Sunday, May 31, 2020

Mirror Image

Got this photo by using the display window of a store as a mirror.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Uncle Willie K

This past Monday, Hawaiian music legend Uncle Willie K passed away from his battle with lung cancer. Willie Kahaiali‘i was known for vocally venturing into opera, rock, and blues, besides playing Hawaiian music, as well as an excellent ‘ukulele and guitar player.

Today's photo was taken during his rehearsal with the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warrior Marching Band for his halftime performance of his hit song, "Kachi Kachi Makawao" on October 20, 2018 (Nevada Wolf Pack v Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors). Uncle Willie also had a stirring performance  of the Star-Spangled Banner and Hawai‘i Pono‘ī in the pregame festivities.

I had the privilege to produce the video for the 2016 ‘Ohana Cup Rugby Festival Concert, which Uncle Willie headlined. It was an amazing performance, as showed his vocal, guitar, and ‘ukulele virtuosity.

We send our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to Uncle Willie's ‘ohana. Heaven gained a great singer and musician.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Graduation Ceremony

This weekend would have launched the Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies for our local high schools. Six public high schools had their ceremonies booked at Aloha Stadium. Unfortunately, the Wuhan corona virus global pandemic took away all that. Many schools have taken the virtual route by doing their ceremonies online.

Pictured above, is a photo of Mililani High School's Class of 2018, during their ceremony rehearsal at Aloha Stadium.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

TV Watching Emi

Like us humans, Emi fell asleep watching TV with a paw on the remote control.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Kalani Pe‘a

Multiple Grammy Award and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning Hawaiian music vocalist Kalani Pe‘a rehearses his halftime performance for his appearance at the 2018 SoFi Hawai‘i Bowl.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Flower Power

Our May Instagram collage features a variety of flower shots, especially with May 1st being "Lei Day" in Hawai‘i.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Kaimana

In the summer of 2017, Rocky the Hawaiian Monk Seal gave birth to a pup at Kaimana Beach in Waikīkī, and nursed her pup, given the name Kaimana, on the beach fronting one of the beachside condominiums. An area was cordoned off by NOAA to give Rocky and Kaimana a safe haven. Kaimana is seen on the beach, while Rocky was in the ocean. Hawaiian Monk Seals are an endangered species, and federally protected. After a few months, Rocky and Kaimana were transported to an undisclosed beach.