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Leaving your shoes outside – making new friends in Hawaii 6 of 6

If you only remember one thing, this is it. Hawaii’s culture is complicated.  But there’s one thing that’s really, really important and this is it.  Be prepared to leave your shoes outside One of the very first things you’ll learn about local culture in Hawaii is that we don’t ever walk in the house with

Leaving your shoes outside – making new friends in Hawaii 6 of 62020-11-18T06:23:22-10:00

House party etiquette – making new friends in Hawaii 5 of 6

House party etiquette in Hawaii Everybody knows you’re a recent mainland transplant, so you’ve got that working against you.  If you’re ever fortunate enough to get invited to a local house party, you can do a few simple things that will speak volumes about your embrace of local culture and values.  Help out with everything

House party etiquette – making new friends in Hawaii 5 of 62020-10-22T07:25:33-10:00

It’s all about them and not you – make new friends in Hawaii – 4 of 6

It’s not about you You’ll have to resist the natural temptation to talk about yourself while keeping it all real. Here are some really simple things to follow. Make it about them You’re being given a peek at the inside circle, so what you want to do here at our mythical house party is learn

It’s all about them and not you – make new friends in Hawaii – 4 of 62020-10-05T16:42:23-10:00

Shut up and don’t be so haole to make new friends in Hawaii – 3 of 6

Your first audition - getting invited to the house party Let’s say for the purpose of discussion that you have a job and have met a bunch of people at the workplace. You’ve all become good superficial friends, meaning it feels like good friends but so far you’ve only been meeting and socializing at the

Shut up and don’t be so haole to make new friends in Hawaii – 3 of 62020-09-21T08:16:31-10:00

Some of the best ways to make new friends in Hawaii – 2 of 6

Where are some great ways to make new friends? At our last exciting episode, we talked about the difference between superficial friends and getting hanai’d into a family. On this issue we’re going to talk about some of the very best places to make new and meaningful friends. Volunteer at community events One of the

Some of the best ways to make new friends in Hawaii – 2 of 62020-09-30T06:33:59-10:00

How to Make New Friends in Hawaii Part 1 of 6

One of the first things you’ll need to do is make new friends in Hawaii.  Now of course there are common human social norms to follow in making new friends regardless of where you move so I won’t be covering that in this article, but rather I’ll talk about what is different about Hawaii’s cultural

How to Make New Friends in Hawaii Part 1 of 62020-09-14T07:25:00-10:00

Locals don’t want you to move to Hawaii?

We answered a question from Tom of Oxford PA which I know is on the mind of many: In the Beat of Hawaii blog I've seen an increasing amount of comments from Mainlanders who have been berated by negative, vulgar and offensive comments from locals, including one couple who've been going to Kauai for 20

Locals don’t want you to move to Hawaii?2020-07-21T06:37:09-10:00

How violent were Hawaii’s George Floyd demonstrations?

What were Hawaii's George Floyd demonstrations like? Over 10,000 people demonstrated in Hawaii over the murder of George Floyd.  How violent did the demonstrations get?  How do those demonstrations reflect Hawaii islander cultural values?  I cover these topics in this video. Do you have questions for me to address? Let me know in this form

How violent were Hawaii’s George Floyd demonstrations?2020-06-22T08:40:48-10:00

Moving from Florida to Hawaii – eyewitness account

If you live in Florida and are thinking about a move to Hawaii - this one is especially for you, though this really applies in many ways to anyone on the mainland.  The article is an excerpt of an email written to another subscriber that is concerned about gun violence in public schools on the

Moving from Florida to Hawaii – eyewitness account2020-01-23T08:14:29-10:00

What is Christmas like in Hawaii?

If you live in a place where you not only dream of a White Christmas but usually get one, you might wonder: What is Christmas like in Hawaii?  In some ways it's really different and in other ways it's really similar. What is Christmas like in Hawaii: surfing on Christmas day Just the other day

What is Christmas like in Hawaii?2019-12-24T06:47:49-10:00

How Hawaii Culture is Unique in 5 Ways

Hawaii culture is a very special, unique and different style. The island offers something you have most likely not experienced before and that’s the aloha lifestyle. The food, people, culture and warm waters are different - and amazing! I love it, who doesn’t! There are a few things I noticed about what makes Hawaii feel

How Hawaii Culture is Unique in 5 Ways2019-11-18T07:30:44-10:00