Sunday, September 18, 2011

Why Keiki* in Hawaii Cannot Spell Their Middle Names ‘Til 4th, 5th or 6th Grades

Why Keiki* in Hawaii Cannot Spell Their Middle Names ‘Til 4th, 5th or 6th Grades

Read the names –

And, I missed saving the article that had one child's middle name that was at least 70 characters long!

Enough said !
 * Keiki = Child or children

Ohana (Family) Sections of several Friday Star Advertiser newspapers.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

King Kamehameha’s Birthday Weekend – Mid June, 2011

King Kamehameha’s Birthday Weekend – Mid June, 2011


I offer my apologies for delaying this entry for so long.

King Kamehameha’s Birthday is celebrated in a big way in Hawaii.  Kamehameha was the warrior and statesmanlike king who unified the Hawaiian Islands chain into one kingdom.  (See my previous blog pages about our visit to the Big Island of Hawaii for details about the King’s life and accomplishments.)

We attended a morning parade, a late afternoon parade and the first 2011 concert given by the Honolulu Boy Choir during the busy weekend.

The morning parade route was down King Street, which passes in front of the Iolani Palace and the statue of King Kamehameha that faces the palace.
Marine Color Guard to start the parade
Marine Corps Band

Nice Cars!

A very clean engine!

Royal Hawaiian Band Color Guard
Royal Hawaiian Band
Native Hawaiian Dignitaries

Young, Pretender Prince, Kawananakoa
The young, pretender Prince would be 3rd in line for the throne of Hawaii - if Hawaii was still a kingdom.
No parade in Honolulu would be complete without the giant, Hilo Hattie Shirt float !

The afternoon parade was to celebrate  Asian Pacific contributions to Hawaii.

Korean Farmer's Music Association

There's that Hilo Hattie Shirt again!

In the evening, we enjoyed the barefooted choristers of the Honolulu Boy Choir composed of local boys from 7 to 13 years old..  During the Christmas Holidays, we will probably attend several of their concerts.

Church where the Choir practices and where the concert was held.

 We were given a short concert on the Taiko Drums

The Choir is always announced by the blowing of a conch shell.

The first number included boys dancing.

The choir performs this song at every show.

Frank DeLima

Frank DeLima is a local comedian and entertainer.  Frank is very involved in supporting several private schools in Honolulu and often volunteers his time and talents to support youth groups.

Doing a song about Hawaiian Cowboys

Youngest Choir member - 7 years old

The boys in the Choir always perform barefooted.

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Next time -  Why Hawaiian children cannot spell their middle names until 4th, 5th or 6th grade. 

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