It’s early evening here in Manoa Valley and it’s been pretty windy lately. I just got finished watching a replay of Michelle Wie’s first LPGA victory in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational golf tournament down in Guadalajara, Mexico, and boy was it exciting! I’m so happy for Michelle because not only is she from Hawai’i (Punahou, of course!), but she’s finally been able to silence all of her critics (me included) who said she was a major “choker” and couldn’t win a big tournament. Now that she’s finally won, I’ll bet she’s going to be a force to reckon with on the LPGA! Congratulations, Michelle!!
It was a fun evening at Kani Ka Pila Grille last night … we were fortunate that there was no rain since it had rained hard earlier in the day. We had some beautiful hula from Naoko, Pat, and a group of dancers from a Kamakura halau who were here for a hula convention. I felt a little bad though, because I screwed up the song WAIKIKI which they danced to … instead of playing the transition chords for the key of “G” coming out of the bridge, I played the chords for “C” which then turned the song into a MAJOR train wreck! SUMIMASEN!!
We just finished recording our song OUR HAWAI’I which will be used for next year’s Hawai’i Tourism Japan’s promotional campaign. Alex did a great job of composing and arranging the song, so I hope you’ll get to hear it when it debuts early next year.
Take care, “D”