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April 19, 2002

Never get used to...

People come and go, and things do come to pass; but three things I will never get used to in Hawai'i are:

(1) the H-3 piercing through the Ko'olau Range,
(2) how magnificent our sunsets can be,
and (3) someone else standing in the third-base coaches box besides Les Murakami.

Share your three...

Posted by at April 19, 2002 03:40 PM


Posted by NemesisVex on April 19, 2002 5:14 PM:

Posted by Vivi on April 19, 2002 8:59 PM:

1) Kona wind days (uuugh...)
2) Having two morning and two evening papers
3) World Time Zones in relation to Hawai'i Standard Time (noon in NYC, 6AM here)

Posted by Stella on April 19, 2002 11:34 PM:

1) El Nino
2) Overdevelopment (in town, maybe... on `Ewa side, perhaps not)
3) The realization that my prospects for romance as a "townie" and a "singleton" in Oahu boil down to mostly techies and military boys... no, really, it can't be that bad, is it?

Posted by Tom on April 20, 2002 10:24 AM:

1: Being forced to pay for either next day or 2nd day shipping when I buy hardware (and I still get it on the 3rd day)

2: Television shows being advertised in Central and Pacific time zones. So when is it on? 8 or 9?

3: My magazine subscriptions are always a month late.

Posted by Linkmeister on April 20, 2002 3:41 PM:

1. Commercials for Mainland restaurants which aren't here (see Red Lobster for a long time, and Sonic)

2. "Prices not available in Alaska and Hawaii"

3. No Pearl City Tavern and the monkey bar; no Willows; no Mama's Mexican Kitchen (Moanalua & School St.).

Posted by ali on April 20, 2002 11:11 PM:

1. The way the bedroom glows in a golden light as the sun rises over Hilo Bay.

2. The pimples (aka observatories) on Mauna Kea.

3. The loss of Kalapana beach and Queen's Bath (overrun by lava).

Posted by Keith on April 21, 2002 8:35 PM:

1. When I order through the mail, sometimes having to pay more in shipping than what the item itself costs (don't laugh, it has happened to me).

2. How time differences on cable are so inconsistent. How is it, for instance, that if channels A, B, and C say a show goes on at 9:00 Eastern, channel A shows it here at 9:00, channel B at 3:00, and channel C at 7:00?

3. How the major shopping centers on Oahu seem to renovate about every two years or so.

Posted by S. C. Asada on June 19, 2004 8:10 AM:

Was Pearl City Tavern a "rowdy" place ever which was officially declared off-limits to military personal while they were serving in Hawaii? Please forward answer to me at Mahalo@earthlink.net

Posted by S. C. Asada on June 19, 2004 8:11 AM:

Was Pearl City Tavern a "rowdy" place ever which was officially declared off-limits to military personal while they were serving in Hawaii? Please forward answer to me at Mahalo@earthlink.net

Posted by Mokihana on June 19, 2004 4:57 PM:

1: How much Hawai`i has changed since I was a kid.

2: Kona weather (ho, da hot!)

3: How ignorant some tourists can be about Hawai`i, even now. ("Do you take American dollars?")

Posted by Mokihana on June 19, 2004 4:59 PM:

Also, 3 things I will NEVER take for granted:

1: Swimming in the warm, soothing ocean.

2: The nahenahe sound of spoken Hawaiian

3: The wonderful color of local faces.

Posted by Jeanette on March 27, 2005 11:24 AM:

Memories of 3 favorite things to do in Hawaii:

1) Snorkel at the "electric beach"

2) Being flushed in the toilet bowl.

3) Buy candy at Tanaka's store in Ewa Beach after school at Campbell High.

Haven't been to the islands since '90. I hear things have changed much! Hope to go back this year for our 20th wedding anniversary!

Posted by Toni Beaver on July 30, 2005 2:52 PM:


Posted by GORDON FRENCH on September 7, 2005 10:00 AM:

Was at Pearl in early 51. USS Enoree, AO-69, tied up at both Ford Island and The yard. Pearl City Tavern was a "Rowdy: place, but was not off limits (maybe should have been). Went back in 69 when the spouse and I were R & R (USAF this time) and the place was magnificent. Just checking site. Too bad the monkeys are goine. Frenchy

Posted by Gary Whitfield on January 16, 2006 2:48 PM:

I was stationed at the Commissary Store from 1958-1960 and my shipmates and I spent way too much time at Pearl City Tavern, the stuffed wildlife,the long snake, the monkey bar.What a site.PCT was like a little city, they had country music, folk music,a snack bar, the Japanese room (fine food & organ player)oh to go back in time.

Posted by Gary Whitfield on January 17, 2006 1:40 PM:

Hoping that someone reads this an was stationed at Pearl 58-60, Lets hear from you I'm at cuzinmex@hotmail.com Gary

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