Thursday Thirteen #11: August Wrap Up

27 08 2008

This is the August Wrap up. 13 very significant days this month.

  1. I made 3 years with The Company. 8/1
  2. I am finally divorced. My great grandmother’s funeral. 8/2
  3. I sent my son off to start Kindergarten. I didn’t cry or have a panic attack. 8/5
  4. I began the process of changing my name – e.g. my SSN#, driver’s license, bank accounts, etc. My son also gave me a heart attack because he didn’t get off the bus and the bus driver thought he was on the wrong bus. 8/5
  5. FINALLY convinced Preston to get rid of his crappy 95 Honda Accord. Nothing wrong with it, just don’t like Honda. 8/10
  6. We traded in 3 of our 7 cars – 2001 Volkswagen Jetta, 99 Chevy Blazer, 95 Honda Accord. Yes, all our cars run, legal, and insured. Insane huh? Preston bought me a 2004 Toyota 4Runner for my birthday. 8/13
  7. I turned 24 years old. 8/16
  8. I celebrated my birthday with 4 other family members of which I didn’t even know they birthdays fell in August. Hell I only knew 3 of the 4 people on that cake. But it was awesome. 8/17
  9. I attended my first official open house and school book fair, as a parent. o.O I finally bought my son a Recaro Car Seat, w00t! 8/20
  10. I bought supplies to start a hobby of soap making. 8/23
  11. We went to the beach twice on complete opposite sides of the island. I hate the beach. But I had fun. 8/23-24
  12. I attempted to body board and ate shit failed, but it was TONS of fun. 8/24
  13. Best one, I had my son for the last 5 weeks. J. always had an excuse ….. reason ….erm…. screw it, he was always too busy to pick him up. 7/20-8/28

I write it out it seems like I had on hell of a busy month. I guess I did, it went by pretty fast.

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Thursday Thirteen #9 : The island lingo.

30 07 2008

So different states have different accents and some how people always know where they come from. So naturally Hawaii has one too.

It’s called Pidgin. I personally don’t talk pidgin, because as local people would call me I’m haole-fied. Haole means foreigner, but most likely referred to a Caucasian person. So since I don’t speak pidgin I obviously speak proper English. I just personally think it doesn’t sound the most intelligent. But to each their own right?

FYI pidgin isn’t used on all islands. “Full pidgin” is most common on Kauai. Maui has some full pidgin, but not like Kauai. Big Island too. Oahu is almost like the mainland, so not too many people use pidgin there. So here I shall teach you 13 of the most commonly used slangs and phrases.

1. “Brok Da Mout” – Broke the mouth meaning it’s tasty and delicious. So good it “broke” your mouth.

Ex: “Ho! How da food? Brok da mout!

2. “Bumbye” – meaning later on, whenever you get around to it.

Ex: “So when are you going to do this? BUMBYE!”

3. “Grind” – meaning to eat like there’s no tomorrow!!

Ex: “Guy I so hungry. We go grind!”

4. “Hapai” – your pregnant.

Ex. “Is she fat? No she stai hapai wit one girl.”

5. “Moi Moi” – meaning sleep.

Ex: “Ok hunny you go moi moi with mommy.”

6. “Panty” – meaning a wuss, sissy, wimp.

Ex. “Guy no be one panty it’s not that bad.”

7. “Stink Eye” – meaning mean or hard look.

Ex. “My mom had give me da stink eye wen I had come home late.”

8. “Wala’au” – meaning to talk a lot. Direct translation means diarrhea of the mouth.

Ex. “Why so late? My sistah n I was wala’auing all morning.”

9. “Planny” – meaning plenty, a lot of.

Ex. “We get planny food already no need cook.”

10. “Talk Stink” – meaning to talk bad about someone.

Ex. “My ears stai ringing someone must be talking stink about me.”

11. “Dirty Lick’ns” – meaning spanking.

Ex. “My mom going give me dirty lick’ns if I come home late.”

12. “Choke” – meaning a lot, plenty

Ex. “How was the party? Had choke people.”

13. “Da kine” – meaning the word you use when you can’t remember what you want to say. Most widely known phrase.

Ex. “You had take da kine to go see da kine yea?”

FYI if you don’t know what “da kine” is from the start of the conversation you might as well give up. lol.