Anthropologist, archaeologist, farmer, and humanitarian worker.
BREAKING: A copy of the trademark has been shared with me (below), confirming that the word “Bula” has now been trademarked to one man. The intention is for other people to not be able to use the word “Bula” – a Fijian greeting – in the names of their bars and potentially their vending operations.
It has come to my attention that the owner of “Bula on the Beach,” Ross Kashtan, has decided to TRADEMARK the Fijian word “Bula.”
This is completely unacceptable appropriation of another culure’s language. It reeks of colonialism and piracy.
I have verified that he has been granted the trademark by the US Government. Here is a post on Facebook from the group ‘Awa Koa ‘Awa Strong concerning the issue:
Boycott, protest, spread the word. Let the good people of the Pacific know that this guy is trying to trademark their language.
She received and channeled spirits and certainly voices that the Kava Gods well understood…. so let us lift a shell to Aretha. A portal between earth and heaven.
Bula, and R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Kavafied’s Kava Tonga and a Beautiful West African Beach make a great combo 🙂 Shout out to my beautiful wife for shelling with me
Apologies for the cinematography, my son hasn’t graduated from film school yet!
Why do people go to Kava bars?
To drink Kava and get away from the type of vile people we commonly associate with booze bars.
I unequivocally condemn misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia. Please do not patronize Kava bars that preach hate, and proactively condemn those that do.
One last shell in Baltimore! Thanks for the hundreds of shells and Tanoa sessions, Senor Chuggs! Bula to the hula and keep Kava cool.
Buckle up, this is the strongest extract on the market! One little pea sized scoop kept my mouth numb enough for the dentist!