Every month I write a list of my goals, and on this list I have always included: ”I choose to have a substantial surprise amount of money received weekly.” Sometimes it happens, and sometimes it doesn’t. However, last weekend something surprising happened to me. I had attended a wedding of a close friend of mine, and when I went to check out, I needed to pay for two nights, and the charge was to be 99 dollars per night plus tax. I told them my room number and they told me it had already been paid for. I was shocked. Really? I asked them who paid for it, and they told me a woman’s name I had never heard of. I said for them to check, because I had never heard of that woman. In a few minutes they came back, looked at me smiling, and said, “This is your lucky day!”
Myself and my students enjoying the ocean at our potluck: Khoa, Chiaki, me, Tamila, Miyoung, and Su from left to right in the photo. Everyone wants a repeat of this wonderful day.
Some students in my ESL class met at Pacific Beach for a picnic. Little did we know that we would be observers of a very rare phenomenon called an upside down rainbow, or a smile rainbow, formed by ice crystals. Wow!! I took these photos below, and they appeared for one hour. Sometimes you would see it divide into two parts, and sometimes three parts. One time it looked to me like an angel whose wings were spread. We all decided it was a good luck omen.
Hibiscus-a Hawaiian flower
These are the students who were previously absent when the first photo below this one was taken. Spring Semester finishes this Friday, June 7th, and summer semester begins for my class on Tuesday, June 10th. I will be flying to Sacramento June 7th for the wedding of a dear friend, Barbara, who I have visited in Kauai the last 6 times I have flown there. This summer, Aug. 8 to 15, my daughter, Nancy, and I are flying to Kauai and staying at a lovely resort called Point Poipu. It’s Nancy’s second visit there.