Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Random Observation

Here's my random observation of the day. I was walking down Kuhio Ave. earlier this afternoon, and couldn't help but notice that a lot of the signs about were bilingual English/Japanese. Admittedly, I've gotten so used to seeing bilingual English/Spanish signs and such that I stopped paying attention to the fact that the signs were bilingual. It was a bit of a surprise to see the Japanese. Well, not really a surprise - Hawaii attracts a lot of tourism from Southeast Asia, and I gather a lot of the tourists come in from Japan. They even accept yen in some of the shops. (Near where my parents live in San Diego, they're so close to the U.S./Mexican border that the shops there accept Mexican pesos ...)

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