July’s Hawaiian Proverb of the Month – “Nānā ka maka; ho‘olohe ka pepeiao; hana ka lima”

‘Ōlelo No‘eau – Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings

By Kimo Jenkins, Director, Product Development & Implementation Cultural Guide

“Nānā ka maka; ho‘olohe ka pepeiao; hana ka lima”

Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; work with the hands

The kauna or hidden meaning of this ‘ōlelo no‘eau is – “Just watching and listening isn’t enough. Pitch in and help”.

That’s what we do – and have be doing for the past 20 years. This month we celebrate two decades of being Hawai‘i’s best and most unique Destination Management Company. We observe, listen and work with you in exceeding your expectations and delivering on our promise – we are your partner – Island Partners Hawai‘i.