January 23, 2016 9:24 AM
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Club held its annual party for the Globetrotters Club after school on January 20. Now in its third year, RAK club members aka RAKSTARZ rang in the new semester for international students with an International Holiday Celebration.
They started off with the popular game of rock-paper-scissors, commonly known jan-ken-po in Hawaii as in Japan. In fact, Hawaiian Pidgin has many loanwords from the Japanese, Portuguese, Cantonese, and Hawaiian languages due to the influence of immigrants who came to work on the sugar plantations in the 1800's.
After they shared food and stories with each other, RAK and Globetrotters club members shared laughs and giggles wrapping each other in toilet paper to create the best-looking mummy as quickly and neatly as possible. The international students enjoyed playing games that were new and foreign to them.
Lastly, they played human bingo where they had to find someone who matched the characteristic written in the boxes by asking questions such as "Have you ever surfed before?". The first person to get bingo took home the winning prize. It was a fun day of cross-cultural activities and new friendships.