Category Archives: Hurray for friends

Class reunion

I’m still basking in my vacation afterglow as I write this post. I have a California tan in my arms to show off for a quick visit to the happiest place on Earth and to an unusually sun-baked Hogsmeade Village. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

To all my family, friends, fellow bloggers and readers: MERRY CHRISTMAS!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! All the best to you.

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Getting sidetracked by the money

Like many other indie authors, I sometimes find the business side of writing discouraging. Who wouldn’t when you realize that it has been a while since you made a sale or when your book ranking is in the 8-digit-realm? I’m … Continue reading

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A nice day at the theater

Yesterday, a small group of us spent the morning at the Historic Hawaii Theater, cheering our friend, Cathy. She’s been taking dancing classes with a group called Na Maka O Pu’uwai Aloha (Descendants of Generosity). Every year, all the teachers … Continue reading

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An act of kindness during Zipnado

I knew something was off when I got to my bus stop and there was no waiting line. What I didn’t imagine, however, was that my Tuesday’s ride home from work was going to take five hours. Because normal bus … Continue reading

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Why I like (traditional) Christmas cards

Ah, the holiday season is here. Unlike last year, this year I feel like I’ve been on top of things. My Christmas shopping is more than half done without the need of any marathon sessions at the malls (and I’m … Continue reading

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No such thing as no can – HPU 2014 Commencement Speech

It’s been a while since I stood at my own college graduation ceremony and in between then and now, like everybody else, I have become more skeptical, a bit jaded, and even less dreamy—that’s bound to happen when we encounter … Continue reading

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It takes a few friends to make a book perfect

Once I published my book, I thought I would be done with it and be able to move on to other projects. Boy, that I was wrong. Weeks after sending my book into the world, I am still correcting the … Continue reading

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Cathy’s Halloween Tree

My friend Cathy made this tree. The decorations are actually earrings and brooches from Avon Halloween jewelry that she has been collecting for years (with the exception of the skulls-with-bows earrings. Those came from Jeans Warehouse). She got the tree … Continue reading

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