The rain that was forecast for this weekend has finally arrived .. at least in Manoa! What perfect timing, though … right after the Punahou Carnival and Kani Ka Pila! Speaking of the carnival, ManoaDNA played before a packed house Friday night up at the Hawaiian Plate. It’s always great to come back to our alma mater and see everyone …
Saturday was another absolutely gorgeous day, so I played golf in the morning with some of the guys from my Thursday group. I was finally able to put together a consistent round and ended up shooting an 82, winning the overall jackpot! That’s not necessarily a good thing, though, because the winner ends up buying lunch and drinks afterward so if the guys are in a “drinking” mode, you’re dead!
Later that evening we were back at Kani Ka Pila for another night of music & fun … and fun it was! There were lots of visitors from the mainland, Canada, and Japan in our audience and it was standing-room only throughout the night. At the end they were dancing on the floor and in the aisles … good fun! Jesse Kuhaulua (sumotori Takamiyama) was there to catch our show, along with my pal Wayne Miyao. Also returning was well-known Japanese musician / composer Yohito Teraoka, and his wife Ayako, along with his 3 young daughters. And I’m glad that our Yokohama friends – Yoshiaki, Aiko, and Chinami – were also there to join in the merriment! Our HPD pal, Grant, came down with his family to celebrate his 40th birthday with us … congrats, brah, and may you have many, many more (birthdays .. not kids! haha!) Lastly, a sincere mahalo to all of our family, friends, and the KKPG staff, for making it another special evening at KKPG last night! You guys are “da bess”!!
p.s. Oh yeah … in case you’re wondering why there are no photos, I lost my camera! Damn!