Saturday, March 1, 2008

About Stay Hawaiian

Stay Hawaiian Blog is a combination of two meanings:

First, to "stay," meaning: to remain; keep up or preserve. Stay Hawaiian's values are founded on "staying" who we are: a culture of peace loving people in the middle of the Pacific.

Second, to "stay" in the local pidgin dialect (Hawaiian Creole English) takes the place of the "to be" verb: "it is," or "this is." Stay Hawaiian is a literal declaration that "This is Hawaiian; These things are Hawaiian."

The purpose of this blog is to recognize what makes Hawaiians so Hawaiian. Visitors to Hawaii often speak of a special spirit here in the islands, not just in the land, but within its people (regardless their race, gender, culture or ethnicity).

Hawaii's State Motto: Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono: The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. To Stay Hawaiian, this motto means the responsibility to keep these islands special lies in Hawaii's people. Always has and it always will.

Aloha and Mahalo for visiting.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The FAKE STATE SEAL actually came from our mother tongue, a phrase that MEANS "the SOVEREIGNTY OF THE LAND WILL REMAIN IN BALANCE."