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I performed with Lulu to her beautifully choreographed
presentations of "Flower Lei" and "Caught
Up In The Rainbow". I got chills down my spine when
the audience sang along, knowing each and every word to
the lyrics of my songs. So many hugs were exchanged as
I was touched by the lives of the people. Mexicans have
shown me a deep sincerity of gratitude, generosity and
delicious home cooking.
Meeting Lulu's special Ohana gave me the special feeling
that I will return to Mexico City with opened arms awaiting.
Beto, Tiare, Papa, Mama, Liz, Lily, Paquito and Paco shared
with me many magical moments. They treated me to fancy
restaurants and shared their private lives with me. Muchas
Gracias to all of them! I will always remember their Aloha
I had one day of free time in which I traveled to Puebla
City, about a two hour drive outside of Mexico City. The
countryside was so gorgeous, I sometimes felt like I was
in Hawai'i. The churches and architecture was absolutely
magnificent. I sunk my teeth into "Mole", a
traditional gravy that is served with chicken or pollo
as they call it. I attended the Holiday Fair at the open
mart where I did some fun shopping and ate fresh corn
on the cob.
I performed with many of Lulu's dancers from her halau.
They were so talented and spirited for the hula. I enjoyed
watching them at the Welcome Breakfast banquet. Lulu conducted
a Hula Workshop for other dancers throughout Mexico. One
dancer even traveled for nine hours (one way) to attend
the workshop! I have never witnessed such sacrifice and
I learned so much about the music and dance of Mexico.
It was amazing to see live Mariachi performers. My spirit
was dancing the entire time! On the pop scene, I was introduced
to Alejandro Fernandez and Luis Miguel. They are wonderful
singers with such emotion and passion! They have inspired
I'd like to send a gigantic Muchas Gracias to all the
people of Mexico! You are a culture of genuine beauty
and love! Muchas Gracias to Papa, Mama, Lulu, Beto, Liz,
Lily, Tiare, Paquito and everyone who helped make Mexico
City the time of my life! I wish you all the blessings
of love and happiness!