Good morning, everyone, and “Happy Aloha Friday!” to you all!  April is flying by so quickly … half of 2011 is almost over and it seems like we just got finished celebrating the New Year!  Doesn’t it seem like the world is in fast forward .. like things are coming at us so fast that it’s hard to keep up?  What is going on??!!

The boys & I are getting ready to go up to Japan within the next couple of weeks for Golden Week.  Nick & I will first be heading up to the Sendai and Miyagi areas to visit the evacuation shelters where we’ll do our best to bring as much of the aloha spirit as possible to the people up there.  Upon our return to Tokyo, we’ll join up with Alex and Mark who are flying in after Alex finishes his UH classes to continue our Golden Week tour with HTJ in Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka.  Of course there’s still concern about the ongoing nuclear crisis and aftershocks,  but l need to block all of that from my mind and focus on the task at hand.

And speaking of focus, my golf game SUCKS!  I don’t know what happened … one moment I’m shooting par golf, the next, I’m getting double and triple bogeys!  The golf gods are messing with me again … bastards!

We’re back at Lulu’s tonight and Kani Ka Pila tomorrow, and then we’re off for the next few weekends while we’re in Japan.  Be sure to check our manoadna.com website for our schedules, blogs, and updates!

Aloha, “D”

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