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.
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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>
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  •   ima_soulman Where did that come from . Hey Gang. Have an awesome'nui week 2w
  •   i_kimi Hi Pete!! You have a great week too!! 2w
  •   cloudopatra Pete, hits the spot.... an excellent pairing. 2w
  •   blackeyedsuzy Hey there. You hard a good week too dear 2w
  •   ilikea21 What a classic song, and that is a terrific shot, those effects are way cool. 😎 2w

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  •   _shadowdancer_ Hi Pete! 2w
  •   gailmarrs Nice! 2w
  •   spidmo Amazing 2w
  •   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 2w
  •   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 2w
  •   ilikea21 I most definitely will Pete. Malama pono and a hui hou. 1w

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ima_soulman #crazysky great afternoon sky #arizona_sunrise_2_sunset have a great weekend Gang. 2w

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ima_soulman Last few days have had some great #sunsets. Howzit gang. #arizona_sunrise_2_sunset. #driveby 2w
  •   canooke Have a great weekend! 2w

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

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

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Normal Uncle Pete
ima_soulman Urban Sprawl no. 2
#repost for a project sup gang
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ima_soulman Urban Sprawl no.1
Hey gang, did you miss me .
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ima_soulman Here's an oldie... #myworld. Howzit Gang 2mon

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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 2mon

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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 2mon

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ima_soulman Helping nana with dinner... Wishing the gang a great thanksgiving. Aloha all. 2mon

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ima_soulman Stuck in traffic. Have a great thanksgiving gang. #arizona_sunrise_2_sunset (created with #Snapseed) 2mon

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ima_soulman #mystreet #arizona #sunrise Wishing a great Sunday to my IG, FB, Flickr gang. You've made my day . Aloha 2mon

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ima_soulman Can't help myself.... Just point and shoot. Have an awesome'nui weekend. #arizona #sunset #driveby 2mon

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ima_soulman Gonna be another good one... Howzit gang. #arizona #sunrise 2mon

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ima_soulman Just another #arizona #sunset. 2mon

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