By Katlin Cilliers | Staff Writer

Word on the street: In light of International Women’s Day on March 8, what would you like to say to the women in your life?

Neftaly Lopez
Age: 30
Hometown: Kalihi
Major: Liberal Arts – English

“I got three women in my life. Four, actually. My mom … I love you, thank you for all the work you give me. She has a business, right? So, she has a cleaning business. My wife, I love you I’m real proud of you. She works at Mercedez [-Benz], so I kinda like, always like throw it out [there]. And my two daughters, five and four year old Roselyn and Natalie, I’m real proud of you guys for all the work I see them doing around ABC, just, you know. I’m doing homework with them, my homework. My ENG 200 homework and English -200 stuff with them, so that’s just fun.”

Corey Funai
Age: 19
Hometown: Kaneohe
Major: Hospitality

“They are all very important, and I love my mother and my grandmother.”

Eric Yang
Age: 19
Hometown: Nu’uanu
Major: Business

“The women in my life would probably be my mom and grandma. And I love them both dearly and I wish them the best. Yeah.”

Alexis Tolentino
Age: 19
Hometown: Honolulu
Major: Nursing

“Oh, cool, cool, cool. People will always have your back, no matter where you are. Yeah, no matter where you go, people’ll always have your back.”

Lisa Yrizarry
Counselor at the Maida Kamber Center
Hometown: Honolulu

“You can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Create the life that you want to live.”