To visit, the sights; to stroll, make a tour, take a walk; to look upon (Puk. 3.4); spectator. 

And off I go! Uihā! Two years ago, I traveled with my mom, and seven other members of my family all the way to Denmark (talk about a   l o n g  flight, especially since our ages ranged from 4 – 84). We went to kipa (visit) the motherland. Literally.  My mom is FROM Denmark. Visiting a country with a total of nine in the group can be quite a challenge but it was an unforgettable journey, a wonderful huakaʻi.


Loving and remembering our mauna in Sweden with six of the nine


All nine of us at Torvehallerne, a wonderful market in Copenhagen, our favorite stop


Hawaiʻi and Danish Family

This week I make the journey again, although instead of table for nine, it is just a table for four. All able-bodied adults. This time around, it will be go go go, visiting family, enjoying food, sightseeing, in the true sense of mākaʻikaʻi. I intend to visit, sightsee, stroll, tour, walk, do it all. Mākaʻikaʻi in all its glory.  I am going to mākaʻikaʻi hele, to stroll here and there.

Wish me well, my friends.

Copyright: 2017 – Liana Iaea Honda. All rights reserved. All versions of “He Momi e Lei ai”, in its entirety, past and present, is the property of L. K. I. Honda. Reproduction and use of any kind other than the sharing of this website is prohibited without written consent. Alteration to the original content in any form is prohibited in every and any instance, and use in any other variant is prohibited without written consent of the author. Address inquiries to: hemomi [at] gmail.com. Definitions and wise sayings are from: Hawaiian Dictionary by Pukui and Elbert, 1986. ʻŌlelo Noʻeau – Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings by Mary Kawena Pukui, 1983.


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2 Responses to Mākaʻikaʻi

  1. inger hojfeldt says:

    God rejse Liana!

  2. Cathy Ikeda says:

    Safe travels, good food, good friends, good times iā oukou.

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