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He wā wī maoli kēia?

Na Laiana Wong

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Synopsis: Despite the apparent economic hard times that we currently face, the prime interest rate is supposed to remain low for the next two years. Furthermore, it’s still difficult to get a table at some local restaurants. Recession, what recession?

Aloha kākou e ka po'e heluhelu nūpepa a mau hoa alo like nō ho'i o ka ‘īnea. Eia kākou ke ho'omanawanui nei i ka wā wī o ka nohona a me ka ho'omakauli'i a ka 'ai pakiko. 'O ka 'ai 'ana i ka liha a me ka 'uku ka mea e ola ai ka wā pōloli - wahi a ka lohe. Pēlā anei ke ‘ano o kou noho ‘ana? Ke ho'omakauli'i nei 'oe?

Inā ua nānā 'oe i ka nūhou i loko o kēlā mau pule i hala iho nei, ua lohe nō i ka wānana 'ana a kekahi po'e “lae'ula” pō'aiawaiwai no ka hō'ea mai o kahi wā kūpiliki'i i o kākou nei. E ho'omaka ana ka 'eha ma ka ho'ēmi 'ia 'ana o ke kūlana ki'eki'e o 'Amelika ma ka hō'ai'ē kālā. He hana ho'opa'i kēlā no ka nohona kū'ono'ono hewa o ka po'e 'Amelika me ka ho'olilo wale i ke kālā. A ua kō nō ho'i ia wānana 'ana a ua ho'ēmi 'ia nō mai ke kūlana ki'eki'e loa he AAA a hapa mai i ka AA+. A he aha ho'i ka hopena o ia emi 'ana o ke kūlana hō'ai'ē? Kainō a e pi'i ana ka pākeneka o ka hō'ai'ē kālā, eia kā, ua iho maila! Eia hou, ke ho'ohiki nei 'o Ben Bernanke, ka Luna Ho'omalu o ka Waihona Kālā Pekelala, 'a'ole e pi'i ka pākeneka no 'elua makahiki. Pehea lā?

Nui nō ka po'e “lae'ula” ma ka 'ike pō'aiawaiwai a nui ho'i nā mana'o like 'ole. 'O au na'e, he kanaka wale nō. He hele i ka hale kū'ai a he uku ho'i i nā pila. 'O ka mea i maopopo ia'u, 'o ia wale nō ka'u e 'ike maka ai. I loko o kēlā mau pule 'elua i hala aku nei, ua hiki mai ko'u kaikaina lāua me kāna wahine mai 'Amelika mai no ka ho'omaha 'ana i ka mahana ma mua o ka ho'i aku i ka hana a me ke anu. Ke kipa mai lāua, he mea ma'a mau ka hele 'ana i ka hale 'aina e pā'ina pū ai. Ua maopopo, 'a'ole ia he hana ho'omakauli'i, eia na'e, he mea kūikawā wale nō ia 'oiai 'o ia ihola nā pule 'elua o ka makahiki a'u e 'ike maka ai iā lāua.

Aia i laila ka mea 'āpiki. He nui nā 'ano hale 'aina like 'ole a mākou e hele ai, a 'o ka hapanui, ua piha a e puka ana ka laina i waho o ke ala pīpā. Kohu mea ua lē'ī Kohala i ka nu'a nā kānaka. I kekahi manawa, 'o ka nui o ka pōloli, 'a'ole o mākou ho'omanawanui i laila a 'o ka huli ho'i aku nō ia ma kahi 'ē. 'O kekahi mea 'āpiki, he mau lā noa ia, 'a'ole ia 'o ka hopena pule. Eia kahi mau hale 'aina a mākou i hele ai a i ho'ā'o ai paha e hele, 'o Ray’s ma Kalihi, 'o Helena’s ma Kapālama, 'o Bob’s ma Kapālama, 'o Bangkok Chef ma Mānoa, 'o Teddy’s ma Kailua, 'o Sumo Ramen ma Kalihi, 'o Rainbow Drive-Inn a Kapahulu, a 'o Romy’s (he mahi 'ōpae ma Kahuku).

'O ka nui o nā kānaka e hele ana i nā hale 'aina e pa'ina ai, me he mea lā, 'a'ole kēia he wā wī a he wā ho'i e mālama ai i ke kālā. Mali'a he mau hale 'aina maika'i wale nō kēia a ka lehulehu e hele ai pehea ka wā wī a me ka wā kū'ono'ono paha. No'u iho, he wā wī wale nō paha kēia ma ka lehelehe.

E ho'ouna 'ia mai n? leka i? m?ua, 'o ia ho'i 'o Laiana Wong a me Kekeha Solis ma ka pahu leka uila ma lalo nei:
» kwong@hawaii.edu
» rsolis@hawaii.edu
a i ‘ole ia, ma ke kelepona:
» 956-2627 (Laiana)
» 956-2627 (Kekeha)

This column is coordinated by Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.






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Ken_Conklin wrote:
Ha'i he mele kaulana: "He mea ma'a mau ia for you and I." Ma ka makahiki 1882 ua kukulu ka hale ali'i o 'Iolani, 'oiai make pololi na po'e 'ilihune.
on August 13,2011 | 07:37AM
Wiseguy wrote:
Not a very popular column is it? Just think how much money the newspaper is wasting on this column every week, when they could sell another ad for cars, or vacuum cleaners. I guess it's political, yah? The newspaper makes lots of money with ads paid for by OHA, Kam School, Kau Inoa, etc. so gotta show a little "respect" to the godfather so he won't send goons to break anybody's kneecaps at the newspaper.
on August 18,2011 | 06:29PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Here is the best Statehood Day proclamation ever. You can see it with the governor's banner, state seal, and signature, at http://tinyurl.com/3bcczrq MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR BENJAMIN J. CAYETANO August 16, 2002 Vicky and I wish Hawaii’s people a very happy Statehood Day. On this 43rd observance of Hawaii’s admission to the union, we invite you to join us in celebrating Hawaii’s unique status as America’s fiftieth state. Since August 21, 1959, when President Dwight Eisenhower signed the proclamation that made statehood official, we have been proud members of a nation which has defended the principles of justice and equality over several generations. We have remained strong in allegiance to our country and — especially during this time of global tension and external threats — we are grateful to play a role in keeping peace and maintaining the democratic values established by our forefathers. The people of Hawaii enjoy a diversity unlike any state in the nation. We are committed to ensuring unity and equality for all of our residents. While we celebrate the differences that define and enrich our island culture, we also treasure our identity as Americans and affirm our shared commitment to a happier and more prosperous future for all. Have a wonderful Statehood Day, and thank you for making Hawaii an example of aloha and goodwill in which all Americans can share. Aloha
on August 19,2011 | 08:42AM
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