No not over stepping your bounds. You sound like a wise women and I appreciate the mana'o from all wise souls. There was a time (about 30 years ago) that I truly thought the Hawaiian language was dead. As such I discouraged all my Ohana and friends from learning such, believing that it was just a waste of time. However, I have come to understand that is truly one of our greatest cultural assets.
I would love to learn Olelo Hawaii, it is just a matter of making the time and commitment. Your "Silent Way" sounds interesting. Is there any one on Moku O Keawe who teaches it? for free?
What are my passions? Auwe, too much, always too much on my plate and trying to prioritize my time. My passions are KeAkua, Ohana, and Culture of which I spend much time with Royal Order projects.
What do I do? I currently work with at risk Native Hawaiian youth. However, I hope to get back into the practice of law.
I also enjoy Hawaiian crafts, just last night I finished a whale tooth pendent to wear to my Royal Order mtgs and other Hawaiian occasions. I also hope to learn how to make poi pounders this month.
I am happy to make your acquaintance and hope to become friends.
Yes I know your brother Kamana'o. Unfortunately I am not in any Hawaiian language program nor do I olelo Hawaii, however, it is still my hope to one day learn. As for Lua, yes I belong to a pa (Pa Ku'i A Lua) on Moku O Keawe. I am also a member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I.
I hope you are having a good weekend and hope to hear back from you.
Huiii einei! Long time no see. Just caught your name on Jeffrey Teves' space. So I thought I would send you a quick message with my Aloha. Please give my best to Kilipaki as well as your lovely daughter. My how they grow up. Mine are 18 and 21 already. Sigh! Where does the time go. A hui hou dear friend. Tootsie
Aloha mai taua e tu`u hoa. Hau`oli wau e `ike ia `oe i ka po nei. Hoihoi no ko kakou ho`okuka `ana mai ma Starbuck's. E `ike ana `oe i keia ahiahi. E kelepono ana ia `oe ma hope o ka hola `elima. A hui hou. Keahi
Huuuui! Aloha no kaua e Anake!! Mahalo nui no i kau ae ana ia-u ma keia Ao Maoli...E kala mai aka a-ohe a-u hana ma Hawaii nei i keia mau la...Aia au ma ka studio e ho-opau ana no i ku-u wahi pa se-de elua a laila pa-ahana au i kela hana.
Any-la...e malama no oe a e aloha aku ia Hiwa ke ike oe ia ia.
Aloha mai kaua e 'Anate! Pehea 'oe? Hau'oli loa no au e 'ike ia 'oe ma keia mea nei! Ha'o au ia 'oe! Maika'i no au, aka pa'ahana loa i keia mau la. Maika'i o Mama. Pehea o kou mama? Pehea o Pulu?
'A'ole au e hele i ka papa hula. Ukali au i kekahi papa hou. Ua hui 'oe i ko'u hoaloha/kumu ma ke panako. Kukakuka 'oia ma ke kelepona i ka 'olelo o palani a kukakuka 'oe i ka 'olelo makuahine. Makahehi loa 'oia e lohe kou kamaʻilio ʻana!
Ua mamake au e ho'i i na papa Kealaleo, aka ua ho'i au ma Iapana no ka malama o Kekemapa. Lo'ihi loa kela huaka'i!
Aloha mai kaua e kumu....pehea mai nei oe i keia mau la? O au, maika'i wale. Pehea i na mea apau ma ka papa olelo? Ha'o au pu ia oukou pakahi. A'ole i hele au i ka papa ma kahi o hookahi pule...aka, i apopo au e ho'i hou ai i ka papa. He papa olelo ka kakou i apopo, ea?
Ua ike maka ia Hiwa ma ka Civic Center ma Hilo i kela pule aku nei. Ua ku'ai 'ia mai kekahi mau makana e ia. Hau'oli no au e ike maka iaia.
E hui pu ana kakou i apopo. Mahalo ia oe no 'ae 'ana i ka'u nonoi e lilo i hoa ma Ke Ao Maoli! A hui hou, Iesu pu me oe, malama pono.