By Cameron Enomoto | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: What is something that cheers you up when you’re sad?

Taylor Kim
Age: 19
Hometown: Honolulu, Oʻahu 
Major: Biology

“There are a lot of things that cheer me up when I’m sad. Though I suppose I would say chocolate. I like the Meiji brand which is Japanese.”

Dylana Vaquilar
Age: 20
Hometown: Kalihi, Oʻahu 
Major: Liberal Arts

“Going to the beach always cheers me up. I like going to Lanikai beach.”

Pam Mendoza
Age: 18
Hometown: San Diego, California 
Major: Natural Science

“I would say just going outside. I think that staying inside tends to bring my mood down, but just getting out and feeling the sun on your skin can help. Especially here in Hawaiʻi, I think vitamin D and fresh air plays a huge part in mood overall.

Marissa Nishiki
Age: 21
Hometown: Honolulu, Oʻahu 
Major: Psychology

“I meditate when I’m sad since it helps me to reconnect with myself. I do guided meditation with an app called Insight Timer.”

Kayoko Iannucci
Age: 68
Hometown: Saitama, Japan 
Major: Education

“I think listening to music helps when I am sad. I am taking a music therapy course now with Professor Koseki and I am learning about how music can help.”