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January 2010

Cafe Pesto, Hawaii Island Restaurant Review

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The restaurant reviewed is:
Cafe Pesto
Kawaihae Shopping Center,
South Kohala Coast,
Hawaii Island,
(808) 882-1071
They also have a branch in Hilo:
Cafe Pesto
Historic S. Hata Building,
On the Bay,
Downtown Hilo,
Hawaii Island,
(808) 969-6640

Kwai’s Dish
Special of Linguine with breast of chicken with a sauce of shitake mushrooms and normal mushrooms and cooked hamRead More »Cafe Pesto, Hawaii Island Restaurant Review

Don't shop at Direct Sports Online!

To save confusion this is not a review for Sports Direct ( or Direct Sports in the USA ( but my personal experience of the UK based Direct Sports (

Direct Sports is an online sports store specialising in racket sports. Their website is either or After selling one of my current rackets I thought I would try something new out for 2010. After much research I was on the hunt for a Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT Plus. The best price was at both and I finally chose Direct Sports because they took Paypal (which I had some credit on already) and they also offer a stringing service for just the price of the string (even though the string is overpriced). On ordering they also threw in a free gift of your choice (A choice from rackets, balls and bags) and so I chose a Babolat Club Line 3 Racket Bag as part of my purchase. To top everything off, next day delivery was free of charge because I had purchased a racket (normally 2-4 days is free of charge). All looked great, I put my order through at 3pm on 29th December 2009 which was the cut off time for next day delivery and so I was looking forward to having my shiny new racket on the 30th December 2009.

Direct Sports Shop Order

I was very excited on the 30th December 2009 and so I logged on to my order history and the status had not changed from ‘Payment Taken’. I waited until 3.34pm but it hadn’t arrived yet so I called customer service on 01740 646961 and Read More »Don't shop at Direct Sports Online!

His and Her Wedding Rings

So you’re on the lookout for some wedding bands for the big day but you’re not sure what to go for. Well regardless of whether you’ve already purchased the engagement ring the following applies to any precious metal ring you’re ever likely to buy.
There are several types of material on the market when it comes to rings including silver, gold, platinum, palladium, titanium to name the most popular. Titanium is a really lightweight material and so comes in handy for guys as the bands tend to be far wider than a female ring. Guys rings usually start from 3mm width all the way to a couple of centimetres. It really depends on preference, taste and budget. With this in mind titanium is really cheap compared to it’s heavy counterparts and you can expect to pick up a male wedding band from just £15. Expect to take the ring off often though as the rings are usually poorly finished and can feel uncomfortable for long periods of wear and also can suffer from a green copper like stain when your hands get sweaty or wet. This is because the ring is actually an alloy and not just pure titanium. An all titanium band is available for a little more and is very hard wearing (even harder than platinum) and very lightweight. Read More »His and Her Wedding Rings