Hawaii sucks

I’ve been avoiding this topic since I started this blog but I’m finally breaking down to gripe. And I’m sure I’ll get a lot of flames in the comments about this or any future posts I may have on the subject.

I hate Hawaii. I’ve lived here for over 2 1/2 years and I can’t wait to leave. Sure, the weather is nice but it really does get old after a while; I really miss having all four seasons. But apart from that, I can’t really find a lot of redeeming qualities about Hawaii.

Most of the people I’ve met in the past who enjoy Hawaii only came for a week or two to visit. If you never get out of the tourist areas, I’m sure it’s quite nice. Waikiki is clean (at least where the tourists go) and the beaches are nice over there. But once you leave the tourist areas, Honolulu is more like a ghetto. Many of the buildings are decrepit, there’s trash and graffiti all over, there’s a lot of homeless people, etc. Behind the facade of paradise is the gutter of real Hawaii.

The local government could care less about doing its job and corruption is rampant across the islands. Last year, 48 million gallons of raw sewage were dumped into the Ala Wai Canal (the demarcation between Waikiki and Honolulu proper). This canal goes straight into the beach area of Waikiki. In the 2+ years I’ve been here, there’s probably been more than eight sewage spills around Oahu, most of them into the canal.

The city waited three days or so before they posted signs after one of the spills and only did it after public outcry. The reason is because they didn’t want to scare the tourists. However, after the big Ala Wai spill, one man died from acquiring a flesh-eating bacteria infection after falling into the contaminated water. The city claims there was no connection between the infection and the release of sewage.

The latest problem is between go! airlines and Hawaiian. Hawaiian is trying to sue to have go! shutdown due to predatory pricing. go! currently charges ~$20 for a one-way trip to a neighbor island. Hawaiian feels it has to charge the same but, since Hawaiian has a larger infrastructure due to also supplying intercontinental flights, they simply can’t afford to compete locally. They also claim that go! used Hawaiian’s financial information illegally after gaining access to it during Hawaiian’s bankruptcy filings. So rather than competing on service or other things that may justify a higher price, Hawaiian is following the route of the music companies and trying to use the courts to prop up an outdated business model, or so it appears. Hawaiian has admitted that they will raise prices immediately to “market level” if go! is shut down.

There is a distinct racial bias against white people and, to an similar extent, black people too. But if you look “local”, you’re okay. I have friend who is Hispanic and was treated like a local when he went to a bar, even having people buy him drinks. But his white friends were given the cold shoulder, or at least not treated nearly as well. And Zeus forbid if you’re military.

The term “haolie” is used to distinguish white people from all others here. According to a dictionary I looked at, haolie means “foreigner”. But it’s definitely not used for all non-locals, only the white ones. And I’ve talked to several native Hawaiians who have stated that it actually means “soulless one”, implying that white people have no soul.

Speaking of language, since when is pidgin English considered a bona-fide language? It’s considered an unofficial language of Hawaii; they have dictionaries, books, and even classes on how to speak it. To me, I just think the speaker is a completely illiterate imbecile when I hear it. Seriously, it makes a person sound like a complete moron when he can’t speak in complete sentences. It’s worse than hearing people who have English as a second language; at least you know they’re trying to learn English.

I have a lot more to complain about but I’ll save it for later. But I know that I’m not alone in my distaste for Hawaii. Nearly every single military person I’ve met hates it here and can’t wait for orders out of here. As a matter of fact, there was one guy who cut his shore duty short and went back to sea because he couldn’t stand it.

Update: Since everyone seems to love commenting about this article (probably because of the title), I thought I’d make sure readers realize that there are other, related articles to this. Apparently relying on people to look at the sidebar for similar stories isn’t enough.

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4,571 Responses to Hawaii sucks

  1. john says:

    Renee’
    I had to laugh when you said no one on the mainland is white anymore… I don’t know anyone that isn’t a blend …. but you know, in hawaii, “locals” have never had to actually think for themselves, they are much like the mynah birds, loud, stupid, and the extent of their education is repeating what they have heard…
    After being on the west coast for years, and used to seeing so many people with new ideas starting business, I am constantly amazed how few start up there are in hawaii.
    Amazing to me how people in hawaii are content being stupid & lazy.

    • Renee Casillas says:

      Yea, I just forwarded igorant comments to my Mexican cousins in Waianae and Maul who are livid and have IP tracing abilities 🙂 They were NOT happy to say the least. Very Very not happy Ill leave it at that.

      He is not Hawaiian, you can tell by the hateful way he speaks. Hawaiians are really loving and non defensive. He is Pinoy. (Filipino) you can tell.

      • john says:

        I got that from his writing too… thing is the locals here all think they are untouchable… so long as they use their mantra “It’s not my fault, I didn’t know, no one told me” …

      • TtuthisintheEyeofthebeholder says:

        I see that Lying is your lifestyle of choice. What state do you live on now? Bet it has just if not more problems than Hawaii. Please be brave and tell so that ours can research and compare figures and facts. Everywhere sucks some places more than others and I bet the state you live in really sucks.

      • Reneeisaliar says:

        You can tell your a liar because that is exactly how people in nanakuli and waianae would speak to you if you made them mad. Especially if you if you are acting high and mighty when making fun of the way they speak pigin.

      • youraloser aka Renee fhrowin punches Casillas says:

        “you can tell your a liar” LOL get a life…

    • Renee Casillas says:

      Hawaii is a VERY small island …Ill leave it at that

      • john says:

        Renee, as angry and defensive he got, I think you made that mama’s boy cry.

      • Renee Casillas says:

        LOL or hes hiding in his mamas house scared when he step outside he gonna get some lickins bra

      • Renee Casillas says:

        I think he just tucked his little peter into his little pants and ran away in his rubba slippas crying LOL

  2. John Cavaquinho says:

    Because Hawaii is small, there’s never anything interesting going on. Saimin is the only thing I really miss. There is no mainland restaurant, even the “Hawaiian” ones, that knows how to do it properly. I have to make it myself, which is very time consuming since I cannot even find the right kind of noodles here. As a kid I read a lot, Mark Twain, Herman Wouk, and I wondered why we didn’t have summer camps or mile long bridges over great rivers that a boy could navigate in a raft of his own construction. Where would you set up a camp? There are no “woods” to speak of so how are you going to build that raft? From papaya tree trunks? For a time I was interested in geology but anyone who has tried this knows that there are no interesting rocks in the islands (just the ones that can give you bad luck if you take them home). Plus the Beatles never played there!

    • john says:

      Having grown up in the hills of kentucky & spending many years in washington state, I understand your feelings completely. while living in hawaii I have been invited to go “camping” and to go to a swimming hole in the “mountains “. Turns out “camping meant going to crowded beach park, and going swimming in the mountains/forest was walking through a bamboo forest and the swimming hole in the mountains was fifty feet from someone’s fenced back yard. When people ask me what I miss most about the mainland,I say; people actually smiling back at you on the streets, the smell and feel of the forest/mountains, and being able to swim & fish in clean river/lakes … in wasjington, oregon, california, you have lush forest on one side of the state and miles of desert on the other side…

  3. Truthisintheeyeofthebeholder says:

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    So Renee is a liar….and if she is telling the truth about these so called cousin she leaked out their location. So any crimes committed would be trace back to this blog but Renee is just talking a big game to appear tough.
    By the way Renee I have friends in nanakuli in the locals would never accept you, to stuck up they would see right through you.

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