Starting point of spring

March 29th, 2008

Greg McMackin does not call it a depth chart. Instead, he refers to it as starting points. So entering spring practice, here are the guys who will open on the first team.

Left wideout — Greg Salas.

Left slotback — Michael Washington.

Left tackle — Ray Hisatake

Left guard — Keith AhSoon.

Center — John Estes.

Right guard — Clarence "Lafu" Tuioti-Mariner

Right tackle — Keoni Steinhoff.

Right slotback — Aaron Bain.

Right wideout — Malcolm Lane.

Quarterback — Inoke Funaki.

Running back — Daniel Libre/Leon Wright-Jackson.

Defensive left end — David Veikune.

Defensive left tackle — Josh Leonard (Fale Laeli is recovering from knee surgery).

Defensive right tackle — Keala Watson.

Defensive right end — John Fonoti.

Strong-side linebacker — Blaze Soares.

Middle linebacker — Solomon Elimimian.

Weak-side linebacker — Adam Leonard.

Left cornerback — Ryan Mouton.

Strong safety — Keao Monteilh (Erik Robinson is recovering from shoulder surgery).

Free safety — Desmond Thomas.

Right cornerback — JoPierre Davis.

* * *

Colt Brennan said he needs to add "a couple of more pounds" to be at his projected weight for Tuesday's Pro Day. He now weighs about 215.

Brennan, Davone Bess and Jason Rivers have been working out at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. That's the site for Pro Day.

This year, the running drills will be held on FieldTurf instead of grass.

Brennan said he will participate in the running drills. "It's the least important thing (for a quarterback)," Brennan said, but the scouts "still want you to do that stuff."

314 Responses to “Starting point of spring”

  1. chance'um:


  2. hawaiifan:



  3. chance'um:

    Looks like we have depth at every position. Defense looks solid and the offense will be ready to show what they got. cant wait,

  4. Pomai:

    On Kiper's pick for Colt, he has him higher than I predicted, I think he go at #29 to the 49ers

  5. Pomai:

    Dang we need an edit button go=go's

  6. Stephen Tsai:

    It's so interesting how Kiper's opinion can change just based on a combine workout — a workout he did not attend.
    I was there. I saw the other quarterbacks. Colt is special because he's very, very accurate.

  7. Esme:

    Good heavens ...

    It's 2:30 a.m.

    The lights NEVER go off in the House of Tsai.

  8. Esme:

    I am still believing Colt will go early and surprise, and silence, his critics.

    He'll also make some team extremely happy.

    Can't wait to see it.

  9. Esme:

    Kekoa, that's fantastic news about your dad's turning a corner. He'll continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. las vegas:

    Boy, it's not easy finding this place.

  11. Esme:

    Oh, my, blog-dogging to myself late at night again.

    That's my cue to exit le...

    *bonk! Head hits pillow. Zzzzzzzz. *

  12. las vegas:

    Kekoa, best wishes for Papa!

  13. Stephen Tsai:

    Still at the office.

  14. las vegas:

    It would be great if Colt is drafted in the first round, but I hope he doesn't go to the 49ers.
    they would most likely start him during his rookie season, with that O-Line, Colt would be eaten alive.

  15. Esme:

    ST ...


    Go. Home. Sleep.

  16. addahknowjoe:


    You still up?

  17. Stephen Tsai:

    I just finished a 78-inch UH football story.

  18. las vegas:

    there seem to be a few changes to the blog.
    something positive.

  19. las vegas:

    six feet six inches of story?
    or maybe a 6'6" player.

  20. las vegas:

    Just pau hana or just close the bar?

  21. addahknowjoe:

    In what terms is this 78-inch story?

    -Is that pages stacked up on one another 78-inches high?

    -One column of a story that's 78-inches in length or height?

    I guess 78-inch sounds more dramatic than 6 feet 6.

  22. addahknowjoe:


    'sports and I just got back home from the sign shop. We were hanging out with a friend in town from the bay area.

  23. las vegas:

    Looking foward to seeing Hisatake at LT and the new receiving core in game action.
    I feel that these positions with all new players will be the key for 2008.
    By Florida, Graunke will most likely be in charge again, he does have skills and he's smart enough to have learned his lesson from whatever he really did.

  24. las vegas:


  25. las vegas:

    Good morning A-Sports!

  26. las vegas:

    back to sleep, off to the Valley of Fire for a special wedding today.

  27. bighilofan2:

    Wassup peoples! And Tsaikos! Happy Saturday the 29th. Just 4 more days for me to see my first practice. I wonder how much the starting points going change by then?
    You know, since Pomai showed me how to make things bigger, and how Scott changed the screen presentation,
    gotta admit that now I know how to find this place, its alright. I might even check out some of the other HA sites when things are slow, like now. See y'all laterz.

  28. bighilofan2:

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    Scott, good job - things seem to be running smoother. I like the letter size, and the speed is good now. I not sure what you did but don't fix it anymore. I can see!!!! Now I can concentrate on my engrish.

    Read today's HA - Keala and Leona Watson are doing the S&Q drills every weekend? Those two stick together, so great to read.

  29. myki1:

    Good morning bighilofan2 and Tsai-kos everywhere!!

    I guess I'm not the only early bird. I tell everyone that as I get older it seems that I need less sleep. I don't know if it's true but it sounds good anyway.

    Like you, sj and I are excited about spring practice and will be there on Monday morning. Looking forward to seeing you sometime during the week.

    Have a great weekend!!

  30. bighilofan2:

    Hi myki1.

    Is there a myki2? sj macro, wassup my man?
    maybe I'll catch you Wed am practice. ahem, I'll be carrying a notepad, wearing shades and a bright red/orange Aloha shirt. maybe I'll get invited to a dummy practice. nyuck nyuck nyuck. nah, see you guys soon.

    gotta admit, being able to read with my face 20" from the screen sure makes my day! Good job Scott.

  31. RainbowCliff:

    A GREAT Saturday good morning to Tsaiko Nation. We are ALL so bless to wake up EVERYDAY and see the beautiful sites of LIFE from the various areas we live and the wonderful people we meet. Of course those of you living in Hawaii can really say "Paradise" all through the Island chains with beautiful beaches, soft sands, green mountain valleys and breezy trade winds. As you good folks rise and shine remember to love, honor and respect ALL aspects of life as it is not promise. Family is always important and loving children from all walk ways of life will put you in eyes of the beholder that sharing is caring. The thought for the day " we judge our compassion by the way we treat a stranger" so be kind, thoughtful and full of inspiration for them. Honor our senior adults with a hug or kind gesture to help and aid. Being elderly is an HONOR as they have gracefully earn the years while doing there best to care for others as you and I have had some SPECIAL older person(s) to lead us by self example and sacrifices along the way that THEY have made to allow us opportunity in which we have the successes that lives in us today. Love, cherish, honor and respect with GOD as our provider what ever faith we share as spiritual enrichment gives us an inner belief and devine words of inspiration gives us FAITH to show our LOVE in which all of us in some form or fashion has this wonderful feeling that we give unconditionally. Be kind and share a SMILE as your happiness will make some one else happy as there is no better feeling in the world then JOY to the heart. Priceless ! Vaya Con Dios RainbowCliff.

  32. RainbowCliff:

    Mahalo Scott, for your HARD work in making this blog become better over the course of time. I gather trying to adjust to new beginings has taken it's up and downs from my fellow Tsaikos BUT your hard work in trying to make it better is APPRECIATED by all of us who supports Mr. Stephen Tsai who has given this forum for all of us to come too. Thank you kind sir for your GREATNESS !

  33. myki1:

    Good morning RainbowCliff,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful words of inspiration. I hope someday to meet you and shake your hand for all that you do for the youth of your city. You are such a role model for all of us. As you well know we get so much more from giving than from receiving, whether it be in time or in material goods.

    Keep up your great work and God bless and keep you in His care.

  34. RainbowCliff:

    Kekoa, WONDERFUL news on your Father as I am PRAYED up everyday for you and him to continue together in this wonderful world we call life. There is no GREATER love then a Father's love who has set the standards for what a "MAN" is responsible to do. A Father has a special bond in which he leads by self example, supports his family and LOVE his children unconditionally. A Father cheers you on to succeed and brings you in to discipline your wrong doings as his strength and honor always comes out everyday as he represents the importance of being a respected gentlemen at all times and how you represent him as well as your family with GREAT PRIDE will always be his course of satisfaction. A fathers love is so special as those times playing catch, going fishing or sitting down with you to explain LIFE will always be surreal and never leave the HEART ! Continue to be strong and give him a HUG from me for I am with you thousands of miles away as my words of caring will continue to reach out and bless you and ALL your love ones so that YOUR FATHER will know and feel that he is ALWAYS love and appreciated as his stature over the years will not go in vain. Stay rich in the Lord as he continues to look over your padre and keep blessings to you and your love ones. Stay in prayer. Sincerely, RainbowCliff.

  35. RainbowCliff:

    Myki1, a WONDERFUL good morning to you as I thank you for your kind gestures to me. Yes, it is better to give then to recieve as I am so BLESSED that I have this virture over the years in which you GREAT folks gave to me 27 years ago. I am off to help my senior citizen ladies today at the Hawthorne convalesent home for the elderly. Giving hugs, sharing scripture or being a good listener goes a long way for them smiling and appreciating. Have a WONDERFUL day as I leave for now to take care of my beautiful elderly ladies who enjoy a smile and kind heart. Aloha ! RainbowCliff.

  36. Barry Markowitz:

    Kekoa, love your dad...tell him to get well, for me, so we can go party some more...with LizK and the whole gang.

  37. djmitcho:

    Good Morning from the frozen tundra of Spokane, WA. What I wouldn't give to be waking up to some sun and warm temps. Lucky you live Hawaii! Well, hope all you Tsaiko's have a great weekend!

  38. FloridaTed:

    Morning/afternoon, Tsaikos and Tsai-Meister.

    RainbowCliff, you're just one big, perpetual love machine, kudos to you.

    That 'starting point' roster looks great. I'm really excited to see what shakes out this spring.

  39. hoohikimaui:

    I thought Kealoha Pilares would be a starting point somewhere. I guess they're still gonna see how well he adapts to the slotback position.

    Can anyone tell me when the Ohana Festival will take place after Spring Practice? I'm planning to attend with my 2 boys and get my airline tix soon. I'm too lazy to research when and plus I get my answers alot faster on this blog. Thanks.

  40. NYUH:

    Sad to see the HA give up its brand for bland.

  41. KL:


    Thanks for the "starting point" depth chart. For us UH athletics junkies, this posting as well as the total roster keeps us in the middle of the team's development which is our passion. You do the best job in the State and we all commend you.

  42. wafan:

    Kekoa . . .

    Good news about your Dad!

    Cliff . . .

    Best wishes as your goal gets closer.

    All Tsai-kos . . .

    Geez, we are nearly 1/4 of the way through 2008. Another 1/2 year and it will be in football season!!! Yahoo!!!

  43. Thomas Mui:


    Being elderly is an HONOR...

    I'll be reaching 75 next month ... and when you consider the alternative ...

    The poet elegantly wrote "grow old with me, the best is yet to come..."

    I'm still waiting!

    ST: maybe they can restore the number of the reply? And what is the name of Wena's preschool and address?

  44. d1shima:

    Good morning all!

    Wonderful news about Pops.

    Rainbow Cliff,
    You have a great day. (Not that you need any more encouragement. haha)

    Thanks for the Starting Point line-up.

  45. bighilofan2:

    Good morning Tsaikos.

    Great news about your dad, Kekoa. Let him know we all say hello and best wishes.

    RainbowCliff, good for you and your positive spirit. Keep it going, bradda.

    Florida Ted, maybe you can drive extra on the 29th and 30th. Orlando's on the way to Gainesville from Clearwater, no? AHouse putting together a cc 29th there, maybe you can suggest a time and place for him. Maybe you can bring Ariel. he he

  46. green_machine:

    So much to read, so little time. I've missed popping in here for the latest.

  47. Pomai:

    FloridaTed Says:
    March 29th, 2008 at 6:51 am
    RainbowCliff, you’re just one big, perpetual love machine, kudos to you.

    AH Ted now you done it, I keep hearing in da back of my brain Barry White singing "RAINBOWCLIFF DA LOVE MACHINE"

  48. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    How this site is better is beyond me. Even the banner on the first page looks so sterile. They've lost the very distinctive Advertiser name font. This looks like a cookie cutter site, very similar to many other sites around the net. Why does it take so many clicks to get here?

  49. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Anyway, good morning everybody. And yes Pomai, Cliff is THE Love Machine!

  50. whitey:

    Good morning Tsaikos. First time posting on this new site and interested to see how it works.

    ST, no apologies necessary about the change. Life is the same way, changing everyday.

    You all have a great day and to those who cannot enjoy the warmth of the sunshine, may the warmth of all the Tsaiko get you through the day. Time to go and check out the ocean for limu.

  51. Ronnie:

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation!

    ST - thanks for the starting lineup for spring. And thanks to you, Leila, and your photographer for keeping us informed on how Pro Day progresses!

    Kekoa - The news about your dad helped me to start my day off with a smile. I'll continue to keep him in my prayers.

    RainbowCliff - Your posts helped me to keep the important things in perspective. Thank you!

    Scott - Thank you for all of your hard work! I remember what it is like to get no sleep during an implementation. Your effort is much appreciated! I hope you get some rest this weekend!

    I got to see Rob last night! She got to my house around 9:30PM and left after 1 AM! Wow, we really got to catch up. Much more so than when we were cheering (she reminded me that we were NOT screaming) at the Washington game. We are going to get together again today, and maybe tomorrow!

    I hope that the K-Call Tsaikos have a GREAT time tonight. Those not attending may want to consider joining Earth Hour tonight at 8PM local time. The organizers are asking that everyone turn off their lights for one hour starting at 8PM. Here is a link to some information: I’m glad that I only have to turn out my lights and not all of my electricity – I can still blog on battery power…

  52. whitey:

    Bulla, you missed a good one the other night with duffer, al, and me. Place was packed and they had some new items. Whoooheeee. Next morning, scale said up 4 lbs. I think the scale is cookoo.

  53. koakane:

    howzit and morning everybody

    wafan and djmitcho;
    its supposed to be spring not late winta, wasa matta with the PNW? bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    eh wafan email me got some stuff to tell you about the Lacey area.

    kekoa, d1shima, barrym, dpk;
    eh how you loving this blog? sometime work, most time slow and overall very funny kind.
    don't know when to or how to stay alive here.
    anyway catch u's sometime if I get lost in cyber space. aloha

  54. RainbowCliff:

    Hello Tsaiko Nation as I am back feeling self rewarded in aiding our Senior Citizens of the South Bay. GREAT old gals who love to talk, tell some very interesting stories and witnessing the compassion in there eyes when you reach out and share a hug to there WONDERFUL souls. Linolino homes for the elderly if I am correct in my memory has this same enviroment as I visted them BEAUTIFUL Hawaiian elderly ladies who were so contrite and endearing hearts during my final senior year. This experience carries over still today as I really enjoy walking an elderly lady across the street carrying her groceries. "Thank you young man". PRICELESS !

  55. Stretch:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!

    What a boring weekend. There were no baseball, softball, volleyball home games this weekend. What am I supposed to do with myself??

  56. WarriorMojo:

    ST, Thanks for the depth -- uh, starting points -- chart. That's why true Warrior fans always make this site the, nah, nah, won't go there.

    Anyway, Hisatake gets the nod over Letuli at LT? I'm a bit surprised that Hisatake managed to pull ahead already without ever taking any snaps there other than in the spring and fall camps last year. He did look 100% better and more natural at the Scout Bowl than he did during the Spring. We know how good Letuli is, so if HIsatake is already listed, er "starting" above him, Hisatake must be the real deal. I'm still positive that Letuli starts somewhere though.

    Anybody going to watch practice on Monday?

  57. koakane:


    betta watch out for what u when ask fo bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Stretch Says:
    March 29th, 2008 at 9:05 am
    What am I supposed to do with myself??

  58. RainbowCliff:

    Pomai, Florida Ted and Da Punchbowl Kid, You GREAT gentlemen are very kind in your thoughts as I thank you sincerely for your gracious remarks. You guys are AWESOME as I have had the pleasure to meet my birthday brother Pomai down in the "BIG EASY" and will be honored ONE day to be in your company. I will be in Hawaii from the 22nd of August to September 3rd. The LWC will be having a MAJOR fundrasier for Hawaii arthletics as we start the ball rolling to bring in the BIG money for support. Over 300 will be attending as we kick it off on the BIG SCREENS supporting the Warriros down in the swamp. The 29th I will turn the big 50 as what better way to do it then in the land of Aloha ! You gentlemen are wise, funny and so GRACIOUS in your stature that I am so humbled that I have had the opportunity to share in words with you. Be well and continue to leave your light so we all may follow. Sincerely, RainbowCliff.

  59. Stretch:

    With d1shima in limbo, homey doesn’t have a designated driver unless Koakane steps up.

    Sorry, had to bring this comment to the current blog because it's tooooooo funny. Koakane a "designated driver"???? I am sure that homey wants to get home before the sun comes up and without running over all the buttons on the road.

  60. bighilofan2:

    Well hiho hiho Tsaikos.

    Going to the beach today, get some swimmin in to wash out the ole sinus wit da salt water, supposed to be good for cleaning the tide pools above the high water mark.

    yuk yuk.

    you guys seen Jon Murakami's cartoon Online Aloha March 2008? ROTFLMAO. If I knew how to copy and post it here i would have. Really funny.

    have a great day everyone.

  61. djmitcho:

    No need to tell me it's supposed to be spring. I am starting to get confused and I've been here almost 1/2 my life. So much for global warming. More like global freezing.

  62. oldie:

    In case any of you missed this post from Stephen last night:

    Stephen Tsai Says:

    March 28th, 2008 at 10:47 pm
    By the way, I guess we can now say publicly that we’re sending a crew to Pro Day — me, Leila and a photographer.
    Leila is going to produce an individual video of each participant. That way you can see, say, Colt make all of his throws, or Rivers run his 40 and lift weights. We’re going to post photos and reports throughout the day.

    ILooking forward to the Princess videos.

  63. koakane:


    eh you rode with me befoa and btw da buttons let me know I stay on da road.

  64. RainbowCliff:

    Mr. Thomas Mui, yes as "the best is yet to come as I will grow old with you kind sir". Honoring the elderly is important as one cannot truely believe he has success with out others before him paving the way. I under stand this true meaning as it reflects to life and my purpose here on earth in life as I GROW in your stature. Always the BEST !

  65. wafan:

    Poor flowers are getting the shock of their young lives. I keep seeing a Disney animation in my head with the flowers stretching open on a warm Spring day. Then the next day it is freezing and snowing.

    I wonder if this is part of the global warming? Some of us are going to freeze our okoles and others will bake? If that is the case, you guys in Hawai'i better watch out! Hmmm, snow in Ewa!?!?

  66. RainbowCliff:

    d1shima & bighilofan2, thank you for your kind remarks. I

  67. wafan:

    Stretch . . .

    RIding with Koakane is not all that bad. You just have to close your eyes like he does; and remember not to scream. As I was told, the screaming annoys the other drivers.

  68. al:

    Stretch Says:

    March 29th, 2008 at 9:05 am
    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!

    What a boring weekend. There were no baseball, softball, volleyball home games this weekend. What am I supposed to do with myself??

    no forget the better half. take care of the honey do list so you can play another day.

  69. RainbowCliff:

    Ronnie, I gather for me that if I can share some good will, thought or kindness I am giving of myself so that others may have the same good feelings that there is respect and care for one another. I can't explain it ONLY to show it as it is compelled in my spirit EVERYDAY as I walk through the life that is Los Angeles. life is never promise as you LOVE it to the fullest and enjoy your love ones and friends for it. Kiss that beautiful son of your's as he is precious and filled with your heart and endearing smile. Children are our future and we must lead them by self example and honor them through our trust and love. Stay well GREAT lady and continue to shine your AWESOME Aloha spirit. Sincerely, RainbowCliff.

  70. al:

    so btw, what's the rules for "quoting", etc.

    that night time muu call was excellent. excellent food, company, and some good looking wait staff made for an enjoyable evening.

  71. al:

    wow, looks like lafu and hisatake bolted out of nowhere.

    don't forget we got two more, at least two more, studs frothing at the mouth for starting point status.
    i agree with mojo about letuli and i'd say you gotta give aaron kia a long, long look too.

  72. Stretch:

    al - Re: Quoting Same as before using the blockquote command

    Re: honey do?? What is that?? hahaha Nobody home to bother me now.

  73. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Things are accelerating on the medium-size Karaoke Call front, and we're still 21 days away...

    Karaoke Call
    Saturday, April 19, 2008
    8:00 PM - midnight

    Krazy Karaoke
    1308 Young Street, Honolulu

    Cost: $15 per person (for room and karaoke equipment use for 4 hours)
    B.Y.O.B. in coolers and your own food/pupus
    The site also sells soft drinks, hot beverages, and munchies for convenience. Free ice.

    Space is limited to the first 32

    Current RSVP Count = 26

    RSVP on the blog or email SteveM - stevem.hnl (at)

    More info at:

  74. koakane:


    you got mail

    da day I pick you up was lunch time and was soba already from night befo. you was lucky bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  75. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    howzit al, good to see you here in da new hale.

    Nice looking bunch os starters above. When they play the spring game do they split them up?

    I'm predicting that Colt's pro day is going to help him a lot as far as moving back up in the draft order.

  76. wafan:

    koakane . . .

    So, the ban on screaming was not for the other drivers it was because you had a hangover? Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

    The horror! Oh, the horror!

  77. chawan_cut:


    What did you mean by your question late last night?

  78. Jason:

    I'm with Mojo and Al here, you can't forget Letuli and Kia as well. Got some good depth and some good talent.

    And I'm looking forward to Pilares pushing Bain at the Y.

  79. RainbowCliff:

    Wafan, yes my goals are getting closer to this beautiful playground being completed. The impact and participation is UNBELIEVABLE ! I knew from the moment it started to shape it's style, form and design that interest will be very high and there appreciation for finer things will build proudness in ALL walk ways of life. Volleyball apparatus, halogen lights and my own title signature inscribed on the south corner area will be the final touchings to this AWESOME site. Aloha green is being LOVED in South Central Los Angeles as I can't thank you folks enough for your Aloha Spirit. An accomplish OLD Rainbow Warrior who continues to repesent the ohana with GREAT pride, dignity and respect. IMUA !

  80. koakane:

    oline looks outstanding. Hisatake getting the needed live work this spring and fall. this should bring all together nicely. need to protect and defend da homestead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    see all later later on this eve or sunday. play and work together nicely now. enjoy

  81. d1shima:

    saw tha Bible study notice.

    Big ILH game today:
    SLS (8-1) at MPI (9-0); 1 pm

  82. wafan:

    Looking forward to the UH Pro-Day coverage! Whenever I hear "Home Depot Center" I envision a box building surrounded by acres of asphalt parking spaces, with a patch of FieldTurf on top. HA!

  83. d1shima:

    ...and a small set of risers with a sign saying, "Today's class: Laying bathroom Tile" haha

  84. wafan:

    d1 . . .

    And a chalk board for diagrams. At least there will be lots of parking!

  85. wafan:

    Does anyone know where I could find the blogs between March 13 and March 27? I went to check for them but they are not there.

    Or have they been purposely been removed?

  86. Jason:

    wafan: You're going to have to go to the old site:

  87. Esme:

    RainbowCliff, thanks for all your uplifting, inspiring posts today. You always make us all smile... and think.

  88. wafan:

    Hey, thank you Jason! Geez, it is a good thing you young guys are around.

    It was interesting I was able to find blogs dated from March 13 and older. Just not the ones from March 14 through March 26.

    Thanks again!

  89. Esme:

    I just noticed that when you click on the date/time that appears with each post, it takes you to ... a very nice directory of the HA's featured blogs.

    Now, what's needed is an obvious link to that page from the home page.

    Scott? Andreas? You there? :wink:

  90. Esme:

    A-Joe, sorry I missed your message last night. Right after I posted, I went zzzzzz. :wink:

  91. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Hi, guys, it looks like our 2nd anniversary blog party will be held at the HOSPITALITY ROOM AT THE STAN SHERIFF CENTER. Thank you, Jim Donovan! Stay tuned for more details.

  92. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Esme, you really should invest in a robotic vacuum cleaner like the ROOMBA 550. While you write at the computer, it will vacuum your home. It is around $273 at Costco. I swear by it. Thank you, Garret and others, for leading me to it.

  93. Esme:

    Holy smokes — 26 people on the K-Call RSVP list so far ... and rising. Gonna be rockin'!

    Come on, folks, let's max out the place!

    And you lurkers-slash-Tsaikos-in-hiding, you're welcome too, you know. :mrgreen:

  94. Esme:

    Gigi, is the date set yet? At least tentatively? Gotta make work/family arrangements, 'as why.

    Thank you for organizing!

  95. Esme:

    Gigi, re: Roomba. My SIL got one and also loves it. So after seeing your and her reactions, I've been trying to convince my hubby. Not biting yet. :lol:

  96. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Esme, I am hoping for a Saturday night in early July but it is up to Donovan. We will probably know last minute. LOL. I just hope Wreck can secure karaoke equipment for us. I remember hearing him mention it at our committee meeting.

  97. WarriorMojo:

    # Esme Says:
    March 29th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Holy smokes — 26 people on the K-Call RSVP list so far … and rising. Gonna be rockin’!

    Come on, folks, let’s max out the place!

    And you lurkers-slash-Tsaikos-in-hiding, you’re welcome too, you know. :mrgreen:

    Yeah, I'm bummed because I'm 99% sure that I am going to be on the mainland for work that week. Who invented work anyway? Oh well....

  98. gigi-hawaii ©:

    The KCall would be absolutely worth it just to listen to Esme, Liz, and the rest of the guys sing! Wish I could be there. Maybe, next one!

  99. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Can't make the party on Spring Ohana night either because I have to be at a dinner at the Honolulu Country Club for hubby's office.

    ST, will the tailgate be held at the Stan Sheriff Center? If so, BG wants to get his $35 deposit back for Richardson Field.

  100. al:

    hey, if mojo no go i may not either.

  101. gigi-hawaii ©:

    how do you pronounce MOJO? is with a J or with an H? Mojo or MoHO?

  102. al:

    i think you mean the aloha stadium eh?

  103. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Al, ST said last night the Spring Practice Party MIGHT be held at the Stan Sheriff hospitality room. Just wondering if that has been finalized.

  104. Stretch:

    hey, if mojo no go i may not either.

    al - you serious?? I was looking forward to hearing you sing....

  105. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Now you got me confused. I'll call ST to clarify where the hospitality room is located.

  106. Barry Markowitz:

    Kekoa, just spent a few minutes reminicing with Eddie Kamae. He is now on stage at Kahala Mall. Tell your dad get better so we can go hang out at performances like this....and grind of course.
    Garrett, Abe won gold in SP Thursday at a San Clemente H.S. invitational, and a Punahou parent just called a few minutes ago to say he won Discus Gold and SP Silver at an invitational meet at Mira Costa H.S. in Manhattan Beach. Please send me any links on those two events if you come across them. Remember, you are all knowing, all the time. I feel sorry for your daughters boyfriends 15 years from now. Imagine if they lived in Hawaii at that age, they would have all their Tsaiko aunty and uncles spocking out their every move.

  107. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    If al no go and mojo no go, then maybe I no go, I don't know.

  108. gigi-hawaii ©:

    haha Al, see what you started??

  109. Jason:

    But I go. Is that why you no go? I promise I no sing Bridge Over Troubled Water.

  110. gigi-hawaii ©:

    haha Jason, for sure people no go!


  111. ralvic:

    Good Afternoon,

    I don't know if it's just me.But I sure miss coverage of sport's writers from Hawaii newspapers writing about the UH or Hawaii born athletes in the pros.When exclusive interviews potential sell papers I really can't understand why this isn't happening more often.

    Currently there is nothing that attracts me to the sports pages.Except for reporting of scores and a few write ups there is little else.A few columns ala very generic,and with little creativity.Sure there's a few nuggets now and then,but I want to read stories about the Anthony Carters,or the baseball players preparing for the majors this season.Or any interview with any any pro from Hawaii.And I can't see why a simple phone call,a pen and paper to take notes,and maybe 15 minutes of the interviewees time, why this can't be achieved.

    To the editors of the paper look at what sells on television---interviews and investigative reports.People gravitate to learning what goes on behind the scene.Even to one columnists that I wrote to,"Your just writing stories from topics that others write about,and even though you use quotes and references to support your story-there's little originality."

    On the mainland,I don't know how former hometown sports athletes in the pros,compares in getting writes ups in their hometown paper, to how it is done over here.But I would I think
    it's about time if they did give some more ink to the Hawaii players players in the pros.


  112. Jason:

    Who can turn down a chance to hear Stephen preview his next big hit? Rumor has it he's going to team up with Esme and sing The Phantom of the Opera.

  113. al:

    whoa if he sing phantom of the opera....some of us may disappear in to the catacombs of the karaoke room.

    stretch, singing is not a requirement of karaoke kall attendance. i just wanna hear "sailing".
    besides, it would take too many tequila shots for the inhibitions to fall.

  114. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Stephen Tsai Says:
    March 28th, 2008 at 11:12 pm
    I do know that it looks like we’re going to be able to get the Ed Wong Hospitality Room for the anniversary party. I think Donovan is willing to give tours of the facilities, too.
    It also looks favorable for the hospitality room for the spring game.

    The SSC is also home to the new Edwin S.N. Wong Hospitality Suite, named after longtime supporter, the late Ed Wong. The Alexander C. Waterhouse Physiology, ... - 28k - Cached - Similar pages


  115. al:

    gigi, logically why would the party be held at the SSC while the spring game is played at the aloha stadium. i believe you are confusing the two dates.

    i just remembered its saturday, its "beck's day" for some.

  116. al:

    where did whitey go?
    you know he lurks all day long. i can just see/hear him laughing all by himself in front of his monitor.
    he gave me a wake up call on the wrong day.
    but then again the day after thursday is always a rough one for him. he has his routine you see.

  117. Jason:

    I just assumed Stephen meant the hospitality room in Aloha Stadium. After all, it was late and Stephen was still at work.

  118. SteveM:

    WarriorMojo Says:
    March 29th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    ....Yeah, I’m bummed because I’m 99% sure that I am going to be on the mainland for work that week. Who invented work anyway? Oh well….

    WarriorMojo-- you always seem to be traveling and missing the interesting stuff. How about you put out the next "medium size" Karaoke Call for a day you can attend?


  119. al:

    eh ralvic...someone said they seen you at the other place?

  120. wafan:

    GG . . ..

    The techies did not change the names to blue as you suggested. They just made them larger if you have a link. Or smaller if you do not. Either way works.

  121. al:

    stevem...better yet let's have the party at mojo's.

  122. gigi-hawaii ©:

    A while ago, ST told me over the phone that Donovan had mentioned having the ANNIVERSARY PARTY at the STAN SHERIFF CENTER. I was to wait for confirmation. So when he confirmed last night, I jumped on it.

    As for the SPRING PRACTICE party, he told me nothing about that. Maybe the party will be held on another date?

  123. gigi-hawaii ©:

    wafan, IDK, the names seem the same size to me, and the brown color looks almost black, too. BLUE would be better.

  124. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    al, if you go, I am going to sing a couple of Johnny Rivers songs for you. (That should really get you excited...)

  125. WarriorMojo:

    Gigi, "Moho? Uh, no. Just no. I maybe some things, but I ain't no ....

  126. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Mojo could also be pronounced MO YO. lol

  127. WarriorMojo:

    WarriorMojo– you always seem to be traveling and missing the interesting stuff. How about you put out the next “medium size” Karaoke Call for a day you can attend?


    Yeah, you noticed that too, huh? I REALLY want to see the first performance of LizKauai and Esme. Now that is gonna ROCK!

    But, as far as the medium k-call.... I actually checked on dates and they aren't booked on Friday, April 11, but I wasn't sure if people would want to go on consecutive weeks.

  128. bighilofan2:

    Warrior Mojo,

    Howzit bradda. No worries about us. If you gotta work you gotta work. Always get plenty next times for play. I'll sing for you an make da gang miserable. I'll sing a duet and the poor guy following the words on the screen going think get another screen cause the words i see are different.

    he he he

  129. James:

    Hey gang...

    Just thought I'd pop in for a quick hello....Anything going on since no UH sports this weekend???


  130. SteveM:

    WarriorMojo -- let me check my notes...hmmm,... there were 6 weekly karaoke calls in a row... 31 different people attended . There are 4 people that have not missed any and a bunch batting .667.

    FRIDAY, April 11 pau hana time, right? Downtown location-- Amfac building?

    How many people you need? :)

    ...and I think it's the Kid's birthday-eve...

  131. wafan:

    GG . . .

    I have the solution because I had to do it, too!!!

    With my Asian eyes I cannot see height as well as I am able to see width. So, I had to turn my head sideways. Lo and behold, I could see more than one line of type! The type was larger!

    I suppose turning your monitor on its side would accomplish the same thing.

    Just have to watch out not to put a kink in your neck. That would be an interesting explanation for your friends.


  132. jm2375:

    OK, I've given the new site a couple of days to get used to. Can we get the last post added to the blog under the blog's name like the old site? You know... Warrior beat / 3/27/08 Starting point of spring. That way I don't have to spend extra clicks going to a blog only to find out there's no new post.

    And as I'm middle aged, I'm having a hard time reading what I'm typing right now even though I have the font size as largest. And I consider myself computer literate (intermediate level).

    Anyway, spring practice should be fun.

    Have a good weekend.

  133. ralvic:

    To Al,

    Do bears go where there's honey?

    Think of me as a friendly one,though.

  134. Garret:

    Anyway, Hisatake gets the nod over Letuli at LT? I’m a bit surprised that Hisatake managed to pull ahead already without ever taking any snaps there other than in the spring and fall camps last year. He did look 100% better and more natural at the Scout Bowl than he did during the Spring. We know how good Letuli is, so if HIsatake is already listed, er “starting” above him, Hisatake must be the real deal. I’m still positive that Letuli starts somewhere though.

    I agree with WarriorMojo that it will be VERY hard to keep Letuli out of a starting spot on the OL, probably either LT or LG. If others start ahead of him (right now Hisatake and AhSoon are listed as the starters), that means they beat out an *excellent* lineman in Letuli. That means that UH should have an excellent line next year no matter who starts, as everyone will put the others to get better!

    The other great part of this is that the OL has depth, which will help when the inevitable injuries occur.

  135. Garret:

    Two birthday parties and an event at the YMCA made this day extremely tiring...but fun. I guess it is good that we have all of these events when there are no sporting events to watch.

  136. Garret:


    This is an indication of the depth of USC's OL and why there are opportunities for Abe there. They just had to move a guy from tackle to center because they had nobody at #2 center! The guy they moved was at tackle, before that guard and defensive tackle.

    Several players, like offensive tackles Charles Brown and Nick Howell, are getting extended snaps in practice, especially with starter Butch Lewis sidelined following offseason ankle surgery.

    "(Howell) never did do well at center; he's really performing at tackle and at this rate, will compete for playing time," Carroll said.

    Another position switch took place as redshirt freshman tackle Michael Reardon moved to center and is backing up sophomore Kris O'Dowd.

    Reardon did not know he was making the switch until Monday.

    "It's cool, I'm just trying to get all the calls down," Reardon said. "They need me there in case something happens to Kris."

    Since enrolling at USC last fall, Reardon has played defensive tackle, offensive tackle, offensive guard and center.

  137. Jason:

    Two birthday parties and an event at the YMCA made this day extremely tiring…but fun. I guess it is good that we have all of these events when there are no sporting events to watch.

    You don't watch March Madness?

  138. Garret:

    I know Barry wasn't very happy about this article. The Orange County Register mentioned who finished *2nd* and *3rd*, but didn't mention that Abe was 1st!

    Esperanza junior Jake Pendleton (165-7) finished second in the discus, and Orange Lutheran senior Blake Ayles (162-½) placed third.

  139. Garret:


    I don't watch it when I have family outings. I've been too busy with work also...I would have watched if UH was playing of course. I didn't even watch the Texas games, I've been so busy and sick! I may DVR the next game--Memphis will be a tough opponent to get to the Final Four.

  140. al:

    i would go to see mojo sing in karaoke concert. when.

    gee, i was going to bail on april 19. but, if dpk wants to serenade me...what am i to do? er. rivers is one of my favorites.

  141. chawan_cut:

    I just noticed that the permalinks for each comment doesn't link correctly to your comments. Has anyone brought this to the site admin's attention?

  142. Garret:


    I've looked at the first 30 results from Google and cannot find ANYTHING about the meets from Thursday and today that Abe won events in. The above website is apparently the Internet home of California High School Track & Field, but they are really behind on things. They just posted videos from an Invitational Track Meet at San Clemente High...from two weeks ago, not the one that Abe was in.

    I've also been checking out the pages at the Orange County Register's High School Track section, but I guess unless someone prominent places 2nd or 3rd behind Abe they do not care about the event.

    I've also gone through the pages of the high schools where the meets are being held, but they just have a notice of the event (and a request for volunteers) and no results.

  143. Garret:


    I never noticed that and never heard anyone else mention that, so I'm guessing the website guys don't know about it yet. Please send them a note and give them an example of how it is wrong.

  144. Garret:

    Congratulations to Abe for winning gold in the shot put on Thursday and gold in the discus and silver in the shot put today!

  145. Jason:

    chawan_cut: Works fine for me, but I'm using IE7.

  146. al:

    softball girls sweep la tech. awesome.

    is kate robinson the best ever?
    winning pitcher and had two dongs.

  147. RainbowCliff:

    Esme, you are so very kind to my words as I appreciate your thoughts. Continue to be well and shine your goodness to all of us. There are many words we can use to describe you BUT the one that comes to my mind is nothing but "polynesian hospitality". Always keeping everyone with cheer as you add to the GREATNESS of Warrior Nation by being a TREMENDOUS fan. Mahalo Esme and continue to glow and share your aloha spirit.

  148. madeinhawaii:

    Hmmm.. is it all fixed now?

  149. BG:

    Just checking to make sure everyone is as confused as I am about the Tsaiko-gate at the spring practice game. I'm assuming (It's hard for me to say that word!) that the Blog party is going to ge at the SSC Ed Wong hospitality room. I had asked Gigi about the spring practice hospitality room because 1) I didn't know that the stadium had one; 2) where it was located; 3) the people capacity; 4) what time it would open; 5) if facilities were available for cooking. If the Tsaikos committed to this Aloha Stadium hospitality room, I wanted to know so I could cancel the reservation and have more $$ for the karaoke. I tracking correctly? Are we going grid north, magnetic north, or true north? LOL

  150. wafan:

    MIH . . .

    Where have you been? I hope all are well!

  151. al:

    everyone is surfacing to pay a visit. hahahaha.

  152. madeinhawaii:

    Ah.. at least the last comments are on the bottom like how we were all accustommed to. AND no more math quizes. Things are looking up.

    BUT ... why bother asking for "Website" if it's not going to display?

    Also, are the ads on the left supposed to scroll up in a fixed position or are they supposed to be in a relative "float" position? Same with the top menus? I forget.

    Ah well.. the only certainty in life is change, eh?

    So how is everyone doing? Been doing? Are doing? Will be doing?

  153. madeinhawaii:

    Mom's in the hospital. Docs don't know what's wrong. Doesn't look promising. But we've been preparing for this over the past 8 years. So, it's okay. More concerned about my father and how he will take it.

  154. wafan:

    When I used to work at the staduium the hospitality room was on the South, main concourse level, next to the elevator. I think the first aide station was near by. As I recall, the room was not very large. BUT, downstairs behind the box office there used to be a couple of larger rooms. Maybe there?

  155. WarriorMojo:

    # SteveM Says:
    March 29th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    WarriorMojo — let me check my notes…hmmm,… there were 6 weekly karaoke calls in a row… 31 different people attended . There are 4 people that have not missed any and a bunch batting .667.

    FRIDAY, April 11 pau hana time, right? Downtown location– Amfac building?

    How many people you need? :)

    …and I think it’s the Kid’s birthday-eve…

    Okay, let me make sure they still have the room available. It was fine when I checked on Thursday.

  156. WarriorMojo:

    Hey, Made, long time no see. Sorry to hear about your mother.

  157. chawan_cut:

    jason, garret

    it takes me to a listing of the blogs, not the individual comment like it used to on the old blog.

  158. gigi-hawaii ©:

    MIH, you never did answer my email about your mailing address. If you don't want a copy of my next book, I'll understand. Thought you'd be interested as the photo your wife took is on the front cover.

    BG, please call ST regarding the tailgate.

  159. madeinhawaii:

    Thanks for the thought, though Wafan.

    Hey you know what's also missing? All those permalink thingies. Those were great if you wanted to quote someone from the blog somewhere else in cyberspace. Now you can only refer them to this page and they will have to scrolll...






    scroll..... ..

    well.. you get the point.

  160. madeinhawaii:


    AH.... my age is getting to me.. sorry.

    I'll email you now.

  161. Jason:

    MIH: Sorry to hear about your mother.

    chawan_cut: I guess you're using Firefox, eh? Cause in Firefox, the first link is this:

    In IE7, I get this:

  162. wafan:

    MIH . . .

    Sorry to hear about your Mom. It is good, though, you have had a lot of time to prepare and say goodbye.

    I will keep you, your family and your parents in my thoughts. Things always work out for the best.

  163. madeinhawaii:

    Man.. .this ebay thing is addictive. Everytime I go there to buy one thing, I find dozens of things I need.. might need.. would like.. got to have... etc. I think I spent over 800 buckaroos in the past three weeks ... Gotta wean myself off of it.

  164. Jason:

    Whoa, my comment is awaiting moderation. That gives me an idea — gotta go e-mail someone.

  165. wafan:

    Of course, it has been 28 years since I last set foot in the stadium. So, things may have changed a bit.

  166. ralvic:

    I just finished reading Terry Bowden's article about how he wishes the NCAA mandate changes on how athletes practice and prepare for football in the off season."A greater medical screening,similar to how the NFL,NBA and the major leagues needs to be in place for these athletes",he goes on to say.Now this was in wake of another football player,collapsing and dieing last week.

    Since 2000 seven athletes have collapsed and died in the off season,none during the season.And the debate is weather if it's due in part to the workout being too rigorous or if it's a pre existing medical problem,like a heart problem contributing to these deaths.Or both.

    In addition to complete physicals before the off season workouts begin,my personal opinion ,also, is that I think athletes have to know thoroughly through consulting with their doctors,and medical trainers and staff of all the prescription medications interacting with other supplements,like vitamins or cold medications.Something as innocuous as having a cup of coffee,or tea or too much sugar are things that the athlete should safeguard against,too. Especially on how this speeds up the heart.And surely not before a workout.

    For the medical staff I think there should be an heightened awareness at the UH of how to prevent such an occurrence here.In fact it's mandated that all workouts in the off season have medical personal standing by.And I think monitoring the heartbeats and BP periodically would be a good idea,too.

  167. madeinhawaii:

    Thanks for the thoughts guys. I got a lifetime of incredible memories of that fantastic woman. TThose will easily fill the voids till my time comes, I'm sure.

  168. madeinhawaii:

    Jason? Why is that? You say something immoderate?

  169. Jason:

    MIH: Here is my moderated post:

  170. BG:


    Back in November, at one of the games, I lost my cell phone and retrieved it a couple of days later. Went behind the ticket offices walking along a corridor for about 100' before the corridor bent left about 90 degrees (it might have been a "T" intersection). There was a large office with what looked like a receptionist. Got my phone from her. Bottom line is that the spaces you mentioned may be offices now. Since I'm not sure, I'll wait until ST or Gigi or someone comes back with definitive information.

    Thanks tho'. Can always figure on a Tsaiko having pertinent information!


  171. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Thanks for the email, MIH. Sorry to hear about your mother being in the hospital. It's always hard to see a loved one in that predicament. Hope your dad is well.

    I have never bought anything on ebay. My very first publisher is selling my first book on ebay, though.

  172. Jason:

    I should point out that chawan_cut should look at that moderated post too. :-)

    Going to post about it on the forum for blog changes.

  173. madeinhawaii:


    if you ever buy anything on ebay, just wait till the very last 30 seconds to put in your top dollar bid. If no one put one higher, you win. If the highest bid is below your bid, you win at a price about a dollar higher than the last highest bid. It can get your blood pressure up though.

    I spent 800 but I know those same items would have cost me more than double through the standard channels.


  174. chawan_cut:

    just saw your moderated post. did you put a forum comment about the permalinks too? or should i go do it?

  175. Jason:

    I just made a forum post about it.

  176. gigi-hawaii ©:

    MIH, thanks for the advice. I am not much of a shopper, though.

  177. g('nalo):

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!

    What a boring weekend. There were no baseball, softball, volleyball home games this weekend. What am I supposed to do with myself??

    weekend, always got nothing to do? :-)

  178. al:

    yup, stretch...nothing like a friend to lay the truth on the line.

  179. Jason:

    Do what I do — listen to Simon and Garfunkel and do math homework.

    Yes, the tell-tale signs that school starts on Monday.

  180. gigi-hawaii ©:

    yes, Al, Saturday is Beck's day. Life is looking mighty good right now. Will be eating lunch at Champa Thai tomorrow. Just glanced at their menu online and decided to order Combination appetizer platter, Penang curry, Kung Pao chicken, and sticky rice. Don't know what they offer for dessert as there is no listing.

    Splendid weekend!

  181. Jason:


  182. al:

    jason boy...simon and garfunkel is one of my favorites too.
    what about crosby, stills, nash, and young? america?

    ms gigi that is wonderful. which champa thai you all headed too?

    hey, ever try cafe miro? french cuisine with a Japanese flavor(chef from Japan). great stuff. ask for the prix fixe menu.

  183. al:

    jason is that mmmmm over the food or beck's?

  184. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Champa Thai in Pearl Kai. I reviewed and took pictures of our dinner at Cafe Miro and it's all in my blog. Excellent restaurant! We'll be back one of these days.

    I also loved the soft background music at Cafe Miro. We liked the piece by Benny Goodman.

  185. Jason:

    Guess. ;-)

    CSNY, I like their style but I only know a handful of songs. Teach Your Children, for one.

  186. al:

    old man take a look at your life....

  187. al:

    i know its food.

    jason. try some seawind with your math homework or with a beck's.

  188. Jason:


  189. gigi-hawaii ©:

    haha generation gap!

  190. al:

    seawind is/was the best local band that no one heard about. more jazz like. mih could vouch for this statement. they were called "ox" first. featuring nancy wilson.

    gen-gap indeed.

  191. Jason:

    This coming from a woman who never knew who ABBA was. ;-)

  192. madeinhawaii:

    generation gap?

    Here there is no generation gap between Generation X and Generation XXL.

  193. gigi-hawaii ©:

    BTW, I bought ABBA but didn't care for the music.

  194. Jason:

    I thought you liked the CD I got for you? :-(

  195. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I think I listened to it 2-3 times and then put it away. Thanks for the gift, Jason. I forgot you bought it for me.

  196. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Of course, there's Yanni at the Acropolis, which gets no respect on this blog. I LOVE YANNI, sexy music!

  197. gigi-hawaii ©:

    In fact, I am listening to Yanni right now. Never get tired of it.

  198. Jason:

    Er... now would be a good time to start talking again about football.

    I hope Erik Robinson gets healthy again. He's fast and can hit. I really like Robinson and Monteilh at the two safety spots.

  199. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Speaking about Safety spots, is Leonard Peters on the practice squad -- was it Cleveland or Chicago? Hope he gets promoted.

  200. Jason:

    Chicago. Not sure if you saw this story:

  201. gigi-hawaii ©:

    great story, Jason, thanks. I admire Peters so much. Hope he makes it.

  202. bighilofan2:

    Wassup Tsaikos.

    Great day today. Lots of Vball action, Haili tournament in Hilo. Some people can really climb da stairs and lay some snappin on da ball. Get some "guys" with their looong finganails all taped up. I was impressed, no matter wat those B "guys" looked like. 2 grandkids' team lost their B championship match to Molokai ladies, my 12 year old girl's team won their championship match, and my 11 year old boy's team lost their championship match. Conclusion, boo hoo hoo. Nah, great day.

    I was reminded today that you gotta go all the way until the end. Concentration and hard work. I look forward to Warrior Football.spring practice. Like any other sport, you gotta go hard, all the way, until the very end. That was my statement to the two oldest grandkids (16-18) today. Same for our UH Warriors.


  203. bighilofan2:


    Yanni is definitely not Warrior music. heh heh heh

  204. al:

    i think gg would enjoy jack johnson or michael buble.

    don't like abba hmmmm.

  205. al:

    this is for gg.....
    i'll bet without googling you can't name three crosby, stills, nash, and young songs.

  206. al:

    jason...i like the way lemarcus gibson plays too. tough, plays smart, and can run.

  207. al:

    i wonder how lofton will play this year?

  208. FloridaTed:


    About your earlier comment, Orlando is going east, Gainesville is going north from Tampa, two different trips. But I will make the catlle call for sure, if the Tsaikos have one.

  209. bulla:


    how you doing? what's happening in the world?

  210. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Don't know those guys, Al. Right now, I am listening to Keith Urban's Golden Road CD. "I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you."

    Seriously, this guy can SING! AND PLAY MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS.

  211. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Just to educate myself, I plan to buy CDs of the following artists Al mentioned. WHICH CD TITLES DO YOU RECOMMEND?

    Jack Johnson
    Michael Buble
    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

  212. bighilofan2:

    Florida Ted

    Howzit. There will definitely be a CC in Orlando. 4 plus me for sure and there are a bunch coming too per the sign up. I got my sign all made up, yessir I do.

  213. Garret:

    Looks like Texas has pukas in its schedule for 2009 because Arkansas pushed their game back. I wonder if JD would want to schedule a game with them? They are looking for a 2-for-1 deal, so it would be 2 games in Austin and just 1 game in Hawaii...lots of teams would go for that deal but I don't think UH would/should.

    The Texas-Arkansas football game scheduled for 2009 in Fayetteville has been officially moved to 2015, a school official said Saturday.

    Texas Associate Athletic Director Butch Worley said he has received the signed agreement from Arkansas requesting the change in the schedule.

    “It’s done,” Worley said. “We’re close (to finding a replacement).”

    Texas might be ready to announce opponents for the two open dates in the 2009 schedule as early as next week. Don’t be surprised if one of the opponents is a buy game and the other could be a two-for-one arrangement.

    The Longhorns will play Arkansas in Austin this fall.

  214. bighilofan2:


    Wanna know why I'm dead set on going to Florida?
    The truth is I can feel it in my bones, history to be made and I wanna be there to witness our history first hand. Whoever is going to rise to the top to represent Warrior Nation will know that their coaches are playing their best, the fans are playing their best, and we will inspire them to play their best. Save this blog spot. There will be a day of reckoning for all those who put down our team, you just watch. The road to that spot goes through Florida.


  215. Garret:

    Texas got its 17th commit today--they invited a few selected recruits (the reported number was 5) to the Spring Game and the top OL in Texas (#43 recruit in the country in the list) committed. 6'5" Mason Walters had offers from all the big schools (aside from the Texas schools, USC, LSU, Notre Dame, Arizona, etc.)...I'm glad he attended the Spring game and ended his recruiting process.

    I hope that UH has a lot of local recruits at their Spring Game. That is a great time to give offers or get happens every year at other schools, why not at UH?

  216. Tony:

    >al Says:

    >March 29th, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    >this is for gg…..
    >i’ll bet without googling you can’t name three crosby, stills, nash, and young songs.

    AAAAAahahahahhahaha! Try maybe Frank Sinatra or Benny Goodman

    OK, without Googling, the answers are Woodstock, Helpless, Ohio

    The other thing, is all you have to do is increase your text size in your browser.

  217. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Hubby is familiar with Benny Goodman cause he used to study the Clarinet at UH as a music major.

    I am more familiar with Sinatra, tho.

  218. Garret:


    I will try to help you and others get tickets from donors to UH...if you notice, JD mentioned making sure the Koa Anuenue folks are taken care of and he listed them before the regular season ticket holders. With just 4000 tickets and a LOT of them accounted for due to player's tickets, travel packages, etc., they will probably use the prioritized list of season ticket holders (based on donation level) to offer tickets to.

    Hopefully for you and others the big donors might not want to travel all the way to Florida for seats. However, I'm guessing a lot of people want to see Mack's first game and there is a lot of local interest in the game.

    I'm working with family on this, but there is some internal stuff I have to clear up before I can convince my Uncle to help out. He's a lot higher on the priority list than my folks...

  219. Garret:

    Reminder: Toys R Us, Circuit City, and WalMart all have the Wiis in their ads for tomorrow.

  220. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Garret, there might be a limit on the number of tickets donors can request, tho. It would be so unfair to others if donors snap up 100 tickets.

  221. gigi-hawaii ©:

    ** donors snap up 100 tickets EACH.

  222. Jason:

    gigi: You can listen to samples of their music on their Web sites:

  223. Jason:

    gigi: I made a post for you, but it is awaiting moderation.

    Geez, I think the HA server has something out for me. ;-)

  224. gigi-hawaii ©:

    thanks, Jason. The typeface is really small. I couldn't click on the sites nor make it larger. Gotta get out my reading glasses.

  225. Garret:


    I'm guessing that donors will be able to get somewhere between 4 or 8 tickets. Maybe 1 or 2 per season ticket will be allowed, then it is based just on how many season tickets they have.

  226. Jason:

    You can't click on the links cause that's an image. And sure you can make it larger — just zoom in. Ctrl + should work fine.

  227. Hilorain:

    What the h--lis wrong with the Advertiser, I can't even read what I'm writing. I hope my spelling is okay. Why is everything so small? What was wrong with the old blogs? Your bosses advertise about how great the blogs are and then do this to you people. I wonder if they want the blogs to fail in order to justify NOT giving your a rqaise and take away more stuff from you guys. I think the oft-repeated adage fits perfectly..."If it ain't broke don't fix it."

  228. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Garret, that number would be fairer.

    Jason, it will be a long night then. I hope these CDs won't disappoint me. Guess I'll order them from Amazon.

  229. Jason:

    Er, why are you ordering? Listen to the samples on the sites, see if you like the music first.

  230. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I know, I meant after deciding which ones to buy.

  231. Tony:

    View>Text Size>Largest, from the Internet Explorer top menu, and something similar I'm sure in Firefox. What I wonder is, with teenagers making millions designing MySpace web page templates, how is it that this particular blog format was created with at least one major defect which remains, apparently, unfixable. Is this like at the convention center where you as an exhibitor are not allowed to unpack your own crate until the union gets there, or a reverse of that?

  232. bighilofan2:





  233. al:

    whew, worked up a sweat at the dinner table.

    hi. bulla!

    what's shaking in waikiki?
    i've had to use a pair of binoculars so i can see what i am typing.

    i was stuck in maui. no flights.
    tiffany's was awesome as usual.
    whitey and duffer said to tellyou hello.

  234. Tony:

    I'm also thinking of changing my name to reflect my origins and ethnicity. But ManongFromWahiawa might be a mouthful and I don't want anyone calling me Manong for short.

  235. FloridaTed:


    I'm looking forward to hooking up with the Tsaikos in Orlando. I don't know Orlando very well, it's a huge city. Probably should get together around Disney Land in one of the Tsaikos Hotels. Keep me posted.

  236. Garret:

    Wow, DB Blake Gideon signed with Texas as a 2008 signee...but he graduated high school in December so he actually enrolled in Texas in January. If he didn't graduate early, he'd still be in high school. Instead, today he *started* in Texas' Spring Game. He is on the first team defense for Texas...amazing for someone who would normally still be in high school!

  237. al:


    you would like michael buble's "call me irresponsible" or "its time".

    not so sure which jack johnson you would like.

    crosby, stills, nash and young may not be your style. kind of country-folk-rock

    if i were you i would go have the daughter download some of these guys' tunes and you can preview before purchasing.

  238. Garret:

    Looking for news on Samson and Reagan, I stumbled across a note on how Miami now has a TON of safeties under contract.

    If one thing is clear after a month of free agency, it’s this: The Dolphins shouldn’t run out of safeties this season.

    Friday’s acquisition of free agent Chris Crocker gives Miami nine safeties listed on the current roster, including seven who have started an NFL game.

  239. Garret:

    Interesting special on 3 very prominent coaches in different sports and their friendship.

    Dolfans hoping to gain a little insight into what their team will do with the No. 1 draft choice, how it will handle quarterback or what will become of Jason Taylor will be disappointed today if they watch ESPN’s “Sunday Conversation” with Bill Parcells, Bob Knight and Tony La Russa.

    But what viewers will see during the 10:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. “SportsCenter” programs is an intriguing look at a most remarkable coaching friendship among three of the top minds in their respective sports.

    The Palm Beach Post was provided an advance transcript of the interviews. They were conducted this past week in Jupiter, where Parcells has a home and, like Knight, visits Roger Dean Stadium each spring to watch La Russa’s boys limber up for the coming season.

    “We had a strong feeling for the other guy as a friend,” Knight said of his bond with Parcells from their early coaching days at West Point. “I think the fact that we were in different sports was kind of unique, as I like football and he likes basketball.

    “So what do I do during football season? I watch (Parcells’ teams). I’ve thrown away the Giants clothes. I’ve thrown away Jets clothes. I’ve thrown away Patriots clothes. And now I wonder where the hell my Dolphins clothes are.”

    Parcells agreed with Knight that when it comes to motivating today’s athlete, a majority of the inspiration must come from within the player and the teammates.

    They tell the story of an A’s spring training game in which Knight, who says “we” when referring to La Russa’s teams, made out the starting lineup. La Russa issued the challenge to stop Knight from whining about a lack of hits.

    La Russa’s ploy didn’t work. The A’s won, and Knight still has the lineup card framed in his office.

    “This is one of my greatest thrills in sports,” said Knight, coach of the last undefeated NCAA hoops team and an Olympic gold medalist.

  240. Garret:

    I like this part of the article. I think that a lot of the Warriors are achievement-oriented players.

    “I think it’s always been the real good players that I’ve been fortunate enough to coach — and I’m certain Bob would agree with this — were achievement-oriented guys,” Parcells said.

    “And then I’ve stood up in front of my team many, many times and spoken very adamantly about the fact ‘You’re not going to remember the money you’ve made. You’re not going to remember any of those things you have gained from this game. But you are going to remember what you did and didn’t do in the game. And it’s going to be vivid.’

  241. bighilofan2:

    Howzit Tsaikos.

    Today's Gainesville Sun has a story on Maurkice and Michael POUNCEY, TWINS. Projected starting center and guard for Florida this year. Maurkice started on D line last year then moved to guard and is now center.

    KEAHI, KEALA WATSON and Dline. Get the lowdown on the POUNCEY brothers. mano a mano, Yaaa Hoooo. Glad you're working on your speed Keala. Motivate da bradda!


  242. Hilorain:

    big hilo,

    Thank you, thank you , thank you.. Now, I no need change da glasses.


  243. Hoohiki:


    When were you at Tiffany's today? I saw 3 guys chugging some lotta beers around 1:30 - 2:30 pm this afternoon.
    Any chance they were you, Duffer and Whitey?

  244. Garret:

    This QB camp must be an amazing experience.

    There were nearly 95 quarterbacks from 32 states who made the pilgrimage to Glendale College Saturday to receive tutoring and advice from Steve Clarkson, a quarterback coaching guru who has been labeled, "The Dream Maker."

    Most were high school students accompanied by their parents. Others were middle school students or younger. All were looking to fulfill aspirations of future stardom, which helps explains why the Steve Clarkson QB Academy operated through the fledgling DeBartolo Sports University could prove very popular.

    The two-day session, which concludes Sunday, is the start of a series of national camps Clarkson is running as the president of DeBartolo Sports and Entertainment's amateur sports division. Each participant paid $600.

    Credited with helping develop NFL quarterbacks Matt Leinart, J.P. Losman and Ben Roethlisberger, Clarkson has put himself near the top of the growing sports industry of private coaching.

    Whether it be football, basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, tennis or myriad other sports, the demand for private coaches for young athletes keeps increasing, and Clarkson has found a niche in helping to train quarterbacks.

    "It's not a competition," he said of his training sessions. "We're trying to educate. I'm trying to walk them down the potholes they'll face down the road."

    Randy Cross, a TV analyst who won three Super Bowls playing center for the San Francisco 49ers, flew in from Atlanta with his son, Brendan, a 6-foot-2 junior quarterback at Johns Creek (Ga.) Chattahoochee High.

    "I love this kind of stuff," Brendan said. "I'm trying to improve myself."

  245. ralvic:

    hi good evening i'm funny ...I think

  246. haka:

    OK. The lights are out, but I can still peruse the blog. :) Respect the Earth.

    Go Warriors!

  247. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Thanks, Jason. Al, I listened to the 3 singers and decided to buy Michael Buble's Call Me Irresponsible (his new CD). Wow, he is definitely the best. That's what I like to listen to -- jazz.

    I'll look for it at Borders or Amazon.

  248. haka:

    I see two other neighbors in the dark, but everyone else is lit up. :(

  249. al:

    scary thought...i am beginning to understand gigi's likes and dislikes in not only food but music, too.

  250. haka:

    I wonder what the difference will look like from space.

    Oh well, gonna become one with the world...monitor off.

  251. al:

    hookiki...i was home today.
    anyway, us heavyweights tank the iceteas.
    but we can grind the food. especially duffer.

    eh, next time you should join us.

  252. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Al, because there's no generation gap??? lol

  253. Garret:

    Amazing to hear how things have changed over the years.

    Randy Cross played football at Encino Crespi in the early 1970s and was an All-American at UCLA. He said the training today by high school athletes has changed by leaps and bounds, and parents are looking to help their sons and daughters get the most out of their ability.

    "I've got a kid who's much stronger than I was in my second year in the pros," he said.

  254. Garret:

    If the participants wanted an informal evaluation as to where they stand in the pecking order, all they needed to do was watch Matt Barkley, the USC-bound junior quarterback from Santa Ana Mater Dei who was selected the Gatorade national player of the year. Barkley showed up because he didn't want to lose any edge he gained over the past year.

    "Training never stops if you want to be the best," Barkley said. "There's so much that goes into a good throw."

  255. Garret:

    Snoop Dogg has a son who may be a big QB recruit in the future.

    Corde Broadus, the son of rapper Snoop Dogg and expected to be a freshman quarterback at Long Beach Poly in the fall, was supposed to participate but hadn't shown up by early afternoon.

    No problem. He can always schedule a private session with Clarkson, who plans to be quite busy through early August passing along his quarterback expertise..

  256. bighilofan2:

    Pomai gave me vision.
    Thx Pomai.

    I can't wait for midnite. Got a feeling we're gonna get a huge newspaper article on our Warriors. mental telepathy. hehe That and ST's big tip earlier this morning.

    Mei Ling, how did those hips swish today? hehehe
    Sorry, my catholic upbringing. :)

  257. bighilofan2:

    hey, can anyone explain how i got a smiley face at the end of my last post??????? I like it.

  258. Hoohiki:


    Thanks for reminding me. I don't think my neighbors know or maybe they do, but just don't care.

  259. bighilofan2[Member]:

    First first first



  260. Garret:

    I'm playing scrabble with Lori again and could have made a huge point score if one of the side words had worked out. I was making 4 words at once and the word that didn't qualify was "haka". It is too bad, as I needed those points since Lori is catching up to me in the game!

  261. bighilofan2[Member]:

    Did you see that? A ghost

  262. Garret:,1,4923142.story

    The NFL likes to pick apart every player up for the draft...I wonder how they will evaluate the risks for this player.

    Even the most promising NFL draft prospects come with a downside. And that of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is scarier than most.

    The cornerback from Tennessee State, among the fastest-rising hopefuls among pro scouts, has only one kidney. He was born with two but one was non-functioning and was removed when he was 8. By all accounts, the situation had no effect on his ability to play.

    It could, however, give teams pause when it comes to drafting him. He probably will have to sign a medical waiver to play. That said, Rodgers-Cromartie is widely considered one of the two best cornerback prospects in the class, along with Troy's Leodis McKelvin, and is expected to be one of the first 20 players selected in the April 26-27 draft.

    According to, Rodgers-Cromartie ran a scoring-fast 4.29-second 40 for scouts and had an exceptional vertical leap of 38½ inches -- best among cornerback prospects. The website said that in Rodgers-Cromartie's 39 college starts, quarterbacks completed only 55 of 161 passes thrown in his immediate area, and that he intercepted 11 of those, deflected 25, and limited the opposition to just 3.54 yards per pass attempt. That's the best of any collegiate defensive back over the past three seasons.

    Rodgers-Cromartie wouldn't be the first to play in the NFL with just one kidney. Former Long Beach State receiver Mark Seay, who lost his kidney as the result of a random shooting, played five seasons for the San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles.

    Rodgers-Cromartie is the cousin of San Diego's Antonio Cromartie, who led the NFL last season with 10 interceptions -- not counting his two in the Pro Bowl -- and scored an NFL-record-setting touchdown by returning a missed field goal 109 yards.

  263. Hoohiki:


    Let me know the next time...Tiffany has great mochiko chicken and Honolulu style noodles!

  264. gigi-hawaii ©:

    I asked hubby if he wanted to play scrabble and he said he wanted a 20 SECOND limit on each word and he would BEAT me in 1/2 hour.

    I chickened out.

    Anyway, he is watching Beowulf now.

  265. bighilofan2:

    okay, back to normal. sorry ST. Just had to put one on the big Bucks Webmaster. He doesn't know enough to care, worse, he thinks he knows everything. "Whooped 'em again, didn't we Josey?" Okay, pau, it won't happen again.

  266. al:

    gigi generation gap or not...our taste for music is like north and south poles. hahaha.
    and well, food is food.

  267. al:

    scrabble...we used to play scrabble. and well i would win all the time. i guess it pays to hide the j, x, s, etc in your pocket.

  268. Garret:

    I won't be online after midnight here, so I'm going to send a few free play links in now. I know this is 24 minutes before 9am HST...but it is a fairly slow Saturday night.

    Seniors in Rancho Bernardo love playing Wii Bowling!

  269. al:

    hoohiki....get us a contact number or email addy. can do that for sure.
    where in maui are you?

  270. Garret:

    Japan may send an origami airplane on a space mission!

  271. Garret:

    People who do not smoke, who exercise at least a little, who drink only moderately, and who eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day live on average *14* years longer than those who do not. Interesting that the benefit has been quantified by a study:

  272. Garret:

    Those links were from today...the next few are from yesterday.

    Amazing find of a voice recording from 1860! This beats Edison by 17
    years! Thanks to Ben for the article.

  273. al:

    gigi would like al jarreau i think.

  274. Garret:

    The US outsourced all of their electronic passports to overseas companies, including a company in Thailand that has already been compromised by Chinese hackers. The Inspector General says that this compromises US security:

  275. Garret:

    The accuracy of the first Hi-Tech census for the US is already being questioned and the census is projected to cost well above their budget. This was supposed to be the first time they used handheld computers instead of pen-and-pencil, but the census takers apparently do not know how to use the handheld computers! Harris was given a $596 mil contract for the handheld computers, but the software they delivered was inadequate to transmit the large amount of data necessary. So, the $596 mil contract Harris was given might jump to $2 bil if they want to get something working:

  276. Garret:

    Sprint had a HORRIBLE year last year...but their CEO got $21.8 mil, up 47% from 2006:

  277. Garret:

    CBS is looking to provide streaming of their HD broadcasts on the web:

  278. Garret:

    India's top marksmen on their Olympic team are upset that they do not have ammunition to train with:

  279. Garret:

    Free play links pau.

  280. Garret:

    In one more turn our game will be over and I will have *finally* tied Lori in our lifetime Scrabble games. I've been 1, 2, or 3 games behind forever (more than 3 years), but I finally tied her. Of course, now she will probably win 5 in a row, but at least we are tied now...

    Good night everyone.

  281. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Al, I went to Amazon and listened to some snippets of Al Jarreau's Love Songs. Not bad though it drags a little. Debating whether to buy it.

  282. al:

    help me.
    help me.
    help me.
    i am being engulfed by a tidal wave of garret's postings.
    help me, help me, i cried.

  283. al:

    you will like it. just gotta pick the right one. if he has a greatest hits that is one you would like.
    eh, use your coupon at borders.

  284. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Amazon has it cheap for $8-$9.

  285. gigi-hawaii ©:

    yeah, greatest hits might be the one to buy.

  286. gigi-hawaii ©:

    BTW, I think Terro liquid bait worked. No ants yesterday and today. I put it out on March 13. So it took 2 weeks to be effective. I'll wait another week to pronounce it a success.

  287. haka:

    The blackout was sort of nice actually. Conscientious peace. Spritually invigorating. A calming moment of reflection on our mortality with the realization that the decisions we make today may seem trivial in respect to our meager time on Earth, but they need to be addressed. We all need to not take things for granted. It may not save the Earth in our lifetime, but it will make it a better place to be while we're here.

    Alright. Feel good. Gonna enjoy Earth tomorrow and hit the links. Peace out Tsaikos.

    And then there's football! Go Warriors!

  288. BowsForever:

    Best of luck to all the Warrior alumni on Pro Day! Can't wait to see the other players who didn't go to the Combine get their chance!

    Also, it'd be really great if we could find out how they're all doing. Is there any way we could "reach out," communicate our best wishes, maybe even ask a question or two about things are going?

    Btw ST, maybe you already know this, but the "ad" in the Advertiser about your blog leads to the old one. They might want to get that URL updated.

  289. hoohikimaui:

    I live right in Kahului. I'm originally from Oahu, so I usually fly down every month to see the folks. In fact, I'm timing my next trip so I can take my boys to watch UH's last practice.

    G'night all.

  290. Kekoa:

    For all those Tsaiko's who have been so concerned about my Dad's recovery, I want you to know that he has "read" some of the very positive prayers sent over this blog. Believe me when I say that it made a big difference in his motivation.

    Last Thursday when they called in the Crisis team to respond to his emergency condition in the ICU, he was on the extreme edge. He whispered to me that he felt his strength to fight on was grinding down. He was really tired, and ready to throw in the towel. It had been 14 days since he come off the operating table, and it was hard to shake the pressure problem..

    After I read some more of the good wishes to him, I told him that these are from not only the Tsaiko's who met him at the T-gate or a CC, but even some of the folks who are lurkers or recent posters. When I saw the spah-kle in his eye, I knew then, that it got thru to him.. He understood that lots of people really were pulling for him.. He was clearly touched by your kindness and I saw him wipe some wet stuff from his eyes he claimed was causing his eyes to burn.

    He is back in a regular room, without 5 or 6 monitors and a dozen wires running out of every vein known to medical science. Now he can relax and concentrate on putting it on cruise control and heal.

    Thanks be to Ke Akua!

    Many more thanks to my Tsaiko Ohana, who's numbers far exceed any of the math problems we faced recently.

  291. al:

    God Bless you Pops!
    He really has blessed you not only with hope for your successful recovery but also with a son with so much faith in the Lord.

    God speed!
    See you at the first tailgate, eh!


  292. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Great news, Kekoa! Our prayers for your father are being heard. Keep in touch with us.

  293. gigi-hawaii ©:

    Al, I'm ordering 3 CDs by Michael Buble. Can't believe I never heard of him before today. He sings the songs I wanna hear.

    Decided not to buy Al Jarreau. Not my type!

  294. gigi-hawaii ©:

    So 1 out of 4 singers you recommended ain't bad. Keep going!

  295. ralvic:

    Kekoa I extend my best thoughts and wishes for you and your dad.

  296. Ruggo:

    Kekoa - prayers for you and your father - here's wishing him many more years of warrior football.

  297. Mike Wedge:

    Kind words go a long way, and Tsaikos seem to know how to are for one another :)

    Kekoa, 'm glad to hear that your Dad is doing better and I hope that he will continue to improve.

    Anyways, just wanted to say Hi to you all, and hopefully that "starting point" up there will be taking us back to the BCS next season!

  298. Jason:

    Kekoa: That's great news! I know many of us will continue praying for you and your dad as he continues to get better. God bless you both. :-)

  299. Stephen Tsai:

    Hey, people, sorry for the absence today.
    We went to the baby luau for Dayton Morinaga's daughter today. We've got some funny pictures of the Princess that we'll post later.
    Then it was shopping, a nap and . . . bowling.
    Gee, I sound like, gee ... gee.
    But my daughters are going back to school Monday so I thought I'd take off.
    OK, back to the regular programming.

  300. Stephen Tsai:

    And, of course, great news with Kekoa.
    I think I'm related — or going to be related — soon to Kekoa, although I haven't figured out the exact link.
    Something about my niece's boyfriend and ...

  301. J:

    through Aunty Nellie

  302. Mike Wedge:

    ST, do you teach ENG 209 at KCC?

  303. Stephen Tsai:

    No, my brother teaches the English classes.
    I teach two journalism classes.
    He's a great teacher, one of the best.
    But I'm the easier grader.

  304. al:

    just a guess....]
    are the girls' names
    peggy and ginger?

  305. Stephen Tsai:

    No, but we used to have two dogs named Peter and Ginger.

  306. al:

    that was a good one.
    i was just guessing from someone's email address.

    must be a dog lover no doubt.

    peter? wasn't spanky's dog "ol pete"?

  307. Hawaiianbod:

    Kekoa - God is good! May He continue to send His Holy Angels to heal Pops.

  308. Kekoa:

    ST - Sorry, I pulled a DPK and dozed off on the keyboards. I was busy catching up on family update email, then the "rack monster" wen konk me over the head. Thanks for your good wishes.

    I try not to get too entangled with relatives and genealogy charts. I just rely on what your niece, and our nephew tell us. That's good euff for me. We're all Ohana here anyway!

    I'm awaiting confirmation for the school supplies, the order is in and accepted. I'll contact Wena for a delivery date. Always glad to lend a hand for the keiki. Hope to see you at the fundraiser. Depends on my dad's situation by then.

  309. Kekoa:

    Mike W, ralvic, jason, al, ruggo, hawaiian bod and all of you out there in the Tsaiko Nation... Much Mahalo! I'm so blessed to have such a great depth chart...

    Speaking of which, are we ready for some football or what?! I look at ST's lineup, and I feel like a youngster anticipating a bag of Li Hing Mui will fall into my hands...Get those juices flowing and make me thirst for some smash-mouth, Gator bangin' FOOTBALL!

  310. myki1:

    Good Sunday morning Tsai-kos! Rise and shine. Kekoa, so very happy to hear that your Dad is doing better. You just can't beat the power of prayer. Hope to see the family at the T-gate on the 26th.

    Spring ball is finally here!! Looking forward to seeing some of you early tomorrow morning. Don't forget your umbrellas, just in case the ever present Manoa mist presents itself.

    Enjoy your Sunday!!

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