Aloha Friday | 12/11/20

I’ve been so busy with holiday orders, also my son’s big project to end 2nd quarter and Christmas shopping. Oh the holidays! I barely got any blogging or reading done. 😟

Let’s see how my week has been like:

New Books Acquired:

NetGalley ~

Overdrive Library ~

Amazon Kindle Unlimited ~

TV, Movies, Etc…

  • The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix – I started this and haven’t finished it. I like it so far though, it’s kind of dark, but fascinating.
  • Selena on Netflix – not going to lie, it took me awhile to get into this one because the actress looks so old playing teenager Selena and the wigs – oh my!…yes I am an 80’s child and I had a perm and teased bangs 😆😅, but some of the wigs just didn’t look good on that actress. Now my favorite person on the show has to be her sister, Suzette, I like her spunk! I think learning about the family dynamics are interesting, their mom is so supportive, bless her heart. AB looks like he’s being pushed to his limit – but will I watch the second season? Yes because that’s when Como La Flor comes out and she blows up big time! 😍 Another thing I did like about the series, all the 80’s music I listened to growing up playing in the show, made me relive my childhood. Good times! Overall…the the show is okay, I don’t love it, I love the music though.
  • One Night Only: The Best of Broadway on CBS – music got me through 2020 and I love musicals. Jersey Boys was supposed to make its way to Hawaii this past summer and I saw it on Broadway, my first trip to NYC in 2009 with one of my best friends. But covid happened so…oh well, I hear they rescheduled the show to 2022!


  • helping my son with his projects 😓 and entertaining my daughter at the same time.
  • my daughter got a stomach bug and had diarrhea all weekend (boo!) poor kiddo – she’s still recovering but doing so much better, it’s been exhausting for both of us.
  • finishing and sending my Etsy orders.
  • cooking for the first night of Hanukkah – I was a little ambitious and thought I had enough flour to make challah and Sufganiyot (fried donut) but just donut bites (like donut holes). I did not have enough flour hahaha – so my challah leaves came out smaller than I thought they would and the donuts didn’t form. Oh well! I’ll try again once I get more flour. The kids loved their presents and challah, my hubby got his Matzo ball soup and I’m just happy they were happy! 💙🕎

Happy Hanukkah to you all!

4 thoughts on “Aloha Friday | 12/11/20

  1. Happy Hannukah, Yolanda! Sounds like a lovely celebration 🙂
    I totally forgot that Selena was being made into a show and I just watched the trailer after reading that bit in your post and I’m not sure how I feel about it 😂 I actually really loved the movie, it’s one of my favourites and never fails to make me bawl and laugh and swoon, so I kinda don’t wanna watch this. But also, I just love Selena’s story so… Maybe I will 😅 Hope you have a good weekend!

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    1. Yes, Selena was so popular when I was in high school, I loved her music and then she passed away 😦 – when the movie came out I was in college and I remember my friends and I saw it in the theater 3 times! And then of course all the times after when it was on tv. The tv show seems more based on the dad and her brother AB, but the series does end right before Como La Flor is about to be made. I didn’t love it, but I did learn a lot about how the family struggled. But the casting of Selena was just off I think.😞 You have a good weekend too!


  2. Happy Hannukah! I love hearing about people celebrating the different holidays and it sounds like you all are having a lovely time. Moon Claimed looks really interesting too!

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