Sunday, September 27, 2009

Aloha Floral Parade

Welcome to Waikiki
click on photos to "love a parade." This lady is a Pa`u (Pah-ooo) rider.
The Pa`u is the garment she is wearing.
It covers her party clothes for the ride.
The horses, too, are garlanded
with lei. (lei is plural - not "leiS")
"Distaining the "side-saddle" position, Hawaiian women preferred long, full riding skirts (pa'u) which enabled them to straddle their horses. They would often spur their mounts to full gallop to make a dramatic arrival at a party."

Hula Baby in a Bathtub?

"You know, I think that if parents would spend less time worrying about what their kids watch on TV and more time worrying about what's going on in their kids' lives, this world would be a much better place."
Trey Parker and Matt Stone

Gracious hand gestures of Aloha

"The thing always happens that you really believe in

and the belief in a thing makes it happen."

Frank Lloyd Wright

"Howzit, Brah!"
("How is it, my Brother?")
"A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star."
Edward Chapin

Kam Schools in da HOUSE!
"He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred and to talk of it, is little different from reproach."

A reflective moment: parade rest.
"This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Hawaiian cowboy is called a "Paniola"
for the Spanish vanqueros who came to teach the
Hawaiians how to work the cattle that Captain Vancouver had
gifted to King Kamehameha. The Mexican/Spanish also brought the guitar, and (some say) the marijuana. Our cowboys won plenty of
rodeos on the mainland back in the golden age of rodeo too.
Don't let the flowers fool you, these guys are the real item!
"Anonymity is the truest expression of altruism."
Eric Gibson

Well dressed horse!

The Royal Court.

"I believe our longing for an innate harmony runs deeper
than our longing for righteousness."
Evelyn Rodriguez

You no need by young, or thin to be beautiful in Hawaii.

"Hey! How did SHE get to do THAT?!"

Thank you for stopping by, Friends!
Enjoy your day-

A L O H A! Cloudia