Puppies scared the crap out of me this morning … one of our neighbors’ dogs started barking at 6am this morning, so our dogs decided to join right in at full volume.  We were all sound asleep when suddenly “BARK! BARK! BARK!!!”   Man, it’s a good thing I still have control of my bowels …. lol!

One of my all-time favorite local dishes is ox-tail soup.  Yeah, yeah … I know some of you out there are going “Eeewww!”, but I gotta tell you – don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it!  It’s very mild and flavorful and the pieces of oxtail are very meaty and tender.  Add in some peanuts, Chinese cabbage, shiitake mushrooms, ginger, anise, green onions, and cilantro, and you’ve got heaven in a bowl!  Everyone seems to have their favorite place for oxtail soup, but after trying them all out I think the best is at the Waialae Country Club … it’s really good!

Lulu’s was rockin’ again last night!  Mahalo to Yutaka, Fumiko, and Pat for some great hula … and to our buddy, Shion, who was there with his whistle.  It also must have been “teenybopper night” because the place was filled with teenage girls … all these little Barbie dolls running around!  I think there must have been some sort of cheerleading competition going on because there were several groups wearing uniforms.  In any case, it was a fun night and everyone had a great time.  We’re back at Kani Ka Pila tonight … this has to be the most consecutive Saturdays we’ve had in quite a while!  Usually, we’re only able to perform a couple of Saturdays in a row before we either go on the road or have a special engagement somewhere.  It’s nice to be back on a regular basis, although we leave for Japan again in about 3 weeks …

And finally, I was able to capture a beautiful Manoa rainbow yesterday at Alex’s house – enjoy!

Take care and have a great, safe weekend my friends!     Aloha “D”

 

 

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