Welina mai e nā koa wiwo ʻole. ʻO Kahula Yong (Reed) koʻu inoa. He kupa au ʻo Waimānalo, kahi kaulana i ke kahakai ʻo Kaiona. Ma ia manawa, ke noho nei me kaʻu kane i ka laʻi o ka makani Kaiāulu ma Waiʻanae, kahi kaulana i nā pali Kaʻala. Ua hoʻomaka ʻia koʻu ala ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ma ke kula ʻo Kamehameha a ua hoʻomau ʻia ma Kawaihuelani a me Kamakakūokalani, koʻu kahua kula nui o Mānoa. I ka makahiki 2014 au i hoʻomaka ai i koʻu kūlana kumu. He maka hou kēia wahi kumu i Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu ma ka Papahana ʻo Māʻilikūkahi i kēia makahiki 2021. Hauʻoli koʻu naʻau e hana pū me nā ʻohana kūpaʻa ma Waiʻanae. E ola ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi! Mahalo.
Greetings to our brave warriors. My name is Kahula Yong (Reed). I'm from Waimānalo, a place known for Kaiona beach. Now, I reside with my husband in the calm of the Kaiāulu winds in Waiʻanae, a place known for the Kaʻala mountains. My path of Hawaiian Language started at Kamehameha and continued at Kawaihuelani and Kamakakūokalani, my college grounds of Mānoa. My I started my teaching career in 2014. I am a new face at Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu at Ka Papahana ʻo Māʻilikūkahi this year, 2021. I am happy to be working together with solid ʻohana in Waiʻanae. The Hawaiian language will live. Mahalo.