Monthly Archives: December 2012

Novel “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden


I finally finished reading “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden this morning at 1:55 A.M. on December 31, 2012. About 7 years ago, I bought this international bestseller novel and had started reading it back then but never finished. In early 2006, I went to see the movie with a friend but I was was falling asleep because I was so tired from my legislative work. I am glad I don’t remember the movie because I like the way the story played in my head as I read the book. I can picture the scenes and the characters through my imagination. My vision of the main character Sayuri is so different from the actress who portrayed her in the movie. “Memoirs of a Geisha” is such an emotionally moving story as I could really feel everything Sayuri was going through. As of now, it is my most favorite novel.

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Christmas Eve


On the evening of December 24, 2012, I enjoyed a gathering with my mom’s side of the family at the Akimoto family’s house in Kapahulu, Oahu, Hawaii.

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Working on 3rd Draft of My Writing Project


I’ve decided to finish one more round of editing for my writing project by 1/13/2013 before testing it on my readers circle. There is still more work to be done to it.

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Enjoyable Time on 12/28/2012


On Friday, December 28, 2012, I had a nice time with my cousin Dean Sakai and his wife Jamie and their friends. I also spent some time with a couple of my friends.

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Finished 2nd Draft of My Writing Project


As of Friday, December 28, 2012, I finished my 2nd draft of my writing project with 77,446 words. I’m excited to test it with my readers circle!

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Gathering with Friends/Legislators on 12/28/2012


I had a nice time with Hawaii State Representatives and friends last night, Thursday, December 28, 2012: Rep. Clift Tsuji, Rep. Kyle Yamashita, Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Rep. Jo Jordan, Brian Miyamoto of Hawaii Farm Bureau, Neil Ho of Ho Farms, and Shin Ho of Ho Farms.

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5 more days of 2012


Dear Friends,

We have 5 more days of 2012. Good luck in trying to tidy up some of our unfinished 2012 goals. Also, let’s keep spreading positivity to everyone we come into contact with. Let’s end this year with all we’ve got!

With Warmest Aloha,
Jon

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