Saturday, March 12, 2011
That's former Hawaii radio broadcaster Kamasami Kong. Apparently, he's been living in Japan for a few years now. He was on CNN giving a first person account to CNN's Suzanne Malveaux about Japan's devastating earthquake. Podcast, here. The video takes too long to load, and Sypke quality anyways. Kamasami Kong was also on Bill O'Reilly on Friday. It seems that he's the unofficial point man for both major news channels.
This screenshot of the tsunami inspires thoughts of the Waikiki inundation zone. That green structure in the upper left hand corner of the photo is a dock crane to indicate the height of the tsunami surge. Waikiki is moated off by the Ala Wai canal on its inland boundary. A tsunami surge would simultaneously rush upstream and we'd be swamped from two fronts. Waikiki was mostly rice fields, before that taro farms, in swamp land, later filled in for where we stand now, that is, we're barely 2 feet above sea level at the highest elevation. And the Waikiki Zoo. In the back of my mind, I always wondered about the neighborhood if the lions and the tigers escaped their habitats and roamed the streets.