barrelbums:

barrelbums:

For all you Hawaiians out there

The fact that our lame joke got notes

barrelbums:

barrelbums:

For all you Hawaiians out there

The fact that our lame joke got notes

guy who i once had a thing with but then got a girlfriend broke up with his girlfriend like a week ago asked me to go to aus with him in fIVE WEEKS LIKE ???? u had ur chance buzzzz

but now i get to hear about how weird she was and it’s making me feel so much better about myself so :)))

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME

the thing with the whole ‘mana wahine means woman’ situation is that it’s brought up the important issue that there are just some things in te reo māori and other native languages that are impossible to translate into english and i love it

it makes me feel like these things we have difficulty translating are special and we have to protect them from the harsh western tongue and idk it’s like our lil secret being kept from non natives

what makes me laugh is when people try arguing their point over something māori with actually māori people like how dumb can u be just stop

Something cool I found out about Maori Culture

breathedeepflyhigh:

poly—nesian:

breathedeepflyhigh:

"Mana" is the Maori word for "power".
well guess what the Maori word for “women” is. “Mana Wahine”

Power is inherent in their concept of women and I think that’s pretty darn cool. 

uh nah the word for woman is just wahine, not mana wahine

I think it’s both, a friend of mine is doing a dance show in New Zealand called Mana Wahine all about the power within women and I asked her and she said it was right, but I could be wrong!

as someone who is māori, i’m telling you that the word for woman is wahine

mana wahine is the power/kaha within a wahine/wahine toa

vanununu:

My Maoli Sister Taaniko is finally bringing her business here to Ipswich/Brisbane on Sat 9th August.. I can’t wait! Soldiers Rd Portraits not only photograph Maori style but also Pacific Island too.. Book your family in now on soldiersrd.simplybook.me  can’t wait to see ya @taaniko xx

vanununu:

My Maoli Sister Taaniko is finally bringing her business here to Ipswich/Brisbane on Sat 9th August.. I can’t wait! Soldiers Rd Portraits not only photograph Maori style but also Pacific Island too.. Book your family in now on soldiersrd.simplybook.me can’t wait to see ya @taaniko xx

Something cool I found out about Maori Culture

breathedeepflyhigh:

"Mana" is the Maori word for "power".
well guess what the Maori word for “women” is. “Mana Wahine”

Power is inherent in their concept of women and I think that’s pretty darn cool. 

uh nah the word for woman is just wahine, not mana wahine

also i feel like i should tattoo the 😒 emoji somewhere on my body bc that’s literally my face 24/7

i was planning to be at merrie monarch with a friend next year but considering she’s so inconveniently become pregnant i doubt she’ll be travelling with a two month old baby in april like yeh forget about our plans and have a fukn kid instead how rude 😒😒😒

leilaniikawai:

my husband

leilaniikawai:

my husband