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FLhaole
October 9th, 2005, 04:55 AM
Aloha!
I am a complete haole! (Swedish /German) However, I have always loved Hawai'i, the culture and tradition.

I am currently a psychology student and have chosen the sociological/psychological study of Hawai'i as my "area of expertise". I am at the beginning of this, but I know it will be exciting and wonderful. I also know it is Divine! :)

I was born and raised n Florida and did a recent stint in Atlanta. However, I moved back to get married (2 years). I do not have any children and have 3 cats (which are enogh like children for me, right now).

As far as visiting the Islands, nope. Yeah, I know. How can I possibly love soemthing I have never actually experienced? Well, escapisim through books, internet and music will have to do for now. I hope my research allows me to visit....okay live there, but I will take what I can get for now. Infact the only thing that I would ever leave my husband for would be Hawai'i! :D

So, I hope to garner friends, and loads of information from these chats. Please be patient, as I am learning the language and the correct usage - which is slow going.

One last thing - any suggestions on good oli CDs? (I do have some Keali'i Reichel, but am looking for some that are just chant).

Blessings!

tutusue
October 9th, 2005, 09:08 AM
Aloha!
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One last thing - any suggestions on good oli CDs? (I do have some Keali'i Reichel, but am looking for some that are just chant).
Blessings!
Welcome aboard! I've been on HT not quite a month and neglected to introduce myself so it appears you are quite capable of reading much better than I!!!

I had the yearning for Hawaii in my heart, too, before I ever visited so I know what you're feeling. Eventually I visited for the first time (1960) and as soon as the plane's door opened and I got a whiff of the air I knew I was "home". I was only 16. Eighteen years later I finally was able to make the move and I've never regretted it; not even for a moment...and it's been over 27 years!

If you are looking for truly authentic chanting what I'm about to suggest won't be what you're looking for. However, I absolutely love Mark Keali`i Ho`omalu. His chants are "edgy", not traditional, as they're more mele oriented. I'm not sure he still brings his halaus to the Merrie Monarch Festival but when he did I always made sure to watch as his choreography was also edgy. Both his chanting and hula have, on occasion, stirred up some controversy. I have the CD "Po`okela Chants" and love "Keaomelemele". If you have iTunes you can preview that and many others at the music store. Another good site is mele.com Click on the CD icon. It has a chant category and you can also preview songs.

Speaking of edgy hula. Did anyone ever see Robert Cazimero's halau dance hula to Prince's "7" at the Hawaii Theater a few years ago? The audience went wild. It was so 'out there' and so remarkably creative...definitely something I wish I had a tape or DVD of. And, yes, that one also stirred up some controversy!

kimo55
October 9th, 2005, 10:30 AM
One last thing - any suggestions on good oli CDs? (I do have some Keali'i Reichel, but am looking for some that are just chant).

Blessings!
not too many can handle the traditional, "ancient" or original versions apsects of Polynesian or Hawaiian culture, No one likes original 'tiki", the original hula, old Hawaiian music...
They gotta have the modern interpretations.
But., if ya wanna explore deep, Bishop Museum has some oli on cd, recorded back in the 20's and 30's.

FLhaole
October 9th, 2005, 12:11 PM
Thank you so much! I would really like to move to Hawai'i. My hubby is a manager fr Wal-Mart and I keep telling him that when an opening comes up to apply! :) I figure I do property title work and I am a college student...I can find something to do!

I will look into the CDs. I am really open to anything, I figure if I do not like it..oh well, I can put it on Amazon! :)

kimo55
October 9th, 2005, 12:13 PM
no wait fo one opening, tita.
fly here and hammah da buggahs. sqweaky wheel get da oil. from wot i hear, da word on da street is, get planny turnover at da sprawlmart oah heah. chance um!

tutusue
October 9th, 2005, 02:29 PM
no wait fo one opening, tita.
fly here and hammah da buggahs. sqweaky wheel get da oil. from wot i hear, da word on da street is, get planny turnover at da sprawlmart oah heah. chance um!
Yo...Kimo! You and I love Hawaii but this lady has never even visited! :) My unsolicited advice is for her and her hubby to do the vacation thingie for as long as possible and check it out. That's a little less expensive than moving over lock, stock and barrell then finding out that paradise was just a figment of one's imagination! :eek: Just one tutu's two cents!

FLhaole
October 9th, 2005, 02:50 PM
Hey, I am game for either. However, I KNOW that when I get there, the only thing that I will want to do, is call my family and ask them to send my kitties (okay - AFTER we get them properly inocculated for Hawai'i standards - yes, I have done the research!). Oh, these are the times I wish I were single, b/c I have to say, I would have moved there in a heartbeat. In fact, I was busy job searching when I re-connected with my soon to be hubby. So, the energy was in the works!

I know that I will be doing MUCH research there. Some of it will have to be done - LIVE. Maybe I can get a college to pay for it! ;)

In the meantime I will live vicariuosly through the chats, internet books and music. Who knows where my research will take me.

<big sigh>

BTW, Kimo...that is my hubby's name in Hawai'ian. :)

I appreciate all of the feedback. I am still exploring all of the chat....this is just wonderful!

Glen Miyashiro
October 9th, 2005, 05:57 PM
BTW, Kimo...that is my hubby's name in Hawai'ian. :)BTW, FLhaole... you don't put an ‘okina in "Hawaiian". It's an English word, not a Hawaiian one.

Welcome to HT.

kimo55
October 9th, 2005, 06:15 PM
Hey, I am game for either.

BTW:
DID... you know...
I was in Florida once, and a friend asked me if i wanted to go hunting. i said
"Sure, I'm game!"
so he shot me.

BTW: part deux
DID... you know...
They invented floride in florida. that's where the name comes from.

lavagal
October 9th, 2005, 06:36 PM
BTW:
DID... you know...
I was in Florida once, and a friend asked me if i wanted to go hunting. i said
"Sure, I'm game!"
so he shot me.

BTW: part deux
DID... you know...
They invented floride in florida. that's where the name comes from.


That is SUCH Bullsh#@! Kimo! Prove it! Gimme the facts! I mean really, in your real life are you a Saint? Catholic? @:)

FLhaole
October 10th, 2005, 02:36 AM
BTW, FLhaole... you don't put an ‘okina in "Hawaiian". It's an English word, not a Hawaiian one.

Welcome to HT.

Thanks, I read that last night on another thread. I appreciate the correction. Like I said, I am a novice, but I am also a quick study. (And a bit embarassed at my lack of knowledge of the proper spellings - so any help is appreciated GREATLY!)

FLhaole
October 10th, 2005, 02:44 AM
BTW:
They invented floride in florida. that's where the name comes from.

Well, I will give you Gatorade. Invented at the University of Florida. Hence the name :D

Kilinahe
October 10th, 2005, 12:43 PM
Hey, FLHaole, I'm from your neck of the woods!

Glen Miyashiro
October 10th, 2005, 12:48 PM
Thanks, I read that last night on another thread. I appreciate the correction. Like I said, I am a novice, but I am also a quick study. (And a bit embarassed at my lack of knowledge of the proper spellings - so any help is appreciated GREATLY!)If you want some good spelling references, the ones I use are the Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary (http://half.ebay.com/cat/buy/prod.cgi?cpid=3147191) and Place Names of Hawaii (http://half.ebay.com/cat/buy/prod.cgi?cpid=495214). They're on the desk next to me as I type this.

lurkah
October 10th, 2005, 01:11 PM
If you want some good spelling references, the ones I use are the New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0824813928/103-2062298-2147815) and Place Names of Hawaii (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0824805240/103-2062298-2147815). They're on the desk next to me as I type this.

This online resource (http://wehewehe.org/cgi-bin/hdict?l=en), generously provided through the hard work and efforts of Keola Donaghy (http://www2.hawaii.edu/~donaghy/eng/index.html), comes in handy for me as it has the ability to query four different references at once -- Pukui-Elbert Hawaiian Dictionary, Mamaka Kaiao dictionary, Place Names of Hawai'i, and Hawai'i Place Names.

Glen Miyashiro
October 10th, 2005, 01:18 PM
This online resource (http://wehewehe.org/cgi-bin/hdict?l=en), generously provided through the hard work and efforts of Keola Donaghy (http://www2.hawaii.edu/~donaghy/eng/index.html), comes in handy for me as it has the ability to query four different references at once -- Pukui-Elbert Hawaiian Dictionary, Mamaka Kaiao dictionary, Place Names of Hawai'i, and Hawai'i Place Names.Hey, that's nice. Thanks.

FLhaole
October 10th, 2005, 03:07 PM
This online resource (http://wehewehe.org/cgi-bin/hdict?l=en), generously provided through the hard work and efforts of Keola Donaghy (http://www2.hawaii.edu/~donaghy/eng/index.html), comes in handy for me as it has the ability to query four different references at once -- Pukui-Elbert Hawaiian Dictionary, Mamaka Kaiao dictionary, Place Names of Hawai'i, and Hawai'i Place Names.


Thanks to both you and Glen! I will promise to polish up! It is such a beautiful language, I hate to slaughter it.

FLhaole
October 10th, 2005, 03:08 PM
Hey, FLHaole, I'm from your neck of the woods!


Really. So where are you from? I am around the Jacksonville area now, but origianlly from closer to Gainesville.

kimo55
October 10th, 2005, 03:33 PM
I hung out in Destin for a while, long ago. nice place.

Kilinahe
October 10th, 2005, 03:42 PM
Really. So where are you from? I am around the Jacksonville area now, but origianlly from closer to Gainesville.

Born in Jacksonville, raised in Ocala. Parents moved to Ormond Beach a few years ago.

FLhaole
October 11th, 2005, 04:09 AM
Very nice. So if I told you I was from Starke, you would know that too? :eek:

Kilinahe
October 11th, 2005, 10:23 AM
Very nice. So if I told you I was from Starke, you would know that too? :eek:

I know where it is; haven't ever been. :)

FLhaole
October 12th, 2005, 02:45 AM
So, what took you to Hawai'i?

Kilinahe
October 12th, 2005, 03:29 PM
So, what took you to Hawai'i?

Ever been to Ocala? There you go. :)

Actually, it was school. I wanted to pursue a marine science degree and there weren't any programs in the state I liked and I knew the program at UH-Hilo was really good, so I applied.

Than I met a local guy (he's on the board--pzarquon) and decided to stay.

poipndr
October 16th, 2005, 04:22 AM
Live Here In Jax,raised On Kauai,went To School In Honolulu,farrington Grad.
Late Braddas And Sistas

1stwahine
October 20th, 2005, 07:50 PM
I wanted to wish our HT Ohana in Florida well and safe regards as Wilma approaches. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

For those who have have family in Florida...I stand with you too. My daughter, nephew and their families brace for Wilma also.

Mahalo,

Auntie Lynn

cezanne
October 20th, 2005, 09:42 PM
Thank you so much! I would really like to move to Hawai'i. My hubby is a manager fr Wal-Mart and I keep telling him that when an opening comes up to apply! :) I figure I do property title work and I am a college student...I can find something to do!

I will look into the CDs. I am really open to anything, I figure if I do not like it..oh well, I can put it on Amazon! :)

Hi FLHaole, this local boy from HI married a girl from Cocoa Beach. Her family still lives in Melbourne. Funny thing you mention WalMart... my cousin's hub got transferred from FL to manage a WM here... that was 4 years ago... they're still here and loving Hawaii.

akrauth
January 7th, 2007, 01:45 AM
Aloha e Shae! (screams) It's so nice to see you posting online still! Long time no chat! It's Alex from Maine! Pehea 'oe? Maika'i no au, mahalo. HT is an awesome sight. Keep posting and keep in touch with me as soon as you can, k? Would love to hear from you!

E malama pono,
Alex

Whitepoint3rchum
January 7th, 2007, 06:11 AM
I wanted to pursue a marine science degree and there weren't any programs in the state I liked and I knew the program at UH-Hilo was really good, so I applied.

Marine science eh? What field? Biology, Oceanography, etc? Who do you work for now?