Today, Joyce stopped by my office with her granddaughter to fill her employment papers. She brought a kadomatsu and mochi with a tangerine for good luck. Later, Representative K. Mark Takai brought another set of mochi and tangerine. In November, Representative Glen Wakai had a priest bless the office. We sure are getting as much luck as we can as we enter our first legislative session!
Monthly Archives: December 2002
I had breakfast with former Senate President Norman Mizuguchi. It was nice to hear his stories and advice. He seems so relaxed now since he’s been out of politics.
Last week, I called former Representative Tom Okamura to “talk story.”
It is such an honor to have the opportunity to talk with former leaders of Hawaii.
I had an enjoyable Christmas with my family and friends. I am so lucky to have them in my life.
I am working on some of my bills. I worked on the usual daily work of letter correspondence and phone calls. My highlight of the day was receiving a call from former President of the Hawaii Senate, Norman Mizuguchi. I hope to finish up what I can and get some after-christmas errands done.
This morning I had a meeting with State Representatives from West Oahu to discuss various issues affecting the Leeward Side of Oahu. I presented six bills I am working on:
1) Support the development of University of Hawaii West Oahu
2) Tax credits for small tech businesses hiring its first employee
3) Allow University of Hawaii’s film school to have access at the Diamond Head Studio.
4) Indicator/data analysis on Hawaii Tourism Authority’s management and spending (Analysis to show how much return the state is getting in comparison to the amount spent?)
5) Allocating monies from Hawaii Tourism Authority to Hawaii Technology Trade Association for marketing of Hawaii’s technology industry.
6) Temporary Enterprise Zone for the entire island of oahu.
Yesterday, I had a great time at the Annual Waipahu Christmas Parade. At the end of the parade, we arrived at Waipahu Town Center where I made a short speech along with other district legislators.
I will be in the Annual Waipahu Christmas Parade, which will begin at Leeward YMCA at 3:00 P.M. and arrive at Waipahu Town Center. Senator Brian Kanno and his supporters will be sharing a trolley with me and my supporters. We will be throwing candies for the kids and families. At Waipahu Town Center, there will be christmas caroling, fun things for the kids to do and picture taking with Santa Claus.
My 28th birthday is today.