Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Malasadas

I went to Sack N Save to get my free watermelon and they were closing up early at Angelo's Malasadas because of the wind. There were a few people there so it was my chance to get a few more people into a photo.

AJ, Gilberto, Angelo, Seroza and Chrissy

Quote: "Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM."

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett

I waited for news from the mainland but no luck. I don't know what happened but I guess they got home all right. Hope so. I got only one picture that I can put in so far. I apologize for getting me in there but it is all I got. Maybe I will get a few more photos so I can make a blog out of them.

With Jeffrey and Carla of the Ono Steak and Shrimp at the famous Nanakuli Super parking lot. I am getting the parking lot people interested and they are beginning to be more well  known in our community. That is the name  of our game.

In 2001, President Clinton handed George Bush a projected 10-year budget surplus over $5 trillion. Bush and Cheney turned Clinton's surplus into a $5 trillion deficit through outrageous tax cuts for the rich, two disastrous wars, and a financial crash that caused the Great Recession. It's taken us almost four years to get out of that mess. And we are going to vote for these dumb dodos again. Yeah man!

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Day Like No Others

Received this a few days ago in the mail from my neice Yvonne in California. She will be coming to visit her Uncle Pepe this month some time.

Something To Keep

A smile costs nothing, but gives much.
It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment but the memory of it sometims lastsforever.

No one is so rich and mighty that they can get along without it, and no one is so poor that they cannot be made rich by it
A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is a countersign for friendship.

It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discourged, sunshine to the sad, and is nature's best antidote to trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. So give them one of yours, as no one needs a smile so much as those who have none to give.

And then surprise, surprise, Monday morning I am fixing myself a late breakfast and I get a call. My neice Yvonne and her daughter, Bridgitt are downstairs. Wow, I was shocked. Finally let them in and I apologized for not having the place in better order.

They wanted to eat breakfast and I took them out for a little walk around Nanakuli Ridge. They met Jeffrey and Carla and Jeffrey took them into Nanakuli Super to get special stuff. Then at the market, they got a suggestion to go to Waianae Shopping Center for breakfast.

I thought about Tacos And More, hadn't been there since I went online. Chorizo con Huevo sounded good so we went there. They still remembered me and my relatives enjoyed their breakfast. We had a nice long conversation, so many things to go over.

Yvonne and Bridgitt got many photos and also some at the Maili Beach Park. Got home and got a picture with Jeffrey and Carla. Then up to the apartment, played some music, gave them some caps and they were ready to go. I walked them out and outside the UPS was waiting for my new computer. Got it upstairs and made my self a little of the Nectar of the Gods.

I was tired, it was very emotional for me, not having seen these relatives for years. A couple good stiff ones will do it. Then a nice nap.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Church Workers

Everything going smoothly in  my work, then I saw the guys working next door on the building process for the new church. So, I finished what I had and went over with my camera. Some of the guys remembered me. and I got a photo of the first four on the ground floor.

Alma, Jasen, John and Ernest.

Unfortunately, I am getting careless in my old age and I lost the list with the names. But I figure this is not a one time thing. I will be getting more pictures of the entire group as we go along. And all the church members already know these guys anyway, and then I found the list. Ha!

Alma, John, Gabriel, Ernest and Jasen

So they suggested we go upstairs to get the other guy in the photo. Fine with me and that's my apartment building in the background. The rest of the day went all right, I stopped by the Malasadas on the way to the bus stop but they were busy putting their stuff away. The rest is in the Oahu - West blog. Cheers to all.

We don't have lawyers like these on the Waianae Coast:
A man walks into a lawyer's office and asks the lawyer what his rates are

."I charge $100 for 3 questions."
"That's rather expensive for only 3 questions, isn't it?" asks the guy.
"Yes it is. And your final question?"

Pub's Side Note: We are still hoping go get someone to voice an opinion in this blog. It is going to take some time. Nevah been dun befo'?  I know.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Community Room

This is coming along very slowly, but then no one seems to know what to do. It is locked most of the time so that we all understand that it is off limits. Or being used for a private party or whatever. Sometimes, it is open and perhaps even only Ruth there. It then says welcome, even without a sign that says so. Big difference, but none of us know when that is going to happen.

"Friendship is like money -- it is easier made than kept."

Perhaps, open from 10 to 2 pm would invite social interaction. People could even do their laundry and kibutz for a little while with their fellow tenents. Easy access for third floor people but not bad for the second or fourth. We just have to make more people aware.

Ruth, Ini and Aleksander

It is taking all of us awhile to adjust, we just have to work at it together. The community room will be a great beginning because we will have a place to trade opinions informally. We can even set up a library to exchange our reading matter and a permanent swap table, all with our own rules. The possibilities are there, let's  look for them. We can make it easier for all of us in our final years.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Busy, Busy

I have had an interesting time. I had six dancing blogs and now I have only four. Two in town and two in the West. I had to juggle around and drop the ones with the lowest number of hits according to the counter. Nanakuli Ridge does not count because it is my own personal blog.

"When I started writing this blog more than 3 years ago, it was in response
to traditional media’s habit of twisting interviews to fit the headlines
they wanted to create." ~Mark Cuban

Anyway, as of this week we start new again. The total hits on all blogs are at the bottom with a little over 267 average hits per day. This translates to 8000 hits for a 30 day month. So our immediate goal is  to get to 300 hits which will be 9000 hits per month.

I can dream too

Even the hits on this blog came down to less than ten a day which is mostly my fault. I have to go out and get more people into it. Anyone out there? Of course, it didn't help that I was feeling a little under the weather for a few days at the beginning of the month. I am just fine now.

Of course, no one starves in Nanakuli, places to eat and get food are in abundance. What we need are other things like nails. Nails? How about sand paper? Or other minor hardware problems. Then, too a copy center with office supplies, photos, simple computer stuff. But then the rents are pretty high. Cannot blame.

And whatever happened to the Treasure Island that they were going to build out a mile off shore. Based with old cars, old engines, old tires to almost the sea level and then covered with gravel, and dirt until it emerged out over the water and then planted with palm trees. Sand Island with a little more class and over a half mile long.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Frankie Laine

The beach would raise by itself and the size of the waves would be less and a more welcome sight for families with kids. The Park area could be made larger. Did someone shoot that dreamer?