Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Makaha Sons' John Koko has passed. Na Pua had the honor if hosting Makaha Sons at our 2007 ho'ike. Me ke aloha menemene...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
I have known and trained Meilani since she was a young girl and she now has her own studio. Come check her out! Cheeehooo!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Been a while since I posted but today is a pretty significant day. It's officially my last day as a CSR after nearly 12 years. It's amazing how time passes, regardless of whether you are actively pursuing change or comfortabley waiting for it. It's been an excellent experience. I've had some growth but am very ready to attack my new adventure as a professional medical coder. I thank God for this blessing and my family for their patience... maybe now I'll post more often!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
a bit of a challenge getting a concrete group of the minimum five, but I think we've got seven. We just gotta nail it. I mean, not just the routine, but the character and the passion of the piece. It will be good.
In the meantime, Lei'a has been enjoying what practices she attends too. She loves to hela and ami. She loves the music and humms and sings often. I'll have to poste pictures soon. Aloha.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8.. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the
positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything..
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.
During my second month of college, our professor
Gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student
And had breezed through the questions until I read
The last one:
"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the
Cleaning woman several times. She was tall,
Dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name?
I handed in my paper, leaving the last question
Blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if
The last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely, " said the professor. "In your careers,
You will meet many people. All are significant.. They
Deserve your attention and care, even if all you do
Is smile and say "hello."
I've never forgotten that lesson.. I also learned her
Name was Dorothy.
2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain
One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American
Woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway
Trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had
Broken down and she desperately needed a ride.
Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.
A young white man stopped to help her, generally
Unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960's. The man
Took her to safety, helped her get assistance and
Put her into a taxicab.
She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his
Address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a
Knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a
Giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A
Special note was attached.
"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway
The other night. The rain drenched not only my
Clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.
Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying
Husband's' bedside just before he passed away... God
Bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving
Mrs. Nat King Cole.
3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less,
A 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and
Sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in
Front of him.
"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.
"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and
Studied the coins in it.
"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.
By now more people were waiting for a table and the
Waitress was growing impatient.
"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.
The little boy again counted his coins.
"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put t he bill on
The table and walked away The boy finished the ice
Cream, paid the cashier and left.. When the waitress
Came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the
Table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,
Were two nickels and five pennies..
You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had
To have enough le ft to leave her a tip.
4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a
Roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if
Anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the
King's' wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by
And simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the
King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did
Anything about getting the stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of
Vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the
peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the
stone to the side of the road. After much pushing
and straining, he finally succeeded. After the
peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed
a purse lying in the road where the boulder had
been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note
from the King indicating that the gold was for the
person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The
peasant learned what many of us never understand!
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve
5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...
Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a
hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who
was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only
chance of recovery appeared to be a blood
transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had
miraculously survived the same disease and had
developed the antibodies needed to combat the
illness. The doctor explained the situation to her
little brother, and asked the little boy if he would
be willing to give his blood to his sister.
I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a
deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save
her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed
next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing
the color returning to her cheek. Then his face
grew pale and his smile faded.
He looked up at the doctor and asked with a
trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".
Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the
doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his
sister all of his blood in order to save her.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
GREEN CAR WASH TIX $20/each
For use at Stockton Auto Mall Car Wash (Hammer/Holman)
Quail Lakes Car Wash (Behind Long's Drugs)
NW Trojans @ Michael's Pizza all day 9/30/09
6 am - 10 pm - Dine in, Carry Out, Delivery
Must have a flyer! I can send to you by email or fax!
NW Trojans gets 33% of the proceeds!
LUMPIA FOR SALE!
Beef w/ Veg - $10/dozen
Proceeds will defray costs for Kendyl's Cheer Uniforms!
MAHALO FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
We MUST learn to appreciate one another and not bicker about the insignificant things... things we cannot control. We are adaptable organisms... we can adjust our schedules and our attitudes easily, but only if we want to. We have been given the gift of free choice, so let's make it a point to use it so that we can prosper happiness and enjoy each other's company. Let's make it a point to say hello, God Bless you, thank you/you're welcome... I love you...
For those who still choose to be negative... you pessimists... I sure as hell can't change you and I'm not going to try. Go ahead and keep blaming everyone else for your misery... squander what little time you have with those you love and who love you in return. When you're gone, that's the legacy you'll leave behind and it will be sad.
I cry when I miss my Dad. I cry when I've been away from my kids too long. I cry when I think I've upset my husband. I cry at weddings. I cry at funerals. I cry when I receive host. I cry when I pray the rosary.
We are so far from perfect... but we can do our best to, not so much be perfect, but to be sincere and happy. Can't we? Yes, we can. Some of us do, some of the time. Most of us don't, most of the time. Being sincere doesn't always mean just being honest... it means being genuine and with common courtesy. And being happy is different for everyone, I know. Some are happy with money, some are happy with time.... most are happy with both. For me, happiness is comfort... if I am in a state where we are comfortable... meaning, I don't have to worry about the little things, because they can be taken care of easily. I can then focus on the things that I want to focus on... my family - my husband, my kids, my parents, my siblings, my halau, my friends... my time here is limited. I want to make my time count. Lord knows... I spend enough time counting the money (or lack thereof). hahaha