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Hawaiian Scary Ghost Stories

This is my third Hawaiian ghost story hub. Most people call them goose bumps, but in Hawaii, when you feel the presence of a ghost, or you are affected by a spooky story, we call it "chicken skin" .…


Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on October 19, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Learning how to snorkel in Hawaii

Many people are interested in learning how to snorkel, so that they can enjoy their time at the beach or in the ocean even more. When snorkeling, however, it is important to make sure that you understand the basics so that you can enjoy yourself safely and without unnecessary risks.

One of the best ways to learn how to snorkel, is by enrolling in an introductory course with a reputable company. Their instructors will be on-hand to…


Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on October 22, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments

The Laughing Samoan Comedians


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

Extreme Sports of Hawaii

In Hawaii, it is pretty much summer all year. No wonder it is the destination most people think of for extreme sports.

If you are one of those that feels your life needs a little more excitement, there are several extreme sports to choose from in Hawaii.

Oahu offers many activities to get your… Continue

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on July 23, 2010 at 11:55am — No Comments

The Reign of Rice in Hawaii

One of the most important staples in Hawaii is rice. Due to the diversity of cultures that have made Hawaii their home, rice continues to be included in home cooking, picnics, and restaurants. But, at one time there were rice fields all over the islands, and rice was exported to the mainland USA. Today, no traces remain of the once richly farmed rice…

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on July 4, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Lost Actors on Waikiki Beach for Season Premiere

Stars were shining brightly even before it was dark on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii on Friday night, January 30, 2010. For diehard fans of the television hit LOST, it was a dream come true to see the actors and actresses up close and personal.

The red carpet was laid out across the sand and the crowds were not disappointed. Streaming video was available for those unfortunate souls that could not make it to the beach. You can watch the replay of the video stream here.

If you… Continue

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on January 31, 2010 at 11:48pm — No Comments

How Hawaii Celebrates New Years

Hawaii is one of the last places to say goodbye to the Old Year and to greet the New Year. You might think the time for fireworks and sparklers is only on the 4th of July, but in Hawaii, it is even bigger during the New Year’s Celebration. In fact, it can be a very noisy evening on into the wee hours of the morning. Young and old alike stock up on aerial fireworks which require a permit to use. It can get pretty smoky, almost as bad as when the Kona winds blow the vog (volcanic air pollution)… Continue

Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on December 30, 2009 at 7:39pm — No Comments

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