Hawaii tourism officials worried about the decline in Japanese tourists since adopting strict no-smoking laws last year have drummed up a new campaign for these visitors: “Smoking with Aloha.”
So far, 40,000 personal ashtrays have been made and distributed along with instructions in Japanese on where you can smoke on the islands.
Many locals are outraged that smoking has become associated with Aloha spirit, which got me to wondering what other kinds of things one can do “with Aloha.”
You have your basic, instructional-type Aloha:
Your hobbyist Aloha:
Your wanderlust Aloha:
Your synthetic materials Aloha:
Your all-encompassing Aloha:
And, finally, my personal favorite, your bringin’ sexyback Aloha:
Feeling a little inALOHAdequate after that? Me too.
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Filed under: Damn I Need More Aloha Spirit in My Life, Goodbyes, Hellos, Japanese Tourists, Thank You For Smoking, Weird Hawaiian Behavior
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