61a95d63-0e4d-4022-b529-0cd6a17f1ee7

 “Where did you go to high school?” – Typical ice breaker in Hawaiʻi 😂

We always make fun of this question because its overused but also very serious and we always wondered why? So we pondered about it…The state of Hawaii is made up of 7 different islands, each with their own characteristics and furthermore each part of the island has their own unique culture. So by figuring out what high school you went to, people can figure out where you are from and infer cultural similarities or differences and continue to make conversation with you. Or make fun of you 😜 If you didnʻt go to high school here, you have nothing to worry about.
Anuheaʻs Ponderings:

  • Speaking of high schools, this past graduation season one Hawaiʻi high school went viral with this video.
  • “Hawaiians, I have always felt, are a sleeping giant, I think Mauna Kea has awakened Hawaiians,” said Kuhio Lewis and this is proof of that – The Aloha ʻĀina March that happened this past Sunday, August 9.
  • My current literary obsession is Hawaii historical fiction – I just devoured Honolulu by Alan Brennert. Now looking for another, any suggestions?

Mariʻs Ponderings:

  •  This week we’ve been busy preparing for this month’s Honolulu Night Market. We’ll be selling boxes, including this month’s box where you’ll be able to get the first peek into what’s in August’s box if you’re there.  Come by and visit us!
  • I’ve heard so many people rave about bra fittings at Nordstrom and I have to say I totally had a life changing (if that’s possible) experience with Aunty Evalani at the Ala Moana Nordstrom. Let’s just say, if you haven’t done a fitting before (and no Victoria Secret’s doesn’t count) then you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • To me Sunday means three things, doing nothing, going to the beach, and dim sum! We’re so lucky to have so many great dim sum restaurants downtown, but my favorite I had to go to? Fook Lam.

P.S.  Honolulu Night Market will have some SWEET DEALS so come visit us! If you donʻt live on Oʻahu, not to worry we have something special for you too.

Pondering in Paradise: Hawaii Ice Breaker