Hawaiian Wedding Food Ideas

The food at a Hawaiian wedding can vary, but the concept is the same: there should be a multitude of food to feed the guests, and nobody should go home hungry. Most weddings and big events are known as a luau, a festival or gathering. Luau food has changed a lot, especially because there’s been... 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 →

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 →

An Open Letter to Utah Drivers

Dear Utah Drivers, I wouldn’t be writing this letter if I hadn’t almost died almost every single day I’ve been driving here in Utah. You’re probably thinking, “That’s such an exaggeration,” but it really isn’t. Coming from Hawaii, I can still remember the first time I got onto the freeway to visit my great aunt... Continue Reading →

5 Ways Nature Can Heal You

I went to Bear Lake this past week, and I think it definitely makes it into the list of my most memorable experiences--and that’s for a variety of reasons, the biggest being the fact that nature is a healer. I’ve been pretty tired and put out about a lot of things in my life lately,... Continue Reading →

Why Kindness Matters

There’s one thing my coworker said that really made me think--and it wasn’t even related to feelings or thoughts. He always wears sweaters, and at the beginning of the week, when he wore a sweater and the weather was still drenched in the summer heat, I asked how he could stand it. He said, “I... Continue Reading →

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