Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Window view

Will you hold your hands
Together and stop for me?
So that I may enjoy
Without a sense of urgence
The result of your passing
If only just for today,
You cease your will to drag on
Oh how I wonder
Is there a place
Outside of this window
Where you do not exist?

Monday, June 29, 2009


The wise Oogway (the pinyin for turtle in Cantonese Chinese) from Kung Fu Panda once said, "There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present."

Today, I must reluctantly bid farewell to what seemed like a 10 year odyssey gone by in a day and a half, but was actually a 10 day conference gone by in a week and a half. The little expectation I had for what I initially labeled as an "excuse" grew as the "excuse" continually exceeded what I hoped it to be. The only disappointment I have is at the unfortunate truth that it has already come to an end. Although I am slightly disoriented, incredibly exhausted, and have been experiencing occasional vertigo, I am temporarily content. I say this with the utmost sincerity, it has been one crazy adventure.
It makes me wonder. Should one walk through life with low expectations in fear of disappointment? Not expecting much gave me such a pleasant surprise that I question whether it would be wise to face every situation this way. Hmmm...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Graduation Time

I survived my second attempt at tackling the infamous SAT today and I officially do not have to think for the next two weeks! Be excited for me, but not too excited. I hope the lack of motivation to do anything productive will not turn the little that's left of my miniscule brain into gooey substance...

Regardless, this past Thursday, Kalani held their class of 2009 graduation at Niel Blaisdell Center (NBC), as they do every year, and although all the graduates looked stunning, they certainly picked the wrong song to sing. I suppose it doesn’t really matter because nobody seemed to care and all the close friends and family members were most likely too proud of them to notice. There were 14 valedictorians which was one more than double of the amount of the previous year, which is pretty nuts in awesome way. The commencement ceremony, as expected, failed to be less exasperating than it always is. It was lame, but worth it. I managed to find majority of those I had planned to search for, but unfortunately there were certain itinerant individuals, who like to make life difficult for me, and decided to play hard to hunt. Anyways, congrats again and to see photos of those I managed to claw my way to and pin down, click on Bryce (the suave gentleman wearing the funny square hat).