My dream is to take you by the hand and dance with you on stage in front of tens of thousands of people as my friend DJ G-Spot and I play a set. This fun song “Recess” by Golden Coast would be one of the songs in my set. I’m not sure who you’ll be but I got a target date of 2017 or 2018!
Picture of the high technology and special effects stage at the 16th Annual Love Festival Hawaii on 9/27/2014.
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Here’s a song for you to dance into the new year called “Physical” by St. Lucia. This band produces that feel good music that I love, which reminds me of the songs of my childhood…
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Because it’s true, I’ll only play this game with you.
“Game 4 U” by St. Lucia.
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Here’s a song for you to dance into the new year called “Physical” by St. Lucia. This band produces that feel good music that I love, which reminds me of the songs of my childhood in the 1980s, and it has that electronic sound in what we now call EDM or Electronic Dance Music, an area I’ve been involved in through my friend DJ G-Spot, my friend since college at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. To have that 80s and EDM sound is awesome! Hmm, I have some ideas as I’m writing this entry.
For those of you still preparing for 2017, enjoy and make the most of your last day of 2016! For the rest of you, Happy New Year! I have a very good feeling that we can do great things in 2017!
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On 12/15/2016, I won the civil side of my DUI case and got my driver’s license returned because law enforcement violated statutory law and case law. I was hurt by false and inaccurate statements by law enforcement officers. Moreover, harsher actions are taken against you if you’re considered “high publicity.” You can be guilty for just being there. The criminal side of the case has been filed for appeal. There will always be critics and opponents on your success and failures. I definitely have my weaknesses, but I will keep learning and do my best to live with love and compassion. It feels so liberating to have a more private life.
If I were ever so lucky to get my first novel published and made into a movie, a paranormal romance and suspense based in Hawaii, my top choice for the lead female role would be actress Vanessa Hudgens because the lead female character in my novel is Asian and Caucasian like her. Moreover, she would play the personality of the character nicely who is loosely based off of someone who was once a small part of my life.
To change popular culture in the United States to be more reflective of its diversity, it is very important for writers, producers, and entrepreneurs to develop stories, novels, movies, products, and services that share the unique cultural and ethnic diversity in our country rather than what we mainly see in popular culture in the United States today. It has gotten better, but it still isn’t truly reflective. I’m optimistic that commercialized story-telling will become much broader.
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Actress Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the Neutrogena Fresh Faces of Music Benefiting VH1 Save The Music at Jim Henson Studios on September 26, 2009 in Hollywood, California. Neutrogena Fresh Faces of Music Benefiting VH1 Save The Music – Arrivals Jim Henson Studios Hollywood, CA United States September 26, 2009 Photo by Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com To license this image (58494556), contact WireImage.com
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Guns make it easy.
Anger can pull the trigger.
It can’t kill your love.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 12/27/2016, Haiku #52 –
I always go home,
leaving flowers to wither.
Love frozen in time.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 12/27/2016, Haiku #51 –
“Echo (Let Go)” by Breathe Carolina & IZII.
The sign says, “Escape.”
So I work like I’m running.
It can’t numb my love.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 12/24/2016, Haiku #50 –
This morning I learned of the passing of my friend Spencer Ueda last night in a three-car accident. He and I became friends when I worked at DFS Hawaii between 1992 to 1996. Spencer was always smiling and full of laughter.
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“Picture your eyes as I fall asleep.
Tell myself it’s all right, as the tears go by.
I wish I could feel your face.”
Nice song “Oceans Away” by Arizona.
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To my loved ones, friends, and all of you,
I wish you a wonderful journey, the good and bad, as you progress on your work towards your dreams and visions. Below is a song I dedicate to you, “Visions” by Jaytech ft. Judah, remixed by Sedi.
With Warmest Aloha,
Jon Riki Karamatsu
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Music – I love you.
You draw out my emotions.
My thoughts – born from you.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 12/17/2016, Haiku #49 –
Their false statements hurt.
The truth will sometimes prevail.
People equals law.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 12/17/2016, Haiku #48 –
How can I love you?
You live only in my words.
Yet you are so real.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 12/17/2016, Haiku #47 –
Wherever you are,
Do you think of the unknown?
Let’s talk when we meet.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 12/17/2016, Haiku #46 –
Red roses are fake.
They don’t know the messenger.
Seek the gardener.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 12/6/2016, Haiku #45 –
You need me to help.
I walk with you in the storm.
Raindrops hide the tears.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 12/6/2016, Haiku #44 –
A blue ball of light.
She grabbed my hand and kissed me.
“It will be alright.”
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 12/6/2016, Haiku #43 –
My breaths may be shorter,
but my dreams with you are longer.
You see, either way, you’re still with me.
Soon it’ll be my time to go,
but my memories of you will come with me,
so even though I’m not here, you will always be with me.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, December 6, 2016 –
[My friend Michael Oasay and his love for his wife Yvonne inspired me to write this poem. She told me how he was loving and supportive of her and her children for five years before they started dating. I thought that was so romantic, so I put it into writing in just a few minutes early this morning after I visited Mike at the hospital the night before. I knew Mike since I was in elementary school and Boy Scouts. His family and my family have been friends since our childhood. Mike is battling cancer, which is in a bad stage right now. Even though I know what’s before us, I’m hoping for a miracle. Mike’s such a wonderful person demonstrated by his unconditional love for others. I strive to be more like him. Please be kind to one another. I love you all. Love, Jon]