Monthly Archives: September 2017

My sister Lara Karamatsu became the 2017-2018 President of ASCE


My younger sister Lara was sworn in as the 2017-2018 President of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Hawaii Section on the evening of Thursday September 28, 2017 at 3660 On The Rise in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was also MC for the program, the 2017 ASCE Hawaii Section Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards Banquet. Attending the event was my father Richard, mother Laraine, Lara’s husband Ross, and I. We sat on Lara’s firm Parsons Brinckerhoff’s table. My other younger sister Mia and her family reside in the Bay Area, California and was not able to attend.

#asce #americansocietyofcivilengineers #hawaii #civilengineers #engineers #3660ontherise #honolulu 


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My Drug, My Medicine – Exercise


Hana hou (one more time in Hawaiian language)! Woke up with my hair sticking up and put on my exercise clothes for motivation to produce more happy chemicals from my drugs – talking about exercise boys and girls. One of the best ways to get a natural high. Cut it up for inner peace!

#exercise #abs #arms #back #run #24hourfitness #happychemicals #endorphins #naturalhigh #peace #innerpeace #health #mind #body #soul 


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Bad dream, but on the right path now


I just woke up from a bad dream where I was with one of the two former business partners who stole money from my other business partner and I. I woke up with my heart racing. I began thinking of my other bad experiences in my career, where certain judges and politicians punished me harder because of the high positions I held in government at a young age, to make an example of me before others and sometimes the public. Power and money play a role in making people do mean things against others. My good friend Brandon Mitsuda texted me this beautiful picture of Capri, Italy. I want to vacation there when things settle down. I feel much better. I know I’m on a better path now. I’m seeking peace within me. May peace be with all of you as well.

#politics #law #business #entrepreneurship #powerhungry #greed #jealousy #peace #innerpeace #aloha #compassion #empathy #nonattachment #hawaii #capri #italy 


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Step by step to get back to peak performance in our lives


Sometimes it’s a struggle to maintain consistency on our goals, whether it be for our career or personal life. I’ve been feeling fatigued lately so my level of effort on my exercise, meditation, and fictional writing has dropped. My main focus has been on my business projects, but after that, I feel tired and sleepy. I forced myself to run outdoors 2 to 4 miles a couple of times this week, and meditated while lying in bed because of my lack of motivation, and this has helped a tiny bit to keep me moving forward. Whatever it takes to keep us going right? Today, Sept. 23, 2017, I woke up with my hair standing up, and put my exercise clothes on to motivate me to go to the gym. Step by step to get back to my highest level of performance. If you are feeling down, I support your little steps to get back to peak performance. I wish you the best in your efforts on your goals!!! 

#goals #efforts #fatigue #tiredness #motivation #career #law #business #entrepreneurship #health #exercise #running #weightlifting #body #learning #mind #reading #creativewriting #fiction #novels #writing #dreams #tenacity #smallwins #wins

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Keep flying with positivity!


When you work hard and put yourself out there, people will judge you, hate you, and punish you harder, but you keep going for the smiles and tears on the faces you’ve helped. Keep flying with positivity my friends!

#goals #work #hate #peace #innerpeace #staypositive #positivity #positiveenergy #aloha #love #compassion #empathy #mindfulness #gratitude #quote #quotes #nonattachment

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Sending Positive Energy


Stop the madness by breathing in slowly, then exhaling slowly. Lower your heartrate. Become one with your soul. Think of love, and fill yourself up with energy. When charged up, send your love/energy to another. Aaaahh, it feels so good!

#meditation #relax #relaxation #zen #energy #positiveenergy #transcend #heal #soul #innerpeace #peace #esoteric #esotericbuddhism #buddhism #bodhisattva #bodhisattvas #buddha #buddhas


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Let Go, You Must.


Desire, you feel.

Losing what you want, you fear.

Love, you may.

Let go, you must.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, September 21, 2017-

#poem #poems #poetry #quote #quotes #creativewriting #writing #nonattachment #buddhism #bodhisattva #bodhisattvas #buddha #buddhas #jedi #jedis #jedimaster #jedimasters #moveforward #moveon #keepgoing #positiveliving #impermanence #gratitude #mindfulness

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