St. Louis Drive Inn in Honolulu, Hawaii after the 2018 Honolulu Marathon


I’m so thankful for my mom who has been waking up about 3 a.m. every year to drive me from the Westside of Oahu to the Honolulu Marathon’s starting line by Ala Moana Beach Park. Then she picks me up at about 10 a.m. at Kapiolani Park after I complete the run and receive my medal, shell lei, finisher shirt, malasada (Portuguese fried donut), banana, and Gatorade or water.

After finishing the Honolulu Marathon on Sunday December 9, 2018, my mom and I went to St. Louis Drive Inn for lunch. My mom had an apple turnover and coffee. I chose the fresh seafood plate, which includes sashimi, mahi mahi, shrimp tempura. Ono! (Delicious in Hawaiian language). If you haven’t tried St. Louis Drive Inn yet, or are a visitor wanting to eat what the locals in Hawaii eat, check the drive inn out at 3145 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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2018 Honolulu Marathon


I ran my 11th Honolulu Marathon on Sunday December 9, 2018.

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2018 Honolulu Marathon

2018 Honolulu Marathon.

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Silence Brings Me Peace


Knocked down to my knees.

The weight of the noise pains me.

Silence brings me peace.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem No. 208, 12/5/2018 –

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Colors of Our Dreams


We see what they don’t.

Apparitions filling in.

Colors of our dreams.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem No. 207, 12/3/2018 –

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It’s fine to be you


Make-up to hide you.

Posing for your photo shoot.

It’s fine to be you.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem No. 206, 11/28/2018 –

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Minori Craft Japanese Tavern


Dear Friends,

I’m excited for Minori Craft Japanese Tavern, a Japanese restaurant that will launch in the first quarter of 2019 at 1731 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, which is on the Ewa-side or Westside of Kalakaua Avenue & Mauka or North of the Hawaii Convention Center & Kapiolani Boulevard.

The restaurant will be serving various dishes such as but not limited to assorted sashimi; assorted tempura; sushi; nabe or hot cooking pot with chicken, pork, beef, & assorted vegetables; yakiniku or BBQ chicken, beef, & pork; other popular Japanese cuisine; a number of different appetizer dishes; & some dessert choices. There will also be take-out bentos available for people & organizations.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern has two floors & a bar, a great place for dining & pau hana or after work gatherings to unwind. It will be able to accommodate business & private events as well.

The restaurant is on Facebook & Instagram, & its website is at https://www.minorihawaii.com Minori Craft Japanese Tavern. Have a great day!

With Warmest Aloha,
Jon

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The restaurant will be serving various dishes such as but not limited to assorted sashimi; assorted tempura; sushi; nabe or hot cooking pot with chicken, pork, beef, & assorted vegetables; yakiniku or BBQ chicken, beef, & pork; other popular Japanese cuisine; a number of different appetizer dishes; & some dessert choices.

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Sunset with my niece and mom in San Diego, California


My mom, niece, and I at our Airbnb in San Diego, California on 10/16/2018. We are enveloped by the warm glow of the sunset.

Having some sunlight a day helps us produce Vitamin D, which assists us in having strong bones and prevents cancer. It also helps us better our mood, combatting depression since studies have shown a correlation with Vitamin D deficiency and depression. Just don’t overdo it, which can harm your skin.

So enjoy some time in the sun to get Vitamin D. I enjoy going to the beach to swim and watching sunsets. Take care.

With Warmest Aloha,
Jon

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