Nohona….

….means to practice, whereas ‘ike means knowledge.

Our Kamehameha Schools Education Technology Services Team (ETS) went on a nohona outing yesterday to Kailua. We met at Kailua Beach Park and had a cool icebreaker activity.

We downloaded the iPhone app called Seek ‘n Spell which is like Scrabble using the iPhone’s GPS. It was a blast! My team came in a respectable 4th place. (Photo courtesy of Keith.)

We then hiked up to the Lanikai Pillbox. The view was spectacular! Another one of God’s masterpieces. It was an extremely windy day, but fortunately no one lost a hat.

We came back to the beach park and played Hanohano Wailea on our ukuleles. It’s a song written by Kihei DeSilva about the ancient place names of the area.

We then picked up lunch from K & K Barbecue Inn. We all ordered the garlic shrimp w/ fried rice on Uluhani’s recommendation. It was awesome.

The entire day was awesome. Mahalo to the planning team. And mahalo Ke Akua for blessing me with a team of great people.

808 Representing in ’08?

Is the 808 state “representing” in 2008? It kinda looks like it. It started back in January when the undefeated UH football team, led by Heisman finalist Colt Brennan, were BCS busters. Then we were well represented in the Olympic Games, followed by the Little League World Series title. Maui-born Shane Victorino recently helped the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series championship.

Now this. Our next president will be a Punahou graduate. Hawai’i is finally on the map. We’re not just grass shacks and spam musubi anymore. Even Wheel of Fortune will be taping here! This is a really cool year for us!

By the way, the state of Hawai’i quarter will be released some time this month….