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Sunday, September 22, 2013

"Breaking bad and writing bad,it's all good..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen'

James "Kimo" Rosen  is a retired professional photographer living in Kapa'a with his best friend Obama Da Dog, Rosen also blogs as a hobby...
This blog  also debuted today (09-23-13) as my new column for the worlds greatest
newspaper, "The Kaua'i Garden Island News!"


Breaking bad and writing bad,it's all good     

There is  a drama series on cable tv called  "Breaking  Bad."  This series is about a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with terminal stage 4 lung cancer.  To pay for all of his medical expenses--and secure his family's financial future before he dies--this high school chemistry teacher decides to start cooking Meth with a former student who he once  failed. I have watched all  5 seasons in 10 nights--live streaming, via Netflix. I am now current with only one remaining episode , next Sunday. The series grand finale! 
https://www.facebook.com/BreakingBad?fref=ts

http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad

The show is as addicting  as meth itself--not that I've ever done meth--and is considered one of the greatest TV dramas of all time along side the Sopranos. 

The term 'breaking bad' is a southern colloquialism which means when someone who has taken a turn off the path of the "straight and narrow," when they've gone wrong. "Breaking bad" can imply loosing the path for that day or a lifetime.  The slang, also, applies when kids want to have fun; they say, "Let's break bad."

Everyone needs to break bad--especially on the quiet serene cosmic Island of Kaua'i--and to help one  feel vibrant and alive. Living in Kapa'a town--where people know things about you before you do, is the ideal place to not only break bad, but talk bad, and write bad. 

You don't actually have to break the law to break bad, you just need to break out of your straight and narrow. Breaking bad can be as simple as speeding in your car, enjoying it, and not getting a ticket. It could be finding a suitcase with $50,000 cash--not turning it over to the police, but keeping it  for yourself after making attempts to find the owner, but just can't.   Breaking bad makes one feel alive. Everyone has broken bad at one time or another, and anyone denying it is plain and simply lying.

There is also breaking bad news--when you have to tell someone that a friend or relative passed away. Breaking bad news is never fun; however, breaking bad can create excitement, and make life overflow to capacity. After-all every girl has a secret liking for the bad boy.

Writing bad sounds like something a writer does not  want his name associated with; however, if you apply the same principle of breaking bad to writing bad, you may just come alive with a story idea or column that makes you feel vibrant, that makes you feel accomplished--because you do not follow any rule, you wrote bad.

Writing bad  is something I never liked associated with my name. However, after breaking bad, I now feel confident and delighted in writing bad.

Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared from Breaking Bad's  Facebook Page  
https://www.facebook.com/BreakingBad?fref=ts








41 comments:

Deborah Morel said...

Sawasdee Kimo,

I've learned a lot about this program, Breaking Bad very recently...now I'm starting to get it. Enjoyed your story, and all the links.

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo Deborah, did you see this same blog in the Kaua'i garden Island news!

http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/breaking-bad-and-writing-bad-it-s-all-good/article_70752efc-2409-11e3-a7a8-001a4bcf887a.html

Judith Whitehead said...

via email, concerning this blog debuting in the kauai garden island news!

"Great for you!!!!"

Harmony Bentosino said...

Harmony wrote: "Congratulations! That's fantastic news to be a regular columnist!"

Linda Gross said...

via email concerning new column,"Very nice !!!"

Anonymous said...

Congrats, brah!--May 'kimo's world' dazzle the masses fo'evah!
Is this a weekly thing?

Chuck Lasker said...

via facebook on new Column;"Congrats, Mr. Columnist!"

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

via email pertaining to my new column in TGI;"Fantastic Rabbi :-) how often da column ? Unc advice,Just be FAIR for ALL. TKGIN is still owned by the ONE newspaper monopoly , progressive idea may be suppressed. fight for free people ,PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, (no free loaders)EQUALITY etc under the US Constitution,look at both sides of any problem.go for it,!!!
"Stop wars, mandate Jews to love Arabs,Protestants to love Catholics.Hindus to love Muslims & WAR MACHINES WILL GO BELLY UP !!! WE HOPE!!!!"
Chester "Unc" Lau"

Jean Bornell said...

via email concerning new column;"i am tired of you with dog image / but hope you do great..xo j"

Nicki Sifers said...

via Facebook concerning debut of new column!"Haha Finally being paid for it! Congratulations!"

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

via email concerning new column;"Felicitation Rabbi :-) means Congratulations" :-D

Pete Antonson said...

Kimo, way to go; but, don't let The Man control you now!!!

KimoRosen said...

Thanks Pete!

Karen Janik said...

I love when you post pics of you and your favorite girl! So happy!

Deborah Morel said...

Via facebook;" Congratulations Kimo, on your new spot with TGI! I enjoyed reading your story. ObamaGirl, you look gorgeous in your photo shot."

KimoRosen said...

D- don't forget you are always welcome a s guest-blogger on dakinetalk should you wish...

Deborah Morel said...

via email concerning new column;"LET'S CELBRATE!*&lt:-P party I LOVE THE TITLE OF YOUR COLUMN. CONGRATULATION KIMO AND OBAMAGIRL."
-D

Annie Sims said...

Hey buddy what channel I don't have Netflix.. Remind me ok what time and what channel it's probably deferent where you at..

KimoRosen said...

AMC on cable, starting wednesday ther will be a marathon of all 60 episodes leadinng up to the finale on Sunday night at 6:00 P.M. dvr it!

Chuck Lasker said...

Let them know that because of your column I just subscribed.

Steven Eayrs said...

wow! your own column! Looking forward to what you write Jim.

Judith Whitehead said...

great article, congratulations

KimoRosen said...

Chuck and everyone, if your really like the column please email the editor in Chief of the Garden island Newspaper and let him know, His name is Bill Buley and his email is bbuley@thegardenisland.com

Sue Siegal said...

via email;"Congratulations Kimo...I will be an avid reader."
Cuz Susie

Deborah Morel said...

via facebook;" "Great story. ObamaGirl, you look gorgeous!" <3"

Linda Gross said...

Linda wrote: "Love it!!"

Deborah Morel said...

via facebook;"Kimo's World." Perfecto!"

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Rema Murphy said...

I will write the editor,too.

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo Rema, really appreciate it!

Ami Thea said...

YEAH! About time they gave you a column

Facebook commments concerning a negative letter about my column said...

some people just don't have a sense of humor; Someone wrote in about my column, check it out, "Column missing spirit of Aloha," maybe someone could write in something positive!? http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-wednesday-sept/article_13ff4974-25ac-11e3-80e4-001a4bcf887a.html

Letters for Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
thegardenisland.com
• To: Kauai County Council Members • Pesticide use disclosure greatly needed • Birds may be health problem • Column missing spirit of Aloha
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Harmony Bentosino This person has no appreciation for humor or satire. Sounds like a goody 2 shoes.
4 hours ago · Unlike · 1

Ami Thea Someone always seems to oppose what you write. I rather enjoy your pieces, myself
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James Kimo Rosen Amy & Harmony, you can always send in a letter in support!? email it to letters@thegardenisland.com
2 hours ago · Like · 1

James Kimo Rosen short and sweet, a couple sentences, doesn't need to be long...
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Ami Thea Not a bad idea!
2 hours ago via mobile · Unlike · 1

James Kimo Rosen well?
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Ami Thea There's a link to your column on your fb page right? I need to re-read it, and the critique.
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James Kimo Rosen yes, I will make it easy, here's the URL; http://thegardenisland.com/...

Breaking bad and writing bad, it’s all good
thegardenisland.com
Editor’s note: James ‘Kimo’ Rosen will be writing a regular column for TGI.
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Ami Thea I somehow missed the part about keeping 50,000 dollars and speeding... I will consider writing a response If I come up with something that feels right.
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James Kimo Rosen keeping it after you made rightful attempts to find the owner. ;D)
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Harmony Bentosino I sent my comments to the paper.
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Ami Thea I wrote one.... we'll see if they print it
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James Kimo Rosen Mahalo Ami! Aloha to you and Abbey!
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James Kimo Rosen Mahalo harmony, I really appreciate it! Hope they publish it!?
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Ami Thea Kimo, are you writing a response?
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James Kimo Rosen Yes, I responded. I can only imagine what it's like to be President Obama and to be criticized every time yoyo try and make good... Thanks again
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LTE said...

Column missing spirit of Aloha
The editorial “Breaking bad and writing bad, it’s all good” in Monday’s The Garden Island has the distinction of being the most irresponsible and most outrageous editorial I have ever read.
Breaking bad means “they’ve gone wrong.” One example given is speeding. Another example given would be “finding a suitcase with $50,000 cash and “after making attempts to find the owner” (probably turning to look each way before picking up the suitcase), keeping it rather than turning it over to the police. The message is clearly given as “breaking bad makes one feel alive.”
The guys at the county jail will really like the editorial as it gives them a new defense — “I’m just following the advice of an editorial in The Garden Island.”
The message is so against the spirit of Aloha that those of us in Kauai treasure — kindness, friendship, and the caring and respect of others.
The editorial may not represent the values of The Garden Island editorial staff, but it clearly represents their judgment.

Joe Frisinger
Princeville

KimoRosen said...

I would like to respond to Joe Frisingers recent LTE, "Column missing spirit of Aloha."

I am the author of that column and am sorry Mr. Frisinger did not appreciate my attempts at satire and humor.

May I first state that a columnists job is not necessarily to channel the spirit of Aloha.

I was referring to a fictitious TV drama series called "Breaking Bad" and making fun of myself with the words "writing bad." The intention was never to think the guys at the prison would take this serious. My guess is, they know things far more criminal than my attempt at humor.

Like Breaking bad and writing bad, there is also thinking bad. Maybe, I was just joking bad?

I am in high hopes that my next column will bring a smile to your face along with the spirit of Aloha.

Aloha,

Deborah Morel said...

"As you know, I have never seen the program "Breaking Bad," because of my not having much TV around my family--a conscious decision. That's not the point. Just look at how popular and award winning Breaking Bad is--and in all countries that are not restricted to receive the program by TV and internet."

Ami Thea said...

via facebook;"In case they don't print it, here is my letter:
I Saw This One Coming: On Kimo
I was pleased to see an ‘opinion article’ by James “Kimo” Rosen in The Garden Island (“Breaking Bad and Writing Bad, It’s All Good,” Monday, September 23). I was also not at all surprised to find a letter to the editor opposing his piece (“Column Missing Spirit of Aloha,” Wednesday, September 25). It seems that his editorial piece accomplished just what he was writing about: It shook things up, broke up the monotony, and got people talking. Though I may not agree with everything he says, I generally find that his pieces inspire me to think about things in a new way and to consider a perspective that is different from my own. As for The Garden Island’s decision to print the piece: let us just think back a few months to the piece they printed condoning the slaughtering of seals. Enough said. I don’t think one man’s opinion is going to change people’s moral decision-making. For example, if I find 50,000 dollars tomorrow and can’t find the owner, I will turn it into the KPD. I will also drive the speed limit, whether the people in a rush behind me like it or not.
In any case, Kimo, perhaps you should include a warning label with all of your pieces from now on, that they may cause offense and are meant to be read with a sense of humor (similar to McDonalds’ warning that the coffee in the cup is hot).

Deborah Anne said...

Started watching this on Netflix awhile back, but never got through Season 1..I need to catch up I guess? lol

KimoRosen said...

I watched 5 seasons in 10 nights live streaming on netflix. This in my opinion is the best drama series of all time! The writing and acting is phenomenal! go for it Deborah Anne

KimoRosen said...

Heisenberg ftw

KimoRosen said...

I hope so, buy may be wtf, not ftw?

KimoRosen said...

Two letters to the editor appeared in the Friday 09-27-13 edition of the Garden Island news concerning my new column, (this blog)


http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-friday-september/article_478e8e1e-273f-11e3-ac34-0019bb2963f4.html

I Saw This One Coming: On Kimo
I was pleased to see an opinion article by James “Kimo” Rosen in The Garden Island (“Breaking Bad and Writing Bad, It’s All Good,” Monday, Sept. 23). I was also not at all surprised to find a letter to the editor opposing his piece (“Column Missing Spirit of Aloha,” Wednesday, Sept. 25). It seems that his editorial piece accomplished just what he was writing about: It shook things up, broke up the monotony, and got people talking.
Though I may not agree with everything he says, I generally find that his pieces inspire me to think about things in a new way and to consider a perspective that is different from my own.
As for The Garden Island’s decision to print the piece: Let us just think back a few months to the piece they printed condoning the slaughtering of seals. Enough said.
I don’t think one man’s opinion is going to change peoples’ moral decision-making. For example, if I find $50,000 tomorrow and can’t find the owner, I will turn it into the KPD. I will also drive the speed limit, whether the people in a rush behind me like it or not.
In any case, Kimo, perhaps you should include a warning label with all of your pieces from now on, that they may cause offense and are meant to be read with a sense of humor (similar to McDonald’s warning that the coffee in the cup is hot).

Amithea Love, Kapaa

Kimo sure to stir things up
I was surprised to see announced that James “Kimo” Rosen will now be a regular contributor to TGI. Surprised because to me most of his letters are poorly informed, short-sighted drivel and seldom even funny. But it’s good to stir the pot, and it should make for good copy. So I congratulate Mr. Rosen on his appointment and wish him success. But please, TGI, try to keep his stuff to a minimum. His letters are already plenty enough.
Dave Au, San Diego