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3 things you need to know about hawaii

By Kai Simmonds

If you're planning to come to Hawaii, or even any other tropical island (the same may apply) PLEASE READ THIS... #hawaiitravel #hawaiilife #hilife #hawaii #oahulife #alohaalways #aloha #waikikitravel

we grew here, you flew here

I was born and raised on the island of Oahu, I am not a Native Hawaiian- my mother is Filipino and my father is a mix of European descent and 12 years ago I left Hawaii. Over the past 10 years, I have seen Hawaii transform into what it is today- and it is nothing like the Hawaii I grew up in, and I don't mean that in a good way.

If you are visiting Hawaii, you may probably hear the word "Haole."

A Haole is something us locals would call a white person, or a tourist. Haole means "foreigner," but when you break down the word further it means Ha- Breath, Ole- Without or a person without breath (life). That is the how foreigners are described as people without breath, without life- ouch! Harsh right?

Well imagine someone coming over to your home and locking up your beloved queen and holding her hostage until she is forced to give up her home/land. Well thats a 5 second history of Hawaii right there- so you can understand how there is still a lot of pain and anger from the Native Hawaiians toward the haoles. Check out this youtube for the FULL picture.