Hawai’i to Cali

Hawai’i to Cali

Anyone from Hawai’i knows that it is practically its own country. The food, dialect, environment, and local people seem foreign to mainland Americans. My mother speaks “pidgin,” which for those of you who do not know what it is or sounds like, it is a dialect or broken form of language that is comprised of English, Asian and Pacific Islander vocab. Pidgin is a simplified form of communication that made it easier for diverse cultures to communicate. In Hawai’i, it’s never “how are you?” it’s “How’z it?” lol

So moving to LA as a child was not a walk in the park. I mean, I looked different, I sounded different, and I ate different. Who would have thought that spam musubi, a local favorite, would create lasting friendships and ignite my passion for sharing food with loved ones? Check out my story!

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