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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lottery or For Sale?

The computer should have been gone long ago. But I realize that if it says free, in the internet it is not free, there is a punch line somewhere that screws up the whole works. So we cannot blame the people, the same thing happened when we had Nanakuli Ridge running.  I gotta be making some bucks somewhere, because no one has ever done anything for free.

In many things it is not well to say, "Know thyself";
it is better to say, "Know others." 

So I have a laptop computer and the winning number for month of May is 95. On Friday evening of the 31st I will look up the closing of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The last two digits will be the number to use for the month of June. If the last two numbers of your Social Security are the same, the computer is yours. I would rather have someone get it for free.


However there is another way for the more "businesslike" characters out there that don't believe in free. They understand money and the highball. They know how to wheel and deal and there is a price out there, (a deliberate high ball.) The only difference is that I am in complete control, ain't nobody gonna low ball me, though it will drop in price occasionally.

So now it is a matter of who gets it first. Free for the one with the same Social Security last two digits. or the one that buys it for the going price. For me, it is just a game and I make the rules. I will have to get more information to the East Ko'olau Blog and to Oahu East blog. They are beginning to notice.

"Crazy" by Melveen Leed

Pub's Side Note: Fortunately, I am meeting more people that have good speakers on their computers. With some good speakers you can play music that may sound better than your high class stereos. Or get a good set of Earphones. I can give them some of my music. Did somebody say "Sell?"


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Taking Form

Finally got some news about Line Dancing at the Pililaau Community Center in Waianae so I have to find the time to go there or make contact with someone. And try to find out if they think I am making money in the transaction. Too many people think we must be doing this to make some bucks.

"Kind words are the music of the world." 


Line dancers seem to develop the best natural styling of any formal dance form or style. No partner is required so they move only for themselves. Their hearing becomes accustomed to the music that is ordinarily played in social dancing. They allow their bodies to move to the music and learn to feel the timing and the rhythm before learning the steps. Then as they increasingly learn the steps they allow themselves to exaggerate the movement to feel the music better and develop their own unique styling. Talk about a perfect evolution to partner dancing.


Then there is Salsarobics and it sounds good, but they may want to keep it a secret. But of course, they may be wary of the "money" angle. Many do not know about the economics of blogging. No cost.

Zumbia is around a little more but information hard to come by.

"The Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

But these three make a good basic group. Once they get into contact with one another the Social Dance club will be formed, guaranteed.

Pub's Side Note: Calvin and Debra Ota reporting from
Blackpool in England really riling up the dance community
in the Town Dancer blog. Check it out.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Warning

For our reader/dancers that are also computer users: Ransomware is on the rise again and it has now hit Hawaii, no doubt about that. Cyber security experts’ predictions were correct. Apparently they know this stuff very well. Seriously, you have to respect them. They also said that ransomware will probably hit smart phones too. We haven’t seen any of these yet but it’s probably just a matter of time.

Anyway, today we’re looking at the FBI MoneyPak virus or Trojan if you like. Most people nowadays don’t really know how to properly describe malware. I don’t know what it is, so let’s just call it a virus. Education is the key guys, especially when it comes to PC security. So, let's make things sparkling clear.

If your computer screen is filled with a FBI warning page that claims you have to pay the $200 fine, you’re infected with ransomware. It’s not a virus. It can’t delete your files or inject .doc files. And there is no record of any unlocking by anyone of the payees to the ransom. They just want your money.

Do not pay. Get help from any of your computer geek friends if possible. So far Apple nor Microsoft have the programmers to stop it. And the FBI and the CIA are at a complete loss.



Monday, May 20, 2013

Surprising

This blog continues to move along very nicely. Much better than when it was Nanakuli Ridge. More hits must be coming from up or down the Waianae Coast.

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few;  and let those be
well-tried before you give them your confidence."

 I had trouble with my computer crashing so while I was having it fixed I had to use my old back up on which I had installed Windows 8 just to see what it looked like. I was forced to get used to it. It is not my kind of Operating System but it is just as good as Windows 7. Perhaps I can learn more.

"A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke

I have a very good friend that lives up the Waianae Coast. He has always spent time helping his friends and neighbors and I expect to leave my meager belongings for him to distribute when I reach the end of the line. Perhaps I should now include all the Coast and promote, beaches and most water activities which are so readily available here.


The Waianae Public Library doing such a great job for the Coast, that they had plans for one in Nanakuli for next year, but now been postponed to pay for the Rail Disaster.

Meanwhile I started two new blogs in the East Coast. East Ko'olau Blog and Oahu East, and going slow as molasses in January. But not yet in the search engines. I have the four bottom ones with special help because they are not linked to other more helpful places. So I am forced to do a little extra.


No guarantee but it may help. We shall see. The four bottom blogs are Sea Country, Bailando en la Oscuridad, East Ko'olau Blog and Oahu East. Looks bad but I don't lose hope. One good steady Information and Photo Contributor would do wonders not only for the blog he/she picked but for the entire blogosphere. It is called synergism, look it up.



Friday, May 17, 2013

Da Beginners.

This blog will not be for those that are Dancing With The Stars. The people that will be involved in this blog are those that are mainly interested in enjoying the movement to music. No fancy stuff, that is for OP (other people.)

"If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself;
if it be a lie, laugh at it." ~Epictetus

Your basic movements are already there. You'll have fun just recognizing them. The slow step, the fast step, the quick, quick, slow, movement, the rock step and the chassé and you can dance anything out there much better than those that are just moving, free style. And no one can deny it. you can see it out there everyday. People are naturally inclined to move to music and we should all accept it. And it is all coming out in the dance blogs in spite of the Creative Researchers And Producers.

"Time Of The Season" by the Zombies

If you like it, let social dancing change your life. You can start with line dancing even though it may prove a little too structured for you. You can learn more of the basic movements and you do not have to learn lead or follow. You can learn to move and become more familiar with the kind of music that is being danced in this culture. In the streets, in malls, gas stations, school cafeterias, district parks and community centers and even in night clubs using as basic, the American Style of Dance.
 
"Do You Believe In Magic?" by the Lovin' Spoonful

Then you may decide to get yourself and your partner into dancing classes for absolute beginners. There are classes all over this island, Good dance studios and Social Dance Organizations. Of course we don't have any on the Waianae Coast.


You won't need Text Books and you will get plenty of help from your fellow dancers. In addition, there is a wealth of information available in the dance Web and Blog sites in Hawaii, just look around. Happy Dancing.

Pub's Side Note: Fortunately, I am meeting more people that have good speakers on their computers. With some good speakers you can play music that may sound better than your high class stereos. Or a good set of Earphones. I can give them some of my music.

 
Not in my life time.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Town Weekend

We don't have anything like it here on the Waianae Coast so I must go to town. It requires a big preparation because now that the Rail Disaster people have taken over the bus system, everything is mess. And nobody cares. Old ladies riding standing up from Waianae to town, auwe, disgraceful, should be illegal.

“In these times of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

So, Friday, I must prepare to get the "C" that will take me to town. If I make the right connection I can take the #13 that will take me right to the gates of the Ala Wai Golf Course on Kapahulu Ave. Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association is having an Ohana dance and I hope to get some photos and a write up for one of my blogs.


I must go early enough to get four or five photos and then get the #13 back before 8 pm. If I make it to Ala Moana, I can get the last "C" bus back to Nanakuli that leaves at 8:35 pm. Fortunately there are a couple of other buses that will get me to Ala Moana in time. I could probably be back home before 10 pm.
 
"Hit The Road Jack" by Ray Charles

If not I must take the #40 bus and that takes about 15 hours to get to the Waianae Coast and it is packed to the gills. The bus drivers frequently have to stand up to tell everyone, "Please move back folks, I gotta get five more people in here I don't want to them to wait for the next bus." Ladies with sleeping kids in their arms. But the Rail Tragedy profits mean a lot to those people and they are running the city now.


Saturday Night is a little easier, I will not have to take my bike. I can get the C bus early and get off at Puuhale and Dillingham. A short four block walk to Puuhale School and Dance Hawaii is having a Social Dance at the Cafeteria. Same thing, get some photos, a couple quotes to make a nice write up for the Oahu West blog. Then take a walk back to Puuhale and Dillingham and get there before nine, for the last C bus to the Waianae Coast and hope I can get a seat.
 
The Rail Tragedy Golden Rule: "He who has the gold,
makes the rules."


Friday, May 10, 2013

Nanakuli Moving Slowly

NANAKULI, HI — Governor Neil Abercrombie and Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Jobie Masagatani joined the Nanakuli Housing Corporation (NHC) to break ground on the first “Kawelo Cottage” built for Dustin & Sheena Barrett on their Hawaiian homestead in Nanakuli, Oahu.
 
"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it,
casts the shadow of our burden behind us."

The Kawelo Cottage is the realized dream of NHC’s late founder, Paige Kawelo Barber, whose vision was to create affordable housing for native Hawaiians. Under her direction NHCs vision was and is that every Native Hawaiian family will have a home.


Kimberly Marcos Pine, Jobie Masagatani, Governor Neil Abercrombie Dustin and Sheena Barrett join in untying the ceremonial maile at the entrance to their Hawaiian homestead lot where their old home will be demolished.
 
“Everyone here remains deeply committed to continue the work started by my mother Paige,” says Kapi'olani Barber, Executive Director at NHC. “I’m pleased to finally have this groundbreaking with our first Kawelo Cottage. These homes are uniquely designed for our community and everyone at NHC looks forward to assisting more families finance and build their new homes.”

 
Maybe they are all rich here and don't need help for housing.

The current Barrett home is nearly 50 years old and is scheduled for demolition. The aging home will be replaced by a 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom Kawelo Cottage, which will be built with the help of numerous volunteers engaging in the self-help housing model.

"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."

 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Santa Rita, Catholic Church, Nanakuli

We introduce to our readers, about as far south as we are going. Santa Rita Catholic Church in Nanakuli. We copied from their Web site, except the book.


Welcome to the St. Rita Catholic Church website!

We, the people of God of St. Rita Parish in Nanakuli, are united in our belief and in our commitment to Jesus Christ. In the spirit of aloha we respond to Christ’s mission of love and freedom with our care, concern and communal action. This is expressed in the stewardship of our treasure through tithing and in the gift of our time and talents through shared ministries.

As a fast growing rural parish with a large Hawaiian population we feel a special calling to stand together in truth and justice for indignous people of this land. As part of the universal Church, our outreach extends beyond our boundaries to the global community and we affirm the human dignity of all peoples.

As a parish family we enthusiastically participate in bringing about God’s reign of peace. We continue to evangelize, welcome, and invite all of God’s people to St. Rita Parish.

"Ave Maria" by Mario Lanza

Pub's Side Note: Blogs are more personal, direct and more current communication, They leave an opening for comments in each blog and they are receptive to more formal answers and opinions in the blog itself. The hits go through the ceiling. Real Social Media is much different than anything we have come across before.