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Origins of the SHAKA


A few days ago I was looking around for a flight to Honolulu. As much as I love Maui, there just isn't any good Chinese food here. And I HAVE to get my fix of dim sum. In my search, I came across this article on Hawaiian Airlines's website...

“Hang loose,” “Right on,” “Thank you,” “Things are great,” “Take it easy” – in Hawaii, the shaka sign expresses all those friendly messages and more. As kamaaina know, to make the shaka, you curl your three middle fingers while extending your thumb and baby finger. For emphasis, quickly turn your hand back and forth with your knuckles facing outward....

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