112623: No Vanikapila this Saturday


Aloha Ahi Ahi,

No Vanikapila this Saturday as we’ll be Kanikapila-ing at the Gnoss Airfield in the evening for their Annual Holiday Party. Come join us there instead. Click here for details.

While you’re checking out the events page, consider joining us this Thursday on the 30th at the Marin County Employee Craft Fair. Details here.

For those of you who will be joining us on the 30th and at our other Holiday Events, click here to download a PDF of our 2022 Winter Flight Manual. It has most if not all of the hulas we’ll be doing, along with our favs and holiday songs. For those of you without a tablet, I will be bringing a few hard copies. This should keep us covered for our 1 hour set, so no need to bring the BIG Book.

Mahalo nui, once again, to those joined us this past Saturday. Your Aloha warmed up the room and made us feel like we were in Hawai’i . . . well almost . . . well maybe if your squint your eyes . . . ok not quite . . . but at least it was warm and happy at Vendola Cafe.

Here are the photos to prove it.

I know, just some shameless advertising for Nohea. But if you click above you will find the photos.

Lois sends her Mahalos to all that sent their prayers and healing mana to her daughter. She’s doing better but not quite out of the woods. Please keep her and her ‘Ohana in your thoughts.

And so it begins . . . click above to watch Santa Hula.


mahina piha,
the Saint of Christmas hula,
As a palm tree sways.

Aloha a hui hou,


Starry, starry night . . . paint your paw-lettes blue and gray . . . meow out on a summer day . . .


111923: Vanikapila 39.23


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

Another great Vanikapila behind us and another one on the way. But before our next Vanikapila, on behalf of Nohea (Linda) and from myself (SqL) we wish you all a hauʻoli hoʻomaikaʻi (Happy Thanksgiving)!

We both give thanks to akua (our higher powers) for allowing such a giving, caring and joyous UFOhana to form and continue to thrive for 23 years.

Images from this past Saturday’s Vanikapila follows.

Mahalo to Linda for the great photos. Please feel free to share yours online if you wish.

We are so blessed and fortunate to have the UFOhana in our life, mahalo nui iā ʻoukou a pau (thank you all so much)!

Below, our link to this Saturday’s Vani. Click here to register if you’ll be joining us in InRealLife so we can put out enough chairs. Mahalo.

Click above to join us this Saturday.

I want also want to give thanks to those of you who have donated to PIKOhana, our non-profit. It because of you we’re able to provide our the music programs in our local schools with instruments, amps and recording gear to help promote music and a little bit of Hawaiian Culture, through Mele (songs).

Like Lynwood Elementary, where Lynnette Bosey teaches music. See below . . .

Aloha Del, attached are photos to share with the Ohana. You should notice Iris, Andres and Lino (who was there as a tutor). Cuincy (2nd from right) also has come to the UFO’S but it’s been a while.

Thanks to your recent donations we were able to provide Lynnette’s class with 2 additional Basses and Amp, purchased from our friends at Magic Flute.

I’m so curious to see where their music takes these kids 15 years down the road.

Below, some random thoughts and images from my internet and IRL wanderings.

Found at the Kabayan Filipino Grocery Store in Rhonert Park . . . Heaven!
More from the same store, in their freezer section, tribal food.
May the strum be with you.

Hello, Control . . .

Hello Control. Patch me to the UFOhana.

Aren’t you glad we have cell and not “shoe” phones? Though Cell Phones today can be pretty “sole-less”. Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk! And finally . . .


why do we gather,
a question with no answer,
but gather we do.

Ok, ‘nuf rambling, I’m returning you to your regular programming.

Be thankful and be well!

Aloha A Hui Hou,


Where’s Jaike-do?