All posts tagged: Passion

Chris Kajioka: Life Changes When You Become A Dad

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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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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 […]

Mikhaila Christian: Passion and Drive

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Photo by Kaimana Pinē Don’t let this personable, Latina mix beauty deceive you.  Mikhaila Christian is a force of nature.  She launched two businesses and a non-profit within the last two years and is excited about future collaborations.  “I’m either all in or not,” says the 28-year-old Los Angeles native. Mikhaila grew up in foster care and lost her parents through illness.  Her mother died from HIV and her father from cancer.  She emancipated herself […]

Phillip Han: Following My Passion

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Photo: Eric Miyasato Raised by foreign born parents, my sister and I grew up with expectations to graduate from college and have a lucrative career as a doctor or a lawyer.  If not this, then at least marry one!  Our parents just wanted the best for us. They did not want us to experience the hardships that came along with being financially unstable.  For them, education was the solution to financial freedom. Maybe they are right, but […]