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Nā Ho'okūkū 'Ālapa Helene

For Saturday, August 4, 2012

Na Kekeha Solis

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LAST UPDATED: 01:56 a.m. HST, Aug 04, 2012



Synopsis: Are only strength and skill promoted at the Olympic Games? Strategy and intelligence are not encouraged? Let the badminton players who were disqualified back in the tournament.

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Welina e nā hoa makamaka. 'Akahi nō a ho'omaka nā Ho'okūkū ma Lādana i ka Pō'alua nei. A he nui nā kānaka o Hawai'i nei e noho pa'a ana i mua o ke kīwī me ka nānā 'ana i nā 'ālapa e ho'oikaika ana i mea e lilo ai ka makana kula iā lākou. 'O ke kanaka 'au kaulana o kēia au, ua lilo aku nei ka 'umikumamāiwa o ka mekala kula iā ia. 'O Kina a me 'Amelika Hui Pū 'Ia, 'o lāua ka 'oi ma nā mekala i kēia manawa.

He nui paha nā kānaka e ho'ōho ana me ka lana o ka mana'o, e lanakila nā 'ālapa 'Amelika. A maika'i kēlā, akā, 'o ko 'oukou mea kākau, 'a'ohe ulu o ka hoi ke nānā aku i nā Ho'okūkū 'Ālapa Honua. Inā 'o Hawai'i kekahi o nā lāhui kū'oko'a e ho'okūkū ana i ko lākou ikaika a mākaukau ma nā hana 'ālapa, inā ua ulu ka hoi o ko 'oukou mea kākau. 'A'ole ho'i e hihi, ua ho'olilo hewa 'ia 'o Hawai'i i moku'āina no 'Amelika Hui Pū. A no laila, he noho palaka wale iho nō ka hana i mua o ke kīwī ke nānā aku ka 'ohana i ia mau ho'okūkū.

Ho'okahi na'e mea i ulu ai ka hoi i ka Pō'akolu nei, 'o ia ke kāpae 'ia 'ana aku o kekahi mau mea pā'ani hilihili manu 'ewalu. Ua holo ka mana'o o ka 'Ahahui Honua Hilihili Manu, e kāpae 'ia aku 'elua hui Kōlea Hema, ho'okahi hui Kina, a ho'okahi hui 'Inonekia ma muli o ko lākou ku'upau 'ole 'ana e lanakila ai ma ka ho'okūkū a me ka hana 'ana ma ke 'ano e ho'oha'aha'a ai i ia hana 'ālapa. Eia mai ka hana a lākou, e ho'ā'o ana lākou e hā'ule ma kekahi ho'okūkū 'ana i mea e ma'alahi ai ke alahele i ka puni inoa moho. 'Ae, 'o ia wale nō. 'A'ole lākou i 'ai i ka lā'au pāpā 'ia, 'a'ole nō ho'i lākou i kikiki ma kekahi 'ano, ua kāpae 'ia lākou ma muli o ka 'i'ini e lilo ka makana kula iā lākou.

'Eā, wahi a kahiko, a'o i ke koa, e a'o nō i ka holo. A he mau 'ōlelo akamai nō ho'i ia.

A inā ma ke kaua, a e ho'ā'o ana e komo i loko o ka hale kaua o ka 'enemi, a he 'elua wahi e komo ai, 'o kekahi, he wahi ia e kūpale maika'i 'ia ana, a 'o kekahi, he nāwaliwali loa. Ma kahi hea lā e ho'ā'o ai e komo? He makehewa ka hele 'ana ma kahi maika'i o ke kūpale 'ia 'ana, 'o ka make mai koe.

A hō'ike mai nō ho'i 'o KūaPāka'a, 'o ke akamai kekahi mea e lanakila ai, 'a'ole wale nō 'o ka ikaika. Ma kona heihei 'ana me kekahi mau kānaka makua, 'o KūaPāka'a, 'o ia ho'okahi ma kona wa'a, a 'o nā kānaka makua, he 'ewalu lākou. A 'o KūaPāka'a kai lanakila. E nīnau mai paha kekahi, “Pehea lā i lanakila ai ke keiki ho'okahi ma luna o nā kānaka makua he 'ewalu?” Eia ka pane: 'A'ole ma ka ikaika.

'Eā, 'a'ole e kīpaku 'ia nā 'ālapa ma muli o ke akamai o ka no'ono'o. Inā he hiki i ka hui ke hā'ule a holo mua a ma ka puni inoa moho, he pono ke ho'ololi 'ia nā lula. 'O ia ihola.

He mea maika'i nā Ho'okūkū 'Ālapa Helene i wahi e 'ike ai i ka mākaukau a me ka ikaika o nā 'ālapa o nā lāhui like 'ole, akā, 'o ke akamai kekahi mea e ho'okūkū 'ia, a no laila, mai nō a ho'opa'i aku i ke kanaka akamai o ka no'ono'o.

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E ho'ouna 'ia mai na ā leka iā māua, '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:
Deliberately losing a match in order to get a more favorable seeding for later rounds might be considered a clever strategy. Bribing the judges might also be a clever strategy, so I suppose Kekeha Solis would also approve of that! However, the players who deliberately lost were so awkward and clumsy in the way they lost, that everyone easily knew what they were doing. Surely the standard for Olympic-level cleverness should be higher than the cleverness of a basketball player who shaves points to win a huge wager when he places a bet that his team will lose; yet he shaves points so subtly that observers think he's merely having a bad day but do not suspect him of deliberately losing. That awkwardness and clumsiness were neither intelligent nor clever by the badminton players . Thus those players deserve to be tossed out, even according to the standard of unethical and unsportsmanlike conduct embraced by Kekeha Solis in this essay.
on August 4,2012 | 06:24AM
tim5fl wrote:
Kekeha Solis must have skipped school on days they taught ethics.
on August 4,2012 | 08:34AM
DiverDave wrote:
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on August 5,2012 | 09:31AM
Notawannabe wrote:
More like DiverDope
on August 7,2012 | 07:55AM
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