The Boar Soars us into 2019
Downtown-Chinatown Honolulu Hawaii
2019 is the year of the Boar or Pig. I took some time off to enjoy the fun festivities in historic Downtown-Chinatown. Enjoy the pictures and Have a Happy New Year!
And some pix of us having a colorful fun filled day with Shave Ice, Dim Sum, and limited edition toys
See you on the Streetz…blog
Three Hours of Halloween Tricks, Treats, Tunes and a whole lot of Fun!
Helloween to Halloween with DJ Sniper Wells Playlist 10/27/18
- Siouxsie and The Banshees-Spellbound (Halloween Classic #6)
- Thrill Kill Kult-Sex on Wheels
- Prodigy-The Day is my Enemy
- VNV Nation-Lights Go Out (New)
- Funker Vogt-Thor’s Hunger
- Marilyn Manson-This is Halloween
- Suicide Commando-I Die for You
- Wumpscut-The Boo
- Zombie Girl-The Darkness
- VNV Nation-When is the Future
- Albin Meyers-Halloween 2011
- Chocolate Puma & Carta-Bump (New)
- Chrissy Hurt + Fredco-Shiny Disco Balls (As heard on CSI Miami)
- Bau Haus- Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Halloween Classic #1)
- Marilyn Manson-Tainted Love
- Alien Sex Fiend-Now I’m Feeling Zombified (Rare Oldie)
- New Order-Tutti Frutti
- Ministry-Halloween (Fast Version)
- Chemical Brothers-Go (Number 1 Summer Banger)
- Chocolate Puma & Firebeatz-Blackout
- The Marionettes-Play Dead (Scary Halloween Great for Haunted Houses)
- Anti-Up-Pizza (Very fun tune, first time played)
- Thrill Kill Kult-Days of Swine and Roses (TKK-Sniper Well’s Fav Halloween band)
- Christopher Lee-Vampires (Very creepy Tune)
- The Cure-Burn
- Unknown Artist-Every Day is Halloween (As made famous by Ministry)
- Rotersand-I don’t Know
- Ayria-Big City Lullaby
- Specimen-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Classic Ol Skool)
- Funker Vogt-Ikarus (New)
- Aloha Aliens-Goth Club (Sniper Wells Mix)
- Thrill Kill Kult-This is What the Devil Does
Model 500-No UFO’s
On Friday’s, I like to post especially happy people having a good time. This Friday I found this video on a French website. It doesn’t mean it’s French. Yet, it’s fun to watch on a Friday before the weekend. Lots of people dressed up, dancing and having a good time. I don’t know much else about it, but it does have the Friday, Saturday, Sunday Vibe. Looks like it’s from the 1970’s? I’m not sure. Hopefully, it lifts your spirits for an exciting fun-filled weekend. Enjoy the dance moves and see you on the Streetz.
Would you Wear this to the Beach?
This Suit is a Wetsuit, it’s real, not a stunt. Quicksilver and Japanese Advertising agency TBWA/HAKUHODO have combined forces to create The True Wetsuit which looks just like a Business Suit.
The jacket and pants are made from two-millimeter high-stretch neoprene, the shirt is created with a Quicksilver and 3M Dryflight fabric, and the whole set up also comes with a tie. Which of course, you don’t need to wear, I doubt the tie would even be safe out in the waves of Hawaii.
We used to have some pretty fun Board meetings in Hawaii’s waves. Now, you can have the meeting and report to your office fully dressed ready to roll. Not too many people wear business suits to work in Hawaii, so I guess we should wait for the Neoprene dress slacks with the 3M Dryflight Aloha Shirt.
Still pretty cool that these Wetsuits aren’t just a publicity stunt, but they actually are functional. Me, personally, I’m still trying to figure out where to put my car key when I go surfing. I didn’t see where the man in the video put his car key. But with most keys being electronic nowadays, I find it hard to take it surfing even with a triple sealed protective covering. Someone please help!
The True Wetsuit is available in black and a pretty bright looking blue, it also comes in a tuxedo version-maybe that would be a fun outfit to get married in, then head out to catch some waves. The suits start at a pretty pricey $2,500. Surf over to TrueWetsuits.jp to purchase yours or find more information. The video below is pretty stylish, the man surfs the waves and the web at the same time with his magical pen. His suit is also amazingly tailored with just enough dress shirt cuff showing! Watch it below, it’s a fun video:
See you on the Streetz and maybe out in the Surf!
Fifty Shades of Grey-Newest Music Video-Ellie Goulding: Love Me Like You Do
The video starts with the latest trailer from Fifty Shades of Grey, then it turns into the newest Ellie Goulding tune, Love Me Like You Do. Which actually turns out to be an extended trailer and shows even more scenes of the upcoming super hyped movie opening on February 14, 2015 (Valentine’s Day).
When the book reached staggering hype range, I did read it. That’s where sometimes books can be better than movies. I pictured 2 people way different looking than these two. I for one, for sure liked the 2 people that I saw in my imagination better than these 2. And I suspect, I’m a bit sour that no one in the Fifty Shades of Grey Streetzblog poll made the cut. Oh well, with all the hype, the movie has to be good? eh? And Big-Ups to Seattle making it to the Super Bowl and having their city featured throughout this movie. I bet tourism goes well for them in the next 8 months or so.
Did you read the Book? Are you going to the movie? Have you seen the streetzblog post from a while back, giving you way more than 50 ways to say the word Grey or is it Gray? Does anyone know the difference? I can’t even find the diff on the internet! Leave a comment down below if you like.
Charli XCX Feat. Rita Ora: Doing It
We featured Rita Ora in her Adidas wear a while back, so figured we’d post up her latest video. She’s also in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, playing the part of Mia Grey.
Check out this vid, a bit of a take-off on Thelma and Louise and their wild car ride. But what I like is the 80’s vibe, the scratchy color effects splashing across the screen, the punkish attitude, funny guys at the pool and the #RetroChic aura of Ora and Charlie in the of the production of the video. Whatcha’ think? Hit, Miss or just Fun to Watch?
See you on the streetz of Oahu this week, hopefully I make it to the Beach! Cross your fingers for me. Thanks!
Did, Done, Dang
I swerved off the usual Fashion, Kicks and Lifestyle topics for the past few days to concetrate on the 2014 Spartan Race at Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii. I participated in the longest and most grueling race of the 3 choices entitled the BEAST. Good news is that today is Sunday, the race was Saturday and I’m Alive. I may joke around a bit on streetzblog, but this race was no JOKE!
I did try to prepare, I trained for 7 weeks going from the number 1 incline on the tread mill to number 9. I also ate a bit more tuna fish, chicken and vegetables than usual, and thought I read enough prior to be prepared. I actually didn’t wear my Air Jordans and picked up a pair of Asics Lows with ultra grip especially made for mud. I’m not a fan of running shoes, especially since they aren’t hi-tops. Although mine had a bit of fashion forwardness with the camo outersole. And of course, I bought the Black and Grey version.
I didn’t prepare enough. I was pretty off, this was one of, if not the hardest thing I’ve ever, ever done in my whole entire life. I’m not a 22 year old in the military, I’ve never done a charity walk, I do go to the gym 4x a week, but I really don’t work that hard there. My friend said it would be F-U-N. Thus, i said I’d do it. Do it I did. And glad to say I am here alive and well to write about it.
To make this blog post easier to read, I think I’ll just list the time-line with bullet points. As always keeping things postive, yet there maybe a bit of (spoiler alert) negative in here, but not really negative stuff, just some facts.
- Pre Race Breakfast: I had some coffee, a few sips of water, 1 piece of grilled chicken and a Gatorade goo pack. This was absolutely wrong. Tip 1: I recommend eating carbs for 3 days prior and having a Big breakfast the day of the race with eggs, toast, hash browns, coffee, and gatorade goop. I was starving after the first 20 minutes!
- First 2 hours: This was fun, walking, jogging, hanging with my friend and meeting some really nice, cool, friendly people. Best quote from this portion was from a co-participant named Jamal. He said, You Paid good money to do this. That was early on when it just seemed hard, a bit challenging yet very doable. I actually got really excited when I jumped over some super tall wall and made it without getting hurt.
- Next hour or so: I don’t remember all 25 obstacles but I sure remember this one. Check this out! They give you a BIG bucket, you are told to fill it with sharp grey ROCKS, that takes about 10 minutes to fill up. Then you carry it up a hill then down the hill. My brain thought it was crazy watching the others do it. Come to find out this was what I was best at. Go figure. I left this challenge smiling and psyched.
- Memorization: This was really funny to me. In the middle of all the chaos of surviving the elements, we needed to look on a big poster, find the last 2 digits of our race tattoo number and then memorize the saying next to it. I will remember mine for the rest of my life: Yankee 384-7893. They said that you needed to remember this to tell it to someone later in the race or you needed to do 30 burpees. BTW: No one ever asked us to repeat the number. But good thing is for about a half hour it kept me in a meditative state repeating the number over and over, a nice distraction so that I didn’t notice the pain, hunger and thirst.
- Next segment: We walked up a super slick, brownish-red mud path that was about 1 foot wide. We were going up, the fast people were coming down. This is where it gets funny. I would ask peple if we were almost over the hill. They would say all sorts of things like. Yes, the water is a half mile away, No You have a loooong way to go, and Oh its about 5 miles until you get back here. And the most outrageous comment came frrom a volunteer who said. Oh, just run to the top, the bottom has a nice waterfall with a water station. There was no waterfall and this is the part that really sucked, the guy at the water station, said he was OUT of water! O-U-T of water, Wow, luckily he gave me two sips of his own water bottle. Tip 2: Take complete control of your life and your circumstances. It’s hard to realize how true this is, but you and I are where we are due to what we have done, not what people have done to us. Bring your own water.
- After that water mishap: I am 99% sure I went the wrong way and got lost. My friend dissapeared and so did I. It’s like Vegas-No clocks. I have no idea how long i followed the wrong pack. But it felt like 20 minutes? 45 minutes? whatever it was, not good. I never saw my friend in the race again.
- So: I was Alone, trucking through weeds, mud, then some really awesome cool greyish green fern area appeared that felt just like a King Arthur or Lord of the Rings movie. I actually sat down and enjoyed the view and feeling of being somewhere wonderful. This was my favorite part of the whole day, it was just plain awesomeness.
- Next hour or 2 or 3? We walked through not around but through a creek bed. This area had brown water, big huge boulders, little rocks, more gushing water, sillpery slopes and mosquitos. It was here, I wanted to go home, but once you’re in a Spartan Race, there doesn’t seem to be any other way to go except thorough the race. So I did, I personally only received one cut on my hand. But I saw some very nasty wipe-outs. Sure hope no one cracked a skull. There is no one around to help other than the fellow racers. So, yes this was quite scary.
- Finally out of the creek: Found a volunteer who should have had water, he said he was just hanging around and had no water. I had cotton mouth at this point. Was so hungry, so thirsty and feet started to hurt. Tip 3: Bring 5-6 of those gatorade goops with you on the race and if you’re back doesnt hurt too bad, get a hydration pack filled with ice. So in case you are slow like me, you don’t have to rely on the water stations that were out of water.
- The Walk: I walked, I walked, I talked a little to some nice, friendly people and some unfriendly grumps who kept complaining about not having any water. That can be easy to do, but I’ve been working on my mind not to complain, condemn or criticize. When the criticizing thoughts came up about the water I changed my thoughts. The 2 mantras I interchanged were I love my life and Peace, Love and Happiness. This walk went on and on and on. Then we ran into another obstacle. This is where it was fun again. I looked at the tall wall like WTF, How am I going to jump over that very tall massive piece of wood? Well you never know what you can do until you try. I just ran at it grabbed the top and jumped over. Amazing! Tip 4: You never know if you can do something until you try to do it. Just do it, or at least try to do it, you will succeed.
- Water: We finally found some water. A big barrel of ice. I ate this and brought some along. The ice woke me up more than a morning cup of joe. I never knew how much a body really needs water and food. I felt great going back up the muddy hill we had traversed a few hours earlier. With the ice water I was rejuvenated and felt good… well until I ran out.
- Miles: Over the next 20-50 minutes I asked all the volunteers I could find how far is it until the finish? Even though we were moving forward, we all received the exact same similar answers. I remember the answers to a T: About 3.5 miles, 3 and a half miles, a little over 3 miles and less than 3 miles. It became a joke amongst our little group of travelers. Like I said, it’s like Vegas here-No clocks. And no real information, hey maybe that’s what it was like in Sparta? It’s like you’re in the Twilight Zone.
- The Question: With around 3 miles or so to go, the 5 of us were asked a question by someone who I think was a Medic. He asked us If we were seeing any spots? I saw the Ranch spin, I could barely walk, I needed some food, and I was hurting all over. But no spots in my view, so I told him No. The other 4 participants also said No, so we continued on towards the finish line. I guess it’s all good if you aren’t seeing any spots!
- Delirum Walk: After coming down from the hill, we had another super long walk through dirt and grass. My feet felt like pain encased in lead gym shoes. If someone drove by and asked me if I wanted a ride, I would have said Hell Yeah. But, I heard one of my favorite things, music! So I sang along to some Calvin Harris Feels so Good and one of my all time favs, Guns & Roses Welcome to the Jungle. This got me about 20 minutes further towards the finish. YAH! I also bumped into 4 people I’d been seeing here and there thorughout. Was able to chat with them a bit, they were very nice and helped me push through the pains. I also saw another guy with a very hurt knee, who every time I was about give up. He would appear and I’d chat with him long enough to keep us both on track. I think if you don’t talk to fellow racers or have a some sort of spiritual practice, this race would be even tougher. I’m pretty good at postive thinking and mantras so it helped. Tip 5: Stay positive no matter what happens, repeat a mantra or 2 when things get you down. Concentrating on a mantra keeps the monkey mind away and keeps you focused, relaxed and moving towards your goal centered and on track.
- Best Banana Ever: With only 2 miles to go. I thought a medic was going to take me away. Instead his buddy handed me half of a banana and said to finish up the race. He gave the other half to my new friend with the hurt knee. I ate my banana. It was the best tasting banana ever. And it gave me a hope and a real skip and a jump in my stride. Unbelievable, Amazing, Crazy. Food works. Tip 6: in the race and in the real world, pay attention to the trainers and doctors and eat every 3-4 hours, food is really much better energy than Caffeine.
- Obstacle: After the Banana I was able to carry a very heavy rock down the road, then do 5 burpees and return the rock. Thank You very much to the Man with the Banana.
- Spear Throw: This is one of the last 3 obstacles. Here you are given a spear and told to throw it into the hay and make it stick. The boss man at this was the strictest of the day. He wouldn’t let any of us leave until we did it. Which sounded outrageous but turned out to be pretty cool. 18 throws later and a special technique, I made it. It gave me a great big smile and the energy needed to go up and over some big wood structure, then jump over a fire and under the beeping timers table. All Done. I started at 8:20 a.m and finished at about 5:15 p.m. At the finish I ate 4 bananas, had some ice water, coconut juice, received a nice shirt in my favorite color and a third of a Flo-Green medal. Whew! Now it’s back to shopping, finding fun fashion and some more stories on KIcks.
Will I do this again? I don’t know. The pain today is pretty excruciating. And like I said at the beginning of this post, I truly am glad to be alive. No joking around. My heart was pounding hard, it was a bit dangerous out there, but I have a huge feeling of great accomplishment. Tip 7: I was able to do this race and survive. If you put your mind to any project you may think up, it’s all possible. And I suspect it will be much easier to accomplish some of my dreams much quicker and easier after a grueling race like this. I also suspect things I thought were big deals at work will seem much smaller after completing a race like this.
Glad to say, I’ll see you on the CITY Streetz this week. Have a Great Week!
It’s about Midnight here in Honolulu on Sunday October 27th 2013 and I’m presently in London via the internet at the Maison Bentley Blog Paaardy! I stopped by the party earlier today, but when I saw the fancy yacht that the party is being held on I had to run back home to change out of my T-shirt, Shorts and Flip-Flops or as we call them in Hawaii-Slippers.
I Changed into my newest kicks from Marc Jacobs, a Tommy Bahama shirt to match them, my Harajuku T shirt to wear underneath, my Dolce & Gabbana plaid pants from Barney’s NYC and my streetzblog x CityStars Snapback.
I want to get back to the party quickly, thus I have everything I’m wearing in the capsule collection as seen above. (It’s much quicker to upload a capsule collection then one by one) Oh, and since it is past Midnight here, the Drink Departments are closed, Thus my bevie of choice for the evening is the Bob Marley Mellow Mood Sweet Tea as also seen above.
Thanks again to the Maison Bentley Style Blog for having this wonderful party. What a fun and Exciting idea. Cheers and Aloha from Makiki, Hawaii to London, England and to everyone else from around the World.
Grab Quick or Lose Out-Limsanity in 4th Gear!
Phillip Lim For Target Review-Sunday September 15, 2013-Kapolei, Hawaii
I woke up extremely early for me on a Sunday morning (7:20 am) but needed two scoops of instant coffee, a quick bite, fast shower & I was out of the door by 8:30 am. That took way too long-Hey it was early! I got there exactly at 9:00 am. Walked in the door and there was the Phillip Lim Sign in the front of the store. Noticed the females grabbing quickly. looked for the guys clothes, hoping they were elsewhere since it was very crowded.
Alas, Guys clothes were with the ladies clothes, realized this and went into NYC sample sale mode. Grab as much as possible in sizes close to mine, then look closer at it later. Turned out to be the right move. Because within 10 minutes practically all fo the Men’s gear and most of the good Women’s wear was gone.
They had 3 pairs of the black Hi Top kicks left, Size 8, 10 and 12. I was able to nab the last size 10. And I was lucky enough to buy the two pieces that I really went there for: the camo sweat pants (With PL’s sweat pants going for $350 at Barney’s, who could resist a pair for $34.99) and the long-sleeved Grey and dark blue french terry shirt that the guy in the TV commercial was wearing.
It was a fun and exciting morning of shopping for High Fashion at Fast Fashion prices. Only bummer was there were ZERO bags and purses (Christmas presents) when I arrived. The employees said that they were ALL gone at 8:15 am. Many of the ladies were looking for the bags. I did see one, it was put back on the shelf, but gone in less than a second. Amazing! More Highlights and interesting things I noticed are listed below. Did you get anything in-store or on-line from the Phillip Lim for Target Collaboration Collection? Let us know in the comments area. It’s kind of fun to read all the tweets at #philliplimfortarget It seems it was similar all around the country. Saw many comments on how the bags went very quickly.
High Fashion Meets Fast Fashion = Frenzy Fashion=Limsanity
Highlights from today:
Bags and Boom Shirt were first to go. When I got there early Sunday morning. ALL the bags were gone. I did see one BOOM shirt. It was kind of funny a guy tried to nab it from the employee as she went to put it back on the rack. She said she had to put it back on the rack before he could touch it. She put it on the Rack and BOOM! he grabbed it in a nano second.
One man had one or two of everything. I went up to him at the Cashier’s and saw his bill for $798.18. Asked him if he was going to wear the clothes or sell them on Ebay. He glared with an evil stare, mumbled something. I kept moving before I got hit. Ooops, was just trying to be conversational not confrontational.
Asked a lady with a full basket where all the bags were? She said they were gone by 8:15AM, but was waiting for some to get returned. Couple minutes later ONE black bag was put on the shelf for half a second and it was gone. Neither of us got it.
People just filled their baskets as fast as they could. I’ve only seen something similar once and that was at a High-End Jeans Sample Sale in NYC. It was like the clothes were free, they were being grabbed so swiftly. Was an incredible sight to see.
I saw a friend of mine there with an empty basket. Asked him what he was doing, He said he was waiting for two of his Japanese friends to get their from the North Shore. I asked if they were guys or gals. He said two ladies from Japan. I told him to grab a bunch of stuff from the racks NOW, or there wouldn’t be anything left by the time they got there. Yep, I was right-only tan trench coats were left when they arrived. Needless to say they were quite happy with what he had in his basket for them! (Whew)
*Note:Prices were $10 more than what was mentioned on-line prior to the sales event. I suspect it was because it was Hawaii. Pizza Hut and Red Lobster are always more $$ in Hawaii than the TV commercials mention. **Shipping costs.