Chinatown (100)

Before Waikīkī became the center of attraction,
there was downtown Honolulu, and the biggest chunk
of real estate in downtown Honolulu was Chinatown.
“Chinatown” comprised Chinatown proper,
a hub of screaming markets and clattering restaurants and dank bars,
whiffs of incense and bizarre herbal shop window displays,
along with the coveted ‘A‘ala Triangle in the northwest corner.
And depending upon whom you were talking to,
Chinatown could even include the fringes
of Iwilei and parts
of the waterfront along Honolulu Harbor as well.
Chinatown was like a heart.
It expanded and contracted depending upon
each person’s definition of the area.

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Aloha #WriterWednesday, I hope you are safe and well. Today’s #WritingPrompt

places

Use the prompt to inspire a piece of writing, and then post that piece on your site and link back to me, or simply leave what you write as a comment below. I would love to read it : )

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