It is not exactly warm in L.A today – I’d quite like to be in Hawaii right now at Dukes listening to good live music. However, Los Angeles is all okay today too, indoors. The South and NYC have blizzard situations going on. Poor peeps. Here’s ten hot posts being bumped via social media this Christmas right now in Hollywood.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.25.10~
“Our cup overfloweth with joie de vivre to share with others”–motto for 2011 onwards.
This Christmas Eve is the month where a Maori Hollywood entertainment celebrity blog made history and hit the 2.8 million threshold thanks to you all worldwide. That’s never happened before in Hollywood’s entertainment history. Hawaii takes the top spot as both the 44thPresident of America and New Zealand’s Prime Minister vacation at the tropical jewel isles location of the USA.
Here in California this artwork at the Wiedeman gallery photographed in Hollywood this eve, reminds me of the umbrella I’ve been living under while living here in Hollywood California to date. Very French with a Hollywood twist. And Jakey Davis shines with two of his biggest fans, sister Taylor Jane and his mom, teen mom’s champion life coach - The Maori Rose of Sharon across the world in New Zealand. It’s all about children and their world we help and support them create. As you can see, I’m on Jakey’s program as he’s already busting out his Peace sign moves for photos, so fine like already, on a Kiwi beach. Too cute.
Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news on Christmas here in the Hollywood hood as voted by you the people worlwide. Here’s how we’re looking in our top ten today. Merry New Zealand Christmas and Happy Hollywood Christmas Eve. Thanks people.
Almost made it – The Bonus Posts:
Happy Kiwi Christmas and Merry American Christmas Eve.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~
Beach fun from Hawaii. Scallops are US this year. ;)
What’s up with your hobbit foot girl?! lol.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~
Michelle Obama is already in Hawaii with Malia Obama and Sasha Obama enjoying Kailua Beach for the family’s scheduled vacation. The First Family await Mr Obama‘s arrival from Washington DC. The President is expected to touch down in Hawaii tomorrow (Wednesday) to join his family.
Residents will soon feel the full impact of a presidential visit, AP reports via USA Today: The Secret Service began alerting residents of spacious homes along Kailuana Place last week that checkpoints will soon go up. Hawaiian Telecom personnel were busily repairing telephone wiring outside one of the Obama homes, which sit midway down a cul-de-sac.
Once authorities throw up a cordon around the neighborhood, simple pleasures like walking the beach or canoeing in a canal near the three houses will become difficult — if not impossible.
The Democratic president is not expected to engage in fundraisers or other overtly political acts. Dante Carpenter, chairman of the Hawaii Democratic Party, said he’s asked if Obama could be enticed into attending even a low-key event, but he hasn’t heard back.
“I think he’s been up to his eyeballs in horse manure and gun smoke, not necessarily in that order,” Carpenter said. “He may be looking for time with his family and that’s about it. I can’t blame him.”
[Pics - 2009 vacation, Hawaii via HuffPo]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.21.10~
Kailua Beach Hawaii is a fun community to visit. It reminds me a lot of Pauanui or Omaha beach communities in New Zealand. Indoor/outdoor living at the beach as a relaxing way of life, Yes! The beach is quiet and peaceful in Kailua yet you get a sense of community too. You can read a good book or dive into the Ocean too with all of the locals swimming daily. That’s what I did at Kailua anyway on my last visit.
To visit with your family and friends, go here for more information.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.2.10~
Pics of Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green catching some rays and mohitos on Hawaii’s beaut beaches are doing the rounds on celeb websites as a holiday trending vacation spot to be spotted at.
Absolutely, why not! Hawaii is so much fun. Tropical climates and chill beaches can’t be beat. Love it.
By the way, for somewhere exotic if you’re from the mainland in the US, Fiji is pretty hot too to vacation at.
[Images courtesy of Bauer Griffin Online]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.19.10~
One leader found that scheduling an appointment with US President Obama is more difficult than Holidaying in Hawaii, Obama’s home state. In fact Republicans seem to be dominating Mr Obama’s time lately, not people outside of the US. Sad really.
Go here to read that.
2011? Obama could perhaps be more able to meet with other people other than Republicans next year. Let’s hope that this is the case. They’re pretty high maintenance those Republicans I must say.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.18.10~
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama‘s Hawaii vacation is being delayed by unfinished business in Washington, but first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are going ahead with their trip this weekend.
A statement from Michelle Obama’s office Friday said the rest of the family — including the first dog, Bo — will depart for Honolulu on Saturday as originally scheduled for the holidays.
The president won’t fly to Hawaii until Congress’ session is complete, possibly on Wednesday.
The family won’t take Air Force One, instead flying on a C40B, a version of the Boeing 737 that the first lady’s office described as one of the White House fleet’s smaller and most efficient planes.
The entire Obama family will return to Washington on Jan. 1.
[Let's hope the Obama ladies have the best holiday ever. They so deserve it. I mean to be in sun and around people who are genuinely friendly and with plenty of tropical flavored shave ice would be fun and so healthy for this family. It's not sugar that is harmful to this family. Wishing them a good Hawaii Christmas]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.17.10~
New Zealand’s Prime Minister appeared on The Edge radio station to warble a Christmas ditty before he jets out with family for the holiday season. Topics of conversation were: What to get Will & Kate for their wedding present next year, a niece’s wedding in London and enjoying mohitos and corn-fed beef in Hawaii where The Keys plans to vacation this year.
Go here to see the flattest rendition of this song in any Kiwi pub’s history, but hey, 200% effort for leaping in and being a sport. What a hoot. Happy Holidays New Zealand. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.15.10~
- Republic of Fiji
~Shared from the book, Whetu Moana [Sea of Stars]: Contemporary Polynesian Poetry in English (eds: Albert Wendt, Reina Whaitiri and Robert Sullivan) via Hawaii University’s website. To read more, click on link. Posted Hollywood, California USA. 12.15.10 by Sam Cruickshank~
“My cultural pride I will show, that you may know, who I am.”–song lyrics, Aaria.
Beautiful voices from The Shaky Isles today.
Mauri ‘Ola Tatou! Life to US!!!
[Footage: Singer Stan Walker & Whanau/Family from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia]
Lyrics: He kakano ahau i ruia mai i rangi atea (I am a seed scattered from Rangiatea)
Honolulu news sources are reporting that Entertainment Tonight’s creator, Alfred “Al” Mansini has passed away at aged 80.
He gifted America as a creator of TV shows, ET (the most watched Entertainment news show today), Star Search (the forerunner of American Idol), Solid Gold disco hotness and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
Most importantly he was a nice guy too. His wife Charlyn Honda Mansini describes Al as being: “a humble, sweet, lovable person.”
Carol Burnett also released a statement of her friend saying: “Al was a talented producer and a fine man.” You don’t get many finer recommendations than that when having worked in Hollywood entertainment. What a guy. RIP.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.1.10~
Malo e lelei from California via Samoan-Kiwis in Hawaii singing the universally loved, ancient poetic psalm of King David of Israel. :)
Music from two brothers of the group, Adeaze.
Salamo e luasefulu ma le fitu
O le fuaiupu muamua
Ma le fuaiupu e sefulu ma le fa
The Lord is my light and my salvation
Whom shall I fear Lord
The Lord is the strength of my life
Whom shall I be afraid
Wait on the Lord
Be of good courage
And he shall strengthen your heart
Wait I say on the Lord, wait I say on the Lord
The Lord is my light and my salvation
Whom shall I fear Lord
O le atua o lo’u malamalama
Ma lo’u fa’aolataga
O ai ou te fefe iai
O le atua o ia o le malosi
I lo’u olaga
O ai ou te fefe iai
Fa a ta li mo le atua
Ia fa ama losi
E fa amalosi lo’u agaga
Fa a ta li mo le atua
Fa a ta li mo le atua
Whom shall I be afraid – till end
[Lyrics via sing365.Com]
~A singing birthday card for The Maori Rose of Sharon of Nga Puhi and Ngati Whatua Maori tribes, on her birthday, 2010. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.28.10. Excuse distortion, Polynesian artists are still waiting on times to change, before we can truly rock it out in Hollywood in a culturally meaningful way. In the meantime, this is it! Enjoy.~
There’s just something about Maori young people singing and performing live in the poetic language of Te Reo Rangatira (the Language of Chiefs) with beautiful smiles that reminds you, these young leaders are from a very vibrant culture.
Love them! Can’t get enough of their visage and unbridled talents on display in Hollywood. Beautiful.
Oh and if you’re reading this post from Hollywood–no this really is not “lost footage from the director’s cut of Dances with Wolves–young people really perform like this every day in places like Waitangi or Roto-Vegas/ Rotorua or many other beautiful cities too. One of my favorite spots in seeing Maori perform is at the Tuhoe tribe’s Te Hui Ahurei o Tūhoe Festval. These young people are the best and they speak the language as their first language each day.
They’re also cinematic. Their first movie is in development. It’s humorously titled: Hambones at the Pork Bone Puha Hotel. Now this is THE movie for any A-List Hollywood actor to do a cameo in. It’s going to be both funny & fab!
They’re so authentic and beautiful in performance. The kids of Ngai Tuhoe also are amazing artists and their artworks (paintings) are so special. Deep. Meaningful. I purchased one, last time I was in attendance at this event.
If you must have your fix, of seeing Maori appear and perform live, finding out more about these two cities, is a good start when planning your global travel entertainment.
Culturally vibrant travel–is always adventurous and enriching to one’s worldview. You know it. Cheers!
Maori young people also add a lot to America’s diverse tourism industry, especially in Hawaii, President Obama‘s home state–all year round. Go here to check these Maori kids, who help America out. They’re such good selfless young people. Amazing!!! I love them.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.27.10~
I had some of this today. It’s the best! Waialua Pineapple Natural Soda.
Wailua means “two waters” in the Hawaiian language.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.17.10~
Today was the biggest growth day on the blog in two months.
Thanks for the mad love everyone. Together, we’re making history.
God bless you all. Thank you.
Let’s rock this, together!
What I have learned at this point blogging, is that Maori-Kiwis really can live away from whanau (family) iwi (tribe) in the US full time, for 4 and a half years now.
I’ve learned that I love America, more than most people claim they do.
This is a great nation, diverse and beautiful and I feel very privileged and blessed to have been a small part of it, during some very interesting years. As most of you who read the blog are American, “thank you,” have faith in yourself, as many of us (your friends who are non-American) do. We believe in you!
No matter what the day may serve up, may a growing bond never change between you and your allied nations of friends. When you’re down, it us who, within reason, hold your arms up in shared victory. That’s what real friends are for. Kiwis (New Zealanders) are such real people. We don’t quit good people. The victory is not always monetary. A change for you all perhaps in these not always smooth, political years and growing pains. Instead, the victory we share together is a shared world for future generations, beyond temporary moments of instant gratification known as ‘our lifetime.’
On that note, here’s a group of lads, all of whom are perhaps much more noble than me –yet not one has my profile, even though they all should– whose ancestors all raised them to think of their grandchildren’s grandchildren. Here’s some more Maori entertainment from the priceless lads of K2 Maori Company.
Blogging in H-Wood, most days I feel like one of these bros. Not much different to any one them. I believe that not enough Maori men are seen or visible at high profile levels of leadership in the world. Yet the world needs what Maori men know culturally, at this point in world history. Especially in America, hence a motivating reason of why I blog.
Incidentally, most Kiwi kids grew up singing this song. I was about ten? I think, when I first learned it with my siblings, next door neighbors and friends. I still know all the words off by heart. When I was in Hawaii I heard some Hawaiian bros singing this hori jingle too, so it’s a bit of a global hit, worth sharing. Americans… you’re quite surprising people, to know this song. Thank you all for being a part of our diverse view, that includes Maori presence (taste preferences and observations) daily too in Hollywood and America. Mauri ‘Ola - life to you!
Golden couple of the day: Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.14.10~
No one can quite move their hips and hands, like the Kiwi-Tahitian girls dancing to cultural choreography in Auckland, The Supercity New Zealand. They’re the Polynesian version of beautiful Middle-Eastern belly dancers of the Middle East. These one’s are found in peaceful beautiful clean and green New Zealand, or, Middle Earth if you’re a fan of New Zealand cinema.
Anyway Kiwi-Tahitian girls are quite unique in New Zealand. Seen at the Pasifika Cultural festival (they’re the highlight) each year.
Check them out one year. Well worth it. :)
Happy global traveling and exploring diversely colorful dance cultures of the world. Chalk Auckland into your cities to visit. The city’s mayor Len Brown has this to say as an official invite to US all:
“Auckland Mayor Len Brown has taken the first steps towards making Auckland one of the world’s leading events cities.
The mayor has commissioned a report from the council controlled organisation Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development Ltd on how to make the city more of a destination for unforgettable local and international events.
“I want Aucklanders to have a sense of pride and excitement about the events in their city, I want Kiwis from other regions to come and experience the best we can offer, and I want international visitors to go home telling everyone Auckland is the place to go,” says Len Brown.
Next year, Auckland hosts international events such as the Rugby World Cup 2011 followed by Volvo Ocean Race, and the ITU World Championships in 2012. Auckland’s biennial arts festival celebrates its fifth birthday, showcasing artists and performers from New Zealand and abroad, and as every year, the city hosts the largest Pacific festival in the world, Pasifika.
“We will continue to attract high profile international events while promoting our distinctive local events to domestic and international visitors. Similarly attractions around the city, such as sculpture or wine trails, can be promoted as regional packages to our visitors. With all our attractions, stunning environment and friendly people, we have the potential to develop a world class reputation and a prosperous tourism industry,” says Len Brown.”
Fun, let’s do it then. Heilani Hula School, Hawaii also has Tahitian dancers too. This post also features Indian actress, Smita Patel. :)
Air New Zealand is the airline to give a whirl. They’re cool.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.8.10~
Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
To listen to the best live version of the SSB, that’s found here:
Lyrics: Star Spangled Banner.
Artwork: Burlesque movie poster, Hollywood movie marketing imagery, bus stop, Hollywood Blvd – Hollywood & Highland.
Artwork II: Reuben Patterson, artist – New Zealand. Artwork name: Lightning Strikes, Maybe Once, Maybe Twice, But It All Comes Down To You (2003): glitterdust on canvas (3 panels) total size 1014 x 3042mm.
Made in America and New Zealand. Pop Art.
Song words of SSB extra verse, follow after the leap:
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.7.10~
A different view: Photoshopped Aubergine featuring the letters, A & B.
If you blog from Hollywood “A” will always stand for Angeles, Angel (a messenger), or, Angelina (Jolie) – a second generation proven Hollywood star and cultural, global treasure of America.
“B” in Hollywood’s current celebrity star system, will always stand for Brad (Pitt)- champion celebrity supporter of the New Orleans Saints football team, who wear a Super Bowl ring. “B” stands for Barack (President Obama, husband of FLOTUS Michelle Obama) and Bill (Clinton) husband of the current US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton or (more current) Canada‘s teen entertainer, Bieber (Justin) or a returning Kawana (Governor) of California, Jerry Brown too.
Of these names listed – American culture is spun, millions of dollars, time, energy, resources, hours and hours and hours of global attention and effort are spent printing, distributing, broadcasting, (watching, viewing, emulating, discussing at office water coolers) any inkling of a sighting or a key message from any one of these names.
As celebrities of entertainment, politics, music, arts and culture – they form a multi-billion dollar industry that generates around them each day. AB people, leading the world – in a metaphor of a (solar) star system, or the particles of an atom. They are the oracles, of a Super Power’s discourse. The artillery (signifiers elect by popular free-choice vote) of a super power’s dominance and culture–imploring the key message of: ‘emulate US’ worldwide. They’re fun people. Fun sells. As celebrities of US culture, I like them all. More often than not, they always bring a smile.
“B” also equals whose got the ball. B is also about what you do for others when you have the ball.
You’re an A-List star in Hollywood when you do A-List worthy things with the ball you hold in your hands for others. Angelina Jolie perhaps sums this up the best, on her humanitarian missions for the UN, to people of the world most needing advocacy. AB is a blood type (like any other, O type for example is too) –the signifier of human life globally–symbolizing the movement of a pulse for the good, across the globe, for people.
Practically speaking though, if you’re from New Zealand and you’re a rugby football enthusiast, AB stands for All Blacks and of them and what they have achieved in sports and what AB’s culture has inspired for human rights records of the World (cf: Nelson Mandela‘s story and human rights, apartheid advocacy via Maori New Zealanders and Kiwis in the documentary films of artist, Merata Mita, one of the most significant filmic artists in the world of all time, who held, focused or directed a camera, in often zero budget filming conditions–yet in a Queenly manner, like Angelina Jolie is now as a debut director, seeing beyond color bars into the heart of genocidal, raping tendencies as a filmic theme)–is only the stuff Hollywood legends are written of and made of. Hence that very long sentence. Sorry ’bout that.
On the other side of the world, in New Zealand, at a significant time in world history as captured on film in Merata’s film, Patu! – AB’s culture helped free a Nobel Peace Prize Winning King, of South Africa. His life story of freedom, is a Kiwi story too. He’s in our hot mix. Maori and Kiwi’s freed him with advocacy also, helping give Nelson his long awaited cup of Liberty in his unique journey of a very long walk to freedom as a now celebrated South Africa icon of the world. When New Zealand play South Africa in rugby, we celebrate our part we play, in his ongoing legacy of freedom. He gave us a challenge, we responded, and that legacy to free others, will always be what we do in rugby country, Middle Earth. It’s a proven gift, a cultural taonga (inner treasure) AB Kiwi-thinkers have, carry, possess, pass on to others when needed for the world.
We instigate the play and the pass of freedom with our actions and instincts, outworked in a teamwork formation. We always have.
AB thinkers and action star-doers, are ‘Humanitarian Messangers of Sport.’ They are down-to-earth and fine Commonwealth people. Their nobility of spirit is defined by a Joe Blogg’s-appearing cloak of humility.
Like any rugby football enthusiast or ‘team work sports’ appreciating Kiwi in the world –The AB’s are our fun heroes. Gladiators of sport, whenever they appear, they symbolize fearless change in a modern world of fiercely contested challenges. New teamwork strategies in play is what they evolve as a science of sport and an art form of globally loved entertainment. They are masters at evolving the game of play and making it better.
Image: Photo-shopped Aubergine (deep purple) appearing as black. Hot image via Freaking News website.
[For a good Baba Ganoush dip recipe, enjoyed by people in the Middle East equally (regardless of geographical borders) and also with people in the Western World too, check out David Bovitz recipe. Pictures are also DB's. Recipe found here].
What’s cooking in your kitchen for the world America? Good things, I trust. Happy cooking, creating, eating, shared and diverse dining. Peace ya’ll! :)
[Below Image: 'Canterbury Kia Mau Training Rugby Ball" courtesy if Ikon Sport].
A and B are two important keys on a King or Queen’s piano’s keyboard. I am not either. I am the “C” key, of Middle Earth (eyes are needed to C), like any try-and-do-some-good Kiwi does, I try and join in too, in and around supporting our rugby footballers to excel in teamwork opportunities that get the best results on and off the field.
Our rugby players are our AB’s stars. The rest of us Kiwi’s – at best, tend to play the “Middle C” key role of Middle Earth – to entertain for a peaceful and productive future of “big hearted” purposes in the world. Baba Ganoush - with pita bread as a change from Latino-staple Corn Chips and Salsa, in this Jerry Brown latino-voted California’s elect future, of political climate change terrain of Hollywood, that I blog from. Exciting times.
Keeping it real, is having a diverse taste palate. That way, we’re more likely to consider the needs of others, with a worldview different and/or similar to our own. Mature tastes then maturing together with consideration and love for others in our stout rugby and football hearts- Baba Ganoush, why not?! You know it. Peace!
~Music, Sam Cooke – A Change is Gonna Come in honor of Motown Artists contribution to the world for MO-vember rugby nation mugs 2010. Courage to Collaborate And Bee more awesome. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.5.10~
Te Karere, a Maori News show in New Zealand, are doing some of the best news in the entertainment biz lately. Here’s that story, everyone is talking about. This version in Te Reo Rangatira (The Language of Chiefs) of New Zealand.
The day Hilllary Clinton touched down in New Zealand, the story aired with a headline: The Most Powerful Women in the World Arrives in New Zealand. This prompted a politician to give a funny aside like the theatricality of a good Shakespeare play, (read that here).
My favorite part of this footage, is where Hillary presses noses in greeting (it’s called the hongi) symbolizing the breath of life in your nose, mingling with the breath of life in your fellow sisters and brothers.
Equality of life is shared in the warm gesture of manaaki (or hospitality) when “hongi moments” happen, celebrating the meeting of our diverse and shared human presence–is what the intimate gesture symbolizes.
Maori are big on face-to-face talking, greetings, shared communication and presence. This cultural trait, all Kiwis seem to share. If you’re serious, you’ll turn up, is the view – Mrs Clinton did not disappoint. What a woman.
Her “hongi” moment, is exactly like James Cameron‘s Avatar film (photo below), which is where uber-talented James perhaps got the idea from. It’s so surreal to be Maori in Hollywood and watching Hilary (US Secretary of State) go Avatar-Maori with a good hongi session in Middle Earth, Wellington New Zealand. She’s one of US now. That’s also what the hongi means.
Watching it go down in this news clip, I forgot what country I was in. It took 36 hours for the ‘surreal feeling’ to calm down and to readjust back to American life. Lol! *jokes*
[By the way: To see how thorough, personable and informative Prime Minister Key is at updating his people, with transparent communication from his Beehive Parliamentary office, watch this video clip of one of the Kiwi King's regular updates. Good leadership, aye!].
Now, let’s get back to Hillary in the top clip, she’s looking good.
I can’t help but think of smart action partnerships, being the result of US-Kiwi political ties. Green thinking strategies are ahead. I see plenty of fun shared between two showcasing nations – both who love to entertain. A win-win combo.
Update: Fran O’Sullivan of the New Zeland Herald notes how Prime Minister, Mr Key, genuinely slipped up by introducing Mrs Clinton as “President Clinton,” by way of a genuine gaffe. It’s a compliment to Mr Obama that Hillary is so Presidential in her role as US Secretary of State.
Here’s an image of a Maori koru (symbolizing courage in change when facing challenges). The koru spiral (a metaphor of a fern frond’s growing spear tip – new life) is depicted on President Ronald Reagan‘s Hollywood Star, Hollywood Walk of Fame–to reciprocate the spirit of American-Kiwi and Maori-Hawaii relationships, cross-over art and culture, remaining strong between our entertaining nations of diverse and vibrant peoples in world politics.
Again, what a fine Ambassador for her President, Mr Obama and her First Lady, the lovely Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton is and was down in NZ. She rocked the gig.
Bring it on — in the 2010′s from New Zealand and America.
[Presenter: Scotty Morrison, Reporter Roihana Nuri, Executive Producer: "The Most Powerful Woman In The Maori World" Tini Molyneux, for Bronagh Key and Te Karere, TVNZ News. National Standards Education Standards can be sourced here.]
To visit New Zealand yourself and experience the culture – Go Here.
[Images of Wellywood/ Wellington, photographer - David Wall]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.4.10~
Kalani Jones (L) of Auckland – The Supercity poses with Lani.
The Samoan-Kiwi hottie looks like her late grandmother, Aunty Maina Werne-Jones - a lady who died in Kenya while on safari, and who had the distinction of having the second most-attended funeral in New Zealand history in 1997 of a Kiwi not born in the green paradise nation. As a woman of Samoa with Mana in The South Pacific, Maina Werne-Jones was down to earth, heavenly-minded, loving and much loved.
Aunty Maina as she was affectionately known, is still sorely missed by Auckland City, Samoa and throughout The Pacific today. Her laugh was magic. She laughed a lot, always sharing her smile and joie de vie with a rare gift of joyful encouragement.
Kalani also looks like her gorgeous momma, Judi Jones. Kalani’s dad, Derek Jones can be found here with Judi, doing their bit providing Samoan-Kiwi flava and inspiration at a transitional time for Porirua City leadership in Wellywood – Hollywood’s sister-city for 3D film making expertise.
Porirua is currently in the middle of a surprise bi-election, as the US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton has just recently touched down in Wellywood, a film making nation’s capitol city, at the time of writing from Hollywood. There’s a lot going on in New Zealand right now. It’s a hot diverse entertainment nation, destination.
At the top, of the North Island of New Zealand, Kalani lives in Auckland, The Supercity of this beautiful paradise-green nation.
[Lena Horne -great entertainer and blacklisted activist for Humanitarian Human Rights issues and causes, Hollywood Star (the Maori koru taonga version), for Kalani Jones, Hollywood Walk of Fame–photog: Horiwood.Com’s own).
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.3.10~
Two thoughts with this pic of We The Kings:
“Rockers who wear a good Cree tee shirt in Chinese yellow, will always rock.”
If you’ve ever wanted to swim with dolphins in the wild, click on the blue pic below:
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California, Surfin’ USA. 10.30.10~
Aloha! Talofa, Kia Ora, Malo ni, ea mai koe? Kia orana, Malo lelei! ’Sup? And, who are these two love birds then?
Who: Darrin & Kobez
Where: Hawaii, Obama‘s home State.
What: Vacationing love birds from New Zealand in Hawaii, USA.
Shout Out: Are you voting Parata for Mana electorate? I hear she’s the best candidate and most experienced for the job. Exciting stuff!
Btw: The chop suey at the Sidewalk restaurant in Oa’ahu, Hawaii, is even more amazing than the chop suey, Aunty Sia makes in Porirua, after Tongan Church on Sundays. Aunty Sia, would be impressed. Eat there. Yummy Polynesian delicacies. Their Ahi Poke is to die for, huge portions! (recipe: fresh tuna, cut in generous chunks, freshly grated ginger, lemon juice, plenty of sesame seed oil and sliced green, spring onion – yummo!). Try this at home in Porirua. Too good to be true.
However, Sidewalk’s or Aunty Sia’s chop suey, isn’t quite as good as the chop suey Miss Universe of Samoa, the one and only Aunty Martha makes (my Aunty and Aunty of Michael Jones and Cathy Collins & Mr Cool - Derek Jones too, obviously!). But definitely a close second.
Now back to our two lovebirds, Kobez and Darrin: You two Wellingtonians are both so lucky, to be in yummo chop suey, rich, Polynesian heat, right now! It’s raining today in otherwise sunny California – the home of Dwayne Johnson.,”The Rock” -formerly of Grey Lyn, Auckers.
Gosh, just thinking about Aunty Sia’s chop suey in Porirua and Aunty Martha’s as well is making me want to play down some major records of The Jets here in Hollywood, but I should show some respect to Brother Love with his Poly club classic we all can get our siva-salsa-haka dance grooves on to. He’s coco-licious cool.
Here’s Roimata for you Wellywood-Hawaiian birds of love to enjoy and all of Porirua City. Like Aunty Sia’s chop suey in colourful Porirua, Brother Love is the best. Playing it down from Hollywood today for all of us in Porirua City, Grey Lyn, California and Hawaii. Heck Yeah! Let’s go Porirua! Up!
To experience Hawaii too as a tropical getaway vaction location, here’s a good link.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.19.10~
[In 2020, model and future movie star, Yasmin Bidois (Nga puhi & Ngati Awa Maori tribes), will be 25, a leader of a majority New Zealand population of Polyeurasians. How exciting. Everything we do, is for Yasmin and her generation, if any of us, have passion for New Zealand's well being and future. Sign me up. What a beautiful generation to work for and serve. Yes!].
Here’s the paradigm shift of the century, for New Zealanders. It goes like this:
Polyeurasians are expected to sit at 52% of the NZ population by 2021 based on Statistic NZ projections. So by my maths, Olive (as in skin) is the new Black – Culture (as in Maori) the nuance, and, Native the new exotic.–Ata Te Kanawa.
Brown is the new black.