Aloha Ryan

Dear Ryan aka @rsuenaga,

I cannot believe the news. Please say it is not so. When I was informed about what happened, I was in disbelief. For the 5 wonderful years I have known you, you have beenย  truly amazing person. You have not only touched my life, but the lives of many others. You are always so giving, so positive, and always trying to help others. I remember the first time I heard your name, it was from @LenaHanson. She told me about how she had car trouble, and that you came to her rescue.

After hearing that, I knew I had to meet this super hero. You touch the lives of those ages 1 to 100. You are easy to get along with, funny, humble, selfless, and will do what it takes to help a friend even strangers. You always are on time- and have a forgiving heart for those that are not. You always did the right thing, and supported others when they needed the most. You always put a smile on my face, even during times it was hard to smile. I remember when @Meliss808 and I were leaving Aloha Tower, your words of encouragement were so uplifting.

Your bright color clothing and sweat bands are a fashion inspiration. Your style really showed your personality, bright, and happy.ย  I remember us talking about friendships, and even though you told me “no one is special” to you- you were special to many people. The Fun Runs and Saturday 6AM runs will not be the same with out you. Thank you for always making time for me, and others.ย  I hope that you and I will meet again soon! <3

Love you always,
@jlieu

24 Hours

I believe that there are 24 usable hours in a day! For most, 8 hours of the day is dedicated to sleep and another 8 hours is given to our work/career.

What do you do with your remaining 8 hours? I really feel that we need to make the most of our day, to spend time with friends, family, and ourselves.

Today I really got off to a GREAT start:

4:00AM-5:00AM Work Out
5:00PM-6:30AM Volunteering
6:30AM-7:15AM Cooking dinner for tonight- Friday
7:15-8:00AM Get ready for work
8:30AM-5:30PM Work
6:00PM -8:30PM Lions Club Meeting

Looking at this list now is tiring but coffee is my best friend! Thank you Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for helping get through the day!

The best part about my day so far is when I was sharing my morning activities with a co-worker, he was excited for me and wanted to help volunteer too! It felt good to be able to share good news and help inspire those to do more!

How do YOU use your 8 hours?

Writing With a Purpose

It is past my bed time. 10:45PM. I have to be at the gym at 5:30AM. I’m watching Eat, Pray, Love as I write. This entry may not be the most interesting as, I have no photos, no videos, just my thoughts.

Thank you all for being so patient with me, I know it is called the daily Jenn but it has become more like the weekly Jenn. Since I have gotten back from my trip, I have been doing a lot of thinking. I have been thinking about how I am as a person, and what I contribute to the world. I have been thinking about why do I do what I do- like this blog. Why do I write about the subjects that I write about? The other night, I spent time with my friendย  Jeong (@jkhwang), and we had a lot of fun just talking about.. stuff. From food, to friendships, blogging, writing, and just life. The funny thing is that I have not spent time with Jeong since last YEAR! I love how friendships are not based upon the amount of time we spend with each other, but rather the quality time that is spend and the connection that you have with one another.

Something that everyone knows about me is that I am very social. I love to talk and I love to get to know people and their story. What is happening in people’s lives, not in a gossiping type of way, but to understand the person as whole. What makes them, them? Learning about their strengths, passion, and how does that person relate to me. This sounds all so general, but just being able to get to know someone is very special to me. I feel like everyone’s story really helps me learn and grow. The more I write, the more I want to incorporate my experiences with the people that I engage with.

I love being inspired and learning, continuously learning. Maria, my boyfriend’s sister has me hooked on reading. I have been reading the Harvard Review and it is the MOST expensive magazine I have ever purchased, but at the same time, one of the most helpful and interesting publications. I am not trying to sound pretentious. I genuinely love the journalism, and how the magazine covers topics that everyone can relate to. The current April Issue is on FAILURE. When I first saw this, I was like, “Who the hell would want to read about failure from a Harvard pub?” Then, as I looked closer, it read, “FAILURE: How to understand it. Learn from it, and recover from it.” That grabbed my attention as I am one to always fear and worry about failure. I am still reading the magazine and will save my thoughts on this for another entry. But from what I HAVE read, it is pretty darn inspiring. Something on the bucket list: Taking more risk!

Moving on to movies and music. What is not to love about them both? There have been so many movies and so many songs that have helped me throughout my life. There have been songs that I felt were written just for me, and songs that intrigue me! Ever since I was a little girl, I was always surrounded by various genres of music. I remember putting on CareBear records and spinning them on my record player, and that I bought my first CD at Costco- Janet Jackson. If I could turn back time, I would buy more CDs and build up my music collection. Right now, I have too many favorites! Currently on my “repeat list” are the Noisettes and Far East Movement. And of course the classics, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. I guess this is the end of my entry, I am tired and burnt out. Tomorrow is going t be a GREAT day. I am excited to seize the day (with coffee of course)!

A special thank you to my dear family and friends who have helped enrich my life, and have seen me through the good and bad. I am not trying to be all emo- but I just like @docrock said, sometimes you need to just write, and get your thoughts all down. Thank you for reading my blog, and listening to what I have to say. This is just the beginning for me. I feel like my writing has gone from a baby caterpillar to a momma one. I still am working my way to transform to a butterfly!

I am hope to come up with some new and innovative/ creative ideas shortly to contribute and inspire :)

Much Love,
@Jlieu