Monday, October 29, 2012



I present to you HIBRIv2.0. I have joined the revolution ladies and gentlemen. I am now one of the smart phone many. Technology, is an incredible thing. I am one step closer to becoming a cyborg and honestly, I am looking forward to adjusting my thinking and organization to be able to incorporate what I jokingly will be referring to as my brain's external hard drive (aka smart phone).

This week has been pretty jam-packed and diverse between my two jobs and varied extra curricular  Biggest highlight was my successful impulsive decision to visit Oahu and celebrate a good friends birthday without any planning what-so-ever in defiance to an impending tsunami warning.

Got to have some spontaneous quality gun range therapy time long overdue. Sponsored by Ishiki-Ute-Ryu.

Getting ready for Oahu Halloween 2012 baby. Already did a beta test run at the Oasis by the Beach costume party. Do you feel lucky, punk?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stripping Down

On Monday the 15th I fasted. Not for any religious reason, or outside challenge. I believe that people are designed for feast and famine so every once in a while I like to fast. I was surprised at how well I could resist eating this time. I suppose when I made the decision that I wasn't going to eat on that day, I knew I wasn't going to eat so I didn't get hunger pains. Plus, I promised I'd treat myself to a nice breakfast the next day. I did drink a lot of water however, 9 liters in fact, and remained steadfast in my activities. I found myself becoming more focused and acute as the day progressed. Perhaps that's an evolutionary mechanism that engages to enable the person to more-easily find food? Who knows.

I also decided to strip down my public persona and online presence as far as personal information goes. I am still on the fence as far as whether or not to create an alias or not. The all-or-nothing mentality for me at this point is something that I have researching and attributing many people's success to having no choice but to succeed. I guess I fear what the public (a.k.a. future employers) might consider/research when "googling" me. Thankfully however, there are many Brian Roberts' out there, so I think I am in the clear. Either way, I took down much of the information aspects on many of the websites I am active on as well as adopting a fake birthday as well and making sure everything is as private as can be.

This year has been the year of Neo-Rennaisance (spell check). I am trying to draw every day as well, and work on digital modification projects.

After five years, I find myself attempting to return to the prestigious K.C.C. The irony of it all however is that I am now going to have to pay out-of-state tuition for an educational establishment that I am an alumni to! I was also sent on a quest to retrieve records of my MMR immunizations which took me to three different locations and through labyrinths of medical facilities. I am now awaiting not only a list of medical records via mail, but a new cell phone!

It's been 11 days since my phone died of battery power and was no longer able to recharge itself. It died in it's sleep. Goodbye Sony Ericson. No longer will your impromptu boombox music fill our unorganized lives, and now, this year, my Man Without a Name costume won't be as good as it would of been without your accompany of music. Anyway, it's been a strange peace living without a phone, but there's always this feeling of residual disconnect at any given time. I saw the dying of my phone as a sign to finally switch providers to a cheaper provider and join the smart phone revolution. In just a few days my Samsung Galaxy S2 will arrive and I will now be Brian2.0. Upgrade, complete...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New Job, Dead Phone

Why is it that the harder it is to get the job, the easier the job is? I never really understood that. My experience with employment has been this: if the pay is menial, the labor is intensive, the benefits are mediocre, the management is always in your business and by the time you leave the work place you're worse off than when you arrived. But somehow the higher the pay, the easier the job is, the more lax it is, the less effort is needed, the benefits are usually better. It's a capitalistic oxymoron. Logically, to me, at the entry-level it would seem like the harder/less-desirable the job, the higher the pay to compensate you for your bravery, and the easier the job, the lesser the pay. But that's not how it works. It's so strange.

Today I've been phone-less for 5 days. My phone died and how I wonder who has tried to contact me in the past few days, probably not many. The spiritual thing about this instance is that I will not be able to recover any of the new phone numbers or contacts when my new phone arrives. It will be an unpredicted purging of contacts, and I will emerge stripped down, renewed and technologically advanced with a smartphone. I have joined the revolution.

Newly dual-employed and immediately working double shifts, I hope that these new changes will enable me to stockpile the money I have desperately attempted to claim in vain to finance my dreams without compromising my new hobbies. Balancing the progression of many facets.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Surf & Music

Surfing is an indescribable experience. There have been many scientific analyses on the activity but you can lecture me with all the science you want, to me, it still doesn't make any sense. Big or small, from the moment you begin catching the wave and feel it start to push you, to the time you powerlessly return to the humble surface of the mighty ocean, it truly feels like there is something unexplained and supernatural at work. I was never really good at surfing and mediocre at best and I only got into the activity as a late teen. Everyone's experience and purpose with surfing is different. For me I look to it as a healthy form of exercise and a sort of meditative alone time in the peaceful serenity floating along the water.

I bought this board on Monday October 1st for $125 from a guy who seemed desperately excited to have sold the board to me. I had the opportunity to finally get the board out on the water in which I described it being "the most epic small wave session." The board is perfect for where I am at in life and my diminished surfer physique and ability.

I also performed with Shar Carillo at the 16th Annual Coconut Festival. Overall I'm happy with our/her performance, and glad to have worked along side her. Hopefully this will lead to something else. That's all for now I think.

Monday, October 1, 2012


For the majority of this past week, I spent most of my time relearning and plunking away -- character, by character -- HTML coding for my website. The last time I came this close to a complete website was back in 2005 when I was web mastering for my band at the time.

I'm the kind of person when working on a task that I care about, I must complete what I set out to do. What this means is that unless I can leave what I've done in presentable form, I will spend any given moment to refine what it is I'm working on until it's complete or I can comfortably keep it in a presentable dormancy. I'm happy to say however, that I am nearly complete with the bulk of the website and that the harder parts are most likely over. Phew.

On another note, I have decided that I will try to do these blogs once a week, probably on Sundays. As to what exactly I will be blogging about, that's to be determined. I am hoping I can blog about all the thing's I am interested and knowledgeable about and touch on many different topics. This may be difficult however, if I aim to keep a relatively captive audience that can appreciate my insights on the many different facets of myself and my own forays into the unknown.

All I do know is that everything from here and beyond will be musings from A Haole Hawaiian.