If you’re going to live in Hawaii, or should I say “the melting pot,” is a unique place filled with several different cultures, languages and ethnicities and you need to know about adjusting to Hawaii culture if you’re going to survive. Hawaii is one of the few states where although you may be a resident of the state you can’t identify as a “Hawaiian” because being Hawaiian requires an ethnic trace of Hawaiian blood. In other states, for example if you live in Idaho you can call yourself an “Idahoan,” because that title doesn’t require any blood trace. The tropical islands are a melting pot of a variety of asian races like Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean. Hispanics and caucasians are of the minority groups here in the islands. Interestingly enough, there are certain towns and neighborhoods that have a high majority of hispanics and caucasians but compared to the mainland there are few of them.
Adjusting to Hawaii culture: The melting pot
There are several cultural icons like the shaka, spam, rice, calling sandals “slippers” and calling something you’re not sure of “da kine.” These things are all unique to the Hawaii culture and have developed over the years and are utilized throughout multiple ethnicities in the islands.