Wednesday, April 06, 2005

My Trip to the Aloha State

Aloha! Last month, i had a chance to go back to hawaii after 10 years. It's still one of the most beautiful places on earth because of its weather, people, and the island itself. We stayed at our family friend's house, the Suetos'. Although the trip was short and tiring, it was such a blessing to be there again.

Tita Lina took me and my parents to pearl harbor. This is called the USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL. This is such a cool place: you can take a boat going to one of the ships that sank (Arizona). They made this port thingy where you can stand up and when you look over the window, you can see the battle ship below you. Most people who visit here are the japanese. Here's a pic of Tita Lina, my mom, and I at Pearl Harbor:

pearl harbor
Then we went to the Aloha Tower. It's this tower near waikiki and i took some pictures from the top. You can see almost all of the island from there.
view of hawii from the aloha tower
The highlight of my stay in hawaii was the encounter God retreat. This was the main reason why i went with my parents. Last June 2004, i got a chance to attend this retreat and was empowered by the holy spirit. Last March, i was already part of the staff who facilitated the retreat. I did small talks/lectures with 5 teenagers who were all filipinos but mostly were born in hawaii so they can't speak in filipino. Again i am thankful to the Lord for using me and my family in this ministry. There were about 15 attendees from the Filipino congregation and the EGR was held in makaha golf club and resort. This experience reminded me of the prayer of Jabez: where you ask the Lord to expand your teritory to fulfill the great commission of sharing Christ to those who are lost. Doing mission work and ministry outside my country helped me realized that it is possible for God to use an ordinary girl like me to actually share his love to others. Pastor Randy, (pastor of Waipahu Church) asked me to come back this September so i can handle the youth again... hmm payagan kaya ako mag leave? plus yung leave ko for hong kong disneyland? plus yung leave ko for my summer getaway? parang feeling ko ang dami ko pang leave credits. Nway, here's a pic of most of the kids i handled (from left to right: melissa, moi, venus, baby jane, and leni-tita lina's daughter)
E.G.R
Well, hope to be back soon... Sarap kasama ang aking hapines dito... yihee!

11 comments:

babewolf said...

hi dessa girl! I am so glad that you shared the Lord with other people. that's why you are so blessed! Imagine you were not just spreading the Good NEws in our country but in Hawaii pa! Ipagpatuloy ang magandang gawain!! mwehehee..punta din ako sa HK Disneylang eh. Bday gift ko sa sarili ko ehehhee..

dessa girl said...

thanks babewolf!yup, i'm really blessed.hey!sabay na tayo magpunta sa disneyland. let's plan it kasi noel and i are planning to go on october or november.bring alain para masaya,ok? naghahanap kami ng kasama kasi ang sure palang me, noel, and my utol. let me know what yer plans are,otay?

watson said...

Hello Dessagirl. May isusumbong ako sa yo. May kakilala akong gerl na nagyayabang na ngayon kesho makakapunta sya sa HK Disneyland at nasa abroad na rin sya ngayon.

Ops teka, copycat ata ako. ehehehe

babewolf said...

nasabihan ko na si Alain sabi nya oks lang daw! Dapat madami tayo para masaya, siguro nga mga october or november.

Master, sama kayo ni Ate Tina! Para mas masaya! Or better yet ang buong pack of wolves!!

Master plano pa lang naman po eh...lowly life form pa rin po ako dito. Ao ay isang domesticated semi goddess lang.

dessa girl said...

ok, babewolf and watson.. let us not get into that type of exchange na blog kundi may mapapahamak nanaman. ok? harharhar!lahat tayo mayaman so lahat tayo magpupunta ng disneyland. ok?ok! game!

Princess Em said...

hello dessa girl! inggit naman ako, di pa kasi ako nakapunta ng hawaii.. it seems you enjoyed your trip...mukhang puro kain ang ginawa mo dun ah..it shows in your pictures...hehehe

dessa girl said...

hello princess em. grabe yung tummy ko no?but anyhoo, yup, i enjoyed! you should visit hawaii..it's one of the most beautiful places on earth!

fisherpau said...

hello...I'm back...gawa na po ang pc ko...tuloy tuloy na naman ang blogging galore! :P

Ey babewolf...kelan ang bday mo? para ma greet kita...hehehe..

master CHU said...

guys! guys! guys! bakit nagpapaniwala kayo kay dessa na nagpunta siya sa hawaii eh pinaayos lang niya yang mga pictures sa akin. sabi niya...

Dessa:

"ummm..chu! busy ka ba?"

Me:

"hindi naman, may inaasikaso lang ako para kay sir nick."

Dessa:

"itabi mo muna yan kasi umm..ahh..may importante akong ipapagawa sayo."

Me:

"nahihiya ako kay sir nick eh."

Dessa:

"ok lang yun."

Chu:

"sigurado ka ma'am ah. ano po ba yun?"

Dessa:

"diba marunong ka sa photoshop? pwede ipagsama-sama mo 'tong mga background pix na 'to tsaka yung mga tao sa separate pic na 'to?"

Me:

"ummm...opo kaya ko yan! tinuruan ako ni sir nick jan kasi magaling na mentor si sir nick eh."

Dessa:

"sige, pakigawa ah tsaka pwede pakibilisan mo. wag mo ipagsasabi sa iba 'tong special project mo ah. king hindi itatapon ko NBI clearance mo."

Me:

"Ok ma'am, promise."

Dessa:

"Chu, parang nagiging macho ka ngayon ah. tsaka bagay na bagay sayo hair do mo. hawig mo na si john pratts"

Me:

"ummm...ma'am dessa, harassment na po yang ginagawa niyo eh."

Dessa:

"Eh ano naman? ako ang Super HR ng trends! i can do whatever i want!!! stupid employee!"

Me:

"sorry po ma'am."


kita niyo na yung pangaabuso na ginagawa sakin ni ma'am dessa?

sir nick...please pahinging tulong...please

dessa girl said...

ey fisherpau! dats gud to hear! babewolf's bday is sep 12. tama ba, sarah? naku, magagalit yan pagmali!

babewolf!siguraduhin mong kasama kayo ni alain ha! i told noel already dat wr gona meet up! =)

dessa girl said...

buahahahaa!!! chu! bakit mo ginawa 'to?!! o hinde!!!! ipapatapon na talga kita sa babuyan! taksil!marami na ngang naniwala sa pictures ko eh!

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