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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 AdvertiserWe got word that Real Sun Cover Sunscreen thatwe helped developed was featured in the StarAdvertiser.
Thanks for our our long time member TaliaHiggins that wrote into the newspaper manymonths ago.Personally recommend the stick formula. It does’tclog the skin, burn or rub off into the eyes. If youwant to sample some before you jump into thewater stop by and try it out. We have samples foryou 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'tremember when Istarted surfing, it musthave been about elementary school days. Mydad bought me one of those 'Gotcha' longboards from Sams Club. My first time surfing, hetook me out to White Plains Beach. I stillremember the first wave he pushed me into, itwas the most incredible feeling ever and I wasinstantly hooked.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 Senioryear of college I was working 2jobs and I was taking about 20credits of upper division classesa semester. I was also in SanDiego and had no desire to putmy wetsuit on at that point. Theworst part of it all was that myschool was right on SunsetCliffs, walking distance from great surf. Ithaunted me every day. As soon as I finished mylast class, I ran strait to the ocean! It was thelongest I had ever gone without surfing and Imoved back home to Oahu to ensure I wouldnever have to do that again!Where is your favorite place to surf and why?
I tend to frequent Kaisers and Chuns. A long leftand a long right, nice people... can't beat that :)When I was in California, I was lucky enough toSurf Rincon and Malibu, some of the best pointbreaks!
Outside of surfing what do you do for fun?
If I'm not surfing, I'm probably doing somethingelse regarding the water. I enjoy free diving onthe west side, I love hiking and love to travel. Ialso volunteer at AccesSurf :)What do you do for work?I am a flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines :)
You also have a Instagram witha good following, what got youinto doing what you do.
Treasures by Umiko
Haha yea its ok i guess. I justreally enjoy taking pictures andsharing them with others; I justlike to share the stoke!Some people like to write, or blog;I just love sharing the moments I am so fortunateto be able to capture.We've been lucky enough to get some Instagram
posts for you and you mentioned to me youusually don't give alot of product testimonialsunless you really believe in the product.Can you elaborate on that?
Yea totally! I love supporting local businessesbecause I run one myself. I make handmadeocean inspired jewelry called "Treasures byUmiko" We're in a world that is heavily driven bysocial media. Many businesses rely on having agood status on their social media because itcould a first impression on a customer and couldbe a make or break deal on whether someone isgoing to shop there, or choose to go somewhereelse.I truly believe that the Real Sun CoverSunscreen you guys sell is the best facesunscreen ever! Always Surfing and diving, Ihate when my sunscreen runs into my eyes andstings. RSC does not and i love that they have aface stick now! Stoked!Anything else you want to add anythingthat's on your mind?
Not much... Hope to see you all in the water!Surf with Aloha and remember that the bestsurfer out there is the one having the most fun! :)To follow Shaina on Instagram searchtreasuresbyumiko
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Dad, What’s Vissla?
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The other day I was watching the Fiji Pro onWSL.com, and I kept seeing an ad between heatswhere a young kid would ask his father, “Dad, what’sVISSLA?” After seeing this short video a few times, Irealized that I didn’t really know what VISSLA waseither, other than being a new surf brand that that wecarry. 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 presidentof Billabong for 15 years. When he announced thelaunch of his new brand, we should have expectedsomething cutting-edge, but I don’t think that anyonewas prepared for how community-based and sociallyconscious the brand would be.Since its launch, VISSLA has made a point of being asurfer’s brand, rather than a brand that simply sells tosurfers. The company doesn’t just support the typicalpro surfer paradigm, but throws its lot in with shapers,artists, region riders and influencers, and the localcommunity as well. They support numerousgrassroots programs, and even helped sponsor thePoint Panic bodysurfing contest with us and DaFin.The brand has also been quite proactive in usingsustainable materials for fabrics and products, and inupcycling plastic bottles and coconut husks (whichhave antimicrobial properties that keep wet clothingfrom smelling) into board shorts. When combined withthe support of smaller industry upstarts like DaFin,Hayden Cox, and Hoffman Fabrics, this communityand environmental focus has made the brand evenmore grassroots-friendly.One of the more exciting things that VISSLA hasplanned is a joint venture with Donald Brink. They willbe helping him release a line of special, uniqueboards, with a tentatively scheduled launch show andother events planned. This continued support of theeveryman surfer is what distinguishes the brand fromothers that pay lip service to communityconsciousness, but don’t actually deliver. With acutting-edge, soulful, artistic outlook, VISSLA appearsto a movement more than a brand, and when youlook at the history of our sport, the grassrootsmovements 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 iseverything that is good in surfing. It will be exciting tosee 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!OCEAN SUNGLASSNOT JUST FOR SURFINGFISHING * KAYAKING * BIKING * EVEN LAWN WORKPERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT
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Ocean has developed the sunglassesfocusing on the extreme conditions inand out of the water.- Polarized lens, to reduce the harmfuleffect in the eye when the sun reflectingoff the water.- UVA / UVB- A special coating for water repellent
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