July 10 Thursday AM. I'm scheduled to leave tonight at 10:30pm. Mom said she only needed to take care of a couple things in Kalihi and we would return to the apartment in Waipahu so I could finish packing. Jess and Shirley have graciously agreed to pick us up from the apartment and bring us back to Kalihi where I'll hang out until I have to go to the airport. Mom and I had lunch at Max's of Manila in Waipahu. A classy Filipino restaurant, I may say. Yum. Palabok, pork, and coconut dessert and sago. Can't beat this. Afterwards, we rushed to Bead It! in Kapolei to pick up some steel shot and sterling silver chain and then returned to Mom's apartment. It's a good thing I already mailed home most of the stuff I bought. I'm sad to be leaving. I'll miss everyone. It's been a whirlwind trip. Although I am sad to have seen Grandpa like this, I am glad I made this trip to see him, tell him all I wanted to, and spend some time with him. I don't think he'll live to see the end of 2008. That's my gut feeling.