One of the adventures T and I have enjoyed this month was visiting the Dole Plantation. I'll be honest, the plantation itself was quite boring, but we really wanted to try the infamous Dole Whip. And let me tell you, that was delicious! The whip itself was worth the trip, but that's about all. I … Continue reading The Dole Plantation
Before I begin, I'll share some background on my unique experience. I never thought I would find myself in Hawaii. So I never planned on working in private schools. Back home, our public schools are well-funded, have great teachers, and are supported through the local communities. However, since that isn't entirely the case in Hawaii's … Continue reading An Honest Reflection from a First-Year Teacher: Quarter 1
After living here for 3 months, I've become really good at pronouncing Hawaiian words, cities, and other phrases that might come in handy if you ever find yourself here. Here are just a few terms and some general rules of thumb, that are necessary to know for daily life here. Aloha Many know this to … Continue reading Hawaiian Lingo like a Local
It's late October, in Wisconsin that means temps around the 40s/50s... But as you know, I'm not in Wisconsin anymore. Here in Hawaii it is still 85 degrees daily. Everything is still green, there are still gorgeous flowers blooming, and every now and then there is a nice rainfall. Basically, it still feels like summer … Continue reading How to Feel Festive for Fall (when you’re stuck on Oahu)
As of today, I have lived with T for two whole months. We went from being separated by time and distance for two long years, to now seeing each other daily for two months. Let me tell you, it's been a big change. But in all honesty, it's been a great change. Not only am … Continue reading Two Months of Life
Before the guys went underway, I wanted to bake something that would be hearty enough for them to take on the ship that wouldn't melt, and would still be delicious. Although Pinterest is great, I have been using the website Supercook to help me find recipes that can utilize the ingredients I already have in the … Continue reading Sailor Approved Cinnamon Scones
It was inevitable. Despite applying sunscreen, the Hawaiian sun got me. It was bound to happen sometime, I'm just glad it happened sooner rather than later. Here's what I learned from my burn. Prevention. The best way to prevent sunburn is to become a recluse in the house, and only come out at night. Although … Continue reading I Got Burned in Hawaii, so You Don’t Have to.