Monthly Archives: August 2017

Following the Footsteps of Grandpa Maurice Karamatsu


On August 30, 2017, I had a meeting at the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division. In some ways, I’m continuing where my grandfather Maurice Karamatsu left off in his career at Hawaiian Airlines, Duty Free Shoppers, and the world of politics and business. Like him, I’m building projects around the sector of air transportation.  It’s like he’s with me, guiding me through the ups and downs. Also, I’m lucky to have great business partners who strive for a win-win and the greater good. 

#followingfootsteps #grandfather #business #entrepreneurship #airtransportation #hawaii

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My Gym in Kailua, Hawaii


Nice change in pace. Hanging out with my friends and their children on Sunday August 27, 2017 at My Gym in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii.

#friends #children #mygym #kailua #oahu #hawaii #mindfulness #gratitude

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Mindful Hawaii


My friend Representative Ken Ito asked me to come with him to a Mindful Hawaii community meeting chaired by Jimmy Toyama on Saturday August 26, 2017 from 1 p.m. at Kaito Gakko, next to the Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Saw some old friends and one of our Peace Day Hawaii co-founders. There was a presentation by Hui Aloha, a non profit led by James Koshiba that is working on spreading Aloha with events and workshops. They are helping the homeless issue in Honolulu, Hawaii. Marina Piscolish outlined her training course “Toolz For Tough Conversations” for conflict resolution.

#mindfulhawaii #manoa #honolulu #hawaii #mindfulness #peace #innerpeace 

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Music Video of Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow


I’ve always been filled with imagination since I was a little kid.  As an adult, I still dream and work hard until it’s hard to believe I’m living things I’ve imagined.  Fiction plays a huge role in inspiring our reality.  And vice versa, writers often infuse reality into fiction. Storytelling has a way of bringing us humans closer because it draws out our emotions.  I believe as adults, we should never stop imagining, and if we have a story, don’t be afraid to share it.  You never know, you may change the world.

Here’s a nice music video of Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, characters of the Game of Thrones novel and television show.  The song “If You Leave Me Now” by Foxes matches the scenes from this awesome show.  Last Sunday, in Episode 6 of Season 7, Daenerys and Jon’s romance blossomed.  I love romance.  Nothing beats that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you love someone.

I don’t watch much television or movies that much, but Games of Thrones is the exception.  I also have the books.  They’re so good, and a nice break from work.  Though, Games of Thrones inspires me to work harder.  Author and Executive Producer George R.R. Martin is so inspirational!

#gameofthrones #daenerys #daenerystargaryen #jonsnow #novel #fiction #tvshow #televisionshow #romance #love #drama #action #imagination #stories #story #storytelling #author #georgerrmartin #ifyouleavemenow #foxes

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The Companies I go to for my mind, body, and soul!


Starbucks is the company I go to,  to develop my mind. 24 Hour Fitness is the company I go to, to develop my body. Jon Riki Karamatsu is the company I go to, to develop my soul. Sending you positive energy in all that you pursue!!! (This is how I cruise at my house, Hawaiian style. 😁🤙). 

#starbucks #24hourfitness #fitperks #jonrikikaramatsu #mind #body #soul #goals #selfdevelopment #career #business #law #entrepreneurship #mindfulness #gratitude #joy #happiness #quote #quotes

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Daily practice of working on our goals


Our daily practice of working on our goals compounds over time. Count our wins every single day, even the tiniest ones! 

#dailypractice #work #selfdevelopment #goals #projects #career #business #law #aviation #fbo #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #smallwins #bigwins #wins #mindfulness #gratitude #quote #quotes #jonrikikaramatsu #happy #joy

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Best wishes from my business partner pig and I!


My business partner pig and I wishing you the best!!!

#bestwishes #goodluck #goodluckpiggybank #piggybank #goals #career #business #law #entrepreneurship #selfdevelopment #gratitude #happy #happiness #joy 

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