Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
This show should be great for those looking to learn more about what the Big Island has to offer, both locals and tourists alike. For more information on Samantha Brown and her adventures visit their website.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Although the travel and tourism industry could be doing better, there is some encouraging news out of O'ahu today. Oahu hotel room occupancy grew 2.2% to 75.1% for the week ending May 2. But, compared with the same week last year, statewide occupancy fell 2.9% to 64.8%.
Good news for travelers (like me) though - room rates on O'ahu and statewide fell as well, each down about 11 percent to average $156 and $172 a night, respectively. Perfect if you are still trying to decide where to head for your summer vacation.
Other occupancy and average room rates for the other Hawaiian Islands are as follows:
Maui occupancy dropped 8.9% to 56.6%, while room rates slid 13% to $212;
Kauai occupancy plummeted 12.7% to 49.6%, while room rates were down nearly 12% to $172; and
Big Island occupancy decreased 4.4% to 52.3%, while room rates were off about 1% to $174.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I am NOT feeling the love today - from anyone! With the economy in disarray, and everyone always panicked and on their toes its no wonder that all the love is disappearing. What always brings me back to love is Hawaii. I met my husband there and was married there, I love the Hawaiian people, I love the Hawaiian lifestyle, the list of Hawaiian love goes on. So as I continue on my culture path on this blog, I thought I would share the Hawaiian word for love, and some other romantic words and phrases. This will give you enough time to practice for Valentine's Day so you can surprise your special someone!
Aloha - Love
Nani - Beautiful/Beauty
Lani - Heaven
Honi - Kiss
Hauʻoli — Happiness
Ipo — Sweetheart or Lover
Aloha Au Ia 'Oe - I Love You
E Hoomau Maua Kealoha - May Our Love Last Forever
E Ku'u Aloha - My Love
Aloha Nui Loa - Very Much Love
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Here is some info on Hawaiian names for you to consider:
Hawaiian names can be used for both boys and girls, unless they are versions of boy and girl names taken from other languages or if a name's meaning just wouldn't suit one particular gender.
The pronunciation of a name is very important; get it wrong and the name can mean something completely different.
For Hawaiians, the giving of a name is an incredibly important task. The parents or grandparents may invent a name specifically for the child to be born, and the name could be inspired by a dream or an event that happened around the time of the child's birth.
Let's take a look at some Hawaiian baby names that have appeared in recent popular baby name lists for the State of Hawaii:
My favorites are: Boy: Kalani (The Heavens), Girl: Leilani (Heavenly Flower). Now you know why my blog is called Natalani – I have a thing with the term ‘lani’ – because I associate Hawaii with heaven!