Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Ryan and Pua, June 22, 2013

The two of them (and I am generously including our son here) did a fantastic job of planning their wedding day.

Things started early in the day for us with decorating with flowers, picking up rides and other stuff to get ready.





It was a fast-paced day. Soon it was time for final preparations.





And then before you knew it...





We had a daughter!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mendoza's (Re)Tie the Knot!

Don and Cora renewed their vows yesterday at a beach park. Their daughter, Marisa, presided. It was a very touching event.
They are terrific people and they deserve all the best in the next phase of their lives.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My hat


Juliet had one of our Farrington classmates embroider this hat for me and we picked it up tonight.

Mahalo to Clayton Sorayama for designing and embroidering the design for me.

I'll be sporting it at the UH football games next season (or maybe sooner!).

It's great!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Kancel Karaoke

I tried to get a karaoke night together but it didn't work out. We'll probably just wait until the 19th.

The UH baseball team clinched a series win earlier today. Hopefully, they are building some momentum. I'm not sure if it will matter much for this season but it certainly couldn't hurt to carry some of it into next season.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Steady Drip, Drip, Drip

The Great Nickname Debate continues as the off season rolls on. Positions are staked out and stated and restated ad nauseum.

It's a pretty good time for a hiatus...the repetitive arguments will continue to drive up the page views and comment count for Stephen's blog regardless of my involvement or lack thereof.

He rarely posts throwaway information so today's lead topic about filling GA positions seems to be kind of curious in its "Out-of-the-blue"-ness. I wonder what the behind-the -scenes goings-on are?

I wonder how many hyphenated-comments I can include in this post?

Al has managed to put together a coffee drive for the UHAD coaches. It's a nice way to involve fans and supporters. Coach Chow says although he does not drink coffee (he's Mormon), it does make a difference in Coaches' morale. Knowing that, as a relatively well-compensated (another hyphen) department head wouldn't it behoove him to make a contribution to his staff by supplying the coffee? Just asking.

I have decided to show up for karaoke tomorrow night after posting on FB a couple of days ago. A lot of Tsaikos are planning to be at RWSS for Softball Senior Night but a few have responded that they would show up at Krazy Karaoke. We'll all have fun no matter where we are...it's the Tsaiko-way!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

AD Faux Pas?

The UH Letterwinners' Club letter to Ben Jay regarding the Warrior name change certainly seems to fall far short of a ringing endorsement of the new AD's first major decision.

Balancing Executive Decisiveness and Inclusiveness is definitely not a simple thing and a slip-up, especially one so early in his tenure, could be very damaging. Perhaps it may not be too late to retract his decision in the face of public outcry on such an emotionally-charged issue.

Better to seek out low-lying fruit (or high placed light bulbs) and look to string together some popular decisions that more people would support before tackling something that can affect so broad an array of stakeholders. After all, one axiom in any sport is to always try to get that "Mo" guy on your side!

Build some momentum UHAD Jay.

Go Warriors!

Let's go Bows!