Friday, June 29, 2007

Hawaii

So today at work I came in the office and I was immediately busy busy (picture this, glasses on, papers piling, emails streaming in and people stopping by with post-its (I have learned if you see a post-it, watch out, but that is a whole other blog) all by 9:30 (I get in at 9)). In the midst of all this work chaos, what happened, but I got an assignment I was thrilled about! Seriously I was almost giddy are you ready for this...we are doing an event for a company and the theme is Hawaiian Luau, b/c I lived in Hawaii I get to put together/research a list of customs, traditions, foods, anything that would go along with Hawaiian Luau theme plus be very involved in the planning. (As you can see it really doesn't take much to thrill me, hehe) So most of you are thinking this isn't that big of a deal, but seriously just thinking about Hawaii is so fun for me! All the crazy food they eat and all the ONO stuff too! Needless to say I hurried through all my other tasks/projects so that I could look for stuff online, reminisce of Hawaii...so you get a little of this too…


Food

Haupia; Mac Nut; Spam musubi; Poke; Mahi Mahi; Garlic Shrimp; Passion Orange Guava Juice (POG); Ti leaves; Teriyaki anything; Rice; Lomi Lomi; Mochi; Hawaiian Sweet Bread; Lilikoi (this link is to the best juices in the world); Poi


D├ęcor

Surfboards; Shrimp Shack; Sarong; Grass skirt; Fruit; Orchids; Plumeria; Coconuts; Ukulele; Drums; Aloha Shirts; Muu Muu; Leis


Hawaiian/Pidgin Words (Local Talk)

Aloha: Hello/Goodbye

Mahalo: Thank you

Ohana: Family

Keiki: Children

Pau: Done

Choke: A lot of something

Da Kine: anything you can’t remember the name of “filler word”

Haole: foreigner usually Caucasian

LoLo: Crazy

Ono: taste good!!

Pupu: appetizers

Shoots: ok

ENJOY & ALOHA