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"Hawaii – The loveliest fleet of islands anchored in any sea."
— Mark Twain
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Hawaii's inner beauty — Aloha. It makes Hawaii a place so special —a deep sense of belonging to a community and caring for one another.
Pilahi Paki explained Live Aloha best with use of the Hawaiian huna. Each letter in the word Aloha represents another Hawaiian word, and together these five words most completely express the spirit of aloha:
Adopted by the Hawaii Legislature in 1986 ([§5-7.5] "Aloha Spirit"), the meaning of Aloha comes from the heart and is given freely.
- A stands for AKAHAI, meaning kindness, to be expressed with tenderness.
- L stands for LOKAHI, meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony.
- O stands for OLU`OLU, meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness.
- H stands for HA`AHA`A, meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty.
- A stands for AHONUI, meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance."
"The magic of aloha is contagious. Each day, the key is to "Live Aloha." Help anonymously. Forgive hurts. Keep every agreement made. Give and share freely. Judge yourself, not others. Slow down and spend time in silence."
"Listen... understand... and Live Aloha."
Bay Area Hawaiian Events
Saturday, 2/2/2013, 8:30a-2p
2013 HULA BATTLE – KaHulaHou.com – Pride on the Line
Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S. Marina, POINT RICHMOND, CA.
Gen. Admission: $25. KHH Sponsor Ring-side table: $100. Tickets & Info: 510.214.5400
Saturday, 3/2/2013, 8:30a-2p
DE ANZA COLLEGE MARKET
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. corner of Stelling Rd., CUPERTINO, CA. (Parking fee or street parking.)
Some Grinds to go with the Mele
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Molokai's Home Page
Kaleponi Connections, Hawaiian and Polynesian Web Sites in California
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Sands of Kahana
Maui Vacation Rentals
Hawaii Shopping Adventures
Is this the coolest phone cover or what?
www.Walfrido.com Celebrating Light
Bay Area Hawaii Shopping
"E naʻi wale nō ʻoukou, i ke kupono ʻaʻole au"
Roughly translated is, "Prevail/continue my pono (righteous) deeds, they are not yet finished" -final words for his people
— King Kamehameha I
"Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono."
The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
— King Kamehameha III
"In what other land save this one is the commonest form of greeting not 'Good day,' nor 'How d'ye do', but 'Love'? That greeting is 'Aloha': love, I love you, my love to you... It is a positive affirmation of the warmth of one's own heart-giving." — Jack London
"I grew up in Hawaii so I was outside a lot playing in the water." — Kelly Preston
"Cry for the gods, cry for the people/ Cry for the land that was taken away/And then yet you'll find, Hawai'i." — Mickey Ioane
"The Hula is the heartbeat of the Hawaiian People." — David Kalakaua
Malama Kekahi i kekahi. —Take care of each other.
— Hawaiian Kupuna Wisdom "Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me. When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island, the rest on the property." — Richard Pryor
Hawaiian Words of Wisdom
Source: Mary Kawena Pukui, `Ôlelo No`eau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings Bishop Museum Press, 1983.
E lauhoe mai na wa`a; i ke kâ, i ka hoe;
i ka hoe, i ke kâ; pae aku i ka `âina.
Everybody paddle together; bail and paddle;
paddle and bail; and the shore is reached.
Motto of Queen Lili`uokalani.
`A`ohe lokomaika`i i nele i ke pâna`i.
No kind deed has ever lacked its reward.
He lawai`a no ke kai papa`u, he pôkole ke aho;
he lawai`a no ke kai hohonu he loa ke aho.
A fisherman of the shallow sea uses only a short line;
a fisherman of the deep sea has a long line.
A person whose knowledge is shallow does not have much,
but he, whose knowledge is deep, does.
Aloha mai no, aloha aku;
o ka huhu ka mea e ola `ole ai.
When love is given, love should be returned;
anger is the thing that gives no life.
Hawaiians understood the transforming power of aloha.
Love begets love, and enmity produces enmity.
Anger only serves to hurt the angry,
causing emotional upset, which impairs mental,
physical, and spiritual well-being.
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