Honolulu Star-Bulletin Breaking Stories

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The 25th day of December generally the same throughout one’s right? Well, not quite.

is some of the imagery of Christmas present and future:

Past: At the of the word Christmas, we’d out our grins of greed and bliss.

For our we’d concoct a gimme that was a mile long. For no problem, we’d concoct mile-long gimme list.

We would cry, Let’s go a tree. Pleeease! And we’d beg to the pine with ornaments

Then we would sit before the and meticulously cross off each day of until we hit the big 2-5.

Come day, we’d wake before the sun. Then stomp into mom and pop’s and scream, C’mon! Let’s the presents! Hurry!

Sigh. were the good ol’ (Gee, I never thought be saying that at my age.)

At the sound of the word Christmas, we to exhibit a grin of greed and

For our parents, we curtail the gimme No, not because we’re concerned for pocketbook, but because we are now aware fewer small gifts more large gifts like a posh Mercedes SL 600 for example. Of course, I’m wishing here.

(Warning: worshippers skip the next paragraphs.)

As for our gimme list for we discovered some time ago along with the jolly there were other characters implanted in our heads for the of bribery.

Not familiar with bribe? Does this a bell. Honey if you go to Dr. Pain and out that tooth you’ll get from the Tooth Fairy!

And, If you behave during service you’ll get lots of from Santa!

Tsk, Shame on you parents.

And what that Christmas tree? sounds cool. But at this age not exactly pining for pine. We want to be mistaken for TV’s or Brady clan.

And by the way, a choice between trimming the or skimming the tube, sorry, TV comes first.

We no longer count the days to the big 2-5. no. That’s too elementary for our …

Come Christmas day, our refuse to rise before the However, if we’re guaranteed of large, significant gifts like a Mercedes SL 600 convertible then, hey, that’s story.

Future: At the sound of the word we’ll display a furrowed and whine, Whaaat? Christmas Ai-ya-yai!

We will no longer ourselves concocting a gimme of our wants. Sadly, we’ll be lists of everybody else’s

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As for our list for Santa. wait a didn’t we already declare the guy fictional?

Well, yes. But I we’ll want to believe in him


So we could make a with him. If we keep our to be good little angels, he then do the shopping for us, right?

And the Christmas tree? Bah, we’ll say.

Come day, because we made it the hellish malls, we’ll ourselves with a couple of of extra sleep.

Seconds we enter the land of dreams, will come stomping the room, screaming, C’mon, open the presents! Hurry!

We’ll utter, Now I know mom and pop went through. How karmic!

Adulthood can easily turn a Tiny Tim smile into a Scrooge’s smirk.

Warren Kaneshiro is 19 and assures the only way one truly becomes a is when one forgets what is important during Christmas, and a hint: It’s not a Mercedes SL 600

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