Fair is Fair

I first learn via social media that this past Saturday night, Kahala Mall held a GNO.  Well, that’s what @HNL2LAS referred to it as.  After asking my daughter what GNO was, she said that it had nothing to do when crops.  It stood for Girls Night Out.


More specifically, it was called Unlock Your Style. (Click on it for a link)  I think it had to do with the fact that Girl’s Day (3/3) was this past Thursday.


Oh boy, I can’t wait for Boy’s Day to come (5/5).  And since this is MLC, I suggest that Kalaha Mall bring back:


Kahala Mall Stag Nite


Hey – fair is fair, right?  😉

93 Responses to “Fair is Fair”

  1. Mark Shelby says:

    I’m starting to think that I like “Girls get in Free”…..much better! ; )

  2. Mark'75 says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to the UH Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team’s Big West Conference championship sweep!!!!! WOW!

  3. Mark Shelby says:

    OK ….Sea…..

    Now I’m going with Exploiting males! ; )

    I remember this event. But I had no desire to go, with my Elvis Presley sideburns! ; )

  4. Seawalker says:

    Here’s one from Urban Cowboy. Remember that flick?

  5. Seawalker says:

    December 12, 1971 was a Sunday. In the poster, it said the stores were closed from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hey, that’s a supreme sacrifice for Christmas time at the mall. It might have been Friday or Saturday night at 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the ‘Stags’ would have come out more in drones. 😀

  6. Seawalker says:

    Hey man, re-reading the comments. Mostly this gravatar, Seawalker. Just like what you eat, you are what you write, not! It’s aloha Friday, no work till Monday… 😆

  7. Seawalker says:

    Yeah, me too @MS. Room full of guys, eh? You won’t find me touching Hul@s with a 10-foot pole. Back in the days, it was Prince Han@lei and Gl@des on Hotel St. At’s what I heard anyway, for the record. LOL

  8. Mark Shelby says:

    I’ve decided that I don’t want to go into a room full of guys! ; )

    But the pics were fun!

  9. 4G says:

    Yeah, those were the days, huh? 😉

    Actually, “women’s nights” (like at nightclubs) are better cause, well – get women! LOL

  10. Seawalker says:

    Let’s turn back the clock a little to 1971. You find out there’s Stag Nite at Kahala Mall happening. Man, that’s some scary thing to be going to when you’re a young adult. Some might be going for the free Primo. Others, because you have time on your hands. But let’s be honest, we going because you single, not married, widow(er), or you in denial. So you drive your VW Bug and come all duked up in your best clothes. Then, you do the scouting thing. You spock the choke number of guys all trying to act cool like you. But there’s hardly any dolls and honeys to go around. So just like the discos and nightclubs, it’s the same scene. You start acting like you going shopping. You get tired of walking around. You decide to go for the onolicious Primo. Hey, they look better when you buzzed, you tell your buddy. Still nothing. You get more tired. You start giving up. You end up at Zippy’s. You go at it and tell your friend what a waste of time it was. Such is life. Sigh…

  11. Seawalker says:

    LOL, Bambi and Rudolph, an item? Hey, at Sea Life Park, a whale and a dolphin frolic in the waters by Makapuu. The results? A Whopin, still alive too and in captivity. Nature allows weird things to happen. Pit bulls and poodles could happen too. Definitely, the male dog is gots to be the pit bull. 😆

  12. 4G says:

    Hmm – Rudolph’s red nose might fit right into the theme? LOL

  13. Seawalker says:

    How did we go from Stag Nite to Bambi Nite?

    Don’t let that cute exterior fool you, Bambi knows mind games in addition to reindeer games. For a deer with a brain the size of a pea, let me tell you, much activity goes on in that deer head. Four quadrants and several chambers!

    Bambi is friends with Mini Mouse. I don’t trust mouses at all. They ‘rat’ on each other too often. Once in a while, it’s the girls night out with Cindy Bear. Poor Yogi Bear, he gets all jealous staying at home by himself. Who does Yogi call? Yup, the little dip-chet, Booboo Bear.

    Is it time for the meds yet? BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  14. Seawalker says:

    Go Rudolpho, go… (the Kaliheeeeee version, LOL)

  15. Seawalker says:

    Bambi Nite would not be a good substitute for Stag Nite. Heard Bambi couldn’t even make Santa’s other sleigh pullers (da deer team, as in reindeer team) LOL

  16. Seawalker says:

    “Make sure you wash behind your ears if you want to be the next Bruce Lee one day!” – My momma

    (p.s. been washing behind my ears all these years but still not morphing into anything yet; maybe I washing away my hearing b/c Mrs. S says I get deaf ears–LMPAO: laugh my pake a$$ off (again)) 😀

  17. 4G says:

    “You have to do the best with what God gave you.” – Mrs. Gump

  18. Seawalker says:


    What’s up with this wind we’re having?

  19. Seawalker says:

    “Bambi night might work. ”
    The buggah who had to write 25 times probably mentioned Bambi burgers. Surprised if he’s not doing time in OCCC. LOL

  20. Seawalker says:

    @MS – You talkin’ Seaflite in the 70’s or the 2 sampans the city employed in the 90’s? The answer is a double-decker highway. Infrastructure is already there. The train, what a joke! It’s not just the cost of building rail, it’s the cost of operating it that they are not telling the people of Hawaii. Wake up! J@son Yotsuda used to fly his helicopter to do the traffic reports. Traffic cameras took away his job. Think he might be in sales or something. Just like a consultant. Knows about a little of everything, but knows a whole lot of nothing. Hehehe

  21. Mark Shelby says:

    Been getting my school supplies at Longs Kahala since 3rd grade! Oh ya, I love da smell! Remember the black and white report folios? You just had to show up with one or else your teacher would yell at you!

  22. Mark Shelby says:


    “The traffic is stop and go all the way from Ewa Beach…” Anything you say, sweetie. I believe you. Tell me more. Hehehe

    Sea……remember when they had the water taxi boats from Barbers Point to downtown? I thought that was a really good idea actually! But sadly it didn’t last very long. Must be all about the Profits.

  23. 4G says:

    Bambi night might work. 😆

  24. Seawalker says:

    Girl’s Nite Out, eh? Well, let’s put some tunes to it.

  25. Seawalker says:

    “The traffic is stop and go all the way from Ewa Beach…” Anything you say, sweetie. I believe you. Tell me more. Hehehe 😀

  26. Seawalker says:

    Well, Gov. Burns son, James is married to former television newswoman, Emme Tomimb@ng. So it going in a full circle back to the station. Makes sense since the news people get up close to these untouchable people to the ordinary folks when doing interviews. Either that, or the news people end up with each other eventually. Linda and Matthew. Steve and Liz. Gary and Pamela. But yeah, can’t argue the talented weather gals the stations are now hiring. Me eyes certainly think so. LOL

  27. Walter says:

    Maybe the guy really ate deer for supper. Anyway about the other Bambi–Bambi Weil retired from being a Circuit Court Judge in 2009. Somewhere along the line she changed her name to Eden Hifo (don’t know why). But to me as an adolescent way back when she was Bambi Weil the hot little number on the news–something like they’d say on stag nite. As an adult I’d rephrase it to ‘that beautiful long haired women on channel 9 news’. She was also a good reporter and not afraid of things like getting admonished from then Governor John Burns for something I can’t remember, on tv. Anyway she and Burns would remain friends up until he died. A real trooper she be and I hope she is happy and well.

  28. Seawalker says:

    LMPAO = Seawalker’s laugh my pake a$$ off


  29. Seawalker says:

    In elementary school, a classmate told a tale during show and tell about Bambi. The buggah went on and on. Finally, he just started rambling about having Bambi for dinner. Deer meat. What? All the girls in class was horrified and disgusted while the boys were laughing. Man, talk about striking a sensitive nerve. Me? All I could think was that the poor boy, he probably grew up with sisters only. Must have been teased daily by his sisters. And this was his way of getting even. During recess, the teacher made him write on the board 25 times, “I will not tell lies anymore.” LMAO

  30. Walter says:

    Bambi the boy deer not Bambi Weil the former KGMB news reporter turned judge.

  31. Seawalker says:

    “Have you ever been on a shrimp boat?” – Bubba
    “No, but I’ve been on a real big boat.” – Forrest Gump
    Eh Forrest, in Hawaii got mental hospital Kaneohe or mental hospital Pearl City to choose from. Commedian, that Forrest! Hehehe

  32. Seawalker says:

    Oh great, @W, more women at the mall. No, I take that back. That’s a great idea @W, more women at the mall! What was I thinking? LOL

  33. Walter says:

    How about ‘Bambi Nite’ lol!

  34. Mark Shelby says:

    In the spirit of this thread!

    Bikini Hot Pants Daisy Duke Contest, Beautiful Women, Soul Circus Cowboys ……

    Enjoy! ; )

    I couldn’t help my self! ; )

  35. Mark Shelby says:

    “Stag Night”. It’s a tradition 4G! Are you going to tell me not to comment to you again? Or can we have an intelligent conversation?

  36. 4G says:

    I think we gotta come up with a better (less offensive) name than “Stag Night”. LOL

  37. 4G says:

    The Kahala Times Guava Ribs are pretty darned good, too! 🙂

  38. Walter says:

    That steak is sold at Kahala Times on Mondays and at Kaneohe Times on Saturday. So ono. You can also buy it by the pound and if you buy three pounds it’s cheaper than the portions based on weight price. I did several weeks ago but after a few days I got tired of beef. Left overs make good chop steak or chop it fine and scramble with eggs. That steak is really good and a good buy considering its ready to eat. Some of the other food isn’t as good but the steak is my draw and I’m not a steak eater.

  39. Seawalker says:

    At Kahala Mall, they have these trick-or-treat nite where the stores give out candies at Halloween time. Heard the place is packed. It’s a good alternative to have young kids roaming unlit streets and knocking on stranger’s home.

    Hey, if they have trick-or-treat nite, what’s wrong with Stag Nite?

  40. Seawalker says:

    Steak, it brings the animal out in you. Hehehe

  41. Seawalker says:

    Thursday, at Times Beretania, order their steak plate, near the deli counter. A winner. Under ten bucks. For a buck more, you can add grilled onions and mushrooms.

  42. walter says:

    Speaking of Times Beretania but changing the subject, check out that wild floor they have of colored concrete and zigzag designs. When I first saw it years ago I thought cool. Must be lower maintenance than a linoleum floor which needs waxing and buffing and all that. Imagine a street long walk colored with all kinds of things. Me thinks colored concrete is an underutilized technique here in Hawaii considering the amount of concrete/cement used in the islands.

  43. Seawalker says:

    All this gab about Stag Nite remind me of social clubs some of you talked about. Even Key Club, Jaycees or even Lion’s Club share some resemblance. Yes, it’s a service club first and foremost. But with belonging to the clubs come the perks. Maybe they ought to substitute Singles Nite in place of Stag Nite. Singles has a nicer ring to it than Stag. LOL, think I’m going grocery shopping at Beretania Times tonight–might have some holdovers. LOL

  44. Seawalker says:

    And if that’s too slow for you…

  45. Seawalker says:

    More music for you Karen Carpenter fans…

  46. Seawalker says:

    Stallion = a special Seawalker terminology meaning, ‘ain’t no one going slap a saddle on this stallion’ (eh, in my books it sounds like stag) LOL

  47. Seawalker says:

    My suspicion is that the letter produced for Stag Nite was from the merchants and stores themselves. Back in 1971, after they got through the ‘bra-burning’ phase of the 60’s’, there were more men bread-winners than working women.

    So naturally, the men were the ones the shopping centers like Kahala Mall, would like to entice as well. I would think the shopping malls of the early-70’s were more family-oriented. So if you could lure the entire family out, it meant more money to be made by merchants and stores alike.

    It’s almost like Vegas. At one point, it was designed more for adults with the gambling, drinking, smoking, shopping, nud1ty, etc. Then, all of a sudden in the 80’s, it was a paradigm shift to bring in children to Vegas. More people in Vegas meant more money to the c@sinos.

    With Kahala Mall, it is still the stigma that when men go to the shopping malls, they go there to buy. When women go to the shopping malls, they go there to buy as well as to window-shop. Window-shopping do not produce transactions for the cash registers.

    For me, the only way Mrs. S going drag me to the shopping mall is that we go grind half-way. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, and sometimes even Jamba Juice will do, but I no-go if I no-grind. That’s why they say the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Not something a little more South.

    😆 😆 😆

  48. walter says:

    I guess it wasn’t as innocuous as I thought. That protest letter looks like it was run off on a ditto (mimeograph) machine. I wonder if stag nite was a success to the merchants? And See’s candy Yes!

  49. Seawalker says:

    Still remember prom time in high school. Your buddies would tell you, “what, you going f@g-out or going stag?”. Ho, tough decisions back then. At’s why, ‘you no ask, you no get’. 😆

  50. Mark'75 says:

    @Mark Shelby: Thanks for the link! Wow, open-air parking lot in front of Star Market, and swinging doors at the mall entrances! …and See’s was a kiosk?! Not surprising that the event drew protest.

  51. Seawalker says:

    Stagnant = that’s what happens when you ‘stag’ too much. LOL

  52. 4G says:

    Hey – OT – OC 90, “The Carpenters: Close to You (My Music Presents)”, 8 – 9:30 p.m. Pardon if this is old – I’ve not seen this one before . . . .

  53. Seawalker says:

    They also have “kids eat for free” promos. No complaints from me. Kids don’t eat much anyway. I wonder which guy got offended at stag nite? Probably didn’t go to his high school prom or still living at home with mom and dad and just celebrated his 45th birthday last month. The nerve of him! Hehehe

  54. Seawalker says:

    Hey, I remember ladies night at the nightclub. They could go in for free. How come nobody complained about that? The tactic was to draw in the females. So you got a bunch of happy people, both men and women. Now, the stag nite promo is to draw men in. Does that make the women happy ? I’ve got no problem with that. Use me, anytime! LOL

  55. Seawalker says:

    LMAO, those pics. Notice the Clark Kent glasses and side comb all the men were sporting. It must have made the atmosphere all that much more electric. I recognize the entrance to Kahala Mall. That area was just outside of Whole Foods. Did you catch the wording on the leaflet? “And what do bunnies, beer and profit have to do with the birth of Christ anyway?” Man, I’m so tempted to answer the question, but don’t want to be excommunicated. 😆

  56. Mark Shelby says:

    Hey! I just found pics to the Stag Night!

  57. Mark Shelby says:

    I still remember when Kahala mall was just a massive parking lot. With Longs on one side, and a really long covered walkway to Star Market on the other side. There was no Mall. Just the massive parking and preparations to build Kahala Mall.

  58. Seawalker says:

    stagflation – the opposite of Reaganomics, don’t trust me… I got a “D-” in economics. BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Seawalker says:

    From Sun Yat Sen’s dictionary,

    stalagmite = booggers hovering in the nostrils.


  60. Seawalker says:

    Hogan’s Heroes – Stalag 13 and “30 days in the cooler”. Good memories!

  61. 4G says:

    From Wikipedia:

    Stag night is the UK, Canadian, Irish and New Zealand term for a Bachelor party.

  62. 4G says:

    “Stag” – man haven’t heard that term in a long time.

    Can’t help but wonder how it’s referred to now . . . . LOL

  63. 4G says:

    Looks like Nordstrom’s Grand Opening of new location will be this Friday at 9:30 a.m.:

  64. Seawalker says:

    In the link above, the bio for the blog reads, “Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; “researching”.” Read between the lines. Sounds like words of a shop-a-holic if you ask me. Nah, got it bookmarked now. Hehehe

  65. Seawalker says:

    That’s the thing. We were created to be social animals by nature. Adam had Eve. Tarzan had Jane. Barrack has Michelle. When you go against the grain and lead a solitaire life, that’s what you call sucking it up big-time. Keep it up Seawalker, and you’ll wind up in that neck of woods, not! LOL

  66. Seawalker says:

    The word, “Stag Nite” sends shivers up you spine to some. Remember the dreaded prom season in high school? The girls were so adamant about sitting tight and hoping they get asked to go. And the guys, too coy or too chicken to ask that good-lookin’ girl to the prom? What happens then? You end up going stag, you go alone. When the prom slow song starts playing, you make an excuse and disappear. You tell your friends you have to go to the bathroom. You stay until the bitter-end and tell your friends it was the worse day of your life. Man, those were the days. I bet we all want to turn back the clock, but can’t. I’d give my left arm for a chance to go again. It’s one of those–it only happens once in your lifetime kind of things. 🙁

  67. Rodney says:

    Yaba Daba Doo! lol

  68. walter says:

    I’m looking at the Stag Nite poster again and I didn’t catch it the first time but this was a way to get men shoppers to shop for their wives or girlfriends without the women in tow. It may look sexist today but back then it was innocuous. Bob Basso was a well know newcaster TV personality. Of course the beer thing would never pass muster today and they’d probably have clowns and juice nowadays. It’s kinda like that Flintstone party switcheroo episode where the clown and the grape juice for Pebbles’ birthday gets sent to the Water Buffalo lodge stag party which was supposed to get the dancing girls and cactus juice.

  69. Seawalker says:

    Confucious says, “a man travelling through the airport always walks sideways”. Why, you might wonder? “Because when doing trips abroad and to foreign countries, you’ll never know when you going Bangkok.” LOL (doubt if Forrest thought of that one!)

  70. 4G says:

    “My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.” 😉

  71. Seawalker says:

    “Stupid is as stupid does…” LOL

  72. Seawalker says:

    LOL, in the poster, it says, stag nite: for men 20 and older–i.d. required to enter…

    Didn’t Times on Beretania had this concept years ago for Thursday nights? Ho, who like get busted in that store on a Thursday? And more more so, busted for being in that store when you’re off the market? You married ones are the worst. Okay, so I was in there constantly… hehehe

  73. 4G says:

    I’m surprised that Bubba Gump Shrimp Company is still around (and with their Forrest Gump nostalgia questions, too!). What – it’s been like close to 25-years? LOL

  74. 4G says:

    I remember a time when See’s was a staple omiyage from the mainland. Not so much anymore . . . .

  75. 4G says:

    re: Scavenger Hunt

    I guess it would help if I actually looked at the link, huh, @Rod?


    Was a sort of treasure hunt . . . .

  76. Seawalker says:

    “Run, Forrest, run…” LOL

  77. Seawalker says:

    Ala Mo’s is undeniably the kingpin of shopping malls in Hawaii. They attract visitors and locals alike. Whereas, Kahala Mall is more of the locals from the East side of the island. Them locals are supposed to have money. But ask any rich buggah in Kahala and they know the real meaning of being frugal. Nothing wrong with that. If you’re in Ala Mo’s, you know you’ve made it. If you’re in Kahala Mall, you’re on the outside still lookin’ in.

  78. Rodney says:

    The Ala Moana See’s is about to get bigger. Moving where the old Slipper House used to be.

  79. walter says:

    Not a beer drinker but had some really dark ale and ho was good. I like hard stuff and my standard is gin tonic. Always liked the taste of gin, must be the English in me. But no more tanking. Life is too short for hanging–ughh. Too bad The Patisserie was kicked out of the Mall. They used to sell a German plate with wursts and sauerkraut and potato salad. Would have gone well with beer or schnapps. But not condusive to healthy eating that Whole Foods wanted to project so they were told to vacate before WF opened–so was Yen King mm fatty roast duck and starchy noodles and Orange Julius-sodium nitrite and white bread. Oh Well– Whole Foods does have good pizza.

  80. walter says:

    And speaking of boxes of chocolate, after 55 years of eating See’s you kinda know what you’re gonna get in their box and if you’re more akamai you choose what you want from the window like rum nougat, mayfair, rocky road and apricot bon bon which I had on Friday night. You also get lots of cream and butter. That’s what makes See’s taste so good and that was the draw to Kahala Mall for so many years. It still is but get Ala Mo’s store too. You can also sample what you want if you don’t care for what their giving out. Just ask.

  81. Seawalker says:

    @Rod – For boys day, hope they have a car rally going in the parking lot. Heard so much about the soap-box or box-cart races in the Kahala area. Either that or put that thing in the middle of the mall where you find at the fair when you smash a hammer-like thigamajig and try to see if you can ring the bell. Hey, no laugh, heard the wahines like that kind of things. LOL

  82. Seawalker says:

    “Space, the final frontier. These are voyages of the starship Enterprise. It’ 5-year mission… to boldly go where no man has gone before…”. LOL @W on the distant galaxy.

  83. Seawalker says:

    Have the taste of Primo Beer changed nowadays? Last time I drank, and it must be decades ago, all I remember was how bitter the buggah was. But again, true beer drinkers no mind the taste, it’s the fact that they’re drinking beer that counts. Me? Don’t like wine or hards. I’ll still have a beer here and there. More here than there sometimes! Bust out the poke or roast duck and any beer is fine. Free primo, no hold me back, boys, no hold me back.

  84. walter says:

    I dare them to have that. It will be fun just to read all about the fall out. Back in the day wet t shirt contests were the norm. I was at Kahala Mall on Friday and they had something in the middle but all I did was gripe about how little space was given to those who were trying to bypass all the hullabaloo and get across to the other side. I was trying to maneuver from Whole Foods past Reyn’s and onwards to See’s and Olive Garden. On the way back that bathroom was way out in a distant galaxy so I don’t think a beer bust is a good idea or that floor in that long corridor is going to be mighty wet and I don’t mean from water.

  85. 4G says:

    “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

  86. 4G says:

    Looked like there was a bit of a scavenger hunt kind of thing going on. Had lines out the doors at some stores and folks engrossed in some sort of “card” that they were holding as they were walking. Not as bad as folks engrossed in their phones, though. LOL

    Like you had to make it to certain stores in order to get/qualify some sort of prize?

  87. M says:

    Good morning MLC!
    I was there with Masako and it was for the guys too. So it was fair.

  88. 4G says:

    I was wondering why the parking lot and mall was so packed Saturday night . . . . LOL

  89. Seawalker says:

    Like Forrest Gump, my momma always said, “it’s easy to spend money, but it’s hard to make money”. But with females in our household, all I can add is ‘you go, girls!’. Them santa bunnies in the poster does me just fine. LOL, did I ever mention that I was once selected from the audience to judge a bikini contest at Bobby McGees? Put me on bolo-head row and all so not to obstruct our view. Me eyes were so happy that night. Good things happen at that joint. Remember them white jeans? 😆 😆 😆

  90. Mark'75 says:

    Wow, looks like something from back in the day when there were beer busts.

  91. Sally says:

    Primo. Patricial Stevens. Bob Basso.
    All on one poster.
    I wonder who the model is? I can’t help but love the fact that photoshopping was not invented yet.

  92. Makiki says:

    Yes, fair is fair and equality is equal.

  93. KAN says:

    Good luck with that! 😉

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