Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Internet

We are beginning to be aware of the fact that the Internet is not readily available to all of our potential readers. The central location of this, my personal blog is at the Nanaikeola Senior Apartments and very few have access to the Internet.

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."

So to plan the extension a little better we are narrowing the search. We can eliminate the high lifes for now. They simply do not wish to be a part of this. That leaves the ones we would like to help and have access to the Internet.

Neighborhood Watch, Sign Waving and Walk, organized by Joe Chai is a neccessary addition to our neighbood. and they are getting to meet more of our immediate neighbors. The yellow shirts are beginning to be recognized by Nanakuli Ridge residents.

Kokua Mau seems to be doing just fine and need little help from us. I am trying to get the parking lot vendors at Nanakuli Super grouped for their mutual benefit. So what's the hurry, others will take this blog over some day.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

From there it just requires time. Our hits have slowly climbed to 13 average per day which is not bad consdiering where we live. The hits will go up when a few donate a nice write up or a nice group picture. Then it becomes Social Media.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Working Shift

Nice day, I had wanted to be at the Valentine Party for the Seniors but I had to go to Waipahu. I left early. I took a bag of rice for the raffle at the One Steak but it was closed. Then I spotted what looked like a Valentine sale set up in the Nanakuli Super parking lot.. I explained to the nice people there and got a photo.

Carly, Trey and Alex

Maybe they they will find this a nice spot for future sales. Then I went across the street to get the bus. I was riding the bike this time. Waiting for the bus, the horizon beautiful as per usual. Not many on the beaches, a few fishermen.

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. 
Dance lightly with life."

The bus was late and there was a transferring of buses at Kapolei and got to Waipahu at 6:30. Waikele bus arrived immediately but had to wait. Then the East Waipahu bus arrived so I got the bike off and put it on the East Waipahu bus. And I was at August Ahrens before seven.

No kokua on the photos, but then we must understand they are giving so much with their good looks, talent, fame, fortune and social standing. I am not likely to return very soon. Stopped at Times for my Large curd cottage cheese and then stopped at Sack N Save in Nanakuli and got more groceries.

"Imagine" by John Lennon

Got home and left the bike in the hallway, with time putting all the groceries away, and I was hungry so I ate and I forgot about the bike. In the morning it was gone, someone stole it from the third floor. So the police now know it was someone from the 3rd. floor.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Looking Good

Nanakuli Ridge is shaping up very nicely for all of us. Apparently "downtown" Nanakuli will be where we are at present. The Walgreens will be only a block south from here so this will still be in "downtown." We are gradually establishing the upper classes and the regulars. And fortunately, there are many more of us than there are them and we get nicer with each other every day.

"Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.
Gather strength from life's storms."

We can dream, can't we?
Some places are staying open until eleven which is a step ahead. And when Walgreens is built, many will go until midnight. So in business we must make the lower ones our priority to help with the better public relations. And this blog is going to help, even though the hits are just not there yet. Our main goal is on getting the blog to 34 average hits per day (equal to 1000 per 30 day month.)

Our headquarters is at the Nanaikeola Senior Apartments and from there we will attempt to branch out. Hopefully the ones "in" will help to get others "in" too. Most photos will be taken here, but we sure would like to get as many in as possible.

Then we can all work to move the mountain that is between Nanakuli and Lualualei pushed out into the ocean to make the most beautiful park on this Island. At the same time it would create two bays on either side with the best beaches on this island. Then hopefully the Navy will move out to the Big Island and the back end would be perfect for a light industrial park. We all know that minimum wage in Nanakuli is ten times better than minumum wage in Honolulu. "And I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

The entire valley would be flat and plenty room for additional "affordable" residences, perhaps a couple ten story condos, a cocktail lounge, Don Quijote etc. If we can get out of the one story 19th century building into at least two story 21st century building, then we got the makings of "Third City," and have most things closer to home.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett

Free, Gratis, Without Cost:
Most every one knows what free means. It means the same thing in most languages. However, no matter what language you use, it does not mean the same thing in modern day thinking and specially on the Internet. Hopefully everyone is aware of the ripoffs by now. We must be very careful.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday at Nanaikeola Senior Apts.

Went downstairs to get my mail and there they were: The recreation room was locked so they met in the vestibule. We are building a nice friendly group of fellow tenents.

Fom Ruth:
Being as our recreation is closed, we decided to sit here to enjoy the day.

From Jeanna:
First day to celebrate our time together. We had lunch in the corner with Ruth and Mabel.
enjoyed the food and freindship. Ruth made Musabe, Mabel made chicken and I brought a big cake. Today, Tuesday, February 7, 2012

From Mabel:
Lobby celebration being that it was raining and windy. No place else to go but here, for a little luncheon and get together. Malama Pono.

"Young At Heart" by Frank Sinatra 

Think it over, some of us do not have a lot of money:

Money can buy a bed, but it cannot buy sleep.
Money can buy books but it cannot buy brains.
Money can buy food but not appetite.
Money can buy finery, but not beauty.

Money can buy a house but not a home.
Money can buy medicine, but not health.
Money can buy luxuries, but not culture.
Money can buy amusement, but not happiness.

Money can buy companions but not friends.
Money can buy flattery, but not respect.
Appreciate what you got, brah!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Update at Nanakuli

Nanakuli moving along very nicely,  Like any other place it has its ups and downs but mostly improving every day. Ruth Hinol tripped and fell on the uneven sidewalk in front of our Apartments.

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome."

Wednesday I came home late from a day in town and stopped by Ono Steak & Shrimp. Got me a nice plate and had enough left over for a second meal the next day. Carla was her usual cheerful self and Jeffrey gifted me with a bottle of water.

"How High The Moon" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

I was out of Malasadas and I saw the tent. So I got a dozen, put them in the freezer and they usually last me a month. I may drop in tomorrow and take a photo with a few customers.

Later on as I was going to the bus stop across the street I spotted some action at the Malasadas. The traffic on Farrington was at a gap, and I yelled, "Hold It" and got it.

The Homeless at Nanakuli Ridge:
We don't have them on the beaches but we have them. Now a few months ago I saw a mattress right beside the trail used for going Mauka over the open field behind the Shopping Center. A week later a saw a canvas as a roof going up. Pretty soon a nice shelter for maybe three or four people.

Then a few weeks later another tent went up across the trail on the other side. They can be sociable too. Of course there can be some that do not want to be that close to others. I saw another encampment right across from where I live at Nanaikeola Senior Apartments. They are a little more hidden among the trees.

For sure there will be more. It will be awhile before they get any official help.