posted on Feb, 3 2022 @ 01:55 PM
a reply to: musicismagic
Back in the 90s when I was living on Oahu, IT was paradise to me. A cultural melting-pot of people from all over. Waikiki was my stomping grounds for
all-day/all-night partying, hanging out with college girls from the mainland, sleeping on the beach and many a mornings waking up not knowing where
the hell I was or how got there. I remember seeing homeless living on the beach, but I was naive back then and assumed they preferred that lifestyle.
Afterall, on weekends you'd always find me on a beach. I received cost-of-living allowance which covered my rent/food/gas and few utility bills.
Kaʻena Point was a favorite spot to get away from it all, but Kauai was my goto escape island. Every 3 months was island hopping adventure as I
serviced the military microwave radars on the mountain tops and free nights in 5 star hotels. If you were white, and wanted a house you were put on a
seemingly forever list. Took my buddy 5 years to finally be authorized to buy a house. The Japanese were buying alot of real estate back then
including the apartment complex I lived in. Everyone I knew was either military or had a federal job or like most were in the tourism industry. Them
were the days.😎 I probably wouldn't recognize the place if I were to visit today and likely would be shocked.