Anyone in the Military living on Oahu Hawaii

Katrina - posted on 06/10/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I am a military spouse living in Honolulu, HI and I've been here for over a year but I haven't made any friends. It's hard for me being so far away from all my family and friends. I have two children, and I'm a very quiet and shy person. It's hard for me to just go out and start talking to people... I'm just looking for a friend :)

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Luatoya - posted on 06/11/2009

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Katrina I lived in Kapolei which is not on the base so it was hard to meet people, but what i did was joined the playgroup for my son who was 1years old at the time and I met so many friends. My husband was stationed on Schofield and playgroup was right across the way. Some of the mothers and I even would go to Schofield for lunch and let the kids at the indoor play area it was great. Now I live back on the mainland and I talk everyday to some of the great women I met while I was there, it turned our whole tour there into so much fun

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Mandy - posted on 06/15/2009

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I am not in HI but my husband has put it on his list for places to go. Is it a great place to be stationed? Or would you not recommend it? Just curious if you could help :) Take care

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Contact Amanda Sutton on Hawaii at the Air Force. Great person! She's in her first pregnancy and on Facebook. Contact Elaney Hasselmann, my daughter in North Carolina who was Amanda's Maid of Honor and visa versa. She is in her first pregnancy also. Both are in Circle of Moms and on Facebook. Best wishes!

Tabatha - posted on 06/11/2009

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I use to live on Kaneohe and miss it dearly and my friends! Usually we made all our friends through a park (playgrounds near our base housing). Then our moms got to know eachother!!! We went to the staff club every friday or wednesday night and that gave our parents a place to hang and meet other families! Take in a deep deep breath for me I miss it!

Jan - posted on 06/11/2009

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Hi Katrina, My name is Jan Dew. I also am a military spouse living in Hawaii. I live on Kaneohe Marine Corps Base. I know how hard it is to find some new friends when you are always moving. I have lived here for 10 years and love it. I too was a very shy and quiet person until I was invited to church. I have many wonderful friends now. I would love to meet up with you, invite you to my church and sit and talk. Although my children are all grown, my youngest being 17, I'm sure we would find lots in common. Write me a note and let me know if you would like to talk, Jan

Meri - posted on 06/11/2009

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Hello, my mom had lived in Oahu for five years and I was able to meet some of her friends. One of her friends, who I am currently trying to get in touch with, her friend runs a baby store. Which is neat. I can tell you to go to places, like North Shore, and talk to the locals. be careful where you go, so go to places that tourists go, too. There is a surf instructor who works in front of the Hyatt on Waikiki, ask for Donald. He is about 55 years old and is from Thailand. He is a beautiful person with an amazing heart and would never steer a mother and her children in the wrong direction. I am not saying this to get you to date, no way. But he is a 'safe place'. he may not remember me, but tell him the blond writer who wrote the baby book and took a lesson from him, while her family sat on shore, said 'Taruru ke Atua'. You have to roll the second 'R' in the first word. He taught me that this means basically 'thank you, God' in Thailand. I hope this helps you. For me, I had gotten a small part-time job when I moved and that helped me to make friends, too. Take care and there is always someone here for you.

Kim - posted on 06/11/2009

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I don't live in Hawaii, but I used to be painfully shy and I remember how hard it was for me. I found the only way to overcome my shyness was to just force myself to do something scary each day, like say hi to someone. As for making friends, since you have 2 kids, try making friends with their friends parents. Maybe have your families get together for a movie night or a barbecue or just you moms take your kids shopping or to the park or something. That's what I did when we moved to Nevada and it really helped. If your kids are old enough, they can help you set it up.

Paloma - posted on 06/11/2009

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Quoting Katrina:

Anyone in the Military living on Oahu Hawaii

I am a military spouse living in Honolulu, HI and I've been here for over a year but I haven't made any friends. It's hard for me being so far away from all my family and friends. I have two children, and I'm a very quiet and shy person. It's hard for me to just go out and start talking to people... I'm just looking for a friend :)


I understand what it is to be shy, because I am one of those people  people like you seek, I am outgoing and adventurous and crazy too.



I got two kids aswell, and worn as an event coordinator on a highschool in México. I am on line every day because of this work, and I found my boyfriend working on a project  three years ago here at the school, but he was in the netherlands. I traveled there, and he has been here three times already. Life changes sometimes and is nice for you to reach out for the world to elicit examples of how great life can turn out to be if we don´t let our shyness take over,



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and to see you on line sometime if you are interested.




Lisa - posted on 06/11/2009

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Katrina...sorry I don't live in Oahu...I did during High School...Radford High...We just retired after 25 years in the USAF. We have been stationed in Japan and England. I know how hard it is to adjust being so far from home. I have you considered attending some of the units Spouse meetings or joining with the bases OWC/EWC. Or the best thing yet find a really good community church you always find a good family there. I pray you will step out in Faith and find some good friends or friend. I will ask a few of my friends that lived there recently of some outlets they are familiar with. My prayers are with you. Lisa Sunday retired military spouse.

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