Christmas Card & Year-In-Review

Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas! Here’s my 2019 Xmas card and customary year-in-review blurb. Hope your year was the best!

In January, our @KSEdTech “dream” team held its annual professional development workshop at Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei. Twas another great day of learning & collaborating!

Inviting you to church at my house. What??? Yes, Inspire Church Honolulu moved its services to Studio 909 during Kaimuki High School’s renovation. What an unbelievable blessing 🙏

Got sick (not lovesick, but really sick) on Valentine’s Day. Stayed home, looked at old photos, then got this sudden urge to learn Japanese. Now studying 日本語 has become my passion.

Brought back “Soapbox” (mini TED-like Talks) to our KSEdTech Conference. This summer, we featured educators from public, private, charter, online, homeschooling, and startups.

Visited Sapporo for their Summer Festival. Stayed in Susukino and had an awesome time & amazing food!! Looking forward to going back someday. たのしかった!

This school year, I returned to KMS (middle school.) After 5 years at KES, 5 at KMS, and 5 at KHS, it was a nice time to change it up. I am also co-advisor for our K-club. 안녕하세요.

This school year I am also volunteering for Kanaeokana. I’m on the Hoʻolōkahi Kōmike which is tasked to promote inter-school engagement. We will be involved with FestPac 2020 next year.

In the Fall, I attended the UH-Mānoa Outreach Japanese Class. We met on 10 consecutive Saturdays at Sakamaki Hall. After class, we got to practice 日本語 (and English) with volunteer native speakers. They were all so nice and super cool. The best part was building friendships! I’ve already signed up for next Spring.

Speaking of friendship, one of the volunteers that I met actually lives in my building! We meet downstairs at Mr. Tea Café for weekly practice. We’ve become great friends, and I look forward to each meetup. たのしいです。

In November, some of our @KSEdTech team members attended the EdSurge Conference in San Fran. It was a great conference, and I got to reconnect with friends from the mainland. I also had a great time with my team. Good food, good friends, and H★MILTON.

Finally, so blessed to have chaperoned our high school robotics team at iREX 2019 in Tokyo. Had a blast! Imua RoboWarrirors! P.S. Christmas Illumination in Japan is a must-see.

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!

“Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
Luke 2:10-11