Aloha! It’s Thursday which means golf this afternoon! I have a couple of meetings this morning and then I’m off to Waialae to do battle with the evil golf gods! Last night we had pau hana drinks and pupus with the Studio Rim girls – Reiko, Hiroko, and Sarah – at Miyabi, a Japanese restaurant on Kapahulu Avenue across from Go Bananas surf shop. We enjoyed chicken karaage, yakitori, gobo sticks, and sushi, and sipped on glasses of nama beeru and nihon shu (sake). The food is quite good and parking is available across the street in the GB lot.
I’m not sure if I mentioned it to you guys, but I had a very nice conversation with Eddie Kamae on Tuesday. Eddie is truly one of Hawai’i’s living treasures – he’s a great musician, songwriter, and historian, but most of all he’s a great human being! Eddie and his wife Myrna have been close family friends since the early days. I remember when I was a kid and my dad took me to see a group of guys called the Sons of Hawai’i … they were dressed in palaka shirts and denim overalls and led by a guy with an unusual ukulele strumming style. That guy was Eddie, and to this day his vocal and strumming technique is still so unique that no one can even come close to emulating it.
Well, it’s time to walk the puppies .. where’s Sophie when you need her??