Hawaii No Ka Oi

Hawaii, as you might imagine, means different things to different people.

That is the FIRST thing you need to learn.

What it might mean to the vacationing tourist from a very cold climate is understandably quite different from what a local kid growing up here sees.

That's quite OK.  No worries.

The important thing to know is that those differences exist.  One person's sunny beach is another's favorite fishing spot.

When you live in a very popular tourism spot, you get used to strangers in your space, in fact I personally enjoy it - gives me a chance to chat it up with someone new.  But, imagine back home, some strange folks show up at your neighborhood park.  How would you act?  Would you walk over and share a beer?

Good.  Welcome to Hawaii.