Journal Entry: Choon Yong-12/27/2023-Doris Birthday

Journal Entry

12/27/2023 Wednesday daily diary from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:30 AM. Made up my bed, cleaned up, changed to BOP uniform, and made a cup of coffee. Stretched, drank my coffee and watched to local news and weather report, high temperature for today is 59 degrees F. Started walking at 6:40 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:30 AM. Breakfast menu: Cereal, muffin, an apple and hot water.

Plan for Today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Check email from Doris.
  4. Email daily diary from 12/26/2023.
  5. Walk 6 miles.
  6. Split stretch.
  7. ACE Classes – Religious Freedom 6-7 PM (Hosting).
  8. GED / ESL Tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM.

Emergency Census count ta 6:00 AM. Checked and replied to Doris email: Happy Birthday to Doris, They are having a Burmese Birthday luncheon for her. Kein will drive them to San Francisco for the luncheon. The morning walk started out with the dark dawn sky on display amid some scattered clouds. The temperature was warm in the high 40’s. The moon was still visible , it was big, bright and round. As the sun rise, the beautiful pastel sky emerged and the bright red sun appeared what a beautiful sight after a few days or rain and cloud. The morning walk was pleasant on the basket ball court. Completed 6 miles walk in 1 hour 19 minutes and 46 seconds at 8:20 AM. Average walking times were: 13 minutes 10 seconds per mile (milla) or 53 seconds per lap (vuelta). Chan delivered some inventory to the sewing room. Secretary Mrs. Chavez informed me that there will be a new inmate joining us at the camp today. Finished my walking at 8:20 AM. Stretched and split stretched at the basketball court. The stretch felt good, completed stretching at 8:50 AM. Cleaned the computer room. Had some cookies and celery for snacks. Showered at 9:20 AM. Talked to Doris at 10:00 AM: Doris and Patches are well. Today is Doris birthday and Kein is taking them out to lunch in Clement Street, Burmese luncheon. I told them that the Burmese food is like Indian food. They located Penny’s contact number and might invite her to join them for lunch in Clement Street. They found the silver suitcase in Doris’s room and Patches has already packed her stuff in the new suitcase and it is big enough to hold all her clothes and stuff she bought in the US. The suitcase is good as it is lighter and bigger than her old suitcase. I told them we will have a new inmate joining us today. I will be hosting the ACE Class – Religious Freedom – Buddha tonight. Kein is coming over at 10:30 AM to pick them up for luncheon. I told them I was already awake and changed to my BOP uniform when we had the emergency count at 6:00 AM. I wished Doris a Happy Birthday and to enjoy her luncheon.
Lunch was served at 10:20 AM. Luncheon menu: Hamburger, fries, an apple and hot water. Went to the sewing room to prepare bus bags for the new inmate. GED / ESL tutoring from 12:00 – 2:30 PM. The tutoring classes went very well. The students are preparing for their examination on January 8, 2024. Received news that CO Mr.. Johnson will be transferred to the education department in the Penitentiary and they will hire a new teacher for the camp. Received the pictures for prior visitations today. I was informed that the self surrender inmate was rescheduled to January 2024. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served at 3:45 PM. Dinner menu: spaghetti with ground meat, spinach, salad, bread and hot water. ACE Class _ Religious Freedom 6-7 PM (Hosting). Worked on my Spanish Lessons at the library. Census count at 7:30 PM. Census count at 8:30 PM. Cleaned up at 9:00 PM. Final Census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.
Today was a good day: Doris and Patches are well. It is Doris Birthday. Walked 6 Miles and split stretched. Hosted ACE Class – Buddha. GED / ESL tutoring went very well. Received and mailed out visitation pictures to Doris. GED students are preparing for their examination on January 8, 2024.

Jawaharlal Nehru: I may lose many things including my temper, but I do not lose my nerve.

Books Read: 25 Books, Book Reports: 25 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 41 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 32 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 13 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 1110 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Pablo Neruda: How long does a man spend dying?
Por Cunato tiempo muere el hombre.