It's that point of my life, where things are changing again. Some for the worst and some for the very best. I'll admit to who I am is not always the best but rest assured, I'm always making an effort to be better. My time is here and I'm in the driver's seat. It's my turn to take charge, it's my turn to be. It's my turn to decide.
They will turn around and wait for you.
Everytime I hear this song, I think of this.
Bring It On (2000)
”We have fun, we work hard, and we win national championships.”
“Lilo and Stitch” 2002
Lilo plays a trick on the tourists.
IF YOU LIVED HERE YOU’D UNDERSTAND
I desperately need to understand
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY
Was this scene cut from the movie??!!
Fucking christ, do you know what this would have done? What this would have meant to SO MANY people?? The truth of this is devastating. And to think it almost found it’s way into a DISNEY film??
The inclusion of this scene alone would have made it the greatest animated feature the company ever produced. Easily. And if you think that’s hyperbolic clearly you don’t understand.
No, really, if anyone knows why this was cut PLEASE let me know.
???? Wow, I’m sorry Hawaiians, that people actually do that. For real? They ask if you speak English and treat you like a “Kodak” moment for just walking down the street? That’s sad! I want to apologize to every Native American/First Nations Person on behalf of stupid white people. PLEASE tell me that it’s mostly Europeans and not stupid people from the mainland, WHO DON’T REALIZE THAT HAWAI’I IS A STATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND NOT SOME RANDOM ISLAND?
“Is Hawaiian a language?”
“Hahaha!! Like, a REAL language??”
“Yes. It was spoken in Hawai`i before Westerners arrived and still remains an official state language even though only a small number of people are fluent in it.”
“But it’s so silly sounding!”
Dealing with ignorant haoles from the mainland was the most irritating thing when I worked at Dole. Yes, some visitors are respectful and visit the islands with a genuine interest for the culture/history. Most seem to just visit to dirty the beaches and treat the islands like a huge resort to be exploited.
It isn’t only white US mainlanders who do this and there are nice white US mainland tourists. I’m just talking from my own experience. I’m pretty sure lots of other locals, especially kanaka over kama`aina, have had similar negative experiences (if not resentment) though.