I recall a few times that tourists asked me for directions and asked how to get to highway 95 or route 83 or something like that.     I had no idea what they were talking about.   Because when we give directions (be nice, Sally), we use street names and directions such as Mauka, Makai, Ewa, and Kokohead.  And often, we use landmarks.   Now, landmarks aren’t necessarily businesses or buildings as... read more

New Years Traditions/Customs

In a previous post, DIO commented: DIO December 29th, 2011 at 12:26 am eh Rod, since we talkin’ about mochi, and since mochi usually is done at New Year’s, how about the next blog entry (first of the year) be about New Year’s traditions/customs? Could talk about kadomatsu, mochi, food, or whatever other customs and traditions you/we have, whether it’s because of culture/race, or because of family.   So... read more