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waikikigirl
June 28th, 2005, 08:37 PM
Hello!

I'm a native haole, born here, dad taught at Iolani, raised mostly on the Mainland, and I just came home permanently last August.

Wow, talk about change. I'm barely making here in Waikiki, but I wouldn't live anywhere else. There's always something interesting going on here: crazy homeless people ranting on the corner; lost tourists seeking help to get them on their way; celebrity sightings; whatever. I love Waikiki!

I'm an editor and writer by trade, but am doing anything I can to make a living (ok, maybe not anything). It ain't easy, but I'm sticking with it.

I just found this forum today, and you all seem like a nice lot, so I signed up.

Here's me:

age: 41
occupation: freelance writer/secretary
marital status: single
pets: none
favorite pasttime: playing at the beach
political leanings: left, but not too far
favorite musician: The Stones, of course
residence: Oahu, Hawaii
vices: cocktails
biggest pet peeve: poor service

Why don't you all tell me a little about you?

kimo55
June 28th, 2005, 08:50 PM
Hello!

Why don't you all tell me a little about you?



Hope you feel welcome and open for ranting and sharing as much as ya like here. We are a motley crew and we all do like the Stones, also, especially while drinking cocktails, on the beach or off, while writing. ('tho two like to listen to Jimmy Buffet only) and we promise to offer good service in replying to any of your posts. Just try us.

"E komo mai".
(come have half my maitai)

cezanne
June 28th, 2005, 09:08 PM
The Stones? Yeah Fred and Wilma rocked. :D Ummm errrr welcome to the boards!

1stwahine
June 28th, 2005, 10:11 PM
Aloha and welcome to hawaiithreads.com :)

I'm Auntie Lynn aka Auntie Pupule aka 1stwahine :confused:

I'm Manic/Depressive...tonight I'm manic. :eek:

Hmmmm....you like to drink. Me too. ;)

junebloom
June 29th, 2005, 12:19 PM
Hello Waikikigirl,
Junebloom here. Glad you are enjoying being back home. I'm from the east coast. I love to write and sing. Not much for cocktails though. Welcome to Hawaii Threads. I hope you enjoy your stay as well. :rolleyes:

AbsolutChaos
June 29th, 2005, 12:59 PM
Welcome, welcome!

I live in Waikiki too (for the past 2.5 years), near Local Motion/Tony Roma's. I must agree that I share your vice for a good cocktail. :-) If it weren't for my having to work, in fact, I'd be having one this afternoon over at Indigo happy hour with some of my gal pals.

As for me, I'm 26/f/Indian descent/from OH and in the medical field.

Nice to meet ya.

waikikigirl
June 29th, 2005, 08:50 PM
Nice to meet ya!

I was hoping you all would hit the "quote" button and then fill in the lines after each category, as I did

age: 41
occupation: freelance writer/secretary
marital status: single
pets: none
favorite pasttime: playing at the beach
political leanings: left, but not too far
favorite musician: The Stones, of course
residence: Oahu, Hawaii
vices: cocktails
biggest pet peeve: poor service

Why don't you all tell me a little about you?

kimo55
June 30th, 2005, 09:08 AM
age:
older than dirt
occupation:
video cameraman, editor,
postproduction, sound design editor... documentarian
marital status:
single
pets:
none
favorite pasttime:
sailing, raining hell on ht.
favorite musicians:
Led Zepp, Sons of Hawaii, Moe Keale, Keola & Kapono Beamer, Blue Cheer, Pops Pahinui, Humble Pie, Johnny Winter.
residence: Oahu, Hawaii
vices: ok yea, cocktails
biggest pet peeve:
Old Hawaii steh gone, brah.

waikikigirl
June 30th, 2005, 03:52 PM
Thanks, Kimo!

Yeah, I feel the same way about "Old Hawaii." It's changed a lot! Have you been here your whole life?

Sounds like you have a very cool job. I'm jealous.




Who's next!

kimo55
June 30th, 2005, 04:12 PM
>Have you been here your whole life?

Dern near mah whole life.
spent some years "in the states/on the mainland" doing business with the L.A. / movie industry crowd.
kept coming back home.

>Sounds like you have a very cool job.

yes, I do.

jdub
July 1st, 2005, 10:43 PM
age: 34
occupation: freelance writer, news writer and editor, musician
marital status: single and heartbroken after a failed, 5-year love
pets: my drummers
favorite pasttime: playing gigs
political leanings: stay out of my wallet, uncle sam
favorite musician: Zeppelin, Hendrix, Allman Bros, AC/DC, the pogues, flogging molly, irish pub rock
residence: downtown honolulu
vices: cocktails and more cocktails
biggest pet peeve: selfish people

Tiger Beer
July 29th, 2005, 01:45 AM
Hello!

I'm a native haole, born here, dad taught at Iolani, raised mostly on the Mainland, and I just came home permanently last August.

Wow, talk about change. I'm barely making here in Waikiki, but I wouldn't live anywhere else. There's always something interesting going on here: crazy homeless people ranting on the corner; lost tourists seeking help to get them on their way; celebrity sightings; whatever. I love Waikiki!

I'm an editor and writer by trade, but am doing anything I can to make a living (ok, maybe not anything). It ain't easy, but I'm sticking with it.

I just found this forum today, and you all seem like a nice lot, so I signed up.

Here's me:

age: 41
occupation: freelance writer/secretary
marital status: single
pets: none
favorite pasttime: playing at the beach
political leanings: left, but not too far
favorite musician: The Stones, of course
residence: Oahu, Hawaii
vices: cocktails
biggest pet peeve: poor service

Why don't you all tell me a little about you?

Just curious.. have you tried any temp agencies? Seems ideal with the writing/secretary.. as you'd be able to do the word processing and probably other software programs - excel, powerpoint, etc., perhaps?

I'm just curious.. as thats my starting plan when I do first get there.

Tiger Beer
July 29th, 2005, 01:48 AM
and me:

age: 35
occupation: ESL Teacher at a Korean University
marital status: long-term relationship
pets: none
favorite pasttime: Travel
political leanings: Left Leanings, but more in the rational middle.
favorite musician: Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan
residence: Seoul, Korea
vices: Beer & Internet

EastCoastTropics
July 29th, 2005, 02:22 AM
E komo mai to HawaiiThreads.com!!

I was born and raised on Oahu. Met haole hubby while he was stationed out of Schofield. We have two hapa-haole daughters and a new grand-daughter. Now live on the East Coast. Trying to travel to Hawaii to visit with the ohana every year.

I'm a golf nut and try not to shop while PMS'ing as I get really nasty in stores/public places! :D


Occupation: Self employed
Marital status: happily married
Pets: none
Favorite pasttime: Golf and traveling
favorite music: Hawaiian, especially from the 70's, Christmas and slack key.
Residence: Massachusetts, USA
Vices: Chocolate

Ginco
August 2nd, 2005, 07:29 PM
Nice to meet ya!

I was hoping you all would hit the "quote" button and then fill in the lines after each category, as I did

age: 41
occupation: freelance writer/secretary
marital status: single
pets: none
favorite pasttime: playing at the beach
political leanings: left, but not too far
favorite musician: The Stones, of course
residence: Oahu, Hawaii
vices: cocktails
biggest pet peeve: poor service

Why don't you all tell me a little about you?
Warm Welcome! hope everything's fine with u. I'm only a year old here in HI and does not know much about the coming and the going. Thanks for this thread which is an awesome support.

Age: 45
Race: Asian
State: New Jersey
Fav Sports: Tennis,Bball,Bowling
Fav Music Groups: Eagles, CSN&Y, EW&F
Fav Drink: Corona Extra (don't forget the lime)

Miulang
August 2nd, 2005, 07:41 PM
Wow, Ginco, an Asian from Joisey? Were you born there or just most recently from there? Bet it feels really different to be in kalakoa Hawai'i compared to mostly white Joisey, huh. No more snow, no more smog alerts, no more stupid car rotaries (danged I used to hate driving around those!).No decent thin crust pizza or stromboli or pierogies in Hawai'i! No real deli food in Hawai'i! My kingdom for a decent knish! :(

Well, take da slippahs off, pull up one chair and gimme one of your Coronas wit one slice of lime! :)

Miulang

Lose Money
August 2nd, 2005, 11:16 PM
No real deli food in Hawai'i!Get dat new one in Waialae. Buggah is winnahs!!!

SouthKona
August 3rd, 2005, 05:34 PM
age: old enough to know better, but not too old to try it anyway
occupation: work at home mom, so i've had a zillion jobs with a zillion more to come. currently a consultant on health issues.
marital status: married
favorite pasttime: just took up water colors (let's start with something hard!)
political leanings: unpolitical but i one had a bill passed!! we have more power than we think!! but, at the same time we have less power than we think.
favorite musician: current - kd lang. from the past - beatles.
residence: big island
vices: why, none of course. everything i do is only beneficial. ;)
biggest pet peeve: people who do not try to do their best. 2rd: people who pass judgement on others. (it's a joke, don't get all upset...)

Composite 2992
August 4th, 2005, 01:19 AM
Been here all my life but do enough travelling to appreciate the difference!

age: Old enough to have seen "Leave it to Beaver" as a first-run.
occupation: independently employed
marital status: lucky to be happily married
pets: 4 -- two too many.
favorite pastime: doing what I do for work. Again, just lucky. Then again, sometimes luck isn't exactly random.
political leanings: probably liberal. Conservative when it comes to criminal issues.
favorite musician: Steely Dan. Various jazz artists.
residence: Oahu, Hawaii
vices: Wine.
biggest pet peeve: people who think the world owes them something.