By Shawna Takaki | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Alakaʻi Hennings
Age: 18
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Major: Undecided

“Try your best… and if you’re having a hard time with something, donʻt be afraid to ask for help. Someone else could be in the same situation you’re in and you could possible help each other out.”

Shuko Nagai
Age: 18
Hometown: Sapporo, Japan
Major: Liberal Arts

“From my mom: try what you want… You’ll regret it if you don’t.”

Hanting Zhou
Age: 20
Hometown: Fujian, China
Major: Psychology

“Do your best. My mom told me every time there was something hard, she’d tell me try your best.”

Rokaiya Reshmee
Age: 26
Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Major: Business

“Don’t ever let anyone say you canʻt do it. Itʻs advice I tell myself and my friends. I’ve faced a lot of challenges. I always doubted myself that I… can’t achieve my goals. That was a mindset I had and with time… it changed. Then I saw that thereʻs nothing you can’t do. You can do anything if you set your mind on it. You gotta be confident.”

Jaisen Sanchez
Age: 26
Hometown: Kapolei, Hawaiʻi
Major: PTA

“Never stress out about anything. Life has its ups and downs. Everyone’s going through something so donʻt get too tied up in it… Good times come.”