The picture above is a picture of a Hawaiian family who came to Hawaii as malihini to this land. They are Hawaiians by skin, but they are newcomers to the land. This is the first time they are seeing in person the land of their parents and kupuna. Arrived by the Aorangi was Mrs. Antone Pai, who was born in San Francisco, and her children who were born in Portland, Oregon. In the front line is Robert, 3; Sylvia, 6, and Antone Jr., 4. In the middle line is Katherine, 9; Antoinette, 8; and Helena, 11. In the back is Mrs. Pai and her brother, Francis Sylvia, who was born in Seattle.
Hawaiians Visiting Hawaii
Question: When is a Hawaiian called a malihini?
Answer: When they have not seen Hawaii before.
These are two generations of Hawaiians that saw Hawaii for the first time when they arrived in Honolulu last week on the Steamer Aorangi from Vancouver. Neither Mrs. Pai nor her children had seen Hawaii before, nor had her brother, Francis Sylvia, 22, who arrived with this family. All of them were born in America to Hawaiian families.
“It is just so beautiful,” according to Mrs. Pai as her voice choked up.
“You see that everything is green,” said one of her children. Continue reading