HE HAWAI'I AU MAU A MAU.... E HANA PONO... MAI PONO HANA...
I AM HAWAIIAN... ALWAYS & FOREVER
MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!
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.
The selection of condiments has been heavily influenced by Japanese and other Asian cuisines.
The traditional Hawaiian poke consists of fish that has been gutted, skinned, and deboned. It is sliced across the backbone as fillet, then served with traditional condiments such as sea salt, seaweed, and limu. Some Hawaiians would suck the flesh off the bones and spit out the uneaten skin and bones. During the 19th century, recently introduced foreign vegetables such as tomatoes and onions were included, and now Maui onions are a very common ingredient.
According the food historian Rachel Laudan, the present form of poke became popular around the 1970s. It used skinned, deboned, and filleted raw fish served with wasabi (Japanese green horseradish) and soy sauce. This form of poke is still common in the Hawaiian islands.
Raw fish dishes similar to poke, often served in Europe, are fish carpaccio and fish tartare. Poke should not be confused with raw fish dishes such as ceviche, Boquerones en Vinagre, ika ota, or kinilaw, which might use vinegar or citrus juice to denature the fish proteins and tenderize the fish.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT FOLKS... "POKE", A DELICIOUS MEAL EATEN REGULARLY IN HAWAI'I NEI!!!
IT'S BEEN AWHILE SINCE I UPDATED MY BLOG. I'M SORRY FOR APPEARING "MISSING IN ACTION"... LOL!!! BUT I FINALLY GOT MY WATER & SEWER PIPES THAWED OUT. AFTER 5-6 GRUELING WEEKS OF NO WATER AND SEWER... I MAY HAVE GOT A GLIMPSE OF WHAT'S IT LIKE LIVING IN THE OLD WAYS. I AM HUMBLED WITH THE MODERN TECHNOLOGY THAT I LIVE AND DEPEND ON.
"BIG MAHALOS" TO MY STEP DAD, JIMMY PETE, AND MY STEP BROTHER JIM JIM, AND MY GOOD FRIEND NAGASIAK FOR HELPING ME OUT. YOU GUYS ROCK AND I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU ALL PUT INTO TO GET MY HOME BACK TO NORMAL.