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Hawai‘i Wisdom — September 2017

Freckles could easily have been a herding dog, but since there is no work for her to do, she loves to spends her mornings in bed. He ʻīlio welu moe poli. “A well-fed dog that sleeps in the bosom.” Said of a well-fed pet dog or of a person who is able to [...]

By | 2017-09-26T09:06:25+00:00 September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — August 2017

Team Booty at the Kaua‘i Escape Room, left to right, Bianca Soares, Léo Azambuja, Halli Holmgren, Rebekah Magers, Todd Yamashita, Ruby Pap and Alex Wong. Kuaīlo! An expression used by one who cannot guess the answer to a riddle, meaning, “I give up!” If the riddler doesn’t want to tell the answer, he [...]

By | 2017-08-12T18:39:15+00:00 August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — June 2017

A peacock at Kamokila Hawaiian Village in Wailua River has no problem in displaying its abundant beauty. ʻAʻohe hala ʻula i ka pō. “No hala fruit shows its color in the darkness of the night.” Beauty must be seen to be enjoyed Source: Ōlelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui    

By | 2017-06-05T16:16:47+00:00 June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — May 2017

A minister conducts the service at the Waioli Church in Hanalei, on this picture taken in 1934. Photo courtesy of Waioli Corporation Hele wale a lulu i na manu “The birds are so numerous that they cast a shade.” Said of a great crowd of people. Source: ‘Ōlelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui

By | 2017-05-23T03:31:17+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — April 2017

Hanalei Bay can been seen here from Kilohana Lookout in Koke‘e in March. The heavy clouds on this day briefly allowed a view of the North Shore. Kilohana Lookout is reachable through a four-mile hike starting at the Kalalau Lookout. “Luʻuluʻu Hanalei i ka ua nui; kaumaha i ka noe o Alakaʻi.” Heavily [...]

By | 2017-04-21T18:40:22+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — March 2017

Chiefess Kamakahelei statue, by artist Karen Lucas, in front of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Puhi. Chiefess Kamakahelei, ruler of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau, was known throughout the Hawaiian Islands to possess a dreadful prayer. Supposedly, fire Goddess Pele taught Kamakahelei the feared ‘ane‘ekapuahi. When prayed upon someone, the ‘ane‘ekapuahi was believed to cause [...]

By | 2017-03-15T10:50:11+00:00 March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — February 2017

He ali‘i ke aloha, he kilohana e pa‘ai ai. “Love is like a chief: the best prize to hold fast to.” Source: ‘Ōlelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui Sonal and Rohit came to Kaua‘i in December to get married by the beach, in a traditional Indian wedding. They brought along several friends and family members [...]

By | 2017-02-09T08:54:41+00:00 February 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — January 2017

Kalalau Community Garden ‘Ai no i kalo mo‘a “One can eat cooked taro.” The work is done; one can sit at ease and enjoy himself. Source: ‘Olelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui The kalo, or taro, seen here has yet to be harvested and thoroughly cooked. But the work that went into restoring [...]

By | 2017-01-03T19:06:21+00:00 January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — December 2016

I maika‘i ke kalo i ka ‘ōhā.
 “The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces.” Parents are often judged by the behavior of their children. Source: ‘Ōlelo No‘eau by Mary Kawena Pukui Leilani Rivera Low, right, sings while her daughter performs hula during the Lu‘au Makaīwa at the Courtyard Marriott [...]

By | 2016-12-24T12:40:24+00:00 December 24th, 2016|0 Comments