By Braddah Lance
Must be a sign – literally.
Driving into work this morning I saw a Chevy Blazer with a huge sign across the rear window that said, “blind to haters”.
I read that and chuckled.
It couldn’t be truer because that’s one - of the many - values I live by. Yes, I’m very hard head (ask any of my friends) but I’m very open also… just need convincing points to change my mind. I’m firm in my thoughts and beliefs but if shown other valid points, I have switched sides unlike some others who cement themselves in theirs no matter what.
So here comes a poster yesterday with his/her comment,
I tried to read this site and the comments….No wonder our schools are so far behind the nation. You make think that all this pidgin is “neat, insider” stuff, but it just shows that the people of Hawaiicannot write simple Engish. And your children cannot write in English either. Shame on all of you!
Then posted again to correct him/herself,
Sorry, I typed incorrectly. I meant to say “may” not “make.”
Like deja vu yeah? We just had this blog about a week or two ago no? Well da Kwonics sure handled logic1201 yesterday with class - just ignored it and turned da other "cheek". All I gotta say is dis. Pidgin is part of Hawaii culture, if you can't speak/understand it, don't hate on it. So what about Southerners? New Yorkers? Popolo's? They all got their own "pidgin" too.
Our schools are behind because parents don't invest time in their children with school work and values - and yes, some teachers don't rise up to the challenge either but as another Kwonic put, EVERY occupation has those.
And write simple "Engish"? You should check your own typo's before you post too - just hating back at 'cha.
To put it another way, do you think that most local people are that ignorant to not "turn it off" when need be? I didn't get all my previous jobs by wala'au(ing) in pidgin - sure as heck my resume wasn't in pidgin.
Funny thing is before I read that (yeah, you guys know by now I read EVERY post), I was going to blog about another hater topic. Again, jus' fo you MoOgoo.
Rail. Yeah, I'm late cause I like all da other blogger's talk about it first but das how I roll - I jus' catch da leftovahs.
I'll be upfront and say I'm all for rail. Will I use it? Maybe - definetly not regularly but you know wat? It's an option for every single kama'aina on dis island! Will it solve our congestion? Heck no! But it will help no mattah how manini.
What's da deal wit all da haters? I haven't heard any solutions from them - wat mo' can we do on dis rock? Do we limit the number of cars each family can get? I guarantee dat once the car manufacturers get on board with building mo' efficient vehicles dat going get choke mo' cars on da road anyways!
People need options to make decisions otherwise we might as well be living in a dictatorship. I didn't hear any haters wen go! first came into da picture with $19 airfare's - untill Aloha went under. But aftah, I didn't hear any haters about the Superferry now dat Aloha is no longer with us.
I'll be honest, I was all fo' go! entering the market - not the driving Aloha out of business crap though. I was/am all fo' Superferry from da beginning - although I haven't been fortunate enough to travel on it. I'm all fo' options. Hold up. I'm all fo' smart effective options. You up fo' options? Or you one of dem hatah's? No shame... everyone get opinions.
Let's be civil eh... fo' those who don't join us regularly.
SHOUT OUT: Happy Belated B-Day BananaFish! Let's not fo'get Uncle Rodney too, our MLC blogger!
And yeah, DK Steakhouse review coming up this week.....you DON'T wanna miss dat one!