On the early evening on Friday, July 25, 2014, I attended obon services with my dad, mom, and sister Lara to pray to our ancestors, teachers of compassion, and suffering souls at Honolulu Jodo Shu.
Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui is one of the best examples of leadership. He is humble, always smiling, and we can agree to agree, or agree to disagree. Negative leaders can learn from the positive leadership style that Shan displays. He has been a strong supporter of education, transportation, health, and business development. As a former small business owner, Shan understands the importance that small businesses play in Hawaii’s economy. For these reasons, I support Shan for Lt. Governor.
Supporting my friends John Waihee IV and Lei Ahu Isa for Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Trustee. John has served as an OHA trustee since 2000 and like Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, we grew up together from boys to men in the political world. We’ve had so many great times together. He is such a good person and so humble with a great smile. John is always looking out for the interests of Native Hawaiians and doing his best to ensure OHA plays a role in the progress for the entire State of Hawaii.
Lei Ahu Isa is also a friend of mine. She is a former Hawaii State Representative and is currently a professor at Hawaii Pacific University and a principal broker at Hilton Grand Vacations. She is very smart, caring, and great to talk to. I love her passion for Hawaii.
As of today, Thursday, July 24, 2014, I have gotten 602 convictions (582 convictions from pleas and 20 convictions from trials). This week, I got 13 convictions from pleas for misdemeanor criminal cases in Honolulu District court for 6 calendars on 7/21/14, 7/22/14, and 7/24/14.
I just voted today 7/22/2014 for the 2014 elections through my permanent absentee ballot about 10:30 A.M.
It’s 2:19 A.M. in the morning of Sunday, July 20, 2014. I’ve been working at my office at the Department of the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney since 8:00 P.M., Saturday, July 19, 2014. I was able to finish my criminal misdemeanor court morning and afternoon calendars for Monday 7/21/14 and also my morning criminal misdemeanor calendar for Tuesday 7/22/14.
On Friday evening, July 18, 2014, G and I spent time with Nina Furukawa, Erika Kimura, and their friends at Buho Cocina Y Cantina in Waikiki. Through Nina we met with 97.1 FM J-Pop Radio DJ Chikapin. There was also a news anchor from Fuji Television, Japan with us. After Nina, Erika, Chikapin, and I sang at GS Studio in Waikiki.