"HAWAII.....THE "HANG LOOSE STATE"" Hawaii (State of) by Slapshot1
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"Hang Loose," is a term that is widely used among locals living in the Hawaiian Islands which really does describe the laid back additude of most residents there. It seems to be a paradise where many worries and cares are left behind and replaced with fragrant leis, friendly smiles and some of the most beautiful scenery imanginable.
The Big Island of Hawaii. It is one of the eight in the chain of islands and is named Hawaii. It is as said, "Big" with many things to see and enjoy and for this reason Hawaii stole my heart long ago.
It was november of 1990 that I first visited The Big Island in order to help a good friend work on his mothers home. Being that he was born and raised there made it possible to enjoy firsthand the locals way of life. I enjoyed fishing for mahi mahi, hunting wild boar, hanging out with friends at the local rodeo, attending three Hawaiian Style wedding and eating a whole lot of great food!!! I learned through this experience just how diverse this Island is. Many races and cultures have come together here to make one wonderful "people of Hawaii." It is really the "Hang Loose" atmosphere that I am talking aboout. A place where people leave thier keys in the car, house windows open and usually wave with the Hang Loose sign opposed to the one finger out the window style that I am accustomed seeing here all to often in Los Angeles. This is my paradise!!! A laid back relaxed place that I very much see myself and wife living in. Now I just have to get her on the boat, hehehe!!!
Here are some words to remember when you visit Hawaii:
Aloha ah-low-haw hello, goodbye, love
Haole how-lee Caucasian, foreigner ( ME ) hehehe!!!
Hula hoo-lah The story-telling dance of Hawaii
‘Ae aah-eh yes
Ali’i ah-LEE-ee a Hawaiian chief, king
Imu ee-moo Hawaiian cooker
Kala mai ia’u KAH-la my e-ou excuse me
Kane kah-neh boy or man
Kapu kah-poo forbidden, taboo; keep out
Kona koh-nah leeward side of the island
Lei lay-ee necklace of flowers, shells, or feathers
Lu’au LOO-ow Hawaiian feast; also, taro leaves
Mahalo mah-HA-low Thank you
Nani nah-nee beautiful, pretty
Ono (Oh-no) delicious, the best
Pau pow finish, end, done
poi poy pounded kalo (taro) root
Wahine vah-hee-neh woman
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