Just got back last night from a 1 week vacation to island of Oahau. Still feeling a bit jet laggy, but hanging in there. While I was on Oahau visiting friends and family, I had chance to meet up with a number of Eskrima clubs. Met a lot of really good Eskrimadors that have been practicing for years. Many of them are also tallented craftsmen, healers, and musicians. I already miss the food, Uke music, and the trade Winds blowing dispite the fact in rained every day. Thetre are so many Filipinos on Oahau that I started to wonder if I was in the RP except they spoke pigion to me instead of Tagalog. Met some really cool Samoains that that are into to Lua as well. My family and I also went to the Aloha Bowl Swap Meet, we met some really cool people and had fun. I will be putting out an article with pictures on my journey in the FMA Digest soon.