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Find a pebble. Place it
under your tongue. It tastes
like childhood. Like some ocean you lost;
quicksand memory–damn it.

The balding man squints down at the beach… 76 more words


Why Merrie Monarch Gives Us All The Feels

At this time of the year, your Facebook feed might be exploding with videos and articles about the Merrie Monarch. Your friends from Hawaii are probably posting things like “So proud of…” and then some long Hawaiian name, like “Halau ka lei Mokihana o Leina’ale” for example.* Or they might be making 4-5 worded comments like “That chant was perfect,” as if they’re watching the March Madness competition all over again. 964 more words


Albert Nahale-a entertains patients at Puumaile Hospital, 1945.


In the afternoon of Sunday, June 3, the Hula Studio of Albert Nahale-a arrived at the Puumaile Hospital to entertain the patients at that home. 282 more words


Just a couple of orders specially made to be shown off at the 2017 Merrie Monarc...

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Live Streaming & Merrie Monarch

Back in the day you had to wait for the video tape, 6 months later. BUT now; instant gratification with Live Streaming. I’m talking about watching the Merrie Monarch Festival. 440 more words


Hula uniki in Hilo, 1948.

Splendid was the uniki activities that were held at the armory of Hilo on the night of this past Saturday, April 24th. 51 more words


H is for Hula Dancing

My friend wanted to take this class, but didn’t want to go alone, so I signed up with her. We met at the lodge for our housing community along with about 10 other women and the two instructors. 197 more words