Oct 25, 2000 Candy!!
At school, we always have a lot of candy and snacks. We spend so much time in classes and lectures that we can’t always eat at “normal” lunch and dinner times. So we usually bring a lot of goodies and pile them on the table, or pass them around the class. We all complain that we’re gaining weight from eating so much candy. My classmate Liz is from the mainland and says that Hawai`i has the best stuff.
Hawai`i is a special place. The ethnic population is so diverse in Hawai`i; in some ways I think we have the “best of everything.” That includes candy & snacks! There’s Chinese li hing mui, Japanese senbei, American chocolates…
And with Halloween just around the corner, there’s a lot of everything! If you love American candies, October is one of the best times to be here. There is so much to choose from. My favorites include 100 Grand, Raisinets, and Gummi Bears! Our refrigerator is filled with Mounds, Kit Kat, ReeseSticks, and Almond Joy (Kyle’s stash.)
I remember teaching my students in Japan about Halloween. We made masks, and I taught them that saying “trick-or-treat” got them candy. They couldn’t believe that American children go house to house on Halloween night collecting candy. I don’t know if they just attributed it to just weird American tradition, but they certainly loved the candy and enjoyed the dressing up.
But if you’re in Hawai`i, and want to stock up on candy, supermarkets usually have the most stock during any holiday season-Halloween (October), Christmas (December), Valentines Day (February), and Easter (March or April). But if you want a better selection of local Hawaiian candy and snacks at any time during the year, my recommendation would be to go to Wholesale Unlimited. They have several stores throughout Honolulu, and you will be able to find things like Baby Li Hing Mui and Mini Gummi Frogs (two of my very favorite!)
I’ll have to agree with Liz – Hawai`i has the best candy and snacks!
Susan Sensei’s English Lesson #52（スーザン先生の英語講座）
For two years I taught English in Japan, and was “スーザン先生” to my students in Ikaho town, Gunma Prefecture. I will try and introduce new words and phrases for the Japanese visitor to Hawaii. Here is this week’s situation:
“I’d like to mail this letter to Japan.”
|Loco Girl’s Profile（ロコ・ガールのプロフィール） Born in Hilo, I grew up going fishing with Dad, shopping with Mom, and trying to be a good “big sister” to a younger sister and brother. A Waiakea High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa alumni, I taught English in Japan for two years on the JET Program, and am now employed at PacRim Marketing Group, Inc. I love doing a lot of things-shopping, reading, lettering, making jewelry & crafts, watching Friends-and that’s just the start of my list! I like being busy, and am active with the JET Alumni Association (JETAA) and the Honolulu Junior Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC.) My family and friends are, of course, very important to me, and are why I live a very typical, happy, local-style life in Hawaii and will never leave!|