Zippy’s chili is da best!

Aloha, everybody!  I took a break from writing my blog yesterday since it was the Kamehameha Day state holiday, so I apologize to all of you who were expecting to see it.

First of all, it was a calm night at Lulu’s last night which was actually kind of nice since I could hear our sound monitors a lot better.  Usually the place is so noisy that it’s difficult to hear what you’re playing.  We found out later that Kalakaua Ave. was closed in preparation for this morning’s Kamehameha Day parade in Waikiki, so the street crowds were pretty light on our end.  We had a nice time though, and want to thank all of our friends who came to see us – especially hula dancers Mayu and Miki from Hiroshima who we met in May during our Golden Week tour.  Also, a big mahalo to our pals, Misa, Mina, Sae, Shion, Mark, Sherri, Kale, Anna, and my sister, Pat, for their very loud support!

Oh yeah … I stopped by Zippy’s afterward to pick up a chili and frank plate and boy, was it good!  Nothing like grinding a good, local plate lunch after a long night of music and partying!

My wrist seems to be getting a little better although I still can’t play squash with it.  I did play golf on Thursday and didn’t have any pain until I hit the ground or tried to get out of a sand trap.  But when I did .. OMG, I thought my head would explode because it hurt so much!!  OUCH!!!

Aloha, “D”


  1. Aloha.

    We loved Hawaii, and We went to Hawaii every year, but it was it on a wonderful trip to stay in the memory most so far this year.
    We could watch Your live for two days and was able to spend very happy time.
    We look forward to the day when We can meet again in Japan or Hawaii.
    We hope that you come to Osaka.
    Anyway, We love you Manoa DNA.

    Thank you.

    • Aloha, Miki & Mayu!
      It was so nice to meet you in Hawai’i! Thank you so much for coming to our shows and enjoying our music!
      We look forward to returning to Osaka soon so that we can meet again.
      Please take care …. Mahalo, “D”

  2. aloha ♪
    I had a good time at lulu’S and Kani Ka Pil.
    espcially,we were glad for suggestion from you that we did not make the expectation either.

    It was first time that I heard your song, but I felt good
    your perfect harmony,
    even if I don’t understand English.
    I became your fan since that.

    I look forward to meeting you sometime again.



    • Mahalo, Yumi-san!
      Thank you so much for coming to see our performances, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
      Aloha, “D”