Aloha, friends.  It’s been awhile since I last updated my blog … sorry.  Things have been so hectic recently that I haven’t had time to keep it updated.  Anyway, the month of May is almost over .. boy, it seemed like we just got done with April!  The weather has definitely entered the summer mode – hot, humid days and cloudless skies – and it looks like this summer is gonna be another hot one!  This year has been very different for ManoaDNA with less trips but more big projects that have kept us busier than ever.  Plus the fact that Alex is now spending time in LA writing and recording music makes our schedule a bit more inflexible.  We do plan to tour Japan again in the Fall after we complete several pending projects, but right now our plate is definitely full.  I’ve also been spending a lot of time working on ‘IOLANI projects lately … especially since we’ll be celebrating ‘IOLANI’s 60th anniversary this year!  Speaking of fashion, ManoaDNA was invited to perform at last week’s Hawaiian May fashion event at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.  It was a pretty big fashion show put on by a fashion design group in Japan and featured many famous Japanese fashion models along with an appearance by Paris Hilton.  Good fun …

We’ll be at the SWIM this Wednesday, and then Alex and the Leftys will be at Lulu’s on Friday (I’ll be golfing with my high school classmates!).  Then on Saturday, MDNA will be performing at the Punahou Alumni Luau – yay!!

Aloha, “D”