I looked back on my last post, and saw that I had not posted since the beginning of the month! Whoops, sorry! But I have an excuse: WE WERE ON VACATION!

Right before our vacation, we played at the Chaminade Alumni Lu’au! Sweetie Pacarro from KSSK (and Chaminade Alumna) was emcee, and we played for a couple hours while the alumni enjoyed a really tasty Hawaiian food dinner! The best part for ManoaDNA was that they had a photobooth which we took advantage of! Enjoy!

The boys of ManoaDNA pose for the camera in the photo booth of the Chaminade Alumni Luau!

The boys of ManoaDNA pose for the camera in the photo booth of the Chaminade Alumni Luau!

The day after the Chaminade gig we were off on a little trip. For those that follow us on Twitter, Instagram, etc., you followed us as we traveled to California then Florida! It was quite an adventure, first to Los Angeles to record some vocals on an upcoming album, then to Florida to hang out with my Mom’s family!

On our trip to Florida, we caught some beautiful weather!

On our trip to Florida, we caught some beautiful weather!

First, our plane rides were unbelievable! When we left Hawai’i, bound for Los Angeles, our plane had to turn around because of a failed oil pump in one of the engines! About an hour outside of Honolulu, we made a quick u-turn and were met by fire trucks as we landed! It was quite the scene, but luckily we had a great flight crew and quickly changed planes! On the way home, leaving from Las Vegas, our plane had air speed indicator failures two times in a row. Again, thanks to the professional and hard-working crew at Hawaiian Airlines, we were safely returned to the terminal and got to stay an extra night in Las Vegas (shucks, right?!).

One of the top stories was the Hawaiian Airlines flight that we were on!

One of the top stories was the Hawaiian Airlines flight that we were on!

A lot of people look at these types of situations as unfortunate experiences, and a lot of them get mad at Hawaiian Airlines for the fault. I say thank goodness for their quick and professional response to the situation! I would rather take an extra hour or overnight to change planes, fix the problem, and get safely to my destination. Plans can change, and it helps to go with the punches rather than get hot headed and make an unavoidable situation worse. Right?! Heck, on our flight out, we lost an engine! What did the angry people want us to do? Keep flying on one engine!? Take a deep breath, relax, and put some positive vibes in the air. Especially when you’re flying 500mph at 40,000ft on one engine!

Anyway, I know, using my blog to rant makes me sound like Dad, but I just thought that Hawaiian Air deserved a little praise when most people were bashing them. By the way, if you do happen to fly on Hawaiian Airlines over the next month or so, check out our radio show called “Ho’ohali’a: Memories and Music.” We talk about our experienc & history, and share some of our favorite music!

Listen to Ho'ohali'a on Hawaiian Airlines during the month of April for ManoaDNA!

Listen to Ho’ohali’a on Hawaiian Airlines during the month of April for ManoaDNA!

Have a good week everyone, it’s a busy time for everyone so I hope you guys stay sane and come see us soon!
ALOHA!
Nick

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