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Today, the hula is associated with a dance often including long mu’umu’us, grass skirts and leis as a form of entertainment at a diner or show. That is only a minute part of the whole picture. In its earliest forms, the hula was a form of worship performed in a temple in honor of the Gods, and under the direction of a priest.Rest of my article
Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on October 8, 2013 at 12:49pm
Hawaii has idyllic weather much of the year. It is wise to be aware of the month by month events that take place in the islands so you can plan accordingly.
January is typically Hawaii’s wettest month. This is also when snowbirds escape winter storms elsewhere and make their way to the Hawaiian Islands. I guess they enjoy the warm rain rather than the cold snow.…
Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on October 8, 2013 at 12:47pm
I come from a family of hand shakers. My mother was given the official title of “hand-shaking Christensen” owing to her stance of giving kisses sparingly, especially to strangers. Coming from a European background, you may better understand my dilemma when I moved to the South Pacific. Growing up, my grandparents on occasion kissed my forehead, but not much more, except one grandpa who used to kiss me directly on the lips.…Continue
Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on October 8, 2013 at 12:46pm
In the early 70s we moved from a democratic society to one which was ruled by a reigning monarchy. It was very interesting to observe the cultures and traditions of Tonga. Although in the last few decades some things have changed, the way the people of Tonga dress at many events and ceremonies has not.
The female gender in Tonga dress…
Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on May 21, 2013 at 11:08am