MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!

MY INTRO

ALOHA AND WELCOME TO MY PERSONAL BLOG!!! I THOUGHT WHY NOT SHARE MY PERSONAL GAINS & STRUGGLES THAT LIFE PUTS OUT TO EACH AND ONE OF US. I FEEL THAT THROUGH THE GIFT OF "GIVING & SHARING", THERE IS NO WAY BETTER THAN START THIS BLOG WHICH IS ALL ABOUT ME, MY OHANA (FAMILY), HOALOHA (FRIENDS), AND EVEN ENEMIES WHICH ARE THE VERY ONES I NEED TO LOVE AND ACCEPT.


I'LL SAY THIS STRAIGHT UP, I DON'T HOLD BACK MY FEELINGS FOR ANYONE AND IT'LL COME OUT OF MY MOUTH ON HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU AND OTHERS. I DON'T GO BEHIND ANYONE'S BACK AND START RUMOURS WITH HOPES THAT IT WILL CIRCLE AROUND AND FINALLY HIT ITS TARGET. WHY TAKE THE LONG ROUTE WHEN I CAN GO STRAIGHT TO THE POINT. PERSONALLY, I THINK THAT IS THE "REAL" WAY OF LIVING LIFE, "BE REAL" AT ALL TIMES EVEN WHEN THE WORLD IS WATCHING.


ON THE OTHER NOTE, "I AM" THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE FROM THE WAY "I SEE IT". I AM NOT SPEAKING FROM OTHER PEOPLE'S FEEDBACK OR "CONCEITEDNESS". "THIS IS" WHAT I CHOOSE TO SEE MYSELF EVERYDAY WHEN I WAKE UP FROM MY BED AND THANK "AKUA" (GOD) FOR GIVING ME ONE MORE DAY TO LIVE, REGARDLESS OF REGRETS FROM THE "YESTERDAYS" TO THE FEARS OF "TOMMOROWS".


IN MY EYES, LIVING A "BEAUTIFUL LIFE" CAN ONLY BE ATTAINED BY "CHOICE" AND IT REQUIRES "INTEGRITY", "HONESTY", "UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE", "FORGIVENESS" AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, "LOVE".


AS MY BEAUTIFUL ANCESTORS HAVED ALWAYS BELIEVED:


'Ike aku, 'ike mai, kokua aku kokua mai; pela iho la ka nohana 'ohana.


WHICH MEANS, RECOGNIZE OTHERS, BE RECOGNIZED, HELP OTHERS, BE HELPED; SUCH IS A FAMILY RELATIONSHIP.


SO ONCE AGAIN, "WELCOME TO MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!"


AWWWRITE!!!


WAIPA



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Thursday, December 30, 2010

GETTING MY FIRECRACKERS READY FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE!!!


THIS WAS NO EASY TASK TO DO AS WELL.  I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT PREPARING TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE "HAWAIIAN & CHINESE" STYLE IS VERY CHALLENGING WITH EXTREME COLD WEATHER AND HIGH WINDS PREDICTED ON THE EVE.  ALL I CAN DO IS PRAY FOR A WARM AND WINDLESS EVENING SO IT WON'T BE TOO UNCOMFORTABLE WHILE LIGHTING UP AND WATCHING ALL THESE FIRECRACKERS GO OFF!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

BUILDING MY FIRECRACKER POLE FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE!!!



I'LL SAY THIS MUCH...  IT AIN'T FUN BUILDING ANYTHING OUTSIDE IN THE COLD AT -15 BELOW!!!  THANK GOD FOR MY FRIEND ROBERT FOR HELPING ME OUT.  ALL IN ALL IT WAS A GOOD CHALLENGE AND AT THE END, ROBERT & I ARE PROUD OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!  NOW WE HAVE TO PRAY FOR A "WARM AND WINDLESS" NEW YEAR'S EVE SO I CAN LIGHT UP MY FIRECARACKERS!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I'M ON A SPECIAL MISSION FOR MY FRIEND, JOEY.


ITS JUST ONE OF THOSE UNEXPECTED DAYS WHERE I'M NEEDED UNEXPECTEDLY TO DO SOMETHING FOR JOEY THAT WILL THROW MY WELL PLANNED DAY OUT OF LINE!!!

I'LL COMPLAIN EVERY NOW AND THEN BUT I MAKE SURE JOEY PAYS UP!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

OPENING MORE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS AT HOME.


THANK YOU MOM, TERESA, AND SONYA FRO THE WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS GIFTS!!!

I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Monday, December 27, 2010

MY CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM MY CO-WORKERS.



THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THIS FUNNY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT.  THAT WAS VERY FUNNY AND TOUCHING!!!

I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Sunday, December 26, 2010

SONYA MAKING "AKUTAQ"


A SPECIAL VIDEO FOR ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO HAS NO IDEA WHAT ESKIMO ICE CREAM IS AND I'LL MAKE ONE THING CLEAR, THIS IS NOT YOUR ORDINARY ICE CREAM THAT YOU JUST GO AND BUY AT THE STORE!!!

SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO MY FRIEND, SONYA FOR DOING AN AWESOME VIDEO WITH ME!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

WISHING MERRY CHRISTMAS TO KAHEALANI!!!



MY SKYPE CONVERSATION WITH KAHEALANI ON CHRISTMAS DAY.  KAHEALANI WAS NOT ABLE TO OPEN ANY PRESENTS BECAUSE SHE HAS TO WAIT FOR HER AUNTIES TO COME HOME FROM WORK WHICH IS IN THE LATER AFTERNOON.  HOW FUNNY THIS IS AND YET A GOOD LESSON ON "PATIENCE" FOR KAHHEALANI...  LOL!!!

BUT I LOVE OUR CONVERSATION FOR THE SHORT TIME.

I LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH KAHEALANI!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

AN EARLY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!!!



ALOHA ME KA MELE KALIKIMAKA!!!

I JUST GOT OFF WORK AT MIDNIGHT AND IT'S OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS AND I'M AT "123 BBQ" RESTAURANT FOR AN EARLY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WITH SOME "KARAOKE" AND "MAKGULI" (KOREAN RICE WINE...  YUMMY!!!) AND OF COURSE...  THE FOODS!!!

THANK YOU GRACIE & THE RYONG AND THE ENTIRE STAFF AT "123 BBQ RESTAURANT" FOR THE WONDERFUL CHRISTAMS PARTY!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

ANOTHER NEW CAKE WITH A "LUNAR ECLIPSE" TO FOLLOW!!!


ALOHA EVERYONE!!!

ANOTHER FUN EVENT WITH MY SISTER, LINDSEY.  I DON'T KNOW WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT HER EXPERTISE IN THE BAKING WORLD BUT I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO HAVE A WONDERFUL FRIEND LIKE HER.  I HOPE ALL OF YOU ENJOYED THE "LUNAR ECLIPSE" AS MUCH AS I DID.  IT WAS VERY NEAT AND ONLY KNOW THAT THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

MY FIREWORKS ARE IN!!!


THANK YOU...  GORILLA FIREWORKS FOR THE WONDERFUL SERVICE AND THE EXTRA FREE ITEMS!!!  I CANNOT WAIT FOR DECEMBER 31ST, 2010 TO WELCOME IN THE YEAR 2011!!!

BRING IT ON!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF KEAUKAHA, HILO, HAWAI'I BEACH WAVES!!!









THESE AWESOME PICTURES WERE TAKEN BY SISTER, LEHUANANI.  SHE LOVES TO TAKE PHOTOS OF JUST ABOUT ANYTHING SHE LAYS HER EYES ON.  IT IS ONE OF HER PASSIONATE HOBBIES.

MAHALO, LEHUANANI FOR THESE AWESOME PICTURES!!!

KEAUKAHA SMILES!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Thursday, December 16, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY REBECCA!!!












ALOHA EVERYONE!!!

THE BIRTHDAY EVENT WENT VERY WELL AND I'M GLAD EVERYONE ENJOYED THE CAKE AND "SPAM MUSUBI".  IT WAS AN AWESOME GET TOGETHER WITH LOTS OF LAUGHTER.  AND TO SONYA:

"NO...  YOU DO NOT FLOAT AT THE TOP OF MAUNA KEA VOLCANO EVEN THOUGH THE AIR IS TOO THIN TO BREATH COMFORTABLY...  LOL!!!"

TOO FUNNY!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

MAKING A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR MY FREIND'S COUSIN!!!


ALOHA EVERYONE!!!

MY FRIEND LINDSEY TAUGHT ME HOW MAKE A CAKE FOR ANOTHER FRIEND OF MINE'S FOR HER 21ST BIRTHDAY.  AT 1ST I WAS VERY NERVOUS BUT AT THE END I WAS VERY PROUD OF MY ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!

THANK YOU LINDSEY FOR BEING AN AWESOME TEACHER!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

ONE OF MY FAVORITE BEERS... SAPPORO!!!


IF YOU'VE NEVER TRIED THIS BEER, I RECOMMEND YOU TO DO SO.  IT GOES VERY WELL WITH "SUSHI & TEMPURA" FOODS!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Monday, December 13, 2010

A FUN & RELAXING EVENING WITH NEW FRIENDS!!!









THIS PAST SATURDAY NIGHT WAS ABOUT ME STEPPING OUT OF MY "LOCKED UP LIFESTYLE" AND DO SOMETHING FOR A CHANGE.  IN LATE JULY OF THIS YEAR, I TOOK MY DAUGHTER, KAHEALANI TO HAWAI'I TO ATTEND SCHOOLING AND LIVE WITH HER GRANDPARENTS, I KNEW IT WAS GONNA BE HARD FOR ME UPON RETURNING TO ALASKA.  MY SOCIAL LIFE WENT DOWNHILL AND I'D GO TO WORK AND COME STRAIGHT HOME AND WORK AGAIN AND SO ON.  A VERY BORING AND DEPRESSING WAY TO LIVE IF YOU ASK ME.  BUT AFTER MEETING MY NEW FRIENDS; SONYA AND JENNA...  I WAS VERY HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO HOST A LITTLE GET TOGETHER WITH THEM AND ENJOY THE EVENING WITH "SPAM MUSUBI", "TERIYAKI CHICKEN", A FEW COCKTAILS, AND "KARAOKE"!!!
IT IS NICE TO FEEL ALIVE AGAIN WITH A WHOLE NEW ATMOSPHERE!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Saturday, December 11, 2010

SNOWING IN HAWAI'I!!!!






Snow blankets Mauna Kea

by Peter Sur

Tribune-Herald Staff Writer
Published: Saturday, December 11, 2010 7:52 AM HST
Storm forces closure of access road to summit

The first real snowfall in perhaps two years has capped the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.



Mauna Kea's summit is closed at least through this morning and possibly all day as crews work to remove ice and snow from the access road following Friday's storm.

Mauna Kea Weather Center forecasters expected fog, ice, thick clouds and snow flurries to shroud the summit through the night, with temperatures falling to 26 degrees Fahrenheit.

"Periodic fog, ice and high humidity will probably continue to plague the summit through Monday night," forecasters said.



"The Mauna Kea Access Road to the summit is closed above the Visitor Information Station due to snow and ice on the summit roads, thick fog and deteriorating weather conditions," rangers said in a message posted Friday afternoon. "The road will probably be closed (today)."

Friday, webcams posted at the various observatories showed whiteout conditions blanketing the summit, with steady winds of 40 mph and subzero temperatures all day.

Personnel at all the observatories left the summit Friday due to the unsafe weather conditions.

The National Weather Service had declared a winter storm warning in effect for both summits through 6 a.m. today. Up to 6 inches of snow are expected to fall by the time the storm passes, although much of that will likely melt away before anybody is allowed on the summit.

On Mauna Loa, heavy snow prompted concern for three overdue hikers, but emergency responders reported that they were able to reach their vehicles safely.



Forecasters expect better weather to arrive soon, as the islands dry out today. Another front is coming down the island chain, but it is expected to dissipate before reaching the Big Island. Southeast winds are forecast to persist throughout the next week.



THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN ON 12-10-10 ON THE 'BIG ISLAND" OF HAWAI'I.  I HAVE MET AND HEARD PEOPLE SAY THEY DIDN'T KNOW THAT IT SNOWS IN HAWAI'I.

A POPULAR SAYING IN THE ISLANDS:

"SNOWBOARD IN THE MORNING & SURF IN THE AFTERNOON"

ALL ON THE SAME DAY!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA 

Friday, December 10, 2010

BIG MAHALO TO DEXTER, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS!!!


ONCE AGAIN, "MAHALO" DEXTER FOR THE WONDERFUL EVENING OF GOOD EATS AND AN AWESOME FUNNY MOVIE TO END IT!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

FUN BAKING WITH FRIENDS!!!



I HAD AN AWESOME TIME WITH MY FRIENDS, LINDSEY & TERRIA.  AGAIN, "MAHALO" VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE HARD WORK PUT INTO THIS.  IT WAS A VERY FUN EVENING.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Thursday, December 2, 2010

MONITORING MY HEART RATE DURING & AFTER MY WORKOUTS.


1 MORE MONTH TO GO AND GOODBYE 2010!!!  I RECENTLY GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH KAHEALANI AND SHE IS FINISHING UP HER SWIMMING LESSONS AND NEXT THING FOR HER IS "HULA" UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF "KUMU JOHNNY LUM HO" A "MERRIE MONARCH VETERAN" AND I ALL I CAN SAY IS I AM SPEECHLESS!!!

MY WEIGHT LOSS IS GOING VERY WELL, I'LL BE UNDER 300LBS BEFORE THE NEW YEAR ARRIVES!!!  BETTER YET, BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!!  THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT EVERYONE!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

GUGU SUSHI ROLL aka "TORCH ROLL" - BROKE DA MOUT!!!



NEED I SAY ANYMORE???  THIS IS ON EOF FAVORITE SUSHI ROLL ACCOMPANIED BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE SAKE, "TAMANOHIKARI REISHU".

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Monday, November 29, 2010

SO KAHEALANI MISSES THE SNOW...HMMMM. LET'S SEE ABOUT THAT.


WINTER IS HERE...  BRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

SUNGJA JUNG PLAYS: "THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL" FROM "ABBA".



FOR SOME TIME NOW I'VE BEEN A BIG FAN OF "SUNJHA JUNG", LISTENING TO HIS GUITAR AS HE PLAYS THE MUSIC OF YESTERYEARS IS JUST AMAZING.  MAKES ME WONDER IF HE'D TAKE UP "HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR" AND BE THE NEW "PETER MOON", ONE OF HAWAI'I' LOCAL FAVORITE AND HIGHLY TALENTED GUITAR PLAYER WHO ALSO IS PART KOREAN.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Sunday, November 28, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!

I KNOW THIS IS COUPLE DAYS LATE BUT I DO WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU MY WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING EXPERIENCE.  ENJOY THE VIDEOS!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA







ONCE AGAIN...  I HOPE ALL OF YOU HAD A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY AS MUCH AS I DID.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Monday, November 22, 2010

3RD REPEAT OF MY WORKOUT WITH "KETTLEBELLS" & "YOGA BALL".


STARTED MY 3RD REPEAT WORKOUT PHASE ADDING "KETTLEBELLS CARDIO" AND "YOGA BALL CORE" EXERCISES.  THESE ADDITIONAL EXERCISES ARE GRUELING!!!  I AM BEAT AND I NEEDED IT!!!

HAPPY EARLY "THANKSGIVING" EVERYONE!!!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE VIDEOS AND PICTURES COMING THIS WEEK!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Sunday, November 21, 2010

UFC 123 AT TWITCHELL'S - BJ PENN IS BACK!!!












A WONDERFUL SATURDAY EVENING FOR ME AS MY FRIEND, BJ PENN WON HIS 3RD REMATCH AGAINST MATT HUGHES AND THAT WAS THE MAIN HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENING!!!  ALSO I SAY A SPECIAL "THANK YOU" MESSAGE TO DAVID TWITCHELL FOR HOSTING THE "UFC 123" PARTY AT HIS PLACE.  I ENJOYED THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS AND THE FOODS AND THE WATER WAS AWESOME!!!







AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA


Friday, November 19, 2010

MY NEW CARDIO: KETTLEBELL CARDIO!!!


AFTER SEARCHING ONLINE FOR "CARDIO ALTERNATIVES", I AM VERY HAPPY TO HAVE COME ACROSS "KETTLEBELL CARDIO".  THIS IS A VERY TOUGH AND DEMANDING WORKOUT.  AFTER TESTING IT OUT TODAY, I GOT MY ASS KICKED PRETTY BAD.

NOW THE GOOD NEWS, I JUST JUMPED ON THE SCALE AND MY NEW WEIGHT IS 313LBS!!!

I DEDICATE THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT TO MY DAUGHTER, KAHEALANI.  IF IT WASN'T FOR HER, I DON'T THINK I WOULD HAVE THE "HEART & WILL POWER" TO DO THIS.

AND I ALSO THANK ALL OF MY FANS AND SUPPORTERS OUT THERE.  YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE OUT THERE AND I LOVE YOU ALL FOR CONTINUING TO SUPPORT ME.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA


MY ELIPTICAL MACHINE FINALLY BROKE DOWN.



YES IT IS TRUE...  IT FINALLY GAVE ME MY LAST RIDE.  I ACTUALLY FEEL REALLY SAD FOR SOME ODD REASON, BUT I HAVE TO MOVE ON.  THIS IS GOING TO BE A REAL CHALLENGE FOR ME TO FIND A REPLACEMENT.  "CARDIO" HAS BEEN A GREAT HELP IN LOSING WEIGHT, MOSTLY BURNING FAT.  I KNOW THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES AND I HAVE TO SEE WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS.

SIGH...  I JUST PUT TOGETHER MY NEW "6-WEEKS CARDIO PACKAGE" WHICH USES THE ELIPTICAL MACHINE AND I EVEN ADDED ANOTHER 5 MINUTES TO MY WORKOUTS TO ADD MORE CHALLENGE.  NOW I HAVE TO REDO MY "CARDIO PACKAGE" AGAIN AND I ONLY HAVE 3 DAYS LEFT BEFORE I START ON MY NEXT PHASE OF WORKOUTS.

THIS WILL TRULY BE A CHALLENGE...

PRAY FOR ME AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!!!

I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Thursday, November 18, 2010

CRYBABY JOEY FINALLY GETS HIS "SPAM MUSUBI", LOL!!!


"SPAM MUSUBI" HAS TAKEN BETHEL, ALASKA BY STORM WITHIN THE LAST 10 YEARS.  A GOOD EXAMPLE OF MY GOOD FRIEND, JOEY, WHO ALWAYS NAGS ME TO MAKE "SPAM MUSUBI" FOR HIM.  HE WANTS ME TO BRING IT TO PARTIES AND WHEREVER HE GOES.  BUT ALL IN ALL, HE MEANS WELL AS A GOOD FRIEND AND I DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS MAKING IT FOR HIM AND OTHERS.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

ANOTHER EARLY MORNING WORKOUT BEFORE GOING TO WORK!!!


NEW WEIGHT IS 317LBS!!!  I WILL NOT STOP!!!  NOW THE MOMENTUM IS REALLY KICKING IN!!!  STARTING NEXT WEEK, I ALREADY ADDED "YOGA BALL" FOR CORE AND CARDIO.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

Sunday, November 14, 2010

EATING THAI FOOD DINNER AT WORK WITH CO-WORKERS.


I'VE BEEN WORKING THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT FOR THE LAST WEEK AND DECIDED TO MAKE SOME THAI FOOD FOR DINNER AND SHARE WITH MY CO-WORKERS; RICHARD AND STEPHANIE.  IT WAS A FUN MORNING AND A DELICIOUS ONE TOO.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA