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Inside this issue:
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
NOOK board over President: Dominic Duffert
Howdy NOOKers, been a home away from
Today in Hawaii 5 home for me. I have met
So this is Dominic such great friends, that I
Duffert, your 2007-2008 can call them my family.
Hawai'i Club President. I'm This club has embraced me
Plenty Pidgin 7 a fourth year Sociology as one of their own, even
major and an Education though I have no ties to
minor. I am originally from Hawai'i or any other Poly-
Meet the Nooker 8 Oceanside, California, nesian location. As Presi-
which is located in North- dent, I would like to create
ern San Diego. I am cur- the same environment for
SHOUT outs! All rently 21 years of age, but everybody, and hope every-
over act like I am 6. I find life one feels comfortable to be
much more amusing and themselves and a NOOKer.
worth living when laughter And if you want me to do
and happiness is abundant. something stupid, just ask. Da one and only
Therefore, I always try to I'll probably do it. pres: Dom
spread the joy.
Hawai'i Club has Dominic
President: Dominic Duffert
Vice President: Alex Yee
Secretary: Nicole Yoshino
Treasurer: Andrew Sidor
Luau Co-chair: Rachel Hill
Luau Co-chair: Mele Meyer
Publicity chair: Francie Reiser
Social Chair: Sachi Okata
Coach: Jon Onaga
Historian: Andrew Sumida
Vice President: Alex Yee
Howzit NOOKers?! local =). I graduated from year and you should ex-
If you don’t al- Punahou School in 2006. pect some craaaaaaazy fun
ready know me, I’m Alex I love to play bas- stuffs to be happening!!
Yee and I’m your Vice ketball (it’s my only form Don’t be afraid to hit me
President for 2007-2008. of exercise), I love watch- up anytime to cruise and
So here’s some small kine ing FRIENDS (if you’ve just hang out. My cell is
info. about me…I’m a 2nd been to my place, you’d (808) 230-4804…I’m al-
year, Asian American Stud- know that it’s ALWAYS ways down to cruise! =)
ies major (yea, yea Asians on my TV), and I’m a very
represent!). I was born in simple person who likes
Boston, Massachusetts simple things…just cruzin’
(yea, not too many people with my friends keeps me
Alex Yee, Da VP! know that) but I’ve lived in happy =).
Hawai’i on Oahu since I I’m ex-
was 1 year old so I’m still a tremely excited for this
Secretary: Nicole Yoshino
Aloha my fellow NOOKers! by the beach versus inland. how to dance hula, but
I’m Nicole Yoshino, your Dancing is my passion, more stuck around cuz I fell in
NOOK Secretary, and you specifically, lyrical or con- love with the people. With-
probably recognize that first temporary Jazz, and I’ve out NOOK, I wouldn’t have
line from the weekly e- been dancing for about 6 been able to meet all the
mails. I’m a 2nd year Asian years now. I also tend to awesome friends, and
American Studies major, laugh A LOT. You can say roommate (YoonJi Kim)
who doesn’t like sushi even almost anything, and that I have now. I’m really
though I’m Japanese. My chances are I’ll laugh even looking forward to a great
hometown is Hacienda though it’s not funny. So year, and I hope all of you
Heights, California, which is yeah, overall, I’m just a very are excited too! Welcome
about 45 minutes north of happy person. :) Originally, I to Hawaii Club! <3, Nicole
Irvine, but gotta admit that came out to Hawaii Club
the weather is MUCH nicer because I wanted to learn
Treasurer: Andrew Sidor
Howzit Hawai`i Club? I after spending seven weeks experience with HI club is
am Andrew Sidor and I am in Hawai`i this summer at an exciting and memorable
your Treasurer for the the University of Hawai`i, one. We have many
2007-2008 school year. I Manoa, I think I got a little events planned for the
am from Redlands, Califor- more local. It is my goal year as well as our annual
nia and attended Redlands to help share the Aloha lu`au in the Spring, so I
East Valley High School. I Spirit and Hawaiian culture encourage all of you to
am a second year Civil with all of you. come and cruise with us.
Engineering major with a I would like to Shooootsss den.
possibility of minoring in welcome all the new faces
business management. to the club as well as the Andrew Sidor
Being a California native, I returning members. I look
Da Flyin Hawaiian wasn’t too familiar with forward to meeting each
the Hawaiian culture. But of you and hope that your
Luau Co-Chair: Rachel Hill
Aloha all you NOOKers!!! without it, it consumes me!! I taught hula and after the first
I’m Rachel Hill your ’07-’08 started dancing at age 3 with class I was hooked. I’ve been
Luau Co-chair and I am soooo tap, ballet and jazz and contin- dancing for about four and a
excited to get to know all of ued with those until 7th grade half years now and I absolutely
you this year!! I’m a third year when I decided that being a love it. Hula brought me to
Sociology major from the won- cheerleader was cooler than Hawaii club and the NOOK
derful town of Victorville--it‘s being a dancer. Yeah I was a 'ohana keeps me here. I hope
out in the middle of nowhere hard core competitive cheer- that all of you will fall in love
and its actually not that won- leader like the girls from Bring with our club and become part
derful but it's home. Although it On!! I actually broke my nose of the 'ohana too!!! This is
I am not of Hawaiian ancestry and dislocated my thumbs going to be an amazing year full
and cannot claim Hawaii as my twice, but I digress. That was of crazy and wonderful adven-
home, I do, greatly appreciate the biggest mistake of my life tures and I can‘t wait to share
and love the Hawaii people and but it was also the reason I it with all of you!!
their culture. I am a self pro- started dancing hula, so I guess
claimed dance-aholic and I it wasn’t that big of a mistake. I
don’t know what I would do had a teammate whose mother Aunty Rachel
Luau Co-Chair: Mele Meyer
Aloha mai kakou! playing the ukulele, dancing you don't want too. Of
My name is Mele Meyer and hula, paddling canoe, going course we encourage every-
I am your 2007-2008 Luau to the beach, and of course one to perform, but if you
Co-chair. I am a second talking story with everyone. arent comfortable with it,
year Biology major and was I'm really glad you its all good. :) We have
born and raised on Oahu. I all came out these past few dance performances all
graduated from Sacred weeks and hope you all have thoughout the year, with
Hearts Academy, class of been enjoying the events we our main performance being
'06, and plan on becoming a have put on for you guys. If our annual luau. Its a lot of
pediatrician. (Hopefully eve- you are interested in danc- fun and I hope to see you
rything goes according to ing, please dont hesitate to there!!!
plan.) I love the Hawaiian come out to our dance
culture and try my best to practices. There is no ex- Me ke aloha pumehana,
portray the aloha spirit in perience needed and you Mele
my everyday life. I enjoy will not have to perform if
Publicity Chair: Francie Reiser
Hi everyone! I’m Francie, haha (no really I do). I year, as well as a lot of re-
your Publicity Chair for joined Na ‘Opio O Ka ‘Aina turning old members. If you
NOOK. I’m 21, a Political because, even though I was guys are new to the club I
Science major, German mi- raised in Germany for like 7 really suggest going to the
nor, I love the ocean/beach, years and then Irvine after events and on the ex-
playing guitar’s fun but I’m for…well for too long, I cursions we have (camping,
not that great at it, I like love Hawaii. I’m really ex- ski/snowboarding, Vegas).
surfing and snowboarding, I cited about this year (it was It’s the best way to get to
live at home because its free pretty much the only reason know your fellow NOOK-
and my mom makes me I wasn’t too sad to go back ers. Anyways, I hope every-
food haha, I work at Turtle to school) and it’s going to one has a great year, good
Rock Community Park, be lots of fun. It makes me luck with your classes and
blue’s my favorite color, like so happy to see that we life in general. Aloha!
long walks on the beach have new members this
Social Chair: Sachi Okata
Hey fellow Nookers! that’s when board and I, whole club isn’t. If anyone
This is your ex- especially, really get a ever needs to talk, feel
tremely sarcastic and hi- chance to know all of you free to contact me or
larious Social Chair, Sachi better. come up to me at meeting.
Okata, here. (: I just Well let me tell It’s what I’m here for (: I
wanted to welcome all the you a little about myself. I won’t bite you, I promise,
returning members and was born and raised in maybe some of the boys,
the new members to Na Kaneohe, HI. EASTSIDE but they totally deserve it.
`Opio O Ka `Aina! It was CHEE! I’m a second year, Once again, thanks
so nice to see familiar and double majoring in Asian for coming out and joining
new faces! I hope you guys American Studies and our wonderful Ohana! We
had a fun time at Week 2 Global Cultures with an hope to see your faces
meeting, with our Human emphasis on the Pacific more often!
Bingo Ice Breaker AND Rim. My main focus in the
our awesome bowling af- club right now is to make `Onipa`a (Stand firm) –
Aunty Aloha’s ter event. (: I really do sure everyone is having a Sachi Okata
hope more of you come to good time because if one
our after events because person isn’t, then the
Coach: Jon Onaga
Aloha everybody likes to point and laugh at
this is Jonathan Onaga your me with her friends when-
Na Opio O Ka Aina ever I do things like get a
“Coach” for this year. I’m new haircut or try talk to
just gonna throw some stuff girls. Okay so that’s my
out that you guys might family.
want to know about me for Alright some basic
future reference or what- stuff, I’m a second year Bio
ever else you might do with Sci major. I live in VDC
it. I am from the island of Norte #28816. I like reggae
Oahu where I was born and and Hawaiian music, L&L
raised in a town called plate lunches, live music,
Mililani(its in the middle of fishing, diving, telling stories,
the island). When I am not camping, Cool Runnings,
in glorious Irvine I like to go talking, Rap Replinger, Augie
home and be with my won- T, Kat Williams, Dwyane
derful family. Some info on Wade, Colt Brennan, Fan-
the Fams: Dad is a pretty tasmic, The ARC, my dog-
cool guy, cuz he’s like me. gies, Shirley Temples, Miller
Mom is INSANE she often Lite, pidgin English, Hawaii
stops her car and gets out Club and a whole bunch of
on the freeway to yell at other stuff. So there it is, a
people who tailgate our car little bit about me. So defi-
in traffic. She makes me nitely come and talk to me
laugh. My younger brother about stuff you like to do so
Braddah Jonags! is the successful one, he maybe I can add it to my
gets good grades and plays list. See all you bruddahs
football. My little sister and sistahs around. K den
Today in Hawaii
For the past few
years, the Hawaii state
government has been try-
ing to launch a superferry
that would transport cars
and people between the
islands of Maui, Oahu, and
Kauai. This past August,
the multimillion dollar Ha-
waii Superferry made its
first and last voyage, selling
inter-island tickets for only
five dollars in lieu of its
grand opening. Unfortu-
nately, The Hawaii Super-
ferry was deemed an envi-
ronmental threat and was
canceled by the Hawaii
Supreme Court who ruled
that an environmental as-
sessment would be neces- superferry met strong opposition from some of the natives. On the island of
sary before the superferry Kauai, the superferry was greeted by legions of belligerent mokes, (see vocabulary
could sail again. In addi- section on page 7 if you don’t know what a moke is) who paddled surfboards in
front of the gigantic vessel to prevent it from entering the harbor. The environ-
tion to legal problems, the
mental assessment is still underway and the return of superferry is uncertain.
Historian: Andrew Sumida
Howzit Hawaii Club! site regularly with these pic- formances gave me a chance to
This is braddah An- tures, videos and newsletters participate in Polynesian danc-
drew Sumida. I am your 2007- so visit us on the web and you ing for the first time in my life.
2008 Hawaii Club Historian. can enjoy Hawaii club 24/7! While wearing a malo and a
As you may already know, I am After being in Hawaii haka wrap certainly felt a bit
from the wonderful island of club last year, I can honestly say odd, dance performances were
Maui and I often go by that Hawaii club has made my always good times. I encourage
“Sumida,” “Rando,” and some- college experience simply all of you to come out to dance
times “Maui.” I am a second- amazing. Our quarterly excur- practices and all of our other
year chemistry major who sions were the highlights of my exciting events. I am looking
loves the beach, enjoys long- first year of college. Camping forward to being your historian
boarding, and simply can’t get trip, ski trip, and Vegas trip are and having another super fun
enough of Hawaii Club. As all definitely worth going to year in Hawaii Club!
MAUI Historian, my major responsi- even if you have 3 midterms
bilities are taking pictures and during the week after (just Shoots,
issuing your quarterly newslet- study lots in advance). Our Andrew Sumida
ter. I update the NOOK web- luau and occasional dance per-
John Lee: To my favorite Tahitian Jon: ya coach! Lets win some of Darren- We go eat deli!
drummer, don’t let the crazy those sport thingies. Go team go! Keoks- Ho brah. How you?
Nonosina guys keep you down!! I Haha Yoonji- LOVE YOU!!!
think you’re great!! Dom- STUART!!! WHAT DID Jewel- How are you darling?
Martina Lai: So glad you joined the MOMMA SAY? nicole- sweaty muffins, droopy
club and that we both have the Sachi- Love you hunny and am so ears, and wieners. seriously love
bestest sweatshirt ever!! luv ya!! glad Im living with you! :) ya!
Kimber: you are the cutest, most Alex- Love you!!!! sachi- goooood laughs and a bajil-
adorable girl ever!!! You always Nicole- Thank you for everything! lion inside jokes ;) dunno what i'd
make me laugh and I'm so happy to Rachel- Love you girl! do without ya!
have you in the club!! Francie- Love your solitare playing francie- i'm so glad i'm getting to
Evelyn: omg woman you are hilari- skills. ;) know you better...you're such an
ous!!! gurl i am so glad to have you Onags- Go warriors!!!! See you in awesome possum! =)
in the club!!!! bio. deguzman- yogurtland and
Rachel: Thank you for teaching me Sidor- Eh bu, we gotta jam! thrifty....you're making me a fatty
some of the dances so I can follow Sumida- Ho Maui! =P
along with everyone :-) ~Francie Kate- It was awesome to meet you!!! yoonj- baaaaaaalin'! =)
Dom: you’re doing a great job at Evelyn- Talofa! Good job bowling Jewel- How are you darling?
president. Keep up the good work! Elna- ELNA!!!! nicole- sweaty muffins, droopy
Alex: Thanks for helping organiz- Vila- Thanks for coming out! ears, and wieners. seriously love
ing camping trip with me :-) Cari- Love you!!!! ya!
Sidor: thanks for driving all our Chris- Lord have mercy! BARATZ!!! sachi- goooood laughs and a bajil-
crap around Mark- Cousins friend! lion inside jokes ;) dunno what i'd
Nicole: I love your laugh! Matt- DANCE PARTNER!!! do without ya!
Sumida: congrats on finishing the Amy- Math buddy!!!! francie- i'm so glad i'm getting to
year’s first newsletter! Kristen- Love you and thanks for know you better...you're such an
Sachi: you’re so sweet and wel- always driving. :) awesome possum! =)
coming to everyone. Christina- SHA GIRLS!!! Love you. deguzman- yogurtland and
Mele: you’re awesome :-) JC- Colt Brennan bu! thrifty....you're making me a fatty
Pidg-in (‘pi-jən) – noun. any simplified or broken form of a language, esp. when used for communication be-
tween speakers of different languages.
Pidgin English crafted through the wide range of cultures that settled in Hawaii during the late 1800s and early
1900s. The Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Portugese, etc languages all contributed their fair share to
modifying the English language and producing what is now known as Pidgin English.
Here are a few words and phrases from pidgin English, the most commonly spoken language of the Hawaiian
Moke – noun. Very large, local guy, who most people don’t mess with.
Ex: Eh brah, no mess wit dat moke, he goin give you dirty lickens
Translation: Don’t mess with that behemoth of a man, or else you might
get beat up.
Shoots – interjection. An expression of confirmation; synonymous with ok
Ex: speaker 1: Eh, we go beach. Speaker 2: Shoots!
Translation: speaker 1: Let’s go to the beach. Speaker 2: Ok! That’s a
Choke – adj. Plenty, a lot.
Ex: Ho, get choke asian people at UCI.
Translation: Wow, there are a lot of Asians at UCI.
Pau – verb. Finished; done
Ex: You almost pau?
Translation: Are you almost done?
yoonj- baaaaaaalin'! =) always crackin me up i lovessss great year so far! BIGHUGS-
cari- like ride? it :D BIGSMILES <3kittykat
chris- like drive? Kristen W: mmmmm booty :D Nick: Ho, you tink it rain, brah?
Cari: Cari Tasoe! hiii (: remem- fancciiiiiii. love uuu Tomo No Kai: Thanks for
ber that one time where you Lindsay M: hiii (: boy talk!! oh showing love to us NOOKers!
said, "come spot, here." Spot gosh, good times :D love Kristen: I HIT YOU IN YOUR
still loves me more. youuuu JAW!
Chris: you va jay jay blocker! Shinobu: lovesuuuu! i'm glad nicole- we drop grapes like
ughhhhhhh. we're totally not you were in the blue group (: gangstahhhsss!!!
even. Doug: You're such a litterbug! sidor- DB but the boy version.
Dom: Domineek!!! RARARA- GOSH! succckkkkaaaaa
RARARA is how you eat din- Evelyn: I'm so glad you're com- jon- shawwtyyyy!!!!!!! uhhh
ner. ing out to the club and really NOT.
Mels: love you like no other enjoying it! You crack me up darren- BALLLIINN!!! push sam
hunny! girrrl! for me & jewel.
Nicole: Nee-cole! keepin it real Vila: I'm happy that you're com- jewel- ima thief. best watch
and that's why i love you. ing out to more Hawaii Club out.
bOOty obsession! things! I hope you're over your jewel- nooooshhhhkkaaaa????!!
YoonJi: Seriously love ya! cold (: HAHA
Thanks for everything (: Evelyn: Nice bowling and a sachi- party time. call me up. ill
Ashley B: we gotta somehow sweet strike! come downstairs!!!
repel that creeper. hahahaha- Elna: The way you score bowl- alex- albertsons powder sugar
haha (: ing is all messed up. But nice covered brownies. DANGER-
Elna: ELNA!!! you sexy mama (: slashes, but no X's OUS.
WOOOOO! NOOK: HI NOOK! I miss you mele- you are the fastest pi-
Leah T: love ya lady!! you're all! hope you guys are having a zookie eater i know.
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Kristen: I HIT YOU IN YOUR keoki- you soooo scarrryyy KEOKZ: You’re a very big
JAW! sumida- randall is great. lets skate. person too. Tell Elyse IIIIII
Mark M: Ai shi teru my rhymes are sickk said hi! :D
Leah: I'm fancy! dyrk- i know you are gonna throw SUMIDA: Hello Mr. Ander-
Vila: Thanks for coming out, up this year. i'll make sure of it. son…LOL
and we won't go bowling for joy- you are a freaking trooper. SIDOR: Haiku: You are Ha-
awhile...Ha jc - thursdays. 830. i WONT be waiian. You are good at acting
Sidor: FAT DB’s joining you gay. California whoo!
Jonags: Meatspin BRAH yoonji - i like go eat korean food in AMY: Can I have your hair?
Everyone: COLT BRENNAN
ceritos again. so ono
martina - goldilocks, little red rid-
SACHI OKATA BENTO: hi
Sumida: Sooooo sore ing and robin hood haha hehehehhehe!
Sidor: 225 boy… CATCH sachi & mele - 96744 represent MELE: Let’s take newborn
UP! cari - bring kelsey to the iolani babies to a bowling alley.
Cari: Say hi to your sister for classic CHRIS: You’re not that
me YOONJI KIM: I wrote a haiku for funny… JK HAH! Baratz!
Sumida: Nice toe you: You are Korean. You like to CARI: Let’s play “Guess that
JC: HBO is meeeaaaaannn! hit people hard. Let’s eat funnel song” again! Version: hip hop/
Dom: You have such gentle cakes. (Whoohoo! Roomies!! P.S. R&B
lips droopy.) MARK: You have GREAT
JC, Keoks, Jonags, Sidor, Su- FILIPINO: “You have a lot of In- hair.
mida: We go bike!! dian friends??” :D MATT: Thug life. End of story.
Christina: truth or dare? ALEX: The muffins are sweating!! KRISTEN: Team yellowww!!
Martina: Saw 4!!! :O P.S. 4 nose holes??? LINDSAY: hi neighbor!
Tomo: Party Hardy Brah!!!! JONAGZ: I wrote a haiku for you MARK: machino. Cornrows.
Keoks: Eh, size H. stop too: You like to watch sports. PATRICK: Starfish. :)
breaking stuff Your auntie buys you nice shorts. DOUG: We have matching
Jonags: GET CHANCE?? Mr. sexy-voice. Haha! shirts with the green bushes
jc- where the hell are you???! DARREN: You’re a very big per- on it!!
:) son. End of story. :P
Meet The NOOKer: Darren “Yao Ming” Choy
Waddup Hawai`i Club, VDC Norte with my two
This is your fellow roommates: JC Wo and Jon
NOOK-er, Darren, the 6’3” Onaga. For those of you who
Chinese balla. First of all, I know, we throw the best “you-
gotta say that I wouldn’t change know-what” parties. For those
check us out on the web at my life and home in Hawai`i for of you who don’t know, come
http://clubs.uci.edu/nook/ anything in the world. The by and find out.
other 808 state-ers know what Joining Hawai`i club
I’m talkin bout. I guess Califor- freshman year helped ease my
nia is cool too haha. But seri- transition to UCI and gave me
ously though, home is definitely something fun to do on
where the heart is. Wednesdays and weekends.
I graduated from The club also allowed me to
`Iolani School in Honolulu make new friends from both
where I played basketball and Hawai`i and California. Last
volleyball. I have two brothers, year, I made a lot of great
one older, one younger. And memories. It was the best
yes, they’re tall like me. How freshman year I could’ve asked
did we get so tall? Milk. Plus for. I know this year is gonna
my dad is 6’2” and my mom is (“tasty”) plate lunch to grind be just as good, if not better.
5’8”. We live in Kaneohe on and I’m all good. When I’m not I’m definitely looking forward
the windward side of Oahu. in class (I’m a civil engineer to cruisin’ with you all.
Two of your board members, major btw), I like to play bas-
Sachi and Mele, also live there. ketball or lift at the ARC so I Shoots and aloha,
I’m a pretty simple can get big and strong like
guy. Just give me an ono Keoki. You can find me at -darren