Makiki808

Honolulu, HI

#24 Dec 27, 2007
LAZ wrote:
I stereotype because of what my girl and I experienced there...not 1 local was nice, and I smiled and said hi to about 90% of the people I met....don't really matter, I'll never bring my money there again and I'm not missing a thing where I live.
Where did you encounter the unfriendly people? It's really unfortunate that many people here are no longer as open and friendly as before. It's really not safe to be naive and trusting of strangers no matter how friendly their smile and demeanor. If you were met with aloofness or coolness, I'm not surprised. It's a sign of the times.
Makiki808

Honolulu, HI

#25 Dec 27, 2007
DataDog wrote:
Hawaii is sooo overrated. While I was visiting this "paradise", all I read in the newspaper is how the haole had done this and that to them. I'm here to tell you that you need to wake up. Wonder why tourism is down in Hawaii? There are so many better vacation destinations in the world, at a better price, and without the problems. Do you think anyone in Thailand or the Philippines would ask you to put out your cigarette?
And I love the "native" Japanese who live there. They think they're one with the native Hawaiians and they also love to blame the haoles for their own problems.
Good luck you piece of crap excuse for a tourist destination.
What were you expecting? What did Hawaii do to you personally that caused this tirade?

“Hawaiian by choice ”

Since: Dec 07

Where my heart is

#26 Dec 28, 2007
Hokey smokes Bullwinkle, have you ever heard such a load of crap?!
Over the many years I have been around I have learned to approach Americans of all walks of life as equals; with respect for their culture and way of life. I consider myself a native American. No, not Native American, native American with a small "n". I have no attachment to any other country; I can't be deported nor stripped of my citizenship for any reason. I feel blessed to live in this country rather than the many others that I have been to. Even though I was born and raised in California I spent 24 years in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and now reside in Ogden, Utah where I am in my last semester of the Dental Hygiene program at Weber State University.
As a child I can remember waking up on Christmas Day and being greeted by a houseful of US Marines from Hawaii who were under my dad's command at Camp Pendleton. That day and many others during the year brought great Hawaiian food, music and stories that enlightened a young man from the time he was 8 years old until well into his teens. Since then I have always had an affinity for the island life. My fantasies of sharing an island with Mary Ann aside, I have had the chance of visiting Hawaii only once a few years ago with my wife and son. What a pleasant experience. Everywhere and everyone we met was true to the Aloha spirit that I had always heard about.
We rented a car and traveled the roads around the island. We took our time to stop and talk to the locals. The woman at the roadside fruit stand in Haleiwa informed us about the winter weather and big waves that can affect where you might want to live on the north shore. The cashier at the supermarket informed us that when you see a food item on sale and you have a place to store it; buy it because it might not be there again for awhile. There was an elderly lady who told us about the tamarind seeds used for seasoning, as my son helped gather some for her at Waimea Bay. From our informative Budget Car airport van driver to the UPS driver who took time to direct us from his driver seat to ours while in downtown traffic, to the many just plain folk we encountered on the street, we were impressed with the friendliness. And this comes from someone who has worked for 24 years in the hospitality business (from lowly houseman to hotel General Manager).
Now I am seriously considering making a move to Hawaii with my family and new profession. I have been eyeing the jobs offered to Dental Hygienists including the two with the State of Hawaii Health Department and hope that I can be accepted as an American rather than a usurptious "haole" from the mainland. Dental Hygiene licensing is difficult at best,(Hawaii is part of the Central Region Examining Board along with North and South Carolina, Virginia, Florida...etc) but, might also accept the Western Region exam that I will be taking. It has always been my dream to serve the public good rather than be another consummate taker of other people's money.
Waianae seems to offer a more affordable living situation and yet seems to offer the least amount of tolerance for other races on O'ahu. Several blogs seem to say the same thing...stay out of the leeward side. I am only now contacting my sister's in-laws in Captain Cook on the Big Island (I have only met a few of them) to get a feel for how the ordinary citizens of Hawaii feel about newcomers. I would love to converse with others out there either through this blog or via regular e-mail (even snail-mail). Your comments are welcome.
haole

Boise, ID

#27 Dec 31, 2007
I married a Japanese Amaerican with parents from Oahu. fcukhaoles is being quite modest about their A**ahaolic ways. I'd rather put a steak knife thru my eyes and bash my head in with a rock than spend more than a week with them.
Yesterday they were studying my daughter's 7 yo face to see if she had facial hair??? Wanted to make sure she really was a normal girl...
give me a break

Japan

#29 Dec 31, 2007
haole wrote:
I married a Japanese Amaerican with parents from Oahu. fcukhaoles is being quite modest about their A**ahaolic ways. I'd rather put a steak knife thru my eyes and bash my head in with a rock than spend more than a week with them.
Yesterday they were studying my daughter's 7 yo face to see if she had facial hair??? Wanted to make sure she really was a normal girl...
Maybe you should rid the planet of your presence!

Since: Jan 08

kailua

#30 Jan 4, 2008
Laz : sorry you had a bad time. Hawaii can be awesome, but I think you need someone show you around and bring out the good stuff here. Some people that live here are annoyed by tourists, yet many will go out of their way to make it a pleasant experience - just depends who you run into. generally for most, it is a good experience.

Tom : Aloha spirit is real, it's harder to come by these days. As for your unfair racist comments about locals, and japanese, you sound pretty racist yourself. It's a melting pot here, yep there is racism, where is there not ???

Since: Jan 08

kailua

#31 Jan 4, 2008
DataDog wrote:
Hawaii is sooo overrated. Do you think anyone in Thailand or the Philippines would ask you to put out your cigarette?
oh, please...
thank god someone got you to put out your stinky cigarette. get with the program, smokers! It has nothing to do with Hawaii, and everything to do with common courtesy !!!

I can't stand it when people are standing on the beach upwind of me, smoking their stupid cigarettes. Or even worse CIGARS ! Nothing more aggravating, or less considerate of others.
geno vinelli

Kailua Kona, HI

#33 Jan 11, 2008
Tom wrote:
Hawaii can be good sometimes, but all this about loving the aloha spirit seems really phony to me.
And f*** all you "Local" assholes. That's right, I said it. F*** you. F*** your trucks and f*** your surfboards and f*** everything else you think you have. You're just a bunch a racist, immature shitheads.
Last but not least, f*** all you racist Japanese- Americans living in Hawaii. Have you ever stopped to ask yourselves, "Why are Japanese people so racist?" Real Japanese people are among some of the most racist, xenophobic bastards on Earth, and true to form, you're carrying on the tradition. You're actually the main reason Hawaii sucks. The Hawaiian people were probably very decent people before you took over.
What you want me to say Tom. Geno be a good n***ger! Or Please don't beat me massah! Your name befits you Uncle TOM...Your just like Archie Bunker! What a biggot! Read your history and find out what you F***ing Haoles did to the Indians, Blacks and Hawaiians to name just a few!Yeah you even had the Japanese Interred in concentration camps before their sons proved that they were true patriots not to mention one of the most decorated units in WW 2 defending the principals that this nation was built on for losers like you ! C U looser .
geno vinelli

Kailua Kona, HI

#34 Jan 11, 2008
Makiki808 wrote:
<quoted text>
What were you expecting? What did Hawaii do to you personally that caused this tirade?
Yeh! you should leave with the rest of the rubbish. You must be White trash.Is this racist enough for you!
Sawlty Dawg

Midway, GA

#36 Jan 21, 2008
DataDog wrote:
Hawaii is sooo overrated. While I was visiting this "paradise", all I read in the newspaper is how the haole had done this and that to them. I'm here to tell you that you need to wake up. Wonder why tourism is down in Hawaii? There are so many better vacation destinations in the world, at a better price, and without the problems. Do you think anyone in Thailand or the Philippines would ask you to put out your cigarette?
And I love the "native" Japanese who live there. They think they're one with the native Hawaiians and they also love to blame the haoles for their own problems.
Good luck you piece of crap excuse for a tourist destination.
You should have gone to the british virgin islands, they have small islands with big open air bars. My favorite was the "soggy dollar bar" because you have to jump off your boat because there is no dock, and walk up to the bar and pay'em your "soggy dollar" for a drink. The best time i've ever had.
Crystal

Los Angeles, CA

#37 Jan 21, 2008
This is the real world that we live in. I'm from Arkansas where segregation still exist. Sad to say it but it's true. There will be rude people no matter where you go. I have lived in Agana, Guam, Norfolk,VA and Fallon, NV. I dont expect all of the locals to roll out the red carpet, but about 85% of the people have been pretty fair to me. I have been living in Hawaii for almost four months and I still dont regret coming out here. It's what you make of it.
cutensweet56

Winchester, KY

#38 Jan 21, 2008
LOL..WELL THATS NOT OUR PROBLEM NOW IS IT?! LOL...
LAZ wrote:
I stereotype because of what my girl and I experienced there...not 1 local was nice, and I smiled and said hi to about 90% of the people I met....don't really matter, I'll never bring my money there again and I'm not missing a thing where I live.

“"Mami 2 b"”

Since: Jan 08

Waianae Bound

#39 Jan 22, 2008
Washington mom wrote:
We are in makaha now and love it, super nice people. I would love to move here, yes to waianae. I have felt the aloha spirit for the last 8 days.
thanks!! this goes to show, what some people fear to open its pages to, and look beyond its cover!! thanks for giving us that much!! i live in nanakuli which is the beginning of the WEST SIDE as they would say!! but i hope you enjoy your stay here!!

“"Mami 2 b"”

Since: Jan 08

Waianae Bound

#40 Jan 22, 2008
Russ-

im so glad you feel the way you do towards Hawaii as WHOLE!!...It really does exist, its just alot of people are not introduced to the aloha spirit! It is sad for alot of tourist that come here and don't enjoy themselves it really is! But it doesn't mean necessarily that the whole island and local people are like that! I'm glad to say that I personally love meeting people of all types ethnicities, and i would be one of those people with the aloha spirit!! Instead of reading, and listening to what others say about here "THE WEST SIDE"...the "LEEWARD SIDE", where i'm from, try seeing for yourself!! Be open minded, and people will be just as generous!!! I've lived here on the WESTSIDE my whole life, and i wouldn't give it up for the world!!....but i do hope you find everything well if and when you do decided to move to Hawaii!
310 Warrior Mom

Loveland, CO

#41 Jan 27, 2008
Crystal wrote:
This is the real world that we live in. I'm from Arkansas where segregation still exist. Sad to say it but it's true. There will be rude people no matter where you go. I have lived in Agana, Guam, Norfolk,VA and Fallon, NV. I dont expect all of the locals to roll out the red carpet, but about 85% of the people have been pretty fair to me. I have been living in Hawaii for almost four months and I still dont regret coming out here. It's what you make of it.
GOOD FOR YOU!!!
mrs robinson

San Diego, CA

#42 Feb 3, 2008
ahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!! ! that is so funny........!! "that's right spend your money then go home"" that should be a bumper sticker!!! i love it. to all these complainers grow up!!! your just mad cause down here you all get treated like how you treat people of a different race in your own town... if you don't like it Go Home stop complainig its your own fault your complaining in the first place. trying to put the locals down WHY? because we live here? and you all don't have any culture besides corn??? I am sorry but i just moved outta a neighborhood where it has had military people come and take over and you guys ARE NOT FREIENDLY!!!! i used to feel sorry for people who got there ass kicked by locals i guess i still do feel sorry but now i understand why!!
Army Wife

United States

#43 Feb 4, 2008
Sad to say, you came across the "bad apples". But, Hawaii has one of the nicest bunch of people.
LAZ wrote:
I stereotype because of what my girl and I experienced there...not 1 local was nice, and I smiled and said hi to about 90% of the people I met....don't really matter, I'll never bring my money there again and I'm not missing a thing where I live.
Army Wife

United States

#44 Feb 4, 2008
WHAT? Obviously, your parents need a slap into reality. This is 2008, not 1940's.
haole wrote:
I married a Japanese Amaerican with parents from Oahu. fcukhaoles is being quite modest about their A**ahaolic ways. I'd rather put a steak knife thru my eyes and bash my head in with a rock than spend more than a week with them.
Yesterday they were studying my daughter's 7 yo face to see if she had facial hair??? Wanted to make sure she really was a normal girl...
Native Big Islander

Kailua Kona, HI

#45 Feb 6, 2008
I have been reading through these comments, and I felt compelled to add something myself. I am from Hawaii, also known as the "Big Island." I moved to Honolulu several years ago, and believe it or not, have experienced some of the negativity from the locals here that I read about on the other posts. Why? I am not quite sure. I have been told more than a few times that I am not a "real" local girl since I do not speak in pidgen. My father is white and was in the military, and my mother is from the Philippines, where they are taught to speak the type of English spoken in the UK. Therefore, I do not speak pidgen. What I don't understand is why this makes me less of a local, as the word is understood by the local Honolulu population. Why am I posting this? I guess it's because I can understand the gripes of the others who left comments here. Where I come from, the people are trully friendly, to both local and tourist alike. Perhaps it is because they are just not as cynical. Perhaps it is because they are not surrounded by malls, and have not become as materialistic as the people in Honolulu seem to be. I know I am sounding a bit bitter, but a person does eventually grow weary of being told she is not a "true local" because she dosen't speak pidgen, does not share the belief that whites and especially military are to blame for all the ills here, and believes that, yes, Hawaii has to move past its victim mentality in order to progress. As for the poster who said that he is interested in moving his family and his practice to Hawaii--please do so...although you may want to highly consider moving to the North Side of Oahu or perhaps another island in the chain. Whatever you and your family decide, good luck!
nycfunboy

Louisville, KY

#46 Feb 8, 2008
I lived in Honolulu and Kona and Waimea (Big Island) for a total of 6 years. I am glad I moved back to the mainland, although I do not consider the time I spent in Hawaii, a total loss. It was definitely a challenging environment. I am what the locals referred to as "haole". I began to embrace this title my last few years there. It was an honor. I feel sorry for those who embrace the typical propaganda that goes around in Hawaii about how the plantation owners were white, and overthrew the monarch, etc. This was SOOOO long ago, like over 100 years or so. Things change, you know. What happened, happened. That is history. But unfortunately, it seems to have been taught from generation to generation in Hawaii, and even today the young children believe the white man id the enemy. It is sad to me. But I know that the Aloha spirit still exists. I have personally seen it. It is just very, very rare these days! I think there is a little aloha in all of us, but most people would rather blame another person, race, gender, religion, creed, etc., for our problems. It's just easier that way...Oh well! Peace to all...and ALOHA! A hui ho...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Waipio Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Love Obama 3 hr Joe Balls 16
the goddam jews are to blame 12 hr Fatima Abusalaam 3
Last Post Wins (Apr '11) 13 hr Hatti_Hollerand 3,468
News Woman dies as car tumbles off Laie Point - Hawa... (Jul '09) 22 hr Yawn 4 71
Handsome Men of Hawaii (Mar '08) 22 hr Buster Steinbeizer 165
Is the city liable? Sun Joe Balls 12
News Farmers Markets Aug 16 -Sprocket- 6

Waipio Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Waipio Mortgages