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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Contact

First contact since we lost Kokua Mau. This new group Zion Ipuka comes every Tuesday evening from Makaha and offers free food to the needy from 5 to 6 PM. They have no advertising and word of mouth does not work the way it use to many years ago.

"If ever there was a time to follow your passion and do something
that matters, now is the time to do it."

This group seems to be much smaller than a few weeks ago and it is understandable. More people must know and perhaps help in some way. I took a nice photo of the last group. Let us see what progresses.


Next time I will get the names. I always move slowly, because I am not sure of much. The rest of Waianae seems to be waking up pretty nicely. Waianae Mall is developing a nice Facebook account and it is doing well. I have offered to help, but no contact. They figure, "What fo?" I am willing to help but there is no helping for those that do not need help. I keeping going and I must be on my way.


Our dancing on the Waianae Coast has been natural from the very beginning mostly local Hawaiian and Pacific Islander dancing. Line dancing and Zumba is gradually getting in here. Some people have been very good in moving to the music and have exhibited their style for their fellow dancers. The competitions have arrived full force, they have there own thing and many people get distracted by these. Competition dancing is not social dancing.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

This is still happening all over this island and in all types of dancing but I am looking in the Internet and trying to get whatever information I can get for the social dancers. It will slowly come together with a little help from the reader/dancers in this territory. With the Rail Humiliation so arrogant in the West, things are looking brighter for the thinking people.

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Few Sparks

Waianae Mall has a nice Facebook coverage now and someone there is doing some nice writing. I haven't heard anything from Makaha Studios since I tried to phone them and no answer. The same thing happened at Western Stories except that I still get the publication mailed to me. And from what I hear SeaRider Productions is doing very good but out of my class as far as connections go.

"No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day and be --- thankful for life. Someone, somewhere else is fighting to survive."
 

Nanakuli nor Lualualei have not done anything and they may be waiting for the "Robert E. Lee." I don't know but I have tried to convince people that I want to help. If they do not need my help, that is their decision and I will abide by it. Meanwhile, I have to find where I can help and I must be on my way.


I have met a few people that reside in the Waianae Coast that "live, work and play" here. They have jobs nearby that don't pay much but they don't have to spend half the day traveling to and from Honolulu. And it is only going to get worse when the Rail Disaster is installed. "Rapid Transit" is now being recognized as a misnomer. And minimum wage on the Waianae Coast for the residents is ten times better than in Honolulu.The "do gooders" that live in the Ivory Towers do not have a clue.

"Hanalei Moon" by Loyal Garner

More people on the Coast are recognizing the value of an Industrial Park. What park? Any park as long as it is on the Waianae Coast for the residents on the Waianae Coast. Even those resident of Kapolei that will be working in Waianae. They will be going to work in the morning when everyone is going the other way. In the evening they will be going home when everyone is going the other way. That is the berries.

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.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dancing in Waianae

There is dancing in Waianae. Most of it is in the Pacific Islander folk dances which as everyone knows are simply beautiful. But regular partner dancing has been somewhat relegated to the back. As of now we have Line dancing and Zumba, but both are non-partner dances. And neither of them has much publicity.

"It must happen to many people, hearing a song from an old number and feeling the adrenaline coming in and wanting to move to that music."

Zumba has been hyped up quite a bit and because it is new it appeals to the young. Line dancing has been pretty much overlooked. But it is one of the best methods for learning all the partner dances. Any of you that have done line dancing for six months just for fun are way ahead of the game. You have picked up on the rhythm, timing, steps and the natural styling that goes with each distinctive dance much easier. The dance Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Swing and Tango are what you will be dancing in both types.

"Save The Last Dance For Me"
by Michael Buble

The Line Dancers, and there are many, already have most of the basics that some people do not acquire in 4 or even 6 years of regular dancing. The only drawback is that there are not enough men to make a solid dance enjoyable for both sexes.


The learning process also applies to men that have already learned how to lead a lady in the dance. Fortunately, most ladies are very good at following,  they are just super. Social dancers can be somewhat different. Most learn to move in the most comfortable of fashions and there are others that may go for the fancy stuff, why not?

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

Waianae has a few sparks here and there but not much as dancing goes. They have plenty parties but little dancing.With us it is not the dance. It is the music and then we want to move to that music in the most pleasant of methods and they can differ greatly. To each his own.

Monday, June 16, 2014

It's Morning In Waianae

A repeat from the Rail Tragedy blog:
The good news is that Waianae Coast may provide the best answer and example to the Rail Catastrophe. They are becoming more aware of doing business in Waianae, and leaving Honolulu for whoevah. Waianae Mall has a new Facebook account with some nice news in regularly and there has been an increase in new business in the Mall.

"Think of what a precious thing it is to be alive, to think, to breathe,
to enjoy and chase things you love."

Tamura Supermarket sends out a regular advertising flyer twice per month and plenty of goodies at good prices. Western Stories has a good publication once per month with information on the Waianae Coast. Makaha Studios and Searider Productions are getting more news out for the benefit of the residents on the Coast. This bedroom community is modernizing for the better.


Two story commercial buildings becoming the norm in Waianae, while in
Kapolei they are still one story commercial buildings. Early 20th
century thinking but different kind of planning for Waianae.

There will be more to come. Think of the those lucky people that live, work and play in the Waianae Coast. About as close to paradise as you can come. When the Rail Crisis "Rapid Transit" is installed, many that work in Honolulu will have 13, 14 hour daily work days, And we are going to miss that #93 bus that you could get around the corner, right now, Makaha  and all the way to the Alapai Transit Center in an hour and a half. "Rapid Transit" will put a stop to that. It will take three hours plus the extra hassle of feeder buses, rail stations etc. And if you just missed one? Ha! How you like them potatoes? Auwe.


The Articulated Bus. With enough of these we could have had it made
in the shade. But the Big Bucks in a Rail Disaster are much better.
The hell with the people.

Walgreens had plans to install a store in Nanakuli which would have done so much for the entire Waianae Coast.  Open til midnight would ingrain new night life to the Coast. Maybe five hundred people would have been employed at that new mall. Unfortunately it was voted down by the Present Rail Party, naturally. And the big secret is still true, minimum wage in Nanakuli is worth ten times what is worth in Honolulu. So don't any of those people give me any of that crap.


The small industrial park located back into the Waianae Mountains
out of the high rent district. Paradise in our lifetimes.

The newly realized diamonds, the Industrial Parks which are usually located on the edges of, or outside the main residential area of a city, and normally provided with good transportation. Lualualei is the first one which will be constructed over the usual protests. The residents are all looking forward to the day, "I can be home in 20 minutes." Can't get closer to Paradise than that.

If Kapolei is being held back by the Present Rail Party, they are slowing down as Second City, perhaps it will be Waianae. And we have the best coast in the world, we wont need tourists, this Paradise is for us. Anything wrong with that?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New

Things slowing down all around and I am restarting this blog. Makaha has toned down, I called Makaha Studios and they never returned my call. So I will respect and leave them alone for awhile. There is small group from Makaha that comes to Nanakuli every Tuesday afternoon and offers free snacks to the needy. Not enough people know of this yet. I try to help those that help.

"Ask yourself, what is really important, and then have the wisdom
and courage to build your life around your answer." 


I called Western Stories and the same thing there, they never returned my call. So I will put them on hold until next year. Getting some good connecting with Waianae District Park and the Library close by. Perhaps we can do something for them.

"Walk With Me Through Paradise" by Melveen Leed

Tacos And More don't know anything about us and I have been hoping someone would tell them of the mentions in this blog. The Waianae Mall on Facebook is doing just fine. Perhaps we can do something for them someday.


Hopefully some of our readers will also tune into the Kapolei Social Dance blog. Very good information on the Social of Kapolei Chapter HBDA at Makakilo Community Center. Good music, good dancing, good food, good fellowship, Da Works Hard to find a good place to dance in that section.

On the Waianae Coast we are fortunate to have the best dance floor in the West. Unfortunately, it has never been used for dancing. Auwe. Must be patient, one of these days.

Monday, June 2, 2014

What's Doin'?

Waianae seems to be doing very well. Long time, bad reputation but getting to be well known as a nice place to live. The Rail Calamity? We are all well aware of it. We must find a way out of that quagmire. Ain't gonna be easy, there are Big Bucks involved and we all know them people. I just found out that the Present Rail Party bought the famous Sierra Club, lock, stock and barrel.

"One of the greatest mental freedoms is really and truly not
giving a damn to what anyone else thinks of you."

Makaha is showing up pretty good as far as us in Nanakuli. They have a group that comes every Tuesday afternoon to feed the hungry.  Maili has always been looked upon with grace, that beautiful beach park. Lualualei is looking good simply because they will be gaining an Industrial Park. One of the greatest inventions of this century. The residents, that will be able to work there, will be a little closer to Paradise. No more 12, 13 hour daily work days. And plenty of Big Bucks out there trying to stop them. 

"We must keep on putting out good. It may come back to us
ten fold in the most unexpected ways."


And dancing is coming to pass into our lives. All the ethnic group dances will be even more appreciated. And the modern social dances will be introduced. There is some line dancing but we cannot find it and there is Zumba in places like the Waianae Comprehensive Health Center.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Ballroom, Social, Recreational dances are not the same and this can be cut several ways. The first is age. Generally the young (under 30) will accept the new, easier and willing to let go of it faster. And most are very athletically predominant. But the fads of yesteryear last far longer and plenty of money can be made and the hype keeps them going for far longer than necessary.


The Mid Ages, 30 to 60 are on a more solid ground and most if not all are in the regularly accepted types that have been danced for decades and probably danced for the rest of this century. These are the solid social and recreational dancers of the civilized world. Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Swing and Tango.


The oldsters, over 60 have a wide range of choices,  they have been around much longer. And they do not dance every dance. They are particular. A favorite song is one of the best reasons to make it a favorite dance.

Arthur Murray states, there are 44 partner dances in Latin and Ballroom. That is just too many, no matter how you slice it.