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    Quote Originally Posted by Krash Kolohe
    Hoo...lessee. Twelve carry da one add tree.
    Minus da time in Koolau and multiply da time me and Curtis
    wen jump dem marines in Kailua. Ok..wait.

    Divide five kakimochi wit nori and
    one free pass to Palace Theatre ...um...I
    been away too frickin' long.
    (hoo if you remember where Palace Theatre was
    you makule like me den!)

    Bruddah stay on the beeg beeg Island of America
    but I still stay "brown".
    Every year I go back and get my "Island Flavah"
    as a reminder that I am
    Hawaiian blood.
    Hawaiian born.
    Hawaiian spirit.
    Keiki o ka aina.
    Kanaka maole

    Watch out Makapu'u, bruddah Krash stay
    coming home dis summah...gonna
    get the feel of da warm waters of Hawaii nei
    leaving behind the pilau cold pacific waters
    of the West Coast.

    Did I mention a special "bonding" moment
    with a certain teriyaki plate lunch,
    two scoop rice, mac salad
    and side orda small saimin?
    "scuse...me waitress but you guys
    get day old poi?"
    Tanks eh brah! I friggin had the coke coming out da nose!

    For me...if has been almost 10 years (but I go home every summa). Whitmore Village Here I come. ( only fo grab my boggie board) Hawaiian!!!!
    95 4 banger - 04 Rubi

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    Eh howzit Fernymack ...Halemano ??!!
    Shoots brah ...I know 'zackly wea dat
    is.

    I still no can get da red dirt stains
    off my feet from playing softball
    at the elementary school barefeets!

    My fuddah used to be janitor at
    the elementary school ova dea..
    no joke, brah. fo' reelz!

    Things change plenny now...
    neva been to Whitemore Village
    in many moons. Mebbe I go
    check 'em out dis summah wen
    I go home to da aina.

    Aloha Krash.
    "I was going call 911 ...but I neva know da numbah"

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    since 1981!! but, i flew to oregon last september to visit my pops..4th time seeing him since 1973...sooo he ordered tons o'stuff from zippy's online..manapua,porta.sausage,ling hi mui (spelling??),etc..besides having laulau,mac salad,teriyaki & rice balls ready with it..ahhh..made me homesick....oops!!can't 4get the poi!!!even as a grown up i still had to eat it with sugar!!!..mahalo for all da memories....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokihana
    Too confunnit long! And I haven't been back. I know get plenny changes... and the 'aina is not the way it used to be when I grew up there... but still yet, the homesickness rages!
    Eh Sistah... Just found this site and what... you stay hea already.
    Renee

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleno
    Yesterday made 20 years since I moved away from the state of Hawaii. I've only been back once for 1 week when my father died in 1999. a lot had changed from when I lived there. I plan to move back when I retire and wealthy enough to live comfortably.
    I've been away for 33 yrs. But, I go home occasionally which is nice. I'm going again in 2 1/2 weeks. Can't wait. Big family reunion at the Laapahoehoe Point Beach so that will be really fun. Talk story and kau kau local grins.
    Nae

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    I moved away from Hawaii in 1986 when my dad got transferred to Nebraska. Haven't been back since, but I would love to visit there, and hopefully live there someday! Yeah I know...wishful thinking, but it could happen!

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    Left hawaii in 1998. I usually try to make trips back to hawaii at least once a year. Like all you guys, when I'm there I get my fill of all the local grinds...and then figure out how to burn off all that stuff when I get back..

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    2 or 3 of you here were there when i was then, be 'kine funny if we went to the same school. We left in November of 81, not too long after Hurricane Ewa----anyone remember that!? Spent a month at home before going on to the dreaded Georgia.......
    Doe anyone know when and why they removed the cross from Kole Kole pass?? I wanted to cry when i read that online a few months ago, couldnt and still cant believe it! My brother (god rest his soul) and I used to climb inside the cross to the top and it symbolized what it did, how could they have removed it!!!?
    If anyone on Oahu is NOT happy , feel free to trade places with me.

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    Doe anyone know when and why they removed the cross from Kole Kole pass?? I wanted to cry when i read that online a few months ago, couldnt and still cant believe it! My brother (god rest his soul) and I used to climb inside the cross to the top and it symbolized what it did, how could they have removed it!!!?
    The ACLU struck again, upset there was a religious symbol the "poor" public was "forced" to look at?! (G)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen
    The ACLU struck again, upset there was a religious symbol the "poor" public was "forced" to look at?! (G)
    Not quite. The Kolekole Pass cross had a lawsuit against it from Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church, which in part led the Army to decide to scrap it in 1997. Also, they weren't using it for Easter services any more. It was the Camp H. M. Smith cross that the ACLU sued against a few years earlier.

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    LOL a rose by any other name, still stinks? No, wait...those that sue to save someone's eyes from such er....oh nevah mind, I get it. (G) thanks~

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    Thanks for the info Glen and Karen.....I guess I'll just have to make do of my old pic of it as I havent been able to find any pix of it online.
    If anyone on Oahu is NOT happy , feel free to trade places with me.

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    Here's a photo of the Kolekole Pass cross, just before it was dismantled.

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    Thanks. My picture is too light to clearly tell that my deceased brother is on top like this guy but its almost the same shot. I was sitting here getting ticked off while ago looking thru stuff and seeing how the main basis was religious reasons.........it was just plain beautiful when I was able to see it from my bedroom window while living on Schofield all those years ago and that doesnt have jack to do with religion.
    If anyone on Oahu is NOT happy , feel free to trade places with me.

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    Aiyaaaaa.....! Jus' realize I stay away from Hawai'i nei almos' eleven years awraddy!

    Mmmmmph....whea da tissues? Da maka stay all wet lidat...musta get sumteen in um.
    E ala mai 'o loko i ke kuhohonu o ke aloha

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    I'm going on my 6th year away from the islands. We make it back at least once a year. The changes happening in the Kakaako are is cool.
    Leila
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    I made 10 years in January. Hard to believe. Did most of us know we'd be gone so long when we stepped on that plane? I SWORE it wouldn't be more than a year.

    And did most of us cry like a big baby? I didn't have a window seat on the way back. I'm kinda glad of it, too, because I know I would've made a big scene. I was inconsolable for at least a year.

    I cried at the drop of a hat. Every time I'd hear Bob Marley...every time I'd look around and see the FLAT BROWN landscape, or the highway littered with billboards....

    You know, my shoes had the red dirt on them forever. I didn't want to throw them away because they still had Hawaiian soil on them. And my Hawai`i drivers license!!! I hung onto that for two years! Then, I got my Louisiana license, and they confiscated it. I begged them to punch a hole in it or something, anything to let me keep it because "it's sentimental," but they had no mercy.

    Dad tried to comfort me by taking me to a halau performance in Texas, but it had the opposite effect. I cried the whole time.

    Sucks, but.
    ~'Ailina

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    I cried big time! Almost didn't wanna go onto the plane! Husband was in the Army and stationed out of Schofield...oldest daughter born at Tripler Army Med Center. I swear I didn't do it on purpose...while packing I accidently threw our plane tix away! Army had re-issue a second set! Fort Riley, Kansas was out in the middle of nowhere but I loved the slower pace there. It did remind me of home!
    Lovena

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    It's been just about 11 years since I left Hawai'i to come to Florida for college. I used to go home every summer and Christmas time for a few years, but then, I started only going for Christmas so that I could take summer classes. Then, eventually, I couldn't even go back for summer because I nevah have kala.

    Now I have a job here and a fiance that works here. Kind of stuck little bit. We try to go back whenever we can. We went there last summer. That was the first time I'd been back in like three years. Was real good to be back there. We going back there this December to get married and visit da 'ohana.

    One of these days, I would love to move back, but I know it's hard. I just have to win the lottery or something first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastCoastTropics
    Fort Riley, Kansas was out in the middle of nowhere but I loved the slower pace there. It did remind me of home!
    I lived at Fort Riley for a while, too. I worked at the bank there on Fort Riley. For me, in the dead of winter, it was the furthest thing from Hawai'i I'd ever experienced--next to Texas. But then, we never met any Hawaiian Club or anything.

    I know what you mean about not even wanting to get on the plane. What's worse, one of my best friends barely made it to say goodbye. She talked the attendants into letting her walk back into the plane to hug me goodbye! I can't tell you how bad I wanted to just grab up my family and follow her back into the airport!
    ~'Ailina

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    I've been away for 5 years. We make it home at least once a year.
    La'akea

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    I asked how long you've been away at your introduction but I guess I know now.

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    I'm going on 8 years. It's tough but the web makes it small kine a little easier. You guys might want to check out www.homegrownhawaii.com if your looking for friends or family or want to show some high school pride. It's pretty neat. Anyway, hope you guys are all doing alright away from da islands!

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    Hello all, this is the first thread I read, so I'm going to post here, then head over to the intro board and make another introduction... anyhow... I spent my early childhood on the big island, in hilo and kamuela mostly. I left when I was 9 or 10, and I'm 20 now, so I've been away around a decade (!) and have only been back once when I was 13 or 14, for a summer, on oahu. I really miss my family, but I don't miss the drama (which I guess I only faintly remember, because I was a child and didn't have to deal with it... but if the amount of drama my mom has to deal with over the phone is any indication, there must've been lots when we lived there). I'd like to move back, perhaps sooner than later, but some things have to fall into place if I do. I have to admit, the prospect makes me rather apprehensive, as while I do wish very much to go back, I think that I might not mesh so well as I did as a child. My mannerisms are very... western, for lack of a better word, and I guess I just feel that I would be at a loss as far as being able to relate with my peers/cousins... That was certainly the case when I went back for that one summer, years ago. Anyhow, I'm interested in trying to 'plug in' to a Hawaii-based message board, thought it might do me some good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homesick
    My mannerisms are very... western, for lack of a better word, and I guess I just feel that I would be at a loss as far as being able to relate with my peers/cousins... That was certainly the case when I went back for that one summer, years ago. Anyhow, I'm interested in trying to 'plug in' to a Hawaii-based message board, thought it might do me some good.
    Eh, no worries, anden. I have lived away from da 'aina longer than I lived on Maui and I tink da 'aina is bred into you and stays with you no matter how long you stay away. It's a good thing that you are now interested in embracing your roots even with all da pilikia in da past. Your 'ohana will always be your 'ohana, through all da good and da bad times.

    Malama pono,
    Miulang

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