We're on the plane waiting to fly direct to NYC. It is amazing to travel around the world via double-hull canoe that helped the revival of Hawaiian culture and language, but every paradise has its problems. It's not easy leaving your family (commitments, relations to home, etc.) behind whether it be by plane or canoe for a month(s) at a time. Every person goes on this journey for different purposes, but when I look around, I see a greater sense of kuleana in everyone's eyes. I think we go because of the greater goal at hand - that is true aloha.
Mahalo to every crew member who has sacrificed their time; especially time seeing your children grow. Your efforts and time is greatly appreciated. Mahalo.
5 hours left
I totally regret not bringing my fancy camera that Sonny gave me.
3 hours 45 minutes left
Territorial Airwaves, you are making this flight so enjoyable. The station is featuring John Almeida. This composer has a special place in my heart because our junior women's song for Kamehameha song contest was "Sunrise Haleakalā." Thank God a girl one row in front of me is watching Hawaii 5-0.
3 hours 21 minutes left
Did any of our ali'i visit Canada?
Where did they visit on the East Coast?
How do I relate this back to kids in Hawai'i?
3 hours 20 minutes left
Dang it! The girl in front turned off her movies.
I can't tell, but I'm pretty sure this radio is repeating now...
2 hours 58 minutes left
Yup, the songs are definitely repeating now
Kumu Kaʻai previously taught at Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy and Hawaiian Studies at Wilson Elementary School to K-5 students.