“I hele i kauhale, paʻa pūʻolo i ka lima.”

I hele i kauhale, paʻa pūʻolo i ka lima.” When you go to visit the house compound, carry a package in the hand. When you go to visit other people at their houses, always carry a gift to give, no matter how small.

“Mai paʻa i ka leo, he ʻole ka hea mai.”

Mai paʻa i ka leo, he ʻole ka hea mai. Do not withhold the voice for calling out is easy to do. Call out first to those inside a house when you go to visit. Don’t just go up to the door and knock on it.

“Noho lulu ʻo Mōʻīkeha i ka laulā o Kapaʻa.”

Noho lulu ʻo Mōʻīkeha i ka laulā o Kapaʻa. Mōʻīkeha prefers to stay calmly in the wide expanse of Kapaʻa. Said of the head of the household who enjoys staying home and enjoying all its benefits. The ancient chief Mōʻīkeha enjoyed the peace of Kapaʻa, Kauaʻi, the place he chose as his permanent home.

“Hoʻi hou i ke ehu me he moi lā.”

Hoʻi hou i ke ehu me he moi lā. Return to the place near to the shore where the sea foams, just like a moi fish. Said of one who leaves home for a better chance of advancing but eventually comes back.

“He uouoa pili kahakai.”

He uouoa pili kahakai An uouoa fish that remains close to shore. Said of someone who doesn’t like to stray too far from home.