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Honolulu

          Honolulu literally translates from Hawaiian to English to mean sheltered bay. Located on the South side of the Island of Oahu, Honolulu first became a town when King Kamehameha I conquered the island of Oahu in the battle of Nu'uanu at the Pali, and afterward they made Waikiki a royal compound. In 1809 they relocated to what is now downtown Honolulu and in 1845 it became the official Capital of Hawaii under King Kamehameha III.

Don't Give it Away for Free

Started in 2004 by the now infamous Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook started as a small social-networking site for Harvard students. By 2005 other Universities were using Facebook and shortly after High School students were joining too and in 2006 Facebook went public. Much simpler than its predecessor Myspace, Facebook offered users the ability to socialize without the promoting of other media properties.

Death in General

     We as Americans seem to have a thick skin when it comes to violence and death. We only gasp if the circumstances are tragic, but even school shootings and deranged murderers are becoming the norm. Movies, tv, video games and nightly news provide us with more than enough sad, grotesque stories so that we get our fill everyday in one form or another, but when it comes to actually dealing with death, we as a nation are infantile.

Sustain what?

Not all things that are called sustainable today can be proven to be so. It is man-kinds’ nature to be near sighted and to not see the long term effects that they have on the earth. Whole civilizations have disappeared repeatedly throughout history and I believe it is due to a lack of awareness. In order to create things that are truly sustainable we must be willing to look further into the future and be able to understand and learn from the past.

Rainbow Love

Hawaii has always been one of the most diverse and most accepting places I have ever witnessed. With cultures and races not only celebrating their own unique traditions, but taking part in each other’s traditions as well, I have always been in amazement at the way the people in these islands always seem to come to love and adopt one another.