Why Today Was the 12th Most Gorgeous Day etc. etc.

I got to see Honolulu’s Chinatown.

I got to eat in the Makai Market Food Court in the basement of the Ala Moana Center, and saw Spam listed as an item in the “Beach Boy” Special.

I bought boxes of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts from Long’s for $1.79.

I got to look around the Hawaii State Library, and see facsimiles of historical documents like the World War II Instrument of Surrender in the Pacific, signed by Japan, the United States, China, and Great Britain.

The Indayog sa Wika at the Philippine Consulate was so much fun!

I got to chat some more with my fave student of this trip (I so lucked out when she was selected to introduce me) Nicole Phillips.

I got to hear voices of Hawaiian writers like Michelle Cruz Skinner, Zack (who rocked), Darlene Rodrigues, Amalia Bueno.

I got to see a performance by the Kalipahu Dancers.

I got to eat pansit and embotido for dinner.

I got my second lei of the week.

I got a bright orange T-shirt with logo Pagtatagpo: Sa Indayog Ng Wika

(I think) I sold all my books (!!!)

I was given a ride back to U of Hawaii campus with three riotous dames in a cute mini-cooper.

When I turned on the TV, a Keanu Reeves movie was showing: Sweet November

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