family: Throwback Thursday--For the love of ....Dad - 05/15/14 12:49 PM
 
I remember all the way back to 3 years old. Yes, my mind is still sharp. Well, maybe not ….but I do remember a few things….
 
 Funny, I remember loving the dresses my mom sewed for me. Yes, handmade and a frilly skirt underneath.  Mom did dress me up like a little doll, with bonnet, the frilly underpants, socks and shiny black patent leather shoes. I was ALWAYS dressed up.
 
I remember going to church with the whole family.  I remember this particular instance because I had fallen asleep during the service.  I was awakened by my … (10 comments)

family: Cherishing the Time with Family on Thanksgiving - 11/28/13 04:12 AM
 
I just got off the phone with my daughter. She and her grandmother don’t get along in the kitchen. (no one gets along with my mom in the kitchen lol) Obviously, both want to take part in the Thanksgiving Dinner preparations and both don’t agree on how they can accomplish this feat....TOGETHER.
Rewind many years back.
We learn from our parents.I learned a long time ago that I cannot fight my mother on anything,  She is ‘old school’ and she is NOT going to learn any new way of doing anything. She is oblivious to change because change doesn’t happen … (20 comments)

family: WORDLESS WEDNESDAY -White Plains Beach Cottages Ewa Hawaii - 07/10/13 02:58 PM

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family: My Health Related Goals for 2013 (An ActiveRain Challenge) - 02/04/13 12:50 AM
My eating habits are really bad. I ate fried foods galore (anything deep fried tasted soooo good!) That was unhealthy eating but my worst eating habit is my sweet tooth. My idea of having a wonderful dessert was a BOWLFUL of vanilla ice cream, smothered with Hershey’s Chocolate syrup, whipped cream and walnuts all over.
EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!
As each decade passed, I started noticing that I could not eat all these goodies that I used to. Especially when I hit the 50 yr. mark!  My metabolism SLOWED…..down. My blood sugar rocketed and cholesterol crept upwards. Other ailments came about …but … (45 comments)

family: Is It TIME For a Vacation? - 03/05/12 11:39 PM
We ALL need to work. It is a NEEDED part of our lives so that we produce income to support ourselves and our families.  Mothers tend the children and the home and most times have to work as well to support their growing families.
There comes a time when we need to rest, regroup and come back revived, rejuvenated and ready to pound pavement.  I’m sorry to say that it took me MANY years to realize that a vacation was in order.  I ‘thought’ that my clients, the office and my family could not do without me during a vacation … (30 comments)

family: Good Food, Good Company and ActiveRain - 11/24/11 05:02 AM
My regularly scheduled appointment with my acupuncturist yesterday not only was another successful session but an enlightening one as well. You see, my time spent at his office is not only for some alternative medicine for a few medical issues but also to listen to the information he has stored in his memory bank.
We all can learn something from someone. 
He explained this: 
‘Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday of the year because…
There are no expectations for gifts or anything.
It’s just time spent enjoying the company of family and friends.
I thought about this just for a moment....and … (17 comments)

family: Motivational Monday- With the Smile of a Baby - 11/21/11 11:26 AM
What more can motivate a Gramma on a Monday….
 than the smile of her grandchild?
Brayden lit up my screen this morning....
My screen at the office all day.
My grandson motivated me ALLLLL Day!

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family: The Miracles of Life - 09/25/11 07:40 AM
We all know that the Miracle of Life is indeed the biggest miracle of all. In our lives we know that we are given life, we live our lives and then we pass away. I believe it’s what we do in between is what matters the most so therefore, I live my life to the fullest.
Balance is key to success…and behind every successful person is family.
I was blessed with two children, a son (30 yrs old now) and daughter (29 yrs old now) and recently blessed with another miracle.  My daughter, DoriAnne,  gave birth to a healthy boy, Brayden … (22 comments)

family: A Sight for Sore Eyes with a Gift That Will Keep on Giving - 09/06/11 07:22 PM
My mom has a green thumb. She can just put a dying rose plant from my patio ...in a pot...to her sidewalk and it grows like never before. She can trim a branch from a bush and it roots every time.  My mom just has a way with plants.
She says plants don't talk back and they listen.
Two days ago, she gave me a newly potted gardenia from a nice branch she rooted from her 40 year old bush in her yard. It came with a bud that was about to bloom and I couldn't be happier as I remembered every time … (13 comments)

family: It's Almost Time for Motherhood! - 08/30/11 11:13 AM
I've been on pins and needles awaiting my first grandchild.  My whole waking hours at this time consist of work and anticipation of my first grandchild bursting out into the world and my daughter as a first time mother craddling her son for the first time.
His name is....Brayden
These are the instances that make us human in this vast world of blogging. We show a bit of transparency through this network called ActiveRain....and we become the "people...behind the words".
 
This is my world right now.....

Keep in mind that my daughter Dori is a petite 4'10"' of a … (32 comments)

family: A Piece of My Mind | Trials and Tribulations - 08/13/11 01:17 PM
Every once in awhile it’s nice to check in to ActiveRain and let our members know what we’ve been up to. Bob Stewart gave me the idea with his Random Thoughts: Light Sabers, Facebook Lists and Geeky Girls to express personal thoughts through my writing.
I suppose it’s a different aspect to my usual writing about one topic but I’ll be able to cram a bunch into one post lol.
ActiveRain has been my ‘savior’ of sorts throughout these past few years. I have learned, I have grown and I’ve made oh so many friends. Though I’ve met many in real life there … (21 comments)

family: Transparency: A First Impression of Who I Am - 05/28/11 10:56 AM
We market ourselves online through blogging, websites, real estate sites for listings and more. We give our expertise and knowledge to all who will "listen" and in turn our peers and the consumer contacts us; hungry for more.
But what is all this worth, if not for transparency in our writing? We learn to write as if the reader is walking beside us and as if we're talking WITH them and not  AT them. We give a piece of ourselves so when they pick up the phone and hear our voice it's as if they ‘knew' a part of us already.
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family: Have You Hugged Your Keiki Today? - 04/29/11 10:37 AM
Keiki (pronounced as "kay key") means child in the Hawaiian language or literally "the little one".  We celebrate a child's first birthday with a luau of festivities. Family and friends gather round for a joyous occasion.
In ancient Hawaiian times, there were feasts to acknowledge a special occasion such as a birth of a child, a great harvest or a battle that was won.  They held these festivities to honor the gods who allowed these great ‘miracles' to happen. 
Back in the day the Hawaiians called it ‘aha ‘aina or gathering of a feast and men ate separately from the the women. All commoners … (9 comments)

family: Miracle for an ActiveRain Member - 04/26/11 11:15 AM
I've always believed that we share more than real estate on ActiveRain. We write about the industry or our related fields, our local areas and events, tips for the consumer and our peers, history and even a bit of our personal lives.
We do so with the intent of sharing a piece of ourselves so that the consumer can better relate to the person who is behind the written word.  We have a thought or an idea and we articulately write so that our readers can 'feel' the kind of person we are.
Those that know me know that I am … (35 comments)

family: There Is No Need for Words - 04/21/11 03:42 PM

What else is there to say?
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family: Protection and Safety At Its Finest! - 04/11/11 06:15 AM
We all know the drill on real estate and safety. There was an incident where an agent held an Open House and a 'nice' couple came in and while one distracted her the other one found her purse and stole her wallet. 
After reading about that I got to thinking that it might be wise for me to have my husband drop me off at my Open Houses...and pick me up so I don't need to take my wallet with me. I have my SmartCard on a clip so I'm good.
So, for the first Open House (when this started) he drove me around and … (13 comments)

family: My Extended "Real Estate Family" - 03/28/11 03:27 PM
Let me tell you a little bit about my family. They are the most supportive people and the best support system an agent could ever want. They became my Extended Real Estate Family when they saw the level of passion I had in working with clients.
They commended me for going above and beyond and my clients followed suit.
A three time client (bought two and selling one now) told me the other day that I have always gone above and beyond. Yup...and I drag (willingly of course) my family right into each and every transation.  My husband helps me load … (29 comments)

family: The Closing Gift of a Lifetime - 03/18/11 05:58 PM
I ‘met' them through a floor time call back in 2004. They weren't sure what area they wanted to buy and straight off the bat they said that they were going to be ‘high maintenance' clients.   I told them I would be there for them every step of the way. Long Story Short they bought a home within those first couple of weeks.  The keys were all the gift they cared about for their large family of seven.
Fast Forward two years: The Mrs. came into the office and announced that it was time to sell and they had to move … (16 comments)

family: The Art of the Gift of Giving - 03/04/11 03:06 AM
There are people in the world dying of hunger, abused, neglected or just hard on their luck.  There are others who are disgruntled or lost hope and may just need a show of compassion to get a running start on a new life.  

There are so many others who have circumstances far worse than I do.
In my lifetime, I have seen the darker side and the wonderful brighter side of life. I have been through much in my 53 years of living on this earth and have grown to be the wonderful me I am today. I continue to … (11 comments)

family: December 07, 1941 -The Bombing of Pearl Harbor | Memories from My Mother and Her Grandaughters' Discoveries - 12/07/10 05:27 AM
My Japanese ancestry and background as a Hawaii resident (since 1967) is pretty interesting.  My mother was born and raised on the island of Kauai and she was one of 8 siblings born into an ‘arranged' marriage with my grandmother being a "picture bride" and my grandfather being born and raised in Japan.
In 1936 my grandfather passed away from stomach cancer and my grandmother raised the children with my older aunties helping with the younger ones.  After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, many Japanese were put in the internment camps. 
My Mom met my … (18 comments)

 
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