The melodic and relaxing sound of the `ohe flute is a great way to let out stress, Perez said. Whenever he feels the need to meditate, he said he sits down and plays sounds of the forest.
Perez said that building the `ohe teaches four Hawaiian values. Pa`ahana means hard work – in old days, laziness was frowned upon. Ho`omanawanui means patience. Kela means excellence, which can only be achieved through patience. Hahai olelo means to follow instructions.
Mahalo to Na Pua No`eau and the kumu who made the day possible.