On July 28, 2014, I prepared my trial cases, confirmed a meeting for G and I with the radio industry for the Love Festival Hawaii, ran over 8 miles at Ala Moana Beach Park, and researched some companies for possible investments. At 3:30 A.M. on July 29, 2014, I was in bed playing the stock market. I ended up purchasing some shares of AAPL. I fell asleep with my head by my laptop. I woke up at 5 A.M. and headed to court by 8 A.M. where I got 4 more convictions for a total of 606 convictions. At 1 P.M., I headed back to court where the few cases I had were continued out. In the evening, I worked on my Writing Project #2 and reviewed my earlier chapters. I have 11,659 words completed in this fictional writing with a goal of 80,000 words. As of now, a bunch of queries have been sent out to companies for my Writing Project #1.
Monthly Archives: July 2014
On the early evening on Friday, July 25, 2014, I attended obon services with my dad, mom, and sister Lara to pray to our ancestors, teachers of compassion, and suffering souls at Honolulu Jodo Shu.
Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui is one of the best examples of leadership. He is humble, always smiling, and we can agree to agree, or agree to disagree. Negative leaders can learn from the positive leadership style that Shan displays. He has been a strong supporter of education, transportation, health, and business development. As a former small business owner, Shan understands the importance that small businesses play in Hawaii’s economy. For these reasons, I support Shan for Lt. Governor.
Supporting my friends John Waihee IV and Lei Ahu Isa for Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Trustee. John has served as an OHA trustee since 2000 and like Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, we grew up together from boys to men in the political world. We’ve had so many great times together. He is such a good person and so humble with a great smile. John is always looking out for the interests of Native Hawaiians and doing his best to ensure OHA plays a role in the progress for the entire State of Hawaii.
Lei Ahu Isa is also a friend of mine. She is a former Hawaii State Representative and is currently a professor at Hawaii Pacific University and a principal broker at Hilton Grand Vacations. She is very smart, caring, and great to talk to. I love her passion for Hawaii.
As of today, Thursday, July 24, 2014, I have gotten 602 convictions (582 convictions from pleas and 20 convictions from trials). This week, I got 13 convictions from pleas for misdemeanor criminal cases in Honolulu District court for 6 calendars on 7/21/14, 7/22/14, and 7/24/14.
I just voted today 7/22/2014 for the 2014 elections through my permanent absentee ballot about 10:30 A.M.
It’s 2:19 A.M. in the morning of Sunday, July 20, 2014. I’ve been working at my office at the Department of the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney since 8:00 P.M., Saturday, July 19, 2014. I was able to finish my criminal misdemeanor court morning and afternoon calendars for Monday 7/21/14 and also my morning criminal misdemeanor calendar for Tuesday 7/22/14.
On Friday evening, July 18, 2014, G and I spent time with Nina Furukawa, Erika Kimura, and their friends at Buho Cocina Y Cantina in Waikiki. Through Nina we met with 97.1 FM J-Pop Radio DJ Chikapin. There was also a news anchor from Fuji Television, Japan with us. After Nina, Erika, Chikapin, and I sang at GS Studio in Waikiki.
I got 12 convictions through pleas from 6 Honolulu criminal misdemeanor calendars on 7/14/2014, 7/16/2014, & 7/18/2014. I now have a total of 589 convictions (20 convictions from trials & 569 convictions from pleas).
This morning of 7/13/2014 from 8 A.M. to 11A.M. we set up the otoba in preparation of Jodo Shu Hawaii’s upcoming Obon services where members pray to their loved ones/ancestors who passed away. After the set-up, we had lunch. At 11:45 A.M. I chaired the board of directors meeting. In the late afternoon to evening I spent time with my family.
On Saturday, July 12, I exercised at the gym from the late morning until the early afternoon. It was my 55th exercise session of the year. In the late afternoon to evening, I worked on all my criminal misdemeanor cases for my morning and afternoon calendars for Monday, July 14, 2014.
On Friday, July 11, 2014, I had morning and afternoon calendars for misdemeanor criminal court in Honolulu District Court. In the late afternoon, I prepared some of my cases for my Monday court calendars. In the early evening I had dinner with my friend and his wife and after, we went to my favorite coffee shop, my third office to go over his SBA business plan for information technology. I also sent my sister Mia a “Happy Birthday” message since she’s in San Francisco, California.
I got 16 convictions through pleas from 7 Honolulu District Court calendars on 7/7/2014, 7/8/2014, 7/9/2014, and 7/11/2014 (557 convictions from pleas and 20 convictions from trials).
In January 2014, my friend G asked me to join him in producing events with his company Double-O-Spot. Thursday, July 10, 2014 was an important date for us since we had a good meeting with key officials that solidified the presence of the biggest electronic dance music event in the State of Hawaii. After 6 months of numerous meetings and talks with various leaders and agencies, we look forward to announcing the date of the 16th Annual Love Festival Hawaii in the near future!
On the afternoon of Monday, July 7, 2014, I won a criminal littering trial in Honolulu District Court. It was my 20th trial conviction.
Celebrated Russell Tanoue’s birthday this evening, July 9, 2014 at Buho Cocina y Cantina in Waikiki.
It’s hard to believe how fast 2014 is moving. I hope all of you are enjoying life and doing your best towards your New Year’s Resolutions.
For the first quarter of 2014, ending on March 31, 2014, I was able to achieve 18.2% of my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions. For the second quarter that ended on June 30, 2014, I achieved 31.8% of my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve created rewards for the year-end goals that I accomplish but since I’m a little behind with my benchmarks for the second quarter, I decided to highlight my biggest goals in the areas of business, investing, finance, bookkeeping, creative writing, health, and home, and I created third quarter rewards to encourage myself to work even harder towards my key benchmarks.
The United States played a great game against Belgium and although we came short 2-1. They played with heart! There is great promise of us in the future for the world’s biggest stage.
I got 14 convictions from 5 criminal misdemeanor calendars in Honolulu District Court on 7/1/14, 7/2/14, & 7/3/14. I now have a total of 561 convictions (542 convictions from pleas and 19 convictions from trials).
On Monday, June 30, 2014, I served as a member of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Formula Grant (JAG) panel. The grants I reviewed with my fellow panel members were for the prosecuting attorney departments, police departments, and other agencies in Hawaii. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) instructed the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) State Administering Agency (SAA) to develop a statewide multi-year strategy for control programs that intend to ensure coordination and a more effective functioning of the criminal justice system. JAG is intended to supplement, not supplant, non-Federal funds that would otherwise be available for activities described under the JAG program.
Hawaii’s strategy includes supporting five federal JAG program areas. The five federal program areas are:
• Law enforcement programs,
• Prosecution and court programs,
• Corrections and community corrections programs,
• Drug treatment and enforcement programs,
• Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.