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Monday, December 30, 2013

Kokua Mau Party

Woke up late on this nice Monday morning, got a cuppa coffee and got on the computah. Checked my email and the other blog info. Showered, got ready and was at Kokua Mau about 11:15 AM. Most things were still in process and we were getting a good variety of nice people.

Have a Blessed and Safe New Year, 2014 - Yvonne & Ohana

"Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it."

Went back and forth from my place, getting absent minded but I got most things going eventually. I was hoping someone would know how to operate my android. And I was fortunate. Got a few photos. Even the best four were lousy and so many good people. But hopefully you can all see we need some good photographs.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, 2014 - Stanley Kim


Most have the photos on a memory card. Just send it to me by Email and I will post to the blog of your choice.

Have good Happy Holidays - Nate Augut

 
Happy New Year - Roy Dacuycuy

At least I learned something. The complete opening of the lens had to be done manually. But I had put a little oil and after a few photos it opened and closed very nicely. I just did not notice that the lens were still blurry. I should have cleaned them. 

Happy Birthday, Brock and a Happy New Year, from the Dacuycuy
 
So we wind up 2013. Have a very good 2014
 
 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Old Year, New Year

"What's new about the New Year? The New Year is not just a ritual.
It is the celebration of new hopes and dreams. It is an opportunity
to start with a clean slate. The New Year offers us an opportunity
to introspect and anticipate."
 
 
Has been done in other places, but Hawaii??? 
 
 
Could be right in front of Nanakuli. Old cars, then old tires over the cars, then big rocks, then gravel, then dirt and you have an island.
 
"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors,
and let each new year find you a better person."
 
 
 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Apprentice Wanted

Apprentice Blogger Wanted:

Should reside on Oahu and available to attend a dance function now and then. Information can be submitted by email along with a photo or two. I may furnish a point and shoot camera. The most important factor is that it will be their opinion and their unique viewpoint.

"There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating;
people who know absolutely everything, and people
who know absolutely nothing.”
 
Within a week or so, they should be able to decide which blog they wish to Guest Author. Of course, it must be their choice, They can then get in, write, include photos, save and publish and get out without saying boo to anyone. They will learn that they can pretty well write whatever they damn well please and whenever they please. The blog just provides the platform. From there it is to help to get more people and eventually making one of the blogs independent and operate on its own with enough guest authors and without me.
 
Looks like  Happy Holidays on the Waianae Coast
 
 
Look like they are moving?
 
So where do we go from here? The first step is a recognition that we are and have all always been in the business of selling? – What? Social Media to our possible readership and our blogs are not seeking money. The key to realizing the promise of our profession is to reinforce it in the science of management and the analytics that measure our performance. But we just want to help and that is difficult to understand. Otherwise we’ll be left to shoot darts at a smaller and smaller portion of an expanding dartboard. We will be patient and we are getting there.
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Good Beginning

Hooray, we got the first approval of a small industrial park in Lualualei. This is spite of all the Present Rail Party and their paid protestors. The city council using some sense. Even if only employing one thousand workers and mostly at minimum wage.

"It is always good to know, if only in passing, nice human beings. It refreshes one like flowers and woods and clear brooks."

The do-gooders think they are doing good when they talk about mostly minimum wage jobs. They talk statistics like most Ivory Towers and never think about the people. Minimum wage for the residents in the area know that minimum wage in Laulualei is worth ten times what it is worth in Honolulu. Big secret unknown to the Ivory Towers. And "I coulda been home in 20 minutes." The 403 Nanakuli bus doing just fine, could have 30 cars missing right in front of each of them.

For those that must go to downtown Honolulu, the Articulated buses would have been the perfect answer. Each one could be missing one hundred cars right in front of them. The drivers? "Sitting Comfortably" in the bus. But the Ivory Towers do not understand "sitting comfortably" They are spouting 'bottom lines" and betray the ignorance of the real situation. Few people know that Vapid Transit will take longer than what we have now.

 
100 cars missing on the street and freeways, right in front of every bus. And "I coulda got the bus right around the corner where I always did."

But, of course, important to the Present Rail Party is the Big Bucks in gravy train profits. All those mainlanders that are being imported are in this scheme. Easy money, and these local yokels can be taken. Starting with the Czar. Every bus driver out there knows more about public transportation on Oahu than Grabauskaus will ever know. But those mainlanders know the Governor (a nothing) the Mayor (another nothing) so take both their salaries and that is about right for the new Czar. Not enough? How about another 100 thousand for living and automobile expenses. And more gravy, they just gave him a 25000 dollar bonus. You'd bettah believe it! It's Easy Money.

Even the Universities on the Mainland are instructing on the "Easy Money" in Honolulu. And who is going to pay for this mess? The people on the Waianae Coast will be first. These local yokels can be taken.

To all Do Gooders: Thousands of acres of Ag land on Oahu,
use it, no talk.

 
Newlyweds, Mr. & Mrs. Nakamoto
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

City Council Passed It.

I was surprised after the Present Rail Party got all those protestors against the industrial park in Nanakuli. Gotta force more people to ride the Rail Calamity to Honolulu. They talk agriculture and they know not what they do. Take a good look around and you will see thousands of acres of land all over Oahu laying fallow and not being used for anything. Just waiting for the price to go up.

"I would not favour a fiction to keep a whole world out of hell. The
hell that a lie would keep any man out of is doubtless the very
best place for him to go to. It is truth ... that saves the world."
~ George MacDonald

The people here have a different perspective. I live in Nanakuli and minimum wage in Nanakuli is worth ten times more than what it is worth in Honolulu. I don't have to spend half my life commuting because somebody is talking statistics on non existing agriculture. Very possible that I coulda been home in 20 minutes and spend time with my family.


The beautiful Waipio Industrial Park. The residents that live nearby kiss the ground every day. Even if you could have planted Pineapples there.

For those that drive, coming from Kapolei, will be going to work when the other side is packed going to Honolulu. When pau hana, they would drive on the clear lanes while the other side would be packed with people coming home from Honolulu. But there are those who were paid to talk statistics about non existing agriculture. The Present Rail Party will try to force everyone to use the Rail Fiasco. Millions and millions of dollars in profits, in just building Rail Stations. And I coulda got the bus right around the corner where I always got it.


Just a few more of these would have done it. But we all know now, about the big bucks in the Rail Disaster.

The Makakilo, Kapolei, Honokai Hale board got that right in voting against the Rail Tragedy. Wake up fellow citizens, don't talk foolish about agriculture, use what you got now, but use it. No talk.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Kaena Point to Mokuleia

So I found out the road to Kaena Point is pretty rough. The Waianae mountains come right down to the shore line and they continually have ruble rolling down to the road. There were plans to clear this road all the way around to Mokuleia on the North Shore for last year, But the Present Rail Party voted it down. and that cancelled that. Some people cover it in a Jeep but that can prove dangerous too.


Kaena Point from shore along Yohohama Bay.

Can anyone realize what a bonanza that would be for all the citizens of the Waianae Coast and the North Shore?. But downtown Honolulu insists on their dues first. Big Bucks like the Rail Disaster are overdue for them. Millions and Millions of Dollars.

 
Waianae Coast purty all the way up and down.
 
The female field mouse got all ready to meet her boyfriend across the field at 5pm. As she went across the field she got caught in the Farmer's Reaper. But she was able to wobbled over to where her boyfriend was waiting and he took one look at her ragged state and asked, "What happened honey?"
She replied, "I've been reaped."
 
 
Either in Mokuleia or Makaha, could be reached by both. Live, work
and play in Kaena Point area. Whatta life! Honolulu? Nice place
to visit, close by, maybe every three months or so.
 
Pub's Side Note: Dancing is the World’s Second Most Popular Indoor Sport

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nanakuli

Like most places on the Waianae Coast there are plenty of individualists. In this photo apparently, a person bought the lots from Farrington and back a little ways. Instead of waiting of a street, he built the houses and made his own alley that you could drive down. The entire thing is very pleasing specially because of its uniqueness. It should have a name. What is it?


“Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for you having your faults,
but having faults different from their own.”


Doing such a great job at helping the handicapped.
Apparently everyone had a nice Thanksgiving
now getting ready for a nice Christmas.
 
Pub's Side Note:
One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was. The kind of apartment I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But our little dance world on Oahu will be just a little different because I made some effort.
 
 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Makaha Industrial Park

We can dream can't we? To live, work and play in our own kuleana without having to kiss Honolulu Okole. But they have us where they want us and millions and millions of dollars are going to be made by the chosen few (mostly mainlanders) on the Rail Fiasco.

Beautiful Makaha Industrial Park
 
Hundreds of cars missing from the streets and freeways to and from Honolulu. Hundreds of cars missing from the congested
Honolulu Traffic. "And I coulda been home in 20 minutes."
 
Makaha Beach
 
Whatta Paradise this could be, but the Present Rail Party has other plans and they are all humbug. And they will lie, and pay special companies on the mainland to lie. Its the dollars, scholars.
 
 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Makaha Valley Towers

From the Internet:

Welcome to Makaha Valley Towers, a 586 unit home owners association nestled against the majestic Waianae Mountains on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. With incredible views ranging from the mountains to the tropical sea, Makaha Valley Towers is a tranquil oasis far from the hustle and bustle of city life.


24-hour security guards greet residents as they enter the property. Occupants of studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments enjoy a small town feel, reminiscent of old Hawaii. Fourteen acres of lush landscaped property create a unique atmosphere, complementing the natural beauty of the valley. Relax at the 60-thousand gallon heated swimming pool, or enjoy grilling on the six propane grills in the barbecue area. Nearby surfing, swimming, fishing, golf courses, horseback riding, and tennis courts provide recreation and relaxation.


"Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much,
and what is done in love is done well."
 
If you're looking for a unique living experience in Hawaii, experience the hidden magic of Makaha Valley Towers. With a small Industrial Park in the area, we can also look forward to a "downtown" Makaha soon. With the Rail Disaster looming, we will be going to Honolulu a lot less often unless we can get that good boat service going, one stop only, Ko'Olina.

Pub's Side Note: Blogger's Law #41; All gossip at the Palladium is true. Do not be misled by facts.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Line dance

By William Chan, Ko'Olina:
So we are getting line dancing along the Moanlua Corridor and there are sparks going up to Kapolei. The progress is there, we just have to work on getting bigger crowds and more men. Then there is the Waianae Coast just waiting for some of this action.

"I don't care what they write about me so long as it isn't true."

Line dancing's current popularity grew out of the disco period, when the country-western dance and music communities continued to explore and develop this form of dancing. Line dancing has become a popular recreation activity and is practiced and learned in country-western dance bars, social clubs, dance clubs and ballrooms worldwide.


You can line dance in pretty small spaces if
you don't have too many dancers.

Billy Ray Cyrus' 1992 hit Achy Breaky Heart, helped catapult western line dancing back into the musical mainstream's public consciousness, and in 1998, the band "Steps" created further interest with the techno dance song "5,6,7,8".

"Only The Good Die Young" by Billy Joel

It avoids the problem of imbalance of male/female partners that plagues social recreational dance clubs. Not only that but they learned later that for beginning dancers it develops good timing, rhythm, and acute awareness of the different music and consequently the dances corresponding to this music.

It is sometimes combined on dance programs with other forms of country-western dance, such as two-step, shuffle, and western promenade dances, as well as western-style variants of the waltz, polka and swing.


Yes, these are line dancers too. Show Business for a long time.

"Rock and Roll All Night" by Kiss

For us in the ballroom dance world, it is rapidly become an interesting and fun dance to break up the strict social dance pattern of the evening. And of course allows so many of the women a chance to dance when they have not had such an opportunity. The increase in interest by men is very gratifying, more men in the groups make everyone look better.
Bill Chan

"Life's heaviest burden is to have nothing to carry."

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Rail Disaster Gets Worse

For Makaha Residents all bad. But as the Present Rail Party is fond of saying, "All a bunch of ethnics and they don't really count." Right now I can take the #93 (a shortie bus) at 6:40 am and get to Palama in town at 8:10 (an hour and a half) The Rail Disaster ain't nevah going to beat that in a million years. Rapid Transit? Ha! It's the dough, Moe.


The Articulated Bus coulda been the answer to our prayers. But when the Present Rail Party saw that, they cut them down. And I could get it right around the corner like I always did.

We all know that no one wants to take the rail ($400 monthly parking permits) so the traffic is going to be heavier on Farrington. Gonna take an hour and a half just to get to the station. For that the citizens of this island are being asked to pay ten billion dollars. And we all know there are big big bucks in profits that somebody is gonna make. Just check and see the big ripping off by HART right now.


They just got the "Pork" (we know why they call it Pork) from the Feds and they are going through it fast. When that runs out we will be in deep doo doo.

Pub's Side Note: Interested in dancing to live music? Tune into Town Dancer blog by Richie, nice write up on the coming thing at the Palladium.


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dance Awareness

Meanwhile, all over this island people are becoming aware of dance. Not just our kind of recreational dance but all kinds, Hawaiian (naturally), Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and all the other ethnic dances. Dancing is dance and no group or groups in the world have a monopoly or patent on it.

"Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we  are too busy or too frightened, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice."

From there the agreement begins to lessen. There will be a place to dance in the Waianae Coast, the North Shore and somewhere for the Eastern part of this Island. Going to Honolulu will only be as a last resort or just to experience a change of venue. That is what the establishment has been afraid of for years. Whatever the change, it will not be fast and we just have to accept the Rail Catastrophe is going to be one big humbug. And Million and Millions of dollars in profits are going to be made by somebody.

"The Tennessee Waltz" by Theresa Brewer

Second City in Kapolei, was just a figment in someone's imagination and will not come about soon because of the Present Rail Party. The idea that the residents of this island would like to live, work and play where they live will not be permitted by those that have other agendas. Remember "Keep the Country, Country?" Same people, it's always the money, Sonny. The awareness that is coming up will help the residents do something about this strangle hold on living in Paradise.


The Neighborhood boards of Makakilo, Kapolei and Honokai Hale are leading the way in the West. Listen to them, they have very good reasons why the Rail Catastrophe is so bad for the community, while making millions for the few mainlanders that have arrived just for the purpose. Honolulu Traffic is also the lead on this island's Rail Mess in spite of some of the supposed independents being bought by City Money and Propaganda. The usual lies that the Present Rail Party is so well known for.

 "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison

Pub's Side Note: In Hawaii, dance blogs are enabling hundreds of dancers to express their opinions with reduced political risk simply because of the sheer number of like-minded opinions online. Facing these independent voices, the old clique machine starts to crumble.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Off The Automobiles

Throughout the world people are trying to find ways of getting the car drivers off their cars and onto Public Transportation. But they all know that you cannot do it by "forcing" them like the plans of the Present Rail Party. You do it by making it more comfortable riding public transportation than taking the car.

"Only the wisest and stupidest of people never change."


Waipahu, before and after
They almost had it on the "C" express articulated bus. You could actually sit all the way to town. You can sometimes do it on the #93 bus, but that is a shortie bus. Articulated buses cost more but they do the job. Some people were finding it easier to leave the car home and take the bus.

Photos on Right: Beautiful Waipahu and then horrible. But as Rail Crisis says, they are mostly "ethnics" and don't really count. Auwe!

Then the Present Rail Party took over and one of the best public transportation system in the nation promptly went to pot. You can sure tell how they are going to handle the Rail Catastrophe. Auwe! And their plans are to "force" the users to their Rail Mess. But of course, we all know, it's the bread, Fred. Millions and Millions of dollars in profits. Original estimate at five billion now closer to ten billion. Easy money, and these mainlanders know these local yokels can be taken.

The Kapolei Neighborhood boards have voted that they are against the Rail for a very nice long list of reasons. Find it and read it. People are waking up to this scam.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

People Getting Smart

With all the millions being spent by the Present Rail Party, there are still thinking people in our communities. People interested in doing something for the people, what the people want and need for "their" comfort not the huge profits to be made by others.


$400 per month parking fees at the Rail Stations. Auwe!
"And I coulda got the bus right around the corner like I always did."

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The One Needed Most

The Makaha Industrial Park:


Voted down by the Present Rail Party and you know why. Hundreds of cars not going to or from Honolulu. Hundreds of cars missing from Honolulu Traffic. Those that live as far away as Kapolei would be driving to work when the heavy traffic is going the other way. And they would be coming home when the heavy traffic was going the other way too. Makaha People? "I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

"Thanksgiving is the recognition of the big gap between what God has done for us and what we have done for God and others."

They have lowered the estimates on the Monthly Parking permits at the Rail Stations to only $400 per month. Whatta break you are getting. But the Present Rail Party is already making millions in profits, it's the dough, Moe. The tough part is when the Federal Money runs out, and they are going through it like water. The Taxpayer has been unanimously elected to foot the bill for the next ten, fifteen years. Property Taxes will double for the entire island. Wow, someone got royally conned.


 Meanwhile Makaha Shopping is not doing too bad in spite of the
high rents. If they made easier they could snowball it into
something bettah. There was even a place that looked like
I could buy a beer. I will have to look into it next time.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

We must be patient.

All I can do is spread the word, but I am limited. I will wait for that one Two-Center who will start the ball rolling. Too many good people out there that are not sure what a blog is. Don't blame them too much. Some of us have been in the game for awhile and we are still not sure what it is.

"Dance, for it's the last night of the world."

I hope to get Makaha Studios to state where they are as an introduction to our present and future readers. And I also hope to get AugieT and Nicholas Smith on too. With those people I can see 100 average hits per day which translates to 3000 per month. Not bad. Of course, we leave it open for other Guest Authors and wow!

"Choose your words, think carefully, keep the negative
 to a minimum and then speak up your thoughts."


Ballroom dancing is still doing good -- across Asia. In Japan, "social dance," as it is called, now has more than one million active fans, with 2,000 ballroom dancing schools nationwide and two glossy magazines devoted to the ever-growing scene.

An office worker who became hooked on social dance recently invented a posture corrector that a stooped-back hoofer can wear under his jacket while executing whirls and dips. Demand for the device has been so great that its inventor has now quit his job to take care of his new business.

 
Middle-aged Japanese executives can be seen on suburban train-station platforms, practicing not their golf swings but their dance steps. The country's hotels, quick to step in on the quickstep, have begun sponsoring organized evenings, complete with a live orchestra. The cost? No less than $180 per person. Bandai Grand Hotel, in Koriyama City, just north of Tokyo, recently built a luxurious, 1,600-square-meter hall simply for ballroom dancing.

Blogger's Law #22C: Indecision is the basis for flexibility.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

We're moving ahead

At one time in Makaha you could have a drink at the Makaha Resorts. But seem like no more. From there down Waianae there are few bars and far between. We certainly need a well publicized cocktail lounge on the Waianae Coast. 

"We need friends for both joy and sorrow" 

Going all the way to Kapolei, they have only one bar there. For sure there is room for one more to establish a little Night life in that sector. But Kapolei was hoodwinked into thinking they were going to be second city. The Present Rail Party has different plans.


The community of Waianae is home to one of the most unusual healing centers in all of the islands. The Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center has served the area for 30 years, with a broad range of health and healing services deeply rooted in Hawaiian values. All Waianae communities are as inextricably linked to Hawaiian values as they are to the ocean.

"Sympathy For The Devil" by the Rolling Stones
Maili is the sector that is going to be recognized Island wide. The Shopping Center long over due is what will do it. And will probably enhance one of the most beautiful communities on the Waianae Coast. The best and perhaps the largest Beach Park on the Coast.


Most Nanakuli residences are unpretentious 2- and 3-bedroom homes, about half owner-occupied and half affordable rentals. This good-hearted neighborhood is a beach picnic, backyard barbecue, potluck dinner kind of place. A word to the wise: If you ever get invited to a Nanakuli wedding or first-year baby luau, don't miss it. The festivities are legendary.

Pub's Side Note: To our reader/dancers, please consider yourselves, now and henceforth, and no matter what anyone ever asks of you, free to do any damned thing you want as long as it doesn't hurt someone else unnecessarily.