Pay Day Loan Store in Pahoa Opens… Already Desperate For Business

So the new Pahoa “Pay Day Loan Store” has opened in Pahoa.  The place will allow you to give them your gold at a price that only a drug user could love.

I can see why they would attempt to target the Pahoa and Puna vicinity…  I just don’t think their model will fly here as too many folks work under the table in general.

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This new Pay Day loan store in Pahoa is so desperate for business right now… that I guess the mainland corporation is willing to pay folks to stand on the side of the road to try and attract business to it.

I will say it again… this place isn’t going to survive.  I have nothing against new businesses moving into Pahoa… although I  don’t like the whole business operation of the place in itself.

I believe this will be a case where a business dies off by itself here in Pahoa simply because of the economy and principle alone.

Anyone want to place a $10.00 bet that this place isn’t in business in a year?

Big Island Has 3.0 Magnitude Earthquake

Magnitude 3.0
Location 19.412°N, 155.606°W
Depth 3 km (1.9 miles)
  • 27 km (17 miles) NNW (330°) from Pahala, HI
  • 30 km (18 miles) E (97°) from Honaunau-Napoopoo, HI
  • 33 km (20 miles) ESE (107°) from Captain Cook, HI
  • 54 km (34 miles) SE (130°) from Kalaoa, HI
  • 64 km (40 miles) WSW (239°) from Hilo, HI
  • 313 km (195 miles) SE (132°) from Honolulu, HI

Volcano Waterspouts


Amazing footage of “waterspouts” that develop as hot lava, entering the ocean, produces steam that rises and begins to rotate. Footage at 0:43 showcases a 1993 vortex including zoomed-in details of the base. Technically, these are not waterspouts at all, since true waterspouts connect to cumuliform clouds; but the principle of rotation is similar, and so the terminology is often applied. Please note that all footage was shot with a telephoto lens; standing anywhere near an eruption entering the ocean is extremely dangerous, so the videographers are actually quite far away.

Pahoa Trash Dump Road TRASHED! Opala in Paradise

Well I went to the Pahoa Transfer Station today and I was stunned to see all the garbage that was tossed along the road on the way there.

Opala in Paradise

The look on this dolls face says it all!

There was literally a two piece couch set that looked like it belonged to each other at one time.

Opala in Paradise

Two couches less then 50 yards away from eachother

Anyone recognize these couches (Click on the small pictures to enlarge)

Notice the tire behind the couch in that bottom picture?  I must have came across at least a dozen tires!

Opala in Paradise

What do we do with tires?

Recently the group Keep Hawaii Beautiful received a mini grant of $1,700 to help dispose of these tires properly but that will run out quickly… just look at all these tires?

I even found a mattress along the side of the road.


I couldn’t figure out what this was…

What the ???

So I flipped it over and it turned out to be a dish washing machine.

Ah poor ting... someone is going to have hand wash dishes now.

All of this “opala” (garbage) was found within a mile of the transfer station and most of this stuff except for the tires could have been taken there.

Opala in Paradise

Geez! Tossing away garbage cans and all!

Kula Ha’aha’a Presents The First Grade in “The Law of the Splintered Paddle”

Kula Ha’aha’a Presents The First Grade in “The Law of the Splintered Paddle”


The Law of the Splintered Paddle

My son played the fishermen that whacked King Kamehameha over the head with the paddle