MY HAWAII BY Colin Sewake

“Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken care of by many people here in what has become ‘My Hawai‘i.’” — Colin Sewake


Location: Domestic Terminal, Naha International Airport; July 2018

What’s known in Hawai‘i as “Spam musubi,” a slice of cooked Spam meat placed between rice and wrapped in nori seaweed, is called “Pork Tamago Onigiri” here in Okinawa — just like Hawai‘i’s Spam musubi, but with a piece of scrambled egg added for good measure.

One of my Hawai‘i friends who lives here got stuck in Tökyö due to Typhoon Prapiroon, a small storm system that forced the cancellation of several flights. He finally made it back to Okinawa on July 2, so I picked him up at the Naha Airport Domestic Terminal baggage claim.

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