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Aloha! Thanks for stopping by my store. I'm Aaron and I'm here to answer all your questions you might have about my stuff. Feel free to check things out here I encourage you to stop by anytime as I will be adding new and exciting pieces that you might like either for yourself or a gift for someone.

I am 5th generation Asian Pacific born and raised in Hawai'i. Kaua'i, one of the most beautiful places on this planet. I grew up learning and living the Hawaiian culture, from the music and dance to the crafts and, of course, food... and everything else in between. I don't know much of my Filipino heritage (actually, nothing, come to think of it) but I sure as hell know about being Hawaiian. I cannot imagine living anywhere else in the world and being truly happy. You know, the kind of happy that can only come from recognizing your place in knowing that everything you are,everything you…

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  • Born on July 29
  • Joined January 15, 2012

Favorite materials

Hawaiian Lauhala, Shells, Vintage Ties, Hand Knitted Sweaters, Beads

About

Aloha! Thanks for stopping by my store. I'm Aaron and I'm here to answer all your questions you might have about my stuff. Feel free to check things out here I encourage you to stop by anytime as I will be adding new and exciting pieces that you might like either for yourself or a gift for someone.

I am 5th generation Asian Pacific born and raised in Hawai'i. Kaua'i, one of the most beautiful places on this planet. I grew up learning and living the Hawaiian culture, from the music and dance to the crafts and, of course, food... and everything else in between. I don't know much of my Filipino heritage (actually, nothing, come to think of it) but I sure as hell know about being Hawaiian. I cannot imagine living anywhere else in the world and being truly happy. You know, the kind of happy that can only come from recognizing your place in knowing that everything you are,everything you have learned about can be passed down to children of that same place. Very few people that move here from elsewhere get this. Very few.

I don't have a car nor do I own a house. While a lot of the things I do have little to do with money, I've learned that people will spend it to buy their little piece of paradise, or the culture... for whatever reason. But that's their thing. My thing is to put it out there and and maybe someone will connect on some level with the influence of my culture's past and link it to something in the present... their present, from my past. I owe it to the ones who were here before me.

As I keep dancing my hula and playing my 'ukulele and weave my bracelets and bags, I will continue to teach the young ones that we should only take what we need... always, and preserve and protect the plants we use for food and medicine. Share what you have. Keep the harmony no matter what the cost. Love the 'Aina, the land. Take care of it because we belong to the land, not the land belongs to us. We were never meant to own it. That's the most important.

Another lesson for the kids... Sell the things you make so you can go buy an X.Box at Walmart... Or an iPod. McDonald's! All that crap. (Someone gave me a dollar to put that on here)...

There you have it. Aloha and Mahalo.



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