Bishop Museum

Day 12

Destination: The Bishop Museum is a surprising must-see destination. I had no idea what I was in for and just expected it to be a boring stuffy old museum. Instead I was blown away by the sheer beauty of the interior of the main hall and fully absorbed in the history and teachings.

Focus: History, Culture

Soundtrack for the drive: U2, Zooropa

Quote of the Day: Uncertainty can be a guiding light ~ Bono

I regret only having an hour to spend here and look forward to returning to fully take in the history of the culture.

Duke Kahanamoku’s favorite surfboard:

Waikiki has come a long way in the last 150 years…

The thing that stuck with me most from this morning was a definition of Hawaiian Pidgin English as “a mixture of the many languages immigrants brought to the plantations. Words and patterns from Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and Hawaiian were brought together and created a unique language found only here.”

It’s the point about the patterns that helps me think of Pidgin less like improper English and more like a valid way of talking when you’re mixing languages with different grammatical patterns. It becomes a kind of smorgasbord of multicultural speech. I dig that.

Lesson learned: The Bishop Museum rulez. Go back when you can spend a whole day there.

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One thought on “Bishop Museum”

  1. Catching up with missed stories today. You’ve really hit on the perfect way to tell your life, my friend. Your adventures and your responses to them say it all. I love the quotes and music, too. Has anyone (or everyone) suggested you might consider trying to publish this month? Love.

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