Man on the Street: Resolutions and hopes for 2019

Keana Kamalii, 21, Hilo

“Use less plastic, and prioritizing.”

Julia Mcgann, 19, Hilo

“To finish my second semester of college, lose weight, be smart with money and strengthen my faith.”

Deborah Adams, 65, Kona

“I don’t set resolutions, I set goals. I’ve set about seven goals. For 2019 I hope to fulfill the purpose I have on Earth, which is to bring healing and hope to other people.”

Brandon Chunghoon, 31, Kona

“Provide more for my family.”

Daniel Edayan, 28, Kona

“Go to the gym every day.”

Gene Smith, 68, Holualoa “I never make resolutions. I live the whole year how I want to live it. People are very ‘me’ oriented and we need to be community- and world-oriented. We need to take care of each other.”

Christe Ching, 21, Hilo “To spend more time with my loved ones. We’ve lost quite a few loved ones this year and there were times we wished we spent more afternoons together and took those lunch dates.”

KAILUA-KONA — Kona was bustling with activity with last-minute trips to the fireworks stands and stores as people made preparations to ring in 2019. Traditionally, the new year brings the New Year’s resolution — the recommitment to improve an aspect one’s life or a renewed hope that the next 12 months will be better than the last.