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How many more sunsets do we have left?


How many more sunsets do we have left?

If we could count them, we would change the way we see today, and truly understand how lucky we are to be in every moment.

I would wake up with a smile and love you even more, attack my passionate goals, and always make an effort to experience new things.

Of all the things in the world, my time with you would be the most important.

I would do this every day until the orange glow tells me that I must say goodbye.

At that point, I would hug you so I can cherish every second until my last breath as I fade away into the darkness.

(My uncle Neil Akimoto inspired me to write this who is in a coma after a stroke caused internal bleeding in his brain on June 14, 2017 that is getting worse.)

#impermanence #life #death #sunset #sunsets #haleiwa #hawaii #quotes #quote #quotestoliveby #jonriki #jonrikikaramatsu #creativewriting #writing #uncleneilakimoto

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My Papaya and I


Huge papaya from my dad’s home garden in Pearl City, Hawaii on June 11, 2017. 

#papaya #papayas #fruit #fruits #garden #gardens #gardening #homegarden #homegardens #homegardening #backyard #hawaii #oahu #pearlcity

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Chihuahua


Had some time with my pal from June 4 to 6, 2017.

#dogsitting #dog #dogs #chihuahua #hawaii #oahu #waikele #pals #chihuahuafanatics #chihuahuaworld

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Hana Farms Macadamia Nut Banana Bread


I received a loaf of Hana Farms Macadamia Nut Banana Bread from Hana, Maui as an omiyage. I ate it with hot green tea while I worked on my aviation business project last night, June 7, 2017. Very delicious! 

#hanafarms #hana #maui #hawaii #macadamianutbananabread #bananabread #greentea #omiyage


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Pals


Spending time with my pal at McDonalds as I wait for Petco to open on June 4, 2017. This is my 3rd time dogsitting him.

#chihuahua #dog #dogs #mcdonalds #pearlcity #oahu #hawaii #pals 

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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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Flashback to 2007 -Presiding the floor session of the Hawaii House of Representatives


Here’s a picture of me in 2007 when I was presiding over the floor session of the Hawaii State House of Representatives when I served as Vice Speaker of the Hawaii House under the leadership of my friend and mentor Hawaii House Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say. I served as a State Representative of Waikele, Royal Kunia, Village Park, and Waipahu from 2002 to 2010. This is the background picture for my Facebook page until I achieve a moment that is just as exciting or better. 😉

#throwbackthursday #politics #politician #hawaiilegislature #legislature #houseofrepresentatives #hawaiihouse #statehouse #staterepresentative #representative #electiveoffice  #elective #election #oahu #waikele #royalkunia #waipahu #hawaii #unitedstates #usa #publicservice #government

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