God bless those spending their only two weeks of vacation in Vegas every year, but I've never really understood the logic. For me, one of the biggest questions when considering any trip is "Have I been there or done that before?" Why sit for hours...
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While we were home, I enjoyed Leonard's malasadas stuffed with cream, Tasty Korean BBQ, Big City Diner fried rice, Tamura's poke, Tanioka's bentos, Waiola shave ice and homemade Okinawan sweet potato pie with haupia. Oh boy, did I enjoy it. More »
2010/2011 El Nino Hangover
The Hawaiian winter surf season of 2009/2010 was one for the ages, and El Nino deserves most of the credit. You see, when the El Nino climatic influence takes hold, it serves as the incendiary device which ignites the powerful natural engines that birth huge long-duration storm systems in the North Pacific... More »
It was a magnificent 2010 Ryder Cup. It certainly looked that way from the view within the screen frame of our television sets. I hear it was also quite nice for those inside the ropes at Celtic Manor in Wales. The US team didn't win but it did battle back from poor play on Saturday during final foursomes and four-ball matches. More »
In July of this year, reports surfaced of a malware worm never seen before. It was discovered by an antivirus company called VirusBlokAda, based in Belarus. Opening a USB drive containing this malware in Microsoft Explorer will cause a PC to be infected. This attack will work even with AutoPlay and Auto Run disabled. More »
Business :: Careers :: CareerBuilder Career Center
Come to the Fair -- Prepared!
Job fairs are a great way to shop for new job opportunities, network and make personal contacts with recruiters at various organizations. Here are some techniques recommended by experts to ensure that your performance at the fair doesn't turn into a circus... More »
Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Hawaii Wedding Tips
What to do... after you say I DO!
Your vows have been taken, the bouquet has been tossed and the cake has been cut (and eaten!). Your wedding was picture perfect (no, really, you look at your perfect pictures every day) but your dress is definitely NOT feeling the love. It's been trapped in a garment bag ever since that fairytale day and... More »
Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Hawaii Auto Repair Advice
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Back in 1990 there were more then 100 deaths from rollovers in the United States. These incidents were due to tire tread-separation. This pushed the Clinton administration to publish the TREAD Act. With this act, it mandated the use of a suitable Tire Pressure Monitoring technology in order to alert drivers of a severe under-inflation condition of their tires. More »
Hawaii Election Observations
At Civil Beat, as we wrapped up our election stories, we talked about the meaning of the night, observations that might get lost in the daily coverage. More »
Color Space, Escape The Ordinary World
This month we are going to explore a little known part of your photography called color space. Most professionals know about it, yea take the time to perfect it and produce stellar images of their work as a result. More »
What's at Stake on Nov. 2
The general election on the mainland is shaping up to be a referendum on President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress - and it's not looking pretty. But in Hawaii, the president remains popular, with a 62-percent approval rating, and 57 percent of voters feel positive about the direction of the country... More »
Virtualization makes use of hardware's full capacity
Simply put, the goal of virtualization is to fully utilize your hardware. For example, even the most efficient Windows-based server uses, at most, roughly 10 percent of the computing capacity of the hardware. The other 90 percent (and usually much, much more) sits around idle waiting for things to do. More »
Lifestyle :: Health/Fitness :: HMSA's Island Scene
Paki Vaughan's Passion is to Stay Fit and Help Keep His Community Safe
Nothing seems more heroic and adventurous to many young kids than to be a firefighter, leaping onto a shiny fire engine, with flashing lights and a wailing siren, as they race to put out a blazing fire and save lives. More »
8 Trends You Need to Know
The Slump is So Over. It's been replaced with a strange market with stable or slightly increasing home prices, and a shortage of properties to buy. The inventory of homes to buy has declined in every price range for both condos (down 7%) and single family homes (down 12%) compared to last year. More »
Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Safety & the Art of Tattoo
Health Issues and Tattooing....Why to seek a PROFESSIONAL
There are many health issues to consider when you are deciding to acquire a tattoo. This is one time that a bargain is NOT the answer. What IS your health worth? Can you put a dollar sign on not only quality but health safety? (Note: Graphic photos.) More »
Lifestyle :: Art/Leisure :: Jewels of the Isle
Selling Your Gold, What You Might Want To Know
You may have gold and precious metal jewelry that you do not use, or broken items that you do not plan to fix, or old boyfriend stuff that you want to cash out. With gold at its highest, you want to sell your unwanted jewelry, but how do you know where to go and where you can get a fair deal? More »
Liz Rizzo's Sicilian Pasta
This unusual recipe combines some of my favorite ingredients; like artichoke hearts, clams and browned bread crumbs in olive oil. Sicilian Pasta is a hearty, comfort food meal in my home. You wonâ€™t go away hungry when eating at the Rizzo house. More »
Sheila Mason's Stellar Astrology, November 2010
SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) It's all about you this month, Scorpio. Near the full moon of the 5th, you'll feel a powerful transformation occurring within, impelling a deep desire for change. Change comes in many forms and whatever feels positive in your life needs to be cultivated even further... More »
Entertainment :: Entertainment :: All Access 808
Two Idols and a Baby
October was a great concert month in Honolulu. Not only were we able to see American Idols Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert, but also youtube sensation Justin Bieber. More »
Lifestyle :: Food :: Oahu Restaurants - And Then Some...
God bless those spending their only two weeks of vacation in Vegas every year, but I've never really understood the logic. For me, one of the biggest questions when considering any trip is "Have I been there or done that before?" Why sit for hours gazing on fruits, triple-bars, and lucky 7's, regardless of the free beer, while... More »
Cake decorating classes: purse-shaped cake
Ladies, you'll love this cake. It's a cake sculpted like a handbag. We learned to make that in a Sunday workshop at Cake Creations Dessert Haven. More »
Cougar Pride - Three Kaiser High Grads Making a Difference
When it comes to careers, they have an old saying... "Do what you love and you never have to work a day in your life." Most of us chug along through the day to day of life, wondering if there's a better way. Personally, though I love my job, I often wonder if the MLB are still out there looking for a mediocre-ly built, over-the-hill, talented (in-his-own-mind) right arm to be the next best thing in the bigs. And then I wake up. More »
Business :: Real Estate :: Understanding the Hawaii Real Estate Ma...
Oh The Games Real Estate Agents Must Play
The Real Estate industry commonly utilizes a practice in tracking how efficient their agents are in obtaining the most amount of money for their Seller's listings in the shortest period of time and they do this by looking at the % Sold Price to List Price and the D.O.M. (Days On Market)... More »
Save the Chickens: Eat Tofu!
I know what you're thinking, but cast aside your worries and wipe that cringe off your face, you can trust me! After all, I've only been a vegetarian since February. Also, I've made this for a pot luck full of meat-a-tarians and it was devoured! (In truth, even I was shocked) More »
Lifestyle :: Computers :: Technology In Plain English
On the First Day of Christmas
Back by popular demand... "On the first day of Christmas my true geek gave to me" ...yup, you know the rest so read on as I begin with the first six days... to be continued on 1 December... don't worry that still gives you plenty of time to shop. On the first day it's Monster USB HUB... if you've ever had a problem with too many USB gadgets to plug-in, follow the story below for a solution. More »
While we were home, I enjoyed Leonard's malasadas stuffed with ...
It was a magnificent 2010 Ryder Cup. It certainly looked ...
At Civil Beat, as we wrapped up our election stories, ...
You may have gold and precious metal jewelry that you ...
The general election on the mainland is shaping up to ...