101821: Vanikapila 43.21


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

Is it just me or are we actually having a little rain “storm”? So nice to finally have come our way. We certainly need it and let’s hope for more, just not all at one time . . .

So this Saturday we’re bidding an Aloha A Hui Hou (Aloha until we meet again) to one of our UFOhana Keiki, Madison Sneath, who will be beginning her training with the USMC shortly there after.

As mentioned last week, we will be holding our regular 11a – 1pm Vanikapila as we usually do this Saturday (10/23/2021) and move into our Aloha A Hui Hou gathering from 1pm to 2pm-ish or whenever.

We’re asking that you bring something in the way of Finger Foods to share with your UFOhana and Madison and BYOB as well.

We are also asking that you wear your favorite Cami/Camouflage gear in honor of Madison. If you don’t have something we might be able to provide some kind of “temporary” Camo wear for you.

We’re not sure what the weather will be like so be prepared. The UFOCB (UFOhana Core Band) will be playing outdoors as well, on stage and immediately in front of.

Please be sure to text me at 415-300-7804 if you will be attending so we can setup the backyard space properly.

Also, I won’t be able to view the Live Chat, so please text Nohea (Linda) at 415-572-1175 for requests, comments, etc.

Here’s the link to this Saturday’s Live Stream:

Click above to get in on the Hoorah!

Below, the action from last week’s Vanikapila.

Click above to view photos and videos.

Mahalo Nui Loa to Pauline and the Flight Crew for setting up and tearing down the UFO Landing Strip last week!

So I know that we’ve all been feeling the affects of the Shipping/Supply issues lately.

Especially the fear of TP shortage once again, like this guy below . . .

But Nohea and I were at Costco yesterday and we can report that they don’t seem to be running low their TP supply . . . yet . . .

This week’s Uke-Ku is courtesy of Don Koc, who found the following:

Ok, I think that’s it for this week. Be sure to let me know if you’ll be attending our Aloha A Hui Hou Party for Madison!

Mahalo Nui Loa Ka Kou!




101421: Vanikapila 42.21 – Redux


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

I just realized that I forgot to add the Vanikapila link in last week’s posting. Sorry about that!

Here it is below:

Remember to please text me at 415-300-7804 if you’ll be joining us in the Outdoor Kanikapila. So we can setup for chairs and be ready for the change in weather, wear appropriate clothing.

You must be Vaxed to participate in our Outdoor Kanikapila. Mahalo.
If you wish to make a song request and can’t get through on Live Chat text Nohea (Linda) at 415-572-1175 for requests or comments. Mahalo.

We now return you to your regular programming . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . .

Welcome to the Ukulele Limits . . .

Another cool evening, another Vanikapila Past and another on the Horizon. Fall is moving swiftly into Winter.

Since we missed it at our last Outdoor Vanikapila, after this week’s Vanikapila we’ll be holding a short October Babies Hauoli La Hanau for all you with October Birthdays wishing to be recognized. Nohea will be providing the October Babies Birthday Cake, BYOCoffee/Beverage if you’ll be joining us in the Birthday Wishes.

After next week’s regular Vanikapila, 10.23.21, we will holding a special Aloha Oe Event for our Keiki, Madison Sneath, from 1pm – 2pm-ish. Who will be shipping out to Marine Boot Camp shortly there after.

We’re asking that everyone wear some kind of Camouflaged print gear, shirt, pants, both, or maybe even a band aid (I’ll be sure to have some just in case), as a show of our support to Madison in this her new life endeavor.

We’re making it a “Finger Food Potluck” event where we can all share time with Madison and each other before she ships out. If you’ll be joing us please bring some delicious finger food munchies to share and BYOBeverages.


Below last week’s Vanikapila images and video.

Click above to view online album.

As some of you may have noticed, Halloween is slowly arriving at Vendola Cafe.

The spiders go marching in one by one, hurrah, hurrah . . .
Coco, Dante and friends are visiting from the tierra de la muerte.

Stay tuned for more . . .

I had mentioned earlier how swiftly Fall was moving into Winter and with that comes November/December and of course the SHOPPING Season!

However, because of shipping and supply issues you may want to consider shopping early.

In fact, you may want to check out Karen Hom’s 5 Star Rated, well stocked, Women’s Boutique Studio On Chestnut .

Guys (and Gals), are you paying attention?

“Well Stocked and 5 Star Rated!”

And when you’re done shopping be sure to have a meal at the Blackwood Restaurant. Highly rated and highly recommended by Karen, Nohea and myself.

Click below to view our visit to her fabulous Studio on 2233 Chestnut St, San Francisco.

Karen with Nohea . . .


light slowly fading,
indigo fabric of night,
cold winds of winter.

Stay warm everyone.

Aloha A Hui Hou,


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