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December 28, 2008

Hawaiian Village

Dang it. I wrote this days ago but my CMS screwed me.

Anyways, here it is:
We're on Kauai and yesterday it rained like crazy so we went to the Walua River Hawaiian Village to check out the various structures. The Hawaiians have a house for pretty much everything. Today we're going to kayak the river to the waterfalls and
Fern Grotto. It's interesting how much lower the prices are for me if I break out the kama'aina pigeon.

As well, for the 2 of you interested in either ukulele or skateboarding, I just found out that A'ala Park, known as a bastion for the homeless in the song Manuela Boy, is also the place that Christian Hosoi used to practice.

Well, off to live. If it weren't for the awful wireless connection, and the fact that my family is borderline insane, I probably wouldn't set foot back on the mainland.

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December 19, 2008

Lessig, Culture & Intrepid Theatre

We went to Lawrence Lessig's book launch party months ago, but I'm only now cracking the book to read it. For once, I'm really enjoying my morning commute.

In Remix, Lessig calls on his readers to consider the amateur. He writes, "If you want to respect YoYo Mah, try playing a cello." He talks about how important it is to create culture rather than simply consuming it.

This leads me to my preachy point. Intrepid Theatre, host of the Victoria Fringe Festival and original home of One Man Star Wars, is looking for a new board member. (I used to be one) If you've got abilities as a promoter, social media marketer, event planner, designer or just plain networker, get involved. Email them. There's only 1 meeting a month, you meet cool people, and you keep early-stage Canadian comedy and entertainment alive. You can also try your hand at writing your own play through their Petri Dish competition.

Angelina Jolie cannot be the only person making culture, for God's sake, it's not like she can adopt all of us.

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