It’s spring break time! Our family landed on the beautiful Kauai island to spend the week. After we spent some time on Anini Beach, we were driving to Poipu for additional beach time and buy some "Poke" from local Fish Market. Poke is a type of Hawaiian Shashimi, which is fresh raw fish cut into cubes and mixed with soy sauce, sesame oil, yellow onion, etc.
While driving to Poipu, Daddy mentioned the Anini Beach as "Anani" beach and pronounced "Poke" as "Poi". Poi is a typical Hawaiian dish as well, except it is not made of raw fish. Therefore, his sons started English 101 with him.
Son:"Dad, what is the beach that we just went?"
Dad:"What beach? oh, Anani Beach"
Son:"No, it is Anini Beach, not Anani Beach"
Dad:"Yes, Anini Beach"
Son:"Dad, what is the name of the fish dish you are going to buy?"
Son:"No, Dad. It is called "Poke". You know the game of Pokemon?, just take out of the sound of "Mon", you’ve got it"
The lesson was repeated several times. Daddy always replied correctly and accepted the corrections of pronunciation in good humor. Finally, our sons were satisfied with their lesson and pronounced that Daddy as a graduate.
As soon as we step into the Fish Market, Daddy asked the salesman "Can I buy a pound of Poi?"