Wait a Second: The Compiled Works of a Vagabond Storyteller

Growing up haole on a small island is like growing up on a small planet. I grew up on the North Shore of Oahu. This experience made me hyper aware of my actions and the actions of others. In public school, the local braddahs would try to catch a haole (white person) off guard and then give them a “false crack.” An unexpected punch to the head that would intentionally leave the haole unconscious.

This created an interesting mandate that caused me to be hyper aware of my surroundings. By default, I have also become aware of the intentions of a divine intelligence. This ultimately led me to discover that there is a God. This is a story of the discovery of a higher purpose. Like a meandering stream that overflows at times and grows dry at others, we are blessed whether we know it or not.

The Lord has used me to show that we are accountable for our actions while we are on this planet. We reap in proportion to what we sow. In addition, I have learned that we will benefit greatly if we were to care more for others and our environment. I have come to realize that there are spiritual and natural events going on simultaneously. I have concluded that only by the grace of God can we keep from making bad decisions in life.


--Manini