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  • Hula In Hawaiian Culture

    What is Hula? When people hear hula they picture beautiful girls with long hair in grass skirts and coconut shell bras, dancing gracefully to the beat of the drums accompanied by chants. Although that is true, hula is actually much more than entertaining and remembering different techniques of moves, but properly understanding the stories behind them. Hula maintains meaningful parts of the Hawaiian culture with its bond to express history and spiritual beliefs. I am neither Hawaiian nor do I dance hula, but I tried learning how to dance a couple of times and it was very difficult. There are so many things going on all at once: hand motions, foot patterns, body movements, and using every element of your body. At first I thought hula was just…

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  • Hula Hoop Exercise

    Hula hooping is considered to a resistive exercise that can be graded depending on multiple factors. Those factors depend on size and weight of the hoop, the material it is composed of, and the style of hula hooping one is doing. The amount of resistance is also determined by those factors. The most appropriate time for this activity is also around the peak time for exercise, which was at 15:00. Doing a hoop session around this time is ideal, as it gives the body enough time to digest any…

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  • The Influence Of Dancing: Nonverbal Communication

    that they could predict what would eventually happen if they don’t find a way to save their own culture. According to Hong (2013), in the case of Hula dance, a numerous amount of mele, which refers to song or chant, happened to be lost permanently since they were forgotten before they could get documented (p. 23). Under those circumstances, the ancestor knew they had to find a solution and then came up with the combination of body movements, facial expressions and rhythms, which called dancing.…

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  • Hula Girls Character Analysis

    the fast past modern world and the more traditional bath house life his sickly father and mentally retarded brother live. Daming is forced to change his lifestyle as a looming teardown of the old bathhouse community is stirring up trouble. Hula Girls, directed by Lee Sang-il, tells the story of a coal mining town near collapse in 1965 Japan. A dance instructor from Tokyo, Madoka Hirayama, is hired to save the town by training the local coal miners daughters to dance at a soon to be constructed…

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  • My Camping Trip

    icicle shaped figures, glowing crystal beams, and colorful lasers that lit up the night sky. The greatest thing about this stage was feeling the cement under your feet, instead of mud. Then again, hearing the squishy sounds of everyone struggling to dance in the mud was quite entertaining. We caught a few of our favorite artists including EOTO, VibeSquad, and Bogtrotter. As the sun set in the west, the warmth of the sun diminished further; Leaving us even colder than we were before. Dan and I…

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  • Analysis Of Haunani Kay Trask's 'Lovely Hula Hands'

    Hawaii…The state of aloha which symbolizes peace and harmony in Hawaii. Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, hula dancers, luau festivals, surfing, and snorkeling as it is famous for a vacation spot globally. However, one Hawaiian woman thinks that corporate tourism demolishes her homeland, Hawaii, culturally, economically, and politically. In Haunani Kay Trask’s article, “Lovely Hula Hands” (published in from A Native Daughter by the University of Hawaii Press, 1998), the author employs…

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  • Informative Speech On Hawaiian Culture

    Imagine living somewhere where the temperature averages between 25 to 30 degrees Celsius year round, there are beaches and palm trees around every corner and there’s green grass and bright colourful flowers everywhere you look. Today I’m going to be talking to you about the Hawaiian culture. The Hawaiian culture has a wide range of interesting topics but the ones that I have chosen to enlighten you on today are the different extreme sports that the people in the culture enjoy, the famous Hula…

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  • Hudsucker Proxy Film Analysis

    Barnes is to be proxy, manipulated by the board of directors to devalue the stocks of the company. As, according to company by-laws, all stocks held by the president must be available for sale to public. Hudsucker stock devaluation would ensure that the board would have the capacity to buy at least 51% of the stock, retaining control. Barnes is promoted from the mailroom to the president as he is seen to be a simpleton. He however uses his position to his own advantage and approves…

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  • Tourism In Hawaii

    The native language of Hawaii is falling into disuse, since the major industry on the island is dominated by english. Unlike other areas, once the language disappears from the islands, it will disappear from the world. Hula marketing derives from the commoditization of the traditional polynesian dance, the hula. Hula is a dance accompanied by dance and chant originally used in a spiritual capacity, celebratory capacity or to bring a community closer together. Throughout the years, hula has…

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  • Big Island Tourism Analysis

    the bay. Some of the most visited beaches are Kaunaoa Beach, Anaehoomalu Beach, Punalu’u Beach, Papakolea Beach, and Hapuna Beach State Park. Some alternative activities would include shopping, visiting local museums, golf, or dining out. An untraditional stop for a visitor would be the island farmer’s markets. They are locally diverse from one another and tourists can stop by for breakfast, lunch, or some souvenir shopping. Resorts usually organize Luaus and Hulas. A Luau is a dinner show…

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