A Bolder Life

October 29, 2003

Vog

Vog is volcanic fog. It is a haze that envelops the island that is caused due to winds from the south east. THis blows the volcanic haze up to Maui from the Big Island. It socks the shole island in limiting visibility and creating closterphobia. But it won't last for long because the tradewinds will come again and set everything straight.

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October 25, 2003

Palu

Palu - pronounce paw-lou

Means flu or sicknees, but can be used as the act of getting sick.

Usage: "I'll be right back, I have to palu, but have another drink ready for me when I return"

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September 12, 2003

Hawaiian 101

Despite the fact that it was illegal to speak Hawaiian for 150 years the language survived and is still used in everyday conversation.

Pupu: Please don't giggle or look disgusted when your server asks if you would like to start with a pupu. It just means appitizer. Our favorite here is Poke (po-kay) which is raw fish, seaweed, shoyu (soy sauce) and a varitiety of other optional ingredients. It is often eaten with poi which is good if you dip something "ono" into it.

Ono: Delicious and it is also the Hawaiian name for wahoo fish.

No ka oi: the best. Maui no ka oi (obviously) and Marc no ka oi.

Keiki (kay-key): Kid; as in Keiki menu including small fish and chips or keiki bananna trees which are left behind when an adult tree produces fruit and then dies.

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September 5, 2003

Pali

Pali -- pronounced like "Polly"

This means cliffs, On Maui it specifically refers to the portion of the highway between Maalea and Olawalu which follows the cliffs and overlooks the ocean.

Usage: "There is an accident on the Pali, so if you were thinking of heading to the other side, have another drink and chill because you ain't going nowhere"

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