MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!

MY INTRO

ALOHA AND WELCOME TO MY PERSONAL BLOG!!! I THOUGHT WHY NOT SHARE MY PERSONAL GAINS & STRUGGLES THAT LIFE PUTS OUT TO EACH AND ONE OF US. I FEEL THAT THROUGH THE GIFT OF "GIVING & SHARING", THERE IS NO WAY BETTER THAN START THIS BLOG WHICH IS ALL ABOUT ME, MY OHANA (FAMILY), HOALOHA (FRIENDS), AND EVEN ENEMIES WHICH ARE THE VERY ONES I NEED TO LOVE AND ACCEPT.


I'LL SAY THIS STRAIGHT UP, I DON'T HOLD BACK MY FEELINGS FOR ANYONE AND IT'LL COME OUT OF MY MOUTH ON HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU AND OTHERS. I DON'T GO BEHIND ANYONE'S BACK AND START RUMOURS WITH HOPES THAT IT WILL CIRCLE AROUND AND FINALLY HIT ITS TARGET. WHY TAKE THE LONG ROUTE WHEN I CAN GO STRAIGHT TO THE POINT. PERSONALLY, I THINK THAT IS THE "REAL" WAY OF LIVING LIFE, "BE REAL" AT ALL TIMES EVEN WHEN THE WORLD IS WATCHING.


ON THE OTHER NOTE, "I AM" THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE FROM THE WAY "I SEE IT". I AM NOT SPEAKING FROM OTHER PEOPLE'S FEEDBACK OR "CONCEITEDNESS". "THIS IS" WHAT I CHOOSE TO SEE MYSELF EVERYDAY WHEN I WAKE UP FROM MY BED AND THANK "AKUA" (GOD) FOR GIVING ME ONE MORE DAY TO LIVE, REGARDLESS OF REGRETS FROM THE "YESTERDAYS" TO THE FEARS OF "TOMMOROWS".


IN MY EYES, LIVING A "BEAUTIFUL LIFE" CAN ONLY BE ATTAINED BY "CHOICE" AND IT REQUIRES "INTEGRITY", "HONESTY", "UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE", "FORGIVENESS" AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, "LOVE".


AS MY BEAUTIFUL ANCESTORS HAVED ALWAYS BELIEVED:


'Ike aku, 'ike mai, kokua aku kokua mai; pela iho la ka nohana 'ohana.


WHICH MEANS, RECOGNIZE OTHERS, BE RECOGNIZED, HELP OTHERS, BE HELPED; SUCH IS A FAMILY RELATIONSHIP.


SO ONCE AGAIN, "WELCOME TO MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!"


AWWWRITE!!!


WAIPA



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Thursday, April 15, 2010

MERRIE MONARCH 2010 WINNERS!!!

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH HILO, HAWAI'I ANNUAL "MERRIE MONARCH" EVENT.  THE MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL IS A WEEK-LONG CULTURAL FESTIVAL THAT TAKES PLACE ANNUALLY IN HILO HAWAI'I.  IT HONORS THE KING DAVID KALAKAUA, WHO WAS CALLED THE "MERRIE MONARCH" FOR HIS PATRONAGE OF THE ARTS.  HE IS CREDITED WITH RESTORING MANY HAWAIIAN CULTURAL TRADITIONS DURING HIS REIGN, INCLUDING THE HULA.  MANY "HALAU HULA" (SCHOOLS), INCLUDING SOME FROM THE U.S. MAINLAND AND JAPAN, ATTEND THE FESTIVAL EACH YEAR TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FESTIVAL EXHIBITIONS AND COMPETITIONS, WHICH ARE CONSIDERED THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS OF ALL HULA CONTESTS.  SIMPLY PUT, THE "OLYMPICS" OF HULA COMPETITIONS.

IF YOU EVER HAVE A CHANCE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT YOU MUST PLAN VERY EARLY AS TICKETS WILL SELL OUT WITHIN HOURS AFTER IT GOES PUBLIC.

HERE ARE THE "MERRIE MONARCH 2010 WINNERS" IN EACH DIVISION:

NOTE:  THE HULA DANCES ARE JUDGES IN 2 DIFFERENT CATAGORIES:

KAHIKO - ANCIENT HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL DANCE
'AUANA - MODERN HAWAIIAN DANCE




KANE KAHIKO (ANCIENT): Ke Kai O Kahiki



KANE 'AUANA (MODERN): Ke Kai O Kahiki



WAHINE KAHIKO (ANCIENT): Halau Kealaokamaile



WAHINE 'AUANA (MODERN): Halau Kealaokamaile



MISS ALOHA HULA KAHIKO (ANCIENT):
Mahealani Mika Hirao-Solem



MISS ALOHA HULA 'AUANA (MODERN):
Mahealani Mika Hirao-Solem




I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED THESE PERFORMANCES ON VIDEOS.

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA