Book Trailer for Pilikia

Sunday, June 12, 2005

More things to look for on this blog

It goes without saying that I hope to keep this blog interesting and keep readers coming back to it. Besides my ramblings, you can expect to find a weekly Charlie Chan Aphorism, a saying from the popular and philosophical Honolulu detective created by Earl Derr Biggers. The aphorisms are taken from both the books by Biggers and the movies which graced the screen in the 1930s and 1940s. For more information on Charlie Chan, I have added two links under maka'ikiu. One link is to the fictional character, and the other link is to the Honolulu Police Department Museum web page where you can find out about Chang Apana. Apana is the Honolulu Police detective who is said to be the inspiration for Charlie Chan.

I also added a side bar on the vocabulary of the Islands. Here you will find Hawaiian words or Hawaiian pidgin words that relate to mysteries or that I find interesting. The Hawaiian definitions come from The Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary, by Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert, and Esther T. Mookini, published by The University Press of Hawaii.

These sidebars will continue to grow with new links added under Holoholo (general) or Maka'ikiu (Hawaiian detective) and new vocabulary.

So check back often.