Hawaiian Word of the Day: Pōʻalima Hemolele

by ʻŌlelo on April 22, 2011
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Good Friday

I nehinei ka Pōʻahā. ʻO kēia lā, ʻo ka Pōʻalima Hemolele kēia. Hauʻoli nō kākou.

Yesterday was Thursday. Today, it is Good Friday. We-we-we so excited.…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: ʻŌʻioʻio

by ʻŌlelo on April 21, 2011
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To tweet, chitchat, chirp.

ʻŌʻioʻio wau e pili ana i nā mea āpau.

(I tweet about everything.)…

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Book Event & Review: Coming Home – A Practical and Compassionate Guide to caring for a Dying Loved One

by Misty on April 20, 2011
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Deborah Duda, a Kauaʻi resident and author, not long ago released the revised and updated fourth edition of Coming Home – A Practical and Compassionate Guide to Caring for a Dying Loved One (Synergy Books, Paperback, October 2010, $16.95).…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Puhi Pakalōlō

by ʻŌlelo on April 20, 2011
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To smoke cannabis.

E Palakiko, mai puhi pakalōlō i loko o ka hale o nuku hou ʻo Māmā iā ʻoe.

(Francisco, don’t smoke weed in the house or Mom will yell at you again.)

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kūʻono

by ʻŌlelo on April 19, 2011
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1. Nook, cranny
2. Corner

ʻAʻohe kanaka e hoʻoneʻe iā Pēpē ma kūʻono.

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hoʻopaʻi

by ʻŌlelo on April 18, 2011
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1. To slap, spank  2. To seek revenge

ʻO ka mokuna hou o Hawaii Five-0 ma kēia pō, ua kapa ʻia ʻo Hoʻopaʻi. Aia iā Five-0 ke kūlia a kāohi ʻana i ka mea mākaʻi

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kominika o Nā Lālā Lāʻau

by ʻŌlelo on April 17, 2011
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Kominika o Nā Lālā Lāʻau

Palm Sunday, Lit. dominical of the tree branches

Moloā au i ka haku ʻana i ka māmalaʻōlelo hoihoi me ka hua ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi o Kominika o nā Lālā Lāʻau.

I’m too lazy to make …

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hale waihona puke

by ʻŌlelo on April 16, 2011
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Library.

Kokoke pau ka pule kaumokuʻāina no nā hale waihona puke. Akā naʻe loaʻa ka manawa e hoʻihoʻi aku i nā puke.

(National Library Week is almost over. But there’s still time to …

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at TheBus- Poetry by Gizelle Gajelonia

by Misty on April 15, 2011
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Okay so it’s 11:15 pm and Alex and I are trying to get as much reviewed as possible before tomorrow. There’s one young author I just couldn’t ignore and instead of typing up my discussion points, I wanted to make …

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‘We Go Eat’: A real fas’, drive-tru book review

by Misty on April 15, 2011
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I went to a party once at a coworker’s house in Hawaii Kai, really nice digs. We drank wine; no green bottle or a Bud Light in sight. We ate hors d’oeuvers–you know, fancy kine pupus–and small sandwiches. I know, …

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Book Review: Anshū: Dark Sorrow

by Alex on April 15, 2011
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Wow.

That’s the exclamation I gave after reading the first two chapters of Anshū at the book store.  Misty was there with me, and she told me she felt the same way when she read the beginning a few days …

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