Designer, actress and Christian Jessica Rey delivers a Godly and inspiring perspective on modesty and swimwear that will have you thinking twice about the itsy bitsy binkini! Share and watch so other women and girls know the truth about bikinis….
With airdates for Sherlock S3 now arriving, we’re repeating our previous post that we created in 2011 to round up worldwide broadcasts for the new series. We’ll be updating this post as new dates and times are revealed, but that’s where YOU come in.
The thing I absolutely love about Macs is that they recognize the Hawaiian language and actually offer it as a language setting. Even better, they have the right markings (macrons and backwards apostrophes) and know how to use them.
I think I’m addicted to dating apps. I don’t know why, but I think I am.
And there’s this guy I’m talking to on Tinder. I asked him what he was studying in college, and he was like, “I’m studying harmony.’
How the hell do I respond to that?
I suck at online flirting. Because I personally think that flirting is nearly entirely about body language. And that’s nearly impossible to portray to someone on the other side of the island via internet.
Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of…
If you got the time, don’t forget that you can still help The Saxidentals making their dream a reality! As of today, there are 20 days left. Please check them out and, if you really like them, show ‘em some love!
I was really looking forward to spending New Year’s with my mom this year, seeing as she planned on flying out here Dec. 26th (my dad and little sister are going to the Rose Parade with the Hawai’i All-State Marching Band this year, and it was just gonna be my mom at home).
That was, until my parents got a call from the director of the group saying that my mom will also get to go to the Rose Parade.
For those of you who don’t know, my dad is a Band Director. Whenever a major group from Hawai’i (like the Hawai’i All-State Marching Band or the Hawai’i Ambassadors of Music) travel, my dad gets to go for free. My mom’s been a nurse for about 30+ years, so if the group ever needed a nurse, my mom could also go. For free. I guess it also helps that we know the guy in charge of getting these groups together. And when I say we know him, I mean we know him - he’s a very close family friend.
Anyway, my mom was planning on flying out to Oahu to spend the holidays with me and my brother, but as I said earlier, plans changed. I’m really happy that my mom gets to go (for free, mind you) with my dad and baby sister, but honestly? I’m bummed. How bummed? I was bawling when my mom sent me a message over Facebook explaining how she got a call from the director and that she’ll make up for it.
Why am I crying so much? It’s been nearly 15 minutes since I read that message the first time, and I’m still crying. I mean, my mom’s going to California for FREE and gets to watch the Rose Parade for FREE. My mom gets to see my dad’s side of the family (whom we haven’t seen in ages) for FREE. The fact that my parents are going on this trip for free and only had to pay for my sister astounds me. Do you know how much money they’re saving? A lot! And we don’t have a lot! I’m honestly happy that the money my mom would’ve spent on her ticket and a rental can stay in her wallet. Or she can spend it when she’s on the trip. She can do whatever she wants with it. But do you know how much money that is? Quite a bit. And she’s saving that much.
But why am I still crying? I mean, I know why, but why??
I mean, I was really looking forward to spending time with her. I know some people don’t get to see their moms every once in a while, others don’t see theirs at all. But it’s just so hard, and there was so much I wanted to do with her, but I can’t because she’ll be in California. I even planned out what we were gonna do New Year’s, and I even planned for a photo shoot. I was gonna introduce my friends to her so they could see how awesome she is! I WAS GONNA MAKE MY MOM THE MOST DELICIOUSLY AMAZING DINNER SHE’D EVER HAVE.
Am I complaining? I don’t think so. I’m actually happy my mom gets to go somewhere for the holidays. I’m grateful for the people we know and that they thought of her when they were looking for a nurse for this group. I’m grateful that she gets to go for free and enjoy herself. I’m happy she accepted the offer.
I’m just sad that I won’t get to be with her this December. I’m sad because I feel like I’m missing out. I love my mom, she’s my best friend and I want her to enjoy her holidays. I just wanted to be there with her.
As the end of another year approaches, I hope we all take the time to reflect on our blessings and how we can prepare and improve for the future.
This Thanksgiving, as we give thanks for the many things we have, we must also remember those who may not be as well off as some of us. Not just for this Thanksgiving, not just for the upcoming Christmas season, but always.
I have some friends in this group called The Saxidentals, a sax quartet based in La’ie, HI. They’re a group of extremely talented individuals and are looking forward to making an actual music video, but need a little help.
If you have the time and/or resources, check them out and show them some love! They’re an excellent ensemble with a dream and cool gifts.