I have become very xenophobic. I realize this is not new, but it has reached a new intensity. When I moved to Hawai’i I had done much research, visited and stayed in the neighborhood which I now live. I had come 2-4 times a year for 5 years. I constantly talked to my neighbors and felt like we all took care and were considerate of each other. Now, almost every neighbor is new, and doesn’t give a crap about how their actions are affecting those around them. 95% of the new people are from the mainland, and don’t follow local customs. It makes me afraid of them, and honestly hate them from a far. I admit, this is not fair or healthy. I’m working on trying to change my mindset, as I was once a new person here in Hawai’i. I don’t know what people thought or still think of me. I keep trying to learn from my experiences, as I don’t think I will ever leave here. I have lived in this one location longer than any other place. I have become apart of this place, even if I’m invisible. I’m attempting to find a way to give back. Now, just gotta work on my dislike of mainlanders…. you know it’s like the haole yelling “hey haole go home.” It’s just not right.