Friday, May 30, 2008

Wallabies in Hawaii??

Who knew? Once upon a time, in 1916, three wallabies (a male, female and juvenile) were brought to O’ahu to be part of a privately owned zoo in ‘Alewa Heights. The breeding pair was being held in a tent when a dog broke in and attacked them, setting the wallabies free. Currently it is estimated that there are approximately 250 Wallabies on the island. Most of the population lives in Kalihi valley, between a series of cliffs and ledges that protect them from predators. The animals are not formally managed or tracked, but are protected by the state.

Being the island adventurers that we are, we decided late one night to make the treacherous hike in hopes to spot these little creatures. We never saw a darned thing, but we have a great story to tell!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

What do you do between school and work...? play!

Hangin' in front of da Moana Surfrider in Waikiki

Giovanni's Famous Shrimp truck in Haleiwa, North Shore

Uncle Duke and I. Two south shore rippahs.

Every surf sesh should end with a Matsumoto's Shave Ice!

Friday, May 9, 2008

"Stick a fork in me, I am PAU!"

On Thursday, I had my last final exam of my undergraduate career. It was the beast of all beasts...Managerial Statistics. Time ran out and I gladly handed my exam to my professor. As I walked out of the classroom, I could barely contain myself. I had perma-grin from ear to ear and before I made it down the steps and out of the building my eyes began to well up. Sounds stupid, but it has been a long hard road (much harder than it is supposed to be for some reason) and I never thought that I would get to this point. My heart is filled with gratitude and humility for all of the many people who helped me. I will never be able to truly repay them.