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April 12th, 2004, 11:20 PM
Let's see I'm frequent visitor to the hawaiistories.com website. Post a few things to it too.

Glen Miyashiro
April 13th, 2004, 10:26 AM
I'm usually over at hawaiistories.com, and I occasionally post to soc.culture.hawaii as well.

Glen Miyashiro

April 13th, 2004, 02:40 PM
It's good to see familiar faces! Welcome, Helen and Glen! Thanks for stopping by. This is a pretty big place for little ol' us, but I'm hoping we can build it into a warm, friendly, chatty spot in time.

Who am I? Well, you two know, but to newcomers, I'm a local web geek that cut my teeth on dial-up BBSes, paddled around in USENET, and now runs far too many sites, including HawaiiStories.com (http://www.hawaiistories.com) (weblog), HawaiiAnswers.com (http://www.hawaiianswers.com) (FAQs), and HawaiiNews.com (http://www.hawaiistories.com) (news!). When I'm not surfing the web, I'm sipping imaginary tea with my daughter, wrestling with my son, holding the household together with my wife, and trying to get as much sleep as possible.

Why start HawaiiThreads.com? There's the FAQ (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/faq.php?), of course. I guess I just felt this was a "community space" that could use some exploring (although I'm apparently so out of touch I found the Aloha World Ohana Lanai (http://www.ohanalanai.com/lanai/) site only today -- an excellent model of what I had in mind). From mailing lists to USENET to weblogs to message boards, I love 'em all.

Previously I ran different forums using different software solutions on various sites. I figured I might as well bite the bullet and bring 'em all together into one big happy site. HawaiiThreads.com will eventually be able to host special forums for other clubs, groups, and local websites who don't have their own setups.

What's next? Who knows. Here's to da kine!

April 16th, 2004, 08:24 PM
Other than being Ryan's lunch buddy, I own and run www.fireflyfans.net.

April 19th, 2004, 11:23 AM
Hello. I recently visited Oahu with my husband. I fell in love with the charm of the island. We plan to return and visit the other islands as soon as we can. I hope you don't mind one or two more tourists.

April 19th, 2004, 11:47 AM
Hi, Gardensong! Thanks for dropping in. Congratulations on your upcoming trip! If you saw only Oahu last time, I really hope you can make it to one or more neighbor islands this year. I live in Honolulu to pay the bills, but my heart is in Hilo.

If you have any questions - where to stay, what to do, and the like - feel free to inaugurate our Hui Aloha (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/forumdisplay.php?f=60) area. I set it up specifically to help and connect with folks either coming to or living away from Hawaii.

April 21st, 2004, 12:03 PM
Thanks for the welcome. It will take us a few years before we get to come back. I definitely want some info on the neat places to see on the other islands. (not just touristy stuff, but of course thats fun too ;) ) off to check out Hui Aloha.

April 22nd, 2004, 10:51 AM
Just a quick "Hi!" and Mahalos for creating this new spot to meet and talk story with everyone. I have always lived in New Hampshire, but studied hula
with many teachers and kumus at workshops and seminars, and love it still.
Have lots of Hawaiian and Samoan friends who've taught me how to make some ono kaukau, too! We sharing recipes in the Kaukau section here, by any chance?? *rubbing hands together*
Next year at Christmas one of my lifelong dreams comes true: I have been invited to go holoholo Hawai`i, Samoa, New Zealand!! Staying so excited!!
Any suggestions?
Malama pono,
HulaWahine :D

April 22nd, 2004, 03:49 PM
Hi everyone,

My name is Jen, I'm from Minnesota, and I am on the Yahoo group. My husband and I visited the islands in 2000 on our honeymoon. We visited Oahu, Kauai, and Maui. We loved all the WWII stuff on Oahu, hiked the Waimea canyon on Kauai, got lost and ran out of water (we had to make it a real adventure :eek: ), did the helicopter tour, snorkeled at fishbowl on Maui, (and everywhere else we could!!), struggled for breath atop Haleakala, dug our toes in the sand at Salt Pond Beach Park, drove the road to Hana (and continued the rest of the way around Maui!), and had the best meal of our entire lives at Mama's Fishhouse. We had the adventure of our lives for the two weeks we were there. It really will be remembered as one of the best things in my life.

Anyway, here is yet another person who visited and fell in love with Hawaii. I cried all the way back on the plane. For several months afterwards, I would listen to the music and cry. Hopefully someday we'll return, but I can't promise that we'd leave. Guess I better win the lottery first, eh?

Looking forward to chatting with you all!


April 22nd, 2004, 04:33 PM
Welcome, HulaWahine and Jen! Glad to have you in the `ohana!

We sharing recipes in the Kaukau section here, by any chance?Absolutely! I'm sure there are some serious foodies out there. Unfortunately, I won't contribute much. I think the spam musubi is the end of my culinary skill! If there's anything you're looking to make, or a new recipe you'd like to share, tell us about it (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/forumdisplay.php?f=7)!

I have been invited to go holoholo Hawai`i, Samoa, New Zealand!! Staying so excited!Now that's what I call a trip. I was lucky enough to visit New Zealand, and fell in love with the place. (Not easy for an island boy!) The cultural commonalities are impressive. I think the New Zealand model of maori/West relations is something to admire. Do tell us (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/forumdisplay.php?f=61) about your Hawaii trip as it draws near.

Guess I better win the lottery first, eh?That's the spirit! Yeah, it's not exactly cheap to visit or live here. But I'm glad you got to see more than Honolulu on your honeymoon! As for helicopter tours? I'm too chicken. :eek:

April 28th, 2004, 09:33 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm a HawaiiStories member, albeit, a somewhat quiet one. You may know me from my weblog, Champuru.com.

I always enjoy reading the interesting stories and observations of my fellow islanders and islanders-at-heart on HawaiiStories and I'm looking forward to even more interesting content here on its sister site.

Maybe I'll even try to contribute something worth reading, too. ;)

Glad to be part of the ohana!

May 2nd, 2004, 09:27 PM
Howzit everybody. Quark here. Some know me as Spin Quark the subatomic particle with an infrequently updated blog on HawaiiStories (http://www.hawaiistories.com). Others know me as quark_hi a lurker on Yahoo IM and a wannabe Ferengi from DS9. When I am not trying to keep up with pzarquon, I am writing Bytemarks (http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/current/tc/bytemarks) for the Honolulu Advertiser or playing DJ on a radio show I call Rough Take (http://www.roughtake.com).

Happy to be a part of this lively group.

May 6th, 2004, 07:40 PM
I'm one of the old farts here who has a long history of beng on message board sites going back to the days of the old BBS's with our 1200 and 2400 baud modems. I occasionally post at HawaiiStories.com, soc.culture.hawaii and have a conservative approach to many political issues. I also love technology, especially Macs and run or maintain websites including the Hawaii Radio & Television Guide, Small Business Hawaii and HonokaaHawaii.com. Go here (http://macpro.freeshell.org) to visit my personal website. From there follow the links to the sites just mentioned and several more.

Finally if you want to participate in discussion about Hawaii's media, radio and TV, visit the newly unveiled Hawaii Media Forum (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/hawaiiradiotv) message boards sponsored by the Hawaii Radio & Television Guide.

Have fun and enjoy!

mel :)

May 7th, 2004, 06:23 AM

I'm Leimamo and I too belong to HawaiiStories.com (http://www.hawaiistories.com/) where I try to keep an active blog (http://www.hawaiistories.com/leimamo/) about my life as a Navy wife and full time mother and grandmother living in Japan.

May 8th, 2004, 04:34 PM
AwwwYeeeah! Slick Vic here you know how we get down! Tune in 7pm-midnite every weeknight on HOT939 and have some fun with me and all the craziness. It's all the way live and in full effect and we got mo' flava than a 21 pc. bucket of extra crispy, fo real!!! , and the more energy than H POWER! I'm glad i found this board! I hope to have tons of fun!

My email address is slickvic2020@aol.com!



May 12th, 2004, 02:41 PM
I don't know why I don't start my own thread, but oh well.

I'm probably the youngest person here (18 years old), and since Mel transfered the Hawaii radio/tv message board here, then I follow.

I'm what you call a "computer geek" and I'm currently getting my degree in IT at Heald College.

I know some knowledge about the radio (especially about hot939), so I have a lot of history in my young brain.

And to slick vic:
Nice to hear you back on your old spot again. Even though I don't listen to your night show that much, it's good to hear your voice (in commercials).

May 15th, 2004, 09:15 AM
Aloha Nou,
I am glad to be here. Just heard about this forum from Aloha World Ohana Lanai. I can feel the rays of Hawaii's sun and the ocean air just by being here. (In Michigan right now, it is 49 degrees and yesterday it was 82.) Just thought that I would introduce myself and now I am going over to Hawaii Stories.
A Hui Hou,
JazzyHawaiian :)

May 15th, 2004, 10:12 PM
I'm occasionally over at soc.culture.hawaii and saw Ryan's HawaiiThreads.com signature. Thought I'd poke around and see what you folks are up to!

May 19th, 2004, 06:27 PM

I made it to your site and must say you have a very impressive community here. Maybe you can teach me a few things :D, as I am fairly new to Web design and running a "community" online. I am in Aiea, Hawaii and can mostly be found at http://www.hawaiipeople.net. We are still a blooming community.

Keep up the great work! I'll have to check out your other websites too.


May 20th, 2004, 08:37 AM
Hello all!!

Very humble first post here...

Local boy from Maui that's an old vet at BBS's over 10 years ago (yah, text only @ 2400 bps!). Got cured of that addiction, but now look at me... :(

Just checking out this forum which looks like it's geared for...well, anyone. :)

I guess I'll see you guys around.
If this place becomes a "happening" forum of some sorts you'll soon know me as the wise-cracking person that I am. :p



May 20th, 2004, 09:59 AM
Last week a co-worker was clearing up stuff and encountered a device she never seen before (her predecessor purchased the stuff in question). She asked me if it was okay to dump. Turns out it was a US Robotics Courier 2400 modem.

It got dumped.

May 20th, 2004, 10:06 AM
Last week a co-worker was clearing up stuff and encountered a device she never seen before (her predecessor purchased the stuff in question). She asked me if it was okay to dump. Turns out it was a US Robotics Courier 2400 modem.

It got dumped.

Awww, you should have sent it to the Smithsonian...
(It could go right next to the cup n string display ;))

May 24th, 2004, 10:38 PM

I'm Ale from California. I've lived away from hawaii since 1984 and hope to be able to retire there. I consider myself a Big Islander though I was born and partially raised on Oahu. I'm glad to be here.


June 1st, 2004, 09:42 AM
Hui to everyone here! Born and raised on Oahu and now living on da east coast! Good to be here at HawaiiThreads.com! :)

June 1st, 2004, 01:03 PM

E Komo Mai. Come talk story, we listen.....

I am happy you are here.


June 3rd, 2004, 03:00 PM
I've been seeing the HawaiiThreads button over at HawaiiStories for a while, and thought I'd come over to look around. I'm one of the early adopters over there. You can find me at Linkmeister (http://linkmeister.com/blog/), where I post random thoughts about national politics and other assorted stories I find while ostensibly doing my real research work.