October 11, 2006

Evangeline Lilly in a bikini

Permalink | October 11th, 2006

Evangeline Lilly in a bikini

Evangeline Lilly takes a break from filming season 3 of Lost to spend some quality time with Dominic Monaghan on the beach — and by quality time I mean having a serious make-out session. But that aside, Evangeline all wet at the beach in a bikini — could it get any better?

There are 23 pictures of Evangeline in her bikini after the jump, so click the link below and…

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October 2, 2006

Lost season 3 premier

Permalink | October 2nd, 2006

Lost premier at Sunset on the Beach

The first episode of Lost season 3 debuted on Saturday night during Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki, a full 4-days before it airs for the rest of the TV watching world. Thousands lined up from as early as 9 a.m. for the chance to meet their favorite castaways, and watch one of the most anticipated premiers of the season. Prior to the screening one of the producers urged everyone not to spoil it for others — Let’s just keep it between us 15,000 people. Keep it in the family.

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September 26, 2006

Riding in buses with Google

Permalink | September 26th, 2006

Google Transit

Google has formed a partnership with select transit authorities to create their latest offering, Google Transit. This new service shows people how to get around by walking and using public transportation. It also offers directions, schedules and estimated travel times. Users type in their origination point, destination and time they want to travel, and the program tells them how to get from one place to the other using the bus system.

Google Transit is currently available in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tampa, Florida, Eugene and Portland, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Seattle, Washington.

Is there anything Google can’t do?

June 6, 2006

Sunny Garcia seeing cloudy days

Permalink | June 6th, 2006

Sunny Garcia poster

Surfing legend Sunny Garcia has some dark days ahead of him. In federal court yesterday, Sunny pleaded guilty to failing to report more than $417,000 in prize winnings dating back to 1996. Due to his tax evasion, Sunny faces up to three years in prison, $100,000 in fines and one year of supervised release.

Sunny retired from the world of professional surfing last December, surfing his final heat at Pipeline on the North Shore of O’ahu. He is expected to receive his sentencing on August 28th.

April 14, 2006

State Easter Eggs

Permalink | April 14th, 2006

State Easter Eggs

The 2006 White House State Easter Eggs Collection continues a tradition that began in 1994 where a decorated chicken egg is sent by each state and the District of Columbia to the White House for display. The collection, coordinated by the American Egg Board, is comprised of original miniature works of art created through the use of paint, carvings, decorative additions and other art media.

The display can be seen at the White House Visitor Center from Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 30, 2006 from 7:30 am to 4 p.m. The Visitor Center is located at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue South, NW. For more information, please call 202-208-1631. Photographed by National Park Service

Visit: White House State Easter Eggs Collection

Read: An isle Easter egg will get Grade A treatment at the White House

April 11, 2006

McDonald’s outsources their drive-thru

Permalink | April 11th, 2006

McDonald's outsources their drive-thru

You never know, that person talking to you at the drive-thru just might not be in the same state as you.

“Would you like your Coke and orange juice medium or large?” Ms. Vargas said into her headset to an unseen woman who was ordering breakfast from a drive-through line. She did not neglect the small details —”You Must Ask for Condiments,” a sign next to her computer terminal instructs — and wished the woman a wonderful day.

What made the $12.08 transaction remarkable was that the customer was not just outside Ms. Vargas’s workplace here on California’s central coast. She was at a McDonald’s in Honolulu. And within a two-minute span Ms. Vargas had also taken orders from drive-through windows in Gulfport, Miss., and Gillette, Wyo.

First they’re in a different state, next they’ll be in an entirely different country.

[via NY Times]

January 27, 2006

Tori Praver is the next Guess girl

Permalink | January 27th, 2006

Tori Praver is the next Guess girl

Move over Paris, Tori Praver is the next Guess girl. Tori, a local surfer girl from Maui, was discovered by Cindy Kauanui, owner of Jet Set Models. The eighteen-year-old from Lahainaluna High School will be taking over the Guess campaign starting Febraury 1st.

Kauanui said she noticed 18-year-old Praver turning up in photos sent to her by Maui photographers. “I wasn’t sure if she was really from Maui, and they didn’t know whether she lived there or was a tourist.”

But when Praver’s photo turned up in Outside magazine in a Hawaii girls feature that included another Jet Set client, Sanoe Lake, Kauanui called the photo director there to get her contact information.

Past Guess models include Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Anna Nicole Smith, Drew Barrymore, and the most recent Paris Hilton.

[via Honolulu Star-Bulletin and SAWF]

January 6, 2006

Jessica Alba in a bikini

Permalink | January 6th, 2006

Jessica Alba in a bikini

Here’s another Jessica Alba posting especially for smokey. Apparently Paris and Nicky Hilton weren’t the only ones partying in Maui over the holidays. Jessica and what’s-his-face were also caught frolicking on the beach.

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[gallery: Jessica Alba in Maui]

January 3, 2006

iMeat

Permalink | January 3rd, 2006

iMeat

Rachel Cambra bought her 14-year-old son a new video iPod for Christmas as a surprise; and what a surprise it was when he opened it and found not a shiny new iPod, but a slab of meat.

The Mililani, Hawaii, woman had saved up to surprise her son with what he wanted most for the holiday, a new Apple iPod with video.

Surprised he was, and so was Cambra. When her son opened the box for the high-tech toy, he discovered the iPod that should have been there wasn’t. It had apparently been replaced with some kind of mystery meat.

“He went from joy, really happy joyful,” she said, “then to discover this, just angry and hurt.”

Cambra says the box was sealed and that it didn’t appear to have been tampered with when she brought it home from the Honolulu Wal-Mart where she works.

Dan Fogleman, a spokesman for Wal-Mart, said it did appear that the package was sealed and has contacted Apple about the matter.

A couple of questions here — how does the spokesperson know that the package appeared sealed? Was he there when they opened it? Second, if a customer returned an iPod claiming that it contained meat, how quickly do you think the return department believe a story like that? Now I’m not saying she’s lying, but c’mon now … meat?!

[via ABC News]

December 20, 2005

Hawaii enters ringtone market

Permalink | December 20th, 2005

Hawaii enters ringtone market

In other ringtone news, Hawaiian music artists have entered the cell phone market.

Hawaiian Telcom, in partnership with Mountain Apple music company, is offering Hawaiian music ring tones. You go to the Hawaiiantel.com Web site, pick your tone, and it’s called into your cell.

The ringtones costs $2.49 and the most popular picks right now are:

1. Rap Reiplinger, “Japanese Roll Call”
2. Sean Na’auao, “Fish & Poi”
3. Brothers Cazimero, “Ku’uipo i ka He’e Pueone”
4. Hawaiian Style Band, “Love & Honesty”
5. Rap Reiplinger, “Room Service”
6. Hawaiian Style Band, “Happy 2 B With U”
7. Hawaiian Style Band, “Live a Little”
8. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, “Hawai’i ‘78″
9. Rap Reiplinger, “Haikus”
10. Brothers Cazimero, “My Sweet Pikake Lei”

With entire songs costing a mere $0.99 at iTunes, $2.49 for a 15 second ringtone seems a bit outrageous; but if you just have to have Hawaiian melodies on your cell phone, head over to Hawaiian Telecom.

[via Honolulu Star-Bulletin]