7 September 2003

Shrimp Scampi, with plenty of garlic, was the only item available at Giovanni's this evening. I had passed this graffiti-saturated truck (rollover) on Friday while circumnavigating O'ahu and wondered why it seemed to be so popular. Today, after an afternoon at Hanauma Bay, I made my way back up to Kahuku (on the windward shore) to try the shrimp. Turns out my half-portion ($6.00) was terrific and I want to go back for more later in the week.

I woke up this morning to the sounds of the "Ku I Ka Pono" (Stand up for Justice) march for native Hawaiian rights. It was being organized right outside my hotel, so I went down, bought a t-shirt, and walked along with the marchers to Waikiki beach. Thousands of people marched in red shirts, carrying posters and palm fronds, and chanting slogans in Hawaiian (which consists of mostly vowels), accompanied by people blowing loud notes out of conch shells.



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