Lost Time

Lost Time

This semester I’ve learned that there really is such little time in a day. I’m stuck in an endless speed-walk, board-dash, class-rush of a loop. I seem to never have time to catchup on the back work that seems to prelude my new writings that I would like to go after like Doug’s Apple Conundrum, The Research Lab, and Fuzzing to Victory (hacking story). I hope to post these in the following days, but I think a blog post for lost time is due; let’s take it back to Winter break.

A messy familyDying sister

For winter break I got to spend two weeks back on the Big Island in Kainaliu, where I was able to do the writing about the town revival—if you haven’t read it, then go read it; it was awesome. We had a beautiful Christmas-eve dinner with the entire family: the goofy aunts, the quite uncles, the annoying sisters, the laughing grandma, and the hungry dog—a.k.a. the Basque family. We even had a beautiful Christmas tree this year, it was fake as usual. Emma decorated the beautiful beast you see below, and I’m not talking about the old lady!

I told her to smile for candyEmma did this

It was a night to bask in for years to come. I did not cook anything special for Christmas because I burn everything I touch, but Christmas morning was another story. This year I felt the need to impress my family with the new need of Adulthood (I’m 18 if you can’t tell) flexing. I went all out this year. I killed the present game. I destroyed expectations. I did not have enough money to buy real things, so I just built them, ha. For grandmother dearest, a bluetooth speaker set salvaged from old speakers in the house and a $15.00 bluetooth transceiver. For mother craziest, a salvaged camera wireless system for security, because she and I are paranoid. Last but not least, for sister annoyingiest, a brand spankin new MacBook Pro that I built from other Macs over the course of two months. It was ugly but beautiful.

Doggo is good boiSister pleased

To keep it simple, I enjoyed every moment I got to spend with my family this Christmas, and I hope you did too. Hawaii will always hold a favorite place in my heart to host the holidays, but the day after Christmas I found myself in an even cooler state, literally.

Somebody toucha my spaget!The mountains of mordor

My father and I went on our annual Snowboard trip this year, and it was epic as usual. We ventured the majority of this trip by car, but we did spend some time flying to Albuquerque from Hawaii. We drove up to Colorado where we met some of our distant relatives for Snowboarding. We trashed those slopes. We ripped the snow off the mountain. We literally rolled down the mountain one by one in a family collision of messiness. It was the best. My father, the less ‘cautious’ of us two, concluded this trip with an ungodly snowboardpalooza of tree runs—mountain side snowboard trails of only trees. I got a really cool GoPro video, I still have no idea where I’m posting them…Maybe here!

Sometimes I get lucky with landscapesOr is it really just skill?

I got really cool photos on this trip, but even better experiences with my family. Enjoying family time is so important. Gosh. Well. Now that we are all caught up again, hopefully I can keep up with myself and pump out some awesome posts this weekend about stuff I love. Let me know how your winter break went, I get lonely when I write these. If your reading this Doug, I don’t mean it.

Peace out family, thats what I’m calling all you readers from now on, until next time.


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Zion is a Native Hawaiian Hacker and side hussle writer.