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January 2006

Hold Fast!
Queen Lili`uokalani

"I could not turn back the time for the political change, but there is still time to save our heritage. You must remember never to cease to act because you fear you may fail. The way to lose any earthly kingdom is to be inflexible, intolerant, and prejudicial. Another way is to be too flexible, tolerant of too many wrongs and without judgment at all. It is a razor's edge. It is the width of a blade of pili grass. To gain the kingdom of heaven is to bear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable -- that is Aloha." ~~Lili`uokalani, 1917

January 17, 1893 was the day the Hawaiian monarchy ended when Queen Lili`uokalani was illegally overthrown. U.S. military occupation began the next day.

Mochitsuki 2006

Mochi-pounding is an important Japanese New Year tradition that has crossed the ocean.
Every New Year, you can find people everywhere participating in this time honored tradition.

Michael Walcott & Tim Nishitani pound steaming hot rice to form rice cakes at Mochitsuki 2005 in Portland, Oregon.
Photo by Wells I. Matthews
At Kapa`a Jodo Mission on Kaua`i, a sign announces the dates and times for this New Year's
mochi pick up.
Photo by NWHIT Staff

Akaka Bill Not Forgotten

Just as Congress was getting ready to adjourn for the holidays, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) announced assurances from Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) that they will work together to place the Akaka Bill on the calendar when Congress reconvenes in January 2006.

Remembering Liberty House

Many of us remember shopping in downtown Honolulu, at what is now the Fort Street Mall. But even before the street was closed off to make it a traffic-free strolling space, everybody, especially those of us visiting from the “outer islands,” enjoyed walking around Fort Street, checking out…


It is January, which means the beginning of a new year and time to start working on my Christmas cards. But before I start the duties of ’06 I think it is important to reflect back at ’05.

Kama`aina Profile: Myron Mailona Tiko Kaeo

It is amazing sometimes how we go through life believing that we know all there is to know about the people we see or hang out with or play sports or music with.

Mo`olelo O Na Ali`i

According to the mo‘olelo, Kuali‘i’s birthplace was at Waiomuku in Waiahole where he was born in 1655. The heiau or temple Alala where the traditional ceremony of cutting the navel cord took place was at Kalapawai in the Ko‘olaupoko district of the island.

Charles Reed Bishop

In 1883, Princess Bernice Pauahi Pākī Bishop bestowed her entire estate for the establishment of a school to educate Hawaiian children. But perhaps there was no other aspect of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s life as important to her as her marriage to Charles Reed Bishop.

Sports Snapshot

The University of Washington Women Huskies won their first national championship in volleyball, with a winning streak of 18 games culminating in a final win over Nebraska 3-0. It was the first time a team swept all six of its opponents in an NCAA tournament.

A Visit to Kaua`i

The cold winds of the Pacific Northwest once again motivate us to seek refuge on the Garden Isle of Kaua’i. The stunning scenery will provide a perfect backdrop to amazing events and wonderful people we will meet on the trip we took right before the end of 2005.

Music: New Releases

Every month Gregg reviews newly released Hawaiian CDs. Read about your favorite artist or explore the Hawaiian music scene.


Hauoli Makahiki Hou Kakou… as we begin a new year in our lives, let us not forget from when we came: Hawaii, Aina la Hanau (Hawaii, land of our birth)!

Food: The Esmeles at KMC

Jimmy and Mel Esmele spent over three years at Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) which is located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawai`i.

Food: Pupu Recipes!!!

The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our NEW calendar!

A Note about the Type



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