An Island in the South Pacific

Otis Orchards, Washington
October 27, 2015 2:33pm CST
I read one of my follower’s (who I’m also following) profile. She said she lives on an island in the South Pacific. An island in the South Pacific! You mean like the movie, “South Pacific” based on the book, “Tales of the South Pacific” by James A. Michener? Wow! A real island in the South Pacific! We all know it never rains on an island in the South Pacific yet everything is green. I can see myself living there. Running around kissing women in grass skirts with coconut shells covering their bosoms. Dodging coconuts as they fall off the trees. Getting a suntan on the glorious white sandy beaches next to a beautiful blue ocean. Where people don’t use money–they trade with coconuts. Life would be but a dream. Merrily, merrily, merrily.... ZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZ. If you don’t know that sound it’s a needle scraping across a vinyl record. Time to wake up. Time to quit romanticizing. Growing up I thought living on a island in the South Pacific would be like living in a dream. Not only did I see the movie, “South Pacific,” but I also read a book which (if I remember right) was titled, “Tiki” set in the South Pacific. Endless days of sun and warmth where life problems were nonexistent. Don’t ask me why I thought this. I don’t remember much about the book, “Tiki” other than it was set in the South Pacific. But I think it was about a group of people who were stranded on a deserted island. They built a raft and floated away (to where I don’t remember). I’m sure life for them wasn’t a bed of roses. And the movie, “South Pacific”? I’m sure they had their problems, too. I think what really snapped me out of my fantasy was when I met a military man who was station in Hawaii. “Wow,” I said to him, “living there must have been really exciting.” “The first few weeks were,” the man said, “but after that not so much. You’re living on an island. There’s only so much you can see and do. You’re surrounded by water so you can’t just go somewhere else. You’re stuck doing and seeing the same old thing over and over.” I’d like to visit Hawaii some day but I’m no long all cranked up about living on an island in the South Pacific.
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@antonbunot (9514)
• Calgary, Alberta
27 Oct 15
South Pacific like the Marianas Islands, Guam, Polynesia, even the Philippines which consists of hundred islands. But during high tide, some of these islands are underwater. And if you happen to live in one of these tiny islands, you also go underwater!
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Oct 15
Not a pleasing thought. Sometimes out childhood fantasies are so fantastic.
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Oct 15
hi@julioto I thik i wills tay right where i am thank y ouo love the temps here and whats a few earth treamors lol
• United States
28 Oct 15
I have lived on two islands in my life and never was short of things to do and see. But they were not in the S. Pacific. I love island life. Love to be close to the ocean.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
27 Oct 15
It would be cool to live in a island. I would love to get some stay in there. Give me her link so that i an get her.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Oct 15
I gathered from one of her posts she didn't like to be tagged, but I don't have that many followers so she would be very easy for you to find by checking my followers.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
27 Oct 15
@RichardMeister Okay i am getting her now. Is that the goldengirlmolly? I hope it is she. I will get connected to her for sure. She is already my folower too.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Oct 15
@rahulvsmokiee No, it's the second one down.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
27 Oct 15
Yes it's me. I live on the Island of Tahiti in the middle of the South Pacific ocean. it is a wonderful island to be on. This is the main island. I would of prefered stay on Moorea than move to Tahiti. The island is smaller and the people are so wonderful there. But when your job deals with computers and networks it gets old taking a fairy boat each morning and spending an hour to get across the ocean. So 17 years ago I moved to the big island and I have lived in Paea ever since.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
27 Oct 15
@RichardMeister it's very simple one year Santa arrived on the backs of dolphins pulling him through the water and another time in a canoe.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
28 Oct 15
@poehere Do you ever worry when he rides the back of dolphins he will be having too much fun and pass your island up?
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@sallypup (27145)
• Moses Lake, Washington
27 Oct 15
I've wondered about living on an island. Any island. I'd have to wait for the next ferry before I got to go off island. I'd be waiting in those pesky lines and it would be every day, not just when I was on vacation staring at seagulls.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Oct 15
Yeah, I suppose staring at seagulls all day would get boring.
@sallypup (27145)
• Moses Lake, Washington
27 Oct 15
@RichardMeister We've been twice to Salt Spring Is. up by Victoria, Canada. I would so love to live there and yet there are realities like ferry lines. But oh I would love it.
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@Hit4Hit (585)
• Hungary
27 Oct 15
Waoo that's so sweet and interesting
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Oct 15
Thank you!
@much2say (39274)
• United States
29 Oct 15
Coconut shells - ha ha! Ah, the notion of living on some tropical island - what a romantic fantasy! (Fantasy Island??) I have a friend living in Hawaii right now (military family) - and she absolutely hates it. She has island fever - like your friend did - she claims there is not much to do with her kids there (I know, I tell her are you kidding me???). Interestingly, another friend who did grow up in Hawaii says most of her friends ended up making a living on the Mainland . . . so I guess the grass is greener as they say (though I don't know about grass skirts - ha ha).
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@LeaPea2417 (20471)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Oct 15
I would like to visit a South Pacific island sometime. I guess you could say it is a bucket list dream of mine.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Oct 15
dreams stop when you wake up and for me I would love to visit an island b t i wo ld not want to l ive there and really no place is super perfect so why not be happy where i am and too souhern california is warm and sadly dry too. lol.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
27 Oct 15
Sometimes it is time to wake up and be real. I would love to visit an island, and I know it would not be for me permanently.
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