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AlohaWorld eNewsletter - Mid April 2012 eNewsletter
Early April 2012 AlohaWorld Update

There is a new Featured Video playing on the homepage.

Merrie Monarch 2012 | Halau I Ka Wekiu
1st Place Kane Kahiko

We will be changing the featured video 2-3 times a month. You can always find past featured videos on our Past Featured Videos page.

Let us know if you feel there is a YouTube Hawaii-related video you would like to see featured. Let us know by contacting us.

Hawaii City - your island connection AlohaWorld Sponsor

Aloha from Hawaii City!  

Hula Dolls & Tiki Stuff – Whether you are looking for the classic dashboard hula girl or a Hawaiian hula girl Christmas ornament you will find it all here:
Hawaiian Koa Wood Bangle Bracelets – We have custom koa bangle bracelet that you have your name engraved on.  Fast free shipping available:
FREE Coconut Shell Hand Painted Flower Bracelet – Order $20.00 or more and receive a free Hawaii Elastic Coconut Bead Hand Painted Bracelet!  Simply put “Free Bracelet” in the Comments section of the order form:
Hawaii Activities and Tours – Currently over 500 activities available…
Hawaii Condos and Hotels – Up to 50% off with instant on line quotes and booking:
Merrie Monarch Festival DVDs – Visit our DVD and video section where we have the
Keiki Hula Competition and the 2011 Merrie Monarch Festival DVDs: 

Shaka Shop AlohaWorld Update
Visit the AlohaWorld Shaka Shop with CafePress featuring
all sorts of shaka wear and island themes items.

Featured Items

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So .. E Komo Mai and take a look around. Mahalo
AlohaWorld Shaka Shop 

Mainland Hawaiian Events AlohaWorld Update

Upcoming Mainland Events

We have recently upgraded our Mainland Events site with a new layout and features.

  • Event organizers will still be able to submit and manage their own events listings as before. Please click on Manage Events to review the FAQ which will answer most all of the questions you may have regarding submitting and managing events.
  • The main list will contain more preview information about the event to help you decide if you are interesting in viewing the full event information.
  • There is a new search function that will allow you to finetune and event you may be looking for.
  • You will notice an orange RSS newsfeed icon that you can use with a newsreader to help you get updates on new events submissions.

We hope this upgrade will enhance the Mainland Hawaiian Events Calendar.

If you have any questions about the new system, please use the Contact Us link on the events pages. 

As before, this is a FREE service of 

We welcome everyone to make use of this valuable Aloha resource. Mainland Hawaiian Events

Rutts Hawaiian CafeAlohaWorld Sponsor

Come and join us at Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe and Catering. 

We have been around since 1976 spreading the joy of local Hawaiian cuisine at prices that is hard to beat. 

We cater from small family gatherings from as little as 4 guests and up to larger parties of 1000 guests.  Our services include catering for pick up or catering with delivery service.  We can also serve your guests buffet style with our experienced staff.

We offer a range of catering combo specials from your small family deals that serve 4 & 6 guests.  Our larger catering combos start from 12 guests and up to 72 guests. Our prices for caterings are as low as $4.19 per person.  Let us know your budget; we will do our best to fit a menu that suits your needs.

We feature all the local Hawaiian dishes like:  Saimin Soup, Loco Moco, Lau Lau, Spam Musubi, Beef Stew, Portuguese Sausage Breakfast, Hamburger Steak, Hawaiian BBQ Chicken, Kalua Pork, Portuguese Fried Rice, Chicken Katsu, Teriyaki Beef, etc...  Just too much to list.

We are well known for our Royales.  Our Hawaiian Royale is made with Portuguese Sausage, Char Sui, Scrambled Eggs, and Bean Sprouts & Green Onions over Steamed Rice.  Then you season it with a little of our Homemade Teriyaki Sauce.  So Ono!

Los Angeles Times Magazine, January 30, 2005, describes Rutt’s Hawaiian Café’s food as “Portions are huge.  Meals are cheap.”  In keeping with the Hawaiian Culture, making sure our guests get plenty of food is a tradition, we make this a truism at both of our restaurants.

Check out our website @, our pages @ &  We feature Special Priced Catering Combos that are economical.  Our prices are so competitive that Event Planners use us to cater their events; they are still able to make a good profit.

We are used frequently by groups like: Halaus, schools, athletic club, scholastic organizations, etc... For fundraisers and can help your organization make profits that you will be very pleased with.

We have two locations to serve you:

12114 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Ph: 310 398 6326
For catering for Los Angeles can email
Your requests to
MaMahalo Nui Loa!

Hanabuddah Days AlohaWorld Update

Ismael Tabalno is from the island of Kauai. He writes stories about growing up in Hawai'i. "In the Gardens of Sugar and Pineapples" recounts the life of a fictional young Filopino from his birth to young manhood all told through his eyes. This chronicle shall be a five part offering you are certain to enjoy.

"In the Gardens of Sugar and Pineapple Part 2 - The Tomato Salesman", the central character learns important lessons in the business of produce sales and sibling competition.

If you missed Part 1 of this engaging story, look for it on "Hanabuddah Days".

Mahalo Ismael for sharing your stories.

We invite you to share your stories of "Hanabuddah Days" too!  Submission guidelines may be found at  

Hanabuddah Days Stories

Hula Association of the Midwest AlohaWorld Ohana


Aloha from your distant cousins of the Midwest!

Winter has come to an end and spring is in the air. With the change of a season, we have some exciting news to share.... Tahitian Island Days  May 11 to 13

This is the first hosting of Chicago's first Tahitian seminar with special guest, Fili Aulava and Moeata.

Come join us for Tahitian dance classes, Toere drum classes and Saturday night Hoike-- Hoike is FREE--special for Mother's Day. So bring all Mom's and Tutu's.

MOEATA TEHANl born to parents Patrick Sylva, lead singer for the musical group, 'The Surfers' and Roiti Tahauri, Master of Tahitian language, dance and culture, Moeata has been surrounded by Polynesian entertainment and culture all of her life. Her kumuhulas are the renown Maiki Aiu and John Lake. Moeata performed with various groups in Hawaii and the mainland as well. Currently, she has made Orlando, Florida her home after dancing for the "Drums of Tahiti" at SeaWorld.

Her mom, Roiti, already an accomplished dancer, performed at  Queens Surf in Waikiki with famous and successful dancers under the direction of producers such as Tavana and Teriirua. She went on to dance at Don the Beachcomber, which later became Duke Kahanamoku's. "Orornetua" (teacher), Roiti Tahauri Sylva has taught Tahitian Language at the University of Hawaii with Professor Jack Ward. Today she remains one of the great Masters of Tahitian Dance, Language and Culture. She travels all over the USA as well as Mexico to teach and share her Tahitian culture. GUESS WHAT! Roiti, will at our event on Sunday to coach a Q & A, on subjects that are Tahitian in nature: language, dance, etc.

For more information, schedule, pricing, and full details, log on to

Mainland Hawaiian Directory AlohaWorld Update

The Mainland Hawaiian Directory  is an extensive online directory of Mainland Hawaiian, Polynesian and Asian-Pacific clubs, associations, businesses, restaurants, entertainers, hula and Polynesian dance groups and more.

Newest Directory Listings

Sun Travel
K & K Hula Halau

L & M Plumbing and Water Systems

Bulky Boy Brand Clothing Co.

Show more...

Checkout the Directory FAQ for more information on how to use this resource/

Tattoo Traditions of Polynesia
Polynesian Tattooist Tricia Allen
AlohaWorld Ohana

On May 5th & 6th, I'll be participating in the Living Arts Showcase at The Pacific Islands Ethnic Art Museum in Long Beach.

It's a free event & should be well-worth attending. There will be tattoo film showings and related activities, dance performances, Pacific Islands foods, arts & such.

I'll be there tattooing and will give a power point presentation A TATTOO TOUR OF POLYNESIA on Sat afternoon, May 5th time TBA, but come spend the day!

See  You can find me at the museum May 9-13th as well. 

Shaka eCards AlohaWorld Update

May Day is Lei Day in Hawai'i.

Shaka eCards makes it possible to share "Lei Day" anywhere in the world.

Visit Shaka eCards Lei Day greetings off and celebrate Spring. While you're there, don't forget auntie's birthday coming up too! Shaka eCards' wide array of eCards makes sending good wishes for many occasions a tropical "breeze"!  

Shaka eCards

A FREE service to you from AlohaWorld.LLC to promote ALOHA.

Kamaka Brown AlohaWorld Ohana

Unco Kamaka has now reached "that" age. He gets senior discounts now. His latest "Kanakattack" explores the wonders of the "golden years". This time around he shares with us why it's not a good idea to ask seniors questions and makes some suggestions on pop songs of decades past.

You can catch Unco Kamaka these days on, the "Sandwich Islands Network" internet radio. It's programming easy on the ears and good for the soul. Streaming island music 24/7. See website for schedule of programs.


HawaiianFoodOnline AlohaWorld Sponsor

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Kalua Pork in our new 2 lb Bulk is perfect for Your Next Luau..Just Heat and serve for that traditional Hawaii Flavor...Just bring rice..................So Ono cooked with Kiawe Wood.

Now you can experience the taste of Hawaiian Kiawe (kee-ah-vey) on your Kalua Pork. Kiawe wood (prosopis pallidia) is a slightly "sweeter" Hawaiian mesquite. This is a different speices than mesquite in the USA. This variety naturalized in Hawaii over 170 years ago. Kiawe has the flavor of the tropical islands.

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Your Choice of any six Zippy Products... plus FedEx 2 Day Air Shipping Included! Choose from:

  • Original Chili - Our signature item since 1966! Ground beef, special seasonings, spices combine to make this a local favorite! Our famous chili is a winner!
  • No Bean Chili - Enjoy our famous No Bean Chili with ground beef and Portuguese Brand sausage. Now packed in a convenient size.
  • Portuguese Bean Soup - Our popular Portuguese Bean Soup recipe is full of delicious morsels in every spoonful!
  • Chicken Curry - Chicken, potatoes, and carrots in an aromatic curry sauce will make your mouth water!
  • Hamburger Curry - Our Hamburger Curry is made with ground beef, potatoes, and vegetables to bring back those local childhood memories.
  • Apple Napples - Our signature pastry with delicious apple filling. Light, flaky and irresistible!
  • Coconut Napples - Our signature pastry with delicious coconut filling. Light, flaky and irresistible!
  • Vegetarian Chili

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Ono RecipesAlohaWorld Update

If  you have a local style island recipe to share, make sure you drop it off at the AlohaWorld's Ono Recipe site!

We invite you to submit RECIPE REVIEWS for those recipes you have tried and love. It is a great way to share aloha with the "virtual" AlohaWorld ohana. Simply find your favorite recipes and click on the Review This Recipe link.


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