I was born and raised in Hawaiʻi, on Oʻahu. I came to the mainland to go to college, met a haole boy, and the rest is history. I am on staff at Alohaworld.com where many of us ex-patriot locals hang out. I love to sing Hawaiian songs in Hawaiian with my friends; I’m a handspinner, love spinning yarn on my four wheels, a beader, a Hawaiian quilter and knitter, and play guitar and ‘ukulele. I’m fluent in pidgin (it was my first language), and when I’m excited or upset, everything comes out in pidgin no matter where I am!
I love the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Our first road trip to Montana to meet with family I hadnʻt seen in years was the highlight of 2009. I fell in love with the state the minute we crossed the border.
I’m a free spirit and love the serendipitous events that bring people and places together. I try really hard to be sensitive and aware of how others are feeling. I am also an out-of-the-box person, a Jesus follower, and a person who loves life, my kitties, my husband, and my kids (not necessarily in that order).
Much of my blog is in pidgin because that’s the language my friends and I always used outside of school and it comes naturally to me. Many of my readers are friends from Hawaiʻi, but I’ve kept the knitting stuff in good English. Except when I don’t. No can help, yeah?