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Hawaii Addict is Ready!!!!!
04-22-2011, 04:26 AM
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Dude, you remind me, of Me! I have been wearing my Hawaii hoodie, I bought a cute little tank top that says, Spooning leads to Forking. It doesn't say Hawaii anywhere but I bought in Hawaii therefore I have to wear it. I occasionally walk around my house in my bikini. I drank Kona coffee this morning in my roastmaster.com mug. And I like watching Hawaii videos on youtube. Here's one of my favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCHnTCcOEEM The music is cheesy, but who ever made the video obviously loves Hawaii as much as I do!
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04-22-2011, 05:10 AM
Post: #12
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yeah, I've been wearing my Hawaiian Surfboard necklace for the last couple of weeks and I still have many others that I wear also. Hawaiian or Hula shirts daily, slippahs , and surfing event tees, I'll never live anywhere else,lol.
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04-22-2011, 06:01 AM (This post was last modified: 04-22-2011 06:05 AM by HawaiianBinky.)
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Do you know of any good shops that sell Hemp/shell necklaces? I have about 6 or 7 but they are worn out. I plan on buying lots more. I got most of them at the International Market Place, but I was hoping you might know of a better place Big Grin
And WonderinginWaikiki you need Help, you're clearly the biggest addict out of all of us! Lol
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04-22-2011, 12:54 PM
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Actually, I do know of a few that makes them themselves. It's a couple of haole guys that sell on the sidewalk in front of the Hyatt across from the HPD substation. They have two cute little Jack Russells and seem pretty cool. The IMP is still a great place to shop or the Aloha Flee Market across from the USS Arizona at the Aloha Stadium.
I had a really cool one a few years back that was made from hemp with a multi-color glass pipe on it. I never used it and it got broken when I moved here two years ago and I never replaced it. Bummer!
But yeah,that's your best bet. The rules on the sidewalk is that they can't offer you a price but can accept a donation. HPD and city rules but I'm guessing around five to ten bucks for most items. You got to shop around carefully for the best prices but I know what you are talking about. There's plenty of time for me to check around,lol.
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04-22-2011, 06:28 PM
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Thanks can't wait to get more, lots more!
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04-22-2011, 08:09 PM
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(04-22-2011 04:26 AM)HawaiianBinky Wrote:  Dude, you remind me, of Me! I have been wearing my Hawaii hoodie, I bought a cute little tank top that says, Spooning leads to Forking. It doesn't say Hawaii anywhere but I bought in Hawaii therefore I have to wear it. I occasionally walk around my house in my bikini. I drank Kona coffee this morning in my roastmaster.com mug. And I like watching Hawaii videos on youtube. Here's one of my favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCHnTCcOEEM The music is cheesy, but who ever made the video obviously loves Hawaii as much as I do!

Even when you live in Hawaii you can still be a big time Hawaii addict, just like me Smile Since I live on Oahu, I'm sort of a neighbor island addict. Going to a neighbor island is always a memorable experience because this means that I'm on vacation Smile I also like many places on Oahu, but normally during the week, I'm involved in my daily routine and work. But I have never ever felt bored here. There are so many things to do.

I noticed that many people who were born and raised here don't feel the way that many transplants do. Maybe they are just used to the views and don't have a base to compare it with. To give you an example, I have a colleague who was born and raised on Oahu, but once when I told her that I went to Malaekahana Bay she had no idea where it is. Also, she told me that for many years she hasn't been to a beach and has only once been to a neighbor island, but otherwise to no other places. Isn't that a big WOW! LOL.

Also, I went to a work-related conference a few months ago that took place in a center near Kaneohe on the foothills of the Ko'olau Mountains. The scenery there is breathtaking and lush. The meeting room where the seminar took place had big windows with gorgeous views to the mountains and the ocean. But the entire time the curtains were kept closed and the artificial light on, instead of open curtains, natural light and a beautiful view. All that makes me think that many people who are locals don't really see what we see, as if we live in two different parallel worlds.
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04-23-2011, 02:38 PM
Post: #17
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It's so true what you're saying. I have family that live in Cali, and they wonder why I don't ski. People come from all over the world to ski. Apparently we have the best slopes around, and the best snow. But since I have never really taken an interest, my family thinks I'm crazy. Sounds like people in Hawaii. Although I can't fathom it. But I guess we take get used to what we have, and take it for granted.

The more we plan our trip, the more we want to move there. But we want to do it right, save money, prepare properly. We'll see what happens. I'm actually thinking about attending a University there in Hawaii. I hear they have a great nursing/nurse practitioner degree. I will have my nursing in a few years, and to get my nurse practitioner degree in Hawaii would be awesome!
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04-23-2011, 03:24 PM
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That reminds me of a friend of mine here that is an HPD officer and was born and raised here. His wife is Hawaiian also but raised on the mainland. They met when he was an armed guard for a Las Vegas casino. They moved back to Hawaii about ten years ago but he dreams of moving back to Las Vegas and his wife wants to stay here in Hawaii. He said that he only made ten bucks an hour in Vegas but just loves that town.
I have another friend that was born and raised here and has never left this island his whole life. He talks about leaving this island one day and moving in with his brother in Las Vegas. A lot of the time, he asks me about California. Whats it like in San Diego, LA and San Fransisco. About earthquakes there, how often and how bad. He's only felt one earthquake his whole life and that happen in December of 2006 off of the Big Island. Said that they lost power here for one week on Oahu afterwords.
I feel totally the opposite. I never want to leave here and have no desire to fly anywhere. I would be happy to take a boat to neighboring islands instead of flying. To live more like the local people here and enjoy the beautiful ocean views like that seminar you went to.
I went to see the Blue Angels fly at MCB Hawaii at Keneohe and what a beautiful bay and outstanding views. I never seen a Marine Corps base with such wonderful views. Only Okinawa, Japan can come close but you had to go off-base to Kin Blue to see the nearby ocean.
So attitudes between locals and transplants are so different. I am happy and sad at the same time. I wish I had grown up here but again maybe I wouldn't feel the way I do today? I still feel like I've made the right choice for my family and me. My wife use to tell me to stop dreaming and that it will never happen. When the opportunity came along,I took a strike at it like a rattlesnake. Determined, decisive and with clarity. No regrets and love every minute of it like it was my last. My only regret is that I've never seen Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park and a couple other places. Maybe someday,I'll take the family in an RV across the United States like I had planned two years ago and had saved for before gas prices made that dream impossible. In the meantime,Hawaii is my state,lol.
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04-25-2011, 01:57 AM
Post: #19
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(04-22-2011 04:26 AM)HawaiianBinky Wrote:  Dude, you remind me, of Me! I have been wearing my Hawaii hoodie, I bought a cute little tank top that says, Spooning leads to Forking. It doesn't say Hawaii anywhere but I bought in Hawaii therefore I have to wear it. I occasionally walk around my house in my bikini. I drank Kona coffee this morning in my roastmaster.com mug. And I like watching Hawaii videos on youtube. Here's one of my favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCHnTCcOEEM The music is cheesy, but who ever made the video obviously loves Hawaii as much as I do!

I have all my Hawaii boxers and shirts out now for the summer!!!! I am getting ready for my trip! My addiction will be answered at the end of May!!!!
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04-25-2011, 04:48 AM
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I wish I could click "like" on your comments, like you can on Facebook. But just so everyone knows, I like your comments Smile
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