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Environment

A Month's Worth of Rain in a Few Days

King Mika Dec 02, 2016
Is Hilo's motto. Hawaii's second 2016 autumn rain fest is underway, with a month's worth of rain expected to fall over the couse of just a few days. Archived in the chart below is the rainfall totals for Hilo (located on the east side of the Big Island)…
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Environment

The Sun Looks Like it's Going to Set at 11 AM

King Mika Dec 01, 2016
Nearly 7 hours earlier than normal. Deep tropical moisture continues to flood parts of the state of Hawaii today, and the sky looks so dark, the sun looks like it's going to set at 11 AM. The sun won't actually set until 5:40 PM in Hilo. Nearly 3 inches of…
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Visiting

List of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Free Admission Days

King Mika Dec 01, 2016
For 2017. The Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has announced they will offer free admission on 10 days in 2017. Those days are as follows: January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. February 20: Presidents Day. April 15-16 & April 22-23: National Park Week…
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Education

Hawaii Vandals Strikes School on Thanksgiving Weekend

King Mika Nov 30, 2016
These losers was thankful for vandalizing a school. Hawaii police are investigating two cases of vandalism at Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School, they suspect to have occurred at some point between the evening of November 23 and the morning of November 25.…
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Living

Teens Works on Mastering Abusing

King Mika Nov 15, 2016
Their parents must be so proud. Yesterday, I overheard a violent argument between a teenage female, and a teenage male. Both of which appeared to be 17-years-old. They both threatened to "beat" each other, and when the female tried to walk away, the male…
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Safety

Your Email Will Expire Soon Hawaiian Telcom Scam

King Mika Nov 01, 2016
Warning. Some Hawaiian Telcom users have reported receiving the following scam in their inbox: Email subject: Your e-mail will expire soon Email message: Dear User, Your e-mail will expire soon, We recommend that you upgrade your account now to avoid…
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Blog

Adult Plover Lets Juvenile Feed on its Small Grounds

King Mika Oct 19, 2016
Aloha. It's that time of the year when juvenile Pacific golden plovers leaves the Arctic tundra for the first time, and migrates to a random location near the Pacific Ocean for the winter. So far this month, I've spotted five juvenile Pacific golden plovers…
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Blog

2016 Fall Book Sale Conversations

King Mika Oct 13, 2016
Makes for an interesting read. No pun intended. I heard some pretty interesting conversations and reactions while I was shopping at this year's fall Hilo Public Library Friends book sale, as seen in the transcript below: Elderly woman 1: "How's your husband?"…
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Environment

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Highest Level in Millions of Years

King Mika Oct 04, 2016
Due to human greed and ignorance. The scientific community became distressed last week after a meter on Mauna Loa (on the Big Island of Hawaii) recorded the highest levels of carbon dioxide in millions of years. Carbon dioxide (a heat-trapping gas) levels…
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Blog

Couple Has Sexual Relations on the Street

King Mika Sep 26, 2016
Where many homes could see. It was only a matter of time until I was forced to witness a couple have sexual relations on the streets in my neighborhood. I heard a woman singing while I was opening my curtains, and I was shocked to see a young man making…
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Blog

Toddlers Playing on the Road at Midnight

King Mika Sep 19, 2016
To practice for Halloween? There's a new Marijuana Freak in my neighborhood that was seen letting his toddlers play on the road at midnight! One of those toddlers was practicing for Halloween, because it was screaming to scare its sibling. In my opinion,…
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Blog

Severe Weather Triggers Massive Plover Evacuation

King Mika Sep 15, 2016
Plovers, fly out! A violent thunderstorm blasted the Big Island of Hawaii yesterday afternoon with heavy rain (including a little hail), godly rumbles (the kind that shakes your home), and a stunning about of lightning strikes (at least three of which struck…
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Blog

Common Myna Attacks Pacific Golden Plover

King Mika Sep 13, 2016
Then flies off looking confused. A Pacific golden plover was minding its business when suddenly, a common myna flew full force to attack it. The plover didn't anticipate the attack, and only attempted to evacuate when the myna came within a few inches. The…
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Environment

Summer Is Going Out With a Bang

King Mika Sep 12, 2016
Autumn vs Summer. It's that time of the year when Mother "Janus-faced" Nature flip-flops between summer and autumn (officially starts next week Thursday). The weather was mild in Hawaii during the first 11 days of September. The heat index in my office was…
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Blog

Pacific Golden Plovers Braves a Hurricane

King Mika Sep 01, 2016
Flied where no other bird dared to go. Although the eye of Hurricane Madeline (2016) didn't make landfall on the Big Island, its outflow pounded the island with heavy rain yesterday. While every other bird was hiding during that storm, it was business as…

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