‘Morning to you all!  It’s Tuesday and it’s still RAINING!  It’s all good, though, because our islands have been having a real dry spell lately.  It also keeps Manoa Valley nice and cool, not to mention lush and green!  I got to see our KIZUNA music video yesterday on YouTube and it was pretty cool even though it’s all in Japanese and I couldn’t understand a lot of the story line.  The song is about the early Japanese immigrants who came to Hawai’i to work on the plantations and became an important part of Hawai’i’s unique history and culture.

I also got to listen to JVC’s new MDNA CD, “PURE ALOHA!”, which will be released in Japan later this month (check out the pic).  It’s a real nice compilation of our most popular songs from past CDs along with 4 new tracks including Minna No Uta’s KIZUNA.

I’m having lunch today at the Willows Restaurant in Mo’ili’ili with a bunch of my old school classmates.  It’ll great to see some of these guys who I haven’t seen in years, and I’ll bet we’ve all changed a lot .. physically, that is!  I love the Willows because they always have a great buffet … I really love their chicken curry with all the condiments!  And as with all great buffets, I always end up eating way too much!

MDNA will be performing at a special event at the Hilton tonight, so I hope it doesn’t rain since I think we’re outdoors!!

Aloha, “D”

Here it is .. the master copy of our first Japan CD, PURE ALOHA!