Friday, May 25, 2007

Preserving the Ohana sponsor

WIHF would like to extend its deepest appreciation to Na Lei Aloha Foundation for their kind, generous and continued support of the festival.

Na Lei Aloha Foundation continues “Preserving the Ohana” with such events as the Lantern Floating (Toro Nagashi) Ceremony, which is scheduled for Memorial Day, May 28th, 2007 at Ala Moana Beach Park on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

“Every year on Memorial Day, thousands of people gather together at Magic Island to honor ancestors and loved ones who have passed away. They watch with warm remembrance, hope for peace, and wish for a better future for the next generation as more than 1,100 candle-lit lanterns float away from shore.” Read more here.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Monday, April 30, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Soo much to do ... sooo little time

It appears that the halau from Mexico is being held hostage to the bureauracy of both US and Mexican consulate. While thousands of illegals cross the border, those that are legitimate cultural exchange artists are given the gift of grief for its attempt to travel legally and with the law.
But from what I have heard, this is normal. The whole mater would probably be easier some sort of monetary fix (read it as payuoff) has occurred.

But what do I know. I'm just a poor soul living in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on some island isolated from the "real" world. YEAH RIGHT.

How many cities in the US, or the world for that matter, can boast of 2 daily newspapers, 2 costcos, 2 walmarts, 2 sams club, has the largest starbuck, the highest income producing Kinko'sl, the highest icome producing starbucks, the highest income producing subway sandwich store and well you know what I mean.

Ahhhh, the price of paradise could mean a bucks in every mall, a 711 on every corner, cable tv and high speed fiber optic access.

and what do we get with paradise? did you see the pictures? (compliments of joe)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

2006 photos

I do not have descriptions of the photos so if you know who is in the pictures and know where they are from I would be happy to mention that here.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Auwe, error corrected

The Hoi should be Ho’i in the logo.
error: E Hoi Mai I Ka Piko Hula
has been corrected to:
E Ho'i Mai I Ka Piko Hula

Monday, February 19, 2007

WIHF 2007 confirms 3 countries to be represented

Paulie Jennings confirmed, “As of today we have confirmed that hula artists from three countries will be performing in the 2007 festival.”

Japan: confirmed
Korea: pending
Mexico: confirmed

United States -
Chicago, Ill.; confirmed
New York, NY.: confirmed
Providence RI.: confirmed

WIHF will be coordinating fundraisers in their countries. The fundraising will promote made in Hawaii products. World Invitational Hula Festival is scheduled to be held on November 8, 9 & 10 at the Waikiki Shell.

For information about membership, donations, vendor support, sponsorship or seeking an invitation to participate in the 2007 festival.

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