Born, raised and proud of your roots in the Aloha State! You know you’re from Hawaii when you…
1. Don’t pay for avocados, mangoes or papayas.
These precious summer fruits grow aplenty and you likely pick your share from your cousin’s yard or a tree down the street. The health benefits of Hawaii’s local produce are tremendous, making these free snacks taste that much sweeter.
2. Cry over spilled milk.
Because it costs so much in the first place! Milk may be one of the best drinks for our teeth, but it is definitely not the best for our wallet. Milk on the island can cost anywhere from $5 to $9 per a gallon, and that price keeps increasing.
3. Grit your teeth during your commute.
Honolulu has the 3rd worst traffic in the United States and Oahu commuters spend an extra 60.8 hours in traffic a year. If you’re not trying to beat the grind by going to work early, you might try to de-stress while en-route.
4. Tailgate, even if you don’t like sports.
Sunshine + good food + catching up with neighbors? Sounds like a formula for the perfect day! On Game Day, you can be seen hanging outside of Aloha Stadium and even going home once the game starts.
5. Shiver at 72 degrees.
Hawaii’s average temperature is 78 degrees in the winter and 85 degrees in the summer. Anything below that and your teeth chatter.
Build on our list! What traits make you uniquely from Hawaii?