Moving to the mainland has been one of the biggest culture shocks I’ve experienced. I’ve pushed myself to try new things, explore new places, and meet new people. Here are just a few things I learned when I relocated to the mainland:
Whether you’ve moved to the mainland for one month, one year, or are still living in Hawai’i, it’s important to keep the Aloha strong! No matter how far I go, I will always remember my roots…and how good kakimochi furikake popcorn is!
**Joy, a local girl from Manoa, graduated from Punahou in 2015 and moved to Arizona to attend college. After graduating from Arizona State University, Joy is now working as an intern at a marketing agency in Phoenix. An avid outdoors-woman, Joy loves the ocean, nature and is truly living that wanderlust life.