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Oatmeal as part of my Health Strategy


I used to be in the top 1% with my health examinations, but a year ago, my LDL or bad cholesterol went up into the high-risk zone. Stress from my high-risk endeavors and eating out with not the healthiest foods so I could keep working on my projects may have contributed to this. My HDL or good cholesterol has always been high, which helps, but I wanted to improve, so I’ve been eating oatmeal regularly, as well as brown rice, other grains, and vegetables to get the fiber I needed to take away the bad cholesterol. I also increased my exercise to help raise my HDL. This year, my doctor and I were happy I’m back in the healthy zone. Here I am on the morning of October 14, 2017, about to cook my oatmeal. May good health be with you! The longer we live, the more we can do!

#health #healthyfood #nutrition #oatmeal #quakeroats #cholesterol #goodhealth #effort #habits #determination #tenacity #goals #mind #body #soul #honolulu #hawaii


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Positive Energy from a Lucky Piggy Bank


Getting some positive energy from my lucky piggy bank, and sending positive energy to all of you in your endeavors! Keep going!

#positiveenergy #piggybank goodluckpiggybank #goodluck #keepgoing #daily #effort #tenacity #career #business #exercise #education #projects #mindfulness #gratitude #honolulu #hawaii

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Coffee shops and my Macbook Pro makes work fun!


Coffee shops and my Macbook Pro makes work fun! Did some work at Starbucks in Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii before my meeting with an engineer at Jodo Shu Hawaii on October 11, 2017.

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#starbucks #coffeeshop #coffeeshops #caramelmachiatto #coffee #alamoanahotel #macbookpro #apple #laptop #mindfulness #gratitude

 

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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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My sister Lara Karamatsu became the 2017-2018 President of ASCE


My younger sister Lara was sworn in as the 2017-2018 President of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Hawaii Section on the evening of Thursday September 28, 2017 at 3660 On The Rise in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was also MC for the program, the 2017 ASCE Hawaii Section Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards Banquet. Attending the event was my father Richard, mother Laraine, Lara’s husband Ross, and I. We sat on Lara’s firm Parsons Brinckerhoff’s table. My other younger sister Mia and her family reside in the Bay Area, California and was not able to attend.

#asce #americansocietyofcivilengineers #hawaii #civilengineers #engineers #3660ontherise #honolulu 


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Hawaii Council of Jodo Missions 41st Biennial Convention


Hawaii Council of Jodo Missions 41st Biennial Convention took place at Jodo Mission of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 25, 16, and 17. In this statewide organization, I’ve been serving as Chair of the Bishop Nominating Committee since I believe 2007. Bishop Gensho Hara decided to step down and Rev. Yubun Narashiba was elected as Bishop.
#hawaiicouncilofjodomissions #jodoshu #jodomission #honolulu #hawaii #buddhism

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Peace Day with Jeannie Lum


Shedding some tears for peace with my friend and University of Hawaii Professor, Jeannie Lum, a key organizer for Peace Day Hawaii held at SGI USA, Honolulu, Hawaii on September 16, 2017. Peace Day Hawaii briefly recognized me for introducing legislation in 2007 to make Hawaii the first State in the U.S. to  recognize Peace Day on September 21st. I chaired the organization in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

#peace #innerpeace #peaceday #peacedayhawaii #internationaldayofpeace #aloha #gratitude #love #emotional #honolulu #hawaii

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