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My $1,000 Toilet Seat

UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! You guys giggled about my purchase of this noble throne but the headline of our local paper today proclaims: Hyatt Waikiki’s $100M renovation includes Japanese toilets The story (behind a paywall) goes on to tout the many benefits and attractions of the super flusher. So neener, neener, […]

The Ultimate Meat Meld

It’s official. Hormel Foods will release a new version of Spam exclusively in Hawaii. Yes, we’re talking a Portuguese Sausage-flavored Spam that unites two of the islands’ favorite meat products in one can with an expiration date measured in centuries. Only in Hawaii. Well, that makes sense since Hawaii consumes more […]

Caption This

Max and his Mom went to the park yesterday and I happened to snap the pic shown below. I sent it to the kids and asked for their captions. The responses ranged from “Short Conga Line” to some truly rude comments that the AJF is certain to remember on birthdays and at […]

Max Checks Out The K-Videos

Max the Furbeast decided he wanted to stop by the Pagoda Hotel and see if a fish food treat might be cadged from Uncle Fish. Along the way we passed our favorite Korean video shop and paused to see what new releases were available. The Discovery of Love looked promising. […]

Bombing Lava

The city of Hilo on Hawaii’s Big Island sits in the shadow of the world’s largest shield volcano, Mauna Loa. There are many tales about Mauna Loa’s eruptions and the dangers those lava flows posed to the pretty little city by the bay that dates back to about 1100 AD. […]

Max Visits a Heiau

It was a perfect day for a visit to a place of human sacrifice. There were ominous clouds obscuring the mountain tops. A lowering sky, brooding with dark, heavy clouds portended an approaching storm. Today’s destination was the Pu’u o Mahuku heiau. Visitors to Hawaii learn that the Hawaiian word heiau means […]

Hot Stuff

Think you have a tough job?   From the website of the  Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS): Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists get fresh lava samples as close to the vent as possible. Once the sample is scooped from the pāhoehoe lobe, it is quickly quenched in a bucket of water to stop […]

Kiku Becomes a Champion

Regulars readers of this silly dog blog (“poor lost souls” in the vernacular) will remember that we have been tracking the career of one of Max’s boon companions, a sweet little Yorkie named Kiku. See here, here and here. Well, recently we got the great, good news that Kiku, whose name […]

Works For Us

Both the AJF and I were pleased to read today’s Honolulu headline: The annual Emerald Ball, featuring Irish food and entertainment, happens March 17 at the Japanese Cultural Center. I get my Guiness; she gets her green mochi cakes.