Thursday golf!

It’s early Thursday morning and it’s still dark outside, but our puppies are up and running around the house like nut cases!  We had to get up at 4:30am this morning because Carla had to catch a flight to Kaua’i to shoot some video for our new IOLANI store.  It’s hard to go back to sleep when you have 3 dogs staring at you!  They’re also resurfacing our street so there are a lot of big trucks and other machinery going back and forth in front of our house.  I’m glad they’re repairing the streets because they were starting to look pretty bad after all the rain.

YAY!!  After missing 3 weeks, I’m finally rejoining my golf buddies today for our weekly Thursday outing at Waialae!  I’m sure my game will suck and I’ll probably lose to everyone, but it’ll be great to see my friends and catch up on the latest gossip!  They’re probably also going to make fun of my voice which still hasn’t quite recovered – I kind of sound like a combination of Barry White and Big Bird right now!

We just put the final touches on the special song we recorded for NHK’s Minna No Uta TV program.  The song, KIZUNA, will make its TV & radio debut on April 1st and will be broadcast throughout April & May.  I may be biased, but I think the song really sounds great and I can’t wait to see the final video!  I hope you all will enjoy it as much as I do!

Oh, and by the way … for the listeners of our ManoaDNA – Discover Aloha! radio show on Nagoya’s Radio-I, please email us your comments or questions to  We’d love to hear from you!

Aloha, “D”