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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Hula Hands - Pretty Brown Eyes

Today's song was written by Iva Kinimaka - He Aloha Mele - a classic hawaiian piece - Ukulele and all that is almost as old and popular as Don Ho's Tiny Bubbles - press Play - I sure hope you like this one because this song was difficult to get - a real hawaiian treat for all of you beautiful people!:
This photo was taken in good 'ol Waikiki.

As for hula, there are two styles - contemporary (Hula 'Auana) and traditional (Hula Kahiko) - most of you are probably more familiar with Hula 'Auana, as shown in the picture above. One of the biggest hula competition is held on the Big Island and is called the Merry Monarch Festival - a must see - and plan for because tickets for the competition are usually sold out in advance!

He aloha mele, pretty hoku
Sending down a special little twinkle
For your brown eyes
Your pretty lovely brown eyes
In the still of the night
All the stars are shining bright
For your brown eyes

He aloha mele, e lohe i kamakani
Gentle breeze whispering haunting melodies
To you softly
Whisper to you softly
Hear the winds through the trees
Singing sweet harmony
To you softly

With the grace of her hands
She can tell you that a star
Only glitters at the setting of the sunshine
With the grace of her hands
She can tell you that the wind
Only blows when no mountain side
Is there to touch her

Now there's the sun and the moon
Talking stories telling tales
About a new day
It's gonna be a nice day
Now the moon is shining bright
And the sun will rise again
To start a new day

He aloha mele


Blogger Ame said...

Well my eyes are blue, but I'll take it, LOL! =) Hey, isn't that a song? Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue...Not a beautiful Hawaiian one like this one tho...ahhhhhhhhhh, takes me gently back to that tropical breezy "pair-a-dice"...thanks for the pic Kala...we actually saw this when we were there on Waikiki! KEWL!

Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 12:14:00 AM HST  
Blogger Liz said...

My eyes are brown instead =)

I am so curious about your next post, the one about "your love" :-)

Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 1:41:00 AM HST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so nice...I can imagine the women gracefully dancing to this sweet song. BTW, there's a super fun caption contest at http://twincitiesphoto.blogspot.com/2006/08/final-four-minneapolis-regionals.html. The photo is incredible and worth a look at any rate.

Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 4:15:00 AM HST  
Anonymous Susan said...

The graceful dancers with echoing the swaying palms behind them is just beautiful.

I have brown eyes too! ;)

Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 5:50:00 AM HST  
Blogger Aloha Pineapple said...

The first time I went to Hawaii three years ago, the first thing my parents did after my twin sister and I dropped off our luggage was take us to Waikiki Beach for a free performance of the cutest little kids dancing the hula while the sun was setting...it was a great first impression of Hawaii. I think it was at the exact same spot where you took that photo, actually!!!

One of my friends is a dancer - her specialities are hula and Tahitian. She tried teaching me hula once...it's so much harder than it looks!

Thanks for adding the song to the post, it's so pretty. Hope it becomes a regular thing to your posts (if it's not too much trouble)!

Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 7:31:00 PM HST  
Blogger midnitebara said...

wow, I would like to see hula dancers perform . not anywhere else but there...!! thanks for the link the other day!

Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 11:34:00 PM HST  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Lovely post.
The song is very soft, I have never heard it before and like it very much.
The atmosphere on the photo is great, and the background is captured very well.
Good luck with your distance paddling team.

Friday, August 18, 2006 at 1:05:00 AM HST  
Blogger Stinkypaw said...

What a gorgeous picture! Simply love the colours and the clouds - really nice shot!

Wish I could hear the song - don't have Apple QuickTime - I'll try to figure something out...

Friday, August 18, 2006 at 9:38:00 AM HST  

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