July 19, 2018

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July 16, 2018

For a long time, I had no interest in Lasik. It’s not a big deal to wear glasses and contacts, so why would I spent thousands of dollars…

May 10, 2018

It’s been a while since I updated everyone on my life so I thought I’d write a quick coffee date. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…

May 8, 2018

A few months ago, three friends and I headed to Molokai for a long weekend. One of my friends was about to PCS back to the mainland. She…

March 15, 2018

Mauna Kea translates to English as “white mountain,” aptly named for the snow that falls at its peak. On a clear day, you can be sitting on a…

February 20, 2018

I am kind of obsessed with the Big Island. It’s so different from where I live on Oahu. It’s seriously like being on a different planet at times….

January 15, 2018

As people all around the world heard, Hawaii had a terrible scare for 38 minutes on Saturday. I was lucky. I slept through most of it. I probably had…

December 23, 2017

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! However and whatever you celebrate, I hope it’s great. Nick’s off from now until the beginning of…

December 13, 2017

Every December, one of my friends from grad school makes a list of 10 things she did that year that she had never done before. I made my…

December 4, 2017

Growing up in New York, one of my favorite Christmas traditions was the day after Thanksgiving. Instead of going to the mall, my family and I would go…