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Being beach front was nice

We left at about 10 in the morning. I was so excited because I was going on a plane and I haven't been on a plane since 2000. Soo, I was ecstatic the entire time! Rea, my sister, kept telling me to shut the hell up but I couldn't. I love the feeling of airports for some reason. Makes me wanna flyyy. I love the feeling of going somewhere far. I was surprised when they had us take of our shoes and sweaters, though, to go through the metal detector. Very very unsanitary when barefoot.

The plane ride was neat. I got this rush when the plane took off. Me and Rea had both our hands in the air. It kinda felt like we were at Six Flags Magic Mountain on a roller coaster. Well without the magic of course. 

The food was okay. Turkey sandwich. I love sandwiches.

The Frolicking Sea Turtles
We watched Freedom Writers. Good movie. To listen to the movie, you had to rent the airplane's headset for $5.00. I was like nu uhh. So we busted out our I-pod headphones. There was only sound coming out of the right ear piece but it didn't matter. We found the loopy hole which was very exciting.

Everybody on the plane was about dead. I saw no hint of excitement in anyone!

The weather was fantastic when we got out of the plane. I thought it would be humid like the Philippines where you get off the plane and are immediately drenched in sweat, but it wasn't like that at all! It was nice and warm like a good day in Southern California. Taking a shuttle to Waikiki, I remember being a tad bit disappointed.

Raffa, straight up cutie
It looked exactly like San Diego and such with about a million billion malls. It was too touristy for my taste and here I was, unfortunately, being a tourist.

Fifteen minutes later we arrived at the Sheraton Waikiki. We immediately got "lei'd." Aha. I could smell the high prices for everything already. I bought a 1-liter water bottle for $3.75. Waste of money but I was thirrrsty. I hate it when business's (es?) take advantage of tourists, but I do understand that tourism is Hawaii's number one source of income. On an average day in Hawaii, there are approximately 180,000 tourists, I remember reading. Our room had a beach front view which was spectacular and all. Right on the beach too so we had easy access for swimming.

I was amazed at the amount of Japanese tourists there. About every single sign was English and Japanese.

We didn't do much the first day there. We were way tired. I mean, I fell asleep at dinner. This day consisted of sleepiness, sitting, eating, looking, etc. Funnnnn

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Being beach front was nice
Being beach front was nice
The Frolicking Sea Turtles
The Frolicking Sea Turtles
Raffa, straight up cutie
Raffa, straight up cutie
Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
Umm..airport terminal jump?
Umm..airport terminal jump?
Raffa again..He was really shy, bu…
Raffa again..He was really shy, b…
Raffas little brother, Marco, soo…
Raffa's little brother, Marco, so…
We had nothing better to do.......…
We had nothing better to do......…
The sister and the sleepy guy
The sister and the sleepy guy
View from the hotel room...of the …
View from the hotel room...of the…
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