ima_soulman #arizona_sunrise_2_sunset da weather is awesome'nui but the summer cometh... What's up everybody. 1d

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ima_soulman I haven't been on in quite a while and before my Feed gets over run with unwanted visitors and people I don't want.....
I just want to say hello/aloha to my gang, thanks for hanging with me.
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ima_soulman Here's an #oldie for ya. Wishing you the best... BTW pic taken at Ala Moana shopping center. 2mon

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ima_soulman #foggy #morning #mystreet #arizona Hey Gang, weekend coming 2mon

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ima_soulman Was a good one driving home tonight. Hope yours was too. Aloha. #sunsets #arizona_sunrise_2_sunset 2mon

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ima_soulman My point is... But am I being a bit naive?? An Instagram friend of mine posted a picture using an app that was made by a company called "Babooze". I in turn made the comment on his feed: "that sounds portagee-ish" (portuguese), thinking it was funny. I had to take a moment and think if that was a racist comment or not. You see, small kid time growing up in Hawaii we all made fun of each others nationality. Whether you were portuguese, chinese, filipino, popolo (Black) or haole we all shared each others heritage.  I grew up in Kailua in the 50's and 60's - the lifestyle was simple and great but did have its moments, ie: "kill haole day", (last day of school). No problem-o here as I knew the locals and was able to survive a few intances: no kidding, really did happen, not sure about today though... I hope not. My point here is that we could endure the jokes and sarcasm but more importantly we new where that line was to not offend the other, and we didn't.

What has happened to our world where words and deeds have to be political correct. If someone even feels the slightest hint you're hurting their feelings, its bam your dead.  All I'm saying is that we all need to ease up a little and chill, okay not a little but a lot. Take a lesson from old Hawaii (and I know there are other places to... see I'm trying not to offend here either) and remember what is important, respect the aina (land), love your neighbor, God and family.  Not trying to preach here, just saying whats on my mind. Aloha gang and thanks for reading.

Note: So I do feel a little naive here thinking this won't make a damn difference, and it probably won't if you let it.
3mon
  •   ima_soulman @pk.photo hey Paul, much thanks my friend. 2mon
  •   ima_soulman @onomatopoetic right on. Many thanks. 2mon
  •   ima_soulman @makahila_808 aloha Sophie, Mahalos a plenty 2mon
  •   ima_soulman @jtangonan58 you da last guy ... Hope all is well with you and the family. Aloha my friend 2mon
  •   seawag_australia I agree @ima_soulman it's crazy even all the way ️ it's the same... We use to sing a nursery rhyme called "1 little 2 little 3 little Indians ... Well you can't say that anymore as it's apparently offensive. Our 12 yr old son beginning high School asked "Mum what's a wog" haha that's us... If it wasn't for multicultural how would we all have gorgeous offspring, learn new cultures, experience beautiful cuisine, or heritage, or countries, or languages. . . Chillax peeps!! Don't take the fun out of life. BTW love yr pics. 2mon
  •   ima_soulman @seawag_australia aloha and thanks for reading. I grew up in the 50's and 60's in Hawaii. Times change, people become guarded and sensitive. Oh I yearn for a simpler life. Thanks for kind words and anxious to check out your feed. Malama'pono (take care) 2mon
  •   rosangelita2000 I think Portagee jokes are funny. Kill Haole day wouldn'ta been so great for this Haole lol. Grew up to my dad listening to Rap Replinger and others. Funny stuff. Good times...good memories 2mon
  •   ima_soulman @rosangelita2000 hey Angela. I've been good. Hope you're well. Yes I listen to Rap R also back in the day. I'm being lazy and haven't been doing much here. Aloha my friend. 2mon

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ima_soulman If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be traveling on, now
'Cause there's too many places
I've got to see

But, if I stayed here with you, 
Things just couldn't be the same
'Cause I'm as free as a bird now
And this bird, you can not change

And this bird you cannot change
Lord knows, I can't change
Lord help me, I can't change
Lord I can't change

Won't you fly high, free bird <em>Music by: Allen Collins. Lyrics by: Ronnie Van Zant. Sung by: Lynyrd Skynyrd</em>
3mon
  •   ima_soulman Where did that come from . Hey Gang. Have an awesome'nui week 3mon
  •   i_kimi Hi Pete!! You have a great week too!! 3mon
  •   cloudopatra Pete, hits the spot.... an excellent pairing. 3mon
  •   blackeyedsuzy Hey there. You hard a good week too dear 3mon
  •   ilikea21 What a classic song, and that is a terrific shot, those effects are way cool. 😎 3mon

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  •   _shadowdancer_ Hi Pete! 3mon
  •   gailmarrs Nice! 3mon
  •   spidmo Amazing 3mon
  •   ilikea21 Ooooh, so beautiful! It's great to see your work again,Pete. Nice to reconnect. Kind of been out of the social realm lately. The first place I do return to is Instagram. Here is where my soul lies, I mean my Social soul! Hope you're having a good week, brother. Aloha 3mon
  •   ima_soulman Hey Robin. So good to hear from you. @ilikea21 I've got my blog up where I'm spending most of my time but do come here often. Mahalos and Aloha my friend. Check it out if you dear. Http://onehappyhapa.com 3mon
  •   ilikea21 I most definitely will Pete. Malama pono and a hui hou. 3mon

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ima_soulman #crazysky great afternoon sky #arizona_sunrise_2_sunset have a great weekend Gang. 3mon

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ima_soulman Last few days have had some great #sunsets. Howzit gang. #arizona_sunrise_2_sunset. #driveby 3mon
  •   canooke Have a great weekend! 3mon

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ima_soulman Hoping 2015 will find you better, healthy and in great spirits. #home #makapuu 4mon

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ima_soulman Wanted to leave 2014 with a few oldies but goodies, #bigisland ... Aloha gang 4mon

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ima_soulman Urban Sprawl no. 2
#repost for a project sup gang
4mon

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ima_soulman Urban Sprawl no.1
Hey gang, did you miss me .
4mon

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ima_soulman Here's an oldie... #myworld. Howzit Gang 4mon

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ima_soulman Another one from dis morning. #awesomenui #arizona_sunrise_2_sunset .... Makes you stop in your tracks and say "what!!!" Aloha gang 5mon

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ima_soulman Sup gang, another Arizona morning... This light only lasted 10 minutes, gotta be quick. #arizona_sunrise_2_sunset created with #Snapseed 5mon

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ima_soulman Helping nana with dinner... Wishing the gang a great thanksgiving. Aloha all. 5mon

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