30 June 2012


Think what you will about me but I didn’t blog yesterday because I was busy AND because I went to a late movie and came home even later. I watched “Magic Mike.” It was good. I laughed a lot. There definitely were parts where the scene didn’t seem to make sense or really need to be in the movie but it is what it is. It was fun because the theater was PACKED w/ ladies (especially older ladies) and the reactions to different scenes were pretty funny. J I LOVE Channing Tatum. He plays the same kind of guy in pretty much all of his movies. He’s always so smooth and funny when flirting with girls. I think I like him so much because that’s the kind of flirting I am used to. And I flirt… with jokes? Does that make sense? He seems to be the same way during his interviews too. I wonder if his personality is similar to the characters he plays. He also has AWESOME dance skills. J On to the songs…

Day 19 – A song from a band you hate (Really?!)

Mercy- Kanye West feat. Everyone and their dog.

He doesn’t qualify as a band but oh well. I don’t necessarily HATE Kanye it’s more of a dislike. I just think he’s an idiot and don’t really care for his music that much. However, there are a FEW songs that I do like of his. But when you really think about it, there isn’t any band that I hate anyway, just ones that I don’t really listen to and/or aren’t my “cup of tea.” This song is just weird for me because it’s hard to understand what the chorus is saying. I had to look it up and now it makes sense but still.

Day 18 – A song that is a guilty pleasure

What Makes You Beautiful- One Direction

Hehe! I told you they were my next *NSYNC. What more do I need to say? I definitely have other ones but this one came to my mind first.

Did I tell you that I really don’t like packing? I am NOT looking forward to it. I need to go through my stuff and get rid of a lot of things. You know, clothes I don’t/never wear. Papers I no longer need but for whatever reason still have. Other random things I somehow STILL have. I think a big part of my not liking to pack has to do with the fact that I pretty much have hoarding tendencies and therefore do not like going through my junks because EVERYTHING seems to have some kind of “sentimental value” to me and therefore I feel like I have to keep it otherwise I will regret throwing/giving it away or that I may ACTUALLY need it in the somewhat near future. Oh well, I’ll just need to get over it. Somehow. See you on Day 17. Be strong, be happy, and find the joy in your life. J

28 June 2012

Ella es Loca

This one is hard. My favorite band was/is *NSYNC. I love all the classics, (i.e. Boyz II Men, Blink 182, BSB, NKOTB, and so on) but they were the ones that I was (borderline) crazy for! J To choose only one song is quite a difficult task. But I will merely choose one of their songs, not necessarily my favorite.

Day 20 – A song from your favorite band

Just Got Paid- *NSYNC

This song is a feel-good song to kick off the weekend. J It brings back fond memories of so many people and lots of good times. I must admit, One Direction is becoming my new *NSYNC.

Side note. I finally bought packing tape. I can now tape my boxes up to start packing. I know! I only have three weeks left and I really need to get on the packing train. I'm working on it. I did say I bought tape, right? J Be strong, be happy, and find the joy in your life.

27 June 2012


Three weeks already?! Man. Time is racing by. I STILL haven’t even started to pack. Eek. I guess I should get one that. I’m moving. And not just going on a trip. Here’s today’s countdown.

Day 21 – A song that makes you fall asleep

The Voice Within- Christina Aguilera

It’s not that this song makes me fall asleep but it’s a song that I have listened to while going to sleep. It’s like one of those subliminal messages. But not really. Listen to positive songs while falling asleep and during your REM cycle, in hopes that you will soak in the message. J You know, learning through osmosis or whatever. Haha! Anyways, it’s a really good song. Christina has had her ups and downs and may seem like a total diva at times but I love her. She is an amazing singer and performer. There is so much feeling that flow through her songs. I get caught up in them. Well, until next countdown post… Be strong, be happy, and find the joy in your life!

26 June 2012


Holy four poster. Haha! I didn’t mean to fall this far behind. I went to DC this past weekend w/ the fam-bam and didn’t have much computer access, hence the non-posting over the weekend. Last night I planned on going to sleep early, since I’m watching Brooklyn this week, but ended up pinning my life away. L Let’s get right to it.

Day 25 – A song that reminds you of somewhere

Poker Face- Lady Gaga

This song reminds me of Provo UT. Really, it reminds me of Pohai but I already did the song that reminds me of someone. A couple reasons why this song reminds me of my cousin; one, she LOVES Lady Gaga. Two, I changed the lyrics of this song from Poker Face to Candle Face. J It was my come back to an attempted insult from her and that was the first thing I said. Looking back, there really wasn’t much thought to it. I think it was one of those rare moments where I basically word-vomited. Thankfully it was a moment of laughter rather than regret and remorse.

Day 24 – A song that reminds you of a certain event

Cupid Shuffle- Cupid

This song reminds me of my birthday three years. My girls and I, like ALL of them, were partying it up at the Blue House. We basically had an after-party. J Good times! Hali was teaching us/showcasing some awesome dance moves and this is one of the songs that I remember. I even have a video on my Facebook for it. DJ kRoCk even made an appearance! J I need to have more dance parties w/ my girls! Decided.

Day 23 – A song that you know all the words to

Irreplaceable- Beyoncé

I know the words to quite a few songs but this is the one that I know ALL the words. It seems like this song has become the anthem of women, everywhere. Thanks Beyoncé, for giving us so many empowering songs. J

Day 22 – A song that you can dance to

Tearin’ Up My Heart- *NSYNC

Shh! I know all the dance moves to this song, as well as a few other *NSYNC songs. J I dance to pretty much anything but there are a few songs that I know the choreography to. If you ask me, I may or may not admit to it. If you play the song, I’ll most likely end up doing the dance.

22 June 2012

Grandpa, Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days

Today’s song was semi easy. I recently watched “The Descendants.” It’s a movie based on a book written by Kaui Hart Hemmings. It takes place in Hawaii and is a pretty decent movie. I enjoyed seeing the locations they used in the movie and absolutely LOVED the soundtrack. It’s mostly old Hawaiian songs. There were a few songs played that reminded me of my Papa Kahumoku. He passed away just before I turned five years-old and I miss him every day. My mom, along with other family members, always tells me that I was Papa’s favorite. I was his “opihi.” J For those that don’t know, opihi are limpets or sea snails that are found clinging/stuck to rocks. Here’s a cool little story on opihi.

Day 26 – A song that reminds you of someone

Kaula `Ili- Sonny Chillingworth

I chose this song because my Papa used to sing this song. In fact, this is one of a few songs that I remember him singing quite often. He was in a group for a while and he would always be singing at home. He would also sing songs with my Gammy. She didn’t sing as well as Papa did, but looking back, I love that he loved her so much that he would constantly sing to and with her. My papa has been an inspiration to me in so many ways. I looked up to him and still do. Although I didn’t have as much time with him, I treasure every memory that I still have of him. I’m such a sap… I’m tearing up while I write this. Oh gosh. The video that I hyperlinked is of my Uncle George Kahumoku Jr. He is my Papa’s nephew. I even cried watching the video. Apparently this song REALLY reminds me of someone. J

Well, before I turn into blubbering fool… I miss you Papa! I can’t wait to see you again. To all my Bloggies out there… Be strong, be happy, and find the joy in your life!

21 June 2012

Got Tissues?

Day 27 – A song that makes you sad

This one is interesting. I don’t necessarily like to listen to songs that make me sad but I get it. There are those songs that are so good and make such a great point that sometimes they make you cry. This is the first one that comes to mind.

Don’t Take the Girl- Tim McGraw

I first heard this song at least ten years ago. I’m sure it’s been longer though. Matt played it for me, that first time, and I started to cry. It’s a great song but every time I hear it I start to tear up. Prepare for some water works. J Hope you like this one guys! Be strong, be happy, and find the joy in your life!

20 June 2012

Two for One

No surprise. This is gonna be a double post.

Day 29 – Your least favorite song

How do you even choose that? There’s a variety of songs that aren’t my favorite but I don’t know that I have a least favorite… I think it’s hard to figure it out because I wouldn’t have it in any of my playlists or mixed tapes/CDs. Why would I? It’d be a not-so-favored song… I got it! This is one of my least favorite songs, currently.

Birthday Cake- Rihanna

I have nothing against Rihanna. In fact, I really think she is very beautiful! And, I like her music. I want to do a bob like she has in this picture. I’m just not a fan of this song. The lyrics are pretty… explicit in my mind. And it always gets stuck in my head, even if I haven’t heard it in a while. I think the fact that I heard it once (well, obviously more than once. I DO listen to the radio) and that it’s so catchy makes it easy to sing in my head. All. The. Time. L I’m happy for all of her success and wish her continual success, I just don’t like this song.

Day 28- A song that makes you happy

Straight Up- Paula Abdul

This one just takes me back to when I was a little girl. I was around five or six years-old and I just remember trying to dance like her as I watched the music video. Even though Nani and I weren’t supposed to watch MTV (although thinking back, watching it back then was much better for little kids than it is now), we always somehow did. Which I still find interesting since Mom was always home with us. I also like this song because of the middle part where she sings, “If you’re only playing games, I’ll just have to say, bbbbbbbb-bye.” :) Another fun fact, it’s a song that you can dance to on Dance Central! I love that game! See. Good song. Good memories. Good dancing. Good game. Just a great song all around!

I’ll try my best NOT to double post again, but no guarantees. J Be strong, be happy, and find the joy in your life!

18 June 2012

The Final Countdown


Today is the official beginning of my “30 day countdown to St. George.” J Woot! I was thinking about different ways on how I could do the countdown. At first I was going to have random facts with the corresponding number in them. Then I was going to choose songs/artists that had the numbered day in them. Finally, I decided to go with a less difficult one. It’s a “30 days of songs” kind of countdown. It originally starts at one but for the sake of the “countDOWN” I’ll flip it. Hehee!

Day 30: Your favorite song

This one was so hard to pick. I have SO many favorite songs. My mind is currently bombarded with an overload of song names that I don't know which one to pick. Since it seems impossible for me to choose ONE favorite song of all time, I will simply choose my favorite song currently.

Storm warning- Hunter Hayes

I love this song because I saw the video the first time I heard this song. The song is cute and I like it the most because of how talented Hunter Hayes really is. The video explains it all. J He also reminds me of my brother, Maui. He is so gifted in music that I see him in Hunter Hayes. He plays all of the same instruments and it’s only been about 2 years since he’s taught himself how to play three of them, replacing of course the ukulele for the mandolin. Or at least I think it’s a mandolin. The both of them are true inspirations. They make me want to be and do better so that I might accomplish my goals and wants in life.

Come back tomorrow for another day of counting down. J Until then, be strong, be happy, and find the joy if your life!

11 June 2012

Turn the Page

I realize that the previous blog stated there would be more blog postings and there have been a lack thereof. I take this time now to express my apologies, but at the same time I ask you, are you truly surprised? We both know that I have promised an abundance of updates and have frequently failed at doing so. I despise that it has happened as many times as it did. However, I cannot do anything about the past. I can only work toward changing the future. Not necessarily the future of the world, but at least the future of MY world. J

Today’s post will merely be a filler post, as to carry you over until the next posting. I have much to update on and many pictures to include. First, I must organize my thoughts and pictures in chronological order. Keep in mind this WILL take longer than is ideal, since I am moving in about 5 weeks. I have a lot of things to weed out and pack. I must say, I really hate packing. I don’t mind moving, since I’ve done it SO MANY TIMES. The only thing that I don’t like about moving is packing. Oh, and the whole idea of having to “start over.”

I am completely ecstatic over the fact that I am moving back to Utah and finally to St. George. It’s been a move-in-the-making for over 4 years now. I know! I’m sorry. At least I’ve FINALLY said yes, doesn’t that count for anything? With this new adventure, I’ve decided that I must (in no particular order) become more courageous. I must become more confident. I must become more competitive. Not in the sense of having a STRONGER desire to beat everyone and everything. More like fighting for the things that I want/need in my life. Make sense? This next chapter is going to be entitled, Three C’s. J

The song du jour (haha! Idk if that’s right but I thought it worked) is by a semi-new group, Karmin. I’ve been following them (not via twitter, as I find it weird for people to make a stalker’s job THAT much easier J) over the past several months and have fallen in love with them. The recently released their first album and this song is the basis of my Three C’s chapter. They inspire me as does this song. I wish them all the luck and success they need and cannot wait for what they have in store for their Karminites! J

I’m Just Sayin’- Karmin

Oh if I want it, I’m gonna get it

And I’m just sayin’, I’m just sayin’

Oh if I want it, I’m gonna get it

And I’m just sayin, I’m just sayin’

Future in my hands

Gotta make it count

Convince yourself it’s feasible

Then there’s nothin’ else

Sick addiction, dangerous mind

Put it on command

Error undefined

Even when you got a shadow of a doubt

Even when a hundred people tell you it’s a wipeout

You gotta do it big

You gotta do it strong

At the end of the day

You’re the one who’s in the wrong

Regretting and forgettin’ everything you worked for

Instead a trendsettin’ and bettin’

It’s so upsetting’ I’m sweatin’ now

And I can’t believe it

It should be so easy, oh…

Already got a knack

Just dial it back

The window’s open and the world is yours

Go attack

Cause when the wind is right and the tide is high

Then it’s time to fly


Oh if I want it, I’m gonna get it

And I’m just sayin’, I’m just sayin’

Oh if I want it, I’m gonna get it

And I’m just sayin, I’m just sayin’

I know, know, know

Where to go, go, go

Oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh

I know, know, know

Where to go, go, go

Oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh

Did you ever think

I’ll do what I want

Me in the marathon, uh

One in the front

Now you’re makin’ plans

Don’t let them screw it up

Better write your name on it

Paper cut

Most people afraid of hearing no

Got booed off stage once, Apollo

I can do anything that I wanna do

And I’ll take that

Cause it’s not for you

Took a few years to surface

But now it’s so bizurkus

And I’m ring leadin’ in this circus

I’m just sayin’

I’m just layin’ and pavin’ the road ahead of me

Bravin’ the elements

And watchin’ it cave in

My heart is racin’ and palpitatin’

I’m so done anticipatin’

It’s all good, yeah

Made up my mind

Threadin’ the needle is part of the design


Oh if I want it

I know I’m gonna get it

I’m just sayin’ that’s the way that it goes- 2x

And if we look at life

I’mma tell you what

You only get one

We bein’ honest, huh?

Let em tell you no
We on another place approachin’

Destination hit the main vein

Now we glidin’, windin’

Tryin’ not to crash cause we so high

Gotta keep grindin’

Not a limit

No drivin’

The ship

We runnin’

It all