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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Looking Good

I stopped for a couple of months to change gears and I sincerely regret that Nanakuli blog just nevah made it. But we must have an understanding that they simply did not know what blogging was all about. It is all new and I am still learning myself. We passed the total hits of 10,000 at the beginning of the month but I thought it be better to not say anything.

"Those who seriously attend, pointedly ask, calmly speak,
coolly answer and cease when they have no more to say are in possession of some of the best requisites of our dance society."

No registration and no registration fees. No monthly or yearly meetings. No fees or dues. And you can read whenever you want. Seems pretty simple to me. They all thought I was selling something that was going to cost them money. We cannot blame them, that is what gangster selling has evolved into.


New blog for the other side of the Island and
they having a tough time starting.

For us on this side, Sea Country is gathering hits from somewhere and headed for 34 average hits per day. That is, the magic 1000 hits per month. In May I will increase my blogging from once a week to twice a week and that will help to get it over the 34 hits. From there hopefully we can get a Guest Author from one of our fellow residents on this coast. to contribute a few words and a few photos and the hits will surely go to 67. Anybody out there?
 
"Do You Believe In Magic" by the Lovin' Spoonful

There must be one of our readers out there that can share a little information and perhaps a photo or two with their fellow residents. We are neighbors.

Meanwhile, just got the flyer from Tamura. Good prices. They are the ones that early on realized that the market for goods was not whatever the market will bear as had been done before. They could keystone, double their money, but they brought the prices down and the volume went up. And they built a modern type marketing system. Other market chains have not found it easy to just move in.
 
"She's Not There" by the Zombies

The only thing hampering their business is the horrible bus situation. We have to wait until the next administration and hope for the best. For now we have to hope for something to stop the money hemorrhage of the Rail Tragedy. Million of dollars wasted so that the profiteers can make Billions. Yes, we all know, it's the bread,  Fred.

Pub's Side Note: No one seems to know anything about the laptop computer. Someone is going to buy it for the price or someone is going to get it for free if they got the number.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hits Going Up

This is unbelievable. I think most of the hits are coming from our good old Nanakuli neighbors. Now we are getting more interest in Southern Nanakuli and Lualualei and we will continue to promote these areas. However this a blog not a Web site and that requires a two way conversation and sharing of thoughts and opinions among us all. Those that rather keep it "private" should do as they please, but we invite all the others to join us in sharing our neighborhood, that's where we all live.

"Govern your life and thoughts as if the whole world
were to see the one, and read the other."


Lunch on Nanakuli Beach.

I had to give up when I couldn't make neighbor contact. Everyone thought I was selling something. I was, but nothing that was going to cost them money. We will all have to be patient. Perhaps by next year we can have something going that resembles a real blog as social media. The eating places will have their say along with all the other commercial and non commercial sectors.


The purtiest beach park on the Waianae Coast. Maili Beach Park

I am still in the process of getting rid of an excellent laptop computer with Vista Operating System on it, in perfect condition. I tried to get rid of it using several methods, and finally decided on the lottery which is in all the other blogs. Most people must think I am kidding. So I added a new feature. You want business you shall have business and I am an expert.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

The laptop is for sale now at 480 dollars and will drop it to 470 dollars. I have in effect "high balled" all the wheeler dealers in the area and that puts me in control.  I will get some offers and I will know how to handle them. Will it drop further? Probably! Meanwhile anyone that has the winning number in the last digits of your Social Security Number can have it. First come, first served.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Update on Waianae

There’s a saying that if you drive to Waianae, Hawaii don't drive too slow or someone will steal your tires. This is a sad commentary on Waianae, a beautiful scenic area where a vast majority of locals have a beautiful and giving “aloha” spirit.

"Always listen to people when they’re mad,
that’s when the truth comes out."

Self-destruction is never a joking matter. No one should joke about the impact of illicit drugs on a community. They destroy families and lives. They create an environment where homelessness, helplessness, hopelessness and despair define the community.

 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

In every society, the family is the most important primary group. Groups based on lasting friendships are also primary groups. Whether it is a mainland ghetto community or a tropical paradise island when a community loses the basic ethical and moral fiber of its existence, society suffers the loss.

Inevitably it is the poor and disenfranchised that lose the most. They suffer economic hardships; unemployment, substandard housing, homelessness and inferior education. Secondary groups, in contrast to primary groups, are larger groups involving formal and institutional relationships. A dance club, a blogging group.

Drug addiction among people in lower income communities is a direct reflection of the people’s hopelessness, despair and their daily battle against economic predators. The rationale, although flawed, is drugs are the escape route from problems. In fact, they are the fast track to dependency.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leeds.
 
On the Waianae Coast, secondary relationships involve weak emotional ties and little personal knowledge of one another. Most secondary groups are short term, beginning and ending without particular significance.

They may last for years or may disband after a short time. The formation of primary groups happens within secondary groups. Sometime negatively in the form of cliques.

Primary groups can be present in secondary settings. For example, attending a university exemplifies membership of a secondary group, while the friendships that are made there would be considered a primary group that you belong to.

If we could get more Industrial Parks in the area and get rid of the Rail Tragedy. "Oh, Wilderness were Paradise Enow!"

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Nic Nax

Our newest and bottom blog in hits is of course, NxNW Oahu. The geographical center has been temporarily set where the Turtle Bay Hilton is located so they will cover the Eastern part of the North Shore and the Northern part of Windward Oahu. This central location will of course be changed according to the Guest Authors that will eventually take it over.

"What is love? It is one of the most difficult questions for mankind. Centuries have passed by, relationships have bloomed and so has love. But no one has ever given a proper definition of love."

Many of our reader/dancers have friends and/or relatives living in these sections. Perhaps some of them may be interested in reading, writing, looking and submitting photos and whatever it takes to make this blog into Social Media of cultural dance. This a test to see if I can can set it up "long distance." I will just help to build it up, they will inherit it whenever they are ready.

I have found very little on the Western part of the North Shore, and I am now looking for something in the Northern part of the Windward shore. I have been told that there is plenty there. We will see what we will see. The main thing is that already the Rail Tragedy is screwing up the works in the Rail section, not only in the city government. More people are getting interested in dancing on the Windward side. Arthur Murray already has set up a branch studio in Kailua and they know what they are doing.

I know there have been attempts lately of teaching International Style of dance but it went no where. So it looks very good for the American Style especially if they get a few bands playing out there in some nice cozy clubs. Some of the best American Style dancers have been taught in the East by very capable teachers.


The Lottery
There is a number that had appeared each week in the Western Oahu blogs. I get it from the closing Dow Jones on the Friday before. It usually appears by Saturday. It is a form of lottery in which the prize in this case is a used Acer Laptop computer in perfect condition with Window Vista installed.

The number will now remain the same for the entire month of April and there will be new number chosen for the month of May if necessary. If your Social Security Number ends in the same two digits, the Laptop is yours. I thought I was going to use it extensively so I got a bargain extra battery. You can have that too. I have another item on standby.


"Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones

Da Links
Every blog has a side bar that contain links to other blogs. If you just click any of the links, the blog will appear as if by magic on your screen. That makes all our blogs interconnected one with the other and a few others besides. And you choose wherever. And of course you are all welcomed to contribute comments, information or photos whenever you wish to the blog of your choice.



Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Extension

It is moving slowly but by itself it is not doing too bad. So far the Southern end of Nanakuli seems to be centered in the Nanakuli Intermediate and High Schools. So I will have to look into that sector for the next blog.

"A mind once stretched by a new idea never
regains its original dimensions."

I found Lualualei Lions Club but they meet in Waianae. Then I found Lualualei Honolulu Civic Club but they also meet in Waianae. And of course there is plenty of action in Waianae and even Makaha.
I will take my time. If anyone here wants in, all they have to do is contact me. I am optimistic.


Zumba seems to have disappears and it remains at the WCCH only. The Caldwell administration is messing up the bus situation and making it worse. Old ladies standing from Waianae to town. Auwe. But the big bucks in profits from the Rail are what matter to them and Caldwell was elected by the Rail party by lying about one of the most honest politicians we have ever had.


Ju$t a few of the$e for the "C" and the #40 buse$, and
no need rail. Instead of parking at the rail $tation, I coulda
got da bu$ where I always$ got it, right around the corner.
Yes, we know, its the bread, Fred.

Rents going up and more places are empty. Gotta pay for the rail. Auto repair shops working overtime, to get old clunkers running. Beats riding those "cattle cars" that are passing for buses. Have you seen the #40? People getting out (minimum pay jobs) all tired out in the evening and have to ride standing up from town all the way back home on the Waianae Coast. Criminal!

"Through these blogs read the most informed
cultural dancers in the Pacific."