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Why are you always on the Wrong Side?
We travel to Japan often, and when we fly there, we either fly into Narita or Nagoya. For the longest time, I couldn't figure out why my wife was always in the way.
What I mean is that when we would land and get on the escalator, she was always on the wrong side. I don't know whether you've been to Japan, but if you have, perhaps you’ve noticed that most people stand on the left side of the escalator.
This allows people who are in a hurry to walk past everyone else on the right side of the escalator. It's like being on a freeway — you have the slow lane on one side and the fast lane, or passing lanes on the other. It just keeps things flowing. But each time we arrived and jumped on the escalator, I’d have to tell my wife to move to the left side, since she was blocking the paths of the people who were in a hurry. Maybe they were running late for their connecting flight or train. My wife is from Japan, and I thought she would just move to the left of the escalator naturally, but…I had to remind her to do so for the first couple of days.
On our most recent trip, we went to Osaka. I jumped on the escalator and stood behind everyone, leaving one side open. But I was kind of confused…we were on the right side, and the left side was the fast lane? I asked my wife about this, telling her I thought we were supposed to stand on the left, and she said, “Yeah… I guess they do it differently here in Osaka.” I asked her why, but she didn’t know.
I wanted to know, and I thought it would be fun to take a picture and post it on Facebook and see if people knew where I was. Most people guessed that I was in the newly renovated Tokyo train station. One person guessed right — a Japanese man who comes to Hawaii often and travels all over Japan. I asked him why everyone in Japan rides on the left side of the escalator, when in Osaka they ride on the right side? By the way, after researching several
Osaka Expo '70
sites, most people in the world ride on the right side and leave the left side open for the people who are in a hurry. Well, my Facebook friend replied that it was because of Expo ’70, Japan’s first world fair that took place in 1970. Osaka had many foreigners visiting, and at the time, there were many escalators in use. Most foreigners would ride on the right side, so naturally, everyone in Osaka followed suit, and it’s been that way ever since. I googled it later that evening and found out that in Tokyo, you stand on the left side. In Osaka, you stand on the right side. And in Kyoto? In Kyoto, it doesn't matter. (People from Kyoto aren’t in as much of a hurry as those in Tokyo or Osaka.) So, I apologized to my wife. She’s from Kyoto, so I guess I just have to remind her of which side to stand on the next time she jumps on an escalator. It’s intriguing to think that having an influx of foreigners in a huge city like Osaka — even in a short period of time — can have such a lasting impact. - David
Real Sun Cover in the Honolulu Star Advertiser
We got word that Real Sun Cover Sunscreen that
we helped developed was featured in the Star
Thanks for our our long time member Talia
Higgins that wrote into the newspaper many
Personally recommend the stick formula. It does’t
clog the skin, burn or rub off into the eyes. If you
want to sample some before you jump into the
water stop by and try it out. We have samples for
you to try. - David
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Member of the Month - Shaina Ducosin
When and what got you into surfing?
Member of the Month Shaina Ducosin
Hmm.. I don't
remember when I
started surfing, it must
have been about elementary school days. My
dad bought me one of those 'Gotcha' long
boards from Sams Club. My first time surfing, he
took me out to White Plains Beach. I still
remember the first wave he pushed me into, it
was the most incredible feeling ever and I was
Did you have a time period you weren't surfing? If so when and why did you start back up.
Yes, it was AWFUL! My Senior
year of college I was working 2
jobs and I was taking about 20
credits of upper division classes
a semester. I was also in San
Diego and had no desire to put
my wetsuit on at that point. The
worst part of it all was that my
school was right on Sunset
Cliffs, walking distance from great surf. It
haunted me every day. As soon as I finished my
last class, I ran strait to the ocean! It was the
longest I had ever gone without surfing and I
moved back home to Oahu to ensure I would
never have to do that again!
Where is your favorite place to surf and why?
I tend to frequent Kaisers and Chuns. A long left
and a long right, nice people... can't beat that :)
When I was in California, I was lucky enough to
Surf Rincon and Malibu, some of the best point
Outside of surfing what do you do for fun?
If I'm not surfing, I'm probably doing something
else regarding the water. I enjoy free diving on
the west side, I love hiking and love to travel. I
also volunteer at AccesSurf :)
What do you do for work?
I am a flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines :)
You also have a Instagram with
a good following, what got you
into doing what you do.
Treasures by Umiko
Haha yea its ok i guess. I just
really enjoy taking pictures and
sharing them with others; I just
like to share the stoke!
Some people like to write, or blog;
I just love sharing the moments I am so fortunate
to be able to capture.
We've been lucky enough to get some Instagram
posts for you and you mentioned to me you
usually don't give alot of product testimonials
unless you really believe in the product.
Can you elaborate on that?
Yea totally! I love supporting local businesses
because I run one myself. I make handmade
ocean inspired jewelry called "Treasures by
Umiko" We're in a world that is heavily driven by
social media. Many businesses rely on having a
good status on their social media because it
could a first impression on a customer and could
be a make or break deal on whether someone is
going to shop there, or choose to go somewhere
I truly believe that the Real Sun Cover
Sunscreen you guys sell is the best face
sunscreen ever! Always Surfing and diving, I
hate when my sunscreen runs into my eyes and
stings. RSC does not and i love that they have a
face stick now! Stoked!
Anything else you want to add anything
that's on your mind?
Not much... Hope to see you all in the water!
Surf with Aloha and remember that the best
surfer out there is the one having the most fun! :)
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Dad, What’s Vissla?
Huge Collection at Hawaiian South Shore New Stock coming in on a weekly basis
The other day I was watching the Fiji Pro on
WSL.com, and I kept seeing an ad between heats
where a young kid would ask his father, “Dad, what’s
VISSLA?” After seeing this short video a few times, I
realized that I didn’t really know what VISSLA was
either, other than being a new surf brand that that we
carry. So I figured I should conduct some research,
and as it turned out, it wasn’t anything like I expected.
Paul Naude is a major player in the surf industry,
acting as company director and US division president
of Billabong for 15 years. When he announced the
launch of his new brand, we should have expected
something cutting-edge, but I don’t think that anyone
was prepared for how community-based and socially
conscious the brand would be.
Since its launch, VISSLA has made a point of being a
surfer’s brand, rather than a brand that simply sells to
surfers. The company doesn’t just support the typical
pro surfer paradigm, but throws its lot in with shapers,
artists, region riders and influencers, and the local
community as well. They support numerous
grassroots programs, and even helped sponsor the
Point Panic bodysurfing contest with us and DaFin.
The brand has also been quite proactive in using
sustainable materials for fabrics and products, and in
upcycling plastic bottles and coconut husks (which
have antimicrobial properties that keep wet clothing
from smelling) into board shorts. When combined with
the support of smaller industry upstarts like DaFin,
Hayden Cox, and Hoffman Fabrics, this community
and environmental focus has made the brand even
One of the more exciting things that VISSLA has
planned is a joint venture with Donald Brink. They will
be helping him release a line of special, unique
boards, with a tentatively scheduled launch show and
other events planned. This continued support of the
everyman surfer is what distinguishes the brand from
others that pay lip service to community
consciousness, but don’t actually deliver. With a
cutting-edge, soulful, artistic outlook, VISSLA appears
to a movement more than a brand, and when you
look at the history of our sport, the grassroots
movements have always sparked the most change.
So, in response to the boy’s question to his dad —
“What is VISSLA?” — it would appear that VISSLA is
everything that is good in surfing. It will be exciting to
see where Naude takes us next!
SupraCore Soft face scrub
After using it for a while, we were confident that this item would be a hit in the store — and we were right. The reviews we’ve gotten from people who come back to get another version are proof.
It’s perfect for Hawaii or any other humid place because the material prevents bacteria growth, and you won’t get that funky smell.
Right this minute, someone who liked the facial sponge is trying out the body scrubber. I asked her for an honest review after she uses it, and I’m pretty confident that she’ll like it. I use it regularly and like it. (But then, she is a lot more picky than I am.)
Below are some reviews I put together.
Supra Core body wash
-Favorite product ever. This is my go to gift for someone I want to thank but don't know what to get them. I have had mine for years and the material is antibacterial and doesn't wear down. I wouldn't shower without it! Also I use liquid soap and I love the way it spreads it around versus glopping it on with just my hands. It exfoliates but isn't too abrasive at all.
- This body scrubber is very handy. One side is "rougher" to exfoliate and the other side is "smoother." Soap lathers up easily in and on the scrubber and then rinses out when you're finished using it. I am a big guy but the scrubber is long enough for even me.
- The best back scrubber money can buy smooth side and rough side to really get your back clean I have dry skin on my face that would never go away no matter how much I scrubbed or used lotion. - I was unsure this item would work but after using it only one time on my face with my regular face cleansing soap I saw a difference. After a week of use now it has completed removed my dry skin. This item really works!
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