Saturday, September 26, 2009
In traditional times, it was a common practice among the native people of Hawai'i to present each other a gift wrapped in ti leaves as a gesture of aloha, ho'okipa (hospitality) and ho'omaika'i (appreciation). This practice has continued into the modern era, where we still honor our guests and special friends with a pū'olo to welcome them into our home and show them how much they mean to us.
Mahalo to Mr Rodney Ito, General Manager, Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort & Spa
Our ti leaves contained pears, apples and banana bread!