December 31, 2008


Posted in home in hawaii tagged , at 3:44 pm by Malia Yoshioka

last year my friends and i started a tradition. christy came up with the idea, and it spread throughout our group and even to some friends of friends. since everyone had different plans for how to ring in the new year – some at home, some with friends & family, some out at the clubs, etc. – we all decided that we’d meet up just before sunrise at sandy beach on oahu’s east side in order to welcome in the new year together, regardless of where we were at midnight the night before.
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December 14, 2008

marathon man

Posted in home in hawaii tagged , , , , at 7:12 am by Malia Yoshioka

this morning i woke up at 6:30am, and my first thought was: i wonder where my dad is right now. not that i’ve lost him or anything. he’s actually on oahu at the moment. but specificially, where is he?

see, today my dad is running in his 11th consecutive honolulu marathon. i was right next to him every step of the way (literally) for numbers 8, 9, and 10. this year is my first year to miss it, and although i don’t miss the miles and miles of training, blisters, and knee injuries, i do sort of wish i could be seeing what he’s seeing right now.

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