Inherently Different

American Idol

You know that American Idol contestant? Moesha? No, wait. It’s Jasmine. Yeah. Anyway, people here are nuts about her. They have articles daily in the Maui News it seems like. The thing is, I’m guessing it isn’t for any other reason other than she is a local girl. While I didn’t watch the show this season, I’ve heard she can’t sing.

Very asian-centric attitudes are prevalent. If you’re asian, you get at least 15 minutes of fame on the islands, whether you deserve it or not. I’m lucky in so much as my skin color and facial structure can be mistaken for Pacific Islander so I won’t get as much ‘tude as my haole girlfriend will. I’m gonna have to teach her to speak pidgin so she’ll blend in better.