Here’s a link to Jackson and his dancers performing the routine live, since that’s what the story is about, not being on wires.
I dream myself doing this move all the time, without the shoes. Anyone else?
I find it easier to remember the German pronunciations of ei and ie by just using the long sound of the second vowel. So ei is pronounced as a long ‘i’ because it comes second, and ie is pronounced as a long ‘e’ because the ‘e’ comes second.
Former National Bee kid myself (no, I didn’t win) and seriously, you can spell almost ANYTHING if you know the etymology of the word. I was eliminated on a word with a random silent letter, and would have spelled it correctly had I remembered to ask the language of origin.
On Oahu, there are tons of stuff to look for/do. The Huli Huli Chicken in Kaneohe is amazing, and I read there is a truck by Waikiki now.
Start EARLY. Really not bad at all. I thought it was a beautiful drive and not nearly as scary as my gf and her father seemed to recall (they went like 10-15 years ago)...So maybe the road is much improved? You still do have the single lane bridges but everyone seemed courteous. Pull over to let locals or other…
Fuck Bateman and the rest of the AD dudes. They showed the world what they’re like when they’re together and how they dismiss and talk over their women coworkers. True colours.
Others have mentioned the windward side but specifically: Waimanalo beach. It’s the longest continuous stretch of sand on the island, is always empty and is absolutely gorgeous. It’s also very easy to get to (we used to ride there on 50cc scooters, if that tells you anything.)
Go to Wailana Coffee House on Ala Moana across from the Hale Koa for $4 Mai Tais (24/7).
Lifelong resident here - my tips for question #2:
First and foremost, be respectful of the local culture, particularly that of the indigenous Hawaiians — by the way, Hawaiian = ethnic group, not resident of Hawaii. Don’t be “that” guy.
Don’t ask for the kamaaina discount just to see if you can. Just don’t.
Oahu resident here. The number one thing people need to realize when visiting Oahu is that Honolulu is one of the largest cities in the U.S. with a population approaching 1 million. And, guess what, it’s going to feel like a big city with all the problems (like horrific traffic) that comes with it.
• If you have any inclination to hike up Diamond Head, a state park site, it’s best to arrive when the park opens, usually about 6 A.M. If you’re any later, even if only an hour, it’s way too hot and way too crowded.
Wake up early and go do the Diamond Head sunrise hike. But be aware the park doesn’t open until 6 am. It’s an easy hike for most people, and the sunrise is gorgeous.
If you are considering your first visit to Hawaii, first check out https://www.govisithawaii.com/first-time-visitors-guide-to-hawaii/
Get turkey tails - seriously - Alicia’s or Young’s fish markets both have them and they are divine, cheap, and often overlooked by tourists. One of the best things I put in my mouth in 2017, and I put a LOT of good stuff in there.
If youre staying in the resort area of Waikiki, there are lots of ways to save money.
Hang out in Lanakai at a yoga studio or juice bar. Wait until you meet a dude named Reyji. He’ll hook it up.
Go to Chinatown in Honolulu for Sunday dim sum—also great jewelry and you can haggle! I also love having Japanese-style buffet breakfasts, with salmon, miso, etc. We also stopped at a cattle ranch on our drive to the North Shore that had killer hamburgers topped with grilled pineapple. Outstanding.