I work for a printing company and was assigned this job about three years
ago delivering "The Bus Guides" to the stores in Waikiki.
About once a week, I inventory the stock at each store that carries
"The Bus Guides". I park at the zoo and walk 'ewa (west) all
the way down Kalakaua Avenue, then back on Kuhio Ave. Then I deliver
the guides with a pickup truck along the same route, backwards.
I walk I watch people. Lots of tourists from Japan, Germany,
wonder what brought them here. I see them taking pictures all the time.
Of the beach, or the famous hotels. I walk by and they dont see
me. I am not part of the scenery they came to see so they dont
see me. I hear the cameras click when I walk by with my beat-up aluminum
clipboard. I am probably in the background in lots of pictures, as noise.
In family albums. All over the world. Maybe Im famous?
Hoku Takahashi, 2003