Monday, June 16, 2008

Firefox 3 Download Day 2008

Download Day

Set a Guinness World Record
Download Firefox 3 during Download Day and help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours. You'll also, enjoy increased security, blinding speed and cool new features that will change the way you use the Web. Firefox 3 will be officially launched on June 17, 2008.

Up-to-date Download Status

Until next time...

Monday, June 2, 2008

Japanese band TUBE Rocks Waikiki Over The Weekend

My favorite Japanese Band TUBE (チューブ) gave a special performance at the 3rd Annual WAIKIKI by MOONLIGHT (ワイキキ・バイ・ムーンライト) block party on Saturday night (May 31). Before putting on an awesome show, the group donated a $7,500 check to Easter Seals Hawaii.

Arigatoo TUBE!!!

Members of TUBE: (left to right) Nobuteru Maeda (vocals), Hideyuki Kakuno (bass), Michiya Haruhata (guitar) and Ryoji Matsumoto (drums)

TUBE (チューブ) ミニライブ
Set list:
1: ビーチタイム (Beach Time)
2:シーズン・イン・ザ・サン (Season In The Sun)
3: 恋してムーチョ (Koishite Mucho)

For more photos and videos, click here.

Until next time...

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day at Ala Moana Beach

Highlights from tonight's 10th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii at Ala Moana Beach at Magic Island.

The Lantern Floating Ceremony is held to remember our ancestors and all the souls who have passed on to the next realm. The warm glow of the lanterns set afloat from the shores of Ala Moana Beach represents the light of happiness and tranquility, free from distress and fear.

More photos at

Until next time...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Card Project #5: Mother's Day Card's been awhile since I posted here, I've been pretty busy with alot of things in my life. Anyway, Mother's Day is just around the corner and I had to make a card for my mom, I created this card this morning around one in the morning after finishing up 4 other Blippie Purses for my mom, two sisters and niece. I needed to make something fast and simple, that's when I saw this video tutorial at The Hero Club Blog. It took me about over an hour to make and a huge mess in my was getting so late, I needed to go to bed.

The "Mom", scalloped circles, ring and flowers were designed in Illustrator and cut using my Craft Robo. Putting the card together was the easy part, it was the designing/cutting that took a long time to do.

Anyway, I finished it and as soon as I got up, I took photos of my creations and than packaged them up.

Until next time...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

{ Photo Moment } Sunny Blue Skies and Rain?

Just got back from the Art On The Block event at Fasi Civic Center grounds and it was a beautiful day except it was drizzling off and on all day. Here's a beautiful rainbow over the Punchbowl area.

Until next time...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

{ Work In Progress } Blippie Purse: 5 More Tonight....

I just finished five more Blippie Purses that were not on the list or was forgotten.

These set (Style #5) has been added to my Picasa Web Album.

Next up, I need to design a men's style bag. I'll do this on the weekend.

Until next time...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

More Blippie Purses To Make...

Looks like this week I'll be making additional Blippie Purses, about six or so, for those that weren't on the original staff list. Also, the guys felt left out, and I was asked if I could do something for the guys. This will be a challenge for me, but I think I have an idea...we'll see what I come up with.

Until next time...

Monday, April 14, 2008

{ Work In Progress } Blippie Purse: All Done & Delivered!

I finally finished all 40 Blippie Purses for my customer this morning around two in the morning. I also, delivered them on my way to work.

{ View all 40 Blippie Purses at my Picasa Web Album }

I'll post more about it later....I have an April 15th deadline, the dreaded tax deadline.

Until next time...

Friday, April 11, 2008

{ Work In Progress } Blippie Purse: Construction Ahead...

It's almost 1:30 in the morning and my place is a mess and I'm getting really sleepy. I spent the whole night cutting out alot of pieces on my Craft Robo, that will be used to embellish these Blippie Purses.

I'm laying out all the pieces before I glue them down tomorrow (Friday night) and start decorating them.

Good Night!

Until next time...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

{ Work In Progress } Blippie Purse: 40+ and Ready For The Next Round..

I finally finished covering all 40 binder clips and I'm ahead of schedule. Next step, is embellishing it and I'll do that tomorrow night. I'm exhausted!

Ooops, I counted wrong, there's actually 42! I made some extra just in case I screw up.

Until next time...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

{ Work In Progress } Blippie Purse: Halfway There...

I manage to get alot done tonight. I got about 14 binder clips fully covered and another 6 last night. Hope to get the other half done in the next two nights. The hardest part comes this Friday and the weekend, when I embellish each and every Blippie Purses.

Until next time...

No More Shopping...

I better stop shopping and need to finish the 40 Blippie Purses by next week Monday, and I still have taxes to do too!

I bought a few odds 'n ends yesterday and today at Fisher Hawaii because all scrapbook stuff are 25% off.

All the stuff I bought today were 25% off except the Fiskar Non-stick scissor.

Anyway, I started working on the Blippie Purse a few days ago...

I better get back to work...

Until next time...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Card Project #4: Messin' With Pink...

I made this simple card tonight with the stash I bought over the weekend.

Closer look...

Doodling in the white background cardstock...

{ crust } Homemade background design on white cardstock, pink cardstock, DCWV Glitter paper (white) and Bazzill paper (pink)
{ sauce } ColorBox Pigment (pink), ColorBox Pigment (White) and ColorBox Chalk (Rouge)
{ toppings } Imaginisce. Petite Pearls (feather boa) brad, Inkssentials White Opaque pen, Sakura Soufflé 3-D Opaque Ink (pink) and Stickles (cotton candy)
{ side orders } Stampette rubber stamps, Craft Robo, Marvy Uchida circle punch, Paper Shapers CornerAdorner Medium Rounder, Xyron Create A Sticker, Scotch Pop-Up Foam Squares and adhesive

Until next time...

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Saturday Stash Shopping Spree!

I spent the whole day shopping for craft supplies.

I got these Stampettes rubber stamps at the Honolulu Gift Fair at Blaisdell Center. Prices ranged from $1.00 to 4.00.

I bought a few things at J's Knicknacks: (Top row: DCWV 12x12 solid glitter cardstock in light blue, white, purple, silver, pink, green and nursery-girl flowers pink (first paper, second row). I also got a couple of regular pattern paper.

More from J's...

And finally tonight, at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana Center, I got a designer paper pack and a magazine.

I just love magazines from the UK, they always pack their magazines with free stuff, unlike American magazines.

I think I'm done shopping for now and I'm so tired.

Until next time...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

April 3-5: Watch Live Streaming Of The Merrie Monarch Festival In Hilo

Are You A Hula Fan?

Starting tonight at 6pm (Hawaii time), you can watch the 3-day Merrie Monarch Festival competition live on the web from April 3rd thru 5th.

Competition lineup:

  • Miss Aloha Hula:
    Thur. Apr. 3, 6-11 p.m. (HST)
  • Hula Kahiko (traditional version of the hula):
    Fri. Apr. 4, 6-11 p.m. (HST)
  • Hula Auana (modern version of the hula):
    Sat. Apr. 5, 5:30-12 a.m. (HST)
Watch the Merrie Monarch Festival video stream here.

Until next time...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Topping It Off

Yesterday during my break, I found this at Ross's in Downtown...

(It's a 16x20 SuperBoard in Midnight Granite)

This would be perfect as a table top for my Rig-a-ma-jig, because of its large size, I had to modify my "Rig" again.

Here's a before photo...

And after...

(It's nearly finished...the middle section is just temporary until I get another longer pipe. This setup will do for now.)

Here's what it looks like with the top on...

I also modified the hangbar...

Here's a great idea...

Anyway, I think I'm done with this. Who knows, it'll get modified again in the future.

Oh wait! I got a better idea...I took off the metal hanger from the hangbar (see fifth photo above) and placed it on the side of my "Rig"...

Close-up shot...

Until next time...