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KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Peter Lesaca of Kailua played in the sand with his 18-month-old son, Jack, at Kailua Beach Park on June 1.
“Little sleep, but the most fun you’ve had.”
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Alex Harris spent time with his son, Malik, 2, at the Kailua Farmers Market at Kailua Elementary School on June 1.
“It’s deeply rewarding.”
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Dr. Craig Ono, chief of staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Honolulu, talked story June 5 with two of his three daughters, Caryn, left, 28, and Christianne, 21. His third daughter is Caitlyn, 26.
“Being a father means being able to laugh with three of the most joyful people I know.”
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Zendo Heshiki, center, with his children, Liana, 11, left, Brennen, 17, and Elias, 9, at their home in Kaneohe on June 2.
“As far as the instincts of a father: to make sure that my kids enjoy benefits and resources I never had and at the same time make sure that they get the life skills that they need. Things are not easy. Work hard.”
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Alika B. Sing of ‘Ai Manuahi, center, watched his sons Wai‘olu “Maoli,” left, and Ka‘ohulani “Ohu” pound paiai with one daughter, Lexis “Lani,” on his lap and his other daughter, Ashley Joy “Joey,” looking over his shoulder at their home in Ewa Beach on June 1.
“It means give up everything for them. They’re only as good as you can dream and make them better than you.”
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Muay Thai coach Ivan Flores played with his 19-month-old son, Ares, at Gracie Technics in Kalihi on June 2.
“To give him a better life. The reward is to see a smile on his face … and hope he pays it forward. He’s my legacy; I want him to be kind and loving.”
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Weston Kurisu of Mililani carried his daughter Kelsee, 2, on his shoulders at the 50th State Fair at Aloha Stadium on May 31.
“It means everything to me."
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Jay Cabico lifted his daughter, Kendra, 3, through the Magic Maze at the 50th State Fair at Aloha Stadium on May 31.
“It’s good for you; changed my life.”
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Ninety-year-old Kenji Ego laughed with his sons Andy, 52, left, and Jonathan, 55, outside his home in Pohai Nani in Kaneohe on June 6. Kenji Ego is a member of the 442nd Veterans Club, and his sons are active in the Sons and Daughters of the 442nd club.
“At this stage in my life, I feel completely fulfilled to have such wonderful, dependable, responsible and loving sons. … My wife and I are so fortunate to be blessed with and having had the privilege of living in this rich multicultural society, which further permitted us to be exposed to and included into this all-encompassing and unifying ohana that is traditionally such an integral part of our beautiful Hawaii.”
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Alex Leon of San Francisco held his 3-month-old daughter, Kira, at Kailua Beach Park on June 1.
“Busy! But it’s heaven … much better than I thought.”