Aloha, Dad ….

Good morning, everyone!  Today is the 2nd anniversary of my father’s passing and I plan to go up to Punchbowl to visit his grave this morning.  For some reason, I woke up very early this morning with the song, “DREAMS COME ALIVE” in my head … it’s the song which Alex wrote as a tribute to my dad right after he died.  All of a sudden, I was filled with a wonderful, secure sense of bliss – like when you’re huddled with your sweetie under a warm blanket on a cold night – and I immediately knew that my dad was alive in our hearts and still watching over us.  Funny thing, though … to this day, ManoaDNA has still not played DREAMS COME ALIVE at any of our performances … still too emotional.  And I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday who, while listening to the song for the first time, burst into tears because it reminded her of her late parents …

We got our shipment of wristbands which we’ll be taking up to Japan next week to help with the fundraising efforts … they’re bright green with “KIZUNA” and “PEACE, LOVE, ALOHA” in bright yellow letters.  We’ll also be selling a new tee shirt which Nick designed and all those profits will be donated to the benefit fund too.

Finally, we are truly honored to have been nominated for a 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano award in 3 categories – Engineering, Group of the Year, and Contemporary Album of the Year.  We humbly send a big mahalo out to everyone for all your love and support!

Aloha, “D”