Monday, December 12, 2011

SEASON'S CHARITABLE GREETINGS FROM KAUAI

Ryder Silas and Dylan, Just Chillin'
(Photo courtesy of Bryson and Lehua)

Okay, Ryder, check it out...

If we sit here long enough, GUARANTEED, people will give us food!

LOOK!  Somebody already gave me a banana!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE! PLEASE SHARE GENEROUSLY WITH THOSE LESS FORTUNATE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!  

GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE!

EH, FONZIE! EAT YOUR HEART OUT!

Kalau, Dylan, and Ryder Enjoying the Merry-Go-Round
(Photo courtesy of Bryson and Lehua)

Listen up, braddahs!  

The essence of COOL...


is to DO MORE...


but with LESS EFFORT.

The older babes at Kapa'a Elementary just love it when I drive with only one hand.

Friday, November 11, 2011

DIFFERENT UPBRINGINGS

Different upbringings

Thanks for the guest post by Jo Levy

When my wife and I got married, we were faced with a few issues that I had not predicted would be a problem. We got married right out of college, so we did not have any money saved and I was actually in a bit of debt. When I was growing up, I was expected to have a summer job each summer and I even worked part-time during the week after school. We did not have extravagant Christmas presents or birthday presents and I did not have a car of my own until I bought a used car in college. My wife however was brought up completely differently. She never had to work a day in her life until she graduated from college. Her first day of work was actually the week after we got home from our honeymoon. Her parents told her that she had her whole life to work and that she should enjoy her childhood while she still could. After we got married and I suggested we make a budget, she could not believe that she was not going to be able to spend money like she used to. The only thing she agreed to at first was looking online and searching “Shop electricty rates TEXAS” to see how we could save on energy rates. Thankfully she eventually started to see that if we didn’t stick to a budget that we were going to run out of money.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

POI BOY (YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!)

Kalaunuiohua--Ceremonial Poi Pounder
(Photo courtesy of Erin and Pua)

I knew it was gonna be just a matter of time...

...before my mother gave me 
"THE LECTURE!"

"Kalau,"  she said,
"You're a big boy now...
If you want to eat poi,
You gotta fetch for yourself!"

So here I am, folks, just pounding the beat...
...uh, poi!

Ah, for the good old days when things were a bit easier...


http://hawaiianodysseus2.blogspot.com/2011/05/inseparable.html

DEJA VU!

 Kalaunuiohua Has Plenty to Celebrate!
(Photo courtesy of Erin and Pua)

You know, it's really true what they say...

Time really does fly!

Why, it seems like a lifetime ago when I was doing this very thing!

Kalaunuiohua--Truly, over a lifetime ago...
(Photo courtesy of Erin and Pua)

A HANDSOME HAWAIIAN'S SECRET WEAPONS

Dylan Imaikalani, Ryder Silas, and Kalaunuiohua
(Photo courtesy of Erin and Pua)

Yes, I have to admit...
I do alright with the girls.

I have this winning smile;
a friendly personality;
charisma, charm, and cha-cha...

and...

...my secret weapon
 for attracting the babes...

THESE TWO KOLOHI GUYS!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

CORE STRENGTH? OR SNORE STRENGTH?

Ryder Silas, Multitasking 
(Photo courtesy of Lele and Bryson)


Okay, so let me explain what was happening here...

I was simply working on my stretches--
my back, hamstrings, abductor muscles...

...you know, generally building up my 
core strength.

The trade winds were calming, the soft Hawaiian music soothing, the voice of the instructor--
oh, so relaxing...

...just dreaming of cruising north 
on Kuhio Highway, 
the sun beaming down on me 
as I'm chillin' big time 
in my aqua Fiat 500 Cabrio...

...trippin' about catching rays 
and checkin' out the babes on Anini Beach...

Ah!  I can't help it!
I'm just Ryder Silas (they call me BULA),
and I'm keepin' it real!

What a life!
And I'm stuck in my fantasy, feeling check, 
miles and miles from all the 
urban sprawl, traffic, and commotion...

...and before I know it...

I'm smack dab at the intersection of
Pilates
and

Saturday, September 3, 2011

YOU KNOW YOU'RE HAWAIIAN WHEN...

Kalaunuiohua, GGMA, and New Friend
(Courtesy of Erin and Pua)


You know you're Hawaiian when...

Your great-grandmother

feeds you

something BIGGER than you!

Friday, September 2, 2011

DYLAN AND SPAM MUSUBI

Dylan Imaikalani Watanabe
Pre-Soccer Ritual
(Photo courtesy of Erin and Pua)


Ha-ha!

So you thought I had retired from sports, huh?

How wrong could you be?

You know me--Dylan the boy wonder!--unafraid to try new things, explore unfamiliar horizons, and go where no other 5-year-old has dared to go!

So far this year, I've participated in three sports--baseball, basketball, and football.  Now, I've put on the cleats and blue uniform, and I'm ready to kick some...

Soccer balls!

But, first, just like the big boys in the professional leagues, I gotta have my pre-game ritual.  

And there's nothing more appropriate than a local Kauai boy having a delicious...


SPAM MUSUBI!

Mmm-mmm...so ono!

Dwyane Wade, Ichiro, Vince Young, Lionel Messi--you guys don't know what you're missing!  Get with the flow and follow the example of your island homeboy, Dylan Imaikalani Watanabe, and head on down to your local McDonald's and tell them to get with the Hawaiian McProgram and serve up some delicious

SPAM MUSUBI!*

*Spam Musubi is a block of rice with a slice of grilled Spam on top with nori (seaweed) wrapping to hold the concoction together.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

OKAY, WHO'S NEXT?

Ryder Silas
10 months old
(Photo courtesy of Lele and Bryson)


Okay, Teach!  Whaddaya think?  Am I doing this right?

Good technique, Ryder!  But there's just one small problem.

What's that?

Location, location, location!

Huh?

You did it backwards!  It's thirty rapid compressions on the CHEST and two slow breaths in the MOUTH!

OOPS!  My bad!  No wonder they ain't responding!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

LESSON FROM A SEAGULL

Seagull Explorer
Mukilteo, WA
(Hawaiian Odysseus photo)


You know, here's the thing.

I hate the water.
          I'd rather be dry.

I'm lazy.
          I'd rather have the easy way out.

I'm scared to try new things.
          I want to play it safe.

But here's a reality check.

If I don't get out of my comfort zone,

and if I don't give life my best effort,

and if I don't take risks now and then,

I'll end up stranded and starving on this beach.

So, enough of the excuses already.
          Oh, could I just think about it for a while?


I'M GOING FOR IT, BABY!







Saturday, July 30, 2011

SUCK IT UP!

Octopus in Kauai Waters
(Photo courtesy of Silas K. Aqui)


Tired of everyone else

sucking up all the action?

Then it's high time you got busy!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

VIGILANT SENTRIES

Stuffed feline friend and Niele
(Photo courtesy of Lele and Bryson)


Ever watchful...

Never missing an opportunity...

Ready to pounce when the pouncing's good!

Ready to join us?




EYE OF THE TIGER

Niele the Cat
(Photo courtesy of Lele and Bryson)


FIERCE.

RESOLVED.

DETERMINED.

UNDETERRED.

THE EYE OF THE TIGER!

THAT'S HOW I TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS!

SWEET NOTHINGS

A Feline Tender Moment
(Photo courtesy of Lele and Bryson)


A little FURPLAY

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

RECRUITING WITH DA BOYZ

Ryder Silas and Kalau
(Photo courtesy of Pua and Erin)


Eh, homey!  Heard the latest?

What's that, bro?

There's a new kid on the block!

Oh, yeah?  Does he got heart?

Yeah, big time!  Wanna test him out?

For sure, man!

Okay.  Let's go look him up!  Here's his address:


http://5cf72gmnzhyauriaw3smfg8r4e.hop.clickbank.net/

Thursday, July 14, 2011

WHO COULD BE COOLER?

Ryder Silas 
(Photo courtesy of Lele and Bryson)


That's right!

I'm Bula...

and I'm the epitome of COOL!


With 18 days left in July, 

I've got 112 votes and counting!


Oh, what's that?  You haven't heard?

Well, better late than never...


Just click on the link below, look for my cute 

little face on the Facebook app for

the 2011 Gerber Generation contest,

and cast your vote for me!


Aloha and mahalo, everybody!

And remember...stay COOL!



P.S.  YOU CAN VOTE EVERY SINGLE DAY IN 

JULY, so pack them votes in for yours truly,

BULA--your favorite POI BOY!


Monday, July 11, 2011

CATCH ME RIDIN' DIRTY!

Ryder Silas at the Airport
(Photo courtesy of Lele and Bryson)


Mom!

Are you SERIOUS?

You really think THESE 

are gonna keep the germs and me apart?


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

KAUAI'S SLEEPING GIANT CUTS SOME MEAN ZZZ'S!

Kalau and Daddy
(Photo courtesy of Pua.)


Hmm...now where could it be?

Somewhere on my daddy, there's got to be an on-off switch for snoring!

Barring that...I still have some poi* for such an emergency.  A spoonful down each nostril ought to help my daddy breathe better.

FAT CAT CEO!

Kona the CEO
(Photos by Hawaiian Odysseus.)


Hold all calls and cancel the rest of today's appointments.  I've got some serious work to do!

And, ho-hum!  It starts right now...ZZZZZZZZZ!

Kona, hard at work!

WHO, ME?

Ryder Silas and the Telltale Evidence
(Photo courtesy of Lele and Bryson.)


You're missing your coconut yogurt?

Why, no, I, uh,  haven't seen it.




http://d26fdlql85ueftfemjgztful5i.hop.clickbank.net/

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

HEY! HELLO? I'M OVER HERE!

Kalaunuiohua having a heart-to-heart session with a good friend.
(Photo courtesy of Erin and Pua)

You know, Kimo, I'm really baring my soul to you here.  

The least you could do is have better eye contact with me.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

DARN IT! I'M TRYING TO HIBERNATE!

Annoyed and Vigilant Critter
(Photo courtesy of Ryan)


Alright...

Who's the Facebook joker

who just poked me?



Saturday, May 28, 2011

THE PERFECT SUCCESSOR

Ryder Silas
(Photo courtesy of Bryson and Lele)


Here's the dilemma:  

The E*Trade baby is getting too big for his diapers.  

I think I can help the ad agency out.

What do YOU think? 

If you agree, please write the E*Trade people and attach this blog post--my resume--for their consideration.

Mahalo!  Until next time, this is Ryder Silas--

Peace.  Out.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

DYLAN'S LOW RESISTANCE ABDOMINAL WORKOUT

Dylan's Award-Winning Ab Workout
With a Spot from DAD!
(Photo courtesy of Erin and Pua)


Hi, my good-looking friends!

Today, I want to demonstrate my world-famous DYLAN'S ABDOMINAL WORKOUT.

Having a strong, healthy core is vital to good health and longevity.  Especially in Hawaii, where we love to eat, exercise that firms up the abdominal region is so important!

So, follow these steps, and I GUARANTEE you are going to see results in 90 days!

1)  Find a well-cushioned area to lie down on...in this case, I found the perfect spot--my dad's tummy.

2)  Cross one leg over the opposite leg.  

3)  Put your hands behind your head.

4)  For extra challenge and exertion, add some resistance.  Here, I've placed my faithful companion--Octavius the Octopus--on my right upper thigh.

5)  GRIN a lot!  Grinning burns even more calories, especially important after eating my mom's good cooking.

6)  Make sure your spotter has secured your extended leg.  You don't want to pull any muscles.

7)  Final step?  Just lie there until you and your spotter fall asleep!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

TWO EGGS IN A BASKET

Cousins Ryder and Kalaunuiohua
Relaxing at their Wailua Homesteads Estate
(Photo courtesy of Erin and Pua)


Wow, Kalau!  This is awesome!  We found the green Treasure Egg!  Kalau...uh, KALAU?

Wha'?  Oh, sorry, cuz!  I was just trippin'.  You know, it doesn't get better than this!

Huh?

Serendipity, Ryder, serendipity.

Kalau, you younger than me, but ever since Braddah Dylan gave you that Kindle, you've been reading tons of books and spitting out these watermelon-size words!  What does SEREN-DIPPITY DOO DAH mean?

Serendipity...it's being mindful of the moment when one accidentally discovers something wonderful or meaningful...kinda like finding an invisible Treasure Egg!

What you trying to tell me?  You just laid an egg?

Sorta...but it's an IDEA EGG.

Okay, I give...Lay it on me, brah!  LAY IT ON ME...ha-ha, cuz, I made a funny!  Is that seren...seren...ah, you know what I mean!

Yeah, I guess so.  But here's MY serendipity.  We may never have this moment again in our lives, Ryder.

What moment is that, Kalau?

When we as men can feel secure in our identity.

Huh?  Whatcha mean by that?

Someday, when we're much older, we will look at a photograph taken of us this very day and deny the moment by joking and acting shame.

Huh?

That I was a cute blue-eared bunny dressed in camou, a cast-off member of the Village People, hooking up with a Hot Chick!







Sunday, May 15, 2011

GOOD LOOKING OUT, DYLAN!

Dylan and Kalau
(Photo courtesy of Erin and Pua)


Dad!  Mom!  HELP ME!

Kalau escaped from Mom's tummy!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

LESS IS MORE

Tucker the Cat
(Hawaiian Odysseus photo)



What?

Oh, you want me to move?

Tucker the Cat
(Hawaiian Odysseus photo)



Alright...

How's that?

Monday, May 9, 2011

ONE OF NIKE'S FAVORITE CUSTOMERS

Millipede Doing Intervals
(Photo courtesy of Ryan)


Man alive!  That 26.2 meter marathon is a GRIND!

I was doing stellar time until I hit a wall at the 20-meter mark.  

It was all I could do to tell my legs (and legs and legs and legs and legs and legs...ah, you get my drift!) to keep going.

On sheer will power alone, I finished.

14 hours, 23 minutes, 38 seconds.  

Not anywhere near elite performance, but a personal best nonetheless.

And I finished.  That's what truly counts!  I FINISHED!

Up next:  The Hawaiian Multi-Pede Triathlon!

I'm fine-tuning my training...a second interval session each week at Kapaa High School; running in sand at Kealia Beach; hill training up on the Sleeping Giant; and LSD (long, slow distance) running on Sundays around Lihue Airport.

Just wait and see!  

The Kenyan centipedes CAN EAT MY DUST!



Sunday, May 8, 2011

HEY, FELLAHS! WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?

Divers' Booty
(Photo courtesy of Silas K. Aqui)


What?  You haven't heard?  There's a new bathhouse in town.  And it's free!

No way!  What's the name of it?

Braddah Charlie's Portable Fish Cleaning Sink!

No wonder the fish are lined up for coral blocks around!  Hoo boy!  Hot sauna and massage, here I come!

Uncle Charlie's Portable Fish Cleaning Sink
(Photo courtesy of Silas K. Aqui)

Check out where the fish are hanging out: