…would you find someone pushing a cart FULLY LOADED with SPAM and Eggs. Ha ha ha!!! Classic!
I was in the Iwilei Costco the other day where I spotted this Chinese man (who obviously owns a restaurant business) pushing this cart, which I just HAD to get a photo of. And I wasn’t the only person to take notice, as there were several other folks making comments to him that I overheard such as, “Wow, I think you’re all set, there!”, and “Whoah Unko (Uncle), I like come yo’ house eat!”. For reals! LOL!
In a thick Chinese accent (which is relevant of course), he told me he sells some crazy amount of SPAM Musubi every week (something in the 100’s), along with obviously lots of SPAM and Eggs breakfast plates. His next stop was probably the rice aisle, and then off to pick up several giant service-size boxes of Macaroni and gallons upon tubs of Mayo’. lol
Surely just about everywhere-else USA, most folks wouldn’t wanna’ get caught DEAD with this much SPAM on them. lol
**Pops blood pressure meds and drinks a cup of VERY HOT Green Tea**
To think about it, you could probably write quite a list of “Only at a Hawaii Costco” stuff. Here’s a start (note, “stay get” is Pidgin English for “there is”, or loosely “this exists”):
Only at a Hawaii Costco stay get…
• Made in Hawaii Surfboards and Stand-up Paddleboards
Mochi Crunch, Li Hing Snacks and Macadamia Nut Chocolate gift basket sets
• Locally-made Butter Mochi, including samples of it offered on a regular basis
• Samurai “Maui style” Sherbert (Guri Guri)
• Carts full of Spam and Eggs
• Poke Bowl station
• Fresh-caught island Mahimahi, Ahi, Ono, Marlin, Opah and Monchong
• Fresh-farmed Kauai Shrimp
• Fresh-farmed Kona Coast Abalone
O.K. enough already, this is making me hungry! If you have more in mind, by all means add them in comments.
Speaking of “local to da’ max”, remember this classic 98 Rock bumper sticker?…
Note to you folks who have been away from Hawaii for a while, KPOI is still around as Honolulu’s classic rock radio station, except they’ve long since moved up the dial to 105.9FM. While “back in the day” they were called “98 Rock”, KPOI‘s actual FM frequency was 97.5.
Not only is that 98 Rock sticker truly an old school classic, and one of my all-time FAVORITE local logos, so is the car it’s plastered on!…
Ah yes, The Volkswagen Squareback. I’m not sure what year model it is, but I’m guessing somewhere around the early 70’s?
Back in high school, a friend of mine had a super cherry “loud yellow” ’68 VDub Bug, with a killer super-modified, big bore, dual “quad” Dellorto-fed engine. The thing could COOK. And it SOUNDED as mean as it could cook! It was also a major “chick magnet”. lol Seriously though, it was! I swear he scored the hottest babes just ’cause of that car.
This looks sort of looks like a Karmann-Ghia (a car I seriously think VW should resurrect) and a stationwagon all rolled into one. Also notable about the design is that it’s a 2-door, yet still there are split rear side windows in their own frames; something you’ll unlikely find in a mass-produced automobile design today due to cost.
That’s all for today.