Monthly Archives: November 2010

My younger sister Mia Lei Karamatsu and Michael Lee got married


Today, Saturday, November 27, 2010, my younger sister Mia Lei Karamatsu and Michael Lee got married at Halekulani Hotel at 10:00 A.M. A luncheon reception followed the wedding ceremony. I served as MC for the reception. My younger sister Lara, the baby of the three of us, served as Maiden of Honor. Mia is a pediatrician in San Francisco specialized in trauma care. Mike is the director of mobile products at Tripit. I am so happy for Mia and Mike.

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Swearing-In as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu


I was sworn in as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at about 8:15 am at the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, Ali’i Place, 1060 Richards Street, 10th Floor in Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro’s personal office.

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Please Vote Abercrombie for Governor, Schatz for Lt. Governor, & Hanabusa for Congress


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Election Day Canvass


This morning, November 2, 2010, from 6 am to 9 am, my dad & I canvassed about 5 miles each in Waipahu for Abercrombie for Governor/Schatz for Lt. Governor & Hanabusa for Congress. Yesterday, I ran 10.4 miles. I am definitely burning calories. Please vote for the Democratic slate. Mahalo!

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Need help canvassing Waikele – Waipahu for Abercrombie/Schatz for Governor/Lt. Governor & Colleen Hanabusa for Congress on Nov. 2, 2010, General Election Day


Hi Everyone,
 
If you are free, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, we are going to canvass through coordinated campaign, Waikele – Waipahu for Abercrombie/Schatz for Governor/Lt. Governor & Colleen Hanabusa for Congress in order to get out the vote for Democratic candidates.
 
We are meeting at Hans L’Orange Park from 6 AM:
Coordinator is Rod Tanonaka at 808-754-2662.
 
Thanks,
Jon Riki Karamatsu

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Firework


I have been thinking a lot about all my friends and constituents who shared their experience of suffering to me in the last two decades, ranging from assault, sexual assault, abuse, stalking, and harassment.  Others have gone through broken relationships, financial hardship, low self-esteem, and personal struggle.  I also think of the many people I have never met who are suffering.  So many people are going through depression, some relying on alcohol and drugs to ease their pain. 

They motivate me to keep trying to make our world better.  I will continue to counter all the negative people in our world full of hatred, anger, and jealously.  Together we can spread compassion with the hope that a majority of us human souls can achieve peace within in our short time in this world.

I dedicate the song “Firework” by Katy Perry below to everyone facing tough challenges. You will come back stronger than ever.

Sincerely, Jon Riki Karamatsu

  “Firework” – Katy Perry

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