All posts tagged: inspired

Chris Kajioka: Life Changes When You Become A Dad

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Photo: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Oʻahu-born chef Chris Kajioka describes himself as stubborn, independent and a sports fanatic but what he really wants the world to know is that he is Cade’s father.  “Being a dad is the best thing that has ever happened to me,” says the ʻIolani School graduate.  “I love everything about it.  I want to give Cade everything I can while I’m around.” His son was named after a favorite wine that he and his wife enjoy, […]

Yasmin Dar: Embracing Life

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Photo by Kerrie Inouye

Yasmin Dar’s name might ring a bell for Hawaiʻi residents from when she was traffic anchor for KITV4’s morning show.  In 2011, she departed for Eugene, Oregon to become an evening news anchor for KVAL.  However, soon after giving birth to her first born, her and her husband realized “home” was the best place to be.  Yasmin stays busy with her current role as digital media specialist for Governor David Ige along with co-managing a business and raising […]

Reflecting On The Year – 2015

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I kicked off the year by surrounding myself with people I care about along with those that inspire me.  On the evening of New Year’s day, a dozen of us got together for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, The Pig & The Lady, a Vietnamese eatery located in the heart of Chinatown.  We not only experienced an amazing meal, we connected on another level by openly sharing one or two personal goals we […]

Lauren Williams: Creating A Sense of Place

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Photo by Eric Miyasato Hawaiʻi is home for me.  For nearly 11 years, I’ve been living in a culture that resonates with me.  I lived most of my life in communities where being the only Asian kid was normal but my parents raised me in a home where being kind and selfless was customary.  Embracing everyone and welcoming them into your home was the norm.  After I graduated college, I wanted to move.  I didn’t […]

Alice Inoue: Define, Align, and Balance

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Photo: Eric Miyasato Alice Inoue has been on an inspiring path for nearly fifteen years and leads a life most of wish we had the courage to live.  She wakes up every morning with so much excitement and joy.  “I call this internal expression divine inspiration,” says the University of California alumna.  “I love what I do.” Inspiring others towards seeing new possibilities is a mission Alice and I share.  Alice is a Life Guide […]