Saturday, December 01, 2007

Local Kine Hawaii

There's the Tourist Hawaii and the Local Kine Hawaii. Tourist Hawaii uses flawless English with a smattering of Hawaiian. Local Kine uses Pidgin. In Tourist Hawaii, someone might say "Aloha. We have prepared a traditional Hawaiian feast called a luau for you tonight. Enjoy. Mahalo." In Local Kine Hawaii, you might hear "Eh brah, I wen make plenny sushi. You like eat?"

The best way to tell whether you are in Local Kine Hawaii is the presence of chickens. Some of them wander across major roads, some wander through towns crowing and clucking at odd hours, and some loiter in parking lots.

These chickens are everywhere. About a dozen of them were clustered around our picnic table before we hiked Waimea Canyon on Kauai. They're basically like pigeons except the roosters are decidedly more badass looking. Most of the chickens you see on the islands are feral creatures that have been running loose for generations. Some are escaped cockfighters. Watch out for them as they may rough you up in front of your woman.

This is a koi pond behind the room we stayed at in Kauai. I'm not sure what they were doing, but every now and then you'd hear a loud brrraap sound from the pond.

And this is us in Waimea Canyon. It's like the Grand Canyon except it's got green stuff on top of it.


Ɯbermilf said...

Slappy showed his face!

Now the FBI will be able to find him!

amera hearts said...

i know all about hawaii. i lived there. in fact whenever i go to my bank branch in seattle (of all places) the guys (from hawaii) there recognize my social and start to speak pidgin to me. i'm like, "wtf brah, speakin the english naw?!?!?"

i'm glad your trip was amazing.

Carl Spackler said...

nice pictures!

will i be getting an invite to the wedding?

slappy said...

Ubie: No worries - I already have an FBI file (I worked for a nat'l lab). It's Booty that hides his identity.

Booty. He's the hat.

Amera: Which island(s) did you live on?

Carl: Maybe we'll do a live webcast.

Lee Ann said...

Awesome pictures!