Quiet Sunday …

It’s been a pretty mellow Sunday … went and played squash this morning and then watched Tiger Woods win the World Golf Challenge – that guy is unbelievable!  We just sent off a demo to Japan which we’ve been working on for some time now, and which has been the most challenging project to date – especially for Alex!  We’re off to Las Vegas after this week for some fun and relaxation … I’m really looking forward to it since we’ve been running non-stop since April!  When we return, it’ll be time to start preparing for our September trip to Japan and hopefully, begin recording for our new CD!

We returned to Kani Ka Pila Grille last night after a month’s absence and it was like coming back home!  We really enjoy performing there, although lately we haven’t been able to because we’ve been on the road so much.  Oh well, things should start to settle down after September, so I hope they will ask us to continue our Saturday performances.  We were a little sad last night since our good friends Nao and Chiemi are returning to Hiroshima on Aug. 22nd after living here for quite some time.  Nao presented us with some beautiful lei which she made and we took a whole bunch of photos for her Facebook.  Thanks, girls, for being such great friends and fans of ManoaDNA – we will see you in Hiroshima in November!  (And don’t worry … I won’t forget your name! :-))

Aloha no,



  1. Aloha, Dad!
    Thank you for asking me request and singing “Silhouette” last night. It really touched my heart…
    About a half year since I knew Manoa DNA, I have enjoyed your performance♬♪ I’m truly happy to know you guys in Hawai’i:) I want to talk to you guys more, but I can’t because my English is bad. So, I wanted to express my thanks as those leis. I hope you guys like them.
    I’ll be looking forward to seeing you guys in Hiroshima! Please don’t forget me:) Thank you for your many kindnesses to me!
    See you soon!

    Big Mahalo, NAO♪

    • Aloha, Nao!
      Thank you so much for all your support and friendship! We will miss you but hope to see you in Hiroshima in November!
      Please have a safe trip back to Japan!

  2. Hey,Dad!! I’m Chiemi.Yes!I was so sad on Saturday. All of you are so great. I am really glad to see you and know ManoaDNA. That I could see you guys is one of my Biggest memories in Hawaii. Now I can’t believe that I won’t be able to see you and listen to your music in Waikiki very often. I’m looking forward to seeing you guys in Hiroshima in November. I wish only the best for ManoaDNA! Dad,please stay cool:D) Mahalo! Chiemi

    • Aloha, Chiemi!
      Thank you, too, for your friendship & support this past year! It’s sad that you guys are leaving Hawaii, but we will see you in Hiroshima in November!
      Travel safe!