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Kaena Point Uproar, Off-Road and Camping In Jeopardy – A Generational Failure?

Kaena Point, in Mokuleia Oahu,  is one of the last wide open spaces that people on Oahu can “freely” use recreational vehicles, camp, fish and be a part of generational family gatherings.  But for every word in the previous sentence there is an opposition growing towards the free use of the land based on what’s happening to the Aina itself.

The sad thing for me and what’s going down in Kaena Point is that maybe only 15% of the visitors are disrespectful to the land but 100% of the land users could be affected by new rules/laws.  Another thing that has been real troubling to me is that this issue IS a local issue that can’t be blamed on outside influences.  No rental cars can make the trip to the top of Kaena Point – only local folks with the trucks can get up there.  So maybe we need local folks to step up and police the few that have no respect for the land.  Not so much in a vigilante kind of mission, but in an educational mission.

You know how at most animal parks where you can let your dogs run off a leash freely?  Well, at most of those parks the have distribution points that have bags for dog poop.  Maybe something like that will aid the issue of trash that only a few leave behind.  And as for the land scaring that some activist are talking about that is directly related to off-road vehicles, I say bull-shit.  Unless the state and activists can come up with a positive use for the land and be able to management in a trustworthy way, let the people play with their toys under their own risk of injury/death.  As land is being taken away and over developed, outdoor motor enthusiasts are getting cornered out…..then what?

Is this a generational failure in not handing down respect for the land?  What do you think is the best for managing the issues at Kaena Point?

Kelly Hu for Hawaii 5-0, Hollywood Brings Production To Honolulu and Casts LOCAL Actress!


Well, November 1st is the night!  Kelly Hu will be on Hawaii 5-0 and we’re all pumped about her appearance.  Looking forward to seeing a real Hawaiian actor on the show, really.  I’m sure that CBS doesn’t care much about proper local dialect being this is a show that has a global appeal, but let’s not lose our “Flip-Flops” over it.  You just gotta be thankful they didn’t say “thongs”.  Bra, da frick’as gonna fix’m bumbai.

 Gooooooooooooooo Kelly!! > Kelly Hu Facebook Page


Current cast

Alex O’Loughlin, Detective Steve McGarrett, Scott Caan, who is Detective Daniel “Danno” Williams, Daniel Dae Kim, who plays Chin Ho Kelly and Grace Park, who plays Chin’s cousin, Kono, 

More Kelly Hu News!!  As of October 5th 2010, actress Kelly Hu is going to shoot more Hawaii 5-0 in her second appearance on the CBS hit show.  While we await for the airing of her first shoot as the lesion between the Governor and Steve McGarrett,  it has been rumored that her role will be reoccurring.  It looks like the rumors might be true being that she’s back in town (Hawaii) to shoot another episode.  Go KELLY!


Kelly Hu Hawaii 5-0 Update Honolulu, Sept. 10, 2010 – Well, all I have to say so that I’m so pumped to see a major actor FROM Hawaii get cast in Hawaii 5-0.  When I released this post, I was part of a team trying to start the buzz on Kelly to get some TV time on Hawaii 5-0.  I’m thinking that the casting directors and directors may have heard our please via a Kelly Hu page on facebook.  Aloha Kelly Hu – Looking forward to seeing you on Hawaii 5-0.

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So here we go…..AGAIN.  Hollywood brings production to Hawaii’s economy but is real thin on any type of power-rolls for local actors.  As Hawaii 5-0 is in mid production right in Honolulu it looks as if  they haven’t given a look at developing some kind of support role for Hawaii based actors.  Yea, I’m sure their going to do some  casting that will fill the stereo type status quo of local’s looking “local and speaking with the island accent”, but c’mon, Hawaii has local and national talent.  One of which is actress Kelly Hu.

Would it be too much to ask to get some love from the Hollywood machine for Kelly?  IMO, she’s a seasoned actress who has already gotten hazed in the game with all kinds of roles, of which one of them was in the same format as Hawaii 5-0; a cop series called Martial Law.  Oh yea, lets not forget a major feature being release called The Tournament – (more on Kelly Hu’s career)

I guess I’m just venting but really, what’s it going to take for Hollywood to acknowledge one thing, when in Hawaii, work with Hawaii’s talent pool – especially if they are bona fied money makers for the industry.  In my opinion, the reason why 80% of the production that shoots in Hawaii fail when it has an Hawaiian theme is that they miss the organic casting opportunities and play to the stereotype of what they, Hollywood “visitors”, are branded with as they pass through our state and don’t get the culture.  Kelly Hu FTW – Join The Team!

Surfing the Nations in Wahiawa, Charity Starts At Home

You know, community volunteers just don’t get enough props when they give.  This morning I was driving back home through Wahiawa and I saw dozens of people cleaning up graffiti from street polls.  Man did that put a smile on my face.  So I rolled down my window and asked what organization they were from and heard a proud young girl say “Surfing the Nations” as she pointed to the location…..right there in Wahiawa.

For me, when organizations reach out withing their communities it fortifies my total cries that charity starts at home…….in this case their own backyard.  When others see that you care, it broadens the circle of awareness of others.  This is not much of a post but I wanted to just say than you Surfing The Nations for what you’re doing for our community. 

If you come by this post and live in Wahiawa and you drive by Surfing The Nations headquarters, throw a thank-you “shaka”.

Who’s Running for Lt. Governor’s Race of Hawaii 2010 – Why I Didn’t Care Until Now

Wow…..did you see the negative spin on Facebook about Neil Abercrombie?  What do you think are the odds that this is a move by Mufi Hannemanns camp?  There’s no two ways about it, this is going to get ugly and funny.  If I was Duke Aiona’s camp, I would be just feeding on the Hannemann/Abercrombie rhetoric getting all the info, lock and load.

But what about the Lt. Governors race for Hawaii 2010?  I looked it up on the Hawaii Gov site and got a list of who’s running.  Never heard of these people except for Bobby Bunda and  Norman Sakamoto.  I think I have seen the guy from Maui in a couple of commercials but that’s it.  But here’s the funny thing, I never really cared about the Lt. Governors race until I sat with a friend that brought up a good point.  “So if these people were running for Governor, who would you like”?  Now I care….

After going through the list and did decent research and if I was going to vote for these people as if it was the Governors race, it would have to be Norman Sakamoto FTW!  It would have to be someone who has big time experience with dealing with the states politics.  Not to say Bobby Bunda or the others don’t have experience, I just like the feeling I get from Norman Sakamoto in a time where trust in politics is at its lowest.  Sakamotot seems to be a person for the people.  Plus he’s always spinning his position on education and that’s my trigger point.  Education has to be on the top 5 points in my book.

The way I have been branded as Joe public, the position of the Lt. Governor of Hawaii (or any state for that matter) is more of pomp and circumstance.  But now with some new information on what the Lt. Governor does and after thinking “What if Mufi Hannemann or Neil Abercrombie win”? it might be a real good idea to have  solid back-up.  Who would you want? 

Norman Sakamoto for me.

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