Paradise lost


Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 83

Left the islands yesterday and will probably not go back for at least a year. Don’t worry, i got my plate lunch fix in, as well as seeing all the aunties and uncles in one big swoop at my cousin Matt’s wedding. One thing I always like returning to Seattle for, is the cooler weather. While on Oahu, my folks had the air-conditioner in their car fixed, since it was over 80 degrees and nobody wanted to drive a car without A/C. It’s November and still the A/C is the most vital part of living comfortably. My parents even installed a new A/C in their bedroom and all of a sudden everyone began to gravitate there during the day…. just to leave the perspiring heat for a few hours. In Seattle, i’m trying to convince my roommates to leave the heat off and wear more sweatshirts if they’re cold (to save $$ on heat). They won’t mind wearing a few extra layers…. and the dog already has his winter fur, so i’m not worried about him either.

In just a few days being back in Hawaii, I find myself speaking the local slang, pidgin, since you revert back to old habits when speaking to locals there. Here’s an example…… So, if I go speak anykine stuff la’dat, no go start beef if no can talk good kine. eh, haoles get always chance for speak good, but betta listen too oddawise get bus’up. Me no act barney when i stay local braddah. I one local boy and when get chance for get stuffed, whoa goin’ suck um up cause no more stay manini when get ono kine grinds. No joke cause i’m hapa, I goin’ sick ‘em you stay make da’kine lolo eyes and got nerve.

If anyone can understand that completely (other than Hawaii locals or immediate family), you mo’betta den i when expect. Just a little sample of local dialect that you can expect if you step foot outside the tourist boundaries of Waikiki. Next time you hit the islands, venture out and explore…. they don’t all speak such backass english, but if want to try, my bro-in-law attempted to decipher some of the pigdin language. You should try it…. If can, can. If no can, no can.

2 Responses to “Paradise lost”

  1. Lee Says:

    Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 83

    Funny stuff Mark, I love the “if can, can”. BTW, wearing more clothes to stay warm while saving money was how it was done in college. You’re all growns up now and besides, Amos is used to a certain standard of living.

  2. anthony Says:

    Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 83

    13% increase man! I am with you Mark on the dress warmer advice.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.



Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, null given in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-includes/functions.php on line 1329

Deprecated: Function eregi_replace() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 79

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 159

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 162

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 165

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 171

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 176

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 176

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 181

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 206

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 211

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 216

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 221

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 226

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 231

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 236

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 241

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 246

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 251

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 256

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 263

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 266

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /home/lefever/markksullivan.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-shortstat.php on line 271