Aloha! I know in Switzerland the winter comes and with it the cold temperatures. Here in Hawai'i it is still summer. I see all the pictures where you all wear warm jackets and scarves. I still walk around in short pants and t-shirts. On Saturday the 24th of September Maria and I went to the Pacific Aviaton Museum at Pearl Harbor. Julianna was volunteering, and while she was working we walked around. All helicopters and planes were military. It was really cool, and I learned lots of new things about military and military planes.
On Sunday Maria, Lucky and I went hiking. It was very hot, steep and overwhelming. We hiked 30 minutes until we got to the first pillbox. The view was awesome!! The hike was worth it just for this view! These pillboxes were used to over look the ocean if rivals were coming. We hiked up to the highest pillbox, took some photos and went back. Going down was much faster!
On the 30th of September was my birthday, and I turned 16. It was my first birthday without my mom and my sister. I missed them a bit. It was Friday so I invited friends for dinner. Maria organized a very cool party! We had pizza, oreo cake with cookie dough ice cream <3 and fancy popcorn. It was one of my best birthdays ever. I will never forget this birthday.
I have been on fall break since Friday. The week before we had quarter exams. We tested in two subjects each day. I didn't have a test in all of my classes so I had two food parties and watched a movie instead. It wasn't that hard because school ended every day at 12:00. I didn't really study so I was already kind of on holiday. On Thursday I only had one subject, and school ended at 9:30. We had a food party. On Friday my friends and I went to the beach. On this day I learned two things. First we should be allowed to drive at 16 in Switzerland. It is really cool when you just can go somewhere in the car with your friends. And second we need Menchie's in Switzerland! I love it! The shop is like a buffet -- you can take what you want and how much you want! On Saturday Maria and I went to the beach in Kailua, and it was relaxing and a little cool because of the breeze. On Monday Julianna, Maria, a friend of Maria's and I went to Queen Emma's Summer House. She was the Queen of Hawai'i. Hawaii had Kings and Queens before it became a U.S state. Today I went to the beach in Kailua with Miranda. It was awesome, and we took a lot of pictures. ;)