052218: Kanikapila Locations for Friday = UFOHQ for Saturday = SVWC


Aloha UFOhana,

Just a quick one before I dash off . . .

We’ll be at the UFOHQ this Friday, 7p-10p, BYPotLuck, BYOMusicStands and BYEA (Extra Aloha). Mahalo to all that attended last Friday, images here, and shared all that wonderful food and UFOhana Kine Aloha. If you need a seat this Friday, please RSVP by texting me at 4153007804. Mahalo.

Saturday we’ll be with our Sonoma ‘Ohana at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. 2p-4p, BYOGear (chairs provided) and BYO$5.00 to donate to the Woman’s Club. Mahalo to Betty Ann, Hula Mai and The SVWC for hosting us once again. Click here for last Saturday’s Kanikapila. Mahalo to Pauline and Nohea for providing the Royals Accoutrement.

Btw, we’ve been invited to perform at the Fairfax Fair, June 9th, 12p-1:15. BYOGear, BYOSunScreen, BYOGigBook. More to come!

Lives interconnect,
A ripple in still waters,
Hearts beating in time.

-=SqL+The Duchess of Santa Venetia+Jake=-


051318: It’s UFOHQ Kanikapila Week!


Aloha Everyone,

It’s that time of the month All! We’ll be congregating at the UFOHQ this Friday (7p-10p), BYPL (Pot Luck), BYOMusicStands, BYAloha as always. Mahalo to Joe and the Elk-ders for hosting us last Friday and for that delicious Dinner!

Saturday we’ll be at the UFOHQ again, 2-4pm, BYOB&Snacks and any left over Aloha you might have from Friday.

From Nohea and myself, Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you that attends our Kanikapilas and share all your Aloha with us and your ‘Ohana. We are so blessed. By the way, please text me at 4153007804 to RSVP a seat.

Click the collage below for Friday Images. Mahalo to Steve and Linda for the great photos!

Saturday we celebrated 3 Birthdays, Pauline, Marion and Ralph! Mahalo to Sandy for providing that delicious cake! I know Adin loved it, there’s a photo online of him doing quadruple strums after eating “some”!

Ukulele Player by day . . . Pilipino Gardner by . . . so here I am all suited up to trim the lawn/weeds, only thing missing was my white hazmat bunny suit!

Del with his “Mow Joe” electric mower…
Did you get my good side?

endless horizons,
memories drift in the winds,
leaves dance to a song.

Have a great week everyone!

Aloha A Hui Hou,


Ok Everybody! This way to the litter box!



050818: We’re @ The Lodge (Fri) and UFOHQ (Sat) . . .


Aloha UFOhana,

We’re coming up on the second Friday of the month this week which means we’ll be Kanikapila-ing at the Elks Lodge (1108) in San Rafael this Friday. Dinner will be offered for a nominal fee, Brudda Joe Tato is going with a Local-Kine Island menu. Hulihuli Chicken, Joe’s Pork Adobo, Veggie Stir Fry (some tofu on the side for vegetarians) and Butter Mochi for Dessert. Dinner 6:30-ish, Kanikapila 7pmish to 9:30pmish. Mahalo to Joe and the Elk-ders for their hospitality!

Mahalo Nui to Reverend Chip for hosting us last Friday. It was great to be back in the Campbell Hall. Always such an inspiration to be among all the beautiful Redwood, Stained Glass and our ‘Ohana. Click Here for Friday Photo Album.

This Saturday we’ll be at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Bevs and Snackees). Please RSVP via text to 4153007804 if you need a seat. Mahalo to those that participated last week and made it such a warm intimate event. Mahalo to Lynnette for introducing her student, Aiden and his Tutu Judy, to the ‘Ohana. Click Here for Saturday Photos.

Click this Link to see where Nohea’s walking now and this link if you like Ducks.

Click above to see what Del sees 8 hours a day Mon – Fri . . .

A billowing spire,
Bisects a bright azure sky,
Fading mark of man.



Look into my eyes . . . you want to buy . . . buy . . . buy clothes . . .


050318: We’re @ Campbell this Friday and @ UFOHQ this Saturday


Aloha UFOhana,

Can you believe we’re already in May? Which means we’ll be gathering at the beautiful Campbell Hall this Friday, 6:30 – 9ish, BYPL (Pot Luck), BYMusicStand&Lights, and of course BYALOHA! Mahalo to Rev. Chip for keeping the doors open for us. I understand he’s traveling home from yet another trip this evening after surviving that harrowing flood on Kaua’i. Safe journey Chip!

Saturday Kanikapila will be held at UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks if you like) and any left over Aloha from Friday night! Text me at 4153007804 if you want to RSVP a seat for Saturday.

Last week was a busy one for us and here are the images, starting with Friday Kani, Saturday Kani at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club and the Sundy Canoe Season Kick off for He’e Nalu! Mahalo to our He’e Nalu ‘Ohana for allowing us to share in the event and best of luck in this upcoming season! Imua!

Click above for Friday photos and below for Saturday’s

Click above for He’e Nalu Canoe Season Kick Off.  Click below for a relaxing walk . . .

grass oceans swaying,
silent breeze speaks to no one,
feathered wind surfers.

A Hui Hou Ka Kou!





042518: UFOHQ this Friday & Sonoma Saturday & 101 Sports Sunday


Aloha All,

Hope you all enjoyed the wonderful weather last week and it looks this week is going to be a beautiful repeat of the last.

Yes we do have a 3-fer Kanikapila this Weekend! Read on for the details.

So this Friday we’re gathering back at UFOHQ at our usual time of 7p-10p. BYOPL (Pot Luck), BYOGear (Music Stands), and BITM (Be In The Moment). Text, do not email, me at 4153007804 to RSVP a seat as I don’t read emails once I get home on Fridays, I’m usually busy cleaning and setting up the UFO Hangar.

Click below for images from last Friday’s Kanikapila.

Saturday we’ll be Kanikapila-ing with our Sonoma Ohana at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. BYOGear (music stands), BY$5Donation to the Club, and lots of extra Aloha to share with our Sonoma Bruddas and Sistas! Click below for Saturday’s images.

Sunday we’ve been invited to participate in He’e Nalu’s Canoe Season Kick Off. 11a – 1p. We’ll be gathering at 101 Surf Sports in San Rafael. Bring a Potluck to share with He’e Nalu’s Ohana, bring your Gig Book and Music Gear.  Though there won’t be a formal canoe blessing this year, we will make up for it in Kanikapila time! Hope to see you  there . . . Mahalo to Nicole Sholly for including us in this fun event!

Click the photo below to access the 101 Sports website.

This was ‘us’ last year . . .

. . . and for those of you that missed the article(s) about Sandy in this past Pacific Sun, click below . . .

. . . then there’s this from Don. Taken at a Navajo Nation Grocery Store . . . I never realised there was so many flavors! Decisions, decisions . . . Mahalo Don!


Time is a contruct,
Music, artful form of time,
Hula adds the life.

Aloha A Hui Hou!


What cats really dream of . . . along with having opposable thumbs.


041818: We’re at the UFOHQ this Friday & Saturday!


Aloha Ahi Ahi Ka Kou,

Hope you’re all recovering the the dreaded Inkumus-Taxitis syndrome. Just barely made the deadline this year due to IRS server crashes, thankfully Nohea rescued me from another round of late fees. I was thinking the crashes were probably the Russki’s stealing our info . . . again! If only they would pay my bills too . . . oh well, one more year’s club membership paid to Trumpland.

So this Friday we get to cruise at the UFOHQ. Meeting at our usual time of 7pm-10pm, BYOPotLuck  for ʻAina ahiahi (Dinner), BYOMusicGear, and BYExtraAloha ‘cuz we can all use some right now!

Especially Kaua’i, yes that is Bison on the beach, a survivor of the big storm that blew through the islands, damaging homes, closing down roads, etc. Last time Iniki blew through it was Chickens that got set free! What’s next?

Click the image to view the news article . . .

Home, Home on da beach, where the Bison and Chicken play?

After seeing all the destruction one has to ask, “Where is the Federal Government?” Oh yeah, Hawaii’s a Sanctuary State . . .  anyway, it seems the Aloha Spirit has kicked in and total strangers are lending their Kōkua, please send your good thoughts and mana out their way . . .

Saturday we are also gathering at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p. BYOB&S (Beverage & Snacks), BYOGear, etc.

Please text me at 4153007804 to RSVP or for directions to the UFOHQ.

Mahalo to all that made last week’s Saturday Kanikapila such a fun one. I believe it was the Bestest Mista Sancho Lee role playing yet. Melann played a VERY convincing Ms. Momi Lomi Lomi, definitely “Got Pleaty Experience!”

We even had Mista Elvis Kamakawiwo’ole Bailey pay us a visit . . . “ova da Rainbow, there’s fried peanut butta papaya sandwiches . . . Some wea!”

Click above for album . . . Mahalo, Mahalo very muuuch!

the last cord is cut,
drifting onward to the light,
an ocean of thoughts . . .

we spok-u-bam-bye!


Image result for funny tuxedo cat


041018: We’re at the Elks Lodge this Friday and UFOHQ Saturday . . .


Aloha Everyone,

Second Friday of the Month coming up this week, which means we’ll be meeting at the Elks this Friday. Start time 7:30pm (a little later because we’ll be on the heels of an Elks Event), End Time 9:30pm-ish. I understand that Joe and his Kaukau Krew will be providing a local ‘kine dinner that night as well. Mahalo to Joe and the Elks for once again, being such gracious hosts. Mahalo to Reverend Chip for hosting us last Friday.

Click above for last week Friday’s Kanikapila images

“Mr. Concepcion . . . got plenty Fighting Chicken . . . but he no gives to me . . . an’ he’s just one mean old Pilipino m-a-a-annnnnn!”

bok . . . bok . . . bok . . . pa kaaaak! Click me for Saturday kanikapila album!

This Saturday we’re gathering at the UFOHQ at our usually flight time of 2p-4p. BYOBS (beverages and snacks), BYOUkulele (yeah, it does happen sometimes) and BYAloha to share with your fellow Ukulele Pilots.

On a sad note, please send your heartfelt Aloha and healing Mana to Robin, Joe and their ‘Ohana. Frank Sembenini, Robin’s Father, passed on a couple weeks while ago. That’s Frank below with Robin at one of our Elks Kanikapila.

I’m told that Uncle Sembenini served in Hawaii during the war, fell in love with a local girl and never left until he passed on at 94 years old. Loved music and jamming with the Keiki at the Local Park. Mahalo Robin for sharing your father with us, we are so honored to have known him.

We’ll miss you Uncle Frank . . . Me Ke Aloha Pumehana, Aloha Oe.

Robin with her father Frank Sembenini

light and wind dances,
a warm memory of love,
never forgotten.

Malama Pono everyone. Hope to you all at the end of the week sometime!

Woa, those are some beeeeg paws!

Aloha Nui Loa,
-=SqL+No(koff, koff)hea+Jake=-



040218: Kanikapila at Campbell Hall this Friday


Aloha Ahi Ahi Ka Kou,

Hope you all had a great Holiday. It’s the the first Friday in April everyone which means we’re meeting at the beautiful Campbell Hall in Sausalito, 6:30p – 9:00p. Please bring a dish to share with your ‘Ohana if you’re joining us for dinner, BYMusicGear (stands, book lights, etc.) and as much Aloha you can spare. Mahalo to Reverend Chip for hosting us once again.

Here are images from last Friday’s Kanikapila. Mahalo Donna for the great photos!

Click above for online album.

Saturday Kanikapila will held at the UFOHQ at our usual time of 2p-4p. BYOS&B (Snacks and Beverages). Please text me at 4153007804@marincounty.org to RSVP for either Friday or Saturday.

Click above for online album.

Mahalo to Faith Ako, the Elks, Magic Flute and to all that made the Elks Ukulele Fundraiser such a great success this last Thursday. Congratulations to Charlotte and her crew for a job well done!

Click above for online album.

eyes wander skyward,
soft blue skies etched by swift clouds,
a first star winks down.

See you folks this weekend!


Jake, Jake Bond . . . shaken, not purrred . . .


032818: Kanikapila Friday & Saturday @ UFOHQ


Aloha Ahi Ahi Ka Kou,

We’re meeting at UFOHQ this Friday, 7pm-10pm and Saturday 2p-4p, our usual gathering times. Friday, BYOPotLuck, something yummy to share with your Ohana, BYOMusicStands and of course, BYAloha to share as well. Saturday BYOBS (beverage and snack) if you like. Please text me at 4153007804 if you want to RSVP a seat.

I’d also like to remind you all of the following Fundraising event tomorrow evening. Be sure to bring your ukulele, music stands and UFOhana GIG BOOK for the Kanikapila with Faith Ako at the end! Please come out and help support this worthy cause.

Mahalo Nui Loa to all that helped celebrate our 18th Year of Kanikapila last Friday. To Gary and Charlotte’s Cake Hui and the  Ohana. Thank you for making it such a special night for Nohea and myself. We are truly blessed to have such a caring Ohana filled with so much Aloha. Mahalo Me Ke Aloha Pumehana.

Click above for online Photo Album. Hey! Is that Desert Bob?????

Saturday we got share the Cakes with our Sonoma Ohana. Mahalo to Craig and Nohea for the great photos!

Click above for online album.

bright glowing faces,
an ocean of Ohana,
happiness afloat.

Malama Pono Ka Kou,

I’m baaaack . . . hello?


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