Thursday, January 13, 2011

Personality Buffet

It's funny how attitude changes with the people you surround yourself with, I should know from first hand.  I've said & done some immature things because I surrounded myself with people who thought it was acceptable.  When I look back at those actions now, I can't help but say to myself "what the hell was I thinking?"  Sometimes I wonder, would it just be better to hang out with yourself?

I guess that's a bit of an extreme.  Socialization, I think, is healthy but it definitely is a lesson that we have to learn in life.  I think from interacting with different people it teaches us what personality traits we want and what bad habits we don't want.  I know that when I look at my mentors (and yes there is more than just one mentor)  I take what I like from each of them and I try to train myself to do it in my life.  This habit is something that some people should learn.  It not only makes you a well-rounded person but it also teaches you to put yourself into the position of someone else (something people don't do anymore).

So I find myself looking around at the people I am surrounded by and asking "hmmm... what do I like about each of you and what can I learn from you?" It's kind of like a buffet of personality traits!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Back to the beginning

It's been a while since I've posted anything.  I don't know if it was due to lack of inspiration, or both!  Any ways,  Christmas came and went.  Now we're on to bringing in the new year!  I don't know about you but for me this 2010 went by quick!  Which, i cant complain about it because I am ready for the upcoming year. My main goal for the year is to travel to the mainland: Minnesota, California, Nevada, and my dream vacation to New York City! I'm not saying I'm going to be able to see all of them this year but at least two of them!

This year  has been a year of finding myself. Although I'm still exploring I pretty much have a grasp on what I can handle.  I'm still searching for what I want out of life for me.  What do you want out of life?  How did you find out what you wanted? Better yet, how are you going to get it?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Universal Language

Language is a very important in our everyday lives.  Although we may not all speak the same language I think there are some things that "should" be programmed into our brain.  Now, I say this not as a know it all but as someone who could use a few tips and tricks every now and again.

Some people, although the other person may not say it directly, can tell how you are feeling just by your body language.  Your posture, your hand and arm placement, and even sometimes where your eyes are directed.  (I'm sure there are more but those are a few I can pick up on!) All those things give away some sort of feeling; anger, sadness, tired, happy, etc.  Although we may not mean it that way it does come off like that.  I have a habit of crossing my arms and my mother likes to tell me it makes me look mad but i do it because i feel comfortable!

Word choice and tone.  I think it speaks for itself.  In Hawaii, we have a terrible habit of constantly using "da kine." Its the slang for when we can't remember what "it" was.  Can you imagine having a conversation with someone that couldn't remember what "it" was? Well if you can't, Hawaii might not be the place for you.

There are just some things that should be universal with language. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


So I am back on Facebook, good or bad thing? I honestly couldn't tell you. A part of me feels like its a bad thing because I don't have the faith in myself to stay away from what I was doing before; constantly comparing myself & what I have in my life to what others have & just feeling like I wasn't good enough.

But.. the other half of me is going you were able to show yourself that you don't need to be dependent on Facebook. I taught myself that I don't need to constantly be checking it. I started blogging, reading the NY times, taking better care of myself.

It just sparked in my mind how dependent we have become on social networking. I believe that if we were all able to truly use it for what it's main purpose was: positive & instant communication. Instead too many people are using it for one thing DRAMA.

well its bed time and it would explain why my blog is starting to not make sense. I think you get the idea and I'm sure I'll have more to say in a later post but for now I'm going to continue what I've been doing but I'll be adding Facebook on the BOTTOM of the list.
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Three beautiful things I saw today:
Big puddles from the Hilo rain
My chai tea latte
My doggie, peaches

As you can see, my day wasn't all that exciting.  Just your average Monday.  I got out of bed (more like crawled), left for work, & am still at work.  The most exciting thing today was my lunch break! About a week ago my very good friend, Ivie Joy, from NYC came back home to Hawaii and she had time to meet up with me for lunch.  She had this awesome habit of naming three beautiful things she saw each day so that she could appreciate new things.  I'm starting that same habit so that I can learn to appreciate Hawaii.  I've wanted nothing but to get out of here but i'm starting to learn that I have to appreciate it to.  It gave me lots of memories.

Oh, I was brainstorming (with myself) and I think i might start a new blog.  It'll be a blog where i test products like crest whitening strips.  I'd start it and take pictures each day to see if you could see the difference or when we would start to see the difference.  whatcha think? it's just an idea. :-)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Chinese Blessing

Let's hope it's GOOD fame!
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Silence is Golden

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while but nothing seemed interesting enough to share my thoughts about.  Well interesting enough to share with the world wide web.  (hehe, I like how I act that there are millions of people reading my blog.) Any ways, I was thinking today,
Why do people talk so much about themselves?
Is it because they enjoying hearing their own voice?  I have a few friends that only know how to talk about themselves.  Almost every time that one of us shares a life experience, sure enough, this "friend" will go ahead and revert the conversation back to their life.  I'm not kidding it never fails! One of these days I'm going to share something outrageous and see if that stops this person. Doubt it! They'll probably share in outrageous fact. Oh, the horror! hehe.
 Or in order for the rest of us to ask how their life is doing, this person will go ahead and ask us questions about our lives (even though they don't truly care) in order for them to talk about theirs.  Why? Why do these types of people constantly have to talk about themselves?
I am the type of person to make excuses for other people so I don't have to blame them, even though it probably is their fault.  Weird I know, but I haven't learned not to care what people think yet. Hey! Give me some time. I haven't turned 21 yet! (I won't get to use that excuse much longer!) But for these types of people, I like to think that they constantly talk about themselves because they are insecure.  They need the approval of others for that small bit of achievement.  I guess it's kinda like a drug. They'll start off with a little but before you know it, it's full blown addiction! (I'm glad I listened to my mommy that drugs are bad! hehe.) These people will talk until they learn to feel comfortable in their own skin and accept that their lives are just as meaningful as anyone else's. Let's hope these PEOPLE learn soon because I'm starting to miss the SILENCE.