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Thursday, August 27, 2015 5:35 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Recognizable Self-Loathing

You see her across the room
and she seems all too similar,
but something small has changed
because she only looks familiar

Spies walk around with devices,
acting casual in various disguises

If she came to the island just to see you,
what would she say and what would she do?

"Would it be my worst nightmare?
How would I be and what would I say?
Would I let them in and have some fun
or just wish that they would go away?"

Forgiveness and pain mixed, puddled and
trickled down the damned drain,
not once, not twice,
but again and again and again

Now you think it ran its course and
she's riding another horse,
so you're content on your path

We'll never forget how my heart jumped and raced
until I removed my sunglasses and realized it wasn't you,
but it was probably for the best because it was over
a long time ago and now I definitely need somebody new

Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:42 AM HST - Posted by Jason

20 Pics - Album 5 (Rated R)









































Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:04 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Beautiful Brook

She's bouncing and wearing a big smile on her face,
cute round, red cheeks and clothes all over the place

A smile from her could light many mansions and the coldest crypts,
so she flashes one and starts shaking her butt and moving her hips,
deep blue eyes brightly glow and compliment her cascading hair,
as she prances around outside like she does not have a care

Sometimes I think she is the reason we fight wars,
to protect the freedom of strippers and voyeurs,
to preserve her great beauty and sweet innocence,
even if it might be temporary or only inside her fence

I hope to see her because I'm always happy when I do,
she makes me feel strong, sexy, warm and brand new

Monday, August 24, 2015 10:17 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Abierto

She's the door and the way,
freedom and liberation every day,
when I see her, I know what to say

Storm clouds come,
but chimneys still burn,
so much to see,
so much to learn

What if I need her
or someone similar,
someone with a need,
but not a gaping hole,
someone to
trust and love,
but not a fucking mole,
it could be fun,
being treated like
a stripper pole

Sunday, August 23, 2015 4:40 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Open Hands

You gotta let go
before you grab
somebody new

If you hang on too tightly,
she'll tell you what to do

Let go,
look up,
surrender,
who you need next,
will become clearer

Focus,
think,
listen,
sing,
after leting got
you will know
who to bring

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 4:20 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Charlie

Growing up in a suburb of San Diego, California, I made lots of friends. I had neighborhood friends, school friends, church friends, etc. I also played sports like soccer and basketball with the Boys Club and I met friends there as well.

Out of 3-4 best friend candidates, Charlie Tang is number one because we keep in touch. I met him in elementary school when my parents introduced him to me. They helped a missionary bring his mom, dad and sister to America because there was fighting in Thailand. He is part Cambodian and part Thai and possibly part Korean or Chinese too.

Hanging out with Charlie was always fun. He was extremely nice and I was an only child, so I tended to be louder and more obnoxious. He was my wingman at the shopping mall and even at my first kiss when I met a girl in a pool on Maui when I was 15 years old. He helped keep swimmers out of the cave for a few minutes, so we could make out.

Charlie played soccer with me and we won a lot of games. He was very quick and he wasn't afraid to take on players for the ball. He also followed the coach's instructions well and the coach was my dad.

I'm impressed with the way that Charlie has gotten a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. He also works for a pharmaceutical company, he married a beautiful lady and had children. He really applied himself, worked hard and achieved the American dream.

When we were young, Charlie lived across town in El Cajon and his parents managed a donut shop and we'd visit and eat donuts. In adulthood, his family managed an Asian restaurant and we'd eat big, yummy meals there for free. I'd take him places like San Diego Chargers' games with my dad's season tickets, so I didn't just mooch off him.

To help his brother stay out of trouble and have a job, Charlie started a medical marijuana storefront in San Diego and it was cool. I'd go there on weekends sometimes and we'd hang out and talk. When I directed a collective, we talked business and medicine and everything in between because we were actually raised in conservative, Christian environments and attended Christian school and church together.

Now I'm in Hawaii and Charlie is still in San Diego. I've returned to some of the places that we visited when we were young. There is also a large Asian population here and while it's mixed and there are many tourists, it's likely at least 80% Asian people.

I'm thankful for the way my upbringing introduced me to different people and cultures. I was taught to never be racist and to love people equally despite their differences. As a unique only child, it's not that difficult for me and I wonder why it can be difficult for some people. However, as the world becomes smaller, I think people will love their country like family and other countries like their extended family members.

Today, despite any attempts by the media, Hollywood or the government to paint Asians or certain Asians in a negative light, I am not buying it. There aren't good Asians and bad Asians based on a line that someone drew. People that grew up differently can act and be different, but it doesn't mean they're all the same or that the way their government's leader or dictator feels represents all of them. Sometimes freedom of expression doesn't exist in Asian countries and people are afraid to stand up to injustice and the government. It still doesn't necessarily mean that they are all communists or evil or anti-religious.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 3:40 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 8:26 AM HST - Posted by Jason

How to Fix a Flat Bike Tire

If you ride a bicycle, you will inevitably have to change your tire. You might ride over glass and puncture the tube or it could deflate another way. These are some simple steps that you can follow to quickly fix your bike's flat tire, so you can get on the road again.



1. Find a safe spot to change your bike's tire. Locate an air pump.





2. Get an adjustable wrench and a bike tube. A flathead screwdriver could help, but it's not essential. Make sure that you get the same size tube as the tire that you have and need. Some of the air valves have difference configurations (e.g. Schrader), so plan accordingly. Schrader valves are the most common ones, but the racing bikes have smaller valves.





3. Use the adjustable wrench to remove the wheel. There are two screws, one on each side of the tire. Turn them left until they almost come off and then you can remove the wheel.





4. Remove the bad tube and check the inside of the tire for sharp objects. Be careful, but don't skip this step. If something sharp popped your tube, it could still be inside the tire and you need to remove it or it could pop your new tube too.





5. Pump a little air into the new tube, but don't fill it.





6. Put the partially filled tube into the tire. Make sure that the valve stem is pointing toward the middle of the tire.





7. Put the tire and tube on the wheel rim. Slide the valve stem through the hole in the wheel rim. Work the tire around the rim and make sure it is tucked inside it.





8. Slide the bike's forks onto the wheel. Finger tighten the bolts and then tighten them with the wrench by turning them right (clockwise).





9. Inflate your bike's tire to the recommend air pressure. My 26" tires need 40 pounds of pressure and it is usually written on the tire. Good luck.



Sunday, August 16, 2015 1:25 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Sunday, August 16, 201512:48 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Sky

Flies make me dance,
as I wait for the 52 bus,
remembering cell phone addiction
and how I'm free now

Hiding the flame from the wind,
I light the fire again

Stoked, running,
knocking down pins

Hurrying to wait,
in a dynamic state

Flip phones and fools,
sharks, tunnels and tools,
fires, liars and ghouls

A clean slate is where it all begins

Friday, August 14, 201510:11 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Hawaii Four-0



This week, I published my 19th book and 8th book of poetry called, Hawaii Four-0. It has 148 poems that I wrote between August 28, 2014 and August 10, 2015, in Long Beach and Santa Barbara, California, Honolulu and Molokai, Hawaii and in between. If you're looking for a poem that used to be in this blog, it is in the book now.

I'm selling this book in paperback for $4.99 and on Amazon Kindle and .pdf eBook for $2.99. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:17 AM HST - Posted by Jason

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Monday, August 3, 2015 2:40 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Hot MyFreeCams Models

Myfreecams is a website featuring some beautiful women. It's like a 24-hour, online strip club, so adults can remotely watch.

I respect women and I appreciate the female form. I have always appreciated them and I know that when these women do this work it keeps a lot of guys out of trouble.

In the brief time that I've used myfreecams.com, these are the top models, but there are hundreds of ladies on the website that I have not seen. If you visit, be respectful and consider paying the $20 to be able to tip it to them and enable lifetime, premium membership features.

The models are in no particular order and this blog post is Rated R and intended for mature audiences. You can click on the pic to enter their room and you can connect on Twitter (although some of their accounts are private).

Salena Gomez



Alabama Whirly



Britney Rose



Rae Riley



Lena



Allie Bay



Jisel Lynn



Lacey Black



Nikki



Vicky D

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:21 PM HST - Posted by Jason

12 Sunset Pics

Here are a dozen pics from the sunset in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 27, 2015.

























Saturday, July 25, 2015 5:43 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Monday, July 6, 2015 9:33 AM HST - Posted by Jason

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Sunday, June 28, 2015 6:30 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:24 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Wolf Alice performing Moaning Lisa Smile


Saturday, June 6, 2015 4:30 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Friday, May 29, 2015 3:17 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 8:30 AM HST - Posted by Jason

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Saturday, May 16, 2015 11:12 AM HST - Posted by Jason

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Saturday, May 16, 2015 11:12 AM HST - Posted by Jason

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:21 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Friday, May 8, 2015 9:01 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:11 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Flea & Anthony - Red Hot Chili Peppers



Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:00 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Saddam Hussein's statue falling in Iraq

Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:16 PM HST - Posted by Jason

14 Day Fast - Day 1



Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:14 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Monday, March 9, 2015 8:16 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 12:20 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:20 AM HST - Posted by Jason

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 3:30 PM HST - Posted by Jason

80 Day Diet

I am fasting today and tomorrow I will begin a new diet. Although it won't be easy, I am excited about it because I will lose some unwanted body fat, gain discipline and save some money. It will also make me quicker in the water, which is always good when you catch big waves!

A few years ago I wrote a book called, Do the Math Diet because I discovered a great system that helped me lose weight. On this diet, I could eat anything I wanted (although I found it even more imperative to eat healthy food), but I just had to count my calories. Every day, I counted the calories I ate and the calories I burned and I made sure that there was a deficit. After several months, I reached my goal weight and I even defined my abdominal muscles for the first time. I felt great and I learned a lot about my body and health in general.

I will create a nearly 500 calorie deficit each day, at least on average. At the very least, there will be some daily deficit for 80 days and when I'm done, I might decide to go longer. I will count all of the calories in everything I eat and I will also count all of the calories that I burn during exercise. Since I only eat organic food and I live in Hawaii, food is very expensive, so I will definitely save a few dollars every day. Since I'm on a budget, that will be useful.

On a typical day, I burn between 2,600-2,800 calories. Sometimes, like when I practice yoga or ride the exercise bike for three hours, I burn about 3,000 calories. I do not intend on changing my exercising habits, but I will adjust the amount of food that I consume.

Right now, I weigh about 165 pounds and I carry about 13% body fat. I know this because two days ago they measured my body fat and weighed me at 24 Hour Fitness. Fully dressed after a large breakfast, I weighed 167 pounds and I had 13.7% body fat.

I do not have a goal weight in mind and I won't weigh myself very often. However, like usual, I anticipate immediately losing some retained water weight and I will not be carrying the extra food that I typically do as I digest it. Also, I anticipate losing nearly a pound from today's fast which began last night and ends tomorrow morning.

I will have plenty of energy because I will eat lots of food from the major food groups every day. My normal diet is very healthy and I eat things like bananas, raisins, whole wheat bread, tofu, honey, black beans, peanut butter, apples and applesauce, sunflower seeds and stuff like that. Sometimes I'll eat a little granola, tortilla chips, chocolate, carrots or yogurt. For the past three years, everything I have eaten has been organic and I will continue on that path. I do not trust food that hasn't been certified USDA organic because the government has approved unhealthy and harmful food (e.g. hydrogenated oils, mono and gi glycerides, high fructose corn syrup, etc.) and they shouldn't have. They also allow growers and manufacturers to use harmful, chemical pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and steroids. Those things are not allowed to be in organic food.

When I am finished with this diet in May, I will likely burn about 12 pounds of fat (which is roughly 500 calories x 80 days). I am not planning on fasting, but I might fast a little. There might also be some days when I create a larger calorie deficit. I anticipate my weight being around 150 when I am done. That will be a great body weight for me and I will look and feel great. I will also be in striking distance of 135-145 pounds, which might eventually be an optimal weight for me.

Wish me luck and good luck in your exercise and weight loss endeavors.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 1:50 PM HST - Posted by Jason

My 40 Favorite Saturday Night Live Cast Members




The comedy TV show Saturday Night Live has made me laugh a lot throughout the years. I know that not everyone thinks it's wholesome, but I tend to put no limits on comedy because I think it should fall under freedom of speech.

Since SNL is airing its 40th anniversary episode tonight, I decided to make a list of SNL cast members that made me laugh the hardest. It wasn't too difficult to choose them, but they reflect the years that I watched the show. In some cases, I liked and was more familiar with a cast member's movies (like Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase) than their acting on SNL.

Dana Carvey
Chris Farley
Phil Hartman
Amy Poehler
Eddie Murphy
Bill Murray
Adam Sandler
Norm MacDonald
Dennis Miller
David Spade
Will Farrell
Tina Fey
Steve Martin
Keenan Thompson
Darrell Hammond
Taran Killam
Seth Meyers
Jimmy Fallon
Kristen Wiig
Bill Hader
Fred Armisen
Jason Sudeikis
Chris Parnell
Tracy Morgan
Will Brewer
Chris Kattan
Alec Baldwin
Dan Aykroyd
Chevy Chase
Jim Belushi
Mike Myers
Chris Rock
Martin Short
Rachel Dratch
Will Forte
Colin Quinn
Maya Rudolph
Horatio Sanz
Molly Shannon
Ana Gasteyer

Saturday, February 14, 2015 7:55 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Friday, February 6, 2015 6:06 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 10:50 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Pete Carroll's Final Super Bowl XLIX Call

Some people are saying that Head Coach Pete Carroll's call on 2nd down and goal in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl XLIX was a bad call. A few people are even saying it was the worst call in Super Bowl history and in the history of sports.

Despite what some people say, I think Pete Carroll made the right call and I have many reasons for my opinion.

In full disclosure, I am a San Diego Chargers football fan and I didn't really care who won the Super Bowl this year. Although I attended San Diego State University and I watched Marshall Faulk play amazing football in Jack Murphy Stadium (aka "The Murf"), I am not a college football fan and I have no opinion of Pete Carroll's coaching career or his teams. However, I have watched hundreds of NFL football games and I have attended countless Chargers home games because my father has had season tickets since before I was born.

The Seattle Seahawks were losing to the New England Patriots 28-24 with :26 seconds remaining in the game and Seattle had the ball at New England's 1 yard line. Quarterback Russell Wilson had just completed two passes, one for 11 yards and one for 33 yards and Marshawn Lynch ran it on first down and goal from the 5 yard line and did not get in the end zone.

On second down, with only one timeout left, the clock was moving and a pass was a good call. If Wilson would have thrown an incomplete pass, it would have brought up 3rd down and goal from the 1 yard line with about :20 seconds remaining in the game. That is a great position to be in. In four down territory, they could have ran the ball twice and even called a timeout in between runs, in case they didn't score on 3rd down.

If Wilson would have completed a pass without scoring a touchdown, Seattle could have called a timeout to stop the clock. At that point, the coach could have given Wilson two plays, so they wouldn't have had to huddle for a long time or rush in another play on 4th down.

In my opinion, Wilson made a terrible mistake and the Patriots' defense made a great play. If Wilson would have looked off Ricardo Lockette or pump faked, he probably would have gotten a different result. Instead, Malcolm Butler read Wilson's body language, knew where he was throwing the ball and picked it off.

Pete Carroll shouldn't be the scapegoat. Wilson could have made a better play. He could have ran it in or he could have thrown it to another receiver too. One yard equals three feet and Russell Wilson is almost 6 feet tall. Therefore, he could have fallen forward and scored.

Wilson should have seen Butler and he shouldn't have thrown the interception. If nobody was open, instead of making a risky play, he could have thrown it through the back of the end zone and he and his team would have gotten two more downs to score.

I think it's easier for fans to blame a coach than a player. Good coaches are often contrite and don't mind taking most of the blame for losses. However, I don't think Pete Carroll's call was bad. I think the execution of the play was poor and that Wilson needs to improve his game. Every star wants the ball when the game is on the line, but unfortunately not everybody knows what to do with it or has the ability to do what they need to do with it.

Since Wilson is just 26 years old, he will likely have many more opportunities to redeem himself. Hopefully he doesn't let this error become a stumbling block for future success.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 8:20 AM HST - Posted by Jason

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:03 AM HST - Posted by Jason

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Monday, February 2, 2015 4:24 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Jimmy the Groundhog bites Wisconsin mayor


Monday, February 2, 2015 12:33 PM HST - Posted by Jason

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Blue Hawaiian Gumamela