More thoughts from our trip ….

Good morning everyone!  It’s the day after our return to Hawai’i and as expected, I’m fighting jet lag!  I also seem to have come down with a slight cold or sinus infection so I’m going to lay low the next few days.  I think we go into the recording studio later this week so I have to make sure I still have a voice!  Homecoming was great .. the puppies were so happy to see us and Linda had bought a bunch of great stuff for us to eat!

More thoughts on our trip to Hiroshima & Tokyo … we ate some great okonomiyaki at this little restaurant near our hotel – it was so good that we ate there two nights straight!  We would have eaten their the 3rd night except we had to leave for Tokyo that evening!  I was never a real fan of okonomiyaki before, but this place was the bomb!  If I can remember what the name of the little restaurant was, I’ll let you guys know … we saw the unveiling of Hiroshima’s holiday city lights which were on display throughout the city – totally awesome – sort of reminded me of Disneyland …. the boys found bottles of azuki-flavored Pepsi and our bass player, Mark, brought home a couple of bottles (I hope they didn’t explode in his suitcase!).  Our previous trip in July turned up bottles of chiso (plum leaf) -flavored Pepsi!  Hmmm – interesting combinations … don’t go singing karaoke in the Ginza unless you’re prepared to deal with a terrible hangover the next day!  Also make sure it’s not on the same night as your manager’s wedding anniversary (sorry, Ann!)! 🙂

That’s it for now …

Aloha, “D”


  1. Hi Dad!
    I’m glad to hear that you and your family got home safe:-)
    Yeah, you must be very tired. Manoa DNA performed sooo energetically.
    I am very happy to have been able to wacth your shows and meet your wonderful family in Hiroshima!

    And thanks for mentioning my name in your blogs.
    I’m happy about that,too:-)

    Take a good rest, Dad!

    P.S. I hope you laughed at the sox saying “I love DAD.” :-):-):-)

  2. Hi! Dad! I’ll go to Hawaii on friday!!
    I’ll go to Lulus& Kanikapila!!I’m looking forward to meet you there.
    Mahalo—-!! Naoko Sakata