On Sunday, December 21, 2008, I turned 34 years old. I attended a Shinnyo-en service at 10:00 A.M. I ate lunch at Ala Moana Shopping center and bumped into my friend Nish. My friend Scott Imaye, back home for awhile from Tokyo and Gavin Doi joined us to get our Christmas shopping done. I guess it takes an entourage to get good ideas to get our shopping done for family, friends, and business contacts. I celebrated my birthday with my mom, dad, and sister Lara at Gyu-Kaku at 6:00 P.M. My sister and I joined the crew at Loulou’s after and we continued shopping until the mall closed.