Author: Lexus Yamashiro

Hiromi Kijo

Hiromi Kijo is a first-year student attending KCC, majoring in hospitality. Originally from Okinawa, Kijo said that she sees Hawaiʻi as a place similar to her hometown.

“Tourism industry is so big in Hawaiʻi, so that’s what I choose to come here, Hawaiʻi, to study hospitality,” Kijo said.

Kijo said that it was her high school teacher in Haebaru, Japan, who influenced her to attend KCC for hospitality. She has known how to speak English for two years now, and is still trying to learn and understand English everyday. Kijo said she plans to go back to Okinawa to get a job after she finishes at KCC. Her dream is to be able to reach out to other countries from Okinawa through the tourism industry.

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    Hui Hui Guo spent her childhood in China but came to O'ahu by way of the Big Island. After high school graduation on Hawaii, Guo moved to Honolulu to attend KCC and plans to major in hospitality and tourism. This is her fourth semester at KCC. She is already gaining valuable experience in the tourism industry by working at a retail swimwear store in Waikiki. There, she is able to use her bilingual skills when conversing with travelers from China. After completion of her degree, either at KCC or through transferring to UH Manoa, Guo plans to stay in Honolulu and enter the workforce in the tourism industry. Though she seldom is found painting these days - school and work take up much time - Guo used to love painting and was involved in the art club at her high school.

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