Life is a journey

These are Garden Mums in my patio.


There are so many things to say about myself. I am 75 years old. I have been married to David for 41 years. I have a family of two children, two grandchildren, and a son-in-law. I own a large 3 bedroom 2 bath house in a suburb of Honolulu.

Though I have a BA in Sociology and studied music in graduate school, I had a career in a field totally unrelated to my education. I was a legal assistant, specializing in litigation. I drafted Complaints against debtors, who owed money to financial institutions. I also subpoenaed witnesses and assembled exhibits for trial. I did anything and everything possible to assist the attorneys. It was a good career, but I am glad that it is now over.

I might add that after graduating with my BA in Sociology, I taught English in Bangkok, Thailand for 10 months in 1969. I taught at Thammasat University, AUA Language Center, and Voice of America. I also had private students. It was a very interesting experience.

During my retirement, I wrote and published three books about my life as a third generation Korean-American woman, born and raised in Hawaii. I traveled the world and have visited a total of 13 foreign countries so far. I also was a radio commentator on Hawaii Public Radio for more than a year.

I have many interests. I like to cook and host luncheon parties. I write a blog. I play the violin. I collect art. I collect plants. And, best of all, I spend quality time with David and my family.

I love my lifestyle! Life is a journey, and I don’t want the journey to end!

23 Responses to “Life is a journey”

  1. DavidH Says:

    I agree with you. Life is a journey that is constantly evolving. It is basically a positive experience. Enjoy the journey as much as possible and live each day to maximize your joy and happiness.

  2. AC Says:

    You are living the life.

  3. Doug M Says:

    10-11 years ago, I was into those “ghost hunter” shows on cable, and this one so-called paranormal expert said ghosts were people who stayed behind because they didn’t live enough when they were people. I don’t think you’ll have any trouble moving on someday Gigi, you have an impressive life’s resume :^)

  4. Valerie-Jael Says:

    Wonderful that you are so happy with your life! Long may it continue! Valerie

  5. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …make it a wonderful journey!

  6. Arkansas Patti Says:

    It doesn’t appear you have left any stones un-turned. You should have no regrets and that is the best way to live. Well done.

  7. Elephant's Child Says:

    I am so glad that you have enjoyed your journey and are still enjoying it too.

  8. DJan Says:

    I too am glad you have had such a full life and still have many years of peace and contentment ahead. 🙂

  9. Christine Says:

    Yes. life is precious!

  10. Christine Says:

    Yes, life is precious!

  11. Far Side Says:

    You changed the flower to Mums! They are beautiful! Keep on making memories!

  12. Kaye Says:

    Those mums are beautiful!

  13. dkzody Says:

    Just like the seasons, we keep moving on in life. I bought 3 small pots of mums at ACE Hardware today, along with other flowering plants, for the front porch area of the house. It’s nice to change the flowers with the seasons.

  14. Hank Chapin Says:

    You’re hired! 👍🏽😇🪴🍳🎻 Great résumé!

  15. Linda Reeder Says:

    It’s always interesting to learn a little bit more about your background.

  16. Wisewebwoman Says:

    A good life and living long enough to appreciate it. Like me.


  17. DeniseinVA Says:

    You have had a very interesting life Gigi 🙂

  18. honoluluaunty91 Says:

    A great life, and you know it!

  19. Nancy Chan Says:

    You have an interesting and great life. Enjoy every moment of your life.

  20. Iris Empereur Says:

    This was a joy to read. A beautiful post about an awesome life so far – reckon much more to come. I don´t really do dare to ask… but… are your books available?
    Seesh, I have to many to read already. But… I´d love to read yours.

  21. David Gascoigne Says:

    I hope that your journey continues for many years to come and that each day brings joy.

  22. marmeladegypsy Says:

    I hope the end of your journey is far away! It has been a fascinating life. Those flowers are beautiful, too!

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