MLC is More Old School Than…

How many of you listen to KUMU – Hawaii’s Old School Station?  They play some great MLC music.


But every so often, they play these little station clips:

KUMU – more old school than Liberty House.

KUMU – more old school than The Point After.


When I first heard those clips, I thought “Hey!  The Point After!” and “Liberty House!”.  Then my memory banks started churning and I thought that this phrase has so many possibilities and could go on forever.


So, I’m going to fly with this idea – but change it up a bit because.., you know…, this is my blog.  😉


And with that, I throw this out to you folks:

MLC is More Old School Than:

– Social Clubs

– Kaimuki Gym dances

– The Sounds of Innocence band

– Chinese movies at Liberty Theater

– KC Drive Inn at the corner of Ala Wai and Kalakaua

– The Poi-Boys

Kamasami Kong

– Wigwam stores

– Hawaii Islanders

– Angel Flights


Okay, you get the idea.  Keep it going!


426 Responses to “MLC is More Old School Than…”

  1. KHS68 says:

    hahahahaha! we were so innocent back then.

  2. fishhead says:

    KHS68-MLC guys are sensitive about certain subjects. LOL

  3. KHS68 says:

    @fishhead: In McCully, it was Mr. Softee. For real. I not kidding.

  4. NaPueo says:

    The grass shack by the Natatorium, for the Hula shows.

  5. fishhead says:

    remember the ice cream truck playing music in the neighborhood.

  6. fishhead says:

    ankleBYTERS- our cell phone was two cups and a string.

  7. fishhead says:

    MLC is more old school than: your lunch money in the oval coin purse and chain around your neck.

  8. ankleBYTERS says:


    Lin’s got a target on his back…all the point guards are having great games against him.

    Only one WAC team in the tournament, Nevada didn’t even make it ❗ And the PAC-12 was snubbed too, Washington didn’t get in…..sounds a lot like the BCS to me…..

  9. Seawalker says:

    @LK – Sorry, but totally disagree. Work is a young man’s sport. Working on the weekends means you have something to prove. Work is for the young and restless. Work and Seawalker are on total opposite plains. Work is horitzontal, Seawalker is vertical. Opposites don’t attract in this case.

    But on that note, enjoy your Sunday too. Or is everyday a Sunday for you now, auntie? 🙂

  10. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Sunday ❗ 😀

    Seawalker: Enjoy working today (lucky you have a job!) ❗ Nice to be wanted ❗ 😀

    Have a great day everyone ❗ 😀

  11. Seawalker says:

    Selection Suday today. Yeah, baby! But don’t expect UH to go anywhere. 5 more months and it’s Chow time. Ooooh Yeah…

  12. Seawalker says:

    It sucks to be at work on a Sunday. OT = overtime for most people, but OT means “own time” in my world. But got the rest of the beef stew and rice for lunchawah. At least the stomach will be happy. Hope it rains on you old-futs today. Heheheh!

  13. Seawalker says:

    @ankles – That shows how advanced the scouting reports are in professional sports. I still think he’s suseptible to the double-teaming and kind of shaky with his ball-handling skills. The thing with Steve Nash as a 1-guard is that he conserves energy by not playing all-out D. But all the mega-superstars can rise above and still perform at a higher level. It’s like throwing the Hurst-shifter to another gear that the others don’t have. It could also be his diet. Gotta stick with the lotus root and duck eggs. They give you the extra “oomph” when you need it the most. 😆

  14. KHS68 says:

    The Ten Commandments
    Ben Hur
    Guns of Navarone
    The Sound of Music
    Seven Samurai
    Chushingura (47 Ronin)
    Mothra (love those twins)

  15. KHS68 says:

    Double ka jump rope
    German dodge ball
    Red rover, red rover
    Three legged race (japanese now doing the 31-leg race. becoming a national sport)

  16. KHS68 says:

    Sandra Dee
    Doris Day
    Rock Hudson
    Troy Donahue

  17. ankleBYTERS says:


    Another loss…..LinWHO

  18. ankleBYTERS says:

    The lookout on the right, just as you exit the Kaneohe bound side of the Wilson Tunnel.

  19. ankleBYTERS says:

    Watching Jerry Lewis movies:

    The Geisha Girls
    The Errand Boy
    The Bell Boy
    The Sad Sack
    The Caddy
    Don’t Give Up The Ship

  20. KHS68 says:

    442nd Go For Broke!

  21. dihudfan says:

    arm forces day… parade and aftah, the fire power show on the beach…
    all hawaii company… army
    dial phone
    ilh… public and private

  22. KHS68 says:

    Imelda Marcos

  23. KHS68 says:

    Kamaboko slippahs
    High-water pants

  24. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    Knowing the local-isms like never trying to go to buy manapua from Char Hung Sut on Tuesdays because they are closed.

  25. losthawaiian says:

    Sally, broke the old skates and nail them to a 2 x 4. Original skateboard!

  26. sally says:

    Before this post comes to and end, I’ll put my contribution. If it was already mentioned, gommenasai, I neva read thru all 400 comments. hee hee

    … mo’ MLC than my skate key.

  27. Mark'75 says:


  28. Mark'75 says:

    @ankleBYTERS: You’re a brave man. At HCC I totally avoided the cosmotology area!

  29. LINDA KATO says:

    Good afternoon MLCers ❗ Happy Saturday ❗ 😀

    Have a great day everyone ❗ 😀

  30. LINDA KATO says:

    Seawalker: Loved your blonde joke ❗ 😆

    Thanks everyone for all the memories ❗ 😀

  31. Seawalker says:

    As found on the Internet… The Smart Blonde

    A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she’s going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000.

    The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce.

    The car is parked on the street in front of the bank, she has the title and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.

    The bank’s president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the
    blonde for using a $250,000 Rolls as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drives the Rolls into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there.

    Two weeks later, the blonde returns, repays the $5,000 and the
    interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan officer says, “Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled.

    We checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire.
    What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

    The blonde replies….. “Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?”

    Finally, a smart blonde joke! But not too many on the Internet…

  32. Seawalker says:

    Did you ever wonder…

    … if there’s something such as smart-blonde jokes, since there’s dumb-blonde jokes all the time?

    Let me rack my brain a little and get back to you. 😆

  33. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    Getting a rabbit’s foot from the best-lookin’ girl in kindergarten. More positive proof that yours truly was a “cutey” back in the days. LOL

  34. Seawalker says:

    Speaking of three bucks, Trader Joe’s still got them two buck chuck wines. Man, just like them Spanada or TJ Swann wino days. After a good barf, you’d head to McCully Zippy’s to grind and to clear your head.

  35. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    Having a piroscki from Rada’s on Fort St. Mall, along with a side-salad, and fried squid. Was cheap, maybe three bucks only?

  36. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    Riding our bikes to Kam Shopping Center. The bikes were our prelude to our cars. A bike-mobile = today’s chick-mobile. 🙂

  37. Seawalker says:

    @ankles – Arirang, eh? Didn’t they have live entertainment at that joint? Somehow, I remember “hearing” more about the shows than than the bu go gi. 😆

  38. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    Playing all day at Lower Alewa Playgound. After we got bored on the swings and see-saws, it was onto the climbing the mountain for us. And there were no supervision, ever.

  39. Seawalker says:

    @KHS68 – Was going to say hula hoops too. But nowadays, the hula hoop gets stuck around the stomach. The only swirling going round and round is the Miller Lite from the night before. LOL

  40. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    Popo using her knuckles to measure the water after washing the rice. No rice cooker, just good ol’ metal pot. Popo was thrifty too (nah, ain’t all Pakes tight?). She saved the water when washing her rice and watered her orchids afterwards. Granny, you go girl!

  41. KHS68 says:

    Thinking Neil Sedaka was Japanese. LOL

  42. KHS68 says:

    hula hoops

  43. KHS68 says:

    Good morning all!

    Using a broom handle with a nail on the end to pick up leaves and rubbish at Japanese school. Think this was before they discovered rakes?

  44. ankleBYTERS says:


    We had archery during PE at King…we would be shooting arrows on the empty field next to the locker rooms. One day someone shot one into no-no land and the class had to run laps around the field. It was luck that no one got hit by a stray arrow.

    For a science class project at King, we had to build CO2 powered rockets. A wire was strung up between buildings and the class would attach our rockets onto the wire and puncture the CO2 capsule to see who could get their rocket over to the other side the quickest.

    While working at the HCC bookstore, we would have lunch at Arirang’s – bibim guksu or head to Gem’s and play the Break Out video game.

    I had my hair cut once by the cosmotology students at HCC – talk about RAT BITE ❗ Never again….

  45. Seawalker says:

    One last one. Next to Wigwam was Emjays. For a while, Mom used to work at Wigwam in Dillingham. Sometimes the Farrington boys would hang out in the parking lot. One day, Mom came home and in her best broken English, she said, “k-fei”. Even though it was not pronounced right, we knew exactly what she meant and where she learned that word from. Think I told it before, but some things just stay in your memory. Bless her heart!

  46. Keoni says:

    Aue, it’s late! I going hiamoe too! Laters all.

  47. Keoni says:

    @Seawalker And don’t forget Sister Sheets and Brother Blankett! 😆

  48. Keoni says:

    Captain Noah (somewhat similar to Captain Kangaroo)

  49. Seawalker says:

    Go, @Keoni, go…

    Time to get religious with St. Mattress and Father Pillow. *yawn*

  50. Keoni says:

    Chief Halftown
    “ees da sa sussaway,” which is Seneca for “Let’s get started”.

  51. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    When Pops used to take us to Chinatown to buy char siu, they would always cut us a piece to eat and not charge us. Guess that’s proof I was a cutey back then. LOL

  52. Keoni says:

    Larry Ferrari

  53. Keoni says:


  54. Keoni says:

    Willie the Worm (really just a large hose from a car engine!). But in small kid time, he was so entertaining. Oh, and I remember he wore glasses too! 😆

  55. Keoni says:

    Bertie the Bunyip with Lee Dexter

  56. Keoni says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    Popeye Theater with Sally Starr, better known by Philly area MLC’ers as ‘our gal Sal’!

  57. Keoni says:

    @Seawalker ‘K den, you asked and I deliver…

  58. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    Trying out so many different deodorants to see which one really worked. With raging hormones as a teenager, it was hard to raise your hand, even when you were “Sure”.

  59. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    Catching the bus home from school and stopping off at downtown Jack-In-Da-Box to talk story until dinner time. The stories revolved around mostly girls. I wonder why?

  60. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    Staying up past midnight. The night began at the stroke of midnight. We walked into the nightclubs at that hour. Nowadays, midnight means zzzzzzzz.

  61. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    The boat rides and fishing at the Ala Wai Canal. Get this. My pops used to hang out over there when he was single. Aiyah!

  62. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    The Kodak Hula Show at Kapiolani Park.

  63. Seawalker says:

    @Keoni – Don’t bust my chops! Let’s hear the East Coast twang. The bruddahs here might learn something from you. Or again, the bruddahs might be LTAO. Go fo’ it.

  64. Keoni says:

    The Cisco Kid

  65. Keoni says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    Hopalong Cassidy

  66. Keoni says:

    @dihudfan I have lots more, but many are strictly Philadelphia/Delaware Valley memories, and the locals here wouldn’t know what I was talking about.

  67. dihudfan says:

    keoni… now you’re speaking my language… old timer…

  68. Keoni says:

    Did anyone mention the Dole ‘Pineapple’ water tower?

  69. Keoni says:

    …and the Chordettes

  70. Keoni says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    The Andrews Sisters

  71. Keoni says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    ditto for Julius LaRosa

  72. Keoni says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    Haleloke on the Arthur Godfrey show

  73. Mark'75 says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    …playing pushball in Intermediate School PE.

  74. fishhead says:

    Mark’75- no fence is to high for you.

  75. fishhead says:

    i remember my friend and i took a chance on going to a stylist to style our long hair. Santana’s was the salon and we both walked out looking like Prince Valient. Bust out laughing.

  76. Mark'75 says:

    Gee, I don’t remember archery for PE. But I was the home run king in PE for tennis. “Stupid, go get the ball!!!” (well, maybe that’s why I ran track)

  77. fishhead says:

    do you remember when school had bake chicken for lunch and it was your turn to pick up your tray and you got the ass part.

  78. fishhead says:

    do they still have archery for PE. I remember trying to hit the target but the arrows were so damn crooked.

  79. fishhead says:

    Mark’75 no choke. LOL

  80. LINDA KATO says:

    Good evening everyone ❗ 😀

    Stopped raining here for a little while. Drive carefully and be safe everyone ❗

  81. LINDA KATO says:

    hemajang: Love your new avatar and dill pickles for 5 cents ❗ 😀

  82. ankleBYTERS says:


    She probably doesn’t remember most of her family 🙂 or they remember her…
    She’s trying to use Google Talk but we can’t get connected….

  83. ankleBYTERS says:


    No defense on either team tonight…Lin is playing well….but team is losing by over 10..

  84. Mark'75 says:

    @ankleBYTERS: She must be having a ‘Back to the Future’ experience there, yeah?

  85. Mark'75 says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    …Lee Oskar

  86. ankleBYTERS says:

    Received a picture from SM showing the elementary school she attended in Taipei with her mom and her two kids….the background looks like Ala Moana park with the trees and the canal. This is her 1st time back in like 31 years, when she left at 13.

  87. KHS68 says:

    Check out the Doppler Radar link. Turn around, no drown. Stay safe MLCers!

  88. KHS68 says:

    Boy Scout Makahiki at Honolulu Stadium.

  89. KHS68 says:

    Demolition derby at Honolulu Stadium.

  90. KHS68 says:

    more old school than…
    cooking the sardines in the can with shoyu & sugar and making a one piece bread sandwich. all drippy with the sardine oil and shoyu sauce. this is definitely pacific rim cuisine. LOL

  91. hemajang says:

    Boiled peanut vendors outside Honolulu Stadium. I recall them by the box office windows King street side.

    yeah, we went to a number of Shriner’s games in the late 50’s. I was a former patient so pop always bought tickets.

  92. M says:

    Sam’s Club gas is $4.15…

  93. Mark'75 says:

    @hemajang: I thought the best part was the halftime motorcycle show the Shriners put on. I had hard time riding bicycle on grass, imagine motorcycles!

  94. Mark'75 says:

    Dutchgirl Drive Inn…totally forgot that one!

  95. Mark'75 says:

    @fishhead: I almost choked on my breakfast, reading your posts! LOL

  96. hemajang says:

    Powder on wood dance floor so easy to do the twist and mash potato.

  97. hemajang says:

    Tom Seller’s Diamond Head Festival posters

  98. hemajang says:

    “Gone with the Wind” at Haleiwa Theater.

  99. hemajang says:

    Clamming at chocolate beach (Pearl Harbor)

  100. hemajang says:

    Choice of cherry, vanilla, or chocolate squirts in your coke at the fountain.

  101. hemajang says:

    Dill pickles in wax for 5 cents

  102. hemajang says:

    Chasing the toads out of the furo house in the morning. They liked the warmth of the furo cement base.

  103. hemajang says:

    Party Line – cannot use phone cuz neighbor talking on our party line

  104. hemajang says:

    Bull Durham tobacco bag for water filter on kitchen faucet.

  105. hemajang says:

    Getting the “Board of Education” by teachers for doing bad stuff.

  106. hemajang says:

    Listening to Hawaii Islanders and Les Keiter on radio, favorite player was Carlos Brenier.

  107. hemajang says:

    Going to Shriner’s football games at Honolulu Stadium

  108. Seawalker says:

    Lunch is catered today. Having leftover stew. Yum.

    In intermediate school, dad dropped me off at school 5:00 in the morning. What? Come on, Seawalker, you not that studious. No it was on a Saturday. It was pick-up day for the huli-huli chicken sale. Think it was volunteer work for either the Mandarin Club or the 8th-grade class or something. But anyway, our job was to cook them chicken. The guys got the fire going. The girls were bagging the chicken. They made us put the chicken on the rack. Let me tell you, you’d be surprised how much salt they put on the chicken. By the handful. On top of that, they sprayed the secret ‘shoyu’ sauce on. That gives it the aroma and smokiness you see from far away when it burns. Think our shift ended at 8:00. But we were so proud. We smelled like a huli-huli chicken afterwards. Nowadays, Costco chicken has a better bang-for-the-buck. But no huli-huli in their chicken.

  109. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers!
    Lighting show this morning!
    Be safe!
    Happy Aloha Friday!
    Vacation all next week! yahooooo!

  110. ankleBYTERS says:

    Lunch with the girls today…..Golden Corral Buffet…..good old American fuud…..

    During my freshman year, at the best school on the Windward side that begins with a “C” 😆 a bunch of us worked on the Homecoming float. My memory is a bit hazy and I don’t remember where the decorations were put on the float…maybe Windward Shopping Center…but we stayed up all night decorating it. The car was a convertible Mustang….I think…and I do remember there were a few dents left on it after the parade. The parade was down Kaneohe Bay Drive to the Castle football field. Don’t remember if the freshmen class won or not.

  111. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Aloha Friday ❗ 😀

    Still raining in some parts of the island. Drive safely and have a great day ❗ 😀

  112. LINDA KATO says:

    We went to another FREE movie Thursday night, JOHN CARTER by Disney. Lots of action, ok for kids. A fun evening with the family ❗ 😀

    Only catching up with all of the posts today right now ❗ 😀

  113. LINDA KATO says:

    Wow so many wonderful memories ❗ Thanks for sharing everyone ❗ 😀

  114. Keoni says:

    Did they show Ding Dong School with Miss Francis here in Hawai’i?

  115. Keoni says:

    I remember Romper Room. “Romper, stomper, bomper boo..” Were you a good ‘Do Bee”? 🙂

  116. fishhead says:

    remember when crazy people would go streaking.
    good night

  117. fishhead says:

    dutchgirl drive inn. corner of date and kapahulu

  118. fishhead says:

    KHS68- homecoming floats at the stadium

  119. fishhead says:

    mark’75 playing kazekozo samurai
    slingshot with crackerballs as ammo
    baseball game called sky inning

  120. ankleBYTERS says:

    Haven’t heard a peep from my SM…it’s like 3pm Taiwan time….

  121. ankleBYTERS says:


    I had to read passages from the Bible… word sticks out in my mind til this day….deluge…I always seem to get stuck reading that page….

  122. KHS68 says:

    OMG – PBS Hawaii is having an oldies beg-a-thon right now. The Kingsmen are singing Louie Louie. I gotta go….

  123. Mark'75 says:

    @ankleBYTERS: Yup, nothing like a blast of hot air and gravel from the jet, not to mention gas fumes!

  124. KHS68 says:

    @Seawalker: yeah, red skin duck, beef broccoli and fried rice. sooooo ono.

  125. KHS68 says:

    @ankleByters: oooo.. tamago meshi!

  126. Seawalker says:

    Number 300!!!!

  127. Seawalker says:

    It was a time when the Star-Bulletin ran a picture of OJ Simpson in Hawaii after rushing for 2003 yards in a single season.

  128. Seawalker says:

    It was a time when your grandparents were still around. Gung-gung didn’t drive, but he sure knew when the bus would come to our stop like clockwork.

  129. Seawalker says:

    It was saying the Pledge of Allegiance and singing America the Beautiful or the Star-Spangled Banner in the morning at elementary school.

  130. Seawalker says:

    As mentioned on BL’s blog the other week…

    It was going on field trips and bringing home lunch from Honda’s Deli. Mom would freeze a can of Hawaiian Sun passion orange the night before, and wrapping it the next morning in tin foil. Then, by lunch time, it would be all thawed out.

  131. Seawalker says:

    It was doing the ‘double-bag’ deed on a Sunday morning. That way, you only needed to make one load to finish your paper route.

  132. Seawalker says:

    It was going to Foster Botanical Gardens and taking pictures with the family.

  133. Seawalker says:

    It was getting a lump on your forehead or bruised knuckles from the kabonkers. Those things were lethal.

  134. Seawalker says:

    It was buying a kite from Kammy store and causing it to “buckaloose” in midair.

  135. ankleBYTERS says:


    Don’t forget butter and sugar filling…

    Rice mixed with raw egg, shoyu and sugar…

  136. Seawalker says:

    For me, it was eating the red, red, red roast duck at Patti’s Chinese Kitchen before they had the food court.

  137. KHS68 says:

    Sandwich made with only one piece of bread folded over with choice of filling: tuna & kim chee; pork & beans; vienna sausage; hot dog; spam; egg any style; deviled ham; fried baloney; fried luncheon meat; fried ham; or pbj.

  138. ankleBYTERS says:


  139. ankleBYTERS says:


    I use to take my then GF to the airport and hang out on the terminal roofs just for that…made for exciting times and hair doos. Another favorite was to hang out at the then Kahala Hilton’s parking garage roof and watching the waves hitting the shorelines on a full moon night.

  140. Mark'75 says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    …seeing people off at the airport and being with them all the way to their gate, then waving at them on the terminal roof and get blasted by the jet’s engines.

  141. Mark'75 says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    …the wooden fishing platforms along the Ala Wai Canal.

  142. ankleBYTERS says:

    Huge lines when cinnabon rolls were first sold….

  143. snow says:

    rodney, that e-mail must have made your day! thank you for sharing it with us. see how lucky we all are to have you and this blog?! thank you!

  144. Mark'75 says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    …stamped leather goods at Seafarer Leather

  145. ankleBYTERS says:

    Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom…

  146. Mark'75 says:

    @Rodney: Thanks for posting the email from Cynthia Comilla, it really puts things into perspective. Growing up, our childhood heroes like Ms. Comilla left lasting impressions on our young minds. At the time, they really seemed larger than life, and for many of us, that’s how they’re remembered as being.

  147. Rodney says:

    Guy’s leather sandals with real tire threads for the sole.

  148. M says:

    The Kini Popo Show

  149. M says:

    Captain Kangaroo with Mr. Green Jeans

  150. KHS68 says:

    Blue and green wall-to-wall shag carpet
    Avocado colored appliances
    Pink bathroom sink and tub
    Linoleum floors
    Parquet wood floors

  151. Rodney says:

    MLCer’s: I received this email about a week ago:

    My name is Cynthia Comilla (Cindy Gima).
    Just saw your blog on Midlife Crisis Hawaii and saw my name in it regarding the Roller Derby at the Civic Auditorim,
    I was very surprised to see my name in it, as I was just searching my name.
    Just wanted to thank you and “Jollette” for bringing back great forgotten merories.
    Those two years of my skating for the Hawaiian Warriors and Tokyo Bommers were the greatest.
    Unfortunately it was the last two years at the Civic Auditorium before it was town down that year.
    It feels good when I meet people that remembers those days, as it seems so far away as we get older, and people forget.
    Thanks a million,
    Cynthia Gima
    (now Cynthia Comilla)

    Thank you Cindy for taking the time to write and for all the great memories.

  152. M says:

    Romper Room with Robin Mann

  153. M says:

    J. Akuhead Pupule

  154. M says:

    Lippy Espinda – Lippy’s Lanai Theater

  155. KHS68 says:

    Chicken Delight – No cook tonight get Chicken Delight
    The Lucky Luck Show – he always had Leonard’s malasadas
    Biddy Boxing – skinny boys with headgear punching each other out. Can’t remember the name of the referree – Japanese guy.

  156. M says:

    Let’s Go Fishing with Bruce Carter

  157. KHS68 says:

    more old school than…

    Televi Digest – Miss perfect Barbara Lee
    Filipino Fiesta – “Maestro, musica..”
    Let’s Go Fishing with Hari Kojima
    Captain Honolulu
    Chubby Roland

  158. KHS68 says:

    Eating green common mango with shoyu and pepper.
    Stuffing li hing mui in a lemon.
    Eating lime koolade powder mixed with pepper and salt. (It’s a McCully thing)
    Putting kakimochi in half melted vanilla ice cream. (This was before kakimochi was called “arare”)
    Slim Jims where the oil shoots out in your mouth on the first bite.
    Standing in line at Ed & Don’s when mint choco chip ice cream first came out.
    Getting brain freeze from a slush float

  159. Mark'75 says:

    @Rodney: Royal Stamps…just like Sears Christmas catalog, looking at all the new toys and wishing for one. Then mom redeems them for a new skillet. Oh well, priorities.

  160. ankleBYTERS says:

    Union 76 antenna balls

  161. Rodney says:

    more old school than…

    Gold Bond stamps
    Royal stamps
    Green stamps

  162. Rodney says:

    more old school than…

    Japanese school.

  163. KHS68 says:

    Good Morning All!
    more old school than…
    Mr. Potato Head – putting all the parts in the wrong places on purpose.
    Lincoln Logs – building a house and trying to set it on fire when baban not watching.
    Cards attached to bicycle spokes with clothes pins.
    Roller skates with metal wheels – we always lost the damn key.
    Homemade skate boards using old roller skates.

  164. Mark'75 says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    …Silly Putty. Was good fun making copies of comics, pressing Silly Putty on it until it turned gray.

  165. Seawalker says:

    Yup, was watching the news and the power flickered. Amazing the cable TV was okay. Looks like another wet one in the coming daze.

  166. M says:

    Did you guys have that power glitch last night? Solar storm?

  167. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers ❗ 🙂

  168. ankleBYTERS says:

    My SM is about halfway to Taiwan now…a 15 hour flight from LA. I can’t imagine being cooped up in a plane for that long ❗ It wasn’t that bad when I flew to Tokyo from HNL, it was like 8-9 hours but 15 hours, that’s a bit too much for me…unless you fly in business class…but then you’re in today’s gas prices territory….

  169. ankleBYTERS says:


    Linsanity is over ❓ I think Lin is just about where he should be as a point guard, 10-15 points, 6-10 assists, 2-3 steals, 3 TO per game….he still plays out-of-control sometimes and loses the ball on TOs….school of hard knocks…next year should be better with 40+ games under his belt.

  170. ankleBYTERS says:


    Zaino Zaino Zaino…never can have enough of it ❗ 😆 The gloss enhancer is the best….the sun light just reflects like crazy off of it…blinding.


    The “internet” has its origin in 1962 – which qualifies it as a baby boomer – as the starting phase of ARPANET 🙂

  171. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Thursday ❗ 😀

    Have a great day everyone ❗ 😀

  172. LINDA KATO says:

    Rod: We had a power surge tonight too but it was only for a few seconds without power. Everything had to be rebooted ❗

    You deserve a break ❗ Thanks for continuing MLC ❗ 😀

  173. LINDA KATO says:

    So many memories ❗ Thanks everyone for sharing ❗ 😀

    Seawalker: Naughty boy ❗ 😯

  174. Rodney says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    The Internet.

    Which isn’t working tonight since the power surge.
    And since this is the 200th entry since Midlife Crisis Hawaii was started, I’m going to let this run.

    *Sent from my hacked iPhone

  175. KHS68 says:

    Sooo funny — you know KHS chicks neva put anything in writing.

  176. fishhead says:

    KHS68- were you one of the crazy chicks that made posters saying i love you when the Dave Clark Five had their concert at the HIC. lol

  177. KHS68 says:

    @fishhead & Mark’75: young dudes!

  178. Mark'75 says:

    @fishhead: whaaat? was shorts but definitely not dolphin kine! LOL

  179. fishhead says:

    Mark’75- when you ran track in high school, did you wear Dolphin nylon shorts haha.

    KHS68- good job! I’m KHS73

  180. Shoyu burner says:

    Use to walk on used gallon cans with strings to pull cans forward.
    Lemons in glass gallon jars on the roof of your garage
    Kids wearing pajamas @the drive in movie
    Cigarette or cigar shaped bubble gum

  181. KHS68 says:

    Yep. As Gordon Gekko said, “The most valuable commodity I know of is information”.

  182. Seawalker says:

    @losthawaiian – Comic books were 12 cents back then?

    Sheesh, we used to pay nada for ours at this store in Liliha.

    We used to steal ’em. 😆

  183. Seawalker says:

    @COhiba – Bot wor gau gee main from Hee Hing. Was good too. They got good walnut shrimp and steamed fish at that joint.

  184. Seawalker says:

    @ankles – No cigar for the Knicks and Lin tonight.

  185. Seawalker says:

    Wow *holding 3 fingers up with my left hand, then my head as the “o”, and holding 3 more fingers up with my right hand*, the Library of Congress. Almost as bad as the Internal Revenue Code!

    Let’s see the guys from @sally’s Kaimuki Mauka tackle this one and figure out New Island Chop Suey. Or what’s that school on Punahou Ave? Can’t remember. Oh hello, Mr. Al Zheimer. 😆

  186. Mark'75 says:

    @KHS68: Too funny! LOL

  187. Rodney says:

    Announcement coming soon. 😉

  188. KHS68 says:

    @Rodney: If they played dances at the YBA or Nuuanu Y, then I must’ve seen them. It’s great that they got together again.

  189. Rodney says:

    1966 – 1969: High school years (Roosevelt & McKinley)
    Russ Shiroma: Lead guitar (Roosevelt)
    Dexter Suzuki: Drums (McKinley)
    Elton Kodama: Organ (Roosevelt), Doug Yamamoto replaces Elton on organ in 1968 (Roosevelt)
    Greg Fong: Lead vocals (Roosevelt)
    Kenny Kuwata – Bass (Roosevelt)

  190. KHS68 says:

    @Mark’75: Track. I remember the PE coach asking my friend and I to be on the track team since she noticed how fast we ran when the VP was chasing us in his car lunch time. LOL
    He almost caught us one time but we ran between the houses on Lukepane Street and ducked down behind a washer. Good old days, sure miss them.

  191. KHS68 says:

    @Rodney: Caliente’s? Sounds familiar. Were they from Kaimuki? The only two bands that were big this side of town were the Dimensions and the Flames.

  192. Mark'75 says:

    Palolo Valley Girl was a big hit among the kids when I was coaching track at Kaimuki HS in the early 80s. Yep, the ‘valley girlz’ was right thea with this one!

  193. Rodney says:

    @KHS68 – btw, are you familiar with the Caliente’s band from the 60’s?

  194. Rodney says:

    Yup, that’s the one KHS68! Mahalo.

  195. KHS68 says:

    @Mark’75: I was going to Kaimuki Library to see if they had old phone books, but was raining and figgad only mental people would be out. Instead, found the Library of Congress had old phone directories (our tax payer $s at work). I just love the internet. Too bad neva have computers when I went to school. I could’ve been KHS summa come later. LOL

  196. KHS68 says:

    I could only find Palolo Valley Girl on an MP3 download site:

    So, funny. I was acquainted with girls who spoke ladat. Kaimuki High was very cosmopolitan. LOL

  197. KHS68 says:

    Hi Rodney: Dunno how the name New World Chinese came about. The son went to school with my husband and his family bought New Island Chop Suey sometime in the late 80’s I think. In the 60″s, New Island was just Island Chop Suey, but they added the “New” when the place was sold. If you look up Island Chop Suey in the 1968 phone directory, it refers to you to New Island Chop Suey. So guess it must’ve been sold in 1967?

  198. Rodney says:

    Oh yeah, where I can find “Palolo Valley Girls”?

  199. Rodney says:

    @KHS68 – Thanks for doing the research. That’s a cool document!
    So, did New World Chinese restaurant get their name from New Island Chop Suey?

  200. Mark'75 says:

    @KHS68: WOW THAT’S IMPRESSIVE!!!! New Island Chop Suey! Pretty neat checking out other listings…New Alakea Grill, New Kokusai Theater, New Liberty Grill, etc. Yeah, now can sleep. LOL

  201. KHS68 says:

    More old school than this song by da Mokettes.

  202. KHS68 says:

    @Mark’75: Green Lantern was just Lantern Chop Suey. Guess my Kaimuki lolo gang got thrown off by the green lanterns hanging in the front so we used to say, “let’s go Green Lantern”.

  203. KHS68 says:

    @Mark’75: I found it!! It’s New Island Chop Suey 760 Palani Avenue. Now I can sleep. LOL

    I looked up the listing in the Library of Congress 1968 Honolulu Phone Book.

  204. KHS68 says:

    Good Morning!

    More Old School than:
    Fried chicken skin from Tanabe Superette

  205. Mark'75 says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    …Fuji’s super super teri hamburger steak in Kaneohe

  206. Mark'75 says:

    @C0hiba: Thanks for taking a stab at this one. I’m still trying to remember it.

  207. M says:

    @C0hiba, I’m coming over to the BI next week, I get your number and I’ll call you to hookup. Ynaku, wea you stay, I going come to your side too! Check your FB, let’s meet up! Small kine Pah-tay!

  208. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    You went to Rydell High and knew Danny Zuko and his main squeeze, Sandy. They fixed up a car and called it, Greased Lightning!

    And with some Spanish-jive too!

  209. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers ❗

  210. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    When dad used to run the gas tank to zero to get the water out at the tail-end. Do that today, and you jam up the fuel injectors big-time. Man, those white-wall tires back then were hideous, just hideous! 😆

  211. Seawalker says:

    @Top Cat – Walking into Roosevelt auditorium would be like walking into the lion’s den (from the only school where once upon a time, was the only public school to beat the ILH in math). But U.H. time, went to Hemmingway auditorium and saw the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Didn’t know if it was water in place of rain in the auditorium , or if it was somebody’s sweat flying. Too funky for me.

  212. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Wednesday ❗ 😀

    Have a great day everyone ❗ 😀

    Stay dry and drive safely ❗ 😀

  213. LINDA KATO says:

    losthawaiian: You must be young. I remember comic books when they were 10 cents ❗ 😀

  214. Rodney says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    The Star Spangled Banner playing on TV before the station used to sign off the air.

  215. Rodney says:

    Top Cat
    March 6th, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Y.I.S. dances = Young International Set dances somewhere on Atkinson St. every week

    Ahh, I see. Before my time?

  216. Rodney says:

    @C0hiba – Encore’s performance was awesome! I’ll see if I can get some pictures up later. They even performed this one song that I used to play over and over again when Jules used to live next door. 😉

  217. Rodney says:

    @losthawaiian – I was going to mention – surf movies at Roosevelt auditorium. You beat me to it!

  218. top cat says:

    The smell of fresh mimeograph

  219. Top Cat says:

    @Seawalkwer No offense meant. I was just to joking around, I thought your comment was funny on your earlier post.

  220. losthawaiian says:

    comic books were 12 cents and bubblegum was 2 for a penny.

  221. losthawaiian says:

    The sunshine sea ,five summer stories, forgotten islands of santosha at Roosevelt High school, Aikahi theater, etc.

  222. dihudfan says:

    Kenny’s suzieQ and slush float
    Scotty’s shrimp boat
    Diners egg burger
    Tasty chop suey’s plate lunch
    McCully’s Chop Suey’s wo gaughee min

  223. Keoni says:

    @Seawalker We at the Block office have been hearing for over two years now that construction of the Walgtreens will start “very soon”. God only knows when ‘soon’ will happen! But an indication that they ARE moving along with it – the historic tree in the middle of the old Hungry Lion was trimmed for the new construction about 10 days ago.
    WOW! 😯

  224. Top Cat says:

    Divers mask kid menu at Fisherman’s Wharf

    @Seawalker, for the record, you never went Roosevelt theater, either?

    Shopping downtown at Kramers and Metronome

  225. Top Cat says:

    Y.I.S. dances = Young International Set dances somewhere on Atkinson St. every week

  226. Seawalker says:

    @LK – See, I not going bonkers yet. Wanted to show @Keoni the lay of the land in his nick of the woods. When is Walgreens popping up?

    @ankles – Lin should have been the go to guy on the final shot in regulation against the Celtics on Sunday. But Melo had an open look, plus he is the “man” on the team. Was reading SI in the sauna about Lin today. Interesting. Got my Lin haircut this weekend. But mine turned out all with rat bytes. 😆

  227. LINDA KATO says:

    Good evening everyone ❗ Nice memories ❗ 😀

    Seawalker: I remember the Uptown Hardware store next to Chun Hoon. We bought gardening supplies from there.

  228. KHS68 says:

    Burgerland’s teri burger plate with shoyu gravy all over.
    Diamond Head Grill tries to imitate the Burgerland taste, but not even close.

  229. C0hiba says:

    @Mark and KHS68, I can picture the Chinese restaurant on Winam, but no can remember the name. Used to go Hee Hing for the sam shee mein. BTW, went there a month or two ago bought one of those groupon deals. Was pretty good.

    @Largo, how did the Encore performance go? Anyone else go see them Sat night?

    We’ve got the rain here now. Not as bad as HNL, so far anyway. Heading to Kailua tonight. Hopefully it’s dry.
    @ankles, I’ve got a fresh coat of Zano on.

  230. ankleBYTERS says:


    Knicks are getting smoked……

  231. Mark'75 says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    …a LARGE won ton mein at Young’s Chop Suey. (always comes to mind on cold rainy days)

  232. Mark'75 says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    …tin foil on rabbit ear antennas.

  233. Mark'75 says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    …tv stations playing “Classical Gas” when experiencing technical difficulties!

  234. Rodney says:

    @Top Cat – Y.I.S. dances?

  235. dihudfan says:

    rod… right on the kini popo…

  236. Rodney says:

    @Seawalker – Next to Chun Hoon on the School street side had a Rexall drug store. But in between was a little drive in take out window. They had the best green river.

  237. Top Cat says:

    Y.I.S. dances
    The “rock cave” in the back of the old Lau Yee Chai

  238. Seawalker says:

    Across the street was Kuo Min Tang (da kung fu guys).

  239. Seawalker says:

    Next to Chun Hoons was Uptown Hardware, I think.

  240. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    Swanson’s TV dinners. That’s the ones with 50% sodium and 50% saturated fat. Tasted real good way back then.

  241. Seawalker says:

    When Aku was briefly away from the coconut wireless, I remember the ads the newspaper print of him. “Aku’s back” And they showed a picture of Aku with his back to the camera. They did several ads all in the same day. Aku sure ruled the airwaves back then.

  242. Rodney says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    J. Akuhead Pupule

  243. Rodney says:

    March 5th, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    howzit Rod and MLCers,

    Raquel Welch

    Heya fishhead. Good one. Don’t forget Jane Fonda. 😉

  244. Rodney says:

    March 5th, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Palama Gakuen


  245. Rodney says:

    March 5th, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    The Kahala Hilton for after prom dinner
    Submarine races at Ala Moana Beach hehehe

    Rodney: Thank you for posting this blog. It’s sure bringing back old memories.

    @KHS68 – No. Thank YOU for participating and sharing your memories with us.

  246. Rodney says:
    March 5th, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    @Rodney – I still wear Zen. I think I have one of the last bottles in existence. I guess that means I’m old school.

    @KAN – You can still get Zen perfume at the Shiseido counter at Macy’s.

  247. Rodney says:

    Top Cat
    March 6th, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Banana truck at the Pali
    Slop man pick up
    Chun Hoon Supermarket
    Curtis ‘da Bull Iaukea
    Neff Maiava
    Paint brush trophy
    National Dollar Store
    Reverb for your car radio
    Colored popcorn from Kress
    Ice cake

    @Top Cat – Welcome to the blog and thanks for posting and the memories:
    Chun Hoon – green river soda at the drive in next door
    Colored popcorn from Kress – FTW!

  248. KHS68 says:

    Even the ice cream sandwiches are skinnier.

  249. M says:

    I just had a Milk Nickle bar and it’s smaller than before.

  250. Top Cat says:

    Banana truck at the Pali
    Slop man pick up
    Chun Hoon Supermarket
    Curtis ‘da Bull Iaukea
    Neff Maiava
    Paint brush trophy
    National Dollar Store
    Reverb for your car radio
    Colored popcorn from Kress
    Ice cake

  251. ankleBYTERS says:

    See if you can find a true 1/2 gallon tub of ice cream……now it’s like 1 1/2 quart size…

  252. KHS68 says:

    Horlicks now comes in a bag. Sad
    Has anyone noticed the size of candy bars are smaller than when we were growing up? I just bought a Good News and thought it used to be wider — now it’s short and skinny. Same thing with the Look bar.

  253. Mark'75 says:

    @fishhead: Howzit! Horlicks malt tablets! What a flashback.

  254. Seawalker says:

    Acid Hill, eh? Was life any better than this? 😆

  255. Seawalker says:

    McCully Chop Suey? Once when we were having late night grinds, saw Frank DeLima scarfing with his buddies. Think it was his pre-slimmer days, so you get the drift. Damien boy… heheheh.

  256. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers!

  257. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Tuesday ❗ 😀

    Have a great day everyone ❗ 😀

  258. LINDA KATO says:

    What great memories ❗ 😀

  259. ct says:

    Tropic Bakery

  260. ct says:

    Pan Am bags

  261. ct says:

    Casey Kasem top 40

  262. ct says:

    social club car washes

  263. ct says:

    Dances at Nuuanu YMCA

  264. ct says:

    Members Only jackets

  265. ct says:

    Washington Saimin – Coke in da bottle machine

  266. ct says:

    Rubberband guns

  267. ct says:


  268. ct says:


  269. ct says:

    Playing Pong at Waialae Bowl

  270. ct says:

    Walrich – Button Candy

  271. ct says:

    Diamondhead strawberry soda

  272. ct says:

    Rainbow’s $1 chili plate

  273. fishhead says:

    Mark’75 sorry i’m drawing a blank.
    the dog house hot dog stand on kapahulu
    orange exchange juice
    shasta soda
    canoe cologne
    acid hill
    beatle boots
    horlicks malt candy in the bottle

  274. KHS68 says:

    Oh forgot Putt-Putt Golf and Sweet Shop (corner of Wiliwili and King) First time playing mini golf and pinball machines

  275. KHS68 says:

    McCully in the late ’50s – ’60s:
    Polo Market
    McCully Chop Suey
    Bambi Inn (now Hata’s Restaurant – Bambi’s was owned by the mom of a ’67 KHS grad)
    Suehiro Restaurant
    Ebisu’s Okazuya
    Diamond Bakery
    Washington Saimin (between Diamond Bakery & Washington School – menu was saimin, won ton mein, bbq sticks and cone sushi)
    Golden Duck (now Camelia restaurant)
    Ara’s (now On-On, but was a japanese restaurant before On-On)
    Cinerama (Pawaa Theater)
    King’s Bakery and coffeeshop
    Artesian Service station (there was a bathtub filled with water that you could test the inner tubes for leaks before going to the beach. it was filled by this pipe connected to the underground artesian spring. water tasted good)

  276. KHS68 says:

    @seawalker: OMG Mori Shinichi was my favorite from that period time. And hate to say it, but I watched Kikaida with my daughter.

  277. Seawalker says:

    First car owned was a ’71 Firebird. Good memories, no, great memories!

  278. Seawalker says:

    Saijo Hideki, Go Hiromi, Fuse Akira, Finger Five, Agnus Chan

    Ai-Eye magazine

  279. Seawalker says:


    Tom of T.H.U.M.B.

  280. KHS68 says:

    The weather definitely does not look good.

  281. Seawalker says:

    Alex Kaloi, Harris Matsushima, Duane Jett, Blaine Gaison

  282. fishhead says:

    howzit Rod and MLCers,
    capital drive inn(Kaimuki Toyota)roast pork sandwich/orange freeze
    the old Hee Hing chop suey was the best. e mein noodles
    kennington shirts
    Elton John platform shoes
    remember the wide belts that the Monkees use to wear
    Kodak Hula Show
    dodge duster, camaro Z28, barracuda, chevy nova
    custom van era.
    Raquel Welch

  283. Seawalker says:

    The Fabulous Five of the basketball Bows

    Packy Ryan, Gary Gray, Henry Hollingsworth, Geoge Lett, Reggie Carter, Gavin Smith, Jeep Kelly, Tom Henderson

  284. Seawalker says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    Remember dad’s safety check sticker used to go on the front windshield. There were 2 stickers.

  285. Seawalker says:

    Charlotte Pai… Kalani… self-explanatory! 😆

  286. Seawalker says:

    Chicken Alice… heard she’s at Sheridan now. I dunno, just hearsay. LOL

  287. Seawalker says:

    Club Rose (in Kalihi, before it’s hey-day on Keeaumoku)

    Never been there too, just the vibes.

  288. Seawalker says:

    Club Hubba Hubba

    And for the record, never been there!

  289. Seawalker says:

    Mackey Feary

    Heard about his ‘legendary-high’ basketball games at Kalani.

  290. Mark'75 says:

    Doesn’t ring a bell. Maybe gotta sleep on it. Hopefully can sleep with this MONSTER THUNDER!

  291. Seawalker says:

    Diamond Head Crater Festivals

  292. Seawalker says:

    Man Lee’s Chinese Restaurant?

  293. Mark'75 says:

    @Seawalker: Thinking back, I can recall it being New World Chinese Restaurant. But we’re trying to think way back to when Green Lantern Chop Suey was kitty corner to it at Kapahulu Avenue and Winam Avenue. (late ’60s to early 70’s)

  294. Seawalker says:

    @Mark – New Kapahulu Chop Suey or am I showing my youth and inexperience?

  295. Mark'75 says:

    @Seawalker: We were just ‘talking’ about Lum’s Meat Market. It later became Kanak Attack! Do you remember the name of the Chinese restaurant next door to it? (though it changed hands several times) It’s where Haili’s Hawaiian Food is now.

  296. Seawalker says:

    Talk about low mileage… it doesn’t get lower than this.

  297. Seawalker says:

    Kanack Attacks on Kapahulu? One time I ordered this pork plate and it still had the pig hair on it. A real man’s plate. 😆

  298. Mark'75 says:

    Maybe C0hiba or fishhead can help us with this one.

  299. Mark'75 says:

    @KHS68: Gosh, I’m drawing a blank. Hopefully it won’t pop into my head in the middle of the night! LOL

  300. KHS68 says:

    @Mark75: Maybe Island Chop Suey?

  301. Mark'75 says:

    @KAN: After Kahala Zippy’s was built, I heard it made an appearance in the basement women’s restroom at Kahala Mall….chicken skin!

  302. KAN says:

    @Ankles – I know, yah! Da buggahs get us hooked on something, then they take it away…

    @Mark75 – I love that Waialae Drive in obake reference! I no like see ’em, but.

    @Rodney – I still wear Zen. I think I have one of the last bottles in existence. I guess that means I’m old school.

  303. Mark'75 says:

    @KHS68: Hmmm, there were several Chinese restaurants at that location. I remember New World Chinese Restaurant, but that was just recently. In the early 70’s I kinda recall something like shoji screens in the windows and hanging lamps at the entrance. The name doesn’t come to mind though.

  304. KHS68 says:

    @Mark75: I keep thinking it’s Pacific Chop Suey or something like that. My aunty lived up St. Louis Hts always ordered from that place.

  305. Mark'75 says:

    I remember Lum’s Meat Market as I went to school with the youngest son. I can picture the Chinese restaurant there, but it might take awhile.

  306. KHS68 says:

    Curb feelers (on cars hahaha)
    Mud guards
    Pipes coming out of the hood of the car (what were they for? it’s a guy thing I guess)
    Stepping the gas & brake at a stop light making believe you have a stick shift?
    Fuzzy ball hanging from the rear view mirror
    Hula girl wriggling on the dashboard

    @Mark75: Do you remember the name of the chop suey place that was across the street from Green Lantern? Haili’s Hawaiian food is there now. Lum’s market was on the same side of the street.

  307. Mark'75 says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    …the obake in the restroom at Waialae Drive In….then Jolly Roger.

  308. Mark'75 says:

    @KHS68: Green Lantern Chop Suey…forgot about that one!

  309. Mark'75 says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    …summer jobs at the cannery!

  310. Mark'75 says:

    City public schools in the ILH

  311. Mark'75 says:

    Jinkai picnics

  312. KHS68 says:

    Two scoops rice with gravy at the Ala Moana Beach concession

  313. KHS68 says:

    Candy apple red ’57 chevy making tantaran around the school parking lot.

  314. Shoyu burner says:

    Pioneer chicken
    Bo bo bolinski
    When you ordered a complete meal with choice of soup, salad or Fruit cocktail!
    50th state fair at magic island
    Bagwells 24 24

  315. Shoyu burner says:

    Cocos coffee shop
    Pearl city tavern
    Nehi soda
    Kiss soda
    Chocolate soda
    Hilo saloon pilot crackers
    Monkey grip bicycle tire repair kit
    Oceania floating restaurant
    Tasty broiler
    Third floor restaurant
    Victoria station

  316. KHS68 says:

    Bumbucha marbles
    Samurai kite with a newpaper tail attached with cooked rice (glue and scotch tape were secrets only known to adults).

  317. LINDA KATO says:

    Wow! What a response, Rod ❗ Good topic ❗ Nice memories ❗

    Welcome, new posters ❗ 😀

    Good evening everyone ❗ 😀

  318. dihudfan says:

    rod… it was tinpan alley… got me thinking, so looked it up…

  319. ankleBYTERS says:

    Schwinn Stingray bikes…
    The Kahala Hilton for after Graduation party…
    Dote’s Supermarket in Kaneohe..
    Yogi’s farm supplies in Kaneohe..
    “Mod” shirts..
    Social club business cards….
    Green river soda at Tropicana Bowl…
    Pikake leis for prom…

  320. KHS68 says:

    Saying Tah-zaahn instead of Tar-zen (Tarzan)

  321. Shoyu burner says:

    Cebu pool hall
    Aquarius Theatre (use to ride Bus past there)
    Andys drive inn
    Kamaboko slippas
    Bowling jack shirts
    Beatle boots
    Flamingo chuckwagon
    The glades
    Kuhio grill
    Windys drive inn
    Jiffy pop popcorn
    Duncan yoyos
    Hi flyer box kites
    Cookel, fran and olie
    Prince hanalei…lol

  322. Oki says:

    Classic Bowl
    Kapiolani Bowl
    Kalakaua Bowl
    Bowling City
    Kelly’s Drive In
    Coco’s Coffee Shop
    Buying Hawaiian Plate at Ala Moana Beach
    Ulu Mau Village at Ala Moana Park
    Palama Gakuen
    Fort Gakuen
    The “Peddler” used to drive in a truck around neighborhoods
    Beer Can Hats
    Inside Out Jackets
    Cinnamon Toothpicks

  323. KHS68 says:

    The Kahala Hilton for after prom dinner
    Submarine races at Ala Moana Beach hehehe

    Rodney: Thank you for posting this blog. It’s sure bringing back old memories.

  324. Rodney says:

    I thought it was Tin-can alley.

  325. dihudfan says:

    oops… not tintin alley
    tinpan alley

  326. Rodney says:

    MLC is more old school than…

    Security Diamond and Conrad Jewelers – located on the two busiest corners of Ala Moana Center.

  327. Rodney says:

    MLC is more old school than…


  328. Rodney says:

    But that was in my elementary days. By intermediate school I stopped using “hair oil”. LOL

  329. dihudfan says:

    piggly wiggly
    castle park
    tintin chop suey
    wisteria restaurant
    tintin alley
    follies burlesque
    kapena lane
    formost milk and ice cream
    american motors
    kapiolani motors
    love motors
    aloha motors
    lake pipes
    cut outs
    raceway park
    kahuku drag strip
    hanohano room buffet

  330. Rodney says:

    Yes, I did use Tres Flores Brilliantine. Before that, it was Seventeen.

    Then I graduated to Brylcreme.

  331. KHS68 says:

    Rodney: You didn’t happen to also use Tres Flores Brilliantine? Deadly KHS chick repellant when combined with Hai Karate. Hahaha

  332. KHS68 says:

    Yick Lung potato chips – only had around 5 humongous chips in a bag for 10cents.
    Cal Yee’s apricot seed – fundraising for YBA clubs
    Buck’s sweetbread – another fundraiser before King’s came to Oahu
    Bireley’s orange, grape and chocolate non-carbonated sodas
    Frozen chocolate covered banana on a stick (Rainbow Rollerland)
    Ten cent shave ice from the original Waiola Store
    Dairymen’s strawberry milk in a bottle

  333. Mark'75 says:

    Jeanlu Toys in Kailua and Ala Moana Center.

  334. KHS68 says:

    My husband grew up on Hardesty Street so his mom made him and his sisters carry a pot to Tanoue’s to pickup saimin. He said this was the only way to “takeout” saimin in the olden days. They had to walk home fast before the noodles sucked up all the soup. LOL
    The okazuya’s neva have styrofoam containers either — just the flimsy paper plate wrapped with white paper and rubber band.

  335. Rodney says:

    MLC is more old school than…
    – Shiseido Zen perfume for the girls
    – Brut cologne for the guys (right, Ankles?)

  336. Rodney says:

    @KHS68 – False eyelashes. Lemme guess – Bes’ Kine from Longs, right?

  337. Rodney says:

    @KHS68 – Ahh, thanks for letting me know Green Lantern Chop Suey was.

    I used to wear Hai Karate 😳 LOL

  338. KHS68 says:

    Hippie beads
    Buffalo sandals from India Imports – da toe part always too big.
    Tie-dyed tshirts
    Madras shirts
    Vimi’s tops and pants (Vimi’s was in University Square next to Uyeda shoe store)
    False eyelashes – top & bottom
    Shiseido peel-off eyeliner
    Jontue perfume by Revlon
    Hai Karate cologne – the nerds wore this. you could smell them coming to ask to dance. eeek.
    Suzy Q from Jolly Roger’s
    Regina’s Beauty Salon in Kaimuki for prom hair

  339. KHS68 says:

    Wearing hairnets for cafeteria duty. At the end of the day, we all looked like Ruth Buzzi. LOL

  340. dihudfan says:

    jane’s saimin stand
    piggly wiggly
    aloha motors
    kahuku drag strip
    campbell race park
    chicken alice
    kapiolani motors
    motor import
    love motors
    hub caps
    white walls
    lake pipes
    full service gas station
    castle park
    formost milk and ice cream
    civic auditorium
    american motors

  341. KHS68 says:

    Rodney: Green Lantern was on the corner of Winam & Kapahulu same side as Bill’s bakery. The building is still there, but don’t know what business is there now. We used to cut lunch and eat gau gee mein at Green Lantern — had to duck down so the VP couldn’t catch us.

  342. ankleBYTERS says:

    Transistor radios..

    I remember having a 2-transistor personal radio..

  343. volleymom2 says:

    OMG- got in late on this one… everything said, good job all!!

  344. M says:

    opps… Weekly Reader

  345. M says:

    Weeky Reader

  346. Rodney says:

    more old school than… JA (Junior Achievement)

  347. Rodney says:

    more old school than… Tanoue’s Saimin

  348. Rodney says:

    March 5th, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    Hi MLCers!

    Sock Hops at YBA
    Washington Saimin
    Kress Store
    Green Lantern Chop Suey
    Kapahulu Poi Bowl
    Ono Hawaiian Food
    The Flames (KHS Band)
    Butakaukau Man
    Goza slippahs
    Bon Dance
    Rainbow Drive In

    Thanks for posting KHS68 and welcome to the blog!
    I miss Washington Saimin. The bulgogi plate was the best.
    btw, where was Green Lantern Chop Suey?

  349. Rodney says:

    March 5th, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    Cheerleaders and Songleaders
    Triple carnation lei
    Boutonniers with bumble bees in them
    Prom bids
    Homecoming ribbons

    Hi kaimukitita – Welcome to the MLC blog. Thanks for posting. I miss those old days of 70’s high school… *sigh*

  350. M says:

    Kings Garden restaurant

  351. M says:

    Zane’s Supermarket

  352. M says:

    P&P Supermarket

  353. M says:

    Chun Hoon Supermarket

  354. M says:

    Diamond Cue

  355. M says:

    Kaimuki Cue

  356. M says:

    Riverside Billards

  357. M says:

    Jet Raceway

  358. ankleBYTERS says:

    Brute cologne….just for Uncle Rodney….
    Musk cologne

  359. Mark'75 says:

    Tom Thumb Raceways

  360. Mark'75 says:

    Kapahulu Chop Suey
    Yoko’s Night Club
    Akita Store
    Okada Store
    Shihara Store
    Walter’s Market
    Peter’s Market
    Kapahulu Rexall Store (Machida)
    Kay’s Fountain
    Love’s Bakery Kapahulu (ooh, the smells!)
    Kapahulu Theater (smell the popcorn out to the street)
    ….kapahulu boy?…yep!

  361. M says:

    Stop Lite

  362. ankleBYTERS says:

    $0.25 pack of cigarettes
    $0.25/gal gas
    $0.01 gum/candy machines

    Castle Park

  363. dihudfan says:

    good morning…

    cosmetic stick
    tintin chop suey
    termite palace
    rainbow roller land
    rosevelt theater
    tinpan alley
    follies burlesque
    columbia inn
    The Honolulu Advertiser
    waikiki sands (buffet place… also the sand on the beach)
    pan am
    aloha airline
    $189 las vegas junket
    59 cents a gallon GAS
    jc penneys

  364. M says:


  365. M says:

    Palowai Drive In

  366. M says:

    Jack shirts

  367. M says:

    Intermediate School

  368. M says:

    Triple header Turkey Day HS football games

  369. M says:

    Termite Palace

  370. M says:

    Ben Franklin

  371. M says:


  372. M says:

    Kaimuki Theater

  373. M says:

    Queen Theater

  374. M says:

    Princes Theater

  375. M says:

    Kuhio Theater

  376. M says:

    Waikiki Theater

  377. Kage says:

    Cat eye rim glasses

  378. M says:

    Manapua man

  379. Kage says:

    Pomade hair styles

  380. Kage says:

    Wahiawa Theater
    Rexall Drugs
    Toppers Drive In

  381. Kage says:

    Good Morning! Stay dry. Or at last try stay dry.

  382. ankleBYTERS says:

    The “slop” pickup man….

  383. KHS68 says:

    Hi MLCers!

    Sock Hops at YBA
    Washington Saimin
    Kress Store
    Green Lantern Chop Suey
    Kapahulu Poi Bowl
    Ono Hawaiian Food
    The Flames (KHS Band)
    Butakaukau Man
    Goza slippahs
    Bon Dance
    Rainbow Drive In

  384. ankleBYTERS says:


    I’m still pissed that Taco Bell doesn’t make the Bell Beefers anymore 😆

  385. M says:

    Alex Drive In

  386. M says:

    Paipo boards

  387. PA says:

    biggies nut shell

  388. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers!
    Be safe out there!

  389. KAN says:

    Tiki Tops at Windward City.

  390. KAN says:

    The Taco Bell Enchirito (I’m STILL bitter that they don’t make these any more!)

  391. KAN says:

    My Famolare sandals.

  392. KAN says:

    The Farrah flip.

  393. KAN says:

    da 8-track player in my dad’s old Shelby Cobra.

  394. hemajang says:

    …more old school than

    buta buta man
    kerosene truck
    Foremost milk truck driver, Mr. Yoshioka
    Ewa Gym
    Barney Burgerhouse
    Jimmy Ha store
    24″ black flannel w/specks drapes
    The Weird Beard Bob Lowrie
    The Inner Sanctum
    Cruising Waikiki in 55′ Chevy

  395. ankleBYTERS says:

    Rich Parr surfboards
    Harold Iggy’s Surfboard Shaping Company
    Sparky surfboards

  396. ankleBYTERS says:

    SOS at the Outrigger Hotel…

  397. ankleBYTERS says:

    Clamming in Kaneohe Bay

  398. ankleBYTERS says:

    High voltage long sleeve shirts (pink and green)

  399. ankleBYTERS says:

    That huge video arcade in Waikiki..

  400. ankleBYTERS says:

    Busy Bee Theater – one of MLC favorites, yes ❓ 😆
    Walrich Drug store

  401. ankleBYTERS says:

    Lau’s Drive Inn
    Hygienic Store
    Ulu Mau Village (is it still around ?)
    Town girls
    Country girls
    Kaneohe Theater
    Coral Gardens Motors
    First Federal Savings & Loan
    Liberty Bank

  402. Keoni says:

    OK, I done post hoaring for da moment. (But I be back, yeah?)

  403. Keoni says:

    Kalapana on da BI

  404. Keoni says:

    Farrington Highway around Ka’ena Point

  405. Keoni says:

    Da old Pali road

  406. Keoni says:

    Aunty Clara Inter Nelson (Hilo Hattie)

  407. Keoni says:

    Waikiki pedicabs (but heard they may be coming back)

  408. Keoni says:

    $100 airfares to West Coast

  409. Keoni says:

    Pagoda Floating Restaurant

  410. Keoni says:

    Supah Ferry

  411. Keoni says:

    Hotel St. adult theaters 😯
    (and NO, I nevah go!)

  412. Keoni says:

    Wo Fat restaurant

  413. Keoni says:

    ‘k den moving on…

  414. Keoni says:

    Aue, just realized some of the ones in first post are still with us!! 😯
    Sorry, Kimo and Krash (?)!
    (over enthusiastic)

  415. Keoni says:

    Helen Desha Beamer
    Aunty Irmgard Farden Aluli

  416. Keoni says:

    Krash Kealoha
    Kimo Kahoano
    Coronet Stores
    Alfred Apaka
    Lena Machado
    Aunty Genoa Keawe
    Aunty Dottie Thompson
    Uncle George Na’ope
    Aunty Edith Kanaka’ole
    ‘Iolani Luahine
    Charles E. King

  417. L10pc says:

    Roller Derby @ Civic Auditorium…
    Hawaii Warriors
    Yoko Sasaki

    Michael Qseng
    K-POI Top 300 Marathon of Hits on Labor Day
    K-POI Action 20
    KKUA Homegrown Albums
    DJ Sound City

  418. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Monday ❗ 😀

    Have a great day everyone ❗ 😀

  419. LINDA KATO says:

    Sunset Drive In

    Aloha Airlines

    Pan Am Airlines

  420. kaimukitita says:

    Honolulu Stadium
    the Peanut lady
    Alexander Young Hotel
    Singer Sewing
    Crack Seed Center (the original one by Varsity Theater)
    Homecoming floats and cheering sections at high school football games
    Cheerleaders and Songleaders
    Triple carnation lei
    Boutonniers with bumble bees in them
    Prom bids
    Homecoming ribbons
    Uyeda shoe store
    Taniguchi Store
    The Hot Dog Hut
    Nagata Shoten
    Roller Derby
    Rainbow Rollerland
    La Mancha

  421. JindoMaster808 says:

    sky slide (the big blue one in Waipahu)
    sky slide (the smaller orange one next to Gibson’s)
    Jumbo’s (getting an idea about where I grew up?)
    Chico’s Pizza
    Kuni Dry Goods
    Cinerama Reef Hotel
    Waialae Drive In
    Kailua Drive In
    Kam Drive In
    (this could go on forever)
    Hawaii Islanders at Honolulu Stadium
    wrestling at the Civic Auditorium

  422. dihudfan says:

    gem store
    sato clothier
    holiday mart
    japanese movies at toyo
    kapiolani drive in
    bowling alleys…
    mac (kam)
    bowl o drone
    pearl city
    country lanes
    jet lanes
    pali lanes
    drive inns…
    brain dead… needs to be refreshed… good nite all…zzzzzz

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