Aloha kakahiaka, all! I had such a GREAT birthday yesterday! Mahalo to all of you for your beautiful birthday wishes & thoughts … it really made my day! I had lunch at Mariposa yesterday with Carla and our good friend, Susan Sunderland. We must have looked like first-timers because we took so many photos of our food dishes! I ordered the lobster club sandwich, Carla had the pan-roasted chicken with raspberry sauce, and Susan had the Greek salad – so ONO! Mahalo for the wonderful lunch, Susan!
Last night, Alex brought over my favorite carnitas (roast pork) from Serg’s Mexican Kitchen here in Manoa and I enjoyed a nice quiet dinner with my ohana … a great way to end a wonderful day! Oh yeah .. on ManoaDNA’s last Japan tour, I showed you guys my new white Casio watch. Well, the boys and our puppies got me another one for my b’day – a shiny new black one (check out the pic!)! I also want to thank the Noyles for the evil chocolates 😉 and to Sarah for the awesome chocolate spring rolls (hmmmm, is there a chocolate theme somewhere here???) Mahalo, guys!
I also got a very nice birthday card from Chie-chan & Hamoa-chan, the two keiki
dancers from kumu hula Sandii’s Tokyo halau who are featured in Hula Le’a magazine’s Keiki Hula Competition video for our song “ALOHA YOU – KIZUNA”. Along with the card, Chie-chan sent me a miniature wind chime which I hung up in our house … so delicate & beautiful! Mahalo, keiki!
I’m golfing this afternoon since it’s Thursday, so wish me luck! We have a big group coming out today so I need to bring my “A” game or else I’ll be broke this weekend! I haven’t played squash for over a week, so my wrist is feeling a little better – but my left elbow is still pretty sore. Oh well ….
ManoaDNA is performing for a private function tomorrow night so we won’t be at Lulu’s … but Alex, I, and Mark will be at Kani Ka Pila on Saturday – Nick is still on the mainland and returns on Sunday.
Peace out, “D”