041524: Vanikapila 14.24


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

Good Evening UFOhana pilots. Another day of sunshine after a weekend of April Showers. Not too bad, but I can hear the weeds rejoicing in our yard.

Mahalo Nui Loa to all that help warm up Vendola Cafe last Saturday. The day was a little on the chilly side but never a shortage of warm Aloha at VC.

Oh, and at the Elks too! Big Mahalo to Joe, Fred and the Elks-ders for inviting us to Kanikapila at the lodge and to all the UFOhana that shared their Aloha. The dinner, as usual, was Ono-licious (delicious in Hawaiian Pidgin speak)!

Images from the Elks follow . . .

Click above to view the album.

After a night of Kanikapila and spent the following morning Vanikapila-ing? Talk about double the treat! Check it out below.

Click above to view the album.

From Susan . . . Meow-garitville?

And meanwhile, all the way from Korea . . .

  • Shaka Albions!
  • Note Marty’s finger
  • Shush . . . There it is! UFOhana tags Korea!

Which bring us to this week’s Vanikapila. Click here to register for the event.

Click above this Saturday to beam up to NCC-1585 USS Vendola.

Don’t forget that next week, Sunday the 28th, we’ll be at 101 Sports for their Canoe Blessings. Be sure to click here for details and to register.

He’e Nalu Paddlers doing the Pailolo Crossing, Molokai to Maui . . . so blue . . .


from the heart it comes,
a blue ocean’s cool embrace,
distant memory.

Aloha A hui hou!


E=micat has fleas . . .


040824: Vanikapila 13.24


Hauʻoli Waipuna UFOhana,

Happy Spring Weather UFOhana. I hope your all getting out to enjoy this great break in the weather we’re having. Though I understand come Friday Night / Saturday morning the rain will be back, “April showers brings May . . . da kine.”

Speaking of (this) Friday. Remember we’ll be at the Elks at our usual time of 6 to whatever-ish. Below is the link to RSVP a dinner.

Still the best Dinner Value in all of San Rafael and there’s no charge for the floor show and hula lesson (normally a $99.99 value).

Please help support the Elks by doing so. Mahalo to Joe, Dennis, Fred and all the other members that donate their time and make this night possible. It takes an ‘Ohana.

This past Saturday was a kinda, sorta, a homecoming. We had Carolyn, Shuga Bear, (aka Ken) and Lois joining us IRL! Plus Lynnette and her Keikis, Elena and her husband and Cindy Ross. Check it out below.

Click above to view the kolohe-ness!

And, of course, we get to do it again this Saturday! Click here to register.

Again, thanks for registering for this event, a great help for setting up Vendola Café.

Below the link to Saturday’s Vanikapila on line.

Click above, this Saturday, to join in on the merriment!

Btw, I uploaded the Mahalo Nui cards from Lynnette’s students. You can view them below in their Kanikapila Album. Very heart warming and funny, they’re towards the bottom of the page.


heaven’s alignments,
reminder of bigger things,
as we go about . . .

mahalo iā ʻoukou a pau,


Woa! That’s a big one . . . did that come out me?