Sleep and My Awesome Simmons Bed


Sleep is key to our physical and mental health. It provides us the energy to exercise, work, and enjoy the day. Sleep also gives us the energy to overcome challenges. When I bought my place in 2003, I purchased a Simmons plush bed, which has foam and isolated pocket springs that has great back support and isolates movement, so if a girl sleeps on the other side, my side doesn’t move and vice versa thus, allowing me to continue to sleep even with movement by the girl. My bed is so comfirtable.

#sleep #sleeping #sleepbenefits #benefits #simmonsbed #simmons #hawaii #mindfulness #gratitude

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Fun Places


Go to your fun places. Here’s my fun place to work, Starbucks coffee shop in Waipio, Oahu, Hawaii.

#funplace #starbucks #work #waipio #oahu #hawaii #mindfulness #gratitude 

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Mindfulness


If gratitude is the most powerful practice, mindfulness is the second because it is the fuel that boosts gratitude. 

#mindfulness #gratitude #peace #innerpeace #positiveliving #positivity #positiveenergy #positivevibes #positivequotes #quote #quotes #jonrikikaramatsu #writing #creativewriting

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Move to your own beat


Move to your own beat.

Feel the sound, drown out the world.

Attack your passion. 

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku #65, July 23, 2017 –

#haiku #haikupoem #haikupoems #haikupoetry #poem #poems #poetry #writing #creativewriting #author #jonrikikaramatsu #passion #dreams #dream #goals #goal #joy #happiness #photography #art

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I send you thoughts as you sleep


Tingling sensation.

I send you thoughts as you sleep.

Rising exctasy. 

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku #64, July 23, 2017 –

#haiku #haikupoem #haikupoems #haikupoetry #poem #poems #poetry #writing #creativewriting #author #jonrikikaramatsu #love #romance #exctasy #passion #joy #happiness

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2017 Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Obon Services


I attended Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Obon Services for all of our ancestors on July 23, 2017 with my parents and younger sister Lara. We also prayed to the souls suffering.

The wooden plank with my family name is our Karamatsu family otoba for my grandpa Maurice Karamatsu and grandma Bessie Karamatsu, great grandpa Yutaro Karamatsu and great grandma Shima Karamatsu (immigrated to Hawaii, United States from Yamaguchi, Japan sometime in the 1890s), and ancestors for obon services at Jodo Mission of Hawaii on July 23, 2017.
After the service, there was a nice taiko performance by Dragon Beat, a tenant at Jodo Mission of Hawaii.

#jodomission #jodomissionofhawaii #jodoshu #jodoshuhawaii #obon #obonservices #honolulu #hawaii

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Doraku and Mike Epps Comedy Show


Pictured just before getting picked up by my good friend Allen Yadao who I met while we served as Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys, to eat at Doraku in Kaka’ako, Honolulu, Hawaii, followed by the Mike Epps comedy show across the street at Blaisdell Concert Hall on July 22, 2017. 


My good friend Allen Yadao and I at the Mike Epps comedy show at Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 22, 2017. Earlier, we ate at Doraku in Kaka’ako, Honolulu, Hawaii.  Allen and I quickly became friends while we served as Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys.

#allenyadao #friend #friends #doraku #restaurant #mikeepps #comedian #comedy #comedyshow #blaisdellconcerthall #kakaako #honolulu #hawaii #gratitude

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