Since there is such a lack in the gene pool of Hawaiians in Hollywood, I thought that I would start with myself, as far as, an interview is concerned.
So last night while my keiki (children in Hawaiian) slept, I came up with a list of questions that I would potentially ask anyone.
As the day becomes brighter, so do I and I sit down, look over the content of my page and ask the first question.
Q. Why and when did you come to Los Angeles?
Me: The when is easy, I left Hawaii in January of 1988. The why, however, isn’t. I left Hawaii to follow a little girl crush. I say little girl because that is how I behaved, childish. It was impulsive and not well planned. I had no job, no place to live in case the gig I had didn’t work out and most of all I was afraid.
Q. Why were you afraid?
Me: Because I thought I was going to be destitute. My parents were so far away, I really didn’t have a back up plan and I had no friends to speak of. Just the person I was living with.
Q. You’ve been here for almost 25 years, obviously you like it here. Why didn’t you go back?
Me: That is the million dollar question isn’t it. I thought that if I went back to Hawaii, I would be a failure, that wouldn’t have measured up to expectations. This was all an illusion in my head, however.
Q. Will you ever move back?
Me: It’s a dream. But I’m not sure if it’s reasonable. Who knows?
Q. Why is Aloha, you?
Me: You know, maybe that’s not the correct word. Maybe the real word here is pono, meaning righteous. Ho’oponopono, meaning to make right, would be a better word. Making right, isn’t that what we all want? When things are pono or right in our lives, all is right with the world. Maybe that is what Aloha really is, to love and live rightly.