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Culture Shock! Hawaii by Brent Massey
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Culture Shock! Hawaii

by Brent Massey

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CultureShock! Hawaii is a refreshing and insightful guide that will help you make Hawaii your home Insights into the people and their culture and traditions. Advise on adapting into the local environment. Essential information on the coutnry's history, traditions, beliefs, etiquette, cusine and leisure activities. Suggestions on how to get the most out of the travel experience. Linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business. A useful list of foreign words and phrases and a conprehensive resource guide. A glossary books for further reading and a list of interesting websites for additonal reference. Lively and humorous illustrations that capture the essence of the text. CultureShock! Hawaiiis a refreshing and insightful guide that will help you make Hawaii your home. Affectionately called 'the Rainbow Islands' by Mark Twain, the 50th state of the USA is well known by many but little understood by those who have only surface knowledge of its geography and its people. This book delves into the historical and cultural background of the various ethnic groups on the islands and guides you on how to relate with them, breaking down cultural barriers and fitting into their intimate society. Learn what 'ohana means to the native Hawaiians, how Confucian teachings influence the values of the Chinese, what to expect at Filipino Fiesta and Parade, and how to give a banzai toast at a Japanese wedding. Packed with useful advice and insightful tips, the book will help you tap into the practical aspects of living and working here, including how to have barbecues Hawaiian style! Culture.Shock! Hawaiithe essential guide that will benefit anyone who want to survive and succeed on the lovely islands of Hawaii.… (more)

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