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Joy of Writing at Coffee Shops


I find happiness working on my projects with my MacBook Pro at coffee shops where I can produce so much work compared to being alone at home. Here I am writing my second novel at Starbucks in Waipio, Oahu, Hawaii on the late evening of October 12, 2017. I finished 66,532 words for my historical, suspense, and romance story based in Iraq during the U.S. occupation. My goal is to write 80,000 words for this novel. My MacBook Pro is my partner and friend. Feeling so much gratitude for the simple joys of life! 

#writing #creativewriting #fiction #novel #novels #book #macbookpro #apple #laptop #coffeeshops #starbucks #saltedcaramelmochafrapuccino #joy #mindfulness #gratitude #happy #happiness 


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3 Major Practices for Self-Development


As of now, I have 47 practices to keep developing my mind, body, inner peace, relationships, and projects. The top 3 practices for me is adequate sleep, exercise, and gratitude, which helps me to be productive and at peace. With my 3 major practices and my overall 47 practices, I can clearly see the value of life and everything that exists, and overcome challenges that we often blow out of proportion. Here I am at 24 Hour Fitness at Mililani, Hawaii on October 6, 2017 after my 119th exercise for the year. May peace be with you!

#practices #selfdevelopment #mind #body #innerpeace #peace #sleep #exercise #gratitude #24hourfitness #fitperks #mililani #hawaii


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Tropical Fish


With my 10 Neon Tetras in my 55-gallon tank after midnight on October 5, 2017. I’ve been raising fishes since I was a little kid. I got this fish tank from the time I was a University of Hawaii student.

#tropicalfish #pets #neontetras #tropicalfishtank #peaceful #mindfulness #gratitude #honolulu #hawaii


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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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Nonattachment


We can still love a person or a thing, so long as we are not attached to our desire for them. Attachment to what we desire will only lead us to suffering.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, September 14, 2017 –

#quote #quotes #nonattachment #detachment #suffering #desire #impermanence #buddhism #creativewriting #writing #peace #innerpeace #mindfulness

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Love is cruel in the way it discriminates


Love is cruel in the way it discriminates. Not even our mind can change the determination of our heart.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, September 13, 2017 –

#quote #quotes #love #loveinterest #romance #brokenheart #brokenhearts #heartbreak #heartbroken #creativewriting #writing

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Inspirational Friend


My friend Mari came to Hawaii from Japan and learned hula. Since then, she has done a terrific job in creating a business franchise in teaching hula, while still performing it professionally and modeling. She is also venturing into other areas of business. Her support means a lot to me. Mari is definitely an inspirational entrepreneur, and more importantly, a great friend to have.

#friends #friends #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #hula #mindfulness #gratitude


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