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Hawaiian Culture

Hawaii? Paradise? Hippies? The Edge of Paradise Movie

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The Ultimate Hawaiian Hippie Fantasy Relived Via New Movie The Edge of Paradise Movie It Was 1969… A group of hippies and surfers build a community of off-the-grid tree houses perched in a pristine forest on a beach in Hawaii. A clothing-optional, pot-friendly, tree house village started in 1969 and ended in flames eight years later. In […]

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Hawaii Island Humane Society

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Hawaii Island Humane Society Visit the Hawaii Island Humane Society for your cat, dog or critter adoptions  Aloha Tip: If you purchase from Amazon.com you can have a portion of your purchase donated to the Hawaii Island Humane Society (see below). We got our cats at the Hawaii Island Humane Society: Adoptions are our main goal. By finding […]

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What Is The Shaka Sign & What Does It Mean

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Live In Hawaii? Learn Hawaiian – Free Hawaiian Language Course

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Want To Speak Like A Real Hawaiian Local? Here is How You Can Learn The Hawaiian Language For Free. The developers of a free Hawaiian language course want to hear Hawaiian used more frequently by visitors and residents alike, so they are offering a free course. Free Hawaiian Language Course Sign up for the free Hawaiian […]

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The Guru, The Blindfolded Students And The Kona Experience

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The “I Hate Kona” Post: I received this email from a visitor: “Moving to Kona? Don’t waste money or valuable years here! Couldn’t get out of that place fast enough! Hawaii is the best place…. just not Big Island… bored to tears in the 2 years I lived here… Maui or Kauai–those are the islands […]

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What is Hawaiian Time (Island Time)?

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When mainlanders think of Hawaiian Time, they Google the Hawaiian time zone and discover the Hawaiian Standard Time. See the bottom of this page to learn why Hawaii doesn’t observe Daylight Saving Time. What is Hawaiian Time? When locals think of Hawaiian Time, they see time as something that competes with what they really rather be […]

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How To Tell A Mainlander In Hawaii

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Just What Is A Mainlander In Hawaii? A mainlander is somebody from the ‘mainland,’ in this case, from the 48 contiguous United States (Alaskans gets a break). Also, mainlander generally means caucasian. Just how do I know all this? Because I made many of these mistakes :0 Also, so all you mainlanders don’t get out […]

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Just What Is Aloha?

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Mainlander Version: “Aloha… isn’t that how Hawaiians say hello?” Hawaiian Version: Aloha is a shared feeling with an attitude to enrich our lives and to be freely given and shared with others. The Aloha concept includes kindness, patience, compassion, peace, mercy, respect, togetherness, understanding, affection, oneness, empathy, and love. It is the spirit of life around […]

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