Journal Entry: Choon Yong-07/01/2023

Journal Entry

Got up at 5:20 AM. Made up my bed. Cleaned up. Made a cup of light coffee. Watched the local news and weather report, The high temperature for today will be 111 Degrees F. Stretched while watching the news. I will do my walking after breakfast.

Plan for today:

1) Stretch.

2) Walk 6 miles in the morning.

3) Read Success after Prison.

4) Watch a video on human anatomy.

5) email diary to Doris and Michael.

6) call Doris.

Breakfast was served at 6:30 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, Chocolate muffin, apple, and punch. Started walking at 6:50 AM. Finished walking and running 6 miles at 8:20 AM. Felt good after the run. Showered and changed into casual clothes. Started reading at the library from 9:05 AM – 10:00 AM. Headcount at 10:05 AM. Lunch was served after headcount. Luncheon menu: sloppy joe burger, mixed vegetables, fries, banana, and punch. Back to the library for more reading “Success after Prison”. I have been going back to reread some interesting chapters in the book to fully grasp the concept that Michael was talking about. I found lots of useful information that I can use for my reentry into society. Finished reading at 12:30 PM.

Went back to the unit to call Doris:

  1. She inquired why I was late calling her, I told her I was busy reading and working on Michael’s book.
  2. She had an asthma attack last night and used the nebulizer to control her attack. I was glad the nebulizer work well to control her asthma.
  3. Quang and Annie will be coming by the house to fill out the visitation forms. I hope they will bring some Char Siu, Roast pork, and roast duck for Doris.
  4. Doris told me that Diana, Keen, Quang, and Annie were by the house last week to pick some fruits.
  5. I told her about my interaction with my Counselor – Mr. Reyes and case manager – Chavez that they had a favorable image of me. 6) Monday 7/3/2023 is her appointment with Dr. Scott Lee. I just hope he recommends the cornea replacement surgery for her. I told her my multifocal lens was working very well. And I will pay for her to have the multi-focal lens inserted into her eyes.

Emailed 6/29/2023 diary to Doris and Michael. Took a short nap and woke up at 2:30 PM. Worked on emailed 6/30/2023 Diary but have to save it because of time limitations. The AAPI group had a Pizza and Nachos for Chan’s birthday from 2:45- 5:00 PM. headcount at 3:30 PM. I completed and emailed the 6/30/2023 Diary to Doris and Michael. back to the Library at 5:15 PM for more reading. Reading was interrupted by headcount at 6:40 PM. Finished reading at 8:00 PM. Back to the unit. Cleaned up at showered at 8:30 PM. Signed up for the History of Life – Biology – 7/2/2023 at 6:00 PM on Sunday. Headcount at 9:15 PM. Final Headcount at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.

Today was a good day: Doris received her nebulizer and used it to control her asthma. A good party with lots of pizza and nachos. Success in Prison instills a lot of ideas that I will apply to my reentry into society. Completed my 6 miles walk and run. My eyesight has improved significantly – The multi-focal lens worked very well.