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[pics] woah Shake & Pop, woah GINZA!, woah CONTEMPORARY CAFE

May 19th, 2010 · 27 Comments

so i’m in chinatown (duh) last saturday for the film competition and the first thing i see is this.
duuude, check this out – wtfhawaii entered a film in showdown in chinatown and they made a MOVIE POSTER for it.

i was showdown-in-chinatown shocked. that’s killer, i hope they got extra points for that. ps: this is the line producer for that Princess Kaiulani film that’s out right now. and that’s chuck mitsui. he made “It’s 8:08” and “One Kine Day” (coming soon). film industry people. *fanning out*

i don’t know what’s funnier at these things. the fact that people use these references or the people who cheer when they see them. that might be a tie.

showdown in chinatown the way it’s supposed to be happening – with Torry at the helm.

i haven’t seen chuck since i don’t know when. he never comes town to nightlife. why would he? he lives in KAAAWA. quite possibly the most beautiful spot on oahu. and furthest from town. i haaaate that drive at night.

burke sisters. baby burke got in to berkeley. burke sisters = geniusbrains.

i got pretty excited when i realized we could get a pretty well-framed shot of all of us if i put s90 on timer. i didn’t realize i needed to do something additional to get us all in focus.

kept trying. oh, hi darieus legg. welcome to our blurry but perfectly framed group shot.

THEN we got it. and oooo selena. hot.

darieus was gushing about something brilliant or awesome to the burke sisters

it was actually something about the hole in his t-shirt

this is the shirt he will be wearing when he does his hidden camera shots, he was saying.

meanwhile, congrats to OUTLAW AGENCY!! they won tonight with their film chocolate gold. my favorite part was everybody got gold/chocolate coins. zana said they tasted like that plasticy kind of chocolate you love when you’re a kid. she was right. i ate two.

geniusbrains brandon and torry. favorites.

geniusCOMEDICbrains cameron and michael hall. good stuff tonight guys.

geniusHIPHAWWWPbrains. guess where i am now!

yup. shake & pop. LOVE this party.

i love this party mainly because i am in a room with pretty much all of my favorite people to see. i don’t really know all of them per se… but they are all super awesome and wear killer clothing and act really nice and dance a lot. that is just the shit if you ask me. these two i definitely know/love: alisa and christen.

these two i’m LUCKY to know: brandi and maria

as much as i love maria it is fairly dangerous to go out with her. “honey, you want a shot?” “here, have a shot” “want another shot?” “hey, let’s do a shot!”

but i will deal with hangovers galore to dance with her even once

i had all this red lipstick on my face tonight…

mahina the culprit? i wish….

nah, it was these two. which is still just fine with me.

stylie shake & pop homie

musicy arty shake & pop homies. side note: do you guys know john hook? i hope so, guy is like CRAZY talented photog guy.

i was like “duuuude where did you get that awesome bag” and he said somewhere awesome like england or something. of course.

“honey you want another shot? here have a shot. it’s shot time. shotttttt”

jackie’s super shot shot. not as good as ryan’sbut better than ryan’s…. cause it’s JACKIEEE.

in other news, dave wilkie is officially back in Hawaii after months abroad. this is chris kalima’s favorite DJ. he is also my favorite dance partner. thanks for being tall, kid.

chris kam a.k.a. DJ Delve PLAYED PASSION PIT tonight. this party is fun because these dudes kind of stretch the boundaries of what sort of music people hear when they’re out. it’s cool because the crowd is mostly their homeys that are used to (and love) hip hop but they are still stoked when they creep out there with the crazy (a.k.a. stuff christa likes) music. if you haven’t been to shake & pop yet (and you’re not a dickhead) you really should check out this party.

if anything, do it for the stylie dudes and supermodel looking women

sebastian. stylie dude.

kiani. supermodel looking woman.

momoko. supermodel looking woman.

ooo now that i see this i’m digging maria’s bar style. shots at the bar, red bull in a can on the dancefloor. this works. this WORKS!

oh yeah, i got one of all the shake & pop people: delve, compose and ssssolution. LOVE YOU GUYS.

i only just recentely learned that chris kam can dance. MAN can he dance. have you seen it? dude gets DEEEEEOOOOOWN.

if this post had a BANGER SHOT it would be this one. SO classic!!

it got heated after a while, which was awesome since when i walked in at 11pm there was like 15 people there. i was like WHAT THE! thank god they all piled in within the next 30 minutes or so… but really guys? can we please get out just a little bit earlier? please? you’re only giving yourself like an hour to dance and drink. this critical mass at midnight stuff is seriously starting to make me sad. and it’s kind of making the bars broke.

naaaaaah, it’s fine. do whatever you want actually. christa loves yoouuu.

god tonight ruled.

if you see becker make sure to congratulate him on his new job with Armand de Brignac…. it’s only the best friggin champagne in the world. the WORLD. case in point? when the yankees won the world series it was the gold Ace of Spade magnums they were pouring on each other.

wait brandon where’d your glasses go

oh. HAW! dude… those actually make people look pretty official

and OMGWTFOMFGROTFLOLBBQ it’s alex! he’s BACK! look at this faaaaaaace. such a handsome young thing. honolulu’s own jake gyllenhaal (i bet he NEVER gets that!). he’s done with his second round of training and well on his way to being a highly intelligent highly sophisticated well trained properly attired warrior. keep us posted babe.

this one gets just as much over-reaction as alex kolo’s. it’s BLAINE and HOLLY actually OUT TOGETHER! this happens never. someone is usually home with baby blaise, which is also awesome. <3

then it got late. and weird things started to happen.

right before last call i’m thinking is the perfect time to send the grom in dressed like this, by the way….

…people were loving it

justin you monkey. i mean justin you lucky ASS.

so yeah, the island’s biggest promoter crews ever are all getting together again to do their last ever monkey bar at the hyatt saturday. i’m scared. it’s going to be nutso.

you guys get two. cause blaine and holly look too cute for words in this one.

then everyone went to v lounge. i was like two blocks away but before crossing over pensacola like seven cops sped through the intersection doing that crazy-cop manuver where two of them block the intersection while the rest speed through. we were totally looking up the road expecting to see a limo with flags on it and the president inside or like an emergency plane landing. nope. they all turned left down the alley Ginza is. for some reason we were like GINZA! let’s go there! we figured if the cops where going to Ginza then they would probably clear out a bunch of people and we could slide right in.

um. ya right. they were actually busting up the rave next door in some warehouse. and we were stuck with the usual Ginza-massssssive usual saturday scene.

thank god we got in. seriously. i think if you read my column today you might get the wrong idea. i LOVE this place. seriously. i will endure anything to be inside this room. so what if the security is mean, the servers are mean, everyone is mean. it’s fine. the fact that they allow me to even be in here, let alone a member is totally worth it. inside is nothing but dime pieces and future husbands.

i brought my own dime piece

hellooooo ginzaaaaa

i tipped the server like 40% ahead of time so i wouldn’t have to deal with trying to find her when i wanted to leave. after that i think we saw her again like once. no, really, it’s cool. i’ll make my own drinks. i’m in GINZAAAAA.

i really do love this place. and hopefully all my silly and petty little run-ins are because i am a white girl that isn’t really dressed up much. it would be super sad if they treat the members that pay $2,000 to be here that way. it really should be like stellar world class service to them.

then again, members probably aren’t here for world class service

i know i had fun

kiani danced for me pretty much the entire time. it was like my own tv channel in the club. the american apparel channel. i was in club-heaven.

god i love this place

can you see my shoes. zen sent me a a pic on my bbm of them and i was there within an hour to pick them up. i really love sb classics. i don’t think Ginza likes them but hey. whatareyagonnado.

i know people here, by the way.

don’t worry, you’re all invited to the wedding.

breakfast was pretty awesome

i got to check out all the pics from evi’s party too. finally aaaaaaa!

i was staring at this for a long time before i finally passed out:

it’s from this blow-your-mind book about motion graphics called “Motion Blur” i think this is the 2nd volume. omg, there’s two of these.

i have to get this book

it’s like only available in europe or something, jeannie the world-traveler found it. last night it was my boyfriend.

then i went and saw matt’sletter forms irl

the contemporary museum cafe! they been putting out some great events and artwork lately. this was the department of public works, their show runs til May 30th then the next show, “While you were sleeping” will have stuff from……..me.

it was what you might call a geniusbrain sunday. with geniusbrain faces:

geniusSANGRIA. everyone’s favorite summer drink. joey has a killer recipe for this, it’s like merlot, pineapple juice, brown/white sugar and some cinnamon. winners.

this is chris who made this video that i must have watched like 30 times

and that’s joseph telling torry about how he fell off the balcony at thirtyninehotel (and survived)

ps: when is the last time you went up to the contemporary museum anyway. me? definitely not as much as i would like, or as much as i used to. man i forgot how rad this place is.


figured i would go for a round two with the supershots at the royal hawaiian…

juaaaaskiddn. it’s mai tai time.

these are the kinds of drinks you get in waikiki


we pretty much went everwhere. we were bored. waikiki is AAAAWESOME when you’re bored. we went to pretty much everywhere and wound up here. this is as close as you can get to heaven in waikiki – BLT’s popover, oysters and a glass of prosecco.

wait no. THIS is as close as you can get to heaven at BLT. corzo silver. we were blind tasting it against patron. guess who came out on top. i’ll give you a hint it ain’t made by no shampoo company….

mai tai tour on a hangover, blind tasting tequilas, art overload, supermodel looking women, stylie dudes, future husbands….. dude, last weekend ruled.

see you soon, cw

Tags: all over the place · art · chinatown · food · hip hop · I don't get it · kalima rules · kicks · next door · nightlife · photos done · reeling with pleasure · showdown in chinatown · something to do on a SUNDAY night · thirtyninehotel · travel

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  • 2 mikey // May 19, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    maria is pretty ruthless about taking shots. she even made me take one of her own shots once. she once gave me shit for drinking a light beer.

  • 3 mikey // May 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    it’s too bad i’m shooting all these weddings on the weekends now. i’ll have to be one of those lurkers who live the nightlife vicariously through your blog, as opposed to appearing in them.

  • 4 Christa // May 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    at least you leave comments. seriously mikey that is my favorite thing ever when people do that. it’s like my blogdollars.

  • 5 Race // May 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    you’re out of control

  • 6 Christa // May 19, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    yes raceifer.
    the downward spiral is a slippery slope.

    hopefully i get better. i’m giving myself 10 weeks.

  • 7 Raul // May 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks for dropping by the show! It really meant a lot to all of us. I’ll see you out and about, at least at places where I can wear my metal shirts and still be let in.

  • 8 jason // May 20, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Super models is right girl. Take me out more, please!

  • 9 torry // May 20, 2010 at 10:31 am

    What an awesome weekend!!!!!! We have so much fun together. I’ll be your wingman any day ice(wo)man. P.S. I was reliving it all over again and now I’m afraid I’ll have a hangover all day. Miss you!

  • 10 Michael Paul // May 20, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Did someone say blog dollars?

  • 11 adrian // May 20, 2010 at 10:55 am

    your blog is great. your pictures are great.

  • 12 mrbrown // May 20, 2010 at 11:04 am

    CW girl i just dont know how you do it. How are you even awake at all during the day much less have the most stressful job ever. You win. You should bottle CW energy drink Id sell it by the barrel. um of course if i didnt love redbull so much.

  • 13 Christa // May 20, 2010 at 11:13 am

    mr brown:
    a.) i crash hard. super hard. you never want to see that, it’s horrible
    b.) red bull > anything else
    c.) next door. for LIFE.

  • 14 adam // May 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Christa, thanks for the positive vibes on our film/poster! Was our first artsy endeavor and we enjoyed the hell out of it.

    Killer post here btw, we just shared it out to everyone.

  • 15 Christa // May 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    adam you guys took an already fairly progressive (for hnl) event that’s been around for years to the next level *like that*

    killer stuff man

  • 16 Kawika // May 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    cdubs = Photobucket VIP

  • 17 jonahface // May 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    still sad i wasnt at shake&pop! :(

  • 18 john // May 20, 2010 at 3:24 pm


    how do you do the things you do so well?
    CW = my blog idol.

    I fuckin love that picture of Mandy and Lucky + me.

  • 19 somebody // May 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    shitty stuff and fake people make me sick!!!
    get a Life people!!!

  • 20 SuperCK // May 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Pleix – Birds

  • 21 Christa // May 20, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    somebody i’m with you on all of that except the “get a life thing” i mean, come on. what does that even MEAN?
    ps: why do you always come here? go away.

  • 22 adam // May 21, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Dear somebody,

    We’d love for you to share your tantalizing amazing-nicity with our readers. Care to write a guest post for WTFhawaii about what leading a real life is?

    Let us know – adam@wtfhawaii.com

  • 23 Evil Genius // May 21, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Christa, again, thanks for visiting us at our opening and then blogging about it. I hope the booze met with your very high standards for alcoholic beverages, given that you’re an employee of one of the largest alcohol distributors in the island. I kid, of course, though I wonder if the sangria was the real masterpiece of the show. ;-)

  • 24 MariaBoobs // May 24, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    HEY HEY, HEY HEY HEY! Im sooorrryyy about my drinking style…but im NOT hA! hehehe youve discovered the genius behind the shots at the bar and redbull on the dance floor! I love going out with you and everytime I do its always, ALWAYS a great night. I love that I can go back and relive the night through your blogs and even more so you capture moments that I want to have forever….ahh the life we live, we are so lucky. And I, CW, am so lucky for you. Lots of love and sooo many kisses, M (ps you are my superwoman) thanks for always making me smile and taking me along for the ride :)

  • 25 zana // May 25, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I Love bacon chocolate! almost as much as I Love seeing you.

  • 26 Anonymous // May 31, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    maria + shots=win, becker + new job=win, shake +n +pop win. torrie cam=lose. Dis was a good one

  • 27 keeneye // Jun 3, 2010 at 6:51 am

    I’m exhausted just keeping up with your blog! And you must have a stomach of steel. I’m drunk just thinking about taking in that much alcohol.

    Go girl. Live it.

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