Aloha e

 

I haven’t had the chance to get back at you due to a very demanding and sensitive work that I just started; but with such a good company though. With all honesty, I need this job to finish my baccalaureate degree; because there is a very slim chance of me securing a scholarship this time even if I’ve maintained the GPA requirements of the University of Hawai’i. Maybe it’s due to COVID? Or our beautiful state is running short on fundings? I don’t know. I am just so thankful for having this job. Although it’s what makes me fall short of my responsibilities to you and our dear community. Please bear with me.

In this regard, and in spirit of brotherhood and camaraderie, please allow me to thank you, dear fellows for your understanding; but most of all, mahalo for your amazing generosity and kindness. However, despite my shortcomings, please note that I am always deeply humbled by your support. And I am ever thankful for your presence here. Last, but not least, I highly regard and applaud all of you for keeping up with the demands of our passion even during this very critical and stressful time.

Regardless, If anyone questions, why acknowledging the efforts of our fellows is important? The answer is simple: We’re a community. Although virtual, we are viable to modern society. Because amid the challenges and limitations of the very young Internet; amid the invisible wall that may pose doubts on our authenticity–it doesn’t mean we’re insincere here. Truth is, we’re making a difference. Because in every blog; in every post—our personal touch is enclosed. And blogging is way beyond social networking. We speak before the World Wide Web even our innermost thoughts. I see it as a privilege. But we also share to the world our passion, our culture and language, our experiences and more. We’re vectors of goodwill. And as members, we all take part in strengthening our community.

With that being said, please allow me to acknowledge you in my humble way for all the great things you do. Thank you everyone! Without further ado, my heartfelt gratitude to the following:

 
Aarunya
https://aarunya1.wordpress.com

Amras888
https://amras888.wordpress.com

Ane of Arta Si Natura
https://viataoperadearta.wordpress.com

Angelilie of Voyage Onirique
https://voyage-onirique.com

AshiAkira
https://ashiakira.wordpress.com

Ashish of Proxy Words
https://proxywords.wordpress.com

Astijake John of Willing Yourself To Win
https://astijake.wordpress.com

Bon Repos Gites of Bonjour from Brittany
https://bonjourfrombrittany.wordpress.com

Brad of Writing to Freedom
https://writingtofreedom.com

Charul Chandak
https://charulchandak.wordpress.com

Chef V of inthenameofseitan
https://inthenameofseitan.wordpress.com

CherieWhite of Chateau Cherie
https://cheriewhite.blog

Cindy Knoke
https://cindyknoke.com

Danaiana of D-ale copilăriei
https://danaiana.com

Desiree B Silvage of Literary Thruce
https://desireebsilvage.com

Dreams and Reality
https://bonkithasworld.wordpress.com

Era of The Hidden Soul
https://thehiddensoul25.wordpress.com

Esther H of Hortus Closus
https://hortusclosus.wordpress.com

Gayatribagayatkar of How To Teach a Difficult Child

Geena George of My Journey by Grace
https://gathsamana.com

GraceBailey1500 of Find Good Vibes
https://www.findgoodvibes.com

Ibonoco of News from Ibonoco
https://ibonoco.com

Ivon Prefontaine of Teacher the Transformer
https://ivonprefontaine.com

Jacob of Jacob @ Books and Pixels
https://booksandpixels.com

KK of Kaushal Kishore
https://kaushalkkishore.wordpress.com

Koh of K’ Clips
https://383g.wordpress.com

M. Zeeshan Horani
https://hafizzeeshan.wordpress.com

Marina Kanavaki
https://marinakanavaki.com

Melie of La Page @ Melie
https://harleyte.wordpress.com

Mizou of Pe Blogs
https://peblogs.com

Mystic Dee of A Phoenix Rising
https://lookbeyondme.wordpress.com

Ore De Drum
https://orededrum.com

Paul Militaru
https://photopaulm.com

Penumbra of Prenumbra Haiku
https://penumbrahaiku.wordpress.com

PurpleRays
https://purplerays.wordpress.com

Rachana of Rachana of Dhaka
https://rachanadhaka.com

Rekha of Ruhanii
https://rekhaposval.wordpress.com

Roy Lando of PeoPlaid
https://peoplaid.com

Sedge808 of Noir
https://sedge808.com

Sercan455
https://sercan455.wordpress.com

Shashank Narayan of Thoughts of the Day
https://shashank4893.home.blog

Simona of Pensieri Sparsi
https://imieialtiebassi.wordpress.com

Superonrub of Refugio Dos Moinhos
https://bubupoesias.wordpress.com

Sushma of Just My Thoughts
https://sushma.art.blog

Yolanda of Yolanda – “Det här är mitt privata krig”
https://mittprivatakrig.wordpress.com

 
 
Thank you, WordPress!

Mahalo nui loa!

 
 

About AinaBalagtashttp://www.ainabalagtas.comI am an essayist, a news writer, a poet, a big fan of language and words; an ardent lover of imagination-- I am but a writer.

8 thoughts on “Aloha e

        • Mahalo for the faith and encouragement! I pray and hope so. Because, I don’t dream of anything material, Brad. I only wish to be a lawyer for two reasons; One, it’s a promise I made to my mom (to follow my dad’s footsteps) who despite her age of 81 and ailing condition, is hanging on believing I would fulfill my promise. Two, being a paralegal from 2007 to 2012 and a volunteer tax preparer for the IRS since 2009, I found my purpose in life. To be of service to our needy community here in O’ahu brings me joy. And I’d be fulfilled, if I can do more for them. Lastly, God has been good to me and my family that I want to give back as much as I can. Sorry if I had to share. It means a lot to me, like I can’t die without my JD and Esquire title—this I pray to God.

  1. Thank YOU! And remember to take care of YOURSELF! I work for a Canadian University and you are not alone in your experiences and challenges completing your degree. You will get through this and THRIVE!!

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