Monthly Archives: November 2017

Jodo Shu Hawaii Fujinkai’s “Thank You” Party on Sunday November 19, 2017


Had fun at Jodo Shu Hawaii Fujinkai’s “Thank You” party on Sunday November 19, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. We played a memory game for 22 things in a box, Jan Ken Po and grab bag drawing. For lunch we had dim sum – Chinese food.

#jodomission #jodoshu #jodomissionofhawaii #jodoshuhawaii #fujinkai #buddhism #party #honolulu #hawaii

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This Time I Will Dance With You


Listen to my song.

This time I will dance with you.

Give us one more chance.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #85, 11/20/2017 –

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If I Could Hold You


My star is dimming.

The clock keeps ticking away.

If I could hold you.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #84, 11/20/2017 –

#haiku #haikupoem #haikupoems #haikupoetry #poem #poems #poetry #writing #creativewriting #love #romance #brokenheart #heartbroken #mindfulness

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“The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing” by Al Ries & Jack Trout


I finished reading “The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing” by Al Ries & Jack Trout late this morning of November 18, 2017 at Starbucks in Pearl City, Hawaii. I learned about this book through Tim Ferriss who is an entrepreneur, author, podcast host, and investor. Super good! Very applicable! My mind is churning up stuff that I’m putting into words with my MacBook Pro.

#the22immutablelawsofmarketing #alries #jacktrout #timferriss #book #books #marketing #business #starbucks #pearlcity #hawaii

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Progress of Concrete Repairs & Painting for Jodo Mission of Hawaii.


At 9:00 A.M. Hawaii Standard Time on Saturday November 18, 2017, we, the board of directors of Jodo Mission of Hawaii inspected the concrete repairs and painting of our temple at Honolulu, Hawaii with a manager of Eko Painting & Concrete just before our first progression payment. Gaining ground. We’re happy with the progress!!!

#jodomissionofhawaii #jodoshuhawaii #jodomission #jodoshu #concreterepairs
#painting #contractors #honolulu #hawaii

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Emptied Out My Heart


Emptied out my heart.

Someday you will fill it up

with your dirty blood.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #83, 11/18/2017 –

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“Just try!” Got it mom!


Sports, activities,

law, politics, business, love.

“Just try!” Got it mom!

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #82, 11/16/2017 –

( I dedicate this Haiku poem to my mom whose birthday is today, November 16, 2017.  Since I was a little kid, my mom got me and my two younger sisters to try so many activities and experiences.  Since I was a child I’ve been telling her my plans, like “Hey mom, hey mom, this the plan!!!  As a middle-aged adult, I still do this, and she has the same answer, “Just try.”  My mom is my greatest support.  I love her so much!)

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