19 December 2012

Pidgin Style: "Da Night Bafo' Christmas"

Twas the Night Before Christmas, Pidgin Style
(The chaplain at Kapiolani read this to the kids today at Caleb's check-up)

Was da night bafo' Christmas,
and all ova' da place
Not even da geckos
was showin' their face.

Da stockings was hangin' on top da TV?
('Cause no mo' fireplace in Hawai'i)
Da kids stay all crashed, my old man too.
They leave all da work for you-know-who.

So me, I stay pickin' up alla their toys,
When - boom! - outside get only big noise!
I run to da window, I open 'em up,
I stick out my head and I yell, "Eh! Whassup?!"

And then, I no can ba-lieve what I seen!
Was so unreal, you know what I mean?
This fat haole guy get his reindeers in my yard!
And reindeers not housebroken, you know, as' why hard!

But nemmind, this Christmas, so I cut 'em some slack.
Plus, had uku pile presents pokin' outta his sack!
So I wait 'till he pau tie up his reindeer,
Then I yell out da window, "Huui! Brah, ova hea!"

An' I tell 'em first thing, when I open da door,
"Eh, Hemo your shoes! You going dirty my floor!"
He take off his boots, he tell, "You know who I am?"
I go, "Ho! From the smell, must be Mr. Toe Jam!"

He make mempachi eyes and he go, "Ho, ho, ho!"
By now, I stay thinking this guy kinda slow!
He look like my Tutu, but little less weight,
And his beard stay so white, mo' white than shark bait!

He stay all in red, specially his nose,
And get reindeer spit on top his nice clothes!
But him, he no care; he just smile at me,
And he start fo' put presents unda-neath da tree.

I tell 'em, "Eh, brah, no need make li'dat,
And watch where you step! You going ma-ke da cat!"
Then, out from his bag, he pull one brand new computah,
Choke video games, and one motorized scootah!

He try for fill up da Christmas socks too,
But had so much pukas, all da stuff went fall troo.
When he pau, I tell 'em, "Eh Santa, try wait!
I get plenty leftovahs, I go make you one plate!"

But he nevah like hang, he had so much fo' do;
Gotta make all them small kids' wishes come true.
So I wave 'em goodbye, and I flash 'em da shaka,
And I tell 'em, "Mele Kalikimaka!"

When he hear that, he stop and I telling you true,
He go, "Garans ball-barans! Merry Christmas to you!"

30 October 2012

Cross Country 2012

 Kalani Meet 09/01/12

Campbell Meet 09/08/12

Kaiser Meet 09/21/12

Westerns (at Waialua) 10/06/12

 OIA's (at Hawaii Pacific University) 10/20/12

Top 20                                                             OIA Co-Champions (Leilehua and Roosevelt)

States (on the Big Island at HPA) 10/26/12

14 October 2012

Avengers Dress and Heels

One of Brooklin's favorite things is The Avengers.  

 She was surfing Pinterest one day and found a pair of Avengers comic book heels that she fell in love with.  The link took her to etsy.com where she learned that the heels sold for $85!  She also found an Avengers dress on etsy but it was pretty expensive as well...($200!!!)

She had a dance coming up, so I searched the web for a tutorial on how to make comic book shoes and found a few (here and here) that didn't look too hard.  I ordered some cheap comic books (from NewKadia.com) and then took her out to find some heels.  I also went on a search for some Avengers fabric and a dress pattern that was cute and had sleeves (way harder than you might think!)

It took us about 6 weeks to finish the dress and shoes.  She really wanted to help with everything, but she is rarely ever home...so what could have taken me a few days, turned into weeks...but I'm so glad I got to work on this project with her!  She had a great time at the dance and everyone loved her outfit!

The Finished Outfit!! So Cute!