By Diane Ako
I was driving from the airport towards Kalihi, via Nimitz Highway. Kalihi feels a little like home to me because I worked at KHNL, located in Kalihi, for 13 years. In particular, the old KHNL building at 315 Sand Island Access Road is like home. I have so many fun and good memories of working there for 12 of those 13 years.
As the car pulled off the freeway, I told Olivia, "Keep looking on the right side of the road. We're going to pass Mommy's old work pretty soon. When you were in my tummy and then when you were born, you used to visit me there."
We first came to a warren of warehouse buildings. "Is it that?" she asked.
"No, just past that. A little more," I said.
"This blue building?" she asked.
"No, further up," I answered.
The building is slightly set back from the road, so she didn't see it. Her eyes went to the building right after, and she asked, "You used to work at McDonald's?"
Well, not quite! I did volunteer there as a drive-through server for Kids' Day one year, though.
You want fries with that?