Friday, November 15, 2013

Hawaii's Real Secret

A  L  O  H  A !
Kaulana Na Pua by Makaha Sons of Niʻihau on Grooveshark
Much has been made, and rightfully so,
 about the majesty, the beauty of Hawaii.
The song above (Do click on it)
 is an old patriotic song of this land.
It sings of the real treasures of Hawaii:
Na Pua
which in Hawaiian language means
The (plural) Flowers.
But it is not a song about flowers-

No, not these Pua.
The Hawaiians of old
loved to allude to things,
they loved riddles and 
figures of speech.
Everyone knew
Na Pua of Hawaii

A Hawaiian Sense of Face

Yesterday . . . 

F O R E V E R !

TUTU means "Grandmother"
President Obama called his grandma:
"Toot." Anyone in Hawaii would "get" it.

The man on the right is my 
State Senator Brickwood M. Galuteria.
His is an ethnically Hawaiian face,
like Tutu above.
The man on the left is a local business leader,
His is a face OF Hawaii.

Only Native Hawaiians are HAWAIIAN.
I am a Hawaii resident, grateful to the 
host culture that has welcomed
and nurtured me for so many years.

Rep. Chris Lee & Constituents

The Hawaiian Monarchy
was multicultural 
before that was
a word.
I might have been a 
Hawaiian Subject,
though not a 
Native Hawaiian.

My friends, the Mahu Wahine. (Link)
 Respect is returning to them. 

“In Hawaii, 

we are all minorities, 

and we all deserve

 the same Aloha,” 

State Rep. Chris Lee

Thanks for visiting us!

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                                 Warmly, cloudia


kaykuala said...

'In Hawaii we're all minorities' that explains it all. Thanks for sharing Cloudia!


Joop Zand said...

Very good photo's..... in big size they are beautiful.

Greetings, Joop

Duckbutt said...

Very beautiful photographs!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A beautiful account of the native Hawaiian people!

rupam sarma said...

wonderful post and photos.

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos specially love the first..

Akelamalu said...

Toot is a lovely word for Grandmother! :)

Adam said...

a nice Hawaii post

Lynn said...

So many lovely people. What a wonderful place you live.

Charles Gramlich said...

a melting pot indeed.

foongpc said...

Wish I can visit Hawaii one day! : )

TexWisGirl said...

really nice diversity.

21 Wits said...

Absolutely AMEN to that! We are all just the same really, all loving and treasuring our space in our journey of life! :)

Cloudia said...

Mahalo means "thank you"

Each of you brings a unique energy

Anonymous said...

What a great party!
Mahalo for the links, lots of homework to read.

Hattie said...

Lovely, Cloudia. I feel this every day.

Anonymous said...

Hello... I was on facebook and my sister put a picture of my grandma and tagged us on it... Then my aunt looked on the Internet and found your link... How did you get that picture of my grandma??? Did you know her??? And do you have more??? She is my dads mom... We miss her so much... And it is one beautiful picture... If you are unsure which picture I am referring to... The one of the old lady and the mountains in the background...

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots!

Chattahoochee Valley Daily said...

Interesting post. So what do they call people who were born in Hawaii, but are not natives? Just wondering!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've made it out to Hawaii twice: first time, I spend 1 (only one!) week split between Maui and Kauai. 2nd time I went for 2 weeks in Maui.

I'll make it back again, someday! Love those pics, Cloudia.

Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful. Thank you.

Cloudia said...

Excellent Question, Barbara!

"Kamaʻāina (pronounced ka-ma-EYE-na) is the Hawaiian language word for a long-term resident of the Hawaiian Islands. Literally "child of the land," it derives from the words "kama", meaning "child", and "ʻāina", meaning 'land'.[1] The word "kamaʻaina" describes Hawaiʻi residents regardless of their racial background, as opposed to "kanaka" which means a person of native Hawaiʻan ancestry."'aina

Kay said...

These are such excellent photos, Cloudia! What a wonderful celebration! Thank you for sharing with those of us who couldn't be there.

Hilary said...

Very cool. I had the same question as Barbara. I'm glad you posted the response.

Cloudia said...

It means more than you know, EACH OF YOU,
that you share this with us.

Mahalo (Thanks)