Author: Kayla Valera

Thao Huynh

Thao Huynh is a second-year college student at KCC majoring in hospitality. At the age of 24, Huynh has already received a B.A. in hospitality in her home country, Vietnam, but has decided to go back to school in Hawai’i since her foreign degree wouldn’t qualify in the U.S., which is where she eventually wants to live as a resident. Huynh currently resides in Waikīkī with her uncle and cousins. Over the summer she plans on relaxing after the long school year and working part time at a Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown.

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Brennan Duan

Brennan Duan is a first-year student at KCC who is striving towards a degree in Liberal Arts. At the same time, Duan says that he wants to do something science related in the future such as botany. On his free time Duan likes to read manga and play video games. One of the games that he enjoys playing is Rune Factory 4 on his Nintendo 3DS. He claims that he has played video games as early as 1999, since he was one-years old. Of the earlier games that he played, Super Smash Bros was one of his favorites.

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  • Julia ChungJulia Chung
    Majoring in Hospitality and Tourism, Julia Chung is a first-year KCC student. From Honolulu, the 18-year-old chose her major based on the future career she is interested in becoming in the future, a flight attendant. Having been taught the Japanese language by her mother since the moment she was born, Chung said she can use her bilingual skills in the airlines field to interact with passengers more effectively. Chung looks forward to traveling so that she can learn from every place that she visits. In the meantime, Chung is taking a Speech 151 course to improve her public speaking and to ease the nervousness she often feels when opening up to others. Chung said that being in this class will benefit her in terms of what a flight attendant would have to do when demonstrating safety protocols and communicating with passengers on the plane. During her free time, Chung enjoys hiking and going to the beach with friends.

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