|James “Kimo” Rosen is a retired professional photographer living in Kapa'a |
with his best friend Obama Da Dog, Rosen also blogs as a hobby.
Above photo 1987 in my portrait studio,
Real Life Images in Homer Alaska
Where are you from?
Living in Hawai'i you will often be asked, "where are you from?"
I always respond in one of two ways, I'm from planet Earth. And you??" My other response is "let's not talk about me, but rather about you."
Why do people insist on knowing where you are from even before they know your name or are introduced?
Where are you from, goes in hand in hand with, "how long have you lived here?"
Why? Does living here longer than someone else make you better than them?
Foreigners will always respond with the country they are from. "I'm from Italy, I'm from Japan, etc." They usually never respond with a city, but rather a country.
Next time someone asks you how long have you lived here, referring to Hawai'i just say, "I've lived in America my whole life, and you?" My second favorite, longer than the average bear.
OK, any more questions? ;-)
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