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Welcome to the Outsider’s Insider Guide to Hawaii and much mahalo for taking the time to visit my little corner of the internet. (Even if you reached here on an aimless websurfing bender.)

My name is Patrick Williamson, and I am the opinionated curator of this site. I am a current resident of the 808s – the Kapahulu neighborhood of Honolulu, to be precise. I am a father of two naughty boys, and in my professional life I practice the black art of branding.

I launched this blog as a way to chronicle my experiences adapting to island life following a move from Japan a couple years ago.

However, if you’ve taken the time to read a few posts, you’ve no doubt noticed that many have nothing to do with Hawaii. That’s not due to a lack of material. It’s more a reflection of my inability to refrain from commenting on the wide range of subjects that interest me.

Maybe one of these days I’ll get my act together and purge this blog of all the tangential posts, focus exclusively on Hawaii-related topics and become a widely read, highly paid jetsetting blogger. Until then, I hope you find something here to enjoy.

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  1. jeff permalink
    March 22, 2009 10:19 am

    hey, i’ve been living in japan for 5 years (originally from colorado) and am moving to hawaii this summer with my japanese wife and stepson. i stumbled on your page when searching for “frank zappa hawaii” to see if there are any zappa fans in hawaii, and here i am! i’ve enjoyed reading your posts so far and look forward to more as i prepare to move there myself.

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