do we have to be of hawaiian blood to be hawaiian..? A'ole, i know alot of non hawaiian ppl who have more of the aloha spirit.. then those who are of blood..Why is that? just because we have hawaiian blood...may it be 1/8 or 1/4 or 1/2 or full, IN MY OPINION.. BEING HAWAIIAN is being of one heart ...one soul...one mind.. with one mission.... to malama ohana... malama aina... malama each other and to not lose our identity as a ppl of love and aloha with no judgements.. EVEN though there is many who make judgements against us...!
my beloved mother was born on niihau.. spoke the native hawaiian olelo... and was one of the well known hawaiian activitist and wise kupuna on maui. she would give the shirt she had on back..with out a second thought.. ask me if i would do that..now.. yes i would..as i am older now and more understanding of the the word ALOHA...ask me if i was younger.. i would probably have said..no, what about me.. what do i get out of it..glad i am older now..smiles
What makes us different from others... from the visitors and other cultures. This is our aina.. .. our land.. yet our own ppl.. judge..criticize..demean.. steal and even lie.. and hurt our own kind.. culture....why is that?
I love being hawaiian.. meeting new ppl... may they be strangers, visitors, long lost ohana, ppl who we have not met yet..but know.. if we were to treat them like the way we would like to be treated.. we all one big ohana. i am half hawaiian and half filipino ancestry.. lean more on the hawaiian side. am i grateful for all i have and all the ppl that is my life yes i am.. i am grateful for all that the big man upstairs have given me the opportunity to have in my life.
what do i want from this site? to meet everyone and to know them as my long lost ohana..lol to embrace one and all.. with NO JUDGEMENTS.. NO CRITCISMS...but to take you as you are.. with the love and aloha . as this place once was.. LAND OF ALOHA!
OR AM I IN A DREAM??? OR WAS IT ALL IN THE PAST... !