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Sadly I can't afford to get out to Hawaii. But my friend Tracy went and she made a map of web-cams all over the islands:


I added some beautiful videos to the map that I found on youtube and voila! It's an interactive map of Hawaii!
Like it?


Current Location: portland oregon....ho-hum
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: the locust
18 April 2006 @ 12:55 am
Name / Inoa:
(full) Kevyn Scott Kateri Cayetano Calanza Soriano Bello,
(legal) Kevin Scott Bello,
(normal) Kevyn Scott Calanza Bello

Age / Makahiki : 17

Location / Honua:
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.
No Kanakā au i ke kūlanakauhale Suri o ka honua BC e!

Interests, Please / Hana punalele, i kou makemake:

Cultures, languages, religions.
E aloha au i nā 'ike a me nā hana, me nā 'ōlelo me nā ho'omana.

Have you been to Hawai'i? (if applicable) / Ua hele 'oe i nā moku Hawai'i?:
No, I have never been to the Hawai'in islands.
A'ole e, 'akahi au ā hele malaila i nā moku hawai'i.

What do you like about Hawai'i? E aloha 'oe i nā mea 'ehia no Hawai'i? :

Culture is distinct, it's Polynesian and they speak a related tongue!
'Ē ka nā 'ike a me nā hana, kānaka maoli lākou e 'ōlelo lākau i ka 'ōlelo nō ka 'ohana like e!

What do you dislike about Hawai'i? E 'ino 'oe i nā mea 'ehia no Hawai'i?:
It is American (I do not hate Americans, but I strongly dislike that they illegally annexed the islands from Queen Lili'uokalani), tourism has embellished and exaggerated the culture, and nature is being destroyed.
Nō honua 'Amelika ia ('ino 'ole au i ke kānaka 'Amelika e, akā 'ino ana au e ua pāku'i kolohe i nā moku no ka Mō'ī wahine Lili'uokalani), ua ho'onani ā ho'onui ka 'ano a ka māka'ika'i i nā 'ike a me nā hana ('ano o nā kūpuna), ā luku ana ka nā kanaka i nā mea āpau.
Current Location: i ku'u lumi
Current Mood: tiredmāluhiluhi
Current Music: Umoja
28 March 2006 @ 02:13 pm
Name: Haylan

Age: 22

Location: Austin TX

Interests, Please: hawaii, breakdancing, teratology, painting/drawing, horror movies, naturey-stuff, traveling, camping, tomb raider, halloween, cats.

Have you been to Hawai'i?: i went on a month long trip some austin schools do, where we spend 4 weeks there. 1 on each island basically. we did stuff regular tourists never do, and it was a completly life changing expirience. i can not wait to go back.

What do you like about Hawai'i? freedom, openess, beauty, smell, people (most haha) adventure. just being there.

What do you dislike about Hawai'i? that its...so far away? and so hard to move to?
22 March 2006 @ 10:38 pm
Name: Blair

Age: 22

Location: Maryland, US

Interests, Please: In general: writing, reading, star wars, celtic music, hawaii (obviously?), and...well, for stuff like that, you can read my lj interests list. :) About Hawaii specifically: the language, mythology, and history mostly.

Have you been to Hawai'i? (if applicable): I was born in Honolulu, actually, as my dad was stationed there. We moved away when I was a baby, so my first actual memories of Hawai'i are when my mom and I went back for a trip last May. I adored it, moreso the places we went outside of Honolulu, actually, than the city itself.

What do you like about Hawai'i? That would be very very long list.

What do you dislike about Hawai'i? I can't say I've come across anything that comes to mind immediately though I'm sure there is probably something.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
11 March 2006 @ 02:30 pm

Please come to the Wespac back-to-back hearings on bottomfish overfishing and the NWHI sanctuary Tuesday, March 14th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Ala Moana. For background information to prepare for this hearing, please go to http://www.kahea.org .

Cascadia Times has just released results of an in-depth investigation of Wespac's abuses - full of useful information for the hearings! Over the last week, Wespac has held a series of public meetings across the neighbor islands in an attempt to resurrect its illegal fishing regulations for the possible NWHI sanctuary and pass off an ill-devised plan to curb bottomfish overfishing in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Reports from people who attended some of the public hearings last week are not good. Wespac is misleading the public again!

Read more hereCollapse )

Cross-posted to abouthawaii and to hawaiinokaoi

25 January 2006 @ 04:44 pm

Kamanaha posted this info and am reposting this for educational purposes. If you can attend PLEASE do so. You do NOT have to be Hawaiian to attend. It's tomorrow. Feel free to attend. It will be held at the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mahalo:

The Facts:

The truth behind the Kawaihae Burial Caves and the moepu.

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2006
Time: 9:30 - 1:00
Where: U. H. Campus Center


9:30 Jon Osorio, Director of Kamakakokalani, Center for Hawaiian Studies
10:00 Vicky Holt-Takamine, President of lioulaokalani
10:30 Andre Perez, Native Hawaiian Practitioner
11:00 Keoni Kuoha, Native Hawaiian Practitioner
11:30 Kawika Tengan, Ph.d of Anthropology
12:00 Edward Halealoha Ayau, Esq. (tentative)

Mahalo to Kamanaha.

06 January 2006 @ 11:21 am
Does anybody know how much (give me a rough estimate) a ticket would be to Honolulu from Washington, DC (IAD)?

Or does anyone know of any websites I can go to so I can check? My boyfriend's family & I (along with his sister's fiancee) are going to Hawai'i in May and I was wondering if anybody could help me figure out how much airline tickets are. We flew there back in November & we had a 7-hour layover in Chicago! But then we flew back on Thanksgiving due to unfortunate circumstances (we were supposed to stay there for 2 weeks). So now we are going to fly back!

+ how early should I get the tickets? Is it possible to get them in March or February (to leave in May?)
+ how much $$$ should I bring? Is $1200 enough? (or am I being naive?)

Please let me know ASAP! Mahalo nui loa!
Current Mood: stressedstressed
20 December 2005 @ 12:40 am
Hi! New here so I will fill out the survey:
Name: Jill
Age: 25

Location: Wisconsin now but I am spending 5 fantastic days in Kapaa, Kauai and 5 hopefully good days working 12 hour shifts at Queens Medical Center on Oahu next month

Interests, Please: Having a great time on Kauai when I go! Also (shameless plug) I run a community called daily_granola that basically sums up my interests - green living, progressive politics, news junkie, human rights, civil rights, gay rights, etc.

Have you been to Hawai'i?: Yep, to Kona, Lahaina, and Honolulu. When I was 13.

What do you like about Hawai'i? I LOVED all the fish. Watching them, not eating them (I'm veggie). I went snorkeling all the time with my father and brother when I was last there. I hope to do that a lot again. I have a car for 2 days on Kauai too so I can drive it around a bit if there is somewhere cool to go. I've had the ultra-touristy experience, so now I am looking for the ultra-NOT-touristy experience.

What do you dislike about Hawai'i? The cheap touristy crap you can buy so much of. And expensive touristy crap like the luau I went to.

So... any things that I *must* do on Kauai? Or on Oahu for that matter? Although I have a cousin there who will probably take care of me a bit on Oahu. What should I do on Kauai when I've got my car?

Someone sent this info to me. Please donate what you can because awa is very important in the Hawaiian culture and an important part of Hawaiian culture. (I'll be donating $100 pronto. Note that you can donate as little as $1 or more. Note that all donations to Hale Ohe are tax deductible! So please donate too.) Mahalo in advance:

Aloha to all supporters of the Hawaiian culture and arts,

Hale Noa, the Hawaiian ‘awa bar on Kapahulu Avenue, is in trouble.

For the past 6 years, Hale Noa’s patronage, while promising, has not been enough to sustain the business. Without your help, Hale Noa is going to close at the end of January.

Hale Noa's purpose is to facilitate the continuation of the Hawaiian language and the highly cultured practice of socially consuming ‘awa (kava, kava kava, Piper methysticum) in traditional form: as a communion-inspiring water-based suspension of constituents derived from mature organic (sustainably grown) ‘awa root, and with mahalo (appreciation/respect) for ‘awa's role as a symbol of harmonious participation.

Hale Noa is also home to the Solomon Enos Art Gallery and regularly hosts live local music. Some of you may have experienced Sol’s progressive yet culturally appropriate art and the musicianship of Barry Flanagan, Ernie Cruz Jr., Michael Tanenbaum, Kamau, Round & Round, Innersession, and The Girlas, all of whom can be found regularly jamming and creating there.

Hale Noa has been a sanctuary for many of the socially aware, critically thinking, and creative individuals and groups of our community for years. It has also been one of the few places where the Hawaiian language can be heard being used to conduct business outside of academia.

We would like all this to continue, and with your help it can! Your increased patronage will make all the difference!

You can also join or make a tax-deductable donation to He ‘Ohe, the non-profit arm for Hale Noa, and help achieve He ‘Ohe’s mission: To honor and promote the Hawaiian culture and arts by supporting its practitioners in their respectful employment of cultural knowledge, their exercise of Hawaiian values, their sustainable implementation of cultural materials, and their use of the Hawaiian language. This means keeping Hale Noa going.

Please fill out the membership/donation form below, and turn it in at or mail it to:

Hale Noa c/o He ‘Ohe
766 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816


____ I would like to make a donation of $ ______________
(Even a small donation of ten or twenty dollars is greatly appreciated!)
Please make checks payable to: He ‘Ohe

____ I would like an honorary annual membership to He ‘Ohe ($100).
Honorary members will receive a membership discount card for two free bowls of ‘awa at Hale Noa every month for one year and two Hale Noa decals (a value of $136.00).

____ I would like an annual membership to He ‘Ohe ($50).
Members will receive a membership discount card for one free bowl of ‘awa at Hale Noa every month for one year (a value of $63.00).

____ I would like an annual student membership to He ‘Ohe ($40).
Student members will receive a membership discount card for one free bowl of ‘awa at Hale Noa every month for one year (a value of $63.00). (Photocopy of valid student ID required.)

Name ______________________ Email ________________ Phone ____________

Address __________________ City __________________ State _____ Zip ______

Info about the kava bar is here: http://www.halenoa.com/pages/548901/index.htm

16 August 2005 @ 07:49 pm

Ku I Ka Pono March and Rally

Justice for Hawaiians

THIS Saturday, August 20, 2005 - Noon

U.N. Plaza on Market and 7th Streets, San Francisco

Directions to Market St At 7th St

San Francisco, CA 94103

March will be from the Plaza to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, returning to the Plaza for a rally.

RSVP: rsvp@justiceforhawaiians.net

More information can be seen here: http://www.JusticeForHawaiians.net