Struggle at sea - Hawaii News

A week after the tsunami, 3-year-old Ponch Patu spends his days playing with other children in the village of Leone in American Samoa. Full Story
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Since: Oct 08

Kailua, HI

#1 Oct 8, 2009
Thank GOD for miracles.
Trash Gordon

Honolulu, HI

#2 Oct 8, 2009
This guy is the real deal.
Harrowing

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#3 Oct 8, 2009
Great Story out of the devastation.
Jane

Waianae, HI

#4 Oct 8, 2009
God exists.
Kevin

Makawao, HI

#5 Oct 8, 2009
This gave me goose bumps.
Almost Famous

United States

#6 Oct 8, 2009
Wait for the Made for TV movie!
Makakilo8hawaii

Pearl City, HI

#7 Oct 8, 2009
A heroic man with the determination to save and survive.
wordwatcher

Mililani, HI

#8 Oct 8, 2009
Is that an actual photo of what the article describes, or a Photoshopped phonied-up pseudo-photo? If that nonsensical term "photo illustration" means what I think it means, there was no photo taken of the actual episode. Why not go a step further and make up stories out of whole cloth? It'd be so much easier. Your cheesy trick marred a good story.
Hellooooo

Houston, TX

#10 Oct 8, 2009
wordwatcher wrote:
Is that an actual photo of what the article describes, or a Photoshopped phonied-up pseudo-photo? If that nonsensical term "photo illustration" means what I think it means, there was no photo taken of the actual episode. Why not go a step further and make up stories out of whole cloth? It'd be so much easier. Your cheesy trick marred a good story.
The caption under the article does say its an photo illustration, meaning its an illustration based on the story. What's wrong with that? Perhaps you should have been there to take the actual photo ...
ARE YOU KIDDING ME

Las Vegas, NV

#11 Oct 8, 2009
wordwatcher wrote:
Is that an actual photo of what the article describes, or a Photoshopped phonied-up pseudo-photo? If that nonsensical term "photo illustration" means what I think it means, there was no photo taken of the actual episode. Why not go a step further and make up stories out of whole cloth? It'd be so much easier. Your cheesy trick marred a good story.
Of course it is an "illustration" DUH! You are obviously cynical and there just isn't enough bad news out there for you to read about. Why the heck can't you just shut-up and enjoy the occasional good news story full of love and aloha, or at the very least, let it brighten others' day? However, to turn your negative into positive, I am going to try and find out how I can donate to that family, and then I will do so in your name. Best to you.
The Truth

Kaneohe, HI

#12 Oct 8, 2009
WOW!!
ohana

Lewiston, ID

#13 Oct 8, 2009
wordwatcher wrote:
Is that an actual photo of what the article describes, or a Photoshopped phonied-up pseudo-photo? If that nonsensical term "photo illustration" means what I think it means, there was no photo taken of the actual episode. Why not go a step further and make up stories out of whole cloth? It'd be so much easier. Your cheesy trick marred a good story.
Lolo
Camera

Kualapuu, HI

#14 Oct 8, 2009
Did you make this all up?
Teine Afatasi

Honolulu, HI

#15 Oct 8, 2009
As the tears in my eyes fall as I read your experience, I praise God for your return to your aiga(family). My heart goes out to all the aigas and may God keep you all safe and bring you comfort and strength.
CountryGirl

Lihue, HI

#16 Oct 8, 2009
wordwatcher wrote:
Is that an actual photo of what the article describes, or a Photoshopped phonied-up pseudo-photo? If that nonsensical term "photo illustration" means what I think it means, there was no photo taken of the actual episode. Why not go a step further and make up stories out of whole cloth? It'd be so much easier. Your cheesy trick marred a good story.
oh HAMAU!
can't you read "illustration" its the artist's interpretation of the story @ hand. and what a touching story! mahalo ke akua for keeping them safe!
Good Illustration

Kula, HI

#17 Oct 8, 2009
All the controversy over a photo illustration!? Come on, this is a great story, with a great ending. Among all of the "bad news" stories of the day, I appreciate a happy ending, once in awhile. Love, determination and spiritual strength; that's what this is all about. If an illustration can spoil a story for you, then you must be a fragile person, indeed!
haley

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Oct 8, 2009
that must have been a hard thing to live with sirens and stuff.thank goodness they are all right.aloha :)
Kimo

Honolulu, HI

#19 Oct 8, 2009
Divine Intervention...
Translator

Kailua Kona, HI

#20 Oct 8, 2009
Leota is a hero. Keeping your head straight saved both you and your nephew.
Well done, sir.
Thankful

Hilo, HI

#21 Oct 8, 2009
wordwatcher wrote:
Is that an actual photo of what the article describes, or a Photoshopped phonied-up pseudo-photo? If that nonsensical term "photo illustration" means what I think it means, there was no photo taken of the actual episode. Why not go a step further and make up stories out of whole cloth? It'd be so much easier. Your cheesy trick marred a good story.
Get a life! Why are you trying to ruin everyones day? They really dont need comments from people like you after what they have been through. Do you really think they have the time to make up a story like this after all this disaster? We should be thankful that we didn't have to go through this and hope we never will. Sorry for the family members lost.

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