My Four Favorite Holiday Movies

What’s Christmas time without the perfect holiday movie (or playlist) to pop in while snuggled up with hot chocolate and warm blankets? Even if I’m…

Belated Birthday Wishes for Dad

I would normally write and share this post on my dad’s actual birthday aka yesterday, but I can’t mess up my weekly 5 things schedule…

Everything I’m Currently Thankful For

I don’t support the colonialist holiday most Americans celebrate today (we only celebrate Lā Kūʻokoʻa in this household), but it would be a mistake to…

My Favorite Workouts I Do Every Week

*Trigger warning: weight, weight loss* In the past when I tried to lose weight and become more active, I’d attempt to eat healthier and do…

This Is Noelle in The Hawaii Herald

Back in the beginning of August, a writing intern for The Hawaii Herald named Katherine emailed me to ask if she could write a feature…

14 Years Without Papa

Every year on November 18th, I pause and remember my favorite person and childhood hero– my papa. Papa was taken by the cruelest illness 14…

Reactions to Ling Ma’s ‘Severance’

At the end of last month I wrote about Laura Van Den Berg’s novel Find Me—an oh so relevant end of the world type of…

My Favorite Easy Hikes for Beginners

I don’t think I’ve mentioned at all that I’ve been walking and hiking a lot over the past few months (sarcasm—it’s all I talk about,…

Lovecraft Country and Schitt’s Creek

I tend to rewatch Sex and the City and Friday Night Lights repeatedly instead of trying new shows (except for Normal People, which is the…