I Miss Hawai'i
My time at UH was among the best I've had. I now live in Tennessee, and my childhood years were spent mostly in Arizona. Sure, I'm nostalgic about the college experience, and partying and experimenting with life before real responsibilities. Mostly, I miss the beauty of the place and its people. I never learned to surf, but I tried and had fun. I don't mean to offend anyone, such as my new friends and neighbors who try to be kind, but it was such a pleasure not to look like an outsider, or get referred to over and over as "Asian" or "minority" just because I am an American and my ethnic origin is Korean. There, for that time, I was just one of the girls, one of the people. I hope to return someday, but maybe it is just a dream.