All posts tagged: values

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 […]

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 […]

Mark Noguchi: Life Inspired By Hula

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Hawaii
Photo: Ethann Oki

Photo: Ethann Oki “Educate and Inspire.” Those were the words that Nālani Kanaka‘ole, kumu hula (hula teacher) of Hālau O Kekuhi, rooted within Mark Noguchi nearly 20 years ago.  “The hālau gave me life,” says Mark, chef and co-founder of Pili Group, a culinary catering company focused on inspiring the community through education and food.  He paused and looked down trying to find the words to describe his enduring gratitude.  Tears began rolling down his face.  “I don’t know where […]