When I found out that Kalapana will be performing in Manila (together with Tower of Power & Dennis Lambert) I told myself this is one concert I will never miss.

One off my bucket list.

I am a big fan of Kalapana ever since my high school & college days. Every time I go to Hawaii I always try to find out where they are performing. A friend of mine Louie Dolor (who lived in Honolulu for 10 years) told me try Dukes in Waikiki beach. If you get lucky you might catch them there.

Every time we go to Hawaii I would drag JSP and look where Kalapana would be perfoming. Who knows I might get lucky. And I never got lucky. Until last night. Right here in Manila.

And what made it more exciting is Hawaii’s Artist of the year, John Valentine, has joined Kalapana. The more I can’t and wouldn’t miss this concert. John Valentine is the uncle of Bruno Mars (his sister, Bernie, is BM’s mom) and I became close to John Valentine during our trips to Hawaii cos he is JSP’s cousin. We would watch wherever he is performing when we’re there and hang out with him a lot together with his brother Chris (they are JSP’s first cousins that he grew up with).

He is now the lead vocalist of Kalapana. How cool is that?

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It’s the people you know. LOL.