In 2014 I went to Zhengzhou, China. It was the dirtiest place I had ever been to in my life. It does not surprise me that one of the world’s deadliest pandemics originated from the country.
Where do I start? The markets are dirty. There is trash everywhere. People are walking around coughing and spitting on the sidewalk. This is normal behavior, no one bats an eye.
There was smog everywhere.
There are no health standards for food. Someone I was eating with pulled a very large hair out of her soup. The open-air markets are pretty dirty, but I did not see any strange meat like dog or pangolin.
Most people I saw had gray or black teeth.
The hospital was a nightmare. I had to give a urine sample and they give you a tiny thimble which could easily spill. Then they have you put it on a tray with rows and rows of these thimbles. You have to be careful or else you could spill someone else’s urine on you. This was the standard medical practice there.
Hygiene is non-existent. I asked people in Zhengzhou where I could get tooth floss and they did not know what it was.
There is trash everywhere. People throw their garbage behind them. It wouldn’t surprise me if they threw around hazardous materials like this.
Some people might accuse me of racism for saying this, but it is my truth. I saw it. It is probably the case in many places in China.
There’s a few good things about living on the Big Island.
First and foremost I love the wildlife. I have lived with geckos the past six or so years and it’s wonderful. The Big Island geckos are bright neon green and have cute personalities. They love to ride on the dashboard of my car. The babies love to crawl on me. They are sweet looking. I talk to them and make sure they eat bugs.
Mongoose, related to weasels, run around and they are cute. Chickens and hogs run around. The occasional goat wanders around.
The beaches are probably the best in the world. There is so much aquatic wildlife including bright colored fish. There are not too many dangers like poisonous snakes or saltwater crocodiles. The water is clean and deep blue.
Old Asian people are everywhere. They remind me of my grandmother who is very cute. These people are adorable as well because they putter around really slowly and look two-hundred years old. It is not like when I was living in Orange County and everyone was white and crabby.
The air is very clean. It feels good to walk around and breathe. It is better than breathing in big city air.
There are a few local foods that I love. Not to mention tropical fruit.
Living here has been quiet and peaceful. Most of the time too quiet and peaceful but I have used this time to grow as a person and learn new knowledge. I attend Jiu-Jitsu classes. I have built a WordPress server and File Sharing Server.
I know this will probably get deleted because Hawaiians can’t stand any criticism, no matter how valid, of their precious Big Island but here goes. This place sucks. I have no seen so many self-righteous and entitled people. The people in Hilo think that Kona is not “Real Hawaii.” People on this island think the other islands are not “Real Hawaii.” People here have the attitude that they do not want you on their island. They are aloof at best and downright rude and horrendous. There is such an elitist attitude about being born and raised here. However, I am thankful my family did not stay and raise me here like my grandparents because if I was born and raised here I would probably be bland, uneducated, unsophisticated, and lethargic like most people on this island. Worse I can be like these meth heads you see missing teeth. No one here gives a damn about anything. If you have medical needs too bad the people here are too incompetent and lazy to save your life. No one cares about the people who have to take the bus. There’s not even handicap access. I’ve tried talking personally to Hawaii Mass Transit but surprise they don’t care. Just more apathetic government type workers. It’s a nightmare here. When I go to UH Hilo I feel like I am back in high school. The attitude of the people is really aloof. The women here are pretty bad looking and they have bad attitudes too. The Big Island is straight up trash. The best rebuttal people come up with is “GTFO.” No one wants to talk or address the problems. These have been some of the worst few years of my life being here on the Big Island. I came from Orange County, a place where the KKK would leave pamphlets tied to your doorknob, and I find THAT PLACE more preferable to the Big Island. I hope the Big Island isn’t “Real Hawaii” because it’s a fucked up trash place.
I want to say that I try very hard to actually love Hawaii. I wish I could love Hawaii. I wish I could like Hawaii.
My family has a heritage and history here. My grandparents were raised here. It’s the main location my family goes on vacation. A lot of the women in my family hula dance. I have cousins with Hawaiian blood.
That being said, I don’t love Hawaii. Sorry, I just don’t love it. I never really could.
I am going to tone it down on the Hawaii bashing. I’m trying my best to enjoy living here. There are very nice and lovely people. I do not want my website to just be some anti-Hawaii and bashing blog. There are so much better things to discuss.