This is the longest winter break ever! Because the Japanese school calendar is different from UH Manoa, I have a good amount of time to prepare for the semester abroad. All of my classmates have gone back to school and it feels nice to be able to spend time at home getting things done.
Although it is easy to sit around and relax, I am taking advantage of my free time by participating in community service events and starting a small farm at my parents home. It's a great way to stay productive while giving back to the community!
Last week, my father drove us out to Frankies Nursery in Waimanalo and we each picked out a few fruit trees to plant before I leave to Japan. Pops bought two varieties of mango while my Mother went for two guava trees. I ended up buying three trees (sorry Dad!) A grapefruit, lava orange, and banana tree. I can't wait to plant them!