Mahuka ka pupule ma Kāneʻohe

na Laiana Wong (ka lā 18 o Nowemapa, 2017)

Synopsis: The escape of Randall Saito from the Kāneʻohe State Hospital this past Sunday sent shivers throughout the island. There is a lot of blame to go around and the protocols definitely need more vigilant enforcement, but more importantly, the health care system needs to provide more effective help to those who need it.

Aloha mai nō kākou. Ua laha aʻe nei kahi moʻolelo nūhou hoʻoweliweli no kēlā wahi kaʻaka i pakele i ka Haukapila Mokuʻāina kaulana ma Kāneʻohe i ka Lāpule nei. ʻO Randall Saito ka inoa a he 59 ona makahiki. I ka makahiki 1979, ua pepehi wale ʻo ia i kekahi wahine i kamaʻāina ʻole iā ia. He pepehi ʻana paha ia e pepehi wale ai nō, a i ka hoʻokolokolo ʻia ʻana o ia hihia, ua hoʻoholo ka luna kānāwai no ko Saito kū ʻole i ka hewa ma muli o kona kūlana hehena, a ua hoʻopaʻa ʻia ma ka haukapila.

Eia ka mea e makaʻu ai ka lehulehu. Ma hope o ko ia ala mahuka ʻana, ʻaʻohe wahi ʻekemu a lohe ʻia mai. ʻAʻohe leo hōlina, no 10 hola! A e nanea ana hoʻi ka lehulehu i ia mau hola, kohu mea lā, ʻo ia mau nō nā mea a pau i ke alo pali hāuliuli o Kāneʻohe. ʻAʻole kā! Ua kau akula ʻo Saito ma luna o ke kaʻa hai a holo akula i ke kahua o nā mokulele hai. Lele akula i Maui a ma laila aku, ua lele i Kaleponi. A hōʻea aku ʻo ia i laila, ʻo ia mau nō ka hoʻolaha ʻole ʻia o kona mahuka ʻana.

Aloha nō ʻo Sandra Yamashiro, ka wahine a Saito i pepehi ai i ka MH 1979. ʻAʻohe āna hana aku iā Saito a pepehi ʻokoʻa maila kēlā. He mea hoʻoweliweli ia ke noʻonoʻo aʻe. He hana hoʻomānaʻonaʻo ko ia ala pepehi ʻia ʻana i koʻu hoʻomaopopo ʻana, a ua komo ka hopohopo no ka lawelawe hou aku o kahi Saito i kāna hana ʻo ka pepehi kanaka. No laila, he koʻikoʻi ka makaʻala mau ʻana i ia ʻano kanaka o kupu hou mai auaneʻi ia ʻano hihia a lilo kekahi wahine hou aku i luapoʻi nāna.

He aha hoʻi ke kumu i kupu mai ai kēia hihia? Eia nō kekahi poʻe limahana o ka haukapila ke hoʻohalahala ʻia nei i ka hewa. A ke hoʻopaʻi ʻia nei lākou ʻaʻole hiki ke hana a ʻaʻole e uku ʻia no hoʻokahi mahina. ʻO lākou anei nā luaahi e pepehi ʻia ana i mea e nā ai ka inaina, a me ka makaʻu o ka lehulehu? Na ka lima ia e lawelawe i ka hana e like me ka manaʻo o ke poʻo. He mau poʻo aupuni ke hoʻokolokolo nei i ka mole o kēia hihia, a eia nō ke uku ʻia nei, i loko hoʻi o ke kō ʻole o ko lākou kuleana. I hewa paha iā lākou i ka miliʻapa ma ka hoʻolaha ʻana. He moloā paha a i ʻole he hoʻopalō me ka manaʻo hana malū, koe aku ia. ʻO ia hopena like nō.

Ua hewa nō paha kekahi o kēlā poʻe limahana ʻehiku. E ʻole ko lākou kōkua loaʻa mai ai ke kālā, nā lole maʻemaʻe, ka likiki mokulele, ke kelepona paʻa lima, a pēlā aku. Ma lalo naʻe lākou o ka nānā ʻana (a nānā ʻole ʻana paha) o kekahi luna aupuni. I hewa paha i ia luna. ʻEā, e ka makamaka heluhelu, ua lawa nō paha ka ʻimihala ʻana. He wā hoʻoponopono kēia i nā hemahema, a ʻo kekahi laʻana nui, ʻo ia ka hoʻopaʻa ʻana i kēlā kanaka i loko o kekahi “haukapila” no nā makahiki he 37 a ʻoi, a ʻaʻohe wahi ola a ʻike ʻia mai. He haukapila ia a i ʻole he hale paʻahao? Kohu mea, ʻaʻohe wehena i laila. Inā e kōkua ʻia ka mea hehena, he kōkua ia no nā kānaka a pau o ke kaiāulu.

He aha lā hoʻi kēlā mea e kau mai ala i luna?

na Laiana Wong (ka lā 11 o Nowemapa, 2017)

Synopsis: Ignorance is revealed in many ways. Knowing one’s place is more valuable than knowing what one might view as fact.

Aloha mai nō kākou e ka poʻe heluhelu o Kauakūkalahale, nā kamaʻāīna a me nā malihini nō hoʻi kekahi. I ʻike ʻia nō ke kamaʻāina o kekahi wahi i kona ʻike ʻana i nā poʻopoʻo a pau o kona ʻāina. ʻO ka malihini ʻike ole i ka helu pō, ʻaʻohe ona hoʻohalahala ʻia mai. ʻAʻole ʻo ia noho ma ʻaneʻi. I koʻu wā e kamaliʻi ana, lohe au i kekahi moʻolelo hōʻakaʻaka, a ua paʻa nō ia moʻolelo a hiki i kēia manawa nō e ʻāhinahina nei ka ʻumiʻumi. I kēia manawa naʻe ua ʻokoʻa koʻu hoʻomaopopo ʻana i ka manaʻo nui o ia moʻolelo, a he haʻawina ʻokoʻa kāna o ka waiho ʻana maila.

I ke aumoe lilo o kekahi pō, a i ka pili paha o ke ao, e inu pia ana ʻelua kānaka i loko o kahi pāka kahakai. I ke kulu ʻana nō o ka pō, e ʻoʻoki mai ana ka ʻona a ka pia, puka maila ka ʻōlelo a kekahi kanaka, penei hoʻi, “ʻEā, nani maoli ka mahina o nēia pō.” Hōʻole akula kona hoa, “ʻAʻole kēlā ʻo ka mahina, e kēnā wahi hūpō. ʻO ia ka lā!” I ia pane kīkoʻolā ʻana mai a ke hoa, ʻo ka māhanahana aʻela nō ia o ke kīkēʻōlelo a hiki i ke kū ʻana o lāua he alo huli aku a he alo huli mai, a kohu moa kākala ua mākaukau ʻo ka lele ʻana o kahi ma luna o kahi.

I ia manawa nō, ʻōlelo maila kekahi o lāua, “ʻEā, e ke hoa, ʻaʻole paha kāua e ʻaʻaka i kahi a me kahi. E aloha nō kāua. E kakali nō paha a kāʻalo mai kekahi kanaka i mua o kāua, a e nīele aku nō kāua i kona manaʻo. A ʻo kā ia ala pane, ʻo ia ana nō kā kāua e ʻaelike ai.”

Ua ʻae maila ke hoa a ʻo ia kakali aku nō ia a ʻōʻili maila kahi kaʻaka Pukikī. Hele nō a kokoke loa maila kēlā, ʻupu aʻela ka nīnau a kekahi hoa, “E ia nei e kāʻalo aku nei. He ui a he nīnau kēia. He aha maila kēlā mea poepoe māʻamaʻama e kau mai ana ma luna o kākou?” I lohe mai ka hana o ka malihini, he kūnānā wale nō ka hana, ʻaʻohe wahi ʻekemu. Hikaʻa lani aʻela naʻe kēlā me ka haka pono aku i ia mea poepoe e māʻamaʻama mai ana. ʻAʻohe wahi pane. Hikaʻa hou aʻela, nānā. ʻO ia hākālia nō a pau kāuna nō hoʻi kona nānā ʻana i ia mea. ʻO ia ihola kona wā i pane mai ai, i ka ʻī ʻana mai penei, “ʻAʻole au ʻike, he malihini au no kēia ʻāina.”

I koʻu lohe mua ʻana i kēia moʻolelo, hū ka ʻaka a kahe ka hūpē. He hūpō nō ia o nā hūpō! A ʻo ia ke ʻano o ia wā. Ua ʻakaʻaka ʻia ka Pukikī i ka hūpō. Eia naʻe, i ka noʻonoʻo hou aʻe i kēia manawa, ke ʻike nei au i ke akamai o ia Pukikī a nui hoʻi koʻu mahalo. ʻO ia hoʻi, he malihini ʻo ia no ia wahi. Inā ua hōʻike mai ʻo ia i nā kamaʻāina i ke ʻano o ia mea poepoe e kau mai ala i luna o ko lāua kulāiwi, inā he hana mahaʻoi nō paha ia. Ua akamai nō naʻe kona hōʻike aku iā lāua i kona ʻike ʻole i ke ʻano o ia mea. ʻAʻole ia ʻo kona kuleana.

ʻEā, he nui nō paha ka poʻe o ka ʻāina ʻē mai e hōʻike mai nei iā kākou kamaʻāina i ke ʻano o ko kākou ʻāina ponoʻī. Kohu mea lā, he hūpō kākou kamaʻāina, a ua pōmaikaʻi nō i nā ʻike a pau a lākou ala e pāhola mai ai. ʻAʻole lā! ʻO kēlā Pukikī ma ka pāka kahakai, ua ʻike nō ʻo ia i ka helu pō!