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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dance Waianae Back In

The late surge in hits brought about a change of heart. There seems to be a hint of Third City on the Waianae Coast. You need Honolulu? How about living, working and playing in our own Paradise and let Honolulu screw up their own kuleana.

"This coming year 2015, we will be on the road to success and we will
always look ahead. May we reach our destination and may our
journey be wonderful with few setbacks. Happy New Year."


There are so many things developing on the Coast among them is Farrington Highway. For years our representatives couldn't do anything but they are trying. And now with the Rail Mistake, money to really fix Farrington is a long way off. There are Big Bucks in the Rail and the Fat Cats in the Ivory Towers want as much as they can get. Estimates keep going up daily. Now to seven billion dollars and there is much more to come.

"White Sandy Beach" by Bruddah Iz

Waianae Mall, and Waianae Traffic are getting their points across. Unfortunately, they are limited by Facebook. Westside Stories is doing a great job with their monthly mailed publication. Tamura sends out a semi monthly news on specials. If Western Stories could go semi-monthly and combine with Tamura on delivery, we could have a mini MidWeek on the Waianae Coast, very nicely.


With the start of the New Year millions of Americans will have resolved to lie less, cheat less, and put the holiday hangovers behind them, or otherwise better their lives. And now we know what our Fat Cats in the Ivory Towers of Honolulu want. Some will moderate their bad habits; others may make significant changes and become shining examples of integrity. (not likely)

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

In an age where cheating scandals plague elite universities and major corporations are brought down by unethical actions, the debate about the origins and nature of our decisions play into a larger debate about genetic determinism and free will. But we cannot all be crooks and there must be some good building contractors out there.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Phasing Out

This blog will be phasing over and out into Platinum Horseshoe. It has always been the left hand side of the Horseshoe anyway. Coming down to Kalealoa and across to Ewa Beach for the bottom of the Horseshoe. Then going straight up to the North Shore for the right side of Horseshoe.

"Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present
a new place for new ideas and progress."

The obituary. My long time friend Gordon Pascal. I came to Hawaii in 1978 and bounced around all over Honolulu and ended up in a nice rooming place in Kalihi. Across the hall from me I met Gordon along with the rest of the tenants. And we had a nice crowd all men. We would drink three or four times a week, talk story and sing.

Eventually I found out that he was not a bully but one of the better street fighters in Kalihi and he was fond of saying that he could be beaten. I just never saw it. I found a place closer to town and a different job but we always manage to have a drink or two and talk story. Later on he got his own condo in Waianae,

Three years ago, I got my senior housing in Nanakuli and I since I have no relatives in Hawaii, I put him as next of kin. I saw him regularly at the VA and he could no longer drink but we could help each other. He knew what to do with my things, now I have to find someone else for my next of kin.

He passed on Wednesday, December 24th. May he rest in peace. I, along with a lot of other people, are going to miss Gordon.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Season

Tis the season to be merry. And it is working on the Waianae Coast. Everything is progressing very nicely. No smashing successes, just getting better every day. And many people are awakening to the perils of the Rail Disaster. There are good thriving Shopping Centers but the rents seem to be unfairly high. That can certainly stop a lot of people cold. Kokua Mau in Nanakuli had to leave because they raised the rent.

"Christmas waves a magic wand over most of this world, and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful."


The Beautiful Articulated Bus in Paris. But those civilized countries
do it for the people, not like the few Fat Cats making Billions
and Billions of dollars in Honolulu.

Housing is a little slow but it should be expected because the bedroom community of yesteryear is absolete. Too many people must go outside the area for their needs to work and play. Many are selling because of the Rail Catastrophe. Many still have to go to Kapolei for some purchases, that could be done in another shopping center closer to Nanakuli Avenue.  Fortunately we have the Nanakuli Village Center coming up next year with a Longs Drug to anchor. The prices are very good at Sack N Save and Tamura's Super but a Times Market would fit the bill right about Maili.


There is a Nanakuli Library in progress which will start building in 2015, So that the one big thing lacking is the Business Park. Lualualei is a good beginning. We can live, work in the same place and the play will follow - in our own kuleana and not have to be under the thumbs of the Ivory Towers in Honolulu. Rumors of KMart moving to Waianae. Sounds like a good idea.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

There seems to be more people aware of the driverless car and now the driverless bus. That Rail Humbug is for the birds and everyone on the coast seems to realize it. The poor are stuck with it and the Rich are well aware of that. And yes, we know, it's the bread, Fred. It's the money, Sonny.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nanakuli Village Center Progress

Agnes Kalanihookaha Cope Learning Center

With a projected development cost of $20 million, this represents one phase in the overall "village center" project. Kamehameha Schools has agreed to fund its construction. It will consist of a two-story facility and a large banquet hall with a kitchen. And a Dance Floor?

"Nothing soothes the soul like a walk in the beach.
Live less out of habit and more out of intent."


On the first floor, Kamehameha Schools will have administrative offices and classrooms for various school programs. Classrooms will also be made periodically available to the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association's Ola Hawaii instructional program geared to training people for employment at Disney's Aulani Hotel and Ko Olina,

"White Sandy Beach" by the Makaha Son of Niihau

On the second floor, there may be classrooms and offices for UH's Ho'o Kulaiwi teachers recruitment and training program, and the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center's multi-learning center. Cope Center will provide a home for the Waianae Coast Culture and Arts Society, and a management and services office for NHHCA.


The proposed Business Park in Maili, put on hold by the Present Rail
Party. Hundreds of cars missing from the Freeways to and from
Honolulu. Hundreds missing from that horrible Downtown Traffic.
And "I coulda got home in 20 minutes."

We are gradually developing the Waianae Coast for the benefit of the residents not for the Ivory Towers in Honolulu. For the Present Rail Party it's always the bread, Fred. It's the money, Sonny, no matter who they hurt.

Pub's Side Note:
From the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam about 1000 years ago.
“The moving finger writes, and having writ moves on. Nor all your
piety or wit, shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all your
tears wash out a word of it.”

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Da Big Parade

Today is the day for the annual Christmas Parade in Waianae. 1,000 marchers, 30 vehicles, 30 floats, 3 bands and 3 horse groups. The Route: Starts at Waianae Boat Harbor down Farrington Highway to end at Waianae Mall. I tried to contact the Rotory Club but was ignored. Their privilege. Then I tried to contact the Waianae Mall and they too ignored me. We cannot blame them, we are small potatoes, we just have to find others that we can help.

"Confidence is not will they like you. Confidence
is being just fine if they don't."

The Big Nanakuli Village Center is on track and is about the best thing coming on the Waianae Coast with a Longs Drug Store. Then the Green Homes of Lualualei looking good. The Business Park in Lualualei a God send, people will be dancing in streets. And remember we help wherever we can and the hits on our blog will be going up.


Many people on the Waianae Coast know what it would have been like to
have the #40 cattle cars replaced by these beautiful Articulated Buses.
But we all understand, it's the money, Sonny.

Unfortunately, the Present Rail Party is still spending money on the Rail Promotion. They spent a lot on the Ige Campaign so we lose there too. Much of the present propaganda is now being used from State and City funds. There are millions and millions of dollars in profits to be made in the Construction of the Rail. Just look at how much has been spent already and for what? Nuttin'.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

The Present Rail party spent three million dollars just on lying about Cayetano. So we all know how truthful they can be. "Rapid Transit" was not a misnomer, it was a deliberate lie. Look it up. Kapolei to UH on the present #94 bus, One hour. And how long with feeder buses to and from the Rail Stations, and 21 stops for the Rail Holocaust to get to town. Two hours, this is "Newspeak." If it wasn't so serious, it would be hilarious.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Moving Right Along

At the beginning of this century Lualualei Naval Reservation was originally slated for possible closure. Then came the 9/11 build up madness that shook up the military. The naval magazine had been all but inactive when most of the munitions were moved to the West Loch branch near the Pearl Harbor Naval Station  This leaves us with the question, this coming year of 2015, when and how will the Navy leave Lualualei?

Rules on the Coast.
"Work hard, specially if you work on the Coast. - Pau work, have a cold one, relax and unwind, - catch the sunset as often as you can. - Spend time with family and friends, make memories and be grateful that you live in Paradise."

Meanwhile Lualualei is moving to do something for the present residents and also for the possible new residents to come.

"By the Shack, By the Sea" by Don Ho


Green Homes Lualualei, Hawaii on the Waianae Coast.

Selling new single-family houses with ocean views on Oahu for $350,000 doesn't seem like it'd be a struggle, given the median price for previously owned homes sold last year on the island hit a record $650,000 and appears headed higher this year. This tract of land is nice fronting Ulehawa Beach Park. Only one negative. Most will add to the terrible traffic going to and from Honolulu and hours of misery. Those that are forced to take the Rail Disaster are even worse and it will take even longer.


The beautiful Business Park coming to Lualualei over the objections of the friends of the Present Rail Party will be so welcomed. The fortunate residents that will be able to work here and be home in 20 minutes will appreciate. They can spend some time with their families and Paradise can be here and now. The Fat Cats in the Ivory Towers in Honolulu do not have a clue. For them it's the bread, Fred. it's the money, Sonny.

Pub's Side Note: Photos are valuable in the inverse proportion to their availability. How you figure? One nice photo of the dance gang in one of our blogs, compared to the same photo in Facebook who is due to get 350 million today? They missed one of yours?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Da Rail Profits

There are still big shots being paid to promote the Rail. But they cannot continue to con the people. Right now, you can get the #93 bus from Makaha and be in Downtown in an hour and a half. The Rail Disaster will never beat that in a million years even if it cost ten billion dollars. The "Paid" big shots do not have a clue yet, that "Rapid Transit" was not a misnomer. It was a deliberate lie and still being perpetrated by these paid liars. Look what they did to Cayetano.


Nanakuli Village Center is an example of real thinking for the good of all the residents of the Waianae Coast. Hundreds of cars will be missing from the freeways to and from Honolulu. Hundreds of cars will be missing from downtown Honolulu traffic. And think of how many people could be home in 20 minutes without the humbug of feeder buses, rail stations and more feeder buses in town. And all taking more time, not less. Addition benefits are that in Nanakuli, minimum wage is worth ten times what it is worth in Honolulu.


The beautiful Business Park in Maili. But the Present Rail Party is
spending millions on the big shots to keep this from happening.
And "I coulda got home in 20 minutes."

The "Pork" from Washington was the instigator. The Federal Transportation Authority is pro bus, not pro rail. So why the pork? There was some arm twisting from a Senate Committee with many friends that wanted to get in on the gravy train. And willing to spend thousands of dollars in lies, to reap millions of dollars in profits. Just look at how much the HART costs "daily." Millions. And we ain't seen nuttin' yet.

"You can con some of the people all of the time. and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot con all of the people all the time."
Who said that?

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nanakuli Village Center

The effort to determine their own destiny in Nanakuli is paying off. Waianae Coast residents want to obtain self-governance, and independence from the city and state's oversight specially after the horrible example of the Rail Mess.

"Sometimes pain has become part of your life and you can't remember when it began. Then one day you move far away from where you lived and you begin to feel something strange, simply because you had been accustomed to the pain. And now you realize - You're happy."


After many years of intensive community-based planning, the Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association (NHHCA) with the help of Hawaiian Community Development Board (HCDB) is developing a major “village center” project that will include a multipurpose learning center, a 48-unit affordable rental housing complex, a Waianae Comp satellite health clinic with an affordable drug pharmacy, a large renal clinic and a commercial center with Longs Drugs as the anchor tenant.


The beautiful Articulated Bus. Can you imagine if they would have
replaced the #40 cattle cars with these? Paradise could have been
here but the Ivory Towers got to make the bread, Fred.

This exciting community development project which will be ideally located on a 13.57 acre site centrally located in the Nanakuli Hawaiian homesteading community (adjacent to the Nanaikapono Elementary School, Ka Waihona Charter School and the YET Boys & Girls Club).

"My Little Grass Shack" by Melveen Leed

Possibly 3000 less cars on the freeways to and from Honolulu. Though maybe half will be residents of Ewa Beach, Kapolei and Honokai Hale. They will still be lucky. In the morning they will be going to work when most of the cars will be going in the opposite direction. In the evening they will be going home when most of the cars will be going the other way. Got it good both ways. And minimum wage in Nanakuli is worth ten times what it is worth in Honolulu. And for some of us, "I coulda got home in 20 minutes."

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Waianae Coast Marches On

Wai'anae is the main town on Oahu's leeward coast. That's why this side of the island is also often times referred to as the Wai'anae Coast.

"We are not perfect and there are times when we question our faith, but we can thank God for giving us another day to start over again."


These kind of things will develop on the Waianae Coast
as we develop the sense of third city.

Waianae is where leeward residents stock up on food and other necessities and rely much less on Honolulu than ten years ago. And we could use another supermarket right about Maili territory. Wai'anae has two Super Markets, a drugstore, a bank and a few fast food eateries, food and clothing stores. And fortunately we have prices that are competitive with downtown Honololu. Wai'anae also has a post office, public library and high school.


At the Wai'anae Small Boat Harbor, tour operators launch their boats to take people out to snorkel with wild dolphins or to cruise along the coastline, but not of much use for local people. They may get the new ferry starting from Waianae to Town for those wishing to avoid the Rail Humbug. Though it is a small working harbor where you can also see fishing boats and small yachts.


Honolulu Bound? "And I couda got it right around the corner."
Not anymore with the new "Rapid Transit." Auwe!

Some people have come to believe that their behavior is the inevitable product of a causal chain beyond their control. But it is well established that changing people’s sense of responsibility can change their behavior.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Brother Iz

We can decentralize for the benefit of the citizens of the Waianae Coast. We don't have to worry about what they are doing in downtown Honolulu. Right off hand we have Makaha and Nanakuli to decentralize to. And they are on their way but not spectacularly. Makaha and Nanakuli both need a Business Park for the citizens and not for downtown Honolulu. "I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Maili

Maili, with the most beautiful Beach Park on the Western Shores of Oahu has approximately 7000 people living there. Just looking at that Beach Park and you know you are living as close to Paradise as anyone can. The racial makeup is about 24% Pacific Islanders, 23% Asians, 38% from two or more races, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 1% Black and the rest is the others. The average household size was about 4 people. Just about as nice as you can get.

"Set backs are not failures and you are more than yesterday. Own your
own mistakes and accept them, quit the inner-loop of shame,
smile big and you can move on to better things."


The population was spread out with 35.0% under the age of 18, 40%, 18 to 45,  and the rest over 45 years of age. The median income for a household was about $45,000 and Males had a median income of $33,000 versus $21,000 for females.

"The Music of Hawai'i" by Melveen Leed

They are ready for that combination Shopping Center and Business Park right across the Beach Park. Must be at least two stories and plenty of parking. Times Supermarket would be a natural for anchor and you would naturally have have some burger and/or a chicken fast food place. A Gas station would be perfect and everything else that is needed could fit in.


Hundreds of the residents could be working there. Hundreds of cars missing from the streets and freeways to Honolulu. You could avoid the Rail Disaster - And an old Waianae Quote: "I coulda been home in 20 minutes." I live in Nanaikeola Senior Apartments and a group came by with a Thanksgiving Plate Lunch. I don't know who they were but I want to thank them publicly.

"Dancing is the World’s Second Most Popular Indoor Sport"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Amazing Blog

Social Media is not well known by most, much less by the Waianae Coast, naturally. Social media for us should be the social interaction among our people in which we create, share or exchange information, ideas, and pictures/videos in our computer community.

"There will be many chapters in your life, just don't get lost
in the one you are in now."

Social Media has been defined as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content"  - and that doesn't tell us much. They do introduce substantial and pervasive changes to communication between organizations, communities, and individuals. These changes are the focus of the emerging field of dance on the Island of Oahu.


Social media is different from traditional or industrial media in many ways, including, quality, frequency, usability, immediacy, and permanence. There are many effects that stem from the internet and internet users as they increasingly continue to spend more time with social media sites than any other type of site.

"Walk Through Paradise With Me" by Melveen Leed

For information contributors (da Two Centers,) the benefits of participating in social media have gone beyond simply social sharing to fellow dancers and building good reputation. The concept was for users to create their own blogs within the overall blog, da Guest Authors.


Today, there are many other social media sites that are extremely popular and world wide if you are interested. These sites include: Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. These sites also allow people in a wide range to stay in contact, whether it is through pictures or writing.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Print Media is still good. I get Western Stories every month and  I get Tamura Specials twice per month. Can you imagine Western Stories twice per month and Tamura Specials in the centerfold. A mini Midweek. And the Waianae Coast would get closer to being third city. And I am willing to help in the Public Relations Department.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Waianae Coast

With the new improvements on Farrington Highway, it appears that our legislators are not letting the fat cats in Honolulu use Waianae as a footstool any longer. With the Rail Crisis, everyone accepts that Farrington is going to get a lot more cars because nobody wants to ride that mess. The Rail Hazard has run its course and now trying to defend all the lying about everything, starting from "Rapid Transit," and they knew it was a lie. It will take longer going from Makaha to Honolulu Hale, than the #93 bus right now, today.

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those
who falsely believe they are free."


New Makaha Shopping Center and Business Park

Dream On Fellow Residents: Think of it, hundreds of cars missing to and from the freeways to Honolulu and the downtown traffic too. The workers here would be able to spend a little time with their families instead of spending the time commuting. I coulda been home in 20 minutes. And minimum wage in Makaha is worth ten times what it is worth in Downtown Honolulu, believe me.


They want me using the feeder buses that will take much longer just to get to Kapolei. I must then wait in the Rail Stations and more. There will be 21 stops to Honolulu (this is rapid transit?) and then try to find other feeder bus to get to your job. Auwe. HART took special meetings to come to the solution. "There must be a harder way of doing this." Its the dough, Moe. They are making Billions of dollars in profits on your back.

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.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Moving Nicely

This blog pleases me because it is progressing very nicely and also because this is where I live. I have Micros to supplement information and lately I have acquired a whole slew of young people from the Waianae Coast in Twitter with their normal fiddle faddle that is just fine for them. However I am getting more choosy and some are already going by the wayside. Just not their kuleana.

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed.  Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."


The beautiful Articulated Bus and we almost had it all. No feeder buses, no rail station humbug, and it will be even worse in town. And
I coulda got it right around the corner.

Not much lately on the Rail Catastrophe though some residents of this section are becoming aware that they are going to pay heavily for the Rail Disaster. The big bucks are already being made on the backs of the good citizens of this entire island. In fact, the rubber stamp board has just given a raise to the head man at HART. He makes more than the Mayor and the Governor combined. So how do you like them potatoes?


The beautiful Business Park in Makaha, it would be most welcomed.
Hundreds of cars missing from the freeways to Honolulu and
hundreds of cars missing from downtown traffic. And I coulda
been home in 20 minutes. Yes, I know, Its the money, Sonny.

Every bus driver on this Island is fully aware that they know more about this island transportation than that wheel will ever know. The Rail Machine knows that lying to these local yokels was like taking candy from a baby and after all it is your money not the money of the elected officials.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Finally doing something about Farrington Highway to help traffic a little but unfortunately not enough. When the Rail Depression gets in, the traffic will be worst than ever. And everyone knows this, but they need the money to pay for the Rail Mess. The Present Rail Party has still got a firm hold on it all. Billions and billions of dollars in profits. It's the dough, Moe.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Makaha

Mākaha is a census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaiʻi with a population of almost 9000 people. The racial makeup of Makaha is about 22% Pacific Islanders, 18% White, 15% Asian, or about 55% of the total population. Most of the White are in relatively much higher income levels than the Pacific Islanders.

There also are Hispanic at about 13% and 27% from two or more races which total now reach 95% of the entire Makaha area. The remaining 5% were African American, Native American and other races,

"It may not be what you do that matters it may be what you don't do
that really matters at the end of the day."

The median income for a household was $36,000, Males had a median income of $34,000 versus $24,000 for females. About 23% of the population were below the poverty line. You can see where Honolulu couldn't care less about these people with ordinary wants, like living in a little more comfort.


In spite of all the strikes against them, the people have found the time for music and dance. So it is coming when we get that Business Park in Makaha, we are going to have a great fusion of dancing on the Waianae Coast. Who knows we may emerge as the next great surge in ballroom dancing around the entire Island chain. Since no dance has a patent on movement, the sky is the limit in being eclectic. We will take the easiest and the most natural and dance it.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner


The other stuff (hard, difficult, tricky, fancy) can be for Professional Teachers of the competitions and exhibitions. And there are plenty different to ponder such as Acrobatic, Cabaret and others, But we will like it because we are also spectators. We may establish that the true "dancer" is one that dances. No other qualification should be needed. But we will develop terminologies to distinguish the different types and accept each others fields.

And most of us social dancers will be so fortunate that we will have many more places to dance for the simple pleasure of moving to music.

Pub's Side Note: Check on Town Dancer blog, Calvin and Debra on the Telemark Ball, HBDA.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Waianae, Third City

Yes, there are a few rotten apples in Waianae and everyone knows who they are. They will probably be moving to downtown Honolulu and join the Creative Researchers And Producers. Most of the residents, (with all their faults) are still the greatest people in this entire island. And we are developing some very akamai working towards independence from the fat cats in Honolulu.

"On the Waianae Coast, when it rains we look for rainbows.
When it gets dark we look for the stars."


The Beautiful Business Park tucked into a valley out of the way.
Is Paradise within reach?

The Business Parks in Makaha and Waianae should be put on the front burner before the Rail Crisis gets worse. And it is going to get worse. We should think of the people first and make the effort to enable the residents to get to work and back home in a matter of minutes not hours. And we don't mean "Rapid Transit." (would be funny if the lie was not so serious.) The residents deserve to have a little time with their families. For the lower levels, minimum wage on the Waianae Coast is worth ten times more than in downtown Honolulu. Yes, we could be living a little closer to Paradise without Honolulu.


Makaha or Maili, either one could get the residents living and working
in their own kuleana. And places to play would follow soon after.

Everyone understands that the traffic is going to get worse not better because of the Rail Catastrophe. No one disputes this. For the ones that drive and are residents of  Kapolei and even Ewa Beach it is double gravy. They will be going to work in Waianae when all the traffic is in the other side going the other way. Pau Hana, and they will be going home when all the traffic is in the other side going the other way. You cannot beat that.

"Let It Be Me" by the Beatles 

Added to this dessert is that you may have hundreds of cars that will not be the freeways to and from Honolulu. And they will not have to get in those horrible Honolulu traffic jams which everyone knows will get worse not better. It may take a half hour just to get out of the parking areas. In Waianae, they could have been home having a beer in less time than that. Paradise in Waianae?


How about replacing the #40 cattle car with one of these babies. Wow,
the Articulated Buses are comfortable. The word "Comfortable"
has been deleted in all Present Rail Party Manuals.

Yes, most of us understand, the Rail Disaster decision was made in Honolulu and they are going to make billions and billions of dollars in profits for the few. The minimum wage for working on the Rail is shocking. Find out for yourselves. There was a time when the rich made their money by "earning it." And who is going to pay for all this? Heh, Heh. -- Guess?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Middle Of The Week

This blog holding its own very nicely. I really don't understand but I keep trying to get people to share some information for our readers. It is getting pretty close to averaging 20 hits per day which amounts to 600 per month and that is in a solid level.

"The nicest people on the Waianae Coast are the ones
that can always see "nice" in other people."

Now if I can get a couple of Two Centers, it would really get this blog going. Just a small group photo to begin with would be good enough. You can see what it looks like published and from that you could make it better. For our friends, relatives, neighbors and fellow readers.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

At Kapolei High School: Join us TOMORROW for our 3rd Anniversary Celebration! Costume contest for Scariest, Most Original and Cutest wins gift certificates to Mākeke!!! All costume contest participants must be near the stage no later than 5pm! See you at the market!

"Can't Buy Me Love" by the Beatles


We are going to see more of these on the Waianae Coast too. When we get a few more Industrial and Business Parks, the residents in the West will be really living in Paradise. Live, work and play in our own kuleana. No more of this Honolulu Humbug. Auwe!

In Frank Fasi's time, Honolulu Public Transportation was considered among the best in the nation. Now it is somewhere placed in the thirties and going down with the Rail Setback, will be in the forties by next year.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dance in Waianae

By Charles Chung, Maili

Ballroom Dancing on Oahu in the nineties used to be like a Religion. Some could say in all seriousness, "I have the truth and everyone else is wrong." Some of you may remember what it was like in those days. At their peak, during the nineties we had already lost more than twenty percent of our dancers. That is, the ones that danced socially.

In some disciplines: "It is better to look good than to feel good."

Now as new dancers come in they are becoming aware that there is no one on this earth that can tell anyone the correct way to dance. Perhaps, in the Russian Style, they can tell you that it is correct or incorrect according to the Russian style, but not the "blanket accusation" that we had been hearing. "We dance it correctly."

"La Carioca" por Carmen Miranda

The nerve of some people thinking that the Argentines don't know anything about dancing Tango. Or that the Brazilians don't know anything about dancing Samba. Now they proceed to tell you the correct way of doing it. This is hilarious throughout Latin America. That takes a lotta nerve.

"La Media Luz" por Julio Igllesias


Perhaps the Germans have a style in which they dance a certain way. No hu hu, of course, dancing any other way may be incorrect according to their style but, anyone should be able to understand that, even me. Specially if it is to be judged. It is their way and we certainly should have a little respect. Meanwhile may we dance our dance our way?


Perfect, right across from where I live. Dream On, fellow dancers.
I could walk home in five minutes.

Probably the worse one is the English dancing of the Paso Doble and they dare to insist that they are correct. Ha! What do the Spanish know about Paso Doble? And more the English do not even suspect that the Spanish dance may not be the real thing and they got it from the French. There is nothing more hilarious for the Spanish than to see the English version. Yes, some are even rolling on the floors. Come on folks, let's have a litle understanding of each other's dancing.