Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Over And Out

Cleaning House and it is looking better all around. I had to cut down on the amount of blogging I do, and I found the perfect method to phase a blog out. No hits, no use.

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we
take so long looking at the closed door that we do not see the
one that has been opened up for us”

I deleted The Eastside blog last week end and this week end it will be Sea Country. The hits were way down so we apparently we don't lose much in hits and which is perfectly acceptable. Then Central Valley will be on tap for the following week end.

Most the hits from Central Valley are going over to Oahu West blog which is just fine with me. Then Ewa Bus Stop blog is also getting some hits. Now Ewa Bus Stop will have the territory from Ewa - Ewa Beach and West all the way to Makaha. A marvel, the hits are dropping, but very slowly. Nice.

"I could've walked home in five minutes."

We will still be around but we must say Aloha to this blog.
All I can say is we tried.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Democratic Governors Association


Remember that kid who would knock all the pieces off the checkers board when the game wasn’t going his way? You know the one I’m talking about. Republicans in Congress are that kid right now. Except this isn’t a game, and we aren’t back in grade school.

If Democrats don’t give into the Republicans’ demands and enact an extreme right-wing agenda that starts with defunding Obamacare, a coalition of Republican senators and their House colleagues are going to shut down the government on October 1. The results of a government shutdown would be disastrous for the American people.

It could kill the fragile economic recovery and put hundreds of thousands out of work. We have to put a stop to this before it’s too late. Join Senator Tim Kaine in demanding that Republicans end these dangerous threats to shut down the government if they don’t get their way.

Republicans think the threat of a government shutdown is an acceptable tactic to gain political leverage. They’re willing to disrupt the fragile economic recovery if it means stopping the Affordable Care Act from succeeding—no matter if real people get hurt. When things go wrong, they’ll just blame President Obama for the consequences.

It’s an extremely cynical tactic, but it could work if we let them get away with it. Level-headed senators like Virginia’s Tim Kaine are urging their Republican colleagues to drop the shutdown threats in the Senate, but right now over a dozen Republican senators are backing the maneuver and they’re picking up more support every day.

Thanks for your help.
Lis Smith
Democratic Governors Association

Monday, September 9, 2013

Dancing, the Waianae Coast

In Waianae, for the Love of Dance.

Kanoe Miller, one the dancers from the Waianae Coast. She married and now lives on the Windward side. There are many Hula dancers here, and some are turning into regular social dancers but not too often because if they want to dance they have to go to town. Miller may very well be the most photographed Hawaii hula dancer in history.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Six nights a week for the last 33 years, Kanoe has been making treasured Hawaii memories for the thousands of Waikiki visitors who have watched her dance at the Halekulani Hotel’s House Without a Key oceanfront gathering place. Miller’s ritual selection of flower lei before each performance, unwavering appreciation of her audience and the venue's incomparable Waikiki beachside setting make each night a postcard perfect experience for all who drop by.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

Guyton Kane
A short drive south of Yokohama Bay and Beach lies the Makua Valley which, at one time before Western contact, had a thriving Hawaiian community. Since the 1930's a portion of the valley has been used by the U.S. military for live-fire training exercises. But they have put a stop to that.
The valley is home to numerous endangered species of plants and animals and sites sacred to the native Hawaiian people. The U.S. military's use of the valley remains a source of contention between native Hawaiians and the government.

Robi Kahakalau, one of Hawaii's top female musicians describes Makua in a mele of the same name as "the place where we Hawaiians can still be free". Needless to say the government's use of this land in a destructive fashion makes that very difficult.

Various times and dates in September. For Info: call 668 5821, ext 256
The best Dance Floor in the West is already at Waianae District Park  A Beautiful dance floor already in. However, as has been usual in the entire state of Hawaii, Dance Floors are not made for dancing. They are made of the right material but they are made for something else. The people running District Parks and Community Centers are from the old schools. "We will not be running any Dance Halls on State property." So that takes the enthusiasm for the dance right out of everyone. One of these days though.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

It's Holding

I really don't know what is holding this blog up but I will keep on trying. Just connected up with the local VFW, we will see what develops. Waianae District Park seem to be the one that is doing the most for people on the Waianae Coast. And they have the most beautiful Dance Floor in the West.

A beautiful library right around the corner from the Waianae District Park. Put to very good use by the residents of this large community. They knew they needed one in Nanakuli and it was in the plans but the Rail Party came in, and the funds will go for the Rail Disaster. There are big profits there, biggest con job of the century in the Pacific.

Then some people are still working on getting the much needed small Industrial Park in Waianae.

The Rail Party dead set against this sort of thing. The big bucks in the Rail Disaster profits. But an Industrial Park would be for the "people," the residents of this community. 2000 less cars on the freeway to town. 2000 less cars in the terrible Honolulu traffic, and 2000 less cars coming back to the Waianae Coast. But the intent of the Rail Party is to force the users of public transportation to the Rail Calamity and working in town.

Well known fact in the Waianae Coast. Minimum wage in Waianae is ten times better than minimum wage in Honolulu. "And I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

Farrington Highway is our main road. This is where we live, but downtown people only think of how much money they can pull out of us. They intend to force us to their will. That is the way the Rail Party defines business. But even though they control Honolulu for now, people are slowly waking up.

Pub's Side Note: There are three rules for getting guaranteed hits in a blog. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Ke Ali’i O Ka Malu,

Dancing in Waianae
Derek Kia’āina Nu’uhiwa, Instructor

Derek studied hula at a young age under the direction of the late Darrell ‘Ihi’ihilauakea Lupenui, Kumu Hula of the world-renowned Men of Waimāpuna. After Darrell’s passing in 1987, Derek continued dancing, but this time professionally, for almost a decade. He performed locally with the Tavana’s Polynesian Show and Germaine’s Lu’au, and then traveled abroad to over 16 countries.

"Some people dream of success, others stay awake to achieve it."

In 1991, Derek received Jesus as his Lord and Savior, and was blessed to participate in the Hula Ministry at the Word of Life Christian Center before opening his own hula ministry, Ke Ali’i O Ka Malu, on April 19, 1994.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

In 1996, two promoters from Japan came to Hawai’i to invite Darrell to teach in Tokyo. After learning of Darrell’s passing, they sought out many of Darrell’s students, Derek included, to continue the teaching of Darrell’s Hula legacy in Japan. To date, Derek has been teaching in Tokyo for 17+ years. It is important to note that Derek does NOT call himself a “Kumu Hula” since he did not formally uniki or graduate from a Hula school; instead, his title is simply a Hula instructor and choreographer.

Yoko Ku’umakanahiwahiwa Nu’uhiwa, Kokua

Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Yoko began studying hula In 1995, along with her mother, under the tutelage of Kaleinani Hayakawa. Later, Yoko met Derek in Tokyo at which time she began taking private classes from him whenever he visited.

For the next three years, Derek and Yoko’s relationship grew from that of a teacher-student to that of love — not just for each other, but for the Lord and hula as well.

Derek & Yoko got married in September 2000 and are raising their three children in Wai’anae.

"In town, I went to a night club with a dance floor so small, I was dancing check to cheek with the lady behind my partner."

Pub's Side Note: Sea Country along with the other three bottom blogs are offering free one time advertising space as an introduction of our separate sections of the islands to the reader/dancers. Watch it, if it says Free! On the Internet you must be very careful. Mahalo.