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Starbucks Evenings on Oahu

Heh, I didn’t realize that there’s a Starbucks on Oahu featuring its Evenings Menu. Even though the Evening program has been officially cancelled, it still lives on across from Rumours in the Ala Moana Hotel. The Evenings Program pairs alcohol offerings along with the coffee and espresso lineup with the idea of bringing in customers […]

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Super Bowl Sunday at International Marketplace

Before the big game, we headed to the International Marketplace in Waikiki for some shopping. This was my first time back since that almost perfect night. But since then, the parking rates have been adjusted. Two things I had not known before today. Crazy Shirts at the Marketplace has its own design for the shopping […]

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Signs of Hawaii: Beach

Recently in Kailua, I’ve seen a few of these kinds of signs posted on street posts. Obviously, they are there to help out the tourists from Japan, but I don’t know who made and put them up. Nice job with the signs and demonstrating the Aloha spirit!

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No Nespresso Recycling Service for Hawaii

Aw boo. Nespresso is advertising their recycling program for used Nespresso capsules. But this program is not available in Hawaii (or Alaska and U.S. territories). Though made from aluminum, you may not have associated these small capsules as typical recyclable items. Nespresso is trying to rectify this oversight by providing customers with free recycling bags […]

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There’s a Shake Shack in Hawaii?!?

Wait, no… that’s not a Shake Shack. It’s just the rebranded Teddy’s Bigger Burger in Aiea. But that green trim and logo look awfully familiar. On the other hand, I wouldn’t have known any better if I hadn’t recently visited a Shake Shack while in Washington DC and New York City. Not sure what was […]

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Snapchat Spectacles in Hawaii

When I first learned of the Spectacles dispensing machine making random appearances in California, I doubted it would ever come to Hawaii. No way a @Spectacles vending machine makes it to Hawaii — Gee Why (@geewhy) November 13, 2016 On the last day of 2016, I admit that I was wrong. Witness the Aloha Tower […]

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Kailua Cinemas Good Enough

The movie theaters in Kailua continue its renovation as Kailua Cinemas. Over the years, these theaters have changed names, most recently known as Water Garden that showed older movies at reduced prices. But the phase has begun with Kailua Cinemas featuring luxury reclining seats. While the theater is open for business, the remodeling is still […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Road Rage Defuzah

So the days are counting down to Christmas, and people’s anxieties are increasing. With extra crowded roadways, it’s even easier to encounter road rage. But this holiday gift can easily diffuse the tense situation. It’s the Road Rage Defuzah (yes, defuzah). One side of the sign says “Mahalo” while the other says “My Bad.” When […]

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