Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Maili, Sea Country

 "Trust that when there was no yes or no - you were just ignored.
There is a good yes right down the road."

Maili is right in the center of what we consider the Waianae Coast. Midway between Makaha Resorts and Ko-olina Resorts. The perfect spot for the center of recreation for the citizens of the Waianae Coast. Maili already has some the most beautiful beach parks on the entire Island. A small shopping center on Farrington and a small industrial park back in the valley and many good citizens would have Paradise in their time. Fourteen hour work days in Honolulu would evaporate and they could spend some time with their families.

"I Can Dream, Can't I?" by the Andrew Sisters.

I have already been informed that will never happen. They are going to need all the money they can get to pay for the Rail Disaster. And no one really knows how much, the estimates increase daily. Strangely enough the "C" bus is getting a little better. I have been able to sit down.

Not Recommended Reading, The Yellow Stream by I.P. Freeley

Industrial Market Analysis on the western part of Oahu includes a profile of supply and demand conditions in the local marketplace and the implications of these prevailing market conditions with respect to the potential marketability of proposed, future industrial subdivision development at the subject property. The industrial park is of prime importance on any land that has not been used for Agriculture in the last five thousand years. "And I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

Monday, April 28, 2014

May Update

Dance Waianae, the blog is at a plateau of about 20 average hits per day. Not bad, but that is pretty close to the point of diminishing returns for me. We need the Two Center, that person with a different point of view willing to stick their 2 cents in. A little information and a photo would do very nicely. That difference is what will distinguish this blog from many others. Social Media in the making.

The people in the Central Valley enjoying themselves without the
humbug of a Rail Calamity. Lucky, they also have the beautiful
Waipio Industrial Park. Some people got Paradise.

Local small businesses and light industrial operations are rapidly evolving as an important source of jobs for Waianae’s people.  We should encourage the establishment of light industrial businesses that provide jobs for local people, and that are generally compatible with the predominantly commercial centers.

The looming Rail Catastrophe is taking on a huge importance taking much longer to get to a job in town. And the humbug of commuter buses to and from the Rail Stations. We now know that Rapid Transit was a misnomer or a deliberate lie. Knowing the Present Rail Party we all know which one it is.

"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?"

 A healthy level of small local businesses is essential for the local economy and also lessens the volume of commuter traffic that causes severe congestion on Farrington Highway during morning peak traffic periods. And "I coulda got home in 20 minutes." Wake up Waianae you have nothing to lose but your chains.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Amazing Waianae Coast

Makaha Studios and Westside Stories are doing just great in bringing the Waianae Coast to the forefront on the Island of Oahu. For far too long we have remained in the background and not taken seriously by the Powers that be. We are not there yet but we are moving in the right direction.

"We should remind ourselves that it may be quite acceptable
not to be perfect."

Got a good photo of something real solid in Waianae, the Post Office.

Gives the impression of sturdiness, honesty and permanence.

The only blot on the Horizon is the new spot in the Nanakuli Ridge, that is developing a cast of unsavory characters. The police seem to know of it but I guess nothing can be done. The regular citizens try to avoid that sector and Kaiser Permanente has not said anything yet.

The hits on this blog are surprising. They have gone into the 20s average hits per day. That is 600 hits per month. I am holding my breath. Then surfing the Internet I came across this poster which looked nice.

Whatever it is, it looks like a good cause.

"Take Me Home Country Road" by Bruddah Iz

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 on the Waianae Coast. And we are waiting patiently for the Two Centers.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Looking It Over

Makaha evolving very nicely. Some time ago, they had the queen of Makaha, Rell Sun. Then they had the Makaha Sons of Niihau but even then it was accepted rather quietly and respectfully. And we all fondly remember Bruddah Iz as Da Best. Somewhere along the line, the Makaha Resorts emerged and while not a smash hit it has gradually integrated with some of the community.

"To get up when we are down, to try harder when we struggling, to put that extra effort when we are in pain, to comeback when nobody expects you to, and to stand tall when everyone is pulling you down, hey, that is what make us the Waianae Coast. Don't quit now, Kimo."

With a Super Market as anchor, the very good Makaha shopping center could expand beautifully. But of course the Industrial Park would come first. Just pick some land that has not been used for agriculture for 5000 years and you should be all right.

"Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Many residents would find Makaha transformed into a real paradise, and they wouldn't have to spend two thirds of their life dedicated to a job in Honolulu. The Industrial Park? "I coulda been home in 20 minutes." And we all know that with the Rail Fiasco the Public Transportation is going to get worse. Not to mention the increase in traffic on our already crowded Farrington Hwy. Will others on the coast see the advantage of another Industrial Park? The Present Rail Party got a lotta dough.

Fortunately we are step ahead in the Industrial Park planned for Lualualei. It will be Paradise soon for many residents in the community. No mo da Rail Disaster or Da Bus to get to the Rail Mess. Of course some people are already talking about going around Kaena Point to Mokuleia. But Honolulu gonna try put a stop to that. We will be forced to do business with them. They don't want Waianae to be dealing with the North Shore. The citizens don't count. It's the money, Sonny. It's the bread, Fred.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lookin' Good

Creating a strategy for a blog on this coast includes having distinct and measurable goals, not easy. Developing a clear social media policy, thinking through our blog’s social media voice, and planning out a content calendar has to have end goals in mind. I have not been perfect and made many mistakes. But it is evolving very nicely. When we get a steady "Two Center' and/or a Guest Author, it will make all the difference.

"If you just look at all that already exists in your life, all that you already have: unlimited air to breathe, ample lighting to see, beautiful music to hear, interesting books to read, stars to dream by, trees to gaze at, good food to eat, nice floors to dance on, good friends to cavort with, enemies to befriend, strangers to meet, beaches to comb, hills to scale, rains to cleanse you, animals to comfort you, - you do have to admit, there's more of it than you could ever, ever spend. (But try anyway)"

My good friends happy about the new Industrial Park to be building soon in spite of the Present Rail Party objections. This of for the benefit of the residents not for the outside interests. And "I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

I am approaching 89 years old and I only have my social security for income. I live in the Senior Apartments in Nanakuli a block from the beach. I can look out my window and see Puu Haleakala, a magnificent mountain, that reminds me of the Cerro Negro, a volcano in Nicaragua. I don't think in terms of finding Paradise here, so late in life on the Waianae Coast. I think I found it just in time.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Waking Up Very Nicely

Social media is getting to be the most popular online activity on this Island, so it makes perfect sense for organizations of any kind to want to tap into that audience to try and promote themselves. Right now, more than 80 percent of the organizations on Oahu use social media in Newsletters, Web and Blogs sites. And Blogging sites are coming on as the strongest because of their currency and recency of information.

“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.”

Night Club in Makaha Beach. People could be coming from the
North Shore but the Present Rail Party put a stop to that.

"I Can Dream, Can't  I?" by the Andrews Sisters.

But, simply opening an account or sending out some tweets is not enough to make social media platforms a viable and profitable part of a marketing strategy. Blogging has evolved into avoiding some basic missteps and some organizations have the ability to increase the interest in their blogs and create more opportunities from social media accounts.

Good competitive prices, when they could have taken the market for
whatever it could bear. Now no competition would dare compete
with them. People in Nanakuli take the bus to buy there.

Many do not have a real strategy. Less than one third of our dancers would say that the social media they come in contact with is mature. Newsletter, Web and Blog site readers are inundated with information and messages every second of the day. Organizations that don’t have a social media marketing strategy won’t ever cut through the clutter and deliver an effective message to their target audience.

"E Kuu, Morning Dew" by Bruddah Iz

We invite anyone out there to send us a few morsels of information to share with our fellow reader/dancers. No matter how you slice it, it is not boloney. The Waianae Coast is making progress.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Plot Thickens

Hit a bump. Apparently what I have written in this blog may not have been fully understood. Perhaps it is my fault. When I say free i mean free and no gimmicks and I realize now it is going to take time. I contacted two organizations which I thought might be able to use the merchandise and the silence has been deafening. So be it. I am hard of hearing but that is as plain a day.

"The truth will set you free. But first it will piss you off."

The Prizes that I had so carefully set up are all put on hold. I must make new arrangements to turn these items over to worthy people. The "Pages" section on the blogs will all be deleted, except the one on this blog. I have two friends that are studying the situation to help get these items into the proper recipients on the Waianae Coast.

The Three Wheeler will be arriving shortly. We all know that the bus situation is in terrible shape, the "C" bus and the #40 (the cattle car) and we all know that it is going to get worse to force people on the Rail Disaster. We gotta do sumteeng to avoid the humbug.

"The Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

Of course we can all see that the Present Rail Party is now using city funds to promote the Rail Calamity. They are making sure they don't have to spend any more money in promotion. They spent the money and now they expect to receive the profits, "big time."

The entire project is beginning to be recognized as humbug for the residents of this island. Worse that now city money is being used in Waianae where a strong backlash is developing. Kapolei Neighborhood Boards are leading the way of informing the public of the waste of taxpayers money and a blot on our West community.