The Hawaii Visitor’s Survival Guide [Guest Blog by tita leerz]

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by tita leerz

The Hawaii Visitor’s Survival Guide – Written and Illustrated by YOU! The W.W. Ed Bloggers

When this blog hits the ether, Brutha Ed will have been playing tourist for a week in a foreign land. So his joy is my inspiration. Today, the question I pose to you is, “If WE could write a survival guide for our great state’s visitors, what would be in it?” Helpful hints to entertainment, dining, vocabulary, graphics/videos etc. Whatever your mind and heart would like to put. Myself? I would put a few rules.

My first rule was inspired by some house guests I had recently. This had been their first trip to the 50th and I should have forewarned them that, and I’m sure everyone will agree,

  1. All footwear comes off your feet at the front/back door and STAYS outside! Due in part to the Asian influences and ESPECIALLY for hygiene’s sake, local culture dictates that no shoes or slippers, which traversed the outside world, may grace the inside of the house of a local. Think about it. If your shoes, that went into a public bathroom, also walked the floors in your house where you kids roll around, don’t be surprised when they get lepto.
  2. BTW, they’re called SLIPPERS not flip flops. Flip flops could be misconstrued as a derogatory remark if said to the wrong Filipino woman from the west side of Oahu. *ahem* But I digress.
  3. Respect the signs! Please enjoy the beauty of our islands…safely. Railings and fences are in certain places for a reason. Signs are posted to warn you of dangers. If you get hurt or get into trouble because you made a conscious effort to disregard all the attempts to keep you out of harms way, please know that we will not allow you to sue us (the county, the state, the people of Hawaii).
  4. Out of respect to our host culture (Hawaiian Culture), DON’T take home the rocks! Believe us when we tell you that it’s not a rumor. There is no theory to test! Let lying rock lie….right where they are! To be safe, don’t even pick up any rocks. Just leave them be or…remember what happened to Peter Brady? Yeah, well, it can get much worse than that!
  5. Daily baths/showers are a MUST! In some cultures around the world, it’s OK but please be aware that enjoying our beautiful weather causes you to sweat! We got tradewinds but it can still get humid. Swimming at the beach does not count as a bath. Sweat mixed with coconut oil and/or sunscreen WILL make you ripe like a three-day old papaya! The male gender should take care to at least rinse the sand and salt off yourselves as, I’ve been told, that these elements can seriously irritate your scrotum.

So, my friends, what else would our Hawaii Visitor’s Survival Guide say? How would it look? What other things can we put in our book?

The Guest Blog Schedule:

  • THU 03/11 – Chicken Grease – “TheGrease and TheBus”
  • FRI 03/12 – kuya.d – “I’m So Over It”
  • MON 03/15 – JMAW – “Something like a Phenomenon”
  • TUE 03/16 – frankie – “The Curse of the Murse”
  • WED 03/17 – kako mochi – “Where in Oregon is kako mochi?”
  • THU 03/18 – tweetpeep22 – “Online Dating Follies – Female Perspective”
  • FRI 03/19 – S-Ticket – “Online Dating Follies – Male Perspective”
  • MON 03/22 – tita leerz – “The Hawaii Visitor’s Survival Guide”
  • TUE 03/23 – skycastles – “Otanjoubi Omedetou Gozaimasu Kurosawa-sama!”
  • WED 03/24 – hemajang – “Where in Hawaii is hemajang?”
  • THU 03/25 – uncle jimmy – “Grab One, Leave One, and Get Reel…”
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