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In today's paper there was an article about how some Kona residents react to the Ironman Triathlon. Well now they know how many Hawaiians feel:


Of course I'm Haole and Hawaiian (Chinese and Portuguese too) and have noticed that when a white person speaks... it's called an "opinion." However if these people were indigenous to Kona prior to 1893 then they would be called "militants." Funny how things work. Anyway here is the picture with a link to the article:

Ironman gets a mixed reception from Kona residents


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Oct. 17th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
what does Ula mean? My brother used to be called that.. but it was really short for Ha'ula Mountain Boy. LoL.
Oct. 17th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
Well if its terms of Hau ula then ula (with the okina which I don't/won't write sometimes) can mean:

1. nvi. Red, scarlet; brown, as skin of Hawaiians; to appear red. Pi i ka ula, to blush, flush. A ula! Ula ka maka! Red! Red-eyed! [a rude remark, often said while drawing down an eyelid, a way of wishing ill luck]. Cf. ula ula. hō. ula To redden, make red. (PPN kula.)

2. n. Short for koa e ula, red-tailed tropic bird.

3. nvs. Sacred; sacredness; regal, royal (probably so called because red was a sacred color). Cf. ʻaha ʻula, ʻūlāleo. Ka makani ʻula, the sacred spirit.

4. n. Blood. He ula waiwai, blood of great value, as royal blood.

5. n. Agate. (Puk. 30.12.)

6. Same as ula ai hāwane.

7. n. A ringing in the ears, as due to rising in altitude, believed by some to be a sign that one is being talked of. Ke kani mai nei ka ula o ko u pepeiao, [I] hear my ear ringing.

8. n. Ghost, spirit. Cf. ūlāleo. Kapua i-ka-ula (O ahu place name), footprint [of] spirits.
Oct. 17th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
Number 8 fits. Heh.
Oct. 17th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
I had a feeling that was the case. If they called him that (Ula) even though it was an abbreviation for Hau ula I really believe that we become more of who we are and if they called him that even if was a nickname... I really believe people become more of their Hawaiian name intentionally or unintentionally named as such. Also I've read some things that you have written about your brother and do not pretend nor will I pretend to know about him but I think its fitting just based on his (Hawaiian) nickname.
Oct. 17th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
He never belonged in this world, but maybe my mom needed him.
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:46 am (UTC)
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Jan. 25th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
Re: Las Vegas in case of Hawaii
Very good post! I like it! Thanks!
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