It’s been a while since my last post. But it’s summer now! Which means I’m home from school. There are so many things that I forget about Hawaii when I’m gone. For instance, how everyone knows everyone! It doesn’t matter where you go on the Island, you will usually see at least one person you … More Big Island, Small Town
In a few weeks my college is going to be having a talent show, and I decided to enter. The people I have mentioned it to expect me to say that I will be singing or something, so they are always slightly surprised to hear that I am dancing. I will be performing a hula … More Watching Miss Aloha
As I’m sure you have all realized from my other posts, there are a lot of things that are very different when moving to the mainland. Something that I continuously struggle with is when I greet someone for the first time, or for the millionth time. When I’m home in Hawaii the answer is easy. … More To Hug or Not to Hug
For my English class I had to write a paper in which I taught people something. So I wrote about how not to look like a tourist when going to Hawaii. Here it is. Are there houses? What about cars? Should I bring my own cereal? Some might think these questions are important as they … More Spreading the Aloha
As weird as it might be one of the biggest adjustments of moving to the mainland was shoes… You might be thinking “Shoes? Why was that such a big problem?!” Well let my tell you. What everyone here calls flip-flops, I call slippers. If you were in Hawaii and you said flip-flops everyones response would be. … More Slippers! I mean.. Flip Flops
Meeting someone at college for the first time the question of, “where are you from?” often comes up. Most of the time the response to a out-of-state person is “Oh cool” or if they’re from far enough away, “How did you decide on this school?” While my set of questions starts off the same way it … More You’re from where?
As the New Year is beginning I have decided that I want to try write something that people might find interesting enough to read. This blog is going to be my attempt at that. As of right now I don’t know how often I’ll write but my aim is once or twice a month (I’m … More Whats all this?