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Things You Can Expect If You've Made A New Friend Who Grew Up In Hawai'i

Things are different on the Mainland.

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1. Squirrels will catch our attention, fascinate, and distract us.

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We're sorry. You're not boring. We're not crazy. It's just...we've only ever seen squirrels on T.V.

It will be like when Ash saw that Ho-oh...

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Also, Pokemon is still a thing.

2. Roadkill will likely shock and horrify us to an extent that might surprise you.

If we've never seen a live squirrel, we've never seen a dead one. Or dead raccoon. Or dead deer. Or any dead animal that is not a bird, cat, or (on rare occasion) dog. And as we have fewer than five interstates (yes, Hawai'i has interstates), with 60mph being the maximum posted limit (used to be 55), roadkill is not something many of us have had to face.
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If we've never seen a live squirrel, we've never seen a dead one. Or dead raccoon. Or dead deer. Or any dead animal that is not a bird, cat, or (on rare occasion) dog. And as we have fewer than five interstates (yes, Hawai'i has interstates), with 60mph being the maximum posted limit (used to be 55), roadkill is not something many of us have had to face.

3. Spam. We like that $tuff.

Especially with rice, shoyu, furikake, and nori.
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Especially with rice, shoyu, furikake, and nori.

4. To be honest, rice and shoyu will probably always be present

I mean, just look at our McDonald's menus.
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I mean, just look at our McDonald's menus.

5. And Spam is probably Pig, right? We love our Pigs.

As an animal not native to the islands with no natural predators, pigs cause serious damage to the forests, birds, and ecosystem in general. Solution? Eat the pigs.
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As an animal not native to the islands with no natural predators, pigs cause serious damage to the forests, birds, and ecosystem in general. Solution? Eat the pigs.

6. We might seem a little picky about beaches.

...What. IS. This. What is that smell? What is that sound? What's wrong with your sand? How come the water is cold? No, thank you.
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...What. IS. This. What is that smell? What is that sound? What's wrong with your sand? How come the water is cold? No, thank you.

7. Our way of speaking may differ from yours

8. Speaking of early, our sense of Time might also differ from yours.

To avoid frustration, don't expect us to arrive on time to social events. We "no like hurry."
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To avoid frustration, don't expect us to arrive on time to social events. We "no like hurry."

9. Still speaking of Time: Daylight Savings?! You add an hour, then subtract it later? How come?!

Yeah, Jackie Chan's still a thing too
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Yeah, Jackie Chan's still a thing too

10. We'll get cold. A lot.

We may be the rainbow state because of the rain and corresponding bows, but 75 degrees calls for a sweater and some socks.
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We may be the rainbow state because of the rain and corresponding bows, but 75 degrees calls for a sweater and some socks.

11. Everyone is an Uncle, Auntie, or Cuz.

This just plays into the whole respecting your elders things and Ohana meaning Family, which means "never having to say you're sorry." Just kidding, that's Love Story.It means "nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten." -Lilo from Lilo and Stitch.
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This just plays into the whole respecting your elders things and Ohana meaning Family, which means "never having to say you're sorry." Just kidding, that's Love Story.

It means "nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten." -Lilo from Lilo and Stitch.

Of course there will be other oddities, but a friend from Hawai'i is a friend indeed. Hawai'i isn't just famous for its leis, food, beaches, and rainbows. Hospitality and Aloha are things these Pacific Islanders take special pride in.
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Of course there will be other oddities, but a friend from Hawai'i is a friend indeed. Hawai'i isn't just famous for its leis, food, beaches, and rainbows. Hospitality and Aloha are things these Pacific Islanders take special pride in.

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