Monthly Archives: April 2017

Let’s Laugh At Nothing.


Just one more moment.

Remember when it was fun?

Let’s laugh at nothing.

– Haiku #54, Jon Riki Karamatsu, April 25, 2017 –

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Memory of Making Seniors Chant “Let’s rock!”


7 years ago from today in 2010, while I was a politician, I made a speech at the Hawaii State Capitol to a big crowd of seniors from organizations that looked out for the interest of our elderly. When I shouted, “Are you ready to rock?” They yelled back, “Let’s rock!” I got them to this 3 times and our chant echoed throughout the capitol halls. It was so funny! Still can’t believe I made them do that! 😅 #politics #politician #hawaii #hawaiipolitics #hawaiirepresentative #houseofrepresentatives #chanting  #letsrock

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My Green Onions


​I get joy from caring for my green onions that I grew from my dad and a family friend down the street of my parent’s house in Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii. I use it to garnish meals that I cook. Mini farm to table and healthy! #greenonion #greenonions #garden #gardening #farm #farmtotable #waikele #oahu #hawaii #gratitude #joy #pleasure #healthy #health #vegetablegarden #vegetable #vegetables

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Consistency is key in our journey.


Consistency is key in our journey towards making a dream a reality. Upon getting an idea, we act on it by planning, strategizing, and executing. We work at it day after day, and year after year, achieving all the little goals in order to attain the big ones. #quote #quotes #quotestoliveby #consistency #journey #idea #ideas #plan #planning #strategizing #strategy #executing #execute #work #habits #habit #dreams #dream #patience #tenacity #relentless #pursuit #drive #goal #goals #reality #achieve #positivity #desire #jonrikikaramatsu #jonriki

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We used to say this song made us feel some type of way.


We used to say this song made us feel some type of way.
It used to make us both feel free.
Underneath the covers you would grab my hand.
You’d say you’d never listen to it without me.

“This Song” by RAC ft. Rostam.

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Oatmeal, Papaya, and Green Tea.


Most times I have a breakfast consisting of oatmeal, fruit, and green tea. Pictured here is papaya with lemon juice from my dad’s home garden at Pearl City, oatmeal with a little cinnamon and sugar, and green tea from Japan that I got from a friend I met in Fukuoka while I was serving as a Hawaii State Representative. These foods are filled with antioxidants and vitamins to prevent diseases such as cancer. They also lower bad cholesterol and prevent heart diseases such as stroke and heart attacks. #superfood #food #health #healthyfood #healthy #oatmeal #oats #grains #cinnamon #hawaiiansugar #sugar #greentea #tea #homegrown #garden #papaya #fruit #fruits #hawaii #pearlcity #oahu

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Benefits of Green Tea


I like to drink green tea in the morning, with meals, and with sweets. There are so many benefits of green tea. My favorite benefits are the calming affect from the L-Theanine and the alertness from the caffeine. Plus it helps lower my bad cholesterol and prevents cancer and other diseases. Green tea doesn’t give me the jitters like coffee, though I enjoy coffee as well. #greentea #greentealatte #tea #beverages #ltheanine #caffeine #antioxidants #matcha #japanesetea #chinesetea

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