Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Chuukese families are huge and there were many, many children in Kino's family, but Teisy Tatashy always held a very special place in my heart. She is Kino's cousin. She was only 4 years old when he passed away. As the years went on, and the time we spent together dwindled, Teisy still always made sure to keep in touch with me.
Teisy is 19 years old now and is attending Pacific Island University on Guam. She still e-mails me occasionally. I replied to one of her e-mails recently and directed her to my post on Kino. She read it for the first time and sent me this:
Thanks for writting back...and yes, the story is long, but I can't stop reading it.....as i was reading it, i can just picture those times when you first saw him and when you visited him....even though i was young that time, I still remember him....I think the reason why you keep on thinking about Kino is that God is reminding you that you are a unique person...even though Kino wasn't someone you knew....it was God who gave you that feeling to help him out...It was God who gave you that sort of feeling to feel for him....God is good. All the time Jalna....many times in life we are so busy with work, family and all the things we do....and we forget that it was HIM (God) who has blessed our lifes with our family and the kind of work we do....I may not know if you believe in God...but I know you have a feeling that there is that True GOd...the one who created the heaven and the earth.....just take a time to look around aunty, and see how amazing God is. All these we see around us was created by the most creative and number one artist which is GOD alone:) This relationship we have between us will not be forgotten...you've been part of my life ever since i was young....and the best!!! I love you for who you are to me, and I surely thank God for you!!...though we are miles miles apart...but in heart and prayers we are together...I'm sorry for this long letter aunty, but this is what's on my heart at this moment.....and until then we will always meet again right?...:) God loves you and so do I. love always, Teisy. Tatashy
This is one of my favorite pics.
This is one of the last photos I have of Teisy with her mom Sanci.
Hey Sweetie, I love you!!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Here's the Deluxe BLT that I ordered ($5.25). It was veeeeery good.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Last week Friday, my brother Cy e-mailed me and my sisters saying that he had just bought some kulolo and had paid $7.70 a pound for it. Appalled at the high price he said that he wanted a recipe so that he could try to make it himself. I warned him that I had tried making it once before and it was so hard to make and had turned out sooo HORRIBLE that I trashed the whole thing and never tried to make it again. I found links to 4 online recipes. He chose the recipe from cooking-recipe.org and made this kulolo.
It was so ono, I was shocked! He said he didn't have brown sugar so he used white instead. He also didn't have any ti leaves. And instead of grating the taro (which is a pain) he busted out the old Osterizer and "osterized" it instead.