5 Things I Miss About Living in Hawai’i

July 2010, at the US Embassy in the Philippines. Visa Officer: So, you’re moving to Hawai’i to do a PhD? How long? Me: 5 years. Hopefully less. I felt dread. I was moving, ALONE, to a place I’d never been to before and where I knew no one. It took all the courage in me not to…