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What Is Your First and Last Name?

Jasmine Oshio (Jasmine – do you have a photo I can put here? Maybe 300 pixels wide, a head shot?)

Do You Have a Website or Something Else You Would Like Us To Link To?

Not right now.

Which Hawaiian Islands Have You Lived On?


How Many Years and Months Did You Spend Living in Hawaii?

38 yrs

How Many Members of Your Family Stayed in Hawaii With You?

Single and More than Four Children

Pets – Choose One That Applies

Two or More Pets
If You Had a Pet, Would You Recommend Pet Owners Moving to Hawaii Bring Their Pets to the Islands?


Was Your Income Adequate to Do 90% of What You Wanted To Do Beyond Your Normal Living Expenses?

Yes, beaches!! Mostly.

What Were Your Main Activities Outside of Work – And, Did You Find You Had Enough to Keep You Occupied?


Did You Find It Easy to Make New Friends in Hawaii? And, Were People “Like You” Easy to Find?

Most people are so friendly in Hawaii like me!!

Did You Experience Any Incidents of Racial Discrimination, Hate, Etc? Can You Please Explain As Much As You’re Willing?

Not much.

What Did You Think About the Traffic and Parking Situation?

Traffic is getting worse these days and will soon have to commute in it :(

What Do You Like Most About Living in Hawaii?

1.) Beaches
2.) People
3.) Beauty

What Did You Dislike Most About Living in Hawaii?

Just an island no where to go but around lol unlike the mainland somewhere to go to”

Rate Your Happiness Living in Hawaii…

3 – very happy

Did You Have Any Experience With Public or Private Schools in Hawaii?

I can’t find a preschool to accommodate for my daughters type1 diabetes dilemma

Was There Enough Shopping On the Island?


Roughly How Much Money Did You Spend on Food Each Month?


Do You Have (Did You Have) a Business in Hawaii?


Is Hawaii the Ultimate Place to Live Whether You Have Money or Not?

If you have the money–yes

Anything Else You Want to Say???

I’m barely making it as a single parent would have to be married for better financial status”

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Vern’s Comments

Thanks Jasmine for taking the survey. If you have anything to add later, just let me know. I knew Jasmine at a place we both worked for a while – tech company.

Unless you have family already living there in the islands, it is going to be really difficult to make it as a single parent I think. I knew a couple of single parents that were finding the going tough – and they didn’t have family living in Hawaii.

If you are going to move to Hawaii as a single parent, you really have to make sure your ducks are in order. You’ll need to make a lot of money.

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If you have lived in Hawaii in the past or present, and you would like to take this short survey – here is the link:

Hawaii Resident Questionnaire (click)