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Top 3 reasons why you might think Hawaii locals in Hawaii are rude to you

Why you might think locals in Hawaii are rude to you reason #1: They aren’t as cheerful as the people who picked you up at the airport. The personal hotel chauffeur service that picked you up at the airport were probably the happiest, cheerful people. They brought leis for you and your visiting family members,

Top 3 reasons why you might think Hawaii locals in Hawaii are rude to you2019-02-16T08:26:11-10:00

Top 3 Ways to be Respectful and Accepted by Native Hawaiians

The native Hawaiian community is an exclusive group of locals that are one to be respectful of. It’s important not to cross boundaries or risk discomfort and unpleasant interactions. How to be accepted by native Hawaiians #1: clean up after yourself and have respect for the land Respecting the land (Aina,) is a core part

Top 3 Ways to be Respectful and Accepted by Native Hawaiians2019-01-08T08:23:38-10:00

About Hawaii’s local culture of being humble

Being humble is a big deal in Hawaii. We always look for cues as to whether someone is humble or not. Our local girl Aina writes about various aspects of living in Hawaii that illustrate how humble values express themselves throughout our culture. If you're planning on living in Hawaii, better get to know this

About Hawaii’s local culture of being humble2018-03-26T18:17:30-10:00

Why we love Hawaii’s people

Hawaii's People Hawaii is unlike most other states in that you can’t refer to citizens of Hawaii as “Hawaiians.” It’s simply incorrect. For example, you could call an individual from Nevada a “Nevadan” and that would be correct. However, that’s because a “Nevadan” isn’t representative of an ethnicity. The term “Hawaiian” though refers to the

Why we love Hawaii’s people2019-02-16T08:17:57-10:00

Five secrets about getting along with locals in Hawaii

The locals in Hawaii are very proud of their islands, beaches and culture.  There are several native Hawaiian activist groups leading movements to preserve traditional Hawaiian culture, food and practices. There is tension between the Caucasian and native Hawaiian races in the islands.  It can seem intimidating to approach locals because of this, however there

Five secrets about getting along with locals in Hawaii2019-01-08T08:57:25-10:00

Five ways to show you are clueless about Hawaii culture

There are some obvious signs that some people show when they are clueless about Hawaii’s culture. Although it’s really easy to pick up on the aloha culture from the minute you arrive in our open-aired airports, it can still be difficult to express the aloha culture through your own actions. For example, even though one

Five ways to show you are clueless about Hawaii culture2019-02-16T08:08:29-10:00

Hawaiian lei of Aloha for Orlando victims

49 folks from Maui got together and worked non-stop for 12 hours a day for nearly a week to complete a 49 foot ti leaf lei made of 49 strands to represent the 49 people whose lives were claimed the horrific night of June 12, 2016. “It represents joy, love, and healing and peace, that’s what we’re

Hawaiian lei of Aloha for Orlando victims2016-07-12T22:16:59-10:00

Christmas, New Years, and a Special Project in Waianae

I wanted to wish everyone a great Christmas and New Year holiday - and a fresh start to 2016! I think I'm already off to a good start for this site, we'll see as the year goes on! Ryan O. had a really interesting article about a homeless encampment over on the west side of

Christmas, New Years, and a Special Project in Waianae2017-05-18T20:52:43-10:00

Pono: Ancient Hawaiian Belief System Videos

I'm absolutely spellbound by this series of videos. I just watched the first two, and am queuing up the third. There are 6 videos in this Pono series. If you are interested in the ancient Hawaiian beliefs... you will love listening to this man talking about his experience growing up, the influence of his father,

Pono: Ancient Hawaiian Belief System Videos2017-05-18T20:52:56-10:00

Language, Culture, Friends, and Social Life in Hawaii

Hawaii's Laid Back Lifestyle Sure, everyone works in Hawaii. Well, most do. But, even though everyone is working here is this underlying attitude that life is not about work. The people living in Hawaii understand well that the secret to a happy life is about what you’re doing outside of work. Work-style is a little

Language, Culture, Friends, and Social Life in Hawaii2018-12-21T07:55:06-10:00