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Attended Memorial Service for Miyono Shimoda and Thomas Okubo.


This afternoon of Monday February 19, 2018, I attended two funerals.  The first was at 5:00 P.M. for Mrs. Miyono Shimoda held at Jodo Mission of Hawaii where she was an active member.  My mom and I greeted the family.  As President of Jodo Mission, I represented the organization in placing incense in the incense holder to pay respect to Mrs Shimono as Bishop Yubun Narashiba and Rev. Kanjun Nakano chanted.  My grandparents Maurice and Bessie Karamatsu were friends with her and her late husband Robert “Bob” Shimoda.  I got the opportunity to spend time with Mrs. Shimoda when we volunteered at Jodo Mission of Hawaii, who was always very nice.  She passed away at age 96, and will be missed.  It saddens me to see the friends of late my grandparents leave.

At 6:00 P.M., my mom and I joined my dad to attend the funeral of Thomas Yukio Okubo at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, my dad’s cousin on my grandma Bessie Karamatsu’s side of the family.  He was a construction manager for Mitsunaga Associates, and passed away at 65 years old, a young age for our time period.

I feel vulnerable.  The impermanence of my existence and those I know becomes more and more real with each passing day.

#memorialservice #funeralservice #memorial #funeral #friend #miyonoshimoda #family #thomasokubo #peace #love

 

 

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Dear Friend, I Miss You


You dance in my dreams,

then ask me to write to you.

“Dear friend, I miss you.”

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #108, 1/7/2018 –

#haiku #haikupoem #haikupoems #haikupoetry #poem #poems #poetry #creativewriting #writing

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Daily practice on my little goals!!!


Ready to do some work!!! Daily practice on my little goals!!!

#business #law #entrepreneurship #aviation #construction #entertainment #concerts #writing #novels #books #exercise #love #romance #friends #family #life #peace #hawaii #world

 

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Keep writing the story of your life!


Keep writing the story of your life!!! Next chapter!!!

#business #law #entrepreneurship #aviation #construction #entertainment #concerts #writing #novels #books #exercise #love #romance #friends #family #life #peace #hawaii #world #quote #quotes

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My Lawyer Friends


With my friends and lawyer colleagues of my past: Tricia Nakamatsu and Allen Yadao at Highway Inn in Kaka’ako, Honolulu, Hawaii for lunch on November 22, 2017. Allen and I have many moments of laughter. Tricia has the kindest soul and her writing style has influenced me greatly. I’m thankful to have them in my life! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!!!

#friends #friendship #lawyers #attorneys #highwayinn #restaurant #food #lunch #pulehuribs #kakaako #honolulu #hawaii #thanksgiving #thankful #mindfulness #gratitude

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2017 Halloween


On Halloween evening, October 31, 2017, I had fun giving candies to children at my friend Mike Noguchi’s house in Pearl City, Hawaii. For the first group of kids, I was so happy to see my friends Scott and Michelle Miyasato’s 2 youngest daughters and Mike and Rachael Lee Oshiro’s daughter with their friends!!! That highlighted my day!!! Later that evening we ate pasta, and I helped Ashley Kirito with her business plan to expand her business servicing horses. Pictured here is a Jade plant for good luck from my friend Mike Noguchi. I have so much gratitude for those moments!!

#halloween #trickortreat #children #friends #jadeplant #happy #mindfulness #gratitude

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Pearl City High School Reunion at D&B on October 22, 2017!


Pearl City High School Reunion at Dave & Busters on October 22, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii! It was so nice to see all my classmates. I look forward to our next one in 2022!

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