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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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beaches

The Waianae Coast on Oahu has some of the most beautiful sunny white sand beaches in Hawaii. But the area has been relegated to last place by Honolulu since they took over 2 centuries ago. Any new building for the residents is usually canceled by the Ivory Towers in town.

"The truth shall set you free, but first it's gonna piss you off."

Frank Fasi had some good ideas on public transportation and in his time, public transportation on Oahu was considered one of the best in the nation. We have come a long ways down from that time. And with the 7 Billion dollar Rail Catastrophe it is going to get worse. And yet most people have been conned into accepting that traffic is going to get worse, not better.


The beautiful Articulated Bus. The #93 can, on week days, get you
Makaha to downtown Honolulu in an hour and a half. You ain't
gonna beat that on the Rail Disaster in a million years. And I
coulda got it right around the corner.

The small industrial park is just coming into full view for the residents and the Present Rail Party has tried to stop anything like that. Lualualei had to go through of lot of hassle before it was ok'd. There will be others in Waianae, and Kapolei.


The beautiful Industrial Park. The residents will worship the
very ground because it is desperately needed by them, not
by the Ivory Towers in Honolulu.

Thousands of automobiles missing from the freeways to and from Honolulu. Thousands of cars missing from downtown Honolulu traffic. The residents in these areas can be home in 20 minutes. And not everyone knows that minimum wage in any of these areas is worth ten times what it is worth in Honolulu. And they can have a little more time to spend with their families instead of commuting.

"White Sandy Beach" by Bruddah Iz

The Waianae Coast is home to some of Oahu’s best beaches including: Makaha Beach. Yokohama Bay, Pokai Bay Beach Park and Makua Beach. Makaha Beach is home to big wave surfing and In February is the location for the Old-timers Long board Surf Championship. More residents should have the time to enjoy these things.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Waianae Coming To The Forefront

The sparks of action are getting better all the time on the Waianae Coast and people are waking up. Waianae Mall doing just fine in Facebook. I wish they would get a few items in this blog. Patience. Thanks for the suggestion like in the bottom photo. Hey, Hey.


Maili Beach Dance Club? Portable Dance Floor? Dream On Friends.

But the West is rising, Kapolei will be second city in spite of the Present Rail Party. And perhaps some of us in Waianae can attend Kapolei functions. Of course, we all are aware of the faults in Farrington Highway which cannot be fixed because the money desperately needed for the seven billion dollar choo choo train.


And then there is the new Nanakuli Library, that will be built next year and Nanakuli is coming to its own. The shopping center will be enlarged and more jobs will be there. Minimum wage in Nanakuli is still worth ten times what it is worth in Honolulu. "And I can spend a little time with my family."


The neighborhood board of Honokai Hale, Kapolei and Makakilo has got to have some of most akamai people on this Island. Look how they voted on the choo choo train. We got people getting smarter every day on Da Coast. Honolulu has been riding this Coast into the ground for too long.

In a Town Night Club: He watched her as the music ended and he told her, "Those were pretty nice moves in your dancing." She replied, "Who's dancing? Where is the ladies restroom?"

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Waianae is Rolling Along

This blog has amazed me lately. At times it even goes into the 20 average hits per day. However most are "bounce" and are probably from my Micro Readers. I would like more people to know about the Goodies section in this blog.

"The one thing that you have that nobody has is you. Your voice,
your mind, your story, your vision. So write, draw, build,
play and dance - and live only as you can."

The items are free if the last two of your Social Security number are the same as in the goodies. I get the first number from the last two of the Dow Jones closing every Friday evening. Take a look-see. You also have the option to buy the item if you would like it and the price comes down every week.


Dancing at Maili Beach Park? - Dream On Friends.

As far as spreading the word, Waianae Mall is in front in Facebook, SeaRider Productions is a close second with plenty in Twitter. I don't see much of Makaha Studios and Western Stories and I have tried to communicate by phone. They have been too busy I guess but they are certainly welcome in our Dance Waianae blog.


Waianae has to be third city, like Kapolei will be second city. How about the North Shore as fourth city? I mean for the residents of the community not Honolulu. This in spite of the Present Rail Party, that has dedicated themselves to make sure that those that spend half their life commuting to Mecca will continue their suffering and maybe even worse.

"Walk Through Paradise With Me" by Melveen Leed

Kapolei is now leading the way with their own Airport and their own Harbor. Next Waianae and the North Shore? We've come a long ways, baby. The Industrial Parks are inevitable. Hundreds of cars off the Freeways and in downtown traffic. I coulda been home in 20 minutes. A few more spacious streets needed, nothing wrong with that. It will be Paradise.


Meanwhile you can round up your family and friends, and head over to Waianae Mall and there is always something doing. They may even have some kind of dancing there one day. Line dancing lessons could be opened to the public. From there the nucleus of a good dance club.

"A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent."

Any organization on the Waianae coast could use this blog to convey information to the citizens and the hits are increasing daily. Blogging is new, so we shall take our time. How about a Two Center?  Hey, Hey!



Monday, October 13, 2014

Dance? Anyone?

In China, nobody knows how many social dancers there are in Beijing, even though they are visible enough. Most of them prefer to tango, waltz and cha-cha outside in the parks, wherever there are open spaces -- under expressways or overpasses, or near major intersections. There are hundreds of these popular gathering spots. In Yuyantan Park, near a cherry blossom grove, dancing begins at 6 am, with enthusiasts paying around 3 cents for the privilege of whirling to taped music. The fee goes towards the cost of the tape recorder batteries.


It will never happen on the Waianae Coast. They have to find a nice district park or community center that will permit such nonsense. It is wide open and nobody knows from nothing. There is line dancing somewhere and there was Zouk but we don't hear much about it. There will be enough people getting together one of these days.


Meanwhile, Waianae Mall is leading in spreading the news on Facebook. The others, Makaha Studios, Searider Productions do a little in Twitter. Western Stories has their monthly magazine out regularly. We invite all of them to use this blog at their convenience. Start as Two Centers and perhaps one will decide to be a Guest Author. No this is not a paying job.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Where Are We?

The Waianae Coast is  home to Ka’ena point the farthest tip of the Island of Oahu, Northwest. A possible dangerous trip, that cannot be fixed because the money has to go for the Rail Disaster. In fact that is also the reason that Farrington Highway is in such a mess. Our legislators work downtown with downtown people. The Waianae Coast? Fogeddaboudit!

"We should be sure not to see ourselves as others who may not value us.
We must know our worth even if they don't."

Just below Ka’ena Point is the very sacred Makaha Valley. You will find one of the best preserved temples built in the 1400’s here. This Heiau(temple) is called Kaneaki Heiau, and it first served “Lono” the God of Agriculture and Peace. Later the temple was dedicated to “Ku” the God of War. This is the temple where the first prisoners of war were sacrificed. Now some would be willing to sacrifice some of our people.

"Morning Dew" by Loyal Garner

At the most southwesterly tip of Oahu you will find Barbers Point, the home of Barbers Lighthouse. This lighthouse was named after Captain Henry Barber who wrecked his ship at this point on October 31, 1796. The lighthouse is made of concrete and 71 feet high and first went into service in 1933 and was automated in 1964. Right next to Barber's Lighthouse is the home of Germaine's Luau. This is a great luau well known to most tourists but harder to get to from Town when the Rail Catastrophe gets in. Traffic? Hey, Hey!


"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

We have a lot of room and a lot of human beings in this sector. And discomfort is now being extended to increase the profits of the few. The Present Rail Party is still lying about it all. It's the money, Sonny.

Pub's Side Note: Sorry folks but I had to shut down Town Dancer blog again. The Scam Spam Robots are getting in again. Blogger just doesn't have the programmers with the capability to stop them.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dancing in Waianae

There isn't any? Yes, there is, just not very prominent in the news. First and foremost is Islander dancing, Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, etc. Then there is a smattering of Portuguese, Filipino, all which are mostly exhibition dances.

"Your dream does not have an expiration date. Go ahead,
take a deep breath and try again."


We may have to dance in the streets - but we gotta dance.

There is line dancing beginning somewhere but not many have heard of them and perhaps they wish to keep it private - their decision. But starting with the walking step they are doing well.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

The walking step was the original, just left, right, left, right. In place or, forward a few steps or, backward a few steps - and side ways too. Keeping time with the beat and enjoying moving to the music. In modern social dances it is of course limited because so many other fancy steps have entered the field.


Waltz is the best example with some of the most beautiful music ever composed on this earth. (my opinion.) Most of it is with the accent on the one count which is where we are accustomed to enjoy it the most. There are composers that will experiment with the accent on the two or three count and they do a very good job. They certainly have the right to do as they wish.

"I Remember You" by Don Ho

However, social dancers are accustomed to dancing Waltz with the accent on the one count. We certainly have the same right to dance it however we please. So likes and dislikes exist in all dancing as in everything else - no hu hu, opinions differ.

Pub's Side Note: Sorry folks but I had to shut down Town Dancer blog again. The Scam Spam Robots are getting in again. Blogger just doesn't have the programmers with the capability to stop them.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Our New Kuleana

I saw it on the Internet, and people do say what they think.

"The property taxes and sales taxes will go sky high, now that the people got fooled into this dumb choo choo train that goes nowhere. Do like any intelligent human being would do, who doesn't want to go broke and end up homeless. Sell your house and move."

These are drastic measures and unfortunately the Rail Disaster is going to get worse. We will remember when we could get the #93 bus in Makaha at 6 AM and be at the downtown Library at 7:30. The Rail Catastrophe is never gonna beat that in a million years. Rapid Transit was not a misnomer, it was a deliberate lie from the Present Rail Party.


The beautiful Articulated bus. With enough of these we coulda had it
made. And I could get it right around the corner without feeder buses,
rail stations, "Rapid Transit" and then more feeder buses. Auwe.

West Oahu is also known as the leeward coast and it’s boundaries are the Waianae Mountain Range on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The leeward side of Oahu is the least developed area and is inhabited mainly by Islanders. If you want to discover local Hawaii, this is the place you should go. West Oahu is very natural with blue ocean water, dramatic mountain cliffs and lush green valleys.


The beautiful industrial park coming to the Waianae Coast.
And I could get home in 20 minutes.

The first glimpse of Paradise to come is the industrial park in Lualualei. Finally approved after the spending of millions by the Present Rail Party to stop it, with talk about the Agricultural lands. Ha! Haven't been used for agriculture in five thousand years, but they are complaining now. Minimum wage in Waianae is worth ten times what it is worth in Honolulu. And I can spend a little time with the family.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Festivities

Women of Waianae is a tax exempt, nonprofit organization that provides scholarships, student financial aid services, and awards to non-traditional students residing on the Waianae Coast. They make it very difficult to just copy this part. I do this for free to help and their handlers get picky.

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential -- these are the keys that may unlock the doors to personal excellence."

I try to help all the way up and down the Waianae Coast to get everyone up and at them and make the Waianae Coast a well known Paradise. We don't brag about being non-profit, we patiently wait for people to realize - we ain't in it for the dough, Moe.


How many of us living on Waianae Coast are aware of
Dolphin Excursions Snorkel Adventure

We have a quote also from the Internet:

“Amazing experience”
I have always wanted to swim with the dolphins but not in captivity. Snorkelling in the ocean was the perfect experience. We had an all female crew of whom Savannah and Jenna were AWESOME!!

Jenna is the boats captain and took us out. We found some dolphins pretty quickly but they were a pod with 2 babies and Jenna didn't want to scare them so off we went further up the coast. She then found us a huge pod of spinner dolphins and in the water we went. The dolphins swam around us and under us. It was amazing.

We also saw huge turtles and an eagle ray. Snorkelling in the ocean was excellent and water was so clear. They also have a photographer on board which is voluntary. Can't recommend this experience and the girls enough! Visited September 2014