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You Know You’re From ______ When…

Over the past couple of days, I’ve been seeing open-group posts on Facebook that start off with “You Know You’re From xxxxx When…” For example, You Know You’re From Kailua When… or You Know You’re From Maui When…, and even a You Know You’re From Hawaii When…

 

So, since we’re from all over the island/state/nation, I left the location blank for you to fill in along with your You Know When item.

 

You can just type the location and phrase.  Such as:

 

Kailua – you speak like you grew up in the mainland.

Liliha – you remember Dutch Girl bakery.

Hawaii – the word “flip-flops” does not exist in your vocabulary.

 

Okay, you get the idea.  Have fun with it!  Get creative!  List locations from small kid time or from where you live now.

 

 

264 Responses to “You Know You’re From ______ When…”

  1. HNL2LAS says:

    Kaneohe:when Koolau Pets was at Windward City.. not the mall..

  2. HNL2LAS says:

    Kaneohe: at the end of every school year, there’d be a nice, newly painted C on da mountain..

  3. HNL2LAS says:

    Kaneohe: when you remember used to have 2 Yamashiro’s.. Building Supply AND the Fruit stand!!

  4. HNL2LAS says:

    Soo… Kaneohe: WINDY’S!! Toys from the toy chest at Tiki Tops! Tastie Treat’s yummy burgers for CHEEEAP! Li Hing ICE CAKE from Crack Seed Store by Jack in the Box.. when they used to have the cab stand there too!

  5. HNL2LAS says:

    whoa.. sooo different now.. lol..been a while since I’ve been in MLC world!! I just posted on the “you know you’re from…” site.. and found out MLC doing it too? hahaah

  6. Sally says:

    @DiO: LOL it’s as simple as knowing words like bocha, bibi, taitai, mum mum… what’s the big problem here?

    LMAO!!!

    *sensing a future blog topic here*

  7. ankleBYTERS says:

    FIRST…in preparation for the new post 😆

  8. ankleBYTERS says:

    Social Distortion – Story Of My Life

    http://youtu.be/oh8zcbC_Dcw

  9. ankleBYTERS says:

    My Chemical Romance – I Don’t Love (live)

    http://youtu.be/5Rcvl5Mdm90

  10. DIO says:

    You know you speak sally-speak if you know that ChaCha is not a dance style, and bubu is not what a kid gets when they fall off their skateboard. Sorry sistah, I haaaaad to say this one. 😛 😆

  11. ankleBYTERS says:

    Anything goes mooooosic time……

    The Kooks – Junk Of The Heart

    http://youtu.be/eCMykkcoyu8

  12. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Sunday ❗ 😀

    Back from Denny’s for breakfast ❗ Can’t beat their $4 special, pancakes, eggs and bacon ❗ Yum ❗ 😀

  13. LINDA KATO says:

    Keoni: I was doing my contesting as usual ❗ Hoping to WIN another big prize one day ❗ 😀

  14. Keoni says:

    Gee, where did everyone go?

  15. Keoni says:

    Good evening, Linda. How are you tonight?

  16. LINDA KATO says:

    Good evening Keoni and everyone ❗ 😀

  17. Keoni says:

    You know you’ve discovered someone from Hawai’i when you overhear somebody speaking with that unique accent that shouts “I’m local”!

  18. Keoni says:

    Gee, just thought of something. Even the mistakes add to the count, so it’s all good. Right, Uncle Rodney?

  19. volleymom2 says:

    you know you are from Hawaii when you say..
    what school you grad?

  20. Keoni says:

    oops! That last part should read: whether they’re related to you or not!

  21. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from Hawai’i when…
    Everyone older than you is ‘aunty’ or ‘uncle’.
    Note: this also applies to just about anyone in the MLC generation, no matter how old or whether they’re related to you not!

  22. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from Hawai’i when…
    You remember to bring omiyage when returning from a trip.

  23. M says:

    Guud evening MLCers!
    You know you’re from Hawaii when you remove your slippahs or shoes before you enter a house.

  24. hydroman72 says:

    You know your from Hawaii when you seen “Kapu” “Keep Out” signs.

  25. ankleBYTERS says:

    Kenny Rogers/Sheena Easton – Why don’t you stay (live)

    http://youtu.be/m4z4cbwFgyE?t=1m3s

  26. Keoni says:

    Good afternoon Ankles, DIO and all.

  27. ankleBYTERS says:

    Dr. Hook – Sharing the night together

    http://youtu.be/PdT9sPP4e3c

  28. ankleBYTERS says:

    Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight (Live)

    http://youtu.be/idvnG3_PIYg?t=1m14s

  29. ankleBYTERS says:

    Night moooooosic time…..

    The Pretty Reckless – Just Tonight

    http://youtu.be/Y7VGOnV2QhU

  30. DIO says:

    Good afternoon everybody! 😀

  31. KAN says:

    @Sally – we had such a good time. It was great to see them. Thanks to Rodney, Shauna & Lance, I’ve made a buncha new friends.

  32. Sally says:

    @CMO: $1 Rainbow Chili on 10/16 is on my calendar! CHEEEEEE!

  33. Sally says:

    @KAN: Yes!!! I read that on opso’s G+ post and told him to say HI to you but you had just left them when he read my msg. Glad you had a piece of MLC Blog LIVE!

  34. KAN says:

    You know you’ve been on MLC long time when you get to have breakfast with NKHEA, IKHEA, IKHEA’s brother and Opso!

  35. CMO says:

    Sally mentioned Rainbow Drive In in first entry…They are celebrating 5oth Anniversary w/hanabata-days-priced specials. In July, they had a 25 cent special: hot dog and drink.
    25-cent Hamburgers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 14. Additional specials – 25 cent Saimin (5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 17) and $1 Chili Plate (11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 16).
    Of course, expect lines if you go but fun to know Rainbow Drive In is celebrating their 50th in this way.

  36. LINDA KATO says:

    Keoni: You hold the PRIZE for post hoaring ❗ Enjoyed your postings ❗ 😀

    Kage: You hold second PRIZE ❗ 😀

    ankles: Tie for second PRIZE ❗ 😀

  37. LINDA KATO says:

    Seawalker: re: tuition, been there, did that ❗ We paid for our daughter’s undergraduate and graduate college. Now it’s up to her to pay for additional schooling. She’s in the “real world” and is working full time for a year ❗ Now she looks forward to weekends ❗ 😆

    It’s worth it to give our kids the best education possible, then send them out in the world to fend for themselves ❗

  38. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Saturday ❗ 😀

  39. Sally says:

    Kapahulu… if you know that the streets along Winam are in alphabetical order from Brokaw to Hayden,

  40. Sally says:

    @DiO: I totally understand the reference to the “Blue Haired People”.

    btw, I so want that backdrop behind Andy’s stage desk.

  41. Rodney says:

    You know you’re from Kailua if you remember that the only place to buy soda in Aikahi was behind the fire station. And if you wanted candy, you’d ride your bike to Pinky’s Broiler and check out the candy machine just inside the restaurant.

  42. Rodney says:

    @Keoni – Way to have fun with this entry!

  43. Rodney says:

    @cavewarrior – I remember a record shop across the McDonalds. I used to go there to buy my albums. Was like $5 each or 3 for $12 or something like that. Remember the Jerry Lewis theaters down on the bottom part of the shopping center – facing Castle High School side?

  44. cavewarrior says:

    Rodney: I enjoy your memories very much. Thanks!
    Yea, Tiki Tops was where Flamingos was, and where Denny’s is now.
    TikiTops children menus was a tiki mask that wrapped around your ears. Also had Kress, a model-hobby shop and a record store.

  45. DIO says:

    Keoni: It’s funny you should bring up Kihei and that song. Back in school, Kihei was one of my teachers, quite honestly, the best teacher I’ve had there.

    You can read more about the song here:

    http://apps.ksbe.edu/kaiwakiloumoku/kaleinamanu/mele-hou/hanohano_wailea

  46. DIO says:

    You know you’re from Kapahulu when you understand the comment about “blue haired people” that Sam Kapu makes at 2:47 in this clip. 😆

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hb9SdvunDk&feature=related

  47. DIO says:

    M: Yeah, I remember that. I always used to wonder where you were supposed to park to go eat there.

  48. M says:

    You know you’re from Hawaii when you remember Kapiolani Coffee shop was at Aloha Motors.

  49. DIO says:

    Seawalker: No can. With the high price of everything, the 25 cent gravy and rice is going to be about 12 grains of rice and a 1/8 teaspoon of gravy. 😆

  50. Seawalker says:

    @DiO – You know that place, Mitsu-Ken? I see a lot of Damien and Kamehameha students buying the breakfast special. Fried rice, 2 strips of bacon, and your choice of 2 scrambled or over-easy eggs. Sheesh, they just raised the price to $4. We really need a joint to do the historical 25 cents gravy and rice bit again. If I’m paying $4, garans I’ll lick up my plate afterwards. 🙂

  51. Seawalker says:

    @DiO – Tip of the day. When it comes to the female persuasion, stay away from anatomy. Hard to tell why they’re ex-husband and ex-wife! LOL

  52. DIO says:

    Seawalker: Did you read the last comment? 😆

  53. Seawalker says:

    @DiO – Japanee? Ohhh… so that explains the “daikon legs”. 😆

    http://japanliness.blogspot.com/2009/04/and-daikon-legs.html

  54. NaPueo says:

    Had a post disappear into the cyber world. Here it is again.

    @Sally: Good luck on your move. Don’t you wish it could be this easy. 🙂
    http://web-japan.org/jvt/en/streaming/wmp/JVT_10-11_NO9_3_EN_256k.asx

  55. DIO says:

    Seawalker: Yeah, long time ago was mainly Japanese over there at McKinley, now it’s a huge mix.

  56. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re from Waianae H.S. when the name Ginoza (football) sends chills down your spine.

  57. Seawalker says:

    DiO – Tokyo High equals McKinley High? Man, there’s so many foreigners in the district nowadays. Math SAT = 750 and English SAT = 250. LOL

  58. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re from the windward side of the island when you have moss growing on you’re slippers.

  59. DIO says:

    Seawalker: Was easy for me and those from Hogwarts. The school’s bus terminal was literally right next door. Walk out of one driveway, and in the back door of the bowling alley.

  60. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re from Papakolea when you greet everybody, “What, like die?” In other words, get off our turf Pake!

  61. DIO says:

    Gee, they had an Uptown Hardware on the windward side? Is that any relation to the one that was on Nuuanu, just above the Chun Hoon Market area?

  62. Seawalker says:

    DiO – You definitely know if you’re MLC and from Kalihi and remember eating ox-tail soup at the Kam Bowl – Kapiolani Coffee Shop. Yummy.

  63. Seawalker says:

    @Kage – Your brother uses homha? That was my mom’s favorite line to us when we were young and hated to take a bath. “Stink… even the harm ha smells better than you guys!” Sorry mom, boys sweat and sweat stinks. Hehehe 😆

  64. DIO says:

    You know you’re from Kalihi if you can remember Kapiolani Coffee Shop being inside of Kam Bowl.

  65. Keoni says:

    @Seawalker I was going to say something much worse, but didn’t. Not trying to be vulgar, etc,, but I was so furious that the administration at the time didn’t care about anything but their agenda of turning an orphanage into a prep school. Much of what Mr. Hershey envisioned was lost during that time! Not to mention the squandering of Trust funds on things other than the School and its’ charges.

  66. Seawalker says:

    @LK – Thank goodness some of us can live below our means. Gas and parking prices are getting outrageous. Tuition for our kids is killing me! 🙂

  67. Seawalker says:

    @Keoni – “The morons who made this decision, you suck!” Too funny to hear you say that. Careful, or somebody going wash your mouth out with soap. LOL

  68. Keoni says:

    Man, I really miss Woolworth’s! Ono food. 🙁

  69. DIO says:

    Keoni: Yeah, I remember seeing it listed as Hoagie on the board at the Kahala Mall Woolworth’s.

  70. DIO says:

    Keoni: I’m thinking Mochiko Chicken… 😆 or maybe Garlic Chicken.

  71. Keoni says:

    It would really be funny if Subway were called Hoagieway around Philly, yeah? 😆

  72. DIO says:

    Keoni: Oh, sorry eh, I meant Woolworth’s listed Hoagie instead of sub sandwich. 😆

  73. Keoni says:

    Hmmm, that’s interesting that Woolworth’s listed it that way. I’ve not seen it called a hoagie anywhere but in the Philly area that I know of.

  74. Keoni says:

    @DIO As long as it’s teryaki, etc. I’ll take it!

  75. Keoni says:

    OK, I lied, gotta respond! 😀

  76. DIO says:

    Keoni: Hoagie? That’s how it was listed on the Woolworth’s menu.

  77. DIO says:

    Keoni: winnah winnah chicken dinnah. 😆

  78. Keoni says:

    OK, I yield the floor to some others for a while.

  79. Keoni says:

    Shoots, I think I even beat Ankles with his song lists!

  80. Keoni says:

    Eh Rod, I stay having so much fun wid dis topic!

  81. Keoni says:

    @Kage How am I doing? What da score now?

    :: Keoni, lining up more posts to insure being da winnah! 😆

  82. Keoni says:

    @DIO Well, I’m crossing that potential overnight stay place off my list! 🙂

  83. Keoni says:

    You know you from Hershey if you know where Union Deposit, Sand Hill, and Swatara are.

  84. Keoni says:

    You know you wen grad from Milton Hershey School a long time ago if you remember attending the original Fanny B. Hershey elementary school. (They had a h*ll of a time tearing it down because it was built so well. The morons who made this decision, you suck!)

  85. DIO says:

    Keoni: You think that’s bad, you haven’t seen my friend’s house. He’s constantly showing pics of the various creepy crawlies that have infiltrated his house. Despite attempts from several exterminators, the problem still exists.

  86. Keoni says:

    You know you from Hershey, Pa. if you remember where the Hershey Dairy, Park Swimming Pool, and the Pa. State Police Academy used to be.

  87. Keoni says:

    You know you from Pocahontas county, WV if you know where Clawson and Mill Run used to be.

  88. Keoni says:

    Gee, I’m post hoaring again! What? Boddah you? 😆

  89. Keoni says:

    @LK You and hubby are real akamai kine!

  90. Keoni says:

    @Ankles Caught myself saying OMG to several of your posts – especially the one involving the tarantula. Can you say arachnophobia? Also don’t like scorpions or other creepy-crawleys!

  91. Keoni says:

    @Kage You issuing a challenge dea?
    What? You like beef? 😆
    (not really from Kalihi, but close enough. (Nu’uanu) )

  92. LINDA KATO says:

    Seawalker: Not only gas is high these days so are parking fees. Our dentist is in the Aiea Medical Center. They charge $1.00 per half an hour to park. We’ve paid $5.00 on one day! Far too much! Now we drop each other off, go look around the shopping center nearby and pick up after the appt. so pay zero parking fees!!!

  93. M says:

    You know you’re from Hawaii when you say, “waaasssuuuppp?”

  94. LINDA KATO says:

    Good evening MLCers ❗ 😀

  95. DIO says:

    You know you’re beyond MLC if you know what/where Tokyo High is. 🙂

  96. DIO says:

    You know you’re from Hawaii when you say Howzit, and people understand it’s a greeting, and not a question. 😀

  97. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you’re from Arizona when gas is $3.23, the lowest in the nation. 😆

  98. ankleBYTERS says:

    Keoni:

    Been there to watch a spring training game, nothing surprising about Surprise. 🙂

    ON the way to Vegas on 93 before Wikieup, there is a town called Nothing.

  99. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you’re from Arizona when your washer won’t start because it has a temperature range for cold water.

  100. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you’re from Arizona when you wake up with a 6″ Tarantula, several lizards and a horned toad in your house during ‘Monsoon Season’ and think nothing of it.

  101. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you’re from Arizona when you pay rent for the apartment, but you have to live in the pool.

  102. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you’re from Arizona when you’ve experienced condensation on your butt cheeks from the hot water evaporating in the toilet bowl.

  103. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you’re from Arizona when you are willing to park 3 blocks away because you actually found shade from a palm tree imported 300 miles from California and nurtured with water piped 250 miles from Nevada.

  104. Seawalker says:

    You know you went to St. Louis if you say you played football and now you’re a policeman or fireman.

  105. Seawalker says:

    You know you went to McKinley when you understand what it means to have “daikon legs” 😆

  106. Kage says:

    Okay, bit off the subject here.

    I was talking to someone the other day that moved back to Hawaii after 30 years on the mainland. They commented on how the pronunciation of the place names has changed to more proper Hawaiian pronunciation. I had to think about it, yes it has changed.

    Maili is now pronounced “ma ee lee”, growing up it was always,”mai lee”

    Okay pau. Back to regular programming.

  107. Kage says:

    You know you from Hawaii when your Brother is cooking in the kitchen and the flies are gathering on the screen because of the amount of Homha he is using in the dish.

    It was like Amittyville Horror.

  108. M says:

    hahaha 😆

  109. Kage says:

    Giving Keoni a run for his money.
    Seeing who can post hoar more.

    hahahahahaha.

  110. Kage says:

    @M- followed by, ” you know Honey Girl? She when grad two years after you.”

  111. Kage says:

    @M – then its “whea you grad from?”

  112. Kage says:

    You know you from Wahiawa when you grew up in a house with a fireplace.

  113. M says:

    You know you’re from Hawaii when you ask, “what year you grad?”

  114. Kage says:

    You know you from Hawaii when you give directions by the color of the building, or landmarks.

    Turn right at the pink church. Go down the hill until you see the purple house. My house is chree houses away from dat purple house.

  115. Kage says:

    You know you from Hawaii when the people you are talking about are named, “whats-his-name”, “you-know-da-guy”, “da-girl-dat-ack-like-shealldat”

  116. Kage says:

    You know you from Hawaii when you know what “da kine” is, even though its not the same da kine you was talking about 2 minutes ago.

  117. Kage says:

    You know you from Hawaii when you know where, “ova dea” is.

  118. Kage says:

    You know you from Hawaii when “12 days of Christmas” involves beer.

  119. Kage says:

    You know you from Hawaii when you know the answer to,”how come you stay come when I stay go?”

  120. Kage says:

    You know you from Hawaii when the number 3 and the large plant outside are pronounced the same way, “chree”. 🙂

  121. Seawalker says:

    @M – Went to the station on Beretania and Ward. $4.09.9 per gallon. And the wife wonders why date nights are far and few between… LOL

  122. M says:

    @Seawalker, Sam’s club gas was 3.79 this morning.

  123. Seawalker says:

    You know when you’re from Keeaumoku when the bar hostesses asks you, “Buy me a drinkee, honey”.

  124. Seawalker says:

    You know you went to Kamehameha Schools when Hawaiian time and being lazy is second nature to you. Just kidding, @DIO.

  125. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re from Kalihi when the standard greeting goes, “What, like beef?”

  126. Seawalker says:

    Just filled my gas tank this morning. $61.95! Makes me scared to go to McKinley Car Wash because it’ll be in the neighborhood of seventy-five bucks.

  127. M says:

    You know you’re in Hawaii when you pay more than $4.00 a gallon for gas.

  128. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you’re in Hawaii when they say Happy Aloha Friday

  129. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Aloha Friday ❗ 😀

  130. M says:

    You know you’re from Kaimuki when you remember going to Ben Franklin and Kress.

  131. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers!
    Happy Aloha Friday!

  132. DIO says:

    Good evening night owls. 😀

  133. Rodney says:

    Keoni
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    Eh Rod, how come I nevah think of that back then? 😯

    We neva have bottle opener. 😆

    Or cup either – but then we could just stick our mouths under the soda bottle. LOL

  134. Keoni says:

    You know you’ve finally acclimated to Hawai’i when…
    It’s anything below 70 degrees in January and you are COLD! (My mainland friends constantly give me the “poor baby” line on this one!)

  135. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from South Jersey when…
    You remember when RCA and Campbell Soup had their factories in Camden.

  136. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from South Jersey when…
    You know the modern town named for a major German city used to be known as Long-a-Coming.

  137. LINDA KATO says:

    Good evening everyone ❗ 😀

    ankles: on a roll….

    kage: full of ideas….

    Rod: fun topic ❗ 😀

  138. Keoni says:

    Eh Rod, how come I nevah think of that back then? 😯

  139. Keoni says:

    @Ankles There is also a town north of Phoenix called Surprise. I have a friend that lives there.

  140. Sally says:

    @Na Pueo: I drove thru Kaimiki Town today and saw the old Library Bldg and just thought about that! About how that small little bldg use to be our library.

  141. dihudfan says:

    @Rod… nevah did try… that sounds pretty good… I guess guys from Kailua was the same as guys from Kalihi…

  142. Rodney says:

    @Ankles – On a Roll!

  143. Rodney says:

    @dihudfan – I thought the trick with the soda machines where the bottles were sticking out was to buy one soda, then when you pull the soda bottle out, jam a butter knife into the clamp thing to keep it from going back down, then empty out all the soda bottles that roll down the track.

  144. dihudfan says:

    @keoni… I remember those coke machines… guys used to pop the caps and drink all the soda with a straw… or the machines where the bottles were sticking out, and when you put a coin in, you just pulled out the soda… those guys would hold a cup under the soda and pop the cap…

  145. NaPueo says:

    You know you’re from Kaimuki when, you remember the Market City Foodland being across the parking lot from where it is now.

  146. NaPueo says:

    You know you’re from Kaimuki when, you remember the feed store that used to be where McDonalds is now.

  147. NaPueo says:

    You know you’re from Kaimuki when, you remember where the Kaimuki Library used to be.

  148. DIO says:

    ankles: I thought you folks were supposed to use oven mitts as driving gloves during the Summer months. 😆

  149. DIO says:

    Good evening everybody!!

  150. ankleBYTERS says:

    You Know You’re From Arizona When…

    You’ve signed so many petitions to recall governors you can’t remember the name of the incumbent.

    You notice your car overheating before you drive it.

    You no longer associate bridges or rivers with water.

    You know a swamp cooler is not a happy hour drink.

    You can hear the weather forecast of 115 degrees without flinching.

    You can be in the snow, then drive for an hour…and it will be over 100 degrees.

    You discover, in July it only takes two fingers to drive your car, because your steering wheel is so hot.

    You can make sun tea instantly.

    You run your a/c in the middle of winter so you can use your fireplace.

    The best parking is determined by shade…..not distance.

    You realize that “Valley Fever” isn’t a disco dance.

    Hotter water comes from the cold water tap than the hot one.

    It’s noon in July, kids are on summer vacation and yet all the streets are totally empty of both cars and people.

    You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

    Sunscreen is sold year round, kept right at the checkout counter.

    You put on fresh sunscreen just to go check the mail box.

    Some fools will market mini-misters for joggers and some other fools will actually buy them. Worse…..some fools actually try to jog.

    You know hot air balloons can’t rise because the air temperature is hotter than the air inside the balloon.

    No one would dream of putting vinyl inside a car.

    You see two trees fighting over a dog.

    You can say “Hohokam” and people don’t think you’re laughing funny

    You see more irrigation water on the street than there is in the Salt River

    You have to go to a fake beach for some fake waves

    You can pronounce”Saguaro”, “Tempe”, “San Xavier”, “Canyon de Chelly”, “Mogollon Rim”, and “Cholla”

    You can understand the reason for a town named “Why”

    You can fry an egg on the hood of a car IN THE MORNING!

    You hear people say “but it’s a DRY heat!”

    You buy salsa by the gallon.

    Your Christmas decorations include sand and paper bags.

    You think a red light is merely a suggestion.

    All of your out-of-state friends start to visit after October but clear out come the end of April.

    You think someone driving wearing oven mitts is clever.

    Most of the restaurants in town have the first name “El” or “Los.”

    You think 60 tons of crushed red rock makes a beautiful yard.

    Your house is made of stucco and has a red clay tile roof.

    Vehicles with open windows have the right-of-way in the summer.

    Most homes have more firearms than people.

    People who have black cars or black upholstery in their car are automatically assumed to be from out of-state or nuts.

    You know better than to get into a car with leather seats if you’re wearing shorts.

    You can finish a Big Gulp in 10 minutes and go back for seconds.

    http://phoenix.metblogs.com/2006/05/17/you-know-youre-from-arizona-when/

  151. Sally says:

    Ho, Kage… immmpressive!

  152. Kage says:

    Okay, nuff post hoaring for now.

    laters.

  153. Kage says:

    You know you from Hawaii when you understand that on a plate lunch the mac salad qualifies as a vegetable because of the onions and carrots.

  154. Kage says:

    You know you are from Hawaii when the Thanksgiving table includes,
    Poke
    Sushi
    Noodles
    Won ton
    Mac salad
    Turkey
    Stuffing(not dressing)
    Rice
    Mash potatoes
    Gravy

  155. Kage says:

    You know you from Hawaii when your Aunty and Uncle have no blood or marriage relation to you. Yet they are closer to you than your real Aunties and Uncles.

  156. Kage says:

    You know you from Wahiawa when you someone does something stupid and the first word in your head is “safe”.

  157. Kage says:

    You know you from Wahiawa when you remember that a “manno” is someone you do not want to approach on the street corner. She is not a she. 😯

  158. Kage says:

    You know you from Wahiawa when you get disappointed if it does NOT rain during your graduation ceremony. No blessings… 🙁

  159. Kage says:

    You know you from Wahiawa when you remember taking your junior and senior pictures at Tanji Studios. Guys with the fake tuxedo top with RUFFLES. Girls with the whit fluff top.

  160. Kage says:

    You know you from Wahiawa when you remember 79 cents movies at the Wahiawa Theater. Where you could watch the rats running along the curtains if you were bored with the movie.

  161. Kage says:

    You know you from Wahiawa when you remember Kim Chee Burgers from Big Way Drive In. Or even their fried chicken. Or the slush float. And no can forget their french fries with supa seasoning.

  162. Kage says:

    You know you from Wahiawa when you remember Sunny Side used to be behind the bus station.

  163. Kage says:

    You know you from Wahiawa when you remember Toppers Drive In, later BeeHive Drive In, now One Fast Lube was where the train station was.

  164. Kage says:

    You know you from Wahiawa when you remember the bus station is where Longs is now.

  165. ankleBYTERS says:

    Mary Hopkin – Those were the days (live)

    http://youtu.be/AyaTIXdN5fI

  166. Keoni says:

    You’re MLC if you remember the old ice chest type Coke machines: put in da coin, raise the lid and slide the Coke bottle from the rack where it hung, then through that turnstile type doohickey to be able to get it out. Bottle opener on da side of the machine.

  167. ankleBYTERS says:

    Reminiscing mooooooosic time…

    Little River Band – Reminiscing

    http://youtu.be/-2Y77pblrqY

  168. LINDA KATO says:

    Good afternoon MLCers ❗ Fun sharings ❗ 😀

  169. Sally says:

    *oops* Got kinda excited there… 5 cents Green River soda.

    Yes! 5 cents!

  170. Sally says:

    Kaimuki… if you bought 10 cents BBQ stick from Tanoue’s then cents Green River soda from W&M before walking back home from the 30 cents movie at Kaimuki Theater.

  171. M says:

    You know you’re from Kaimuki when W&M Burger was on 9th and Waialae.

  172. M says:

    You know you’re from Kaimuki when you use to race your slot cars at Jet Raceway.

  173. hemajang says:

    dihudfan, I remember the outdoor theatre in Waianae but never went in. It was a permanent outdoor theatre, sorta like a drive-in except had benches. Screen was small if I recall.

    You know you’re from Ewa Beach if you remember when it was safe to camp at Hau Bush.

  174. M says:

    You know you’re from Kaimuki you go to Chico’s after Riverside.

  175. M says:

    You know you’re from Kaimuki when you use to hang out at Riverside.

  176. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re in heaven when an unexpected piece of earwax comes tumbling out. It might weight milligrams, but your head feels pounds lighter!

  177. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you’re from the MLC blog if you remember dancing/socials at the Ala Wai/Pali clubhouse and downtown YMCA.

    You know you’re from the MLC blog if you remember the times when the bank tellers would hand write your bank transactions onto your paper bankbook.

    You know you’re from the MLC blog if you remember installing a slide in/out 8 trk player in your ride.

    You know you’re from the MLC blog if you remember having Kiyo’s Transmission doing shift kit installs on your automatic ride.

    You know you’re from the MLC blog if you remember the long gas lines in the early ’70s…even/odd days.

  178. Seawalker says:

    You know you’re from McKinley when you went to Crown’s on Kapiolani to play Space Invaders.

  179. dihudfan says:

    @hemajang… do you remember a theater in Waianae? It was out door too.

  180. Seawalker says:

    @ankles – Acid Hill is still there. Right after Kalani H.S. and before Aina Haina, there’s a winding road. A so-called heiau is up there and the Hawaiians come out to push you car. It’s kind of an optical illusion. What appears to be a flat area is actually an incline. So your car will roll. But if you ask me, anyone on acid will tell you your car will move regardless. Heck, the whole dam(n) mountain appears to be moving. 😆

  181. Sally says:

    Kaimuki… if you know that it was Crown Drive In then Tubby’s before it was Kaimuki Zippys.

  182. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re from Hawaii when you wear aloha shirts, not Hawaiian shirts.

  183. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re from Hawaii when you go to Vegas and can spot everybody else from Hawaii. And they can spot you!

  184. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re from Hawaii when you watch old episodes of Hawaii Five-O and laugh at the chase scenes, flipping from Diamond Head to Ala Moana to Kahaluu in an instant.

  185. Mark'75 says:

    @M: Yeah, give the “shaka” to mean shaka, not some mainland translation of “hang loose!” LOL

  186. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re from Hilo when you say ‘ice shave’ instead of ‘shave ice!’

  187. M says:

    You know you’re from Kaimuki when you remember eating saimin at Tanoue’s.

  188. ankleBYTERS says:

    Kaneohe – you remember Coconut Island.

    If you took a biology class in the early ’70s from UH, there was a class excursion to Coconut Island. One of my high school classmates lived on that island.

    Kaneohe – you remember Principal Suyat at Castle High.

    Kaneohe – you remember Principal Kakazu at King Intermediate. He was my high school classmates dad….

    Diamond Head – you remember hiking down the cliff with your board to surf as there were no paved trails leading down to the beach like today. When my kids and I were in HI last month, I told them about hoofing it down there while we were walking around at the top taking pictures. “You hiked down there ❓ they asked….not sure I would do that today.

  189. ankleBYTERS says:

    KAN:

    Soeda Chevron – was that just up the road from Phillip 66, next to the Haw Tell building?

    Rodney:

    I can never remember that drive inn name ❗ MLC for sure 🙂

  190. hemajang says:

    Waialua – if you remember going movie houses at Waialua, Koga, & Haleiwa.

    Ewa – if you remember watching samurai movies at the Social Club outdoor theatre.

    Waipahu – if you remember watching Hopalong Cassidy at the Saturday kid’s matinee at Waipahu Theatre.

  191. M says:

    You know you’re from Kapahulu when you remember going to Alex’s Drive Inn.

  192. M says:

    You know when you’re from Kaimuki when you remember going to Queen and Kaimuki theater.

  193. M says:

    You know you’re from Hawaii when you give the “shaka”.

  194. Rodney says:

    cavewarrior
    August 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    Kaneohe-…Uptown Hardware, Hughes Drugs, Tiki Tops

    @cavewarrior – Welcome to MLC and thank you for the post! I remember a Hughes Drugs in Kailua too. Tiki Tops – that was in Windward City Shopping Center, right? Where Flamingo moved in later? Wasn’t there also a Tiki Tops in Waikiki too? Somewhere across the Ikikai? Or maybe that was just “Tops”.

  195. M says:

    You know you’re from Hawaii when you say howzit and give the head nod.

  196. Rodney says:

    @AnkleBYTERS – Where Kaneohe Burger King sits now used to be Windy’s Drive In.

  197. M says:

    You know you’re from the MLC blog when you know what is Triad pah-tay.

  198. M says:

    You know you’re from Hawaii when you give directions, Ewa, Diamond Head, Mauka or Makai.

  199. M says:

    You know you’re from Hawaii when you bust out your heavy jacket when it’s 60 degrees.

  200. Keoni says:

    Interesting side note that fits this topic:
    Kihei DeSilva (husband of Mapuana from Halau Mohala ‘Ilima) wrote the song “Hanohano Wailea” to make sure that old place names in the Kailua area would not be forgotten and lost.

  201. KAN says:

    You know you’re from Kailua if you know where the nightmarchers go.

  202. KAN says:

    You know you’re from Kane`ohe if you remember what the Tastee Treet’s shakes taste like. (Mmmm, making myself homesick).

  203. KAN says:

    You know you’re from Kane`ohe if you remember where the original Honey’s was (Don Ho’s mom’s place).

  204. KAN says:

    @ankles: I remember the Soeda Chevron, but not the Miyakawa Texaco.

  205. KAN says:

    @volleymom2 – we used to call it “Uncle Frank’s limo.” 🙂

  206. eddyo says:

    Waimanalo, if:
    Flamingo is the name of a road not a bird
    Sherwood Forest has nothing to do with Robin Hood
    Kuni’s is the name of a service station not a dry goods store
    Bellows is the name of a base not someone yelling
    Saddle City is not a city, town or village
    Kodama store is the best place to buy feed

    Don’t get me started with Kailua!

  207. ankleBYTERS says:

    Hey..UH is ranked 39th in the USAToday coaches football poll with 8 points. Nevada has 1 point and Boise is #7. We have a long hill to climb to even be ranked….

    Hurry up college football season ❗

  208. M says:

    You know you’re from Palolo when you remember Nakama Store.

  209. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers!

  210. LINDA KATO says:

    You know you’re from Honolulu when you move to Aiea and are the only one who does not speak “pidgeon” ❗ 😀

  211. hemajang says:

    Honouliuli – if you remembah Asing Park
    Honouliuli – if you remembah Shokai Store
    Honouliuli – if you remembah the smell of Kahua Ranch slaughter house

  212. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Thursday ❗ 😀

    Keoni: You sure had fun last night. I turned in early for a change so am up early ❗

  213. ankleBYTERS says:

    Kaneohe – you remember bowling at Tropicana Lanes (Toyota dealer sits there now)

    Kaneohe – you remember running your slot cars at Tom Thumb (building next to Troipicana Lanes)

    Kaneohe – you remember eating after socials at the fast food place (??) that Burger King now sits on.

    Kaneohe – you remember Miyakawa’s Texaco & Coral Garden Motors parts and Phillip 66 gas station.

    “Acid Hill” (somewhere in town) – where it gave an illusion that your car was rolling up hill in neutral.

  214. volleymom2 says:

    you know you from Halawa…
    remember Castle Park

  215. volleymom2 says:

    you know you from Aiea..
    you remember that Shakeys Pizza Parlor was located where Pearl Kai Shopping Center now stands

  216. volleymom2 says:

    you know you from Aiea….
    you remember and know where Sumida Watercress Farm is located

  217. volleymom2 says:

    you know you from the the 70’s…
    if you remember “the bump”

  218. ankleBYTERS says:

    Kahaluu – you remember eating at Lau’s drive inn

    Kahaluu – you remember Hygienic Store

    Kaneohe – you remember eating at Shakey’s Pizza

    Kaneohe – you remember the turnoff right after exiting the Wilson tunnel, Kaneohe bound

    Kaneohe – you remember clamming in Kaneohe Bay

  219. superman808 says:

    You Know You’re From the 70’s When you hear the words; righteous, groovy, times, pounds, and “oof”.

  220. Keoni says:

    OK, I’ve hoared enough for one night, I’m gonna take a break.
    Good night everyone.

  221. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from South Jersey when…
    You know what a cedar lake is and have been swimming at some of them.

  222. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from Philly/South Jersey when…
    You know what the Pine Barrens are and know people that live there (Chatsworth, Shamong, etc.)

  223. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from Philly/South Jersey when…
    You have the mistaken belief that putting pineapple on a pizza makes it “Hawaiian”! (po’ tings!) 😆

  224. Keoni says:

    Eh Rod, I tink we going get one bambucha count on this topic, yeah?

  225. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from Philly/South Jersey when…
    You remember before the Atlantic City Expressway was built, the White Horse and Black Horse were the fastest way ‘down the shore’. And they were both clogged on summer weekends!

  226. Keoni says:

    Eh LK, DIO, and all, where you guys stay? You missing all da fun!

  227. Keoni says:

    @Vollymom I learned a song “Down by the Barn on Alapa’i Street” from one of my Hawaiian friends many years ago.

  228. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from Philly/South Jersey when…
    You really think that real pizza doesn’t exist outside of the region! 😯

  229. volleymom2 says:

    you know you from Hawaii…
    if you remember HRT (Honolulu Rapid Transit) = The Bus

  230. volleymom2 says:

    you know you from Hawaii…
    if you remember The Bus as being “Fasi’s Limo”

  231. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from South Jersey when…
    You know what the White Horse and Black Horse are and lived on both of them at various times.

  232. volleymom2 says:

    you know you are from Chicago…
    if your deep dish pizza has its tomato sauce on the top…

  233. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from Philly/South Jersey when…
    You remember going to Lit Brothers, Gimbels, Strawbridge & Clothier and John Wanamaker’s to shop.

  234. Keoni says:

    @Rod HELP! I can’t stop! ROFLOL

  235. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from South Jersey when…
    You know what the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Betsy Ross, etc are.

  236. Rodney says:

    Go, Keoni, Go! 😉

  237. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from South Jersey when…
    You remember when Transport of NJ was known as Public Service Bus Company.

  238. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from Philly/South Jersey when…
    You know what a soft pretzel is and also miss them after moving!

  239. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from South Jersey when…
    You remember going to Alcyon, Vineland, Atco, etc on racing nights.

  240. volleymom2 says:

    you know you are from Waipahu…
    if you remember Arakawas Store… and its location.

  241. Keoni says:

    Wow! I’m really post hoaring tonight!

  242. volleymom2 says:

    you know you are from Waipahu…
    if you remember Royal Sunset Drive In- and had to light up the mosquito punks….

  243. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from Philly/South Jersey when…
    You know what Tastykakes are and miss them INTENSELY after you move away!!

  244. cavewarrior says:

    Kaneohe-…Uptown Hardware, Hughes Drugs, Tiki Tops

  245. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from South Jersey when…
    You remember that Ellisberg, Airport, Marlton, etc. were true traffic “circles”.

  246. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from South Jersey when…
    You know that Carmen’s is the BEST place to get hoagies or cheese steaks.

  247. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from Philly/South Jersey when…
    You call a submarine sandwich a ‘hoagie’.

  248. Rodney says:

    @Sally – I remember after surfing Diamond Head, we’d go to Rainbows and pretty much all you could hear was “Dolla Chili”. That was for the chili plate. LOL

  249. dihudfan says:

    Kalihi… when you know where to eat the best slushfloat, teribeef sandwich, teripork sandwich, SuzyQ… Kenney’s Burger. Best Hawaiian food, Helena’s and Leong’s… plate lunch for less than $1, Dinners… Best Saimin… Palace. 3 bowling alleys, Kalihi, Kam, and Boulevard.

  250. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from Philly/South Jersey when…
    It’s not shave ice/ice shave, it’s ‘water ice’.

  251. Keoni says:

    You know you’re from Philly/South Jersey when…
    You don’t go to the beach, you go “down the shore”.

  252. Sally says:

    …Kapahulu if you remember when Rainbow Drive In called in your order for “45-chili” which meant 45cent size chili bowl.

    Later went up to 55, 75, dollah, … you get the picture.

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