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Night Life / What happens when nothing you expect to happen, happens? Take for instance the 2011 Grammy Awards.


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Lovey

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Night Life / I am noticing that this time of year is often known as the Great Divide; people who are into Valentine’s Day and people who are not. It seems that no matter which way the love scale is tipping, there will always be three things: lovers, cynics and a prom party.


Insta-Besties

It’s so serendipitous that I randomly mentioned out The Wave last week. But wait; let me back up a second.


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Sicky

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Night Life / Well hello, Pro Bowl. I feel like the last time there was a Pro Bowl, The Wave was still open.


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Who’s Ready

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Night Life / There are a lot of people in the nightlife here. I catch myself shrinking into this bubble of only-the-people-I-know sometimes, but lately, everywhere is bursting with that nonsense.


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The New Wave

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night Life / No, I have not been stalking the pastry chef that totally reminds me of a local Justin Timberlake. Travis Inouye drew me to Ka on Wednesdays at 5pm to gobble up his $5 pizzas during happy hour.


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HardEasy

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night Life / Sometimes I wish things that were happening in other cities would happen here. Then I remember that here isn’t there.


According to Me

After weeks of peeling through entries on [supercw.com] to pluck the Best of 2010, I noticed this was the year for comebacks. Thank God.


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Getting in the Spirit

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Night Life / Being a Christmas baby is not fun. There’s got to be people who hear me on this one.


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Tears Like Diamonds

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night Life / It wasn’t so much the fact that I was jumping up and down screaming the lyrics in the middle of a hot, dizzying mess of people; it was the crazy roller-coaster ride leading up to this moment: Sunday night at The Waterfront, watching Passion Pit perform live. While it took Passion Pit lead singer Michael Angelakos all he had to perform after a day at the hospital with food poisoning, he still managed to squeeze out every last bit of his energy for one of the greatest shows I’ve seen all year.


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A Greater Good

Night Life / Back when I was in the Navy I participated in a pretty big charity drives during the holiday season. It was nothing too complicated; I was given a form and asked to donate to an organization listed on the form.


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Lolo Loko

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night Life / Christa Wittmier Where would we be without hype? I’m so serious.


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Hi Bye

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Night Life / The party ninja. That’s me.


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Dancie

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Night Life / I’m so jealous of people who know how to dance. Like, really dance.


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Fattening Up For the Winter

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Night Life / Diet. Yeah right.


IT Girls

I don’t miss the mainland. Not even a little bit.


It’s That Time

Halloween weekend reminds me of Labor Day weekend. There’s too much going on.


Dream Team

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The finest example of an unfolding artistic journey is a word spelled backward. ECILA.


Too Good

If something seems too good to be true, why can’t we let it be true? I remember getting a call early this year from The Jump Offs frontman Landon Tom.


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Waikīkī Edition's Crazybox

Waikīkī Edition's Crazybox / “There’s going to be a lot of bruised egos in Honolulu,” a local nightlife veteran who’s involved with the new Waikiki Edition tells me. I’m both mad and excited.


Stage Fright

This past Saturday may just be the scariest day of my life so far. I’m mean, watching those two French soldiers cock their weapons as we pulled up to an illegal road block in the Serbian territory of Banja Luka when I worked for NATO was up there, but… when Ara Laylo told me she wanted me to speak to a panel of politicians and community leaders about why I valued Hawaii at an event she did in cooperation with CMA Hawaii, I was both honored and freaked out.


Winning Everything

Mikey Inouye, I think, is the reason I started using the expression “Awww look at that faaaaaace.” I mean, look at it. Aw.


New new

“I’m bored. Give me something new.” This is what I was thinking earlier in the year as I hopped on a plane to Hong Kong.


Book ‘em Banksy

Well, that was a fast Labor Day weekend. I don’t even know what happened.


Try wait

“It would be like if Mötley Crüe played with Def Leppard,” I explained to the cab driver, after she was still confused about why we were in a total bliss state of concert after-glow about two rappers from New York. She totally got it then, like the thousands of other fans who made zero gripes about ticket prices or waiting time to see the Black Star show.


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