April 27, 2011

I suck at blogging, I know, but I got a job!

Please don't hate me, I love you guys. And I know, I'm supposed to be updating MORE but my blogging muse has been seriously lacking as of late. Plus with school and other life stressors, I haven't been able to blog as much as I'd like. School ends in a few weeks though, so I'm not making any promises but I would like to be back and updating more often.

But I need your help on a few things if you'd be willing to help out. I just want to know, what kind of blogs would you like to see from me? I know I still have to start my vacation blog series, but other than that I am open to writing about pretty much everything. I also kinda want to improve on my writing skills in general so I was thinking of posting short stories on the blog. What do yo guys think of that idea? Would you be willing to read my stories displayed on this blog? Seriously, any ideas will be HAPPILY accepted at this point!

As for my life, well it has just been a rush to the finish line as school comes to an end next week! I cannot wait for summer. I am so OVER school it's crazy. I've decided to take a semester off, but I don't know how to tell my family. How would you go about doing that? I also decided that I'm going to apply for BYU Idaho ^_^.

And I got a job! It's just at my parent's auto mechanic shop working in the office on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays but it's a job! I can't complain, can I? So now I won't have the excuse of not having enough time to get on the internet and blog, because in reality I now have all the time in the world. Since I usually do all the actual work stuff when I get here in the morning.

Okay, this post is getting a little lengthy so I'll wrap it up here. Really, any ideas will be welcome here!
One more thing, for my LDS followers. I started a new blog on tumblr about waiting for LDS missionaries. But I was just wondering are there any LDS folk out there who waited for a missionary either succesfully or not? I was thinking about having guest posters over on that blog about waiting and the outcome. For more information or if you'd like to participate just shoot me an e-mail and let me know!

April 14, 2011

I'm going to be a GREAT mother (one day...)

This past weekend my Uncle & Aunty went to LA, leaving me home with three of their four kids.   

It was my Uncle's birthday (he turned 40, don't tell him I told you!) and my Aunty originally wanted to surprise him with tickets to a Laker's game. The Lakers are my uncle's favorite team. My grandma and I found out back in December when we were on our trip in Florida. She arranged everything, including calling his job to arrange his vacation days, booked everything, and even got him a Lakers jersey. But the surprise was ruined when the stadium screwed up and sent the confirmation tickets for the game to my Uncle's phone instead of my Aunty's. Anyway back to the point of the story. Off they went for about four days and I stayed at their house watching their three wonderful girlies.

Okay, to be honest, those girls are my favorite cousins anyway and  I would have had fun with them no matter what. I went by myself because I wanted to prove to myself that I could handle four days with them. I wanted to know that I could handle bedtimes and wake ups and sending them off to school (including one field trip). I needed to prove that I could do the after school homework sessions, entertain them, have dinner on the table and mostly that I could handle any problems should they arise. I wanted to prove that when the time comes I'll be a good mother. And I know, it was kinda cheating because the girls are a little older (7, 9, 13) and they can really take care of themselves, but still.

And you know what? I did a flippen' AWESOME job. Seriously. I was really proud of myself. I got the girls up everyday, made sure that they were fed breakfast and that they were out the door on time. I made sure that Aysia had everything she needed for her field trip. I made sure that the house was clean during the day. I made dinner every night and monitored the homework doing. And I even pushed through a mini-crises! I succeeded in proving to myself that I will one day be a great mother. And I had a lot of fun doing it.

I love these girls:
Seriously, I do. They are the best cousins ever. And honestly, I know it'll be a few years before I become a mommy to my own beautiful girls (or handsome boys) but I can go into it with the confidence that I can at least make sure that they will survive. I know it'll be different when I have my own kids, but it's good to know that I can keep 'em alive, right?

April 7, 2011


I'm bored. And I don't want to go up to the Chapel for Scouts tonight, so I'm even MORE bored. Gaaarrr. So even though it is Thursday, here's a Wee Bit of Me...

Also, I want steak. I've had it for dinner the past two nights in a row and now I'm craving it. Haha. Andrew makes freakin' awesome steaks. I think I'm in love. With the steaks. Not Andrew. That's gross. Moving on with life...

{one} what is one food that, as an adult you love, but as a child you said you’d never touch?
SUSHI!!! And Kim Chee. Sushi is the weirdest one because I've always loved raw fish, but I don't know. I'm a weird child.

{two} did you go to college? if yes, what was your major?
Currently still going to college. And I hate it because I'm not studying what I really want to be studying.

{three} what’s the most wild animal you’ve seen in real life (not counting the zoo)?
I guess an Eagle...haha. Come on, I live in Hawaii. The wildest animal we have here are mongoose or stray chickens.

{four} have you ever been to a fortune teller?

{five} can you juggle?
Only with two.

{six} hardwood floors or carpet?

{seven} is it called “soda” or “pop”?

{eight} what was your first car?
Well, I would like my first car to be a Toyota 4-Runner, but that's not gonna happen.

{nine} what is the most decadent dessert you’ve ever eaten?
Peanut Butter Volcano cake from Chilis. OMG. Amazing.

{ten} how often do you rearrange your furniture?
Not that often. I'm actually good with the way my furniture is arranged now.

Really, I still want steak. But alas, I suppose that I will have to settle for saimin. Hmph.

April 4, 2011

Spiritually Uplifted & Also, I NEED a Job.

Hey guys! How was everyone's weekend? I hope it was wonderful and full of rest and relaxation.

As for me, I spent most of my weekend curled up on the couch, notebook in hand, listening to the inspired messages of the general leaders of my church. Most of you know that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (or mormon). Heck, a lot of you are LDS yourselves :). Anyway, every six months our church holds a general conference where we have two whole days of listening to the leaders of our church. It's really amazing and a really uplifting time. I enjoy it. It always helps me to get back on path.

Anyway, this year, the speakers focused A LOT on marriage. Crazy right?! Especially since I've been marriage hungry, haha. I'm pretty sure that marriage is around the corner for me. Even though I'm not really dating anyone specifically. Well...we'll see. Overall, conference was really amazing. I feel like my spiritual cup is completely full and overflowing. I got all of my questions answered and it was just really good.

However, I'm feeling a little down today. Not spiritually, but temporally. I really need a job. And I have been searching!  But nothing! At least in Hawaii. Everyone continues to get laid off and less and less people are being hired. Getting a job is hard, but I really need one! So what can I do? Anyone out there hiring? Haha. I want to search on the mainland as well, but I think it would be hard to leave my grandma at home. Heck, I've found jobs in Utah that I could apply for but I'm too scared because I don't really want to leave my grandma home alone. Huhhh...what can I do?

March 29, 2011

Backtracking: Tsunami '11.

I have nothing new to write about. Seriously. Life has been boring (unless you count the sudden influx of RMS that have appeared at my chapel). Other than that though, seriously I have nothing else to say. So, why don't we talk about the Hawaii Tsunami '11.

It's kind of scary/sad that I can now categorize Hawaii Tsunami's by year. Hmmm...

Anyway, let's backtrack a little more to 2010. During HI Tsunami '10 I was on the Big Island away from my family. More specifically, I was in Hilo which suffered extensive damage from a huge tsunami that took place years ago (under the same circumstances of HI Tsunami '10). Needless to say, I freaked out.

This year, I freaked out even more. That's what "freaked out" is bolded. It was a Thursday night and my grandma was at Cub Scouts, so I was home alone, in my room, tumblr surfing. When all of a sudden a post popped up on my dashboard saying that there was a MAJOR earthquake in Japan. My mouth dropped, my heart began to race and I began to shake.

In fact, I did look exactly like that (via).

Numbly, I made my way down the stairs and turned on the news. I tried not to cry as I saw how big the earthquake was and the damage that the earthquake alone had caused. They announced a tsunami watch for the Pacific Islands as well as the West Coast of the US, but I barely heard that announcement as I made my way back upstairs to google the Honshu area of Japan and which districts that included.

A map appeared on my google browser and there in the corner was the one thing I didn't want to see. Nagoya was in the Honshu area. I began to freak out even more. For those of you who don't know, one of my very good friends (and also a potential husband :P) is serving his mission in Nagoya, Japan. My grandma came home shortly after that and we began to make preparations to get out of the house since we live in an evacuation zone. But really, all I could think about was Elder K and wonder if he was okay.

It took us about 2 hours to get all of our stuff together as well as the dogs and get out of the house. On the way out, we stopped at a friend's house right down the road to find out where they were going and ended up deciding to go with them. We were originally going to go to my mom's house, but the roads out of the area where I live were crazy! So up we went to the Valley. 

My friend's fiance's dad is one of the counselors in the Stake Presidency so I actually felt really safe where I was at. I knew we'd be okay if anything were to happen. His wife made us 'ono (delicious) spam musubis and she was so nice and kind. Plus, their other son, who I went to school with (but he graduated a year before me) had just come home from his mission and I got to meet (or re-meet) him, so that was cool.

We stayed up most of the night, watching the news and waiting for the wave to come while also being shown footage of the Japan Tsunami. Which I couldn't watch. But anyway, the wave was thankfully small and damage here on Oahu was very limited. We were grateful that there was no further damage. And at about 4:30 we went home. And I slept until about 9:30.

When I woke up, I immediately checked to see if there were any updates and thankfully there was! The church released a statement saying that all but a few missionaries in the Sendai area were contacted and accounted for. I breathed easily for the first time in hours.

And that is my tsunami story. I want to do something to help Japan but I don't have any money to give, so I was thinking of maybe sewing blankets or something for the cause. Do you guys think that's a good idea?

March 26, 2011

I know my ABCs!

Hey guys *insert shy wave here*! I know, I know. It has once again been forever since I've updated. Life has just been so busy for me lately (kind of, not really...). But I'll explain my extended absence in full soon. I think mainly I just needed a blog break.

But I'll be back fully soon! I'm trying to get back in the swing of things by checking my google reader, which may take a while. I have over 1000 posts to catch up on! In the meantime, you can check out my tumblr, since I've been pretty active there. Or you can just enjoy this lovely filler post of random facts that you probably already know about me which I stole from Jen's blog!

Age: 21! Fun, right? :)
Bed size: My bed is a luxurious queen size. And yet it is too small. LOL. I like to spread out when I sleep.
Chore you dislike: laundry. Well, actually, I like washing clothes, but I hate folding clothes because it takes FOREVER. I'm a perfectionist when it comes to folding clothes. And I really hate washing dishes. A dishwasher is definitely a must have in my future house.
Dogs: I have two right now--a poodle/shih tzu named Merlin and a chihuahua/shih tzu named Lady. In my lifetime I've had a lot of dogs, mostly chihuahuas. Hoku, Mahina, Makali'i, Keiki Boy, Ke'oke'o, Daniel Boy, Ikaika, Nani, Kala. Yep.
Essential start to your day: Checking my phone!
Favorite colour: green and lately it's been purple as well.
Gold or silver: white gold?
Height: 5’2″. Although everyone says I'm only 5'1". Well, everyone is WRONG.
Instruments you play(ed): I don't play instruments, really. I can sort of play guitar and 'ukulele but not well enough.
Job title: student.
Kids: one day, but not yet. I have names picked out and everything though!
Live: Hawaii. Lets not get to specific on the town though. Hint: it has the word "Wai" in it. (Basically a town with the word Wai in it is like....I don't know...*insert awesome analogy here*
Mom’s name: Novena
Nicknames: Tasia, Tay, Taysh, Keiki, Titah.
Overnight hospital stays: Never, actually. Unless you count when I was born...
Pet peeve: when things are uneven, when people aren't on time, being pestered to do things.
Quote from a movie: "She knows everything about everyone. That's why her hair is so big, it's full of secrets"
Righty or Lefty: righty
Siblings: i'm the oldest, then i have a sister who will be 18 in june, a brother who is 16 and my baby brother is 6.
Time you wake up: whenever i feel like it :)
Underwear: i live for cute undies!
Vegetables you don’t like: cauliflower
What makes you run late: nothing really. i'm always on time. unless there is traffic.
X-Rays you’ve had: teeth, chest, knee.
Yummy food you make: peanut butter cookies. and pretty much any kind of dessert.
Zoo animal favorite: tigers!
Well, I hope y'alls enjoyed that. Talk to you guys soon <3!