Better fiscal and
physical fitness rank
among resolutions for ’04


The start of a new year is the traditional time to embark on self-improvement projects. Here's a sampling of some island resolutions for 2004:

Karen Anthony, of Kapolei: To be able to quit smoking. I'll probably be OK the first few weeks. I've tried twice before, and it lasted a week and a month.

Joseph Welden, of Aina Haina: (Better) time management, mostly. I work 32 hours a week and will go to college next semester. That will probably be my whole life. I have to make sacrifices by giving up my free time and going out with my friends, stay home and do my homework, and then wake up early in the morning and go to school.

Doris Tanaka, of Niu Valley: Losing weight, eating healthy -- the usual stuff. I'm going to try very, very hard. I have two exercise machines at home, but all I do is hang laundry on them.

Jean Koyonagi, of Honolulu: I don't have any resolutions because I'm already perfect. (Her sister, Doris Tanaka, suggested, "How about being more humble?")

Kristin Moore, of Honolulu: To have a better relationship with the Lord. I've already prayed about it. I just have to set time aside and do my devotions. I need more discipline. As the owner of the Shanghai Tang boutique, it's a blessing to have a really good staff, and I want to be in a position to do more for my staff, because the success of my store is based on them.

Hazel L.K. Kauahikaua, of Waikiki: Try to be a little kinder, especially to seniors. I'm a senior, and seniors are always in need of help.

Ezra Fine, of Makiki: To get more sleep ... make more money. I already work 40 hours a week and go to (Hawaii Pacific University), so I probably won't be successful. But I can always hope.

Christine Knight, of Waikiki: To be nice to everybody. I try to be nice every day.

Debbie Shimooka, of Liliha: Get a job. I'm in the collection/repossession business. I've got some interviews lined up for next week.


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