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Dress like a local in Hawaii

Hawaiian islanders have a very specific kind of dress code though you may not realize it.  In the business world, you wear brand name "Aloha Shirts" with muted colors, dress slacks, and dress shoes.  Show up to a meeting in a business suit or jeans and slippers and it's a dead giveaway you're clueless. Our

Dress like a local in Hawaii2017-06-30T20:36:08-10:00

What are high schools in Hawaii like for my kids?

High schools in Hawaii are a different experience from the mainland, obviously. I grew up in Hawaii for 18 years and although I’ve never experienced high school on the mainland, I now attend college here and I’ve heard a lot of different things from my friends that all show me how different our high school

What are high schools in Hawaii like for my kids?2017-05-18T20:52:21-10:00

Adjusting to Hawaii culture in the best way

If you're going to live in Hawaii, or should I say “the melting pot,” is a unique place filled with several different cultures, languages and ethnicities and you need to know about adjusting to Hawaii culture if you're going to survive. Hawaii is one of the few states where although you may be a resident

Adjusting to Hawaii culture in the best way2017-05-18T20:52:21-10:00

Hawaiian Heiau Landmarks – Not for Fun and Games

The first time I visited a heiau in Hawaii was my last time. Though I wouldn't call myself 'intuitive' by any stretch of imagination, I felt something strong there. Strangely, I felt uncomfortable and as if I was in the wrong place, just being there. It probably didn't help that I was alone that day

Hawaiian Heiau Landmarks – Not for Fun and Games2019-02-13T07:12:47-10:00

Accomplished Hawaiians

These are some well known local Hawaiians that have excelled at their art: Duke Kahanamoku - Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku was a competitive swimmer, actor, and businessnman. He is perhaps best known for bringing the sport of surfing to many people in the early 1900's. Israel Kamakawiwoʻole  - "Bruddah IZ", singer, songwriter, ukelele

Accomplished Hawaiians2017-05-18T20:52:38-10:00

Taimane – Hawaiian Ukulele Player Extraordinaire!

I was looking through Youtube to find some Hawaiian music and again came across this fantastic ukulele player, Taimane. She has complete mastery over this instrument. I'm nearly spellbound watching her play. Here's an outdoor performance she did to help promote Kamehameha Schools Ho'olaule'a 2013. Wish you were there?

Taimane – Hawaiian Ukulele Player Extraordinaire!2017-05-18T20:52:51-10:00

Hawaiian Language

Here are some resources for those of you interested in learning more about the almost lost Hawaiian language. Hawaiian Language Universities offering Hawaiian Language Courses: University of Hawaii Chaminade University Hawaii Pacific College Websites with Hawaiian Language Information: Youtube Videos of Hawaiian Language Books about Hawaiian Language

Hawaiian Language2013-03-03T19:05:05-10:00

Hawaiians

From Wikipedia: Native Hawaiians (in Hawaiian, kānaka ʻōiwi, kānaka maoli or Hawaiʻi maoli) refers to the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands or their descendants. Native Hawaiians trace their ancestry back to the original Polynesian settlers of Hawaii. According to the U.S. Census Bureau report for 2000, there are 401,162 people who identified themselves

Hawaiians2017-05-18T20:52:38-10:00