052322: Vanikapila 21.22


Aloha All,

Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you that attended this past Saturday’s Vani/Kanikapila. I know it was a “little warm” for those of you who attended IP (in person), mahalo for persevering and keeping the Aloha flowing though all that California heat.

Hauoli La Hanau Don! Mahalo Sandra for the Birthday Cup Cakes.
Sorry Bugs, you missed Kanikapila by one day . . . come back Saturday.

The link to next this week’s Vani/Kani below:

Click above this Saturday to join in on some Hot Kani!

Here are the details on the AAPI event Marin Health & Human Services is sponsoring. Though the lunch is only for employees, Faith with be performing in the Kerner Center’s Court Yard, which is open to the public. Parking is limited so you may want to get there a little early. Be sure NOT to park in the Mi Pueblo parking spots as they will tow or maybe buy lunch at MP and bring it over to the Center?

And since we’re on the subject . . . there are still a few seats left for Ken’s concert. Click the image below to RSVP on our Events Page before they’re gone!

My Dad’s 1st ever car was this model, a used ’56 Buick Special. His did not have the wire wheels, just plain moony hub caps, but same paint job. He bought it in Beeville, Texas and drove us from Texas to California and shipped it to Hawai’i. Where he was permanently stationed and raised his family. Enough Chrome and Iron for ya?

And speaking of works of art. Check out Amey’s work below . . .

Love that Ukulele Amey! Mahalo for sharing.

And finally da ‘kine fo da week . . .

From Pidgin to Da Max (full title: Peppo’s Pidgin to Da Max) by Douglas Simonson, Pat Sasaki, and Ken Sakata


walking across time,
journey of many choices,
just one more to make.

Aloha A Hui Hou,


Um . . . I think Jake might have to go on a diet . . .


052122: Vanikapila 20.22 – Ken Concert Update

Aloha All,

Here’s the update on the Ken Emerson House Concert mentioned in the earlier posting. Click the image below to RSVP on our Events Page. Mahalo to Carolyn and Ken for putting on the event!


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

Here we are are, half way through month of May, we could definitely use more rain but I guess this is it for the rest of the year.

Though we are in the middle of a water drought, we certainly have enough Aloha to go around. Check out the photos from last week’s event(s).

Below, a group of us were invited by Joe Tato to participate at the San Rafael Kaiser Nurse Appreciation Luncheon. Featuring numerous fantastic food trucks and a UFOhana away team.

Click above to view the Kaiser Nurse Appreciation Luncheon.

Then as if Joe wasn’t busy enough he prepared dinner at the Elks Lodge for our monthly Kanikapila at the lodge and what a great dinner it was.

Click above to view the Elks Kanikapila.

Finally, our Saturday Vanikapila . . .

Click above to view last Saturday’s Vanikapila.

Below, the link to this Saturday’s Vanikapila.

Click above, this Saturday, to join our Livestream Vanikapila.


Weather and COVID permitting Carolyn Pendry will be hosting a Summer Concert at her Napa home on June 11th. Featuring Brudda Ken Emerson followed by a Kanikapila for all those who attend. So please keep the date open, details coming soon.

Speaking of Summer, which is just around the corner, for those of you looking for a get-away with a view, have you consider Mars?

How about this view of Earth from Mars.

Here it is again in case you can’t find us . . .

Photo taken from the Mars Rover.


we see with our eyes,
we touch and feel with our hearts,
. . . music for our souls . . .

Mahalo nui loa to Sandy, Susan, Carolyn, Lois, Linda, Don, Ralph, Melann, Pauline, Lynnette, Wally, Ted, Terry, Nohea and the UFOhana for all your support with these events.

Aloha A Hui Hou,


Full Service, in a Tux….