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Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili
Attended University of Hawaii at Manoa
Lived in Ewa, Hawaii
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About identity and being Filipina-American
My name is Arbine and I am Filipina-American. 99.9% of the time I have no problem identifying as such. But there are times when I question myself. Am I Filipino enough to call myself Filipino? My grandparents came to Hawaii from the Philippines for work. My grandfathers worked on the sugar ...
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The author and I are kindred spirits. 
I grabbed my keys while staring blankly into the distance and simultaneously uttering one simple sentence to my husband, “I’m leaving now.”
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What I've been up to
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Do I need this? No.
Do I want it? Hells yeah.
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I need cake with a side order of cake.
Holy crap. I am 35. I'm in my mid-thirties. I still have no idea what the heck I'm doing. In life. As a wife. As a parent. And I'm okay with that. My teens were okay. Some highs and lows. I guess that's expected. Especially when you're going through major hormonal changes while dealing with ...
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I don't know the verses either. 
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After Berlin we decided to take it a little slower.
#HoapiliEurotrip2016  
After a whirlwind of a trip to Berlin we decided to do something a little slower paced and closer to home. We took a lovely stroll through the Betzenberg Wildlife Park, which was right in Kaiserslautern. Parking is just outside the entrance and it's FREE to enter!
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I made ensaymadas.
They were good.
Ensaymadas were something from my childhood that I never thought I'd ever actually make. It was so easy to just buy some at the bakery. But then one day I made some. And let me tell you, they were as good as, if not better, than ones I've had before. I guess that's the case for a lot of things ...
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A long read but very important regarding the upcoming election. 
Where Hillary and Trump stand on food security, minimum wage, and sustainable agriculture.
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Berlin, we'll be back.
#HoapiliEurotrip2016  
You know those places you visit and instantly know that it's a place you HAVE to return to some day? Berlin is one of those places. My cousin and her family were kind enough to let us stay with them for a weekend and as evident above, we had an amazing time. My other cousin and her boyfriend ...
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Sooo looking forward to this. 
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Find the awesome in the everyday.
Introduction
I bake. I blog. I blast awesomeness at your eyeballs. 
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I make really good chocolate chip cookies and brownies.
Education
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Apparel Product Design & Merchandising, Fashion and Music Promotion, 1999 - 2006
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Mom + wanna-be writer
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Ewa, Hawaii - Waynesboro, Pennsylvania - Waipahu, Hawaii - Key Peninsula, Washington - Lakewood, Washington - Ft. Lewis, Washington - Baumholder, Germany
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