Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Stuff I Didn't Buy

Here are some random things that I took pictures of at the swap meet.

Homemade banana bread ($4)

Vintage change dispenser ($45)

Vera Bradley 3-pouch set ($10)


Electric stainless steel huli huli spit ($700)

Lalaloopsy horse ($3)

Kitchen tools ($1)

Money leis

Cute little bean bags




4-foot tall anthurium plants ($25)

Abbey Road Beatles ($5)

Electric hula-skirted beverage holder ($100)

Monday, April 23, 2018

Stuff I Bought

Here are the stuff that I bought at the swap meet this past weekend. Usually I can find some sort of art supply but not this time. It was a nice and cool morning. We walked over 5,000 steps.

I got pork, beef and fish jerky for Kona. They're $7 each. The guy said that he'll be at the Pet Expo on Mother's Day weekend.

These are for my mom who loves to do word search puzzles. They were $2 each.

I used to use choke of these blank CDs back in the day when I used to go on a lot of photo shoots. I don't do shoots anymore, but I got these for Leslie. I paid $2 for the spool.

This is the Chili Pepper Water guy. He's really nice and makes good chili pepper water. I bought peanuts from him this time . . . was ono.

I paid $1 for this cute triangle-shaped Taj musubi pouch.

I bought this Moana DVD for $5.

That's it. That's all I bought. More swap meet photos to come.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ono Snack at the Swap Meet

About a month or so ago, a longtime blog reader of mine introduced herself to me at Costco. I love it when people do that. Her name was Gail. We talked for a little bit, and Gail mentioned that she liked my swap meet posts. So I promised her that the next time I went to the swap meet I would blog about it.

I'll be spreading out the posts over the next few days. Today's one is about this ono snack that we always look forward to . . . crispy fried opelu and korean sushi ($2 each).

The sushi is wrapped with korean nori and contains kim chee and taegu. 

This is the inside of the opelu.

We call this lady "the red-hat lady". 

She's been selling snacks at this tent for as far back as I can remember.  There are no signs advertising the sushi and fish. It's more of a word-of-mouth thing, but the smell of the fish frying is an enticing giveaway.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Street Scene

This street scene was so fun to do! The painting on my iPad is my friend Erick's. I met Erick around 11 years ago at a Bon Dance where we both had gone to take pictures. It had started raining so a bunch of us squeezed in under some cover. When Erick tells the story, he says that I nudged (pushed) him out into the rain so that I could fit. Not true. Sorta.

If you do a search for "Erick" in this blog you'll see all the photo excursions that we went on through the years. Fun times. 

I think it's pretty cool that we also share an interest in watercolor painting, and so have been able to reconnect again. 


Erick's inspiration came from artist Peter Sheeler. If you have 1/2 hour to spare, watch Peter Sheeler's YouTube video below. Maybe even grab a sheet of paper and follow along with him!

Friday, April 20, 2018

In Stock!!

Finally!!  Wholesale Unlimited has been out of this for months, but they finally got more in yesterday! Yeehawwww!!


Thursday, April 19, 2018

My Second Animation

These are fun to do, but takes me too long.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Here's an amazing HD video shot with a micro drone. Thanks for sharing, Kevin!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

My Animation

K. I did an animation. I only drew nine frames, and it ended up being really fast. It's only around 2 seconds long so if you blink you'll miss it. LOL.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Jaiden Animations

I have this crazy (stupid?) idea that I wanna try doing an animation. So been researching. Seems really hard especially since I'd need to draw with my mouse. Don't really know how far I'd get, probably not too.

But in the process I found Jaiden Animations. Her videos are so funny to me. I can totally relate to her insecurities. She is me. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Drying Out

Tackling the closet today. It's taking me long because my breaks are longer than the time spent working. 

Everything that was touching the floor got wet. I had to trash all the boxes that were housing things.

My tool bag and everything in it got wet. I have my own tool bag because tools don't get put back where they belong in my house. Ahem.

Here's the bag hanging. 

Here's a new, never-been-used garbage disposal with instructions drying out. 

I'm airing out the bottom of this gyotaku. It seemed totally dry, but just in case. Dunno how it faired so well, but boy was I relieved after I inspected it for damage and found none. So lucky, yah. 

Have you seen photos of the damage done to other homes? OMG! I'm so grateful that ours was so minimal.

Okay den, 'nuff stalling. Back to work.