Growing up in Hawaii, we dealt with racism but it’s not on the scale of what we see on national news and media outlets. We have many ethnicities in a small area, but we generally share the “Aloha.” Of course, in elementary I was picked on by Filipinos, Tongans and Hawaiians. But I don’t hate ALL Filipinos, Tongans and Hawaiians. In fact, most of my friends are of different races. And getting to learn the culture and people is what makes us a real melting pot.
I remember one Thanksgiving at my cousins’ house, we had Pho, Spring Rolls, Patele, gandule rice (SP?), Kalua Pork, and honey glazed ham…
It’s so scary for me to turn onto the media outlet, and there’s always something “unjust” being report. Whether, it’s an unarmed innocent black man getting shot and killed or a young white male getting 6 months in prison for raping a girl. It’s such a cruel world we live in that, your skin color still affects how you are treated. Especially, growing up in a place where there are so many skin colors and you don’t hear of such a travesty.
I hope that our country is able to find a solution for the police brutality, and especially the racism that exists in our country. Just learn to share the Aloha with everyone.
What are your suggestions on how to make our country a loving and accepting place?
If I had knew how fun WordPress was I would have frequently posted on her instead of xanga! I apparently just made the 6 year make with WordPress though. :) How exciting!! I hope to continue with blogging, for my own benefit. I don’t often have a theme around my posts but I hope someone out there enjoys them!
P.S. I’m really really still bummed about how xanga lets me save my blogs, but I can’t really “upload” to my current wordpress. WTH?
My 23rd birthday is coming up. I booked a 4-day (3 nights) over to Oahu just to spend some time there. I’m re-thinking about my life at the moment and I’m feeling quite depressed. I guess that’s just my #scorpio nature? I should be happy, I’m close to graduating, I have a great job… but I just feel empty. I’ve always felt that I should be living on Oahu, on my own, now. But I can’t have everything I have now, if I move. I’ve been looking at jobs on craigslist, looking at other things. I just feel like if I move to Oahu I want to work in the Honolulu, in the city. I don’t really want to be in a rural area, although it looks really nice. :\
I also feel that work isn’t challenging. I used to think it was fun to manage people. But I feel at the moment, it’s really stagnant. I’m focusing a lot on school at the moment, but hopefully everything goes well. I’d really like to finish up. any day now! I really like to enjoy fun before I die of depression! Lol. Kidding. But really.
I hate that feeling when I’m “talking” to someone and it hits a brick-wall. I get bored easily, I think. I’m tired of just talking, but I feel like I’m not even interested anymore. I’m a conversation type, and I feel if someone can’t carry a conversation with me I’m not even sure. He’s told me that he really doesn’t want to lost me to a wandering soul, but I’m definitely a wandering person. I feel like I can’t be contained. Which leads me to my next depressing thought: Will I ever find someone for me? Maybe this year isn’t my year, although 2012’s prediction for scorpio was spot on financially. We’ll see how 2014 does for me. Perhaps something real.