Saturday, November 25, 2006

Your Hawaiian Word of the Week #4

This week is brought to you by the letter "E"

'ehia - meaning How many (Usually in questions)_: How much, what price.

One of the two main questions that have been asked most often about the pending trek to Hawaii. The other being exactly where are we going. Well, my friends, and you know who you are, I don't have a definitive answer for you yet, but current checking on the web indicates the best time to reserve for next November will be in January or February. Of course, that doesn't mean there might not be deals as the date comes closer, but I will most likely book then and so I will spew forth here. From Seattle to Hawaii runs from 400-600, and I expect that to drop $200 during a good sale period. Also, the house I am planning to rent is about $1200 for the week, and so to split that between 10 of us is way way cheap, no? Save lots of pennies for the bar...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Your Hawaiian Word of the Week #3

I need to come up with a more systematic way of doing this, I keep pulling letters out of my head. I actually planned to pull scrabble letters out of a bag.

Today is brought to you by the letter "s" and "S" stands for Sun, or Sunny, which is what I'm hoping it will be a year from now in Hawaii...

And your word of the day is :

ho'ola meaning Sunny.

In in the Belly, it is cold and intermittently rainy. I'm going to play in the garden for an hour....Maybe I'll do before and after pictures to make myself feel productive.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Your Hawaiian Word of the Week #2


My plan, as this is week 2 of 52 weeks of Hawaiian words, was to pull a random letter, A-Z, and then choose from my Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary another random, yet appropriate word.
Well, today I learned that Hawaiian's don't start all of their words with each of the 26 letters of the alphabet I grew up with...
So to be fair, the letter of the week was R, and because I could not find any Hawaiian words that started with R (at least not in this limited little book of mine that I inherited when I moved my mother from my parent's home) I chose a English word that starts with R.

and so the word of the week is

kukaweke (Raincoat) because, well, I live in Washington and it's November...

BTW, All loan words from Enshish sometimes spelled with initial r- are (supposedly) entered unter l- in this dictionary. (Laincoat was not in the book...)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Your Hawaiian Word of the Week #1

52 weeks until I turn 50, and I'll be in Hawaii at this time next year. (Watch your mail box for your invitation....)

I decided it's important to blend in, so on Saturdays until "we" go, we'll be beefing up our Hawaiian vocabulary. This week's word is...

<>HO OKAMAHAO (ho'o ka ma ha'o) To be or do something wonderful.

And to share it with my girls...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

So much to be grateful for and happy about...

Here is big sister as she gets ready for her Halloween event....

And Baby Brother CRACKED ME UP He came up with this on his own....Moyle Represent...