• My story - what is yours?

  • It likes its new home :-)

  • That's the bookstore - the western-most independent bookstore of the USA.

  • And some happy people with the book. Roger from Kaua'i.

  • Paul and Carol from Washington

  • Megan and Carol again.

  • Bozo from Waianae on Oahu.

  • 'Iolani Luahine (31.01.1915 - 10.12.1978)

Magical Moments

Aloha dear human beings

I am touched by what happened these last days on different hawaiian islands. New friends, new places, just touching moments with a magic in it.
For example this moment: I arrive on the Big Island and I go have lunch in a Health food store. By chance I see a poster of an event, which takes place today. It is a Hula festival in honor of  “Iolani Luahine”, one of the best Hula dancers in the 1920ies. She was a very talented dancer and a great Hula teacher. She was born on the 31 of january 1915 close to the bay of Kealakekua. Immediately I feel attracted to go there because I have the chance to meet another magical Hula dancer, Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, which was a student of Iolani Luahine.

Have a look at this youtube video. Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett is dancing Hula and I am very touched by his dance, his grace, his expression. A real master hula dancer.


I arrived at 6 pm at the Hula festival and exactly then, Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett was dancing. I was moved to tears and had goosebumps all over my body. I realized that I received a universal present – because exactly 44 years ago, I was born in Switzerland. I was so grateful for that. Mahalo Frank! Mahalo universe!

One of Frank Kawaikapuokalanis songs is very important for me. E Aloha Mai – this song saved my life in a life-threatening situation on a boat out in the Red Sea, Egypt. I wrote a story in english about this experience. You find it here:  “Saved by Aloha – I almost died in Egypt, when a Hawaiian song saved my life” with beautiful illustrations made by Astrid Hagge and here “I almost died in Egypt, when ALOHA saved my life” in the US version only with text. Your phantasy makes the pictures!

I am grateful for all the presents, which I receive while I am here on earth.

Have a wonderful time! And enjoy the photos from my magical moments!

With Aloha and HeartHugs
Marlise La’a Kea

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