102020: Vanikapila Iwakālua kūmāwalu (#28)


Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou,

Can you believe we’re on our 7th month of Vanikapilas? It’s been a weird, strange, challenging, but fun journey so far. I’m hoping you all continue to stay healthy and safe along the way.

As a reminder next week’s Vanikapila will be moved to 6:30pm – 8:30pm in honor of Halloween. We figured evening would be best to sing with the Spirits and put us all in Halloween mood. We also encourage all Vanikapila-ers to dress up (aka “Strum As You Aren’t”) and send us photos of you in you HW Regalia. We’ll be sure to post them on the blog! I’m sure the OK-ers will be “Coming As They Aren’t” as well.

Nohea’s making a final batch of Halloween PPE masks. They’re going quick, so you may want purchase them while they’re available!

Click below to view images from V#27.

Text me at 415-300-7804 if you want to RSVP a spot.

Below, the link to this week’s Vanikapila. Btw, believe it or not, Hotel California, from our last Kanikapila, was actually blocked from being viewed by YouTube due to someone claiming copyright infringements. What? Really, a little Ukulele Ohana like us, copyright infringement?????

Anyway, I’m thinking that someone working for the Eagles must have put in the complaint, or possibly Google’s Copyright AI (Artificial Intelligence).

I’ve trimmed the video out to allow access to the rest of the Vanikapila #27 content. Thank you Dolores for pointing that out.


bright clear azure skies,
sunlight drenches the cool earth,
morning has broken . . .

See you folks in cyberspace or lookin’ out my back door!

Malama Pono,


Please, no pet-parazzi! Please . . . Yo! Django! How you doing?
Mom, can I take my cone of shame off and play with Jake?


101420: Vanikapila Iwakālua kūmāhikum (#27)


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

Hope you’ve all been able to get into some of the “better weather” we’ve been having lately. At least the air in our area has been pretty decent as of late. It was extremely pleasant this past Saturday, a little overcast turning into blue skies, with cool clear air. Hope this continues onto Halloween.

Speaking of Halloween. We’ve decided to change the time for Vanikapila on 10/31 to 6:30pm – 8:30pm, to celebrate the Blue Moon and Halloween.

We invite all Outdoor Kanikapila-ers to “Come As They Aren’t”, i.e. in costume. We invite all of you in Vanikapila Land to “Strum as you aren’t” as well, i.e. in costumes. If you do, please send me photos so we can post on the blog. Email your photos to me at kaleikoa@piko.ws .

For inspiration, click here to view last year’s Halloween Kanikapila.

Though we’re a little subdued this year because of C-19, Nohea has been diligently prepping Studio K’ULU for the Day of the Deceased (is that the Marin PC way to say it?). You can view it and the OK’rs by clicking below.

Click above to view the Día de Muertos decorations and the events from last Saturday.

So instead of working on the indoor decorations, we’ll be decorating the backyard to help set the mood for those that attend on 10/31.

Stay tuned, I’m sure the photos will be great!

Again, on behalf of Nohea an myself, Mahalo Nui Loa to all the OK Preppers that come every week to help with setup and teardown and to the K’ULU Studio band. You folks make it all so worthwhile!

I’ve been busy myself prepping for the fall rains. Mainly doing fence repair, during my days off, from the last wind storm we had. Hammered down 12 steel posts next to old wooden ones as reinforcements. Hoping they’ll hold for yet another year. Boy are my arms tired, didn’t help that we both got our Flu and Shingles shots this past Saturday. Here’s hoping that all this SD-ing and PPE Wearing will make this year’s Flu season a lighter one than last.

I want to send another Mahalo Nui Loa, on behalf of the PIKOhana Executive Board, to all of you that sent your generous donations to PIKOhana in Memory of Marion.

Thanks to your contributions we were able to assemble a Computer System for Lynnette Boosey that will assist with her Distance Music Teaching program.

The system will allow Lynnette to teach, create material, and maintain a curriculum with her Music Students through the C19 Pandemic and beyond (but we’re hoping it won’t come to that).

Below, Lynnette with her new computer system.

Ok, you got me, Lynnette doesn’t wear dresses . . . . here she is below . . .

Lynnette and Lino with the New Teaching System.
The New Teaching System in action. Lynnette on Uke and on the screen.

Please send your get well Aloha’s to Pauline’s dear Django, below, who is recovering from eye surgery. I hear he’s doing much better now.

Aloha everyone! Please don’t forget to wear your masks . . . and your cone of shame . . . if your mommy says to.

This Friday, 10/16, The Elks will be holding another fundraising dinner 6p-8p. A small UFOhana Band will be playing indoors on the Magnolia Terrace. Purchase a Box Dinner, bring your Uke and Gig Books, music stands, books light, clips, warm gear, and strum along with us.

Here’s the Elk’s link for details: https://www.elks1108.org/event/joes-cafe-a-go-go . Please note that though the Website may says Dining Room, the venue has changed from the Dining Room to the Magnolia Terrace.

Finally, below, the link to next week’s Vanikapila.

Don’t forget to TEXT me at 415-300-7804 if you’ll be joining us in the backyard. Also, text Nohea at 415-572-1175 with song requests if you can’t get through the LiveStream Chat line.


stars spill into night,
blanket of worlds staring down,
we cannot begin . . .

OK, my arms are about to fall off. We’ll see you folks in
ʻūholo pūnaewele (Cyberspace)!

Me ke aloha pumehana,


Live long and prospurrrr!