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Featured on Imagekind

I received the great news today that my artwork is being featured online at:

http://elayne.imagekind.com

I would appreciate it if you check it out and leave me a message. Which one is your favorite?

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on February 15, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

Images of Paradise

Paradise is different for each person. To me, paradise is a place where you have no worries, everything is beautiful, and you can just relax and live happily ever after. Colors are more colorful. Beauty is more beautiful. Love is even more lovely. Is there really such a place? The closest that I have come to this idyllic existence has been here in…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on February 13, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Calgary apartments for rent

Calgary apartments for rent is the place for you to find great places to live if you are moving to the beautiful city of Calgary. RentCalgary.com has made it very easy for you to locate a property. There is a map showing the airport and divided into four areas. This is a great way to help you visualize which area you want to reside in.You can search from the map or choose from a list of locations. There are pull-down…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on January 27, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Moving the office

Guest post of the week by Brittany Booker

We had to move our office to a new part of town that we were not familiar with since rent was too high at our old building. We started to look up Business Electricity rates in Texas to figure out the best provider for our new office. It seemed like a good idea to shop around for utilities since we were moving to save money. Of course, none of the employees really understood why we had to move the location. For the weeks leading up to the move,…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on January 27, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hawaii Five-O Season Two Premier at Sunset on the Beach

Living in Hawaii does have its perks. The red carpet was rolled out across the sand at the premiere of Season Two of Hawaii Five-O. This event took place last Saturday in Waikiki. Thousands of fans were on location to meet with their favorite stars from the series, including Scott Caan, Alex O'Loughlin, Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim.

 

I was excited to find out that Terry O'Quinn, who…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on September 13, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments

To Remove Your Shoes or Not at the Front Door

Having been raised in Utah, we never even considered taking our shoes off at the front door when we enter someone else's or our own home. But, since having lived in the South Pacific (Tonga,…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on July 24, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments

The Amazing Juggling Women of Tonga

When we lived in Tonga, I was delighted to discover the juggling talents of the women. It is not taught to the boys, but I know some males who can juggle too, including my husband.

In elementary school, instead of learning to jump rope, play jacks or hopscotch, the primary students in Tonga learn how to hiko or…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on May 16, 2011 at 9:43am — No Comments

The Laughing Samoan Comedians

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It is well known that laughter is good for your health. There is enough bad news going around, that I feel it is time for a breather. It took me a few years of living in Hawaii to be introduced to a couple of really funny guys, known as The Laughing Samoans.

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on April 29, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments

Beautiful Waterfalls in Hawaii

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Lucky I live Hawaii, eh brah! That means I am lucky to live in Hawaii, brother - only in pidgin.

Hawaii has more than 200 inches of rainfall in the… Continue

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on April 17, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments

The History of Royal Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry

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When I first moved to Hawaii, I was quite impressed with the amount and quality of jewelry that many of the older Hawaiian women wore. It was not uncommon to see four or five solid gold bracelets and three or more golden necklaces adorning… Continue

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on April 4, 2011 at 7:34pm — No Comments

How the Ukulele Came to Hawaii

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The ukulele is usually associated with Hawaiian music. But, before the haole (white) missionaries came to Hawaii, the Hawaiians knew very little about melody.…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on April 4, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments

Off the Map In Hawaii ABCs Latest Film and the Stars

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Hawaii is the stage for many television and movie productions including Lost , Pirates of the Caribbean , amidst others, even though they are meant to be in other…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on March 15, 2011 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Kilauea Volcano Putting on a Fire Show on the Big Island of Hawaii

Two weeks ago I traveled with my husband and my father to meet up with my brother and his wife on the Big Island of Hawaii.

I have been there a few times before, but this time was different since so much of my own family was there.

I love the Big Island because it so diverse.

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on March 9, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments

Hawaii and Elvis Presley

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Elvis spent a considerable amount of time in America's 50th state, Hawaii. It was the setting for two of his largest concerts, for three of his movies, and his favorite choice for spending his vacation time. In…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on February 20, 2011 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Bruno Mars South Train Music Award Winner from Hawaii

Living in Hawaii, I am often amazed at the number of talented people that made their start here. You can check out some of my other hubs to see more of them. One of the most recent international stars had his beginning in Honolulu, Hawaii. He recently returned to Maui for a performance during the holidays. He even wore an aloha shirt.

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on January 30, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Enjoy a Visit to the Honolulu Waikiki Aquarium

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I had lived in Hawaii for over ten years before I discovered this wonderful place to take my grandchildren. This very educational and well-kept aquarium is unlike any other I have been…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on December 13, 2010 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Volcanic Smog Affecting the Air in Hawaii

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Some days in Hawaii we wake up to what looks like smog, but with no local factories that would give off such pollution, there simply must be another explanation. There are active volcanoes on the Big Island of…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on December 11, 2010 at 8:14pm — No Comments

How to Treat Box Jellyfish Stings

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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 influx of…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on December 11, 2010 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Mele Kalikimaka or Merry Christmas from Hawaii

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I grew up in Utah where we have four definite seasons. We lived down the canyon from the ski resorts, and even made igloos in the back yard during the winter.

When I first moved to Hawaii, my…

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Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on December 11, 2010 at 8:09pm — No Comments

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