User:Kanaka maoli i puuwai

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Kanaka maoli i puuwai

A  L  O  H  A  !  !  !

Ua ao ka ʻaoʻao ʻupena nei, ua hiki mai la ʻoe.
(Light comes to this webpage for you are here.)

E komo mai! (Welcome!)

This is my user page, the only little section of Wikipedia that I can claim as "mine". I have only been a user of Wikipedia for a few months now, but I have jumped right in here and learned the ropes rather quickly. By no means do I know everything that there is to know, but I do know quite a bit. Take a moment or two to look over my user page, then check out the Hawaiʻi Portal. Mahalo ā nui loa for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment on my talk page.

About Me

Howzit! Just a little about me. I am 26 years old, and I live in Mililani, on the island of Oʻahu, in the awesome state of Hawaiʻi. Hawaiʻi Nei, nō ka ʻoi! (Beloved Hawaiʻi, indeed the best!)

I am a haole, originally from Memphis, Tennessee. I moved to Hawaiʻi in 2000. I fell in love with the people, the culture and the ʻāina. My girlfriend is Hawaiian, Filipino, Chinese, Scotch, Irish and Italian. My children are Hawaiian born, and of Hawaiian descent. Being with my girlfriend and beign around her ʻohana, I have developed an even greater respect and love for the people, the culture and the ʻāina.

I am trying to learn the Hawaiian language to a point where I can speak and communicate fluently. At this point, I can understand way more than I can communicate to others.

I support the idea of Hawaiʻi becoming an independent Nation as well as support the Hawaiian sovereignty movement. I do not agree with the way the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was overthrown. To read about one of the greatest sovereignty leaders and the work he has done with Puʻuhonua o Waimānalo, click here. Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono ʻo Hawaiʻi Nei!

My Travel

The Islands

Sign seen when leaving the Kalaupapa Airport and entering the settlement.
My travel throughout the islands has taken me to Maui and Molokaʻi. I did not go to "top-side" Molokaʻi, rather I was an invited guest of two patients in Kalaupapa. The five days that I spent in Kalaupapa as a guest of the residents were incredible. The mana that fills the penninsula is undescribable. I am getting "chicken-skin" right now just thinking of it.

I hope for my next visit to be to either Big Island or Kauaʻi. I would love to go back to Maui as well. Of course, if I ever get the chance to return to Kalaupapa, I will go in a heart beat. I would also love to have the opportunity to go to Kahoʻolawe.

Once the Hawaii Superferry arrives, this will make travel between the islands much easier, as you will be able to take your own vehicle, eliminating the need for a rental car. Right now there are several Native Hawaiian groups and Sovreignty groups that are protesting the Supperferry. I can see all the different arguments and I agree with some arguments from both sides. We will just have to wait it out and see what happens. Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono!

The United States Mainland

Traveling throughout the Mainland, I have been to several of the States of the Union. I have been to Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

User Boxes

Flag of Hawaii.svg This user is a resident of Hawaiʻi Nei.
Hiflag.gif This user supports a Free Hawaiʻi Nei!   Restore the monarchy!
Royal Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Hawaii.svg This user believes that the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was illegally overthrown. Long live Queen Liliʻuokalani!
Sovflag.gif This user believes in an Independent Nation of Hawaiʻi!
Ukulele4.jpg This user plays the ʻukulele and likes to kanikapila!
Ukulele1.png This user plays the ukulele.
User:UBX fishy
en This user is a native speaker of the English language.
hwc Dis user speak local kine Pidgin.
haw-1 Maʻa ʻole kēia mea hoʻohana i ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.
WikiProject Hawaii.svg This user is a participant of WikiProject Hawaiʻi.
Spanish lifeguard.jpg This user is a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard.
This Wikipedian was born on 13 February 1981 and is 36 years, 11 months, and 6 days old.
Star of life.svg This user scored 1238 on the Wikipediholic test (revision 127814767).
Nuvola apps amor.svg This user has a girlfriend.

Wikipedia Contributions

Kupuna Wisdom

E hana mua i kā ke kino mamua o ka hana ʻana i kō hoʻi
(Do your personal work before doing for others)

He lawaiʻa no ke kai papaʻu, he pōkole ke aho; he lawaiʻa no ke kai hohonu he loa ke aho.
(A fisherman of the shallow sea uses only a short line; a fisherman of the deep sea has a long line.)

A person whose knowledge is shallow does not have much, but he, whose knowledge is deep, does.

Nānā ka maka; hoʻolohe ka pepeiao; paʻa ka waha.
(Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth.)

Me he lau no ke Koʻolau ke aloha.
(Love is like the ends (fingertips) of the Koʻolau breeze.)

ʻAʻohe lokomaikaʻi i nele i ke pānaʻi.
(No kind deed has ever lacked it's reward)

Kuʻia ka hele a ka naʻau haʻahaʻa.
(Hesitant walks the humble hearted.)

U Know U One Local If...

  • You measure the water for the rice by the knuckle of your index finger.
  • You know 101 ways to fix your rubber slippers...50 using tape, 50 using glue and one using a stick to poke the strap back in.
  • You drive barefoot.
  • You never, ever, under any circumstances, wear socks with slippers, or an aloha shirt that matches your wife's muʻumuʻu.
  • You say "Da Kine," and the other person says "Da kine" and you both know what is "Da kine.
  • You let others cars ahead of you on the freeway and you give shaka to anyone who lets you in.
  • The idea of taking something from a heiau is unthinkable. (I get chicken-skin jus tinking bout dis one!)
  • The only time you honk your horn is once a year during the safety check.
  • If a child needs a home, give him one. He becomes "Hānai."
  • You know the difference between being hapa and being hāpai
  • You can correctly pronounce Kalanianaʻole, Kalākaua and ʻAiea
  • Someone says the word "ʻUKU" and your head starts itching. eeww..