Local Grinds | Saimin for Breakfast

Even though the word “saimin” is derived from the Chinese, this noodle soup dish evolved in Hawaii during the sugar plantation days. Today, most local restaurants have saimin on their menus. People from outside of Hawaii do not know the word ”saimin”. And it’s not to be confused with ramen from Japan. The noodles are different. It’s definitely made in Hawaii.

Sourcee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saimin


Hawaiian Culture | Who Owns Aloha? Hawaii Considers Protections For Native Culture

(AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a downtown Honolulu restaurant and a Native Hawaiian-operated restaurant in Anchorage, among others. […]

Read article here: https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/04/who-owns-aloha-hawaii-considers-protections-for-native-culture/

Hau’ōli aloha Pō’akōlu

Maikā’i kākahiāka i nā mea a pau ʻia ōukou maikāʻi poe Ōhana a me Hoaloha. Kona kupanaha Pō’akōlu. E aloha ōukou makemake e ʻike i loko o ke ʻao nei! I ka pomaikā’i ʻo kā lā. Ō kā maluhia nō me ‘oe.

Good morning, beautiful family and friends! It’s wonderful Wednesday. Be the aloha you wish to see in the world! Have a blessed day. Peace be with you.

Womens History Month || Smithsonian Shines Light on Hawaiian Queens for Women’s History Month

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s Learning Together program announced in an emailed statement last week that, as part of Women’s History Month, it will share teaching materials on two women who were critical to the history of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

The Center’s Learning Lab, an online resource for educators, includes a wide range of content focusing on Queen Kapi‘olani (1834-1899) and Queen Liliʻuokalani (1838-1917)—two of the most important leaders in a rich native culture that existed long before the establishment of the United States.

Read article here: https://www.colorlines.com/articles/smithsonian-shines-light-hawaiian-queens-womens-history-month

Hau’ōli aloha Pō’aōno

Aloha kākahiāka e Hau’ōli aloha Pō’aōno nā Kānaka. Aʻia i kā ʻōlelo nō keʻola, aʻia i kā ʻōlelo no ka make. Ō kā maluhia nō me ʻoe.

Good morning and Happy Saturday, People. In speech is life, in speech is death. In ancient Hawai’i, a kahuna ‘ana’ana could pray someone to death or counter another’s death prayer. The saying tells the Hawaiians that words can either be a source for healing or destroying and so we need to be careful with our words. Peace be with you.