Monthly Archives: July 2015

Godspeed my Brothers and Sisters!


Godspeed my brothers and sisters! Fail forward and brush off those negative experiences. You’re moving so fast that nothing can stop you. Keep spreading love and compassion to every person you can. Just do what you got to do, follow your passion, and live life with all you’ve got!

Here’s an uplifting song for you called “Godspeed You” by Francesco Rossi ft. Ozark Henry and remixed by New ID.

With Warmest Aloha, Jon Riki Karamatsu

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Romantic Interest


When you read a novel or watch a movie, often times there’s a romantic interest in the story. Many of us are drawn to it because of the feelings that only “love” can emit – that dreamy-like state we call “cloud nine.” A hopeless desire for someone, for better or worse. To experience it in our lifetime is a blessing. Not to worry though, if you don’t find it in this life, you’ll find it in the next. I wrote about it, and if a company picks it up, you can experience it.

Below is a music video with clips of the romance between the characters Han and Gisele in the Fast and Furious movies.

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Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team – Women’s World Cup Champions!


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Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team – Women’s World Cup Champions! They played a great game yesterday, July 5, 2015 against defending champions Japan in Vancouver, Canada. The U.S. team exploded for four goals in the first 16 minutes of the World Cup final (including three from Carli Lloyd alone) en route to a 5–2 rout of Japan, who’d defeated them on penalty kicks in the final four years ago. It’s our country’s first Women’s World Cup win since 1999, and third overall. I’m so proud of them for all their hard work, and representing our country well in the world’s most popular sport.

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My Friend & Digital Art


Recently, I ran into my long-time friend at the Honpa Hongwanji Bon Dance on Saturday, June 27, 2015. He and I met at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Back then, we studied together, served in the ASUH Senate, and planned out our career – mine in law and politics and his in finance and the corporate world. I got him to be involved in politics and he emphasized the importance of business and a strong economy. Several years after we graduated college, I was in state elected politics and started an Internet retail business, and he became a Vice President and then an Executive Vice President of a decent sized corporation. We continued to support each other and did things together until he got married and moved away. Well now we’re back together as we reinvent ourselves – I’m now focused on building positive products or service for people through stories, music events and food, and likewise, my friend is trying do it through the digital arts, especially on the powerful attraction that a woman can radiate. It feels great to strategize with him again, trying to pierce through the dark unknown that is ahead of us. All we have is mostly dreams right now, but as scary as it can be, I’m excited to see how far our efforts can go.

The digital arts has gotten really popular. Since my friend is working on digital art focusing on women, I did some research, and here are a few that I found that’s sure to catch your attention, and I also found a song to match them. Enjoy!

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