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Pili pono ka lā i Papa'ena'ena

For Saturday, September 28, 2013

Na Kekeha Solis

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Synopsis: The students of Hawai'i schools need to get cool classrooms.

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Aloha nō ko Hawai'i. 'A'ole mālama pono ke kia'āina i nā kumu kula aupuni o Hawai'i nei, a 'a'ole mālama pono 'ia nā haumāna.

I ka Pō'ahā nei, ua 'ākoakoa ihola nā haumāna o ke Kula Ki'eki'e 'o Kamapela i ke Kapikala no ka hō'eu'eu 'ana a'e i nā luna aupuni ma ka ho'oponopono 'ana i ko lākou pilikia, 'o ia ho'i, 'o ka hō'olu'olu 'ana aku iā loko o ko lākou mau lumi papa. 'O ka nui o nā haumāna, 'ane'ane 500, a hele pū nō nā kumu a me ke po'o kumu o ia kula. A 'o ko lākou mana'o i nā luna kau kānāwai, 'o ia ka hō'olu'olu 'ana iā loko o nā lumi papa a pau o nā kula aupuni.

Pehea lā e lilo ai ka no'ono'o i ka ha'awina a me ke a'o 'ana mai a ke kumu i loko o ka wela loa o ka lumi? I kekahi manawa, he 90 kekelē a 'oi ma loko o ka lumi papa. Ma kekahi mau wahi o 'Amelika 'Ākau, pani 'ia nō ke kula i ka wā e pi'i ai ka wela a ke 90 kekelē a 'oi, 'o ia ho'i, 'a'ole mālama 'ia ke kula, 'oiai, he maopopo i nā luna aupuni o laila, he pa'akikī loa ke a'o 'ana i loko o ia 'ano wela. Aloha nō nā haumāna o Hawai'i nei i ka ho'omanawanui 'ana i ka hahana o ka lā.

Ma Hawai'i nei a puni, he 255 kula aupuni. Akā, he 12 wale nō kula aupuni i 'olu'olu nā lumi a pau i ka mīkini hō'olu ea. I kēia manawa, ke hana 'ia nei ke kula aupuni 13.

Pehea lā e hiki ai i ka haumāna ke hana ha'awina ke kahe loa ka hou o ka lae, o ka pō'ae'ae, o ke kino holo'oko'a ho'i?

Ua 'ōlelo 'ia, he hana pipi'i loa kēia e pohā ai ka lae, 'oiai, ma muli o ke kahiko o nā hale kula, ua pilikia i ka nui o ka uila e pono ai ka mīkini hō'olu ea. No laila, he pono ka ho'oponopono mua 'ana i ka hale kula, a laila, e kūkulu 'ia ai ka mīkini hō'olu ea. Ma ke Kula Ki'eki'e 'o Kamapela, ua kohokoho 'ia ke kumu kū'ai, he $13 miliona.

'Auhea 'oukou e nā lima hana moku'āina a me nā lima kūlanakauhale, e ho'opio 'ia iho nā mīkini hō'olu ea a pau ma ke ke'ena, a 'o ke kālā e mālama 'ia i kēlā me kēia mahina, e lilo aku i kahi waihona kālā no ka ho'olako 'ana a'e i nā kula aupuni a 'olu'olu kahi a'o o nā haumāna.

E hahai paha nā luna kau kānāwai i nā kula kaiapuni. 'O ia ho'i ka mālama 'ana i ka 'aha mele i mea e ho'oulu ai i ke kālā. E ho'oulu kālā paha 'oukou e nā luna kau kānāwai ma ke kū'ai hele 'ana aku paha i ka laulau a i ka moa kō'ala paha. A maika'i nō ho'i ke kili o Zippy’s.

E 'imi aku i wahi e pa'a ai ke kālā a i wahi paha e 'olu'olu ai nā lumi papa o nā kula aupuni. E a'o 'ia aku paha nā pa'ahao i maika'i ka hana ma ka hale pa'ahao, i ka ho'oponopono 'ana i nā hale kula. A 'o lākou kekahi e kōkua ma ka mālama 'ana aku i nā haumāna o Hawai'i nei, a a'o paha nā pa'ahao i kahi 'oihana hou.

A inā 'a'ohe wahi mana'o maika'i o nā luna kau kānāwai, e kāpae 'ia ke kula i nā lā e wela loa ai ka lumi papa.

E mālama pono 'ia nā kumu kula aupuni a me nā haumāna kekahi.

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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:
It costs a lot of money to pay for the electricity for air-conditioning. But air conditioning was never needed back in the "good old days" of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

The missionaries arrived in 1820, at a time when nearly all native Hawaiians were illiterate. Within a few years, nearly all native Hawaiians learned to read and write. And they did it without air conditioning. It may well be true that Hawaiians were better at reading and writing back then than they are today.

Iolani Palace was built in the 1880s with no air conditioning. The Kingdom, Republic, and Territory all governed from the Palace without air conditioning. Yet today the Palace is air conditioned at a cost of millions of dollars in electricity per year. Why?

My apartment has no air conditioning, yet I sit here for many hours every day reading and writing and I have no complaint.

Open the windows! Design the buildings to make good use of the trade winds, and use a fan or two when the trades stop blowing.


on September 28,2013 | 05:23AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
I take it that u have translated the essay. From my point of view I can pronounce most of it, very slowly, because I do not know Hawaiian except for well u know Mahalo Nui Loa and stuff. Most who are from Hawaii know how to pronounce written Hawaiian words. However would it not be of educational interest if an English version was also shown, only on the web if not in print? We would learn more.
on September 28,2013 | 10:54AM
slowroll323 wrote:
Excellent point. It would be most helpful. Thank you.
on September 28,2013 | 01:49PM
DiverDave wrote:
Yes HonoluluHawaii, But that is what they want, to talk only to those that have no idea how to read the language. Solis and company could easily put a English version here too. But does not want to for the same reason the Kawaihuelani Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa refused to cooperate with the Google Translate folks. They want to control the language so that they control the message without the majority of the folks knowing what they are saying. It's the sovereignty fringe, don't you know?
on September 28,2013 | 05:12PM
DiverDave wrote:
I'm sorry Honolulu, I wanted to say that they, Kekeha Solis and company at the U of H, wants to only talk to those that understand the language. That way they can carry on their political agenda without anyone knowing, and use the newpaper to do it.
on September 28,2013 | 05:19PM
holokanaka wrote:
better watch out joker. the boogey man goin get you...
on September 28,2013 | 09:13PM
DiverDave wrote:
And your point "holokanaka" is?
on September 29,2013 | 04:28AM
DiverDave wrote:
There may be certain locations where a particular school could use air-conditioning for the better health of the children such as Kau district of the Big Island where vog from Kilauea Volcano has apparently caused a spike in children's lung conditions. However, there has never been a correlation found between air-conditioning and better learning. Perhaps instead of spending $100 million on the installations all over the State and then $10s of million a year for the electricity costs and maintenance they should simply tell the kids to sit down, be quiet, and learn! Of course, that would require the support of the parent(s) which are the real problem.
on September 28,2013 | 10:26AM
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