In 2014 I had the honor to meet the distinguished guest speaker, the legendary Senator Daniel Akaka (90) at the Pacific Beach Hotel during the ALA Presentation in Waikiki where I presented my merchandise and line of artwork to the ALA and the Navy Exchange. My style was well received and I think I made some valuable connections and interesting business alliances. A much needed break after all the hard work over the past few years. We still have to find out where it all might lead to, but it surely felt great to be recognised and complimented, even Senator Akaka gave me the thumbs up. Senator Akaka is the first U.S. Senator (1990 to 2013) of Native Hawaiian ancestry. I am very humbled by his comments about my artwork and simply thrilled that I had the chance to meet this gentlemen in person.