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.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Rail by John Pritchett

Available in book online and in most book stores. Terrific cartoon analysis.

Buy it now for the best commentary on Rail in the entire Pacific Region.
And slowly the residents of Kapolei are realizing that they have been had. They will not be second city as they were conned in the beginning. They will be relegated to second class status as an adjunct to Honolulu. And all dues are to  be paid to downtown Honolulu and naturally the Present Rail Party gets all the gravy. It was always the money, Sonny.