Sometimes houses in Hawaii have names. On Kauai, some of the houses we’ve stayed in for the past 15 or so years have had names like: Hale (this means house) Anuenue- this means Rainbow House, Hale Malapua- or Hale Malapoopoo when the plumbing backed up a few times, The old Batty house, where we stayed for years until it was sold last year, was named Hale Mahana- the warm friendly house. The house we are staying in this year(and hopefully years to come) doesn’t have a Hawaiian name. Maybe we should give this house a name. Maybe we should name the house Hale Kipa Hou Mai- Come Visit Again. There’s Hale Ahui Mai’a- Banana Bunch House for the great bananas growing in the yard. Hale Mahina- Moon House for the way the moonlight lights up the house at night. There’s Hale Hohono or Hale Pupule- Smell Bad House and Crazy House respectively. Those 2 suggestions refer to our boys not to the house so we won’t call it these. Here’s a handy lisy of popular Hawaiian words and phrases if you want to help the help us out.
- Ted & Debbie (Photographers)