January 20, 2009

yes we can!

Posted in home in hawaii tagged , , at 10:06 am by Malia Yoshioka

inspired

this morning my dad, my brother and i met in front of the tv at 6:45am, bleary-eyed and still half asleep, sharing a quiet excitement to watch obama’s inauguration. i cried a few times during the speech and had moments of being choked up, feeling so PROUD to be american. i am truly inspired, and excited to help and do my part to make our nation and the world a better place!

on a side note though, watching bush’s departure was poignant and right up there with my favorite moments of the whole spectacle. congratulations PRESIDENT OBAMA!

January 17, 2009

100 places i want to go before i die

Posted in daydreaming, home in hawaii tagged , , , , , at 8:38 am by Malia Yoshioka

first of all, some background.

to get to the reason i started this list, we’ve got to travel back in time to 2005. i had just turned 25, and i was having my quarter-life crisis du jour when i decided to make a list of 30 things to do before i turn 30. the original list included things like buying an apartment, running a marathon with my dad, and skydiving. well, the marathon i’ve done (3 times! woo hoo!) but a lot of the rest still looms uncompleted, and i’ve only got about 14 months to go! the biggest problem for me is that i’ve had to reassess my list quite a few times in order to keep up with my current status as a travel-holic (for lack of a better term).
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January 8, 2009

a year ago today

Posted in home in hawaii tagged , , , at 2:49 pm by Malia Yoshioka

… was the day jess and i left hawaii, with the whole world ahead of us. we both got to the airport before the sun had even come up, got ourselves checked in for our china airlines flight and dragged ourselves to the gate where we fought to stay awake long enough not to miss our call for boarding. it was the beginning of an adventure, a year that definitely changed my life.
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January 2, 2009

cheers to 2009!

Posted in home in hawaii tagged , , at 2:51 pm by Malia Yoshioka

happy new year!

you can see the rest of our pictures from this year’s “first sunrise” here.