On Friday, March 21, 2014, at 9:15 A.M. to 9:45 A.M., I made a speech about the legislative process to social worker students from University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, and Bringham Young University Hawaii at the Hawaii State Capitol auditorium.
On Thursday, March 20, 2014, I attended the 2014 Chaminade University Criminal Justice Expo held at their campus from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Also with me was Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tricia Nakamatsu and Victim Witness Advocate Volunteer Coordinator Jodie Maesaka-Hirata.
On Friday, March 14, 2014 from 8:30 A.M. to about noon, I participated in Career Day at Hanalani Schools, a Christian private school located in Mililani. My friend Liz Hata invited me who has her children attending the school. I spoke to two groups of 9th to 12th grade students and told them about my background, education, and career such as my service in the Hawaii State House of Representatives, selling Hawaiian themed products when I owned an Internet retail business, lobbying and litigating for the Department of the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney, and my new project in helping to put together a music festival with my friend who is a promoter. I also told the students that I recently finished writing a paranormal romance novel. I encouraged them to enjoy learning, try new things, and shoot for their dreams.
I explained to students the importance of learning and working hard, but also the importance of building relationships through love and compassion. I shared how positive leaders have loyal and lasting friendships regardless if he or she has power, while a negative leader who yells and screams often times has very little support when he or she loses power. I pointed out the importance of knowledge, but emphasized that it is even more important to be a good person.
On Wednesday, March 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm, I attended the Democratic Party of Hawaii District 37 meeting at Mililani High School. Four of us met for Precinct 37-04 (Waikele) and I was chosen to be Vice President so I am an automatic delegate to the Democratic Party of Hawaii County Convention. I was also selected to be a delegate to the Democratic Party of Hawaii State Convention.
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, I attended the funeral for my friend John Inamine’s dad at Hosoi. My thoughts are with him and his family.