January 5, 2003 Volume 1, Issue 3
Hâlau Hula `O Walea
Are you already an eBay Shopper?
Send your eBay ID via e-
email@example.com and we’ll post your ID in February’s issue of the hâlau newsletter! That way, you won’t get outbid on your favourite item by someone from the hâlau!
Headlines (eBay Shopping) Hâlau News (Launch of Halau
Feature Story (Kumu Hula Jay Jay Akiona) Aloha Corner (Message from
eBay Shopping: Hawaiian Jewelry
Hawaiian jewelry is commonly characterized by its beautiful floral
designs and unique form factors.
barrels or slates. earrings, bracelets
These, along with and rings, are all
decorated with the markings of Hawai`i, including the plumeria flower (like our hâlau logo), maile leis, quilt patterns, and honu (sea turtles).
Ordinarily, in order for someone to get their hands on such jewelry, they would need to hop on a plane and fly to Hawai`i – or, perhaps, have a local relative who lives in the islands to buy and ship these treasures to Canada. Now, it’s as easy as logging onto the Internet and visiting www.ebay.ca!
Registering for an eBay account is easy
and best of all, FREE! Once you’ve
got an account, you can start bidding on any item you can find, including these maika`i (beautiful) pieces!
Here are some Dos:
DO type “plumeria” or “maile” in
the search field
DO refine your search to only include “Jewelry & Gems”
DO confirm that the eBay seller ships to Canada by asking the seller a question
DO shop/buy from the eBay seller
or better website
www.paradisecollection.com – they provide awesome customer service
and deliver quickly!
And some DON’Ts:
DON’T shop/buy anything the eBay seller “pactrade” -
the stars, and yet (even after you’ve
Extremely weak buyers beware!
DON’T outbid any of your hula sisters or teachers, including these eBay experts:
joy_walea (Kumu Hula Joy Walea Corpuz) localhulastar (Alaka`i Judy `Apuakea Isleta) hulagal124 (Alaka`i Jennifer Ka`iulani Gomez) bbygal (Kôkua Vanessa Pulelehua Cuyugan-Tan)
Launch of Hâlau Website – By Judy
The hâlau launched its first ever website – www.hulaintoronto.com – on Sunday, December 15,
and rushed home after the party to get a first look at the maika`i (beautiful) website!
This website is
school, as we
a new beginning for the take Hula in Toronto to Hula Joy Walea Corpuz
the haumana (students), family, and friends Annual Christmas Open House that was held
to hear the
Many of the haumana news of Hula in Toronto
After several weeks of searching for a web developer who would take on this project, Kumu was lucky enough to find a website consultant right under her nose. Cecilia Gray is part owner of Dyamani Consulting Services
(www.dyamani.com), and a co-worker of