Saturday, March 17, 2018

🌺  Aloha, Kā māua  Māhele Mo'omehu , (Sharing our culture).

Aloha to all, it's been along while since I've posted anything, (since 2014)... it's been to long. 
Read and Enjoy.....


O Ka‘uiki, mauna ki‘eki‘e,
Huki a‘e la a pa i ka lani
He po‘ohiwi no kai halulu. …
Ka‘uiki, mountain famous in story,
Stretching upward to touch the heavens,
A shoulder for the buffeting sea. … (Beckwith)
“Ka‘uiki is beloved, Afloat on the sea like a bird!” Hana is called ‘a land beloved of chiefs because of the fortress of Ka‘uiki and the ease of living in that place.’ (Beckwith)
The Polynesian name of the moon, Mahina, is derived from Hina, the goddess mother of Maui. The Hawaiians say that Hina and her maidens pounded out the softest, finest kapa cloth on the long, thick kapa board at the foot of Ka‘uiki. (Westervelt)
“Mythical names are attached to the dwellers on Ka‘uiki in ancient days. On the summit may be seen the rock placed by Aiai as an outlook for schools of fish entering the bay.”
“Here Maui stood to push the sky higher because it lay so near the earth at Ka‘uiki. Here lived Hina-hana-ia-ka-malama, she who worked at tapa making in the moon, and her husband, father of Puna and Hema on the Ulu line of chiefs.” (Beckwith)
“Ka‘uiki is not a grand hill to look at. In its outline or profile it resembles a moi’s (fish) head diving in the ocean. On its north-east is the dark cliff of Mapuwena, and at its base is the slippery sand of Kapueokahi by the ship’s harbour, and the surf of Keanini.”
“To the east of Paliuli is a sort of deep round cave wherein the famous chiefess, Kaahumanu, was hidden during the battle engagements of Kalaiopuu and Kahekili in East Maui in 1775 and 1778.”
“There did Ka‘ahumanu lead Mr. Wm. Richards in 1830, and showed him her place of concealment, and the spot at Mapuwena where she was born. Down at its front, and within the cave at the base of Ka‘uiki, lies the famous eel of Laumeki, which causes the top to tremble.”
“A certain blow-hole is at its front that is sounded by the reef-wind of Mokuhano. Its principal outlet of sound was closed up entirely with kauila spears, the strange work of a certain chief named Kalaikini. (Those spears have so remained to this day.) Over two hundred years have passed since then.”
“At the south flourishes a coco-nut grove (whence the saying: “The coco-nuts of Kane are not reached by you”) and the dark cliff of Kaihalulu.”
“On the western and northern sides spreads the flat land devoted to Hana’s cane cultivation. Close to the base of the hill is the ancient land division of chiefs, called Kuakaha, with the temples of Honuaula and Kuawalu. There was the bake-oven for slain warriors taken captive by Kahekili at the hill of Ka‘uika in 1782.”
“Just above the water of Punahoa is the foundation of Kawalakii. Near the crown of the hill there is the ladder of the hill of Lanakila (victory) of the ohia of Kealakomo, which was closed in the contest of that period.”
“At the summit of the hill looking eastward is ever-green Hawaii; on the south side of Makokiloia is Makopalena, and on the north-east of Mapuwena, in the centre, is the foundation of Wananaiku. Viewing Kauiki from Hawaii, Kaihuakala lies to the front; inland is Puuokahaula, while seaward is Alau like a sheltering island.”
“In such is its dignity and claim to admiration, like a bird soaring upward; a cape for the noio sea-bird of Mokuhano, as if scarified for the bosun birds of Kaihalulu and Kapueokahi. There a certain chief thrust his spear in the heavens for Hana’s fame, as ‘Hāna of low heavenly rain.” (Thrum)
“Ka‘ahumanu was born about the year 1773, at the foot of the hill Ka‘uiki, on the eastern shore of Maui. Her father was Ke‘eaumoku, subsequently a distinguished warrior and counsellor of the late conqueror.”
“Her mother was Nāmāhāna, the relict and sister of Kamehamehanui, and who, as his wife, and as the daughter of King Kekaulike, had been Queen of Maui.”
“Kamehamehanui was the son and successor of Kekaulike, and the brother of Kahekili who governed Maui, as late as 1793, and of Ka‘eo, the father of Kaumuali‘i, who, both father and son, were successive kings of Kauai and Ni‘ihau.” (Bingham)

1. Hana Maui from the bluffs - 1891
2. Ka'uiki head, Hana Bay & Hana Town East Maui
3. Hana Bay ~ sunrise
4. Ka'uiki Marina
5. Ka'uiki Na lighthouse-1891
6. Ka'uiki lighthouse







Friday, July 11, 2014

7 Things that happens in Las Vegas when it Rains

Given this weeks showers marks the First rain in the valley in125 days. Las Vegans have a strong reaction to wet weather.
Here are 7 tthings that always happen in Las Vegas when it rains.

1- NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO DRIVE!!... the  moment the rain starts in LV, everyone rushes to greet home and ends up crawling out the window of their cars or trucks.

2- Everyone runs to Twitter and Facebook to  report the rain like it's never happened before.

3- People avoid going outside because of the flood in their drive way-And by flood, they mean the 2inches of water that has built up between the side walk curb and the street.

4- Every girl takes a  photo dancing in the rain-because this only happens every 6 months- this makes a  perfect rain selfie opportunity.

5-Locals love the lower temps..*But hate the humidity.

6- Everyone walks around with slightly damp hair and clothes, because no one owns an umbrella . . Given it was more than 125 days since the last rain-buying an umbrella doesn't seem like a good investment.

7- NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO DRIVE IN THE RAIN!!!... Did I mention that already????

Island Style

There is something special about island adornments, Everywhere you turn someone got a flower, a haku, a lei, Tahitian Pearls, or Hawaiian jewelry on their wrist, fingers, neck, ankle, or head, and toe rings.

Also their cars, trucks, etc. You might find Kukui, Ikaika helmet, or candy lei on the rear view mirror.🌴

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hawaiian Words Of Wisdom

"Aloha mai no, aloha aku, o ka huhu ka mea e ola òle 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 enimity produces enimity
Anger only serves to hurt the angery
Causing emotional upset, which impairs mental
physical and well-being

Native Hawaiians

Native Hawaiians(Hawaiian kānka, òiwi, kānaka maoli, and Hawaiian maoli.
Refers to the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian islands or they're decendants.
Native Hawaiians trace their ancestry back to the original polynesian settlers of Hawaii.

Aloha no kakou

Aloha no kakou, it has been to long since I've been on. I'm back to continue... Have a great week... A Hui ho🌴

Friday, March 18, 2011



An Open Letter To Hawai`iʻs Politicians

This is to remind you that you took an oath to represent the people of Hawa`'i. After witnessing the charade and political back-scratching in the Senate Chamber, I was outraged by the conduct of the senators who was apparent that they did their arguments behind closed doors rather than take this controversial issue into the senate chamber.

There was no debate but a railroading of this bill which we the people deserved much more than a flippant rush through of a bill we find repugnant. This was a blatant miscarriage of justice and democracy and sickening to observe the rubber-stamping of its passage through political complacency for pecuniary reasons.

We have asked for public hearings on all islands so we can speak out on the issues of this bill which is now on the floor in the House as HB 1627 and hope that you will consider opposing this nefarious and seditious bill.

We are cognizant that it is in violation of the US constitutional laws and international laws whereby you do not have the jurisdiction to create a puppet Native Hawaiian governing entity to usurp the still existing Kingdom of Hawai`i.

We will not tolerate this faux native Hawaiian governing entity as it is NOT representative of we, the citizens of the lawful Kingdom of Hawai`i, which is still under the US belligerent occupation and subject to the law of occupation.

We will continue to fight this travesty of justice and not recognize the copy of the Akaka Bill as a representation of us and our rights. This objection to the bills SB1; SB 1520; and HB 1627; as well as the duplicate version known as the Akaka Bill in US Congress is well-documented and recorded in the countless testimonies.

We are quite aware of the ulterior motives which we find despicable. We will remember those who disregarded our opposition at election time and who ram-rodded this bill by forcing it on us. We will constantly fight against the entity if you decide to create this faux entity to steal our status, rights and resources.

David M. K. Inciong, II

Pearl City, O`ahu