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Old 10-16-2006, 01:37 AM   #31
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Wasabi,
it is such a relief to see you here. I am so happy you are safe and unhurt. Wish, I could just give you a big hug, but I'll send a cyber one instead
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:15 AM   #32
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Wasabi! I'm so glad I found your posts here this morning. I thought about you when we heard the news yeterday. Glad all is well for you!

IC, let us know when you can that you're OK, too!
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:38 AM   #33
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So glad to hear you're physically okay. I don't think I'll ever get use to the quakes (being jolted out of bed) here. Hugs to you.
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Old 10-16-2006, 12:25 PM   #34
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Oh Wasabi I'm so glad everyone's okay !! My thoughts go out to everyone affected by this. Must of been one heck of a scare.
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Old 10-16-2006, 02:28 PM   #35
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I'm so glad your safe and sound Wasabi. Hopefully we'll hear from Ironchef soon.

My BF son is stationed in Hawaii in the Navy and the ship was at dock. I guess it knocked him out of his bunk but he was ok. His mom nearly ran off the road when the news came over the radio. Thankfully he was able to get through later to let her know he was ok.

Prayers to all those affected by this.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:07 PM   #36
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Thank GOD youre alright Wasabi!! Now what about the other folks that live on the islands that are on DC?
Wasabi... were you using your massage chair?
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:43 PM   #37
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My Roadrunner is still down so I'm writing this from work. Oahu didn't get that bad, it was only the power that got knocked out. The most stressful thing for me was not knowing any of the football scores and not knowing how much I was up or down.

And then I went to work.

You just don't know how many people really can't drive when there's no power. No traffic light = 4 way stop. I guess many people don't know this. I saw about 5 accidents going into work, all near or around intersections because people were just driving right through them without stopping or slowing. Saw many people doing this.


Work was ****. We cooked everything by portable propane burners and gas grills. Kept everything hot with sternos and hot boxes. Offered buffet style only for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We had to clean out some of the refers that were already at a higher temperature in the event the power did not go back on. As a result, guests were able to get sashimi grade tuna, chilled poached shrimp, dungeness crab, etc. Most guests were happy and just grateful to have food and drink, but there are some who really have no clue about reality. I saw adults push their way through children to try and get food. I overheard several complaining and blaming the hotel for "everything". Last time I checked, Mother Nature doesn't own our hotel.

But, everything turned out fine, and most guests were happy. Not something that I'd like to do again, but I give a lot of credit to the staff. Everyone pulled together and made it happen.
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:59 PM   #38
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Good to hear from you IC - wow - some people are just nuts aren't they?

Glad everything is working out and be careful going through those intersections!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:18 PM   #39
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So glad to hear from you Wasabi and Iron chef! IC, some people are so darn ignorant and as you said have no clue about reality. They should have been grateful to have such elegant food. Any food and water would have been just fine for most people in that situation!
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Ironchef you and your crew rock!!

Im humbled.
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