Saturday, February 28, 2009

Restaurants in Hilo

Domino's Pizza in Hilo recently reopened under new ownership, soon after the Kona branch reopened. And according to the sign pictured below, Bueno Burrito is soon to open in the Keawe Street space that housed Subway, which moved down the street.

Morgan's Deli, across the street from The Lyman Museum, has apparently closed.

20 March update: Bueno Burrito (969-9955) opened just this morning. It's open Mondays through Saturdays, 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Congratulations, Slumdog Millionaire!

Don't overlook the little guy.

5 March update:

I found this comment on Philip Weiss's blog:

This is not a political film. It's a romance about destiny. And the dignity it has lent the poor of Mumbai is an achievement that compares with Dickens's treatment of the London slums or Van Gogh's and Millet's paintings of country people, which were considered inappropriate subjects at the time.

As for those who dismiss Slumdog as "poverty porn", I assume none of them are actually from the slums.
20 March update: I looked at the 12 October issue of USA Weekend, which briefly reviewed the major movies to be released in late 2008. Slumdog Millionaire was not mentioned at all, despite its limited release date of 12 November and its wide release date of 25 December.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

More Link Updates

I've removed some defunct links to sites in the Politics of Hawaii category in The Ever-Evolving List of Links. They are:, AlohaPolitics, 808AlohaState, HaolesforHawaiians,, and MauiTalk.

I have to look at a few links; apparently, one,, has turned Japanese! Since I don't know Japanese, I can't tell if it's still about Hawaii politics.

Monday, February 02, 2009