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An Open Letter to Utah Drivers

Dear Utah Drivers, I wouldn’t be writing this letter if I hadn’t almost died almost every single day I’ve been driving here in Utah. You’re probably thinking, “That’s such an exaggeration,” but it really isn’t. Coming from Hawaii, I can still remember the first time I got onto the freeway to visit my great aunt… Continue reading An Open Letter to Utah Drivers

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5 Ways Nature Can Heal You

I went to Bear Lake this past week, and I think it definitely makes it into the list of my most memorable experiences--and that’s for a variety of reasons, the biggest being the fact that nature is a healer. I’ve been pretty tired and put out about a lot of things in my life lately,… Continue reading 5 Ways Nature Can Heal You

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Why Kindness Matters

There’s one thing my coworker said that really made me think--and it wasn’t even related to feelings or thoughts. He always wears sweaters, and at the beginning of the week, when he wore a sweater and the weather was still drenched in the summer heat, I asked how he could stand it. He said, “I… Continue reading Why Kindness Matters

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How to Celebrate a Mainland Graduation Hawaiian Style

I’m always so proud of people when they graduate from college because it’s such a huge accomplishment. All the work, time, money, and stress that goes into it deserves recognition. This past week I went up to Rexburg, Idaho with my great aunt to attend and celebrate my brother-in-law’s graduation. I can’t even begin to… Continue reading How to Celebrate a Mainland Graduation Hawaiian Style

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8 Things I Learned at the Manti Pageant

I looked forward all week to attending the Manti Pageant--and not only because I was able to get out of work early. 😉 I was looking forward to having my spirits lifted by good company and wholesome entertainment. Manti Pageant certainly delivered.   As I reflect on my experience in attending the pageant, I found… Continue reading 8 Things I Learned at the Manti Pageant

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A Few Thoughts on Mainland Luaus

I actually think it’s really cute and fun when people have “luaus” or Hawaii-themed parties on the mainland. I’m a Hawaiian girl through and through, and even though these kind of events are pretty fake (involving synthetic leis and overly bright aloha shirts) and not even culturally accurate, I love that the concept of “Hawaii”… Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Mainland Luaus

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The Real Reason I Started this Blog

I think a lot of people wonder what’s the point of this blog? Who’s going to read it? Why even try creating a blog for locals when they’re so diverse? Also, how can you make money off of a blog? “You can’t make money off a blog like this.”   To be completely honest, these questions… Continue reading The Real Reason I Started this Blog

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Triggers of Hawaii Fever & Nostalgia

It’s snowing today. It’s the middle of May and it’s snowing. The weather is crisp and cold, and small drifts of snow fall from the sky. WHY is it snowing… especially right now? We’re almost halfway through the year and it’s snowing. Well, it definitely makes me miss the warm, and appreciate the nice weather… Continue reading Triggers of Hawaii Fever & Nostalgia

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Leis to Make if You Live on the Mainland

It’s graduation time again! Remember when you graduated in Hawaii? The leis were piled so high that you practically suffocated through all the plastic, flowers, and leaves. Your hair got all tangled up in the leis, and plastic beach floaties ran from your waist down to your feet. Your arms probably felt like lead, weighed… Continue reading Leis to Make if You Live on the Mainland