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  • atypicalLIVING 9:35 am on May 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Cinco De Mayo! and Boys Day! 

    Seriously, this is the only day that me wearing this shoe actually makes sense.  Pictured above is the Paul Rodriguez, Cinco de Mayo edition of last year’s Zoom Elite SB.  I’m actually wearing this shoe today, so if you see me out and about, notice the feet.

    Yes, that was taken right now… and yes, that is my set up with flick taken from my iPhone.

    Anyway, Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day, so that’s why everyone’s all stoked about it.  Well, other than the fact that you get away with acting fully Mexican and spouting off random Spanish phrases that make zero sense.

    Also, it’s also Boys Day.  Tango-no-Sekku, is also known as the Boys Festival, where families in Japan fly carp to represent the  boys in the family, with the eldest being the biggest one and the others ranging in size, based on age.  The festival was started as an offshoot of a festival that the rural farmers used to partake in to ward off insects attacking the new crops.  The farmers would erect grotesque statues to scare the insects.  Later, these figures were used to represent fierce warriors, famed for their fighting skill.  As the figures became more artistically styled, they were displayed inside and instilled in young boys a sense of manliness and to ward off evil spirits.

    SO, now you know the story behind the holiday.  Go out and enjoy it.

  • atypicalLIVING 7:37 am on May 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    groundUP Pirates present “Blueprint” 

    Hello There.

    Been a while, huh?  Well, not to fear, as the groundUP Pirates are back with a brand new show this Saturday night.  Titled “Blueprint,” this show is meant to serve as a reminder to the Hawaii scene that the Pirates still maintain the dopest formula for combining all elements of the underground scene in one fun-filled, action-packed night.

    The highlight to all groundUP shows is the live mural painting, this time featuring a veritable who’s who of Hawaii’s art scene, including Pocket Full of Monsters members angry woebots and 2H joining the already impressive groundUP roster and special guest artists.  Also, check out the art and photography on display, the cornucopia of musical acts scheduled to perform, a photoshoot featuring the talents of Honozooloo, fashion display by La Pistil and even food art from Chef Kate Wagner of Starpoint Cafe.

    To say that this show is packed with things to see is an understatement.

    So, in order to see everything, I highly recommend going as soon as the doors open at 7pm.  Events and festivities will be going on until midnight, so swing on by and catch a piece of the action.

    “Blueprint” goes down this Saturday night at the Chinatown Courtyard on Smith St.  Find the Courtyard and look for the stairwell on the left.  The event is happening on the 2nd floor.

    And, no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, that is the atypicalLIVING logo on the bottom of the flyer.

    For more info on the event, check out the groundUP Movement.

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