kiss that idea goodbye. i hope the housing market eventually comes back down to earth.

pucca: glad to see you back. just great. when i move, that's when they build a new beard papa over there. my friends are probably gonna ruin their diets there. and they even got the film festival too. dang. feel like i missing out on everything. my friends and i went to a few of the previous ones. i saw oldboy and warriors of heaven & earth. was pretty awesome. i even saw the cowboy bebop movie there too. enjoy yourself. they closed the morning glory in salt lake shopping center??

mimmi: even if you're out in the south pacific, we can still consider you family. glad you can join us.
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Post by mimmi » Aug 7th, '06, 08:21

jholic wrote:blueeyed & setsuna: i guess i shouldn't be too surprised at the cost of housing. was bound for go up in those places eventually. i always thought getting land out in hilo and kk was a better value. there went that idea. at $650k, i can kiss that idea goodbye. i hope the housing market eventually comes back down to earth.

pucca: glad to see you back. just great. when i move, that's when they build a new beard papa over there. my friends are probably gonna ruin their diets there. and they even got the film festival too. dang. feel like i missing out on everything. my friends and i went to a few of the previous ones. i saw oldboy and warriors of heaven & earth. was pretty awesome. i even saw the cowboy bebop movie there too. enjoy yourself. they closed the morning glory in salt lake shopping center??

mimmi: even if you're out in the south pacific, we can still consider you family. glad you can join us.
well, thank you much jholic....so I can now say aloha to everybody aah?....ok here it goes "ALOHA EVERYBODY" have a great summer, oh yeah on the islands it's like summer everyday, sorry :-) :lol....ok I'm laughing at myself here :lol ....

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and a big Aloha back to u. yeah its always summer here and darn i wish we had a winter. too hotttt!!!!

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Post by freezingcoffee » Aug 9th, '06, 00:14

I'm probably going to need a job when I'm on the island, what is a good place for a freshman to work at?

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Post by SHD » Aug 9th, '06, 00:49

freezingcoffee wrote:I'm probably going to need a job when I'm on the island, what is a good place for a freshman to work at?
well, because of our tourist-based economy, there's currently lots of work in the service area. in fact it made the papers recently that some businesses are reducing hours and services because of lack of staff. unfortunately, the wages are low and the cost of living here is high--so hope you've got housing and maybe a scholarship. on the other hand you'll probably have an opportunity to meet a lot of asians--which by being on this board, you'd probably not mind.

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Post by pinksunbright » Aug 9th, '06, 01:08

Hi everybody!!! wow :lol , so many people from hawaii on this site. Is there anybody from Maui, Lahaina to be exact. Err...darn new school schedule i am now studing my days away instead of watching drama, in the heat too :cry: .well much love and nice to meet you people.

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Post by jholic » Aug 9th, '06, 03:17

coffee: if i remember correctly, you'll be at hpu, right? i would guess that they would have in-house jobs for students that would work around your schedule. since you'll also be in downtown, there is a lot of opps for internships, p/t jobs at one of the restaurants, or even working at ala moana or restaurant row.

you could even consider a job as a waiter. i couldn't believe how much my friend was making in tips.

will you be a full-time student?

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Post by sarcasstik » Aug 10th, '06, 18:47

pinksunbright wrote:Hi everybody!!! wow :lol , so many people from hawaii on this site. Is there anybody from Maui, Lahaina to be exact. Err...darn new school schedule i am now studing my days away instead of watching drama, in the heat too :cry: .well much love and nice to meet you people.
Hey, it's another Maui person! I'm not from Lahaina though... I graduated before they implemented this new school schedule thing (thank goodness :whistling: )

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Post by Dyka » Aug 11th, '06, 07:59

hay guyz whats going on in this thread?

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Post by freezingcoffee » Aug 11th, '06, 19:46

jholic wrote:coffee: if i remember correctly, you'll be at hpu, right? i would guess that they would have in-house jobs for students that would work around your schedule. since you'll also be in downtown, there is a lot of opps for internships, p/t jobs at one of the restaurants, or even working at ala moana or restaurant row.

you could even consider a job as a waiter. i couldn't believe how much my friend was making in tips.

will you be a full-time student?

good luck!
Yeah, I'm going to hpu and I am a full time student, only 12 credits though, so I should have some spare time. If I recall, did you move to the NoVa area, thats where I am from.

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Post by jholic » Aug 14th, '06, 03:23

freezingcoffee wrote:Yeah, I'm going to hpu and I am a full time student, only 12 credits though, so I should have some spare time. If I recall, did you move to the NoVa area, thats where I am from.
when you're ready to switch, let me know! :lol

(btw, it took several months here before i finally learned what nova was....)
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Post by puccakiss79 » Aug 15th, '06, 00:00

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puccakiss79 wrote: Except Morning Glory! WTH, they all disappeared except the the Mililani store =( now I have to go online to buy all my pucca stuffs!
Nah, still get the one on Keeaumoku yah?
Right on, thanks. I may make it out there one day to see what they have but I so suck at driving around town. I finally figured out the Nimitz, King, and Dillingham recently. I get lost so easily on those three roads!

@jholic: I drove by that Family Drive-In you were talking about earlier. Sorry to say they are currently closed down. There wasn't any sign saying they were closed for renovating but that whole shopping center is actually being renovated. They just opened up some new stores recently like Starbucks/Jamba Juice, Yummy's, GameStop, and I think soon they will open a Panda Xpress and Koa Pancake House. Maybe the Family Drive-In will relocate to one of the new spots. The spot I thought you were talking about is actually the other side of Nimitz near Byron's (closer to Lagoon Drive side). They have Starbucks over there as well! :goggle:

coffeeHow about a job at a video store =) Watch movies and play video games for free. ^_~
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puccakiss79 wrote:....but I so suck at driving around town. I get lost so easily on those three roads!
eh, you local! how you can say that?? nah, i pretty bad too, sometimes. i hate when i gotta go somewhere on s king or s beretania. they both one-way, and i always end up being on king when i gotta find something on beretania, or vice versa. i always forget which part of the street stay on, so i gotta drive like five cross-streets down, just so that when i go back the other direction, i no miss um. :whistling:
puccakiss79 wrote:@jholic: I drove by that Family Drive-In you were talking about earlier. Sorry to say they are currently closed down.
yikes! i hope it's not permanent. and hopefully, they no need raise their prices either. if you go about 11am, you can get three different sizes of pre-made bentos ($3/4/5), or their lunch special ($5.50). i ate there couple of times a week. i miss them pretty badly.


coffee: i like pucca's suggestion of a video store. you could always try the bookstore in chinese cultural center (close to hpu) - or if you don't mind the traffic, go work in waikiki somewhere. even better, work at one of the many karaoke places in hawaii. unfortunately, i don't think any of these jobs will pay too well.
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Post by sarcasstik » Aug 16th, '06, 22:35

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puccakiss79 wrote:....but I so suck at driving around town. I get lost so easily on those three roads!
eh, you local! how you can say that?? nah, i pretty bad too, sometimes. i hate when i gotta go somewhere on s king or s beretania. they both one-way, and i always end up being on king when i gotta find something on beretania, or vice versa. i always forget which part of the street stay on, so i gotta drive like five cross-streets down, just so that when i go back the other direction, i no miss um. :whistling:
Haha, totally same here. Even Kapiolani is pretty bad. Impossible to make left turns sometimes. When I first moved here, I was renting near town, and it was such a pain to drive anywhere. So many one way streets. My excuse is I'm from Maui :whistling:

And btw, I watched "...ing" SO GOOD :thumleft: I seriously liked it way better than "My Sassy Girl" as blasphemous as that may sound.

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Post by leimomi » Aug 16th, '06, 22:47

Just found this website recently and am still trying to figure out how to download and watch what's available.

I grew up in Hawaii and moved to the Mainland, but what I miss was all those subtitled dramas that I used to watch on KIKU TV. My mother was cute! She started watching the Korean dramas and encouraged me to watch. Had to explain to her that unlike Hawaii, the Korean dramas in LA are not always sub-titled. However, through the Internet and (sigh!) breaking down to actually buy the DVDs, I was able to watch certain shows although it was a strain on the pocketbook.

When I saw the variety on this website, I was excited!

Anyways, have a wonderful day!

A hui hou!

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Post by SHD » Aug 16th, '06, 23:19

howzit, howzit.

Hawai'i so small but this thread is good for people like you and jholic away from the islands.

anyway, if you having issues with getting dramas here read the FAQ's
http://www.d-addicts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15864

and give a holla here if still get questions. :thumright: (we need one shaka emoticon)

and all you other guys trying fo drive around town--that's nothing. me if i gotta go to those planned communities like Mililani or worse, Kapoei--i'm totally lost, all the streets and houses look the same!

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Post by jholic » Aug 17th, '06, 00:15

howzit leimomi! welcome to DA and hope you post here more often. like SHD said, we can give you help if you need. just gotta post in pidgin. nah! nah!

SHD: better than 'my sassy'. that's hard to believe. loved my sassy. will have to watch ing later.
eh, i know what you talking about. i always lost in mililani! two of my uncles live there and i hate going to their houses.
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Post by puccakiss79 » Aug 17th, '06, 13:56

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puccakiss79 wrote:....but I so suck at driving around town. I get lost so easily on those three roads!
eh, you local! how you can say that?? nah, i pretty bad too, sometimes. i hate when i gotta go somewhere on s king or s beretania. they both one-way, and i always end up being on king when i gotta find something on beretania, or vice versa. i always forget which part of the street stay on, so i gotta drive like five cross-streets down, just so that when i go back the other direction, i no miss um. :whistling:
Haha, totally same here. Even Kapiolani is pretty bad. Impossible to make left turns sometimes. When I first moved here, I was renting near town, and it was such a pain to drive anywhere. So many one way streets. My excuse is I'm from Maui :whistling:
SHD wrote:and all you other guys trying fo drive around town--that's nothing. me if i gotta go to those planned communities like Mililani or worse, Kapoei--i'm totally lost, all the streets and houses look the same!

jholic wrote:eh, i know what you talking about. i always lost in mililani! two of my uncles live there and i hate going to their houses.
LOLOL, I'm glad I'm not alone on this!

sarcasstik wrote:And btw, I watched "...ing" SO GOOD :thumleft: I seriously liked it way better than "My Sassy Girl" as blasphemous as that may sound.
Ooo, glad you liked ...ing =)
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Post by Willx24601 » Aug 23rd, '06, 20:04

whoa! hawaii thread :) hey i'm originally from honolulu but now in ewa. i'm the person who the korean meetings refer as "the young guy" because i'm the youngest one there :lol although i haven't been to one or haven't watched any dramas due to no time :cry: oh, and ihop is open in waikiki :lol
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Post by puccakiss79 » Aug 24th, '06, 02:29

Aloha Willx24601. No time to watch drama? =( I'm overwhelmed with dramas at the moment!

Help?I'm looking for some help from a Hawaiian Language Student or someone who might know/remember because I forgot.

Anyone can translate this name to Hawaiian? "The righteous hawk that rises from the turbulent sea?" It's a name so I don't want to translate it to a sentence form, so far my Hawaiian Dictionary and my sister help me get "ke `io pono e ala ana ke kai `ale`ale." I'm pretty sure I'm missing a locative marker "i" between ana and kai, but if anyone might know if this is correct or way off, any assistance is appreciated. Mahalo. (I wish we really had a shaka emoticon). :-)
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Post by Willx24601 » Aug 26th, '06, 12:42

puccakiss79 wrote:Aloha Willx24601. No time to watch drama? =( I'm overwhelmed with dramas at the moment!
So lucky. well i work at the movie theaters so hmmm i've seen majority of the movies that just came out hehe *cough snakes on a plane* :lol
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Post by mimmi » Aug 27th, '06, 15:09

how is it going everybody....just drop by to say "Hi"....have a nice day :-)....

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Post by jholic » Sep 1st, '06, 10:13

howzit, mimmi: nice to see you drop by again.

eh, Will, great to see you here. hope you get more time soon. must be pretty busy if you cannot even watch all your dramas. geez, couldn't believe they let a movie like snakes on a plane out in theaters. was it even worth the money?

hey, pucca. as for the hawaiian translation, you tried calling UH hawaiian language dept? gotta have some grad students or professors that would love to opportunity to help you.
"The righteous hawk that rises from the turbulent sea" - translated in pidgin is "HO!"
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Post by freezingcoffee » Sep 1st, '06, 19:52

I just got out here, yeah hpu's dorm campus sucks big time, its out in the mountains. I need to get dramas somehow, they block the torrents :(.

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Post by jholic » Sep 2nd, '06, 11:54

coffee: oh, are you in the kaneohe (windward) side? the dorms are not in town?


hey, my friend was in costco hawaii kai and he said that they sell korean dramas there now. full dvd sets with english subtitles for decent prices?
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Post by freezingcoffee » Sep 4th, '06, 19:50

yeah I live in kaneohe, it sucks taking the bus to get downtown. I just need to find a way to finish sapuri and my boss my hero!

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Post by wewa » Sep 4th, '06, 20:14

Doomo!

Lived in Manoa last 6 years, now in East Oahu. Too hot...and bad drivers!
Lived in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Kauai.

We should have a get together sometime, so we can all watch dramas together.
Then we can shout out translations! :cheers:

Good places to rent asian DVDs in town?

I used to like to get the ones at SuperConnected Nuuanu Shopping Plaza, but they closed down...
Selections seem limited at Aloha Video, Japan Video, Nippon Video, and Casper, all town locations.
Video Systems on Kapiolani has a lot of asian movie dvds, but they are all chinese bootleg types, so the quality is poor, buggy, and some of them are even in mono audio! :|
They may as well have shadows walking across the screen! :cussing:

Aloha!

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Location: California

Post by dochira » Sep 7th, '06, 17:55

I been to Oahu 4 times, so does that make me a part-time Hawaii D-Addict? :lol Actually I have met Jholic and Ahochaude (of JDorama.com).

I just read about the H-1 mess. Hopefully no one here was affected and/or had to sleep in their cars.

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