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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

Top 3 Reasons Why Hawaii is Not for Everyone

Hawaii is truly an amazing, magical place. I was lucky to grow up there as a kid. It’s warm, safe and offers exotic scenery and activities.  However, paradise comes with a cost. It’s expensive, small and a radically different lifestyle than what you grew up with if you were born and raised on the mainland.

Top 3 Reasons Why Hawaii is Not for Everyone2019-01-29T08:25:26-10:00

How Long Will Hawaii’s People PUT UP WITH THIS?

This article talks about Kauai having 10 TIMES THE NORMAL RATE of a heart malformation in newborn children. Isn't it time some drastic action is taken? I don't understand the lack of action. 10,000 people marching sounds great. But nothing has changed. Isn't it time for drastic measures to make the environment safe for kids

How Long Will Hawaii’s People PUT UP WITH THIS?2017-05-18T20:52:43-10:00

Social Life in Hawaii?

I just wrote a post about the social situation in Hawaii and what you might expect when you arrive. Would Hawaii be a good place to find a spouse as a single person? How could you go about making friends in Hawaii? Here's the article: Social Environment in Hawaii

Social Life in Hawaii?2017-05-18T20:52:46-10:00

Language, Culture, Friends, and Social Life in Hawaii

Hawaii's Laid Back Lifestyle Sure, everyone works in Hawaii. Well, most do. But, even though everyone is working here is this underlying attitude that life is not about work. The people living in Hawaii understand well that the secret to a happy life is about what you’re doing outside of work. Work-style is a little

Language, Culture, Friends, and Social Life in Hawaii2018-12-21T07:55:06-10:00

What Are the Social Problems in Hawaii?

HAWAII SOCIAL PROBLEMS Local Attitudes This one is a catch-22. If your own attitude is poor – you’ll meet some of the nastiest people you ever didn’t want to know in Hawaii. That’s just the way it is everywhere, right? However, if you’ve got a cool attitude and are open to learning how things work

What Are the Social Problems in Hawaii?2019-06-23T19:03:47-10:00