Fun times!

Aloha, my tomodachi!  It was great to be back at Lulu’s last night … big mahalos go out to Pat, Sae, Shion, Robin, Claire, Miyuki, Kiyoko, Emiko, and Hiromi for coming down!  The biggest surprise of the night was when I was presented with a lei made out of bags of Cheezas!!  Our good friend, Hiroyuki, made it and instructed Kiyoko to present it to me last night – of course everyone got a big kick out of it and took thousands of pictures!!  Mahalo, Hiroyuki, for the most unique omiyage gift ever!  It was AWESOME!  (Sorry for the bad picture quality … was using my iPhone because the battery in my camera died … sigh!)  I shared some of my Cheeza lei with the people there and everyone loved them … I tell you, if you love cheese like I do, you’re gonna go absolutely bonkers over these little crackers!

We’ll be at the Kani Ka Pila Grille tonight so it should be another fun evening … lots of friends and family coming down!  I played squash yesterday for the 2nd time since  injuring my wrist several months ago, and it’s a little sore this morning.  ITTAI DESU!  I’m playing golf this morning so I hope I don’t end up injuring it again … that would be a real bummer!

Aloha, “D”


  1. Am very glad you like my present, and so glad you that its unique one. Thanks for your compliment. I personally selected the Gorgonzola cheeza because Dad`s favourite flavour. I have another surprise for you, cant wait for you to come to Japan very soon.

    • Aloha, Hiroyuki!
      Yes, that Cheeza lei was awesome … MAHALO!! We are truly grateful for all the support & aloha you give ManoaDNA and our music and I look forward to seeing you again very soon! Please take care … mata, ne?
      Mahalo, “D”

  2. Aloha! Dad!

    I came back to Japan. But now I’m missing Manoa DNA and your family.
    I was so glad to see you in Hawaii and thank you for your goodness .
    I had enjoyable time at Lulu’s and KKPG! I was glad that you were glad that cheeza lei !!!
    I’ll never forget that night….
    I look forward to see you, Manoa DNA again ! Please take care….especially your wrist!….mata aimashoune?

    • Aloha, Kyoko!
      I’m glad to hear that you had a safe return to Japan! It was great to see you again, and thank you again for Hiroyuki’s “Cheeza Surprise”!
      We are currently planning our 2011 schedule for Japan, so I hope to see you again very soon! Take care … mata, ne?
      Aloha, “D”