Monthly Archives: October 2016

If you’re tired of walking alone, I’ll walk with you and watch the sky.


You don’t know, you don’t know, know.
Your eyes glow in the dark, they glow.
You got friends all around, around.
It’s just you and me, you and me are going down.

Baby if you follow me home, I’ll follow you forever.
If you’re not going out in the cold, I’ll wait for better weather.
If you’re tired of walking alone, I’ll walk with you and watch the sky.
No matter where you are, no matter where you are, I wanna hear your footsteps in the night.

“Footsteps In The Night” by Lost Frequencies

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Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro


​With my friend and mentor Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro at his fundraiser at Bishop Museum on the evening of October 19, 2016.

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Jodo Shu Hawaii Bazaar


​Jodo Shu Hawaii Bazaar today, October 16, 2016 at 1429 Makiki Street, Honolulu, Hawaii from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Clothes, products, and food.

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Better to be love than hated.


It’s better to be loved than hated. A common saying, but a good reminder for our daily practice in our interactions with others.

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Peaceful


Peaceful. 

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Will you feel the sparks after the sunset?


Will you feel
the sparks after the sunset
and stay close
to see the fire burn?

Will you stay
and wrap your arms around me?
Stay close
to see the fire burn.

“Sparks After The Sunset” by Cosmic Gate and Sarah Lynn, and remixed by Rafael Frost.

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Cute as a Bunny.


Cute as a bunny.

You run circles around them.

Even a tiger.

-Haiku #30, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 10/10/2016-

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Anything to Win.


Anything to win.

In time, they will choke on words

that were painted white.

-Haiku #29, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 10/10/2016-

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They Can Only Watch.


Burst through their fire.

Relentlessly pursuit it.

They can only watch.

-Haiku #28, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 10/9/2016-

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Just Hold Onto Me


I can be your light.

Escape the lower 6 realms.

Just hold onto me.

-Haiku #27, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 10/9/2016-

 

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Gratitude for my truck.


​Gratitude for my 2000 Nissan Frontier truck. We’ve been through a lot and I’m thankful he has taken care of me.

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Gratitude – My Favorites


Gratitude – My Favorites as of 10/6/2016

  1. Spending time with my mom, dad, sister Mia and brother-in-law Mike, niece Elyse and Sophie, sister Lara and her fiancee Ross, family dog Stretch, and all my relatives.
  2. The time I spent with my late grandparents Tadao and Ellen Sakai and Maurice Toshio and  Bessie Karamatsu.
  3. Loving love.
  4. Hanging out with my friends.
  5. Writing down my goals.
  6. Networking with positive and ambitious people.
  7. Drafting my plans and strategies for my goals.
  8. Writing fiction. I still need to get a novel published.
  9. Watching movies. I wish I could produce movies. Maybe someday.
  10. Building new companies by sharing ideas and skills with other entrepreneurs.
  11. Playing law and politics for creative business ventures.
  12. Listening to music and producing music events.
  13. Traveling to different places around the world.
  14. Tasting great food.
  15. Exercising, especially running outdoors while listening to EDM as I strategize on my goals.

I’m so lucky to have you in my life. Here’s a song that reflects how I feel in my heart: “Thankful” by Feki.

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Stretch


Stretch is such a kind and loyal member of our family.  My dad got him as a little puppy in 2001.  He was recently diagnosed with cancer, but fortunately, his walk and appetite has gotten better, and my mom said he even barked recently.  When I dog-sat him just about month and a half ago, he ran out of the gate and down the street, which forced me to take him for a walk.  I think he knew that that moment was the last time he would be able to run like that.  I love him so much.

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Haiku #26 – Cute Tilted Head Stares


 

Curls under blankets.

Follows me from room to room.

Cute tilted head stares.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, 10/1/2016-

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