What’s the big deal with the numbers 808?

If you’re from Hawaii, then it’s not difficult to explain why the numbers 808 are significant numbers. You’ll probably laugh, but there are many number combinations in Hawaii that mean soooo many things to people. For example, certain zip codes become almost sacred numbers to certain people too. Briefly explained, 808 is the area code... Continue Reading →

The Polynesian Temper

Every culture has it’s ups and downs, but one of my least favorite things about the Polynesian culture is the temper and the idea that abuse is ok and acceptable. We tease the way our parents used to spank us, or use physical force as a means of discipline, but reflecting on it lately makes... Continue Reading →

Ka Lōkahi: Unity

While there are many good things to be in harmony with, I think the most important are not things, as cliche as that sounds. True happiness in this life comes when you are in harmony with God and with your spouse. Lōkahi is one of my favorite words of all time. When I was 14... Continue Reading →

What is #LightTheWorld?

What is #LightTheWorld? You’ve probably seen it by now; your facebook feed shows your friends adding “Light the World” frames to their profile pictures, an instagram photo shows a family donating water bottles with the #lighttheworld, or you see signs or posters with these three bold letters with pictures of Mary holding a newborn babe.... Continue Reading →

Sushi Ebisuya 🍣

It can be an easy restaurant to miss if you’re not looking for it. As you walk in downtown Hilo, look for the sign with a hand-painted sign featuring a fish, waves, a volcano, and the words Sushi Ebisuya. Parking can be a little bit tricky if you’re not used to the one-way roads in... Continue Reading →

Mahalo to Our Veterans

In honor of Veteran's Day, I thought it would be nice to write a mahalo to our veterans. Especially in the month of November, people tend to focus more on gratitude. In Hawaii, the word for thank you is "mahalo" and the concept of mahalo is to be grateful in all things, both in good... Continue Reading →

5 Types of Tourists in Hawaii

I thought it would be fun to write a little article about the types of tourists you might see in Hawaii. This can definitely be applied to any place you go, but from my observations, travels, and just from being a tourist myself, I think there are certain types of tourists all over. Can you... Continue Reading →

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