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Kaitlin Victorino

Kaitlin Victorino is a first-year student at KCC who plans to major in Liberal Arts – Business Administration. She enjoys drawing and painting, but school responsibilities have limited her time to do so. She has found that bullet journaling is a good substitute and works well as a creative outlet.

“Bullet journalling is basically like a planner but without all the structure. You can do whatever you want with it. Lists, budgeting …,” Victorino says.

She went to school in the Philippines, where she is originally from, and later came to study in Hawaii. With English being her first language, she says she struggled with some of the social views and how she speaks and understands school subjects in her home country.

“I have more role models here [than in the Philippines],” she says.

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Aaron Tisdale

31 year-old Aaron Tisdale is a Marketing major from San Diego, California. He has lived in Hawai‘i since he left the U.S. Navy in November, 2016. It took Aaron a while to adapt to his life outside the military.

“Once I got into the groove of things, got a job, then it was good.”

He currently works as a bartender at the Modern Hotel, in Honolulu. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and working out.

On the way to his Spanish class, Aaron shared that he started learning the language during the three years he was stationed in Andaluzia, in the South of Spain.

“I know quite a bit [of Spanish]. I used to have some friends teach me all the time,” Tisdale says.

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