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Hawai‘i Wisdom — November 2017

A photo of an ālala, or Hawaiian crow, by ©David Liittschwager and Susan Middleton, in exhibit at National Tropical Botanical Garden Ho‘ola‘i na manu i ke aheahe. “The bird poise quietly in the gentle breeze.” Said of those who are at peace with the world. Source: ‘Ōlelo Noʻeau, by Mary Kawena Pukui Photographer [...]

By | 2017-11-14T13:35:50+00:00 November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — October 2017

The barn owl, like the one on Molokai in this photo, was introduced to Hawai‘i in 1958 for rodent control. They reproduce up to twice a year, and are present in all Main Hawaiian Islands, including the islet of Lehua, off the coast of Ni‘ihau. Unfortunately, bringing the barn owl to Hawai‘i was another [...]

By | 2017-10-23T21:47:17+00:00 October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

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