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Aloha and Welcome to my Hawaiian Art Site. This is where we can share our love of Hawaii, the beauty, the spirit, the people, the music. Please contribute pictures of Hawaii or videos that you like. Send me a message with a link and I will post it.

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Shore Fishing in Hawaii

My husband and I recently inherited two fine fishing poles. We live on the North Shore on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. We often notice fishing poles stuck in the sand on the shore near the winding highway on our way to and from Honolulu. Some of these poles have bells on them to indicate that a sea creature is biting the…See More
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Noah in Hawaii!

Ellen sent the adorably precocious Noah Ritter to the Aulani in Hawaii! He was here to tell her about his experience.
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Mele Kalikimaka or Merry Christmas From Hawaii

Produced by Jim Albritton | Mele Kalikimaka or Merry Christmas from the Aloha State. Enjoy the sights of Hawaii and the Bing Crosby classic song that celebra...
Dec 19, 2014
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Shore Fishing in Hawaii

Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on March 4, 2015 at 8:10am

How the Ukulele Came to Hawaii

The ukulele is usually associated with Hawaiian music. But, before the haole (white) missionaries came to Hawaii, the Hawaiians knew very little about melody. They performed solo chants without any accompaniment for ceremonies and rituals with a…


Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on February 12, 2015 at 2:09pm

The True Beginnings of the Hula

Today, the hula is associated with a dance often including long…


Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on February 11, 2015 at 4:00pm

Hawaii Budget Attractions

The Hawaiian Islands offer much for the sight seeker. The island of Oahu, on which I live, boasts many gorgeous beaches and…


Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on September 21, 2014 at 5:36pm

How to Make a Hawaiian Plumeria or other Flower Lei

Sharing Aloha

Lei giving is part of living in Hawaii. Leis represent the aloha spirit. They are given for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, graduation, weddings, anniversaries, for special guests at meetings on…


Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on June 29, 2014 at 6:50pm

How to Treat Box Jellyfish Stings

Who doesn't love a visit to the beach on a gorgeous day in Hawaii? I know I do! Grab the sunscreen, a towel and make your way down to Hukilau or Pounders beach for a fun time in the sun. Great time, right? What could ruin this perfect time? An…


Posted by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on June 10, 2014 at 6:31pm






Forum is your online destination for all your Hawaiian tours with a particular emphasis on Oahu Tours and Honolulu Tours. Book tours…Continue

Tags: Hawaii, Restaurants, Activities, Hotels, Oahu

Started by Sarahcharles Aug 27, 2012.

Soul Drinks

Tropical SoulThe Summer of Soul Premium Cachaca is going to make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise and there is no better drink in paradise than a Tropical Soul.  The Tropical Soul…Continue

Tags: USA, brands, Caipirinha, Cachaca

Started by marcus aurelius Jul 12, 2012.

Favorite Beach on Oahu?

So, we all like to go to the beach, right? My favorite beach is down from Hukilau Beach at Alligator Pond. It is great for the kids with little pools for them to swim in. When my grandchildren come,…Continue

Tags: hawaii, oahu, beach

Started by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) Apr 2, 2012.

Come and join in. 1 Reply

This is a place to discuss anything Hawaiian - art, sports, photography, movies, music, or anything that makes you think about Hawaii. Please add your two cents worth here. Mahalo nui loa (thank you…Continue

Tags: music, movies, etc., sports, art

Started by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute). Last reply by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) Mar 28, 2012.

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