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Mark's Hawaiian Homepage

This webpage is dedicated to my three month hawaiian experience. I was fortunite to go to Hawaii in the Summer of '98 to take classes at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Main Campus). As you can tell, by just having this site, that I did have fun in Hawaii; I suggest to everyone to visit Hawaii for a little while, it is another way of life over there.

During my trip, I not only got to see sights on Oahu, but also to three other islands: Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai. I wish I had a chance to also visit Molokai and Lanai; well, maybe some other time. Below is links of my adventures to around the islands.

Island Adventures
Other Exciting Stuff

Pika Pika!

Tidbits about Hawaii
Hawaii (nickname: Aloha State) was once a kingdom ruled by its own native royalty, called alii; then later a Republic from 1894-1898. Hawaii has a land 6,423 sq. miles (47), and a population of 1,185,800 (41). Honolulu is the Capital and Biggest City of Hawaii. The state's offical languages are English and Hawaiian.

State motto:  "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono" or "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness" -- State Flower:  Yellow Hibiscus -- State Bird:  Nene (Hawwaiian Goose) -- State Tree:  Kukui (Candlenut) -- State Anthem:  "Hawaii Ponoi" -- State Mammal:  Humpback Whale -- State Fish:  humuhumunukunukuapua'a (The Reef Triggerfish) -- State Team Sport:  Outrigger Canoe Paddling.

Polynesians from islands 2,000 mi., from the south, settled the Hawaiian Islands, probably between 300AD and 600AD. First European visitor was British Capt. James Cook in 1778. In 1893, Queen Lili'uokalani was deposed, followed, 1894, by a republic. In 1898, Hawaii was annexed by the United States; and on August 21, 1959, Hawaii joined the union as the 50th state.

Other Holidays clebrated in Hawaii include:  Admission Day on Aug. 21, Prince Kuhio Day on March 26, Kamehameha Day on June 11, Hawaiian Flag Day on July 31, and Lei Day on May 1.

Thanks for coming, if you got any questions, suggestions, or just want to say Aloha,
then by all means email me at washu@yahoo.com, via ICQ #4284509, or via AIM ~ WashuOtaku.