Aloha, peeps!  What a great weekend … spent Saturday night at the Outrigger Reef and woke up to a beautiful sunrise and the Pacific Ocean right off our balcony the next morning!  Here’s a pic of the Kani Ka Pila Grille from our balcony … looks pretty tiny from 18 floors up, huh?  We also cruised on over to the Beachwalk and stopped in at the Yard House for a beer and some pupus.  They make a great “black & tan” (Guinness & Bass ale)!

ManoaDNA was a guest judge at KZOO Radio’s 30th Anniversary Karaoke Finals at the Sheraton Waikiki yesterday … what great fun & entertainment!  Almost all of the entertainers sang enka (Japanese folk songs), while a few of the younger contestants sang more contemporary songs.  Congratulations to Guy Kokubun, this year’s Grand Champion winner who sang “Bochi Bochi“, a real crowd pleaser!   And although the event lasted almost 6 hours, the enthusiasm of the crowd and the great entertainment made the time go by quickly.

So now it’s Monday and time to go back to work … and from the looks of it, it’s gonna be another very busy week at the IOLANI!

Aloha, “D”

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