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April 23rd, 2007

02:52 am - Do your Civil Duty - even virtualy.
Many things can be understood - oil, gas, territory. But...


Post this video in your journal and available communities.

Make your neighbors think.

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March 10th, 2007

05:44 pm - Can someone check these?

Can someone who's fluent check and see if I translated these correctly?  Thanks a bunch!  They are the exercises in the back of chapter 2 of "KA LEI HA 'AHEO: Beginning Hawaiian" by Alberta Pualani Hopkins.


Current Mood: amusedamused

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February 27th, 2007

11:55 pm
Hello, now have more books (the collection ever grows) and was rather happy to purchase a few this summer in the islands themselves. Also have a CD program but am still not figuring out this whole grammar and verb thing. Anybody know how I change tenses? I've heard the grammar is like spanish but I still am incapable of constructing a sentance that says "The tree is green" or "the child is pretty" or something simple like that which is how we started out in spanish. (Still fondly remember learning first about school supplies and their colors.)

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07:10 pm
Aloha kakou e na pua a Hawai'i. 'O Alana ko'u inoa. No Makawao, Maui mai au. Noho au ma Kane‘ohe. Hele au i ke kula o Kamehameha ma Kapalama.

Hey guys. I noticed this community hasn't been posted in for a while. I've decided to revive it a bit. =]


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June 24th, 2006

10:56 pm
I'm visiting Hawaii in two months. Any one know where I can buy some beginner's books for Hawaiian there that will actually show me how the grammar works? I have the Ebert pocket dictonary, that learn to speak hawaiian CD-rom set and an old secondary textbook but I'm still lost.

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April 19th, 2006

01:31 am
Aloha mai! 'O Kevyn ko'u inoa, ā no BC, Kanakā au. Mana'o'i'o au e pono e ea ka nā moku Hawai'i e, ā pono ka nā Amelika e ho'iho'i i ke ea o Hawai'i i ka mō'ī 'oia'i'o.

Although I do not know much about Hawai'i, I too am sick of how they exaggerate the Hawai'ian culture insomuch that everyone uses a "Hawai'ian" theme as a stereotype for their parties and whatnot. Even all other Polynesian cultures become under the "Hawai'ian" label. The lū'au is now so Americanised with the stench of commercialism albeit, and it is as worse as having a typical "Asian" theme, putting all East and Southeast Asians to use chopsticks, speaking in some tonal language and have pale skin.

Nasaan ang katurungan? 'Auhea ke kaulike? Where is the justice?

I love all things Austronesian, for they are my distant blood-relatives as the Europeans are together despite languages and borders. To see an Austronesian country like Hawai'i be still under foreign influence does not promote or truly keep culture, in my humble opinion.

Sa lupa ay ang dugo ng Hawai'i.
I ka honua ke koko o Hawai'i e!
Current Location: i ku'u lumi
Current Mood: indescribableloku nele
Current Music: Fenua - Motu O Te Here

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November 15th, 2005

07:31 pm
Has anyone thought of doing a boycott of american products?
I think the simplist thing Hawaiians can do is not to take part in American Society.
why do we keep associating with america if we dont want to be controlled by them?

Also i think we need to get us hawaiians out of the tourist industry and into local hawaiian businesses.
The tourist industy is destuctive to our culture and land.

Anyway, Great Livejournal page!

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November 4th, 2005

05:50 pm
people of Hawaii i salute you!

i collect postcards sent from all over the world
and i still don't have a postcard from your place
i appreciate if someone can send me one

in case you can help me i post my mailing address
Pavel Tsapyuk
"Telecom-Expert" company
office 903, building 18
Yunnatov street
Moscow, Russia 127083

have a great time, brothers and sisters!

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November 2nd, 2005

12:07 am
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October 12th, 2005

08:10 pm - A presentation on Sovereignty. Kokua, please?
Hi All and Aloha Kakou,

I am a Hawaii expat living in New Zealand and currently TAing a university class on Polynesian Issues.
I have to give a lecture on Hawaiian Sovereignty and wanted to ask here:
If you were giving an informative lecture on the issue— past, present and future,— what would you include?
Of course, I'll be telling the story of the overthrow of the monarchy, I'll be including music and poetry that speaks to the disenfranchisement of Kanaka Maoli, but what else? If you could give one message or say one thing (or several things) to young Polynesian students unfamiliar with the struggle in Hawai'i, what would you say?

Mahalo Nui Loa

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