Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ngā mihi Māhāna


I have returned to blogging earlier than I thought
And I have some kind words from a Maori follower to thank for it!
They reminded me of the kindness of bloggin and bloggers
Kindness that was added to by the majority of comments of the last two blogs.
Hamitana, you are a star

"I hug with my Maori Soul; I smile with my Maori Heart; I laugh with my tummy; I think with my Hands; I speak with my Eyes; I listens with my Maori Mind and, abundantly Love with my Everything"

47 comments:

  1. Ngā mihi maioha, dear John.

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  2. Thank you too Jude x

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  3. <3 Glad you are back. I have missed hearing your "voice" on the goings-on in your life! Hope you are feeling well.

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  4. Welcome back! Hope you're feeling better!

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  5. Anonymous12:33 am

    Lovely!
    Debbie

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  6. Well. That's about the most beautiful thing I've ever read.

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  7. I have two new GK's in my life. One grandchild, is a girl and the other a boy. Both are 5 months old from two different children of mine. Both show love via their hearts, tummy, minds and eye without ever speaking a word. Happy Happy Happy you are back.

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  8. Glad you are back, what a lovely quote.

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  9. That woman is a beauty.

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  10. For whatever negative we may run into on blogs I have to believe there is so much more kindness and caring. I see it everyday in the blogs I read and in the majority of the comments on those blogs. Thank you for the kindness you show John. May it always be reflected many times over back to you.

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  11. So good to see you again.

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  12. Welcome back, John.

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  13. I agree with Tom - that woman is beautiful.

    What a lovely sentiment for Hamitana to leave in the comments, and lovely of you to share it with us, John.

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  14. Glad you are feeling much better! You are a great host, John. You are wonderful just being yourself and sharing a little of your amazing world with us. Thanks for sharing that lovely, enchanting Maori poem.

    I only know three Maori phrases:

    Kia Ora (Hello/Thank You)
    Haere Mai (Welcome)
    Noho Ora Mai (All the best)

    Those I learned from some Kiwi friends.

    And I know one Maori chant:

    Ka mate, ka mate! ka ora! ka ora!
    Ka mate! ka mate! ka ora! ka ora!
    Tēnei te tangata pūhuruhuru
    Nāna nei i tiki mai whakawhiti te rā
    Ā, upane! ka upane!
    Ā, upane, ka upane, whiti te ra!
    Hi!


    That I learned from years of watching the New Zealand All Blacks at rugby competitions and championships. (Had to google to make sure I got the spelling right).

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    1. The only other saying I can add is:-
      Kia Kaha = Be/Stay strong.

      Very fitting here I think.

      Aroha (Love)

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  15. I think that I would like to move to Maori.

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    1. Anonymous8:02 am

      Maori is not a country .

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    2. All the more reason to move there ❤

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    3. Maori are the people, Te Reo means, and is,The Language

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  16. When you said you needed to take a break, I thought you were taking some much-needed time for rest and relaxation. Instead, you paint the bathroom! Welcome back, dear friend. No rest for the wicked.

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  17. Ohhh that's nice. But remember that 200 years ago they sometimes ate people.
    But I do like 'I laugh with my tummy' good excuse for enjoying a belly laugh. Te he

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  18. Lovely words John. No wonder you feel refreshed. Glad to see you're able to return early. Was very worried you'd cash in for good. I'm a newbie I know, but have learned to look forward to your cheerful banter.

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  19. The warmth and the wonder of the blogosphere frequently blows me away.

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  20. It's good to have you back. We all have to believe that despite all the upset and horrors in the world the world is still full of lovely, kind people. This is a very simplistic view but it keeps me going. X

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  21. Baruch haba. (Hebrew).

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  22. You live in Wales so you might think about putting up a video of the Maori chant at the rugby by way of returning the compliment. And of course it's good entertainment too. Just a thought, John.

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  23. Welcome back. :-)
    J x

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  24. Thankyou to your friend Hamitana for sending her love & kindness to reach us all x

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  25. Glad you found inspiration and encouragement.

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  26. Lovely to see you back. I don't like it when you are silent.

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  27. If you call me up, I'll say a few words
    But I'll try not to speak too long
    Please to be kind and I'll try to explain
    I'll probably get it all wrong
    What does it mean when you promise someone
    That no matter how hard or whatever may come

    It means that I won't give in, won't give in, won't give in
    'Cause everyone I love is here

    The Finn Brothers
    - I thought I would drop you some more Kiwi words of wisdom.

    Julie Q

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  29. I am so pleased that you are back. You aren't showing in my blog feed for some reason.I was delighted when I popped over here and saw not one but several posts. You are a lovely man John and you brighten so many lives... or perhaps you are a mad axe murderer and write a good blog. Tomorrow we are popping down to Landudno for a few days. Hoping for some decent weather.

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  30. Welcome back. And thank you Maori follower.

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  31. Nice to see you back.

    cheers, parsnip

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  32. You do have the most enthusiastic and lovely readers. I keep sending you good thoughts through our rain drops.

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  33. such simple heartfelt words. and perfect. they make me feel the same way that words of the Huna do in Hawaii. aloha meaning so much more than just hello or goodbye. and Mahalo dear bean!
    and having a freshly painted bathroom and finding new good neighbors in a house well loved is pretty wonderful too.

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  34. What a lovely quote from Hamitana and a lovely photo, there are more good people in the world than not and a lot of them can be found right here on your blog John.

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  35. John, I don't know who the picture of the lovely lady is in the photo, but I cannot believe the resemblance to Q'orianka Kilcher, an actress currently playing in a saga on American TV, The Alienist. Google her name and see for yourself. Uncanny! (Maybe it is her?)

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  37. wow, what a stunning lady.

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  38. Now I'm having a wee tangi over here (cry) to open this post and see my country represented here. It means the world.

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  39. Happy you're back.

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