Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hilo

1. nvt. To twist, braid, spin; twisted, braided; threadlike; faint streak of light. 2. (Cap.) n. First night of the new moon. See Malo 35. (PCP filo.) 3. (Cap.) n. Name of a famous Polynesian navigator for whom the city and district may have … Continue reading

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ʻAʻa i ka hula, waiho ka hilahila ma ka hale

When one wants to dance the hula, bashfulness should be left at home Many of us in Hawaiʻi, and definitely the majority of those who live in Hilo, are still recuperating from an incredible Merrie Monarch Week. Wow. Talk about reaching … Continue reading

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Mele Manaka

Merrie Monarch Competition begins tonight, Gang! Oh, the excitement in the air!!! I cannot even think about anything else and I am not even on the stage. The buzz around Hilo is incredible. If you aren’t there, you are SQUARE. … Continue reading

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Pūpūkahi i Holomua

Unite in order to progress Pūpūkahi – United, as in harmonious co-operation Holomua – improvement, progress Every Monday I share an ʻōlelo noʻeau, a Hawaiian wise saying, with a teacher colleague of mine, one that she can share with the student body … Continue reading

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Poʻalima Hemolele

Good Friday Some of you are at home today, enjoying a much needed break in the name of a holiday. When I was working in the school system, I know I enjoyed the holiday.  But now I don’t work in … Continue reading

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Lā Pākoa

Easter (Catholic) I am not Catholic but I use Lā Pākoa. In fact everyone I know who refers to Easter in Hawaiian uses Lā Pākoa. It is either that or Ka lā i hoʻāla hou ai ka Haku (the day the … Continue reading

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Hoʻokuʻu

 To release, let go, put down, dismiss, send away, abandon, disperse, adjourn; to expel, as from school; to discharge, as from work; to free, acquit, let, permit, excuse, exempt, liberate; to settle, clear up. Prologue: I intended to post today’s “He … Continue reading

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