Here's a fun list of 14 ways I have adjusted to livin' Hawaiian style, without really realizing it:
- I feel exceptionally rude if I don't hug and kiss on the cheek, anyone that I come across.
- I see a giant cockroach in my kitchen at 3am and let it run away because I know there's 20 more just like it, so why bother.
- Sunscreen is as much of a commodity as toilet paper and toothpaste.
- I can pronounce the words kanoelehua, puainako, and mamalahoa without skipping a beat.
- My friend serves raw fish (sashimi) and cabbage for lunch and I dig in like a starving cast-away.
- When a driver nicely waves me through traffic I don't get upset that he's going against basic, common-sense traffic laws.
- My kids rarely wear shoes anymore and I don't even notice or care.
- We buy Shoyu, Saimin, and SPAM in bulk and it doesn't gross me out. (okay, maybe the last one should)
- We don't go pee, we "make shi-shi".
- If I don't go surfing once a week I get cranky and start jonesing for the ocean.
- I expect my family to give me leis on my birthday and Mother's day.
- I wore a mu'umu'u. Enough said.
- I don't cry tears of nostalgia when I see hula dancers or hear ukulele music.
- We are going on a huge, costly, family vacation this Summer........to Oahu.
Hope you enjoyed my list. A hui ho! Til we meet again. Shoots then. Catch ya laterz. Aloha.