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Aloha! This is Noriko.

It’s been raining and cold in Hilo lately!
I heard that there is a lot of flu going around now. Please be careful 🙂

Today, I would like to share information about some awesome events coming up!

Hui Kamaʻilio

Hui means “group, club, or gather,” and Kamaʻilio means “to talk or converse” in Hawaiian.
This is an event for students and staff who study Hawaiian language or who can speak Hawaiian to come together and learn Hawaiian language together.

Date: Every first Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 11am – 12pm
Location: I Ola Hāloa Office HawCC (Bldg 380)

Anyone who wants to learn Hawaiian languege and who is intesested in Hawaiian can join this event. It’s open for IEP students as well, so please feel free to participate 🙂

Don’t worry if you cannot speak Hawaiian now!
Like studying English, taking to native speakers is one of the best ways to learn a new language.

I participated in this event couple times, and it was really fun 🙂
I haven’t gotten a chance to go recently, but I’d like to go again.

The next Hui Kamaʻilio is on Tuesday, Feb 6
Why don’t you try and join? Hehe

Hei workshop

Hei means “to capture” in Hawaiian, and Hei are traditional strings figures.
They are powerful and sacred in Hawaii.

There are three sessions.
Please participate in this event if you are interested in Hawaiian culture or Hei!

Workshop #1: Friday, Jan 26. 3 – 4:30pm at SSC Room W201
Workshop #2: Friday, Feb 16. 3 – 4:30pm at Hale Piʻopiʻo (Bldg 389B) HawCC
Workshop #3: Friday, Apr 13. 3 – 4:30pm at SSC Room W201

Please see the flyer for more details 🙂

Have a safe aloha Friday!
A hui hou