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Video of Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s vision for Honolulu in his 2020 race for Honolulu City Council District V.


Here’s video showing Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s vision for Honolulu in his 2020 race for Honolulu City Council District V, which consists of Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.

Speaker Say served in the Hawaii House of Representatives since 1976 with 14 years as the longest serving House Speaker in Hawaii’s history. I served with him in the Hawaii House of Representatives between 2002 to 2010. Under his House leadership, I served as Vice Speaker of the House; Majority Whip; Chair of the House Judiciary Committee; Chair of the House Economic Development & Business Concerns Committee; Vice Chair of Water, Land, Ocean Resources & Hawaiian Affairs Committee; & Vice Chair of Tourism and Culture Committee.

Speaker Say is a dedicated and collaborative leader who is willing to take on the tough issues and be creative in implementing new ideas. He’s also a great friend to have. I can attest, as he’s been a great friend and mentor of mine.

I humbly ask for your support in Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s Honolulu City Council race by voting for him if you live in Honolulu City Council District V or telling others who live in his district.

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816.

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.

Thank you!

With Warmest Aloha,

Jon Riki Karamatsu

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Stones with heartwarming messages placed under our mailboxes during these challenging times with COVID-19.


Stones with heartwarming messages placed under our mailboxes during these challenging times with COVID-19.

Stones with heartwarming messages placed under our mailboxes during these challenging times with COVID-19.

After a 5-mile run in my cozy neighborhood in Hawaii, I saw these stones with heartwarming messages placed under our mailboxes. ūüėÉ
The white stone says, “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light.” “Live Love Laugh” is written on the two pink stones. The purple stone says, “love.”
Thank you to whoever or those who wrote this. It really touched me. I’m sure my neighbors loved them too. ‚̧
With Warmest Aloha,
Jon
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Enjoy a floral lei to lift your spirits!


Enjoy a floral lei to lift your spirits!

Enjoy a floral lei to lift your spirits! Pictured is a white plumeria flower lei.

Enjoy a floral lei to lift your spirits!

May 1, 2020 is Lei Day in Hawaii. Enjoy a floral lei to lift your spirits! With its beauty and sweet smell, flowers evoke your sight and smell, which can be therapeutic if you’re feeling stressed. Also, giving a lei to someone is a way to show your love to that person. As we say in Hawaii, May Day is Lei Day!

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Hawaii Buddhist Council service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, May 20, 2019 at Oahu, Hawaii.


This morning was beautiful at Punchbowl Cemetery or the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, May 20, 2019 at Oahu, Hawaii. The Hawaii Buddhist Council, in which I’m a member of had a service for all the veterans. My late great uncle Roy Okubo was a member of the 522nd Artillery and 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II.

#punchbowlcemetery #nationalmemorialofthepacific #memorial #memorialservice #veterans #military #buddhist #buddhism #mindful #mindfulness #oahu #honolulu #hawaii #hawaiilife #hawaiilifestyle #hawaiiplaces

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Moon and clouds above the evergreen trees at Waikele Country Club!


I’m grateful to be alive to experience life. I enjoy capturing beautiful #sceneries like this with the #moon and #clouds above the evergreen #trees at Waikele Country Club @golfwaikele on March 14, 2019 as I walked around the neighborhood in Waikele, Hawaii.

Daily Practice: Gratitude and Mindfulness!

#gratitude #grateful #thankful #mindful #mindfulness #happy #happiness #joy #photo #hawaii #pic #photography #evergreentrees #golfcourse #waikelecountryclub #oahu #hawaiilife #hawaiiphotography #hawaiiscenery #sky #skypictures #clouds #cloudpictures #peaceful

Moon and clouds above the Evergreen Trees at Waikele Country Club.

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No Hurricane, Back in the Groove!


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Hurricane Lane Reporting by Justin Cruz


News reporter Justin Cruz’s knowledge and reports on weather in Hawaii has been amazing! I’m super proud of him! Here he is reporting on Hurricane Lane with Dr. Alison Nugent of the Atmospheric Science Faculty at the Univeristy of Hawaii. Their analysis of the hurricane has been very educational.

#justincruz #newsreporter #weatherreporter #khon2 #news #hurricanelane #hurricane #storm #hawaii

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Hurricane Lane


I helped my dad board up the windows of my parents’ house in preparation of Hurricane Lane in Hawaii.

#hurricanelane #hurricane #oahu #hawaii

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Red Cup Nation Concert @ Hawaiian Brian’s, Honolulu, Hawaii on March 29, 2018 from 8 P.M.


Kaimana Productions presents a concert with DJ/Music Producer Red Cup Nation “Best Times of My Life Tour” and opening set by Hawaii’s own, rapper Osnizzle on Thursday¬†March 29, 2018 at 8:00 P.M. HST at Hawaiian Brian’s located at 1680 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817. ¬†Must be age 18 and over. ¬†Presale concert tickets available at Eventbrite.com linked below:

Get Eventbrite presale concert tickets for Red Cup Nation & Osnizzle here

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Kamesan at Watanabe Bakery in Honolulu, Hawaii


Aaaaaagh, the pleasure of a Japanese pastry called Kamesan, a turtle made of a sweet bun with azuki inside, and a cup of coffee at Watanabe Bakery in Honolulu as I wait for my remote control to be fixed for my 2000 Nissan Frontier truck at my friend’s auto shop, Masaki Auto. After so many years, I finally decided to fix my remote control. I was opening my truck the old school way, use the key. Lol!!!

#watanabebakery #bakery #anpan #pastry #japanesepastry #coffee #masakiauto #honolulu #hawaii

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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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Yuntaku on 7/13/2017 @ Artistry


With my parents at Yuntaku, a fundraiser for the organization, a member of the Hawaii United Okinawan Association at Artistry at Kaka’ako, Honolulu, Hawaii on July 13, 2017. My sister Lara (3rd from the left) was one of the organizers, helping out her friends.They did a dance together onstage. I’m very proud of my sister’s leadership in the community and engineering sector.

#yuntaku #hawaiiunitedokinawanassociation  #fundraiser #event #artistry #kakaako #honolulu #oahu #hawaii

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You should know baby that you’re the best.


I just need to get it off my chest. Yeah more than you know, yeah more than you know. You should know that baby you’re the best. Yeah more than you know, yeah more than you know.

Sorry, these lyrics by Axwell Ingrosso’s song “More Than You Know” are playing in my head, but I just need to get it off my chest.

Music is one of the things that brings me joy! ¬†It’s a tool that I apply to maintain my happiness. ¬†There’s studies that show the positive effects music has on our lives. ¬†That’s why I enjoy producing music concerts. ¬†I’m so lucky to have partnered on some music events with my friend G who I became friends with from my days at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. ¬†He got me to appreciate electronic dance music (EDM). ¬†Though, I enjoy all types of music such as but not limited to classical, orchestra music, piano music, reggae, Hawaiian, all decades of pop, love songs, ballads, rock, alternative, hip hop, mellow electronic music, and electronic dance music.

#music #song #songs #edm #electronicdancemusic #electronicmusic #dancemusic #pop #popmusic #dj #axwellingrosso #morethanyouknow #event #events #promoter #promoters #concert #concerts #festival #festivals

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Local Boy From Hawaii


Lucky to be a local boy from Hawaii! Grassroots, Hawaiian style. My friends who got to live with me at my place know.

#hawaii #oahu #waikele #localboy #hawaiianstyle #grassroots #gratitude #mindfulness #aloha

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Aloha Fun Wear Photo


Picture for Aloha Fun Wear at alohafunwear.com on 5/19/2017 at Waimanalo, Hawaii. Aloha Fun Wear has a lot of fun and comfortable Hawaiian style clothing. 

#alohafunwear #alohashirt #alohashirts #hawaiianshirt #hawaiianshirts #hawaiiandress #hawaiiandresses #alohadress #alohadresses #hawaiianwear #alohawear #hawaiianclothing #alohaclothing #clothing #buttondownshirt #buttondownshirts #dress #dresses #hawaii #oahu #waimanalo #fashion #beach #ocean #paradise

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Exercise and Ocean Therapy Reduces Stress and Anxiety


Here’s a picture from my short 2.77 mile run along the coast of Ko’olina on 5/15/2017. After my run, I swam the length of Lagoon 4 six times. Exercise and being in and near the ocean is helpful in alleviating stress and anxiety. I’m grateful to live in Hawaii. 

#koolina #koolinabeach #disneyaulani #hawaii #oahu #oahuhawaii #running #run #swim #swimming #exercise #health #oceantherapy #therapy #stress #stressrelief #anxiety #anxietyrelief #innerpeace #peace #mind #body #soul #gratitude #mindfulness 

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My Niece Elyse and I Striking Some Poses.


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Make It Better


After undergoing four rough days from a flu, I was happy to get back to work even though my energy was still low. While drafting a document at Starbucks in Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii, I overheard this song “Make It Better” by Hazel English in their speakers as I was ordering my beverage. I like the catchy beat and mellow tune.

The following are the lyrics:

I want to be seen
Yet I want to be invisible
I want everything
Yet I want nothing at all

All of these thoughts I have
Negate each other
I keep trying to understand
How to make it better
But I can’t make it better

I am confident
Yet I always seem to doubt myself
I am intelligent
Yet I know nothing at all

All of these thoughts I have
Negate each other
I keep trying to understand
How to make it better
But I can’t make it better

I want to be seen
Yet I want to be invisible
I want everything
Yet I want nothing at all

All of these thoughts I have
Negate each other
I keep trying to understand
How to make it better
But I can’t make it better
All of these thoughts I have
Negate each other
I keep trying to understand
How to make it better
But I can’t make it better

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How Super Can I Become?


Trembling without love.

How super can I become?

Losses become wins.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 2/23/2017, Haiku #54 –

Here’s a song¬†“Forever in Silence” by Solstis that helped to bring out my emotions¬†and words to this Haiku poem, which I was able to write in seconds.

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Opening day of the 2017 Hawaii Legislative Session.


Opening ceremonies of the 2017 Hawaii Legislative Session on January 18, 2017.

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President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama


Yesterday President Barack Obama made his farewell address. I’m very proud to see history being made in that President Obama is the first African American U.S. President, and also the first U.S. President from Hawaii.

My favorite moment from President Obama’s farewell speech was when he thanked Michelle for being his best friend and wiped away a tear from his eye.  I admire the love between the two of them.  Having a loving, smart, and compassionate partner like Michelle is what many men yearn for, including me.  Here are some of my favorite pictures of Barack and Michelle, clearly showing how much they love each other.

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Feels Right


An energizing song “Feels Right” by Jocelyn Alice (Galloway Remix). A good song to dance to and lift your spirits.

Lyrics:

We don’t care if we do it right.
We don’t care what it looks like.
We’ve got love in the nightlife.
We’ve got love and it feels right.

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Nice talk with my friend in my dream, the late U.S. Congressman K. Mark Takai.


I woke up this morning of Thursday January 5, 2017 from a wonderful dream in which I had a great talk with Congressman K. Mark Takai who I became friends with while I was a student government leader at the Associated Students of the University of Hawaii at Manoa (ASUH) and Mark was a young newly elected politician in the Hawaii State House of Representatives. In my dream, Mark and I were talking in his old townhouse in Waiau, Pearl City on Oahu, Hawaii.  We were smiling and laughing like the times when we first met.

At one point we were lying down and staring at the ceiling as we chatted.  It was like before I got elected into the Hawaii State House of Representatives, which distanced our relationship because I was part of the faction aligned with Hawaii House Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say, a family friend and friend of my late grandfather Maurice Karamatsu.  Speaker Say married the daughter of grandpa Karamatsu’s really close friend Stephen Kotake, founder of Kotake Shokai, an import company, and a leader at Jodo Shu Hawaii with my grandfather.  I became good friends with Speaker Say, and I know that was hard on Mark because his faction was trying to take over the House from him.

Well in my dream, Mark and I were friends like before the whole political faction issue.  Prior to Mark passing away on July 20, 2016, I had called his cell phone and left a heartfelt message for him.  I’m not sure if he listened to it.  I’m hoping that he did.  It’s for this reason that I never felt closure with Mark because I wanted him to know that I really enjoyed our times together and that I cared deeply for him as my friend even though we ended up in opposite political factions.  In my dream, it felt so good because I knew that the politics didn’t matter anymore to him – all that mattered was our friendship.  That was the talk I wanted to have before Mark passed away.  I miss him.

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My dream is to take you by the hand and dance with you on stage in front of tens of thousands of people as I play a set.


My dream is to take you by the hand and dance with you on stage in front of tens of thousands of people as my friend DJ G-Spot and I play a set. This fun song “Recess” by Golden Coast would be one of the songs in my set. I’m not sure who you’ll be but I got a target date of 2017 or 2018!

Love Festival Hawaii 2014

Picture of the high technology and special effects stage at the 16th Annual Love Festival Hawaii on 9/27/2014.

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I’ll Only Play This Game With You.


Because it’s true, I’ll only play this game with you.

“Game 4 U” by St. Lucia.

 

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Here’s a song for you to dance into the new year!


Here’s a song for you to dance into the new year called “Physical” by St. Lucia. This band produces that feel good music that I love, which reminds me of the¬†songs of my childhood in the 1980s, and it has that electronic sound in what we now call EDM or Electronic Dance Music, an area I’ve been involved in through my friend DJ G-Spot, my friend since college at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. To have that 80s and EDM sound is awesome! Hmm, I have some ideas as I’m writing this entry.

For those of you still preparing for 2017, enjoy and make the most of your last day of 2016! For the rest of you, Happy New Year! I have a very good feeling that we can do great things in 2017!

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Echo (Let Go)


“Echo (Let Go)” by Breathe Carolina & IZII.

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Picture Your Eyes As I Fall Asleep.


“Picture your eyes as I fall asleep.

Tell myself it’s all right, as the tears go by.

I wish I could feel your face.”

Nice song “Oceans Away” by Arizona.

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Dreams and Visions


To my loved ones, friends, and all of you,

I wish you a wonderful journey, the good and bad, as you progress on your work towards your dreams and visions. ¬†Below is a song I dedicate to you, “Visions” by Jaytech ft. Judah, remixed by Sedi.

With Warmest Aloha,

Jon Riki Karamatsu

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And it hurts with every heartbeat


Just found this song, “With Every Heartbeat” by Son of 8 & Phats & Small.

Nice beat – though the meaning behind the song and its music video can make your heart ache:

So I don’t look back.

Still I’m dying with every step I take.

But I don’t look back.

And it hurts with every heartbeat.

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I dedicate this picture of pink clouds and song to my friend Representative Clift Tsuji.


I’m crying as I type this entry in dedication to my friend Clift Tsuji, Hawaii State Representative from Hilo, Hawaii. He passed away today, November 15, 2016. He had an amazing life as a politician, banker, and businessman. Below, you will see a picture of pink clouds among blues skies that I took yesterday, just after I found out Rep. Tsuji was taken to the hospital. I also dedicate the song below to Rep. Tsuji, “Shelter” by Porter Robinson & Madeon. The lyrics touches¬†my heart: “It’s a long way forward, trust in me. I’ll give them shelter, like you’ve done for me. And I know I’m not alone, you’ll be watching over us until you’re gone.”

I will continue to seek your guidance as I carry on forward.

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Rep. Clift. Tsuji & Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu during conferences.

I will miss my dear friend Clift Tsuji, Hawaii State Representative from Hilo, Hawaii. This is one of my favorite pictures of Representative Clift Tsuji and I – caught candidly as we were in the middle of conference hearings while I was serving as a Hawaii State Representative. I enjoyed my time with him, our travels to Japan, and collaborating with him in creating laws and programs. When I ran for Lt. Governor, he had me sleep at his house in Hilo, Hawaii. After I left politics, Rep. Tsuji supported my private sector projects and gave me valuable encouragement. We regularly hung out or had meals with friends. One of my funniest moments with him was when he tried to introduce me to a girl in a shopping mall in Japan, and I literally ran away. He would always tell everyone how I sprinted and leaped away in the busy mall. It’s hard to believe that I can’t talk with him anymore, but I know he will still be with me as I proceed forward.

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Rep. Clift Tsuji Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say, & Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu at the 2009 Legislative Opening Day on Jan. 21, 2009.

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say and Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

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At Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Bon Dance

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Rep. Clift Tsuji, Kazue Uehara, Rep. Jerry L. Chang, and Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

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Please Vote For My Friends


Please vote my friends Rep. Kyle Yamashita, Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say, Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro, Rep. Ken Ito, and Rep. Clift Tsuji.

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Please vote for my friends Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say. In 2006-2007, Kirk was House Majority Leader and I was House Vice Speaker under Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say.555319_10151268686842732_1446812851_n

 

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If you’re tired of walking alone, I’ll walk with you and watch the sky.


You don’t know, you don’t know, know.
Your eyes glow in the dark, they glow.
You got friends all around, around.
It’s just you and me, you and me are going down.

Baby if you follow me home, I’ll follow you forever.
If you’re not going out in the cold, I’ll wait for better weather.
If you’re tired of walking alone, I’ll walk with you and watch the sky.
No matter where you are, no matter where you are, I wanna hear your footsteps in the night.

“Footsteps In The Night” by Lost Frequencies

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Will you feel the sparks after the sunset?


Will you feel
the sparks after the sunset
and stay close
to see the fire burn?

Will you stay
and wrap your arms around me?
Stay close
to see the fire burn.

“Sparks After The Sunset” by Cosmic Gate and Sarah Lynn, and remixed by Rafael Frost.

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Gratitude – My Favorites


Gratitude – My Favorites as of 10/6/2016

  1. Spending time with my mom, dad, sister Mia and brother-in-law Mike, niece Elyse and Sophie, sister Lara and her fiancee Ross, family dog Stretch, and all my relatives.
  2. The time I spent with my late grandparents Tadao and Ellen Sakai and Maurice Toshio and  Bessie Karamatsu.
  3. Loving love.
  4. Hanging out with my friends.
  5. Writing down my goals.
  6. Networking with positive and ambitious people.
  7. Drafting my plans and strategies for my goals.
  8. Writing fiction. I still need to get a novel published.
  9. Watching movies. I wish I could produce movies. Maybe someday.
  10. Building new companies by sharing ideas and skills with other entrepreneurs.
  11. Playing law and politics for creative business ventures.
  12. Listening to music and producing music events.
  13. Traveling to different places around the world.
  14. Tasting great food.
  15. Exercising, especially running outdoors while listening to EDM as I strategize on my goals.

I’m so lucky to have you in¬†my life. Here’s a song that reflects how I feel in my heart: “Thankful” by Feki.

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Haiku #26 – Cute Tilted Head Stares


 

Curls under blankets.

Follows me from room to room.

Cute tilted head stares.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, 10/1/2016-

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Ka Pilina – Our Love and Intimacy


This song “Ka Pilina” churns my heart. It’s a romantic Hawaiian song about a woman attended by native Hawaiian birds that are singing beautifully. The song is accentuated when¬†danced by hula dancer(s).

When I hear this song, my imagination is as follows:

I move through the forest and hear the elepaio chirping. As midnight approaches, the ‘apapane sings with his beautiful voice. At dawn, I listen to the song of the ‘i’iwi polena. Now approaches the woman attended by the birds. Our eyes meet and we smile. Our love and intimacy.

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My Heart Is With You.


My heart is with you. At times, dark clouds follow us – the loss of our loved ones; shattered images of romance; and attacks by negativity. Yet through it all, we keep progressing forward with our efforts, hour by hour towards what we envision. I dedicate this song to you called “Higher” from one of my favorite bands, The Naked And Famous.

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What Is, Is.


What is, is.

What will be, will be.

We can’t dwell on what has happened, and worry about what will happen.

If we do, it will depress us, slow us down, and even kill us.

Good things will happen and so will bad things.

We have to appreciate what we have and focus on what we can control.

By accepting what is and what will be, we can keep moving forward.

To help us overcome our hardships, I dedicate this song to you called “Light It Up” by Major Lazer ft. Nyla and Fuse Dog.

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My R2D2 – JR5


My 2013 Macbook Pro is my best friend like R2D2 is to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.¬†I accomplish work through¬†my Macbook Pro everyday and it comes with me everywhere so I can work anywhere. All my ideas, plans, analysis, documents, and agreements is in it and backed up in 2 or 3 locations. I do all my business and legal work on it. I also do my banking and investments online so I can play the world’s markets through my computer. Through my Macbook Pro, I can learn new things by researching writings and data on the Internet, watching educational videos, and listening to stimulating audio talk shows or music. I need to come up with a name for my Macbook Pro. I think I’ll name it¬†JR5 – JR because it’s my first and middle initials, and 5 because it’s the fifth computer I’ve owned. Like Luke Skywalker and R2d2, we’re doing our best to play our part in making our universe more peaceful, loving, and compassionate.

I dedicate the remixed version of “Star Wars – The Force Theme” by DJ AG located on the bottom of this article to you and your computer companion in your efforts to better our universe. May the force be with you.

Remixed “Star Wars – The Force Theme” by DJ AG.

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A song that takes us into the worlds where only my characters exist.


When I listen to this song, I can picture us in the worlds where¬†only my characters exist – Walking through a Japanese garden filled with white and pink cherry blossom trees and a trickling stream with a crystal clear waterfall; Dancing to a song on a¬†cliff overlooking the dark blue ocean with two small islands placed in it; Swimming in the warm ocean as the shooting stars streak across the sky; Admiring¬†the snow capped mountains from the white palace’s balcony; and¬†Running and stumbling¬†through the snow¬†past the glowing ice sculptures and into the forest so we can¬†lie on our winter coats to gaze at¬†the stars beyond the evergreen trees.

“Oceans Where Feet May Fail” by Without Words: Synesthesia

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Death has always loved Life.


Death has always loved Life like a boy who knows he can never be with the girl he loves. Rather than being jealous of us for having Life, he wants us to appreciate her.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, June 30, 2016-

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Power and Money.


Power and money will attract the good and the bad. The bad get worse with their desire for it, and they get even worse when they get it. People are only around them because they have to. However, when the bad get taken down, without power and money, they lose their identity, and no one wants to be near them anymore because there’s no reason to be.

With or without power and money, the good stay the same. Power and money don’t define them. Its love and compassion that attract people around them.

To all of you getting yelled at in your careers, attacked by greed, judged by your success, and laughed at for your failures, stay positive with your love and compassion. We all love you and are cheering you on.

Anytime, you’re feeling down because of negativity, play the song below “Hype” by Calvin Harris and Dizzee Rascal because there will always be a hype around you, and we all need that special gift¬†that only you can bring to this world!

Note: This type of concert would be fun in Hawaii!

Lyrics of “Hype” by Calvin Harris and Dizzee Rascal:

Top of the roster
Real deal, you can see it in my posture
I feel like Leo with a Oscar
The price just changed, no sour, it’ll cost ya
And I’m not an imposter
My style don’t borrow or foster
My enemies will not prosper
Seems like every time they take a shot they hit the crossbar
And I move like Neymar
Them boys ain’t even on my radar
I do my own stunts, no saviour
That’s why I gotta stunt so major
They say I go mad for the paper
I think I need a shrink and a tailor
But I do not think about failure
I’m a star, I should get my own trailer

Hype!
Every time I’m around there’s a hype
Touchdown and the crowd get’s hyped
Straight gassed, got the whole place hype
I’m a bad boy and I do what I like
Every time I’m around there’s a hype
Touchdown and the crowd get’s hyped
Straight gassed, got the whole place hype

[Beat break]

Hype
Every time I’m around there’s a hype
Touchdown and the crowd get’s hyped
Straight gassed, got the whole place hype
I’m a bad boy and I do what I like
Every time I’m around there’s a hype
Touchdown and the crowd get’s hyped
Straight gassed, got the whole place hype

[Beat break]

Straight gassed, got the whole place hype

I’m so legit
I do not slip, I just stick to the script
Fully equipped, there is no stopping me
I do not quit, I do not cip
Ready for action, I’ve gotta be physically fit
Sit-ups and burpees and dips
Gettin’ a grip and it’s making me physically sick
Somehow I still get a kick

Hype
Every time I’m around there’s a hype
Touchdown and the crowd get’s hyped
Straight gassed, got the whole place hype
I’m a bad boy and I do what I like
Every time I’m around there’s a hype
Touchdown and the crowd get’s hyped
Straight gassed, got the whole place hype

[Beat break]

Straight gassed, got the whole place hype

Hype
Every time I’m around there’s a hype
Touchdown and the crowd get’s hyped
Straight gassed, got the whole place hype
I’m a bad boy and I do what I like
Every time I’m around there’s a hype
Touchdown and the crowd get’s hyped
Straight gassed, got the whole place hype

Source: http://www.directlyrics.com/dizzee-rascal-hype-lyrics.html

 

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Back 2 U


A fun song by¬†Steve Aoki & Boehm – “Back 2 U” feat. Walk The Moon.

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The Music Sector – I’m Going to Love You Inside Out.


Of all the sectors to be involved with, people ask me why I’m involved with the music events sector. After soccer, I acted in theatre and a few TV commercials, so the arts has always been in my heart. It’s where¬†creativity floats at a high. That’s why I enjoy writing fiction. Like many of you, music is a part of our soul. It has a way of lifting us up. During college, while I was Vice President of the student government of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a¬†member of the University of Hawaii American Marketing Association, a member of the University of Hawaii Pre-Law Society, a member of Sigma Lambda, a member of the Pearl City Neighborhood Board, a¬†member of the Young Democrats of Hawaii, a member of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, staff for politicians, volunteer for political candidates, and working in Flightline at Duty Free Shoppers Hawaii,¬†my friend Gregory Dehnert, otherwise known as G or DJ G-Spot was bringing¬†me to his music events and dance parties – now known as EDM, one of the biggest genres in the music industry. In 2014, G brought me into the the industry where I handled the logistics, government affairs, agreements, and media affairs. Now I understand the entire operations. For this, I will always be grateful.

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Haiku #7


Dreams keep feeding dreams.

We can live what we believe.

Crazy becomes real.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, June 5, 2016-

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Haiku #6


All my might I try,

but I can’t get there from here.

Reaching for the sky.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, June 5, 2016-

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Haiku #5


Stay under their view.

Surpass them and they will kill.

It’s in their nature.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, June 5, 2016-

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Keep failing until we succeed, and keep succeeding until we fail.


For many of us, dreams and goals make life exciting. ¬†I enjoy coming up with ideas, expanding my skill-sets, and building relationships. ¬†However, sometimes in the midst of our hustle to do well in our lives, we forget the importance of having gratitude for what we have now and accomplished thus far. ¬†We get too fixated on what we want and get frustrated when all our efforts are not taking us there. ¬†We all love success, but with every dream and goal we pursue, there will be challenges¬†and even failure. ¬†Some statistics say 8 out of 10 businesses started will fail. ¬†Many have pursued the path¬†to become a U.S. Senator or President of the United States and have fallen short. ¬†Others have attempted to reach the highest levels in their field of work but have failed to attain that level. ¬†Failure is only failure if we don’t appreciate what we currently have and what we have gained. ¬†Shoot to be number one in the world, but number 50¬†is still pretty darn good. ¬†We can make peace with our¬†mind knowing that we did¬†our best, and won’t have the pain of wondering “What if I had given my idea a shot?” ¬†Through failure, we gain knowledge in areas¬†we may have not been familiar with; build new relationships; and even come up with more ideas to pursue. ¬†With failure, we change and evolve, often leading us to worlds we’ve never experienced. ¬†When we embrace failure as part of success, we¬†can keep moving higher to a level where we can keep failing¬†until we succeed, and keep succeeding until we fail.

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Jon Riki Karamatsu – Haiku #2


Her lovely brown eyes.

Past my reflecting image,

lies joy and sadness.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 5/21/2016 –

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