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Olelo noeau

One of the many reasons why I like my privacy is because of one of our olelo noeau:

E noho iho i ke opu weuweu, mai ho oki eki e.

Remain among the clumps of grass and don’t elevate yourself.

Do not put on airs, show off, or assume an attitude of superiority.

Unfortunately someone else mentioned that if I don't tell people who I am (???) that it seems hewa. Okay... what are we to do? Mention our name and risk being seen as arrogant OR humbly hide?

I prefer to humbly hide because I like to remain among the clumps of grass. Unfortunately some people... they annoy me.

What is a Hawaiian to do? That's why I say... don't be so hard on other Hawaiians because instead of moving forward we are moving sideways. Sigh.

But that is mainly why I like my privacy. I don't like to tell people my business because I like to stay among the clumps of grass and NOT stand out. I hate it. I hate it when some people notice me! The Catch 22 of course is that some people scrutinize this choice of humbly hiding. Instead they mistakenly see it as hiding in a bad way but it's not bad to humbly hide!

Thus I want to run away and hide. However I can't... even if I wanted to because there is no longer anywhere else to hide.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 12th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
Some folks are never satisfied. You're Lana, you are Hawaiian, Female and an intelligent human being. What more do they need? Also, if they really want to find out they can.

On the Hawaiiankingdom blog, I don't put my full name, but if somone followed the link to my lj he could easily figure out who I am and who I am related to.

Jeez. They should get to know you a bit before trying to know more than they should.

Of course just my opinion.
Sep. 14th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
Exactly... it's like if you boast they look at you and say you're arrogant. If you don't say anything some say that you are hiding LOL I guess some people are never satisfied?
Sep. 14th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
I prefer to humbly hide because I like to remain among the clumps of grass.

he lau pakalolo wau! You can smoke me and I'll turn you inside out! lmao
Sep. 14th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
What? LOL Okay... why do you insist on making me laugh? What about making a long video with the huaolelo matching the sounds???? *L*
Sep. 14th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
buy me a video camera i'd do it. lol Actually, WHEN I get money (again) and WHEN I invest in a web cam, a better one, i can do that.

Yeah, you one clump of grass or just remain there, while I'm da pakalolo leaf, small but potent! LMAO
Sep. 14th, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
Um I like hide more now that you tell me dat LMAO
Sep. 14th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
I think i'll make an icon similar to what you have. Is that your own or you snagged it from somewhere?

i'll have to think of what I going say or write. Oh wait, i cannot take a pic. of myself doing that w/o a tripod and I no like get all sand all ova da place.
Sep. 14th, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
Thats yours. Is that the one you talking about? Its the one with the Oahuans being pushed off the cliff? LOL
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
lol no, i mean your default, the one w/ the heart in the sand.
Sep. 19th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
oh okay... i found it someplace... i think at basicbases and loved it. no look like hawaii sand das why. can you tell? LOL
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