Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ten Days and Counting: Question Number 6 (April 7, 2012)

Question 6: “Give us a few of the most important things that you have learned during your stay here in Hawaii as a whole . ”


#1 .  If you need an answer to a question, you should ask .  No need to be ashamed of for inquiring about something that you want to know .  Ask it away . Give yourself that benefit of that doubt . 

#2 .  Be open-minded .  The more you learn how to understand others and be considerate, the easier you will be able to get along with them . Especially that I am in an environment with people from all over the globe. That’s the secret to gaining friendship and trust with your roommates and colleagues at work.  
#3 .  Be yourself and never apologize for the way that you have chosen to live your life.  That’s what I love here . You are entitled to be able to express yourself.  I was able to broaden my skills and talents and I was able to discover what I truly want to pursue in life .  Who would have known that my first grade drawing skills would get me a degree in Graphic Design today? I thank my wonderful mentors (Auntie Ruth, Uncle Isi, Sis. Saenz, Bro. Skaf, Sis. Helekunihi) for helping me discover that natural artist in me .  Mahalo!
#4 .  Learn how to ride the public transportation .  I totally love The Bus! Once you are on Bus 55 (Circle Island), you will always be on track. :D I know it takes like 2 hours to get to town but hey, beggars cannot be choosers .  Unless you have amazing friends (like my cousin Rommel) who can give you a ride once in a while.

#5. It’s okay to cry once in a while. When you miss home, it’s okay to cry. When you get your heart broken, it’s okay to cry. When you hit your toe, it’s okay to cry. When you have a paper due tomorrow and you haven’t done it yet, it’s okay to cry while you finish it (who’s fault was it anyway? :P) Crying is never a sign of weakness. It is a reminder that we are still alive.  

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