All posts tagged: success

Chris Kajioka: Life Changes When You Become A Dad

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Hawaii
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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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Hawaii
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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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Hawaii
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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 […]

Summer Shiigi: The Power of Collaboration

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Hawaii

Photo: Eric Miyasato Summer Shiigi learned early in life that the achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit 100% of yourself to it.  She watched her parents become successful business owners and experts in their respective fields.  “Whenever I walk through downtown, I would meet people who know my Dad and they would share with me how much they admire him.  That’s the kind of legacy I want to leave,” says the Mid-Pacific Institute graduate and […]

My Vision Board – Dreams With Deadlines

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Philadelphia

LaToya Little Thanksgiving is my favorite time of the year to visit family.  There’s something comforting about being surrounded with winter and holiday decor and sharing home cooked meals with family.  It’s tradition for my sister and I to take our Mom to New York City and watch a Broadway play.  And my friend LaToya Little and I do our best to spend “girl time” together. LaToya and I were high school classmates during our sophomore […]