The Hawaiian dictionary defines
it as "of absorbing
interest....enjoyable....to have a
good time....to pass the time in
ease, peace and pleasure."

It's a name my grandfather (the
late Bill Chu ) chose for my  first  
fishing boat, almost  40 yrs ago.  
While drawing this canoe, I
couldn't help but reflect on all
the good times he and I had
together.  This drawing depicts a
Hawaiian canoe rigged for aku
fishing, used at the turn of the
19th century. Oh, by the  way, "I
still have that boat!"