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.

Nohona Activity….

Our KS Instructional Technology Services group held its quarterly Nohona Activity (or cultural field trip) this morning. We took a walking tour of historical Waikiki. We created homemade podcasts and loaded them onto our iPods.

We started at the Waikiki Shell and walked along Waikiki Beach all the way to Beachwalk. Drank a bottle of Pocari Sweat which is “Japanese Gatorade.” We stopped for lunch at Mac 24-7. I had the Loco Moco and a Cherry-Lime Rickey. Great weather! Too much fun….